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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
OS Username: Steve_OS
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
12:29 PM - November 13, 2014. Posted by charter04. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has posted a blog detailing the attributes that help make up the overall rating of each player in Madden NFL 15.

While the article is MUT related, it basically carries over to all other modes. Some of it might be old to some of you, but there are quite a few things you might learn from it as well. Below are some of them explained, but click here to view them all.

Ball Carrier Vision (BCV) – The runner’s ability to navigate in between blocks to hit holes.

Release (RLS) – Determines the receiver’s ability to beat Press coverage.

Strength (STR) – Provides a boost for blocking, shedding blocks, power moves, throwing and trucking.

Impact Blocking (IMP) – The ability to pancake (knock the defender down) when blocking in the open field.

Hit Power (POW) – How hard a defender tackles, including chance of fumbles and injuries.

Finesse Move (FNM) – Using swim and spin moves to defeat the offensive line. Determines time required to perform a successful move.

Play Recognition (PRC) – Reacting to run or pass and defending specific routes. Also reacting properly to play action or screen plays.

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
11:44 AM - November 13, 2014. Posted by Cowboy008. Written by Steve Noah

SugarRayTyson managed to get his hands on an early retail copy of WWE 2K15 for the PlayStation 4 and continues to upload plenty of videos from the game. Check out his channel here. As of this post, he has 12 videos.

WWE 2K15 hits retail stores on November 18th for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It is already available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, here is a link to the OS review, in case you missed it.

Game: WWE 2K15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 3 - View All
09:51 AM - November 13, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive every day and this year Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details. Check out what's new in today's roster update.

Read More - NBA 2K15 Roster Update Details (11-13-14)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 29 - View All
08:20 AM - November 13, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The LeBron 12 is available now in NBA 2K15. Here are some screenshots.

UPDATE: For those asking, you can edit the shoes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 29 - View All
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
10:07 AM - November 12, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive every day and this year Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details. Check out what's new in today's roster update.

Hey All,

Today’s notes:

Updated Latest Lineups

Player Changes
  • Drew Gordon- Updated info
Team Color Adjustments
  • Knicks Accessories White at Home
  • Thunder Road Headbands Black
  • Raptors Home Sleeves Red
  • Kings Alternate Black Arm Sleeve
Player Attribute Adjustments
  • Dirk Nowitzki OVR 89 (+1)- Defensive Rebound +11, Box Out +9, Stand Still Three +7
  • Draymond Green OVR 78 (+1)- Standing Three +8
  • Andrew Bogut OVR 81 (+1)- Pass IQ +12, Post Defense IQ +5
Accessory Updates
  • Drew Gordon- Added Compression Pants
  • Nikola Mirotic- Removed Compression Pants
  • Trey Burke- Added Arm Sleeve
  • Trevor Booker- Added Compression Pants
  • Arron Afflalo- Added Left Rubberband
  • Donald Sloan- Added Compression Pants
  • Jrue Holiday- Added Knee Sleeves
  • Eric Gordon- Added Knee Sleeves
  • Markieff Morris- Low Socks
  • Marcus Morris- Double Medium Socks
Have a great day!

-Mike Stauffer (@2Kstauff)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 29 - View All
08:40 AM - November 12, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the new controls trailer for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of WWE 2K15. For those of you that don't like the new chained wrestling controls, they can be tuned or disabled in the game balancing options.

Game: WWE 2K15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
06:07 PM - November 11, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA sat down with Ryan Santos, one of the biggest sneaker heads in the business, to talk about the process behind the sneakers in NBA Live 15 and much more.

How long does it take to replicate a basketball sneaker in NBA LIVE? Tell us about the full process, from start to finish, concept to completion.

The process starts with us working closely with the footwear brands like Nike, Jordan and adidas to gain access to the shoes before they release. Sometimes we’ll do the scans at their campus or we’ll have shoes sent to us for scanning in-house. We scan the shoes with cameras and run the images through our pipeline to generate highly-detailed 3D models and textures. From there, a number of people work together to make the shoe appear in game, look as real as possible and put them on the correct players. It takes an artist a few days to complete a shoe from scratch.

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
06:04 PM - November 11, 2014. Posted by Cowboy008. Written by Steve Noah


2K has just released another video with three more WWE 2K15 entrances. This one features Mark Henry, Rob Van Dam, and Adrian Neville. The game arrives on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18th.

In case you missed them, we have posted a few links to some of the other entrances that have been released below.

