A few tips on how to play the game better than you probably are right now...
The Golf Club's Season Mode is a worthy addition to the franchise...
A look at this year's newest edition of the F1 series.
The indie football game doesn't quite live up to its promise...at least initially.
The first NBA 2K16 screenshots have been released by the Toronto Raptors, as they revealed their 2015/16 uniforms (another link here).
Big thanks to YoungTune, DIRK41NOWITZKI, Da InFaMoUs NY and @ColtsnPacers for locating them all.
J.B.L. just announced prior to Monday Night Raw that he will be joining Michael Cole and Jerry 'The King' Lawler in WWE 2K16 as an announcer. This means that WWE 2K16 will feature a three-man commentary team, which could be an effort to boost the series' particular weak point.
Commentary has not been a strong suit of the series ever, and this attempt at a three man booth with additional banter could liven up the TV style presentation. This same approach worked well in the NCAA Football series, so it'd be great if the results were similar in WWE 2K. We're hoping to have more information on the presentation in WWE 2K16 in the coming weeks as future news updates arrive.
With the EASHL Beta program continuing, we managed to get Jayson Young away from his PS4 to talk to us about what he thinks of EASHL so far in a new video.
In the video, Jayson talks about what he likes about the mode, what he's worried about, and gives an outlook on what you can expect. Also, in case you missed it -- we posted additional impressions on the NHL 16 EASHL Beta earlier today from our own Glenn Wigmore as well.
Check out the new NBA Live 16 team select screenshot that was just released on the official Facebook page. The screenshot also provides some player ratings (probably not final).
UPDATE: ProjectLeet has mentioned these ratings are old, so don't focus on them.
Al Horford (84 OVR)
Paul Millsap (82 OVR)
Thabo Sefolosha (76 OVR)
Kyle Korver (76 OVR)
Jeff Teague ((85 OVR)
Nikola Vucevic (83 OVR)
Aaron Gordon (72 OVR)
Tobias Harris (80 OVR)
Victor Oladipo (84 OVR)
Elfrid Payton (79 OVR)
We here at Operation Sports really like Rocket League (like 9 out of 10 like it). We think it's dope, ill and, yes, even fresh. So we want to remind you that today is the final day you can get Rocket League for free via PlayStation Plus.
We think the game is worth the download either way, but hey, you pay for that PS Plus subscription so you should probably just get this really good game for free -- and then play it with all of our other awesome community members.
And if playing with cool Operation Sports folks is not for you, well then you still should not have a problem finding games because Rocket League has already been downloaded over 5 million times, according to the developers at Psyonix.
If you are jumping into the game, you should probably also know that a new patch just came out last Friday. Oh, and we have a new sub-forum for Rocket League that you can check out if you're looking to get tips or just want to chat about one of the best sports games that's been released in the last five years.
Stanley C. Panther - Florida Panthers
Nordy - Minnesota Wild
Iceburgh - Pittsburgh Penguins
Louie - St. Louis Blues
ThunderBug - Tampa Bay Lightning
Slapshot - Washington Capitals
If you missed them, below are a few links to a few more.
- NHL 16 Mascot Screenshots - Mick E. Moose (Jets) & Youppi! (Canadiens)
- NHL 16 Screenshots - Stinger (Columbus Blue Jackets) & Bailey (Los Angeles Kings)
- Blades the Bruin
The Madden NFL 16 EA Access trial is scheduled to arrive on August 20 and give subscribers 10 hours of gameplay.
With Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR and Battlefield Hardline setting the pace, it looks like 10 hour trials for EA Access subscribers will be the new standard.
If you are looking to get an Xbox One, Microsoft and EA Sports announced their Madden NFL 16 Xbox One bundle, a couple of weeks ago. It 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.
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.
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EA Sports has revealed their Madden NFL 16 soundtrack details, you can listen to it here.
Read the full press release below.
EA SPORTS today announced the full EA Trax soundtrack for Madden NFL 16, showcasing new music from a multi-genre roster of superstar acts and up-and-coming bands. In addition to new songs from The Weeknd, Yelawolf and Blackberry Smoke, the soundtrack also features world-premieres from new artists Brooke Candy, Jimi Charles Moody, LunchMoney Lewis, Robert DeLong and Youngblood Hawke.
