The roster update following week seven of the season is available now for Madden NFL 16 on all platforms. No changes to the group of 99 Overall players this week but Calais Campbell, Tyron Smith, and Khalil Mack have crept closer to joining them having each gained a point to 98. Check out the details on all the changes made in the update with the spreadsheet here.
Other players on the rise include Aaron Donald (+1 to 97), Calvin Johnson (+1 to 97), Marshawn Lynch (+1 to 97), Michael Bennett (+1 to 96), Ndamukong Suh (+1 to 96), Marcel Dareus (+1 to 96), Cameron Wake (+1 to 95), Harrison Smith (+1 to 95), Cameron Jordan (+2 to 92), Brent Grimes (+1 to 90), Mike Evans (+2 to 88), Lamar Miller (+1 to 86), Amari Cooper (+2 to 85), Derek Carr (+2 to 85), and Todd Gurley (+2 to 83).
Among those headed downward are Joe Thomas (-1 to 97), Robert Quinn (-1 to 94), Jimmy Graham (-1 to 93), Greg Olsen (-1 to 93), DeAndre Hopkins (-1 to 93), Odell Beckham Jr. (-1 to 93), NaVorro Bowman (-1 to 92), Philip Rivers (-1 to 91), Cam Newton (-1 to 91), Vince Wilfork (-1 to 90), DeMarco Murray (-1 to 90), and Andrew Luck (-1 to 88).
It took over six weeks but Konami has now released a full roster update for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 that extends its reach to all modes in the game. While PES 2016 has been received near universal praise – it’s the highest rated sports game since 2013 – the need to wait so long for a simple roster update understandably led to some level of frustration from fans.
Unfortunately even now Konami has been forced to acknowledge that a number of transfers were not includedÂ – something they claim to be “looking into”.
The update does go beyond just the roster, delivering some other changes,Â but the company has been fairly vague about them. There are said to be “gameplay tweaks” based on community feedback but specifics haven’t been provided. There are also improved player likenesses, kits, shoes, billboards and stand decor.
The new Need for SpeedÂ isÂ out now to download as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One. Subscribers to the service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire. The timer is ticking down whenever the game is running regardless of whether it is being played, menus are being navigated through, or if there is any activity taking place at all. So make sure to exit out and close the application from the Xbox One home screen when not in use.
The 10 hours are there to play whether or not all are used by Tuesday.Â SavesÂ are stored on the hard drive so progress made offline and onlineÂ carry over if an Xbox One copy is bought. The complete game is available during the trial period.
EA Access was announced last July and is exclusive to the Xbox One. This is the case because Sony has declined to offer the service through PlayStation 4 saying it doesnâ€™t offer enough value, despite being arguably the best value in all of gaming. EA Access includes the â€śVaultâ€ť which offers unlimited play with nearly every game from the companyâ€™s catalog this generation but this year’s sports titles, 10% off all digital purchases, and the ability to play games up to five days before they release with a limited timed trial. In mid-November the highly anticipated Star Wars: Battlefront will go out to play early through the service. EA Access is $30 for a full year or $5 month-to-month.
One of the best games of the year just keeps on getting better as now there are some big new additions to look forward to through the holiday season. Rocket League will be getting free updates to add new twists on how the game can be played.
In November new alternate forms will include “Moonball” along with the classic Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars game modes “Cubic” and “Time Warp”. In December Rocket League will have one that mutates the soccer base into a hockey one!
Driveclub is known for having by farÂ the roughest launch in recent gaming history – one that took practically nine months to finally iron out. However it has emerged as a beautiful racing game appreciated by those who stuck with it or jumped in once fully featured and operational.
Today Driveclub Bikes launched on PlayStation 4 as a digital download in the store. It’s an expansion of the original game that does not require its ownership although there is a discount for those that do. Driveclub Bikes is available for $20 standalone or $15 to those that own last year’s Driveclub.Â Read more
Support for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, which released without nearly enough content to justify its price, hasn’t been all that inspiring. Until today one real-world course had been added since mid-July, and a promise has been made toÂ deliver a few new courses, golfers, and play now modes by the end of March.
NowÂ though the first of that upcoming content has arrived. Treasure Island, a new fantasy course, and Dustin Johnson have been added in a free update today on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Treasure Island is availableÂ in Play Now and online modes.
Some other tweaks to the game have also been made, most notably removing Night Club celebration animations from created golfers in regular modes.Â Read more
The highly acclaimed PC baseball simulator Out of the Park 16 is now on sale through November 4. The game is being offered for $75% off – that’s just $10! It can be purchased on Steam or directly from its official website.
OOTP 16 features for the first time in series history the MLB.com license which means all the real league and team branding is built-in, joining all the real players which have always been included. Additionally the game has a number of improvements and additions from previous versions in the series.
With all the sports games out for the year attention turns towards actually playing them instead of just following news and developments in anticipation of them. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 has emerged from the group as the highest rated sports game since 2013, while FIFA 16 and NBA 2K16 are dominating in terms of worldwide sales.
Of course there’s also Madden NFL 16 which has a strong hold on many, some may be settling in with NHL 16, revisiting MLB 15: The Show due to postseason interest, racing in Forza 6, or hooked on the breakout hit Rocket League.
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