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Jun
15
DB/WR Interactions Are Vastly Improved in Madden NFL 16, According to EA
It's finally happening! Defensive back and wide receiver interactions are going to be a big thing this year, according to a new blog on EA Sports website. Also being introduced this year are new pass catching mechanics, which will allow you to consider how you want your receiver to go after passes.
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"The most revolutionary addition this year is the new catching system. Previously, players had just one option (Y/Triangle button) to catch the ball. In Madden NFL 16, there are three different catches types to choose from. The mechanics work by HOLDING the catch button as soon as the QB makes the pass. You no longer need to hit B, as catch control is now automatic on the intended receiver. However, it’s still possible to have more control by clicking on with B and steering the receiver with the left stick."
What This Means: The big thing is, this introduces another small layer of strategy on the field -- where you have to make an important decision during a play on whether to play aggressive or conservative. There's nothing wrong with that. Even better, playing as a WR in connected franchise just got a lot more fun. Again, a positive thing. There are three ways to catch passes this year:
  1. RAC Catch (X/Square) - A run after catch, allows you to catch the ball and turn up field during the catch with the intent to gain yards. These catches have higher drop and knockout chances, and can be susceptible to interceptions if thrown into traffic.
  2. Aggressive (Y/Triangle) - This drives the receiver back to the ball to go up and catch the pass at the highest point possible. These catches have lower catch chances and higher knockout chances, but with guys like Calvin Johnson --...
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Jun
14
NBA Live 16 Screenshot - J. R. Smith During game 5 of the NBA Finals, the NBA Live team tweeted out a new screenshot of NBA Live 16, featuring J. R. Smith. Below is a comparison screenshot of J. R. Smith from NBA Live 15 (left) vs. NBA Live 16 (right).
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Steve_OS http://www.operationsports.com/newspost.php?id=845241
Gaming News NHL 16 Teaser Trailer
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Jun
14
NHL 16 Teaser Trailer
A teaser trailer for NHL 16 has been released, you can view it here. The full trailer will be released tomorrow, during the EA E3 2015 press conference, scheduled to start at 4:00 PM ET. NOTE: If you have issues playing the teaser trailer, try this link instead. Steve_OS http://www.operationsports.com/newspost.php?id=845223
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Jun
13
New NHL 16 Screenshot Featuring Erik Karlsson - Trailer Arrives on Monday, June 15
EA Sports has just released a new NHL 16 screenshot, featuring Erik Karlsson, captain of the Ottawa Senators. The team also announced the first trailer will be shown on Monday, June 15, during the EA E3 2015 press conference, scheduled to start at 4:00 PM ET. Steve_OS http://www.operationsports.com/newspost.php?id=845140
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Jun
13
NBA Live 16 Will Detail Their Physics-Based Player Movement System on Monday, June 15
The NBA Live 16 team will talk more about their physics-based player movement system, they call LIVEmotion, on Monday, June 15th, during the EA E3 2015 press conference, scheduled to start at 4:00 PM ET.
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Free your game with our physics-based player movement system – giving you unparalleled control and best-in-class animation.​
Of course that isn't all the team will talk about, it's just a little nugget they revealed today. According to press releases, NBA Live 16 will be on the E3 floor in some capacity during the week. If that is the case, we should be hearing much more about NBA Live 16 very soon. What are you hoping to hear? Steve_OS http://www.operationsports.com/newspost.php?id=845136
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Jun
13
NBA 2K15 Currently on Sale For $14.99 on Steam, Ends in 24 Hours
NBA 2K15 is currently on sale for $14.99 on Steam. The sale ends in 24 hours. Steve_OS http://www.operationsports.com/newspost.php?id=845124
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Jun
13
PES 2016 Features, Box Art, Pre-Order Content Revealed, Release Date September 15th
Konami has revealed the features list, box art and pre-order content for PES 2016, scheduled to arrive on September 15th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Read the full press release below.
‘Love The Past, Play The Future’ - PES 2016 announced as award-winning series returns for its 20th anniversary season​
Konami Digital Entertainment has announced a September 15th release date for PES 2016, marking the 20th anniversary edition of the hugely successful football series.
From its humble origins on PSOne, the PES series has leaped from format to format, adding ever more realism as it evolved. This heritage has been celebrated in PES 2016’s new tagline ‘Love The Past, Play The Future’, highlighting the series’ recent return to core PES values in last year’s PES 2015 and focusing on the many new gameplay and presentational elements that will further establish the series as the definitive football experience. PES 2016 aims to retain its title of ‘Best Sports Game’, as voted across the world at games shows and by major media outlets in 2014, by continuing to lead the way in the recreation of ‘The Beautiful Game’. The series aims to go back to its roots to create an exciting match between users, and proudly present PES 2016 to deliver quality gameplay as per Konami’s ‘The Pitch is Ours’ mantra. From further integration of the industry-leading Fox Engine to bring the on-pitch action to life and full commitment to centre the product around creating the best gameplay experience, to the full redevelopment of Master League, every facet of the game has been enhanced to deliver yet another outstanding product. Fresh Gameplay
  • Advanced Collision System – The physicality of the modern game has been realised...
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Jun
12
NHL 16 Q&A Update - New Dekes, Modified Controls and Arena-Specific Sights and Sounds
The NHL 16 team continues to answer questions about the game at their Ask EA page. The Q&A is copied and pasted below for easier reading. Other Q&A sessions have been posted here in the same fashion. Will there be new moves/dekes added to NHL 16 ? There was very little variety in NHL 15. Yes. We have added new moves as well as updated the controls to ensure greater consistency and control when attempting the moves. The mechanic does a better job of giving you control over your stick and skates so that you can toe drag and finish straight, further out to the side or even cut back the other way depending on the way you drag with your right stick and the direction you are headed with your left stick. The same goes for moves from your backhand side. Along with these updates we also looked at the consistency of stride dekes to ensure you weren't triggering them by accident but still able to use them in the right situations. Will Rogers arena have the stanchion lights? Yes. Our rendering team did a great job with this feature. We also have authentic animation patterns and coloring for intros and goal events in NHL 16. Will we have the ability to edit player ratings in NHL 16? Yes this is something we have added to NHL 16. There is more information about it here. Do you have the New York...
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Jun
12
Editing Players in NHL 16 Confirmed For Be a GM, Season and Playoff Mode
NHL 16 Producer Sean Ramjagsingh has just confirmed that you can edit players in NHL 16.
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In NHL 16, you will have the ability to edit players from all 10 professional hockey leagues featured in-game. From there you can edit a players General Information, Appearance, Equipment, or Attributes. This feature is available in the NHL 16 main menu, Be a GM, Season and Playoff mode.​
Read the entire message here. Steve_OS http://www.operationsports.com/newspost.php?id=845078
Jun
12
Well, that came out of the blue! Not complaining though as PES 2016 has been officially teased by Konami ahead of the full reveal on 12th June. The teaser trailer, coming in at just under 30 seconds, shows off some close-up footage of PES 2016 that looks stunning to say the least. It seems like Konami (the PES team to be exact) are really getting to grips with the FOX Engine. As rumoured yesterday, this teaser also brings with a first look at PES 2016’s new cover star, Neymar. Being the cover star he takes up a lot of the teaser trailer’s time (looking rather amazing I might add), but that’s to be expected. Player models look amazing, but there are all sorts of cool little things in the teaser trailer too. Water splashing up from the turf, player collisions and even Totti celebrating with a selfie on his phone! I’m working on a written analysis piece at the moment, so you won’t miss a cool moment or potential nugget of information. It will be up very soon. Promise. Until then watch the PES 2016 teaser trailer over and over again!