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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
10:39 AM - April 18, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Saber Interactive recently posted an image of some of the players on the NBA Playgrounds roster, with plans to reveal the full roster soon. Over 200 players will be available on the roster, including Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Steph Curry and other NBA Legends.
NBA Playgrounds is scheduled to be released in May on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam for $20.
UPDATE: (4-20) GameSpot has revealed the entire roster. The official Twitter account mentions hundreds more are coming.
- Aaron Gordon
- Al Horford
- Al Jefferson
- Alex English
- Allen Iverson
- Alonzo Mourning
- Andre Drummond
- Andrew Wiggins
- Anfernee Hardaway
- Anthony Davis
- Ben McLemore
- Ben Simmons
- Bill Laimbeer
- Bill Russell
- Bill Walton
- Billy Cunningham
- Blake Griffin
- Bradley Beal
- Brandon Ingram
- Brook Lopez
- Buddy Hield
- CJ McCollum
- Carmelo Anthony
- Chandler Parsons
- Chauncey Billups
- Chris Bosh
- Chris Mullin
- Chris Paul
- Chris Webber
- Clyde Drexler
- Damian Lillard
- Danilo Gallinari
- Danny Ainge
- David Robinson
- DeAndre Jordan
- DeMar DeRozan
- DeMarcus Cousins
- DeMarre Carroll
- Dell Curry
- Derrick Rose
- Dikembe Mutombo
- Dirk Nowitzki
- Dominique Wilkins
- Dragan Bender
- Draymond Green
- Dwight Howard
- Dwyane Wade
- Elfrid Payton
- Emmanuel Mudiay
- Enes Kanter
- Eric Bledsoe
- Evan Turner
- Frank Kaminsky
- George Gervin
- George Hill
- George Mikan
- Goran Dragic
- Gordon Hayward
- Grant Hill
- Greg Monroe
- Hakeem Olajuwon
- Harrison Barnes
- Hassan Whiteside
- Ian Mahinmi
- Jabari Parker
- Jahlil Okafor
- Jakob Poeltl
- Jamal Crawford
- Jamal Murray
- James Harden
- James Worthy
- Jason Kidd
- Jaylen Brown
- Jeff Teague
- Jeremy Lin
- Jimmy Butler
- Joel Embiid
- John Stockton
- John Wall
- Jonas Valanciunas
- Jordan Clarkson
- Jrue Holiday
- Karl Anthony Towns
- Karl Malone
- Kawhi Leonard
- Kevin Durant
- Kevin Johnson
- Kevin Love
- Kris Dunn
- Kris Humphries
- Kristaps Porzingis
- Kyle Lowry
- Kyrie Irving
- LaMarcus Aldridge
- Larry Johnson
- LeBron James
- Luis Scola
- Luol Deng
- Magic Johnson
- Marc Gasol
- Marcus Morris
- Marcus Smart
- Marquese Chriss
- Mason Plumlee
- Matt Barnes
- Maurice Cheeks
- Michael Beasley
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
- Mike Conley Jr.
- Mitch Richmond
- Monta Ellis
- Nerlens Noel
- Nicolas Batum
- Nikola Jokic
- Nikola Vucevic
- Oscar Robertson
- Otto Porter Jr.
- Patrick Beverley
- Patrick Ewing
- Pau Gasol
- Paul George
- Paul Millsap
- Paul Westphal
- Rajon Rondo
- Ray Allen
- Reggie Jackson
- Ricky Rubio
- Robert Parish
- Roy Hibbert
- Rudy Gay
- Rudy Gobert
- Russell Westbrook
- Scottie Pippen
- Shaquille O'Neal
- Shawn Kemp
- Shawn Marion
- Spud Webb
- Stephen Curry
- Steven Adams
- Thon Maker
- Tim Hardaway
- Trey Burke
- Ty Lawson
- Tyreke Evans
- Victor Oladipo
- Vince Carter
- Walt Frazier
- Willis Reed
- Wilt Chamberlain
- Zach LaVine
- Zach Randolph
10:29 AM - April 18, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Mike Stauffer (@2KStauff) has sent us the NBA 2K17 roster update details. Check them out here.
09:21 AM - April 18, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
MotoGP 17 will be available in North America on July 11, exclusively at GameStop, promising 60 FPS, new online modes and more.
You can watch the announcement trailer here and read the full press release below.
MotoGP 17: THE OFFICIAL MotoGP 2017 SEASON, 60 FPS AND NEW ONLINE MODES
THE CHAMPIONSHIP HAS STARTED, REIGNITING PASSION FOR ALL THINGS TWO-WHEELED
THE CHAMPIONSHIP HAS STARTED, REIGNITING PASSION FOR ALL THINGS TWO-WHEELED
Milestone, one of the leading and longest established racing game developer in the world, is proud to announce MotoGP™17, the videogame dedicated to the 2017 world championship season. The game will be available on July 11 on PlayStation®4, PS4™Pro, Xbox One® and Windows PC/STEAM™.
