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Home Town: Woodbridge, VA
Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball
Games: MLB 08: The Show, NFL 2K5, NBA 2K8, College Hoops 2K8
Teams: Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Pistons, San Francisco Giants
OS Username: Steve_OS
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Friday, February 27, 2015
05:05 PM - February 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Several of us from the Press Row Podcast recently collaborated for The Sporting News to create a Sports Game Power Rankings list. In the 123rd episode of Press Row, host Rich Grisham is joined by PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey and Operation Sports’ Chris Sanner to discuss the list – why it was organized the way it was, reasons for the selections, and various ways that games can move up or down as we get nearer to the start of the 2015 sports video game season next month.

Here is a link to the Sporting News article.

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Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 28 Minutes

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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 18 - View All
03:06 PM - February 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Golf Club's third update is scheduled to arrive very soon. The Harvest theme will be included, marking the 8th theme released for the game. Themes are various environments the Greg Norman Course Designer uses when creating a course. They describe the terrain, flora, fauna, water, tees, fairways, rough, greens and the surrounding land.

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The terrain is quite soft so there won’t be a great deal of run on the fairways but they won’t be as sluggish as the Autumn Theme. The rough, whilst thinner than the Rural Theme, will be quite unpredictable as it could be damp in places. Getting in amongst the thick stands of large trees won’t be much fun either.

The greens will be fairly slow and receptive so you should be able to land the ball close to the hole and not see it run too far past. On the downside the wind will, generally, be quite strong which is normal for this time of year in the region.

Source - The Golf Club

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
01:35 PM - February 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the Xbox One Achievements, PlayStation Trophies, and Steam Achievements for Project CARS. All of them were inspired and named by the Project CARS community.

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Categorized by our four pillars of Career, Solo, Online, and Community in order to ensure an even spread across the game, they were then sub-divided into a range of difficulties from easy ones you may get simply by trying something out to fiendish ones that may take particular skill or time. We've also included some secret ones to so you'll have to do some exploring to find out how to unlock these.

These particular achievements caught my eye:
  • A Day In The Life (45G/Silver)
    Completed a 24 hour race using only realtime progression (and why not stream it?!)
  • Reversa Corsa (20G/Bronze)
    Completed a Quick Race Weekend lap of Azure Circuit in reverse from cockpit view without collisions
After a couple of delays, Project CARS is scheduled to arrive on April 7th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Wii U / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All
12:31 PM - February 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you looking for throwback jerseys at The Park in NBA 2K15, 2K Sports has multiple throwbacks for sale in the NBA Store for 5,000 VC each. These include throwbacks for Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Allen Iverson, David Robinson, Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins and Magic Johnson.

These limited edition jerseys will be on sale until midnight PST.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 52 - View All
09:55 AM - February 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious screenshots. The game is scheduled to release on March 27th as a downloadable title for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

The stand-alone title will not require Forza Horizon 2 and will be available for free until April 10th to promote the release of Furious 7, after that date it will cost $10. Players who downloaded the game during the initial two-week window will be able to continue playing without any restrictions.

09:29 AM - February 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports UFC has just updated their ranked points and leaderboards system, resetting all FighterNet stats and leaderboard rankings. Under the new format, your rank and position on the leaderboard will reflect on your overall performance. Rank points will now be affected harshly when a player loses or disconnects from a fight.

SEASON RP = Rank Points earned and lost from the seasons meta (promotions, holds, relegations)
FIGHT RP = Rank Points earned and lost from individual fights (wins/losses and win/loss type)

[1] The seasons meta-game now has less influence on Rank Point gains and losses.

In broad strokes, the SEASON RP gap between the bottom and top-tier divisions is much smaller and the gap between high/low SEASON RP values overall is also much smaller. Basically, the meta isn't going to move the needle as much. This is the most obvious change.

[2] Fight results now have more influence on Rank Points.

Losing fights will now cause you to lose RP and this scales up if you get finished. In comparison, current RP logic does not deduct points for any loss type. This is the change that will separate good from great on the Leaderboards as there is a strong incentive to not only finish fights, but to avoid getting finished.

[3] Rank Point loss from disconnects has been significantly increased.

Self-explanatory, but disconnects will now result in a harsher Rank Point penalty.

[4] Leaderboards and FighterNet Profiles have been refreshed.

Again, self-explanatory, but the Leaderboards have been refreshed so that these tuning changes can be properly reflected in the competitive scene.

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
08:30 AM - February 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

As announced yesterday, the new Old Town Flyers court is available now in MyPARK for NBA 2K15. We have just uploaded some screenshots from the aircraft carrier, check them out here.

If you are a member of the Sunset Beach Ballers or Rivet City Rough Riders, you will need a rep level of Pro 3 or higher to travel to the new park.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 52 - View All
Thursday, February 26, 2015

The MLB 15 The Show livestream on Twitch has begun, featuring Franchise improvements, Inside the Radio Show and year to year saves.

