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Thursday, February 26, 2015
01:48 PM - February 26, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chase Becotte


Yesterday I talked about scoring chances in FIFA 15, and today I'm here to change things up and talk about the jostle mechanic in FIFA 15.

First off, I have to explain how jostling/jockeying works in this year's game. The jostling mechanic, at its core, is a simple and smart gameplay mechanic that you can use on both offense and defense. On offense, you'll jostle/jockey for position by using L2 (on PS4) or LT (on Xbox One). On defense, you'll mostly use the B button (on Xbox One) or Circle button (on PS4) to "lock on" and fight for position against the ball carrier. (Take note: from here on out if I mention controls I'll be mentioning just PS4 controls for simplicity's sake). At its core, it's a mechanic that allows some push and pull to go on between two players as they fight for position and the ball.

Still with me so far? Cool, then after the jump I'll show off the jostling mechanic in GIF form as we get in to the meat of this breakdown.

Read More - FIFA 15: Jostling, Jockeying, And You

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
12:26 PM - February 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA Live 15 roster update has arrived today for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users. The update adds the Phoenix Suns "Phoenix Rising" alternate uniforms, which the team will play in tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Once we get the full details from ProjectLeet, we will update this post. Let us know what you are seeing.

UPDATE: ProjectLeet just sent us the details, download the spreadsheet with all of the changes here. An updated blog from EA Sports is also online.

There were 772 changes in this roster update, with the most notable players receiving boosts being LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, both going up 1 point overall. Tony Allen and James Johnson received 2 point overall boosts, while Jose Barea, Phil Pressey, Randy Foye, Marcus Smart, Paul Pierce, Bruno Caboclo, Lance Thomas all went down a point.

Arron Afflalo is now with the Blazers, after being missed on the February 22nd update.

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
11:53 AM - February 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update here.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 52 - View All
11:19 AM - February 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Gran Turismo 6 has yet another update for PlayStation 3 racing fans, bringing it up to version 1.16. It includes the MINI Clubman Vision Gran Turismo, Mid-Field Raceway track, B-Spec Mode and more. Check out the details below.

MINI Clubman Vision Gran Turismo

Once the update has completed installation you can purchase the car from the [Vision GT] option within the [CARS] section in “My Home”. However, you can also get the car by completing a lap (regardless of the lap time) in the new Seasonal Event – hurry though, this opportunity is only available for a limited time.

New track: Mid-Field Raceway

The popular, original track from previous Gran Turismo’s makes a comeback in a new and improved version. This high speed circuit is built on a mountain landscape full of inclines and descents. Made tougher by its famous grade separated crossing where the direction of the lap circle changes, and its long flat out sections and mid to high speed corners – this is a true challenge for all GT fans.

New feature: B-Spec Mode

Launched today, the “B-Spec” mode (where an AI driver can race on your behalf) is now available in all Career Mode race events. You can use B-Spec for those races that you might find difficult to complete such as some of the longer endurance races, or maybe you just want to sit back and enjoy watching the race. You can select [B-Spec] from the Quick Menu displayed before the start of an event races of [Career Mode].

Additional updates
  • “Paint” options expanded: The [Paint] options have been expanded and it is now possible to paint the custom rear wings. In addition, the option [Select from an already painted colour.] has been added to the Paint menu to make it easier to paint the body and the wings with the same colour.
  • Additional cars available to paint: It is now possible to paint the body of the “Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo” and the “Chevrolet 2X Vision Gran Turismo”.
  • Other improvements and adjustments: The steering wheel controller force feedback has been weakened for the Red Bull X Series Fan Car.
  • It is now possible to view the content of the Seasonal Events from the Community features available on gran-turismo.com
Source - PlayStation.Blog

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Game: Gran Turismo 6Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 4 - View All
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
04:53 PM - February 25, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chase Becotte

It's a good time to be a soccer fan. Champions League is down to the last 16 teams, league play is entering its final stretch, Europa League has been fun to this point, and we have two quality soccer games this season in PES 2015 and FIFA 15.

And while I like PES a lot, I'll be focusing on just FIFA 15 this week in a group of features that will focus on the attacking and defensive play in the game.

With that being said, today's feature is all about looking at some of the most common scoring chances I've come across this year in FIFA 15 -- and the good, bad and ugly that come with them.

Read More - FIFA 15: Analyzing Scoring Opportunities

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
02:15 PM - February 25, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update here.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 52 - View All
01:54 PM - February 25, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

For Major League Baseball, it’s been one of the busiest offseasons in recent memory. For players of MLB: The Show, these moves often bring more excitement, as we get to "play" with/as these guys in our favorite game.

Here are five intriguing moves that may change the way you play MLB 15: The Show...

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: How The Offseason is Shaping This Year's Game

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 44 - View All

The Driveclub Downforce Expansion Pack ($5.99) and Livery Pack (.99), as well as the Midnight Tour Pack ($1.99) and Midnight Livery Pack (.99) are available now. If you are a season pass subscriber, everything comes with your subscription. Otherwise, everyone can grab the VUHL 05 for free.

The Driveclub Downforce Expansion Pack includes 5 brand new cars (Ferrari F50, Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition, SRT Viper GTS, Koenigsegg One:1, Jaguar F-Type R Coupe), 11 extra events and 5 new PlayStation Network Trophies. The Midnight Tour Pack includes 11 new events and 5 new PlayStation Network Trophies.

