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Home Town: Norman, OK
Sports: Football, Baseball, Basketball
Games: The Show, NCAA Football, NHL, FIFA, NBA 2K
Teams: The Sooners, Rangers, Thunder, Chiefs
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
01:44 PM - September 18, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Polyphony has released a new update for Gran Turismo 6 featuring new cars and tracks, as well as other odds and ends on the PS3.

New to the game are two new cars. The Toyota FT1 Vision Gran Turismo and the Nissan GT-R NISMO Edition. Also new is the first original long course called Circuito de la Sierra, which is modeled after the Ronda region of Spain. Players will attempt to complete a lap around the course within the allotted time. The time remaining can be extended by passing through checkpoints in the 12 different sectors of the course. During your drive you can raise your score and combo level by successfully overtaking vehicles and passing through speed traps along the way. Be careful, any impact to the barriers or other cars will cause your combo to be lost.

If you have the game, be sure to let us know how the new Sierra Time Rally mode is!

Game: Gran Turismo 6Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 4 - View All
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
02:04 PM - September 17, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


There's a new baseball game coming to town by the name of Super Mega Baseball. Super Mega Baseball promises to bring a fresh and fun new experience for PlayStation gamers, with a graphical style that's a bit over the top -- but with quite realistic baseball on the field.

Created by Metalhead Software, the game seeks to begin to fill the void left by big publishers who vacated the non-licensed but more lighthearted area within world of sports video games.

In a blog on PlayStation.com, co-founder of Metalhead Studios Scott Drader said this about the vision behind the game, "I’ll acknowledge that there’s some nostalgia in my words. The reality is that games have improved, and so have expectations. There are reasons we see fewer sports games now. There are reasons that indie developers haven’t penetrated the sports genre in the same way they have other genres. I could talk all day about how these things came to be, but let’s just say that we decided it was absolutely necessary that we make a new couch-coop/competitive baseball game."

Here are some relevant details on the game:
  • 2-4 player couch co-op/competitive: This can be head-to-head, 2v1, 2v2, or co-op vs the CPU. When you’ve got a teammate, you’ll be alternating batting/running each at-bat, and alternating pitching/fielding each inning. This means everyone’s involved and you’ll have to be on your toes. There’s per-user, sliding difficulty settings, meaning you’ll be able to easily setup a close game between friends of any skill levels.
  • Ultra responsive, blazing fast gameplay: In a nutshell, you’re going to spend most of your time telling your players what to do. All the cinematic stuff is skippable and you’ll be able to cut through 9-innings in 20 minutes. The basic controls are ultra-easy to learn, but you’ll need to master jumping, diving, wall-catches, power-swings, and cut-off plays to properly dominate your friends.
  • Full batting/pitching stats: There’s not much to say here other than that the information you expect to see is all there.
  • Realistic simulation and physics: Don’t be fooled by the light-hearted/comical presentation; the fundamentals of the sport of baseball are here.
  • Leveling System: You’ll tally up Starpoints for hits/strikeouts/catches during each game, Level Up once you have enough, and then hire staff to train and coach your players, boosting their abilities. Use that jacked up team to win at higher difficulties (and post higher leaderboard scores than your friends!).
  • Team customizations: Customize the look of your squad to your hearts delight. You can make as many aesthetic adjustments as you want. Laaaaadies… are in the house (and the game).
If you can't see the video above, click here. Also, check out the screenshots we posted of the game. Super Mega Baseball is scheduled for a fall 2014 release.

Game: Super Mega BaseballReader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 3 - View All
10:32 AM - September 17, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


In case you haven't heard, WWE 2K15's PS4/XB1 release is being delayed by a few weeks to November 18. The past-gen version (PS3/360) is still on tap for a late-October launch. Delays aren't usually the greatest things for titles, but they also sometimes mean the game simply needed a bit more time to polish up.

So which camp are you in? Are you worried about the status of WWE 2K15 on the XB1/PS4? Do you think the game is fine? Sound off in our poll!

