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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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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
03:29 PM - July 21, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


For those of you waiting for the Wii U version of Project CARS, GameSpot has confirmed it has been canceled.

In an official statement from Slightly Mad Studios, Project CARS creative director Andy Tudor has apologized to all the Nintendo Wii U owners, claiming "...right now Project Cars is simply too much for Wii U despite our very best efforts..."

Quote:
Despite much perseverance on the Wii U version of Project Cars, we will no longer be actively pursuing development on it as the quality does not meet our own high standards nor our intended vision for the title on this platform..."

Source - GameSpot, first reported by NintendoLife

Game: Project CARSReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Wii UVotes: 0 - View All
01:26 PM - July 21, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released more Madden NFL 16 ratings. Below are the top 5 running backs in Madden NFL 16, more ratings on these players can be seen here.
  • Marshawn Lynch (96 OVR)
  • Adrian Peterson (95 OVR)
  • Jamaal Charles (94 OVR)
  • DeMarco Murray (94 OVR)
  • Le'Veon Bell (94 OVR)
Previously released Madden NFL 16 player ratings:

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
07:56 AM - July 21, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


EA has signed an exclusive three-year deal with Real Madrid making EA Sports the official videogame partner of the Spanish club. FIFA 16 will feature updated 3D head scans of fourteen of Real Madrid's most popular players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodríguez and Karim Benzema. Check out the video to see them in action and some new screenshots have also been released, showing off the new player likeness.

Read the full press release below.

EA SPORTS PARTNERS WITH REAL MADRID C.F. AS OFFICIAL VIDEOGAME PARTNER

Real Madrid C.F. Stars Get New Player Likeness for EA SPORTS FIFA 16

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and Real Madrid C.F. today announced that they have signed a three year partnership that will see EA SPORTS™ become the exclusive and official videogame partner of one of the world’s most popular football clubs.

“We’re honored to welcome Real Madrid as an official partner club and the opportunity to bring fans even closer to the team through unique experiences and authentic player likeness in the game,” said Jamie McKinlay, Vice President of Marketing, EA SPORTS. “Real Madrid is one of the most popular clubs in the world and that’s also true within our game; we are looking forward to building a deeper connection with the club in the coming years.”

As part of the partnership, EA SPORTS FIFA 16 will include updated 3D head scans of fourteen of Real Madrid’s most popular players. New player likeness for Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez, Luka Modrić, Karim Benzema, and others will enhance the authenticity of the FIFA franchise. Fans will also find out which of their favorite stars rules the virtual pitch when Real Madrid players compete in an exclusive FIFA 16 video game tournament later this season.

Emilio Butragueño, Director of Institutional Relations, Real Madrid C.F. said, “We’re delighted to be working with EA SPORTS as our official videogame partner. They’re the market leading brand in football videogames and we can’t wait to start working together to give both our fans unforgettable experiences. Many of our players are big FIFA gamers and I know they can’t wait to play FIFA 16.”

The partnership extends into the Bernabéu, Real Madrid’s storied home pitch, on game day as the stadium’s big screen will occasionally display player celebrations rendered with EA SPORTS FIFA after home team goals. Those visiting the stadium will also have a chance to get a hands-on experience with FIFA 16 in a new experiential area at the Bernabéu. In addition, fans can expect to see EA SPORTS content in the stadium and on Real Madrid’s digital channels.

Real Madrid C.F. join other EA SPORTS partner clubs around the world from top leagues including Spain’s La Liga, the Barclays Premier League in England, the Bundesliga in Germany, and Ligue 1 in France, among others.

FIFA 16 will be available starting September 22, 2015 in North America on Origin™ on PC, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems.

Game: FIFA 16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
Monday, July 20, 2015
01:09 PM - July 20, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


EA Sports has just revealed the top 10 Madden NFL 16 rookie ratings, along with a video of some of those rookies reacting to their ratings.

Below are the top 10 rookies in Madden NFL 16. More ratings on these players can be seen here.
  • Amari Cooper (82 OVR)
  • Jameis Winston (81 OVR)
  • Todd Gurley (80 OVR)
  • Leonard Williams (80 OVR)
  • Brandon Scherff (80 OVR)
  • Dante Fowler (79 OVR)
  • Melvin Gordon (78 OVR)
  • Kevin White (78 OVR)
  • Marcus Mariota (78 OVR)
  • Vic Beasley (77 OVR)

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
11:27 AM - July 20, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

GameStop Madden Mondays have returned. Today's video showcases the new Draft Champions mode.

