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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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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10:05 AM - July 29, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


The DM Racing team plan on releasing NASCAR '15 DLC packs today for Xbox 360 and soon for PlayStation 3. Check out the details below.


Game: NASCAR '15Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
08:54 PM - July 28, 2015. Posted by Hustle Westbrook. Written by Steve Noah


The Microsoft SmartGlass app revealed quite a few NBA 2K16 details last week. A few users managed to grab screenshots of the advanced controls within the app before it was taken down.

You can check them out below, thanks to LILSPAZ57 for the video and HoopsVilla! There are quite a few new controls and things to take note of, so post your thoughts!

Basic Offense
  • Left Stick: Move Player

  • Pro Stick(Right Stick): Dribble Moves/Shooting/Passing

  • L2/LT: Post Up
  • R2/RT: Sprint.

  • L2/LB: Call Play (tap)/ Pick Control (hold)

  • R1/RB: Icon Pass
  • 
X/A: Pass/Touch Pass

  • Circle/B: Bounce Pass (tap)/Flashy Pass (double tap)

  • Square/X: Shoot (tap for Pump Fake/Hop, double tap for Spin Gather)

  • riangle/Y: Lob Pass (tap)/Alley-Oop (double tap)
  • 
Up on D-Pad: 2K Smart Play

  • Right on D-Pad: Points Of Emphasis

  • Left on D-Pad: Quick Plays/ Offensive Strategies
Basic Defense
  • X/A: Player Swap (closest to ball)
  • Circle/B: Take Charge
  • Square/X: Steal
  • Triangle/Y: Block/Rebound
  • Right on D-Pad: Points of Emphasis
  • Left on D-Pad: Defensive Sets
  • Down on D-Pad: Substitutions
Shooting
  • Jump Shot: Move and hold the shot stick in any direction (toward hoop for bank shot)
  • Stepback Jumper: Move and hold the shot stick away from hoop
  • Hop Gather: Press Square/X while driving (left stick determines direction of hop)
  • Spin Gather: Double tap Square/X while standing or driving
  • Putback Dunk/Layup:Move & hold the shot stick in any direction during an offensive rebound.
  • Dominant/Off-Hand Dunk: R2/RT + Move and hold the shot stick left or right to with that hand (while driving)
  • Mid-Air Change Shot: Start dunk/layup, move the right stick in any direction while in the air
  • Pump Fake: Start a jump shot, then quickly release the shot stick
  • Step Through: Pump fake then press and hold the shot stick before pump fake ends
  • Euro Step Layup: Move and hold the shot stick away from hoop left/right (while driving) toward hoop.
  • 2-Hand Dunk: R2/RT + Move and hold the shot stick toward hoop (while driving)
  • Flashy Dunk: R2/RT + Move and hold the shot stick away from hoop (while driving)
  • Runner Floater: Move and hold the shot stick away from hoop (while driving close)
  • Normal Layup: Move and hold the shot stick toward hoop while driving (right stick direction determines finish hand)
  • Reverse Layup: Move and hold the shot stick toward the baseline (while driving baseline)
Dribbling
  • Crossover: Move the right stick toward off hand, then quickly release
  • Between Legs Cross: Move the right stick between off hand and player’s back, then quickly release
  • Behind Back: Move the right stick away from hoop, then quickly release
  • Stepback: R2/RT + Move the right stick away from hoop, then quickly release
  • Signature Size-ups: R2/RT + Move the right stick in any direction then quickly release
  • In and Out: Move the right stick toward hoop then quickly release
  • Hesitation (Quick): Move the right stick toward ball hand then quickly release
  • Hesitation (Escape): Move the right stick toward ball hand but slightly back from hoop then quickly release
  • Spin:Rotate the right stick from ball hand around player’s back, then quickly return to neutral
  • Half Spin:Rotate the right stick in a quarter-circle from ball hand to hoop, then quickly return to neutral
  • Triple Threat Jab: Move right stick left or right then quickly release (while in triple threat)
  • Triple Threat Combo Move: Move the right stick toward the hoop then quickly release (while in triple threat)
  • Triple Threat Stepback: R2/RT + Move the right stick away from hoop, then quickly release (while in triple threat)
  • Triple Threat Spinout: Rotate the right stick then quickly return to neutral (while in triple threat)
Passing
  • Pass: X/A (left stick selects recipient)
  • Bounce Pass: Circle/B (left stick selects recipient)
  • Overhead/Lob Pass: Triangle/Y (left stick selects recipient)
  • Flashy Pass: Double tap Circle/B (left stick selects recipient)
  • Icon Pass: Press R1/RB then press action button of desired receiver
  • Fake Pass: Triangle/Y + Circle/B (while standing or driving)
  • Alley Oop: Double Tap Triangle/Y (left stick selects recipient, toward basket for oop-to-self)
  • Rolling Inbound: Triangle/Y during baseline inbounds
  • Give and Go: Press and hold X/A to retain control of passer, release Circle/A to receive the ball back
  • PRO STICK Pass: R1/RB + right stick
Off-Ball Offense
  • Call for Ball: X/A
  • Call for Alley-Oop: Double tap Triangle/Y (while cutting toward hoop)
Basic Defense
  • Left Stick: Move Player

