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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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Thursday, February 13, 2014
04:07 PM - February 13, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


We have just posted some MLB 14 The Show screenshots. All of these are from the PS4 version. We have been told the compression killed them and they hope to release super hi-res shots later.

Either way, what are your thoughts?

Game: MLB 14 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 12 - View All
10:15 AM - February 13, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Here is the official MLB 14 The Show cover.

UPDATE: Here is a better look at all of the covers.

Your thoughts?

Game: MLB 14 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 12 - View All
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
06:38 PM - February 12, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Kinect Sports Rivals will arrive in stores on April 8th, check out the latest trailer here.

Check out the full press release below.

Microsoft and Rare are excited to announce that “Kinect Sports Rivals” will be available exclusively on Xbox One on April 8, 2014 in North America, Australia and New Zealand, and on April 11, 2014 in Europe. Whether fans are looking to tackle the new sports – climbing, wake racing and target shooting – or experience the re-imagined fan favorites – soccer, tennis and bowling – the power of Xbox One and the new Kinect will deliver next-gen motion sports gameplay like never before.

“Kinect Sports Rivals” is the first title to take full advantage of all the new Xbox One capabilities, including the new Kinect sensor and Xbox Live, and is beautifully rendered 1080p HD. “Kinect Sports Rivals” is built entirely from the ground up to take advantage of all that Xbox One has to offer to create a more tailored and immersive experience than was never possible before. For the first time in motion-based games, subtle movements and timing are tracked with precision – now every move you make matters and every decision is critical to secure your victory. Additionally, players have an all new way to get in the game with Champions, a stylized on-screen version of themselves that participates in each of the challenges and continues to compete with friends, even if the player isn’t there.

To take the competition to the next level, “Kinect Sports Rivals” is bringing a new level of depth to the game with the introduction of teams and captains. For the first time in franchise history, players will choose one of three epic teams, each with a unique identity, ethos, and equipment attributes that can prove valuable in competition. Each team will also provide players with gameplay tips and motivation, and will join in certain challenges to take on rivals. Led by Vargu, the members of Wolf Clan are island natives with a primal and uninhibited nature and a culture that prizes excellence. Eagle Legion is a loyal and honorable group that, under the leadership of Blake, have formalized the various events on this island and defeated countless teams in the process. Finally, Viper Network, led by Zara, is the newest addition to the island, bringing with it a crafty and ambitious drive coupled with a corporate sponsorship. Each of these teams will issue unique challenges and invite players to join their team. It’s YOU versus the world. Which team will you choose?

Game: Kinect Sports RivalsReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
11:53 AM - February 12, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Konami has released PES 2014 patch version 1.06 today. Here are the list of fixes, courtesy of OPE.

MATCH
  • More [Camera Settings] are available in the Team Play Lobby in addition to the existing [Vertical] setting.
* The following issues have been fixed.

MATCH
  • Online match results shown after the final whistle were sometimes displayed as [%d].
  • Random player form settings were not correctly applied when playing consecutive matches.
GAME PLAN
  • Once a team's lineup of substitutions had been edited, saved and then loaded again, changes were sometimes lost.
  • Player icons on the pitch would sometimes disappear.
  • Edited player faces changed when the patch file was implemented.
* In addition, we've fine-tuned each mode to improve your overall gaming experience.

PC users can download the patch here.

PS3 users also received an additional update that fixes the occasional power drop issue.

A free February data pack is coming later this month, check out the press release below.

Latest PES 2014 Data Pack Content Revealed

KONAMI adds a wealth of classic and third kits, as part of continued quality and content enhancements

Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has released details of a wealth of new content for its PES 2014 title.

The February free Data Pack will be available for PlayStation®3,Xbox 360® and PC versions, and adds a wide range of new elements to the game. All transfers made during the 2014 January window will be implemented, while a host of new kits, ball and boot styles have also been added.

As part of KONAMI's continued pledge to refine and bolster its acclaimed simulations content, the new download adds a number of new kits to the game. PES 2014 pays tribute to a selection of great classic teams including replica kits of the AC Milan side of 1899, the 1982/83 Roma side, Benfica's all-conquering 1961/62 XI and Manchester United's treble-winning 1998/99 strip. Contemporary teams have also been updated, with the new French, German and Spanish nationals strip updated, alongside those of AS Roma, FC Porto, Olympiakos and Club Atlético All Boys.

