Closing out the week in The Daily Dish is an examination of the NBA 2K15 poll results which show there’s a fair level of dissatisfaction due to issues with the game, the latest Madden NFL 15 roster update, and a preview of tonight’s live Press Row Hangout.
The Cowboys are the biggest beneficiary of the latest Madden NFL 15 roster update which follows week six of the season. 16 players move up at least a point for the now 5-1 team. Check out the spreadsheet with the full list of details here.
Players receiving a significant boost in ratings include Darrelle Revis (+1 to 97), Rob Gronkowski (+1 to 96), Trent Williams (+1 to 96), Marshal Yanda (+1 to 96), Demaryius Thomas (+1 to 95), DeMarco Murray (+1 to 95), Brandon Marshall (+1 to 95), Devin McCourty (+1 to 95), Philip Rivers (+1 to 95), Matt Forte (+1 to 95), LeSean McCoy (+1 to 94), Andrew Luck (+2 to 93), Arian Foster (+1 to 93), Tom Brady (+1 to 92), Cam Newton (+1 to 92), T.Y. Hilton (+3 to 89), Joe Flacco (+2 to 88), DeAndre Levy (+2 to 88), Ezekiel Ansah (+4 to 84), Rolando McClain (+3 to 84), and Mohamed Sanu (+5 to 81).
Among those sliding after this week’s performances are Gerald McCoy (-1 to 96), Earl Thomas (-1 to 95), Robert Quinn (-1 to 94), Lavonte David (-1 to 93), Julio Jones (-1 to 93), Vernon Davis (-2 to 92), Matt Prater (-3 to 90), Russell Wilson (-1 to 92), Troy Polamalu (-1 to 92), Patrick Peterson (-1 to 89), Brian Cushing (-3 to 87), and Nate Solder (-3 to 85).
Just how many people feel their enjoyment ofÂ NBA 2K15 has been damaged by issues primarily related to the servers? It turns out it’s a large amount based on the poll posted earlier this week which helped to quantify the distress being shown on social media and forums.
From over 5K respondents thoseÂ describingÂ their experience with NBA 2K15 as a negative one (30%) outnumbered those that feel it has been a positive one (27%). That’s a serious concern for 2K Sports coming off 2K14 which generated similar reaction.Â Read more
Two central topics in this Daily Dish episode as EA Sports decides against offering a pre-release demo for NBA Live 15 and the mobile version of NBA 2K15 goes out for iOS and Amazon Fire devices – but otherwise not yet available for Android. Also a preview of the next Press Row Hangout which is scheduled for Friday night at 11ET/8PT.
The mobile version of NBA 2K15 released today for iOS devices and Amazon Fire devices. It’s unclear when, or even if, it will be brought to Google Play for all other Android devices. There may be some sort of timed exclusivity for Amazon here. Last year though NBA 2K14 did goÂ out several weeks after iOS.
This is not to be confused with the free MyNBA2K15 companion app which offers up the ability to get daily bonus VC, chat while in MyPark, and play a card battle game. NBA 2K15 offers traditional on-court gameplay and a new MyCareer mode.
â™¦Enjoy Quick Game mode with improved gameplay.
â™¦Full MyCAREER mode with expanded features and options.
â™¦New controller support and virtual controller sizing.
â™¦Significantly improved graphics including updates to arenas, player models, player animations, and more!
2K continues to offer premium mobile apps as opposed to going the free-to-play route. Some will prefer this though user-reviews of the mobile NBA 2K’s in recent years have been poor-to-mediocre, which makes shelling out $8 a bit of a risk that wouldn’t be required with the other model.Â NHL 2K which returns to mobile later this fall will also be $8.
Multiple reports have now surfaced that a demo for NBA Live 15 will not be out prior to release and instead will go out on the game’s release day of October 28. This is the case despite EA Sports having implied over the summer that not only would there be a demo but it would go out super earlyÂ and that the company had other various ways planned for people to get their hands on the game. Whether EA was intentionally misleading (quite possible considering their PR tactics with the franchise in the last five years) or things changed when they decided to delay the game three weeks – it’s another potential nail in the coffin for the series.Â Read more
Today’s episode of The Daily Dish focuses on the news of a patch being just days away for NBA 2K15, my thoughts on MyCareer mode in 2K15, more on the mishandling of NBA Live 15, and a preview of topics for the next Press Row Hangout.
Server issues have dominated discussion related to NBA 2K15 since it released last week. Not only have modes like MyPark and MyTeam failed to work properly in part due to the servers, and online games affectedÂ by troublesome input lag, but modes that would be considered by most as offline like MyCareer and MyGM have been impacted. Today 2K Sports announced that a patch has been submitted to Sony and Microsoft that will at least address some of the related issues.
— 2K Support (@2KSupport) October 15, 2014
Specifically the tweet from 2K notes it will address “being booted off MyPark”. That mode has suffered from connectivity problems, as well as instances where games don’t start and users get soft-locked in the “Got Next” spots, players that go invisible, and the game outright crashing. The patch is expected to be out within the next week.
NBA Live 15 is due out in under two weeks and in just eight days it’ll be made available through EA Access on Xbox One. Most wouldn’t really know it though with the lack of promotion it has received and all attention going towards the competition. EA has largely shielded Live 15 from consumer. Rather than show off gameplay they’ve pushed screenshots and information like player ratings, team rankings and the soundtrack.Â Read more
In this episode of the Daily Dish the talk falls on the lack of interest out there in NBA Live 15, the reveal of the NBA Live 15 soundtrack, the FIFA 15 patch having now gone out on XB1/PS4, and what to look for with the next Madden NFL 15 roster update.