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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, October 10, 2014
06:56 AM - October 10, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

XboxAchievements have posted the achievement list for NBA Live 15. Not many have changed from last year. We have listed a few of them below, take a look at the full list here.
  • Big Spender - 35
    Buy a player with an overall rating of 90 or higher on auction in NBA LIVE Ultimate Team
  • Phenom - 35
    Win the MVP in Rising Star Mode
  • Never Any Doubt - 35
    Win the game after being down by 30 or more in the second half in a single player game

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 43 - View All
Thursday, October 9, 2014
08:31 PM - October 9, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


PES 2015 will include the voice talents of Brazilian soccer announcers Silvio Luiz and Mauro Beting calling the action in their native Portuguese, when the game is released in November. Check out the latest trailer here.

Read the full press release below.

KONAMI CONFIRMS BRAZILIAN ANNOUNCERS AND NEW TRAILER FOR PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER®2015 AT BRASIL GAME SHOW

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced at Brasil Game Show that Pro Evolution Soccer®2015 will include the voice talents of renowned Brazilian soccer announcers Silvio Luiz and Mauro Beting calling the action in their native Portuguese when the game is released worldwide in November 2014. Konami also announced a new trailer that features the top 21 Brazilian club teams. The trailer debuts today at Brasil Game Show in São Paolo, which runs from Oct. 9-12.

Konami will be exhibiting at the show in Booth #PO1.

The new Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 trailer, featuring Brazilian league teams and players, can be viewed here.

“PES captures the realism of soccer like no other video game on the market, and we continue to do this through signature elements like the legendary Brazilian commentary team for Portuguese PES players throughout the world,” said Tomohiro Uesugi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “With our latest trailer, we’re giving Brazilian console game players, and those throughout the rest of the world, another reason to celebrate the incredible experience.”

Serving as the distinctive Portuguese voices of the PES series since 2011, Silvio Luiz – known for his work as a radio and television host and as a soccer referee – and Mauro Beting – known for his work on radio and as a journalist and book author – once again bring their experience to Konami’s premier soccer video game.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 includes notable soccer announcers from throughout the world based on the chosen language of PES players. Konami will announce broadcast voice talent for other regions prior to the game’s November release.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 will be released in the Americas in November 2014 for $59.99 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The title is the first in the series to make an appearance on the new wave of console hardware. Additionally, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC (digital download version) will be available for $39.99.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015, winner of several key awards this year, sees a true return to its core values of total / super responsive controls and renowned gameplay, where the user has unrestricted control over how they play. KONAMI has completely reworked numerous gameplay elements to ensure every pass, shot or off-the-ball run is finely balanced to give maximum player satisfaction within Pro Evolution Soccer 2015’s on-field action.

Game: PES 2015Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
08:14 PM - October 9, 2014. Posted by TheTruth. Written by Steve Noah

A new patch for The Golf Club is available now for Xbox One users. Below are the details, just in case you missed them. The patch should arrive soon for PlayStation 4 users.

