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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
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Sunday, February 1, 2015
12:50 PM - February 1, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Sports / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 18 - View All
Saturday, January 31, 2015
02:45 PM - January 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

There are quite a few games currently on sale for PlayStation gamers, many of them are sports games. There are also quite a few other games that you might be interested in. We aren't sure when the sale ends, so hurry up and grab them, while you can.
  • EA Sports UFC - $23.99 (PS4)
  • FIFA 15 - $29.99 (PS4)
  • NBA Live 15 - $14.99 (PS4)
  • Need for Speed Rivals Complete Edition - $14.99 (PS4)
  • NHL 15 - $23.99 (PS4)
  • FIFA 15 - $29.99 (PS3)
  • Fight Night Champion - $3.99 (PS3)
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted - $3.99 (PS3)
  • NFL Blitz - $3.99 (PS3)
  • NCAA Football 14 - $7.49 (PS3)
  • NHL 15 - $23.99 (PS3)
Here is a list of some of the other games you might be interested in.
  • Battlefield 4 - $13.99 (PS4)
  • Battlefield 4 Premium Edition - $23.99 (PS4)
  • Battlefield 4 Premium Service (Season Pass) - $19.99 (PS4)
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - $9.99 (PS4)
  • The Evil Within - $29.99 (PS4)
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order - $29.99 (PS4)
  • Mirror’s Edge - $3.99 (PS3)
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - $9.99 (PS3)
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order - $29.99 (PS3)
Source - PlayStation.Blog

Platform: PS4
02:20 PM - January 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

A few more Project CARS hands-on previews have been posted. Check them out, at the following links.
  • Gamesradar

    Quote:
    Firstly, it's worth mentioning that Slightly Mad Studios have a track-record (no pun intended) of producing great helmet cams. Need For Speed: Shift is famous for it. But it's also worth mentioning that the game has been designed with the aim of recreating the experience of driving racing cars in extreme authenticity.
  • TheGameJar

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    The real magic of this game is its dynamic environment system. The game has settings that can change the weather randomly or by design, everything from clear days to rain and thunderstorms. The date and time is also customizable with an option to speed up the progression of time so that you can literally experience four seasons in one day… One full day, that is, with night included. You can also historically set the date and time of a race so that it takes historic weather data to produce what was actually happening at the time. June 3rd 1984 at Cote d’Azur would certainly be one of my recommendations.
  • International Business Times

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    Where games like Forza and Gran Turismo let you off with sloppy driving and being aggressive with the controls, Project Cars punishes you. Go off line, hit the marbles and you'll be off into an unforgiving gravel trap; but calm down, be gentle and progressive with your steering, braking and accelerating, and Project Cars rewards you. It's an incredibly steep learning curve - especially when the career mode doesn't force you to build up gradually to the faster cars - but one which keen motorsport fans will appreciate.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
Friday, January 30, 2015
08:12 PM - January 30, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The digital version of NHL 15 is currently on sale for $23.99 at the PlayStation Store. Thanks to Paradingwolves for the heads up!

Game: NHL 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 12 - View All
07:58 PM - January 30, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The digital version of NBA Live 15 is currently on sale for $14.99 at the PlayStation Store. Thanks to JMD for the heads up!

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 10 - View All
05:15 PM - January 30, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports has just updated the NBA All-Star uniforms in NBA 2K15. They were included in today's roster update, which updated the rosters for both teams.

Unfortunately, it doesn't have the first name above the numbers, like it should, but it does have the last name under the numbers.

If you recall, the Christmas uniforms also had an issue with player names. They were supposed to display the first name on the back of the jerseys, but only the last name was shown in the game.

For those that are curious, 2K also updated the court for the upcoming NBA All-Star game, check out the image below.


Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
04:57 PM - January 30, 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 below.

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 in this thread, 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.

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Hey Everybody,

Here are the notes for today’s update:

The NBA All-Star team rosters have been updated. The news on DeMarcus Cousins replacing the injured Kobe Bryant came too late, but will be updated tomorrow.