Click the spoiler button below to watch it here or click this link to view it on a new page. Once the steam has completed, we will update this post with a link to the archive for those of you that miss it.



UPDATE: Link and spoiler button updated with archive. (Starts at roughly the 1:23 mark)

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 43 - View All
07:02 PM - February 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports has just revealed the brand new MyPARK for the Old Town Flyers. They officially won the MyPARK Championship a couple of weeks ago for winning the most Rival Days across all platforms. The new park is located on an aircraft carrier.

The new MyPARK will be available tomorrow, replacing the old court and 2K has cut off access to join the affiliation for a while.

If you are a member of the Sunset Beach Ballers or Rivet City Rough Riders, you will need a rep level of Pro 3 or higher to travel to the new park.

Congrats to the day-one Old Town Flyers, not the bandwagon jumpers.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 52 - View All
12:26 PM - February 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA Live 15 roster update has arrived today for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users. The update adds the Phoenix Suns "Phoenix Rising" alternate uniforms, which the team will play in tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Once we get the full details from ProjectLeet, we will update this post. Let us know what you are seeing.

UPDATE: ProjectLeet just sent us the details, download the spreadsheet with all of the changes here. An updated blog from EA Sports is also online.

There were 772 changes in this roster update, with the most notable players receiving boosts being LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, both going up 1 point overall. Tony Allen and James Johnson received 2 point overall boosts, while Jose Barea, Phil Pressey, Randy Foye, Marcus Smart, Paul Pierce, Bruno Caboclo, Lance Thomas all went down a point.

Arron Afflalo is now with the Blazers, after being missed on the February 22nd update.

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
11:53 AM - February 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update here.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 52 - View All
11:19 AM - February 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Gran Turismo 6 has yet another update for PlayStation 3 racing fans, bringing it up to version 1.16. It includes the MINI Clubman Vision Gran Turismo, Mid-Field Raceway track, B-Spec Mode and more. Check out the details below.

MINI Clubman Vision Gran Turismo

Once the update has completed installation you can purchase the car from the [Vision GT] option within the [CARS] section in “My Home”. However, you can also get the car by completing a lap (regardless of the lap time) in the new Seasonal Event – hurry though, this opportunity is only available for a limited time.

New track: Mid-Field Raceway

The popular, original track from previous Gran Turismo’s makes a comeback in a new and improved version. This high speed circuit is built on a mountain landscape full of inclines and descents. Made tougher by its famous grade separated crossing where the direction of the lap circle changes, and its long flat out sections and mid to high speed corners – this is a true challenge for all GT fans.

New feature: B-Spec Mode

Launched today, the “B-Spec” mode (where an AI driver can race on your behalf) is now available in all Career Mode race events. You can use B-Spec for those races that you might find difficult to complete such as some of the longer endurance races, or maybe you just want to sit back and enjoy watching the race. You can select [B-Spec] from the Quick Menu displayed before the start of an event races of [Career Mode].

Additional updates
  • “Paint” options expanded: The [Paint] options have been expanded and it is now possible to paint the custom rear wings. In addition, the option [Select from an already painted colour.] has been added to the Paint menu to make it easier to paint the body and the wings with the same colour.
  • Additional cars available to paint: It is now possible to paint the body of the “Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo” and the “Chevrolet 2X Vision Gran Turismo”.
  • Other improvements and adjustments: The steering wheel controller force feedback has been weakened for the Red Bull X Series Fan Car.
  • It is now possible to view the content of the Seasonal Events from the Community features available on gran-turismo.com
Source - PlayStation.Blog

Game: Gran Turismo 6Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 4 - View All
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
02:15 PM - February 25, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update here.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 52 - View All

The Driveclub Downforce Expansion Pack ($5.99) and Livery Pack (.99), as well as the Midnight Tour Pack ($1.99) and Midnight Livery Pack (.99) are available now. If you are a season pass subscriber, everything comes with your subscription. Otherwise, everyone can grab the VUHL 05 for free.

The Driveclub Downforce Expansion Pack includes 5 brand new cars (Ferrari F50, Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition, SRT Viper GTS, Koenigsegg One:1, Jaguar F-Type R Coupe), 11 extra events and 5 new PlayStation Network Trophies. The Midnight Tour Pack includes 11 new events and 5 new PlayStation Network Trophies.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
10:43 AM - February 25, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Roll7 has just released their launch trailer for OlliOlli2 and have announced the game will be released on March 3rd for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

The trailer shows off some of the new and bigger tricks in the game, new locations, big hills, big ramps, split-route levels and much more. The trailer also reveals local multiplayer is coming soon.

Game: OlliOlli2Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS4Votes: 0 - View All

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