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Indie Game Dev - Behind the Scenes #8New Indie Game Dev - Behind the Scenes series where I'll be sharing my new Football game with SimHeads like yourselves! This game is in its infancy, so there's much to do and many changes along the way. The game is based on an RPG story, but will have plenty of solid "on the field" gameplay for you to enjoy. The art style will be Retro, but will include elements of the current gen games. Join me along this journey and subscribe to my...
How Franchise Modes Could Be Improved in NBA 2K18How Franchise Modes Could Be Improved in NBA 2K18 With NBA 2K17 came a much needed overhaul of MyGM and MyLeague, the two franchise modes in the NBA 2K series. 2K17 brought in some much-needed additions: expansion (no contraction), start today, start in offseason, dynamic rule changes, draft pick protections and swaps and offseason trading (following lottery). While it’s impossible to ask the 2K team to cram all of the nuances of the CBA into a video game, 2K17 was a giant step in...
Indie Game Dev - Behind the Scenes #7New Indie Game Dev - Behind the Scenes series where I'll be sharing my new Football game with SimHeads like yourselves! This game is in its infancy, so there's much to do and many changes along the way. The game is based on an RPG story, but will have plenty of solid "on the field" gameplay for you to enjoy. The art style will be Retro, but will include elements of the current gen games. Join me along this journey and subscribe to my...
Indie Game Dev - Behind the Scenes #6New Indie Game Dev - Behind the Scenes series where I'll be sharing my new Football game with SimHeads like yourselves! This game is in its infancy, so there's much to do and many changes along the way. The game is based on an RPG story, but will have plenty of solid "on the field" gameplay for you to enjoy. The art style will be Retro, but will include elements of the current gen games. Join me along this journey and subscribe to my...
Indie Game Dev - Behind the Scenes #5New Indie Game Dev - Behind the Scenes series where I'll be sharing my new Football game with SimHeads like yourselves! This game is in its infancy, so there's much to do and many changes along the way. The game is based on an RPG story, but will have plenty of solid "on the field" gameplay for you to enjoy. The art style will be Retro, but will include elements of the current gen games. Join me along this journey and subscribe to my YouTube channel.
The Golf Club 2 Is a Strong Improvement Over the OriginalThe Golf Club 2 Is a Strong Improvement Over the Original In August 2014, HBC Studios released a small independent game entitled The Golf Club. If I am being honest, a game that would already be best described as a niche title within a niche genre was already a hard sell to a community. Now imagine trying to sell that idea and premise to a community who is used to having legitimate licensed courses, apparel, clubs and balls — not so easy. Oh yeah, did I mention trying to do all of...
What We Learned About NBA Live 18 At EA PlayAfter a year-plus hiatus, EA showed off the return of the NBA Live franchise. This basketball series, which has been riddled with poor releases on the current and past generation of consoles, showed off a little bit of gameplay and a new mode called “The One” at this year’s E3. So what do we know about the game so far? The answer: not much. What we do know is that NBA Live seems to be going to great lengths to separate itself from its competitor. The...
E3 2017: Hands-On with Madden 18During EA PLAY in Los Angeles, Sports Gamers Online got the chance to play some Madden 18 and learn how it plays, what’s new, and what’s improved. And there’s a lot to cover, everything from graphics to controls to new types of injuries are shaping Madden 18 into something that shows a greater sense of evolution since last year. [SIZE=4][B]Overall:[/B][/SIZE] From our experience, the graphics look great. The Frostbite engine continues to shine,...
OS Weekly Wrap Up, Getting You Caught Up on Sports Gaming News (Apr 30 - May 6)OS Weekly Wrap Up, Getting You Caught Up on Sports Gaming News (Apr 30 - May 6) Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.
Everybody's Golf Arrives on August 29 For PlayStation 4 - Watch The New TrailerEverybody's Golf Arrives on August 29 For PlayStation 4 - Watch The New Trailer The next installment in the Hot Shots Golf franchise will be titled on August 29. Check out the announcement trailer here. The team will be conducting a Closed Online Test towards the end of May.
