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    by Published on 08-26-2016 08:00 AM
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    2. NBA 2K
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    On September 9, XBL & PSN users will be able to download - for free - The Prelude for NBA 2K17. In The Prelude, users will be able to created their MyPlayer and begin the MyCareer experience playing through college. The trailer for the mode seemingly suggests the mode will end with the user getting an invite to play (or tryout) for Team USA, perhaps aiming to be the impetus for users to buy the full retail version of the game and continue the mode, with the goal of representing the United States. It remains to be seen how detailed or fleshed out the international competition aspects will be, though some national squads have been added to the game.

    Available colleges in NBA 2K17 are: Kansas, Georgetown, Arizona, Louisville, UConn, Illinois, Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, and Wake Forest.

    The Prelude is a similar pre-release downloadable experience to NBA 2K10's Draft Combine that allowed users to create a prospect and compete to improve their draft status. With the MyNBA2K mobile app releasing on September 8, users can scan their face for inclusion into The Prelude the next day.

    Continue on to see the trailer and then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 08-24-2016 07:00 PM
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    Long speculated based on a NBA 2KCast livestream in the spring, NBA 2K17 will feature a free face-scanning app to allow users to import their face into PS4 & XB1 versions of the game. It will not be available or work for the PC version.

    This feature will be included in the standard NBA 2K app which also features several ways for users to earn VC, the MyTeam Mobile card game, MyTeam functionality, and MyPlayer apparel options.

    The app will be available on iOS Android on September 8. Continue on to read Game Informer's article on the NBA 2K17 mobile app. ...
    by Published on 08-24-2016 12:00 PM
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    2. NASCAR
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    Polygon's Owen Good was able to recently go hands-on with NASCAR Heat Evolution.

    One of the most noteworthy areas of focus by Good addressed improved CPU driver AI including adaptive AI. Computer controlled competitors will no longer race on rails but rather will adjust to the user's skill level.

    Due to the ESRB's rating standards, previous racing games were not allowed to include alcohol sponsorships on vehicles or they would lose the E (for Everyone) rating. However, NASCAR Heat Evolution will provide users the option to include them via free, age-gated DLC.

    Continue on to read some excerpts of the article. ...
    by Published on 08-23-2016 06:45 PM
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    With release of NBA 2K17 a month away, the NBA 2KCast returned and outlined some of the upcoming marketing schedule.

    Hosts Ronnie Singh and Chris Manning also briefly recapped the recently released #FRICTION trailer and the announced the ten community members who will visit the NBA 2K studio in Novato, California next week to see the game and then share impressions with the community afterwards.

    Continue on to read a full recap of the show. ...
    by Published on 08-15-2016 07:00 PM
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    2. Madden NFL
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    The third season of Madden Mobile will launch Tuesday afternoon and to prepare fans for the new modes and improvements, EA SPORTS has put out a blog and video detailing the changes.

    While popular modes such as Live & Blitz Events and Leagues return, the new version of Madden Mobile will feature a QB Scramble mechanic, new Gameplanning mechanics, and improved set/binder management.

    Continue on to see the blog and video from EA SPORTS as well as an early look at the game courtesy GameChanger Kraelo. ...
    by Published on 08-12-2016 01:00 PM   
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    The release of Madden NFL 17 on EA Access is just days away and only a few more beyond that for retail release.

    If you're looking for early gameplay, feature breakdowns, and tips, EA SPORTS has allowed numerous GameChangers and YouTube personalities to release early videos of the game.

    At the time of recording, the game was not quite final so please keep that in mind while watching videos. Continue on to see the released videos by GC/YouTuber. ...
    by Published on 08-12-2016 10:00 AM
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    Curated by Imagine Dragons, Noah "40" Shebib, and Grimes, the NBA 2K17 soundtrack is now available on Spotify. The 30-song soundtrack features artists such as OutKast, G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha, Jay-Z, Drake, as well as curators Imagine Dragons and Grimes.

    Basketball gamers may recognize Jamie xx, Young Thug, & Popcaan's "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" as it was included on the NBA LIVE 16 soundtrack.

