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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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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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.

Quote:
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
03:43 PM - February 8, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Milestone has posted a new gameplay video and screenshots from MXGP The Official Motocross Game. These showcase track soil deformation and the first-person view.

Check out the press release below.

Tracks soil deformation, First-Person View and all the adrenaline of MXGP

Milestone, one of the most recognized racing videogame developers and publishers for videogame consoles and Windows® PC, has released the second gameplay video of MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame. This new exciting videogame is based on the official FIM Motocross World Championship and it will be available on 28th March 2014 on PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft and Windows PC®.

The new gameplay video features Evgeny Bobryshev at Valkenswaard (the Netherlands). This video aims to show two main key points of MXGP’s development: Track Soil Deformation and First-Person View. Firstly, the video highlights how the surface in MXGP’s game changes. This feature allows ‘track soil deformation’ to be selected, resulting in track condition changes race by race. This will ideally make the game more challenging, competitive and realistic. The second feature shown in this gameplay video is the first person view that drives the player deep into the games’ dynamics, increasing the visual perception of the track’s ruts and jumps. These two main features, including the already announced separate analog sticks and loyal artistic direction, turn MXGP into the only game capable of delivering the authentic Motocross experience.

MXGP features all the riders, teams, bikes and rules from the official MXGP 2013 calendar including a redesigned career mode designed to simulate the lifestyle of a MXGP racer.
Developed by Milestone Studio, MXGP, The Official Motocross Videogame will be available on 28th March 2014 on PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Xbox 360® and Windows PC®.

Game: MXGP The Official Motocross GameReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS Vita / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 3 - View All
03:04 PM - February 8, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Art Director at Rare, Louise O'Connor and Xbox Live's Major Nelson have posted a guided video tour of the Kinect Sports Rivals island, showing off the challenges and hazards the island has.

Get more Kinect Sports Rivals details at the official website. A release date has not been confirmed.

Game: Kinect Sports RivalsReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Friday, February 7, 2014

The NBA 2K14 All-Star update is available now for all consoles and PC. The update includes updated all-star jerseys and an updated New Orleans court for the festivities. The new official NBA basketball with the signature of the new commissioner, Adam Silver is also included.

Unfortunately, PS3, 360 and PC users can only see the updates in MyCareer mode, since you can't play an exhibition all-star game, like you can on the PS4 and Xbox One version.

Ronnie mentioned if you see anything Houston related (ex. the logo on the scoring table and Houston 2013 on the padding) on the New Orleans court update, it will be fixed in the roster update that arrives tomorrow morning.

UPDATE: There are no Houston Rocket images on the pads and tables anymore (as seen here).

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All

Brian Mazique of Bleacher Report recently interviewed NBA Live 14 Executive Producer, Sean O'Brien. During the interview, Sean confirmed title update #2 will be released on Tuesday, February 11th. He also revealed a few little nuggets of information on NBA Live 15.

JYoung has transcribed some of the juicy details below.

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-- The title update will appear on Tuesday, Feburary 11. The three major areas of improvements in the patch are lighting, Shootaround mode, and control/animation responsiveness. Minor changes include bug fixes and the All-Star Weekend court/uniforms.

-- "Player likeness" will not be improved until NBA Live 15 (facial technology, AI behavior, signature animations). This required a "huge overhaul." The team has pushed "as far as they can possibly push" the player likenesses for NBA Live 14.

-- The team is "still not completely happy with all the pass animations," but they will be noticeably improved in the patch. Players' inability to continue their forward momentum while catching fastbreak passes was fixed.

-- Fixing the animations and their lack of responsiveness to user button commands is an "absolute priority."

-- Shootaround mode is "based off the E3 NBA Live 14 demo." The mode was a "big undertaking" and will be expanded on even further in NBA Live 15.

-- The game that the current team inherited (NBA Live 13) "was not a great game." The team simply didn't have enough time to "turn around the Titanic."

-- The halftime show in NBA Live 14 was a "big investment," but the team feels it was worth the effort.

-- The team believed that the "overhead incurred" from creating a more robust created player feature simply wasn't worth the payoff.

-- Utilizing Kinect and the PlayStation 4 camera to improve the game's immersiveness is "absolutely where we need to go."

Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All