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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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Monday, January 30, 2017
11:14 PM - January 30, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K17 patch 1.08 is available now on the PlayStation 4. Once we confirm it is available on the Xbox One, we will update this post.

UPDATE: The patch is available now for Xbox One (2.7 GB)

UPDATE #2: Just got clarification, for those asking, 1.09 on PS4 is essentially patch 8.

Check out the patch notes below.

GENERAL
  • Fixed an issue that would cause some users to sit on the team logo screen during startup for an extended period of time.
  • Corrected a case where users were able to upgrade their MyPLAYER outside of the constraints of their selected archetype.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing offensive strategies from running properly during gameplay.
  • Difficulty level for MyTEAM Play With Friends games has been changed to All-Star.
  • Fixed a case where some Grand Badges were incorrectly negating the effectiveness of other Grand Badges they should not have.
  • Addressed a hang that could occur during a Park After Dark event when leaving and re-entering the event.
  • Fixed a case where certain users would not appear in a MyCOURT owner’s “In MyCOURT” list, making it impossible for the court owner to kick them from the court.
  • In MyPARK, users will now have the default camera settings for their chosen camera angle, and will still be able to select the camera of their choosing.
  • MyPLAYERs are now able to attain an overall rating of 99.
NOTE: All patch fixes will work in your existing game mode saves unless noted otherwise.

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All
Sunday, January 29, 2017
10:58 AM - January 29, 2017. 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.


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Saturday, January 28, 2017
07:41 PM - January 28, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K has updated the NBA All-Star teams in NBA 2K17 with plans on updating the actual court prior to the game, scheduled on February 19 in New Orleans.

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All
01:57 PM - January 28, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The R.B.I. Baseball 17 cover athlete is Corey Seager, scheduled to arrive in the spring for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 ($19.99) and mobile devices ($4.99).
  • Accessible, Fast-paced, Fun: Play a full nine-inning game in under 20 minutes with easy-to-use two button controls.
  • Awesome Game Modes: Season, Postseason, Exhibition and Online and Local Multiplayer, including season saving and siming capabilities.
  • Authentic MLB Experience: Play with all 30 MLB teams, 30 detailed ballparks and over 1,000 MLB Players with detailed attributes.
  • Your Team, Your Way: Modify your lineup with complete MLB rosters or play classic R.B.I baseball rosters. Stay current with downloadable roster updates throughout the 2017 season.
  • Stats: Track your season stats by team, player and league leaders across multiple seasons.

Game: R.B.I. Baseball 17Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOS / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
11:03 AM - January 28, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Daniel Lingen, Sr. Manager at EA, tweeted a #SKATE 4 hashtag early this morning. Is this a sign of things to come or is this some sort of cruel joke?

Skate 3 released on May 11, 2010 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and more recently released on Xbox One’s backward compatibility program on November 10, 2016. EA also plans to release Skate 3 on EA Access later this year.

Is Skate 4 something you are interested in? Post your thoughts on the rumor.

UPDATE: (1-31) In today's Electronic Arts Q3 2017 earnings conference call, CEO Andrew Wilson stated, EA is "not presently making Skate 4".

Source - Evil Source Gaming

Platform: 3DS
Friday, January 27, 2017
09:47 PM - January 27, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The official Madden NFL 17 roster update for the Super Bowl is available now. These weekly roster updates include changes to player ratings, depth charts, and injuries for all 32 teams.

You can check all of the changes here. We've listed some of the changes below.

