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    by Published on 07-21-2015 07:30 PM
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    During this week's NBA 2KCast, Ronnie Singh and Chris Manning detailed the first information on MyTeam mode in NBA 2K16.

    My Team in 2K16 will feature five card classes: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Amethyst, and Diamond. Classes will be defined by ratings range. The goal was to provide a clear definition for the value of each type of card.

    Cards can also have a 'themes.' For example, a green theme means it is a dynamic rating card and that the player card will match the ratings assigned in ratings updates throughout the season. Should the player be traded, released, etc. their team designation will be updated as well. No theme means it is a static card and the ratings assigned to that card will not change during the year.

    The other theme cards are 'Moment' cards (purple background). Should a player have a big game, a special card may be released shortly thereafter will ratings reflecting. These cards are auctionable. There are other 'theme' cards that will be announced at a later time.

    The Michael Jordan Moment card (available only in MJ Special Edition) ratings will reflect his talents at the start of his career, "Game One MJ" as stated by Singh.

    Also, cards obtained via Locker Code promotions will now be auctionable to help more users possibly acquire these cards. More MyTeam details will be announced in the future. ...
    by Published on 07-20-2015 10:45 PM
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    Electronic Arts and Real Madrid have signed an exclusive three-year deal making EA SPORTS the official videogame partner of the Spanish club.

    FIFA 16 will feature updated 3D head scans of fourteen of Real Madrid's most popular players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodríguez and Karim Benzema.


    Continue on to see a video of Real Madrid players getting scanned into the game. ...
    by Published on 07-20-2015 08:00 AM
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    In North America, US forward Alex Morgan and Canadian captain Christine Sinclair will share the cover of FIFA 16 with Lionel Messi in their respective countries. The choice is no surprise given the inclusion of women's national teams coming to the game.

    Continue on to see the press release from EA SPORTS as well as the Canadian cover of the game. ...
    by Published on 07-17-2015 03:00 PM
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    The lengthy lawsuit versus Electronic Arts and the NCAA may finally be drawing towards a close as the July 2 deadline for student-athletes to file a claim has now passed. 16,200 of the potential 93,000 claimants actually did so.

    Student-athletes who filed claims could earn anywhere from $74-$6,700. 'Participation awards' will see named plaintiffs (including O'Bannon, Keller, Hart) receiving a combined total of $200,000. Lawyers will be taking in no more than 33% of the total $60 million EA/NCAA settlement, which equates to approximately $19.8M.

    The next hearing for this case is on July 16 and that is where Judge Wilken may grant approval of the settlement. She must also rule on fees and expenses being sought by the plaintiffs' lawyers, proposed additional payments to the named plaintiffs, and objections that have been raised by three potential claimants.

    Still on the horizon is the Kessler vs. NCAA lawsuit and also worth watching is how the NCAA and/or conferences/schools establish policy on allowing player likeness to be utilized and compensated in the future. These are the remaining key items to seeing a possible return of the NCAA Football franchise.

    UPDATE - On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken orally approved a combined $60 million settlement that ended claims against video game manufacturer Electronic Arts, Collegiate Licensing Company and the NCAA. More than 20,000 claims have been made and the deadline for players to seek money has been extended to July 31, according to Berman.

    It's possible the dollar amount for players will increase. Carey said it's “very possible” that Wilken will reduce attorneys' fees from 33 percent of the settlement to 30 percent. If that happens, the pool of money would increase for athletes who make claims.
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    by Published on 07-17-2015 02:45 PM
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    Continuing to detail gameplay improvements coming to the title, the latest NBA Live 16 developer blog focus on freestyle control and movement. The blog breaks down enhancements surrounding dribbling, shooting, passing, and screens. Here are some of the details from the blog:

    - Dribbling: Player size-ups via holding the right stick have been removed. Instead, control is now on a one-to-one basis on the right stick so users can determine the move and speed of the size-up manually. Once the defender is sized-up, R2/RT will help the offensive player make an aggressive move (drive) to the basket.

    - Shooting: This year a new shot meter and shot animations help users fully understand the quality of their shot. Players can shoot the ball at any point in the animation in Live 16, meaning they no longer have to wait for an animation to play out.