  • Right Stick: Quick Step/Hands Up/Contest
  • L2/LT: Intense D
  • R2/RT: Sprint.

  • L2/LB: Defensive Strategies (tap)/ Double Team (hold)

  • R1/RB: Icon Swap
  • 
X/A: Pass/Touch Pass

  • Fast Shuffle: Press & hold L2/LT or R2/RT & move the left stick in any direction.
  • Hands Up Defense: Press and hold right stick in any direction
  • Shot Contest: Press right stick towards shooter

  • Pass Contest: Press right stick away from dribbler
Off-Ball Defense
  • Post Up/Ball Denial: L2/LT when near opponent (based on distance to basket)
  • Deny Hands Out: right stick in any direction
  • Ball Pressure: Press right stick toward ballhandler
  • Fight for position in Post: L2/LT + Left stick into defender (when posted off-ball)
  • Deny/Front Post: L2/LT + right stick left/right (when posted off-ball)
On-Ball Defense
  • Intense-D: Press and hold L2/LT when in front of dribbler
  • Quick Step Cutoff: Move the right stick in the direction you want to step
  • Crowd Dribbler: Press and hold L2/LT when near the dribbler
  • Fast Shuffle: Press and hold L2/LT + R2/RT, move left stick in any direction
  • Hands Up Defense: Move and hold the right stick in any direction
  • Shot Contest: Move and hold the right stick in any direction when near shooter(during shot)
  • Vertical Contest: Move and hold left stick away from the shooter and press Triangle/Y
  • Swat Block: Hold R2/RT and press Triangle/Y
  • Take Charge: Press and hold Circle/B
  • Flop: While in take charge, release Circle/B, press Circle/B
  • Intentional Foul: Repeatedly press or press and hold X near ballhandler
  • Double Team: Press and hold L1/LB
  • Icon Double Team: Press L1/LB press and hold the action button of desired double teamer
Advanced Controls
  • Positional Playcall: Press L1/LB, then press teammate’s action button and choose play from menu
  • Basic Pick Control: Press and hold L1/LB
  • Advanced Pick Control: Press and hold L1/LB. Use R1/RB to choose Roll vs. Fade and R1/RB to choose pick side.
  • Set Screen: Circle/B
  • Call for Screen: Triangle/Y
  • Icon Pick Control: Press L1/LB, then press and hold the action button of desired screener
  • Slip Screen and Early Fade: Call for pick, then press L1/LB again at any time before the screener gets hit to have him slip or fade early
Post Moves
  • Enter/Leave Post: Press and hold L2/LT to post up, release L2/LT to faceup
  • Drive to Key: R2/RT + Left stick toward key
  • Drive to Baseline: R2/RT + Left stick toward baseline
  • Quick Spin: Rotate the shot stick to outside shoulder
  • Hook Drive: Rotate shot stick to inside shoulder
  • Fakes: Move the shot stick in any direction but away from hoop
Post Shots (Shotstick)
  • Post Hook: Shot stick left or right toward hoop (close range)
  • Post Fade: shot stick left or right away from hoop (beyond close range)
  • Post Layup: Move and hold the shot stick left or right toward hoop (close range) while the left stick is deflected
  • Shimmy Shot: R2/RT + shot stick left or right away from hoop
  • Post Hop: Push left stick left or right away from hoop, then press Square/X
  • Post Stepback: left stick away from hoop, then press Square/X
  • Dropstep: left stick toward hoop, then press Square/X
  • Pump Fake: Start a shot listed above, then move the shot stick to neutral

Game: NBA 2K16Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All
07:08 PM - July 28, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Hustle Kings, the free to play pool game on the PlayStation 4, has just announced their Snooker Expansion Pack. It is available now for $4.99 within the game itself. Check out the trailer here.

