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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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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
11:33 AM - August 31, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

RedCityBoi2K17 has posted his NBA 2K17 hands-on impressions, with plenty of gameplay details. Check it out and post your thoughts.

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
10:12 AM - August 31, 2016. Posted by bcruise. Written by Steve Noah

Hackers took down the EA servers last night and again today, as the EA support team attempts to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. You can check the status here.

This obviously impacts online games, modes, etc. for Madden NFL 17 and other EA games. As more information comes in, we will update this post.

Source - Product Reviews

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
04:38 AM - August 31, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

JFox Entertainment has posted his NBA 2K17 hands-on impressions, including Pro-Am and gameplay details. Check it out and post your thoughts.

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
07:08 PM - August 30, 2016. Posted by Sitew33. Written by Steve Noah

While these aren't final NBA 2K17 player ratings, as mentioned by Ronnie 2K and LD2K, it definitely gives us a glimpse of what we will see when the game ships. Typically, 2K updates the rosters prior to release. But let's have fun with what we see TODAY. There are quite a few face scans in both videos as well, from some of the rookies and popular players in the league.

Shoutout to Familyfirst Glo for the videos, who knows how long they will be available.

Below are some of the higher rated players on each team. (The Wizards were not shown)

Atlanta Hawks
  • Millsap - 86
  • Howard - 84
Boston Celtics
  • Thomas - 85
  • Horford - 85
  • Bradley - 82
  • Crowder - 81
Brooklyn Nets
  • Lopez - 81
  • Lin - 76
  • Bogdanovic - 76
Charlotte Hornets
  • Walker - 85
  • Kidd-Gilchrist - 79
  • Batum - 79
Chicago Bulls
  • Butler - 88
  • Wade - 87
  • Rondo - 81
Cleveland Cavaliers
  • James - 96
  • Irving - 89
  • Love - 82
Dallas Mavericks
  • Nowitzki - 84
  • Barnes - 79
Denver Nuggets
  • Gallinari - 80
  • Faried - 80
Detroit Pistons
  • Drummond - 87
  • Jackson - 82
Golden State Warriors
  • Curry - 94
  • Durant - 93
  • Thompson - 90
  • Green - 90
Houston Rockets
  • Harden - 90
Indiana Pacers
  • George - 90
Los Angeles Clippers
  • Paul - 91
  • Griffin - 87
  • Jordan - 85
Los Angeles Lakers
  • Russell - 79
  • Ingram - 78
Memphis Grizzlies
  • Conley - 85
  • Gasol - 85
Miami Heat
  • Bosh - 86
  • Whiteside - 85
  • Dragic - 78
Milwaukee Bucks
  • Antetokounmpo - 83
  • Middleton - 81
Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Towns - 88
  • Wiggins - 82
New Orleans Pelicans
  • Davis - 90
New York Knicks
  • Anthony - 88
  • Rose - 80
  • Porzingis - 80
Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Westbrook - 93
  • Adams - 81
Orlando Magic
  • Vucevic - 80
Philadelphia 76ers
  • Okafor - 79
  • Simmons - 79
Phoenix Suns
  • Bledsoe - 85
Portland Trailblazers
  • Lillard - 89
  • McCollum - 83
Sacramento Kings
  • Cousins - 90
  • Gay - 80
San Antonio Spurs
  • Leonard - 93
  • Aldridge - 88
  • Gasol - 84
  • Parker - 80
Toronto Raptors
  • DeRozan - 87
  • Lowry - 86
  • Valanciunas - 82
Utah Jazz
  • Favors - 85
  • Hayward - 84
  • Gobert - 81
Washington Wizards
  • (None Shown)

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
05:03 PM - August 30, 2016. Posted by SteboSSK. Written by Steve Noah