“For the last few years, our Madden soundtracks focused on recreating the stadium experience,” explains Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing for EA. “But with Madden NFL 16, we’ve now returned to our roots for introducing new artists and new music. This soundtrack is truly one of our most adventurous, and one we think fans will enjoy the mix of genres and artists we’ve included. Once again, ‘Madden Music’ will define the sound of the upcoming season.”
The full track list is below, with highlights for brand-new music. Fans can listen to the full play list here.
EA Sports has released Madden NFL 16 team ratings for the AFC East today, along with a few more player ratings.
New England Patriots (91 OVR)
- Rob Gronkowski (99 OVR)
- QB Tom Brady (97 OVR)
- LeGarrette Blount (80 OVR)
- Jonas Gray (72 OVR)
- Julian Edelman (89 OVR)
- Brandon LaFell (83 OVR)
- Danny Amendola (79 OVR)
- Devin McCourty (94 OVR)
- Dont’a Hightower (93 OVR)
- Jabaal Sheard (84 OVR)
- Malcom Butler (76 OVR)
- DeVante Parker (76 OVR)
- Greg Jennings (81 OVR)
- Ryan Tannehill (85 OVR)
- Jordan Cameron (84 OVR)
- Lamar Miller (84 OVR)
- Ndamukong Suh (96 OVR)
- Cameron Wake (94 OVR)
- Brent Grimes (87 OVR)
- Brice McCain (76 OVR)
- Zack Bowman (74 OVR)
- Will Davis (72 OVR)
- Matt Cassell (75 OVR)
- E. J. Manuel (73 OVR)
- Tyrod Taylor (72 OVR)
- LeSean McCoy (88 OVR)
- Charles Clay (86 OVR)
- Marcell Dareus (94 OVR)
- Kyle Williams (93 OVR)
- Stephon Gilmore (86 OVR)
- Corey Graham (84 OVR)
- Leodis McKelvin (80 OVR)
- Ronald Darby (70 OVR)
- Ryan Fitzpatrick (78 OVR)
- Geno Smith (76 OVR)
- Brandon Marshall (89 OVR)
- Eric Decker (86 OVR)
- Jeremy Kerley (76 OVR)
- Chris Ivory (80 OVR)
- Muhammad Wilkerson (96 OVR)
- Sheldon Richardson (91 OVR)
- Damon Harrison (88 OVR)
- Leonard Williams (80 OVR)
- Darrelle Revis (97 OVR)
- Antonio Cromartie (86 OVR)
- Madden NFL 16 Player Ratings - Top Punters
- Madden NFL 16 Player Ratings - Top Kickers
- Madden NFL 16 Player Ratings - Top Safeties
- Madden NFL 16 Player Ratings - Top Cornerbacks
- Madden NFL 16 Player Ratings - Top Defensive Tackles
- Madden NFL 16 Player Ratings - Top Defensive Ends
- Madden NFL 16 Player Ratings - Top Outside Linebackers
- Madden NFL 16 Player Ratings - Top Middle Linebackers
- Madden NFL 16 Player Ratings - Top Offensive Linemen
- Madden NFL 16 Player Ratings - Top 5 Tight Ends
- Madden NFL 16 Player Ratings - Top 5 Wide Receivers
- Madden NFL 16 Player Ratings - Top 6 Quarterbacks
- Madden NFL 16 Player Ratings - Top 5 Running Backs
- Madden NFL 16 Rookie Ratings Revealed - Top 10
GameStop has released another Madden Monday video. This one highlights Air Supremacy between the wide receivers and defensive backs in Madden NFL 16.
If you missed the previous Madden Monday videos, check them out below.
- Madden NFL 16 Video - Madden Mondays: Air Supremacy QB
- Madden NFL 16 Video - Madden Mondays: Draft Champions
On the Gold front this week, Carlos Gonzalez regained his Gold status after losing it a couple months back. He's now officially a monster against right-handed pitching but still a platoon candidate overall if you're looking to keep a stacked team. Scott Kazmir has put in work all year, and after a couple really good starts with the Astros he's now been bumped up to Gold as well.
Catchers received some of the biggest upgrades this week: Curt Casali is a plus-13 this week; J.T. Realmuto is a plus-seven this week; James McCann is a plus-nine this week; and Roberto Perez is a plus-six this week.
