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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
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Thursday, October 20, 2016
04:57 PM - October 20, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The official Madden NFL 17 roster update for week 7 is available now. These weekly roster updates include changes to player ratings, depth charts, and injuries for all 32 teams.

You can check all of the changes here. We've listed some of the changes below.

  • Tom Brady +1 (Overall 95)
  • Eric Weddle +1 (Overall 93)
  • Trent Williams +1 (Overall 93)
  • Odell Beckham Jr. +1 (Overall 92)
  • Michael Bennett +1 (Overall 92)
  • Drew Brees +1 (Overall 92)
  • Vontae Davis +1 (Overall 91)
  • Travis Frederick +1 (Overall 91)
  • Jadeveon Clowney +1 (Overall 90)
  • Dont'a Hightower +1 (Overall 89)
  • Matt Ryan +1 (Overall 89)
  • Bobby Wagner +1 (Overall 89)
  • Malcolm Butler +1 (Overall 88)
  • David Johnson +1 (Overall 88)
  • Ryan Kerrigan +1 (Overall 88)
  • Taylor Lewan +2 (Overall 88)
  • Andrew Luck +1 (Overall 88)
  • LeSean McCoy +1 (Overall 88)
  • Jarvis Landry +1 (Overall 87)
  • Lamar Miller +2 (Overall 87)
  • Marcus Peters +2 (Overall 87)
  • Philip Rivers +2 (Overall 87)
  • Matthew Stafford +2 (Overall 87)
  • Jason Witten +1 (Overall 87)
  • Geno Atkins -2 (Overall 93)
  • Khalil Mack -1 (Overall 93)
  • Ben Roethlisberger -1 (Overall 92)
  • Brandon Graham -1 (Overall 92)
  • Aaron Rodgers -3 (Overall 92)
  • Ndamukong Suh -1 (Overall 92)
  • Mike Daniels -1 (Overall 92)
  • Joe Thomas -2 (Overall 91)
  • Eric Berry -1 (Overall 90)
  • Cam Newton -1 (Overall 89)
  • Allen Robinson -1 (Overall 89)
  • Ezekiel Ansah -2 (Overall 88)
  • Brandon Marshall -2 (Overall 88)
  • Darrelle Revis -1 (Overall 88)
  • Muhammad Wilkerson -3 (Overall 88)
  • Marcell Dareus -1 (Overall 87)
  • Stephon Gilmore -1 (Overall 87)
  • Johnathan Joseph -3 (Overall 87)
  • Olivier Vernon -1 (Overall 87)
  • K.J. Wright -1 (Overall 87)

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
10:35 AM - October 20, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

PlayStation 4 fans can play the Snow beta on October 25, watch the trailer here. The massive, open-world mountain will be open to skiers, snowboarders, and snowmobiles for $19.99.

The Snow Beta will cost $19.99 and gets you a lot more than a chance to see the game still in development. By joining the Beta, you will receive the Founder’s Pack, consisting of more than $30 worth of clothing, equipment, and exclusive items. This includes two full outfits (including skis and snowboard) of the latest clothing and equipment from the biggest brands. The bundle also includes two PS4 exclusive items: a gold snowmobile and a gold drone — both of which will only be available on PS4 during the Beta this fall.

In addition to the PS4 launch, we have also been working on another surprise. For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Winter X Games is coming to console! We’ve partnered up with ESPN and have been working closely with their team to recreate the exact course from the 2016 Winter X Games in Aspen. The mountain includes the Slopestyle, Super Pipe, and Big Air courses, all accurately reproduced for your riding pleasure. Players who successfully complete all three X Games events with Gold Medals will unlock the exclusive in-game X Games hoodie.

Source - PlayStation

Game: SNOWHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
09:42 AM - October 20, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Nintendo has just announced the Nintendo Switch, along with this new first look trailer, scheduled to arrive in March 2017. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.

At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.

