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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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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
12:27 PM - April 12, 2016. Posted by aholbert32. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports UFC 2 patch 1.05 and content update #2 is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One fans, weighing in at just over 1 GB. The update adds 2 new fighters, Patrick Cote and Louis Smolka, as well as updates to UFC Ultimate Team and improvements to gameplay.

While Geoff Harrower, A.K.A. GameplayDevUFC, gave us plenty of details before the patch released today, full details can be seen below.

GAME MODE UPDATES
All-New Item Exchange: A brand new way for you to get more powerful items in UFC Ultimate Team. Exchange five (5) items in your Collection for a brand new random item that is a level higher. Exchange better items for a higher chance of getting rare fighter showcase moves items.
  • Added the ability to edit a created fighter's appearance at any time in Ultimate Team and Career Mode.
  • Added the display of the winning move, the player’s best move and the opponent’s best move after an Ultimate Team fight in the post-fight menu.
  • Added the ability to view more details about the fighters in Live Event fights.
GAMEPLAY UPDATES
  • Strike Intercept: Strikes landed within the opponent’s initial wind up phase of a strike will halt them from completing their strike.
  • Stockton Slap – 209 move added.
  • If a parry is mistimed, the block is not activated automatically.
  • Reduced speed of clinch attempts.
  • Improved AI logic for submissions and game plans.
  • Elbows and Punches in Muay Thai Clinch cannot intercept transition attempts.
  • Swaying away from the opponent will put the fighter at risk for higher body damage.
  • Bottom fighter is given Grapple Advantage after escaping finish the fight into back side.
  • Increased grapple advantage is given to bottom fighter while top fighter strikes in side control
  • Made the bottom fighter’s transition to side control from back side uninterruptible by strikes
  • In sprawl, the bottom fighter will now slowly accumulate grapple advantage, making escapes easier the longer they are held in that position.
  • Tuned damage on uppercut combos.
  • Clinch and Takedown attempts punish more when denied.
  • Updated Attribute/Perks/Moves for various fighters.
Source - EA Sports

Game: EA Sports UFC 2Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
10:53 AM - April 12, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The R.B.I. Baseball 16 opening day roster update is available now, welcoming in Trevor Story, Tyler Wesley Naquin, Colin Walsh and many more. The game is available on PC (Steam $19.99) Xbox One ($19.99), Android ($4.99) and iOS ($4.99) and PlayStation 4 ($19.99).

Game: R.B.I. Baseball 16Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / Android / iOS / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Monday, April 11, 2016
12:26 PM - April 11, 2016. Posted by aholbert32. Written by Steve Noah

Geoff Harrower, A.K.A. GameplayDevUFC, has been posting quite a few details on the upcoming EA Sports UFC 2 patch on his Twitter page over the past few days. While no date for the patch has been revealed, he has posted quite a few nuggets. Check out some of them below and let us know what you think!
  • Updated Attribute/Perks/Movesets for various fighters
  • AI logic, submission and game plan tuning
  • Reduced damage on consecutive uppercut combos
  • When two opposing strikes land in quick succession, the 1st will take power off the 2nd
  • New strike intercept framework. #stoppingpower #longlivethejab #shutdownspinning**** #timingiseverything
  • Swaying away from the opponent will put the fighter at risk for higher body damage
  • If a parry is mistimed, block will no longer be activated automatically
  • And to maintain balance, submissions from bottom guard have been made a little harder to pull off as well
  • Made passing guard from postured down position more difficult
  • Increased grapple advantage given to bottom fighter while top fighter strikes in side control
  • The bottom fighter’s transition to side control from back side will no longer be interrupted by strikes
  • Bottom fighter is now given grapple advantage after escaping finish the fight into back side control
  • In sprawl, the bottom fighter will now slowly accumulate grapple advantage
  • Elbows and punches in muay thai clinch will no longer interrupt transition attempts
  • Fixed a bug where early or pre-emptive standing TD denials didn't punish stamina on the fighter who was denied
  • Getting your clinch attempt denied will now incur a much larger stamina penalty
  • Clinch attempts will be reduced in speed, making them easier to deny
  • Diaz Brothers now have the Stockton Slap.
  • Plus AI improvements.

Game: EA Sports UFC 2Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
04:40 AM - April 11, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The recently closed Evolution Studios, the developer team behind Driveclub, MotorStorm and World Rally Championship, have joined forces with Codemasters, making it the world's largest racing-focused games company.

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We have very exciting news today. We’re delighted to announce that on the 25th April, Codemasters will be expanding its portfolio of studios to include the highly-respected and very talented team from Evolution Studios.

