PWX is back on Kickstarter and this time it's not only met but exceeded its goals.
Which teams will have the most stacked lineups when the game launches near opening day?
A look at each point of emphasis and what it does for you.
Even more details released by EA Sports on their upcoming 360/PS3 release of FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil.
- NHL 14 Trade Deadline Roster Update Available Now
- 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Achievement List
- NBA 2K14 Adds St. Patrick Day's, Nets & Latin Nights Alternates
- NBA Live 14 Updates Rosters, Over 500 Player Ratings and Adds More Jerseys
- MXGP The Official Motocross Game Video - Learn to Control the Bike
- R.B.I. Baseball 14 Release Date is April 10th For PS3, 360 - No Word on PS4, Xbox One
- EA Sports UFC Screenshots - Rousey, Melendez, Lawler & Henderson
- NASCAR '14 Patch Coming Soon, Details Included
- Get a Digital Copy of Forza Motorsport 5 with a Purchase of an Xbox One at $499.99
- More 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Screenshots
- MLB 14 The Show Blog - Online Franchise
- Need for Speed Rivals Koenigsegg Agera One:1 DLC Available Now
- Forza Motorsport 5 Alpinestars Car Pack Available Now - Trailer and Screenshots
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 February Data Pack Update For PS3
- More 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Details - Hands-On Previews, Screenshots & Cover Art
- New Uniform Design For Tampa Bay Buccaneers Revealed
Features & Blogs
- OS Roundtable: If You Could Add Just One Feature to NBA 2K15...
- Operation Sports - Dual Threat Podcast: Season 2 - Episode 28: Road Trip Week
- Press Row Podcast - Hands-on with MLB 14 The Show and More
- MLB 14 The Show: The Best Lineups
- Finally, Pro Wrestling X Has Come Back to Kickstarter
- Sound Off: Your Favorite Ballpark to Play In?
- NHL 15: Three Keys to Success
- If You Could Have One Sports Game Series Back...
- NBA 2K14: Points of Emphasis Guide
- MLB 14 The Show: A History of Left-Handed Infielders
- MLB 14 The Show New Universal Profile, Stubs Deep Dive (Dev Blog)
Brian Hayes, creative director on EA Sports UFC, recently held a AMA (ask me anything) session at Reddit and answered quite a few questions about the game. Below are some of key items of interest, read the full Q&A here.
When will we see a gameplay vid that's longer than 10 seconds?
Maybe in a couple weeks.
Will we be able to make Ronda fight Cain in a simulated match?
haha... no. There were a lot of people that really weren't cool with that idea.
So does this mean we can't do a super fight between divisions?? That seems really silly. It should just be gender specific
We're putting some fighters in multiple divisions where it makes sense. But you won't be able to do Mighty Mouse vs. Cain or anything like that.
why the hell not? such a silly thing to not include given how easy it would be and how many people want it.
We understand some people would want it, but it's actually not very easy to simulate a 5'3" 125lb character grappling with a 6'2" 240lb character and sort out all the physics, animation, and collision issues.
How will flash Knockouts work in this game? In UFC 3 (yeah i understand by different people), the flash KOs were like one in a million. It felt like the game was just a duel to who did enough damage to finally ko the opponent.
We'll be taking some cues/learnings for how we did them on Fight Night and going from there.
Will Nick Diaz be in the game?
release date? release month at least?
There was rumor started that it was in May. I can tell you for sure that it is not in May.
Then April? Since its been announced as spring 2014
Holy crap definitely not April. Bite your tongue.
will there be a create-a-fighter option?
yes there will be
We are trying to get a lot of variety in fighter movement and stances. - There is no "run" button. - We will be releasing a demo (I'm pretty sure). - The game does look amazing, but there is still alot of animation tuning and polish to be done. Plus, I think there is always the uncanny valley effect. The more realistic the characters look, the more the imperfect blends and transitions in the individual animation will stand out to some people. But, like I said, we're still tuning that stuff also.
Are you making online multiplayer a priority? The online matchmaking engine on all three of the Undisputed games was so awful that you could rarely find an opponent and actually fight.
For sure. The Fight Night games generally had really solid online play and we want to make sure we keep that going.
is the grappling system more like EA MMA or UFC 3?
The grappling is on the RS, so its more like UFC 3 in that sense.
