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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
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Friday, February 5, 2016
06:06 PM - February 5, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Ramone posted this MLB The Show 16 image (work in progress) on Twitter, so I did the best I could with it, comparing the artificial rocks behind the left-center field fence at Angel Stadium, in MLB 15 The Show.

MLB The Show 16 on top, MLB 15 The Show on the bottom.

Game: MLB The Show 16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 12 - View All
05:05 PM - February 5, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Bruce Lee will be making his way back into the Octagon again for EA Sports UFC 2 and there are three ways to get him for free.
  • If you own EA Sports UFC and purchase EA Sports UFC 2, you will get Day 1 access to him.
  • Completing Career mode and getting inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame will unlock him as well. (Beating career mode also unlocks legends Mike Tyson, Bas Rutten, and Kazushi Sakuraba.)
  • If you subscribe to EA Access, download EA Sports UFC from The Vault and log into the online servers, you will qualify to unlock him.
Fans can play as Bruce Lee in the Welterweight, Bantamweight, Featherweight, and Lightweight divisions.

Source - EA Sports

Game: EA Sports UFC 2Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
06:11 AM - February 5, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The new MyPARK for Rivet City, which was teased yesterday, is available now. Check out the new screenshots here.

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 36 - View All
05:42 AM - February 5, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Previously available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, the free to play version of PES 2016 is available now for PC users. Fans can download and play the game on Steam here.

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​Those who haven’t experienced PES 2016 ​can now download a free, entry level version of the game​,​ which boasts an Exhibition Mode complete with the choice of seven teams including Bayern Munich, Juventus, AS Roma, Brazil and France. Also included is a full training section and the hugely popular myClub feature. The free-to-play game also allows users to experience PES 2016’s online play, offline play and unlimited access to the myClub mode wherein players can use accrued in-game currency and micro-transactions to build a title-winning team.

About myClub

myClub is a team building mode in PES 2016, first implemented last year in PES 2015. The modes allows users to build a team by purchasing players and managers via agents, either through in-game currency or micro-transactions. myClub aims to deliver an experience that combines real managerial choices with a player improvement and leveling system, which helps build a strategy that best suits your desired play style. It feature online and offline modes, however an online connection is required to play myClub.

The free-to-play edition will also be compatible with all future gameplay and content updates throughout the entire PES 2016 season, updating automatically, ensuring rosters are up to date and that PES 2016’s many stars are aligned to the form of their real-life counterparts.

Game: PES 2016Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
05:31 AM - February 5, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

There was a LOT to dig into with the one-week beta for EA Sports’ UFC 2, including updated gameplay and graphics and new Practice, Skills Challenges, and Ultimate Team modes. How has the sequel improved from the 2014 effort and what remains a concern? What new has been learned about UFC 2? Will it be more welcoming to novices given its inherent complicated nature? Host Bryan Wiedey is joined by Dylan Favorite and T.J. Lauerman in the 166th episode of the Press Row Podcast.

Joining us this week: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), and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.


Game: EA Sports UFC 2Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
Thursday, February 4, 2016
08:02 PM - February 4, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Ronnie has tweeted the first look at the new MyPARK for the new NBA 2K16 MyPARK champion, which will be announced tomorrow.

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 36 - View All

Sony San Diego is Twitch streaming MLB The Show 16 right now, as the team goes over the Showtime and Road to the Show modes.

Watch the stream here. For those of you that miss it, we will update this post with the archive.

UPDATE: The stream has completed, watch the archive here (it starts at roughly the 16:35 mark).

Some notes:
  • 20-80 scale confirmed in Franchise mode
  • You CAN turn the Showtime feature on/off
  • New running styles are normal, lumbering, speedster and athletic
  • Over 600 new animations added, 100's more a dive specific
  • While running bases, hold L1 for a zoomed in view, L2 for a medium view
  • Oakley, EvoShield, and All Star are the new equipment brands
  • New Balance not in this year, maybe next year
  • No tattoos or face scanning in RTTS
  • You can view team uniforms in player editor

Game: MLB The Show 16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 12 - View All
07:04 AM - February 4, 2016. Posted by KingMansaMusa. Written by Steve Noah

The 2016 NBA All-Star uniforms and court have been added to NBA 2K16, along with updated rosters for both squads, with the reserves being added.

