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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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Saturday, February 7, 2015
12:22 AM - February 7, 2015. Posted by jdl24. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released their NHL 15 roster update for the month of February, updating rosters to reflect the current lineups in the NHL, AHL, CHL, Liga, SHL, DEL, Extraliga ledniho hokeje, and National League.

Check out the video featuring all of the changes here, thanks to jyoung.

ROSTER UPDATE DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS*:

Xbox One & PlayStation 4:
  • In the NHL 15 main menu, select (Customize)
  • In the Customize section, select (Roster)
  • In the Roster section, select (Active Rosters)
  • In the Active Rosters section, select the most recent update organized by ‘Date & Time’ under EA SPORTS NHL Official Rosters.
Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3:
  • In the NHL 15 main menu, select (Customize)
  • In the Customize section, select (Roster Management)
  • In the Roster Management section, select (Download Rosters)
  • In the Download Rosters section, select the most recent update organized by ‘Date & Time’
*NOTE: Your console must have internet connection to download this roster update.

Fire up those consoles and post your thoughts.

Game: NHL 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 14 - View All
Thursday, February 5, 2015
06:38 PM - February 5, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new MLB 15 The Show screenshots and let us know what you think!

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 44 - View All

EA Sports has released their final Madden NFL 15 roster update of the season, along with an Excel spreadsheet showing all of the changes. These changes include rating updates from Super Bowl XLIX, depth chart and injury updates for all 32 teams, and some other rating adjustments based on the 2014 end-of-season statistics for 868 players.

GOING UP
  • Chris Matthews +8 (76)
  • Malcolm Butler +7 (77)
  • Julian Edelman +2 (91)
  • Darrelle Revis +1 (98)
GOING DOWN
  • Tharold Simon -2 (69)
  • Dez Bryant -1 (96)
  • Byron Maxwell -1 (83)
  • Kyle Arrington -1 (78)

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 36 - View All

The MLB 15 The Show gameplay stream is starting in a few minutes. You can click the "Spoiler Show" button below to watch it here at OS, or open a new browser and watch it. For those of you that miss out, we'll update this post with the archive when it is available on Twitch.

Some bullet points (Thanks jyoung!)

Graphics
  • Dynamic shadows in each stadium that will change over the course of the season
  • Colors will also change based on the amount of sun exposure
  • Grass and dirt colors are more accurate for each stadium
  • There are way more skin tones (they used to only have 13), which means you'll get much more realistic skin on dark-toned players
Gameplay
  • Directional hitting lets you influence where the ball will go, even in "timing only" mode
  • Dynamic pitch breaks make each pitch type easier to recognize and closer to how the ball acts in real life
  • Quick counts will start you in the middle of an at-bat more frequently. Pitchers will always start on a 1-1 count
  • Manual cutoffs are triggered by the L1 button and will help keep singles with a runner in scoring position from turning into cheap doubles
  • Outfielders have more curved, indirect routes, and will no longer just take straight paths to the ball. This should help reduce the number of undeserved doubles and triples
  • Infielders will follow the ball better and cover bases more realistically
  • There were no changes to umpires
  • The new MLB challenge system is in place for close plays at bases
  • Lots of new catching, tagging, and throwing animations were captured; they are unique to each base
  • Baserunners will slow up now and dynamically change their run speed based on where the ball is hit
  • There is more of a separation this year between fast and and slow runners
  • Expect less warping and no more sudden, unrealistic speed boosts in all fielding animations
  • You can use analog swings with timing hitting now
  • Meter pitching is more sensitive and has more risk/reward. Missing your mark has more of a penalty, hitting your mark has more of a benefit
  • Fielding and throwing sliders are now separated into different slider categories for infield/outfield
Next week: There will be a video blog for licensed equipment and the universal rewards system.
In the future: More twitch broadcasts are coming. A "presentation" stream will be next.

UPDATE: If you missed the stream, you can watch the archive here or click the "Spoiler Show" button below.



As gameplay is being shown, let us know what you think!

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 44 - View All
03:30 PM - February 5, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the latest RIDE trailer, featuring the North Wales Track. It includes 3 different camera views: The helmet cam, free camera and third person camera.

Read the full press release below.

