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.
While the competition has turned a corner in terms of roster updates the NBA Live series continues to struggle with it. NBA Live 14 at one point in the season went for over a month without an update and now over a week into this season NBA Live 15 is still without one.
That means among the inaccuracies are Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook still in the starting lineup for the Thunder, Steve Nash starting for the Lakers, J.J. Barea missing from theÂ Mavericks, and all sorts of other discrepancies that can be found throughout the rosters in the game againstÂ those currently active in the league.
EA Sports often touts their Synergy partnership which delivers ongoing data but ultimately that drives tendencies and doesn’t affect roster movement, injuries, or ratings. They have to put effort into manual updates and have not done a good job with it since relaunching the franchise despite an apparent dedication to post-release support in other areas.
In this episode of The Daily Dish there’s more on the roster updates for NBA 2K15 now that player ratings are being adjusted, 2K is running a sweepstakes for a trip to the NBA All-Star Game, and the latest Press Row Hangout is available to watch.
Over the weekend I wrote about how well 2K Sports has been doing with roster updates for NBA 2K15 – a stark departure from how they have historically struggled to provide any semblance of sufficient post-release support. The new dedication to rosters continues and now the ratings and tendency changes have started to come in making the updates about more than just the reflection of injuries and changes to accessories being worn.
The biggest beneficiaries so far are Chris Bosh, Klay Thompson, and Anthony Davis. Even Tristan Thompson gets recognition for his game-saving performance for the Cavs where he grabbed 12 offensive rebounds. Meanwhile a few highly-touted rookies take a hit following their first performances. Read more
The latest live Press Row Hangout that was held over the weekend was focused on just a handful of topics but ran longer than we typical shoot for as it went for over two hours. So I’ve gone ahead and broken it into segments to make it easier to watch. If you’dÂ prefer to watch in its entirety in a single sittingÂ the complete video is archived on Youtube. Here though are the two segments from the broadcast and the remaining two will beÂ posted tomorrow.
The first video features the intro, our progress being made in leagues (Madden NFL 15, FIFA 15, and MLB 14: The Show) and a quick talk about the Xbox One game Sunset Overdrive. The second centers on the two NBA games with impressions of NBA Live 15, how we’re faring in MyCareer and MyPark with NBA 2K15, and some general discussion about accessibility for each (which comes up in a later segment in relationÂ to controls also).
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 news of the week with all the Daily Dishes in the YT playlist.
â™¦EA Sports UFC is back down to $30 for both PS4 and XB1 at Amazon.
â™¦EA Tiburon is trying to come up with some new non-sports game ideas.
â™¦EA had a strong quarter due to growth in digital and mobile.
â™¦Today’s NBA 2K15 roster update features a fair amountÂ of ratings adjustments.
â™¦2K Sports detailed out the benefits of the MyNBA2K15 app that releasedÂ weeks ago.
â™¦Joe Montana tweeted a briefÂ clip from a mo-cap session for his upcoming mobile game.
â™¦Xbox One dropped its price $50 and there are two bundles available for $350 now.
â™¦A new MLS franchise has been awarded to Los Angeles for the 2017 season.
â™¦Marvel announcedÂ tons of news related to upcoming films through 2019 this last week.
â™¦The first trailer for Furious 7 is here with the movie due out April 3, 2015.
â™¦Blu-ray releases this week include Maleficent and Hercules.