UPDATE (2-5): The court has been updated this morning, it's no longer at MSG with Toronto All-Star images.

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 36 - View All
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
07:49 PM - February 3, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another F1 2015 patch has recently released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Check out the patch notes in the links below.

Game: F1 2015Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
06:24 PM - February 3, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Both the PlayStation and Xbox Stores have a bunch of EA Sports games on sale this week. The prices are good until Monday, February 8.

PlayStation Store
  • Rory McIlroy PGA Tour - ($13.19)
  • NHL Legacy Edition (PS3) - ($19.79)
  • FIFA 16 - ($23.99)
  • FIFA 16 + Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - ($23.99)
  • FIFA 16 Deluxe Edition + Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - ($32.19)
  • FIFA 16 Super Deluxe Edition + Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - ($56.99)
  • Fight Night Champion (PS3) - ($3.99)
  • Madden NFL 16 Super Bowl Edition (PS3) - ($19.79)
  • Madden NFL 16 Super Bowl Edition - ($19.79)
  • NCAA Football 14 (PS3) - ($4.99)
  • NBA Jam On Fire Edition (PS3) - ($3.74)
  • Need For Speed - ($19.79)
  • Need For Speed Deluxe Edition - ($23.09)
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted (PS3) - ($3.99)
  • NFL Blitz (PS3) - ($3.74)
  • NHL 16 - ($19.79)
  • SSX (PS3) - ($4.99)
Xbox Store
  • FIFA 16 + Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - $24.00 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $30
  • FIFA 16 Deluxe Edition + Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - $35.00 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $41.99
  • FIFA 16 Super Deluxe Edition + Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - $64.99 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $74.99
  • Madden NFL 16 Super Bowl Edition - $19.80 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $24.99
  • Madden NFL 16 Deluxe: Season Edition - $40.00 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $47.99
  • Madden NFL 16 Super Deluxe: Season Edition - $64.99 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $74.99
  • Need for Speed - $19.80 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $24.00
  • Need for Speed Deluxe Edition - $23.10 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $28.00
  • NHL 16 - $19.80 for Gold Subscribers, $24.99 if you're not
  • Rory McIlroy PGA Tour - $15.99 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $19.99

Platform: PS4 / Xbox One
05:44 AM - February 3, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another Need For Speed game update is scheduled to be released today, check out some of the details below and read the official blog here.

Snapshot Pro - A mode which will allow you to create some stunning photos of your favorite car with color filters, lens effects and more. (Read more about it here)

Wrap Sharing - Wrap Sharing has been one of the most requested features to date and because of this we’re adding a new option within the Paint and Wrap section that will allow you to browse and download wraps shared by other players. If you’re a wrap creator then simply mark your creation as shareable and it’ll show up for everyone else.

Customization Items - Customization continues to be something we see you talking about and requesting more of, which is why we’ll be following in the footsteps of the Legends update and adding another 100+ new customization items in this update.

In total, eleven new cars will be getting new parts:
  • Ford Focus RS
  • Chevrolet Camaro Z28
  • BMW M3 E92
  • Ford Mustang Boss 302
  • Ford Mustang Foxbody
  • Ford Mustang GT
  • Mazda MX5 (2015)
  • NISSAN 180sx Type X
  • NISSAN Silvia Spec-R
  • SUBARU BRZ Premium
  • SUBARU Impreza WRX
Multiplayer - Want to test your skills against other people? We've added a “Competitive” option at the front menu which will see you placed in a game with other players who are also looking to race competitively. Or, select “Alldrive” and you can experience Need for Speed as it is now.

License Plates - You’ll now have the option to customize the license plate on your car, giving you even more options to personalize your ride.