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Game: DriveClubReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
10:43 AM - February 25, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Roll7 has just released their launch trailer for OlliOlli2 and have announced the game will be released on March 3rd for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

The trailer shows off some of the new and bigger tricks in the game, new locations, big hills, big ramps, split-route levels and much more. The trailer also reveals local multiplayer is coming soon.

Game: OlliOlli2Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS4Votes: 0 - View All
10:07 AM - February 25, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Milestone has released another RIDE trailer. This one features the Milano track. RIDE is scheduled to release on March 20th for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Game: RIDEHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
09:30 AM - February 25, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is scheduled to launch on March 27th as a downloadable title for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The stand-alone title will not require Forza Horizon 2 and will be available for free until April 10th to promote the release of Furious 7, after that date it will cost $10. Players who downloaded the game during the initial two-week window will be able to continue playing without any restrictions.

The game will feature 11 iconic vehicles from the "Fast & Furious" films, including some new cars from the upcoming "Furious 7".

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In Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, you’ll be recruited by Fast & Furious expert mechanic Tej Parker, voiced by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, to source cars for the Fast & Furious crew’s next big mission. You’ll take part in a series of thrilling car challenges set in the idyllic south of France, and inspired by both the “Fast & Furious” movies and Forza’s awesome, pulse-pounding gameplay.

As you complete game challenges, you’ll unlock new cars that you can drive throughout the open world in free roam play.

Check out the teaser trailer here.

Source - Xbox

08:52 AM - February 25, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports UFC Mobile is coming soon to iOS and Android devices worldwide. It is currently available in select regions iOS: Canada, South Korea - Android: Canada, Russia, Singapore.

EA Sports UFC Mobile will showcase over 70 fighters in 4 divisions.

Check out the full list of features below.

Free to Fight!
Fight on the fly anytime, anywhere. Available for free download on your mobile and tablet devices, EA SPORTS UFC brings the impact of MMA to your fingertips like never before. HD-quality visuals, intuitive touch controls and action-packed gameplay create a unique experience that will keep you pounding out opponents all the way to a UFC title.

Train Your Ultimate Fighter
Choose from a roster of over 70 fighters in four divisions and begin your journey to the top. From Jon Jones’ spinning elbow to GSP’s Superman punch, each fighter boasts a unique set of special moves that you’ll have to unlock and upgrade if you want to take out the UFC’s toughest competition.

Win fights, level up and earn currency to put towards new abilities and fighters. Just like the real UFC you can choose to grind through your career, improving with each bout, or invest in your training and watch your abilities skyrocket.

Weight Classes
EA SPORTS UFC has divided it’s roster into four weight classes to allow for even more matchups.


Real-World UFC Events
Connect directly with the UFC’s biggest real-world events and matchups. Play through full fight cards for upcoming UFC events and earn exclusive in-game rewards – the more you play, the more rewards you earn! Rise to the top of the leaderboard and watch your payoff grow.

Fight Your Way to Glory
With no lives and no limits to how much you can play, gamers are free to climb the UFC’s ranks earning amazing rewards, unlocking new opponents and beating down the competition. Fight your division’s best along the way, hone your striking, wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills, and go toe-to-toe with UFC icons in grueling Main Event matchups.

Game: EA Sports UFC MobileHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
06:37 PM - February 24, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA Live 15 is available now in The Vault for EA Access subscribers.

As an Xbox One exclusive, EA Access gives subscribers ($4.99 a month/$29.99 a year) access to The Vault, which provides full digital downloadable games for EA Sports UFC, Need for Speed Rivals, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, Peggle 2, Battlefield 4 and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. EA Access subscribers also receive 10% off EA digital purchases and trial versions (typically 6 hours) of EA games before they are released.

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
05:58 PM - February 24, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS.


Writing about a game where there is almost no information on it and just pure speculation is not easy.

And then there’s writing about Joe Montana Football 16, a game which is as mysterious in the sense that we don’t even know if it truly exists much less what company is working on it.

Read More - Joe Montana Football 16: A Mysterious Game Remains Under Wraps

03:00 PM - February 24, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Guest Post

Our friend Jake Berger is creating a new series counting down the 25 best sports-games of all time. Be sure to watch his videos and leave your feedback on if you agree or not!

Sports games have forever been in great demand.

Such demand has historically been filled by publishers seeking to provide gamers with a virtual representation of their favorite sports. Of course, this representation often comes in many flavors, the wide-ranging tastes of the sports gaming public have permitted experimentation regarding sports game development over the years.

The results of such experimentation have yielded two general forms of sports games: simulation and arcade. Both represent a developer’s attempt to replicate a particular sport with varying degrees of authenticity. But striking a balance between realism and fun has proven quite difficult.

While developers on the whole have attempted to cater to a diverse set of sports gaming desires, relatively few have been successful. So today I welcome you to aid me as I venture forth in the hopes of discovering the 25 greatest sports game of all time.

Before we set sail, know that the games on this list are ranked according to their critical reception, general fan perception, influence on future sports titles, and of course, a dash of personal preference.
And now, let’s begin our voyage, and cruise through the countdown with part one.