Why are we so excited? Well, that should be pretty obvious! Over the last 30 years, Codemasters and Evolution Studios have created some of the most successful racing franchises in the industry, including GRID®, DiRT®, DRIVECLUB and MotorStorm. This expansion will not only see us gain a wealth of racing expertise and skill, but it’ll take Codemasters to the next level as the world’s largest racing-focused games company. With phenomenal racing DNA on both sides, we hope that gamers out there are excited to see what we do next – as are all of us here at Codies.

We’re also delighted that Mick Hocking – formerly of Evolution Studios – will be taking the position of VP Product Development at Codemasters; a role which will see him responsible for all of the company’s studios – including the addition of the now multi-platform Evolution team in Cheshire.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 3 - View All
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Saturday, April 9, 2016
01:01 PM - April 9, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

MLB The Show 16 represents another year forward for a series that knows its many strengths and continues to build on them but may not be doing enough to bolster its areas of weakness. All the while a new issue has emerged in recent days with crippling server drag being felt throughout all the menus severely hampering the experience for all consumers. This review roundtable panel discussion on MLB The Show 16 extensively covers gameplay, graphics, Road to the Show, Franchise, Diamond Dynasty, and much more!

Joining us this week:Run Time: 1 Hour, 36 Minutes


Game: MLB The Show 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 17 - View All
Friday, April 8, 2016
09:45 PM - April 8, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The third OOTP 17 patch (version number 17.6.46) is available for users that purchased the game directly from the OOTP website or from official resellers. For those of you that purchased on Steam or the AppStore, it should be available in the next few days. Check out the details of the patch below.
  • Improved 2016 MLB roster sets (need to start new game for changes to apply)
  • Added a run differential column to the expanded league standings
  • Updated the historical databases (error corrections) and fixed some issues with the historical minor league import functions
  • Improved 3D ball flight on home runs (you can now see where the ball lands in the stands)
  • Fixed game setup page functions "Reset all team logos", "Reset all caps textures", "Reset all jersey textures"
  • Fixed "minutes played" counter on database info page
  • Fixed a problem with scouting league selection randomly changin when playing with relative ratings enabled
  • Fixed some rare crash issues while playing out games
  • Fixed several small bugs and cosmetic issues
Update Info: To apply the update, simply download the setup file and install it over your current installation. There is no need to uninstall or unlicense your current copy! However, you should quit the game before installing it, of course. updates always contain all the changes from previous updates. Saved games are compatible between different versions.

Source - OOTP

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 17Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Mac / PCVotes: 1 - View All
09:37 PM - April 8, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA has released another NBA Live 16 roster update, check out the blog here, along with the official spreadsheet with all of the changes.

Top Players
  • Steph Curry -1 (Overall 96)
  • Kawhi Leonard (Overall 95)
  • DeMarcus Cousins +1 (Overall 94)
  • Russell Westbrook (Overall 93)
  • LeBron James -1 (Overall 92)
  • Chris Paul (Overall 92)
Most Improved Player
  • J.J. Barea +2 (Overall 79)
Player Accessory Updates
  • Alan Williams - Shoes: LeBron soldier
  • Andrew Goudelock - Shoes: Nike Zoom Hyper Rev
  • Austin Rivers - Shoes: Adidas Dame 1
  • Axel Toupane - Add 3/4 leggings. Shoes: Kobe X
  • Cory Joseph - Shoes: Kyrie 1
  • Dion Waiters - Shoes: Kobe X
  • Iman Shumpert - Shoes: Adidas Crazy 8
  • John Wall - Shoes: Jordan 13
  • Jordan Clarkson - Shoes: Jordan 7
  • Jordan Farmar - Add 3/4 leggings. Left shooting sleeve w/ pad. Shoes: UA Micro G low
  • Kevin Seraphin - Left shooting sleeve
  • Marcus Morris - Shoes: LeBron Lionheart team
  • Myles Turner - Shoes: Jordan IV
  • Sean Kilpatrick - Left rubberband. Shoes: Kyrie 1
  • Seth Curry - Add 3/4 leggings, Shoes: UA Micro G high
  • Tim Frazier - Add 3/4 leggings. Shoes: Adidas Dame 1
  • Willie Reed - Shoes: Kobe X team. Add 3/4 leggings, right padded shooting sleeve. Rubberbands L&R

Game: NBA Live 16Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All

Due to the ongoing server issues with MLB The Show 16, SCEA will issue fans 5,000 stubs and 10 standard packs, acknowledging the frustration from owners. The stubs and packs will be delivered in waves, so if you aren't seeing them yet, please be patient. They should show up before Tuesday, April 12.

For those of you that have opened packs, let us know what you got!