You’ll be able to choose from a selection of backgrounds from past NFS games including; Redview, Fairhaven, Palmont City, Rockport, Olympic City, Bayview and Tri City Bay. Alongside the backgrounds you’ll also be able to apply a number of frames to complete the look.

Gas Stations - Players of previous NFS games will be familiar with the gas stations and their ability to repair your car. Something we heard directly from you, the NFS community, is that you wanted this functionality brought back. You missed the option of having your car look new again, instead of having to wear the scars of racing until you ventured back to the garage.

As such, all gas stations in Ventura Bay will now repair your car, free of charge. Simply drive your car through the station and it’ll be looking as good as new. And to help you out further, we’ll be adding all gas stations as points of interest on the map.

Full Patch Notes
  • New Feature: Wrap Sharing
  • New Feature: Snapshot Pro Mode
  • A new "Splash" screen which gives players information on what is included in the new updates from the Living Game
  • A new Snapshot overview screen in the Need for Speed Network menu so you can find out more about your snapshots
  • Improvements to Kickbacks and likes on snapshots
  • 100+ new customization items for a variety of cars
  • License plates are back. Apply around 10 different license plates to your car for more in depth customization
  • We've made more improvements and bug fixes to multiplayer. You can now play with like-minded people, if you want to play competitive then you can now select this option when matchmaking and join a world with people who also want to play competitive.
  • 3 new Trophies and achievements
  • Drive through a Gas Station and repair your car on the fly.
  • A variety of tweaks and improvements including AI, player feedback, Gameplay and World
  • Fixed a couple of bugs for Eddie's challenge
  • Multiple stability fixes

Game: Need for SpeedReader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
08:40 PM - February 2, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Wolverine Studios has just posted their first Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball 2016 developer diary, as they go over the new player categories in the game.

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The first new categories are Floor Range and Ball Actions. Floor Range is distributed among four areas: Post, Midrange, Corner and Above Break. Together, they tell you often a player attempts a shot from a given area on the floor.

There are six actions a player can take: Drive and Pass, Drive and Shoot, Catch and Shoot, Dribble and Shoot, Post Up, and Pass. Thompson is clearly a player who prefers to do something with the ball when he has it – over 40% of the time. Thompson’s biggest tendency is to catch and shoot at 21%. You can see that his Drawing Fouls rating is not very good, which would be expected from a player who relies so heavily on working off of cuts and screens to shoot the basketball. Let’s compare him to another shooting guard.

06:17 PM - February 2, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Codemasters have released some details on the new content set to arrive for DiRT Rally, when the game launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 5. The game is already available for PC users. Make sure to check out some of the new screenshots and the new content trailer here. The game will run at 1080p/60fps on both consoles.

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New Classic Mini and Super 1600 series will introduce the thrills of rallycross from the beginning of the game, and we’ve added 21 advanced rally driving video guides which will help gamers maximise their rallying performance.

For the first time in the game, you’ll also be able to experience the vintage full gravel surface at Pikes Peak. And starting April 5th, you’ll also be able to take on Pikes Peak in the iconic Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak. Not only this, but three of Colin McRae’s most iconic liveries will join his Focus livery in DiRT Rally – allowing you to relive the exploits of a legendary rally champion and icon of motorsport. We’ve been waiting a long time to be able to bring you the Impreza livery – and we’re delighted to be able to say that the iconic fluorescent yellow and blue design is now at its spiritual home with DiRT Rally.

The following extra cars will also be added:
  • Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
  • Renault 5 Turbo
  • Renault Alpine A110
  • Opel Corsa Super 1600
  • Peugeot 207 S1600
  • Renault Clio S1600
  • Mini Classic Rallycross
By pre-ordering the digital edition of DiRT Rally, fans will receive both the Fully Loaded MINI Pack and the Fully Loaded Rallycross Pack, which unlocks the Mini Classic Rallycross.

