Author Bio
Steve Noah

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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Sunday, May 1, 2016
05:27 PM - May 1, 2016. Posted by Bullit. Written by Steve Noah

MLB The Show 16 patch 1.04 is available now, weighing in at 237 MB, check out the details below and let us know what you are seeing!

UPDATE: The developers are aware of the issues users are reporting. Users are currently reporting the dreaded "Challenge Failed" error, pitch speeds not displaying correctly, and other various online problems.

UPDATE #2: We rolled out some server changes to address the challenge failed messages. Is anyone still getting them?

We will update this post when we get more details.

  • Dynamic Difficulty is now working as intended while batting.
  • The ball trail option will now correctly correspond in-game if set to off, or fade.
  • Several adjustments were made to the auto base running mechanics during offline game-play.
  • Fixed an issue within RTTS while pitching with certain Perks equipped would result in a crash.
  • Corrected the order in which the "Preloading a Throw” and “Double Play” tutorial appear.
  • Following a Year to Year file upload in Road To The Show, the player card stats would display incorrect team and player info. This should now be corrected.
  • Tweaks and adjustments were made to AI behavior and animations that should streamline game-play performance. Areas of adjustment include: Fielders tagging moving base runners, Routes to catch balls, running catch animations, Fielders correctly covering bases on complex double play situations, etc…
  • Within Franchise mode, some generated or additional players were listed as born in “Alaska” instead of their correct place of origin. This should now be corrected and no longer happen.
  • Adjustments made to both online and offline pitcher/reliever energy levels.
  • New scanned heads added to update user’s experience following a year to year file upload.
  • Fixed numerous hangs, crashes, soft locks, etc., reported by the community through the bug reporting tool.
  • Sponsors should now give rewards.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a loss for users who requested a friendly quit at certain times.
  • Resolved a number of freezing, soft locks, instability and crashes during online play.
  • Fixed an issue where a pitch could occasionally change path on its’ way to the plate, shifting from inside the zone to outside the zone within a frame.
  • Addressed an issue under certain circumstances a pitcher would automatically pitch when the batter came out of Batter's Eye Cam.
  • Changes were made to the Batters Eye Cam: How long it can be used, how many times it can be accessed per at bat, etc… This should limit exploits, but keep the feature usable for its’ intended purpose.
  • We’ve shortened the total amount of pause time from 6 minutes to 5 minutes during an online game.
  • The pitchers pitch type interface will now be hidden if the batter is using Guess Pitch or Pitch History (L2 Button). This should help the user who is pitching understand when they can and cannot start the pitching motion.
  • Fixed a bug where the user was not being awarded the “Free Swings” trophy in an Online Home Run Derby if specific operations were being performed.
  • Resolved issues where in game intro/walk-up music would not play properly.
  • Tuned commentary triggers to be more accurate in one-sided games.
  • Reduced the amount of repetitive audio clips for specific players.
  • Fixed an issue where player yells were being disabled through the controller within Road To The Show. An occasional sound burst could also occur during game-play.
  • Various other general bug fixes.
Source - The Show Nation

Game: MLB The Show 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 19 - View All
Friday, April 29, 2016
10:36 AM - April 29, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For the few of you out there that haven't tried Madden NFL 16 yet, you can play it for free now through May 2 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. You can also download and purchase the game at a discounted rate, during this time (PlayStation 4 ($19.79), Xbox One (Gold Member - $19.80).

Source - EA Sports

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 23 - View All

The Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Open Beta is scheduled to arrive on May 5 for Windows 10 users. Check out the system requirements below.

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex includes 63 cars (500+ on the Xbox One), 20 track configurations across six locations, including night and wet-weather variants. The game will not feature online multiplayer or the livery design editor. Wheel support is currently being worked on and will arrive in future updates.