Extensive Network Interfacing Improvements
  • Improving speed when connecting to servers and stopping time outs.
  • Prevent bootflow network disconnect message from advancing to main.
Several Memory Leak Issues
  • Improved stability.
  • Improved frame rate.
  • Course Saving error after a few hours of play – fixed.
  • Fixed crash that could occur if the user stayed on a certain screens for an extended period of time.
Latest Xbox One SDK implemented
  • This fixed issues with blocky Terrain Editing within course designer.
Improved Performance
  • Optimizations, to improve frame rate.
Turn Based Multi-Player
  • Sped up, so users are now not waiting 10 seconds between shots.
  • Fixed multiple issues where it would get sometimes get stuck mid round.
Greg Norman Course Designer
  • Fixed bunker issues around the green.
  • A couple of low frequency crash bugs fixed.
  • Fixed issue with Carousel menu sometimes not showing the correct state, and improved flow going back and forward.
  • Links theme fixed so heavy rough wasn’t thought of as water.
Tours and Tournament Flow changes
  • Fixed multiple issues with the flow that were causing issues with restarting a tour.
  • Pop up implemented on Network fail requests.
  • Allow advance through tour cards.
Animation
  • Fixed a hard lock on female, left handed animation.
  • Fixed a couple of animation transitions.
Physics
  • Fixed spin decay bug that resulted in crazy behavior when the ball hit the pin.
  • Added a cup physics material.
  • Fixed tap in issue with putting.
Audio
  • FMod Thread affinity fix.
  • Also improved frame rate of the game.
Achievements
  • Fix for Grand Opening challenge (Was not being awarded).
  • Fix for Lucky Number 7 Achievement (Broken when hitting water, and added test for at or above par as-per description).
Front End/Minor Fixes
  • Replay bug, where ball would sometimes not replay correctly.
  • Fixed issue where putting details would be hidden behind players heads.
  • The ‘Auto Add Friends’ option in Game Settings will be respected again.
  • The in-game scorecard will resize to fit the longest name.
  • Improved the quality of the filters on the Select Rivals screen.
  • Fixed the disappearing of the scorecard title text when displaying the screen for a while.
  • Removed the time and date on the message center (Unity doesn’t support System Clock on Xbox One).
  • Fixed the inconsistent displaying of the message center on various screens.
  • Remove unneeded texts on course detail screen during offline mode.
  • Fixed issue where Player edit screen becomes too dark to see the player when the background course time is evening.
  • Fixed the flag marker for left handed mode.
  • Fixed the longest hole out display at end of round showing spurious figure when user did not sink anything from off the green.
  • Increased the limit for the length of the list when fetching data from database, so select course, tour and create course lists display correct number for certain filters.
  • Username Truncations issues.
  • Fixed scorecard and overview yardage discrepancies.
  • Fixed scorecard color issue when in tours.
  • Fixed scout camera positioning issues.
Stat Fixes
  • A collection of fixes to the statistics and telemetry including the average score always stating E.

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
02:05 PM - October 9, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just released their NBA Live 15 player ratings for the top 5 duos in the game.
  • Chris Paul & Blake Griffin - 185 OVR (Paul - 94, Griffin - 91)
  • Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook - 185 OVR (Durant - 94, Westbrook - 91)
  • LeBron James & Kevin Love - 185 OVR (James - 95, Love - 90)
  • James Harden & Dwight Howard - 180 OVR (Harden - 90, Howard - 90)
  • Joakim Noah & Derrick Rose - 89 OVR (Noah - 90, Rose - 89)
Below is the release date schedule for the rest of the ratings and links to those that have already released.
  • 9/23 - Top 5 PGs (Released)
  • 9/24 – Top 5 SGs (Released)
  • 9/25 – Top 6 SFs (Released)
  • 9/26 – Top 5 PFs (Released)
  • 9/27 – Top 5 Cs (Released)
  • 9/28 – Top 5 3Pt Shooters (Released)
  • 9/29 – Top 5 Dunkers (Released)
  • 9/30 – Top 5 Ballhandlers (Released)
  • 10/1 – Top 5 Shot Blockers (Released)
  • 10/2 – Top 5 Overall Defenders (Released)
  • 10/3 – Top 5 Scoring Threats (Released)
  • 10/4 – Top 5 Rookies (Released)
  • 10/5 – Top 5 Passers (Released)
  • 10/6 – Top 5 Rebounders (Released)
  • 10/7 – Top 5 Steal Threats (Released)
  • 10/8 – Top 5 Fastest Players (Released)
  • 10/9 – Top 5 Dynamic Duos (Released)
  • 10/10 – Top 5 6th Men
  • 10/11 – Full Team Ratings (Atlantic Division)
  • 10/12 – Full Team Ratings (Central Division)
  • 10/13 – Full Team Ratings (Southeast Division)
  • 10/14 – Full Team Ratings (Northwest Division)
  • 10/15 – Full Team Ratings (Pacific Division)
  • 10/16 – Full Team Ratings (Southwest Division)
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Player ratings in NBA LIVE 15 will be updated throughout the regular season; and player tendencies, powered by Synergy Sports Technologies, are updated after each game throughout the NBA season. These updates allow NBA LIVE 15 to provide an experience that is constantly evolving as a player’s performance evolves based on what is happening in the real-world NBA.

