Friday, October 17, 2014
03:06 PM - October 17, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has posted another NBA Live 15 video today showing off the defensive improvements in the game. They also posted some additional details a new blog. It doesn't appear as though many changes were made at all to the defensive adjustments at first glance, I'd have to pull up NBA Live 14 to be sure, but the video does show improvement.

UPDATE: All of the defensive adjustments are the same as NBA Live 14, I just pulled it up to be sure. With that said, you can see some improvements from the defense in the video, just wished they would have showed some real 5 on 5 gameplay.

If you missed the offensive improvements video, you can view it here.

Watch the video, read the blog and post your thoughts.

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Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 39 - View All
10:19 AM - October 17, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

New week, new Operation Sports FanDuel fantasy football league. It's $5 to enter again in week 7, and first place wins $75. Click here to join.

OperationSports Member Chucklesbiscotti cruised to a 7 point win in week 6, thanks to a very solid lineup that included some of the day's best picks. Matt Forte, Brandon Oliver, and Mohammed Sanu had standout performances for him. Had Chuckles entered this team into the Sunday $1.75 Million tournament, he would've finished in 630th out of 82,000 teams, good for a $300 payday.

Sweettouch finished in 2nd place, carried by a strong day by an off-the-radar selection, Cam Newton.

Here's the week 6 champ Chuckles' lineup, which was good for a cool $75 first place prize.

Here's the link for week 7's league. Good luck!

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
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09:43 AM - October 17, 2014. Posted by MrZone. Written by Steve Noah

IGN has posted part 2 of their making of WWE 2K15 series, as they show off some of the motion capturing and more.

If you missed part 1, click here.

Game: WWE 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 15 - View All
09:34 AM - October 17, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

You can save $50 when you purchase 2 select games from Toys R Us. These select games include Madden NFL 15, EA Sports UFC, NHL 15 and FIFA 15. The Ultimate Team Edition is part of this deal for FIFA 15 only.

This deal ends tomorrow.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
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08:57 AM - October 17, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Rumors were swirling this morning and unfortunately, those rumors are true. The official Twitter account just announced Project CARS will be delayed until March 17, 2015.

Read the full press release below.


Slightly Mad Studios and BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. today announced they will be moving the release of Project CARS for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC to March 17, 2015.

The move positions the title away from the competitive holiday scene dominated by household names while affording the team at Slightly Mad Studios additional time to extend and polish their ground-breaking and accomplished next-gen racing experience that’s been created alongside a community of over 85,000 racing fans and real-life professional drivers.

“Our goal has always been to deliver a landmark title that encompasses the wishes and desires of racing fans from all around the world; something with features and content powered by the community that provide a truly unforgettable and pioneering experience” said Ian Bell, Head of Studio at Slightly Mad Studios. “Whilst a tough decision to make, the change in release date allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility, and the opportunity to polish the game even further to the high standards that both ourselves and our community demand and expect. We’re eager for you all to see what we’ve been working on in just a few months.”

Project CARS aims to deliver the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet. Crowd-funded by a passionate community that has been involved in the development process from day-one to create their ultimate racing experience, Project CARS includes the largest track roster of any recent racing game, a huge variety of motorsports to play, a freeform and authentic career mode, world-class graphics and handling, dynamic time of day & weather, and a suite of community features and connectivity that leave the competition behind in the dust.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
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Thursday, October 16, 2014
04:08 PM - October 16, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports released the Madden NFL 15 week 7 roster update, along with an Excel spreadsheet showing all of the changes. These include updated ratings and/or position changes for 656 players.

Below are some of the rating adjustments.

Going Up
  • Mohamed Sanu +5 (81)
  • Ezekiel Ansah +4 (84)
  • T.Y. Hilton +3 (89)
  • Rolando McClain +3 (84)
  • Brandon LaFell +2 (80)
  • Joe Flacco +2 (88)
  • Roberto Garza +2 (82)
  • D'Qwell Jackson +2 (82)
  • T.J. Lang +2 (89)
  • DeAndre Levy +2 (88)
  • Andrew Luck +2 (93)
  • William Hayes +2 (85)
  • Dan Bailey +2 (92)
Going Down
  • Justin Pugh -3 (82)
  • Nate Solder -3 (85)
  • Brian Cushing -3 (87)
  • Matt Prater -3 (90)
  • Mike Nugent -3 (72)
  • Kirk Cousins -2 (77)
  • Jake Long -2 (90)
  • Jason Pierre-Paul -2 (87)
  • Vernon Davis -2 (92)
  • Desmond Bryant -2 (80)
  • Cordarrelle Patterson -2 (81)
  • Louis Vasquez -2 (91)
  • John Sullivan -2 (88)
  • C.J. Spiller -2 (82)
  • Dominic Raiola -2 (88)
  • D'Brickashaw Ferguson -2 (86)
  • Bryan Bulaga -2 (86)

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 29 - View All
03:57 PM - October 16, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released the team ratings for NBA Live 15. With less than two weeks until the official release, we have only seen brief 15-second gameplay clips and an offensive improvements trailer.

