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  • Details on Latest Patch for NBA 2K15 Finally Released Following Arrival on Xbox One
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    Posted April 1st, 2015 at 11:45 am 8 Comments »

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    A third post-release patch for NBA 2K15 went out three weeks ago on PlayStation 4 and PC. Today it finally made it to Xbox One after what may have been a failed certification which caused the delay, though 2K Sports would not comment on its status over the three week period.

    All that had been previously identified from the patch was a fix so shoes could be applied to MyPlayer characters and a change to shooting percentages. The precise details of the update were being held back until it had reached all platforms. Response to the patch has been mixed with some feeling it has ruined shooting in the game by making it far too easy, while others have expressed appreciation at the reward that comes with taking open shots. Read more

  • Press Row Hangout – First Impressions of MLB 15: The Show
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    Posted March 31st, 2015 at 4:00 pm 10 Comments »

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    Tonight’s live Press Row Hangout will feature extensive discussion on the first day with MLB 15: The Show. Just about every aspect of the game will be examined, to the extent that the panel has been able to spend time with the particular modes over the 24 hour period. Expect impressions related to gameplay, presentation, save migration, Road to the Show, Franchise, Online Franchise, Diamond Dynasty, Universal Rewards and more!

    The show will air live at 11ET/8PT. For those who can’t watch live it will be archived immediately after to watch at their convenience. This is the first of multiple Hangouts expected this week which will make up the Press Row Podcast on Friday.

  • The Show Finally Has Reasonable Load Times with MLB 15
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    Posted March 31st, 2015 at 10:15 am 13 Comments »

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    Extensive loading times have always plagued the MLB: The Show franchise. Expectation last year on PS4 was for that to become a non-issue with the move to more powerful hardware. Unfortunately not only did loading times not improve but they worsened significantly.

    Shortened loading times were promised though with MLB 15: The Show and the game has undoutedly delivered on that. Thankfully it’s now comparable to all the other sports franchises and when combined with the new Suspend/Resume feature The Show as a whole is much more pleasant to fire up and play than ever before.  Read more

  • MLB 15: The Show Opening Night Live Stream
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    Posted March 30th, 2015 at 3:00 pm 10 Comments »

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    Join me for a live stream of MLB 15: The Show tonight as the digital release unlocks at 12ET/9PT. I’ll be testing out the save migration feature from MLB 14, playing some Road to the Show, starting up a Diamond Dynasty squad and more! Follow along on Twitch and/or watch through the streaming player and chat below.

    Look for much more on The Show throughout the week including a live Press Row Hangout on Tuesday night, another Wednesday night, and full impressions article.

    [Update] Thanks for all who joined for part of all of the time on the stream, the entirety of which is archived below.

  • NBA 2K15 Available Today for $11 (Now Dead)
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    Posted March 30th, 2015 at 12:00 pm 1 Comment »

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    Over the last few weeks 2K Sports has been attempting to run a promotion where particular players would have their number of points scored taken off the price of NBA 2K15 the following day. It had been spectacular failure with not a single deal coming out of the promotion.

    Finally yesterday the results paid off, by combining points scored by James Harden and John Wall, and NBA 2K15 is available now on Amazon for $11. The deal will be available for up to 12 hours, though it has been noted that it’s only “while supplies last” which could bring it to an end much sooner, so those interested should take advantage ASAP.

    It makes some sense to practically give the game away at this point. NBA Live 15 is free on Xbox One for those with an EA Access subscription. The far bigger consideration though comes with drawing in additional consumers who will spend money within the game. The farther from release the game goes, the more of a focus 2K has put on generating digital revenue from MyTeam mode and the sale of Virtual Currency, and that makes sense as potential profits from digital will now outweigh those from the sale of the game.

    [Update] After about 20 minutes PS4 went out of stock, 10 minutes later XB1 followed.

  • Spotify Available Now on PlayStation
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    Posted March 30th, 2015 at 7:15 am 4 Comments »

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    The Spotify app through PlayStation Music released today on PS4 and PS3. Install the app on the console – it’ll automatically be showing on the dashboard activity bar – and then sign in either by entering your username/password or by linking it though the app on your phone or tablet which can also be used to control the music.

    The service will play music whether you’re in the dashboard of playing games thereby essentially acting as custom soundtracks. Free accounts are able to utilize Spotify on the gaming systems though paid accounts will of course have the primary benefits of features like ad-free listening and better sound quality.

    Spotify represents the second update for PS4 that arrived just in time to benefit those picking up MLB 15: The Show. Last week it was the system update that included Suspend/Resume, and now PS Music is here to save everyone from The Show’s built-in soundtrack.

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