Game: WWE 2K15Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
08:52 AM - September 17, 2014. Posted by clipperfan811. Written by Chris Sanner


NLSC has posted episode 95 of their podcast, this week features the return of Leftos to the show with a goldmine of information! In depth info on MyGM and MyLEAGUE as well as insights on what it's been like to work on the NBA 2K development team.

Some key points within the podcast include:
  • New pro scouting feature.
  • How the progression system has been changed.
  • A new in-season training system in MyGM and MyLEAGUE.
  • No more CPU Position Stacking.
  • Storylines for draft picks in MyLEAGUE and MyGM.
  • A number of legacy issues related to free agency fixed.
Official Description text: "Leftos was also able to give us a great deal of information on MyGM and MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K15, expanding on some recent blogs and interviews, and letting us know about a few things that haven’t been talked about too much. In addition to explaining the basic features and differences between the two modes, Leftos gives us some in-depth insight into player progression and regression, the injury system, customisation options, and much, much more."

The podcast is a weighty 2.5 hour listen, but it's definitely worth it if you want in-depth info on this year's game.

Listen to the podcast at the NLSC.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 60 - View All
Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Forza Horizon 2 is now available for Digital Pre-Order on Xbox One with three distinct versions to choose from:
  • Forza Horizon 2 Day One Edition - This edition includes the full game of Forza Horizon 2, along with the Day One Car Pack. The Day One car Pack features three amazing cars: the 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T, 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG.
  • Forza Horizon 2 Day One Deluxe Edition - This edition includes the full version of Forza Horizon 2, the Day One Car Pack, and VIP membership. The Day One car Pack features three cars: the 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T, 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG. VIP membership gets you access to exclusive benefits in Forza Horizon 2, including the five-car VIP Car pack (2012 Lamborghini Urus, 2014 Tesla Model S, 1967 Ferrari 330 P4, 1949 Mercury Coupe, and the 2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO), 2x player reward acceleration, access to exclusive multiplayer events, in-game gifts from the Forza community team, and special in-game recognition.
  • Forza Horizon 2 Day One Ultimate Edition - This edition includes the full version of Forza Horizon 2, the Day One Car Pack, VIP membership, and the Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass. The Day One car Pack features three cars: the 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T, 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG. VIP membership gets you access to exclusive benefits in Forza Horizon 2, including the five-car VIP Car pack(2012 Lamborghini Urus, 2014 Tesla Model S, 1967 Ferrari 330 P4, 1949 Mercury Coupe, and the 2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO), 2x player reward acceleration, access to exclusive multiplayer events, in-game gifts from the Forza community team, and special in-game recognition. The Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass gets you access to six monthly pack add-ons (5 cars each). Plus, Car Pass owners will receive an exclusive bonus car for free, the 2010 Noble M600. That’s 31 cars to collect, race, and customize in Forza Horizon 2!
Forza Horizon 2 is releasing on September 30, 2014. You can download your pre-order before then, but you won't be able to play the game until it officially releases.

Which version are you ordering?

Game: Forza Horizon 2Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
11:09 AM - September 16, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner


What's New in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team? Well quite a bit really.

EA Sports has removed the cover from FIFA 15 Ultimate Team and there's a lot of changes under the hood including concept squads, friendly seasons, loaning players, more legends, and a new base attribute system.
  • Concept Squads - Think you know what would make a winning team? Concept Squads is a powerful new squad planning tool that allows you to plan future squads using the entire FUT player catalogue.
  • Loan Players - In FUT 15 you’ll be able to try out some of the most highly sought after players in the game right away by signing them to your club on loan! Sign loan players for the set amount of matches and use them wisely during their loan contract’s duration to win a big Tournament Final or get the decisive win to clinch a Season Title.
  • New Legends on Xbox - Achieve greatness on the pitch with the legends of the past and the stars of today! Check out the new Legends who will join the 41 from last year on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
  • New Base Attribute - PHY, which stands for “Physical”, is the new sixth base attribute in FIFA 15 that will be featured on FUT player items. It is a measure of key physical traits such as Strength, Stamina, and Jumping. PHY is important to FIFA 15 and FUT because it will help you determine a player’s ability to win physical battles across the pitch and keep their fitness throughout.
What do you think of the changes to FUT?

