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Play STEEP For Free Through March 13 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC
Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC fans can play the full version of STEEP, starting now and throughout the weekend for free. The free weekend access gives you an opportunity to try out custom gear and grow your athlete's reputation as you discover challenges, earn invites to branded events, and gradually unlock access to dizzying new heights and dangerous runs.
In Steep, players drop in to the Alps and Alaska and ski, snowboard, wingsuit and paraglide through the game’s massive open world playground, filled with exhilarating challenges and breathtaking views.​
More information, including controls and tutorials, can be found at the official website. Steve_OS
OOTP 18 Road to Release: Challenge Mode
The Out of the Park Baseball 18 development team is hard at work on the game, gearing up for its March 24 release. You can still pre-order it for $34.99, a 10% discount, and receive the Gold Master version of the game on March 20, four days ahead of the worldwide launch. The OOTP 18 Road to Release series continues with a look at a new feature, Challenge Mode, that takes the previously introduced achievements one step further. Now, as soon as you run OOTP 18 the first time, an option at the top of the start screen prompts you to create an account that will allow you to brag about your achievements to the world and see if you can climb to the top of the high score list. As with most games that have an online component, you can customize your OOTP online profile, giving yourself an avatar and indicating your favorite team. When you peruse the leader boards, you can click user names to learn more about those players, including the teams they’ve managed, won-loss records, playoff appearances and championships won, and more. Read More - OOTP 18 Road to Release: Challenge Mode Steve_OS
Fire Pro Wrestling World Coming to Steam and PS4 Later This Year
A new iteration of the popular Fire Pro Wrestling series is set to debut later this year! Developer Spike Chunsoft released a video teaser video on Twitter, confirming the studio’s plans to release Fire Pro Wrestling World. Although an official release date has not been set, it appears fans of the popular wrestling franchise can expect the game to drop early this summer. Fortunately for PC gamers, they will be able to play the game early through Steam Early Access. The early access will include online gameplay. "After a 10-year hiatus, director Tomoyuki Matsumoto’s Fire Pro Wresting World brings the hit franchise to Windows PC and PlayStation 4, with Steam Early Access confirmed for this Summer. Building upon the core gameplay, the game will offer improved graphics, updated features and online matchmaking connecting players from around the world." Customize every aspect of the match, from your wrestler to the ring itself, in your fight for the championship belt. PLAY ONLINE Organize exhibition matches, tournaments, leagues, championship bouts and battle royals with players from around the world. MIX UP THE RULES Modes include Deathmatch (steel cage, barbed wire or landmines), MMA rules and no-holds barred Gruesome Fighting. UNLIMITED CUSTOMIZATION Create your dream wrestler from over a thousand devastating moves and even more body parts to battle for custom championship belts. Personalize the ring, mat logos and even the referee! REALISTIC SIMULATION Give your creations personalities with a robust CPU logic system that defines their every action. Does your wrestler play to the crowd, or play dirty? You provide actors for the ringside drama. How hyped are you for a new installment of Fire Pro...
MLB The Show 17 Video - Franchise Mode Improvements
GameStop has just posted another MLB The Show 17 video, this one features some of the improvements in Franchise mode. More details will be revealed in the vlog scheduled for tomorrow and the Twitch stream on Thursday. Steve_OS
Why PES 2017 Was My Game of the Year
If you know me, you'll know I've been totally hooked on Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 for the past few months. While I've often enjoyed releases by Konami in its long-running series, the latest entry is the only title that has gripped me like the franchise did in its heyday, back when it was pumping out dominant iterations on a yearly basis for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. I'm not biased towards PES or FIFA. I've adored both franchises with varying degrees of passion over the past 20 years, and at present, I enjoy them both. That said, I've found myself more enticed by Konami's game over the past few months, and I want to take this opportunity to discuss why PES 2017 emerged as my surprise game of the year. Read More - Why PES 2017 Was My Game of the Year MMChrisS
MLB The Show 17 Is Looking Good