Diamond Dynasty Update: New Impact Veterans Released
It's a light Friday update by Diamond Dynasty standards. A new pack, a couple new cards and a small roster update are the major highlights. The June 2nd Bases Loaded pack costs 5,000 Stubs per pack (limit 3 per person) and will have a guaranteed Impact Veteran or Breakout Series player in it. The new players in these packs (in addition to all the old classics) are Impact Veteran Aaron Hill (89 overall), Impact Veteran Angel Pagan (85), Impact Veteran Dioner Navarro (84), Impact Veteran Denard Span (84), Impact Veteran Justin Morneau (81), Impact Veteran Johnny Bench (78), and Impact Veteran Dale Murphy (73). I would say these packs are not worth your Stubs, so if you're really dying to get a couple more Breakout or Impact Veterans just head to the Marketplace and buy a couple. Battle Royale got a mid-week update that added Breakout Eric Gagne (97) and Hardware Joey Votto (96) as two new potential rewards for going 12-0. Another group of players were added today as potential rewards for various tiers of wins. These players include Impact Veteran Chipper Jones (95), Postseason Flashback Cole Hamels (95), Impact Veteran Cliff Floyd (88), Impact Veteran Drew Storen (87), Impact Veteran Shin-Soo Choo (85), Impact Veteran Joaquin Benoit (85), All-Star Odubel Herrera (84), Impact Veteran Drew Pomeranz (84), Impact Veteran Roberto Alomar (83), All-Star Addison Russell (82), and Impact Veteran Ted Williams (80). In terms of the roster update, it lacks any major impact, but as always, we still have some players moving between tiers. Moving Up Gold: David Robertson (86) Silver: Robbie Ray (82), Luis Severino (82), Jake McGee (82), Cameron Maybin (80), Alex Avila (80) Bronze: Adam Frazier (74), Paul Sewald (73), Koda Glover (72), Chase Whitley (71) Charlie Blackmon also improved his Gold status...
Gaming News Kyrie Irving is the NBA 2K18 Cover Athlete
Kyrie Irving is the NBA 2K18 Cover Athlete
2K today announced that Cleveland Cavaliers point guard, Kyrie Irving, as the cover athlete of NBA® 2K18, the next iteration of the top-rated and top-selling NBA video game simulation series of the past 16 years*, which will be available on September 19, 2017. The selection of Irving marks his first appearance on the cover of NBA 2K and comes at a pinnacle point in his career after consecutive dominant years with the Cavaliers and a repeat appearance at the NBA Finals this season, which has appropriately earned him the nickname, Ankletaker. It is well known that Im an avid player of this series and I am honored to be the cover athlete of NBA 2K18, said Kyrie Irving, who has his sights set on another ring and is making a run for back-to-back championships. Its surreal to be featured on the cover and I cant wait to dominate on the virtual court with all of my fans this fall. Kyries basketball resume includes a Rookie of the Year award in 2012, NBA All-Star Game MVP in 2014, and the 2016 NBA championship that marked one of the most incredible upsets in NBA Finals history with a team-high 27.1 points per game, making him the unquestioned choice in bringing NBA 2K18 to fans around the world. Its obvious that Kyrie isnt disappearing from the spotlight anytime soon, so were thrilled to have him as our cover athlete, alongside Shaq for the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition, said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K. Hes a more-than-worthy recipient of this honor, and joins so many other greats who were cover athletes before him. Fans who pre-order NBA 2K18 at participating North American retail and online vendors receive Early Tip-Off Access, ensuring they receive their copy and in-game bonuses four days early beginning on September 15, 2017. The NBA 2K18 Standard Edition includes in-game content, including:...