-Mike Stauffer (@2Kstauff)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
04:18 PM - January 30, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah



Check out the latest screenshots and video clips from RIDE, featuring the Ducati on Imola and Aprilia on Sierra Nevada.

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IMOLA’S “ENZO & DINO FERRARI” INTERNATIONAL RACETRACK is renowned all over the world as an extremely technical and difficult to drive circuit, with complex corners, which can be driven at high speeds and which demands outstanding professionalism. Well-known all over the world thanks to the renowned motor competitions it hosts, for more than 50 years Imola’s “Enzo& Dino Ferrari” International Racetrack has played a crucial sports, historical, cultural and economic role for its surrounding area and for the whole country. The evocative strength of this name is tied to a number of unforgettable events that, in the collective imagination, have turned the Racetrack into a paradigm of the motoring world.

The Sierra Nevada is home to some of the most distinctive and beloved mountain passes in the United States. A series of roadways wind through the Sierra Nevada valleys, with fast stretches through woodland and the tight corners of the mountain sections presenting the greatest challenges. The Sonora Pass connects the communities of Sonora in the west with Bridgeport in the east. The extremely steep road - exceeding 8% along most of the route, with a maximum gradient of 26% - winds along narrow tortuous routes between Kennedy Meadows and Leavitt Meadows. Being able to ride the Sonora Pass on an Aprilia RSV4 R ABS - the street version of the bike that dominated the 2014 WSBK season, winning both the Riders' World Championship and the Manufacturers' World Championship - is simply breath-taking.

RIDE is scheduled to release worldwide on March 20th for Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows PC, Steam, PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4.

Game: RIDEHype Score: Vote Now
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03:18 PM - January 30, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

IGN has posted 10 minutes of gameplay footage from Project CARS. It features a California highway in a BMW M3 with Creative Director, Andy Tudor.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
01:05 PM - January 30, 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 Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo, Gary Payton, "The Big O" Oscar Robertson and Run TMC's Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin.

These will be on sale until just before midnight (PST) tonight.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
11:24 AM - January 30, 2015. Posted by tbadwan. Written by Steve Noah

A user on Steam, by the name of lima, has posted this tutorial on how to get around the shoe glitch in NBA 2K15.

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1. Go to options and create a new 2k generic shoe, it doesn't matter what it looks like, just save it as something you can remember like MYSHOE HOME or MYSHOE AWAY, it will work with both home and away. If you already have some 2k generics that you like, than just save them under a new name.

2. Go to myplayer store in options (NOT in mycareer mode) and choose the 2k shoes you created in step 1. It will say they cost 1000 VC and you have to have at least that amount on your account but it won't actually charge you anything, so just buy them and make sure they are equipped. (If you equip some shoes you created and you actually like them, you can keep them if you equip them here, they won't change back to the default generics like in mycareer store)

3. Go back to edit the 2k shoes you created in step 1 and DELETE them. Just make sure again that you know their exact name.

4. Go to create a brand shoe that you like (nike, jordan, adidas, I tried with nike so far), edit the colours and all and when you are done, save this shoe with the same name you saved the generics in step 1 and deleted in step 3.

5. That's it, don't touch anything else, your guy will have the shoe created in step 4 equipped because it has the same name. Now if you want to change them, just delete them and create another shoe with the same name (just repeat step 4, don't repeat all other steps)

If you would rather watch a video explaining the process, check out this video from Nykefaller.

If you aren't interested in the workaround, 2K is offering refunds. It doesn't look like a patch is coming to fix the issue, but Ronnie did leave the door open.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All

Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski joined Conan O'Brien for an extreme Super Bowl battle in Mortal Kombat X. This is a must watch video, with sooooo many funny moments.

Platform: Sports

Another NBA Live 15 roster update has arrived today, which includes over 3,000 rating changes for 440 players. It also adds changes to depth charts, player movement, injuries and accessory updates.

The Chicago Bulls alternates and Brooklyn Nets Pride uniforms are included in this roster update as well.

Below is a list of some of the changes you will see in the roster update. Fernando has sent us the Excel spreadsheet with all of the changes. Download it here.

