Tuesday, August 30, 2016
02:44 PM - August 30, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS.

Mobile QBs are one of the toughest assignments to defend in the real NFL much less in Madden, where they've historically been somewhat overpowered. Last year, Madden put in a tool which allowed you to click-in the right stick for anyone playing a spy on the QB to bring them in as a rusher if the QB scrambled.

In Madden NFL 17, EA has expanded that to include any shallow defensive zone assignment being able to come up on the QB when he decides to start scrambling.

Obviously the lessons here are that if you are facing a mobile QB, trying to play some zone defense to contain a QB, especially on more obvious passing downs, may be the way to go to keep a Cam Newton in check.

What methods are you using to keep mobile QBs in check in this year's game?

Video: Madden Daily on YouTube

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
12:26 PM - August 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner

EA Sports has posted a new trailer and blog post detailing this year's Draft Champions mode in NHL 17.

"Draft Champions is an all-new mode that introduces the thrill of the fantasy draft with fast rounds of superstar picks. Each round challenges you to choose current and past NHL players and build a team that fits your playstyle. Immediately following your draft, take to the ice and fulfill your team’s potential by winning the Draft Championship.

You'll start your Draft Champions mode off this year with a team theme. Each theme will come with a base set of mid and lower tier players to build a team off of. The themes will update through the year and thus, there will be new ones to choose from as the season wears on.

You'll then draft from a pool of better players to add to your team. Each draft is designed to look different so you should have a different feeling team each time through the mode.

You can read more about Draft Champions in NHL 17 on EA Sports' Website.

Game: NHL 17Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All
11:42 AM - August 30, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Danny Webster

There are a lot of new features in Connected Franchise this year, if you've noticed.

Madden 17 brings a more in-depth franchise experience to the table this year. It forces you to think more like an actual NFL coach or general manager in order to preserve your franchise on a long-term basis.

If you're new to Madden's CFM, or are curious how to make the most out of your franchise experience, I'll attempt to help you as best I can. In all honesty, it takes a lot to screw this up...

Read More - Madden NFL 17: Five Connected Franchise Tips

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
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10:35 AM - August 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Halo Warthog is coming to Forza Horizon 3 as a free download to everyone who has played either Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. Check out the trailer, achievements and recommended PC specs here.

Eligible players will receive codes to download the Warthog via an Xbox Live Message, and codes will begin to be sent out during the week of September 5. In addition, players who have not played an Xbox One Halo game will still have the chance to earn the Warthog via a special #Forzathon event coming to Forza Horizon 3 in October.

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Game: Forza Horizon 3Reader Score: Vote Now
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10:24 AM - August 30, 2016. Posted by RipCity71252. Written by Steve Noah

Someone managed to capture the NBA 2K17 team select screen. A few other images can be seen here.

UPDATE: This one from Karl-Anthony Towns. (Probably edited ratings for himself and a few others to get the Wolves rated that high, one would assume.)

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All
09:03 AM - August 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

PlayStation Access has posted a new Steep video, showing off more gameplay and everything you need to know about the game.

Steep is scheduled to release on December 2 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Find out more and register for BETA at the official website.

Game: SteepHype Score: Vote Now
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08:33 AM - August 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Previously available for PC users, Assetto Corsa is available now for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users. Check out the trailer here and post your impressions of the game after a few laps.

  • Tailored to perfection - Over eighty cars are available to choose from, plus special editions, reproduced in collaboration with the most prestigious automotive manufacturers, each one authentic and unique in both characteristics and handling.
  • Legendary Circuits including Silverstone Circuit, Monza, and Nürburgring-Nordschleife, all recreated using Laser Scan technology so that each bump, curb and slope is a perfect match to the real counterpart.
  • Precision Physics bring a new dimension to the car and track, from tyre flat spots & heat cycles to the dynamic simulation of the tyre rubber deposited on track and recreated light conditions based on geographical coordinates.
  • Multiple Race Modes include Career mode, special and unique events and challenges. Fully customizable single player and multiplayer modes include quick races, race weekends including free practice sessions, qualifying session, drift challenges and more!
  • Tuning & Driver Assist profiles allow the overall racing experience to be further modified by adjusting everything from car attributes to collision damage to let players of any proficiency with a joypad or supported racing wheel.

Game: Assetto CorsaHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All

IGN has scheduled their final WWE 2K17 roster reveal today. Similar to prior weeks, they are giving you a chance to guess the wrestlers that will be revealed.

Once they finally reveal them later this afternoon, we will update this post. Until then, feel free to guess.

UPDATE: Here are the WWE 2K17 wrestlers that have been revealed today, along with Asuka's full ring entrance, as seen in the embedded video above.
  • Asuka
  • Bayley
  • Big Boss Man
  • Buddy Murphy
  • Cactus Jack
  • Dean Ambrose
  • Diesel
  • Dude Love
  • Dusty Rhodes
  • Goldust
  • Jack Swagger
  • John Cena
  • Kane
  • Kevin Owens
  • Lex Luger
  • Luke Harper
  • Mankind
  • Road Dogg Jesse James
  • Roman Reigns
  • Seth Rollins
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • Undertaker
  • Vader
  • Wesley Blake
Previously revealed:

Game: WWE 2K17Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
07:39 AM - August 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

In news that will probably shock nobody, Gran Turismo Sport has been delayed until 2017. Below is a note from the founder of Polyphony Digital and Creator of Gran Turismo, Kazunori Yamauchi.

