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Caley Roark

Home Town: Lancaster, PA
Sports: Football, Baseball
Games: NFL 2K5, MVP 05, NBA 2k series, Civilization
Teams: Phillies, Eagles, Sixers
OS Username: CPRoark
Tags: Live: Mr Rockit
Monday, February 8, 2016
11:13 AM - February 8, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

The MLB The Show team in San Diego released their first Twitch stream last week, focusing on the improved Road to the Show mode and new Showtime feature. Here are some initial thoughts on these additions based on what I saw during the stream.

Read More - MLB The Show 16: Breaking Down the First Twitch Stream

Game: MLB The Show 16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 12 - View All
Saturday, February 6, 2016
07:36 PM - February 6, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

The 2015-16 NFL season ends on Sunday, but that does not mean you have to go without realistic professional football until August. Draft Day Sports: Pro Football is a new text sim that allows you to create a league, fill it with teams and guide one of them to a championship. While the text-sim market is pretty small (but fierce), is DDS: Pro Football good enough to rise above the rest and keep your football itch satisfied until the fall?

Read More - Draft Day Sports: Pro Football 2016 Review (PC)

Game: Draft Day Sports: Pro Football 2016Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
02:19 PM - January 27, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark


MLB The Show 16
is going to tease us with a steady stream of news over the next two months, instead of their traditional fact sheet release. This is certainly a good way to build anticipation, even if it makes it harder to wait until release season. I'll take it though: The Show's Twitch feeds are some of the best -- and most honest -- marketing in the sports industry.

Read More - MLB The Show 16: Road to the Show Revamped, But Is it For the Better?

Game: MLB The Show 16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 12 - View All
Thursday, December 17, 2015
04:57 PM - December 17, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

I always enjoy checking out games that represent under-represented sports, including cricket, lacrosse and rugby. Part of the enjoyment I gain is the challenge of learning a new sport and a new set of rules.

So I was excited to have the opportunity to look at Handball 16, a game based on a sport I know little about that released on most major consoles. Read on to see exactly what Handball 16 is and whether or not the game is worth your time.

Read More - Handball '16 Review (PC)

Game: Handball '16Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
10:15 AM - December 8, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

As the Winter Meetings begin, so does our first look at the next iteration of everyone's favorite -- OK, only -- MLB simulation. Besides a new naming convention, what else does MLB The Show 16 have in store for baseball fans this Spring? Here are a few quick reactions from the first wave of information...

Read More - Quick Takeaways from MLB The Show 16's Weekend Announcement

Game: MLB The Show 16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 12 - View All
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
04:52 PM - December 2, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark
Text sims and mobile devices are a natural fit. In the most recent pairing, Football Manager Mobile 2016, you have a genre that doesnít rely on graphics and controls; obvious areas of weakness for even the most powerful phone. Text sims don't play in real time -- though they can occupy very real amounts of your time -- making them perfect for commutes and moments of downtime.

Football Manager Mobile 2016, a portable version of the highly regarded football/soccer sim on PC. Coming in a $9, an app price thatís becoming increasingly less absurd, is Football Manager Mobile 2016 worth your time and/or money?

Read More - Football Manager Mobile 2016 Review (iOS/Android)

Game: Football Manager Mobile 2016Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
10:30 AM - November 3, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

For many baseball fans, the end of the World Series simply signals the beginning of the offseason, a period arguably as exciting and tumultuous as the regular season. It's also when we start getting our first glimpse of what the next iteration of MLB: The Show may bring us come next spring.

Before we jump ahead to next season, however, let's take a quick look back at MLB 15: The Show.

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: A Look Back At What Worked and What Didn't

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 29 - View All
Thursday, October 15, 2015
02:05 PM - October 15, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark
2K recently dropped a new hockey game for mobile players, but don't get your hopes up for a return to the golden age of 2K hockey. NHL Supercard is a collectible card game featuring your favorite NHL players. It's similar in format to many free-to-play card games on the App Store, including 2K's own WWE Supercard.

