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    by Published on 03-03-2016 10:00 AM
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    The latest weekly roster update is now available for NBA LIVE 16.

    After an impressive week, Steph Curry stays as the highest rated player in the game at 96 OVR. Rounding out the top four are Kawhi Leonard (94), Russell Westbrook (93), and LeBron James (92).

    All transactions through February 25 appear to be reflected in-game.

    Continue on to read the blog from EA SPORTS. ...
    by Published on 03-01-2016 04:00 PM
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    Ahead of Thursday's developer livestream, MLB The Show 16 has revealed in brief detail some of the improvements coming to Franchise Mode.

    Player Morale will play an important role in building your roster as player happiness (or discontent) can effect their performance on the field.

    The contract negotiation screen allows for real-time evaluation of the player's interest level as you change terms of the potential contract.

    Improved stat tracking and player career stats includes WAR and a full array of stat filters.

    A new budget screen will allow GMs to see where their money is coming from - and going - and includes revenue sharing and the luxury tax. Also mentioned were the addition of new GM goals and the authentic 20/80 scale for scouting

    Continue on to view the Franchise Mode VLOG courtesy the PlayStation Blog. ...
    by Published on 02-26-2016 12:00 PM
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    The full roster has been revealed for EA SPORTS UFC 2. Featuring 250+ male and female fighters across ten weight classes, the roster includes legends, current competitors, as well as Mike Tyson.

    Several fighters exist across numerous weight classes, meaning there are multiple versions of some putting the number of unique competitors below the 250 mark. However, with such a large and diverse roster, the game should benefit from a varied experience within career mode, hopefully minimizing repeat matches and/or career paths, and also providing a significant number of options for users across the game modes.

    The roster reveal tab on the official product website also includes an area for detailing fighter ratings, however none have been disclosed to date.

    Continue on to see the full UFC 2 roster. ...
    by Published on 02-25-2016 08:00 PM
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    The latest weekly MLB The Show 16 livestream focused on highlighting improvements to presentation and commentary. Joined by Community Manager Ramone Russell, developers Kirby St. John & Michael Compton showcased some of the changes for almost 90 minutes on Twitch.

    Three broadcast display packages (scorebug, other graphics) to help give the feel of national or regional coverage, based upon the team. Commentary has been improved with 14,000+ newly recorded lines and also the 'memory' to remember storylines, stats, records, and in-progress action in order to resume discussion when action warrants a breakaway.

    Continue on to watch the archive of the stream and to see notes on the presentation & commentary improvements coming to the game. ...
    by Published on 02-25-2016 09:00 AM
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    The latest roster update is now available for NBA Live 16.

    Following the trade deadline and All-Star Weekend festivities, this update includes a significant number of improvements. Strong ASG & Dunk Contest showings have led to boosts for players including Paul George, Russell Westbrook, Aaron Gordon, and Zach LaVine.

    This roster update also corrects the issue with rookie dunk packages, finally allowing them to slam dunk the ball.

    Full details are available below. ...
    by Published on 02-23-2016 12:00 PM
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    A new game update is now available for Madden NFL 16. While the studio has not posted a detailed list of improvements found in game update 1.09, today's MUTcast shared some information.

    The most noteworthy fix finds the RG always looking inside-out for blocking assignments to help prevent B-gap nano-blitzes. The game update also addresses other bugs (EX: FG Block glitch) and stability fixes.

    With Madden NFL investing in e-sports, it is imperative that the game continually monitor and address any gameplay exploits. Late-season game updates

    Continue on to watch a segment from the MUTcast where game developers discuss the patch. ...
    by Published on 02-18-2016 08:00 PM
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    This week's MLB The Show 16 livestream focused on Diamond Dynasty (DD) and improvements coming to the mode by taking a deeper look at some of the DD features announced earlier this week.

    Play a Friend allows users to play others on their friends list with a bevy of options. There will be no way to farm or exploit items in this mode; it is simply playing friends.

    There will be hundreds of 'Flashbacks' that will reflect the player at a certain point in his career. For example, the Jake Peavy Flashback card highlighted in the video has five pitch types, including a slider. Peavy does not throw a slider much currently, but since he did at that point in his career, the card will include it.

    Other modes discussed include Captains, Inside Edge ('live' ratings updates), the ability to see player cards and improved filters in the Marketplace, Missions, bullpen energy, new player gear, dedicated stats area, pack types, card images, and more.

    Additional ways to play & DD improvements will be announced in early March.