GOING UP
  • Julio Jones +1 (Overall 98)
  • Tom Brady +1 (Overall 95)
  • Matt Ryan +3 (Overall 95)
  • Ryan Schraeder +1 (Overall 87)
  • Logan Ryan +1 (Overall 85)
  • Matthew Stafford +1 (Overall 85)
  • Kirk Cousins +2 (Overall 84)
  • Shaq Mason +1 (Overall 84)
  • Ricardo Allen +1 (Overall 82)
  • Chris Hogan +2 (Overall 82)
  • Mohamed Sanu Sr. +2 (Overall 82)
  • DeAngelo Williams +1 (Overall 82)
  • Ryan Tannehill +1 (Overall 81)
  • Lawrence Timmons +1 (Overall 80)
GOING DOWN
  • Antonio Brown -1 (Overall 97)
  • David Bakhtiari -1 (Overall 90)
  • Dont'a Hightower -2 (Overall 87)
  • LeGarrette Blount -1 (Overall 86)
  • Morgan Burnett -1 (Overall 85)
  • Andy Levitre -1 (Overall 84)
  • Nick Perry -1 (Overall 84)
  • Morris Claiborne -1 (Overall 83)
  • Ha Ha Clinton Dix -1 (Overall 83)
  • Aaron Ripkowski -1 (Overall 83)
  • Corey Linsley -3 (Overall 82)
  • Clay Matthews -1 (Overall 82)
  • Mike Mitchell -1 (Overall 82)
  • Teddy Bridgewater -1 (Overall 80)
  • Ryan Shazier -1 (Overall 80)

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
05:38 PM - January 27, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Steep patch 1.04 is available now adding quite a few new features, improvements and bug fixes. Check out the full details below.

NEW FEATURES
  • Welcome Dashboard - Displays the most important in-game news and suggests content for players’ current game session.
  • Live Page – Provides more info on the Steep World Tour and current series going on, as well as which Community Challenges are available to play.
  • Steep World Tour – A recurring competitive tournament open to all Steep players. Check out the Live Page for more details, including tournament phase and ranking information.
  • Community Challenges – Challenges made by the Community, for the Community! Selected trail challenges created by the community will be highlighted and made available to all players as a Community Challenge to beat. Look for them in the new Live Page!
  • New Customization Items – Shhh… they’re a surprise! More will be revealed in due time.
  • Director Mode – Provides more freedom and Replay Mode options (such as camera types and ambiance) for players to get even more creative in their replay videos.
  • Hide HUD – And last but not least (and because you asked for it!)… You now have the option to hide the HUD while riding or creating replay videos. You can toggle the HUD display by going into OPTIONS -> VIDEO.
IMPROVEMENTS
  • G-force System
    We’ve improved the G-force system to make its function clearer and more accurate. Some riders expressed confusion concerning how/why they would fall while riding. The biggest hits will now activate the black-and-white dizziness state rather than triggering a fall, as was previously the case. The next hit, however, will trigger a fall.
  • New Jump Behavior
    The jumping system has been improved in order to make jumping more accurate. We noticed that certain complex logical sequences sometimes prevented players from being able to jump. This is no longer the case: when pressing the jump button, riders now actually jump!
  • Character Barks are heard less often, as requested by the community.
  • Mountain View Display has been improved. Now, only activities from the highlighted region appear, as requested by the community.
  • Music Track no longer changes when retrying a challenge. Instead, the same track is played again, as requested by players.
  • Display of Players’ Icons has been improved with increased visibility.
  • Challenge Ghosts are now tracked more efficiently in order to better monitor challenges for potential cheating.

