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    by Published on 06-29-2015 03:00 PM
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    2. EA SPORTS PGA TOUR
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    Ever since the announcement that EA SPORTS PGA TOUR would utilize the Frostbite Engine, the company has discussed the benefit of no loading time between holes and a new video showcases this aspect.

    A new Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR developer blog features a six-minute gameplay video highlighting the lack of loading times and the new Quick Rounds feature which will allow users to finish a full 18-hole round in just minutes.

    The blog also includes information on Golf Channel integration, camera options, and presentation elements. Continue on to see the first look at PGA TOUR gameplay then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 06-24-2015 09:00 PM
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    2. EA SPORTS NHL
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    Fresh off a Stanley Cup Championship, Chicago Blackhawk teammates Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane have been announced as co-cover athletes for NHL 16.

    The revealed 'cover' image has drawn significant criticism from the community, but it is unknown if it is the final version for retail. Traditionally, EA SPORTS has released a 'placeholder' cover for the initial athlete reveal only to update the cover following a photo shoot. However, their most recent cover reveals (Madden NFL 16, NBA Live 16, Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR) featured the final cover.

    Continue on to see part of the press release from EA SPORTS and then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 06-24-2015 03:00 PM
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    2. NBA 2K
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    Michael Jordan is returning to the cover of NBA 2K. Following cover appearances on NBA 2K11 & NBA 2K12, 2K Sports has announced the Michael Jordan Special Edition of NBA 2K16 (PS4/XB1 only). The cover features MJ in various iconic images and much like the standard edition covers includes Jordan in his college (UNC) uniform. However, the school name has been photoshopped off of his jersey. The released Curry/Davis/Harden covers include their respective college names on their uniforms.

    The special edition retails for $79.99 and if pre-ordered will be delivered to customers on September 25, the same date as the previously announced Early Tip-Off Edition.

    The Jordan Edition comes with several physical and digital items. They include: Jordan NBA 2K16 Poster, Jordan Fathead® Wall Cling, Digital Jordan shoes for your MyPLAYER, Digital Jordan T-shirt for your MyPLAYER, Digital Jordan jersey for your MyPLAYER, 30,000 Virtual Currency, MyTEAM VIP+ - 3 Emerald Packs AND a new Special Edition Exclusive Moments Card.

    In sports gaming (and gaming in general), it has seemed that many recent 'special editions' featured primarily or only digital editions. Do you like these special edition perks? Continue on to share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 06-21-2015 01:00 PM
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    Via XboxAchievements.com, the Xbox One Achievement list for Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR has been released. The list includes 28 total Achievements including one that is secret. Numerous Achievements center around new game mode, the Night Club Challenge.

    It is expected that the PlayStation Trophy List will be the same. Continue on to view the list, then let us know what you think of the overall difficulty level. ...
    by Published on 06-20-2015 10:00 PM
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    2. NBA Live
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    As the series enters its third iteration since returning following a three-year hiatus from 2010-12, NBA Live 16 aims for a strong year and the title was front and center at E3 2015.

    During EA's E3 press conference, Executive Producer Sean O'Brien showcased some of the improvements coming to the game and the title was playable on the show floor.

    Continue on to see the NBA Live 16 segment from the EA presser, the first game trailer, interviews with game developers, and some early gameplay clips. ...
    by Published on 06-18-2015 03:00 PM
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    The NBA season is over, but the roster updates continue for NBA Live 15.

    Series MVP Andre Iguodala averaged 16.3 PPG, 5.8 RPG, and 4.0 APG versus the Cavs and for his efforts received nine points in total rating boosts.

    Following a strong playoff run up until the NBA Finals, Cleveland guard JR Smith went cold in the series leading to a seven point drop in his Clutch rating.

    (This update is through game five of the NBA Finals, so next week's update is expected to be the last of the year for the title. The screenshot above of Iguodala is from NBA Live 16.) ...
    by Published on 06-16-2015 03:00 PM
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    Coming to Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR is a new feature taking advantage of the game's fantasy elements, the Night Club Challenge.

    Set at night, the mode features hundreds of challenges that will test the user's skill while also unlocking fantasy golfers, courses, and rare apparel. The mode appears to borrow some basic elements from the Tiger Challenge in previous versions of the franchise, but have been amplified with adding arcade and fun elements.

    Players will earn points for everything they do and will need to rack up a big score in order to achieve the maximum three stars for each particular challenge. One star is necessary to advance past the challenge to the next. Three courses host the Night Club Challenge: Wolf Creek, Paracel Storm, and Coyote Falls. Boosts can also be unlocked to help complete the challenges.

    Continue on to see the official trailer for the Night Club Challenge. ...
    by Published on 06-16-2015 11:00 AM
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    2. WWE 2K
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    WWE 2K16 has begun their roster reveal as they claim that this year's title will be the largest ever.

    The six wrestlers announced thus far: Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, Bad News Barrett, Paige, and
    Finn Bálor
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    This will be Bálor's first time as part of the franchise, while Paige was only available in 2K15 as part of their Season Pass.