    Continue on to see the full soundtrack listing. ...
    by Published on 08-10-2016 11:00 AM
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    NBA 2K has finally started to release NBA 2K17 game media and information beginning with a new 'The Dream Lives On' trailer with the 1992 'Dream Team' facing the 2016 USA Basketball team.

    The video of the two teams squaring off begins with them lined up for the National Anthem with the song continuing throughout gameplay. Noticeable in the video is an improvement in graphics and also player models, as evidenced by changes to Kevin Durant. Digital Marketing Manager Ronnie Singh stated in a tweet that "we all thought we were tapped graphically on this gen, but graphics have taken a LARGE leap as you'll see in this & future vids."

    More game information is expected to coincide with the 2016 Rio Olympics over the next 10 days and also during Gamescom, which takes place August 17-21. Continue on to see the trailer and then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 08-09-2016 03:00 PM
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    2. EA SPORTS NHL
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    EA SPORTS has released a video and detailed blog detailing the changes and improvements coming to Franchise Mode in NHL 17.

    This year, Be a GM has been rebranded as Franchise Mode and expanded to include complete control of the franchise with the addition of unique team owners that will have their own goals and expectations you must meet as team president. Each owner will be defined by their spending (budget), importance of success, and patience. When beginning a franchise, the owner will also present the user with Primary Goals, Secondary Goals and Stretch Goals. The goals can evolve as the league changes over time. Meet goals to stay employed; disappoint the owner enough and you could even find yourself fired mid-season.

    As team president, users can set arena and facility prices, upgrade & maintain facilities, along with arena customization. Various factors (including foe, pricing, and team performance) will result in dynamic attendance throughout the season.

    Continue on to see the Franchise Mode trailer and read the blog from EA SPORTS for information on team relocation, promotions, and season ticket drives. ...
    by Published on 08-08-2016 02:00 PM
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    2. NASCAR
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    NASCAR Heat Evolution's third developer diary provides additional insight into game modes.

    The most notable feature mentioned is the ability for 40-user online races. Three lobby types are designed to help funnel users into an appropriate race: No Rules (Casual), Normal, and Hosted (host can select level of users who can join along with bevy of race settings).

    The developer video also provides a look at the create-a-driver feature and also career mode. Continue on to watch. ...
    by Published on 08-08-2016 08:00 AM
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    Following the footsteps of Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z curating prior editions of NBA 2K, 2K Sports has announced that Puff Daddy himself, Sean Combs, will produce the WWE 2K17 soundtrack.

    The soundtrack consists of 13 songs including artists such as Black Sabbath, P. Diddy, Twenty One Pilots, and Travis Barker.

    Continue on to see a video of Combs discussing the soundtrack along with the full soundtrack listing. ...
    by Published on 08-04-2016 02:30 PM
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    2. EA SPORTS NHL
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    EA SPORTS is launching the NHL Rewards program to reward users with rewards such as in-game content (IE: Ultimate Team packs), entry into the NHL Superfan contest, 10% off shop.nhl.com purchases, along with 'surprises.'

    Everyone who signs up for the free program will be entered into the NHL Superfan contest. One member will be selected as winner and be flown to EA Vancouver for a head-scan and placement into the crowd for their favorite team as a 'superfan.'

    Continue on to read the blogs from EA SPORTS with more information on the NHL Rewards program and Superfan contest.
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    by Published on 08-03-2016 10:00 AM
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    2. Madden NFL
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    Selecting songs for a game soundtrack can be a daunting task as satisfying the musical taste for a large user base can be next to impossible. However, in an attempt to tackle such a challenge, Madden NFL 17 will feature 40 songs across a variety of genres including rap, rock, and country. Some artists featured on the soundtrack include 2 Chainz, 3OH!3, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Fashawn, and Logic.