Jacob deGrom is in the midst of a would-be Cy Young-type year if Zack Greinke did not exist, and he also received a boost, which cements his Gold status. A couple other overdue upgrades were given to Xander Bogaerts (now a Silver), Mark Teixeira (boosted power) and Lance McCullers (now a Silver).
Some big names like Robinson Cano, Anthony Rendon, Chris Davis and Ben Zobrist all got upgraded as well this week. However, only Cano actually got a ratings boost, the others got bumped up due to position swaps.
Finally, one last reminder about Carlos Gonzalez: Since he is an 86 again, he is now needed for the Colorado Rockies Collection.
(All thanks go to Daddy Leagues for these numbers! They're so on the ball I no longer have to sync up before and after roster update video clips to do all the changes myself.)
- Adam Warren went from Bronze to Silver
- Curt Casali went from Common to Bronze
- Xander Bogaerts went from Bronze to Silver
- Brock Holt went from Bronze to Silver
- James McCann went from Common to Bronze
- Roberto Perez went from Common to Bronze
- Scott Kazmir went from Silver to Gold
- Lance McCullers went from Bronze to Silver
- Roberto H. Hernandez went from Common to Bronze
- J.T. Realmuto went from Common to Bronze
- Brad Ziegler went from Bronze to Silver
- Carlos Gonzalez went from Silver to Gold
- D.J. LeMahieu went from Bronze to Silver
Adam Warren +6 boost in Overall rating (78 Overall)
Mark Teixeira +2 (84) -- +9 Con vs. R / -12 Con vs. L / +5 Pwr vs. R
Chris Capuano +4 (76)
Chris Davis +4 (84)
Bud Norris +4 (76)
Curt Casali +13 (74) -- +15 Con vs. R / +18 Con vs. L / +27 Pwr vs. R / +40 Pwr vs. L
Jackie Bradley Jr. +3 (65)
Xander Bogaerts +3 (80) -- +7 Con vs. R / +9 Con vs. L
Brock Holt +7 (79)
Ben Zobrist +5 (84)
Miguel Sano +5 (77)
James McCann +9 (71)
Roberto Perez +6 (70) -- -8 Con vs. R / -9 Con vs. L / +25 Pwr vs. R / +2 Pwr vs. L
Scott Kazmir +2 (86)
Lance McCullers +8 (81)
Colby Rasmus +4 (74)
Roberto H. Hernandez +5 (71)
Nick Tropeano +5 (67)
Robinson Cano +1 (89) -- +1 Pwr vs. R
Edward Mujica +1 (76)
Arnold Leon +4 (67)
Anthony Rendon +3 (89)
Sammy Solis +4 (68)
Jacob deGrom +2 (89)
Michael Cuddyer +1 (81)
Kelly Johnson +4 (74)
Hansel Robles +4 (65)
Chris Johnson +2 (76)
Arodys Vizcaino +2 (62)
J.T. Realmuto +7 (73) -- +8 Con vs. R / +16 Con vs. L / +12 Pwr vs. R / +17 Pwr vs. L
Brandon Moss +1 (79)
Stephen Piscotty +4 (68)
Dylan Axelrod +5 (63)
Taylor Jungmann +6 (75)
Yasmani Grandal +2 (82) -- +13 Pwr vs. R
Brad Ziegler +3 (79)
Carlos Gonzalez +5 (86) -- +15 Con vs. R / +15 Pwr vs. R
D.J. LeMahieu +3 (78) -- +2 Con vs. R / +3 Con vs. L / +7 Pwr vs. R
Yohan Flande +4 (65)
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FIFA 16 will feature 9 new stadiums this year, check out the list.