Plenty of NBA 2K17 details have arrived, courtesy of André Voigt on Twitter, Founder and editor of FIVE , host of Got Next and author of Planet Basketball. We have translated his tweets below. (Thanks to ryback89 and everyone that assisted).
  • Shoes scaned in 3d for the first time, retro-sneakers too
  • over 300 shoes are in the game
  • in all 30 NBA Arenas they recorded the sound of the balls, fans, buzzer and more
  • Dynamic Commentary Both - eleven commentarys are in the game, they change depending on which city you play they support the main commentary duo
  • Blacktop - users can create own rules, there are specatators and player intros
  • online matchmaking can be personalised
  • MyTeam: redesigned cards, six new gem-levels, moments, historic franchise team packs, dynamic duos special bonus if you have two players that play together in reality, example Klay and Steph Curry
  • MyTeam Blacktop: Quick 3vs3 multiplayer, you can choose one MyTeam player the others are random
  • MyLeague: new menus, playoff mode (full customizatin), start today, Expansion 30-36 Teams all own jerseys, logos etc, League Expansion Draft if an expansion is chosen
  • MyLeague Online: 80 Seasons, more player development, more administration features, keeper-feature, many offseason decisions,
  • MyLeague/MyGM: start before 2016 Offseason possible, rules are dynamic (on-court rules like shotclock, trading)
  • Pick protection/swaps in trades are in the game also at cpu teams
  • Advanced Rotation: User can determine which players when in a game should be together on court
  • New Features: Jersey Retirement, Uniform Update (X-Mas etc get later in the game), Offseason trades possible, roster and draft classes are easier to edit
  • MyCareer: Wow... I'm not allowed to give you the news now. They come in a couple days.
  • Now Gameplay news - all throws (except dunks) have an own timing point for the release
  • new aim mechanic for jump throws
  • Dribble: no triggert animations user must combo the moves
  • Defense: new steal system, more user skill dependent
  • Game is faster to learn on lower levels, Coach K guides the 2KU that teaches all fundamentals
  • CPU Players bring more actions offside the ball (get free, cuts etc)
  • Physicality: Post Game completely new, contact on the zone border and at rebounds new in game, new putbacks
  • over 700 new animations at defense/offense on- and offside the ball
  • all offenses and defenses of the NBA are in the game, over 6000 adjustments, updated while the season
  • Smart Coach: Assistant gives detailed informations an coaching (example go over the block at KD)
  • 30 new freelance offenses, new team schemes, new transition offense/defense, mismatches will be recognized and will get attacked
  • individually tactics against certain players (example hard closeouts againts Curry)
  • Good coaches have better defense (awareness), user controls the help
  • ProAM: owner controls the roster of the teams, team can play without the owner, stats of the players will be saved, three team level amateur, pro and elite, there will be sponsors (VC) on the elite level
  • NBA2k17 All Star Tournament, Money Price, Allstar Tickets

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
10:35 AM - August 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Halo Warthog is coming to Forza Horizon 3 as a free download to everyone who has played either Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. Check out the trailer, achievements and recommended PC specs here.

Eligible players will receive codes to download the Warthog via an Xbox Live Message, and codes will begin to be sent out during the week of September 5. In addition, players who have not played an Xbox One Halo game will still have the chance to earn the Warthog via a special #Forzathon event coming to Forza Horizon 3 in October.

Game: Forza Horizon 3Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
10:24 AM - August 30, 2016. Posted by RipCity71252. Written by Steve Noah

Someone managed to capture the NBA 2K17 team select screen. A few other images can be seen here.

UPDATE: This one from Karl-Anthony Towns. (Probably edited ratings for himself and a few others to get the Wolves rated that high, one would assume.)

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
09:03 AM - August 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

PlayStation Access has posted a new Steep video, showing off more gameplay and everything you need to know about the game.

Steep is scheduled to release on December 2 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Find out more and register for BETA at the official website.

Game: SteepHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
08:33 AM - August 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Previously available for PC users, Assetto Corsa is available now for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users. Check out the trailer here and post your impressions of the game after a few laps.

  • Tailored to perfection - Over eighty cars are available to choose from, plus special editions, reproduced in collaboration with the most prestigious automotive manufacturers, each one authentic and unique in both characteristics and handling.
  • Legendary Circuits including Silverstone Circuit, Monza, and Nürburgring-Nordschleife, all recreated using Laser Scan technology so that each bump, curb and slope is a perfect match to the real counterpart.
  • Precision Physics bring a new dimension to the car and track, from tyre flat spots & heat cycles to the dynamic simulation of the tyre rubber deposited on track and recreated light conditions based on geographical coordinates.
  • Multiple Race Modes include Career mode, special and unique events and challenges. Fully customizable single player and multiplayer modes include quick races, race weekends including free practice sessions, qualifying session, drift challenges and more!
  • Tuning & Driver Assist profiles allow the overall racing experience to be further modified by adjusting everything from car attributes to collision damage to let players of any proficiency with a joypad or supported racing wheel.

