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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
10:26 AM - June 2, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Available exclusively for the XBox One, the new premium Duracell Car Pack DLC has been released by Turn10 Studios. Featuring cars with endurance, reliability, and pure performance in mind -- the Duracell Car Pack features five new cars to collect, race, and tune.
  • 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
  • 2001 Audi RS 4 Avant
  • 1995 BMW M5
  • 1991 Honda CR-X SiR
  • 1972 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110 Series II
  • Free Car: 1990 Lotus Carlton
If you happen to get the pack, be sure to let us know your experiences in the comments!

Game: Forza Horizon 2Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
Monday, June 1, 2015

EA Sports is busy answering questions again about NHL 16 on the Ask NHL page. Here are some of the highlights from tonight:

Will there be in-game simulation in be a gm?

Sim Intervention is back in the game and will be a part of Be A GM.

Will we be able to hire coaches this year in GM mode? If not, are there plans to add this in the future?

You will not be able to hire coaches this year in GM Mode. It is something that we are continuing to look into.

Will there be a Zamboni racing mode?

There will not be a Zamboni racing mode.

Will there be warmups?

No. There won't be warm-ups in NHL 16. We have spent all of our time as a gameplay team this year focusing on the core balance of the game during play with a specific emphasis on core mechanics.

Are the animations back where the offensive players try hard to stay on-sides by dragging their leg a little at the blue line, or any other animations to help the players stay on-sides better?

Yes, one of our gameplay engineers spent time specifically tuning how players use a dragged skate to stay onside. We have seen some great moments where players are just barely onside using the technique before receiving a pass.

In EASHL, will we be able to play 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 5v5 (like in the past) or is 6v6 the requirement?

Playing 6s in EASHL is a great way to experience the game mode. However, we know that isn't the only way our fans want to play the game (that plus sometimes it's just difficult to get your friends together to play at the same time!). You will be able to play the same way as before where teams can enter gameplay with at least 2 human controlled players.

Can you update the roster more frequently in NHL 16? For comparisons sake, MADDEN updates the rosters weekly.

We are currently assessing the feasibility of more frequent roster updates. The most challenging part for us is the total number of leagues and players that need to be updated and are often dependent on one another. As an example, we cannot update just the NHL without making the corresponding changes to the AHL for players that have moved up or down.

Can you still play as your EASHL pro in Ranked OTP?

Hi Martin, thanks for your question. You can play as your EASHL Pro within EASHL while OTP players will use skaters from the authentic team rosters.

Can you show us some of the excitment and pitch up and down of Doc's voice that you promise? I think it was awesome they way you changed from Gary Thorne etc but Doc is all about his excitement so that was a bit dissapointing. But good that you fix it! Do you have any plans on making the intros longer? I love them and always watch them, feels more like a real game on NBC.

We have added a lot more contextual intros so that Doc and Eddie can follow along even closer as you progress through a season and take on different opponents. As examples of the detail, they even understand how you have fared on a long road trip or how important the final game of a home stand is before heading out on the road. They will track team and player success in the league and the new NBC overlays will back up all the stats and provide even more detailed information. As far as Doc's level of excitement, that was the great challenge our audio team took on when Doc joined our team. For NHL 16, we wanted to try and get even closer to the level of energy fans have grown to expect when Doc calls a game. Doc can now get extra excited when a team is really putting on the pressure or trying to score late in a close game. Extra attention was also put into his goal calls.

Game: NHL 16Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
09:07 AM - June 1, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

The Official DriveClub Facebook Page updated this morning with news that the game update 1.16 is now available! Details below:

"Game Update 1.16 is now available to download: share your feedback with us here!

Update your game to 1.16 and jump into the new and improved Challenges to battle with your friends and spark new rivalries within the community.

There are 4 new Evolution Challenges to take part in too: join them directly from the new "Evolution" Menu!

Full details for Game Update 1.16 follow:

The update size is 0.1GB which brings the total size of all updates combined so far to 10.2GB.

The update will happen automatically (when you fire up the game or while your PS4 is in rest mode if your settings allow).

* Challenges have been expanded to support an unlimited number of participants.
* Challenge notifications have been integrated into the Social Hub activity feed for easy access.
* The Challenge Menu has a new interface to make it easier to join Challenges.
* Evolution Studios Challenges have been added to the Challenge Menu for direct and easy access.
* Challenges can be set up to last longer: from 1hr up to 4 weeks per challenge.
* Invitation options have been optimised to focus on active players and reduce challenge notification spam.
* More of our favourite ‪#‎PS4share‬ pictures created by the community have been added to the Menus.
* Significant technical improvements have been made made to enhance server connectivity and prepare for the PlayStation Plus Edition."

