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Steve Noah

Home Town: Woodbridge, VA
Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball
Games: MLB 08: The Show, NFL 2K5, NBA 2K8, College Hoops 2K8
Teams: Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Pistons, San Francisco Giants
OS Username: Steve_OS
Tags: Live: SteveOS / PS3: Steve_OS
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
12:14 PM - April 23, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


The first official Project CARS trailer has arrived and it is jaw-dropping.

Read the full press release below.

Project CARS is the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet.

Create a driver, pick from a variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and enter the Hall Of Fame. Then test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends, leaderboard-based time challenges, or continually-updated community events.

Featuring world-class graphics and handling, a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system, and deep tuning & pit stop functionality, Project CARS leaves the competition behind in the dust.

Project CARS will be coming to the Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Steam OS & WiiU starting November 2014.

For more info, make sure to visit the official website.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
06:04 AM - April 23, 2014. Posted by BrianU. Written by Steve Noah

MLB 14 The Show patch 1.11 is available now, weighing in at 400 MB. The official announcement is here, or you can read it below.

Online Changes:
  • Community Challenges: Walks earned during the first situation will reset after the first pitch during the second situation.
  • Community Challenges: Gameplay ceases when user enters the bullpen after a flyout (but before the play ends).
  • Online: Community Challenges: The pitcher is switched back to the default pitcher when user edits a situation in which the pitcher was changed.
  • Community Challenges: Set scores are displayed incorrectly on the pause menu scoreboard.
  • Online: Diamond Dynasty: Fixed an issue that caused certain pages of DD league leaders to be blank. Pitchers were working, but position players were not.
  • Diamond Dynasty: Quitting or conceding incorrectly displayed a Win under Game History.
  • Online Gameplay: Fixed out/safe calls for tag outs.
  • Online Gameplay: Fixed hang when hitting select pitch and practice swing at the same time.
  • Online Gameplay: Fixed auto-pitch delays not getting reset upon pitcher input.
  • Online Gameplay: Fixed User hits a ground ball towards the SS, Title asserts/crashes for the offensive player as runners come into their respective bases.
  • Online Gameplay: Diving after a ball in the infield was cause the game to hang very rarely.
  • Online Gameplay: Pitcher freez when batter Hitting Interface is set to Pure Analog or Zone Plus Analog and the batter steals early with a baserunner.
  • Online Gameplay: Issue where the runner would sometimes run past a bag instead of sliding is fixed.
  • Online Gameplay: First baseman warping back to bag on a bunt down first base line.
  • Online Gameplay: Accessing the Quick menu after substituting a player breaks the users on-screen-display.
  • Online Gameplay: Both users in a Head to Head match would lose Pause menu functionality if a pitcher is put in to game too quickly after a pitcher is ejected from game.
  • Online Gameplay: After a pitcher is scheduled to be put in has come in, the offensive player would receive a pitch before seeing the presentation for them coming into the game.
  • Online Gameplay: Game Log displays multiple text regarding pitchers in bullpen after each pitch during Online Exhibition.
  • Online Gameplay: The Box Score Pitching stats are not tracking correctly. Player stats syncs were resetting pitcher stats.
  • Universal Profile: Fixed issue where hits on last 3 appearances in the universal profile would show the home teams hits for both teams.
  • Online Franchise: User accepting a franchise challenge would freeze if other user backs out.
  • Online: Accessing positioning or substitution options from the quick menu caused a stagnant pause timer to remain on screen during gameplay.
  • Sportscast Live: The player name displayed as the pitcher was incorrect.
  • Vaults: Title would hang on an error message when the User attempts to upload a Logo, Slider, or Roster with a name that has less than 5 characters when on a description selector.
  • Online: Exhibition and Game Room games are affecting Rating correctly in all situations now.
  • Online: Fix for player search options being allowed in offseason. If they are used, the next season could hang.
Offline Changes:
  • Back to Back trophy incorrectly unlocked after hitting a home run then calling for time with the next batter.
  • Fix for base coach playing incorrect version of fair ball call. Base coach was trying to do too many things at once.
  • Substitution screen: BRA text (Base Running Ability) has been replaced with STL (Steal ability).
  • With Playerlock on, defensive substitutions did not function. You could go through the operation of attempting to sub teammates, but nothing would happen, the situation would be simmed through, and gameplay would continue.
  • Incorrect SCORER where design calls for PITCH_COUNT totals in LAD jumbotron.
  • Miller Park - Milwaukee Brewers Franchise/Season: During a game at Miller Park, player info stat normally displayed on the Jumbtron during their initial at-bat could appear incorrect or not noteworthy. Fixed some grammar and added some more conditions to prevent un-interestinginformation from being displayed.
  • RTTS - Player Performance Evaluator for 'pitch type' bar graphic is inaccurate while attempting to play 1 full year.
  • RTTS: "Reset" did not function after changing page tabs in the Training screen resulting in loss of points with no increase in attribute.
  • Player Search contract remaining min/max text was too long.
  • Runner that reaches first on throwing error would sometimes get counted as a run.
  • Allow fielding errors in fielding training modes.
  • Include pre-pitch misses and phantom catches to conditions for 3Bman to set up for cut off to home cut off infield grass.
  • Catcher did not animate correctly when catching for an Intentional Walk.
  • Leading off or stepping back will cancel a queued up steal attempt.
  • RTTS/Lock-On: Title will soft lock when User calls for a pick off when RTTS 2B/SS is not near the base they are calling the pick off to.
  • Quick count balance and tuning- Tracking/accounting fix for balls/strikes and total pitch count, changes to the AI’s ball/strike frequency for smarter strategy, balance changes related to the power swing fix.
  • Manager mode quick counts - Too many strikes were being thrown.
  • Fixed issues with pitchers that pitch from the stretch with no runners on base.
  • Fixed issue causing ball-boy to use a full run instead of a jog when running to dead ball catches.
  • Fixed an issue causing a runner on 3rd to try to go home on a bunt when the catcher was fielding the ball right next to the line and could easily tag him out.
  • Added head tilt constraint to improve the head angle when a pitcher looks back at a runner on 2nd base.
  • Average runners have better steal success than before. This is a small change, but there are a lot of close plays getting them tagged out. The effect is pronounced when playing against certain pitchers, and for these pitchers the runners were being capped from getting their best jump (compared to last year).
  • In Manage Only Mode, opposing teams would never sac bunt.
  • Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox): Night and Day capacity numbers were switched.
  • Season/Franchise: When toggling through teams on Free Agents list, the background color does not change to match selected team's colors.
  • RTTS Showcase: An out of place Right Stick icon appeared in the mode header after accessing the Universal Profile. We didn't handle the Showcase play mode.

