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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, January 21, 2016
05:17 PM - January 21, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

A new Madden NFL 16 roster update has just arrived, check out the blog here and the sortable spreadsheet of all changes here.

GOING UP
  • Peyton Manning +1 (86)
  • Rob Ninkovich +3 (84)
  • Akiem Hicks +3 (84)
  • Kawann Short +2 (95)
  • Khalil Mack +1 (96)
  • William Hayes +3 (92)
  • Malcolm Butler +2 (85)
GOING DOWN
  • Carson Palmer -1 (97)
  • Devin McCourty -2 (92)
  • Thomas Davis -2 (89)
  • Charles Woodson -2 (89)
  • Jerod Mayo -3 (83)
  • Courtland Finnegan -2 (79)
  • Owen Daniels -1 (83)

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
05:04 PM - January 21, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA has just released NBA Live 16 updated rosters. Check out the blog here, along with the official spreadsheet with all of the changes.

GOING UP
  • LeBron James +2 (93)
  • Chris Bosh +2 (82)
  • Evan Fournier +2 (78)
  • Jimmy Butler +1 (92)
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo+1 (79)
GOING DOWN
  • Wesley Johnson -3 (77)
  • Andrew Bogut -2 (85)
  • Kyrie Irving -2 (86)
  • Nikola Pekovic -2 (74)
  • Kyle Korver -2 (76)
Player Accessory Updates
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - Remove shooting sleeve
  • Derrick Rose - Add left rubberband
  • Isaiah Thomas - Add right rubberband
  • Hassan Whiteside - Add right and left rubberbands, *LeBron 12 Lionheart teamcolor
  • Dwyane Wade - Remove right shooting sleeve, add left shooting sleeve team.
  • Jeremy Lin - Shoes: Adidas Crazy Light team
  • DeMarcus Cousins - Full black leggings, Shoes: Jordan 7 team
  • Kobe Bryant - Add left ring finger wrap
  • Paul George - Remove right rubber band. Shoes: Nike Zoom Run the One team
  • Andre Drummond - Padded leggings, Shoes: Jordan 10 white steel
  • Reggie Jackson - Add right legging padded
  • James Johnson - Shoes: Jordan 11 team color
  • DeMarre Carroll - Remove left shooting sleeve, add ¾ leggings. Shoes: D Rose team color
  • Jonas Valanciunas - Add left hand brace/wrap
  • Corey Brewer - Shoes: UA micro g low team color
  • Clint Capela - Shoes: Kobe 10 team color
  • Ty Lawson - Shoes: Kobe 10 team color
  • Pat Beverley - Shoes: John Wall 2 team color
  • James Harden - Remove leggings
  • Tim Duncan - Add padded 3/4 legging to left leg.
  • Brandon Knight - Shoes: John Wall 2 team color
  • Ronnie Price - Shoes: D Rose team color
  • Kevin Durant - Add left rubberband
  • Kevin Martin - Shoes: CP3 Soar team
  • Al-Farouq Aminu - Shoes: Nike Zoom Run the One team
  • Noah Vonleh - Shoes: Jordan Super Fly 4
  • Mason Plumlee - Shoes: Nike Hyper Dunks
  • Gerald Henderson - Remove leg sleeve. Shoes: Jordan Super Fly 4
  • Damian Lillard - Remove shooting sleeve
  • Steph Curry - Full black leggings
  • Otto Porter Jr. - Shoes: Jordan 29 team color
  • Marcin Gortat - Move wristbands to forearms, add rubberbands

Game: NBA Live 16Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
07:51 AM - January 21, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA 2K16 roster update has arrived today, we've listed some of the changes below.

GOING UP
  • DeMarcus Cousins +1 (90)
  • Isaiah Thomas +1 (85)
  • Kemba Walker +1 (83)
  • Tyreke Evans +1 (83)
  • Marc Gasol +1 (82)
  • J.J. Redick +1 (81)
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo +1 (80)
GOING DOWN
  • Andre Drummond -1 (87)
  • Carmelo Anthony -1 (87)
  • Kyrie Irving -1 (86)
  • Pau Gasol -2 (76)
  • Al Horford -1 (82)
  • Kevin Love -3 (82)
Each roster update contains accessory and team color changes.

To see a more detailed breakdown of the roster update, which includes individual attribute updates, head on over to 2KMTC.

Let us know what you are seeing!

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 36 - View All

For those of you hoping for more variety and options for the Instant Replay Challenge System in MLB The Show 16, the team mentioned on Twitter, that the plays that can be challenged are the same as last year. Which means, certain close plays at first base can be challenged by the user, home runs will once again be challenged automatically.

With that said, we expect to hear plenty of news on MLB The Show 16 in about a week or two.

Game: MLB The Show 16Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 15 - View All
12:10 AM - January 21, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Already available for PC users, Assetto Corsa is scheduled to arrive for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 19. Check out the trailer here.

