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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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Saturday, August 10, 2013


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
3) Respond to this post

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
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
05:35 PM - August 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


EA Sports will reveal details on NHL 14's Live the Life mode tomorrow. What are you hoping to see?

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To become an NHL superstar, you need to work hard to get through the minors. You also have to handle situations off-the-ice properly. NHL 14 Live the Life offers a look at what it takes to truly become one of the best hockey players in the world.

Every decision you make shapes your legacy in Live the Life. Interact with teammates outside of the rink through off-ice events. Take part in media interviews, earn endorsements, and track your relationship with fans, teammates, family, and team management. These factors will influence your skills, progression and performance.

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 6 - View All


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 wide receiver Randy Moss (New England Patriots) from Madden 09 with a 98 overall rating, Brian Finneran (Atlanta Falcons) from Madden 2004 with an 87 overall rating and tight end Antonio Gates (San Diego Chargers) from Madden NFL 10 with a 99 overall rating.

Tomorrow the team will announce the center and tackle positions. 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
02:26 PM - August 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


The Inside Line Highlights packs use telemetry data to authentically recreate the top moments from NASCAR races. Players will have the opportunity to relive and rewrite the greatest moments of the 2013 season, starting with the Daytona 500 and racing till the epic finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. A new Highlights pack will be released after every race.*

Week of August 5, 2013 NASCAR The Game: Inside Line DLC
Pocono Raceway, GoBowling.com 400

Description: Forget about Turn 4 and hold off Kasey Kahne as Brad Keselowski, fight against your teammate as Jeff Gordon and take the 5 to victory lane at Pocono Raceway.

Highlight 1: GoBowling with Brad
Who: Brad Keselowski
Type: Rewrite
Description: Kasey Kahne and Brad Keselowski were battling closely for the lead from lap 88, can you rewrite history and maintain Brad's lead by lap 93?

Highlight 2: Caning Kahne
Who: Jeff Gordon
Type: Rewrite
Description: After a great final restart, Jeff Gordon dropped behind his teammate Kasey Kahne to take second place. Can you rewrite history and take the win from the 5?

Highlight 3: Kasey FTW
Who: Kasey Kahne
Type: Relive
Description: On the final restart, Kasey Kahne motored round the outside of his teammate to take the lead and the win! Can you match his last two laps?

Every week after a race, a new Inside Line Highlights pack will be available in-game, using the Ticket currency on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation3. Each individual Highlights pack will cost 20 Tickets.

A $24.99 (2000 MSFT points) Season Pass is also available, giving players access to the entire Inside Line Highlights pack as they’re released, as well as access to all of the 2013 launch Gen 6 paint schemes.

NASCAR The Game: Inside Line is now available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation3 and Nintendo Wii. Keep up to speed on the latest NASCAR The Game: Inside Line news at www.NASCARTheGame.com or join us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NASCARthegame) and Twitter (@NASCARTheGame).

*Races at Bristol, Kansas and Dover will not be available.

Game: NASCAR The Game: Inside LineReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 7 - View All
01:22 PM - August 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
With 2K Sports announcing a new blocking system in NBA 2K14 earlier today, the 2K Team-Up guys were given the green light to give more details on it, based off of what they played at the 2K Team-Up event they attended last Friday.

Obviously, the videos show NBA 2K13 gameplay, but each person gives their own unique take on the blocking system.


Here is a video from QJBeat.


Here is a video from @ShakeDown2012.


Here is a video from @Shake4ndBake.


Here is a video from @YMDgento.


Here is a video from @SubTheGamer.


Here is a video from @IpodKingCarter.


Here is a video from @Chris_Smoove (Not a member of the 2K Team-Up this year, but offers his thoughts)

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
01:01 PM - August 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports has revealed a new blocking system in NBA 2K14, which will also include the ability to block dunks.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 97 - View All
11:10 AM - August 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


EA Sports has just released another FIFA 14 video with Lead Gameplay Producer Aaron McHardy and Gameplay Producer Kantcho Doskov as they show and talk about Pure Shot and Real Ball Physics.

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 16 - View All
09:00 AM - August 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Bleacher Report has posted this behind the scenes NBA 2K14 video with Steve Kerr. You can hear some samples of the new audio coming this year. 2K Sports captured 40 to 50 hours of his commentary, which according to Steve, is the norm.

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