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All

Microsoft and EA Sports have just announced their Madden NFL 16 Xbox One bundle, which includes an Xbox One console with a 1TB hard drive, a full download of Madden NFL 16 and a one-year subscription to EA Access. You can pre-order on Amazon for $399.99, with a scheduled release date of August 18.

Read the full press release below.

Football fans, rejoice: The Xbox One bundle you’ve been waiting for is here, just in time for football season. Featuring an Xbox One console with a 1TB hard drive, giving you tons of space for games, a full download of Madden NFL 16 to play when the game launches on Aug. 25, plus a one-year subscription to EA Access, the Xbox One Madden NFL 16 Bundle is built for sports fans.

Madden NFL 16 brings back your favorite Madden NFL modes: Connected Franchise, Ultimate Team, and last year’s new mode, Skills Trainer. Plus, it introduces brand-new modes like Draft Champions, a Madden-style take on fantasy football. New and improved controls give you way more playmaking options on both ends of the play, whether you’re a quarterback or a wide receiver fighting for the ball in the air. And the new presentation modes make the whole thing look, feel, and sound like a prime-time broadcast. All in all, you’ve got a massive new Madden NFL experience to keep you busy for many, many hours.

Plus, if you’re a fan of any EA game, the Xbox One Madden NFL 16 bundle with one year of EA Access is a dream come true. On top of access to The Vault, a collection of awesome EA titles that are free to play anytime, and saving 10 percent on all EA digital purchases, EA Access gives members the chance play upcoming EA games on Xbox One for a limited time before their release and the ability to keep your progress if you decide to purchase the game. That’s right, with EA Access, you can take Madden NFL 16 for a spin beginning on Aug. 20 before the full game launches on Aug. 25 only on Xbox One.

And don’t forget, Xbox One is the official game console of the NFL, so you can enjoy the NFL experience with the NFL on Xbox One App, and the ability to watch games right from your console.

Available for $399 USD, you can pre-order the Xbox One Madden NFL 16 Bundle at participating retailers now. The bundle hits stores Aug. 18, a week ahead of the full game’s launch on Aug. 25. Let’s get ready for some football!

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
08:58 AM - July 20, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The official weekly MLB 15 The Show roster update is available now. The update adds 11 players and includes 113 player movements. The "Big Update", scheduled to release around the All-Star break, is still being worked on.

Daddy Leagues have posted the attribute changes for the roster update, some of the changes include Bryce Harper +1 (95), Chris Sale +2 (95), Zack Greinke +2 (94), Joey Votto -2 (89), Nelson R. Cruz -2 (88), Michael Brantley -2 (87), Justin Upton -4 (86), Lorenzo Cain +1 (85), J.D. Martinez +4 (85), Ian Kinsler -2 (84), Eric Hosmer -1 (84), Matt Carpenter -3 (83), Hector Santiago +2 (83), Charlie Blackmon +1 (82), Cameron Maybin +3 (81) and more.

Check out all of the other details below.


Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 27 - View All

Driveclub game update 1.20 is available now, weighing in at .5GB. The update introduces ELITE Driver Levels, new club Leaderboards for every Tour event, updates to Club Challenges, a new 'Random event' feature for quick play, options to tune or disable the camera shake settings, filters for your Garage and Car Select menus, new Photo Mode filters and frames, and many more improvements.

It also paves the way for the Driveclub Horsepower Expansion Pack, scheduled to arrive on July 28, which includes 11 new tour events, 5 new trophies and the following cars:
  • Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K
  • Nissan GT-R NISMO
  • McLaren P1 GTR
  • Renault Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R
  • Ferrari FXX Evoluzione
Check out the trailer here.

Full details for the Driveclub Game Update 1.20, can be seen below.