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
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Friday, May 29, 2015

2K Sports released a new episode of NBA 2KTV today, complete with some of the first details of this upcoming year's game. Here are some of the highlights:
  • There will be more retro/classic teams in this year's game. Three teams were revealed: '99-'00 Raptors, '07-08 Celtics, '00-'01 Lakers. Based off of Scott's response, more teams will be revealed at a later date.
  • Some new shoes have been confirmed for Dwyane Wade and Klay Thompson. They are currently trying to get BrandBlack and Jamal Crawford's shoe in the game. Shoes are getting 3D scanned, so they should look a lot more realistic this year.
  • Reshot all of the crowd animations this year. A lot more exciting and pumped up animations to take the atmosphere to the next level as well.
  • Mike Wang: Biggest and most challenging year with gameplay yet. They're working on something big, it'll make the game look significantly better than any game before it.

At the end of the Mike Wang segment of the 2K16 preview, he says two words which the editing cleverly covers up. The details in the video are certainly solid, but we're even more anxious now to hear what else the 2K crew has up their sleeve for this season.

Any guesses on the 'big thing' they're working on for this year?

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 44 - View All

In case you were looking for a great deal on budget items for Franchise mode as well as Road to the Show, this is the weekend made for you. All of the Franchise and Road to the Show budget items in MLB 15 The Show are half off for this weekend only! This is a great way to kickstart either your RTTS or Franchise mode efforts if you are struggling with your budget. If you have been wanting to buy any of these items, this is most certainly the weekend to do it!

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 31 - View All
08:53 AM - May 29, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Since always online has been such a raging success, with every game trying it having no issues whatsoever, EA has decided to make Need for Speed require an online connection in order to play. As was revealed on the official Twitter account for Need for Speed...

Of course, there is a single player component to the game, just you'll need to be connected to the EA servers to play it.

I guess we'll just wait and see. One of these days, a major 'always-online' game is going to launch and it's going to work amazingly well from the get go. Why not Need for Speed, right?

Game: Need for SpeedReader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Oh Twitter, what did we ever do without you?

The official Forza Motorsport account tweeted a piece about what it takes to be a Rallyp co-driver. For the uninitiated, DiRT is a game dedicated to Rally racing and that lifestyle -- and the crew at DiRT handled this encroachment on their turf the only way they knew how: with a GIF featuring The Rock from WWE, seemingly saying 'bring it on'.

DiRT is a typically highly acclaimed game, as is Forza. This jab is obviously a playful one, but it's also quite entertaining. We're planning on having impressions of the new DiRT game, DiRT Rally, up in the next couple of weeks!

01:06 PM - May 21, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Another NBA Live 15 roster update has arrived this afternoon. It includes more some ratings changes for some playoff teams.

Below is a list of some of the changes you will see in the roster update. Only one player (J.R. Smith, Cleveland) saw his overall go up a point. Everyone else in the update? Down a point. Download the Excel spreadsheet with all of the changes here.

  • J.R. Smith +1
  • Shelvin Mack -1
  • Al Horford -1
  • Pero Antic -1
  • Mike Dunleavy -1
  • Aaron Brooks -1
  • Kirk Hinrich -1
  • Joakim Noah -1
  • Taj Gibson -1
  • Pau Gasol -1
  • Andrew Bogut -1
  • Terrence Jones -1
  • Dwight Howard -1
  • Trevor Ariza -1
  • Blake Griffin -1
  • Glenn Davis -1
  • Marc Gasol -1
  • Bradley Beal -1
  • John Wall -1
  • Ramon Sessions -1
  • Otto Porter Jr. -1

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
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EA today announced the new Need for Speed, a complete series reboot coming to the PC, PS4, and XBox One this fall. A teaser trailer (above) was released along with a few new (presumably) screenshots of the game. The graphics themselves look rather good.

In a blog post on the Playstation Blog, NFS Community Manager Ben Walke claims the game will feature fully customizable cars:

"Every day someone proudly proclaims that we simply must have customization in the next Need for Speed game, so thatís exactly what youíll have. When Need for Speed launches later this year youíll be able to fully customize a car, in the process turning it into a truly unique resident of your garage."

Walke claims the game is a complete reboot that "delivers on what Need for Speed stands for -- rich customization, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive nature that drives your Need for Speed experience."

