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Jayson Young

Home Town: Nashville, TN.
Sports: Football, Basketball, Hockey, Soccer
Games: Old: Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball, Tecmo Super Bowl III: Final Edition, NBA Hangtime, New: All Pro Football 2K8, NHL '09
Teams: Vanderbilt Commodores, Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators, Memphis Grizzlies
OS Username: OS: wEEman33 Xbox Live: wEEman33 BSD
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Saturday, April 19, 2014
09:39 AM - April 19, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

“Welcome to the future!” sings Trials Fusion's soundtrack. That chorus, which cycles maddeningly throughout Fusion's menus, means to reference the game's 20XX sci-fi setting.

It could just as easily allude to the rising conflict between giant game publishers like Ubisoft and subsidiary studios like RedLynx -- a tug-of-war that the RedLynxes of this industry are presently losing.

The Finnish developer's fun, creative level designs and captivating, “one-more race” gameplay have been sabotaged by frustrating bugs, missing features, unnecessary DRM systems, online server issues and another release-day “Season Pass” that costs just as much as the new, incomplete game you've just purchased.

Read More - Trials Fusion Review (PS4/Xbox One)

Game: Trials FusionReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Monday, April 7, 2014
10:57 AM - April 7, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

If dangerous speeds, challenging rivals, plausible physics and deadly collisions are necessary parts of a functioning motorsport simulation, then MXGP is a stranded machine, stuck at the starting line with a set of flat tires.

Read More - MXGP Review (PC)

Game: MXGP The Official Motocross GameReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 3 - View All
Monday, March 24, 2014
09:27 AM - March 24, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

Like most sports games, NBA 2K14 uses a 0 to 99 rating system as its primary means of deciding what happens during a given possession of basketball.

The addition of 50-plus personality badges and signature skills is where Visual Concepts' algorithms differ from traditional sports gameplay models.

Signature skills like lockdown defender, for instance, can be the difference between forcing a difficult, contested shot and getting shamefully posterized.

This guide compiles information from NBA 2K14's menus about how each signature skill impacts the on-court action.

Read More - NBA 2K14 Signature Skills Guide

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 85 - View All
Friday, March 21, 2014
09:43 AM - March 21, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

Earlier this week, NBA 2K14 quietly installed a server-side update that has reduced the amount of virtual currency PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers receive for completing owner goals in the My GM game mode.

All season milestones which had previously awarded 200 VC and 250 VC, such as selling out 32 home games or winning the NBA championship, will now yield just 100 VC once they are completed.

Read More - NBA 2K14: MyGM Virtual Currency Rewards Slashed by 40%

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 85 - View All
Thursday, March 13, 2014
02:17 PM - March 13, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young


MyTeam in NBA 2K14 had a lot going right for it, but the server issues early on really messed with the modes viability for many fans. However, it wasn't just server issues which held the mode back this season. Jayson Young believes the mode could be great, it just needs a few tweaks to help it get there. Read on to find out what Jayson believes is the best course forward for the mode!

Read More - How to Improve MyTeam for NBA 2K15

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 2.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
Friday, March 7, 2014
09:31 AM - March 7, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

After more than 7 years in development, Pro Wrestling X, an independent PC wrestling game, which aims to combine "the fun of WWF No Mercy with the depth of Fire Pro Wrestling," now stands on the cusp of completing a Steve Austin-sized ascent onto the roster of industry powerhouse, STEAM.

Read More - Finally, Pro Wrestling X Has Gone Back to Kickstarter

Game: Pro Wrestling XHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
09:12 AM - March 4, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

In absence of individual player assignments, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K14 have given gamers three “Points of Emphasis” to help control their AI teammates' on-court behavior. During a game, players can apply one offensive emphasis, one defensive emphasis and one bonus “flex” emphasis.

Read More - NBA 2K14: Points of Emphasis Guide

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 85 - View All
Monday, February 24, 2014
09:07 AM - February 24, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

Of the 428 players currently included in NBA Live 14, just 32 players have received an overall rating adjustment since the game's November 19 release.

That means a meager 7% of the game's roster has been updated over the past 3 months.

Read More - NBA Live 14 Is Barely Updating Its Players

Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Friday, February 21, 2014
09:55 AM - February 21, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

Until FIFA 13's and FIFA 14's recent arrival on the PlayStation Vita, the Nintendo 64's Olympic Hockey 98 held the unofficial title of being the most critically decried, full-priced “roster update” in sports gaming's history. When you consider that $60 in 1998 inflates to roughly $87 in 2014, it's easy to see how the outrage occurred.