Download & installation
  • The update will happen automatically when you fire up the game (or you can "Check for Updates" on PS4 for the game).
  • The update size is 0.5GB which brings the total size of all updates combined so far to 10.84GB.
What's included in Update 1.20
  • ELITE Driver Levels are now available above Level 60. You'll have to prove your skills on the track as well as reach the required number of Tour Stars and Fame Points to earn these ELITE Levels! Every new Driver Level has a reward too.
  • New 'Random Event' in DRIVE lets you quickly get behind the wheel and try something different. It's perfect for creating new Challenges!
  • Club Challenges now show all Club Members participating and individual leaderboard positions to make it more rewarding and competitive for everyone taking part.
  • New Club Leaderboards for every Tour event: go and get your Club ranked in your favourite events as soon as you update the game!
  • Improved camera shake and new Gameplay Settings option to adjust the camera shake intensity - or turn it down completely for a silky smooth drive.
  • New Gameplay Settings option to turn Face-offs on or off, for those of you who prefer the pure thrill of the race without any distractions or extra opportunities for earning Fame.
  • New Garage options to filter the vehicles so that you can more easily find the car you're looking for.
  • Adds new filters and frames to Photo Mode.
  • Adds the ability to toggle ghosts on and off in Time Trial and Drift mode, by using left on the D-Pad.
  • Stunning new #PS4share photo added to the loading screen (Credit: http://bit.ly/1I4UI8V).
  • Updated Credits with personal messages, special thanks and new members of the team!
  • Includes general improvements for game performance, stability and usability.
Update 1.20 Add-ons (available for download from PlayStation®Store on July 28 worldwide)
  • Adds support for the Horsepower Expansion Pack (download from PlayStation®Store) - which includes the Horsepower Car Pack and Horsepower Tour Pack.
  • The Horsepower Car Pack includes: Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K, McLaren P1 GTR, Nissan GT-R NISMO, Renault Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R and the Ferrari FXX Evoluzione.
  • The Horsepower Tour includes 11 new Events and 5 new Trophies.
  • Collect every star in the Horsepower Tour to earn a new bonus Livery.
  • Adds support for the UniteInSpeed Tour Pack (download from PlayStation®Store).
  • The UniteInSpeed Tour Pack includes 11 new Events and 5 new Trophies.
  • Collect every star in the UniteInSpeed Tour to earn a bonus Livery.
  • Adds support for two new livery packs coming to PlayStation®Store. Each Livery Pack contains 5 new livery patterns to customise your cars with.
What else we're working on (stuff coming after 1.20)
  • Private lobbies! This is our main focus now that the servers are running smoothly and the PS+ Edition of DRIVECLUB is live.
  • DRIVECLUB companion app: We'll have more news on this soon.
  • More free cars: There isn't a new free car coming in July but we've got some awesome cars lined up for you in August and September!
  • More Cars & Tours: The packs coming in July mark the end of the Season Pass but not the end of DRIVECLUB! We have much more coming so stay with us.
  • More Game Updates: We're committed to keeping the game fresh and enjoyable for you, so we will continue to make improvements and add features based on your feedback. Please keep sharing your thoughts with us to help us continually evolve the game around you.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All
Sunday, July 19, 2015
02:00 PM - July 19, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Driveclub has just announced the Horsepower Expansion Pack, scheduled to arrive on July 28. Check out the trailer here.

It includes 11 new tour events, 5 new trophies and the following cars:
  • Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K
  • Nissan GT-R NISMO
  • McLaren P1 GTR
  • Renault Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R
  • Ferrari FXX Evoluzione
The Horsepower Expansion Pack is included as part of the Driveclub Season Pass. It will also be made available to download separately on the PlayStation Store.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All
01:24 PM - July 19, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports will reveal the Madden NFL 16 rookie ratings tomorrow, along with reactions from each player.

Have any predictions?

Looking back at last year, this is what the rookie ratings in Madden NFL 15 looked like before the start of the season.
  • DE - Jadeveon Clowney - Houston (83 Overall)
  • OL - Greg Robinson - St. Louis (83 Overall)
  • OLB -Khalil Mack - Oakland (81 Overall)
  • OL - Jake Matthews - Atlanta (81 Overall)
  • WR - Sammy Watkins - Buffalo (80 Overall)
  • S - Calvyn Pryor - New York Jets (79 Overall)
  • DL - Aaron Donald - St. Louis (79 Overall)
  • S - Haha Clinton Dix - Green Bay (79 Overall)
  • OL - Taylor Lewan - Tennessee (79 Overall)
  • QB - Blake Bortles - Jacksonville (78 Overall)
  • CB - Darqueze Dennard - Cincinnati (78 Overall)
  • WR - Mike Evans - Tampa Bay (78 Overall)
  • OL - Zack Martin - Dallas (78 Overall)

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
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: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Saturday, July 18, 2015
07:31 AM - July 18, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Project CARS patch 2.5 is available now for PC users, fixing a number of crash bugs. Most of the fixes and new features listed below, will make their way to consoles on the patch 3 release.

Game Crashes

We spent a lot of time working directly with a number of users who were struggling with game crashes, and resolved as many of these as we could. The various fixes in this patch should help a great deal in making the game more stable for those of you who were experiencing these instabilities.