MotoGP™17 will be available exclusively at GameStop in the United States and participating retailers in Canada and Latin America. Pre-orders will give players access to the MotoGP ™ 17 - Credits Multiplier helping them reach the top of the MotoGP™ Championship. MotoGP™17 will also be available for digital download.
The 2017 edition of the official MotoGP™ videogame brings all the adrenaline and need for speed of the new motorbike world champion with it. The title will include all the 2017 riders, teams and tracks; the new rules and the Red Bull Rookies Cup championship. This edition will reach 60 FPS for the first time, guaranteeing unprecedented performance and extreme enjoyability for the end user. All this will be made possible thanks to the Milestone developers’ experience and skills, developed over 20 years of dedicated work to racing.
“We are working really hard to make MotoGP™17 not just a seasonal update, but an enjoyable game which is full of all the innovations which the fans of the series have asked for over the years. We will have a new competitive and thrilling online mode, a completely revolutionised career mode and much more. I don't want to reveal too much, but I can assure you that you will see great things in the next few months. In the meantime, sit back and watch the beginning of the new season with us,” states Matteo Pezzotti, Milestone Lead Designer.
Monday, April 17, 2017
06:40 PM - April 17, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
A new NHL 17 roster update is available now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, adding Charlie McAvoy, Brock Boeser and Clayton Keller. There may be a few others added, so make sure to check them out.
Roster Update Download Instructions*:
- In the NHL 17 main menu, select (Customize)
- In the Customize section, select (Roster)
- In the Roster section, select (Active Rosters)
- In the Active Rosters section, select the most recent update organized by 'Date & Time' under EA SPORTS NHL Official Rosters
05:42 PM - April 17, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS.
The MLB The Show 17 server issues persisted over the weekend, and many are starting to feel like there is no end in sight.
While server issues are a traditional problem with Sony and MLB The Show, last year it seemed like there was a lot of progress made towards a smoother playing experience. Unfortunately this year, it appears the series has indeed suffered a setback with the online play.
Last year, there were some rough days even a couple of weeks after launch as well, but the servers going down at the start of Easter weekend was a real low point (Sony did get them back up on the whole by Saturday). With that in mind, we thought it best to at least summarize the issues that have cropped up during this first month and sort of just encapsulate the whole saga to this point.
Read More - MLB The Show Server Issues: Detailing the Saga So Far
09:43 AM - April 17, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
In many ways, these are great days to be a sports video game fan. However, certain segments of popular games have experienced significant problems, causing enormous issues within each of those games' communities. The way titles are marketed at fans, persistent problems with certain modes, and perceived lack of communication between game makers and game players have embroiled fans and developers alike.
Host Rich Grisham talks with Operation Sports Community Manager Millennium - a man in the middle of a number of these conversations - about the overall situation, how fans should be approaching these issues, and what people on all sides can and should do.
Joining us this week:
- Rich Grisham, Hit The Pass/OOTP Developments (@richgrisham)
- Millennium, Operation Sports (@MillenniumOS)
Sunday, April 16, 2017
09:57 AM - April 16, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve NoahEvery Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.
- Operation Sports at 2K Sports Part Three: Dealing With The Realities of Development
- Constructing a MLB The Show '17 Lineup & Staff: Traditional vs Sabermetrics
- Press Row Podcast - MLB The Show 17 Review Roundtable
- MLB The Show 17 Patch 1.03 Available Now, Here Are The Details
- MX vs. ATV 2017 Official Track Edition Available Now
- More DiRT 4 Gameplay Videos
- Learn More About the Forza Motorsport Engine Running on Project Scorpio
- Five Tips to Improve Your Hitting in MLB The Show 17
- NBA Playgrounds Gameplay Video & New Details Revealed
- NHL 17 Stanley Cup Playoffs Simulation Predicts Nashville Predators as Champions
- Turn 10 & Porsche Reach 6 Year Partnership, Forza Horizon 3 Porsche Car Pack Out Now
- Roundtable: MLB The Show 17's Online Rollout Rocky, But How Are Things Now?
- Rallycross Coming To Project CARS 2 - New Trailer and Gameplay Video
- A Guide to Pitching in MLB The Show 17
- MLB The Show 17 Team Provides Update to Server Issues, Online Franchises & More
- Franchise Hockey Manager Breaks Down the NHL Playoffs
- Road to the Show in MLB The Show 17 Is Still Solid
- Severe Server Issues Still Impacting MLB The Show 17
- MLB The Show 17: A Noob's Perspective
- NBA 2K17 Video - Playoffs Sizzle (Shady00018)
Saturday, April 15, 2017
11:01 AM - April 15, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Shady has checked in with another NBA 2K17 montage, this one focusing on the NBA Playoffs, which tipoff today.
Amazing work, considering the director's cut isn't in the game. Check it out and post your thoughts.
