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Saturday, July 23, 2016
10:31 AM - July 23, 2016. Posted by smiley3. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has continued revealing their Madden NFL 17 player ratings today, as they announce the top 5 wide receivers in the game. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

Check them out and post your thoughts!
  • Antonio Brown (Overall 97)
  • Julio Jones (Overall 96)
  • A.J. Green (Overall 93)
  • Odell Beckham Jr. (Overall 93)
  • DeAndre Hopkins (Overall 93)
Previously released Madden NFL 17 player ratings:

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Game: Madden NFL 17Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
Friday, July 22, 2016
10:15 AM - July 22, 2016. Posted by smiley3. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has continued revealing their Madden NFL 17 player ratings today, as they announce the top 5 running backs in the game. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

Check them out and post your thoughts!
  • Le'Veon Bell (Overall 94)
  • Adrian Peterson (Overall 91)
  • Doug Martin (Overall 90)
  • Jamaal Charles (Overall 89)
  • Lamar Miller (Overall 88)
Previously released Madden NFL 17 player ratings:

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Game: Madden NFL 17Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
04:45 AM - July 22, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Codemasters and Deep Silver have released the latest gameplay video for F1 2016, the official videogame of the 2016 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. The new attract video shows action both on the track and in the pit lane, recreating key moments from the year and highlighting many of the game’s key features.

Available on August 19 for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC, F1 2016 boasts the most in-depth Career mode ever seen in the franchise which allows players to create their own legend over the course of 10 seasons. The player selects an avatar and number to carry throughout their career as well as the team they want to start with. Players are able to move between teams or they can choose to develop a team into a championship contender by working with their Research and Development Engineer and Player Agent to develop their progress.

The Formation Lap will be featured for the first time in the game’s history as well as the brand new Virtual Safety Car which accompanies the return of the regular Safety Car, a fan favorite. The level of immersion has been further enhanced by the inclusion of manual starts and manual pit lane entry and braking – all vital to avoid losing time, penalties and track position.

With multiplayer support for up to 22 drivers, F1 2016 allows players to form a full grid of human players across the 21 circuits featured in the 2016 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, including the tight Baku street circuit, the latest addition to the calendar. In single player, gamers are able to create their own legend in the expansive Career Mode which stretches for up to 10 seasons complete with drama both on and off the track.

F1 2016 Limited Edition includes the ‘CAREER BOOSTER’ DLC PACK, which will give players a head start in their career as well as exclusive Career Helmet and Laptop designs.

Game: F1 2016Hype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
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Thursday, July 21, 2016
09:06 PM - July 21, 2016. Posted by stevencad123. Written by Steve Noah

When Paul George was announced as the NBA 2K17 cover athlete, many readers pointed out that he was wearing the Team USA jersey in the background, possibly hinting at the Olympics being involved in the game this year.

Fox Sports Australia has just confirmed the Australian National Team will be featured in the game (for the first time ever), so we will most likely hear about the other teams included and possibly what mode(s) they will be included in fairly soon.

As noted by Basketball Australia, here is the team roster.
  • David Andersen
  • Cameron Bairstow
  • Aron Baynes
  • Andrew Bogut
  • Ryan Broekhoff
  • Matthew Dellavedova
  • Dante Exum
  • Chris Goulding
  • Joe Ingles
  • Kevin Lisch
  • Damian Martin
  • Patrick Mills
  • Brock Motum
Post your thoughts!

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
04:47 PM - July 21, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund is the global cover athlete for FIFA 17. Over the past 2 weeks, more than 3.1 million votes were sent in. Marco received more votes than James Rodriguez of Real Madrid C.F., Anthony Martial of Manchester United and Eden Hazard of Chelsea FC.

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Reus is a highly-decorated winger, and is widely regarded as one of the most dangerous attackers in Europe. Reus was named Footballer of the Year in Germany in 2012, and has 29 appearances with the German National Team. Reus was also recently named captain of Dortmund, and will be wearing the captain’s armband in the coming season.

“It is incredible to see how fans get behind their favorite player – Marco plays for a great club, is really fun to watch, and he is very popular in FIFA Ultimate Team, so it makes a lot of sense that the fans picked him,” said Nick Channon, Senior Producer for EA SPORTS FIFA. “Reus joins an elite group of international football superstars who have appeared on the cover of FIFA over the years.”

“I’m honored to join a very distinguished group of footballers to appear on the cover of FIFA,” said Reus. “Most of all I am humbled that the fans have chosen me, and I will strive to make them proud with my performance on the pitch.”