The heritage of South American football is also celebrated with classic strips for Santos FC (1968), Colo-Colo (1992), São Paulo(1993), Boca Juniors (1997), Racing Club Avellaneda (1967) and the 1996 Universidad De Chile side. Third kits for the current Manchester United, Juventus and Inter Milan sides have also been introduced.In total, 13 new kits have been added, and 43 updated.

New boots from the world's leading manufacturers have also been recreated, including Nike's Tiempo V and Hypervenom Phantom styles, Puma's evoSPEED 1.2s and evoPOWER 1s, and the Predator LZ TRX FGs and F50 adizero TRX from adidas. 16 new boots have been added in total, as have five new ball styles, including the official Final Lisbon ball as seen in the UEFA Champions League knock-out stages, and the adidas argentum, the official ball of the Argentine leagues.

The DataPack will be available soon. A new patch is live today to tweak AI and gameplay elements and add a new camera to the 11 vs 11 mode in response to user feedback.

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
03:42 PM - February 11, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil will feature 21 new stadiums, including all 12 authentic stadiums to be played in during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Here is a look at Arena Fonte Nova Stadium.

Game: 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 1 - View All
Monday, February 10, 2014
06:35 PM - February 10, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Slightly Mad Studios, (known for their work with EA’s Need For Speed SHIFT series), has announced their massively multiplayer online arcade racing game called World of Speed. The game will be available later this year, free to play on PC. Racers are encouraged to sign up for the closed beta at the official website.

Make sure you check out the World of Speed trailer here, along with plenty of screenshots here.

Read the full press release below.

SLIGHTLY MAD STUDIOS REVEALS WORLD OF SPEED
MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER ONLINE RACING GAME


Award-Winning Developer bring the ultimate AAA free-to-play online racing game to PCs in 2014

Slightly Mad Studios, the critically acclaimed developer known for their pedigree in racing video games, today unveiled World of Speed, a AAA massively multiplayer online arcade racing video game. World of Speed will be available in 2014 as a free-to-play experience on PCs.

In World of Speed, players will hop in the driver’s seat of an endless garage of cars ranging from everyday city runners to the fastest super cars on the planet to the most iconic cars from throughout the storied history of auto racing. Players will find themselves racing on true-to-life tracks spanning the globe and on tracks only a speed freak could dream up, carved from roadways across cities including London and San Francisco.

“At the heart of World of Speed lies a unique massive multiplayer online experience which incorporates a dynamic social elements and entirely new ways to compete in a racing video game - from an individual to a team level,” said Ian Bell, Chief Executive Officer of Slightly Mad Studios. “World of Speed is an online game and will be continuously supported with innovative and fresh content to keep the competition furious well after its launch.”

World of Speed introduces a new level of connected competition allowing players real-time interactive social gameplay through intense Club and team gameplay, the Airfield social hub, and unique missions and objectives in every race to make every players actions really matter. As an online experience, World of Speed will be supported with live events and player challenges, new gameplay modes, tracks and cars and much more.

World of Speed will be entering closed beta in Spring 2014. To learn more about World of Speed and for a chance to play the fast-paced action in the closed beta, visit and sign up at www.worldofspeed.com. The game will be published worldwide by My.com.

Game: World of SpeedHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
02:50 PM - February 10, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Here is a 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil menu screenshot. As announced last week, the game will be exclusive to the PS3 and 360. Xbox One and PS4 users will see World Cup content and tournaments in FUT.

Just in case you missed it, here is the fact sheet, which contains some online only modes.

Game: 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 1 - View All
11:43 AM - February 10, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released the final Madden NFL 25 roster update of the season, which also resets all injuries and depth charts. Check out all of the details here, which includes updated ratings and/or position changes for 586 players.

Below are some of the rating adjustments. For a full list of updates, click here.

Going Up
  • Malcolm Smith +3 (81)
  • Chris Clemons +2 (87)
  • Russell Okung +2 (91)
  • Russell Wilson +2 (94)
  • Jermaine Kearse +2 (78)
  • Cliff Avril +1 (88)
  • Michael Bennett +1 (89)
  • Kam Chancellor +1 (95)
  • Terrance Knighton +1 (88)
  • Earl Thomas +1 (95)
  • Doug Baldwin +1 (83)
  • Danny Trevathan +1 (82)
  • K.J. Wright +1 (87)
Going Down
  • Wesley Woodyard -4 (76)
  • Champ Bailey -3 (88)
  • Orlando Franklin -3 (87)
  • Eric Decker -2 (89)
  • Peyton Manning -1 (98)
  • Knowshon Moreno -1 (87)
  • Matt Prater -1 (92)
  • Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie -1 (86)
  • Julius Thomas -1 (86)
  • Walter Thurmond -1 (77)

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 54 - View All

EA Sports has released NBA Live 14 title update #2 for PS4 users. Once it is available for the Xbox One, we'll update this post.

