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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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Monday, December 16, 2013
03:36 PM - December 16, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


With Patch #3 due out literally any day now which will hopefully solve many of the game mode and crashing concerns people are having with NBA 2K14 -- one issue still stands tall as a major concern of 2K fans, Virtual Currency.

Many fans are complaining that you almost have to buy virtual currency to get the most out of your game modes, and that a lot of the game modes is built around accumulating your VC within the game.

But what about you? Are you a fan of VC's expanded uses within the game? Are you a fan of VC at all? Sound off by voting in our poll to your right on the homepage and above you in the forums!

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 93 - View All
03:25 PM - December 16, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Ah yes December. The time of Christmas, Hannakuh, cold weather, and Dallas Cowboy collapses.

While head chief Steve Noah (who is an avid Cowboys fan) probably doesn't approve of this news post -- I think it's important for us to try to figure out if there is a potential Madden rating, real or not, which could sum up how the Cowboys could take a 23 point lead and squander it over a half of football.

Is it some sort of Tony Romo 42ovr clutch rating? Is it a Jason Garrett playcall 44ovr rating? Do we give the Cowboys a special team ability that lowers everyone's ratings by 10-20 points as December hits? Is it simply the defense needs its ratings lowered for the Cowboys?

Sound off with your own ratings ideas to explain away the Cowboys collapse.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 50 - View All
10:43 AM - December 16, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

In the weekly update from Turn 10 about what's going on within the Forza Motorsport 5 community, there are some big announcements hidden within. Here's a summation of the biggest:

  • Two new and significant game modes are being added to Forza 5, drag racing and multiplayer tag. The former an ultimate test of car tuning, reflexes, and power. The latter a multiplayer only mode which comes in three modes: Keep the It, Tag Virus, Pass the It. Basically all are variations on the familiar game of tag but with cars.
  • There are also big economy changes within the game, where credits will be earned at a far higher pace than before. Also, the best cars in the game will see their prices significantly reduced, some by as much as half. Turn 10 estimates it will take a fifth of the time it would have taken to earn the best cars in the game compared to Forza 4.
  • There will be also be improvements for those playing with force feedback wheels. This will include more rotation as well as having the maximim amount of available force feedback tuned.
  • Also, there will be a Halo Themed Spartan Assault car available soon for VIP owners.
What do you think of the changes?

Game: Forza Motorsport 5Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
Friday, December 6, 2013
12:53 PM - December 6, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

EA Sports had a clear opening opening with NBA Live 14, and they didn’t even realize it.

NBA 2K14 fumbled its launch about as much as 2K Sports could manage, which is to say — there are still some problems, a few of which are quite serious which consumers are facing, but the game is largely quite good.

Connectivity issues, save file issues with MyCAREER, crashes, and some old legacy gameplay issues are hampering the product at this point. A patch has fixed some issues, but many remain it appears.

In all reality, there is a lot you can find wrong with NBA 2K14 if you look hard enough.

And despite the wasted opportunity this year, it's now clear there have been key areas of mismanagement which plague the NBA Live series, and until each is fixed individually, this series has no future.

Read More - If NBA Live Has a Future, It Has to Look Radically Different

Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Thursday, December 5, 2013
11:21 AM - December 5, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


With the new NBA 2K14 patch hitting the marketplaces today, the connectivity issues and savefile issues should finally start becoming a thing of the past.

However, let's not speculate and instead talk about what is. How has your next-gen experience with NBA 2K14 been?

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

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 93 - View All
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
10:40 AM - December 4, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

NBA 2K14.

After what seemed like a long and slow build-up to the launch of next-gen consoles, the new era of gaming is finally here. Generally, we didn't see too many games become utter duds in our genre with the new consoles' launch. So was it a successful launch? Read on to find out our thoughts and be sure to provide your own in the comments!

Read More - OS Roundtable: Next-Gen Launch Recap Edition

Platform: PS4 / Xbox One
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
01:42 PM - December 3, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Gran Turismo 6
is releasing this Friday on the PlayStation 3. To get you primed for what's to come, here's a few videos to enjoy, including a 17 minute behemoth showing every car you can drive in the game.

In-Game Features Preview Video:



Every Car in the Game (17 Min Video)


Audi Quattro S1 Race on Gravel


Gran Turismo 6 releases this Friday. You can pre-order the game here.

Game: Gran Turismo 6Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 4 - View All
01:31 PM - December 3, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


For some, it's been over two weeks with Madden NFL 25 on next-gen consoles. With prettier visuals and subtle gameplay enhancements which have led to some mixed (but overall positive) reactions from critics and gamers -- so far this next-gen launch stands in stark contrast to the last time Madden made the generational leap.

But what about you? How has your Madden next-gen experience been?

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

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 50 - View All
Monday, December 2, 2013
01:20 PM - December 2, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

After downing Florida, the Florida State Seminoles are a lock if they beat Duke.

