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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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Friday, January 31, 2014
08:39 PM - January 31, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K14 patch #4, which was released about a week ago for Xbox One users, is available now for PS4. Let us know if it fixed the issues you were having. Official fix list below.
  • Addressed an issue where some users were unable to load/play any previously saved files.
  • Addressed an issue where some users were unable to properly negotiate contracts in MyGM.
  • Users are now able to advance to the next round of the playoffs when playing the series deciding game in MyGM.
  • Addressed an issue with Friend invites that was preventing some users from entering into Head-to-Head and Team-Up matchmaking.
  • Corrected a case where the game would exit out after the first change of possession during the Rising Stars challenge in MyCAREER mode.
  • Improved performance in The Park by fixing a number of hitches that would occur during gameplay.
  • Fixed an issue where the title would be unresponsive when booted without being signed into a profile.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would occasionally exit out shortly after boot when there was a large number of content update notifications queued up.
  • Corrected an issue where thumbnails in the MyPLAYER Store and Dressing Room would fail to appear in some cases.

NOTE: All patch fixes are intended to work in your existing game mode saves (MyCAREER, MyGM, etc.).

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 97 - View All
02:36 PM - January 31, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah





EA Sports has just released some more EA Sports UFC screenshots. These feature Frank Mir, Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas. More screenshots of other athletes in the game will be released in the coming weeks, prior to the Spring 2014 release for Xbox One and PS4.

Your thoughts?

Previously released screenshots below.

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
10:21 AM - January 31, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

It’s the 70th episode of the Press Row Podcast, a perfect time to get a few good friends together to talk about – and play a Madden version of – the Super Bowl featuring their favorite teams. Broncos superfan Gus Ramsey (@GusRamsey) of ESPN and Seahawks diehard Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre) of PastaPadre join host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) to talk about Super Bowls past and present as well as their PS4 Madden head-to-head preview as well. As an added bonus, good friend – and Seahawks nut – Ryan Lewis (@ryanthelou) stops by at the end of the show to weigh in as well. [/list]Joining us this week:
  • Gus Ramsey, ESPN (@GusRamsey)
  • Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
  • Ryan Lewis, Word Rango (@ryanthelou)
  • And your host, Richard Grisham, [email protected] (@richgrisham)
Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast and send us some Tweets while you’re there
2) Email the show at [email protected]
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!

Lastly, be sure to check out our friends at Weekend Confirmed right here: http://www.shacknews.com/tag/weekend-confirmed. Their 202nd - and final – show hits today, and while we’ll miss it, we’re also looking forward to the next phase of the show. Congratulations on 202 great episodes and good luck in the future!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes

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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Sports / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All
Thursday, January 30, 2014
02:09 PM - January 30, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Rumors are swirling over a new football game being made by the team over at Out of the Park Developments. The same team that makes the popular Out of the Park Baseball series.

Take this for what it's worth, but someone has sent us what seems to be the feature list for Beyond the Sideline Football with a teaser trailer to go along with it.

Below is the text from the email that was sent to us.

Quote:
I am someone who works at the concessions stand at our indoor replica of Fenway Park. I snuck this teaser and feature list out of our spacious 10-story office building and want to give it to you.

I risked my job getting this video to you guys, but I wanted to blow the lid off this thing. I’ve been overlooked for a promotion for way too long. It’s payback time. Now if you’ll excuse me, Markus is waiting for his usual Bratwurst sandwich, so I need to get back to work.

Beyond the Sideline Football Features
  • A realistic modern day American football experience with all current rules and regulations.
  • All 32 real American football teams with their real players and current rosters.
  • A 2D engine that represents all the action on the field, with the ability to call plays and watch them unfold, complete with the roar of the crowd and other sound effects.
  • FaceGen support allows realistic images of all players.
  • You dictate the action on the field: Set depth charts and develop strategies around your preferred style of play.
  • A complete box score for every game played in the league during its history, so you can always look back on thrilling victories and agonizing defeats.
  • The ability to sim decades into the future and watch teams' fortunes rise and fall as dynasties emerge, crumble, and eventually renew themselves.
  • You call the shots from the front office: Participate in the draft for your team every spring; trade players; and negotiate contracts with draft picks and free agents.
  • All of the (non-playable) Division I colleges as well as many more, with real players, so you can draft the next crop of superstars every year.
  • A living, breathing world full of news articles from around the league and a message system that lets you field offers from other GMs and hear what your players have to say.
  • A realistic sim engine whose creation was informed by 15 years of experience developing OOTP's sim engine
  • Complete histories, including stats, transactions, injuries, and contracts, for all players who have participated in a training camp during the past decade.
  • Nearly 50 tracked stats, allowing you to go beyond the usual numbers and dig deep into players' performance.
  • Each player features a Health Scan that lets you quickly assess their current situation by showing you which areas of their body are hurt, which areas are okay, and which ones are worn.
  • A clear, clean interface that lets you easily find the information you need.
  • Customization options, including the ability to change team names, the number of teams, the league structure, the league's country, and a variety of settings.
UPDATE: It is official, press release below.