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 43 - View All

Xbox One users can pre-order the digital version of NBA Live 15 now for $53.99. Fans who pre-order the game will receive a bonus NBA LIVE Ultimate Team Gold Premium Pack every week for 10 weeks.

While you can start the download process, you can't play until October 28th at 12:01 AM EDT.

No official word yet for PlayStation 4 users.

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XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 10/28/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM EDT ON THE RELEASE DATE. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console. This pre-order edition includes: • EA SPORTS™ NBA LIVE 15 Full Game • EA SPORTS™ NBA LIVE 15 Pre Order Bonus – Fans who pre-ordered EA SPORTS NBA LIVE 15 will receive a bonus NBA LIVE Ultimate Team Gold Premium Pack every week for 10 weeks. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese. • EA SPORTS™ NBA LIVE 15 In Packaging Bonus – Build your Ultimate Team today with a FREE Gold Premium Pack. To get 10% off your purchase and an exclusive trial five days before the release date, you’ll need to sign up for EA Access before you pre-purchase NBA Live 15. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, , Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish.

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 43 - View All
10:02 AM - October 9, 2014. Posted by wdh6325. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA Live 15 hands-on preview has arrived, this one from iDigitalTimes.

They talk about the improved graphics, simple controls, customization and more, but they also note the game is too easy on offense and the defense is lacking. Maybe they were playing on an easier difficulty setting? Only time will tell.

Hopefully we see more soon and get some sort of official word on a demo.

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 43 - View All
07:06 AM - October 9, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

There’s a lot to recap for week 5 with two Operation Sports leagues coming to an end.

If you’d rather get straight to the Week 6 league, click here to join. It’s $5 to play and pays $75 to the winner this week.

The Operation Sports FanDuel Championship came to a close with Ralphief beating out Ertlt and JasonD316 for the title and free next-gen console. His lineup included consistent fantasy studs Alshon Jeffrey and LeVeon Bell as he cruised to a 10-point victory. Ralph has picked the Playstation 4 over the XBox One, so you can chalk up another small victory for Sony.

The main Operation Sports league for Week 5 saw FanDuel vet AJG7479 take down the top prize. His top 4 performers Brian Hoyer, Demarco Murray, Matt Forte, and Demaryius Thomas combined for 108 of his 155.68 points.

Also shoutouts to Ertlt and Operations Sports’ Owner Steve Noah, who finished in 2nd and 3rd place less than 1 point behind AJG!

Here’s AJG’s full lineup:


Congratulations to all the week 5 winners.

Good luck in week 6! Here’s the link to join.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 17 - View All
06:54 AM - October 9, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2014 college football season is under way, and we have it all covered on Dual Threat, Operation Sports' College Football Podcast! Dual Threat is hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, hosts and producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In this first episode of Dual Threat Season 3: The Review Show, Drab and Bode discuss the amazing Week 6, which will go down as one of the best weekends in college football history. From Arizona's upset of Oregon on Thursday night, Katy Perry's crazy College Gameday appearance, Mississippi State dominating Texas A&M, Florida saving Will Muschamp's job for another week with a 10-9 win on Rocky Top, TCU upsetting Oklahoma, Everett Golson's incredible 4th down TD pass to beat Stanford, Ole Miss taking down mighty Alabama, Michigan State hanging on to beat Nebraska, Arizona State completing an improbable Hail Mary to take down USC, Auburn thrashing LSU, Utah taking down UCLA in the Rose Bowl to the incredible offensive display and shocking end to the Washington State-California game, the guys cover it all, and more!

Be sure to follow the show and guys on Twitter, @DualThreatCFB, @DrabTShirt and @Bode1067. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher, listen in the embedded player below or click here. Also, you can check out the guys every Saturday morning from 7-8am on 106.7 The Fan in DC! Be sure to listen in every week for new episodes, right here on OperationSports.com. Thanks for listening!


