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R.B.I. Baseball 17 Cover Athlete is Corey Seager - Arrives This Spring
The R.B.I. Baseball 17 cover athlete is Corey Seager, scheduled to arrive in the spring for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 ($19.99) and mobile devices ($4.99).
  • Accessible, Fast-paced, Fun: Play a full nine-inning game in under 20 minutes with easy-to-use two button controls.
  • Awesome Game Modes: Season, Postseason, Exhibition and Online and Local Multiplayer, including season saving and siming capabilities.
  • Authentic MLB Experience: Play with all 30 MLB teams, 30 detailed ballparks and over 1,000 MLB Players with detailed attributes.
  • Your Team, Your Way: Modify your lineup with complete MLB rosters or play classic R.B.I baseball rosters. Stay current with downloadable roster updates throughout the 2017 season.
  • Stats: Track your season stats by team, player and league leaders across multiple seasons.
Steep Patch 1.04 Available Now - Full Details Here
Steep patch 1.04 is available now adding quite a few new features, improvements and bug fixes. Check out the full details below. NEW FEATURES
  • Welcome Dashboard - Displays the most important in-game news and suggests content for players’ current game session.
  • Live Page – Provides more info on the Steep World Tour and current series going on, as well as which Community Challenges are available to play.
  • Steep World Tour – A recurring competitive tournament open to all Steep players. Check out the Live Page for more details, including tournament phase and ranking information.
  • Community Challenges – Challenges made by the Community, for the Community! Selected trail challenges created by the community will be highlighted and made available to all players as a Community Challenge to beat. Look for them in the new Live Page!
  • New Customization Items – Shhh… they’re a surprise! More will be revealed in due time.
  • Director Mode – Provides more freedom and Replay Mode options (such as camera types and ambiance) for players to get even more creative in their replay videos.
  • Hide HUD – And last but not least (and because you asked for it!)… You now have the option to hide the HUD while riding or creating replay videos. You can toggle the HUD display by going into OPTIONS -> VIDEO.
  • G-force System We’ve improved the G-force system to make its function clearer and more accurate. Some riders expressed confusion concerning how/why they would fall while riding. The biggest hits will now activate the black-and-white dizziness state rather than triggering a fall, as was previously the case. The next hit, however, will trigger a fall.
  • New Jump Behavior The jumping system has been...
NHL 17 Patch 3.1 Available Now, Full Details Here
EA has just released NHL 17 patch 3.1, which fixes a few issues from patch 3, released last week.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Be A Pro and Franchise Modes to crash at the end of the season
  • Fixed an issue that prevented HUT Contracts from refreshing in Competitive Seasons
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in negative points for a win in HUT Competitive Seasons
  • Fixed an issue with Willie Mitchell's Outdoor Classic Set Master item. It is now back to it's original art and will refresh.
  • Fixed CCM Extreme Flex Pro 3 Blocker.
Madden NFL 17 Patch #9 Available Now, Full Details Here
Madden NFL 17 patch #9 has just arrived, check out the full details below. Madden Ultimate Team
  • Added a new tile to MUT Seasons that displays your Season progress including past opponents and scores.
  • Added Playoff presentation and night games to MUT Seasons.
  • Added visual feedback whenever certain chemistry abilities are used in MUT.
  • Addressed a bug that would not show you the low contract flow when exiting a MUT Seasons game.
  • Fixed an exploit that would let users block field goals at a high rate.
  • Added user presentation banners that display whenever a successful skill move is performed.
The Golf Club VR Patch 1.07 Available, Full Details Here
HB Studios have released The Golf Club VR patch 1.07, check out the full details below. Currently the game is only available on PC via Steam, compatible with the HTC Vive.
The past two weeks we have been putting a lot of focus on the gameplay physics and club tuning based on community feedback. With this update you’re going to see a big difference in the way the ball lands and rolls on the greens. We have addressed the issue of the ball shooting backwards with back spin and stopping abruptly, you should also see better bounces. We have also made individual tuning to each club for Casual and Amateur difficulties.​
Bug Fixes
  • Addressed clipping issues with the range finder.
  • Addressed crashes that were reported by users.
  • Addressed issues progressing through the tutorial.
  • Replaced missing textures so there should be no more pink boxes.
