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    by Published on 09-17-2014 07:32 AM
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    While NBA 2K15 has been ramping up their news and information, it appears we finally know the true definition of the game's #YourTimeHasCome marketing campaign. A video from KTVU shows off 2K Sports' new "Scan Your Face" technology, allowing PS4/XB1 users to get their face into the game and on created players via their consoles camera. The technology/methodology seems very similar to EA's last-gen 'Photo GameFace' feature.

    The video shows the easy process and in-game result utilizing NBA 2K15 Community Manager Ronnie Singh. Continue on to check out the video.

    UPDATE - 2K Sports and several NBA 2K community members have put out videos and screenshots showing off the FaceScan process and their final player scan. They have been added after the jump. ...
    by Published on 09-16-2014 09:29 PM
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    EA SPORTS has posted a new blog showcasing some of the shoes that will be featured in NBA LIVE 15. Scanned into the game using the same technology utilized for player faces, uniform material, etc. the shoes appear in these screenshots to be as realistic as have ever appeared in video games, not without reason. More than any other sport, sneaker-heads expect a plethora of options, especially with many players having contracts with shoe manufacturers, if not their own specially-branded shoes.

    The NBA LIVE series has been known for attention to detail when it comes to kicks and it appears that will continue - if not expand - with NBA LIVE 15 when it releases on October 28. Continue on to see images on the shoes from LIVE 15. ...
    by Published on 09-16-2014 02:00 PM
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    2K SPORTS has posted a new video entitled "The Land" showcasing the full pre-game player introductions for the new look Cleveland Cavaliers. Following a 33-49 record in '13-14, the Cavs were able to lure back LeBron James while also trading for Kevin Love, helping to vault them to NBA championship contender status.

    Continue on to see the video. ...
    by Published on 09-15-2014 11:00 AM
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    A new video narrated by FUT Associate Producer Marcel Kuhn discusses and shows some of the changes and improvements coming to FIFA 15 Ultimate Team. Some of these include Concept Squads, Friendly Seasons, the ability to Loan Player(s), and also 50+ Legends (exclusively on Xbox).

    However, not all is perfect in FUT-world. With so many users attempting to cheat and scam others, the FUT Trade Offers feature has been removed from FIFA 15. Also aiding in user security, players using the FUT 15 Web App will need to sign in via Origin for an extra layer of security.

    We're not sure what's worse: Those working to ruin the experience for others by misleading and cheating them or the people who fall for such scams. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Either way, these exploits have led to a popular aspect of the mode being removed.

    Continue on to see what is new in FUT and read the post from the FIFA dev team. ...
    by Published on 09-11-2014 07:41 PM
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    At this week's GameStop Expo, NBA 2K revealed a new mode coming exclusively to the last-gen (PS3 & 360) versions of the game, entitled 2K Heroes. This unique mode features eight different teams helmed by current and former NBA players including Clyde Drexler, Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, David Robinson, and James Worthy with the five-man rosters selected by each respective captain.

    In 2K Heroes, users will be able to select their choice of team and play against any of the other squads. The team that has the most victories by the All-Star Weekend will 'win' the competition and 2K Sports will make a donation to the charity of that respective team's captain.

    While many companies have either abandoned the last-gen consoles or are only putting out legacy editions (updated rosters), 2K Sports deserves credit for making these versions of NBA 2K15 unique entries in the series. According to vgchartz, the last-gen versions of NBA 2K14 accounted for nearly 70% of that edition's sales, so continuing strong support for these consoles is a very wise economic decision. ...
    by Published on 09-08-2014 05:54 PM
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    As EA SPORTS confirmed the delay of NBA LIVE 15 to October 28, the company put out their first gameplay blog and videos of the game in action with 5-on-5 gameplay. This is one of the best moves made by EA marketing as it relates to LIVE in some time, helping to prove that there will be a game on October 28 - despite the company's history of delays and eventual cancellations with the franchise.

    The three short WIP videos focus on player "gather," improved ball handling, and off-ball motion and contextual awareness. Continue on to read the blog, see the videos, and share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 09-08-2014 03:22 PM
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    Per a graphic on the EA SPORTS NBA LIVE 15 product page, the game now appears to be delayed until October 28. It had originally been listed and announced for October 7, the same date as competitor NBA 2K15.

    UPDATE - From Executive Producer Sean O'Brien:

    Considering all the work that’s gone in so far, we will be taking a few extra weeks to polish the game and make sure you get an incredible NBA experience from the moment you first boot up the title. This extra development time means we will be moving our launch date to October 28 to line up to opening night of the 2014-15 NBA season. This was a hard decision, but it’s the right one, as we are totally committed to delivering the highest-quality game we possibly can. You’ll be hearing a lot more from us over the coming weeks, starting with a brand-new gameplay blog that will give you the first details on all the ways we plan to deliver on our promises to build a better experience.