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 17 - View All
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
12:48 PM - October 8, 2014. Posted by fearwhatnow. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released the first title update for FIFA 15. Currently, it is only available for PC users, with plans to release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 soon. Check out the details below.
  • Added the latency indicator to FIFA 15 Ultimate Team so fans can view health of connection before entering an online match.
  • Improved set-piece cameras in Online Seasons for Guest players.
  • Corrected home crowds in Match Day Live matches.
  • Fixed occurrences where the player would be unable to progress at the end of a FUT match due to the post-match menus not appearing.
  • Fix to hospitality upgrades in Career Mode and Pro Clubs.
  • Addressed exploit where players could infinitely switch kick-takers on set-pieces
  • Fixed occurrence where changes to the Subs and/or Reserves are not brought into Season matches
  • Fixed issue where non-user controlled players run to the kick-off circle at the start of a match. (PC Only)
  • Fixed occurrences where players couldn’t progress through the Virtual Pro creation. (PC only)

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 4 - View All
12:46 PM - October 8, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Shady checks in with this new video featuring the NBA 2K series through the years. Watch it and let us know what you think!

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 21 - View All
11:19 AM - October 8, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Codemasters has released another F1 2014 video. This one features a hot lap at Hockenheim.

Read the full press release below.

ACHTUNG! CODEMASTERS RELEASE NEW F1™ 2014 HOCKENHEIMRING HOT LAP VIDEO, RETURNING TO THE GAME AFTER A TWO YEAR ABSENCE

LEWIS HAMILTON’S ICONIC SILVER ARROWS CAR RACES AROUND ICONIC
GERMAN CIRCUIT IN NEW VIDEO

Today Codemasters® has released a new hot lap video for F1 2014. The hot lap video shows title contender Lewis Hamilton racing his Mercedes F1 W05 car around the Hockenheimring, which returns to the F1 2014 calendar, and game, having last hosted a race in 2012.

The 17 turn Hockenheimring first hosted a GRAND PRIX™ in 1970, and this year’s FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2014 was won by Lewis Hamilton’s rival and teammate Nico Rosberg. The two Mercedes drivers are competing to decide the title in one of the most dramatic and exciting conclusions to a FORMULA ONE™ season in years.

As the official video game of the 2014 season, F1 2014 includes all the seismic rule changes, new turbocharged cars, aerodynamics and more which have combined to deliver an unforgettable FORMULA ONE season. Players can experience all of these new changes for the season in the game, and in addition to the return of Hockenheim, can experience the BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX run as a night race for the first time plus new circuits at Sochi in Russia and Austria’s Spielberg circuit.

F1 2014 will arrive on October 17th for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Codemasters will then introduce a new FORMULA 1™ title in 2015 for the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.

Game: F1 2014Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All
08:19 AM - October 8, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

While the ongoing server problems continue to plague DriveClub, the team has announced on Facebook they needed to delay the PS Plus Edition until those server issues are resolved.

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In order to help all DRIVECLUB players who have the game already, we're temporarily holding back the PS Plus Edition and the My DRIVECLUB app to ease the load and traffic to the servers. This should give players a better chance of connecting to the game servers and, once the servers are operating well, we’ll be sure to let you know when the PS Plus Edition and My DRIVECLUB app will be available to download.

To our PS Plus fans, we're sorry you're having to wait longer to play, but we want to ensure that when you come on board, you get the best experience possible. Rest assured, if you've pre-ordered the full game upgrade from the PS Plus Edition, you will still get the full version of DRIVECLUB digitally, and if you can't get online you'll be able to get started offline like everybody else with single player mode as you start your DRIVECLUB tour. You’ll still be able to earn fame, unlock cars and get to grips with all of the options for playing and creating your own events and challenges - and everything you do will be synchronised with the servers when you do get connected, so you can set-up a bunch of challenges to send out to your friends as soon as you are able to join each other online.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

For those of you receiving 'there is a fault with your internet connection' error message, DriveClub has posted a note on their Facebook page, stating they are aware of the problem and investigating it.

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We are aware however that many players are receiving an error message indicating 'there is a fault with your internet connection' and we are investigating what appears to be a wider server issue behind this problem.