Key Features
  • Tailored to perfection - Over eighty cars are available to choose from, plus special editions, reproduced in collaboration with the most prestigious automotive manufacturers, each one authentic and unique in both characteristics and handling.
  • Legendary Circuits including Silverstone Circuit, Monza, and Nürburgring-Nordschleife, all recreated using Laser Scan technology so that each bump, curb and slope is a perfect match to the real counterpart.
  • Precision Physics bring a new dimension to the car and track, from tyre flat spots & heat cycles to the dynamic simulation of the tyre rubber deposited on track and recreated light conditions based on geographical coordinates.
  • Multiple Race Modes include Career mode, special and unique events and challenges. Fully customizable single player and multiplayer modes include quick races, race weekends including free practice sessions, qualifying session, drag races, drift challenges and more!
  • Tuning & Driver Assist profiles allow the overall racing experience to be further modified by adjusting everything from car attributes to collision damage to let players of any proficiency with a joypad or supported racing wheel.

Game: Assetto CorsaHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
11:04 AM - January 20, 2016. Posted by aholbert32. Written by Steve Noah


The EA Sports UFC 2 mystery fighter has been revealed. For those of you that pre-order the game, you will get Day 1 access to Iron Mike Tyson, the youngest Heavyweight Champion in boxing history, as well as a Legacy version, complete with face tattoo. Check out the trailer here.

For those of you not interested in pre-ordering, you can unlock Mike Tyson by making it to the Hall of Fame in career mode.

This pre-order offer also includes UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten and "The Gracie Hunter" Kazushi Sakuraba. EA Sports UFC 2 ships on March 15 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a closed beta launching on January 28.

Let us know what you think!

Game: EA Sports UFC 2Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
07:36 AM - January 20, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Project CARS patch 8.0 is scheduled to arrive today for PC and PlayStation 4 users, check out the details below. The patch for Xbox One users is coming soon, but no exact date has been revealed.

Vehicles
  • McLaren F1 GTR - adjusted cockpit exposure, fixed visual clipping issues.
  • Radical RXC Turbo - Fixed typo in statistics file. Engine now correctly displays as V6 not V8, Fixed asymmetry typo in default setup spring rates.
  • Lotus 51 - Fixed a typo giving 100 steps to rear fast rebound damper settings instead of 10. Default values were unaffected.
  • Renault Megane RS265 - Fixed typo causing asymmetry in default setup springs.
  • KTM X-Bow - Fixed clipping on the roof camera.
Tracks
  • Cadwell Park – Fixed an issue where cars while on the main straight would hit the pit wall at a certain spot and be disqualified.
  • Ruapuna all layouts - updated the position of the pit exit trigger so it's after the start line trigger. Full optimisation pass done on all the layouts to improve performance.
Physics, Tires and Setups
  • Further adjustment of heating on under-inflated tires where it was reduced as part of the discontinuity fix.
  • Fixed issues with players not being able to save setups to DLC tracks, if they started their profile with older versions of the game.
Controllers
  • Fixed long standing missing functionality in Thrustmaster PS4 implementation -- the ignore device gain setting was not being honoured meaning the soft lock was being applied at the master gain level instead of full gain.
  • Fixed OSW / DIY sim wheel driver crash in PID.DLL.
GUI
  • DLC cars and tracks will now remain selected between game sessions.
  • Fixed a bug where some tracks with forced rolling starts was locking out the rolling start option after moving to a different track.
UDP
  • Extended joypad and dpad bitfields to include some extra buttons on steering wheels. Added 'same class as player' flag in participant info mSector field. Fixed a couple of issues with packet types 1/2 not sending at the correct rate.
Render
  • Fixed bloom not working correctly on any MSAA mode on PC.
Oculus Rift
  • Updated to Oculus SDK 0.8 SDK

Game: Project CARSReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
11:45 PM - January 19, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO is scheduled to arrive in North America on March 15 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, thanks to a multi-title publishing agreement between Milestone and Square Enix. It arrives on January 29 on Steam. Check out some of the new screenshots of the game here.

Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO is an all-new off-road racing game experience. Drive the best rally cars, from the past through to the present day, in the best rallies and off-road events around the world.

A name. A legend. One of the most exciting challenges in the world. Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO is the new Milestone IP dedicated entirely to the world of rallying. The game is inspired by the greatest rally driver of all time: Sebastien Loeb. The nine-time world champion lays claim to a career of challenges faced down, limits overcome, and goals fulfilled, through dedication, skill, and an unrivalled passion for the grittiest sport of all.

Drive the cars that made rally history and travel around the world, participating in the most important events. Display your skills, keep control of your vehicle on the toughest and most dangerous tracks, beat your rivals, conquer podiums, and revel in the glory.

THE CARS

Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO features the largest roster of rally cars on the market: there are more than 50 car models, including cars that accompanied Sebastien Loeb during his career. Twenty of the most prestigious car manufacturers in the world have worked closely with Milestone to bring players the most iconic and successful cars in the history of rallying, from the 1960s to the present day. Each vehicle has been carefully recreated in order to ensure realistic simulation and authentic performance.