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
09:43 AM - September 16, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


EA has updated us officially in a post on their forums about upcoming security measures being taken to protect FIFA players online in the hugely popular FUT mode:

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"Hello, FIFA fans.

Today we’d like to share a few in-game changes that are coming to FUT 15 as part of our ongoing initiative to improve security and the FIFA 15 experience. This is related to our recent article regarding coin selling and buying: http://help.ea.com/en/article/fighti...can-stay-safe/.

Trade Offers
We’ll be removing Trade Offers from FIFA 15 Ultimate Team.

Although some honest players used this feature to trade with friends, it became one of the methods used by coin sellers to sell and move coins. Account phishers also abused Trade Offers by moving stolen players and coins after wrongfully gaining access to unsuspecting FUT player accounts.

This will also address “bid bumping”, where people would try and trick others into bidding far more than they wanted for a player item.

It was a tough decision, but this is the right step towards improving security, showing cheaters the red card, and keeping FUT safe for all FIFA fans.

Transfer Targets
The maximum number of Transfer Targets in FUT 15 will be set 50 player items after utilizing the EAS FC unlockable boosts. This means that you will be allowed to bid on up to 50 players at a time.

Origin Login Verification
Origin Login Verification is an extra layer of security that protects your FUT account from being accessed outside of your home console and PC. In order to ensure increased security for our fans, Origin Login Verification will be mandatory in the near future before you access the FUT 15 Web App. Find out how to set it up here: <http://help.ea.com/en/article/fifa-1...-verification/ >

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all matters regarding security in FUT. Stay tuned on Twitter for any further information, and thanks for your understanding as we work to improve your experience with FIFA 15.

Thanks,
The FIFA Team"

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
09:38 AM - September 16, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Microsoft has revealed new details about both Forza Horizon 2's VIP membership program as well as announcing the inclusion of eight new cars as free DLC available at launch.

First, let's detail the free stuff. These eight cars are yours at launch if you so choose to download them (and why shouldn't you?):
  • 2003 Ford Focus RS
  • 1997 Land Rover Defender 90
  • 1993 Clio Williams
  • 2015 Ford Mustang GT
  • 1987 Buick Regal GNX
  • 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 1968 Abarth 595 esseesse
  • 1956 Ford F-100
As for the VIP program, it is priced at $19.99 for regular folks, but will be 50 percent off (or $9.99) for Forza Motorsport 5 VIP members. As a VIP member, you will get exclusive benefits including the VIP Car Pack (five cars), 2x player in-game reward acceleration, access to exclusive multiplayer events, in-game gifts, and special recognition.


See more details on the VIP program and the free cars on Microsoft's official site.

Game: Forza Horizon 2Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
09:22 AM - September 16, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


EA Sports has revealed the full contents of the FIFA 15 soundtrack this morning, and the lineup of bands is sure to appeal to many. The soundtrack features over 40 tracks from world artists including Foster the People, the Kooks, Magic Man, Jungle, and Vance Joy among others.

Also, FIFA 15 will feature exclusive new music from AVICII and The Ting Tings.

You can hear the FIFA Soundtrack on EA's Spotify playlist -- which you can find on their website along with the full list of songs in the game.

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
Monday, September 15, 2014
07:00 PM - September 15, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner


The full achievement list for WWE 2K15 on the Xbox 360 has revealed a few new details about this year's game.
  • There are a couple of references to NXT superstars, including Zayn. Also a mode called "Who Got Nxt". It's probably safe to assume some of them have made it into the game at least.
  • Ultimate Warrior is in the game again
  • Superstar heads is back.
  • Two Matches are confirmed for the main story mode, Shawn Michaels comeback match from Summerslam 2002 and CM Punks Money in the Bank Title Win in 2011. Also Survivor Series 2011 is in the game.
See anything else noteworthy?

