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  • Madden NFL 16 Week One Roster Update
    Posted September 18th, 2015 at 11:15 am 18 Comments »


    The roster update following week one of the season is now available for Madden NFL 16 on all consoles. The update is notable for a few reasons, including Tony Romo being made “clutch” and Peyton Manning’s rating dropping to its lowest point since 1999.  Read more

  • Top rated shooting guards in NBA 2K16
    Posted September 18th, 2015 at 10:15 am 5 Comments »


    2K Sports today revealed the top 10 shooting guards in NBA 2K16 after yesterday unveiling the point guards. The ratings system this year has changed, with the scale now considering a 99 to be the best of all-time. That means ratings in general will appear lower than in the past.

    James Harden – Houston Rockets – 92 Overall
    Klay Thompson – Golden State Warriors – 87 Overall
    Jimmy Butler – Chicago Bulls – 86 Overall
    Dwyane Wade – Miami Heat – 86 Overall
    Kobe Bryant – Los Angeles Lakers – 85 Overall
    DeMar DeRozan – Toronto Raptors – 83 Overall
    Wesley Matthews – Dallas Mavericks – 81 Overall
    Monta Ellis – Indiana Pacers – 81 Overall
    Victor Oladipo – Orlando Magic – 80 Overall
    Bradley Beal – Washington Wizards – 80 Overall

    Those numbers represent drops of two points for Harden and DeRozan and one point for Butler and Wade (who’s name 2K misspelled in the image). Bryant and Thompson stay at the same ratings they finished 2K15 with. Some of the players have risen though, with Beal going up four points, Matthews up three, and Oladipo and Ellis getting one. Brandon Knight looks to be the player just on the outside of the group after ending 2K15 at 82 but apparently falling below 80.

  • NBA Live 16 demo impressions
    Posted September 17th, 2015 at 5:45 pm 26 Comments »


    Last year with NBA Live 15, EA Sports was able to get the series back to a level of respectability. It still lagged far behind the competition in just about every aspect however and question remained on its viability in today’s marketplace.

    For NBA Live 16 the company is going all-in with two new online modes, both of which fall under Live Pro-Am, and continued improvement to gameplay. Will that be enough when the rest of the game is essentially unchanged?  Read more

  • Top rated point guards in NBA 2K16
    Posted September 17th, 2015 at 12:15 pm 12 Comments »


    2K Sports today revealed the top 10 point guards in NBA 2K16. The ratings system this year has changed, with the scale now considering a 99 to be the best of all-time. That means ratings in general will appear lower than they have in the past.

    Stephen Curry – Golden State Warriors – 93 Overall
    Chris Paul – Los Angeles Clippers – 90 Overall
    Russell Westbrook – Oklahoma City Thunder – 89 Overall
    Kyrie Irving – Cleveland Cavaliers – 87 Overall
    John Wall – Washington Wizards – 87 Overall
    Damian Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers – 86 Overall
    Mike Conley – Memphis Grizzlies – 85 Overall
    Derrick Rose – Chicago Bulls – 84 Overall
    Kyle Lowry – Toronto Raptors – 83 Overall
    Jeff Teague – Atlanta Hawks – 83 Overall

    Those numbers represent drops of five points for Westbrook, two for Curry, Lowry and Teague, and one for Irving, Rose, and Conley. Paul and Wall come into 2K16 rated the same as they finished 2K15. Lillard is the only one to rise as he has gained a point. Tony Parker just misses out on making the list – he ended 2K15 as an 84 but will likely now be an 82. Westbrook it seems got hit by the NBA Live cover curse.

  • Giveaway: NBA 2K16
    Posted September 17th, 2015 at 7:00 am 18 Comments »


    Now deep in the heart of the sports gaming season brings another opportunity to win one of this year’s premier games! A copy of NBA 2K16 on the platform of choice will go to the winner.

    [Update] The winner has been drawn and contacted, and requested their name not be displayed on the app. Thanks everyone who took the time to submit entries! More giveaways will be coming up soon.

    For a second opportunity at winning a copy of NBA 2K16 make sure to enter the giveaway currently running through Hit The Pass as well.

    There are several ways to qualify and each one counts for entries so the more you complete the more chances to win. The giveaway is open now and will run through September 22nd when the winner will be randomly selected and contacted for delivery details. Good luck!  Read more

  • Former 2K and THQ community manager goes on Twitter rant dismissing the value of community feedback
    Posted September 16th, 2015 at 7:15 pm 16 Comments »


    Aubrey Sitterson, former community manager at THQ and 2K Sports for the WWE franchise, had a bit of a meltdown on Twitter today in discussing the usefulness of forums – something he says he argued to be shut down during his time with those publishers. That later would move on to how consumer feedback is approached and stating that companies put out the products that they do, in the state they do, because they believe people will buy it regardless – and that consumers are not entitled to anything more than that.  Read more

  • 10 hour trial for FIFA 16 now available through EA Access on Xbox One
    Posted September 16th, 2015 at 2:00 pm 10 Comments »


    FIFA 16 is 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 loaded 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 its all used by Tuesday. Saves are stored on the hard drive so progress in any of the modes and online records carry over if a full 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 doesn’t offer enough value, despite being arguably the best value in all of gaming. EA Access includes the “Vault” which offers unlimited play with nearly every game from the company’s catalog this generation, 10% off all digital purchases, and the ability to play games up to five days before they release with a limited timed trial. EA Access is $30 for a full year or $5 month-to-month.

  • The 12 new classic teams for NBA 2K16
    Posted September 16th, 2015 at 9:15 am 16 Comments »


    2K Sports recently finished revealing the 12 new classic teams for NBA 2K16 which brings the total number of them to 46. All of the new ones are from 2000-2013. There had been only a single team (2001 76ers) that fell in that time period previously.

    The additions are the 99-00 Trail Blazers, 99-00 Raptors, 00-01 Lakers, 02-03 Mavericks, 03-04 Pistons, 03-04 Timberwolves, 04-05 Suns, 05-06 Heat, 06-07 Cavaliers, 07-08 Rockets, 07-08 Celtics, and 12-13 Heat.

    Check out profiles on all of the teams, including their rosters and what they’re best remembered for, in a piece put together at Sporting News.

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