OS Weekly Wrap Up, Getting You Caught Up on Sports Gaming News (Oct 4 – Oct 10, 2020)


Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed, during the busy week. This includes the latest videos from our content team and featured articles from the staff.

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Stan Gelbaugh is just one of the distinguished names on this list. The only caveat to this group of esteemed QBs is the same one that applies to Matt’s list of the worst NHL players of all-time: the ratings scale changed after a certain point in EA games. So, in effect, this really turns more into a retro look at the Madden series as we go through the worst quarterbacks to ever make it into the game.

This is being hyped up as an in-engine screenshot featuring Ricky Hatton and Conor Nigel Benn. Prince has previously talked about this new boxing game here and here. This simulation boxer from Steel City Interactive is not currently slated for next-gen consoles, but is supposed to be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC at some point.

Ride 4 is releasing this week on PS4, Xbox One and PC. This is Milestone’s motorcycle game that tries to be a simulation racer hitting some of the same beats as the Gran Turismo franchise. Prince is here with all the Ride 4 info you’ll need to get learned up on the title.

If you’re interested in the NBA 2K League, 2K has broken down some of the ins and outs of how you can qualify during the tryout process.

We’re officially in the EA Play 10-hour window for NHL 21, so Prince swings by to take you through everything that’s in this year’s game in the final look at NHL 21 before our review drops next week.

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First, let me say that despite all of the criticism I throw at the NHL series every post, I am not simply just trying to bury this series and the development team that works on it. I am totally willing — and I actually do want to — highlight praise when warranted. However, I am hard on the series because I think it generally misses the mark when it comes to listening to its fans and what they desire in most respects. Unfortunately, I don’t think the news this past week totally changes that narrative either.

OS Roundtable: We’ll be getting next-gen news all this week it seems, but what are your NBA 2K21 next-gen trailer reactions after 2K’s reveal today?

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Continuing on from last year, EA gave us a sneak peak of what changes were made via its highly transparent Pitch Notes series. Promising updates to career mode, gameplay enhancements, and a host of changes to Volta and Ultimate Team, it’s time to see if FIFA 21 lives up to hype. In addition, we have already posted an “everything you need to know” guide so now let’s hop into this FIFA 21 review.

While reading through the next-gen gameplay blog from Mike Wang, my general NBA 2K21 next-gen gameplay reaction was that it appears there’s attention being paid to improving context sensitivity and creating opportunities to create space between you and your defender. I did not see as much time spent on some legacy issues — and issues that are plaguing NBA 2K21 current-gen gameplay — but I’ll get to that after hitting on some of the stuff that stood out.

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