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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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Thursday, January 29, 2015
03:03 PM - January 29, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update here.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
12:04 PM - January 29, 2015. Posted by HustlinOwl. Written by Steve Noah

The MLB 15 The Show fact sheet has arrived, check it out here. The PlayStation.Blog also mentions a gameplay reveal is scheduled for February 5th, at 2:00 PST, on Twitch.

Below are just some of details from the fact sheet, click here to view them all.
  • Advanced AI logic results in outfielders taking more realistic routes to the ball
  • Upgraded motion system allows for dynamic speed matching from run to catch to throw
  • User controlled cut offs
  • All new slide and tag system
  • New speed paradigm for fielders and base runners
  • Enhanced ball physics for pop ups, fly balls, and shots into the gap
  • Dynamic pitch breaks: Allows for more realistic pitch recognition when batting
  • Simplified Analog swing controls
  • Dynamic Difficulty 2.0
  • New situational base covering intelligence allows for new animations to play when a player has time or is in a hurry to get to his base.
  • More than 70 new situational third out fielding animations
  • New Input Type option for hitting
  • We’ve separated swing input as a separate option
  • More than 90 new personal batting stances
  • More than 120 batting stance re-captures
  • More than 50 new personal pitching motions
  • More than 120 pitching motion re-captures
  • More than 45 new signature HR swings
  • More than 900 new presentation animations
  • More than 700 new gameplay animations
  • Editable Contracts (Franchise mode)
  • Player contract interest improved (based on MLB service time) (Franchise mode)
  • Player salary guide (Franchise mode)
  • GM History records (Franchise mode)
  • Trade Finder (Franchise mode)
  • Vastly improved trade logic (Franchise mode)
  • New crowd placement logic to reduce fans sitting in "cheap" seats
  • New Quick Shifts feature and revamped Defensive Positioning screen
  • Quick Counts balancing adjustments (I.E. less 3-2 counts, pitchers start with 1-1 counts, etc.)
  • Four new brands for Fielding Gloves. Each brand has three different styles.
  • Four new brands for Bats. Each brand has three different styles.
  • Four new brands for Batting Gloves. Three brands have three styles and one brand has two styles.
  • Three new brands for Cleats. Each brand has three different styles.
  • Updated shin guard, new “Without foot guard” option added.
  • Updated batting helmet with no flaps to pay homage to Old Time players. (PS4 Only)
  • New Necklace accessory with Thin or Thick as options. (PS4 Only)
  • Wrist tape has now been separated into left and right wrists with a new “Long” wrist tape option added.
  • New “Extra Wide” wristband AND armband option added. (PS4 Only)
  • New Base runner Wrist Guard accessory added. (PS4 Only)
  • New “Stirrup Low” Pant Style option added. (PS4 Only)
  • Japanese and slap-hitter swing types now selectable (PS4 Only)
  • Left analog stick bunting influence
  • Hours of new custom stadium and ambiance music (over 40 new tracks)
  • RTTS camera improvements after the ball is in play
Source - The Show Nation




  • No retractable roofs
  • No confirmation on frame rate
  • No stadium creator/relocation/expansion


  • Are the contracts of coaches editable? Are coaches editable in general? Everything looking great so far! Can't wait! Negative ghost rider
  • I've got two; one specific, and one more generalized:
    Was the bug with scouting fixed where if you didn't scout the guy at all, he'd show up 100% revealed on draft day?
    I'd love to hear more about how trade logic was "vastly improved." Probably one of those things that's difficult to describe to the layperson, trade logic and coding. Still, I'm curious.