Source - Forza

Game: Forza Motorsport 6: ApexHype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 1 - View All
Thursday, April 28, 2016
12:53 PM - April 28, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The fourth OOTP 17 patch (version number 17.7.51) 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)
  • 3D in-game movement improvements
  • Fixed rare crashes when playing out games in 3D on Macs
  • Updated the historical databases (error corrections)
  • Fixed problem with All-Stars being placed in wrong positions
  • Adjusted AI active roster construction
  • Adjusted AI player evaluation
  • Fixed bug when runner got hit by ball
  • Fixed bug with draft budgets not being counted properly
  • Fixed bug where AI was not always respecting players refusing demotion
  • Added option to not allow relievers winning Cy Young Award
  • Fixed rare error where some games would not load
  • Fixed errors where independent league teams would sign International Amateur FA
  • 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: PC / MacVotes: 1 - View All
12:44 PM - April 28, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Ramone has provided the change notes for the most recent server update on MLB The Show 16.
  • Resolved Friendly Quit issue where sometimes a Loss was given. At times, users agreeing on a Friendly Quit in an Online Rated game were still given a loss. This should no longer happen.
  • Fix for Battle Royale issue allowing users to avoid getting a Loss. Users were able to avoid a Loss if using various tactics, then return to the game.
For those of you that were running into these issues, please provide feedback on what you are seeing now.

Game: MLB The Show 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 19 - View All
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Another Need For Speed game update has arrived today, adding SpeedLists, Prestige Mode, activities and much more. Some of the details are listed below. For more information, head on over to the official site.

SpeedLists are a series of five pre-selected events that you compete in against other human opponents. Getting into the action is quick and easy, simply select the new SpeedList tile from the main menu, chose from Quick Play, Speed, Style or Mixed, and away you go.

At the end of each event you'll gain points for the place you finish. Then, once all events have been completed and the points tallied up, the final standings are displayed and the best racers shown off in a short cinematic sequence.

Once the winner has been crowned, the action starts again, meaning for those that enjoy competitive multiplayer racing, SpeedLists will quickly become the go-to choice.


Test your skills versus other players in custom made tournaments to become the Speedlist World Champion.
  • There are different types of tournaments so choose the one that suits you: Speed, Style or Mixed.
  • Use the time between Speedlists to tune your car and get the winning edge.
  • The higher you finish in each event, the more SpeedPoints you'll rack up.
  • Join a Speedlist at any moment and you will race the next event available in the tournament.
  • Are you ready to try some of the best events from the story but in HARD MODE?
  • Prestige offers a collection of tougher Speed, Style, Build, Crew and Outlaw events.
  • Once you’ve completed Story mode you can expect a call from some old friends to let you know about this new challenge.
  • Turn on Prestige from your phone to toggle between regular and Prestige events.
  • This time winning isn’t everything. You’ll have to beat a series of increasingly tough target scores to earn Gold in each event.
  • Drift or Speed? Choose your style and compete with your friends for the best scores in these short skill challenges.
  • Drift long, hard and fast through the Drift Corners to smash the target score.
  • If Speed is your game, then some short and challenging Speed Runs are out there for you.
  • Remember not to collide and keep up the pace so you can leave your mark on the Speedwall.
  • Collect them all and keep playing to stay top among your friends and earn those bragging rights.
Daily Challenges
  • Challenges now offer a unique wrap editor decal for each Challenge beaten.
  • There are over 150 Daily Challenge decals to collect, previously only available if you beat all three daily challenges.
  • Keep playing to earn more decals and personalize your ride.
  • Forced Induction and a new visual Engine are all now available on the Ford 1932 Hotrod
  • New Community Campaigns for REP bonuses, $ bonuses and discounts - keep watching our Social Challenges for details on upcoming events
  • 3 Brand new Achievements & Trophies. These ones are tough!
  • Improved network warning messages for players with a poor connection
  • New red zone on the rev counter to clearly see your rev limit
  • Updated Drag Race Outro comparison screen
  • Various Bug Fixes and Improvements
  • Multiple stability fixes

Game: Need for SpeedReader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
12:27 PM - April 26, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA has partnered with the NHL and the National Hockey League Players’ Association to announce the NHL 17 cover vote. Eight superstars from the NHL, one from each of the eight teams competing in the World Cup of Hockey 2016, have been selected. Voting begins today on NHL.com and Twitter and fans can vote as many times as they like.

To participate in the EA SPORTS NHL® 17 Cover Vote, visit NHL.com or Twitter, and Tweet your vote using your player’s hashtag above. Fans will also be able to double their vote for their favorite picks when using the player-specific hashtags every Thursday for “Twitter Vote Thursdays.” The winner of the Cover Vote* will be revealed as the EA SPORTS NHL® 17 Cover Athlete at the 2016 NHL AwardsTM in Las Vegas.