Some of the publishers, developers and middleware partners announcing support for Nintendo Switch:

• 505 Games
• Activision Publishing, Inc.
• Audiokinetic Inc.
• Autodesk, Inc.
• BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
• Bethesda
• Codemasters®
• CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
• DeNA Co., Ltd.
• Electronic Arts
• Epic Games Inc.
• Firelight Technologies
• FromSoftware, Inc.
• Frozenbyte
• GameTrust
• Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc.
• HAMSTER Corporation
• Havok
• Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
• LEVEL-5 Inc.
• Marvelous Inc.
• Maximum Games, LLC
• Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
• Parity Bit Inc.
• PlatinumGames Inc.
• RAD Game Tools, Inc.
• RecoChoku Co., Ltd.
• SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
• Silicon Studio Corporation
• Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
• Starbreeze Studios
• Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
• Telltale Games
• THQ Nordic
• Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
• TT Games
• Ubitus Inc.
• Unity Technologies, Inc.
• Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
• Web Technology Corp

Source - Business Wire

Platform: Nintendo Switch
08:57 AM - October 20, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Wolverine Studios has just posted a new Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball 2017 Developer Diary featuring many of the new in-season features in the game this year. The team goes over scouting, lineup tracking, menu improvements, player personality improvements, new game options and much more.

One of the most exciting parts of the game is of course the college draft. We’ve added additional running draft commentary again this year but the biggest addition comes in your pre-draft work options. We’ve added 12 scouting regions across the United States and the rest of the world for you to assign your scouting staff to. In order to get anything but the very basic information prior to workouts you’re going to need to commit some resources around the globe.

Depending on the amount of resources you commit to an area you also may get additional emails during the year from your scout staff on a player they were impressed with. Review your emails prior to the draft workouts or use the in game notepad to keep your own notes on players you may want to target thanks to the heads up from your scouting staff.

2K has announced that WWE SuperCard, the Company’s action-packed collectible card-battling game, will increase its extensive content offering with WWE SuperCard - Season 3. Featuring the series’ first real-time gameplay mode, three new card tiers and an increased roster of WWE and NXT Superstars, along with new ways to compete and engage with others from around the world, WWE SuperCard - Season 3 is currently in development for release in November 2016. The update will be available as a downloadable update free of charge on the App Store for iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore for Android devices.

WWE SuperCard - Season 3 Features:
  • NEW CARD TIERS – Access three new card tiers and compete for more than 100 new cards;
  • ROYAL RUMBLE – Pit 15 cards against 15 of an opponent’s cards in a brand new, real-time gameplay mode in a battle to see the last card standing;
  • SEASON 1 LEGACY CARDS – Retain Season 1 cards through their transition to Legacy cards in Season 3, with the cards available for play in the game’s new Wild Mode feature;
  • SEASON 2 CARDS TRANSITION – Retain Season 2 cards for play in all Season 3 game modes;
  • WILD MODE – Use both active and legacy cards to compete against opponents and gain more active cards;
  • RANKED / PVP MODE – Battle players from around the world for the top slot in a new monthly leaderboard for prestige and awards.
More details were revealed on the official website.
  • Wild and Ranked are the headliners this Season. Combined, they let you play how you want and with what card selection you want. Wild is presented in a No DQ format, allowing for Legacy cards, S2 cards, and our new S3 cards to be played together in open competition. Ranked features a LIVE environment where you can compete and play against other actual, real players. You pick a card. They pick a card. The best deck wins.
  • Royal Rumble (surprise!) is also a new mode this Season, allowing for you to pit 15 of your best cards against another player’s 15 best cards in a battle to be the last one standing.
  • Money in the Bank, Ring Domination, People’s Champion Challenge, King of the Ring, and Road to Glory are all carrying over to S3. And, yes, your S2 cards will be playable across all this in addition to Ranked, Wild, and Royal Rumble mode.

Game: WWE SuperCard - Season 3Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Konami has posted some details on the upcoming PES 2017 data packs. Data Pack 1.02 is scheduled to arrive later this month, with Data Pack 1.03 set to arrive in late November. These free updates will come throughout the year.