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Download this Snooker Exhibition Pack for Hustle Kings to gain unlimited access to the snooker arena. Inside, you can enjoy leisurely offline knockabouts along or with friends, as well as private online matches with other owners of the pack whenever you like - without spending any Hustle Kings credits. The Snooker Expansion Pack also includes its own trophy set, so start chasing those big breaks and see if you can claim them all.

Game: Hustle KingsHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
03:38 PM - July 28, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


The Driveclub Horsepower Expansion and Livery packs are available now. Along with it, a new trailer featuring the McLaren P1 GTR. The pack includes 11 new tour events, 5 new trophies and the following cars listed below. Make sure and click the links to see a video of each one of them in action.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All

Tru Blu Entertainment and Wicked Witch Software have just announced Rugby Challenge 3 for Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3 and PC. It is scheduled to arrive later this year, check out some of the features below.
  • NEW! Rugby Sevens - this first time addition brings all the realism and fast-paced action of live seven-a-side Rugby to the Rugby Challenge series.
  • NEW! Take total control in Be a Pro mode. Join a club team as a rookie and control your own destiny over 13 action packed seasons. Complete match goals to improve your skills as a player and work towards becoming the captain of your club. Work your way up the domestic ladder, and impress selectors to play for your national team on the world stage!
  • NEW! FanHub - the interactive Player Creator allows you to create yourself as a player and play then through the ranks. Players and teams can be shared online across all supported platforms.
  • BRAND NEW! Crisp next gen graphics - increased resolution and textures.
  • Real-time commentary from seasoned rugby commentators Grant Nisbett and former All Blacks turned commentator Justin Marshall. French language commentary from Eric Bayle and Thomas Lombard.
  • Play in different game modes including: Single Match; multi-team Competition; extensive multi-year Career Mode; Be a Pro Mode; and Online Multiplayer Mode.
  • Play over 11 competitions including the all new Super Rugby, ITM Cup and Currie Cup!!!
Read the full press release here.

Game: Rugby Challenge 3Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All


Earlier this year, Metalhead Software announced Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings was going to release sometime in the summer for Xbox One and PC, along with free DLC and updates for the PlayStation versions of Super Mega Baseball. Check out the trailer here.

Today they announced the release dates for the Xbox One (August 14) and PC (August 21) versions, costing $19.99. Pre-order on Xbox One will begin on August 7th and include a 15% discount. The Xbox One version will also have a trial mode, for those of you wanting to try it out before purchasing.

For PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 users of Super Mega Baseball, expect updates and free DLC in September.

Below are some of the features for Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings.
  • Realistic Simulation and Physics: Don’t be fooled by the light-hearted/comical presentation; the fundamentals of baseball are well represented and if someone isn’t familiar with the rules, they will be after playing Super Mega Baseball.
  • Groundbreaking Difficulty System: Super Mega Baseball boasts an innovative difficulty control scheme called the Ego system. The Ego system offers a fine-grained control of difficulty on a per- user basis, which has been widely praised for leveling the playing field in cooperative and competitive modes. This system will push seasoned gamers to their limits while simultaneously providing a gentle introduction for beginners.
  • Up-to Four Player Local Co-op Play: In addition to solo play, players can try their hand at head- to-head, 2v1, 2v2 and co-op against the CPU. In co-op mode, teammates alternate batting/running each time at-bat, and alternate pitching/fielding each inning, meaning ballplayers need to be on their toes every play. To even games, players can use the Ego system to set up a competitive game between friends of any skill level.
  • Ultra Responsive and Blazing Fast Gameplay: Controls are easy to learn, but players will need to master jumping, diving, wall-catches, power-swings and cut-off plays to properly dominate friends. Short load times and a streamlined interface means most of the time is spent in the action, with nine-inning games taking around 20 minutes to play.
  • Leveling System: Players tally up Starpoints for hits, strikeouts and catches during each game and Level Up once they collect enough points. Players can hire staff to train and coach their squad, improving skill attributes such as Power and Speed. Use that jacked up team to win at higher difficulties (and post higher leaderboard scores than friends)!
  • Full batting and pitching statistics: Comprehensive baseball statistics that ballplayers can use to show off their MVP-quality skills
  • Player Customization: Customize the look and names of a team’s players to create a ragtag crew of family and friends. Make as many aesthetic adjustments as you can imagine!
The team also released their first blog on the making of Super Mega Baseball.