The country of Wales becomes the stage of thrilling riding races, 3 camera views for a customizable experience.

NORTH WALES represents gamers’ passion for motorcycling on British countryside circuits. The routes follow the lay of the land through long, gentle corners, and over rolling hills: expression of the enchanted Wales atmospheres. Not Just a race to the first place position, but also the chance to take a break, open the photo mode and breath the authentic country British experience.

Others relevant key elements of the video are the 3 different visual (or Cameras) available for the RIDE players:
  • Helmet Cam: for sure one of the most suitable for a hardcore player
  • Free Camera: first person Camera for a classic riding experience
  • Third Person Camera: common camera for racing games for those who love enjoying every single detail of the game
RIDE: Milestone's development studios in Italy are back at work, doing what they do best. The developers are tearing up the rulebook and bringing a raft of new ideas to the table. These are the developers who have become synonymous with the world of virtual racing. Created for the players and building on the experiences of the serried ranks of bike fans, the new IP offers players the chance to ride over 100 bikes, in 4 different categories - Superbikes, Supersports, Naked, and Historical Bikes - and take them hurtling at full speed over a huge variety of city, country and historic circuits from the world of motorcycling. RIDE offers unprecedented levels of vehicle and rider customisation, presenting players with a vast array of options to keep gameplay fresh and exhilarating over the long term. The RIDE experience will accompany players and riders alike on the long road of the true motorcyclist.

RIDE is currently in development at the Milestone studios in Italy. It will be available on 20th March 2015 published by Milestone for Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows PC®, Steam, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4.

Game: RIDEHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
03:10 PM - February 5, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update here.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 52 - View All

To commemorate MLB 15 The Show and 10 years on PlayStation platforms for the franchise, San Diego Studio just revealed details of their MLB 15 The Show 10th Anniversary Edition. Users that purchase this edition for $69.99, will receive $130 in added bonus content.
  • Exclusive MLB 15 The Show 10th Anniversary Wood Grain SteelBook and Exclusive Cover
  • 12k in Stubs ($9.99 value)
  • 15 Bonus Item packs ($15.00 value)
  • All 30 MLB Team Dynamic Themes ($ 3.49 each retail)
  • Official MLB 15 Dynamic Theme ($3.49 retail)
Quote:
The physical 10th Anniversary Edition will be available to pre-order today at your preferred US retailer (not available in-store in Canada), including Amazon, BestBuy, GameStop, Target, and Walmart. We’re also excited to announce that on 2/10, a digital version (all the same digital goodies) will be available to pre-order on PlayStation Store. Don’t forget that pre-ordering on PS Store means you’ll be able to pre-load the game onto your PS4 system two days before it launches so you’re ready to play just after midnight.
Quote:
By pre-ordering MLB 15 The Show digitally on PlayStation Store or at various retailers, you will receive a free voucher for a DualShock 4 Skin for the MLB team of your choice from Skinit. Additionally, if you pre-order at GameStop — or EB Games, for those of you in Canada — you will receive the Skinit skin and six additional Bonus Item Packs for use in game. (See an image here.)

Russell Martin of the Toronto Blue Jays has been announced as the cover athlete in Canada. (See an image here.)

Also, don't forget to watch the very first gameplay stream of MLB 15 The Show later today at 2:00 PM PST, on their Twitch channel. Just in case you missed it, check out the full fact sheet here.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 44 - View All
09:02 AM - February 5, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports has released the Nike Black History Month shoes for NBA 2K15. This includes BHM shoes for LeBron James (10,000 VC), Kobe Bryant (10,000 VC), Kevin Durant (10,000 VC) and Kyrie Irving (8,000 VC). You cannot equip these shoes when editing rosters.

Speaking of equipping shoes, for those of you having issues in MyCAREER mode, make sure you check out the workaround.

FYI: Another NBA 2K15 patch has not been confirmed, so a more permanent fix might not even happen. We will keep our eyes open for any news on it.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 52 - View All
08:33 AM - February 5, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Gamespot has just posted a new RIDE gameplay video, featuring some racing in the mountains. Check it out and let us know what you think.

