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  • The Daily Dish for 9/30/14
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    Posted September 30th, 2014 at 5:30 pm 1 Comment

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    With NBA 2K15 out next week naturally a lot of the recent news has been concentrated on the game. In today’s Daily Dish the focus centers on the player ratings for NBA 2K15 now known for the entire league and the odd marketing strategy that has left several modes shrouded in mystery even still. There’s also a look ahead to the next Madden NFL 15 roster update and a reminder to get entries in for the NBA 2K15 giveaway.

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    NBA 2K15 Giveaway
    NBA 2K15 Player Ratings
    Madden Upcoming Roster Update

  • All NBA 2K15 Overall Player Ratings
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    Posted September 30th, 2014 at 11:30 am 5 Comments

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    It took over three weeks to do so but 2K Sports has finally finished revealing all the overall player ratings for NBA 2K15. Only one of the four players to be rated 90+ wasn’t confirmed until now and as expected it’s Chris Paul who comes in at 91. He joins LeBron James (98), Kevin Durant (95), and Tim Duncan (90) in that elite group.

    Six players follow at 89 overall including Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love. Continue on to check out all the overall ratings in the base roster of NBA 2K15!  Read more

  • Madden NFL 15 Week Four Upcoming Roster Update Discussion
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    Posted September 30th, 2014 at 10:15 am 23 Comments

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    EA Sports should really just name J.J. Watt as the Madden NFL 16 cover athlete. No need to go through a charade like the voting process was for Richard Sherman on Madden 15. No one is impacting the NFL like Watt is right now.

    One change at QB coming this week as the Bills sit E.J. Manuel in favor of Kyle Orton. We’re almost now to the point in the season where teams should get some upgrade or downgrade consideration as entire units based on performance compared to expectations rather than just singling out a few players here and there.

    In this week’s Madden NFL 15 roster update look for Philip Rivers, Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles, Eli Manning, DeMarco Murray, Larry Donnell, Martellus Bennett, Travis Kelce, Steve Smith, Jarius Wright, Robert Ayers, C.J. Mosley, and Malcolm Jenkins to rise. Names likely to fall include Kirk Cousins, E.J. Manuel, Nick Foles, Tom Brady, Geno Smith, LeSean McCoy, Riley Cooper, Sammy Watkins, Kenny Vaccaro, and Jairus Byrd.

  • The Daily Dish for 9/29/14
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    Posted September 29th, 2014 at 4:15 pm 1 Comment

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    For the first time in a very long time there was nothing newsworthy to write about today (that shouldn’t be the case throughout this week with NBA 2K15 still to announce features) so I tackle a few different topics with The Daily Dish. NBA 2K15 won’t have its servers turned on until next Tuesday and that’s reason for some concern, discussion has again been raised over how to best implement penalties in Madden, more top player ratings are out for NBA Live 15, and a reminder to enter in the NBA 2K15 giveaway!

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    NBA 2K15 Giveaway
    Penalties in Madden (Operation Sports)
    NBA Live 15 Player Ratings (EA Sports)

  • The Line Drive for September 28
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    Posted September 28th, 2014 at 1:15 pm 2 Comments

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    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings.

    Make sure to get your entries in for the NBA 2K15 giveaway!
    Catch up on the last week’s Daily Dish episodes through the YT playlist!
    The Xbox One version of Madden NFL 15 is still available for just $40.
    A fix to desyncs not requiring camera toggle lock in M15 CFM will be patched in later.
    Two new legends, Mike Ditka and Andre Reed, were added to M15 Ultimate Team.
    Polygon examines whether sports games can realistically be made on a yearly schedule.
    Check out the “Evolution of the freelance offense” video for NBA 2K15.
    Here’s the full list of achievements for XB1/PS4 NBA 2K15.
    2K Sports has now revealed all but the top 20 player’s ratings for NBA 2K15.
    EA Sports has now revealed the top rated players at every position for NBA Live 15.
    Big new update being released this week for the F2P PC game FIFA World.
    Operation Sports details all the major problems encountered in NHL 15 Ultimate Team.
    Here’s some of what to expect from the upcoming patch for EA Sports UFC.
    Here are the details on the patch that has released for the PS4 version of The Golf Club.
    New update has released on iOS and Android for Tap Sports Baseball.
    Check out the latest entry in the popular Breaking Madden series.
    Preliminary designs make the new Golden State Warriors stadium look like a toilet.
    Blu-ray releases this week include Transformers 4 and 24: Live Another Day.