Both updates will also add more official iconography and official boot styles to the main game, with kit additions and various bug fixes. More details will be revealed soon.

October’s 1.02 update will add a number of improved facial likenesses to players within the game. PES 2017 is globally recognised for its stunning player likenesses and the use of Player ID systems to ensure the on-field stars both move and play like their real-life counterparts. The October file will recognise over 39 players who have excelled in the early part of the season, and will offer photo-realistic reproductions of the likes of Wissam Ben Yedder, Mario Lemina, Aymeric Laporte, Victor Wanyama and Denis Suarez, and will also see their individual playing styles recreated within the game. The 1.02 download will also update the pitch side hoardings and introduce new official boot styles to the game, including the option of choosing a variety of studs.

With the advent of Sony’s new PlayStationPro® format, KONAMI’s November 1.03 update will introduce a 4K resolution mode within PES 2017, adding greater visual definition running at 60FPS. The 1.03 update will also see the introduction of key elements centred on KONAMI’s premier partnership teams: Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund. KONAMI has entered into long term partnerships with both teams and November will see extensive additions designed to reflect the match day experience at the English and German clubs.

Liverpool’s iconic Anfield stadium will be added to PES 2017’s roster of in-game venues, and will also be the first to show the club’s brand new stand within a video game. World recognised Liverpool songs and chants, including ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ will also be heard as the players walk on to the pitch and during matches. Borussia Dortmund’s stunning Signal Iduna Park ground will also be perfectly recreated for use in the game, with both licensed teams having squad likenesses recreated, bringing the club stars to life.

Game: PES 2017Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
07:15 AM - October 19, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

HB Studios has just posted their gameplay trailer for The Golf Club VR, which was announced earlier this month. The trailer introduces some new features in the game, which will be available October 19 on Steam Early Access, for the HTC Vive.

Game: The Golf Club VRHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
05:53 AM - October 19, 2016. Posted by Millennium. Written by Steve Noah

Per the official NHL 17 Twitter account, we should see the NHL 17 roster update sometime today. This tweet here confirms it.

Once the roster is available, we will update this post.

UPDATE: The NHL 17 roster update is available now.

Roster Update Download Instructions*:
  • In the NHL 17 main menu, select (Customize)
  • In the Customize section, select (Roster)
  • In the Roster section, select (Active Rosters)
  • In the Active Rosters section, select the most recent update organized by ‘Date & Time’ under EA Sports NHL Official Rosters
*NOTE: Your console must have an internet connection to download this roster update.

Game: NHL 17Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
04:59 AM - October 18, 2016. Posted by GetThePuckOut. Written by Steve Noah
NHL 17 patch 1.03 is available now for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Check out the details below.

Game: NHL 17Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
Monday, October 17, 2016

Franchise Hockey Manager 3, the upcoming hockey strategy game from Out of the Park Developments and, for the first time, licensed by the NHL, has released its annual simulation of the 2016-17 NHL season. In addition to the NHL, FHM 3 also simulated results for all of the minor leagues in North America as well as many European leagues and the international World Championships.

The big news is that, for the first time ever, the Washington Capitals will win the Stanley Cup! In the FHM 3 simulation, Washington defeated Chicago, 4-0. The series was actually a complete blowout for the Capitals, who outscored the Hawks 21-4 in the series: 2-0 in Game 1, 6-2 in Game 2, 7-1 in Game 3, and 6-1 to lift Lord Stanley’s Cup above their heads.