RIDE is scheduled to release on March 20th for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Game: RIDEHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
08:10 AM - February 5, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

PES 2015 patch 1.03 is available now for all consoles and PC. A new data pack is scheduled to arrive sometime in March. Let us know what you are seeing.

Thanks for the heads up bubbaman11!

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2015Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
08:07 PM - February 4, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports continues their FIFA 15 video tutorials this week, teaching users how to increase your chance of scoring from corners. This includes driven corners, wide and short corner kicks, set plays and how to defend them.

If you have missed out on any of the previously released tutorial videos, make sure to click here. While the techniques in these videos might not be new to most of you, it will certainly benefit new players of the game. Who knows, veterans might even learn a few things as well.

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
12:17 PM - February 4, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update below.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests in this thread, should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

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Hey Everybody!

Here are the notes for today’s update:

Rotations/Injuries Updated to reflect most recent games played

Attribute Updates
  • Jerami Grant OVR 72 (+1)- Block +36, Shot Contest +10, Standing Three +3, Offensive Consistency +5
  • Kevin Love OVR 83 (-3)- Offensive Rebound -10, Defensive Rebound +2, Box Out -9, Offensive Consistency -10, Help Defense IQ -5, Post Control -7, Post Hook -7, Standing Layup -6
  • Hassan Whiteside OVR 79 (+1)- Standing Mid Range +29, Moving Mid Range +10, Moving Close +13, Post Hook +15
  • Kevin Durant OVR 95 (-1)- Standing Three -7, Moving Three -1
  • Andrew Wiggins OVR 79 (+1)- Post Control +5, Defensive Consistency +5, Pass IQ +11
  • LaMarcus Aldridge OVR 90 (+1)- Offensive Consistency +4, Shot IQ +4
Hope everyone has a great day!
-Mike Stauffer (@2Kstauff)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 52 - View All
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
03:05 PM - February 3, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


The Forza Horizon 2 Top Gear car pack is available today. Check out the trailer here.

If you are a Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass subscriber, you get them with your subscription. Otherwise, it's $5.

Here is the list of cars available in the pack.
  • 2015 Lexus RC F
  • 1993 Jaguar XJ220
  • 2014 BMW M235i
  • 1986 Lamborghini LM002
  • 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale
  • 1966 Ford Lotus Cortina
The Ford Lotus Cortina is available free to everyone.

Game: Forza Horizon 2Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
01:37 PM - February 3, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update below.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests in this thread, should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

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Hey Everybody!

Here are today’s notes:

Updated all Rotations/Injuries/Player Movement

League-wide re-evaluation of the following badges:

Volume Shooter, Microwave, Deadeye Jump Shooter, Posterizer, Tenacious Rebounder, and Lob City Finisher

Team Color Updates
  • Bucks Home Jersey Arm Bands Red
  • Celtics Away Jersey Headbands Black
  • Celtics Pride Jersey Arm Bands Green, Headbands/Arm Sleeves/Socks and Shoes Black
  • Clippers Away Jersey Arm Bands Red
  • Grizzlies Alternate Jersey Arm Sleeves White
  • Hornets Home Uniforms Leg Accessories White
  • Kings Away Jersey Headbands Black
  • Lakers Away Jersey Arm Bands Purple
  • Magic Home Jersey Arm Sleeves Blue
  • Nuggets Home Uniforms Leg Accessories Black
  • Nuggets Alternate Jersey Arm Sleeves Yellow
  • Pacers Home Uniforms Leg Accessories White
  • Pacers Alternate Jersey Arm Sleeves White
  • Pistons Home Jersey Arm Sleeves Red, Rubberbands Blue
  • Raptors Military Night Jersey Arm Sleeves/Bands Red, Socks/Shoes White
  • Suns Home Jersey Arm Sleeves White
  • Thunder Alternate Jersey Arm Sleeve Black
  • Warriors Alternate Jersey Socks/Shoes White
-Mike Stauffer (@2Kstauff)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 52 - View All
10:17 AM - February 3, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Curve Digital has just announced OlliOlli will arrive in mid-March for the Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The game is already available for PlayStation Vita (see our review here), PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC.

OlliOlli2 is scheduled to arrive later this year for PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4. Check out the trailer here, if you missed it.

Game: OlliOlliHype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: 3DS / Wii U / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All