Get Ready For the Kickoff!
Beyond the Sideline Football Announced

Last week's Out of the Park Baseball 15 announcement wasn't all we had planned - Today, just in time for this Sunday's big game between the Seahawks and the Broncos, we're unveiling the latest addition to our excellent lineup of sports management games - Beyond the Sideline Football.

BTS Football is being created by lead developer Francis Cole, who previously worked on Football Manager at Sports Interactive and joined Out of the Park Developments in October. He is a lifelong football fan and even created a football simulation as part of his college studies.

"I've known Francis since my days working at Sports Interactive," says OOTP Developments co-founder Markus Heinsohn. "He is a tremendously talented programmer who knows American football as well as anyone I've ever met and he has been working on his own football gaming projects for years. I am convinced that his skills, combined with our experience creating award-winning sports management games, will result in an amazing American football game which will bolster our product lineup for years to come."

"Having known Markus from our time at Sports Interactive together, and playing OOTP every year since, I was delighted at the opportunity to bring my football game to OOTP Developments," says Beyond the Sideline lead developer Francis Cole. "Beyond the Sideline will be an amazing American football GM game, thanks to technology such as FaceGen, releasing on PC/Mac/Linux, and having an existing code base that enables players to easily customize their leagues."

Beyond the Sideline Football will reach Beta in about a year, with a shipping date sometime in 2015. The game will offer these features:
  • A realistic modern day American football experience with all current rules and regulations.
  • All 32 real American football teams with their real players and current rosters.
  • A realistic 2D game engine that represents all the action on the field, with the ability to call plays and watch them unfold, complete with the roar of the crowd and other sound effects.
  • You dictate the action on the field: Set depth charts and develop strategies around your preferred style of play.
  • FaceGen support allows realistic images of all players.
  • A complete box score for every game played in the league during its history, so you can always look back on thrilling victories and agonizing defeats.
  • The ability to sim decades into the future and watch teams' fortunes rise and fall as dynasties emerge, crumble, and eventually renew themselves.
  • You call the shots from the front office: Participate in the draft for your team every spring; trade players; and negotiate contracts with draft picks and free agents.
  • All of the (non-playable) Division I colleges as well as many more, with real players, so you can draft the next crop of superstars every year.
  • A living, breathing world full of news articles from around the league and a message system that lets you field offers from other GMs and hear what your players have to say.
  • Complete histories, including stats, transactions, injuries, and contracts, for all players who have participated in a training camp during the past decade.
  • Nearly 50 tracked stats, allowing you to go beyond the usual numbers and dig deep into players' performance.
  • Each player features a Health Scan that lets you quickly assess their current situation by showing you which areas of their body are hurt, which areas are okay, and which ones are worn.
  • Customization options, including the ability to change team names, the number of teams, the league structure, the league's country, and a variety of settings.
  • Many benefits from utilizing the OOTP code base, like the user-friendly interface, online league support, HTML output, customizable text database and much more!

Game: Beyond the Sideline FootballHype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 2 - View All
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
04:57 PM - January 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah



EA Sports has just released some more EA Sports UFC screenshots. These feature Cung Le and Joe Lauzon. More screenshots of other athletes in the game will be released in the coming weeks, prior to the Spring 2014 release for Xbox One and PS4.

Your thoughts?

Previously released screenshots below.

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All


The Gran Turismo 6 1.04 update is available now. It includes the 2nd half of the "Red Bull X Challenge" to Career Mode (view the trailer here). An alternative version of the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, which was released last month is available now, along with the Corvette Stingray Gran Turismo Concept.