Game: WWE 2K15Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 5 - View All
02:33 PM - September 15, 2014. Posted by WTF. Written by Chris Sanner


EA Sports is showing off their NBA Live 15 shoe game with some new screenshots of various retro Jordan's.

Your thoughts?

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
Thursday, September 11, 2014
01:47 PM - September 11, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


DriveClub is preparing an impressive and aggressive post-launch DLC campaign, which will include free content for gamers purchase the game.

The game already features 55 routes over 25 tracks in the game, but users will be getting free tracks for a few months after the game releases. Users also will get nine free cars via DLC in the months following the game's release.

Also coming to the game post-release will be dynamic weather and a photo mode, for free.

And, if that's not enough there will also be premium DLC planned well into 2015. Users can purchase a season pass for $24.99 which will give them $75.00 in post-release content.

Driveclub begins on October 7.

Additional information from the comments section:

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All of the tracks are free:

– 11 new tracks with 23 routes, which includes an entirely new location

And cars are a combination of free and paid:

– 9 free
– 38 paid (bundled together as 8 car packs)
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The PlayStation Plus version is absolutely still going to be available to subscribers as a free download. This will be out on the same day as the full game (October 7th), and you will have the option to upgrade from the PS+ Edition to the full game for a discounted price of $49.99.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
04:04 PM - September 10, 2014. Posted by TDpresents. Written by Chris Sanner


A YouTube user who was lucky enough to get advanced PR data for NBA 2K15 has perhaps revealed a few key new details about this year's game from both the MyTEAM and MyCAREER modes.

Here is the exact information posted in the video:

MyTEAM:

Buy, earn, and collect valuable cards then sell them to other players and friends.
  • Gold Cards.
  • Unique Cards.
  • Booster Packs.
  • Classic Card Packs.
  • Special Challenges.
MyCAREER:

MyCAREER lets you take your MyPLAYER on a hero's journey from undrafted rookie to unlikely MVP to undisputed Hall of Fame superstar and get advice from legendary coaches and players every step of the way.
  • Upgrade Stats.
  • Buy clothes/shoes.
  • Complete challenges.
  • Become Great


Now obviously, all of this isn't officially announced so it's possible any of the above details aren't final and could actually not be in the game. However, both sections tend to indicate big changes for each mode, with MyTEAM featuring an auction house of some kind and MyCAREER possibly taking you the route of an undrafted rookie.

What do you think about each section?


Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 60 - View All
01:59 PM - September 10, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


EA Sports has revealed ratings for the top 15 new legends in FUT mode this year, exclusive for Xbox One and Xbox 360. These new Legends will be released individually throughout the year. The previous 41 legends in FUT will all be available at launch. The previous legends will not see their ratings change at all.

15. Carlos Valderrama - 86 ovr
14. Andreas Brehme - 87 ovr
13. Jay-Jay Okocha - 87ovr
12. Brian Laudrup - 88 ovr
11. Bobby Moore - 88 ovr
10. Roberto Carlos - 88 ovr
9. Roy Keane - 88 ovr
8. Michael Laudrup - 89 ovr
7. Laurent Blanc - 89 ovr
6. Alan Shearer - 89 ovr
5. Emilio Butragueño - 90 ovr
4. Peter Schmeichel - 90 ovr
3. Hristo Stoichkov - 90 ovr
2. Franco Baresi - 92 ovr
1. Franz Beckenbauer - 93 ovr

Which new legend are you looking forward to most?






Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
12:08 PM - September 10, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner

We have posted several new NBA 2K15 screenshots featuring Julius Randle, Serge Ibaka, Gasol brothers, Jose Calderon, some MyLEAGUE, mock draft, customize league, social media and more.

Be sure to check them out and let us know what you may spot!

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 60 - View All