GOING UP
  • Michael Carter-Williams +1
  • Kevin Love +1
  • Zach Randolph +1
  • Marc Gasol +1
  • Paul Millsap +1
  • Al Jefferson +1
  • Nikola Vucevic +1
  • Elfrid Payton +1
  • Tyson Chandler +1
  • Dirk Nowitzki +1
  • Devin Harris +1
  • Sergey Karasev
  • Arron Afflalo +1
  • Rodney Stuckey +1
  • Tony Parker +1
  • Danny Green +1
  • Reggie Jackson +1
  • Zach LaVine +1
  • Andrew Bogut +1
  • Klay Thompson +1
  • Otto Porter Jr. +1
GOING DOWN
  • Josh Smith -1
  • Kirk Hinrich -1
  • Timofey Mozgov -1
  • Tristan Thompson -1
  • Lance Stephenson -1
  • Amar'e Stoudemire -1
  • Nick Young -1
  • Chandler Parsons -1
  • Kevin Garnett -1
  • Joe Johnson -1
  • Mason Plumlee -1
  • Ty Lawson -1
  • Kenneth Faried -1
  • Kyle Lowry -1
  • DeMar DeRozan -1
  • Manu Ginobili -1
  • Kevin Durant -1
  • Dion Waiters -1
  • Andrew Wiggins -1

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 10 - View All
Thursday, January 29, 2015
03:03 PM - January 29, 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: 45 - View All
12:04 PM - January 29, 2015. Posted by HustlinOwl. Written by Steve Noah

The MLB 15 The Show fact sheet has arrived, check it out here. The PlayStation.Blog also mentions a gameplay reveal is scheduled for February 5th, at 2:00 PST, on Twitch.

Below are just some of details from the fact sheet, click here to view them all.
  • Advanced AI logic results in outfielders taking more realistic routes to the ball
  • Upgraded motion system allows for dynamic speed matching from run to catch to throw
  • User controlled cut offs
  • All new slide and tag system
  • New speed paradigm for fielders and base runners
  • Enhanced ball physics for pop ups, fly balls, and shots into the gap
  • Dynamic pitch breaks: Allows for more realistic pitch recognition when batting
  • Simplified Analog swing controls
  • Dynamic Difficulty 2.0
  • New situational base covering intelligence allows for new animations to play when a player has time or is in a hurry to get to his base.
  • More than 70 new situational third out fielding animations
  • New Input Type option for hitting
  • We’ve separated swing input as a separate option
  • More than 90 new personal batting stances
  • More than 120 batting stance re-captures
  • More than 50 new personal pitching motions
  • More than 120 pitching motion re-captures
  • More than 45 new signature HR swings
  • More than 900 new presentation animations
  • More than 700 new gameplay animations
  • Editable Contracts (Franchise mode)
  • Player contract interest improved (based on MLB service time) (Franchise mode)
  • Player salary guide (Franchise mode)
  • GM History records (Franchise mode)
  • Trade Finder (Franchise mode)
  • Vastly improved trade logic (Franchise mode)
  • New crowd placement logic to reduce fans sitting in "cheap" seats
  • New Quick Shifts feature and revamped Defensive Positioning screen
  • Quick Counts balancing adjustments (I.E. less 3-2 counts, pitchers start with 1-1 counts, etc.)
  • Four new brands for Fielding Gloves. Each brand has three different styles.
  • Four new brands for Bats. Each brand has three different styles.
  • Four new brands for Batting Gloves. Three brands have three styles and one brand has two styles.
  • Three new brands for Cleats. Each brand has three different styles.
  • Updated shin guard, new “Without foot guard” option added.
  • Updated batting helmet with no flaps to pay homage to Old Time players. (PS4 Only)
  • New Necklace accessory with Thin or Thick as options. (PS4 Only)
  • Wrist tape has now been separated into left and right wrists with a new “Long” wrist tape option added.
  • New “Extra Wide” wristband AND armband option added. (PS4 Only)
  • New Base runner Wrist Guard accessory added. (PS4 Only)
  • New “Stirrup Low” Pant Style option added. (PS4 Only)
  • Japanese and slap-hitter swing types now selectable (PS4 Only)
  • Left analog stick bunting influence
  • Hours of new custom stadium and ambiance music (over 40 new tracks)
  • RTTS camera improvements after the ball is in play
Source - The Show Nation
  • No retractable roofs
  • No confirmation on frame rate
  • No stadium creator/relocation/expansion
  • Are the contracts of coaches editable? Are coaches editable in general? Everything looking great so far! Can't wait! Negative ghost rider
  • I've got two; one specific, and one more generalized:
    Was the bug with scouting fixed where if you didn't scout the guy at all, he'd show up 100% revealed on draft day?
    I'd love to hear more about how trade logic was "vastly improved." Probably one of those things that's difficult to describe to the layperson, trade logic and coding. Still, I'm curious.

