The latest Press Row Podcast features full panel discussion first focusing on Madden NFL 15 now over two months out from release. What has held up well, where has it slipped, and how could it be better? Then the talk shifts to Electronic Arts’ strong financials as of late which has primarily been due to digital revenue through Ultimate Team and mobile. How is that focus benefiting or harming the genre? There’s also some listener questions taken at the end including a wishlist discussion for MLB 15: The Show.
In this episode the first 10 player face comparisons with NBA 2K15 vs NBA Live 15 have gone up to vote on, details on the latest Madden NFL 15 roster update, NBA Live 15 has received its first roster update, and a preview of tomorrow’s Press Row Podcast.
The roster update that follows week nine of the season is now available on all platforms for Madden NFL 15. No changes at the top this time as the 97, 98, and 99 overall players all remain the same. Check out the complete detail of all changes made in this latest roster update with the spreadsheet here.
On the rise this week are Tom Brady (+1 to 96), Robert Quinn (+1 to 96), Vontae Davis (+1 to 95), Jason Peters (+1 to 95), Marshawn Lynch (+1 to 95), Ben Roethlisberger (+1 to 94), Michael Bennett (+1 to 94), Geno Atkins (+1 to 94), Andrew Luck (+1 to 93), Donte Whitner (+2 to 92), Antoine Bethea (+2 to 90), Junior Galette (+2 to 89), Zack Martin (+2 to 88), Keenan Lewis (+2 to 87), Robert Ayers (+4 to 84), DeAndre Hopkins (+3 to 83), James Harrison (+3 to 80), Jeremy Hill (+4 to 79), and Bashaud Breeland (+3 to 76).
Those dropping in this update include Dez Bryant (-1 to 94), Trent Williams (-3 to 93), Philip Rivers (-2 to 93), Justin Smith (-1 to 92), Charles Woodson (-3 to 90), Andre Johnson (-2 to 90), Julius Thomas (-1 to 90), Aqib Talib (-1 to 90), Troy Polamalu (-1 to 90), Russell Wilson (-2 to 89), Chris Harris (-1 to 89), Frank Gore (-2 to 88), Cam Newton (-2 to 87), Colin Kaepernick (-1 to 86), Lardarius Webb (-3 to 85), and Brandon Browner (-2 to 84).
The always popular player face comparisons are back! It’s unfortunate that there are so few opportunities to do these type of things due to the lack of competition in sports gaming. However with both EA Sports and 2K Sports touting their respective face scanning procedures NBA 2K15 vs NBA Live 15 should make for a good one.
All captures were made through the same process to ensure even ground and there will be 30 faces total put on display. The majority are well known players along with a few of the top rookies mixed in. Continue on to check out and vote on the first 10! Two more sets will go up in the coming days and then the results revealed next week. Read more
In today’s episode of The Daily Dish there was (briefly before being pulled but likely to return soon) a likeness update released as free DLC for Madden NFL 15, the F2P Ultimate Team-based PC game FIFA World now has a brand new game engine and other improvements, and the final two segments from the latest Press Row Hangout have been posted to watch.
Along withÂ all the content added to the PlayStation Store yesterday was a “Player Likeness Update” for Madden NFL 15. The free download claims to offer improved faces due to head-scanning that was completed on “more than 150 players”. This is only available for the PlayStation 4 right now but will presumably make it to the Xbox One also in the near future. It comes in at a fairly significant 500MB.
To download the free likeness updateÂ eitherÂ queue it up through the SEN website or navigate through the PS Store on your PS4. That can be done by searching Madden NFL 15 and selecting Add-Ons from its page or going to Games->Add-Ons->New Add-Ons.
EA had given no indication that they planned to update player faces and they’ve done absolutely zero to promote it even now that it’s out. Since it is being delivered as isolated free DLC rather than a patch most people won’t even realize it exists. Also not knowing what players supposedly received the upgrades makes it’s difficult to judge the level of improvement made – maybe all those details will come once it’s out for both systems. However it is free so it doesn’t hurt to download it and see if anything can be identified.
[Update] The content has now been pulled from the PS Store. No comment from either EA or Sony on what is going on.
The final two segments have been broken off from the latest full live Press Row Hangout broadcast below. Make sure to check out the first two that went up Monday or watch the show in its over two hour entirety through Youtube.
In the first clip the panel discusses the recent PlayStation 4 system update and in particular the revolutionary Share Play feature. The other involves responding to a number of viewer questions that include the Xbox One price drop, controls in NBA Live 15 vs NBA 2K15, and why sliders and other things often remain a mystery in sports games.
EA Sports has released a significant update for the free-to-play PC game FIFA World. For those interested in trying it out the official website that houses the download is here.Â FIFA World launched back in May and then at Gamescom a new gameplay engine and promise of moreÂ improvements were announced and those things are now here.
Along with EA’s mobile games this F2P Ultimate Team model could be paving the way for the same to be offered on consoles in the future. Continue on to check out everything new with the latest update!Â Read more
In this episode of The Daily Dish examining NBA Live 15’s lack of a roster update, looking ahead to the next Madden NFL 15 roster update, a massive game update is coming in for the F2P PC game FIFA World, and some of what to expect in the next couple days on the site with new Hangout clips and NBA player face comparisons on the way.