- BORUSSIA-PARK (Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bundesliga)
- Carrow Road (Norwich City, Barclays Premier League)
- CenturyLink Field (Seattle Sounders FC, Major League Soccer)
- El Monumental (Club Atlético River Plate, Argentine Primera División)
- Fratton Park (Portsmouth FC, England League Two) - Fratton Park in Honour of Simon Humber
- King Abdullah Sports City (Al-Ittihad & Al-Ahli, Saudi Abdul Latif Jameel League)
- Stade Vélodrome (Olympique de Marseille, Ligue 1)
- Vicarage Road (Watford, Barclays Premier League)
- Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth, Barclays Premier League)
50 Licensed Stadiums by League
Argentine Primera División
- La Bombonera - Boca Juniors
- El Monumental - River Plate [NEW]
- Anfield - Liverpool FC
- Boleyn Ground - West Ham United
- Britannia Stadium - Stoke City
- Carrow Road - Norwich City [NEW]
- Emirates Stadium - Arsenal
- Etihad Stadium - Manchester City
- Goodison Park - Everton
- King Power Stadium - Leicester City
- Liberty Stadium - Swansea City
- Old Trafford - Manchester United
- Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace
- St. James' Park - Newcastle United
- St. Mary's Stadium - Southampton
- Stadium of Light - Sunderland
- Stamford Bridge - Chelsea FC
- The Hawthorns - West Bromwich Albion
- Vicarage Road - Watford [NEW]
- Vitality Stadium - Bournemouth [NEW]
- Villa Park - Aston Villa
- White Hart Lane - Tottenham Hotspur
- Loftus Road - Queens Park Rangers
- The KC Stadium - Hull City
- Turf Moor - Burnley
- Fratton Park - Portsmouth [NEW]
- Allianz Arena - Bayern München, TSV 1860 München
- BORUSSIA-PARK - Borussia Mönchengladbach [NEW]
- Volksparkstadion - Hamburger SV
- Olympiastadion - Hertha BSC
- Signal Iduna Park - Borussia Dortmund
- Veltins-Arena - FC Schalke 04
- Amsterdam ArenA – Ajax
- Wembley Stadium – England
- Camp Nou - FC Barcelona
- Estadio Vicente Calderon - Atlético de Madrid
- Mestalla - Valencia
- Santiago Bernabéu - Real Madrid
- Estadio Azteca - Club América
- Parc des Princes - Paris Saint-Germain
- Stade Gerland - Olympique Lyonnais
- Stade Vélodrome - Olympique de Marseille [NEW]
- BC Place Stadium - Vancouver Whitecaps
- CenturyLink Field - Seattle Sounders FC [NEW]
- Juventus Stadium - Juventus
- San Siro/Stadio Giuseppe Meazza - AC Milan, Inter
- Stadio Olimpico - Lazio, Roma
- King Abdullah Sports City - Al-Ittihad & Al-Ahli [NEW]
- King Fahd International Stadium - Al Hilal, Al Nassr, Al Shabab
- Donbass Arena - Shakhtar Donetsk
Available in Kick-Off, FIFA Ultimate Team, Career Mode and during skill games.
- Al Jayeed Stadium
- Aloha Park
- Arena del Centenario
- Arena d'Oro
- Court Lane
- Crown Lane
- Eastpoint Arena
- El Grandioso
- El Libertador
- Estadio de las Artes
- Estadio El Medio
- Estadio Presidente G.Lopes
- Euro Park
- Forest Park Stadium
- Ivy Lane
- Molton Road
- O Dromo
- Sanderson Park
- Stade Municipal
- Stadio Classico
- Stadion 23. Maj
- Stadion Europa
- Stadion Hanguk
- Stadion Neder
- Stadion Olympik
- Town Park
- Union Park Stadium
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Konami-Europe has just announced the PES 2016 demo will be available on August 13 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
We are confirming with Konami to see if the demo will arrive in the USA on the same date.
UPDATE: Confirmed. The PES 2016 demo is scheduled to arrive worldwide on August 13.
UPDATE #2: (via @Adam_Bhatti) - PES European Product Manager
- The PC demo will arrive at a later date, when he knows the exact date, he will spread the word.
- The demo teams will be revealed on Wednesday, he confirmed 1 German, 2 Italian, 2 Brazilian and 2 international teams, along with a choice of 2 stadiums.
Read the full press release below.
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. hits gamescom with the eagerly-awaited PES 2016, marking the series’ 20th anniversary by making its playable debut to visitors at Europe’s largest consumer gaming event. KONAMI will also produce a new trailer for the show highlighting the many advances in the new game, final cover and has confirmed that a free playable demo will be released on Aug. 13.
The PES series’ heritage is appropriately celebrated in PES 2016’s new tagline ‘Love The Past, Play The Future’, highlighting the series’ recent return to core PES values in last year’s PES 2015 – winning gamescom’s coveted ‘Best Sports Game 2014’ award in the process – with this year’s gamescom presence detailing the many new gameplay and presentational elements that will establish PES 2016 as the definitive football experience.
