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    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. ...

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