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Friday, April 17, 2015

Limited Edition Spring Training Standouts packs are available now in MLB 15 The Show Diamond Dynasty, throughout the weekend.

The Gold Sponsor Pack contains 1 guaranteed Gold or better equipment, 4 guaranteed Silver or better equipment and 3 sponsorships. It costs 5,000 stubs.

The Spring Training Standouts Pack contains 3 Spring Training Standouts, 1 guaranteed Gold or higher, 3x higher chance for Diamonds.

Below are the limited pool of 60 Spring Training Standouts available in those packs.
  • Trout, Mike
  • Kershaw, Clayton
  • Tulowitzki, Troy
  • Scherzer, Max
  • Harvey, Matt
  • Abreu, Jose
  • Bautista, Jose
  • Chapman, Aroldis
  • Lucroy, Jonathan
  • Braun, Ryan
  • Kinsler, Ian
  • Perkins, Glen
  • Utley, Chase
  • Marte, Starling
  • Kemp, Matt
  • Gordon, Dee
  • Ross, Tyson
  • Hosmer, Eric
  • Britton, Zach
  • Walker, Taijuan
  • Keuchel, Dallas
  • DeGrom, Jacob
  • Wacha, Michael
  • Granderson, Curtis
  • Betts, Mookie
  • Pollock, A.J.
  • Rondon, Hector
  • Wilson, Justin
  • Kiermaier, Kevin
  • Fien, Casey
  • Pineda, Michael
  • Young Jr., Eric
  • Trumbo, Mark
  • Napoli, Mike
  • Eovaldi, Nathan
  • Valbuena, Luis
  • Zunino, Mike
  • McAllister, Zach
  • Santana, Danny
  • Garcia, Avisail
  • Frasor, Jason
  • Pederson, Joc
  • Ottavino, Adam
  • Cron, C.J.
  • Pomeranz, Drew
  • Phelps, David
  • Gose, Anthony
  • Graveman, Kendall
  • Norris, Daniel
  • Escobar, Eduardo
  • Semien, Marcus
  • Sanchez, Tony
  • Medica, Tommy
  • Friedrich, Christian
  • Cowgill, Collin
  • Treinen, Blake
  • Mayberry Jr., John
  • Kozma, Pete
  • Gonzales, Marco
  • Szczur, Matt
Source - The Show Nation

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 15 - View All

The server maintenance scheduled for MLB 15 The Show earlier this morning took a little longer than expected, but they are online now for those of you that were not able to connect this morning. The change notes are listed below.

For those of you curious about the first patch for MLB 15 The Show, Russell has noted they are putting the finishing touches on it now, fixing many of the issues users are currently experiencing. More information will be coming soon.
  • One new Card Pack - Spring Training Standouts (at least one Gold card or better guaranteed, 3 cards total)
  • Change to address the daily stamp and reward issue (please stay tuned for a potential surprise to be announced!).
  • Diamond Dynasty issue where users were getting players from the Free Agent pool when creating a team has been addressed. This was causing bad team setups (lineups and pitching rotations) to be created. Although manually fixable by setting the proper lineup/rotation, this updates fixes current team issues and prevents it from occurring again.
Source - The Show Nation

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 15 - View All
09:01 AM - April 17, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


WWE 2K is available now for download on iOS and Android devices for $7.99.

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WWE 2K for mobile devices includes a playable roster of WWE Superstars and Legends, including Hulk Hogan®, John Cena®, Sting®, Triple H®, Undertaker®, Daniel Bryan®, Roman Reigns™, Seth Rollins™, Dean Ambrose™ and Bray Wyatt™. Players will experience authentic WWE action, including multiple match types, full WWE Superstar ring entrances and comprehensive move sets. In addition, they will access modes inspired by the flagship WWE 2K franchise on consoles, including Create-a-Superstar and Career Mode, as well as live multiplayer matches and unlockable rewards.

Game: WWE 2KHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
07:58 AM - April 17, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Quite a few websites have posted their F1 2015 hands-on previews and for the most part, everyone seems to love it. As noted by Eurogamer, F1 2015 will run at 1080P on PS4 and 900P on Xbox One, both at 60FPS. The game is scheduled to release sometime in June for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Check out the round-up of links below, as well as the F1 2015 cover art and new screenshots.

F1 2015 Hands-On Preview (RedBull)

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...As we dart left for the first corner, we see our teammate make a move for the inside – showing off the game’s improved AI. Covering off our line, we brake just about late enough to keep him behind, and after stepping on the gas, the Thrustmaster rumbles as we drift over a trackside kerb.