    I'm not going to spoil Luis stream, but I can't rob the CPU teams anymore with bad trades. It's something I've been able to do for years and finally we seem to have found the sweet spot in value in age, potential, and overall.
  • Ramone, a few questions about the Vita version:
    Are the gameplay/presentation improvements not included due to space on the Vita? Are the "FOUL" and "OUT" text boxes still in the game? Is there any way to remove them if so?
    Yes I'll see what I can do
  • I was just thinking with directional hitting is there any way to do directional hitting with zone? Also directional hitting is with the left stick right? Negative ghost rider, and yes.
  • Awesome stuff! I didn't see if fans could catch foul balls and HR's this year though. (That was scratched from last years fact sheet). Is it in? Russell, can you say? Not this year
  • Retractable roofs? # of Uniform slots? No and same
  • What does split screen functionality mean for presentation? Could that mean that they show a scene where half the screen shows the pitcher and the other half shows the batter before a pitch to set up the presentation for a stressful playoff situation? Affirmative
  • Are the dynamic pitch movements tied to arm slot or is it a selectable thing?
    Or does it mean something like there are no longer deviations of pitches and only FB,CB,SL,CH etc?
    No on both accounts.
  • Is Online Franchise still in the game? Affirmative
  • Russell do players in the All Star game finally wear there home teams jerseys during gameplay? No doing that still uses way to much memory.
  • Does it have 2-player Manage Mode Only?
    Was that in the game last year? If it wasn't then the answer is no.
  • are there more available start times for exhibition games? Negative
  • + Ramone Russell on January 29th, 2015 at 9:36 am said:
    All the MLB stadiums will have updated dirt and grass.
  • Are single-a teams playable? I assume not since it's not on the fact sheet. No and if I'm a betting man I'm not sure they ever will be.
  • Were the numbers on the back players jerseys with out the name plate moved higher up like the Yankees? No, however I just walked over to chat about this with Paul who's one of the graphics leads and he's going to put it on his list for 16. No promises though
  • Is this talking about the Directional Hitting? Are the separate options something like zone and directional? No, hitting interface now has an added option with is input type. So you can now play Timing hitting with analog controls for example.
  • Did you guys add any new catcher gear? Also can we finally edit the catchers masks/hockey helmets? Yes, (thank the baseball gods) bye bye turtle shell chest protector.
  • Did you gentlemen re-add the ability to turn off the home run celebration cam? I LOVE watching the flight of a moonshot like in previous versions. That's literally my only "problem" with this game. Otherwise it's dang near perfect. No the option did not return, but someone mentioned it during community day back in November and Clayton turned it completely off I believe.
  • The Fact Sheet is looking good! As another player who solely does Franchise mode (offline) and has been disappointed in the meager career stat tracking, I am hoping for an improvement. Anything you can tell us? Same as last year, however it's the number one item on Franchise features list for 16.
  • Last year there was mention of using up to 1,000 different crowd models. The final number of models in 14 was much lower, has that number been increased this year? Yes we can use 1k different models but it's going to take some time to scan that many new faces for the crowed.
  • Did you guys bring back the ability to change players cap brims as well as catchers masks? Both were locked last year.
    Also any new hair and beard styles? Yes still there and no
  • Ramone- Will Matt. V announce all 9 starting players names/positions in the batting order once again? Negative ghost rider
  • Will the enhanced trade logic play a role in RTTS (like background CPU trades) or is it solely a Franchise enhancement? It applies to RTTS as well.
  • (1) Has MOM mode been brought back to an exhibition mode so we don't have to start a franchise/season to use it? If it hasn't, do you ever see it coming back?
    (2) If we are using generated counts, do we have the option to bring in a relief pitcher before the count is generated?