Madden NFL 18 MUT Squads Bring Back Online Team Play
Hey Madden Fans! My name is Jake Stein, a Producer on Madden Ultimate Team, and I have the privilege of writing the first developer blog of the Madden NFL 18 season. Its such an exciting time as both a developer and a fan of Madden. From the developer side, we can finally see the finish line as all the planning, long hours, and polish are starting to translate into a fun, cohesive game. From the fans side, its your time to start getting drops of information about the new game and imagine what your experience will be, come launch night. Its also a time where fans love to analyze any officially released information, tweets, or videos in order to predict what Madden might be teasing. So lets talk a little bit about what was found by a few internet sleuths 2-6 Online Competitive Multiplayer. Read More - Madden NFL 18 MUT Squads Brings Back Online Team Play MMChrisS http://www.operationsports.com/feature.php?id=2760
Gaming News Tennis World Tour Set to Join Next-Gen
Tennis World Tour Set to Join Next-Gen
It's been a long time coming, but it seems like we might finally get a Top Spin successor on current-gen consoles. Tennis World Tour is set to be formally introduced at Gamescom 2017 in August, and I'm very excited about it. I have owned every Top Spin that ever existed, as well as a temporary venture into Virtua Tennis 4, which had better graphics but was nearly unplayable by comparison. With that being said, I feel like Top Spin set the standard in being able to translate tennis to video games. I kid you not, my youth tennis coach noted that my decision making started to improve on the court as I played the game more. Read More - Tennis World Tour Set to Join Next-Gen MMChrisS http://www.operationsports.com/feature.php?id=2759
Gaming News PES 2018: Breaking Down the Early Info
PES 2018: Breaking Down the Early Info
Its hard to believe the European soccer season is almost over. With only a handful of Cup matches left, the doldrums of summer are nearly upon us. Thankfully, the team over at Konami has released a teaser trailer as well as an accompanying press release. Regardless of how you feel about teasers, any early news at this stage of the development cycle is better than nothing. Even this most recent 45 seconds of cut-ups shown at close angles is enough to entice the most loyal of PES fans while giving those who are new to the series a glimmer into the niche fan base that is PES. Read More - PES 2018: Breaking Down the Early Info MMChrisS http://www.operationsports.com/feature.php?id=2758
Super Mega Baseball 2 Scheduled to Release in September - New Trailer Metalhead Software has just released a new Super Mega Baseball 2 trailer, featuring a closer look at the stadiums, characters, and character animations in the game. While no official release date has been given, Super Mega Baseball 2 is scheduled to release sometime in the month of September. Steve_OS http://www.operationsports.com/newspost.php?id=909591
Road to the Show: A Noobs Journey in MLB The Show 17
Last month, I documented my first-time experiences with MLB The Show as a self-confessed noob of the series. Since then, Ive spent most of my time in Road to the Show, embarking on a virtual career in a sport Im not overly familiar with. This is a recap of my first ever season in Road to the Show in MLB The Show 17. Prior to getting started, I opted for the zone hitting system, armed with the brilliantly accessible dynamic difficulty setting to aid my gradual progression both at the plate and in the field. It was a season of highs, lows and endless discovery. Give it a read, let me know your thoughts and feel free to offer tips in the comments box below! Read More - Road to the Show: A Noobs Journey in MLB The Show 17 MMChrisS http://www.operationsports.com/feature.php?id=2756
MLB The Show 17 Patch 1.07 Available Now, Patch Notes Included MLB The Show 17 patch 1.07 is available now, weighing in at just over 47 MB. Check out the patch notes below and post your thoughts. Thanks FL1GHTMARE!
Gaming News First Off-Screen NBA Live 18 Screenshot
First Off-Screen NBA Live 18 Screenshot
The first off-screen NBA Live 18 screenshot has been revealed, via Chris Denker. By the looks of it, NBA Live 18 was shown to a select few (some of them had their face scanned into the game), so we might hear some details come from it soon. Steve_OS http://www.operationsports.com/newspost.php?id=909333
Tennis World Tour Arrives in 2018, Ultra-Realistic Sim From Former Top Spin 4 Team
(Above screenshot is from Top Spin 4 on Xbox 360)Bigben and Breakpoint have just announced Tennis World Tour, scheduled to arrive in 2018 on consoles and PC. The experienced team behind the Top Spin license are working on the game and promise it to be an ultra-realistic simulation of the sport. Read the full press release below, more information is scheduled to arrive during Gamescom 2017.
BIGBEN AND BREAKPOINT STUDIO ANNOUNCE TENNIS WORLD TOURBigben and Breakpoint are pleased to announce Tennis World Tour, the new standard for tennis games, due for release in 2018 on consoles and PC. In order to make the best possible game and match players' expectations, the studio has brought in an experienced team which has worked on the "Top Spin" license. Pierre André, Game Designer on Tennis World Tour and former Producer on "Top Spin 4": "For years we've wanted to create a new tennis game, a spiritual successor to "Top Spin 4". Technical evolutions now mean we can create the ultra-realistic simulation that we've been dreaming of." Benoît Clerc, Director of Video Games at Bigben: "We are proud to give to all tennis fans a game worthy of their enthusiasm. The level of quality, wealth of content and game mechanics will ensure Tennis World Tour is one of the best sport simulations on the market." This desire to provide a faithful tennis simulation translates into demanding gameplay during rally, a wide range of playing styles and a strategic preparation that influences the course of each match. In addition to that, Tennis World Tour lets you experience the career of a professional: more than 30 playable tennis stars including Roger...
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