Just in case you missed it, the demo arrives for PlayStation 4 on release date, October 28th. EA Access subscribers on the Xbox One will get to play a full trial version of the game on Thursday, October 23rd, which will be limited to 6 hours of gameplay.

Western Conference
15. Utah Jazz
14. Minnesota Timberwolves
13. Denver Nuggets
12. Sacramento Kings
11. Los Angeles Lakers
10. New Orleans Pelicans
9. Phoenix Suns
8. Houston Rockets
7. Memphis Grizzlies
6. Dallas Mavericks
5. Portland Trail Blazers
4. Golden State Warriors
3. Oklahoma City Thunder
2. Los Angeles Clippers
1. San Antonio Spurs

Eastern Conference

15. Philadelpha 76ers
14. Orlando Magic
13. Boston Celtics
12. Milwaukee Bucks
11. Indiana Pacers
10. Detroit Pistons
9. Brooklyn Nets
8. New York Knicks
7. Miami Heat
6. Toronto Rapters
5. Charlotte Hornets
4. Atlanta Hawks
3. Washington Wizards
2. Chicago Bulls
1. Cleveland Cavaliers

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 39 - View All
03:55 PM - October 16, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

The 2014-2015 NHL season is now a week old.

The NHL's only console videogame, Electronic Arts' NHL 15, currently features rosters that are six weeks old.

September 3 is the last time that NHL 15's rosters were updated, leaving many NHL teams with missing players, incorrect lines, wrong jersey numbers, unaccounted for injuries, and in the case of the St. Louis Blues, outdated uniforms.

Simply pick an NHL team, and you're bound to discover several significant inaccuracies in their NHL 15 lineup; for example:

Only centers John Tavares and Brock Nelson have put up more points for the 3-0 New York Islanders than defenseman Johnny Boychuk. But if you want to launch bombs from the point with Boychuk in NHL 15, you'll have to use his old team, the Boston Bruins, because their October 4 trade with the Islanders still isn't reflected.

The Nashville Predators' points leader, Filip Forsberg, remains stuck on the Predators' minor league affiliate (the Milwaukee Admirals), preventing him from being used in Online Versus Play.

Significant injuries to first-line players like Evander Kane, Pavel Datsyuk, and Mike Fisher don't show up in Online Versus Play, either.

On the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, NHL 15 has already received several gameplay tuners and two title updates, including one that even patched in an offline Playoff mode.

The popular Ultimate Team mode also continues to release special "Player of the Game" and "Team of the Week" cards on a regular basis, and offer one or two "Mega Pack" promotions per week.

Yet a basic roster update, which would entail trading a few players, signing some free agents, calling up the correct prospects, accounting for recent injuries, and setting the right lines, is still missing from NHL 15.

The official explanation from NHL 15 producer, Sean Ramjagsingh, is that a roster update "is being worked on," and that developers "had to wait for all the rookies to play a shift before we could put them in."

Even with those rookies' legal issues in mind, couldn't the hundreds of returning NHL veterans have been fixed for the league's opening week?

As of today, every NHL franchise has played between two to five games, leaving gamers wondering what the holdup is at this point.

Update: EA has officially responded with a tweet mentioning a roster update is coming soon.

Game: NHL 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
02:33 PM - October 16, 2014. Posted by 23. Written by Steve Noah

PC gamers will also receive a patch for NBA 2K15 very soon, according to Ronnie2K. While there isn't an exact release date for the patch, it should arrive within the next few days, barring unforeseen issues.

The only details that have been released are shown here. When full details are released, we will be sure to post them.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 21 - View All

NBA 2K15's
release has been anywhere from rocky if you are an online gamer, to pretty well received if you happen to play offline. As time goes on, and severs continue to stabilize, it's likely the reception for NBA 2K15 will only continue to warm.

With that said, we are bringing in three of our staff writers to talk about NBA 2k15 in a fact or fiction format. We'll discuss everything from the best mode in the game, to whether NBA 2K15 has 'best in class' gameplay.

Take it away boys...

Read More - NBA 2K15 Fact or Fiction: Is NBA 2K15's Gameplay the Best in Sports Gaming?

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / iOS / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 21 - View All

NBA 2K15 is available now for iOS and Amazon Fire devices for $7.99, check out the trailer here. If you want to take a look at some gameplay action, click here, thanks to TouchGameplay.

There is no mention of an Android version in the press release. Below are some of the features in the game.
  • Significantly improved graphics including updates to arenas, player models, player animations, and more;
  • 2K Beats soundtrack curated by Pharrell Williams;
  • New quick game mode with improved gameplay;
  • Full MyCAREER mode with expanded features and options;
  • New controller support and virtual controller sizing which allows you to select from 3 pre-set sizes.
Read the full press release below.

NBA® 2K15 Now Available on the App Store and Amazon Fire Devices

Award-winning NBA 2K series delivers completely reinvented mobile experience

2K today announced that NBA® 2K15 has arrived on mobile devices as a premium game for $7.99. Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Studio, NBA 2K15 delivers a completely reinvented portable NBA experience for basketball fans on iOS and Amazon devices.

