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    by Published on 06-04-2015 04:00 PM
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    As the NBA Finals get underway, the latest NBA Live 15 roster update is now available.

    This week's blog from EA SPORTS highlights two members of the supporting cast: Golden State's Draymond Green and Cleveland's Timofey Mozgov.

    Green receives a two-point boost in Blocks and a one-point improvement in Post Defense in this update while Mozgov's Help Defense and Block ratings both receive one-point bumps. Overall, there are 240 rating changes in this update. ...
    by Published on 06-04-2015 12:00 PM
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    EA SPORTS has announced that Madden NFL 16 will feature the return of EA Trax - a game soundtrack that features "a multi-genre roster of soon-to-be- breakthrough artists and superstar acts."

    The Madden NFL franchise featured EA Trax in the past before shifting to a game soundtrack consisting of NFL Films music.

    The actual soundtrack will not be revealed until this summer, however Spotify users can listen to the Madden NFL playlist on the network which contains songs from previous versions of the game.

    Let us know what types of artists and songs you hope will be included as part of EA Trax in Madden NFL 16. ...
    by Published on 05-29-2015 05:00 PM
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    The latest episode of NBA 2KTV features host Rachel DeMita visiting with several game designers and producers to glean some early NBA 2K16 game information.

    Gameplay Producer Scott O'Gallagher shared that three new classic teams will be coming to NBA 2K16 the 99-00 Raptors, 07-08 Celtics, and the 00-01 Lakers - and that there will be more.

    Senior Producer Rob Jones and artist Winnie Hsieh disclosed that shoes will be 3D scanned into the game to help improve their visual quality and that there will be updated/proper shoes for players such as Dwayne Wade and Klay Thompson while the team is currently working BrandBlack on acquiring the correct shoes for Jamal Crawford.

    2K aims to improve the crowd as they have recaptured fan animations and hope to replicate the atmosphere and excitement from the biggest moments properly, as Producer Asif Chaudhri cited the local Oracle Arena as an inspiration.

    Finally, Gameplay Director Mike Wang shared that the team is working on something 'big' and that the engineers have been tasked with tackling the 'biggest and most challenging' items in recent years. He also added that animation and tech under the hood have been improved, while ending his segment saying that the AI team is working on something big that will make the game look 'significantly better than any [basketball] game before it.'

    What do you think this 'big' item could be? Do you like teases such as these or would you prefer 2K wait to discuss the game until more can be disclosed and shared? Continue on to watch the latest episode of NBA 2KTV with the first info on NBA 2K16. ...
    by Published on 05-28-2015 03:15 PM
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    EA SPORTS has posted a new blog detailing Tour Pro Mode in Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR.

    To begin, users will select a brief backstory for their golfer - whether they are a prodigy, a collegiate star, or an instructor. Career mode then begins at TPC Sawgrass, the last event of the Web.com Tour. Career Mode extends for fifteen years of play.

    Also mentioned a new feature is Quick Rounds, allowing users to play a four-round tournament in the same time it would take to play one 18-hole round. This will allow players to progress deeper in Career Mode, 'in half the time.' Noted later in the blog, this feature allows users to 'focus on the most important holes.'

    Attribute Bonuses are a new way for users to set your golfer's strengths and weaknesses. The rest of the Career Mode seems similar to that as found in previous versions of the game, with users unlocking more items as they progress and the ability to customize apparel and clubs carried. Apparel can be set for each day of the event, Thursday through Sunday.

    Click here to view the blog entry from EA SPORTS and then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 05-28-2015 01:00 PM
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    As Ultimate Team has become the most-played mode in Madden NFL, many long-time fans have claimed that the rise of MUT came at the expense of other modes, such as Connected Franchise. To begin the pre-release news cycle for Madden NFL 16, EA SPORTS levied a lengthy blog detailing some of the changes and improvements coming to the game's career mode.

    Throughout the mode, a revamped and streamlined user interface helps users see more pertinent information in one location. This even permeates in-game action as users will be given in-game goals and post-play goal feedback. Some of this feedback appears at the bottom of the screen in a 'ticker,' which has some wondering if scores of other games and perhaps even stats will be shown there, similarly to that found in NCAA Football.

    Other improvements include new scouting and combine stats, draft feedback, free practice, and tuning to confidence and owner mode finances. Worth noting are two new commissioner tools: Members List and Sim W/L. The description for Members List sounds similar to that of Dynasty Central in NCAA Football and Sim W/L was a heavily requested feature for Online Dynasty Commissioners for years.

    While many of the changes were warranted if not directly requested, some in the community have expressed reservations towards the heavy focus on an XP system and perhaps too heavy of use of numbers throughout the mode. Check out the official EA SPORTS blog and an article from Game Informer with additional CFM details then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 05-28-2015 10:30 AM
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    The NBA Finals are all set with Golden State facing Cleveland beginning June 4. With the match-up determined, a new NBA Live 15 roster update is now available.