I don't invest a lot of time (or any money) into these types of games, though I can see their appeal. To its credit, NHL Supercard does some interesting things with the license to bring hockey strategy to your mobile device.

Read More - NHL Supercard Quick Review

Game: NHL SuperCardReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
Friday, October 9, 2015
02:58 PM - October 9, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

With the MLB Playoffs starting in earnest, its time for our somewhat-annual non-scientific simulation, using the latest version of MLB: The Show.

For this simulation, we used the latest roster update from SCEA and the ever-enjoyable Post Season mode. We also ensured that the Wildcard games ended as they actually did, with Houston and Chicago advancing.

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: Full Playoff Sim

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 29 - View All
Friday, October 2, 2015
11:48 AM - October 2, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark
Despite a bunch of tweaks and re-releases on nearly every platform, the original Blood Bowl was a relatively mediocre and niche title, an odd digital port of an old medieval football board game. Yet five years later, we get its sequel -- or at least a sequel in name.

Blood Bowl 2 might as well use the trendy "2.0" nomenclature, as this isn't a true sequel but rather a reboot. Blood Bowl 2 streamlines gameplay, offers accessibility and along the way loses a little bit of its charm.

Read More - Blood Bowl 2 Review

Game: Blood Bowl 2Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Thursday, September 17, 2015
09:48 AM - September 17, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

One of my favorite modes in Madden 15 was "The Gauntlet," a mode designed like a ladder mode in an arcade game to assess all of your Madden skills. The mode was pretty innovative, while at the same time reminding players of previous skills trainers, Madden mini-games and the mobile Backbreaker titles.

The Gauntlet returns, er, "strikes back" this year with some new additions. It is still a fun way to spend a few minutes, but it can often be as frustrating as it is addictive.

Read More - The Gauntlet Strikes Back in Madden NFL 16

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
10:39 AM - September 2, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark


VooFoo Studios has quietly staked a claim as the premier "table sports" developer, despite the studio's indie status. VooFoo has had critical hits with its pool games Hustle Kings and Pure Pool. The studio's latest game, Pure Hold'Em, brings the studio's quiet sensibility to the ever-popular poker variant.

Read More - Pure Hold'Em Review (PS4/Xbox One)

Game: Pure Hold'emReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Thursday, August 27, 2015
01:41 PM - August 27, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

Madden's newest mode is Draft Champions, and so far it's one of the freshest additions to the franchise in years. This is a quick and deep experience that reminds me of what I liked about the Ultimate Team mode when it debuted in UEFA Champions League 2006-2007.

According to EA's early press releases, the developers of Draft Champions had four goals: "Always on the Clock. Every Pick Matters. Keep it Tight. Replayable." With limited plays, I think they hit the mark with each.

Read More - Madden 16: Draft Champions Is One of the Best Parts of the Game

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Monday, August 3, 2015
03:31 PM - August 3, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark
In the original review for DriveClub, I cautioned users to either wait until the kinks had been worked out or until the free version was released for PS+.

Since then, both conditions have been met. Most of the online issues and driving quirks have been fixed or tuned. And, if you are a PS+ member, a pretty packed edition is available to you, free of charge.

Read More - Driveclub Horsepower Expansion and Update 1.20 Impressions

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All
Monday, July 20, 2015
10:33 AM - July 20, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

More than five years ago, I reviewed the first digital version of Blood Bowl, a traditional table-top miniatures game based on high fantasy football. That game was reissued about a million times, including multiple versions on the PC and a recent mobile release. While all of these versions offer an interesting challenge and unique gameplay, each was hampered by various issues that kept the title from greatness.

Now, Blood Bowl 2's kick off date is imminent. Can this update fix the problems of a 5-year old game based on a 30 year old ruleset? Based on recent press, I'm confident that it can. Let's look at the issues that plagued the earlier (primary 360) title and how the sequel looks to fix them.

Read More - Blood Bowl 2 Preview

Game: Blood Bowl 2Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All

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