  • Press Row Podcast: Episode 102
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    Posted September 27th, 2014 at 1:45 pm No Comments

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    A new Press Row Podcast is out and features panel discussion on experiences with the games that everyone has been playing in recent weeks, early impressions of FIFA 15, and the viability of the yearly release schedule for sports games given how many have been delayed or disappointing on the new generation of consoles as of late.

    Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS and the Stitcher app for Android – subscribe while there to help support the show! You can also listen in the streaming player below.

  • The Daily Dish for 9/26/14
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    Posted September 26th, 2014 at 5:00 pm No Comments

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    Closing out the third week with The Daily Dish is an examination of the first Online League details for NBA 2K15 and one scripted element of the game’s MyCareer mode that isn’t going over very well, the FIFA 15 mobile Companion App for Ultimate Team is available to download, and there’s a deal worth considering on the Xbox One version of Madden NFL 15.

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    NBA 2K15 Online League Details
    45 Things to Know About NBA 2K15 (GameInformer)
    FUT 15 Companion App For Mobile Devicies
    ♦Press Row Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher
    NBA 2K15 Giveaway
    Madden NFL 15 on Xbox One for $40 at Amazon

  • First NBA 2K15 Online League Info
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    Posted September 26th, 2014 at 10:45 am 25 Comments

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    In the transition to the new generation of consoles the NBA 2K series lost its Online Association mode which was replaced with basic Online Leagues. The leagues in 2K14 lacked the necessary admin options and tools for any to be successful and server issues sealed the deal on a mangled and virtually useless mode. Even simple settings like quarter length and difficulty levels couldn’t be adjusted! An online-based MyGM or MyLeague mode appears unlikely to materialize in the near future but instead 2K Sports did work on making the Online Leagues at least somewhat more viable for NBA 2K15.

    Online Leagues will now allow for adjustable season length, number of teams (including CPU controlled teams), difficulty levels, quarter length, and number of games in the playoff series and NBA Finals. Remember leagues are just a single season – unlike Online Franchise there is no draft, free agency, player progression/regression and so on. The ability to import a custom roster to start with in a league remains and hopefully it works this year because it didn’t in 2K14 as there is no Fantasy Draft option. Commissioners can also reset the results of games.

    It was inexcusable to release an Online League structure last year that was so poorly designed and then no attempts were made to improve on it through post-release support. While some of the required options for a league to potentially do well are now in hand with 2K15 a lot will again depend on whether the online servers can finally prove to be reliable. Various issues with Online Franchise in Madden NFL 15 and MLB 14: The Show have damaged those modes immensely and the NBA 2K franchise has a history of being unable to provide a stable online experience.

  • Mobile Companion App for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Mode Out Now
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    Posted September 26th, 2014 at 10:00 am No Comments

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    The companion app for FIFA 15 that allows you to manage your Ultimate Team on consoles through your phone or tablet is available now to download. This isn’t to be confused with FIFA 15 Ultimate Team – the standalone mobile game that also released this week – but instead offers connected functionality to the console Ultimate Team (PS4/XB1/360/PS3/PC) including the ability to buy and open packs and bid on cards in the Auction House.

    ♦New Feature: Concept Squads – A powerful squad planning tool
    ♦Manage your FUT Squads by optimizing Chemistry, Formations, and Players
    ♦Find and bid on players on the FUT Transfer Market
    ♦Sell players with the FUT Transfer List
    ♦Purchase packs from the FUT Store
    ♦Access your EA SPORTS Football Club Activity, News, and Notifications

    The companion app can be downloaded for iOS devices through iTunesAndroid devices through Google Play and also Windows Phone.

  • The Daily Dish for 9/25/14
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    Posted September 25th, 2014 at 5:15 pm No Comments

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    Topics covered with today’s Daily Dish include the opening of the giveaway for a copy of NBA 2K15, the biggest movers in the latest Madden NFL 15 roster update, EA marketing FIFA 15 on Vita in a misleading manner, and a preview of tomorrow’s Press Row Podcast.

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    NBA 2K15 Giveaway
    Madden 15 Roster Update
    DoddScientifics on Misleading FIFA 15 Vita Marketing
    ♦Press Row Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher

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