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Old Time Hockey Delivers an Experience for Hardcore Puck Fans Only
As a fan of old-school hockey games, I was very excited to try V7 Entertainment’s Old Time Hockey. It appeared to be everything I loved about the NHL games of the early '90s, and I was anxious to see how it compared. Read More - Old Time Hockey Delivers an Experience for Hardcore Puck Fans Only MMChrisS
Today I’m taking a look at the new 85 rated Rookie Legend Juan Marichal in MLB The Show 17. This card was released to Diamond Dynasty on April 14th available through the Ticket Counter’s Level 50 addition. It will be one of three cards rotated through that level every few days and carries a cost of 700 tickets. He is not available to purchase from the marketplace. It’s a nicely rounded card overall. Marichal doesn’t have any outstanding attributes but also doesn’t have any glaring negatives. His pitching repertoire includes the ever-elusive Screwball to go along with a 4-Seamer, Curveball, Changeup and Slider. Pro’s – Unique pitch mix – All five pitches have above-average break ratings – High stamina Con’s – Slow pitching meter will take a few innings to get used to – Curveball, Changeup and Slider velocities all very similar If you are looking for a well rounded starting pitcher you could definitely do worse than this card. Also, with it being both a Rookie Series and Legend Series card, it will contribute towards stat collection for multiple missions while in use. Make sure to check out the video below for my full review. If there is a particular card you would like me to review next, make sure to hit me up on Twitter @SnaggleJ. Continue reading...
New NHL 17 Roster Updated Adds McAvoy, Boeser & Keller
A new NHL 17 roster update is available now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, adding Charlie McAvoy, Brock Boeser and Clayton Keller. There may be a few others added, so make sure to check them out. Roster Update Download Instructions*:
  • In the NHL 17 main menu, select (Customize)
  • In the Customize section, select (Roster)
  • In the Roster section, select (Active Rosters)
  • In the Active Rosters section, select the most recent update organized by 'Date & Time' under EA SPORTS NHL Official Rosters
*NOTE: Your console must have an internet connection to download this roster update. Steve_OS
MX vs. ATV 2017 Official Track Edition Available Now
MX vs. ATV 2017 Official Track Edition is available now for $39.99 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Includes
  • Full game MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore with over 35 tracks
  • Plus 16 official tracks from the Supercross Championship season 2017
Rip, jump and scrub your way to victory in this vastly extended version! Only the Encore edition features the brand new Rhythm Racing mode, extra outdoor Nationals tracks, and exclusive Waypoint races in open world maps. The improved game engine brings remastered HD graphics & sound, smoother online gameplay, and updated riding physics for full control. Features
  • More than twice as many tracks as the original MX vs. ATV Supercross
  • Rhythm Racing mode: Drag race your friends on straight dirt tracks filled with obstacles and jumps
  • Free Ride mode for racing without boundaries
  • All new gear and graphics kits
  • Over 60 professional riders to race against
  • More than 80 licensed motocross companies for maximum authenticity
Press Row Podcast - MLB The Show 17 Review Roundtable
Coming off a win by MLB The Show 16 of the Press Row Podcast Sports Game of the Year Award, MLB The Show 17 reaches the marketplace with naturally high expectations. The series went big with Ken Griffey Jr. on the cover and found within various modes of play in the game, story-like elements for Road to the Show, new simulation features for Franchise Mode, and more content in Diamond Dynasty which looks to remain the consumer-favorite team-building mode. Server issues however have plagued the game since release marring what otherwise would have been widely-favorable impressions. This super-sized episode of the Press Row Podcast features a full panel of the best evaluators of sports video games in the business examining all major aspects of MLB The Show 17. Joining us this week: Steve_OS
MLB The Show 17 OSFM Rosters V1 Available Now
Just in case you haven't visited the roster forums for MLB The Show 17, Operation Sports Full Minors (OSFM) rosters V1 are available now. Find them in the roster vault under the following name: PSN - Ridindwnkingsley Make sure to give Ridin and the crew some love in the thread! Steve_OS
EA's Frostbite Engine: What is it, Why You Should Care
In recent weeks, I've noticed some OS forum dwellers stating their confusion about EA's Frostbite engine, and wondering what it means for the future of their favorite EA Sports games. For the most part, this discussion has emerged following the announcement that Madden NFL 18 will transition to the engine later this year. There are many fans that don't know the difference between Ignite and Frostbite. For those of you in that boat, this is an opportunity to learn what the Frostbite engine is, how it's affected the games industry thus far, and what you might be able to expect from it going forward. This isn't a technical discussion by any means. It's purely a basic rundown of the engine and how it operates based on known facts, interviews and my own personal perspective. Read More - EA's Frostbite Engine: What is it, Why You Should Care MMChrisS
NBA 2K17 Patch #12 Available Now, Patch Notes Included
NBA 2K17 patch #12 is available now for box One and PlayStation 4. Check out the patch notes below.
  • Improvements to double team logic for more appropriate rotations and to prevent help defenders from leaving their assignments.
  • Enhanced several dribble size-up combos to make them more responsive when chaining moves together.
  • Improved logic for off-ball collisions to prevent excessive bumping, resulting in a smoother offensive flow.
  • Removed select dribbler collision reactions that would slow down the ball handler when contact was made from behind.
  • Offensive AI enhancements for better decision making when countering double teams.
  • Fixed an issue that would allow you to travel if rapidly chaining together certain rhythm dribble animations.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing some players from signing a 10-day contract in MyGM/MyLEAGUE.
MLB The Show 17: Is It a Buy? With MLB The Show 17 hitting stores earlier this week, some OS'ers are inevitably still on the fence about whether this year's game is a buy or not. We gathered three different opinions from OS Staff Writers about whether you should buy the game or not. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in the comments! Read More - MLB The Show 17: Is It a Buy? MMChrisS
Out of the Park Baseball 18 Is Another Home Run
Here I was at 1:10 AM, unwittingly realizing I had let the night slip away from me. I had been playing Out of the Park Baseball for five hours in what I thought was going to be a quick play through to get a feel for the new game. But yet, I couldn't help myself. A small tweak here, move this player to AA from AAA because he's struggling, adjust my pitching staff, let's see if the Reds will take this trade. And then it was five hours later and 1:10 AM. That's how Out of the Park Baseball has always gotten you, and again this year, that's how it got me again. Out of the Park Baseball 18 is the latest release in a series that has become a staple in the discussion for Sports Game of the Year here at Operation Sports. Read More - Out of the Park Baseball 18 Is Another Home Run MMChrisS