    Continue on to read the full press release and see the entire track listing for the Madden NFL 17 soundtrack which you can listen to on Spotify. ...
    by Published on 08-02-2016 03:00 PM   
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    2. Madden NFL
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    The ratings reveal is underway for Madden NFL 17. Four players will begin the year with a 99 overall rating: TE Rob Gronkowski (NE), MLB Luke Kuechly (CAR), LOLB Von Miller (DEN), & RE JJ Watt (HOU). The fifth highest-rated player is DT Aaron Donald (LA).

    View and search entire player rating database here.
    Continue on to see the top players in Madden NFL 17. ...
    by Published on 07-30-2016 08:00 PM
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    NBA 2K17 has released the first in-game screens for this September's upcoming release.

    They include a look at the 1992 USA Basketball Dream Team, the 2016 USA Basketball team, and the new look for MyTeam cards in 2K17.

    Continue on to see these images as part of the first look at NBA 2K17 and then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 07-29-2016 03:00 PM
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    2. NASCAR
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    In their newest developer blog, Monster Games share some of their goals and focus for NASCAR Heat Evolution.

    Featuring interviews with studio executives and designers, the goal for their return to NASCAR gaming is to deliver an authentic experience while also being able to bring in casual and experienced driving gamers.

    Continue on to see the developer diary. ...
    by Published on 07-27-2016 10:00 AM
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    Confirmed via Twitter, the 2016 USA Basketball team - including head coach Mike Krzyzewski - will be in NBA 2K17.

    Also announced via social media, the 1992 USA Basketball "Dream Team" will be available for users who pre-order the game. Community Manager Ronnie Singh later confirmed that this will include the entire roster, meaning that Scottie Pippen and Charles Barkley have been signed to deals. (The 92 squad was previously in NBA 2K13 with Pippen as the lone holdout. Barkley has typically been difficult to sign, but was in NBA 2K13.)

    No screenshots or details on modes for either squad have been released at this time.

    Click here for complete information on the three versions of NBA 2K17 available this year and to pre-order. ...
    by Published on 07-21-2016 02:00 PM
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    2. EA SPORTS FIFA
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    Borussia Dortmund's Marco Ruis has been announced as the FIFA 17 global cover athlete.

    Ruis was the winner of a public cover vote against fellow FIFA 17 ambassadors James Rodriguez, Anthony Martial, and Eden Hazard.

    Continue on to see the official press release from EA SPORTS. ...
    by Published on 07-16-2016 10:00 AM
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    DM Racing & Monster Games have released the first official trailer for NASCAR Heat Evolution, the first full-fledged NASCAR title for PS4 & XB1.

    The trailer provides a quick look at the licensed tracks in the game, a fast scan through some of the selectable drivers & racing teams, the create-a-driver face options, car set-up settings, and some in-game racing including pit stops and crashes.

    NASCAR Heat Evolution will release on September 13, 2016 and is currently available to pre-order for just $48 for Amazon Prime members. The title will hope to reach and satisfy a hungry NASCAR gaming fanbase as it faces a challenge in reaching more casual gamers in such a crowded release window. Late August through October features game releases for titles such as No Man's Sky, Madden NFL 17, NBA 2K17, FIFA 17, WWE 2K17, and Battlefield 1, among others. Such a populated release window is believed to be one of the reasons NBA LIVE 17 has been moved to an early 2017 release instead of staying in late September/early October.

    Continue on to see the first official trailer for NASCAR Heat Evolution. ...
    by Published on 07-05-2016 09:00 AM
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    2. NBA Live
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    After months of being available only in Canada and select regions, NBA LIVE Mobile is now available worldwide in the App Store and on Google Play.

    The mobile title is similar to Madden NFL Mobile in design and features as both were designed by EA Swiss Sarl with content being created/updated by the Forge live content team at EA Tiburon. Game modes include: Live Events, Head-to-Head Games, Season Mode, Friends Matches, Leagues, Collections, and Store/Auction House. The game uses a modified version of the NBA LIVE 10 game engine, which is considered by many to be the best in the history of the console franchise.

    Continue on to see the launch trailer and press release for NBA LIVE Mobile. If you play the title, share your thoughts with the community. ...
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