BUGS FIXED
  • Players remain visible at more than 1000 meters.
  • Some crashes occur.
  • Players remain stuck on small hills while trying to ride forward.
  • Riders spawn into a rock after teleporting to Butterfly Challenge.
  • Memorable Moment "1st Daily", "1st Weekly", and "1st All Time" needed for 100% completion of the game.
  • First snowboard push-off is stronger than skiing (not intended behavior). Fixed per community request.
  • "NEW" message appears on several already completed Challenges, Mountain Stories, and Legendary Quests.
  • The score displayed on the challenge panel is not the one from the ghost played.
  • The subtitles of the 'Winter Wonderland' Mountain Story inaccurately refers to the “Atacma” desert instead of the correct “Atacama”.
  • The Friends Leaderboard displays inconsistent ranking information when you have less than 3 friends.
  • Info Panel score resets to its default setting when joining a group, even though the player has already completed the challenge.
  • The character will remain in a standing position when the installation of the game is completed during a ride.
  • A non-functioning "Medals" button appears on the challenge menu after sharing a private challenge.
  • When playing a challenge with a logo, the next played private challenge will also display the logo.
  • Mountain Story Barbegazi Ski Orienteering ("Find the BARBEGAZI") objective won't update on the Quest Info Panel if doing clue #2 before clue #1.
  • Mountain Story LE GROS ROGNON DU GEANT can only be completed only after hitting the iceberg at the end of the race.
  • Teleport to another player in the player's group does not work.
  • The Memorable Moment "Score more than 1,000 Freeride points in one ride" does not trigger when the player reaches the required score.
  • When selecting a challenge or quest from the Progress Menu while the character is in fixed view, the player can see outside of the world.
  • The message "You are close enough to unlock a Drop Zone" pops up after discovering a new Drop Zone.
  • The Objectives panel of two Mountain Stories continues to display in Mountain View even after completion (“Mountain Scraper” in Switzerland, “Bird of Prey” in Mont Blanc).
  • For a few Mountain Stories, when the player selects it from the Progress Menu he/she is spawned on an incorrect challenge.
  • [XB1] Low fps in game while in a 4-person coop session.
  • [XB1] All challenges completed during onboarding will lose their scores after finishing the onboarding.
  • Wrong rules are displayed for Snow Snake Challenge.
  • Icons and panels flicker when the player moves the RS button on the menu after switching between "Rider Tab" or "Profile" and "Progress Menu".
  • A second helmet is attached to the backpack when a wingsuit costume is equipped while the wingsuit helmet/ backpack sub-menus are selected.
  • The sound becomes briefly corrupted when the user opens the Sports wheel or changes the camera.
  • The "GoPro Be a HERO" writing on the paraglide starts flickering when the character swings.
  • The "Black and Orange Snowboard Shoes" appear two times in the shop.
  • Transporting to a challenge does not occur when selecting it from the "Progress Menu" if the menu was opened while the binoculars were equipped.
  • The objective to "Create Challenge" in the onboarding can be validated if the user presses d-pad left and moves the cursor on a trail challenge.
  • Slightly glitchy clouds at night during "Say Hi!" Challenge.
  • The strong coop session icon appears for a user that's not in the party, under certain circumstances.
  • The player will lose the ability to change or play any sport after manually entering ragdoll state inside the wicker basket of a hot air balloon.
  • [PC] Removed possibility to jump with LT/L2
  • [PC] Fixed narrator in the Benchmark.
  • [PC] Fixed several incorrect line breakers in text.
  • [PC] Fixed aliasing on the Steam Controller feedback icons and recolored them in black/white style like for all other icons.
  • [PC] Fixed accuracy of the head tracking using eye tracking.
  • [PC] Changed speed of "Zoom at gaze" using eye tracking.
  • [PC] Fixed disconnection of the "Extended View" feature after changing display mode using eye tracking.
  • [PC] Fixed several crashes.
  • Minor display issues - Thanks for reading this far and see you on the mountain!

Game: SteepHype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
01:06 PM - January 27, 2017. Posted by HustlinOwl. Written by Steve Noah

Sony Interactive Entertainment San Diego has just released another MLB The Show 17 video featuring a mocap with cover athlete Ken Griffey Jr. The short video includes some voice over work, hinting at some sort of inclusion for the game and a few other tidbits.

Check it out and post your thoughts.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 18 - View All
12:46 PM - January 27, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

HB Studios have released The Golf Club VR patch 1.08, check out the full details below. Currently the game is only available on PC via Steam, compatible with the HTC Vive.