Pitting, tuning, setups
  • Fixed a case where the in-game tuning Setup was not being saved under certain conditions.
  • Fixed the issue with cold and current tyre pressure mismatches in pitstop strategy, as well as cold pressure not being correctly applied in the tyre system.
  • Ensure that the Default pitstop strategy is selected as the Active one when starting a new session.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong vehicle setup would at times be applied to the player’s current vehicle.
  • Fixed another case of where cars would sometimes leave the pits with an invisible reattached wheel.
  • Fixed an issue with the Pit Strategy screen where the displayed values did not reflect the saved settings.
  • Fixed an issue in online races where the pit crew would ignore any changes made to the pit strategy once the player’s car was stationary in the pit box.
  • Reworked some tyre compound names as displayed in the setup screen to ensure that all compounds are named to be indicative of the type of compound it represents in the pit strategy screen.
  • Restrict the selectable pit strategy tyre compound types to only those available for the current vehicle.
Online
  • Fixed an issue where the Drive button would remain permanently locked when joining an in-progress session.
  • Fixed an issue where, when the player progressed from qualifying to the start of the race, the player’s car would sometimes begin moving without player, resulting in false jump-starts.
Controls
  • New Feature – Implemented the ability via menu sliders for the user to manually tweak the menu spring strength, stationary / low speed spring strength, and overall steering gain.
  • New Feature – The Force Feedback Calibration screen now features a multiple force feedback profile selection whereby the user can select a base FFB style that suits personal preference, and then tweak it further as desired. This will then create a ‘Custom’ entry in the profile selection list in addition to the current options: "Default" (matches the FFB default settings in Patch 2.0) and "Classic” (matches the FFB settings in the original release).
  • Fixed an issue with sudden loss of FFB after a crash.
  • Reduced the strength of the menu spring for custom wheels.
  • Fixed an issue where Mouse controls were showing a deadzone in the centre regardless of deadzone setting.
  • Fixed an issue where rumble on the gamepad could at times cause the game to slow down.
  • Added support and profiles for the Logitech G29 and G920 on PC
  • Added accelerator slip vibration to the wheel rim of Fanatec wheels where available, and fixed brake rumble not working.
Vehicles
  • Formula A – Added a new tire set which now includes two slick tires - soft and medium. Also rebalanced the heating and wear across all four tyre sets. Wear will now more closely match real-world Formula cars. Heating is more even front to rear also. Further rebalancing of the AI speed as was required, and tweaks to the base setup to accommodate the heat change.
  • Modern street cars - New stiffer tyres for improved drivability to more closely match the real world experience, making these cars more fun and engaging to drive. Made tweaks to the individual setups of the FWD and most Supercars to accommodate the change.
  • Mclaren P1 - Stiffened up the default suspension to help prevent bottoming out at tracks like Nordschliefe.
Source - Project CARS Forum

Game: Project CARSReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Wii U / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Friday, July 17, 2015
03:15 PM - July 17, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
NHL 16 continues to build on their authentic arenas and atmosphere with signature effects and well known props throughout the league. Check out a few examples in the images below.



Buffalo Sabres - First Niagara Center

The scoreboard at the First Niagara Center will now shoot smoke from the Sabres’ logo after the home team scores or wins a game. With a revamped roster, the Sabres will look to light the lamp a bit more in the upcoming season after finishing last in ‘Goals For’ in 2014-15.



Columbus Blue Jackets

The handcrafted Blue Jackets goal cannon makes its debut in NHL 16! When the puck goes into the visiting team's net, get ready to hear the BOOM as the cannon will go off followed by smoke exiting its full-scale barrel.



San Jose Sharks - SAP Center at San Jose

Visiting teams will never feel safe at the SAP Center at San Jose. At the start of each home game, the menacing shark head of San Jose will raise to the rafters and will exhale smoke after each home team goal and victory. When the Sharks go onto the power play, home fans will also engage in the popular Shark Chomp as the team gets ready to play with the man advantage.



Winnipeg Jets - MTS Centre

After waiting 19 years for playoff hockey, the Jets returned to the postseason in 2015 along with the traditional Winnipeg Whiteout. Witness the whiteout in NHL 16 for every home playoff game at the MTS Centre.

If you missed the previously announced arena atmoshere details, check them out below.NHL 16 arrives on September 15 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

For those of you that have missed out on the recent news about the game, we've highlighted some of them below.For more news and media on the game, check out the NHL 16 page.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 28 - View All

The 142nd episode of the Press Row Podcast is a two parter. Up first, producer Ryan Ferwerda joins host Rich Grisham to describe the process of building Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Golf from the ground up, including how courses are constructed, the approach to mechanics, prioritization of features, online play, and why EA Sports isn’t able to currently discuss the game’s future content roadmap. After that, Rich and Bryan Wiedey get together to talk about their initial impressions of PGA Tour golf, how it compares to The Golf Club, and what they feel EA needs to do to support the game moving forward.

Enjoy!

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: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, 32 Minutes

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


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All