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Fixes Coming For NBA 2K17 Shot Timing, Pass Speeds, Moving Screens, Defense and More
Some more tweaks and fixes are coming to NBA 2K17. Gameplay Director Mike Wang, AKA Beluba, has posted some of the details on Twitter. Check them out below.
Fair Warning: Shot timing will become more difficult soon. It's too easy right now cause I had to compensate for the shot meter glitch. When I undo my band-aid fix, you will see a noticeable drop in the frequency of green releases, so enjoy them while they last. Sharpshooters will be just fine. But nobody should be averaging 80+% from 3PT range. Pass speeds, moving screens and defense are being looked at as well. And yes, we know about the Relentless Finisher issue. Will fix asap.​
How Many Years Do You Typically Play Into Your Franchise/Career?
In sports gaming, especially here at Operation Sports, the most popular modes are typically the franchise or career modes within the games. These modes allow you to literally run your team the way you think it should be run and/or allow you to live out the career of a professional athlete. This type of escapism is what makes sports games so great, and what likely gives so many fans of downtrodden teams hope for the future. When it comes to these modes, how long do you play them? What is the typical number of seasons you end up progressing inside of the mode before progress simply stops? Vote in our poll and tell us the story of your longest career mode you've ever played! MMChrisS
Official Madden NFL 17 Roster Update For Week 5 Available Now
The official Madden NFL 17 roster update for week 5 is available now. These weekly roster updates include changes to player ratings, depth charts, and injuries for all 32 teams. You can check all of the changes here, along with a new blog here. We've listed some of the changes below. GOING UP
  • Aaron Donald +1 (98 Overall)
  • Julio Jones +1 (98 Overall)
  • Geno Atkins +1 (95 Overall)
  • Reshad Jones +1 (Overall 94)
  • Richard Sherman +2 (Overall 94)
  • Brandon Graham +2 (Overall 93)
  • Linval Joseph +2 (Overall 91)
  • Aqib Talib +1 (Overall 91)
  • Carlos Dunlap +1 (Overall 90)
  • Jimmy Graham +2 (Overall 90)
  • Russell Wilson +1 (Overall 90)
  • Marvin Jones, Jr. +2 (Overall 86)
  • Matt Ryan +2 (Overall 87)
  • Derek Carr +1 (Overall 85)
  • Terrance Newman +3 (Overall 83)
  • Xavier Rhodes +3 (Overall 83)
  • Landon Collins +3 (Overall 82)
  • Isaiah Crowell +5 (Overall 81)
  • Zach Brown +5 (Overall 81)
  • Sam Bradford +1 (Overall 81)
  • Tyrann Mathieu -1 (Overall 95)
  • Joe Thomas -1 (Overall 95)
  • Josh Norman -1 (Overall 93)
  • Odell Beckham Jr. -1 (Overall 92)
  • Jurrell Casey -1 (Overall 92)
  • Delanie Walker -1 (Overall 92)
  • Eric Berry -1 (Overall 91)
  • Cam Newton -2 (Overall 90)
  • Andrew Whitworth -1 (Overall 90)
  • Andrew Luck -1 (Overall 87)
  • Matthew Stafford -2 (Overall 85)
  • Carson Palmer -2 (Overall 84)
  • Eli Manning -1 (Overall 83)
  • Kurt Coleman -3 (Overall 82)
  • Jameis Winston -1 (Overall 81)
HB Studios Announces The Golf Club VR for the HTC Vive, Coming Later This Year HB Studios has just announced The Golf Club VR for the HTC Vive, scheduled to arrive later this year.