It appears that all that needs to happen for the SEC's title streak to come to a close is for Ohio State and Florida State to both win this Saturday.

But there is a line of discussion coming mostly from ESPN's direction that suggests perhaps one-loss Auburn, if they were to beat Missouri, would get the shot over undefeated Ohio State, assuming they can beat Michigan State this Saturday.

What do you think? Should a one loss SEC Champion be taken ahead of Ohio State for the BCS Championship game? Sound off by voting in the poll to your right on the frontpage and above you in the forums!

Game: NCAA Football 14Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 41 - View All
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
10:18 AM - November 27, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


To be truthful, FIFA 14 for next-gen consoles isn't a sports title that's going to instantly make your jaw hit the floor — certainly not in the way that NBA 2K14 has managed to do — but once you start looking at it and playing it on a nice television setup, you start to realize that it's an incredibly versatile and smooth version of the FIFA brand that has satisfied millions for years now. While the new Ignite engine that's powering EA's next-gen efforts is certainly in its early stages here, this is still a strong “launch” sports title, and there's plenty to be happy about when you start playing it.

Don't misunderstand: this FIFA experience on next-gen reveals itself to be quality, but only once you play it. If you own the game on current-gen platforms already, it's probably a tall order to convince you to plunk down a bunch more money to play this version. But if you find yourself in the market for a PS4 or an Xbox One (especially in Europe, where you could get FIFA for free), FIFA 14 on next generation hardware acquits itself rather well.

Read More - FIFA Soccer 14 Review (XB1/PS4)

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / iOS / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 15 - View All
Monday, November 25, 2013
03:04 PM - November 25, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Kobe Bryant signed a two year deal worth $48.5 million, which means he will remain the highest paid player in the NBA over the next two seasons. One has to figure this is LA's last chance to get in on winning an NBA Championship with Kobe as part of the mix.

Big name free agents are coming onto the market, plus plenty of second tier talent. If you were playing as the Lakers GM, would you go after a superstar like LeBron to join Kobe or would you seek to upgrade the overall talent of the team with smaller signings with the limited cap space you have going into next year?

Sound off in the comments below!

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 93 - View All
10:34 AM - November 25, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


By most accounts, NBA Live 14 has failed to meet even our lowest expectations at this point. As of this writing, the game is the lowest rated PS4 game on Metacritic, averaging in the mid-40s.

The question is, are you as a sports gamer willing to ever give EA basketball a chance in the future after this release?

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

Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Friday, November 22, 2013
03:28 PM - November 22, 2013. Posted by The 24th Letter. Written by Chris Sanner

Let's face it, it's not often you see a gaming company not only apologize for a lackluster release but also vow to make tangible improvements to the product before the next version releases.

NBA Live 14 Executive Producer Sean O'Brien is doing just that, commenting on the rough week the folks at EA have had with the largely hugely negative feedback on NBA Live 14 and vowing to improve the title.

"We hear loud and clear that some of you are disappointed in various aspects of NBA LIVE 14, and I’m sorry if the game doesn’t live up to your expectations," O'Brien said. "Looking at your feedback, we have laid out a plan to make NBA LIVE 14 a better game as quickly as we can."

The plan to improve NBA Live 14 will involve Twitch Live streams to teach the skills that will help make the experience with Live 14 a better one by teaching about the gameplay mechanics within the game as well as blogs on the EA website. Currently there are three new posts on the Live website: a controller guide, perfecting your style, and levels of dribble.

O'Brien is also promising tangible improvements to the game. Graphics and animations will see "drastic and immediate" improvements in the coming weeks and months within the game.

With such a negative reaction thus far to Live 14, it is definitely a good sign that EA is ramping up to improve the product post-launch with so much support. This bodes well for the series' future, but this also puts EA behind the 8-ball to truly improve the Live experience sooner rather than later.

Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
09:23 PM - November 20, 2013. Posted by CM Hooe. Written by Chris Sanner


The NCAA is suing EA and the CLC for what it is calling, "breaches of contract" stemming from the Ed O'Bannon case. The suit seeks to block the proposed settlement between EA & the CLC/O'Bannon from going through.

This is an interesting move from the NCAA, and potentially one of desperation to try to keep the case focused in as diverse a manner as possible so that they don't bear the brunt of the suit which now only names them in it. The O'Bannon case is largely the reason the NCAA Football series was cancelled by EA Sports earlier this fall.

The souring EA/NCAA relationship pretty much means there's no much of a chance of an officially licensed NCAA video game product anytime soon -- if there was even a chance beforehand.

What do you all think?

Game: NCAA Football 14Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
Friday, November 15, 2013
10:22 AM - November 15, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

In what is turning out to be, thus far, the biggest critical success of the next-gen launch season -- FIFA Soccer 14 is now in the hands of tons of gamers who have bought PS4s.

What do you think of the next-gen game? Share your impressions below!

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 15 - View All