In the most succinct review ever published on a major gaming website, IGN's Matt Casamassina awarded Olympic Hockey 98 a 0/10, saying only, “We'll post a new review when Midway releases a new game." The "old game" in reference was Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey 98, which had appeared on the Nintendo 64 just two months prior in December of 1997.

Read More - Olympic Hockey '98: The Most Famous 'Roster Update'

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
09:40 AM - February 11, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

There are many issues that prevent NBA 2K14's My Team mode from being fun: unreliable servers, online input lag, unreasonable card prices, a lack of compelling single player content, duplicate players that must be immediately discarded, no way to trade, sell or buy cards directly from other users.

Read More - NBA 2K14: Would a Salary Cap Help MyTeam?

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 85 - View All
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
11:12 AM - February 4, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

Despite the added incentive of a PlayStation Network trophy, just 54 percent of NBA 2K14 players have ever "called a play using the 2K Smart Play feature."

For NBA Live 14, the numbers look way worse. Only 6 percent of Live owners on the PlayStation Network have the trophy for "calling a play that ends up in a bucket."

Read More - How Voice Commands Can Continue to Revolutionize Basketball Gaming

Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Monday, January 27, 2014
09:14 AM - January 27, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

Skateboarding is hard. Of all the sports you could possibly take up, it may be the hardest to learn, and if you stick with it long enough, it becomes equally hard on the body.

Skateboarding video games, traditionally, have failed to capture just how difficult it is to direct a flying piece of wood through the air and safely plant both feet onto a very small landing area.

OlliOlli is the first game since 1999's Thrasher: Skate and Destroy to accurately depict the difficulty and danger inherent to the sport.

Read More - OlliOlli Review (PS Vita)

Game: OlliOlliHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS VitaVotes: 0 - View All
Monday, January 20, 2014
01:44 PM - January 20, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

The strongest aspect of NBA 2K14, next to its graphics, is its gameplay. While the jump from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4 may not have improved the series' on-court behavior as significantly as fans were anticipating, few impactful flaws in the gameplay exist in the current product. The brilliant post-up system contains more moves than a bowl of Jell-O. The retooled pick-and-roll mechanic offers so many different possibilities and variable outcomes that you can literally run it every trip down the court and never become bored.

Just when you try to put the gameplay to use in the modes, that's where the wheels have come off...

Read More - 65 Days Later: The State of NBA 2K14

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 85 - View All
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
04:21 PM - January 15, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Jayson Young

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine has confirmed that Konami will be releasing Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 in Japan on March 20, 2014 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable.

A PlayStation 4 version was not mentioned, which is surprising, given that Konami's soccer franchise, Pro Evolution Soccer, will appear on PlayStation 4 this fall.

Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 will include twice as many commentary lines as last year's game, plus it has re-recorded many of the game's sound effects by capturing audio directly from Nippon Professional Baseball stadiums.

Famitsu's preview also mentions a new "guess the pitch" feature, which increases the likelihood of a powerful hit if the batter correctly predicts the incoming pitch's location.

Pricing for the three versions was also revealed:

PS3: 7600 yen/$73 (retail), 7100 yen/$68 (digital download)
Vita: 6650 yen/$64 (retail), 6150 yen/$59 (digital download)
PSP: 3790 yen/$36 (retail), 3290 yen/$31 (digital download)

Konami's baseball games have traditionally been region-free, meaning the retail version of Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 should play on American consoles without any modifications. Preorders have not yet gone live, but expect import shops like Play-Asia and NCSX to start accepting orders in the coming weeks.

Downloading the digital version of Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 will require a Japanese PlayStation Network account.

Game: Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PSP / PS VitaVotes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
04:54 PM - January 8, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

The last time NBA Live 14's roster was updated, Stephen Jackson had just signed with the Los Angeles Clippers and Rudy Gay had been dealt to the Sacramento Kings in a massive 7-player trade.

Since December 10, almost a dozen different transactions have occurred in the NBA, including Captain Jack's departure from Lob City. None of those moves, unfortunately, are currently reflected in NBA Live 14.

Read More - NBA Live 14 Roster Updates Not Living up to Promises

Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All

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