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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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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

According to Donny Moore, he will start revealing the Madden NFL 25 player ratings on Thursday, in the first of three announcements. FranchisePlaySports' Brian Mazique has posted an interview with Donnie, as he talks about how he comes up with the ratings and more.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All
01:26 PM - August 13, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


EA Sports is set to reveal more details on EA Sports UFC, including pre-alpha gameplay, during GamesCom on August 20th at 10:00AM EST.

For those of you that haven't seen it, check out the EA Sports UFC trailer and gameplay features here.

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
06:40 AM - August 13, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Konami has released their first PES 2014 tutorial video, which focuses on ball control. The team plans on releasing more tutorials before Gamescom, which include videos on the heart system, attacking, defending and the all new manual Goal Keeper controls.

What are your thoughts?

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All
Monday, August 12, 2013


EA Sports has just posted another NHL 14 blog, which discusses the improved goalie collisions, more realistic incidental contact and penalty calls.

Improved Goalie Collisions
  • Goalie Reactions to Contact – Goalies will be live in all areas of the ice and their reactions to contact are much more realistic, utilizing the improved ragdoll physics models introduced with NHL® Collision Physics.
  • Goalie Interference – Improved logic ensures that big collisions with the goalie will result in penalty calls. Additionally, goals that come as a result of goalie interference will be called back more consistently.
More Realistic Incidental Contact
  • Speed and Momentum Matter – Not only will incidental contact occur more frequently, but speed and momentum will determine whether players colliding incidentally will trip and stumble or remain in control. Player balance attributes will also play a significant role in the outcome.
Penalty Calls
  • Interference – Expect stricter calls. Defenders won’t be able to hit attacking players as late after they release the puck.
  • Boarding/Hitting from Behind – Enhanced penalty logic judges the appropriate circumstances of a hit (angle, speed and result of the hit) and ensures the right call is made in each situation.
  • Charging – Additional logic has been added to understand the variables of each hit, such as the hitter’s speed and line taken.

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 6 - View All
06:53 AM - August 12, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


EXCITING FIRST WRC 4 VIDEO CLIP IS UNVEILED

The official 2013 FIA World Rally Championship videogame is unveiled through this short video, revealing the quality of this brand new opus. The game will be available in October for PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Xbox 360 and Windows PC®

Bigben Interactive in collaboration with the development studio Milestone, recognized racing videogame developer, presents a first video of WRC FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 4, the fourth chapter of one of the most loved series that will be on shelves in October 2013 for PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Xbox 360® and Windows PC®.

The video shows the 2013 Citroën DS3 driven by Mikko Hirvonen and the unprecedented 9-times World Champion, Sébastien Loeb. With a total of 90 wins since their first WRC rally, Citroën will compete against 60 other competitors in 8 makes of car over 13 events for the 2013 crown.

The second part of the video presents for the first time in-game footage of WRC 4 with Loeb’s car during Rally Sweden. In 2013, Rally Sweden is the second event of the season and consists of 22 stages over a competitive distance of 339 kilometers through ice- and snow-coated roads. Rally Sweden was only one of four rallies contested by Sébastien Loeb in 2013, as the reigning WRC Champion winds down his long and illustrious WRC career. On that event, Loeb finished second behind Volkswagen’s Sébastien Ogier – the young Frenchman who now leads the 2013 WRC Championship for Drivers.

WRC 4 is the official game for the 2013 FIA World Rally Championship and features the rallies, drivers and teams from the 2013 WRC calendar. Published by Bigben Interactive and developed by Milestone studio , WRC 4 will be available in October 2013, for Xbox 360®, Windows PC®, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita.

Game: WRC 4Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS VitaVotes: 0 - View All
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


Hot News

Blogs

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Sports / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Saturday, August 10, 2013
02:02 PM - August 10, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has confirmed position changes are back for Madden NFL 25. You can make these changes in the offseason of your Connected Franchise. Commissioners will have the ability to limit position changes as well.

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Players will also see their ratings accurately reflect their position change based on the realistic difficulty curve of changing positions in the NFL. If for example you want to move Tebow from QB to TE, he will receive an awareness penalty to reflect such a drastic and difficult position change. If however, you are a little deeper at Right Guard, you can opt to move one to Center with no ratings penalty.

Source - Position Changes in Madden NFL 25 (EA Sports)

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All


Members of the Madden NFL development team and community (Game Changers), have announced the final players of the All-25 team, which consists of the greatest video game athletes (at the height of their career) at each position. Note: The team can only be used in "Play Now" games.