It's not affecting everybody and the game will keep trying to connect to the server automatically, so you don't need to do anything with the game (like re-install or restart over and over) to establish connectivity.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
06:19 PM - October 7, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just released their NBA Live 15 player ratings for the top 5 fastest players in the game.
  • Russell Westbrook - 97 Speed Rating
  • John Wall - 96 Speed Rating
  • Eric Bledsoe - 96 Speed Rating
  • Derrick Rose - 96 Speed Rating
  • Ty Lawson - 95 Speed Rating
Below is the release date schedule for the rest of the ratings and links to those that have already released.
  • 9/23 - Top 5 PGs (Released)
  • 9/24 – Top 5 SGs (Released)
  • 9/25 – Top 6 SFs (Released)
  • 9/26 – Top 5 PFs (Released)
  • 9/27 – Top 5 Cs (Released)
  • 9/28 – Top 5 3Pt Shooters (Released)
  • 9/29 – Top 5 Dunkers (Released)
  • 9/30 – Top 5 Ballhandlers (Released)
  • 10/1 – Top 5 Shot Blockers (Released)
  • 10/2 – Top 5 Overall Defenders (Released)
  • 10/3 – Top 5 Scoring Threats (Released)
  • 10/4 – Top 5 Rookies (Released)
  • 10/5 – Top 5 Passers (Released)
  • 10/6 – Top 5 Rebounders (Released)
  • 10/7 – Top 5 Steal Threats (Released)
  • 10/8 – Top 5 Fastest Players (Released)
  • 10/9 – Top 5 Dynamic Duos
  • 10/10 – Top 5 6th Men
  • 10/11 – Full Team Ratings (Atlantic Division)
  • 10/12 – Full Team Ratings (Central Division)
  • 10/13 – Full Team Ratings (Southeast Division)
  • 10/14 – Full Team Ratings (Northwest Division)
  • 10/15 – Full Team Ratings (Pacific Division)
  • 10/16 – Full Team Ratings (Southwest Division)
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Player ratings in NBA LIVE 15 will be updated throughout the regular season; and player tendencies, powered by Synergy Sports Technologies, are updated after each game throughout the NBA season. These updates allow NBA LIVE 15 to provide an experience that is constantly evolving as a player’s performance evolves based on what is happening in the real-world NBA.

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 43 - View All
05:09 PM - October 7, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just released their NBA Live 15 player ratings for the top 5 players with the highest steal rating.
  • Ricky Rubio - 96 Steal Rating
  • Chris Paul - 95 Steal Rating
  • Tony Allen - 95 Steal Rating
  • Rajon Rondo - 92 Steal Rating
  • Kawhi Leonard - 91 Steal Rating
Below is the release date schedule for the rest of the ratings and links to those that have already released.
  • 9/23 - Top 5 PGs (Released)
  • 9/24 – Top 5 SGs (Released)
  • 9/25 – Top 6 SFs (Released)
  • 9/26 – Top 5 PFs (Released)
  • 9/27 – Top 5 Cs (Released)
  • 9/28 – Top 5 3Pt Shooters (Released)
  • 9/29 – Top 5 Dunkers (Released)
  • 9/30 – Top 5 Ballhandlers (Released)
  • 10/1 – Top 5 Shot Blockers (Released)
  • 10/2 – Top 5 Overall Defenders (Released)
  • 10/3 – Top 5 Scoring Threats (Released)
  • 10/4 – Top 5 Rookies (Released)
  • 10/5 – Top 5 Passers (Released)
  • 10/6 – Top 5 Rebounders (Released)
  • 10/7 – Top 5 Steal Threats (Released)
  • 10/8 – Top 5 Fastest Players
  • 10/9 – Top 5 Dynamic Duos
  • 10/10 – Top 5 6th Men
  • 10/11 – Full Team Ratings (Atlantic Division)
  • 10/12 – Full Team Ratings (Central Division)
  • 10/13 – Full Team Ratings (Southeast Division)
  • 10/14 – Full Team Ratings (Northwest Division)
  • 10/15 – Full Team Ratings (Pacific Division)
  • 10/16 – Full Team Ratings (Southwest Division)
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Player ratings in NBA LIVE 15 will be updated throughout the regular season; and player tendencies, powered by Synergy Sports Technologies, are updated after each game throughout the NBA season. These updates allow NBA LIVE 15 to provide an experience that is constantly evolving as a player’s performance evolves based on what is happening in the real-world NBA.

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 43 - View All