Game: MLB 14 The ShowHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 67 - View All
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
08:11 PM - April 22, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
(Image courtesy of skinnybonez)


During the weekly NBA 2K14 livestream, hosted by LD2K and Ronnie2K, it was mentioned that a shoe update and patch #5 are both close to being submitted.

More details to coming soon. What are you hoping to see?

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 86 - View All
11:25 AM - April 22, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

If you pre-order EA Sports UFC from select retailers, you will receive Day-One access to Royce Gracie. If you are not interested in pre-ordering, you can also unlock him by completing the career mode on the pro level.

This offer was revealed a couple of weeks ago, to unlock Bruce Lee.

For North America, EA Sports has only announced GameStop as a select retailer. You can pre-order for Xbox One here and PlayStation 4 here. Retailers from other regions are shown here.


Game: EA Sports UFCHype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All

The official MLB 14 The Show roster update for April 21 was released yesterday. Click here to see all of the details.

Registered users can download the offline file here, others can download here.

Game: MLB 14 The ShowHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 67 - View All
10:13 AM - April 22, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The PES 2014 patch 1.12 and data pack 5, announced last week for PC users, has arrived. You can download it here.

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
05:36 AM - April 22, 2014. Posted by JMD. Written by Steve Noah


After teasing it last week, Codemasters has revealed GRID Autosport this morning, shipping on June 24th for PC, 360 and PS3. Check out the trailer and screenshots.