    - Passing: As shown in interviews from E3, a new dribble hand-off system allows users to manually select which teammate will come to the ball. Touch passing allows users to dictate that the offensive player will continue the ball moving even before they make the catch.

    - Screens: Users can decide which side the screen will be set and also re-call for a screen without having to wait for the initial roll/pop/screen to play out. During the pick and roll, pressing down on the left stick will switch between a roll or pop. Letting go of the screen button early will tell the screener to slip.

    Continue on to view the entire blog and then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 07-15-2015 08:00 PM
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    YouTuber 'ThatKiddKuda' has posted a video that appears to show a list of schools with licenses through the CLC and 2K Sports. Since the cover reveal featured background images of the cover athletes wearing their college uniforms, community speculation has centered on users being able to play some sort of college basketball game within NBA 2K16.

    The leaked Achievement list includes users being able to "announce where your college ball will be played at," however there is no achievement tied to playing with/as a college team, simply declaring for the NBA Draft - which, as far as we currently know, could be nothing more than a chapter/storyline advance in MyCareer.

    Some of the schools with 2K Sports as video game licensing partner include: Arizona, Arizona State, Georgetown, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan, Texas, and Wisconsin. Noteworthy schools omitted from said licensing agreement include Duke and North Carolina. The search function does not include all Division I basketball programs (not all license through the CLC), currently making it impossible to determine all licensed schools.

    Continue on to see the video from 'ThatKiddKuda.' ...
    by Published on 07-14-2015 06:00 PM
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    Via TrueAchievements.com, the Xbox One Achievement list for NBA 2K16 has been released. The list includes 50 total Achievements worth 1000 Gamerscore. It is expected that the PlayStation Trophy List will be the same.

    While 2K has been mum on game features, this Achievement list appears to reveal some improvements and new features coming to the title.

    Some of the noteworthy aspects include: Summer League being available in MyGM/MyLeague, the ability to relocate teams in MyGM/MyLeague, an achievement for 'MyLeague Online,'and some plot points from the Spike Lee written & directed MyCareer mode including users declaring their choice for college. More details and perhaps a first look are expected around GamesCom in early August.

    Continue on to see the list of Achievements in NBA 2K16 and then share your thoughts on possibly revealed features and their overall difficulty level. ...
    by Published on 07-14-2015 08:00 AM
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    During E3 2015, Microsoft announced backwards compatibility would be coming to the Xbox One in a gradual process with more titles being added over time. To help gauge interest on which titles should receive priority, Microsoft has established a nomination/voting system. Many NCAA Football fans have indicated a desire to play the title on a next-gen console. This is the opportunity to do so.

    Head over to this site and search then vote for 'NCAA Football 14.'

    It is currently unknown if the franchise could be added due to its status in limbo due to lawsuits, but this opportunity should be taken to show EA, the NCAA, CLC, and universities that there is a strong demand for the product to return in some fashion.

    Please spread the word to all of your NCAA Football playing friends! ...
    by Published on 07-13-2015 06:00 PM
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    Via XboxAchievements.com, the Xbox One Achievement list for Madden NFL 16 has been released. The list includes 35 total Achievements worth 1000 Gamerscore. Numerous Achievements center around new game mode, Draft Champions.

    It is expected that the PlayStation Trophy List will be the same. After viewing the list, let us know what you think of the overall difficulty level. ...
    by Published on 07-09-2015 04:00 PM
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    A new blog from EA SPORTS breaks down the improvements coming to presentation aspects in Madden NFL 16. Here are some of the highlights:

    New on-the-field cameras and Wirecam help allow the user to get a closer look at the action in a realistic manner.

    3D monoliths can provide a quick look at player or team stats during transitions such as players taking the field, as example.

    Living Worlds continue to improve in the franchise with noticeably improved crowds (female models, head tracking, signs & towels, et al.) and a new Living World Steadicam operator cameraman who will interact with the on-field action, when appropriate.

    The blog also shows an example of Dynamic Feedback with a player's season rushing touchdown total appear on-screen following a score and also goes into detail on audio improvements as well.

    Continue on to see the full Madden NFL 16 presentation blog from EA SPORTS. ...