FIFA 17 is scheduled to release in North America on September 27 and worldwide on September 29 on Origin for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Game: FIFA 17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
03:55 PM - July 21, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Danilo Gallinari posted the Italian cover of NBA 2K17, featuring well... himself.

If you recall last year for NBA 2K16, Tony Parker was on the french cover, Dennis Schröder on German cover and brothers Pau and Marc Gasol landed on the cover for Spain.

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
10:13 AM - July 21, 2016. Posted by smiley3. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has continued revealing their Madden NFL 17 player ratings today, as they announce the top 5 quarterbacks in the game. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

Check them out and post your thoughts!
  • Aaron Rodgers (Overall 96)
  • Cam Newton (Overall 94)
  • Tom Brady (Overall 94)
  • Ben Roethlisberger (Overall 93)
  • Russell Wilson (Overall 91)
Previously released Madden NFL 17 player ratings:

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Game: Madden NFL 17Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
08:16 AM - July 21, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

Rocket Ski Racing, a game originally released on iOS, made the jump to Steam last week, albeit in Early Access. In its current state, is this unique and retro racer worth your time and $10?


Read More - Rocket Ski Racing Early Access First Look

Game: Rocket Ski RacingReader Score: Vote Now
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05:28 AM - July 21, 2016. Posted by Bullit. Written by Steve Noah

MLB The Show 16 patch 1.07 is available now. Below are the details we have so far. As we get more information, we will update this post.
  • Added new promotional item themes
  • Battle Royale tournament and reward changes
The normal maintenance is happening now, so you will have issues connecting until they are finished later this morning. With that said, let us know what you are seeing.

UPDATE: Here are the official patch notes.
  • Added new groundwork for future promotion Item deployment. (Promo pack stuff).
  • Changes to the Battle Royale rewards were made:
    • Rewards will now unlock after winning 3, 6, 9, 12, and 20. The rewards at 12-0 and 20-0 are of the same tier (highest).
    • There is a specific reward for being 12-0 and a slightly different reward for going 12-1.
    • Users will still be able to play to 20 games in order to get the trophy.

Game: MLB The Show 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 21 - View All
04:56 AM - July 21, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Forza Horizon 3 features over 350 vehicles, that's 150 more than Forza Horizon 2. Over the next few weeks, the team will announce them and provide some screenshots. The first batch of vehicles have been revealed here.

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Today’s announcement features state-of-the-art supercars like the Lamborghini Centenario and the Ferrari La Ferrari, Forza community favorites like the 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II and the 2013 Subaru BRZ, and off-roading specialists like the 2016 Ariel Nomad and the 2015 Baldwin Motorsports #97 Monster Energy Trophy Truck. Those last two off-roaders are making their debuts in Forza Horizon 3, alongside highly anticipated models like the 2015 Ford Falcon XR8 and the 2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS, and more.

Forza Horizon 3 is scheduled to arrive with cross-platform play for Xbox One and PC on September 27. If you pre-order the Ultimate Edition you will get early access on September 23, along with the Plus Car Pass, VIP Membership, bonus car and more.

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Game: Forza Horizon 3Reader Score: Vote Now
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
02:19 PM - July 20, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Madden NFL 17 ratings have begun. Today, EA Sports has revealed the top 10 rookies in the game. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

Check them out and post your thoughts!
  • Jalen Ramsey (Overall 82)
  • Ezekiel Elliott (Overall 80)
  • Ronnie Stanley (Overall 79)
  • Roberto Aguayo (Overall 79)
  • Joey Bosa (Overall 79)
  • Laremy Tunsil (Overall 78)
  • Jack Conklin (Overall 79)
  • Corey Coleman (Overall 78)
  • Hunter Henry (Overall 78)
  • DeForest Buckner (Overall 78)
UPDATE: ESPN has posted quite a few more Madden NFL 17 rookie ratings. Thanks for the tip @Jiggy_Jrod!!
  • Jared Goff (Overall 77)
  • Carson Wentz (Overall 77)
  • Josh Doctson (Overall 77)
  • Myles Jack (Overall 76)
  • Leonard Floyd (Overall 76)
  • Jaylon Smith (Overall 76)
  • Laquon Treadwell (Overall 75)
  • Will Fuller (Overall 74)
  • C.J. Promise (Overall 74)
  • Braxton Miller (Overall 71)

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Game: Madden NFL 17Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
08:45 AM - July 20, 2016. Posted by dtalley347. Written by Steve Noah

Madden NFL 16 patch 1.11 has just arrived, weighing in at 1.15 GB. More details as they are announced.

UPDATE: Just received word from 2 representatives at EA. If anything else is announced about the patch, this post will get updated.
  • Small tuning
  • MUT content
  • No other specific details were given
What you are seeing?