Game: WWE 2K15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
04:05 PM - November 11, 2014. Posted by rockchisler. Written by Steve Noah

The recent PlayStation 4 firmware update has fixed the issue many NBA Live 15 users were having, in regards to halftime and postgame highlights not showing in various modes.

Make sure you update to the latest PlayStation 4 firmware (version 2.02) and let us know what you are seeing.

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
11:50 AM - November 11, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


2K has posted a blog detailing the WWE 2K15 Creation Suite. Unfortunately, they were unable to support new versions of Create-an-Arena, Custom Divas, Create-a-Championship and Story Designer.

They do continue to promote the Superstar Studio, which was detailed about a week ago, with video footage of the process.

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In previous years, we allowed players to change the color threads on the Superstars, as well as edit the attire on a limited amount of Superstars. For WWE 2K15 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, not only will you be able to edit the color threads on the Superstars and Divas, but you will also be able to change their attires! The gear of the Superstars and Divas is constantly changing, and we’ve heard feedback from the fans who want to keep their roster members as up-to-date as possible, which you’ll now be able to do! For example, in WWE 2K15, we have Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins in their Shield attire. With the features in Superstar Studio, you can very quickly update their gear to match what they are currently wearing by changing their in-ring attire, entrance attire and using the Logo Manager to import their logos for their merchandise. It’s an extremely quick and easy process for all of our fans.

Every attire part is given a value in the form of points, and a Superstar can use up to 128 points or 64 layers worth of attire parts. These points are shared between in-ring and entrance attires. Editing both the in-ring and entrance attires has never been easier thanks to a new user interface that allows players to seamlessly switch between them by pressing the trigger buttons. Being able to see both the in-ring and entrance models on the screen at the same time really expedites the entire process.

Game: WWE 2K15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
10:37 AM - November 11, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive every day and this year Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details. Check out what's new in today's roster update.

Hey Everybody!

Sorry for not being able to release an update yesterday, but right back to it with today’s notes! We have a new player to eclipse the 90 OVR mark…

Players Added
  • Drew Gordon (Height mistake, will address in next update)
Attribute Updates

Risers
  • Anthony Davis OVR 90 (+1)- Pass Perception +6, Post Defense IQ +5, Help Defense IQ +4, Offensive Consistency +5
  • Gordon Hayward OVR 82 (+2)- Offensive Consistency +15, Shot IQ +4, On Ball Defense IQ +5, Defensive Consistency +10, Help Defense IQ, Moving Mid Range +5
  • Dennis Schroeder OVR 71 (+1)- Driving Dunk +5
No Change in Overall
  • Dwyane Wade OVR 86 (0)- Pass Vision +2
  • Jabari Parker OVR 77 (0)- Driving Dunk +20
  • Rajon Rondo OVR 87 (0)- Defensive Rebound +13
Fallers
  • Norris Cole OVR 74 (-2)- Offensive consistency -10, Standing Shot Close -9, Moving Shot Close -7, Stand Still Three -5, Pass Vision -5
  • Eric Gordon OVR 76 (-1)- Offensive Consistency -15, Moving Three -6, Standing Three -4
  • Josh Smith OVR 79 (-1)- Shot IQ -15, Standing Three -10, Moving Three -7
Team Color Adjustments
  • 76ers Away Arm Sleeves Red
  • 76ers Alternate Black Socks/Shoes
  • Cavs Home Shoe Colors
  • Jazz Headband Colors adjusted
  • Kings Alternate Arm Sleeve black
  • Magic Headband Colors adjusted
  • Mavs Alternate Socks Black
  • Nuggets Alternate Colors Adjusted
  • Raptors Away Jersey Team Colors Adjusted
Accessory Adjustments
  • John Henson- Added Knee Sleeves
  • Rajon Rondo- Removed Headband
  • Kelly Olynyk- Removed Arm Sleeve
  • Glen Davis- Added Knee Sleeves
  • Chris Paul- Added Compression Pants, Low Socks
  • Paul Millsap- Removed Compression Pants
  • Jeff Teague- Added Handwrap
  • Kyle Korver- Added Knee Pads and High Socks
  • Luol Deng- Removed Arm Sleeve
  • Shabazz Napier- Removed Hex Pads, Medium Socks
  • Norris Cole- Removed Compression Pants, Rubberband
  • Michael Kidd Gilchrist- Added Wrist Wrap
  • DeMarcus Cousins- Added Knee Sleeves
  • Darren Collison- Removed Arm Sleeve
  • Quincy Acy- Added Protective Wristband
  • Cleanthony Early- Switched Arm Sleeve
  • Wesley Johnson- Removed Hex pads
  • Ronnie Price- Removed Arm Sleeve
  • Arron Afflalo- Removed Arm Sleeve, Added Rubberband
  • JJ Hickson- Arm Sleeve Padded, Double Socks
  • Andre Drummond- Added Compression Pants
  • DJ Augustin- Added Arm Sleeve
  • Dwight Howard- Knee Hex Pads
  • Marcus Morris- Double Medium Socks
  • Reggie Jackson- Added Padded Leg Sleeve
  • Jeremy Lamb- Removed Calf Sleeve
  • Zach LaVine- Added Mid Calf Sleeves
  • Shabazz Muhammed- Removed Left Arm Sleeve, Added Hex Pads
  • Festus Ezeli- Removed Hex Pads
  • Brandon Rush- Arm Band Color adjusted
Hope everyone has had a great start to their week!

