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Thursday, March 16, 2017
04:44 PM - March 16, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Elliott Jenkins

With MLB The Show 17 under two weeks away, this week’s Throwback Thursday appropriately focuses on one of the inspirations for Retro Mode, Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey Jr.

Before we begin, there is an important distinction that must be made. To avoid confusion, this Throwback Thursday covers the 1998 release on Nintendo 64 titled Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey Jr. It is not to be confused with the other Nintendo 64 release Ken Griffey Jr.’s Slugfest nor the similarly-titled (and previously covered) Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball for the Super Nintendo.

Read More - Throwback Thursday: Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey Jr. (Written by: Elliott Jenkins)

02:05 PM - March 16, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Ben Vollmer

There is no worse position in basketball than to be mediocre. You lack the hope of a potential NBA Championship, and you can't pin your hopes on snagging a top three pick in the draft.

The Knicks could find themselves firmly planted in that sort of territory if they don't get lucky in the Lottery and end up in that 6-8 pick range. Long term, they might be unable to climb the standings for a playoff bid and too stubborn to sink the ship altogether.

So what can we do to fix the Knicks in NBA 2K17? It might be time for a full-on rebuild.

Read More - How to Fix the New York Knicks in NBA 2K17 (Written by: Ben Vollmer)

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
01:02 PM - March 16, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The graphical improvement Twitch stream has started for MLB The Show 17. Once the stream has finished, we will post an archive link.

Watch it here and post your thoughts!!

UPDATE: Here is the archive.

The Road to the Show and Developer tournament streams will be posted when they start, later today.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 31 - View All
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
07:10 PM - March 15, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The OS Daily is online and ready for viewing. Make sure to take a few minutes out of your day and get caught up on the latest sports gaming news with our host Millennium.

Today he talks more about MLB The Show 17 RTTS and Franchise modes, new Madden NFL 17 patch, new details on OOTP 18 and more.

Check it out here and if it's something you enjoy, please like and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All
03:40 PM - March 15, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Ryan Spencer

Last week, the Sony San Diego team detailed an intriguing new feature intended to make each player feel more unique in MLB The Show 17: Player Quirks.

Player Quirks are extensions of the current set of player attributes to set apart those who have special abilities. A few examples detailed last week were “Rally Monkey” for players who excel at hitting when the team is trailing, “Road Warrior” for players who perform better playing away from home, and “Night Player” for those who prefer performing under the lights.

Some Player Quirks have a stacking effect on the batter’s PCI (Plate Coverage Indicator), making it easier or more difficult for the batter to get contact (and quality contact) on a pitch. Pitchers also have Player Quirks as well, which can shrink the batter’s PCI and give them an advantage in the matchup.

Read More - Player Quirks Are a Step in the Right Direction for MLB The Show (Written by: Ryan Spencer)

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 31 - View All
09:49 AM - March 15, 2017. Posted by smiley3. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest MLB The Show 17 video featuring Road to the Show and post your thoughts!

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Customize your player, make tough choices, and chase the big leagues in one of The Show's most prolific modes. The team has taken their first steps towards a bold new direction for Road to the Show, the third-person baseball RPG, guiding a baseball player on a personal journey through the professional baseball world, going from a newbie in the minors to becoming a legend in the majors.

MLB The Show 17 delivers the most realistic and personal baseball gaming experience on consoles. This year The Show offers exciting gameplay improvements and a greater ability to personalize your baseball experience.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 31 - View All
09:09 AM - March 15, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Madden NFL 17 title update 11 is available now, check out the patch notes below and let us know what you are seeing.

Gameplay
  • Fixed a bug where the offensive tackle would play a blocking animation without engaging with a defensive player
  • Addressed a bug that caused the gameplay speed inside of Gauntlet, Skills Trainer, and Franchise Game Planning Drills to be extremely slow
Madden Ultimate Team
  • Addressed a bug where a user’s profile settings weren’t being honored in Play-a-Friend games
  • For online MUT and Draft Champions games, the 3-letter team name shown in the score hud will now represent the first 3 letters of your team name just as it does in Solo Challenges
To update this, you can enter Madden Ultimate Team, go to the “Team” tab and choose the Rename Team tile

Stability
  • Addressed the issue where declining a Live Commentary Update (LCU) and powering on from rest mode could cause significant lag in the menus and in-game
  • Other minor stability improvements

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
06:14 AM - March 15, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

TrueAchievements have posted an interview with Mike Torillo, one of the founders of the studio for Old Time Hockey.