F1 2015 Hands-On Preview (Eurogamer)

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...Codemasters doesn't have the budget of EA, of course, and that's something evident in the more low-key offerings in F1 2015 itself, its key new feature being a broadcast mode that prefaces each race with commentary from Sky Sports F1's team of David Croft and Anthony Davidson as they set the scene over images of your chosen driver chatting to their race engineers. It's all a little static, starring likenesses that seem half-baked, though it's an appreciated attempt to embed you further into the action.

F1 2015 Hands-On Preview (TeamVVV)

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...Switching out to a behind-car view mid-race was the true test of this realism, though, and where I feel the game truly shines. You will get a sense of it in the driver’s seat, but when you get to play, just take a moment to get outside the car for a race or two.

You can see the tread on the tires as you slow into the corners, watch the spray fly up from your wheels, and marvel at the bodywork on these powerful vehicles.

F1 2015 Hands-On Preview (Trusted Reviews)

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...Onto the handling and this is the core area where many gamers have been anticipating changes: would the new F1 titles lean more towards arcade or simulation, everyone would ask? I’m pleased to announce they have targeted the latter, and with outstanding results. All round improvements to tyre and suspension modelling are evident: you feel the car leaning on the tyres while exiting corners, while the feeling of weight carried through the car gives ample opportunity for naturally correcting power or steering. In short, it’s all very intuitive.

F1 2015 Hands-On Preview (Pocket-Lint)

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...The cars now feel really planted, even in the rain, and much more eager to communicate information about grip levels. The force-feedback, even via an Xbox One gamepad, felt an order of magnitude more realistic than that of previous iterations of the game – somehow, for example, it was able to replicate the sensation of sticking a wheel onto a low kerb, rather than the random grating of yore.

F1 2015 Hands-On Preview (TSA)

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...Having said that, I still found it rather easy to bottle up the AI behind me, as those in front scampered off into the distance – something which was all to familiar from previous games. The AI is still be refined and tuned to deal with the new physics and car handling, not to mention how hard it is to pass around Singapore at the best of times, but I would hope to see improvements to the AI manifest themselves better in the final game.

F1 2015 Hands-On Preview (XBA)

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...Speaking of communication, you'll also get regular audio updates from the pit crew during races, talking you through lap times, fuel levels, tyre condition and other info, as well as offering helpful tips and tactics. It's a neat touch that's benefits greatly from more recorded lines of dialogue than in previous F1 games.

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Game: F1 2015Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
Thursday, April 16, 2015
06:48 PM - April 16, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports plans on releasing the entire roster for Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR in the coming weeks, but haven't revealed any for an entire month...

Until today.

While not showing the face of Jordan Spieth, it's safe to say the Under Armour belt buckle and glove give it away. We will probably see a more official screenshot, that will include his face, very soon and we will update this post when it arrives.

Source - Twitter

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURHype Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All


After numerous delays, Project CARS finally has an official release date. The game will arrive on May 12th for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while PC gamers can play on May 6th. The UK release date is set for May 8th.

Make sure to check out the latest Project CARS trailer here, showing off some more career mode details. Project CARS Achievements can be seen here.

For those that missed it, Project CARS is confirmed to run at 1080P/60FPS on PS4, 900P/60FPS on Xbox One and 12K on heavy duty gaming PC's.

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Your career journey starts here!
Create a driver and choose a starting point from a huge variety of motorsports on offer then shift into high gear to earn Accolades, gain Fans, sign Contracts, lock in Endorsement Deals, and chase Historic Goals. Climb the ranks and prove your dominance to gain the attention of other teams, win championships, and ultimately be inducted into the racing Hall Of Fame as a legend!

Read the full press release below.

FINAL RELEASE DATE FOR PROJECT CARS ANNOUNCED

Slightly Mad Studios and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced that Project CARS will be available throughout the Americas for PC via STEAM on May 6, 2015 along with the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One®, all-in-one, games and entertainment system from Microsoft on May 12, 2015.

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: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Wii U / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
01:17 PM - April 16, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA Live 15 roster update has arrived this morning. It includes more than 3,000 ratings changes, two player movement updates, and three player accessory upgrades.

Below is a list of some of the changes you will see in the roster update. Download the Excel spreadsheet with all of the changes here.