01:05 PM - July 28, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released more Madden NFL 16 ratings. Below are the top defensive ends in Madden NFL 16, more ratings on these players can be seen here.
  • J.J. Watt (99 OVR)
  • Muhammad Wilkerson (96 OVR)
  • Michael Bennett (95 OVR)
  • Calais Campbell (95 OVR)
  • Cameron Wake (94 OVR)
Previously released Madden NFL 16 player ratings:

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
09:32 AM - July 28, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Turn 10 Studios have revealed 39 more cars for Forza Motorsport 6, which we have listed below.
  • 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
  • 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
  • 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R
  • 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
  • 1992 Honda NSX-R
  • 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455
  • 2002 Camaro 35th Anniversary
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG
  • 2012 Ultima GTR
  • 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed
  • 1997 Land Rover Defender 90
  • 2014 Audi #67 Rotek Racing S3 Saloon
  • 2014 Toyota #80 Speedworks Motorsport Avensis
  • 2014 Honda #2 Castrol Honda Civic WTCC
  • 2014 Honda #5 Zengo Motorsport Civic WTCC
  • 2014 Toyota #20 United Autosports Avensis
  • 2014 Toyota #11 Handy Motorsport Avensis
  • 1991 Ferrari 512 TR
  • 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
  • 1992 Volkswagen Golf Gti 16v Mk2
  • 1992 Alfa Romeo 155 Q4
  • 1987 Buick Regal GNX
  • 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is
  • 2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport
  • 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
  • 1980 Renault 5 Turbo
  • 2015 Jaguar XFR-S
  • 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
  • 2013 Mazda MX-5
  • 1994 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
  • 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee
  • 1993 Jaguar XJ220
  • 1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
  • 1990 Subaru Legacy RS
  • 2002 Acura RSX Type-S
  • 2003 Audi RS 6
  • 1991 GMC Syclone
  • 1973 Mazda RX-3
  • 1995 BMW M5 E34

For a full list of cars that have been previously announced for Forza Motorsport 6, click here. Forza Motorsport 6 arrives for Xbox One on September 15.

Game: Forza Motorsport 6Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
09:21 AM - July 28, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released a new NBA Live 16 screenshot featuring the Hickory uniforms.

These unis will be worn by the Indiana Pacers in select regular season games this upcoming season, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic sports movie, Hoosiers.

Game: NBA Live 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 10 - View All
08:29 AM - July 28, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

(Screenshot from EA Sports UFC)

If you live in the Metro Vancouver area (Burnaby, BC), EA Canada has posted a quick survey to fill out, for a chance to playtest EA UFC 2 on Friday, July 31.

Fans that are selected will get a 2 hour session with the game. If you're a huge MMA/UFC fan and plan to be in the area that day, fill out the survey here.

All participants who are selected will be contacted via email or phone. Good luck!

Game: EA Sports UFC 2Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Monday, July 27, 2015
06:21 PM - July 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has scheduled their Twitch livestream for the NHL 16 EASHL beta on July 29 at 1:00 PM PST. This will give gamers their first look at what to expect when the beta releases for NHL 15 Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners on July 30.

If you are on the Xbox One version of NHL 15, you might want to go ahead and download the 1.06 title update now, since it weighs in at 21GB (PlayStation 4 update is 1.8GB). This update enables NHL 15 users to download the NHL 16 EASHL closed beta, which in itself, weighs roughly 5GB.

If you missed it, make sure to read up on the strengths and weaknesses of EASHL player classes here.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 26 - View All


With the Driveclub Horsepower Expansion Pack scheduled to arrive on July 28, Evolution Studios has released a gameplay video featuring the Ferrari FXX Evoluzione.

The Driveclub Horsepower Expansion Pack includes 11 new tour events, 5 new trophies and the following cars:

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All
01:05 PM - July 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released more Madden NFL 16 ratings. Below are the top outside linebackers in Madden NFL 16, more ratings on these players can be seen here.
  • Von Miller (97 OVR)
  • Justin Houston (97 OVR)
  • Terrell Suggs (93 OVR)
  • Dont'a Hightower (93 OVR)
  • DeAndre Levy (93 OVR)
Previously released Madden NFL 16 player ratings:

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All

Free courses are coming to Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR.

For those of you that didn't pre-order the game, TPC Scottsdale is scheduled to arrive on August 11. Users that did pre-order have only been able to play the course in Play Now. When the course releases to everyone on August 11, it will be available in Play Now, Tour Pro career, and online modes.

The same goes for East Lake Golf Club, host of the PGA TOUR FedExCup TOUR Championship by Coca Cola. It is scheduled to arrive at the end of September.

Source - EA Sports

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All

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