Below is a list of other items included in the 1.04 update.
  • Birthday Login Bonus

    An in-game car from a year near your year of birth will be sent as a gift when you log in to PSN. The gift car will be distributed within one week from your birthday (as listed in your Sony Entertainment Network account settings).
  • Remove Ghost Replay feature added

    A Remove Ghost Replay button has been added to the Arcade Mode Time Trial and Free Run Quick Menu. You can display this feature by scrolling the right of the menu. This will allow you to remove ghost data that includes unintentional shortcuts.
  • Prize Information added to Seasonal Events

    It is now possible to see what prizes are awarded in the Seasonal Events. This information is displayed on the right side of the Seasonal Events entry screen.
Source - PlayStation.Blog

Game: Gran Turismo 6Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 5 - View All
10:13 AM - January 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Pigskin Season Lives On with New Head-to-Head Sports Strategy Game

Fat Dog Mobile, independent game development company extraordinaire, today announced the global release of Smashmouth Football for iOS and Android devices. The head-to-head sports strategy game tests your play-calling skills against friends and random opponents as a football head coach. You set the pace in Smashmouth Football, with the ability to log in from multiple devices and pick up where you left off, whenever and wherever you want to get your game on.

“We wanted to design a way for football to be in season all year round. Our audience is the football fan who understands the strategy of the game and wants to test their skill against others. They are competitive people who do not lose that desire just because the season ends,” said Eddy Cramm, Creative Director of Fat Dog Mobile. “Smashmouth is the brainchild of our ‘football with friends’ concept, and we’re thrilled to bring it to all the other sports junkies out there.”

In Smashmouth Football, pay attention – you can learn and track your opponents' tendencies to predict their plays and make better calls. Earn power-ups to use for an extra burst on offense or to make a game-changing defensive play. In addition to push notifications and a direct messaging feature for trash talking, Fat Dog is also adding weekly head-to-head record tracking in the next game update, so you’ll be able to keep tabs on your series against each opponent and earn power-ups for series wins and completed games.

“Our team put decades of extensive sports game development experience to work for Smashmouth Football. The concept is new to the space, but we are not,” said P.J. Snavely, Founder and Tech Lead of Fat Dog Mobile. “We brought together know-how from work on All-Star Baseball, Sony’s NBA series, MLB: The Show, World Tour Soccer, NCAA Final Four, NCAA Gamebreaker… Should I continue?”

Can you out-think and out-predict your way to victory? Put your game plan in motion with Smashmouth Football, available now on the iTunes App Store and Google Play; coming soon to Amazon Kindle, Windows Phones and Barnes and Noble Nook.

To learn more about the game, visit the official website.

Updates Coming Soon:
  • Push notifications - know immediately when it is your turn to play
  • Weekly head-to-head record tracking - Keep track of your weekly record against every opponent. Earn Power Ups for series victories and completed games
  • Tendency Tracking - Use this to see how your opponent tends to play in specific situations and use that information against him.
  • Mouth off - Direct message your opponent and let him know just how terrible he really is.

Game: Smashmouth FootballReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All


Check out the latest video tutorial on moving a hole in The Golf Club. The team at HB Studios has also opened up PC beta-testing access to a limited group of fans. If you are interested, make sure you check out the details here.

Quote:
We’re looking for folks who understand that the game is still in development and will have bugs, but are interested in being the first to be able to play and help us make the game even better! This process isn’t for everyone. The game is not finished so if you are easily frustrated or a casual gamer then you should probably wait until the game is released when it will be polished and amazing. The reason we are limiting access at this stage is that we want to ease ourselves into the process but we are planning to start an early access program late in March which will be open to all.

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


Hot News

Reviews, Impressions, Features & Blogs

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Sports / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All
Saturday, January 25, 2014









EA Sports has just released some more EA Sports UFC screenshots. These feature Chuck Liddell, Erik Perez, Donald Cerrone and Mike Easton. More screenshots of other athletes in the game will be released in the coming weeks, prior to the Spring 2014 release for Xbox One and PS4.

Your thoughts?

Previously released screenshots below.

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All


Out of the Park Baseball 15 Features Support For 3D Ballparks, Real International Leagues, More

Pre-Orders Begin Now, With Giveaways that Include a 64GB iPad Air or a Microsoft Surface 2 Tablet

OOTP Developments today began accepting pre-orders for Out of the Park Baseball 15, the latest entry in the company's long-running series of best-selling, critically acclaimed baseball management games. OOTP 15's new features include: support for 3D ballparks, as well as 3D in-game ball flight; seven real international leagues, including Japan, Korea, and Taiwan; a new ratings system; a revamped interface; and much more.

