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Chris Sanner

Home Town: Norman, OK
Sports: Football, Baseball, Basketball
Games: The Show, NCAA Football, NHL, FIFA, NBA 2K
Teams: The Sooners, Rangers, Thunder, Chiefs
OS Username: MMChrisS
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
09:47 AM - February 12, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner

EA Sports tweeted the above today, possibly signaling a new NBA Jam game. After being dormant since April 24, 2012, it has tweeted at least once for the past 4 days. Maybe we get something official tomorrow?

We've reached out to EA for comment and will update if we hear anything back.

Are you excited about the possibility of a return of NBA Jam?

Game: EA Sports NBA JAMReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iPad / PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 14 - View All
Friday, February 7, 2014
12:54 PM - February 7, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


With the draft still two months away, it is never too early to look at the top prospects coming into next year's game and what they could bring as game changers.

When looking for top incoming talent in Madden, you have to look at guys who you'll tangibly see change the game, so sorry o-linemen and many defensive players. Here are a few guys you should have on your radar as guys who can change the dynamic of a team in Madden next season:

QB - Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)- Who knows how his pro career ends up as he is a little undersized -- but in Madden he will a very dynamic player who could be very fun to play with.
WR - Mike Evans (Texas A&M)- Evans was Manziel's favorite target in college and has plenty of size and speed. On the right team, he could be a dynamic playmaker.
WR - Sammy Watkins (Clemson)- Watkins was a dynamic player in college, with plenty of speed to boot. As a wideout in the NFL, he will have a chance to be a great receiver, especially in the slot.
QB - Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville)- Bridgewater is a deadly accurate passer who can fling the ball all over the field. His size at 6' 3" is good, and he has just enough speed to be elusive in the pocket. His ratings should translate into Madden pretty well.
QB - Blake Bortles (UCF)- Bortles is big and strong with a big arm and enough foot speed to give him enough of a dual threat. He had a monster Fiesta Bowl which catapulted him into the national conversation. If he gets on the right team, he could end up a fun player to run with.
DE - Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina)- Clowney is a physical specimen and if he finds himself on the right defense, will be an instant impact player. It's possible Clowney will be the highest rated rookie in the game and he'll be a big impact player for years to come in any franchise.

What rookies do you think will be big impact players in next year's game?

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 50 - View All
Thursday, February 6, 2014
10:32 AM - February 6, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil was announced this morning, and perhaps the most shocking bit of all is that the game will be an exclusively current gen game.

There are some notable feature improvements, and with 203 National Teams represented, there are going to be plenty of things to do in the title. However, the sticking point for many may just be that they don't want to go back to the 360/PS3 to play a soccer game.

What do you think? Are you excited about the game? Will you be picking it up or passing on it?

Sound off in our poll to your right on the frontpage and above you in the forums.

Game: 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
04:01 PM - February 5, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


With the Winter Olympics beginning Friday, are you excited and ready for the start of the Winter games?

Sound off in our poll to your right on the frontpage and above you in the forums!

Monday, February 3, 2014
09:37 AM - February 3, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Well, that was easy.

The Denver Broncos were completely dismantled by Seattle in Super Bowl XLVIII, with the final score of 43-8 not even seeming to give the game justice for how one sided it truly was.

With football over now, what do you do for sports? Look forward to baseball? Move on to basketball or hockey? Sound off by voting in our poll to your right on the frontpage and above you in the forums!

Game: NFLReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 3 - View All
Friday, January 31, 2014
11:52 AM - January 31, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


According to a report on VideoGamer.com yesterday, Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 will be 'totally changed' for this upcoming year's release.

Konami Europe head Shinji Hirano told MCV Magazine that the franchise was ready for a comeback in 2015.

"I cannot give details on exactly what we are doing with the UK studio, but they are working on the next project and looking at the needs of the European people. It's about globalizing the franchise, so it is not just being developed by Japanese people."

In the article, Hirano is quoted as saying that Konami recognizes the mistakes PES has made and the company is ready to fix them.

PES 2015 will be making its next-gen debut on the PS4 (at least) later this year.

Game: PES 2015Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 5 - View All
08:58 AM - January 31, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Broncos or Seahawks? Leave a comment with your predicted score and MVP.

Vote in the poll to your right on the frontpage and above you in the forums.

Game: NFLReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 3 - View All
Thursday, January 30, 2014
10:37 AM - January 30, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


With the Spring sports gaming release season approaching, which of the three major titles are you looking forward to most: EA Sports UFC, The Golf Club, or MLB 14 The Show? Is there another game on your radar you are looking forward to?

Sound off in the poll above you on the forums and to your right on the frontpage.

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
03:09 PM - January 29, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


With MyGM working better by the day in NBA 2K14, it's a prudent time to look at what teams present unique challenges for you as a user. With 30 equally unique challenges possible, it's not easy narrowing the field down to six, but here are six equally different challenges which present both short term and long term challenge scenarios.