Individual Awards
  • Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP): Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
  • Ross Trophy (League Leader in Points): Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh, 115 points (rest of top 5 scoring leaders: McDavid 97, Eberle 92, Kane 84, Seguin 83.)
  • Norris Trophy (Best Defenseman): P.K. Subban, Nashville
  • Richard Trophy (Most Goals): James Neal, Nashville
  • Vezina Trophy (Top Goaltender): Semyon Varlamov, Colorado
  • Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Year): Auston Matthews, Toronto (64 points in 79 games)
  • Selke Trophy (Best Defensive Forward): Patrice Bergeron, Boston
  • Smythe Trophy (Playoffs MVP): John Carlson, Washington
  • Lindsay Trophy (NHLPA-voted outstanding player): Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
  • 2017 Draft top 5 picking teams: Dallas, Carolina, New Jersey, Vancouver, Ottawa (Dallas won lottery, Carolina was last overall)
  • 2017 Draft #1 pick: Nolan Patrick, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) to Dallas
Surprises and Notes
  • Edmonton and Toronto as surprise divisional winners
  • Phil Kessel led the league in +/- with +49 (played with Crosby most of the year)
  • Results of Webber-Subban trade: Nashville 1st in the Central (and made playoffs but were upset by Chicago in the opening round, after which Subban played for Canada in the World Championships and was tournament MVP), Subban wins Norris with 73-point season; Montreal 3rd in Atlantic , Weber had 45 points
  • Other prominent rookies besides Matthews: Patrik Laine (WPG), 34 points in 77 games; Jesse Puljujarvi (EDM), 24 points in 79 games; Pierre-Luc Dubois (CBS), 16 points in 82 games, Jusse Saros (NSH) was the top rookie goalie, 2.23 GAA and .914 save % in 23 games)
  • Biggest trade of the year: Mark Giordano from Calgary to Edmonton for Leon Draisaitl
  • Prominent unrestricted free agents in summer of 2017: Steve Mason, Brent Burns, Kevin Shattenkirk, Ben Bishop.
Non-NHL Champions
  • AHL: Hershey Bears
  • ECHL: Toledo Walleye
  • CHL Memorial Cup: Tri-City Americans (WHL)
  • KHL: CSKA Moscow
  • Sweden: Frolunda HC
  • Finland: Pelicans Lahti
  • Czech Republic: Bili Tygri Liberec
2017 World Championships
  • Gold - Canada
  • Silver - Sweden
  • Bronze - USA
  • MVP: P.K. Subban, Canada
Franchise Hockey Manager 3 officially releases later this month on PC and Mac. Pre-order here for a $10 savings off the $39.99 retail price and to receive an early beta copy!

Game: Franchise Hockey Manager 3Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
Sunday, October 16, 2016
11:50 AM - October 16, 2016. 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.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Saturday, October 15, 2016
03:46 PM - October 15, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Out of the Park Developments simulated the NLCS 10 times in OOTP 17, check out the results below.

Out of the Park Baseball 17 correctly picked the Cubs, Blue Jays, Dodgers, and Indians to win their Division Series, and it believes the Blue Jays will beat the Indians to advance to the World Series, based on 10 sims of the ALCS.

In the NLCS, the Cubs are hoping to reverse the sweep they suffered at the hands of the Mets in the 2015 NLCS and finally return to the World Series, which would be their first since 1945. With no championships since 1908, the Wrigley Field faithful are hoping to finally end that drought too.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers have had plenty of success in recent years, with their eighth playoff berth since 2004 happening this season, but they haven't played in a World Series since beating the heavily favored Oakland A's in 1988 (Kirk Gibson, anyone?).

That's the setup. Here's what happened when we simmed the 2016 NLCS 10 times in OOTP 17.

After 10 sims, the Dodgers emerged as a clear favorite, having won nine times. They never swept the Cubs, though, so at least Chicago fans can consider that some good news. (The Cubs' lone win was in five games.)

The Dodgers won in five games three times, in six games four times, and in seven games twice. The average runs scored per game over the 58 games simmed were fairly close for both teams: LA averaged 4.2 runs a game and Chicago averaged 3.5. The Cubs' hitting attack was held in check in every series except the one they won, when they averaged 7.0 runs a game. They never averaged more than four runs a game in the other sims, though.