GOING UP
  • Kevin Martin +1
  • CJ McCollum +1
  • Lou Amundson +1
  • Bojan Bogdanovic +1
  • Leandro Barbosa +1
  • Omri Casspi +1
  • Martell Webster +1
  • Jonas Jerebko +1
  • Ben McLemore +1
  • Elfrid Payton +1
  • Louis Williams +1
  • Kent Bazemore +1
  • Ian Mahinmi +1
  • DeMarre Carroll +1
  • Marcus Morris +1
  • Marcin Gortat +1
  • Meyers Leonard +1
  • Kris Humphries +1
  • Steve Blake +1
  • Jeff Ayres +1
  • Langston Galloway +1
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo +1
  • JJ Redick +1
  • Jae Crowder +1
GOING DOWN
  • Lance Stephenson -1
  • Robert Covington -1
  • Dorell Wright -1
  • Dante Exum -1
  • Andrew Wiggins -1
  • Thaddeus Young -1
  • Dion Waiters -1
  • Manu Ginobili -1
  • Paul Millsap -1
  • Eric Gordon -1
  • Brandan Wright -1
  • Brook Lopez -1
  • Nicolas Batum -1
  • Marreese Speights -1
  • Chuck Hayes -1
  • Luigi Datome -1
  • Kyrie Irving -1
  • Troy Daniels -1
  • Luol Deng -1

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All

The Madden NFL 16 hype train has begun! EA Sports has just announced the game will launch on August 25th. They have scheduled news, features and details to arrive sometime in May.

Last year, EA Sports (along with Amazon and GameStop) provided details on Madden NFL 15 on April 28th, along with a teaser trailer, featuring Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers.. They also kicked off the cover voting on May 8th.

What are you hoping to see and hear about in May?

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
11:01 AM - April 16, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Ben Vollmer


The Operation Sports Full Minor League (OSFM) roster has arrived, and thanks to many hard working individuals, we now all get to reap the benefits. The best part of it all is that a hectic offseason has resulted in the reshuffling of a lot of farm systems. There is a lot to dig into, so here are the best and worst farm systems in MLB: The Show 15...

Read More - The Best and Worst Farm Systems in MLB 15 The Show (OSFM Rosters)

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 15 - View All
09:50 AM - April 16, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA 2K15 roster update has arrived this morning, bringing back all of the injured players from non-playoff teams. Other injured players will make their return as their respective team is eliminated.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 54 - View All
08:56 AM - April 16, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Driveclub will add the Ferrari LaFerrari next week, along with game update 1.14. More details about the game update are scheduled to be released soon. To get free access to the Ferrari LaFerrari, gamers will need to reach Level 5 of the "Ferrari Owners Club" Driver Accolade.

Check out the new screenshots, along with a new trailer.

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Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
06:13 PM - April 15, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Glenn Wigmore

EA Sports has published their NHL 15 playoff simulation for the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs. Not surprisingly, the projected winner is Anaheim, which is a sensible pick for anyone, especially considering the team's beastly offensive capabilities. These simulations are always fun, even though there's nothing really scientific about them. It's certainly interesting to set up all the rosters, rules and sliders in such a way that simulates actual playoff stats and outcomes, but of course, the playoffs are always wildly unpredictable, particularly in the first round.

Make sure you read Glenn Wigmore's take and post your picks and thoughts on the sim from EA.

Read More - EA Sports NHL Playoff Simulation Thoughts (Written by Glenn Wigmore)

Game: NHL 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 15 - View All
03:45 PM - April 15, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Team VVV has posted another Project CARS gameplay video and it looks spectacular.

Slightly Mad Studios has confirmed with GameSpot that the PlayStation 4 version will run at 1080p and 60 FPS, while the Xbox One version will run at 900p and 60 FPS. If you are running a heavy duty PC, you can run it at up to 12K.

Andy Tudor, the Creative Director at Slightly Mad Studios, has teased on Twitter, that the game has gone gold (#ffd700 is hex for gold). No official release date has been given, but we do know it is scheduled to arrive in mid-May, after quite a few delays.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Wii U / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
01:56 PM - April 15, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


MLB 15 The Show is off to a hot start for sure, with most everything clicking for the series. Now with the OSFM rosters out, many have dived into the Franchise mode for the first time. What do you think about this year's mode?

Better? Worse? Are you even playing it?

Sound off by voting in our poll and let us know in the comments what you are experiencing!

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 15 - View All
01:07 PM - April 15, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chase Becotte

We took a look at the National League and some of the most well known home run swings that league has to offer, so I guess it's only fair that we give the American League some publicity as well. After the jump, let's take a look at some dingers and grade some swings.

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: Grading the A.L.'s Signature Home Run Swings

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 15 - View All