The Golf Club VR is based on the original award-winning game, and will allow users to play all 130,000+ courses currently available to players of the console and PC versions. The game will include a number of new features designed specifically for the virtual reality experience, including a smartwatch to analyse each shot, room scale VR capabilities for a customised game space, and a single controller used for interacting with the environment and swinging clubs. Highly refined controls and multiple difficulty levels create an accessible experience for all players. “Playing The Golf Club on the HTC Vive takes the experience to a whole new level,” said Craig Chapman, Designer of The Golf Club VR. “Not only is it a much more tactile and immersive experience, now the player is also able to freely explore all the fantastic courses and environments which users have created since the original launch of the game.”​
Three Ideas to Spark Your Master League Career in PES 2017
We’re about a month into Pro Evolution Soccer's (PES) 2017 release, and with completed option files appearing it’s time to jump into PES’ marquee mode, Master League. PES fans know that Master League is where you make your bones, and as manager, scout and director it’s up to you guide the ship. With that said, let’s look at some ways to get the most out of Master League in PES 2017. Read More - Three Ideas to Spark Your Master League Career in PES 2017 MMChrisS
NFL Faceoff Controller Review
Last week, the folks at Performance Designed Products sent us one of their new NFL Faceoff Controllers to use and review. These controllers, designed for the Xbox One and Windows, feature detachable faceplates with official licensed NFL team logos and graphics. In a press release, PDP states, "the controller features advanced technology, high performance analog sticks, and a premium finish. The product will ship with an authentic replica football finish and include a code for a free NFL team faceplate that will be delivered by mail." Read More - NFL Faceoff Controller Review (Written by: Caley Roark) Steve_OS
Supreme Court Rejects Hearing of O'Bannon Case The future of college sports video games is murky at best after the Supreme Court refused to hear the Ed O'Bannon case. At this point, that means the O'Bannon case as currently decided is how things are. At this time the ruling stands as follows (Per the USA Today article linked above):
"Instead, Monday’s decision leaves intact the 9th Circuit’s dual rulings that:
  • The NCAA’s regulations are subject to antitrust scrutiny, and rules limiting football and men’s basketball players to receiving tuition, fees, room, board and books violate antitrust laws.
  • While antitrust law requires that schools be allowed to provide these athletes with scholarships that cover all of their costs of attending college, including travel and personal incidentals, “it does not require more,” such as what it termed “cash sums untethered to educational expenses.”"
Just over a month after Peter Moore declared that 'we'll be back' when it comes to NCAA Football, the future of college sports video games seems murky and uncertain. For college video games to return will require a couple of things. First, EA (or another publisher) will have to know there is no threat of litigation to proceed. Second, schools will want to know there is no threat of litigation to proceed as well. Several schools began to pull out of EA's next gen college football title at the end, and that was one of several items which led EA to scrap the title. In an era of video games where people obsess over the authenticity of shoes and haircuts, having generic teams (and players) seems like a hard thing to sell. What would...
Official Madden NFL 17 Roster Update For Week 3 Available Now
The official Madden NFL 17 roster update for week 3 is available now. These weekly roster updates include changes to player ratings, depth charts, and injuries for all 32 teams. You can check all of the changes here, along with a new blog here. We've listed some of the changes below. GOING UP
  • Julio Jones +1 (Overall 97)
  • DeAndre Hopkins +1 (Overall 94)
  • Greg Olsen +1 (Overall 93)
  • Desmond Trufant +1 (Overall 93)
  • Muhammad Wilkerson +2 (Overall 91)
  • Brandon Marshall +1 (Overall 89)
  • Eric Decker +1 (Overall 88)
  • Jadeveon Clowney +4 (Overall 88)
  • Khalil Mack -1 (Overall 96)
  • Tyron Smith -1 (Overall 96)
  • Joe Thomas -1 (Overall 96)
  • Aaron Rodgers -2 (Overall 95)
  • Eric Berry -1 (Overall 92)
  • Travis Frederick -1 (Overall 90)
  • Russell Wilson -2 (Overall 89)
  • Derrelle Revis -2 (Overall 89)
  • Carson Palmer -1 (Overall 88)
Forza Horizon 3 Review (XB1) Pack your bags and make sure to include a lot of sunscreen because we are heading down under folks. Australia is the location for developer Playground's newest Forza title, and it’s the studio's best yet. Forza Horizon 3 is back, and it slowly rolls by its competition while taking off its sunglasses to say, “We both know I'm better than you.” Whether blazing down a highway of Australia’s Pacific Coast, or taking on the natural elements of the Aussie Outback, FH3 puts you behind the wheel of some of the world’s most exotic and not so exotic vehicles, and every single one of them is a new adventure in waiting. Read More - Forza Horizon 3 Review (XB1) MMChrisS
NBA 2K17 Review (PS4/XB1)
For the past several years, all other sports games have been judged by NBA 2K's standards. It is no surprise NBA 2K is the reigning multiple time Sports Game of the Year Award winner here at Operation Sports as well. Simply put, NBA 2K has been a bit of a big deal around these parts for a few years. Enter NBA 2K17. This year's game features important tweaks to the gameplay, a new MyCareer experience, new additions to MyGM, and a whole host of other new features that all add up to a compelling package oozing basketball authenticity. There's a lot to love about NBA 2K17 -- but the game is still not quite perfect, with a few notable issues continuing to hold the experience back. Read More - NBA 2K17 Review (PS4/XB1) MMChrisS