    1. No I it's most likely never coming back. 2. No, unless you schedule to bring him in at the beginning of an inning.
  • One thing I would like to know, has the ability to manually name our saves been addled. Negative ghost rider
  • in RTTS can your catcher call timeout and have a meeting on the mound with the pitcher? Also will the pitcher decline our signals and can we add the stick ons to our catchers fingers? No no and no
  • Hey Russell, with all the new accessory options you guys added, how will this be translated when we import our 2014 franchises?
    Will all the new gear be randomized for all the players or something like that? They will keep the equipment from the file and you can change it to new stuff after your in MLB 15.
  • Was there any mentions on who the voices of the radio show were?
    Local talent
  • Any word on Classic Stadiums for PS4? Maybe a post release DLC Stadium package for $10, just to make it with your while. No and no
  • Can we do the carry over saves with season mode files just like RTTS and Franchise. Yes Y2Y saves works for RTTS, Franchise, and Season mode.
  • Any news if the renovations at Progressive Field and Wrigley Field will be included? Yes those renovations will be included.
  • I was just thinking with directional hitting is there any way to do directional hitting with zone? Also directional hitting is with the left stick right? Negative ghost rider, and yes.
  • One major problem with this game is the strike zone. Even if you go in the settings so that “all balls and strike calls are made perfectly,” many of the calls are still incorrect. The pitch track will show that the ball caught the strike zone but it was still called a ball anyway. This has been a problem since the beginning of the series. The entire ball DOES NOT need to be in the strike zone for it to be a strike.
    Our strike zone logic is based on 50% of the ball being inside the strike zone for a called strike. With variable umpires this varies and there was a bug last year on the on screen display for where the ball actually landed. That issue has been fixed.
  • The new features sound great, but no mention of online fixes for MLB 15? VERY disappointing. MLB 14 online, even on PS4, is a nearly unplayable mess of lag, player warping, and game breaking glitches/freezes. Any word from devs on fixes for online?
    Improving online has been a priority for us the entire development cycle. Ultimately you need to play it to see the improvements and we will be working until code lock at improving the experience.
  • Does the Scorebug still have the pitch count on it hopefully? And was it improved once again or does it pretty much look the same as in MLB 14 The Show which would not necessarily be a bad thing anyway.
    It looks different you will get a chance to see it next week.
  • Will you be posting the stream and/or highlights to youtube etc. because i need to know to determine if i should skip school for this.The stream will be archived, don’t skip school hit those books :-).
  • Hopefully your still answering. Please tell me the Green Monster will be fully functional this year. I.E. updated live scores during regular season,accurate, divisional standings,balls/strikes etc.
    Standings will update in real time the rest of the Green Monster will function as it did last year.
  • Hello Russell, I was wondering if the Wrigley video boards will be included in this years game?
    All the new Wrigley field additions will be in MLB 15.
  • Will Citifield have the fences moved in like they did this offseason?
    Yes
  • Will this year’s game have the actual local broadcasters commentary voiced in for the home games of your team ?
    No they will not
  • Will there be ceremonial first pitches?
    No Sir.
  • will ballpark village be included to busch stadium this year?
    Yes
  • SO excited for all the improvements! can’t wait to get this game!!!! I was wondering if Rivalry Mode would be making a comeback to MLB 15 THE SHOW. I appreciate all the time and hard work you guys put into this game. Thank you.
    Sorry, unfortunately not enough people used the mode to warrant us keeping it in the game.
  • Is there ANY chance that retro stadiums might be available later for a fee as downloadable content? There is zero chance of free retro stadiums being released as DLC.
  • When will this game be available for digital pre-order?
    Next week

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 22 - View All

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