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Every season, there’s nothing we look forward to more than finally getting a new version of MLB The Show into our fans’ hands. We spend our offseason striving to make the best baseball game possible, aided by an amazing community that buoys us with their support and terrific feedback.

The Show 16 is the culmination of all of that, a labor of love for all of us, and while we’re proud of everything we put in the package this year, our initial online experience has been inconsistent.

We apologize that the excitement of launch and the start of the season has been soured by these issues. Our team is taking every step necessary and working around the clock to stabilize our online servers as soon as possible.

In acknowledgment of the frustration these issues have caused, if you’ve played The Show 16 while connected to PlayStation Network before 1 pm PDT, Friday, April 8, we’re adding 5,000 stubs and 10 standard packs to your account. Stubs will show up automatically by Tuesday, April 12; no redemption required. Packs can be accessed in the “Open Packs” section by Tuesday, April 12 (via “Main Menu > My Locker > Inventory > Open Packs”).

To those of you who’ve reached out to us during this week, and to the many more who we haven’t heard from but who may have been affected, we extend our endless thanks and appreciation for your patience and ongoing support.

Game: MLB The Show 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 17 - View All
02:57 PM - April 8, 2016. Posted by Flaxseed Oil. Written by Steve Noah

SCEA has just released MLB The Show 16 patch 1.02. This post will get updated when we get the details.

UPDATE: Here are the details.
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  • Online gameplay softlock addressed: the game will no longer get into a pickoff state when a pitch is in flight or when a ball is in play.
  • Extensive work has been done to address the "Challenge failed" issue on PS4.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would soft lock (freeze) while a user on offense calls a timeout, as a user on defense attempts to pick off a runner on 1st.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would soft lock (freeze) when attempting to access Pitcher Attributes during an at bat with the score bar display option turned off.
  • Accounts in PS EU territories should now be able to purchase Stubs within game.
We will continue to work diligently on addressing other bugs and issues in the most expeditious way possible. Thank you all for your dedication and patience.

Game: MLB The Show 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 17 - View All
07:28 AM - April 8, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Mercedes AMG GT3 is scheduled to arrive on April 15, free for Project CARS owners.

Game: Project CARSReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Thursday, April 7, 2016
06:21 PM - April 7, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


505 Games and Kunos Simulazioni have just released their latest console trailer for Assetto Corsa, which is scheduled to arrive on June 7 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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Made with real manufacturer data and telemetry, the game provides pure driving realism in every area, from bespoke handling, to precision physics, to nearly 100 cars in meticulous detail.

Drive dream cars from leading manufacturers on laser scanned real tracks, in the most realistic racing simulation there is.

Game: Assetto CorsaHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
05:12 PM - April 7, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

SCEA has just announced they will be restarting the MLB The Show 16 servers in just a few more minutes. They are approximating an hour of downtime.

Let's hope the servers have improved dramatically after the update has completed. There have been complaints since launch and haven't been getting much better based off of feedback from Twitter and our community.

Game: MLB The Show 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 17 - View All

EA is giving you a chance to win some prizes in their EA Sports UFC 2 Create a Fighter contest. Create your fighter and follow the directions below to qualify. Good luck!
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  • Submit your created fighters to ufc2contest@gmail.com
  • We will upload the Top 10 submissions to the EA SPORTS UFC Facebook page on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Fans can vote for their favorite submission(s) by hitting LIKE and/or SHARE until April 18, 2016 @ 10:00am PT.
  • We will upload the Top 5 voted submissions for a final round of voting on April 18, 2016. This final round of voting will take place from April 18 – April 25, 2016. Cast your vote by once again hitting LIKE and/or SHARE.
  • The submission with the most LIKES & SHARES in the final round of voting will take home our 1st Place Prize. Final round voting ends April 25, 2016 @ 1:00pm PT.
*EA SPORTS reserves the right to not upload or remove an image submitted at any time if we consider it unsportsmanlike.

Check out the prizes below.

1st Place Prize:
  • EA SPORTS UFC 2 Prize Pack
    • Choice of an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 console
    • Copies of EA SPORTS UFC 2, FIFA 16, Madden NFL 16, NBA LIVE 16, NHL 16, and Rory Mcilroy PGA Tour.
  • Signed Ronda Rousey glove
  • UFC Ultimate Team Content
    • 10 Premium Packs

Nine Runner-Up Prizes:
  • UFC Ultimate Team Content
    • 10 Premium Packs

Game: EA Sports UFC 2Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

MkElite from YouTube has modded NBA 2K16 to include NBA players as cheerleaders. The result is hilarious. Make sure you watch the full video here and post your thoughts.

UPDATE: Follow him on Twitter!

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 42 - View All