You can also customise your car with different liveries and special materials that you can apply to the bodywork as you see fit.

THE TRACKS

Unleash your rallying desires on over 300 kilometres of tracks! In the game you'll be able to drive on the most famous tracks in the world, faithfully reproduced from their real world counterparts for the first time. The tracks are divided into Rally and Rallycross categories, covering the same stages where Sebastien Loeb set record after record.

The game also features a complete and accurate reproduction of the most exhilarating hill climb in the world: Pikes Peak. This 20 kilometre uphill time trial is one of the most demanding challenges a rally driver can take on. The entire Pikes Peak track has been reconstructed using GPS data, photographs, and video footage. With Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO you can experience all the thrills of tackling the treacherous twists and turns of Pikes Peak in cars packing more than 850 horsepower.

GAME MODES

More than 10 different game modes lead you through the discovery of the best rally tracks in the world.
Display your skills driving on mud, snow, and asphalt in a variety of events, and master the two different track categories. Career mode gives you the opportunity to experience the life of a rally driver and compete for a place on Sebastien Loeb's team, have him as your mentor, and learn all the secrets of competitive driving. The online modes guarantee endless entertainment competing with friends and rivals from all over the world.

Game: Sebastien Loeb Rally EVOHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
04:30 PM - January 19, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

After teasing it earlier this month and posting a couple of more clues on Twitter, EA Sports plans to reveal their mystery fighter for EA Sports UFC 2 sometime tomorrow.

By pre-ordering the game, fans will get Day 1 access to UFC Hall of Famer and three-time King of Pancrase Bas Rutten, Japanese MMA legend "The Gracie Hunter" Kazushi Sakuraba, and the mystery fighter.

Who do you think it is?

Game: EA Sports UFC 2Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
05:38 AM - January 19, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

It’s the 164th episode of the Press Row Podcast, but the first since its inception without trusted host Rich Grisham. After catching up on what everyone has been playing over the last several weeks the crew transitions into a discussion on one of the subjects brought up most often by gaming fans, and that is in regard to the situation with college sports games. Why are they gone? What would it take to get any back? And what was with EA Sports’ ill-advised social media post?

Joining us this week:Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast and send us some Tweets while you’re there
2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com
3) Respond to this post

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ow/id563624090) and Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ss-row-podcast), and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.


Game: Press Row PodcastReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Monday, January 18, 2016

Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR title update 1.06 is available now for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It weighs in at 7.5GB. The update adds TPC Stadium Course at PGA West as a playable course in Play Now, career, online head to head and online tournaments.

NOTE: The patch sizes are additive. So that 7 GB is everything we've released over the course of all patches. If you have all previous ones, then it only downloads what you don't have.

No other details were revealed. If we get any additional information on the title update, we will update this post. Let us know what you're seeing.

UPDATE: The course was the only thing added to the title update.

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
Sunday, January 17, 2016
12:28 PM - January 17, 2016. 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
Friday, January 15, 2016
05:28 PM - January 15, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

A new Madden NFL 16 roster update has just arrived, check out the blog here and the sortable spreadsheet of all changes here.

GOING UP
  • Alex Smith +1 (87)
  • Olivier Vernon +5 (94)
  • Brandon Marshall +2 (90)
  • Morgan Burnett +2 (86)
  • Cliff Avril +1 (95)
  • Malcolm Jenkins +2 (94)
  • Jordan Reed +2 (91)
GOING DOWN
  • Gerald McCoy -2 (93)
  • Eric Weddle -3 (93)
  • Randall Cobb -2 (87)
  • Kam Chancellor -2 (93)
  • Travis Kelce -1 (88)
  • Mike Iupati -2 (90)
  • Donte Whitner -3 (88)
  • Jack Mewhort -3 (88)
  • Bobby Wagner -4 (88)

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
04:10 PM - January 15, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

TPC Stadium Course at PGA West arrives for Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR next week. As mentioned last week, an unannounced feature is also coming soon, possibly before Oakmont, which is the next course to be released.

We will post more details as we get them.

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
05:48 AM - January 15, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Xbox Live Gold subscribers can try EA Access for free, exclusively on Xbox One from January 19 - 24, during EA Access Free Play Days. If you are interested make sure you sign up here.

Quote:
Take the streets with your crew in Battlefield Hardline. Feel the game in FIFA 15. Drive it like you stole it in Need For Speed™ Rivals. Lead the Inquisition in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Defend Crazy Dave’s tacos in Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare with your friends, and put your skills to the test in EA SPORTS™ UFC® career mode.

All of these games -- and more! -- in The Vault are yours to play, totally free. Just launch the EA Access Hub app, and play as much as you want until January 24.

Of course, this is just a taste of what EA Access has to offer. In addition to the growing collection of games in The Vault, members also get to play new EA games before they're released for a limited time, and enjoy a 10% discount on all EA digital purchases on Xbox One. And it's all just $4.99 a month or $29.99 a year.

Game: EA AccessHype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All