    As I said, we’re very proud of the improvements we’ve made in NBA LIVE 15, and we believe with some additional time, our game will reach its full potential.
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    by Published on 09-07-2014 10:03 PM
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    While NHL 15 has been praised pre-release for its gameplay, graphics, and presentation, it has been roundly criticized for what is considered a neutering of features from its last-gen counterpart. However, with the capability of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the NHL development team is able to update the game with features and options.

    On the EA Forums, Producer Sean Ramjagsingh has laid out the content update schedule for NHL 15. This includes Playoff Mode, improvements to Be A Pro and Hockey Ultimate Team, GM Draft, Online Team Play, and more. Continue on to read the full posting from Ramjagsingh. ...
    by Published on 09-05-2014 09:31 AM
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    EA SPORTS has released a new trailer for FIFA 15 focusing on the improvements coming to goaltenders in the soccer title. In development for the past two years, goalies have been rebuilt from the ground up to "look, move, and think like their real-life counterpart. Goalies will now read and react to deflected or swerving shots that change direction at the last second." There are also numerous new save animations for goalkeepers.

    Continue on to see the video featuring Everton goalie Tim Howard and voiced by FIFA 15 Senior Producer Nick Channon. ...
    by Published on 09-04-2014 10:10 PM
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    Coinciding with the start of the 2014 season, Zynga has launched NFL Showdown. As part of its new Zynga Sports 365 series, the mobile developer aims to increase demand for sports-based mobile games with this title that is based on the NFL's popular Fantasy Football game. The Maitland, Florida based studio includes numerous former EA SPORTS staffers, including some from the Madden NFL and NCAA Football franchises.

    In NFL Showdown, which is free, gamers join a league with 31 other random players. The goal is to win a monthly Super Bowl, or at least to get into the playoffs and advance to a more difficult league with more experienced players.
    Gamers prepare their star players and roster for upcoming games by training them and making sure they are all healthy. There’s a free agent auction, where you can acquire new players before a game starts.

    “The game focuses on the strategy of running a team,” said Jason Shenkman, who also came from EA Sports. “I think the experiences are very, very similar to Fantasy Football. It’s a mobile version of that, but we wanted to have players go in, update it and go on about their day.”

    Other game displays show team standings, NFL logos and player names. The game features a “health kit” you can use to heal injured players, a lightning bolt to give them extra energy and skill points that can be applied to your players’ rating. Having friends online helps in acquiring more energy or health. There’s “money” in the game, too. “Every time you win a game you get money, and money means something, because you have to pay salaries of your players,” Shenkman said.
    (Courtesy: Orlando Sentinel)

    Continue on for the feature set as announced by Zynga as well as some game images. If you give the game a try, let us know what you think in the comments below. ...
    by Published on 09-04-2014 12:21 PM
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    Game Informer has posted an article breaking down the improvements coming to MyGM in NBA 2K15. With career modes taking a backseat in many other sports franchises, NBA 2K hopes that improved and increased depth will reinvigorate the mode.

    Among some of the improvements: players (and media) will remember your promises and failing them could lead to locker room issues, owners will have dynamic goals, every GM has control of the the team roster from the beginning, SimCast, new pro scouting system, new central Coach Gameplan hub, improved scouting system with player storylines, revamped player training and progression, expanded injury system, improved CPU-controlled team logic, and most notably, the mode will distance itself from VC (virtual currency) and instead rely on an XP system.

    Click here to read the entire article from Game Informer. ...
    by Published on 09-02-2014 12:45 PM
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    The latest trailer for NBA LIVE 15 has been released today featuring the drastic visual improvements from NBA LIVE 14. Everything in this trailer is from the game itself showing that this year, the game is going to look and feel much better than its return last year. The trailer features many of the up and coming and established stars of the NBA, along with highlighting the cover athlete Damian Lillard. Let us know what you think of the video and new screenshot featuring Dwyane Wade below. ...
    by Published on 08-27-2014 08:07 PM
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    The college football season is here and with it come the annual return of The Gaming Tailgate's College Football Challenge and College Football Pick 'Em groups on ESPN.com. The winner of each group at the end of the season will receive their choice of a $20 PSN or XBL card.

    College Football Challenge: This game challenges you to build a roster of college football players consisting of 2 QBs, 2 RBs, 2 WR/TEs, 1 Team PK, and 1 Team D/ST from all Division I college football conferences. Best of all, it's FREE to play.

    College Football Pick 'Em: This game challenges you to select the winner of 10 selected games for 14 weeks during the NCAA football season using a confidence scoring system. You receive the amount of confidence points you assigned to each game, but only if you correctly selected the winning team. Best of all, it's FREE to play.

