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  • No Pre-Release Demo for NBA Live 15
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    Posted October 16th, 2014 at 9:45 am 34 Comments

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    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 early 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.  Read more

  • The Daily Dish for 10/15/14
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    Posted October 15th, 2014 at 6:45 pm 5 Comments

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    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.

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    Referenced in the video
    EA Failing Again with NBA Live 15
    2K Rushing Out a Patch for NBA 2K15
    Impressions of NBA 2K15 MyCareer Mode
    Press Row Hangout for Friday Night

  • 2K Rushing Out Patch for NBA 2K15
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    Posted October 15th, 2014 at 10:45 am 16 Comments

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    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 affected 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.


    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.

  • EA Showing No Urgency for What May Be Make or Break Year for NBA Live
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    Posted October 15th, 2014 at 10:15 am 33 Comments

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    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.  Read more

  • The Daily Dish for 10/14/14
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    Posted October 14th, 2014 at 7:30 pm 4 Comments

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    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.

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    NBA Live 15 Soundtrack
    FIFA 15 Patch Details
    Madden Upcoming Roster Update
    Pastapadre Twitter

  • Thoughts on NBA 2K15 MyCareer Mode
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    Posted October 14th, 2014 at 3:30 pm 39 Comments

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    MyCareer is the most popular mode in the NBA 2K series and for good reason. Starting in 2K14 it became more of a story mode than a standard career mode and has benefited greatly from that by providing a uniquely compelling experience that is unmatched in the genre. In 2K15 there’s a brand new storyline which will click with some, various improvements and additions made, and some areas where it could really use some work.  Read more

  • Soundtrack for NBA Live 15
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    Posted October 14th, 2014 at 10:15 am 15 Comments

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    EA Sports has released the full list of songs that are included in NBA Live 15. The soundtrack has been put together by MICK who was also involved with Live 14. No promises have been made that new songs will be added throughout the season – as was the case with Live 14 and never fulfilled – but it wouldn’t be surprising if it were to happen this time around.

    You can listen to the playlist through Soundcloud here. The soundtrack is made up of mostly unknowns and that could be refreshing considering how many people now just immediately want to turn off all the music in sports games.  Read more

  • Madden NFL 15 Week Six Upcoming Roster Update Discussion
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    Posted October 14th, 2014 at 10:00 am 42 Comments

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    As difficult as it may be for many to stomach the Dallas Cowboys are playing like the best team in the NFL right now. They should see widespread upgrades in the next Madden NFL 15 roster update on both sides of the ball. That upward trend may continue to build for weeks to come as they have a pretty soft schedule going forward.

    Players to look for on the rise this week include Joe Flacco, Brian Hoyer, Cam Newton, Tom Brady, Jay Cutler, DeMarco Murray, Branden Oliver, Antonio Brown, T.Y. Hilton, Mohamed Sanu, Marshal Yanda, Zack Martin, Tyron Smith, Ezekial Ansah, Jason Hatcher, Whitney Mercilus, and Rolando McClain. Among those that are likely to fall are Kirk Cousins, Russell Wilson, Nick Foles, Justin Pugh, Jake Matthews, Gosder Cherilus, Manny Ramirez, Robert Quinn, Vontaze Burfict, Cortland Finnegan, and Antoine Cason.

  • The Daily Dish for 10/13/14
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    Posted October 13th, 2014 at 7:30 pm 1 Comment

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    In today’s episode there’s discussion of the improvements to modes in NBA Live 15, the poll posted to gauge experiences with NBA 2K15, the companion app going out on iOS for 2K15, more on the Extra Life charity, and a final mention on the latest Press Row Podcast.

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    NBA 2K15 Experience Poll
    NBA Live Modes
    NBA 2K15 Companion App on iOS
    Press Row Podcast on NBA 2K15
    ThatSportsGamer’s Extra Life Page

  • EA Making Server Stability a Selling Point of NBA Live 15
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    Posted October 13th, 2014 at 3:30 pm 18 Comments

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    It’s certainly no coincidence that while NBA 2K15 struggles with its servers, resulting in inaccessible modes or some that have yet to function properly at all, that EA Sports has come out to proclaim their upcoming game will not experience similar problems. A few mentions from the company related to NBA Live 15 lately have raised eyebrows. It’s an area where they can take advantage but the same could have been said last year and they failed to do so.  Read more

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