The Daily Dish for 11/17/14
This episode of The Daily Dish encompasses the new Press Row Hangout, additional fighters on the way to EA Sports UFC, another way to earn free VC through the NBA 2K15 companion app, and asking what sports game deserves recognition as the best of the year.
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Press Row Hangout: Episode 56
The latest Press Row Hangout is a crossover with the Doddcast and focuses on various hot topics in the gaming industry. That includes the botched and controversial launches of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Assassin's Creed Unity among others with problems, assessments of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after a year, and various discussions around Sunset Overdrive, Pro Evolution Soccer 2015, and many of the sports games.
Another Way to Earn Bonus VC Added to NBA 2K15 Companion App
An update released on Saturday to the MyNBA2K15 mobile app introducingÂ an additional method of earning VC that transfers over to NBA 2K15. You can now do a daily pick'em withÂ the league's slate of games each day. The reward is an unknown amount ofÂ VC for each correct selection because it hasn't actually worked yet. Either users aren't being rewarded for the wins or as is the case today the app failsÂ to load the pages to see results or make the picks.
MyNBA2K15 went out alongside the r...
The Line Drive for November 16
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 week in news with the YT playlist of Daily Dish episodes!
â™¦Both NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 are down to about $51 on AmazonÂ but BF deals loom.
â™¦EA Sports released a blog going over what each attribute does in Madden Ultimate Team.
â™¦New legends in Madden Ultimate Team this week are Ronnie Lott and Dan Marino.
â™¦EA Sports released a blo...
NBA 2K15 Week Three Ratings Changes
While injuries are being reflected daily along with rotations, accessories, and more the ratings changes for NBA 2K15 have come in bunches and this third week of the season had the most impact yet. Last week 57 players were altered compared to 172 this week.
The Nets appear to have benefited the most with ratings upgrades while the Nuggets went in the opposite direction. Anthony Davis and Stephen Curry move up to 90 overall while Tim Duncan drops a point to 89. Check out all the ratings c...
The Daily Dish for 11/14/14
In this episode of The Daily Dish the new Press Row Podcast is covered which focuses on the broken state of many games at launch and how the industry and consumers are approaching these products. Also EA Sports is hyping the "new era" of NHL, Madden NFL 15 has a new roster update out, a brief recap of some ratings movement in recent NBA 2K15 roster updates, and a preview of Saturday night's live Press Row Hangout.
Press Row Podcast: Launch Disasters Raise Questions About Media Coverage and Consumer Expectations
A special episode of the Press Row Podcast focuses on the recent botched launches for high profile games which is something that has certainly plagued the sports genre over the years.
A number of areas are examined including the concept of "day one reviews", how embargoes can either serve or harm readership, whether widespread backlash to issues ultimately leads to any change, and opinions on how sports games are covered by the media at large and if consumer expectations of them are fair ...
Madden NFL 15 Roster Update #12 Details
The roster update that follows week 10 of the season is out now for Madden NFL 15 on all platforms. Aaron Rodgers joins the 99 overall ranks withÂ Peyton Manning and J.J. Watt. On the other end of things the Bears have 15 players and the Bengals 10 that drop this week. Check out all the changes in this new roster update with the spreadsheet here.
Players on the rise include Jimmy Graham (+1 to 97), Marshawn Lynch (+1 to 96), Dez Bryant (+1 to 95), Brent Grimes (+1 to 94), Mario Williams (...
The Daily Dish for 11/13/14
Unable to produce a Daily Dish episode yesterday the next two will be stacked with more information than usual. Today's discusses the results out of the NBA 2K15 vs NBA Live 15 player face comparisons, previews tomorrow's Press Row Podcast and Saturday's live Hangout, takes note of the new blog for The Golf Club which has more on the handicap system and future Career mode, mentions the new NBA mobile game that went out, and summarizes the news on Black Friday deals for sports games.
“New Era” for NHL Series Being Teased
A new addition to the NHL 15 website is pointing towards December 8th as a significant date for the series when a 'new era' will supposedly begin. Below the tagline is a mention to follow the NHL Twitter account for HUT news but that's the extent of things. That could be a hint at the area of the game that will be affected but it's hard to believe a "new era" wouldÂ describe something related to a single mode. However this is EA and all they seem to care about now is Ultimate Team so it can'...