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Lots of changes this week with the new TGCVR patch. We have added two new features that we’re excited to start getting feedback on. In this update you will now be able to use the Pro Tee Simulator to take various shots from one location with ease. We are also welcoming the addition of drivable golf carts! In addition to these two new features we have also added a couple small things to improve the quality of your experience.

New and Updated Features

Pro Tee
In the lighthouse on Tutorial Island, there is now a Pro Tee Simulators open for use. With this addition you can now take shots from various driving, chipping and putting locations to hone your golf skills all while staying put.

Golf Carts
If you find a golf cart on a course, chances are you can now get in it and burn around. By teleporting to the driver seat of the cart you are locked in and ready to go. Using the touch pad to steer and trigger to gas, you now have the freedom to explore each course like never before.

Controller Callouts
To help out with new users and keep the games controls fresh in everyone’s minds. We have added UI callouts to the controller labeling each buttons action. These can be turned off at any time through the gameplay settings.

Club Offset for Custom Peripherals
In gameplay setting you now have a slider available to you that will allow you to adjust how the clubs line up with the controller. This addition allows you to reposition the club to fit the offset of various peripherals that we have seen the community present to us.

Situational Club Suggestions
Before each shot you will notice a club in your golf bag with a green highlight. This is the club suggestion based on the current lie and your performance with each individual club. The more you play the better the club suggestions will be. This feature can be disabled in the gameplay settings.

Rival Beacons
Locating and navigating to an opponents ball has been a challenge to date, especially when trying to play live-asynchronous multiplayer with a friend. Now simply holding telepointer button (right on the trackpad) for a moment will display a beacon above each of your Rival opponents balls. To teleport directly to an opponents ball, simply aim the telepointer at the beacon and release the trackpad. This will make playing a structured round of golf with your buddies a much smoother experience.

Game: The Golf Club VRHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
08:05 AM - January 27, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

With spring training right around the corner baseball is about to be back on the minds of many. It’s also the time of year when the changes that the upcoming MLB The Show game will be sold on start to be revealed. The first wave of information just hit with hints at some big new features and improvements for MLB The Show 17. News on everything from gameplay, presentation, and graphics to the big three modes are discussed in this episode of the Press Row Podcast.

Joining us this week:

Game: Press Row PodcastReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 1 - View All
Thursday, January 26, 2017
02:06 PM - January 26, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Deep Silver and Codemasters have just announced the first major DiRT iteration in five years with DiRT 4. The game is scheduled to arrive on June 6 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Watch the trailer here and view plenty of screenshots here.

Check out the official press release below, including the key features in the game.

You can read more about the game at Codemasters and PlayStation.

DiRT® 4™ CRASHES ONTO CONSOLES ON JUNE 6: BIGGER, BOLDER & BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE

THE MULTI-MILLION BEST-SELLING OFF-ROAD FRANCHISE RETURNS WITH BUGGIES, TRUCKS, RALLY, RALLYCROSS AND A GAME CHANGER FOR RACING

Codemasters & Deep Silver today announced that DiRT® 4™ will fearlessly race to the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC on June 6, 2017. Hot on the heels of 2016’s critically and commercially successful DiRT Rally®, DiRT 4 takes the passion and authenticity of off-road racing to the next level and also reintroduces gamers to white knuckle truck and buggy racing in Landrush. You can watch the announcement trailer now at http://www.dirt4game.com.

DiRT 4 sports an all-new system called Your Stage; an innovative rally route creation tool that allows you to produce a near infinite number of unique stages at the touch of a button. Choosing your location and setting the route parameters , Your Stage does the hard work to create a unique rally stage that you can race, share with your friends and then challenge them to beat your time. Your Stage allows experienced rally players to create longer, more technical routes, whilst newcomers can create simpler shorter routes as they hone their skills.

Globally renowned for delivering premium quality, authentic and fun racing games, Codemasters is once more bringing its talent and experience to the world of off-road driving. With DiRT 4, the team have sought to combine the levels of thrill and realism from last year’s DiRT Rally with the fearless excitement, accessibility and adrenalin-fueled contests previously seen in its critically acclaimed prequels DiRT 2 and DiRT 3.