Hello GT Community — I am sharing some news today that we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of Gran Turismo Sport to 2017. GT Sport is Polyphony’s foremost competitive gaming title, with high expectations from both the fans and from within our team.

From the start this title has been one of our most ambitious undertakings by using the latest technologies, such as physics-based rendering and sound simulations, and Scapes photo mode. In combining these features with a new Sport mode, we are offering a competitive gaming experience to truly reinvent what it means to be a racing game. We’ve been excited and humbled by the response each time that we’ve shared new gameplay with everyone.

However, as we approach our planned release date in November, we realize we need more time to perfect GT Sport, which we’ve already dedicated so much effort towards since announcing the title. We do not want to compromise the experience in any way. While we cannot confirm a new release date at this time, we are more committed than ever to making GT Sport the best Gran Turismo game to date.

GT Sport will continue to be shown at several gaming events around the world. I hope everyone has the opportunity to experience first-hand the yet-to-be revealed cutting edge experiences that will be achieved by GT Sport.

Game: Gran Turismo SportHype Score: Vote Now
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Monday, August 29, 2016
05:17 PM - August 29, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has started to reveal the top FIFA 17 players, starting with players ranked 31 through 50. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

UPDATE: (8-30) #21 - #30 added

Check them out and post your thoughts!

21. Kevin De Bruyne - Overall 88
22. Philipp Lahm - Overall 88
23. Diego Godín - Overall 88
24. Andrés Iniesta - Overall 88
25. Marco Reus - Overall 88
26. Gianluigi Buffon - Overall 88
27. Toni Kroos - Overall 88
28. Petr Čech - Overall 88
29. Giorgio Chiellini - Overall 88
30. Eden Hazard - Overall 88
31. Hugo Loris - Overall 88
32. David Alaba - Overall 87
33. Leonardo Bonucci - Overall 87
34. Jan Oblak - Overall 87
35. Ivan Rakitić - Overall 87
36. Alexis Sánchez - Overall 87
37. Ángel Di María - Overall 87
38. Thomas Müller - Overall 87
39. Mats Hummels - Overall 87
40. Samir Handanović - Overall 87
41. Sergio Busquets - Overall 87
42. Arturo Vidal - Overall 87
43. Karim Benzema - Overall 87
44. David Silva - Overall 87
45. James Rodríguez - Overall 87
46. Arjen Robben - Overall 87
47. Dimitri Payet - Overall 86
48. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Overall 86
49. Marcelo Vieira da Silva - Overall 86
50. Blaise Matuidi - Overall 86

Game: FIFA 17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
02:00 PM - August 29, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

Last year, Madden 16 introduced Draft Champions, a mode that mixed the team-building aspect of Ultimate Team with the tension of the NFL Draft. Basically, you take a roster full of mediocre players, and through a 15-round draft you attempt to make the necessary upgrades.

Unlike your team, the mode itself hasn't seen many significant improvements this year. It remains relatively the same as its last update in Madden 16. This is more noticeable, in my opinion, because of the changes MLB The Show 2016 made to the formula in its own Battle Royale mode.

Read More - MLB's Battle Royale vs. Madden's Draft Champions

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 1 - View All

UPROXX has posted their NBA 2K17 hands-on impressions and talk about the controls and the importance of your stick skills this year. They also go over the new shot aiming system.

“Let’s say you start this little cool move and you want to break out at that moment in time,” Jones says. “The animation had launched and there were specific branch points where you could get out, but as a user, you wanna get out when you want to get out. This year, we took all of that — what we felt like — canned stuff and was (sic) like look: ‘as a user, you can still recreate it.’ The animations that make up that guy’s dribble package, are signature. But if you wanna create that situation that he specifically does, it’s on your stick skills.”

That emphasis on a user’s “stick skills,” specifically how they’re able to move their player in a fashion similar to how they would in real life, is now augmented. You are controlling all of the player’s movements instead of just most of them. There’s no jumping off point where you’re left the manipulations of what they’ve already programmed for that player at that time in the game.

Most games only do release stuff on jump shots. Jones compared it to pulling a bow and arrow: you pull it back to the right tension and then release it. That release timing has always been there for NBA 2K jump shots, but now they’ve added aim, so “you can actually aim left-right on the shots.”

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All
11:57 AM - August 29, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Kevin Groves

Football is a passing game. Despite the Denver Broncos riding a dominant defense to their third Super Bowl ring, the majority of playoff teams last year fielded offenses with potent aerial attacks. Whether it be Tom Brady's precision attack or Carson Palmer connecting on big plays, the rules in the NFL favor the pass. How does this relate to Madden? Quite simply, it doesn’t. Madden has always favored the pass as its primary means of racking up yards, but Madden 17 moves towards balance, albeit, in a good way.

Read More - Madden NFL 17: Mastering the Passing Game

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
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11:25 AM - August 29, 2016. Posted by Millennium. Written by Millennium

A tuning update was pushed today for Madden NFL 17. Per Rex Dickson, you should see less strip fumbles. Let us know what you're seeing.

Today's tuning update: A reduction in the effectiveness of the strip ball mechanic. Should be less fumbles.

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All

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