Look for more on Need for Speed, including the first trailer, at E3.

Game: Need for SpeedReader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
10:02 AM - May 21, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

As the football calendar comes to a close for this season, EA Sports decided to highlight the players which have made the greatest impact for their respective clubs in the leagues across Europe.

For the next few weeks, EA will be highlighting multiple Team of the Season squads, featuring the standouts from the 2014-15 football calendar season.

Check out the full teams after the jump!

Read More - FIFA Ultimate Team: Team of the Season

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
09:14 AM - May 21, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

NHL 15 screenshot.

The initial rush of information about NHL 16 is now complete, with us knowing (in some part at least) what this year's game is bringing to the table.

What do you think about the initial announcements on modes and features? Are you excited? Was there enough to sway you in any direction?

Sound off on our poll by voting, then leave a comment on where you stand in purchasing this year's game!

Game: NHL 16Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All

The guys at SCEA are offering some special camo-themed gear to honor America's fallen for Memorial Day. Now through Memorial Day, you can get this special gear which will be dropping in-game randomly through Monday.

Be sure to check back frequently, as SCEA is certainly hoping you'll be playing this weekend and not miss the gear drops in-game!

UPDATE: The team also had some maintenance done on Friday, here are the change notes.
  • Arena player will now have stats inside of the game. Prior to this change, when in a DD game, DD player stats on things like the jumbotron were zero'd out.
  • Time parse check on draft status to recover us from those that sit in the draft room for long after its done. This should speed up Ol Franchise drafts.
  • Ol Franchise Draft archiver improved in case bad picks are made.
  • There is now 1 new "Camo" equipment item per equipment sponsor. 9 total. They have a noticeable Camo background and attribute boost differences. Their quality is between gold and diamond. They can be obtained through any pack where a gold or higher equipment item can be earned. This has been added to ote already, so you can check this out now
  • Two new packs added tomorrow morning:
    *Prime Time

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 31 - View All
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

EA Sports is doing something new this year, with an Ask NHL feature on their website complete with short videos answering fan questions about the game.

In the first set of videos (three total), the team answers questions on in-game customization, action tracker and single player game modes. The video above is a compilation of the first three videos and runs just shy of two minutes.

The NHL 16 Ask EA page is already filled with quite a few answers on questions they have received. Below are just a few, read more here.

Will we see GM Connected again? If not, will we see a smaller scale of online dynasty type mode?

GM Connected was a highly requested feature that unfortunately failed in many ways. When we look a the data, only a very small number of leagues had more than 2 players per league and though the mode supported up to 25 years, very few leagues made it past the 20 game mark of season 1. We understand that that there were some issues with the overall speed of the mode. Moving forward we want to work with our fans to better understand their needs and expectations on what a great online dynasty for the new generation of consoles should deliver and where we fell short on GM Connected similar to the approach we took in bringing EASHL to NHL 16.

Are mascots in the game this year?

Yes. All of the NHL teams that have official mascots will have them in NHL 16.

Why did you change the EASHL attribute system?

In NHL 16 we have changed the EASHL attribute system based on research and fan feedback. What we learned through that research and fan feedback is that there were three things that were critical for the new EASHL: 1. Created characters so you could play as yourself 2. Even playing field so skill (individual and team) is the determining factor in the outcome of games 3. Customization of characters so each player can look unique.

Game: NHL 16Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Monday, May 18, 2015
09:59 PM - May 18, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

NHL 15 gameplay.

The NHL 16 features were leaked this afternoon in a post on the Operation Sports forums by huntt26.

Of the features leaked, we learn about the new EASHL (back in the game) as well as new team play and couch online co-op. The big piece of news outside of the return of several key modes and features, is the game appears to be an Xbox One and Playstation 4 only title. Check out all of the features after the jump!

Read More - NHL 16 Features Leaked, is an XBox One and PS4 Only Title

Game: NHL 16Reader Score: Vote Now
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01:36 PM - May 18, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Sorry Clippers' fans.

This weekend's finale of the collapse of the Los Angeles Clippers, which left the Houston Rockets advancing to the Western Conference finals, was downright dreadful to watch if you had any rooting interest in the Clips.

Even worse, the Clippers had more than ample opportunity to close the series out -- but they simply couldn't.

In sports video games, what is your most epic collapse? Have you ever lost a 3-1 series lead? What about 3-0?

Leave a comment with your story and vote in our poll!

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 63 - View All