    I'm not going to spoil Luis stream, but I can't rob the CPU teams anymore with bad trades. It's something I've been able to do for years and finally we seem to have found the sweet spot in value in age, potential, and overall.
  • Ramone, a few questions about the Vita version:
    Are the gameplay/presentation improvements not included due to space on the Vita? Are the "FOUL" and "OUT" text boxes still in the game? Is there any way to remove them if so?
    Yes I'll see what I can do
  • I was just thinking with directional hitting is there any way to do directional hitting with zone? Also directional hitting is with the left stick right? Negative ghost rider, and yes.
  • Awesome stuff! I didn't see if fans could catch foul balls and HR's this year though. (That was scratched from last years fact sheet). Is it in? Russell, can you say? Not this year
  • Retractable roofs? # of Uniform slots? No and same
  • What does split screen functionality mean for presentation? Could that mean that they show a scene where half the screen shows the pitcher and the other half shows the batter before a pitch to set up the presentation for a stressful playoff situation? Affirmative
  • Are the dynamic pitch movements tied to arm slot or is it a selectable thing?
    Or does it mean something like there are no longer deviations of pitches and only FB,CB,SL,CH etc?
    No on both accounts.
  • Is Online Franchise still in the game? Affirmative
  • Russell do players in the All Star game finally wear there home teams jerseys during gameplay? No doing that still uses way to much memory.
  • Does it have 2-player Manage Mode Only?
    Was that in the game last year? If it wasn't then the answer is no.
  • are there more available start times for exhibition games? Negative
  • + Ramone Russell on January 29th, 2015 at 9:36 am said:
    All the MLB stadiums will have updated dirt and grass.
  • Are single-a teams playable? I assume not since it's not on the fact sheet. No and if I'm a betting man I'm not sure they ever will be.
  • Were the numbers on the back players jerseys with out the name plate moved higher up like the Yankees? No, however I just walked over to chat about this with Paul who's one of the graphics leads and he's going to put it on his list for 16. No promises though
  • Is this talking about the Directional Hitting? Are the separate options something like zone and directional? No, hitting interface now has an added option with is input type. So you can now play Timing hitting with analog controls for example.
  • Did you guys add any new catcher gear? Also can we finally edit the catchers masks/hockey helmets? Yes, (thank the baseball gods) bye bye turtle shell chest protector.
  • Did you gentlemen re-add the ability to turn off the home run celebration cam? I LOVE watching the flight of a moonshot like in previous versions. That's literally my only "problem" with this game. Otherwise it's dang near perfect. No the option did not return, but someone mentioned it during community day back in November and Clayton turned it completely off I believe.
  • The Fact Sheet is looking good! As another player who solely does Franchise mode (offline) and has been disappointed in the meager career stat tracking, I am hoping for an improvement. Anything you can tell us? Same as last year, however it's the number one item on Franchise features list for 16.
  • Last year there was mention of using up to 1,000 different crowd models. The final number of models in 14 was much lower, has that number been increased this year? Yes we can use 1k different models but it's going to take some time to scan that many new faces for the crowed.
  • Did you guys bring back the ability to change players cap brims as well as catchers masks? Both were locked last year.
    Also any new hair and beard styles? Yes still there and no
  • Ramone- Will Matt. V announce all 9 starting players names/positions in the batting order once again? Negative ghost rider
  • Will the enhanced trade logic play a role in RTTS (like background CPU trades) or is it solely a Franchise enhancement? It applies to RTTS as well.
  • (1) Has MOM mode been brought back to an exhibition mode so we don't have to start a franchise/season to use it? If it hasn't, do you ever see it coming back?
    (2) If we are using generated counts, do we have the option to bring in a relief pitcher before the count is generated?
    1. No I it's most likely never coming back. 2. No, unless you schedule to bring him in at the beginning of an inning.
  • One thing I would like to know, has the ability to manually name our saves been addled. Negative ghost rider
  • in RTTS can your catcher call timeout and have a meeting on the mound with the pitcher? Also will the pitcher decline our signals and can we add the stick ons to our catchers fingers? No no and no
  • Hey Russell, with all the new accessory options you guys added, how will this be translated when we import our 2014 franchises?
    Will all the new gear be randomized for all the players or something like that? They will keep the equipment from the file and you can change it to new stuff after your in MLB 15.
  • Was there any mentions on who the voices of the radio show were?
    Local talent
  • Any word on Classic Stadiums for PS4? Maybe a post release DLC Stadium package for $10, just to make it with your while. No and no
  • Can we do the carry over saves with season mode files just like RTTS and Franchise. Yes Y2Y saves works for RTTS, Franchise, and Season mode.
  • Any news if the renovations at Progressive Field and Wrigley Field will be included? Yes those renovations will be included.
  • I was just thinking with directional hitting is there any way to do directional hitting with zone? Also directional hitting is with the left stick right? Negative ghost rider, and yes.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 20 - View All
08:16 AM - January 29, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Shady has checked in once again with another NBA 2K15 video montage and as per usual, it's a must watch. (NSFW language in the beginning, the rest of it is clean.)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update below.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests in this thread, should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

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Hey Everybody,

Here are the notes for today’s update:
  • Updated all injuries/rotations based on latest games
  • Updated all player movement: Releasing of Elliot Williams, JaMychal Green
  • Updated all of the Free Throw Ratings throughout the league to reflect this year’s statistics
Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!

-Mike Stauffer (@2Kstauff)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
02:00 PM - January 28, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
A couple more Project CARS videos have been released and they do not disappoint. The first video goes over quite a few details about the game you might not be aware of. The second video is filled with more information and even more gameplay.

Check them out below and let us know what you think.

Project CARS is scheduled to release on March 17th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The WiiU release date has not been confirmed.




Game: Project CARSHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
01:38 PM - January 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update here.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
11:07 AM - January 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

There are quite a few games currently on sale for Xbox One Gold subscribers, many of them are sports games. There are quite a few others that you might be interested in as well. We aren't sure when the sale ends, so hurry up and grab them, while you can.Here is a list of some of the other games you might be interested in.Source - NeoGAF, Polygon

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 18 - View All
Monday, January 26, 2015
03:06 PM - January 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports continues their FIFA 15 video tutorials this week, going over basic and advanced shooting techniques. If you have missed out on any of the previously released tutorial videos, make sure to click here.