    The latest blog from EA SPORTS highlights two specific player rating changes. Just like in last week's roster update, Cleveland's JR Smith receives a one point boost to his overall rating following a great week of play in a sweep of Atlanta. Smith is now at an 82 overall.

    Despite the Rockets falling to the Warriors in five games, Houston's James Harden also received a one point increase to his overall rating, moving to a 90 overall. Harden's 45 point outburst in Game 4 helped keep the series alive, but it appears his record-setting 13 thirteen turnovers in game five came too late to be reflected in this update. ...
    by Published on 05-28-2015 07:30 AM
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    FIFA 16 will add women's national teams to the franchise for the first time. Twelve teams have been added: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the United States.

    Courtesy IGN, FIFA VP and GM David Rutter talked about the process of adding in female teams and players: "We've flown our head capture team around the world to capture the faces and the heads of the athletes, [and] they've been treated in exactly the same way as Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City. We rebuilt the animation rig to support the different dimensions and proportions of a woman's body [...] and then applied that motion capture skeleton to those very believable bodies to make sure that the standing, walking, jogging, sprinting, passing, shooting, is actually women animation rather than male animation."

    Continue on to see a trailer showcasing the addition of the women's national teams. ...
    by Published on 05-26-2015 07:00 PM
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    PlayStation fans can once again catch the E3 Experience 2015 live in theaters on the evening of Monday, June 15. The Sony E3 press conference will be shown in theaters in all 50 states and Canada. (A list of theaters can be found here.) The presentation begins at 6 PM PT and concludes with a 30-minute post-show hosted by Geoff Keighley featuring additional game previews and developer interviews.

    Tickets for the event are free and can be attained by signing-up at playstation.com/e3experience starting at 9 AM PT on Wednesday, May 27.

    Fans will also take home a special PlayStation surprise consisting of PlayStation goods and digital codes. (Last year attendees received early access to the Destiny Alpha and Battlefield: Hardline beta, along with a poster and VIP laminate.) Those unable to attend can also watch the event on their PS4 & PS3 via the Live Events Viewer app.

    Let us know if you will be attending in the comments below. ...
    by Published on 05-26-2015 07:00 AM
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    In a unique but welcome strategy, fans who pre-order NBA 2K16 from participating North American retailers will receive the game Friday, September 25 - four days before the street date of September 29. Along with getting the game before the general public, pre-orders will also receive 10,000 VC and a select MyTeam package. (Click here to pre-order from Amazon.)

    The Early Tip-Off Weekend (as NBA 2K bills it) appears to have two primary goals. First, it is a counter to EA Access in allowing fans to play the game before street date, this time without an hourly or feature limit. Second, it is an enticing pre-order bonus for those who may be on proverbial fence (for several reasons) but will be unable to wait on buying once they see friends and acquaintances with the title.

    What are your thoughts on the Early Tip-off Weekend for NBA 2K? Will this influence your purchasing decision? Would you like to see this copied by more titles?

    Continue on to see the full press release from 2K Sports. ...
    by Published on 05-22-2015 07:00 AM
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    UK game retailer GAME is offering a special edition of Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR. For £49.99, fans will receive an EA SPORTS umbrella with their copy of the game. This special edition is listed as a GAME exclusive, but it is unknown if this is a global or country exclusive perk. An attempt to get clarification from EA SPORTS was unsuccessful.

    Several EA SPORTS titles have gone away from physical items as part of special editions in favor solely of virtual Ultimate Team packs (see Madden). If this PGA TOUR special edition were offered in the United States, would you consider purchasing it? Click here to vote in our poll. ...
    by Published on 05-21-2015 02:00 PM
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    As the NBA playoffs advance through the conference finals, the latest NBA LIVE 15 roster and ratings update is now available.

    Highlighted in the blog from EA SPORTS, Cleveland guard JR Smith's play this post-season has helped him increase his overall rating by a point to an 81. Several big games, including 12 points and eight rebounds in an elimination game versus the Bulls have helped the Cavs reach the Eastern finals.

    Following yet another elimination at the hands of LeBron James' squad, the Bulls' Joakim Noah and five teammates each saw their overall rating decrease by a point. Noah averaged just five points per game in the series on 33% shooting.

    This NBA LIVE 15 roster update includes more than 1,200 ratings changes and 11 player accessory updates and also resets the recently eliminated Bulls, Wizards, Clippers and Grizzlies to their "prime" lineups. ...
    by Published on 05-18-2015 09:00 AM
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    The NHL 16 official product site has published the game's feature set.

