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    by Published on 09-03-2015 05:00 AM
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    One of the long-standing complaints regarding the FIFA franchise has been that Career Mode has lacked the same major improvements or features that have gone into other game modes, such as FIFA Ultimate Team. At Gamescom 2015, the FIFA team has announced some significant new features and improvements coming to FIFA 16's Career Mode.

    Pre-season Tournaments allow your squad to play in three of nine available tournaments and are designed to let you work on your team tactics and line-ups before the start of the regular season. The prize purse from these tournaments gets allocated to your transfer budget for the upcoming season.

    Player Training - Each week, select up to five squad players to train from a number of training drills, each focused on developing specific attributes. Improve your starting line-up or build up youth players to increase transfer values.

    UPDATE - Article now updated with a video from EA SPORTS showcasing the improvements coming to Career Mode. Continue on to see the video and read more on the Career Mode Innovations coming to FIFA 16 including improvements to Scout Reports, Loans, Friendly Subs, and more. ...
    by Published on 09-01-2015 07:00 PM
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    True Achievements.com has revealed the full list of achievements for NBA Live 16. There are a total of 33 achievements and one challenge.

    The achievement list reveals some new additions to Ultimate Team, including 'short term' players as well as a GM List. Some of the more notable achievements including blocking a dunk, scoring 100 points in a game with one player, and also connect on 100% of a player's three-point attempts (with a minimum of 10 attempts).

    While not confirmed, the PlayStation Trophy List is expected to be the same. Continue on to see the full list of Achievements in NBA Live 16. ...
    by Published on 09-01-2015 03:00 PM
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    The EA SPORTS NHL development team has begun the release of player ratings for NHL 16.

    Each day, the top ten at a new position will be released. Currently, the known top players in the game are center Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh at 96 OVR with three players (Toews, Price, and Weber) tied for second at 94 OVR.

    Continue on to see the top ten players at each released position in NHL 16. ...
    by Published on 08-30-2015 07:30 PM
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    College football is almost here so get ready by joining the 2015 TGT College Pick 'Em group on ESPN.com!

    Every week throughout the college football season, ESPN has selected 10 evenly matched games. It's then up to you to do your research (or go with your gut) and select the winners of these games while also ranking them from 1-10 based on your confidence level.

    At the end of the season, the winner will receive their choice of a $20 PSN or XBL card. It is free to enter, so feel welcome to invite family and friends. Join the TGT group today!

    Continue on for full information and details. ...
    by Published on 08-30-2015 01:00 PM
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    Following the reveal of Ignite Engine at E3 2013, fans have been looking and expecting more from the 'Living Worlds' in EA SPORTS titles. The NHL franchise has been a leader in this regard and expands it even more in NHL 16.

    In their latest developer blog, the franchise discusses the addition and inclusion of "signature effects and props that are synonymous with arenas from around the league."

    NHL producer Sean Ramjagsingh has been answering community questions on other arena details via Twitter. Continue on to see arena screens and Twitter answers from Rammer.

    Let us know what team/arena details they perfected or that you hope to see added in the NHL franchise. ...
    by Published on 08-29-2015 09:00 AM
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    Thanks to our friends at EA SPORTS, The Gaming Tailgate is giving away two copies of Madden NFL 16 - one PlayStation 4 copy, one Xbox One copy.

    The winner will be selected Saturday, September 5 with copies mailed out that morning (or once winners are contacted). Users can enter each day and social media accounts are not required, though they can add additional entries.

    Continue on to enter the contest via RaffleCopter. ...
    by Published on 08-27-2015 05:00 PM
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    NBA 2K16 has unveiled a tattoo customization feature for the MyPlayer feature in the game.

    Users will have 1,500+ tattoo options to select from and can place and scale them on their MyPlayer. Users can place tattoos on the player's head, arms, legs, and even fingers.

    Continue on to see the video from 2K Sports. ...
    by Published on 08-26-2015 03:00 PM
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    The FIFA 16 demo launches on September 8 and will contain a bevy of game modes and teams.