With the first month of the MLB The Show 17’s Twitch streams in the books, one thing is abundantly clear: Sony San Diego has gone to great lengths to dramatically improve the lone perennial baseball game on the market. Previous iterations, especially as the game got its footing on the PlayStation 4, felt more incremental than material in terms of innovation. However, the 2016 version saw huge leaps in animations, innovative ideas like Conquest Mode, and improved visuals and overall gameplay. The Show carries a well-deserved pedigree of innovation that speaks volumes about how in-depth sports video games can be and how vital it is for developers to absorb fan feedback. They are a living, breathing reminder that console/license exclusivity is not such a bad thing. As it stands right now, MLB The Show 17 looks like it could be something special. For those who have not caught up with the streams (check them out) that have been condensed and archived, here are a host of improvements big and small that could actually make MLB The Show 17 stand out. Read More - MLB The Show 17 Is Looking Good MMChrisS
Mutant Football League Pre-Alpha Impressions
Shortly after my Throwback Thursday article on Mutant League Football, the sports gaming gods answered all of our prayers. One of the most beloved sports games of the early '90s, is finally getting remade. Thanks to the help of a bunch of die-hard fans, creator Michael Mendheim was able to reach his $60,000 Kickstarter goal. If you have yet to donate and are still interested in doing so, click the link here. After making a small donation to MFL’s Kickstarter, I received a code to play the game in pre-alpha. Here are my thoughts on a very, very early build of Mutant Football League (MFL). Read More - Mutant Football League Pre-Alpha Impressions MMChrisS
Forza Motorsport 6 Content Update Arrives Today, Improvements For eSports & Forza RC
Turn10 Studios has released another Forza Motorsport 6 content update today, bringing even more flexibility and features to the game. This update is designed to enhance the multiplayer and spectating experiences in Forza Motorsport 6, for eSports and more specifically the second season of the Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC). Hosting & Manual Grid Ordering With today’s update, a player who starts an online private lobby in multiplayer has hosting privileges which allows them to take advantage of new features. First up, there is now a manual method for ordering the grid before a race begins. When in a private online lobby, the host can manually set the grid order for a race. To do so, select “Game Options” from the menu and then scroll to the “Advanced Rules” screen and look for the “Grid Ordering” option. From there, you can choose “Manual” from the list of options. With Manual grid ordering, the host has the option to manually place lobby players in any order by moving them up and down the grid order with the Right Stick. Note that lobby players who are set to “Spectate” when a race begins will automatically be pushed to the end of the order, while participating racers will move up the grid order accordingly. Once the grid has been organized, the host sets the race to begin by pressing the X button. Just before loading into the race after the countdown, players will be presented with a final confirmation screen. From this screen, the host can make any final adjustments to the grid order (once again using the right stick), cancel the launch, or start the race. Grid Preview Now you can get a detailed view of the starting grid before the race begins. The host of a private lobby can take advantage of...
Rocket League Patch 1.29 Available Now, Adds PS4 Pro 4K Support & More
Rocket League patch 1.29 is available now, adding 4K support for the PlayStation 4 Pro. Check out some of the details below, full patch notes are at the official website.
  • The Hot Wheels Twin Mill III and Bone Shaker Battle-Cars are now available for purchase in the Showroom
  • Rocket League now supports PS4 Pro with 4K rendering
  • Player’s Choice Crate Series 1 has been added. This crate includes community favorite items voted on by the players
Madden NFL 17 Patch 1.10 Available Now, Patch Notes Included
Madden NFL 17 title update #10 is available now for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Check out the patch notes below. Gameplay
  • Removed the ability to flick the R-Stick to pump fake when the player is outside of the pocket. Right Stick will now always throw ball away in these situations.
  • Fixed a legacy issue where defensive linemen would be called for encroachment when offense was using no huddle.
  • Addressed an issue where receivers would have the ball bounce off their arms when attempting RAC catches leading to drops or tip picks.
  • Fixed issue where QB’s could not match tackles after throwing an interception.
  • Fixed an issue where the user drop down banner was precluding player stat drop downs
  • Removed user drop down banners for user catch, finesse and power moves due to high frequency being distracting.
  • Fixed a bug where a safety banner would fire every time a pass was intercepted in the end zone.
  • Fixed a grieving tactic where offense could trigger infinite offsides penalties to extend the game.
  • Made some zone coverage adjustments to improve an issue where C Routes were overpowered when run on the wide side of the field with a TE on the line of scrimmage.
  • Increased frequency of broken tackles that can trigger from hit sticks. This will add more risk to going for hit stick tackles.
  • Fixed CPU punters kicking high into the wind, causing short punts.
  • Fixed a short delay that could rarely occur when attempting to snap the ball.
  • Fixed a variety of ‘players freezing’ issues when coming out of blocking interactions.
  • Tuned up fumble chances on ‘precision dive over top’ and increased the Tier requirements to perform the elite version of this mechanic.
  • Fixed an issue where...