"Every year we make OOTP even more immersive than before, and OOTP 15 takes a huge leap forward with support for 3D ballparks," said lead developer and lifelong baseball fan Markus Heinsohn. "We can't wait for our great community to come up with plenty of custom 3D ballpark models, so everyone will be able to admire the flight of a Jackie Robinson home run in Ebbets Field, or a ball smashed off Fenway Park's Green Monster for a looooong single by David Ortiz."

Pre-Order Details

Now through February 15, 2014, everyone who pre-orders OOTP 15 at the discounted price of $34.99 will be entered in a drawing to win one of these great prizes:

• The choice of a 64GB iPad Air, a Microsoft Surface 2 tablet, or a $700 Amazon gift card
• One of three $100 Amazon gift cards
• One of three opportunities to become immortal by being included in the game as a prospect in the 2014 major league first-year player draft

Everyone who pre-orders OOTP 15, including those who do so after the February 15 giveaway, will also get the game three days before its April release and will receive a free OOTP 15 Steam key. The price will rise to $39.99 on February 16.

OOTP 15 can be pre-ordered for Windows and Mac OS X here:

http://store.esellerate.net/s.aspx?s=STR0005246969

Linux copies can be pre-ordered here:

https://www.pisd.co.uk/sgo/webstore/browse?2,

OOTP 15's full list of new and improved features include:

2014 Opening Day Major League Roster Set

OOTP 15's 2014 roster set includes all Opening Day major league team rosters, as well as the complete minor league system down to the rookie leagues. OOTP 15 also features the Venezuelan and Dominican summer leagues for the first time. All major league (and certain minor league) player ratings are based on Baseball Prospectus' industry-leading player forecasting system PECOTA. The thousands of remaining minor league players are carefully rated by hand by our established research team.

3D Ballpark Support and 3D In-Game Ball Flight

OOTP 15 is the first step toward visualizing full 3D action on the field. Players can import 3D ballparks saved in the popular Collada (.dae) format, and the included ballpark editor lets them properly overlay the ball location diagram used by the game's simulation engine, including adjustment of wall heights, foul territory, and so forth.

The result is a new optional in-game view that renders realistic 3D ball flight in the stadium model. Future versions of OOTP will build on this 3D engine and will eventually feature thrilling 3D animations of on-field play. Exciting times are ahead!

Additional Real International Leagues

OOTP 15 includes seven new international leagues that add thousands of real players, including stats and carefully adjusted ratings, to your baseball game experience. Several league settings have been tweaked or added (for example, a free agent posting system) so the game can model league interactions in a realistic manner. OOTP 15 features these international leagues:

• Japan (including one minor league)
• Korea (including one minor league)
• Taiwan (including one minor league)
• Mexico
• Cuba
• The Netherlands
• Italy

Each league is available as a template, so players can choose which ones they want to include in their OOTP baseball universe. They can scout the next superstar from overseas and watch grizzled veterans leave the US for playing time in other countries (Manny Ramirez, anyone?). Those ex-major leaguers may even eventually attempt a comeback in the US leagues.

Or players can try a totally different experience by managing a team in a small European league.

New Ratings System

In previous versions of OOTP, the player ratings were absolute numbers based on the hidden internal player ratings. The problem with this approach was that players didn't know if a 60/100 power rating was actually above or below league average. OOTP 15 introduces a new optional rating system that calculates average player ratings for all positions at the start of the season and then displays player ratings throughout the game in relation to those averages. So, for example, a 60/100 power rating is actually above the league average (which is always 50 in the 1-100 rating scale) - by one standard deviation, to be exact.

A Revamped Interface

OOTP 15's interface features an extensive overhaul, starting with a default design for widescreen resolutions (16:9 or 16:10), instead of the 4:3 ratio used in the past. This results in a cleaner look with more room for statistics and other information. The graphic design team also reworked the menus and added tooltips to most menus and buttons, so beginners will find the game easier to navigate.

In addition, the Manager Home, League Scores, League and Game Setup, and other screens have been overhauled, and there are new screens that take advantage of the multi-league baseball universes made possible by the addition of real international leagues. Those new screens feature all the news, scores, schedules, stats, and more from around a game world.