10:04 AM - April 15, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Fraser Gilbert
I’m based in the UK, and my knowledge of sports such as baseball, basketball and American football is limited. I’ve always taken a great interest in the NHL since discovering EA Sports’ series back in ‘98, but those other sports have somewhat passed me by. Sure, I used to play Madden, NBA 2K/Live and past series such as High Heat: Major League Baseball when I was younger, but I never really sampled them to their fullest.
Last year, I detailed my more in-depth experiences with both Madden NFL 16 and NBA 2K17. Now, I’m doing the same with MLB The Show 17 -- the first iteration of the series I’ve ever properly owned. Until a few weeks ago, modes such as Diamond Dynasty and Road to the Show meant nothing to me. I didn’t know the difference between meter and analog pitching. I didn’t even have a favorite MLB team back then (I do now!).
With a couple of weeks playtime under my belt, this is my opportunity to give you some first impressions from a self-confessed noob.
Read More - MLB The Show 17: A Noob's Perspective
Friday, April 14, 2017
09:43 PM - April 14, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner
Many OS'ers are reporting some severe issues with online connectivity with MLB The Show 17. The up and down online experience has impacted several modes in the game, making some modes virtually unplayable in the first two weeks of release.
The issues have been so persistent and negative that Sony released a detailed statement yesterday on the server issues, even promising a make-good to fans for the issues.
It seems like tonight the issues are particularly bad, with many users reporting a virtually unplayable experience. Its very possible, even likely, that the Easter Holiday weekend has led to more people than usual online today and tonight.
Here's a sampling of reports from today/tonight:
The issues are severe and persistent enough that it seems most users in several different modes are seeing their experiences impacted. For many, the modes they bought the game for are simply not playable and have not been consistently reliable for two weeks now.
-EDIT- I would also like to add that the developers added a new Rookie Program today for Chipper Jones. As of now, the stats for that Mission do not appear to be registering for a large swathe of people (if not everyone), so I would avoid doing it for right now until that has been fixed. - Chase Becotte, Senior Editor.
Be sure to comment what your experiences have been tonight and throughout the past couple of days in the comments below.
04:19 PM - April 14, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Josh Houtz
MLB The Show is a great video game. From the presentation and graphics, down to the gameplay, animations and sounds of the Show, MLB The Show continues to impress. In addition, one thing fans of the franchise have been able to consistently rely on is Road to the Show. Road to the Show isn’t a franchise mode, or a story mode like NBA 2K or FIFA -- not that there’s anything wrong with either of the two, but Road to the Show is on an entirely different level.
For those that don’t know, Road to the Show is the highly popular game mode where users create a player and watch him progress through the ranks from the minors to the majors. Much like in the real world, this opportunity doesn’t come easy. Players must continue to progress from game to game, month to month, until finally getting their chance to play in the majors. I’ve been a huge fan of the series, but have often found myself struggling to put in the time and work to see my name in lights. That has changed this season, and I am determined to make Josh Houtz a household name.
Read More - Road to the Show in MLB The Show 17 Is Still Solid
10:21 AM - April 14, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Guest Post
A series of ten detailed playoff simulations in Franchise Hockey Manager 3 has identified the Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild as the most likely candidates for the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. The simulations, with up-to-date rosters, player ratings, and injuries, were run in FHM's state-of-the-art game model, and showed Montreal and Minnesota as clear-cut favorites over the rest of the league; only the Washington Capitals dependably provided serious competition to them.
Read More - Franchise Hockey Manager Breaks Down the NHL Playoffs
Thursday, April 13, 2017
04:39 PM - April 13, 2017. Posted by jvalverde88. Written by Steve Noah
With the ongoing frustration many MLB The Show 17 fans have had online so far this year, the team has posted a quick update for the community.
While they have addressed a number of online gameplay issues, they continue to work on the outstanding issues, with plans to release a new patch soon.
Make sure to read the note below, as it contains some information on the queue process in general, online franchise changes to speed up the amount of time to process leagues and more. Due to the issues, the team promises to give in-game content to all of you, but no specifics have been announced yet.
01:31 PM - April 13, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Kevin Scott
One of the best things about MLB The Show 17 is how well it replicates the real-life duel between pitcher and hitter. Every at-bat becomes an intense chess match where both parties are constantly trying to get in each other’s head to figure out what to expect next. Each pitch then represents another opportunity to stay one step ahead of your opponent and create a situation where you can grab the upper hand. Of course, the old adage in baseball is that good pitching beats good hitting, and with that in mind, we offer you a handy guide on how to get out the best of hitters and dominate while on the mound.
Read More - A Guide to Pitching in MLB The Show 17
01:17 PM - April 13, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Slightly Mad Studios has announced Rallycross is coming to Project CARS 2 in late 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Watch the new trailer here.
Check out the Project CARS 2 Rallycross gameplay video from IGN below.