EA's NHL series has held a monopoly of sorts over hockey in video games during the past few years. Other than its general appearance and tone, what is it about Old Time Hockey that you're hoping will make it stand out on its own?

We think the game’s pick up and play style will help make it stand out. New and old gamers alike should be able to sit down and enjoy playing together. It was important to us that we delivered a great couch-gaming experience. We have fond memories of playing hockey video games on the couch with buddies and above all else, this is what we focused most of our attention on.

Can you delve more into the game's story mode and explain some of the things that players can expect to find there? Are there other game modes that players can also expect?

Story Mode drops players into the middle of a season of a last placed team. We don’t want to give away too much but there’s plenty of hijinx during the season. It’s meant for the player to feel like how it was like to play in the 70s. It’s a simple period piece reflecting things that just wouldn’t fly in today’s present game. Gameplay-wise, players are provided game objectives to complete to improve their team or collect hockey cards. We also have a mode where players can choose their favorite team to play a regular full season.

Old Time Hockey is scheduled to arrive for PlayStation 4 and PC on March 28, and sometime in Q2 2017 for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Below are the PC system requirements.


Game: Old Time HockeyHype Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox One / Nintendo SwitchVotes: 1 - View All
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

GameSpot has posted a new MLB The Show 17 video featuring a full game between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees.

Post your thoughts!

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 31 - View All
05:55 PM - March 14, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

IGN has posted a couple of new MLB The Show 17 videos. This one featuring quick manage in Franchise mode and this one going over the critical situations feature.


Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 31 - View All
01:54 PM - March 14, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The OOTP 18 Road to Release series keeps rolling down the tracks with John Comey’s look at a new feature, promotion and relegation, that has fans intrigued.

When it was announced that Out of the Park 18 would introduce the ability to automate promotion and relegation, I became excited. It was, to me, to many, a long time coming.

Read More - Out of the Park Baseball 18 Road to Release: Promotion and Relegation (Written by: John Comey)

Just in case you missed the other Out of the Park Baseball 18 Road to Release articles, the links are below.

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 18Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Mac / PCVotes: 0 - View All
12:58 PM - March 14, 2017. Posted by Sip_16. Written by Steve Noah

Gamespot has posted a new MLB The Show 17 video featuring the revamped Road to the Show, with Sony San Diego designer, Ramone Russell.

Check it out and post your thoughts.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 31 - View All
12:44 PM - March 14, 2017. Posted by HypoLuxa13. Written by Steve Noah

IGN has posted a new MLB The Show 17 video featuring what's new in Road to the Show, with Sony San Diego designer, Ramone Russell.

Check it out and post your thoughts.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 31 - View All
12:22 PM - March 14, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Racing games have had a fantastic resurgence in the past year, and looking forward into 2017 that great trend looks to continue. The newest episode of the Press Row Podcast gathers our Hit The Pass racing experts together for a really fun discussion on all the titles that we have to look forward to – which games have the most potential, which ones we’re concerned about, and a whole host of questions and answers from the people that know this space best.

Joining us this week:

Game: Press Row PodcastReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All

Polygon has posted some more MLB The Show 17 Road to the Show details. Give it a read and post your thoughts!

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Another way in which Sony San Diego will set itself apart is by delivering additional cutscenes, scenarios and dialogue after the launch of MLB 17. Russell said the studio is still working on the details, such as how much new content it will release and when it will deliver those updates, but said “it’s definitely on our roadmap.” Although Russell didn’t give any hints as to the nature of this post-launch content, you could conceive of a situation in which, a few seasons into your MLB career, you’re given the option to take a pay cut or be released from your team.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 31 - View All