Game: Assetto CorsaHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All

IGN has scheduled their final WWE 2K17 roster reveal today. Similar to prior weeks, they are giving you a chance to guess the wrestlers that will be revealed.

Once they finally reveal them later this afternoon, we will update this post. Until then, feel free to guess.

UPDATE: Here are the WWE 2K17 wrestlers that have been revealed today, along with Asuka's full ring entrance, as seen in the embedded video above.
  • Asuka
  • Bayley
  • Big Boss Man
  • Buddy Murphy
  • Cactus Jack
  • Dean Ambrose
  • Diesel
  • Dude Love
  • Dusty Rhodes
  • Goldust
  • Jack Swagger
  • John Cena
  • Kane
  • Kevin Owens
  • Lex Luger
  • Luke Harper
  • Mankind
  • Road Dogg Jesse James
  • Roman Reigns
  • Seth Rollins
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • Undertaker
  • Vader
  • Wesley Blake
Previously revealed:

Game: WWE 2K17Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
07:39 AM - August 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

In news that will probably shock nobody, Gran Turismo Sport has been delayed until 2017. Below is a note from the founder of Polyphony Digital and Creator of Gran Turismo, Kazunori Yamauchi.

Hello GT Community — I am sharing some news today that we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of Gran Turismo Sport to 2017. GT Sport is Polyphony’s foremost competitive gaming title, with high expectations from both the fans and from within our team.

From the start this title has been one of our most ambitious undertakings by using the latest technologies, such as physics-based rendering and sound simulations, and Scapes photo mode. In combining these features with a new Sport mode, we are offering a competitive gaming experience to truly reinvent what it means to be a racing game. We’ve been excited and humbled by the response each time that we’ve shared new gameplay with everyone.

However, as we approach our planned release date in November, we realize we need more time to perfect GT Sport, which we’ve already dedicated so much effort towards since announcing the title. We do not want to compromise the experience in any way. While we cannot confirm a new release date at this time, we are more committed than ever to making GT Sport the best Gran Turismo game to date.

GT Sport will continue to be shown at several gaming events around the world. I hope everyone has the opportunity to experience first-hand the yet-to-be revealed cutting edge experiences that will be achieved by GT Sport.

Game: Gran Turismo SportHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
Monday, August 29, 2016
05:17 PM - August 29, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has started to reveal the top FIFA 17 players, starting with players ranked 31 through 50. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

We will update this post as more player ratings are revealed.

UPDATE: (8-30) #21 - #30 added
UPDATE: (8-31) #11 - #20 added

Check them out and post your thoughts!

11. Sergio Agüero - Overall 89
12. Mesut Özil - Overall 89
13. Thibaut Courtois - Overall 89
14. Sergio Ramos - Overall 89
15. Luka Modrić - Overall 89
16. Thiago Silva - Overall 89
17. Antoine Griezmann - Overall 88
18. Paul Pogba - Overall 88
19. Gonzalo Higuaín - Overall 88
20. Képler Laveran Lima Ferreira - Overall 88
21. Kevin De Bruyne - Overall 88
22. Philipp Lahm - Overall 88
23. Diego Godín - Overall 88
24. Andrés Iniesta - Overall 88
25. Marco Reus - Overall 88
26. Gianluigi Buffon - Overall 88
27. Toni Kroos - Overall 88
28. Petr Čech - Overall 88
29. Giorgio Chiellini - Overall 88
30. Eden Hazard - Overall 88
31. Hugo Loris - Overall 88
32. David Alaba - Overall 87
33. Leonardo Bonucci - Overall 87
34. Jan Oblak - Overall 87
35. Ivan Rakitić - Overall 87
36. Alexis Sánchez - Overall 87
37. Ángel Di María - Overall 87
38. Thomas Müller - Overall 87
39. Mats Hummels - Overall 87
40. Samir Handanović - Overall 87
41. Sergio Busquets - Overall 87
42. Arturo Vidal - Overall 87
43. Karim Benzema - Overall 87
44. David Silva - Overall 87
45. James Rodríguez - Overall 87
46. Arjen Robben - Overall 87
47. Dimitri Payet - Overall 86
48. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Overall 86
49. Marcelo Vieira da Silva - Overall 86
50. Blaise Matuidi - Overall 86

Game: FIFA 17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All

UPROXX has posted their NBA 2K17 hands-on impressions and talk about the controls and the importance of your stick skills this year. They also go over the new shot aiming system.

