The MLB The Show 16 stream earlier this week that focused on gameplay improvements was unable to cover everything of note, and a new one today went into detail on some other features that will be enjoyed in the game this year.
That includes the much anticipated return of Sounds of the Show, which will allow for up to 6GB of┬áMP3s┬áto be added for use with walk-up and home run music, crowd chants and yells, and playing when in the menus. Among the other things touched on are the addition of retractable roofs, park specific bullpen cameras, in-game tutorials, changes to Challenge of the Week, new equipment, and the new format for the Home Run Derby.┬á Read more
The roster update following the Super Bowl for┬áMadden NFL 16 is now available to download on all platforms and is the last the game will recieve. It includes only a few ratings changes affecting the Broncos and Panthers, but resets the depth charts for all 32 teams.
Super Bowl MVP Von Miller was already rated 99 Overall, but still got increases in two attribute categories. Cam Newton did drop in some attributes but remains at 98 Overall. Among the other ratings movers in the update are Kawann Short (-1 to 95), Derek Wolfe (+1 to 91), C.J. Anderson (+1 to 85), Ted Ginn Jr. (-1 to 81), and Michael Oher (-1 to 76).
An update released today for NHL 16 has added in a number of new team jerseys. Most notably are those that were used in the Winter Classic game on January 1, and the Stadium Series games which are coming up later this month in Minneapolis and Denver.
Winter Classic: Bruins, Canadiens
Stadium Series: Avalanche, Blackhawks, Red Wings, Wild
Additionally third jerseys have been added for the San Antonio Rampage, Charlottetown Islanders, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, and Hamilton Bulldogs. The patch also fixes occasional issues where players never returned from the penalty box and where players would not line up correctly when using aggressive faceoff style in an offensive zone faceoff, plus improvements have been made to reduce lag experienced in online modes.
The first promotional push for MLB The Show 16 related to Road to the Show with the “Perks” and “Showtime” features generating decidedly mixed reaction. Gameplay should be a different story, as there will naturally┬ábe those who feel not enough has been done, but all that which has┬ábeen improved upon will likely be viewed in a positive light.
The primary focus for this year was on variety in animations, but there are also new elements of personality that have been injected, while major issues with bunting and stealing have supposedly been addressed. Check out the full archived live stream if you missed it. What do you think about the gameplay-related changes that have been made for MLB The Show 16?
The release of one of the best all-around games last year is finally imminent for Xbox One. Rocket League will go out on Tuesday, February 17 and for the original price of $20. It will include all of the paid downloadable content that has released since last summer to those with the game on PS4 and PC – Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle-Cars, and Chaos Run.
Additionally there are two exclusive vehicles for those on Xbox One: Gears of War’s Armadillo and Halo’s Warthog, along with other exclusive items related to flags and rocket trails. Unfortunately unlike those on PS4 and PC who can play together online, Rocket League on Xbox One will be limited to only XB1 players in online matches.
A live stream held today by┬áMLB The Show 16 developers went through improvements to expect for gameplay.┬áThe most notable changes affect┬ábunt logic and base stealing – both desperately needed after being exploited heavily┬álast year.
A ton of work has gone into the┬ávariety of animations, performance of players who are out of their primary position, new types of swings and running styles, 20 umpires all with unique personalities, more personalized home run rituals like Edwin Encarnacion’s walking the parrot and Jose Bauitsta’s ALDS bat flip, plus Pat Venditte will be able to switch-pitch but no other players will be allowed to have that capability.┬á Read more
Post-release support continues for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour which has received several patches and content additions. Most recently a third real-world course was introduced to the game and there is still one more to come.
Today another patch went out for the game which added in turn-based stroke play for unranked online matches. Also included in the update are attribute changes to the roster of licensed golfers, some audio and course fixes for PGA West, and┬ávarious camera fixes.
The game is still on sale with a PlayStation 4 digital code going for $13.19 at Amazon and is expected to make it┬áto the EA Access Vault on Xbox One in the near future.
The beta for EA Sports UFC 2 provided ample opportunity for those participating to get a feel for the game which is now just over a month away from releasing. Anyone not able to be a part of the beta can check out the highlight reel video, set of full gameplay fight videos, and the Press Row Podcast all about impressions of the game.
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