While the techniques in these videos might not be new to most of you, it will certainly benefit new players of the game. Who knows, veterans might even learn a few things as well.

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
10:30 AM - January 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


EA Sports has simulated Super Bowl XLIX and posted a video from the Xbox One version of Madden NFL 15, using the latest roster update. For those keeping count, EA Sports has predicted 8 out of the last 11 Super Bowl winners, but they were wrong last year.

This year, the simulation predicts a Super Bowl XLIX victory for the New England Patriots, in last second fashion, with Tom Brady winning the MVP award, throwing for over 300 yards and 4 touchdown passes.

What is your prediction?

Read the full press release below.

PATRIOTS TRIUMPH OVER SEAHAWKS IN OFFICIAL
MADDEN NFL 15 SUPER BOWL PREDICTION

Electronic Arts Inc. today released the official Madden NFL 15 Super Bowl Prediction pitting the New England Patriots vs. the Seattle Seahawks. The prediction calls for a tightly-contested game between the two teams, coming down to a heroic play in the final drive to seal the win. The prediction sees New England’s offense overcoming the Seahawks’ defense to pull out a 28-24 victory.

The Patriots kicked off the scoring early, marching down the field on their first possession and capping it off with a 21-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski. Seattle would answer with a field goal later in the quarter, keeping the game close heading into the 2nd.

New England and Seattle traded TDs in the period, but as the Patriots attempted their final drive before the half the Seahawks’ vaunted secondary struck, with Earl Thomas III intercepting a pass intended for Gronkowski and returning it 58 yards for a touchdown. With that pick the Seahawks took the lead into halftime, 17-14.

Coming out of the locker room Seattle kept momentum on their side by scoring on their first possession with a 9-yard touchdown run by Marshawn Lynch. The Patriots were on the ropes, but they came out swinging and Tom Brady once again found Rob Gronkowski for a touchdown from 14 yards out.

The 4th quarter was a defensive battle, with neither team able to put points on the board early. Late in the game Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis made his presence known, intercepting a Russell Wilson pass and giving the Pats one last chance to win. In the waning seconds Tom Brady hooked up with Julian Edelman, who managed to slip out of a tackle and make a break for the end zone. Kam Chancellor sprinted toward Edelman to try and make a Super Bowl-saving tackle, but the speedy Edelman dove into the Promised Land as time expired, securing victory.

Tom Brady was named MVP of the game thanks to his 335 yard, 4-touchdown performance, his third such honor. Julian Edelman led all receivers with 8 catches for 106 yards, while Marshawn Lynch proved to be unstoppable on the ground with 118 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 34 - View All
Sunday, January 25, 2015
12:32 PM - January 25, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


Hot News

Featured Articles and Media

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Sports / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 18 - View All
Saturday, January 24, 2015

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

The update also includes playbook and play-type updates for the Kings, Warriors and Suns, as noted by Da_Czar.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update here.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
12:41 PM - January 24, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Curry One Black and Curry One Royal are available now in NBA 2K15. The Curry One Royal can be edited, as well as equipped when updating rosters. The Curry One Black can only be used in MyCAREER mode and can not be edited.

As many of you already know, equipping shoes for NBA 2K15 MyCAREER games only works in The Park and the Jordan Rec Center. A glitch keeps them from appearing in MyCAREER NBA games.

In case you missed it yesterday, 2K is offering refunds on the shoe equipping issue.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
Friday, January 23, 2015
05:54 PM - January 23, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you having issues equipping shoes in NBA 2K15 MyCAREER mode, @2KSupport has mentioned on Twitter, to contact them for a refund.

For those of you unaware of the issue. Players are equipping their shoes in MyCAREER mode and they appear to be fine in MyPARK and in the Jordan Rec Center, but they do not appear when playing MyCAREER NBA games. iPodKingCarter has a video explanation here.

This news could mean that the issue will not be fixed, but that has not been confirmed. In the meantime, 2K wants to be sure everyone gets their refund. Give it a shot and let us know how it goes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
03:35 PM - January 23, 2015. Posted by 42. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the new Driveclub video, featuring the Icona Vulcano, scheduled to arrive for free on January 27th.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
11:24 AM - January 23, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

There’s a great NBA schedule tonight with 11 games on the schedule, so we're back with another one-day league on FanDuel. LeBron, Durant, Dirk, and Anthony Davis are all in action and could be great value for your lineup tonight. Here’s the link to sign up.

If you’re new to FanDuel, don’t worry. The leagues are salary cap based. You pick whichever players you want, whenever you want. Each league last only one night, so you’re not stuck managing a team all year. Sign up through the link to get a 100% deposit bonus match through Operation Sports, which is FanDuel’s biggest offer.

Tonight’s league is $5 to enter and pays out $250 in cash prizes. There’s only room for 55 teams, so make sure you save your spot. Here’s the link to join.

Last week ‘s winner was OS member kklein50! He beat the field to win $50. Congrats to all the winners last Friday. Here’s kklein's winning team.


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 18 - View All

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