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  • The Daily Dish for 10/30/14
    Posted October 30th, 2014 at 6:30 pm No Comments »


    In this episode of The Daily Dish the impact of the ESPN camera for NBA Live 15 is discussed, an extended trailer focused on the new and improved modes for PES 2015 is out, the rosters in NBA 2K15 have been updated, NBA 2K15 is free to play through Monday morning on PC through Steam, and a preview of the upcoming Press Row Hangout.

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    ♦NBA Live 15 ESPN Camera
    ♦PES 2015 Modes Trailer
    ♦NBA 2K15 Roster Update (OS)
    ♦NBA 2K15 for PC on Steam
    ♦Press Row Hangout Sat Night

  • New Trailer Looks at the Modes in Pro Evolution Soccer 2015
    Posted October 30th, 2014 at 3:45 pm No Comments »


    With just over two weeks until the game releases Konami today debuted a mode-centric trailer for PES 2015. The demo has been out for over a month now and reception has been generally positive – but it remains a tough sell as FIFA 15 will have been on the market for two months by the time it arrives and it follows the wave of sports games and faces incredibly tough competition for dollars in the gaming space in general.

    The extended trailer offers up some good information on myClub, Master League, and Live Updates which are all either new or revamped for 2015. Read more

  • The Hidden Gem of NBA Live 15 Is The ESPN Camera Angle
    Posted October 30th, 2014 at 11:30 am 10 Comments »


    When considering what the ESPN license means for sports video games most would cite broadcast presentation and maybe commentary teams. However there are other elements that can potentially be implemented and one shines in NBA Live 15. The game has the authentic ESPN camera angles for each arena and it might be the best option to use when playing.

    Similar to how the TV camera shifts for baseball pitching views from stadium to stadium, and in MLB: The Show that changes up the way each game looks and even can affect pitching based on the altered angles, the camera placement in NBA arenas vary. NBA Live 15 attempts to replicate what viewers see when watching ESPN/ABC broadcasts. Compared to the default camera they’re pulled back farther and arguably better for playing purposes.

    It may have been smart for EA to default to the ESPN camera. Everyone I’ve spoken to about the game prefers it. Not only that but it could be a selling point as it offers something exclusive to their product. Playing in each arena offers a unique and recognizable feel to the NBA fan. Continue on to check out a handful of screenshots from the ESPN camera that displays just how each venue can differ whether it’s slight or more dramatic.  Read more

  • The Daily Dish for 10/29/14
    Posted October 29th, 2014 at 6:45 pm 1 Comment »


    Thoughts on PS4’s Share Play leads the way in today’s Daily Dish. Also touched upon is the latest patch for EA Sports UFC, roster update for NBA 2K15 and observations on MyPark, and the player face updates made in NBA Live 15’s first patch.

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    ♦Thoughts on PS4 Share Play
    ♦EA Sports UFC Patch Details
    ♦NBA 2K15 Roster Update (OS)
    ♦NBA Live 15 Updated Faces

  • Share Play May Offer Better Experience Than Some Sports Games’ Standard Online
    Posted October 29th, 2014 at 2:45 pm 5 Comments »


    Share Play was introduced in the PS4 system update yesterday and having spent an evening testing it out what it offers is remarkable. There’s almost too much to go into for a single article so it’ll be discussed at length on the next Press Row Hangout likely to be Saturday night.

    In one case I joined Rich Grisham and his NBA Live 15 to play a game against each other “offline” (Live doesn’t have local co-op). As the host he had an ideal offline experience. As the guest I was faced with slight input lag comparable to that of a fairly good online game. It was something I could easily adjust to. Read more

  • Taking A Look at the Updated Faces From The NBA Live 15 Day One Patch
    Posted October 29th, 2014 at 12:30 pm 14 Comments »


    Among the items listed in the day one patch for NBA Live 15 are updated player faces for four specific players. I went in and grabbed three of them for comparison sake to see just how improved the faces are from those that shipped with the game.

    Joakim Noah looks the most different with changes more subtle to Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony. Check out the comparison images below by clicking the thumbnails and leave your observations in the comments!

    livenoahcompare     carmelocompare     rosecompare

  • Fourth Patch for EA Sports UFC Out Now
    Posted October 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am 1 Comment »


    The excellent post-release support for EA Sports UFC continues with the release of a fourth significant patch for the game that delivers more in the way of gameplay improvements as well as three new fighters. It went out today on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and seems to address spamming and balancing issues that were being exploited in online fights.  Read more

  • The Daily Dish for 10/28/14
    Posted October 28th, 2014 at 6:15 pm 1 Comment »


    It’s release day for NBA Live 15 so naturally there is some news related to it and that’s covered on today’s episode of The Daily Dish. The day one patch is available and a demo has gone out on the PS4 and six hour trial on Xbox One. In addition there’s the huge PS4 system update which includes Share Play, new fighters headed to EA Sports UFC soon, and a look ahead to the next Madden NFL 15 roster update.

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    ♦NBA Live 15 Release Day Patch Details
    ♦PlayStation 4 System Update 2.00
    ♦EA Sports UFC for $30 (Was Both but XB1 Right Now)

  • Day One Patch Details for NBA Live 15
    Posted October 28th, 2014 at 11:00 am 21 Comments »


    EA Sports released a patch today for NBA Live 15 to coincide with the game’s release. It’s likely the culmination of work done over the weeks that the game was delayed and addresses primarily visual details but also involves some minor gameplay adjustments. Included too is a roster update which is fitting and necessary as the season begins tonight.

    ♦Updated scanned heads for: Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Kawhi Leonard, Carmelo Anthony
    ♦Updated San Antonio Spurs championship jerseys.
    ♦Updated courts for Cavaliers, Pelicans, Hornets.
    ♦Updated jersey icons for MIN alt, MIA Floridians (H. Classics), PHI road, CLE alt 2.
    ♦Updated accessory colors for new Cavaliers uniforms.
    ♦Updated team shoe colors for Kings.
    ♦Updated Jordan shoes for players in Rookie Showcase.
    ♦Updated player shoes in the All-Star Game.
    ♦Updated steal rating for Kris Humphries and Jordan Hamilton.
    ♦Updated accessories on several players.
    ♦Updated rosters to reflect recent moves.
    ♦Updated player portraits in Live Ultimate Team.
    ♦Updated info on several players with playstyles, positions, jersey numbers, ect.
    ♦Updated “Pull the Chair” post move.
    ♦Updated catch animations on inbound passes.
    ♦Updated “Up and Under” layup animations.
    ♦Updated foot planting with pump fakes.
    ♦Updated shot timing for free throws.

  • PlayStation 4 System Update Today Includes Highly Anticipated Share Play Feature
    Posted October 28th, 2014 at 8:45 am 6 Comments »


    Sony released the big 2.00 software update for the PS4 earlier today. Among the new features and improvements is Share Play, which was announced first at the original system reveal nearly two years ago, and again highlighted at E3 over the summer. Share Play is naturally well-suited for use with sports games which makes it even more exciting.

    Share Play allows for someone to join a friend’s game even if they don’t own it for up to an hour at a time. The visitor can either take over the host’s controller and play it on their own or join in for local co-op multiplayer. So not only can a person play their friend’s game and possibly decide they want to buy it for themselves but it has potential to be an amazing teaching or assisting tool as far as sports games are concerned.

    Other items in the update include Youtube uploading, USB music player, home screen themes, and new live broadcasting features. Read more

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