Today they have announced defensive tackles Warren Sapp (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) from Madden 2002 with a 99 overall rating and Albert Haynesworth (Tennessee Titans) from Madden 09 with a 93 overall rating.

All of the previously announced players are listed below.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All
Friday, August 9, 2013
07:59 PM - August 9, 2013. Posted by Dougie_G_93. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has posted a list of NHL 14 Be a GM and GM Connected improvements.

Optimized GM Connected Functionality – GM Connected will be more user-friendly and allow you to spend less time on loading screens, thanks to improved speed and performance in both menu loading and simulation behavior

Other updates include:
  • Commissioners can now accept & decline trades on mobile devices.
  • Counter trades can be proposed directly from the mailbox.
  • The ability to accept trades directly from the Trade Details Screen.
  • Users can invite others to a league.
  • All games in the league can be seen on the Master Schedule.

Deeper Be a GM Progression and Trading Intelligence – Be a GM game mode is all about creating an authentic hockey management experience. New scouting features, realistic ice-time simulations and adjustable trade difficulty settings create a deeper, more customizable experience in Be a GM mode.

Other updates include:
  • Potential is now affected by the number of scouting visits, creating a more organic experience.
  • Difficulty can be scaled to make it more (or less) challenging to trade with the AI.
  • CPU can sign and re-sign players during the off season for the user.
  • Player swapping is easier with just one transaction in the Roster Management Screen.
  • Players develop during the season, making for a more authentic gameplay feel.

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 6 - View All
01:12 PM - August 9, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Every day, through August 10th, members of the Madden NFL development team and community (Game Changers), will announce the All-25 team, which consists of the greatest video game athletes (at the height of their career) at each position.

Today they have announced linebackers Derrick Thomas (Kansas City Chiefs) from Madden 97 with a 99 overall rating, Ray Lewis (Baltimore Ravens) from Madden 05 with a 99 overall rating and Derrick Brooks (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) from Madden 2003 with a 97 overall rating.

Tomorrow the team will finish off the Madden NFL 25 All-25 team with the defensive tackles. Who do you think it will be?

Previously announced below.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All
11:07 AM - August 9, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has posted some details on the audible and hot route improvements for Madden NFL 25. Make sure you read more about the audible system, position specific hot routes and more, on the official page. Good to see the "Smoke Screen"...

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Gone are the days of the five preset audibles available before jumping into a game. Now each formation has four formation set audibles that allow you to scroll through your on-field personnel. These new audibles can be customized through the in-game playbook menu or when creating a custom playbook.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All

The 35th episode of the Press Row Podcast is the first in a special series where we take a turn from the big budget world of major console sports games to the much different environment of independent sports games. Up first is an interview with the creator of the amazing New Star Soccer – our all-time favorite mobile sports game – followed by an interview with one of the makers of the terrific Your Turn Football. It’s a fascinating look into the challenges and triumphs of the people who’ve decided to eschew the big time to do it all themselves.

Joining us this week are Simon Read and Mark Baldwin of New Star Games, then Mike Saperstein of Pick Six Studios, along with your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham).

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast and send us some Tweets while you’re there
2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com
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Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ow/id563624090) and Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ss-row-podcast), so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

If you can't view or listen to the embedded player below, please click here.


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Android / iOSVotes: 19 - View All
Thursday, August 8, 2013


Every day, through August 10th, members of the Madden NFL development team and community (Game Changers), will announce the All-25 team, which consists of the greatest video game athletes (at the height of their career) at each position.

Today they have announced left guard Larry Allen (Dallas Cowboys) from Madden 95 with a 98 overall rating and right guard Steve Hutchinson (Minnesota Vikings) from Madden 07 with a 99 overall rating.

Tomorrow the team will announce the linebackers. Who do you think it will be?

Previously announced below.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All
Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Every day, through August 10th, members of the Madden NFL development team and community (Game Changers), will announce the All-25 team, which consists of the greatest video game athletes (at the height of their career) at each position.

Today they have announced center Dermontti Dawson (Pittsburgh Steelers) from Madden 2004 with a 97 overall rating, left tackle Orlando Pace (St. Louis Rams) from Madden 2003 with a 96 overall rating and right tackle Jonathan Ogden (Baltimore Ravens) from Madden 2005 with a 98 overall rating.

Tomorrow the team will announce the left and right guard. Who do you think it will be?