Featuring classic rally racing that continues to build on the foundations set by the Colin McRae Rally games, the bruising contests from the official FIA World Rallycross Championship, the crazy battles of racing trucks and buggies, and the outrageous fun of open events in Joyride, players will face the challenges from as far apart as Australia, Spain and California in a truly global sport.

DiRT 4 challenges you to “Be Fearless” by capturing the thrill, emotion and passion of off-road racing. It recreates the heady mix of adrenalin and fear that comes from powering around a blind bend and the rush you feel going for a last ditch overtake when there’s not enough room on the final lap of a race. Off-road racing is about more than perfect cornering, it’s about heart-pounding, split-section decision making where bravery brings reward.

Key Features
  • OVER 50 OF THE MOST BREATH-TAKING OFF-ROAD CARS EVER BUILT – Including Ford Fiesta R5, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, Subaru WRX STI NR4 and Audi Sport quattro S1 E2
  • 5 INCREDIBLE RALLY LOCATIONS WITH MILLIONS OF ROUTES – Australia, Spain, Michigan, Sweden & Wales
  • THE OFFICIAL GAME OF THE FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – Race at Montalegre, Lohéac Bretagne, Hell, Holjes & Lydden Hill in a multitude of different series
  • LANDRUSH – Short-course dirt track racing in Pro Buggies, Pro-2 Trucks, Pro-4 Trucks and Crosskart vehicles in California, Nevada and Mexico
  • JOYRIDE - Laptime challenges, smash challenges, free-play area and send challenges to friends
  • DiRT ACADEMY – Taking place at the DirtFish Rally School in Washington, USA, learn the skills, techniques and practice to become the best!
  • CAREER MODE – create your driver, compete across the disciplines, gain sponsors and build your team with clear goals and rewards
  • COMPETITIVE GAMING – Daily, weekly and month-long challenges against fellow players from around the world
  • NEXT GENERATION OF RACENET – Live ladder, leagues and tournaments, cross-platform leaderboards, enhanced CREST telemetry system
  • TUNING – Tweak your set-up based on vehicle, track and weather conditions to best suit your racing style
  • DAMAGE & REPAIRS – Wear and tear is faithfully recreated with an improved and realistic damage model. Damage can be repaired by hiring engineers to work in the team’s Service Area between stages but with a finite amount of time available.

Game: DiRT 4Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
01:28 PM - January 26, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA has just released NHL 17 patch 3.1, which fixes a few issues from patch 3, released last week.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Be A Pro and Franchise Modes to crash at the end of the season
  • Fixed an issue that prevented HUT Contracts from refreshing in Competitive Seasons
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in negative points for a win in HUT Competitive Seasons
  • Fixed an issue with Willie Mitchell's Outdoor Classic Set Master item. It is now back to it's original art and will refresh.
  • Fixed CCM Extreme Flex Pro 3 Blocker.

Game: NHL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All

MXGP3 is scheduled to arrive this spring, rebuilt from the ground up, with Unreal Engine 4. Watch the teaser trailer here.

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The complete season of MXGP 2016, including MXoN, is just the tip of the iceberg: gameplay and physics improvements, along with brand new and gorgeous graphics, will assure you a complete immersion in the MXGP world. Dynamic weather, high resolution terrain deformation, updated physics are just some of the features that will make #MXGP3 MORE THAN REAL.

Game: MXGP 3Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
08:50 PM - January 24, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Xbox Live Gold members are scheduled to receive 4 more games in the month of February, as part of the Games with Gold program. Project CARS is one of the games included, arriving on February 16 through March 15.

Other games included for the month of February include Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime on Xbox One, along with Monkey Island 2: Special Edition and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for Xbox 360.

Game: Project CARSReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Sunday, January 22, 2017