    The game hits store shelves on October 27, 2015. ...
    by Published on 06-15-2015 04:30 PM
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    2. Madden NFL
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    During Monday's EA E3 press conference, Madden NFL Producer Seann Graddy (with the help of ESPN's Robert Flores) revealed a new feature coming to Madden NFL 16: Draft Champions.

    Designed to be Madden NFL's answer to Fantasy Football, the mode allows users to quickly draft a team of players to improve their low-rated base roster that they can then compete with online or solo (offline). If they can win the necessary number of games (four online, three solo), they will be considered a Draft Champion. This brief length is designed to allow the entire mode to be completed in one sitting.

    Early community feedback on the mode has centered on how Draft Champions will co-exist (if not compete) with Madden Ultimate Team. With some similarities, will users be able to placate their desire to play MUT with the (presumably) 'free' Draft Champions? Perhaps this mode is not meant to compete with MUT, but rather (as Graddy alludes to the opening) be a mode to entice Madden Mobile fans to make the move to console.

    Continue on to see the Draft Champions reveal by Graddy and Flores at E3 2015. ...
    by Published on 06-15-2015 03:30 PM
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    2. NBA Live
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    EA SPORTS has released the first trailer for NBA Live 16 during E3 today.

    The trailer showcased what appears to be new pre-game intros, player emotions, and a bevy of new gameplay improvements and animations. At the end of the video was a quick look at what appears to be Brooklyn's Tobacco Factory courts.

    During EA's on-stage presentation, it was revealed that NBA Live 16 will have a mobile app that will allow users to scan their face for use within the game and in various modes. The app (showcased by 'ThaHoopGawd') will be available just before launch of the game, which was confirmed for September 29. Along with EA Access, this allows users (minus those on PS4) to play Live 16 'early,' matching competitor NBA 2K16.

    Continue on to see the trailer and then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 06-12-2015 03:00 PM
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    Konami has announced that Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 will be avaialble September 15, one week ahead of competitor EA SPORTS' FIFA Soccer 16. Along with this announcement came the reveal of the PES cover athlete - Neymar Jr. - and the game's feature set.

    Pro Evo 2016 will feature numerous gameplay improvements including an advanced collision system, improved player control, and user-controlled celebrations following goals, among other items. In terms of presentation and in-game atmosphere, the franchise will be adding dynamic weather that can effect player performance; a feature highly requested in almost all outdoor sports games.

    Continue on to see the official game trailer and press release detailing the feature set. ...
    by Published on 06-12-2015 08:00 AM
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    2. MLB The Show
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    The latest game update is now available for MLB 15 The Show. Game Update 1.04 primarily addresses online issues and bugs that resulted in a combination of incorrect outcomes being reported, hang-ups, and an issue with synchronizing accumulated XP and stubs.

    Continue on to see the full list of patch notes, straight from SCEA. ...
    by Published on 06-11-2015 05:15 PM
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    2. EA SPORTS PGA TOUR
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    EA SPORTS has shared details on the online features coming to Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR: An overhauled head-to-head mode and Online Tournaments.

    H2H mode is available in ranked and unranked settings, with users being able to vote on the course played in ranked contests. Results from ranked matches feed into a new leaderboard system that will be tracked by gameplay style.

    Thanks to next-gen technology, all golfers will be rendered and appear in real-time on the course. This should help the rounds and contests become more immersive, seemingly being right there on the course with your friends/competitors.

    Online Tournaments following the traditional format and offering found in previous editions of the game.

    Missing from this list is the popular last-gen feature of Country Clubs. Let us know your thoughts on the online features of PGA TOUR in the comments! ...
    by Published on 06-11-2015 04:00 PM
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    2. NBA Live
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    With the NBA Finals underway and the Cavs holding a 2-1 lead, NBA Live 15 has released their latest weekly roster update.

    After helping to fill the void following an injury to Kyrie Irving, Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova has slowed down MVP Steph Curry while also putting up a 20-point night in a Game Three victory. For his efforts, the gritty guard receives a six-point boost to his on-ball defense rating.

    Warriors guard Klay Thompson has helped Golden State stay in the series with several strong offensive performances, including a game-high 34 in Game Two. His overall rating has increased by one point to an 85. ...
    by Published on 06-04-2015 05:00 PM
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    2. NBA 2K
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    It's official - your NBA 2K16 cover athletes will be Steph Curry, Anthony Davis, and James Harden.

    An earlier leak had Kevin Durant on the cover instead of Davis, but speculation has centered on possible concerns over health and his status in OKC that may have led to the switch.

    Info on how to interchange covers will be announced in the coming days according to NBA 2K Community Manager Ronnie Singh.


    Which cover/athlete do you prefer and hope to land on your copy of the game? Continue on to see the first details on MyCareer in NBA 2K16. ...
    by Published on 06-04-2015 04:00 PM
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    2. NBA Live
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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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    2. Madden NFL
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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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    2. NBA 2K
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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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    2. EA SPORTS PGA TOUR
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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 10:30 AM
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    2. NBA Live
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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. ...
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