-Mike Stauffer (@2Kstauff)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 29 - View All
10:28 AM - November 11, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


PES 2015 and a Day One patch are available now, which includes a roster update, new kits, shoes and enhanced faces. Make sure you check out the launch trailer here and the full press release with all of the Day One patch details below.

KONAMI REVEALS PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2015
FULL LIST OF CLUB AND NATIONAL LICENSES, DAY ONE UPDATE


World’s greatest club competitions bolster PES 2015 license rosters;
Day one update adds roster updates, new kits, shoes and enhanced faces

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has revealed the full list of club and national licenses that will feature in the upcoming Pro Evolution Soccer®2015 (“PES 2015”) title – including second-tier teams for the first time and all Brazilian top-flight teams. The publisher also revealed the content of a comprehensive day one update file that adds key new elements to the game.

The cornerstone of PES 2015’s licensed content remains the world’s greatest club competitions - which are exclusive to the series. The game features dedicated modes featuring iconography and branding for Europe’s UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League competitions, while the South American Copa Libertadores returns alongside the new Copa Sudamericana tournament. Asia Champions League is featured once again, rounding off a stellar list of club competitions only available in PES. Each of these licenses represents club football at its highest level, perfectly synchronizing with PES 2015’s ‘The Pitch Is Ours’ mantra, where the game’s development has focused on ensuring the gameplay mimics the ebb and flow of real matches.

PES 2015 also introduces second-tier teams for the first time, with Spanish Liga Adelante represented in its entirety, as is the French Ligue 2. The team rosters have also been extended to English and Italian second-tier teams, albeit not in licensed form but with real players. These supplement the full Dutch Eredivisie, French Ligue 1, Spanish La Liga and Italian top-flight leagues, which are long-standing PES inclusions. The cream of European club sides are also licensed, and include pack star Mario Götze’s Bayern Munich; Portuguese giants FC Porto, Benfica and Sporting SP; and the likes of Anderlecht, Manchester United, Zenit St Petersberg, CSKA Moscow and Galatasaray.

The phenomenal growth of the South American leagues is also well represented, with KONAMI securing the full Argentine Primera Division and 21 Brazilian club teams with official kits.

KONAMI has also prepared a day one download for PES 2015, which will ensure that 93 new kits will appear authentically in the game, while eight (8) more licensed teams have been added including Sparta Praha, FK Partisan, and Maccabi Tel Aviv. Additionally, the Brazil league will have six of its teams (Santos, Internacional, Vasco da Gama, Vitoria, Criciuma, and Chapecoense) updated to include an additional 109 of the athlete’s real names. An additional digital download will be available in December that will add 11 of the athlete’s real names to the roster for Flamengo; the December update will also include yet more teams in other leagues and bolster the stadia roster for the current generation of gaming systems. The day one download will reflect all transfers and loans, and new boots from Puma and Nike will be added. Continuing KONAMI’s dedication to ensure the stars resemble and act like their real life counterparts, the day one update will include over 80 player feature updates as well.

PES 2015 is available now for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft for an SRP $59.99, and for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft for an SRP of $39.99. The PC (digital download version) will be available from November 13 for an SRP of $39.99, coinciding with the global Steam launch of the game.

Game: PES 2015Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
Monday, November 10, 2014
11:48 AM - November 10, 2014. Posted by Honome. Written by Steve Noah

PES 2015 arrives here in North America tomorrow, but there are quite a few sites that have posted their review of the game. Check them out below.