Quote:
GRID: Autosport aims to move the series back in line as a more authentic racing game. Set to include a more authentic handling model (more Sim than Race Driver: GRID), five distinct disciplines; Touring, Endurance, Open Wheel, Tuner and Street. Race at 22 locations (primarily circuit based) with a combined route list that totals over 100.

Make sure to read the GRID Autosport blog, which includes details about handling, racing discipline, locations, career, experience, multiplayer, cockpit cameras and much more.

Game: GRID AutosportHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All
Monday, April 21, 2014
09:12 AM - April 21, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the latest MLB 14 The Show video featuring the dynamic batting and fielding cameras in the PS4 version.

MLB 14 The Show ships on May 6th for PS4. Find out more about the game on our official page.

Game: MLB 14 The ShowHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 67 - View All
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


Hot News

Features & Blogs

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Sports / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Saturday, April 19, 2014
10:32 AM - April 19, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you looking for some tips to get gold in Trails Fusion career mode skill challenges, GoodGameBro has posted their guide to pull off every trick in the game.

Just in case you missed it, we posted our Trials Fusion review this morning.

Game: Trials FusionReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Friday, April 18, 2014
11:00 AM - April 18, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2013 college football season has come to an end, as the Florida State Seminoles have been crowned National Champions, but there is still plenty of college football to discuss on Dual Threat! Operation Sports' Dual Threat is a college football podcast hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In the 33rd episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode discuss The New York Times' in-depth piece on the botched Jameis Winston investigation, the dismissal of Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham and Clemson QB Chad Kelly, how much is enough when dealing with talented but troubled collegiate athletes, Notre Dame switching to field turf, other spring game tidbits, are we seeing too much change when it comes to college jerseys, and more! Also, don't forget to vote for the "Dual Threat Road Trip 2014" bracket. Listen and follow the show and guys on Twitter, @DualThreatCFB, @DrabTShirt and @Bode1067, to vote for which game they they will travel to for the 2014 season!

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...at/id700583947) or Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ast?refid=stpr), listen in the embedded player below or click here, and if you are in the DC area tune into CBS Sports Radio 1580-AM or listen on the stream here (http://betaplayer.radio.com/player/the-big-talker-1580/) every Sunday at 8am EST! Follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatCFB), and be sure to listen in every week this season right here on OperationSports.com! Thanks for listening!


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 17 - View All
10:38 AM - April 18, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

FranchisePlay has posted their interview with EA Sports UFC Director, Brian Hayes. They talk about the addition of Bruce Lee, 1-Punch KOs, Fight Night and more.

Game: EA Sports UFCHype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
09:18 AM - April 18, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

In the 80th episode of the Press Row Podcast, we feature our Press Row Podcast PAX East 2014 panel in its entirety. Titled “The Crisis in Sports Games”, the group takes a look at the state of sports games from the Consumer, Developer, and Publisher standpoint. Do game purchasers have enough choices? Do they get enough value from their games? Where are the arcade titles? Is too much asked of developers in too short of a time frame? Can publishers make enough money with expensive license and development costs? These questions and many more are posed and debated in front of a live audience.

A special thanks to the great people at PAX East 2014 for accepting our panel! We had a great time and hope to be back next year for the third straight PAX!

Joining us on the panel:Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast and send us some Tweets while you’re there
2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com
3) Respond to this post

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ow/id563624090) and Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ss-row-podcast), so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

If you can't view or listen to the embedded player below, please click here.


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All

The PC version of PES 2014 is scheduled to release patch 1.12 and data pack 5 on April 22nd, according to WENB. No word on the World Challenge DLC that arrived for 360 and PS3 last month.

If we get any other specific details about the 1.12 patch, we'll update this post.

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
Thursday, April 17, 2014
04:20 PM - April 17, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Codemasters is teasing this very short teaser video for an upcoming game in the Grid racing series.

We will find out more on April 22nd. What do you think it could be?

Game: GRID AutosportHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 0 - View All

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