Don Bradman Cricket 14 gets new update on Consoles

Article written by on September 17th, 2014

Users who have been following the progress of Don Bradman Cricket 14 on the PC version might have been feeling a bit left out of late, but that’s about to change with a bug fixing and gameplay tweaking update for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game being made available today.

While this patch doesn’t get the ‘Patch 3′ designator, and as such does not yet include features like co-op play that are planned for that future update; it does have some worthwhile improvements that make the game much more enjoyable to play. My personal favourite change is to the stump physics – which has the stumps uprooting themselves more often while bowling, which makes getting a wicket that much more satisfying.

Plus, the patch fixes some bugs that many users were facing, including fielders that walked to the ball and a bug where appealing led to the game freezing up.

Full change-log follows,

Bug Fixes
– Fix for C&B being shown in Wicket HUD when not caught by bowler.
– Fix for an instance of “Umpire’s Call” giving wrong decision.
– Fix for fielders sometimes walking to the ball when fielding.
– Fix for Appeals Causing a non-responsive state

– Tuning of physics relating to trajectory off bat with good timing.
– Tuning desire to run of striking batsman if player is non-striker in Career.
– Tuning of bowler speed differential.
– Tuning of edge chance on defensive shots.
– Tuning of ground friction in field.
– Tuning of physics with relation to edges.
– Ball carries to slips fielders more often.
– Tuning of Stump Physics.

– Career difficulty will only go up for appearances at International Level.
– Added Toggle for Transparent Batsman to D-Pad DOWN.
– Added Toggle for Transparent Wicket Keeper to D-Pad UP.

The patch will be rolling out shortly on consoles, and that batsman transparency toggle feature would be a good way of being able to know that you’ve got the update – which is usually a process of just starting the game while your console is connected to the internet and waiting for a prompt to install the patch.

People playing the Steam version of the game on PC will already have this patch and don’t need to do anything to get it.



International Cricket Captain 2014 releases August 9th

Article written by on August 6th, 2014

International Cricket Captain is nearing release of their edition for 2014, with the game getting a much needed interface overhaul as one of its main features, along with improvements to the match engine and updates to the player database – as is traditional in the yearly releases. The game is being distributed via Steam for the first time, which I certainly appreciate. While there isn’t any pricing information at this stage, the game is scheduled for release on the 9th for Windows PCs.



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Competition heats ups for the title of Australia’s next all-rounder

Article written by on August 2nd, 2014

The Australian cricket team might not be playing any international cricket at the moment but the Australia A series that has been taking place in Brisbane and Darwin has given viewers a look at some up-and-coming stars. On show especially have been three all-rounders in Mitchell Marsh, James Faulkner and Moises Henriques that are all keen to show they can replace Shane Watson when the time comes. In no particular order I will give an individual overview of where each player is at.

Mitchell Marsh – Age: 22 Domestic team: Western Australia

People could see the talent the younger Marsh brother possessed when he captained Australia’s Under-19’s team to victory in the 2010 World Cup in New Zealand. He made his Twenty20 debut for Australia against South Africa in 2011. He made 36 runs with the bat and bowled one over that went for 11 runs. His ODI debut for Australia soon followed against South Africa again in Ceturion. He made 9 not out and took 1-19 from 4 overs in a promising ODI debut. His disciplinary issues such as being sent home from the Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence in Brisbane and being ordered back to Australia from the Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa by the Perth Scorchers before the team’s final threatened to derail his career. He eventually set himself back on the right track before injury struck and he was out of action for a period of around 12 weeks with a hamstring injury, which he had suffered before on the opposite leg. He overcame this and is now showing the talent he has, highlighted by a magnificent 211 runs he scored for Australia A in a Four-Day game against India A. His bowling should also not go unmentioned, he recently took 5/60 against Australia’s National Performance Squad (NPS) in a One-Day game also playing for Australia A. With the Australian selectors no doubt taking note of Marsh’s performances a spot in the ODI squad for the tri-series against Zimbabwe and South Africa looks very likely for him. If he keeps up his impressive form Marsh could find himself jumping the queue of players contending to replace Shane Watson.

Mitch Marsh making a century

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Don Bradman Cricket 14 PC Release on 26th June

Article written by on May 22nd, 2014

Big Ant Studios and Tru Blu have today announced that the PC release will be available on the 26th of June, on Steam as well as a physical DVD release. While this is outside the previously mentioned ‘early June’ window, the later time allows Big Ant to ensure widespread physical availability of the game at release. In addition, the game will be available on the PSN and Xbox Live stores for digital download on 6th June – which should help those who couldn’t get the game in stores in their area.

Big Ant are currently hard at work on a second patch to Don Bradman Cricket 14 – which will attempt to address a number of concerns and issues found in the game since release. They have now announced that it is expected to be available around the first week of June. The previously announced addition of co-op gameplay will not make it into the 2nd patch, allowing Big Ant more development and testing of the additional feature, which will now come in a third patch later on. The second patch will be integrated with the PC release of the game.

PC Release press release follows:

SYDNEY, Australia – May 22, 2014: Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd (HES) and Big Ant Studios announced that Don Bradman Cricket 14 PC shall be released on 26 June 2014.

Don Bradman Cricket 14, was released for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® in April and is been played by thousands of people around the world. “We are excited to announce that we will be able to expand the community playing Don Bradman 14, by offering it to PC users. Players around the world are enjoying the game, in particular the comprehensive 20 year career mode which is providing endless hours of enjoyment of cricket off the field,” said Managing Director, Sebastian Giompaolo.

Don Bradman Cricket 14 includes:

– Career Mode, allowing you to take control of an aspiring young cricketer and take him through the ranks to International glory.
– Unique Batting and Bowling Controls, giving full 360 Shot control and Line and Length delivery without pitch markers.
– A fully featured fielding system that allows you to run down the ball and slide to prevent a Four, catch a high ball on the boundary rope, or knock down the stumps to take a vital run out. You are always involved in the play at every stage
of the game!
– Ball Physics giving realistic Edges, bat pad catches and movement off the pitch.
– A complete player physics system with individual attributes including weight and
height – imagine running in a 2 metre bowler to delivery that perfect bouncer!
– Appeal and Electronic Review system allowing for the first time challenges of the umpires decision.
– Practice Nets, Hone your skills to perfection before taking to the field.
– Dynamic time of day, Weather System and Pitch Degradation that are based on real world data with effects occurring in real-time throughout a days’ play.
– The Cricket Academy, allowing for unparalleled customisation of your Cricket experience, creating Teams, players, Tours, Competitions, Match Types and
even Umpires.
– More than 25,000 Community created Players and teams ready to download and use in game.
– An online Save system that lets you continue your match whenever you want with online opponents.

Don Bradman Cricket 14 for PC will be available to download via Steam and retail outlets on 26 June 2014.

Don Bradman Cricket 14 “The legend continues….”


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Should Kane Richardson be reconsidered for Twenty20 and ODI matches for Australia?

Article written by on May 9th, 2014

Kane Richardson

When the cricketer Kane Richardson is talked about most people think back to the incident in January 13, 2013 where he was removed from the Australian bowling attack by umpire Marais Erasmus for repeatedly running on the pitch, in his ODI debut for Australia. It is sad to think that most of Australian public remember him because of this error instead of the potential he has as a young fast bowler. The Australian selectors will remember what occurred in his ODI debut if he is ever considered for Australian selection again. It wouldn’t be unlikely that other cricketers may be selected ahead of Richardson because selecting Richardson would come with ‘risk’ in the selectors eyes.

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