Game: PES 2015Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
10:11 AM - November 10, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


NHL legends are available now, exclusively in NHL 15 Hockey Ultimate Team, check out the new trailer here. The full list of legends include Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Patrick Roy, Ray Bourque, Joe Sakic, Nicklas Lidstrom, Pavel Bure, Eric Lindros, Mike Bossy, Luc Robitaille, Mike Modano, Jari Kurri and Doug Gilmour.

Read the full press release below.

NHL LEGENDS NOW AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN EA SPORTS NHL 15 HOCKEY ULTIMATE TEAM

Your dream NHL lineup is now ready for you to create. Electronic Arts announced that starting today, NHL® Legends are available in NHL 15 Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) for the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One consoles. News on HUT Legends on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be shared soon. With over 8 million games played and 34% player growth from NHL 14 to NHL 15, Hockey Ultimate Team continues to be the most popular mode in the NHL franchise. With NHL Legends, there’s even more reason to play and improve or create the perfect team of superstars from the past and present. Imagine what’s possible when you have current Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby picking up speed through the neutral zone alongside former greats Mario Lemieux and the ‘Russian Rocket’ Pavel Bure, while Ray Bourque patrols your blue line and Patrick Roy mans your goal crease. Each Legend will have their own distinct look, unique attributes, and may be available in Gold Packs.

Throughout the year, NHL 15 will be releasing special edition items to celebrate historic performances and milestones by these Legends. Learn more about these historic NHL moments and limited edition items at our HUT Legends website.


Full List of HUT Legends
  • Wayne Gretzky
    Quite simply the best player to ever lace them up. When you consider that he had more assists (1,963) than anyone had points, it really puts his offensive dominance into perspective. Take control of The Great One, only in Hockey Ultimate Team.
  • Mario Lemieux
    With an unparalleled combination of size, speed and skill, Lemieux was arguably the most physically talented hockey player to ever play the game. Experience why they called him Super Mario.
  • Patrick Roy
    With three Conn Smythe Trophies and the most playoff wins of all-time, it’s not hard to see why many consider Roy the greatest goalie of all time. His impact on the goaltending world can still be felt today, as he popularized the butterfly style used by most goaltenders today.
  • Ray Bourque
    The highest scoring defenseman of all-time threw over 6,000 pucks in the net during his NHL career, with many of those bulging the twine.
  • Joe Sakic
    Burnaby Joe will go down as one of the best players and captains of this generation. He surpassed the 100 point plateau six times in his NHL career and won two Stanley Cup® Championships. Unleash Sakic’s world-class wrist shot on helpless opponents in HUT.
  • Nicklas Lidstrom
    He made it look easy. With extraordinary awareness, stick work and positioning, Lidstrom was dominant on the defensive side of the puck. The seven-time Norris Trophy winner would be a perfect fit for any team.
  • Pavel Bure
    When Bure was on the ice, it looked like a video game. It wasn’t just his explosiveness that separated him from the rest; it was his ability to pull off high-skill plays at incredible speed that made him almost impossible to stop.
  • Eric Lindros
    For a period of time in the 1990’s Eric Lindros was the most physically dominant player in the NHL. At 6’4” and 240 pounds, ‘The Big E’ could punish you on the ice and the scoreboard.
  • Mike Bossy
    During his era, Bossy was the best pure goal scorer the NHL had ever seen. He is the fastest player to score 100 goals and is still the record holder for most goals-per-game.
  • Luc Robitaille
    Lucky Luc wasn’t the fastest skater or the most gifted player on the ice, but he always had a knack for being in the right spot at the right time. He still stands as the NHL’s highest scoring left winger of all-time.
  • Mike Modano
    Drafted 1st overall in 1988 by the Minnesota North Stars, Modano lived up to the hype. He was one of the best skaters of his time and a prolific goal scorer – finishing his career as the highest scoring American-born player in NHL history.
  • Jari Kurri
    Kurri was an integral part of the Edmonton Oilers dynasty in the 1980’s and was known as Gretzky’s right-hand man. He finished his career as the highest scoring European player in NHL history with 601 goals and 797 assists.
  • Doug Gilmour
    A fan favorite wherever he played, Gilmour was nicknamed ‘Killer’ because of his physical style of play despite his small stature. He played a complete game and is a perfect fit anywhere in your HUT lineup.

Game: NHL 15Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
Sunday, November 9, 2014
11:59 AM - November 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.


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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Sports / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All