    The demo will allow new or inexperienced users to hone their skills with FIFA trainer along with new skill games. Players will have 12 teams to choose from for kick-off games, including the U.S. and German Women's National Teams. Finally, users will be able to try out FUT Draft by building a squad and playing in an offline match.

    September 8 will be a busy day for EA SPORTS. Not only is the FIFA 16 demo available that day but so is GameFaceHD, the face-scanning app for use in NBA LIVE 16.

    Continue on to see full details for the FIFA 16 demo straight from EA SPORTS. ...
    by Published on 08-25-2015 07:00 PM
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    This week's NBA 2K Livestream answered one of the most frequently-asked questions from the community: Will Steve Kerr be replaced as part of the commentary team? The answer is yes...with the replacement being announced at a later date.

    Kerr was a color commentator for TNT from 2010-2014 until leaving to become head coach of the Golden State Warriors. His departure from TNT came just months before the release of NBA 2K15 with no opportunity to remove or replace him.

    Continue on to see the archived livestream along with notes from the show. ...
    by Published on 08-24-2015 11:00 AM
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    NBA 2K has released the first major trailer for NBA 2K16, entitled #WINNING and set to DJ Khaled's "All I Do is Win."

    The trailer reveals that the popular 3D court projection technology will be in the game, highlighted at New Orleans' Smoothie King Center. Other items teased: the Atlanta Hawks new court and uniforms, the new center court art for the Toronto Raptors, and looks at new/updated uniforms for Denver, Philadelphia. It also appears that teammates can interrupt post-game interviews and that post-game crowd reactions have been improved, specifically in buzzer-beater situations.

    As noted in recent NBA 2K16 screenshots, the facial animations look to be top-notch for a sports title, however in this trailer some players (Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook) are reflected with what appear to be poor face scans/sculpts. The body scans that took place during the year are evident and appear to help differentiate players.

    The video ends with a brief clip of a player in MyCareer flanked by his family on the verge of making a decision on which college to attend following high school.

    Continue on to check out the #WINNING trailer and then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 08-23-2015 10:20 PM
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    Long-time community member jaymo76 has written a detailed personal review of Madden NFL 16 for us here at The Gaming Tailgate.

    Utilizing EA Access on the Xbox One, he has spent a considerable amount of his 10-hour allotment looking at gameplay, presentation, and Connected Franchise Mode, thus creating the focus of his review.

    After reading his review, make sure to check out and leave your impressions of Madden NFL 16 here. jaymo76 and others have been answering community questions and posting game videos.

    Continue on to read jaymo76's review. ...
    by Published on 08-20-2015 01:15 PM
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    NHL 16's Be a GM mode will feature player morale, requiring the user to manage player personalities as they build a franchise and compete for the Stanley Cup. Every AHL and NHL player has a unique personality that the user must placate and nurture to keep them and the locker room happy. The four key components of player morale are locker room chemistry, player personality, team meetings, and player meetings.

    Locker Room Chemistry - Each player will have fellow teammates and players list as having Best, High, and Low Locker Room Chemistry with them. 'Best' Chemistry could list a player on another team. Should you trade or demote a player that someone has high chemistry with, it could make them unhappy, lowering their morale and overall rating.

    Player Personality - Some personalities will be happier with on-ice victories versus the status of the locker room. Others may care more about locker room harmony and less about other decisions made by the team.

    Team Meetings - 30 different key events will allow the user to address the team. Depending on their current status and how you address them, their morale and overall rating will change.

    Player Meetings - 20+ specific conversations with individual players can impact the individual player morale.

    Continue on to read the blog from developer Brian Krause and video narrated by developer Andy Agostini. ...
    by Published on 08-20-2015 11:00 AM
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    The third and final teaser video for the three NBA 2K16 cover athletes has been released featuring the New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis.

    Video description: What will your story be in #NBA2K16? Narrated by Spike Lee, The Rise is the story of a kid who rose to be drafted #1 in the NBA after a childhood where he tried to get any game he could find. This is the story of a player who, when itís all said and done, wants to be in the conversation for greatest ever. This is the story of NBA 2K16 cover athlete, Anthony Davis.

