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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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Monday, May 20, 2013

Out of the Park Developments Announces the Sale of Title Bout Championship Boxing to P.I.S.D. Ltd.

TBCB 2013 to be Released on 10th June, 2013

Out of the Park Developments today announced the sale of its boxing management simulation Title Bout Championship Boxing to P.I.S.D. Ltd. A new version of the game, Title Bout Championship Boxing 2013, is available from P.I.S.D. for pre-orders now and will ship on 10th June 2013. Everyone who pre-orders gets immediate access to the current Beta version of the game.

There are plenty of Title Bout Championship Boxing 2013 screenshots, right here.

P.I.S.D. already maintains a relationship with Out of the Park Developments -- P.I.S.D.'s programming library has been used in Out of the Park Baseball for PC/Mac/Linux/iOS for the past several years.

Andreas Raht, who co-founded Out of the Park Developments with Markus Heinsohn, said: "We have decided to focus on our flagship series, Out of the Park Baseball, as well as iOOTP Baseball 2013 for iOS and Franchise Hockey Manager, which is in public Beta right now and will ship this September. We are happy to see development of Title Bout Championship Boxing continue under the watchful eye of P.I.S.D."

Paul Norman, who co-founded P.I.S.D. with Marc Vaughan, added: "Title Bout Championship Boxing 2013 is a labour of love for me, so I am thrilled to take on ownership of the game. Marc and I are glad that Out of the Park Developments entrusted the series to us."

The first edition of Title Bout Championship Boxing (TBCB) was released in 2003 to critical acclaim, including an 8.1/10 score from Gamespot. Versions 2 and 2.5 followed later. The game features thousands of real boxers maintained by dedicated community members, with the ability to re-stage classic bouts or create "What if?" scenarios, such as pitting Sugar Ray Robinson against Marvin Hagler. TBCB can even be used to forecast upcoming fights.

Title Bout Championship Boxing also features Top Ten lists, complete statistics, revised and multiple ranking systems, full editing capabilities, and much more. Trainers, corner men, and referees are all part of the simulation, adding an extra dimension of realism.

Title Bout Championship Boxing 2013 adds many new features, including: enhanced radio-style commentary; more realistic crowd noises; pseudo-animated fighters who throw punches, clinch, and get knocked down; ring girls who parade between rounds; organisational rankings; the ability to import multiple images of each fighter, as well as pictures of famous boxing venues; a revamped auto-scheduling tool; and much more.

Title Bout Championship Boxing 2013 sells for $19.99 for one license containing two serial numbers that can be installed on two computers at the same time. There is a $10 discount if the buyer owns any previous version of the game. The game runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux with the same licenses working across all three systems. The game can be found here.

iOS and Android versions of TBCB 2013 are in development. More news about them will be released soon.

Game: Title Bout Championship Boxing 2013Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOS / Mac / PCVotes: 1 - View All
07:30 PM - May 20, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA SPORTS NHL 14 Cover Vote Hits Semifinals

Pavel Datsyuk vs. Martin Brodeur; John Tavares vs. Sergei Bobrovsky

EA SPORTS™, the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA®) and the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today the semifinal matchups in the next round of the EA SPORTS NHL®14 Cover Vote. Voting for this round is now live and fans can vote an unlimited number of times at NHL.com/CoverVote. The round closes on May 26 at 11:59pm ET. The winner of the cover vote campaign will be revealed as the NHL 14 Cover Athlete during the 2013 Stanley Cup® Final.

NHL® 14 Cover Vote Quarterfinals Recap

The Quarterfinal matchups were very tight as each matchup came down to the wire:
  • Datsyuk vs. Lupul: Pavel Datsyuk narrowly defeated his opponent in the last round, sneaking by Joffrey Lupul in what was the tightest matchup of the round.
  • Brodeur vs. van Riemsdyk: James van Riemsdyk made things interesting for Martin Brodeur as they battled for a spot in the semifinals. Ultimately, Brodeur’s increased social media activity powered him through.
  • Tavares vs. Simmonds: The Philadelphia Flyers saw their hopes of back-to-back covers dashed as John Tavares rallied on the final day to eliminate Wayne Simmonds from contention.
  • Bobrovsky vs. Hall: Blue Jackets Sergei Bobrovsky continues to make waves in the cover vote. Bobrovsky defeated Taylor Hall to secure his spot.
Twitter Vote Thursdays

This year fans can double their voting power by using these player specific hashtags on “Twitter Vote Thursdays.” Each player specific hashtag used on Twitter on Thursdays will be counted as two official votes. Fans can join the conversation about the cover vote every day by using #NHL14CoverVote on Twitter and Instagram.