NBA 2K15 promises to deliver the most true-to-life NBA experience yet on mobile by capturing popular gameplay modes highlighting both the on-court and off-court excitement of the console version of the game. Featuring NBA MVP Kevin Durant and an eclectic soundtrack curated by internationally-renowned artist and producer Pharrell Williams, NBA 2K15 hits the court with vastly improved graphics, ultra-realistic NBA gameplay, and more.

“With our latest NBA 2K15 mobile experience, fans have an opportunity to experience NBA action anywhere, anytime, in the palm of their hand,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. “We are thrilled to bring NBA 2K’s ultra-realistic gameplay and popular game modes to handheld devices.”

NBA 2K15 is now available for all iOS devices and Amazon’s Fire phone, Fire HDX 8.9”, Kindle Fire HDX tablets, and coming soon to Fire TV.

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Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOSVotes: 21 - View All
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

During an interview with HipHopGamer, Senior Game Designer/Producer, Ryan Santos confirmed the NBA Live 15 demo will arrive on October 28th for PlayStation 4, which happens to be the day it hits store shelves.

EA Access subscribers on the Xbox One will get to play a full trial version of the game on Thursday, October 23rd, which will be limited to 6 hours of gameplay.

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 39 - View All

2K has submitted their NBA 2K15 patch to Sony and Microsoft to address one of the biggest issues online at The Park. Players were repeatedly getting blue screen CE-34878-0 errors and getting booted to the dashboard.

While there are other fixes in the patch, they haven't given any other details. Below are a few tweets from 2KSupport and LD2K. We should see the patch sometime this week.

#NBA2K15 patch has been submitted to Sony/MSFT, aimed at addressing (among other things) being booted off #MyPARK. Available in coming days.

New patch looks to address a ton. We're keeping our eye on ALL of your feedback & dev. team is working hard on remaining issues.

Dev. has some fixes incoming for existing auction house issues as well. Also working on pre-order issues where some users didn't receive it.

If any other details are released, we will update this post.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 21 - View All
12:41 PM - October 15, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Codemasters has just released their F1 2014 launch trailer. The game is set to release next week for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Read the full press release.


The Excitement of the Season and the Sport Captured in F1 2014

The 2014 FORMULA ONE season has been one of the most exciting seasons in years, with stunning new cars, new rules, new circuits and new challengers up and down the grid – and players can experience it all as F1 2014 races into stores October 21, 2014 for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

Gamers can see Codemasters’ stunning recreation of this year’s season in a newly released launch video.

As the season approaches one of the most exciting conclusions years, F1 2014 takes players closer to the experience of racing this year’s dramatically different cars. A new driver evaluation system and re-graded difficulty settings makes F1 2014 the most accessible video game in the series, and players of all abilities will be able to feel how this new generation of FORMULA ONE cars handle.

Principal Games Designer Lee Mather explains:

“This year’s cars have an all new torque heavy power unit that deliver a lot of power; fast. You’ll see this reflected in-game as soon as you get into the car with the extra power kicking in almost immediately as you apply throttle and race off the start line. And for those that like a real challenge, removing the game’s assists will create for a tough, but rewarding experience as you battle with the car’s erratic handling and control its new-found power on the track that we’ve seen this 2014 season.”

F1 2014 includes all the seismic rule changes, aerodynamics, driver changes, new tracks and more which have combined to deliver an unforgettable FORMULA ONE season. F1 2014 also includes the return of Hockenheim to the calendar, and players can experience the BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX™ run as a night race for the first time and race new circuits in Russia and Austria.

Game: F1 2014Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 1 - View All
10:11 AM - October 15, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

If you are a gamer who simply doesn't have a ton of time to devote to gaming, be it fatherhood or a busy job, NBA 2K15 has an answer for you. Many gamers still want the thrill of managing a team through an 82 game season and playing some of the more crucial moments along the way, which is an underrated way to play sports games with long seasons.

Enter Simcast.

You can manage strategies during the simulation, you need only pause, and you can jump into a game whenever you feel like it. If you want to seal the deal on a big win or attempt a big comeback you can. If you feel the strategy you are employing is working, you can simply sit back and let the game finish simming in less than a minute.

Let's put it this way, I'm 44 games into my serious MyGM mode doing SimCast and I've never once felt too out of control of what happens. I'm still setting team strategy and lineups on gameday, and I'm still able to jump in and affect the results of games personally without needing to spend 30-60 minutes to get the result.

While other companies still struggle to offer such things as 'Super-Sim', 2K Sports has managed to blow past all expectations and make a text-sim, traditional AAA title hybrid even still. This form of simming and jumping in has been around awhile, but the depth of setting strategies and more to affect the simulation has only gotten better.

Simply put, if you are someone who has a time budget for gaming -- it's incredibly possible to go through an 82 game schedule and feel like you were a part of it and still find time to play a second and third season before 2K16 launches. NBA 2K15's SimCast is perhaps its most underrated and most under appreciated feature.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 21 - View All