The latest Press Row Hangout is a crossover with the Doddcast and focuses on various hot topics in the gaming industry. That includes the botched and controversial launches of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Assassin’s Creed Unity among others with problems, assessments of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after a year, and various discussions around Sunset Overdrive, Pro Evolution Soccer 2015, and many of the sports games.
An update released on Saturday to the MyNBA2K15 mobile app introducingÂ an additional method of earning VC that transfers over to NBA 2K15. You can now do a daily pick’em withÂ the league’s slate of games each day. The reward is an unknown amount ofÂ VC for each correct selection because it hasn’t actually worked yet. Either users aren’t being rewarded for the wins or as is the case today the app failsÂ to load the pages to see results or make the picks.
MyNBA2K15 went out alongside the release of the game in October and has offered the ability to get daily VC (anywhere from 300 to 3000), enter “Locker Codes”, view MyCareer and GM stats and attributes, and utilize chat functionality in MyPark. Another recent update brought inÂ the ability to watch the 2KTV episodes.
[Update] Each correct selection is worth 50 VC.
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Catch up on the week in news with the YT playlist of Daily Dish episodes!
â™¦Both NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 are down to about $51 on AmazonÂ but BF deals loom.
â™¦EA Sports released a blog going over what each attribute does in Madden Ultimate Team.
â™¦New legends in Madden Ultimate Team this week are Ronnie Lott and Dan Marino.
â™¦EA Sports released a blog about what goes into creating the shoes for NBA Live 15.
â™¦HB Studios released a blog updating more on ongoing patch work for The Golf Club.
â™¦A new roster update went out for NHL 15 though specific details were not provided.
â™¦EA Sports released a trailer promoting the addition of legends to NHL 15 Ultimate Team.
â™¦FUTHead posted an article detailing five things the FIFA series can learn from PES 2015.
â™¦EA Sports is running a sweepstakes w/ FIFA 15 ending todayÂ enter by winning FUT game.
â™¦2K Sports released a blog going over Creation Suite options for WWE 2K15.
â™¦NBA 2K15 finished #1, FIFA 15 #7, and Madden NFL 15 #8 in October sales.
â™¦The latest Breaking Madden episode takes on Marshawn Lynch using just special moves.
â™¦Check out the NBA Christmas jerseys for this year which feature first names on the back.
â™¦PlayStation TV just came out but Amazon has already knocked $20 off to make it $80.
â™¦Amazon offering Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series Set for 70% off at $90 this week.
â™¦Amazon has The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector’s Edition for just $38 right now.
â™¦Movie releasesÂ this week include 22 Jump Street, Sin City 2, Into the Storm, and Guardians of the Galaxy (Early HD Instant Video Exclusive).
While injuries are being reflected daily along with rotations, accessories, and more the ratings changes for NBA 2K15 have come in bunches and this third week of the season had the most impact yet. Last week 57 players were altered compared to 172 this week.
The Nets appear to have benefited the most with ratings upgrades while the Nuggets went in the opposite direction. Anthony Davis and Stephen Curry move up to 90 overall while Tim Duncan drops a point to 89. Check out all the ratings changes made in the last week of NBA 2K15 roster updates in the spreadsheet here.
In this episode of The Daily Dish the new Press Row Podcast is covered which focuses on the broken state of many games at launch and how the industry and consumers are approaching these products. Also EA Sports is hyping the “new era” of NHL, Madden NFL 15 has a new roster update out, a brief recap of some ratings movement in recent NBA 2K15 roster updates, and a preview of Saturday night’s live Press Row Hangout.
A special episode of the Press Row Podcast focuses on the recent botched launches for high profile games which is something that has certainly plagued the sports genre over the years.
A number of areas are examined including the concept of “day one reviews”, how embargoes can either serve or harm readership, whether widespread backlash to issues ultimately leads to any change, and opinions on how sports games are covered by the media at large and if consumer expectations of them are fair in general.
The roster update that follows week 10 of the season is out now for Madden NFL 15 on all platforms. Aaron Rodgers joins the 99 overall ranks withÂ Peyton Manning and J.J. Watt. On the other end of things the Bears have 15 players and the Bengals 10 that drop this week. Check out all the changes in this new roster update with the spreadsheet here.
Players on the rise include Jimmy Graham (+1 to 97), Marshawn Lynch (+1 to 96), Dez Bryant (+1 to 95), Brent Grimes (+1 to 94), Mario Williams (+1 to 93), Connor Barwin (+2 to 87), Justin Forsett (+3 to 83), Kroy Biermann (+6 to 81),Â Odell Beckham Jr. (+2 to 80),Â Jordan Matthews (+4 to 78), Mark Sanchez (+3 to 78), and Martavis Bryant (+2 to 77).
Among those falling in the update are Richard Sherman (-1 to 97), Gerald McCoy (-1 to 96), Drew Brees (-1 to 95), A.J. Green (-1 to 94), Matt Forte (-1 to 94), LeSean McCoy (-2 to 91), Tyron Smith (-2 to 91), Mike Pouncey (-2 to 90), Maurkice Pouncey (-2 to 88), Stefen Wisnieski (-2 to 88), Andy Dalton (-2 to 83), and Jay Cutler (-3 to 82).
Unable to produce a Daily Dish episode yesterday the next two will be stacked with more information than usual. Today’s discusses the results out of the NBA 2K15 vs NBA Live 15 player face comparisons, previews tomorrow’s Press Row Podcast and Saturday’s live Hangout, takes note of the new blog for The Golf Club which has more on the handicap system and future Career mode, mentions the new NBA mobile game that went out, and summarizes the news on Black Friday deals for sports games.
Referenced in the video
â™¦NBA Player Face Comparison Results
â™¦Press Row Hangout on Saturday Night
â™¦Press Row Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher
â™¦The Golf Club Handicap/Career Mode Blog
â™¦Early Black Friday Sports Game Listings
â™¦NBA All Net Mobile Game Out Now
A new addition to the NHL 15 website is pointing towards December 8th as a significant date for the series when a ‘new era’ will supposedly begin. Below the tagline is a mention to follow the NHL Twitter account for HUT news but that’s the extent of things. That could be a hint at the area of the game that will be affected but it’s hard to believe a “new era” wouldÂ describe something related to a single mode. However this is EA and all they seem to care about now is Ultimate Team so it can’t be ruled out.
Of course any expectations should be tempered if not reduced to zero here. First it could end up being about an addition/change to Ultimate TeamÂ which would limit interest to the relative few who already own the game and the even fewer who play that mode. More importantly the company has lost their credibility in promotion of the series. The most recent embarrassment was hyping the release of a mediocre patch as “the greatest day in EA Sports NHL history”.
EA has not commented on further support for NHL 15 after fulfilling the first two promised patches which delivered a few features back to the game. Instead they’ve continued to push Ultimate Team including the recent addition of legends to the mode.
Both 2K Sports and EA Sports have touted their head scanning technology and player likenesses crafted for NBA 2K15 and NBA Live 15. That provided the perfect reasoning to dive into face comparisons and see which side actually delivered the best results.
Over 120K total votes were cast through the 30 different face parings that were presented. Continue on to find out all the numbers and which game ultimately came out on top! Read more