UPDATE: It is available now for Xbox One users.

Below are some of the details on the update, read the full article here.

ALL-NEW SHOOTAROUND MODE
  • Improve your shooting, dribbling, and offensive moves by selecting any current NBA player and taking to an empty practice gym
  • The mode will improve your game, and also serve as the foundation for NBA LIVE 15
GRAPHICAL IMPROVEMENTS
  • NBA LIVE 14’s lighting system has been updated and re-tuned to help bring the game to life. Color values have been improved to help remove some player’s “plastic” look
  • Tweaked and/or tuned every player and every uniform
  • New lighting improves the skin texture of players, and colors will be more accurate and robust
NEW ACCESSORIES
  • Added official court and jerseys for 2014 NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans
  • Added new adidas Hardwood Classic uniforms
  • Added new basketball, complete with the signature of the NBA’s new commissioner Adam Silver
IMPROVED CONTROL AND RESPONSIVENESS
  • Tuned first steps and dribble moves (including start and stop) to smooth out animations
  • Improved transitions between animations
PASSING IMPROVEMENTS
  • Players experience increased responsiveness with improvements to ball physics, pass speeds and branch points within animations
  • Ball interacts with rim much more organically. Swishes have been reduced
  • Increased the variety of passing speeds
  • Improved lead passing
LIVE Season
  • Adjusted the camera to address hitches
  • Normal broadcast view has replaced player lock
  • More variety in the types of LIVE Challenges available
Play a few games and tryout the new Shootaround mode and post your impressions here.

Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
08:03 AM - February 10, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Shady checks in again this week with a new NBA 2K14 video montage. This one features Kevin Durant.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 97 - View All
07:55 AM - February 10, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Gamesradar has posted their MXGP The Official Motocross Game preview.

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The game is officially branded up everywhere you look, with everything from the full roster of riders from MX1/MX2 last year to a real life Monster Energy grid girl. The audience sounds were recorded at real race meetings, the riders all stamp down their startline track surface before the race and you can use scrubs and whips in the air to adjust your landing trajectory mid-jump, just like in real-life. The controls have a simplified layout on Easy, but expert riders can use both sticks to fully control their rider, turning with the left stick and shifting their body weight with the right.

Game: MXGP The Official Motocross GameReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS VitaVotes: 3 - View All
Sunday, February 9, 2014
10:53 AM - February 9, 2014. 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.


Hot News

Features & Blogs

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Sports / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All
Saturday, February 8, 2014
04:05 PM - February 8, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The latest FIFA 14 Match Day update is LIVE with winter transfers for non-FUT game modes. There are plenty of transferred and added players. Click here for the full list.

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All

Stealthy Box recently had an opportunity to interview Pete Garcin, Executive Producer of The Golf Club. There are some interesting nuggets of information throughout, but I thought this particular part of the interview was really good.

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SBX: Tell us a bit about the online/social components of the game. How will courses be shared, and how will online competitive multiplayer work for two or more people?

PG: Sharing is designed to be as seamless and simple as possible. Once you’ve created a course, you can hit the ‘Publish’ button and your course will be posted to the server and available for others to play. And to make sharing a large number of courses feasible, we only upload the “DNA” of the course, so the amount of data that it transfers is extremely small –- downloading and browsing new courses online is essentially invisible compared to local courses.

In terms of competition we’ve moved to an asynchronous model of gameplay, so you’re almost always competing against your friends and rivals. No matter whether your friends are online or not, you can always choose to play against their best balls in the form of “ghost balls.” If they are online, you can invite them to join a round and play together in real time, but there’s no waiting; if you don’t want to sit in a lobby waiting for your friend to join, you can send them the request, start your round, and then eventually your friend will catch up. And if they do join mid-round, because our course is all one big world, you can turn around and see them teeing off in the distance. It’s really super cool when that happens.

You can read the entire interview here.

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All