The sims led off with an oddity, as the Dodgers won in six but were outscored, 21-16. Justin Turner smacked all three of LA's home runs while Ben Zobrist accounted for two of the three Cubs' dingers. Dodgers setup man Joe Blanton actually won two games in relief and Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman posted a 9.00 ERA in three appearances.

Sim four was all Cubs as they hit seven home runs in their five-game victory. Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant led the way with two homers apiece, Chapman was his usual lights-out self, with a 0.00 ERA, a win, and a save, and the Cubs' starters turned in solid outings.

Sim seven went all the way, but the Dodgers narrowly outscored the Cubs, 28-27, in their series win. The Cubs won the home run battle, 12-8, as Bryant hit four and Addison Russell hit three. Chapman posted a 0.00 ERA, but he struggled in his three outings, allowing a pair of hits and two walks in two innings pitched, allowing four unearned runs in the process.

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 17Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / MacVotes: 2 - View All
11:44 AM - October 15, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Codemasters have released F1 2016 patch 1.7 for PC users, scheduled to arrive on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 soon. Check out the details below.
  • Added the Master difficulty option to bridge the gap between Expert and Legend.
  • Added the Master difficulty option when starting a new Career and Championship Season. - New for v1.7.0
  • Changed the tyre rules so the tyre you start the race on counts as a mandatory for the race.
  • Falling too far behind penalties will no longer be given after being told to overtake the Safety Car.
  • Corrected a few translation issues.
  • Fixed a bug that could occasionally cause race sessions to never end.
  • Fixed a bug that could give players who rejoin a multiplayer session the wrong tyres. - New for v1.7.0
  • All cars now use the same gearbox when playing with Equal Performance. - New for v1.7.0
  • Nvidia Scalable Link Interface (SLI) performance improvements. - New for v1.7.0
  • Fixed a number of crash bugs.

Game: F1 2016Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
Friday, October 14, 2016
08:11 AM - October 14, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

FIFA 17 title update #1 has arrived for PC users and scheduled to arrive soon for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Check out the details below.

UPDATE: (10-18) The title update is available now for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

  • A situation where cancel was unresponsive after requesting a clearance.
  • A rare situation where the penalty shootout should have ended earlier.
  • Increased the CPU AI tendency to attack directly.
  • An issue where players sometimes overrun the ball after a skill move.
  • Increased the chance of error from ground crosses (triple tap).
  • Improvements to ball physics where shots off the goal posts lose too much speed.
  • Goalkeeper positioning for corner kicks.
  • Improvements made to player switching from corners and free kicks.
  • An issue where the player would control the ball instead of attempting a clearance.
  • Improvements to contested headers logic from corner kicks.
  • General fixes for player controlled celebrations.
  • Cut scene for contentious fouls can now be skipped.
  • Improved the general responsiveness of shooting.
  • Minor improvement to passing responsiveness when the ball is in the air.
Pro Clubs
  • Increased experience required for the higher overall ratings in Pro Clubs. *
  • Addressed an issue where a player's customized facial features did not display properly in game.
Ultimate Team
  • FUT Single Player difficulty no longer defaults to your CPU setting.
  • Addressed an issue where the player is forced to substitute an injured player in FUT online matches.
  • Corrected the shooting and crossing text in custom tactics
Career mode
  • Addressed a situation where the CPU AI would frequently leave star players on the bench.
Visual Changes
  • Added new components of the 2016/17 Premier League broadcast package.
  • Updated team kits, banners and flags for Velez Sarsfield and Tigre.
  • The goalkeeper now correctly celebrates after catching the final penalty in a shootout.
  • Addressed an issue where the selected kit isn't the one used in-game.
  • Addressed frame-rate issue during pre-match skill game.
  • Addressed an issue where the fog from a player's breath was detached from their position.
  • General overlay fixes.
*As a result of the change to Pro Clubs, some of you may find you’re a lower OVR than before the update. This is intentional and you haven’t lost any of your progress.

Game: FIFA 17Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
07:59 AM - October 14, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

FIFA 17 is currently on sale for $39.99 at Amazon for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Game: FIFA 17Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All

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