    Among the highlights are a new EA SPORTS Hockey League, full 6 vs. 6 Online Team Play, improvements to Be a GM and Be a Pro mode, and presentation improvements to make the game more immersive. These features apply only to the PS4 & XB1 versions of the game. (There will be a 'legacy' version of NHL for PS3 & 360 owners.) Continue on to see the full list of features via the early publishing ...
    by Published on 05-14-2015 02:00 PM
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    The weekly NBA Live 15 roster update is now available in-game.

    The blog from EA SPORTS highlights the performance of two players: The Grizzlies' Zach Randolph and the Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson.

    As the Grizzlies have given the top-seeded Warriors difficulties in their conference semi-final match-up, Randolph has scored twenty or more points in three games. His strong play has helped him receive a one-point increase in his overall rating to 86.

    The Cavs have rallied to take a 3-2 lead on the Bulls, in part due to the play of Thompson. Filling in for an injured Kevin Love, Thompson has averaged just under nine points and 10 rebounds per game. His overall rating also improves by one point to 78. ...
    by Published on 05-13-2015 05:50 PM
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    New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. has won the Madden NFL 16 cover vote. The talented wideout burst onto the scene following a superb one-handed catch last season versus the Dallas Cowboys. He defeated Pats TE Rob Gronkowski in the finals following the elimitaion of the Cardinals Patrick Peterson and the Steelers Antonio Brown.


    Amazon has posted additional game info and feature descriptions for Madden NFL 16. As expected from GameStop's earlier posting, the game will feature new controls and QB mechanics as well as new WR/DB interactions.

    Continue on to see the full listing from Amazon. ...
    by Published on 05-12-2015 01:00 PM
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    The Madden NFL 16 cover vote has reached their two finalists: New England TE Rob Gronkowski and NY Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr.

    The final round of voting takes place on Wednesday, May 13 beginning at 9 AM ET and ending at 5 PM ET with the winner announced on the 6 PM edition of SportsCenter. Gronk & OBJ will be taking part in the ESPN 'car wash,' appearing in various network shows throughout the day to make their case and appeal for votes. To vote, visit espn.com.

    Who do you think and/or want to win? Share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 05-11-2015 09:00 AM
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    A new game update is now available for FIFA 15. According to PS4 patch notes, the update primarily addresses issues with Ultimate Team and game stability.

    Continue on to see the disclosed update notes. ...
    by Published on 05-08-2015 07:00 AM
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    FIFA 15 is now the latest EA title to join The Vault as part of EA Access.

    For $30 a year (or $5 a month) Xbox One users can play EA titles for 6-10 hours early before retail release while older titles are added throughout the year into The Vault. Titles added to The Vault are full retail versions of games that users can play so long as they remain subscribed to the EA Access service. Other recent EA SPORTS titles added to The Vault include Madden NFL 15, NBA LIVE 15, NHL 15, and EA SPORTS UFC.

    The timing of FIFA 15 being added to The Vault coincides with a FIFA Ultimate Team Community Weekend May 8-10 where users can receive free packs, big tournament rewards, as well as special FUT pack offers. ...
    by Published on 05-07-2015 03:00 PM
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    As the NBA playoffs intensify, NBA Live 15 has released their weekly roster update.

    The blog from EA SPORTS focuses on Clippers G Chris Paul and Cavs F LeBron James, both of whom increased by one point overall based upon strong playoff performances this post-season.

    This NBA LIVE 15 roster update also includes more than 1,100 ratings changes and eleven player accessory updates. ...
    by Published on 05-04-2015 08:15 AM
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    Voting for the next Madden NFL cover athlete is now underway. The four candidates are NYG WR Odell Beckham Jr., PIT WR Antonio Brown, NE TE Rob Gronkowski, and ARI DB Patrick Peterson.

    From Game Informer:

    In order to vote, you’ll need a copy of Madden NFL Mobile and/or Madden NFL 15. For mobile players, you’ll get one vote per day, earned by logging in. More can be earned by completing Live events.

    For Madden Ultimate Team players, you’ll get one vote for logging in. Another four can be earned by playing four different Solo challenges.

    The first round ends on Monday, May 11. Two finalists will be announced the following day, with votes taken on ESPN.com on May 13.


    Click here to read the blog from EA SPORTS on the Madden NFL 16 cover vote. ...
    by Published on 04-30-2015 04:00 PM
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    As the NBA playoffs heat up, NBA Live 15's weekly roster reflects the latest happenings on the court. In their blog entry, the dev team highlights the play (and subsequent rating improvements) of the Spurs' Patty Mills and the Pelicans' Eric Gordon.

    Through five games, Mills has connected on 59% of his three-point attempts leading to ten points in ratings improvements. Despite being swept by the Warriors, Gordon played well in averaging nearly 18 PPG and hit 42% of his shots from downtown which led to 17 points in rating increases. ...

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