In terms of Career mode how similar will it be to EA MMA? Also will there be much improvement when it comes to character customization?
Tough for me to answer because I haven't created a character in EA MMA for a long time. I can only say it will be similar because you can create a character. There is a lot of options to choose from and the created characters look really high-quality.
Will we see a KO celebration where the fighter runs out of the cage and into the crowd a la Jose Aldo?
Into the crowd. No.
I am a big fan of Fight Night Champion so I know EA has the ability to make a good fighting game but how closely will the stand up resemble Fight Night Champion and how will you implement all the other stand up elements like kicks, elbows etc. and how will it differ from previous UFC games?
Well, like you say, you're going to be able to kick and elbow the other guy in the face. So it's drastically different from FNC in that regard . But we are using animation and physics technology that has evolved from the Fight Night lineage, so to speak. From a performance perspective, is should be similar in feel to FNC.
Any Pride functionality?
No. We need to get the basics in place before expanding to stuff like that. It didn't show up until the 3rd version for the previous developers.
The NHL 14 trade deadline roster update is available now. If you don't know how to download them, follow the steps below.
- In the NHL®14 main menu, select (Customize)
- In the Customize section, select (Roster Management)
- In the Roster Management section, select (Download Rosters)
- In the Download Rosters section, select the most recent update organized by ‘Date & Time’
XBOXAchievements have posted the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil achievement list. Below are a few of them, take a look at the full list here.
Boyhood Dream - 50
Win the FIFA World Cup™ as the Captain in Captain Your Country
Conqueror - 50
Complete all scenarios (major objectives) in all 6 FIFA regions in Story of Qualifying
The English Invented It… - 50
Win the FIFA World Cup™ 5 times to match the all time record set by Brazil
We Actually Did It! - 50
Win the FIFA World Cup™ in Road to Rio de Janeiro mode
2K Sports and NBA 2K14 have added St. Patrick Day's, Nets and Latin Nights alternates. They are available in-game an MyTEAM.
If you could add one feature to NBA 2K15, what would it be?
James Kerti: I'd most like to see a new, revamped "Player DNA." Too often in the NBA 2K series, it feels like AI-controlled teams and players don't play to their real-life strengths. Nailing that aspect of the game would increase the realism factor while also leading each game to take on its own unique strategic importance. I feel that in NBA 2K14, as a general rule, the same principles and strategies work in every game. Having to gameplan separately for each team and superstar you go against would add significantly more depth to the experience.
Read More - OS Roundtable: If You Could Add Just One Feature to NBA 2K15...
EA Sports and the NBA Live 14 team have completed all of the trades throughout the league, updated more than 500 player ratings and added Noche Enebea (Bulls, Lakers, Heat, Knicks, Suns, Spurs) and St. Patrick’s Day jerseys (Celtics, Bulls).
With the release of title update #2, about a month ago, the team can now update in a more timely fashion with the Live Update system.
They have also explained the differences between synergy sports and ratings updates:
Source - EA Sports
The 2013 college football season has come to an end, as the Florida State Seminoles have been crowned National Champions, but there is still plenty of college football to discuss on Dual Threat! Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast is a college football podcast hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!
In the twenty-eighth episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode brainstorm the best road trip games for the 2014 season. Can they see multiple games in the south or do they make a full trip out to the west coast for a weekend? Also, how can the spring games improve? Is there any way to play a real game against another program? They wrap up the show by giving their theories on why students are no longer going to games. It might surprise you.
So give Dual Threat a listen! Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...at/id700583947) or Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ast?refid=stpr), listen in the embedded player below or click here, and if you are in the DC area tune into CBS Sports Radio 1580-AM or listen on the stream here (http://betaplayer.radio.com/player/the-big-talker-1580/) at 8am EST this Sunday, February 23rd! Follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatCFB), and be sure to listen in every week this season right here on OperationSports.com! Thanks for listening!
In the 75th episode of the Press Row Podcast, we have some fun discussing what we’ve been playing and some reaction to hands-on time with the eagerly-anticipated MLB 14 The Show on the PS4. After that, though, the heart of the show deals with a fun conversation about each panelist’s all-time “desert island” single player, couch co-op, and online multiplayer sports games. It’s topped off by the all-time “desert island” sports gaming system. What would your choice be?[/list]Joining us this week:
- Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)
- Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)
- Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
- TJ Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)
- And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar/OXM/@GAMER (@richgrisham)
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Milestone has released a new MXGP The Official Motocross Game video tutorial teaching players how to master scrubbing and jumping techniques during the flight phase.
