Out of the Park Baseball 17 conducting a Tournament of Champions

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One of the big new features to Out of the Park Baseball 17 is the new Historical Exhibition Mode. Beginning this week, leading up to and through release, OOTP will be conducting “Baseball’s Tournament of Champions” to determine the best team of all-time.

16 teams will be included, with the first 12 having been determined by a panel of nine baseball experts that include ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian, MLB Network’s Brian Kenny, and former player/current analyst C.J. Nitkowski. The first 12 teams in the tournament will be announced during a live stream on Wednesday, March 9.

The remaining four teams will be voted in by the community. That process will begin on Thursday, March 10 with the final selections being revealed during a stream on the 16th.

The “16 in ‘16” tournament will feature a seven game series for every tournament matchup. The competition will run from March 24th through April 14th, with select matchups broadcast live on Out of the Park’s Twitch channel, including the final series in its entirety.

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Stephen Curry’s season now trails only peak Michael Jordan for best ever in NBA 2K16

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It’s been such a remarkable season for Steph Curry that developers are struggling to find a way to fit what he does into simulation video games and there are no simple solutions for how to deal with him. In NBA 2K16 he reached 99 ratings in both three-point shooting categories earlier this year but even that isn’t close to doing him justice.

Today Curry rose a point to 98 Overall in NBA 2K16. That establishes him to be playing, at this point in time, at a level only exceeded in history by one season (1995-96) from Michael Jordan. That won’t solve the conundrum developers are now facing in regards to the distance and frequency of threes he’s making, but at least further recognizes just how astonishing it is what we’re all witnessing right now.

After getting a much deserved boost in dunk rating recently, Aaron Gordon has moved up even more, and at 97 in Driving Dunk is now the top rated active player in the game having passed by Zach LaVine. Damian Lillard earned another point today to 90 Overall bringing him up a total of three points in the last week.

Other notable movement in a roster update for the game today includes Kawhi Leonard (+1 to 92), Chris Paul (+1 to 91), Anthony Davis (+1 to 91), Kyle Lowry (+1 to 90), Isaiah Thomas (-1 to 85), Jae Crowder (+2 to 82), and Jabari Parker (+3 to 78).

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EA Sports UFC 2 Overall Ratings

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EA Sports UFC 2 is now just six days away from its 10 hour trial going out through EA Access on Xbox One. As release approaches the roster and ratings reveals are coming to a close with the Overall for all 250+ fighters in the game. Make sure to also check out the breakdown that makes up the Overall score with the numbers in Stand-Up, Clinch, and Ground.

The highest rated fighters in the game are flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at 95 Overall. Four fighters are tied at 94. The lowest rated, at 82 Overall, is Phil “CM Punk” Brooks.

FLYWEIGHT

DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON (C) 95
JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ 92
JOHN DODSON 93
HENRY CEJUDO 91
JUSTIN SCOGGINS 85
KYOJI HORIGUCHI 90
IAN MCCALL 89
PADDY HOLOHAN 87
ALI BAGAUTINOV 87
CHRIS BEAL 85
RAY BORG 89
CHICO CAMUS 83
CHRIS CARIASO 84
JUSSIER FORMIGA 87
ZACH MAKOVSKY 88
JOHN MORAGA 90
DUSTIN ORTIZ 89
SERGIO PETTIS 86
WILSON REIS 85

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Improvements to Franchise Mode for MLB The Show 16

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The cycle through all the improvements and additions to MLB The Show 16 continues this week having finally reached Franchise Mode. Stat tracking now includes more categories, such as WAR and FIP, and are kept throughout the careers of the players. Player Morale and personality will affect performance, preferences are in place for free agents when considering contracts from teams, and there are new screens for contract negotiations and the breakdown of the budget.

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Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 releasing next week

Casey Powell Lacrosse 16

Just recently announced, Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 will be releasing next Tuesday, March 9. The game will be available as a digital download on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC for $ 50.

Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 is the product of a crowdfunding campaign that took place in 2014. Carlo Sunseri, CEO of Crosse Studios who co-developed the game with Big Ant Studios, has a long history of being involved with the development of lacrosse games including some very well received ones on Xbox 360. 

Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 features an all-new graphics engine, true lacrosse gameplay, and takes character likeness to another level allowing the lacrosse community to create the largest ever database of lacrosse players to hit the field. It’s supported by some of the top brands in the industry including Epoch, Inside Lacrosse, Legends Clothing, East Coast Dyes, Stylin Strings, Throne of String, Sideline Swap, and Powell Lacrosse.

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EA Sports UFC 2 Ground Ratings

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EA Sports has already revealed the fighter ratings in UFC 2 for both the stand-up and the clinch. The third pillar, the ground game, is the next to be brought into focus.

Fittingly the legend that is Royce Gracie tops the roster in the category with a rating of 97. Demetrius Johnson and Demian Maia come in at 95 with five other fighters at 94. The lowest rating is 78 which is shared by Tim Means and Pat Berry. For the women only two come in above 90, with Ronda Rousey at 93 and Claudia Gadelha at 92. 

FLYWEIGHT

DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON (C) 95
JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ 89
JOHN DODSON 93
HENRY CEJUDO 93
JUSTIN SCOGGINS 82
KYOJI HORIGUCHI 88
IAN MCCALL 86
PADDY HOLOHAN 88
ALI BAGAUTINOV 86
CHRIS BEAL 82
RAY BORG 89
CHICO CAMUS 81
CHRIS CARIASO 83
JUSSIER FORMIGA 88
ZACH MAKOVSKY 86
JOHN MORAGA 91
DUSTIN ORTIZ 86
SERGIO PETTIS 84
WILSON REIS 87

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EA Sports UFC 2 Clinch Ratings

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Yesterday the reveal of fighter ratings for EA Sports UFC 2 began with a look at the Stand-Up ratings for the entire roster of over 250 fighters. Today attention turns to the Clinch ratings.

Leading the way is light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at 98. He’s followed closely behind by Khabib Nurmagomedov at 97 and three fighters tied at a rating of 95. CM Punk avoids being the lowest rated in this category coming in at 78, with Thiago Alves and Pat Berry at the bottom with ratings of 76. For the women it’s Ronda Rousey with the high rating of 96, while bantamweight champion Holly Holm is right on her heels at 94. 

FLYWEIGHT

DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON (C) 93
JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ 92
JOHN DODSON 89
HENRY CEJUDO 95
JUSTIN SCOGGINS 82
KYOJI HORIGUCHI 89
IAN MCCALL 84
PADDY HOLOHAN 82
ALI BAGAUTINOV 82
CHRIS BEAL 80
RAY BORG 91
CHICO CAMUS 78
CHRIS CARIASO 79
JUSSIER FORMIGA 85
ZACH MAKOVSKY 84
JOHN MORAGA 87
DUSTIN ORTIZ 89
SERGIO PETTIS 80
WILSON REIS 81

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