Historical League Improvements

OOTP 15 makes it much easier to create the historical league many players have always dreamed about. The league creation wizard has been completely redesigned and offers new functionality - for example, it's easy to set up a historical league with teams from different eras, or create a fictional league with a specific historical player pool.

More League Options

OOTP 15 also includes useful settings like minor league service time roster limits, options to limit contract lengths, spring training length customization, and more.

But Wait, There's More

And as in years past, OOTP 15 offers a lengthy list of other new features, including:

• Enhanced player history tracking (yearly salary, 2nd & 3rd place award finishes, grand slams, walk-off hits, 1-hitters, and other game performances)
• The ability to offer jobs to coaches and scouts while those jobs are still occupied
• Reworked team control options
• Teams may retire uniform numbers
• Improved news stories and in-game play-by-play
• Improved online league functionality
• Improved AI throughout the game
• Improved first-year player draft and negotiation
• Almost every other area of the game will be tweaked and improved
• Even more surprise features that will be revealed before the game ships

iOOTP Baseball 2014 for iOS (iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch) is currently in development for release in April too. OOTP Developments will reveal its new features in February. The oft-requested Android version is in development too, but a release timeframe has not been set.

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 15Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / Mac / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
Friday, January 24, 2014
09:26 PM - January 24, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


It's been a little over a month, but EA Sports has released another NHL 14 dynamic ratings update, which adjusts player ratings based off of their real-world NHL performances.

These rating updates are only available in 'Play Now' and 'Online Versus' modes.

We've listed all 81 of the hot and cold streak players below. What are your thoughts?

Hot Streak Players:
  • C. Perry - Anaheim Ducks
  • R. Getzlaf - Anaheim Ducks
  • N. Bonino - Anaheim Ducks
  • P. Bergeron - Boston Bruins
  • B. Marchand - Boston Bruins
  • T. Ennis - Buffalo Sabres
  • E. Staal - Carolina Hurricanes
  • A. Semin - Carolina Hurricanes
  • J. Wisniewski - Columbus Blue Jackets
  • J. Johnson - Columbus Blue Jackets
  • R. Johansen - Columbus Blue Jackets
  • M. Giordano - Calgary Flames
  • M. Hossa - Chicago Blackhawks
  • N. Holden - Colorado Avalanche
  • N. MacKinnon - Colorado Avalanche
  • A. Goligoski - Dallas Stars
  • H. Zetterberg - Detroit Red Wings
  • T. Hall - Edmonton Oilers
  • J. Huberdeau - Florida Panthers
  • J. Winchester - Florida Panthers
  • M. Richards - Los Angeles Kings
  • J. Carter - Los Angeles Kings
  • M. Koivu - Minnesota Wild
  • M. Pacioretty - Montreal Canadiens
  • R. Clowe - New Jersey Devils
  • D. Legwand - Nashville Predators
  • R. Josi - Nashville Predators
  • J. Tavares - New York Islanders
  • K. Okposo - New York Islanders
  • F. Nielsen - New York Islanders
  • T. Vanek - New York Islanders
  • R. Nash - New York Rangers
  • D. Stepan - New York Rangers
  • E. Karlsson - Ottawa Senators
  • K. Turris - Ottawa Senators
  • S. Hartnell - Philadelphia Flyers
  • W. Simmonds - Philadelphia Flyers
  • K. Yandle - Phoenix Coyotes
  • E. Malkin - Pittsburgh Penguins
  • M. Niskanen - Pittsburgh Penguins
  • L. Couture - San Jose Sharks
  • J. Pavelski - San Jose Sharks
  • P. Marleau - San Jose Sharks
  • M. St. Louis - Tampa Bay Lightning
  • P. Kessel - Toronto Maple Leafs
  • T. Bozak - Toronto Maple Leafs
  • J. Van Riemsdyk - Toronto Maple Leafs
  • B. Wheeler - Winnipeg Jets
  • B. Little - Winnipeg Jets
  • M. Scheifele - Winnipeg Jets
Cold Streak Players:
  • J. Iginla - Boston Bruins
  • L. Eriksson - Boston Bruins
  • V. Leino - Bufallo Sabres
  • J. Skinner - Carolina Hurricanes
  • J. Staal - Carolina Hurricanes
  • K. Versteeg - Chicago Blackhawks
  • G. Landeskog - Colorado Avalanche
  • S. Gonchar - Dallas Stars
  • S. Horcoff - Dallas Stars
  • T. Bertuzzi - Detroit Red Wings
  • N. Yakupov - Edmonton Oilers
  • D. Brown - Los Angeles Kings
  • J. Williams - Los Angeles Kings
  • D. Heatley - Minnesota Wild
  • D. Briere - Montreal Canadiens
  • C. Wilson - Nashville Predators
  • M. Grabner - New York Islanders
  • C. Hagelin - New York Rangers
  • B. Ryan - Ottawa Senators
  • M. Michalek - Ottawa Senators
  • V. Lecavalier - Philadelphia Flyers
  • R. Vrbata - Phoenix Coyotes
  • M. Boedker - Phoenix Coyotes
  • D. Boyle - San Jose Sharks
  • C. Stewart - St. Louis Blues
  • D. Roy - St. Louis Blues
  • D. Clarkson - Toronto Maple Leafs
  • D. Sedin - Vancouver Canucks
  • C. Higgins - Vancouver Canucks
  • N. Backstrom - Washington Capitals
  • M. Grabovski - Washington Capitals