“Let’s say you start this little cool move and you want to break out at that moment in time,” Jones says. “The animation had launched and there were specific branch points where you could get out, but as a user, you wanna get out when you want to get out. This year, we took all of that — what we felt like — canned stuff and was (sic) like look: ‘as a user, you can still recreate it.’ The animations that make up that guy’s dribble package, are signature. But if you wanna create that situation that he specifically does, it’s on your stick skills.”

That emphasis on a user’s “stick skills,” specifically how they’re able to move their player in a fashion similar to how they would in real life, is now augmented. You are controlling all of the player’s movements instead of just most of them. There’s no jumping off point where you’re left the manipulations of what they’ve already programmed for that player at that time in the game.

Most games only do release stuff on jump shots. Jones compared it to pulling a bow and arrow: you pull it back to the right tension and then release it. That release timing has always been there for NBA 2K jump shots, but now they’ve added aim, so “you can actually aim left-right on the shots.”

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Friday, August 26, 2016
07:00 AM - August 26, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K and the NBA 2K17 team have just announced "The Prelude" a free downloadable experience, giving you a head start on your MyCAREER, available for free on September 9, just one day after the mobile companion app releases, which allows you to scan your face into the game and much more. Watch the trailer here. (Only available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4)

Fans will have the ability to play college games, choosing from multiple Division I programs and boost their stock for the NBA Draft. You will also be able to try out the all-new tutorial mode, 2KU, featuring Coach K.

Read the full press release below.

Download NBA® 2K17 “The Prelude” For Free Starting September 9th

Critically acclaimed franchise to give fans early start to this year’s MyCAREER experience, ability to play collegiate games and more!

2K today announced “The Prelude,” a free downloadable experience for NBA 2K17, the top-rated and top-selling NBA video game simulation series*, which will be available on September 9, 2016. For the first time in NBA 2K history, gamers – both new and old – will get to start their MyCAREER experience prior to the game’s launch on September 20, 2016 on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems. Gamers who download “The Prelude” will choose from multiple authentic Division I collegiate programs and have the ability to boost their stock for the NBA Draft. Additionally, “The Prelude” experience will include enhanced MyPlayer personalization through new mobile phone face scan technology via the MyNBA2K Companion App, and an all–new tutorial mode in 2KU, featuring 2016 USA Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski (“Coach K”).

“The Prelude was designed specifically to introduce new fans to our franchise, and give them an introduction to our legendary MyCAREER mode that puts the user at the center of an epic basketball story,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. “Veterans of NBA 2K will also love getting a head start on their MyCAREER, so when the game launches they can be ready to jump in and compete.”

During “The Prelude”, players will watch their draft stock fluctuate dynamically based on their performance across the participation of multiple authentic college games. In true cinematic form, they’ll also catch a glimpse of exclusive MyCAREER scenes through their customized avatar, which include interactions with high school coaches, teammates, and more. Players’ in-game performance during college play will ultimately influence where they are drafted upon entering the league in NBA 2K17.

“The incredible excitement during the first week of NBA 2K16’s launch showed us there was an opportunity to connect with even more fans prior to the formal release of NBA 2K17,” said Alfie Brody, VP of Marketing for NBA 2K. “We think we’ve given our passionate community something special with this year, and can’t wait to see the response from not only existing fans, but new ones as well.”

Included in “The Prelude” is 2KU, a tutorial featuring Coach K, focused on fundamental basketball strategies including pick and roll execution, proper defensive positioning, ball movement, boxing out, court awareness and more. Gamers can also use the MyNBA2K17 iOS and Android companion app to scan their facial likeness into their MyCAREER avatar within minutes. This new mobile phone camera fan scan technology serves as the perfect introduction to the custom experience, as players begin playing MyCAREER. Additionally, after September 16, 2016 gamers will be able to purchase and download playable “all-time great” teams for each of the playable colleges as well as special collegiate MyTeam cards representing legendary players.

The NBA 2K17 Standard Edition will be available in both digital and physical formats for $59.99 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, and Windows PC platforms on September 20. The NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition will be available in digital and physical formats for $79.99 on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system. Also available for pre-order is the NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold offering fans the ultimate value at $99.99 with all of the regular NBA 2K17 Legend Edition contents plus bonus items. All fans who pre-order any version of NBA 2K17 will receive their copy at Early Tip-Off four days early, September 16.

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All

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