PES 2016 continues to lead the way in the recreation of ‘The Beautiful Game’. The new game strives to create a realistic yet always exciting match between users, and deliver quality gameplay as per KONAMI’s ongoing ‘The Pitch is Ours’ mantra. From further integration of the industry-leading Fox Engine bringing the on-pitch action to life, to the full commitment to creating the best gameplay experience, to the full redevelopment of Master League, every facet of PES 2016 has been enhanced to deliver yet another outstanding product.
Every aspect of the game has benefitted from refinement and enhancement, following feedback from the incredibly well-received PES 2015. On the pitch, the physicality of top-level matches is stressed via a significantly improved collision system that calculates how players interact and creating a unique outcome depending on the type of impact. Aerial battles are also a completely unique experience this year as the left stick is used to unsettle a larger, more powerful player or find the best position to make the header/volley. Other on-field advances include one-on-one control adding a wider range of movements within the existing control structure. Response times have been improved, allowing players to maneuver in tight situations and benefits the upgraded feint moves that allow sudden directional change.
The individuality of players is also further demonstrated via the ongoing Player ID and Team ID projects. This ensures players in PES 2016 not only resemble, but have all the playing traits, of their real-life counterparts. Defenses will automatically be set up to play to a team’s strengths, while the special skill sets of players will be used intelligently within the game’s extensive tactical options. The ID system has also been extended to goalkeepers, in a bid to improve quality and add unique individuality in performance. New goal keeper parameters have been added spanning Catching, Clearance, Collapsing and Deflecting. This adds definition to ‘keepers’, who you can count on catching the ball rather than punching, or are better at stopping close range shots.
PES 2016 has also received a stunning aesthetic overhaul. The new game boasts 3x the number of animations of last year’s iteration. Goalkeepers have an abundance of save animations added, while outfield players shoot, pass, dribble and tackle with incredible variety depending on the situation. Players complain when a foul isn't given, or berate a teammate when a pass isn't made, while tricky players can wrong-foot their opponents with shimmies and feints that can result in causing the opposing player to lose his balance and fall in the wrong direction!
The many advancements of KONAMI’s Fox Engine also benefit the game visually in other ways. Surface water during rainy match days will splash as players slide in to win possession, or the turf will kick up as you strike the ball into the top corner. New night-time lighting and real turf textures are among some of the many improvements as well. Crucially, and for the first time in the PES series, dynamic weather has been introduced. Rain can start during a match and the ever more realistic ball physics will accommodate the change in circumstances. Rain changes how the game can be played with passes speeding up, less skilled players are likely to struggle with trapping and players are more likely to slip and fall due to incorrect studs or blades. The variety in playing conditions also demonstrates PES 2016’s incredible ball physics, wherein every spin, bobble or ricochet, has been calculated using real ball physics data, helping keep every moment in every game unique and unpredictable.
The gamescom demo will focus on the on-field element of the game, but KONAMI has also extensively reworked the backroom elements of PES 2016. The eternally popular Master League enjoys a total revamp, allowing users to immerse themselves in the managerial world of soccer. Every element has been redesigned or reworked, from all-new menus, to the new and exciting player transfer system, PES 2016 sees one of the series’ most integral modes redefine the single-player experience. A brand new Team Roles feature allows players to function as a Star Player, or Icons, who are players committing their career to just one team and influence the management of the club and team performance. The game’s myClub option has also been further improved based on user feedback. Player level systems, and players exclusive to the mode, have also been added, while users can use points acquired through matches, or with myClub coins, to experience realistic club management to develop a squad. The mode, brought in last year, consistently updates players on a weekly basis. More competitions, events and campaigns are to be expected. There will also be an announcement soon after launch regarding special exclusive players - more details on this soon. Choose the manager, consider coaches, and build the strategy based on what your aim is with your team. Build Your Team, Create Your legacy!
Edit mode has seen some important improvements for PS4 users, which allows the ability to import images to be used to customize squad kits, which extends to team emblems and manager pictures.
KONAMI is also delighted to confirm that the brilliance of PES 2016 will reach an even wider audience on Aug. 13, as a free playable demo will be released via the usual digital channels. The demo will feature both club and national sides and will offer a perfect snapshot of the many on-field advances the new game offers.