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    by Published on 10-22-2014 07:00 PM
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    EA SPORTS pulled the curtain back on NBA LIVE 15 Wednesday night with a live Twitch gameplay stream. Developers Connor Dougan and Ryan Santos showed off the game by playing two match-ups: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Toronto Raptors. They also answered questions about the game while disclosing that Ultimate Team info will be coming soon.

    Continue on after the break to see an archive of the stream and then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 10-21-2014 03:00 PM
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    In an interview with HipHopGamer, NBA Live developer Ryan Santos revealed that the NBA Live 15 demo will be available for PlayStation 4 users on October 28, the same day the retail game is released. Live 15 will be available October 23 for Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription. Subscribers will be able to play the game early for six hours.

    UPDATE - EA has confirmed the demo dates stated by Santos as well as additional details. 'The [PS4] demo includes a "Finals Atmosphere" Cleveland vs. Oklahoma City matchup with five-minute quarters. Ballers can also play through the adidas Learn LIVE Tutorial featuring Damian Lillard. All other Xbox ONE gamers will have access to the same six-hour trial beginning on October 28 when the game launches. ...
    by Published on 10-21-2014 07:00 AM
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    The latest NHL 15 patch (v1.04) is now available. It addresses numerous gameplay and HUT issues while also adding in two new modes: Online Team Play and Be A GM.

    After you check out the game update, let us know your thoughts. Continue on to see full details of the update. ...
    by Published on 10-20-2014 03:00 PM
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    A second game update in less than a week is now available for FIFA 15.

    Continue on to see the full list of items addressed in this game update. ...
    by Published on 10-19-2014 06:00 PM
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    Polygon's Owen Good recently visited with NBA LIVE Executive Producer Sean O'Brien to discuss NBA LIVE 15 and the future of the franchise.

    Given the rocky history of the franchise over the last four years - some could realistically argue nine or ten - there has been plenty of rumors, rumblings, and speculation that NBA LIVE 15 could be the last edition of the franchise. However, O'Brien was quick to squelch that speculation and state without reservation that the franchise is only ramping up.

    "So, you're guaranteeing there will be an NBA Live 16," I say. "Guaranteed," O'Brien says. "We've already started development on 16. We're staffing up. We're actually increasing investment on what 16 — and 17 — look like."

    Continue on to read additional excerpts of the interview. ...
    by Published on 10-17-2014 02:30 PM
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    EA SPORTS has shared a blog and video detailing some of the defensive improvements coming to NBA LIVE 15.

    The blog details coaching and player specific defensive settings, which were also found in NBA LIVE 14. The video shows improvements to on-ball defense, rebounding and blocks, and defensive A.I. with comparisons to LIVE 14.

    Continue on to see the defensive improvements and the accompanying video. ...
    by Published on 10-14-2014 02:00 PM
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    The latest FIFA 15 title update is now available on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

    The PS4 version of FIFA 15 has suffered from some stuttering issues for a percentage of users. While this patch attempts to rectify this issue, EA asks users to contact them via Twitter if the issue persists.

    Continue on to see the items addressed in this game update. ...
    by Published on 10-14-2014 11:00 AM
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    EA SPORTS has released the full track listing for NBA LIVE 15. As was the case with LIVE 14, the game soundtrack will be curated by MICK.

    According to MICK, here is how he selected the songs for the game: "I prefer new and upcoming dope stuff. Artists either next to blow, currently about to blow, or maybe someone who I think should have blown in the past that I want to give a "veteran lift" to."

    The soundtrack features 26 songs as well as 30 custom mixtape bumpers that play between tracks. Continue on to see the full song listing as well as a Soundcloud link to listen to the LIVE 15 soundtrack. ...
    by Published on 10-10-2014 10:08 PM
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    EA SPORTS has disclosed the full feature set and details for NBA LIVE 15 ahead of its October 28 release. (Full details on Live Ultimate Team and improvements will be discussed at a later date.)

    While the game features many of the same basic modes as NBA LIVE 14, Rising Star (the single-player career mode) has perhaps received the most amount of improvements. The mode has now been rebranded as JORDAN Rising Star where the user will first prove their worth in the Take Flight Showcase Game before being drafted. Users can start as reserves with limited playing time where they earn more minutes with strong performances on the court. Rising Star in LIVE 14 featured 22 gradable on-court actions, while LIVE 15 now includes 85+. For the full list of Rising Star improvements, check out this PDF from EA SPORTS.

    Among the other improvements include new Big Moments challenge types, an onboarding system featuring cover athlete Damian Lillard, new simulation options, improved Dynasty AI & logic, and more. A complete PDF detailing Dynasty Mode improvements can be read here. Continue on to read the entire blog. ...
    by Published on 10-02-2014 02:00 PM
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    The PS4 & Xbox One versions of EA SPORTS NHL 15 now have a new game update available (1.03) that provides numerous fixes. The update helps improve Hockey Ultimate Team, gameplay, and presentation.