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 6 - View All
12:55 PM - January 24, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

It’s the 69th episode of the Press Row Podcast, powered by not one, but two new sports game announcements in the past couple of weeks. The crew revisits the RBI Baseball announcement as well as that of The Golf Club from HB Studios. Afterwards, it’s a trip down memory lane as the guys recall their first sports game loves as well as their earliest Super Bowl memories.[/list]Joining us this week:
  • Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)
  • Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
  • Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
  • And your host, Richard Grisham, [email protected] (@richgrisham)
Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast and send us some Tweets while you’re there
2) Email the show at [email protected]
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!

Lastly, be sure to check out our friends at Weekend Confirmed right here: http://www.shacknews.com/tag/weekend-confirmed. If you’re not already a listener, give it a shot. We’re all big fans!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 31 Minutes

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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Sports / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All
12:18 PM - January 24, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2013 college football season has come to an end, as the Florida State Seminoles have been crowned National Champions, but there is still plenty of college football to discuss on Dual Threat! Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast is a college football podcast hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In the twenty-second episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode grade the big coaching hires, discuss Notre Dame's new record-breaking deal with Under Armour, a look at the record number of underclassmen declaring for the NFL Draft and a quick look at some early mock drafts by Mel Kiper Jr. and Gil Brandt, who both Johnny Manziel going number one overall. Plus, a quick look at the impact social media is having on college football recruiting, and much, much more!

So give Dual Threat a listen! Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...at/id700583947) or Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ast?refid=stpr), listen in the embedded player below or click here, and if you are in the DC area tune into CBS Sports Radio 1580-AM or listen on the stream here (http://betaplayer.radio.com/player/the-big-talker-1580/) at 8am EST this Sunday, January 26th! Follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatCFB), and be sure to listen in every week this season right here on OperationSports.com! Thanks for listening!



Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 20 - View All

EA Sports has released the Madden NFL 25 Conference Championship roster update, covering both the Divisional Playoffs and Conference Championships. Check out all of the details here, which includes updated ratings and/or position changes for 134 players.

Below are some of the rating adjustments. For a full list of divisional playoff updates (including injuries), click here.

Going Up
  • Richard Sherman +1 (99)
  • Kam Chancellor +2 (94)
  • Demaryius Thomas +1 (93)
  • Cameron Jordan +1 (93)
  • Robert Mathis +1 (93)
  • Steve Smith +1 (91)
  • Champ Bailey +1 (91)
  • Marques Colston +1 (90)
  • Julian Edelman +1 (88)
  • T.Y. Hilton +1 (87)
  • LeGarrette Blount +3 (83)
  • Golden Tate +1 (83)
  • Doug Baldwin +2 (82)
  • Danny Trevathan +3 (81)
Going Down
  • Jimmy Graham -1 (95)
  • Eric Weddle -1 (94)
  • Vernon Davis -1 (94)
  • Anquan Boldin -1 (91)
  • Percy Harvin -1 (91)
  • Wes Welker -1 (89)
  • Michael Crabtree -1 (89)
  • Knowshon Moreno -1 (88)
  • Colin Kaepernick -1 (87)
  • Antonio Gates -1 (86)
  • LaRon Landry -1 (82)
  • Lance Moore -1 (81)
  • Manti Te'o -1 (72)

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
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