-Oklahoma City: Young, hungry, talented. This is a good team to try to win a few championships with.
-Miami: Do you try to keep the band together to create a true dynasty, or will you blow up the team after year one and start all over?
-San Antonio: One or two last pushes for a title, but then you have to rebuild without franchise cornerstones Tony Parker or Tim Duncan.
-Los Angeles Lakers: A good all around challenge of mixing high expectations with a roster which isn't fully up to the challenge.
-Charlotte: Low expectations, a roster which is full of young talent -- but overall a building effort must be put in place to win big.
-Detroit: A sleeper team with plenty to offer a win now GM, a few pieces away from competing in the East.

What Franchise(s) do you think present the most unique challenge in MyGM?

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 94 - View All
09:47 AM - January 29, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

NFL 2K5

When this summer hits, it will have been a decade since NFL 2K5 was released in stores -- the last licensed non-EA NFL game. Given the news we received yesterday from the EA conference call, that EA still has a 'number of years' on their NFL agreement, it seems that AAA big-box NFL gaming from a company not-named Electronic Arts is likely gone for good.

However, do you think another company will try its hand at a non-licensed title or something not unlike what 2K did with All Pro Football 2K8? Do you even think such an approach is viable?

Vote in our poll on our frontpage and above you in the forums!

Game: ESPN NFL 2K5Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox / PS2Votes: 72 - View All
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
04:31 PM - January 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner


Andrew Wilson told investors in EA's Q3 2014 earnings conference call that, "EA Sports and the NFL have a partnership for a number of more years," adding, "we have a number of games in development with the NFL."

Peter Moore also talked about the NFL license and said all the "rumors" are false, the license hasn't expired.

The big question is what the terms of the licensing deal are at this point, whether it is an exclusive deal or not, and how many years the current deal runs for. There's no indication the exclusive terms have ended, and given the NFL's typical approach to sign exclusive deals with partners -- there really is no reason to think that the terms have changed too much.

EA COO Peter Moore, on Twitter, declined to comment on specifics of the license deal. The last time the license came around EA didn't release details, but rather it was sourced by 'well placed sources.' Thus, while it stinks we don't know exact specifics of the deal, this does play into how EA has handled things with the NFL license in the past couple of years.

Most likely a renewal or extension was signed that features platform specific exclusivity, although that is just speculation on my part with no fact-based information to back that up other than the history of the license and EA/NFL's relationship.

We'll be keeping an eye on things and will continue to update this post as any new info emerges.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 50 - View All
10:20 AM - January 28, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The developers at HB Studios have been answering questions on their forums about their newly announced Golf Simulation, The Golf Club, pretty regularly. Here are a few new details:

Can you hit a ball into the adjacent holes Fairway and play from there?
Yes, you can currently play from just about anywhere that isn't under water, Although this isn't finalized and OB may be added as they test more.

Will we be able to choose our clubs before a round? ie Can I drop a 5w and take an extra wedge for certain courses?
Not in the Beta, but it's on our list to add in the future

Will there be a preview hole flyover for every hole on the course?
Yeah, there is a skippable flyover on each hole, as well as a flyover of the entire course that shows when you've selected a course, before you start your round.

Will you be able to "Shape" your shot?
Yes, there are stance controls for open/close (and forward/back). To give a little more context to it. We have a system that allows the shaping of shots, adding spin etc. This is all set up pre-shot with the help of the Pre-Shot Ribbon, this is like an indicator from your caddie.

The more you sway from a normal shot the harder the shot is to pull of, and the more perfect your swing will have to be.

Can I design a course on PS4 and have my friend download it on their Xbox One?
From a technical point of view yes! The DNA of courses is stored on a server and the machine builds the course from that DNA.

Can we do Co-op course building?
Unfortunately this is not planned at this time. Its an interesting feature to consider though and something I will bring up on Monday but I don't think we'll have time to implement anything like this before the release of the game.

You can read more answers to questions on the HB Studios Forums.

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Monday, January 27, 2014
03:15 PM - January 27, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


We know exactly zero details about it, but Online Franchise is coming to MLB 14 The Show.

We are expecting some info any day now really (as in we may know tomorrow or two weeks from now) on what the mode will entail and what it is going to be bringing to the table -- but what we are interested right now is does this revelation even mean anything to you?

Let us know how excited you are by voting in the poll to your right on the frontpage and above you in the forums!!!

Game: MLB 14 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 5 - View All
12:49 PM - January 27, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Behind every Super Bowl championship team there are plenty of star players and often times Hall of Famers as well. But not every star gets a ring or even the chance to play for one. It's the reason Randy Moss took a trip to New England and, more recently, Tony Gonzalez joined forces with the Atlanta Falcons.

Some players capture our attention with their work ethic, personality, or on-field performance. We love to see hard work and humility rewarded and it's slightly disappointing when the NFL's greats don't at least get a shot at hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.

Sound Off: What NFL player, past or present, do you think most deserves a Super Bowl ring?

Sports Headlines for January 27, 2014

Game: NFLReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 3 - View All
10:23 AM - January 27, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner


The annual Madden Super Bowl sim (right in picking the winners eight of the last ten years) is back this year to predict the outcome of the Broncos and Seahawks title tilt this Sunday.

In the simulation, Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos capture the crown with a 31-28 victory in OT. In the sim, the Broncos control most of the game but collapse at the end -- leading to a thrilling OT finish.

And Madden is also in the business of predicting the weather by saying the game will be played in the snow.

Check out the video and let us know your predictions for this Sunday!

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 50 - View All