    An additional update is expected later in October that will add Online Team Play and GM Draft. Continue on to see the list of improvements and fixes in update 1.03. ...
    by Published on 10-01-2014 03:00 PM
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    EA SPORTS has posted a blog and video briefly detailing the offensive improvements coming to NBA LIVE 15.

    This year, the fast break is more effective with the ability to pass ahead to teammates on the go and they will now fill the proper lanes in transition. The pick and roll system takes a page from NBA LIVE 10 and will provide visual feedback to show if the screener will slip, roll, or pop after the pick. The playcalling system has now been streamlined to the directional pad, allowing users a quicker way to get the offense started and in motion.

    A major complaint from NBA LIVE 14, the shot feedback system has been refined to show Shot Timing and Shot Quality. The player indicator will show if the player is in his range and quality (open, somewhat guarded, closely guarded) and the Shot Timing text will indicate if the release was at early, perfect, or late.

    Continue on to see the full blog and video showing some of the offensive improvements coming to NBA LIVE 15. ...
    by Published on 10-01-2014 02:00 PM
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    2K Sports has released a new trailer discussing MyPARK in NBA 2K15. The streetball mode now features several improvements including gamers 'representing' a community. Depending on which fictional community they select, different ratings/attributes will receive a boost.

    A new 'squads' feature will allow users to play as a team for their entire session. A new Jordan Rec Center locale features "sim" play with 5 on 5 action, referees, and NBA rules. The end of the video teased "The Stage,"a mode that allows users to 'put it all on the line' - implying in commentary and video an area where teams/users can put virtual currency on the line. More info on this mode is expected later this week.

    Continue on to see the video. ...
    by Published on 09-28-2014 08:56 PM
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    EA SPORTS has revealed the top rated players by position and specific categories as well as team rankings in NBA LIVE 15.

    No surprise - the top rated player in the game is LeBron James, followed closely by the reigning MVP Kevin Durant. The top six players in the game and their overall rating are: CLE SF LeBron James (95), OKC SF Kevin Durant (94), LAC PG Chris Paul (94), NYK SF Carmelo Anthony (92), OKC PG Russell Westbrook (91), and LAC PF Blake Griffin (91).

    The game features fourteen players rated 90 overall or higher. Ratings will likely change throughout the year as roster updates are released, however the released ratings seem to indicate that the top teams used online will be Cleveland, Oklahoma City, Golden State, New York, and Houston, given their scoring and outside shooting threats.

    Continue on to see the top rated players and team rankings in NBA LIVE 15. ...
    by Published on 09-25-2014 07:29 AM
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    The latest NBA 2K15 trailer from 2K Sports - entitled 'Momentous' - shows off the game's visuals and crowds, along with some gameplay action.

    The end of the videos provides a quick look and tease at MyPark. Information on that mode is expected next week. Continue on to see the trailer and then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 09-23-2014 09:00 AM
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    The first free content update for EA SPORTS NHL 15 is now available. This update adds in several features and aspects including: Playoff Mode, Coach Feedback within Be A Pro mode, 3 Stars, as well as UI improvements for Hockey Ultimate Team.

    Future content updates for NHL 15 will add Online Team Play and a GM Rookie Draft within Be A Pro mode. ...
    by Published on 09-22-2014 09:36 PM
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    Through YouTube personality Chris Smoove, 2K Sports has released the opening sequence and some news on MyCareer mode in NBA 2K15.

    This year the mode will start users as undrafted free agents and they must work their way up the ranks in the NBA. The opening storyline focuses on your player being upset with his agent who projected he would be drafted, only to see his name not called on draft night. Players will begin their career in January (not October) with a series of 10-day contracts and playing time/results helping them to progress. There will also be no Rookie Showcase to help determine your player's initial ratings. The user will also get to experience free agency, though no exact details on the methodology were disclosed. There will also be a second voice option for your MyCareer player.

    Among other changes/improvements: 'Coaching 101' will help you learn what the coach and team expect from you, Pharrell will interact with your player in at least one scene.

    Continue on to see the videos showing some of the new storylines and features coming to MyCareer. ...
    by Published on 09-19-2014 06:52 PM
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    NBA 2K15 will include a new in-game video show/hub called "2KTV." The in-game channel will feature host Rachel DeMita and provide updates on game features, NBA 2K community-inspired content, and interviews with NBA players, coaches, and experts. The first full episode on 2KTV will air on the game's launch, October 7.

    More on the show: The real-life DeMita — not an animated replica — will greet you every time you put on the game. She’ll provide a brief update on the latest happenings in the NBA 2K community. She might be back later with highlights of your game and ask you how you did it.

    The actual show will be streamed into the game once a week and is planned to last about 15 minutes. It will feature fast-paced segments from highlights of actual NBA 2K games played by users who allow 2K to access their systems through the DVR function, plus highlights of NBA 2K tournaments and other large-scale events and interviews with actual game users and tournament winners and exclusive interviews with NBA players, coaches and experts.
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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. ...
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