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 23 - View All
08:44 AM - July 20, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Fraser Gilbert


Videoball is truly unique, and you wouldn't be blamed for failing to grasp the idea after laying eyes on it for the first time. However, the control scheme is ingeniously basic, meaning anyone can pick up a controller and get involved.

The objective is simple: send balls into the opponent’s goal. This is achieved by maneuvering your player with the analog stick, while any other button on the controller allows you to unleash mini-triangle attacks. If a triangle comes into contact with the ball, the ball will move. It might not sound like it, but there’s a lot of depth to this system. You can hold the button longer to unleash more powerful triangular strikes, or set up blocks in front of your goal. You can also attack other players and unleash deadly rebounds all with the same button.

Read More - VideoBall Review (PC)

Game: VideoBallReader Score: Vote Now
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
04:41 PM - July 19, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA has posted an interview with Sam Rivera, lead gameplay producer for FIFA 17, as he goes over the new physical play options available in the game this year. Make sure to check out the new trailer here, going over more details.

Talk to us about Physical Play Overhaul, what exactly is that?

It's another game changer for the franchise. There are different components, but the main function is the ability to shield the ball successfully under any type of situation - called “360° Shield Dribble”. In previous games this was a huge missing part, the ability to hold up play and to place your body between the ball and the defender to shield them away from the ball. This didn't work as we wanted in previous games but now we've put together a big team of people, along with some additional time in research and development to build the technology required to make sure shielding becomes a reliable feature for the user.

How is 360° Shield Dribble performed in-game?

To trigger 360° Shield Dribble press LT/L2 and you will see your player be aware of the closest opponent and they will dribble the ball with the foot that better protects the ball. They will also stretch out their arm to stop the defender from getting closer. When the defender gets close, you will see how the dribbler places their body in a way that shields the defender from reaching the ball. Even when engaged in shield battles, you can dribble in any direction you want. You can also dribble into the defender, but your player will back into the opposition and drag and roll the ball for greater protection. Holding LT/L2 emphasizes protecting the ball over trying to get to your target as fast as possible.

Were there any changes to air battles?

In previous games, one of the only things you could do at goal kicks or corners was for your player to jump and try heading the ball. You weren't really able to hold or protect your spot and chest the ball. But in FIFA 17, we have the mechanic when you press LT/L2, you will put yourself in a spot where you can control the ball and shield it from an opponent. This won't work in all situations, your player needs to be stronger than the opponent in order to push them and shield the spot.

You've mentioned LT/L2, can you elaborate on what that does in-game?

We're putting all the physical actions in the LT/L2 button. It doesn't matter if you're an attacker or a defender, we want you to rely on that button for physical actions. There are a lot of 50/50 situations, so players will shield their opponent to protect their space or lane to get the ball. Pressing LT/L2 when defending will trigger the physical actions, which includes the push-pulls, shoulder challenges and seal outs from FIFA 16.

Are there any other interesting changes worth noting?

Yes, contextually, players are better at shielding an oncoming ball when the opposition is approaching from behind. A classic case in FIFA 16 is when you take a short goal kick and your defender doesn't make a good effort in protecting the ball, this could lead to the opposition scoring an easy goal. In FIFA 17, defenders can maintain possession longer.

We also improved the way defenders perform tackles. One problem players met was when you would tackle in the same direction your opponent was going, it would only give the ball right back to the attacker. Now, defenders will try to tackle in the opposite direction to prevent the attacker from quickly recovering the ball and continuing towards goal.

Also, if there is a teammate close by, the tackle will attempt to push the ball towards their teammate and not just into open space which could be retrieved by anyone. Defenders will also try physical tackles (Across Body Tackles) in the attempt to keep possession or push the ball in the opposite direction.

Something we noticed last year was that zig-zag dribbling was difficult to stop because you needed to quickly react to match the dribbler. Now, your teammates (AI-controlled defenders) will better help in chasing situations and prevent players from running solo with the ball for long periods of time.

Game: FIFA 17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
12:04 PM - July 19, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K17 will feature league expansion for MyGM and MyLEAGUE modes. Check out the details in the new blog from Erick Boenisch, AKA SimBaller.

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For anyone who has read my blogs in the past, you know that I am serious about MyGM and MyLEAGUE. I'm blessed to work with a core group of people who share the exact same level of passion. We've done a LOT of work to these modes this year, and one feature I can't stop talking about is...League Expansion. This is entirely new to NBA 2K17, and is the feature I want to tell you about today.

Read More - NBA 2K17 Features League Expansion

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Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
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