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We’re so excited that DiRT Rally is finally hitting consoles, we’ve also decided to release a limited run DiRT Rally Legend Edition, which will also be available from pre-order for today – and will also feature the Fully Loaded MINI Pack, which unlocks and fully upgrades the MINI Cooper S from the start of the game, gives an exclusive livery for the car, and provides a unique team mechanic with perks. For the die-hard fans amongst you, a super-limited edition DiRT Rally SteelBook, complete with Driver’s Guide, will also be available to pre-order from today. Just head to www.dirtgame.com and click ‘BUY’ to pre-order.

For more information about DiRT Rally, head over to the PlayStation.Blog and read about the 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about the game.
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  • We record the co driver calls live in a D-Box motion seat while the stage is being driven. This maximizes the sense of speed and impact in the co driver’s voice. We even use a Stilo crash helmet and intercom system to make sure that the recording sounds as authentic as possible.
  • Watch out for local wildlife crossing the road on some stages. You can see a fox in Wales, a squirrel in Finland, and a moose in Sweden.
  • Neil Cole who does the voiceover for the Rallycross spotter is actually one of the presenters of the FIA World Rallycross broadcast. He spends most of the race weekend in the spotters tower doing post race interviews.
Source - Codemasters

Game: DiRT RallyHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All

Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO is available now on PC for $59.99, check out the trailer here. The game is scheduled to arrive for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users on March 15.

This is the first game to be released through Square Enix and Milestone's publishing partnership for North American and Latin America.

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With the expertise of nine-time world champion Sébastien Loeb, Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO is a highly realistic racing simulator that features more than 180 miles of faithfully reproduced tracks, including the exclusive Pike Peak International Hill Climb, across eight different Rallies, five Rallycross circuits and 64 special stages. Players can select over 58 cars from 16 different manufacturers, spanning six decades of engineering, and allowing rally racers an opportunity to customize and create the perfect match of aesthetics and racing performance.

Other key features for Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO include:
  • Several game modes for rally enthusiasts, including Quick Race, Career, Sébastien Loeb Experience, Online Multiplayer and more.
  • Intense weather and light conditions that put players' driving skills to the test.
  • Realistic physics and sound design developed with Sébastien Loeb to react differently depending on each in-game object.
  • Compatibility with a number of driving game peripherals, including steering wheels, pedals and more.

Game: Sebastien Loeb Rally EVOHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Monday, February 1, 2016
07:16 PM - February 1, 2016. Posted by jfsolo. Written by Steve Noah

Some of the tattoos seen on LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kenyon Martin, DeAndre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe are getting Take-Two Interactive and Visual Concepts into some hot water. Based off of articles from ESPN (Darren Rovell) and The HollyWoodReporter (Eriq Gardner), the makers of the NBA 2K series are getting sued for $1.1 million, because Solid Oak Sketches claims the tattoos are their copyrighted work.

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Worried that they might be party to a lawsuit, the NFL Players Association told players in 2014 that, in order for their tattoos to be represented on merchandise, including video games, they needed to get waivers from the artists.

This is one of the main reasons other companies don't put tattoos in their game. Getting permission from the tattoo artist can take quite a bit of time. The Madden team had to go through that process to get the tattoos for Colin Kaepernick (Madden NFL 15) and Odell Beckham, Jr. (Madden NFL 16) in the game.

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In a demand letter to Take-Two before the lawsuit was filed, an attorney for the plaintiff took the $22,500 award to Escobedo, and using information about NBA 2K16 sales, calculated that the value for the eight tattoos should be $572,000. But there was also the matter that two of LeBron James tattoos were featured on the cover of the videogame. According to the letter, "Given that those two tattoos are 'the face' of the 2014 game, their marketing and promotion value is, conservatively, at least four times the value of the rest of the tattoos."

Thus, the claimed value of using all of the tattoo designs in question allegedly equals $819,500. That tattoo design company offered a perpetual license for a fee of $1,144,000.

You can read the full complaint at The Hollywood Reporter.

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 36 - View All

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