Previously announced below.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 53 - View All
07:38 AM - August 7, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


EA Sports has posted their NHL 14 Live the Life trailer, as well as a blog with many more details about the mode, including player interviews (and when they occur), off-ice events, endorsements, likeability meters, on-ice performance and more.

Check the full press release below.

Live the Life Mode Features

In the Be a Pro Career Mode you could take your created pro from the minors to the NHL, as you attempted to become an NHL superstar. Inspired through working with real NHL and junior hockey players, Be a Pro in NHL 14 has evolved. For the first time ever, you can truly Live the Life of an NHL player as the mode now includes off-ice events.

With Live the Life, whether you’re on or off the ice, every decision you make shapes your legacy. Interact with teammates outside of the rink through Off-ice events. Take part in media interviews. Earn Endorsements. Each choice you make will affect your relationship with fans, teammates, family, and management, influencing your skills and progression.

What’s New in Live the Life

Player Interviews
As you progress through your pro’s career, certain events will trigger an interview with media or management. These interviews will include a question or a series of questions with four answer choices each. Your answers to these questions will affect your Likeability rating with fans, teammates, family, and management.

When do interviews occur and what are they focused on?
  • Pre-game – These interviews will focus on either the team you’re about to play, your recent performance, or upcoming career milestones.
  • Post-game – These interviews will focus on either the outcome of the game you just played, your performance in the game, or the milestones you accomplished in the game.
  • News – Interviews can be triggered by events and news from around the league. For example, if a player signs a contract with your team or someone gets traded.
  • Pre-Draft Interviews – Pre-Draft Interviews will occur a few days prior to the NHL entry draft. These interviews will give the user a chance to move up or down in the draft based on whether or not a team likes the answers you have provided. You will be interviewed by three teams that are within the range of where you are projected to be drafted.
Off-Ice Events
Off-ice events can occur at any time throughout the season. These events put you in a scenario that forces you to make a decision for your pro.
Ex. It’s a game night and your teammates ask you to join them for a night on the town. You’ll probably get back late and if your coaches found out, they might not be too pleased with you. What do you do?

Remember each action you take can produce a positive or negative reaction that can affect ratings and your likeability, so choose carefully.

Endorsements
If you’re doing the right things on and off the ice, this will lead to positive Likeability ratings. The higher your Likeability rating, the more likely you are to be approached with endorsements. Endorsements allow you to get some extra cash as well as some cool looking pictures for that mantle of yours'. Collect enough money throughout your career and you’ll unlock an achievement.

Likeability Meters
Likeability meters can increase or decrease based on your actions on and off the ice. They track how you are perceived by fans, teammates, management and your family.

These meters go from -100 to +100 and will produce consequences (positive and negative) based on how much the meter is filled.

Fan Likeability
  • The Fan Likeability meter defines your relationship with the fans of your team and the league.
  • A high Fan Likeability meter will increase your chances of receiving higher quality endorsements. On the ice your fans will cheer you on and you may even notice some camera's flashing when you touch the puck.
  • A low Fan Likeability meter will get you booed by your fans and fans around the league. If your Fan Likeability meter is low enough you may even get run out of town.
Teammate Likeability
  • The Teammate Likeability meter defines your relationship with the members of your team.*
  • A high Teammate Likeability meter increases your chances of receiving off-ice events. If your teammates like you enough you can even become the captain of your team but remember things such as age, your overall rating and your Management Likeability also play a role in determining if you’ll get the ‘C’.
  • With a low Teammate Likeability meter, you’ll be presented with fewer off-ice events. If your Teammate Likeability meter is drastically low, your teammates may even stop passing you the puck when you call for it.
Management Likeability
  • The Management Likeability meter defines your relationship with your GM and Coach.
  • A high Management Likeability meter makes it harder for you to be demoted to the minors as well as making it easier to get to the NHL. If Management likes you enough you can even become the captain of your team but as mentioned above, other ratings factor in here.
  • A low Management Likeability meter will make it harder for you to progress to the NHL and makes it easier to be demoted to the minors. If your Management Likeability meter is low enough you can be put on the trade block and potentially traded.
Family Likeability
  • The Family Likeability meter defines your relationship with your Family and will have a positive or negative effect on your on-ice attributes based on your rating.
On-Ice Performance
Your on- ice performance modifier gives you more leeway to act unprofessionally. The better you perform on the ice, the more your fans, teammates, management and your family will be willing to put up with your off-ice antics.

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 6 - View All