NHL 14 will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. NHL 14 releases on Sept. 10, 2013, in North America and Sept. 13, 2013 worldwide.

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

EA Sports has just released Madden NFL 25 playbook #3. Some of the things added back into the game are full 32-team control, new commissioner tools, and a league transaction log. You can also import draft classes from NCAA Football 14 into Madden NFL 25.

Read on to find out what else Connected Franchise in Madden NFL 25 has in store for you.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 53 - View All
02:07 PM - May 20, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Madden 25 Connected Franchise Trailer featuring Owner Mode. Presenting the official first look at the all-new Connected Franchise experience with Owner Mode in Madden NFL 25. Take control of your favorite player, coach, or owner and lead your team to the championship.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 53 - View All

In Part 3 of Episode 24 of the Press Row Podcast, host Richard Grisham (@richgrisham) goes one-on-one with the “Godfather of Franchise Modes,” EA Sports’ Josh Looman (@Josh_Looman) to talk everything about Connected Franchise for Madden NFL 25. They discuss how what goes into putting such a mode into an established game in the first place, what went well and not so well last season, the decisions he and his team made for the upcoming year, and everything he can possibly discuss about this year’s improvements to Connected Franchise.

This is the last of a 3-part series of shows, so be sure the check out Parts 1 (Making Sports Games) and 2 (The Infinity Engine); also, let us know what you think and send us some questions and thoughts you’d like us to ask developers and designers in the future.

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Run Time: 53:43

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

In Part 2 of Episode 24 of the Press Row Podcast, host Richard Grisham (@richgrisham) goes one-on-one with the man behind Madden and NCAA’s Infinity Engine, Victor Lugo. They discuss how the Infinity Engine came to be, why it’s important, what went well and not so well last year, the goals of the team for this season, and much more.

This is the second of a 3-part series of shows (listen to Part 1 here), so let us know what you think and send us some questions and thoughts you’d like us to ask developers and designers in the future.

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Run Time: 47:59

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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 19 - View All
01:12 PM - May 20, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another MLB 13 The Show title update has arrived this morning, bringing it up to version 1.23. It weighs in at 184 MB.

A patch is also available for the PS Vita, bringing it up to version 1.06. It weighs in at 29 MB and includes uniform updates.

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS VitaVotes: 35 - View All

In Part 1 of Episode 24 of the Press Row Podcast, host Richard Grisham (@richgrisham) goes one-on-one with Madden and NCAA Gameplay Creative Director Rex Dickson all about the philosophy of this year’s American Football games. If you’re expecting a boring, ‘by the numbers’ marketing conversation, though, prepare to be surprised. Rex candidly discusses the entire process of making sports games, why the team makes the choices it does, and the challenges and risks behind every corner. It’s the first of three fascinating glimpses into the makers of EA Sports games.

This is the first of a 3-part series of shows, so let us know what you think and send us some questions and thoughts you’d like us to ask developers and designers in the future.

Do it one of these ways:

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast and send us some Tweets while you’re there
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Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes, so subscribe and rate it too! The link is here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/o...563624090?mt=2

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Run Time: 54:51

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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 19 - View All
12:39 PM - May 20, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

It looks like the next generation of FIFA will be displayed tomorrow, during the Next-Gen Xbox reveal.

Will we hear some sort of EA Sports/Microsoft exclusive? What are you hoping to see?

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All
09:11 AM - May 20, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

GTPlanet has posted an interview with Kazunori Yamauchi, Creator of Gran Turismo 6, as they discuss standard & premium cars, DLC, PlayStation 4 and more.

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While improving the physics model, how do you keep the game accessible to a wide range of players?

I’ve mentioned some of this before but we are improving a lot of the driver assist functions for GT6.

The other thing is that it’s sort of wrong to assume that making it more real will make it more difficult to drive. Everyone here, I am sure you all drive; it’s not that difficult – but people who can drive cars straight suddenly can’t drive in a video game! That’s because the reality isn’t really all there.

Game: Gran Turismo 6Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 5 - View All
08:53 AM - May 20, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest Gran Turismo 6 video featuring concept footage uploaded by AGBMedia.

Game: Gran Turismo 6Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 5 - View All
08:32 AM - May 20, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another official MLB 13 The Show online roster update has arrived this morning, which added 8 players and 122 player movements.

Start up the game and download them from there or you can download them from HustlinOwl when he has them available.

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3Votes: 35 - View All
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.



Hot News, Reviews and Features


OS Blogs

New Videos and Screenshots

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 19 - View All
Saturday, May 18, 2013
11:02 AM - May 18, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the latest GRID 2 gameplay video featuring an Eliminator event at Dubai.

Game: GRID 2Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 4 - View All