    Continue on to watch the archived livestream. ...
    by Published on 02-18-2016 02:00 PM
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    A new EA SPORTS UFC 2 video details some of the changes coming to the game's Career Mode and Online Championship mode.

    Career Mode has been revamped in EA SPORTS UFC 2. Users can select an existing fighter - including women's fighters/divisions - or create their own. To no surprise, the mode begins in The Ultimate Fighter. From there, a Fight Offer system including some on short ...
    by Published on 02-18-2016 08:00 AM
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    The latest NBA Live 16 roster update is now available. With a stellar season thus far, the Spurs' Kawhi Leonard is now tied with the Warriors' Steph Curry as the highest rated player in the game at 95 OVR. LeBron James and Russell Westbrook come in at 93 OVR with Kevin Durant and Chris Paul at 92 OVR.

    Continue on to read the blog from EA SPORTS. ...
    by Published on 02-16-2016 09:52 PM
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    A new video from the MLB The Show 16 development team (narrated by developers Nick Livingston & Lance Leahy) provides the first look at some of the changes coming to Diamond Dynasty, The Show's card collecting fantasy mode.

    A popular community request, users can now play Diamond Dynasty games versus friends.

    Some of the goals this year for the development team were to create more diversity in squads and avoid many user teams from resembling each other and also to increase progression ("more things to aim for") within the mode.

    Partnering with baseball analytics firm Inside Edge to help get a daily match-up rating (which will effect player attributes if playing that day) for current players, considered 'live series' players. There are also hundreds of new 'flashback' (rookie, prime, and post-season) players which will focus on a specific moment in a player's career.

    Additional ways to earn cards, stubs, etc. New this year are 'Missions' which require the user to complete a certain task to unlock an item. This task could be collecting players from a certain team, accomplishing a cumulative statistical goal, etc.

    Another new feature, 'Captains' sees the user earn XP and tickets as they play the game. Users can then redeem these virtual tickets within one of six captain categories for items such as players cards, equipment items, and more.

    The Thursday Twitch livestream (February 18) from Sony San Diego will focus more on the improvements and changes to Diamond Dynasty. ...
    by Published on 02-16-2016 08:00 PM
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    Goodman League Commissioner Miles Rawls has announced that Barry Farms Coliseum (Washington D.C.) will be included in NBA Live 17.

    “They called me, I didn’t call them,” Commissioner Miles said. “[EA Sports] will come down to the live recording to catch the sounds of Inside The Gates. I invited them down to come opening day so they catch some live game action.”

    In addition, the article from Kendall Hilton revealed that The Drew League (Charles Drew Junior High School, Los Angeles) and Dyckman (Monsignor Kett Playground, Manhattan) will also be playable venues within the game.

    It is assumed that these venues will be included within (added to) the LIVE Pro-Am mode for Summer Circuit and LIVE Run games, though that could vary based upon any additions or changes made to these or other game modes. To date, NBA Live 16 includes six real-life venues within the LIVE Pro-Am modes (Summer Circuit and LIVE Run). ...
    by Published on 02-11-2016 09:00 PM
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    This week's MLB The Show 16 livestream focused on 'the little things' coming to the game in March.

    The most notable addition is the return of The Sounds of The Show. A feature lost in the transition from PS3 to PS4, this will allow users to utilize their own audio files to play for specific in-game events. For example, they can set custom batter walk-up or home run music, etc. It was noted that the game will only import MP3 files from a USB memory stick. All other aspects of the mode work as they did on PS3.

    Other aspects discussed/revealed during the stream include Challenge of the Week 3.0, open or closed roof options for applicable stadiums, in-game tutorials, re-designed batting cameras, six classic stadiums, and more.

    Continue on to watch the archived livestream. ...
    by Published on 02-11-2016 09:30 AM
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    NBA LIVE 16 game update 1.06 is now available on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The 2.7 GB update adds 2016 All-Star Game content including the court and uniforms.

    The update also includes an updated facescan for Kristaps Porzingis as well as over 250 new LIVE Season challenges.


    Continue on to see more details from this game update as well as screenshots of the new content. ...
    by Published on 02-11-2016 07:30 AM
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    A new update is now available for NHL 16.

    The update addresses several gameplay bugs including an issue where players would remain in the penalty box for the duration of the game and an issue lining up on certain faceoffs, among other issues. It also adds Winter Classic and 3rd jerseys for numerous teams.

    Continue on to read the update notes courtesy the EA Forums. ...
    by Published on 02-09-2016 07:00 PM
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    This week's MLB The Show 16 livestream showcased the bevy of gameplay improvements coming to the title.