Additional Courses With this update we have started to bring all The Golf Club 1 courses over to The Golf Club VR. This is a long process and over the next several hours you will continue to see new courses be populated to the game. At the time of this update there should be at least a few thousand new ones to keep you busy for a while. Once this update is fully completed we will be setting up to pull any new courses from The Golf Club 1 in to The Golf Club VR. At that point, if you own the original game you will be able to create your own courses then play them in VR. Steve_OS
New NHL 17 Roster Update Available (12-15)
Another NHL 17 roster update is available now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, updating the NHL, AHL, ECHL, WHL, OHL, QMJHL, NLA, DEL, LIIGA, SHL and EXTRALIGA. You can check all of the changes here. We've listed some of the changes below. GOING UP
  • Connor McDavid +4 (Overall 92)
  • Devan Dubnyk +2 (Overall 90)
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson +1 (Overall 90)
  • Tuukka Rask +1 (Overall 90)
  • Nikita Kucherov +2 (Overall 90)
  • Mark Scheifele +2 (Overall 89)
  • Brad Marchand +1 (Overall 88)
  • Alex Galchenyuk +1 (Overall 88)
  • Jeff Skinner +1 (Overall 87)
  • Nick Foligno +1 (Overall 87)
  • Artemi Panarin +1 (Overall 87)
  • Cam Atkinson +2 (Overall 87)
  • Auston Matthews +1 (Overall 86)
  • Semyon Varlamov -2 (Overall 88)
  • Artemi Panarin -1 (Overall 87)
  • Sean Monahan -1 (Overall 87)
  • Boone Jenner -1 (Overall 86)
  • Tomas Plekanec -1 (Overall 86)
  • Kyle Palmieri -1 (Overall 86)
  • Tomas Tatar -1 (Overall 86)
  • Brandon Dubinsky -1 (Overall 86)
  • Steve Mason -2 (Overall 86)
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. bad_philanthropy
Last weekend at Sony’s latest PlayStation Experience event we were trated to the first meaty trailer for MLB The Show 17. Some of the interesting tidbits found in the trailer include a new historical stadium (Yankee Stadium 1973-2008), new legends (Roberto Alomar and Jason Giambi in addition to Ken Griffey Jr.), and a glimpse at the brand new ‘Retro Mode.’ In this segment from Bullpen Banter, my weekly broadcast centered on MLB The Show, I’m joined by Operation Sports moderator MillenniumOS and SnaggleJ to sort through the trailer and point out every detail of interest to fans of the series that can be identified. You can watch the entire episode of Bullpen Banter on and check out the show live on Twitch every Monday night at 10ET. Continue reading...
Handball 17 Review (PC)
It's always pleasing to see virtually underrepresented sports getting full-blown game releases in this day and age. In the case of Handball 17, the game marks the second iteration of a re-branded series that got off to a disappointingly rocky start 12 months ago, suffering a generally negative reception from critics and fans alike. Read More - Handball 17 Review (PC) - Written by: Fraser Gilbert Steve_OS
PES 2017 PS4 Pro 4K Update Available Now
After a slight delay, Konami has just released the PS4 Pro 4K update for PES 2017, along with a new myClub agent. If any other details are released, this post will get updated. mike24forever
November 25, 2016 Topic Discussion: What Do We Mean By Sim?
Sim is a tough word to define. When you think you've figured 'sim' out, the definition is presented in a different way by someone else and you are left starting all over again on a quest to understand it. My journey started in the earlier days of sports gaming with sim meaning something akin to balance and avoiding taking advantages of a game's unfixable flaws which created imbalances. It also meant forcing yourself to do crazy things like have to run the ball in Madden. Today, with games a lot more balanced (but not perfectly so) it seems to be morphing into another definition entirely. Balance is still key, avoiding some flaws and money plays is still important, but the overall thought of 'simness' seems to be a little different than it was before. I typically use a self-LOL inducing phrase, 'not sim' when something extraordinary happens in sports these days. Kevin Love gets 34 points in a quarter? Not sim. Some of the Big XII offenses of the past few years? Definitely not sim. Aroldis Chapman throwing 105 mph? Nah, not sim. But yes, they're all real events that really happen in sports. The unexpected becomes the expected quite often, which is why many of us keep coming back to sports in the first place. So what about you? How do you handle the sports uncertainty principle while still desiring a simulation experience? Where do you draw the line at sim vs. not sim? Sound off in the comments! MMChrisS