For more information, including full player descriptions and dates, visit the NHL 17 Cover Vote Feature Page.

Game: NHL 17Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All

EA Sports has released their all-new NHL 17 Vision trailer, an inside look at the development of NHL 17.

The video includes a look at the customization options, celebrations, net battles and goalie animations, as well as the addition of the World Cup of Hockey.

Game: NHL 17Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
10:06 AM - April 26, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released another update for Madden NFL 16, introducing a brand new mode to Madden Ultimate Team - Salary Cap Ranked Beta, check out the video here. It's slowly rolling out to everyone now. Make sure you download it and post your thoughts.

Salary Cap Ranked Beta is not just a new game mode, it’s a fundamental change that is felt throughout the entire Madden Ultimate Team experience by assigning a Cap Value to every player and redefining how to assemble a lineup. This is being referred to as a “Beta” because of the size of the feature and the timing of when we're releasing it. When we ran the Madden Challenge on Draft Champions Ranked, we heard your voices. It was clear that there was a major appetite to support competitive games in the Madden Ultimate Team structure. We asked our Continuous Development Team if we could develop Salary Cap Ranked in time to release it during the Madden NFL 16 cycle. The answer was a resounding “yes, we can.” The word “Beta” certainly does not reflect the quality of the feature. However we are anxious to hear what you think and what kind of improvements you would like to see in the future.

Before we go any further, I do want to make it clear that the traditional way of playing MUT has not changed or been excluded. You can still play with the full lineups that you are accustomed to in Solo Challenges and Seasons H2H play. Salary Cap Ranked Beta is simply a new test of mastery as you’ll need to be equally as skilled with building your lineup as you are with playing with them on the field.

Read more about the Madden Ultimate Team - Salary Cap Ranked Beta here.

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 23 - View All
Sunday, April 24, 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 / Sports / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Friday, April 22, 2016
03:25 PM - April 22, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NHL 17 news is expected to arrive on Tuesday, April 26.

Last year, NHL 16 news was leaked before the team fully revealed the feature set in late May. So keep your eyes peeled and let us know if you find anything.

What are you hoping to see?

Source - EA Sports NHL Twitter

Game: NHL 17Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
01:43 PM - April 22, 2016. Posted by Ruffychu. Written by Steve Noah

Swing For The Fences and Primetime Performers Diamond Dynasty packs are available now, and throughout the weekend for MLB The Show 16, costing 5,000 stubs per pack.

Check out the details below and if you purchase any packs, let us know what you received.

Swing For The Fences Pack

3 Player Cards, More than double the chance for Gold and Diamond, Best chance to get the following newly introduced players
  • Rookie Prince Fielder
  • Rookie Jose Bautista
  • Rookie Giancarlo Stanton
  • Prime Adrian Gonzalez
  • Prime Andre Ether
Primetime Performers Pack

3 Player Cards, More than double the chance for Gold and Diamond, Best chance to get the following newly introduced players
  • Rookie Max Scherzer
  • Rookie Corey Kluber
  • Prime Joaquin Benoit
  • Prime Miguel Cabrera
  • Legend Luis Tiant
Source - The Show Nation

Game: MLB The Show 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 19 - View All
11:09 AM - April 22, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Damarious Randall, cornerback for the Green Bay Packers, posted this Madden NFL 17 screenshot, (which has recently been deleted) showing off some of the new presentation in the game this year.

It's obviously early in the cycle, so a lot of details won't be shown off. Either way, it's Madden NFL 17 news and we are going to post it.

It was around this time last year the Madden hype train started, as they gave the release date with plenty of details on the game released in May.

Game: Madden NFL 17Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
Thursday, April 21, 2016
06:23 PM - April 21, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NHL 16 roster update has just arrived for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gamers to reflect the current lineups in the NHL, Liga, SHL, DEL, Extraliga ledniho hokeje, and National League.

We have not yet had the chance to dig too deep into this roster update, so let us know what you find.

UPDATE: EA addressed an issue from the previous roster update. A new one is available now.

Follow these directions to download the updated NHL 16 rosters:
  • In the NHL 16 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.

Game: NHL 16Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All