    Continue on to see the video and then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 08-19-2015 07:00 PM
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    2K Sports has released a lengthy developer blog detailing MyLeague/MyGM coming to NBA 2K16.

    MyLeague/MyGM contains a bevy of new features and options including: team relocation, arena creation, uniform creation, a new off-season, a ticker, slider sharing, and much more.

    In today's 2KCast, Ronnie and Chris discussed the dev diary, a new philosophy on determining player ratings, and upcoming info for NBA 2K16.

    Continue on to see excerpts from the lengthy MyLeague/MyGM developer blog and an archive/notes from today's 2KCast. ...
    by Published on 08-19-2015 01:00 PM
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    Improvements to game presentation and atmosphere are highlighted in a video narrated by FIFA 16 Senior Art Director Matt Jones.

    The majority of improvements have been noted in the past, including the addition of Women's National Teams, nine new stadiums, hundreds of new facescans, vanishing spray, and more. However, this video is a great way for people to catch up on presentation news should they not keep up with info on a regular basis.

    Continue on to see the video and share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 08-19-2015 07:20 AM
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    Leading up to the release of Madden NFL 16 for EA Access subscribers, EA SPORTS is hosting a 16-hour livestream with game developers to showcase Madden NFL 16, Madden Ultimate Team, and Madden Mobile.

    Continue on to watch the livestream right here at TGT and discuss all things Madden in our game sub-forum. ...
    by Published on 08-14-2015 08:15 AM
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    As EA SPORTS NBA Live has worked hard on re-building NBA LIVE the last few years, the top question and community request has been "Where is LIVE Run? When will we get Online Team Play?" Well, that request has been met with LIVE Pro-Am in NBA Live 16.

    Continue on to learn more about these modes and hands-on impressions from community event attendees that will be added throughout the day. ...
    by Published on 08-13-2015 11:00 AM
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    Following a gameplay sizzle trailer featuring Steph Curry, NBA 2K has released the next cover athlete video - this one for James Harden entitled "Believe." Again, while it may be considered a gameplay sizzle video it comes across more as a MyCareer sizzle video given Spike Lee's voice-over work.

    Official description for the Harden "Believe" video: What will your story be in ‪#‎NBA2K16‬? Narrated by Spike Lee, Believe is the story of a kid whose belief brought him from the streets ‪#‎StraightOuttaCompton‬ to a top draft pick to NBA stardom. This is the story of NBA 2K16 cover athlete, James Harden.

    Continue on to see the "Believe" video as well as an in-game video of Harden created to show off the partnership between 2K and Stance Hoops, the official sock endorser for the NBA. ...
    by Published on 08-13-2015 08:00 AM
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    One of the most highly-requested community requests will be coming to NBA Live 16, as LIVE Pro-Am features the brand-new Summer Circuit and the long-awaited return of LIVE Run.

    Summer Circuit allows one to three users to play on the same team as they take on CPU squads consisting primarily of NBA players in real-life venues to earn in-game rewards such as gear and equipment. LIVE Run allows 2-10 users to compete against other squads of user-controlled players.

    In addition, the GameFaceHD app will be available on September 8, allowing users to scan their face into the game once the LIVE Pro-Am demo is available on September 15. The demo will allow users access to LIVE Pro-Am (including player customization), the Learn LIVE tutorial drills, and six teams usable in Tip-Off (Play Now) mode.

    Expect an article later today with community thoughts and impressions from hands-on time with LIVE Pro-Am. Continue on to see the official LIVE Pro-Am trailer and to read the full press release from EA SPORTS. ...
    by Published on 08-12-2015 10:00 AM
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    Following the legal investigation into Patrick Kane, EA SPORTS has dropped Kane from further involvement with the marketing and promotion of NHL 16, making Jonathan Toews the solo cover athlete for the title.

    This is not the first time the NHL franchise has had to replace an announced cover athlete. In NHL 2004, the original cover athlete was Joe Thornton until he was replaced following assault charges. He was then replaced by Dany Heatley until he was replaced following a car accident that killed teammate Dan Synder, shifting the cover to Joe Sakic. ...

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