Pro Evolution 2016 (PS4) – $39.99 at Amazon and Best Buy

Fresh for all of this weeks online sales, you can pick up PES 2016 for the PS4 for $39.99 at Best Buy and Amazon.  (Amazon also has the Xbox One version for $39.99 as well.)

With Data Pack 2 releasing on December 3rd (and the Euro 2016 content coming as a free addon later) you really can’t miss with the game.

PES goes free to play on PS4/PS3

Here’s something I didn’t expect: Konami announced that Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 will be “Free to play” with a basic edition coming to Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 in the first week of December.

Good way to get people interested in the series. Editing the game on the PS4 is a massive PITA, but at least you can edit it, unlike XB1…


OOTP 16 – $9.99 and FHM 2 – $19.99 on Steam

If you’re looking to pick up something for the holidays that will allow you to eat up massive amounts of time on the PC and avoid your family, then look no further than OOTP 16 and Franchise Hockey Manager 2 which are both on sale during the Steam holiday sale that runs until December 2nd.

I’ll be posting some of my thoughts about FHM2 in the coming weeks, but this is a great price for the game so shortly after release.

OOTP 16 – $9.99

FHM2 – $19.99

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope everyone has a great holiday.

I’m back up in Wisconsin visiting family this year but wanted to pass on my best wishes to any and all of you who are still checking out the site.

I wish you all the best for the holiday season.

Monday Notes

Hey, look at me posting and stuff.

– EA Access successfully saved me $48 on Star Wars: Battlefront.  After playing the beta and part of the 10 hour trial, it was clear that this game wasn’t designed for me.  If you want to play Battlefield in the Star Wars universe, you might enjoy it though.  I’m just clearly not that gamer at this point.

What I ended up doing was starting to play Tie Fighter again, because that’s just massively more entertaining to me.

– Football Manager 2016 released last Friday, but I didn’t pick it up this year.  There is a demo available if you’re interested though.

– I’m trying to be strong to avoid buying more new titles at this point as I just happened to look at the stack of PS4/Xbox One/Wii U games that are on my shelf and figure that I really should play through a few of those before looking to spend money on new games.  Seems logical, right?

Memo to others, don’t ever ask Dan if he thinks you should buy a game.  Odds are he’s already bought it and will want want to play it online with you.

– Lastly, adding 4 miles to a half marathon?  That would not make me a happy camper if I was running that race.

EA Access

EA Access is kinda neat in that they are letting you play all EA games early for 10 hours. Like Star Wars Battlefront. The graphics are stunning…but the controls..yikes. One of the first single player campaigns is going through canyons…or whatever they call them..however if you breathe on one of the canyon walls you die.

It was annoying so I went old school and played Rebel Assault 1 in all it’s 640×480 15 fps glory. And I had to use a mouse, not a controller. Ugh. But still at least I didn’t crash when I just touched the wall – you had to hit the wall multiple times..and I did that instead. LOL

Wonderful Monday

Hearing the Palace fans sing, “You must be sick of us” to the remaining Liverpool fans at the end of the match was an amazing part of my Sunday, but the best part was spending a good part of the afternoon with some Liverpool fans that I met yesterday when I went to the pub to watch the match in Atlanta.

The official Liverpool Atlanta group has hundreds of fans and the Crystal Palace fan group of Atlanta has approximately 3 (Myself and two others came out for the match yesterday.)   Even though I got flipped off a few times, each of the times it was followed with a smile and after the match we shared a few pints and talked about the future for both of our clubs and they let me know that I would be welcome to watch all of the other Palace matches at their pub (which is the official Liverpool bar of Atlanta.)

Coming into the match, I would have been happy with a draw going into the International Break, but those 3 points were terrific and showed (yet again) that Palace has the skill and talent to play with any of the clubs in the Premier League.

Again, I’m working to get back to posting more often and just need to make sure that I clear some time every day to get some words down.

Also, I will be efforting a new interview for the podcast (does anyone even remember our podcast?) in the next few days.  Hopefully I can make the scheduling work for that before the Thanksgiving break.

Enjoy the rest of your Monday!

OOTP 2016 – $9.99 until November 4th

If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at OOTP 2016, and shame on you if that’s the case, the game has dropped in price to $9.99 until November 4th.

Also, MLB Manager for iTunes and Google Play has been dropped in price to .99 until November 4th as well.  I haven’t had a chance to take a look at that yet, but with this price point, I don’t see how I can avoid taking a look now.

Lastly, the good people at OOTP have run 20 simulations of the World Series and have posted their results at the following link.



Just got back from a convention at Mohegan Sun. For those that think the casinos are the end all to states budget woes, um, no. The place was completely dead. I saw one $5 roulette table with more people than the table could handle. Why not open a second table? Ugh. No, it’s better to make it look like the place is empty except at this one table.

And don’t get me started on the cigarette smoke. Every sort of stereotype is there. The older woman with an oxygen tank at the slot machine smoking a cigarette. Not even looking at the slots, just pushing the spin button. Wow.

In sports news, NHL 16 is really worth a look. I’ve been working on customizing Pro Evolution Soccer on the PS4, which takes some time. I like the old PC days were you just download a zip file and extract it. Unfortunately that doesn’t work on the PS4 – and the PC version is not running the most modern engine, so I don’t enjoy it. FIFA isn’t bad though on the PC.

I continue to play my favorite game, Pinball Arcade. Steam always gets the releases first and with their DX11 version the game is by far the best on the PC. They just released Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and it is awesome.

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