It’s the week of The Masters and traditionally EA Sports’ latest golf game would be out in time to capitalize on the event. However when the delay was announced for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, meaning it would be coming later in spring and miss The Masters, it became evident that the product would not feature Augusta. That has been confirmed today – not in any sort of release to media but through a few replies on Twitter. Read more
When 2K Sports announced support for the NBA 2K14 servers would cease on March 31 they also reassured consumers that their MyCareer and MyGM files would convert from online saves into offline saves. The only real difference would be changing over from VC (Virtual Currency) to SP (Skill Points). The statement from the company has turned out not to be true.
People with saves that began online (which would include mostÂ everyone) have had their progress halted and the only way to continue playing is by starting over from scratch. Owen Good at Polygon put together a strong piece on this today and includes some utterly insulting excerpts out of emails from 2K’s customer service.
Not only was the 16 month stretch of server support abnormally short the bigger concern related to the always-online nature of NBA 2K14. Now consumers know, beyond the inability to play the game when the servers had so much trouble in the months after its release, just how much a system such as the one implemented here can affect them.
The longevity of the title was at risk and sadly those who continued playing the game have beenÂ dismissed given thatÂ the company wants them to buy 2K15 instead. This should now be a consideration when buying any 2K product in the future. If you want to stick with the game beyond the release of the next one you are likely to get screwed over.
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â™¦Check out this weekâ€™s articles written for Sporting News:
Â Â Â â€˘Complete list of team rankings in MLB 15: The Show
Â Â Â â€˘OOTP 16 season sim predicts Cubs to win World Series
â™¦HowÂ toÂ get rid ofÂ the irritating “blocked scenes” notification on PS4Â in MLB 15.
â™¦My review of MLB 15: The Show will go up tomorrow on Sporting News.
â™¦EA Sports released a brief video showing Wold Creek in Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.
â™¦New screenshots have been added to the FB album for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.
â™¦HB Studios released details on the March update that went out for The Golf Club.
â™¦New developer blog has the latest on The Golf Club following its March update.
â™¦The terrific Super Mega Baseball is out now in Europe onÂ PS4/PS3.
â™¦The servers for NBA 2K14 were officially shut down on March 31.
â™¦Details on the latest roster update to go out for NBA Live 15.
â™¦Details have been released on the latest patch for WWE 2K15 on PS4/XB1.
â™¦The first traditionalÂ WWE 2K game will release on mobile later this spring.
â™¦More adjustments have been made to the price ranges in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team.
This week’s Press Row Podcast pulls together the audio from the two live hangouts held earlier in the week. The focus is of course on MLB 15: The Show and early impressions of the game. Don’t missÂ my written impressions of MLB 15 as well.
With the start of the MLB season now just a couple days away I ran a full simulation in Out of the Park Baseball 16. The results were definitely interesting, with some things playing out in a manner many expect and others acting as surprises. The World Series winner is the latter with the Chicago Cubs capturingÂ their first crown since 1908. Check out the notable trades, injuries, suspensions, milestones, All-Stars, league leaders, regular season standings, playoff results, and year-end awards in the piece put together for Sporting News today!