    The game has added new and player-specific animations for home run sequences, dives, double play turns, batting stances, outfield post-game rituals, and more. Four new swings (Spray, Slap, Asian, & Short Follow Through) bring the total of hitter types to seven.

    It was also highlighted during the livestream that 'switch-pitcher' Pat Venditte will be able to pitch left or right-handed in the game (as he can in real life), but he will be the only player to do so. Also added will be the Jose Bautista bat flip from game five of the ALDS, Edwin Encarnacion's 'chicken wing' home run trot.

    Improvements to in-game logic will include players out of position unable to use the same animations as an average player at that position, as well as improved bunt logic and foot planting.

    The next MLB The Show 16 livestream will be on February 11 and cover the "little things,", including umpire personality traits, sounds of The Show, improvements to Challenge of the Week, and more.

    Continue on to see an archive of the livestream as well as info on some of the gameplay improvements coming to the title. ...
    by Published on 02-09-2016 09:00 AM
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    A new game update is now available for EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR. On PS4, the update comes in at approximately 7.5 GB.

    The most notable addition is the inclusion of turn-based stroke play to unranked online head-to-head matchups.

    Continue on to see details of this latest update. ...
    by Published on 02-04-2016 11:00 AM
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    Uniforms, rosters, and the court for the 2016 All-Star Game in Toronto have been added to NBA 2K16.

    With this being the first NBA ASG to be played outside the United States, the uniforms have numerous nods and tributes to the host city/team, Toronto. The uniforms include the city's skyline, the national symbol of the maple leaf, Raptor claw marks, and design influence from the first ever NBA game in 1946 between the NY Knickerbockers and the Toronto Huskies.

    The uniforms also include a KIA logo/patch which could be a precursor to the eventual inclusion of ads/sponsorship patches on all uniforms.

    Continue on to see screenshots of the 2016 All-Star Game content via NBA 2K16. ...
    by Published on 02-01-2016 09:00 PM
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    Take-Two Interactive and Visual Concepts, the manufacturers of NBA 2K, have been sued by Solid Oak Sketches, a company that via the original artists has acquired the copyrights to select tattoos on some of the NBA's biggest stars.

    In total, eight tattoos on players including LeBron James & Kobe Bryant are listed in the complaint. Solid Oak Sketches are asking for $819,500 in prior 'unauthorized' inclusions within the game and promotional items, while also offering a perpetual license for a one-time cost of $1,144,000. All of the tattoos were issued a Certificate of Registration by the United States Register of Copyrights in June/July 2015, although the plaintiffs are seeking restitution from before that timeframe. The full complaint is available for viewing at The Hollywood Reporter.

    Concern over a lawsuit of this nature has become one of the reasons the Madden NFL franchise will only include player tattoos that the player has the rights to and/or that the tattoo artist will grant usage rights to EA SPORTS. Sports franchises such as NBA LIVE and EA SPORTS UFC already engage in the practice of excluding or modifying tattoos of licensed properties to avoid a legal issue. Some examples of these include Shaquille O'Neal's 'Man of Steel' and C.M. Punk's 'Cobra Commander' and Pepsi logos. Unless/until a court decision rules that tattoos are a commissioned work of art that are owned by the licensee, could sports titles remove player tattoos in the interim? If so, that would certainly damage the realism in player details that EA SPORTS UFC, NBA 2K, and NBA LIVE have excelled at.

    Continue on for more, including to see the list and in-game screens of offending players and tattoos. ...
    by Published on 02-01-2016 09:15 AM
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    The EA SPORTS Madden NFL 16 Super Bowl 50 prediction forecasts a 24-20 victory for the Carolina Panthers over the Denver Broncos.

    The Madden NFL Super Bowl prediction has correctly predicted nine of the last twelve Super Bowls including the exact score and MVP of last year's game.

    Continue on to view the video prediction from EA SPORTS. ...
    by Published on 01-28-2016 08:05 AM
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    A new roster update is now available in NBA LIVE 16. The Magic's Nikola Vucevic is the biggest gainer of the week, gaining three points overall. The biggest decrease of the week belongs to Cleveland's Matthew Dellevadova who drops three points overall following a drop in recent production.

    This update includes roster, rating, and apparel changes only. While not confirmed and no indication from the development team, it is expected based on LIVE 14 & 15 release schedule that the next significant game update will come around February 9 alongside All-Star Game content.

    Continue on to read the blog from EA SPORTS with notes on this update. ...

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