Read the full press release below.
Milestone, one of the most recognized racing videogame developers and publishers for consoles and Windows® PC, releases two new gameplay videos featuring tutorial information for MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame. This new exciting videogame is based on the official FIM Motocross World Championship and it will be available from 28th March 2014 on PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC®.
The first two video tutorials devoted to MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame teaches players (thanks to a dedicated dubbing track) how to master scrubbing and jumping techniques during the flight phase. Timing and practice are two key points to perfectly finish an action starting from the moment the bike leaves the ground.
“On a motocross track, the jump’s phase is highly critical for saving or losing valuable time. Thanks to the feedback given by professional riders while developing the game we’ve been able to add all the settings that control the flight making the riding experience of MXGP as real as possible. Accelerating or using the rear brakes, players can control the bike’s angle while landing. They can also handle the rider’s weight distribution which will change the flight trajectory,” affirms Alessandro Castrucci, Milestone’s Game Director.
“Even the fulfillment of tricks becomes really important during a race. A well done scrub allows the rider to minimize the time spent in the air, making a lower and faster jump allow the rider to land earlier with a speed boost. Video tutorials will guide players to master these techniques, conveying the thrill of Motocross even to casual players without restricting hardcore gamers to play and pursue their own riding style” concludes Castrucci.
MXGP features all the riders, teams, bikes and rules from the official MXGP 2013 calendar including a redesigned career mode for living the feelings of Motocross.
Developed by Milestone Studio, MXGP, The Official Motocross Videogame will be available from 28th March 2014 for PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Xbox 360® and Windows PC®.
Today I want to look at, what I think are, the best starting lineups in MLB and therefore in MLB 14: The Show. We're going to focus on the top five most dangerous lineups to face as a pitcher. We'll look at the strengths and also any potential weaknesses of the lineups. So without further ado, let's go!
Read More - MLB 14 The Show: The Best Lineups
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
FanDuel gave away $300 to Operation Sports members in a one-night fantasy basketball league on Wednesday. While it served as a nice introduction to FanDuel leagues, it’s only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what they offer. FanDuel’s one-day fantasy leagues are available across all major sports, and the payouts are huge. FanDuel expects to pay out over $400M in 2014.
Tonight’s NBA fantasy league is $2 to enter, and the winner takes $2,000. [Click here to join.]
What – Operation Sports $15,000 Fantasy Basketball League
Date – Monday, March 7th
Entry Fee – $2.00
1. Simply [CLICK HERE] to sign up for an account on FanDuel.
2. Pick you team within the salary cap.
3. Watch the live scoring on FanDuel during the games to see how your team performs.
The league is live and is open for registration today.
[CLICK HERE] to sign up for your account and register for the Operation Sports league on FanDuel.
We haven't heard anything in regards to R.B.I. Baseball 14 since it was announced on January 14th. Nothing from their Facebook or Twitter page.
This evening Darren Rovell tweeted the game will be released on Xbox 360, PS3, iOS and Android devices on April 10th. There was no mention of Xbox One or PS4 release. Could it have been delayed or even canceled? Guess we'll find out sooner or later.
No other details have been released. In just over a month the game will be released and we have no details, screenshots or videos to go off of. They certainly aren't making a good impression.
EA Sports has just released some more EA Sports UFC screenshots. These feature Ronda Rousey, Gilbert Melendez, Robbie Lawler and Benson Henderson. More screenshots of other athletes in the game will be released in the coming weeks, prior to the Spring 2014 release for Xbox One and PS4.
Previously released screenshots below.
- Jon Jones
- Alexander Gustafsson
- Chael Sonnen
- Rashad Evans
- Minotauro Nogueira & Demetrious Johnson
- Costas Philippou
- Forrest Griffin & Chan Sung Jung
- Chuck Liddell, Erik Perez, Donald Cerrone & Mike Easton
- Cung Le & Joe Lauzon
- Frank Mir, Jose Aldo & Ricardo Lamas
- Scott Jorgensen & Cub Swanson
- Cain Velasquez, Brad Pickett & Mark Hunt
- Demian Maia & Rory MacDonald