    Each event is free to play so feel free to invite family, friends, and co-workers to join in as well. Good luck! ...
    by Published on 08-26-2014 11:32 AM
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    The EA SPORTS NHL 15 development team has released a new video showcasing the impressive Living Worlds and game atmosphere coming to the title. While Living Worlds has been slightly disappointing overall for EA SPORTS titles, it appears NHL 15 may change that.

    The video showcases numerous visual presentation and crowd items that may help make NHL 15 the new standard-bearer for crowd atmosphere in a sports title. Items include: incremental wear on the ice, unique and accurate stadium spacing and layouts, 9000 individual crowd models, superfans, and more. Continue on after the break to see the trailer.

    Also, the EA SPORTS NHL 15 demo is available today for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users. Post your impressions and general thoughts on the demo in the thread linked here. ...
    by Published on 08-25-2014 02:47 PM
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    2K Sports has revealed their first major sizzle video for NBA 2K15, entitled "Yakkem." The trailer features our first look at the studio show featuring Ernie Johnson and Shaquille O'Neal while the action is set to the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Suck My Kiss". The clips in the video are fast-paced close-ups of faces, uniforms, mascots, jerseys, dance squads, and more - lending itself to needing an intense screenshot breakdown.

    Here is 2K Sports' trailer synopsis: NBA 2K15 hits the court with unprecedented life-like graphics, ultra-realistic NBA gameplay, and more. With over 5,000 new animations, NBA 2K15 will provide the most authentic and real gameplay a basketball simulation title has ever delivered. Adding to the authenticity is the addition of Ernie Johnson and 4x NBA World Champion Shaquille O’neal who are featured in this trailer.

    Continue on to see the trailer and what "yakkem" means. ...
    by Published on 08-25-2014 08:32 AM
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    Following yesterday's cover reveal tease on EA SPORTS NBA LIVE's social media channels, Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard has announced via Instagram and Twitter that he will be the NBA LIVE 15 cover athlete.

    We will update this article with any press releases, media, etc. from EA SPORTS and other media outlets as available. ...
    by Published on 08-21-2014 05:23 PM
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    In conjunction with Tuesday's launch of Madden NFL 15 and our friends at EA SPORTS and Microsoft, we are proud to be able to give away a Madden NFL 15 Xbox One Console Bundle.

    The bundle includes:

    • Download code for “Madden NFL 15” on Xbox One
    • Standard Xbox One console
    • Standard Xbox One wireless controller
    • Standard Xbox One chat headset
    • Special edition “Madden NFL 15” packaging
    • Token for three Madden NFL Ultimate Team Pro Packs


    Continue on to enter. ...
    by Published on 08-21-2014 06:38 AM
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    The media embargo for Madden NFL 15 has been lifted and The Gaming Tailgate will be posting new media all through launch. Do you have a team or player you would like to see video or screenshots of? If so, post your request below or in this thread. Madden NFL 15 videos and media from around the web can be found here.

    Our media release begins with videos showcasing some of the new game mechanics being played for the first time in Skills Trainer and more videos and screens will be added leading up to launch.

    Also, check The Gaming Tailgate Thursday evening for word on a MAJOR Microsoft and Madden NFL 15-related giveaway. ...
    by Published on 08-19-2014 06:19 PM
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    After weeks of community speculation, this afternoon EA SPORTS NHL Producer Sean Ramjagsingh released the full feature set for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, confirming doubts that the popular EA SPORTS Hockey League and GM Connected modes will not be available in NHL 15. It is worth nothing that Online Team Play will be added to NHL 15 in a future content update.

    While losing features from last-gen to current-gen is always discouraging, this news stings even more given that the NHL development team did not put out a PS4/XB1 version last year at console launch as they worked towards "developing a best-in-class hockey experience for new platforms in the future."

    If you were planning on purchasing NHL 15, does this dampen your enthusiasm and prevent you from purchasing the title? Or will the other available modes keep you on-board? Continue on share your thoughts with the community and see the blog from EA SPORTS. ...
    by Published on 08-18-2014 11:29 AM
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    A point of concern since the EA Access service was announced, the actual amount of pre-release gametime with Madden NFL 15 will be "six gameplay hours." This comes via the EA Access Twitter account in response to a question from an assumed customer of the service.

    EA Access costs $4.99 a month (or $30 a year) and allows users to play older EA titles for free while also giving them five days of early access to new EA titles. While a limited playtime makes sense for games with a storyline (Dragon's Age, Battlefield, etc.), many sports gamers have expressed disgust at going from unlimited three day playing time with EA SPORTS Season Ticket to now six hours over five days. (Season Ticket returns to PS3/360 this year.)

    EA Access is only available on Microsoft's Xbox One as Sony (PlayStation 4) allegedly declined carrying the program, citing it a poor value for consumers. With full details now available, do you agree with Sony's decision? Continue on to share your opinion and to see some initial reactions to this time limit via Twitter. ...

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