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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
Friday, September 2, 2011
08:50 AM - September 2, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

If you can't view the embedded video, click here.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 101 - View All
01:09 AM - September 2, 2011. Posted by mreyes930. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the NBA 2K12 screenshot, showing off one of the menus. Courtesy of @thegame.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 101 - View All
Thursday, September 1, 2011
08:16 PM - September 1, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

http://daczar.blogspot.com/2011/09/welcome-to-spot.html

One of my all-time favorite posters here at OS, Da_Czar has created a new website. Make sure you check it out and give him some feedback.

Czar has made his name known for many things. Not only did he create fantastic videos for the community (including trailers, tutorials, and of course his 10 teams in 10 days), he made very thoughtful posts and was always there to help out.

While he shared his love for basketball and basketball video games, it made him a very popular figure, not only at OS, but around the Internet. Major players knew of him and he has shared his knowledge of the game with them as well.

We have shared many laughs and many discussions behind the scenes. I'm sure we'll work on something together again soon.

All the best to you man, you deserve it! Don't play video games, play basketball!

08:59 AM - September 1, 2011. Posted by bluengold34_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out all the NASCAR Unleashed screenshots, right here.

ACTIVISION GOES FULL THROTTLE WITH NASCAR® UNLEASHED™

Arcade Racers Barrel off the Track and onto the Open Road in an All-New Driving Adventure

Santa Monica, CA – September 1, 2011 — Hot on the (w)heels of NASCAR The Game™ 2011, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today NASCAR® Unleashed, the newest entry in the NASCAR branded racing series that delivers the fastest and most exciting gameplay yet. Available this fall for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii™ from Nintendo and the Nintendo 3DS™, NASCAR Unleashed will allow players to take their racer “to the streets” by driving on AND off some of NASCAR’s most famous tracks in this stylistically souped-up arcade racing competition.

After picking a turbo-charged race machine from 15 of NASCAR’s biggest names, including NASCAR Sprint Cup series drivers Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt, Jr, Jeff Gordon, and Joey Logano, players are transported into a fast-paced, special effect laden, thrill ride. In game NASCAR tracks include: Daytona International Speedway®, Chicagoland Speedway®, Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM, Martinsville Speedway® and Talladega Superspeedway®. Best of all, racers can break free from the oval as they explode onto the pavements, beaches and off-roads of the surrounding cities. For NASCAR fanatics and those new to the sport, the thrill is in discovering the joys of a completely unchained stock car experience. See the sights, feel the salty ocean breeze and blast past the lofty skyscrapers.

"NASCAR has been tremendous in that they've given us the flexibility to design different kinds of racing games for their vast audience," said David Oxford, Executive Vice President of Activision Publishing. "We really wanted to make something electrifying for all NASCAR fans, not just the hardcore. NASCAR Unleashed gives players a new style of speed and excitement, without sacrificing accessibility.”

NASCAR Unleashed was made possible through an agreement between Activision and NASCAR Team Properties, which was formed in 2010 and is an industry-managed organization representing the sanctioning body and nearly all NASCAR teams for the sport’s licensed merchandise business. In June of 2011, NASCAR Team Properties was recognized as “Best Sports Program of the Year” by the International Licensing Industry and Merchandisers' Association, edging out some of the biggest brands in all of sports.

“NASCAR Unleashed is a wild and imaginative experience with few real world boundaries,” said Blake Davidson, vice president of licensing & consumer products at NASCAR and board member of NASCAR Team Properties. “By integrating NASCAR into a high octane, blindingly fast, home racing experience, we can deliver an entirely unique style of racing that will captivate players and help introduce our sport to new fans.”

The gameplay has no limits and lax physics rules, as the key is bumping and grinding opponents out of the lead to seize the top spot. Mastering popular NASCAR techniques like drafting and sling-shotting earn drivers ‘Boost’ power-ups to pull out in front and pass the checkered flag first. Throughout, an easy to read, arcade style Heads-Up-Display will inform gearheads of their race position, current speed, achievements and unlocks. Slick audio and visuals keep the game a pick up and play affair that is perfectly suited for young gamers. The end result is a breathtaking, arcade racer experience like no other.

NASCAR Unleashed will be available this holiday season on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system, Wii and the Nintendo 3DS. The game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more information, please visit http://www.Activision.com.

Game: NASCAR UnleashedHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: 3DS / PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 1 - View All
05:40 AM - September 1, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new FIFA 12 screenshot.

Game: FIFA Soccer 12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 14 - View All
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
05:33 AM - August 31, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

From the creators of the award-winning EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer franchise, and inspired by street soccer styles and stars from around the world, FIFA Street is the most authentic street soccer game ever made. Enjoy a unique and fun experience where everything from the environments to the gear to the music is true to the sport and its culture.

Whether performing one panna after another without breaking a sweat the way the game is played in Amsterdam, or a physical, fight-for-possession style the way players compete in London, fans will enjoy a superior fidelity of ball control and responsiveness than anything ever experienced. Plus, for the first time ever, utilize aerial skills to maneuver past opponents, an all-new sophisticated wall-play mechanic and over 50 brand new spectacular skill moves.
  • Street Ball Control - Enjoy a superior fidelity of ball control and responsiveness than anything ever experienced. Street Ball Control replicates the touch, creativity and flair street stars bring to the streets. Take on the challenge of beating - and embarrassing! - your opponent.
  • All-New Skill Moves - Over 50 never-before-experienced skill moves – double the amount found in FIFA 12 – that will enable you to beat your opponents and look good doing it.
  • Complete Authenticity - The most authentic street soccer game ever created replicates the way the game is played by street soccer players all over the world. Play with and against the stars of the most popular clubs in the world - or real-life street players - and compete at more than 35 locations around the globe.
  • FIFA Gameplay Engine - Powered by the critically acclaimed FIFA 12 gameplay engine and the revolutionary Player Impact Engine, FIFA Street delivers an arsenal of groundbreaking street dribbling styles and trick moves that ignite the one-on-one battles.
  • Own the Street - From parking lots and parks to gyms and rooftop arenas, FIFA Street will feature cool and unique environments where the world plays street soccer. More than 35 different environments, including iconic locales like Rio de Janeiro, London, and Amsterdam.
  • Complete Customization - Enjoy customizable matches to replicate the unique ways the game is played around the world. Choose from different size pitches, number of players, and match types. Take on the challenge of performing trick moves and panna’s in a game in Amsterdam, authentic futsal styled matches with no wall play in Spain, or a physical 5v5 contest with assigned player positions in the UK.
  • EA SPORTS Football Club - FIFA Street will be connected to EA SPORTS Football Club, so from the first nutmeg on, you will be contributing to your Football Club identity.
Additional modes and online features will be revealed in the months ahead.

Game: EA Sports FIFA StreetReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 1 - View All
12:31 AM - August 31, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new FIFA 12 screenshot.

Game: FIFA Soccer 12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 14 - View All
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
11:35 PM - August 30, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


This video is also available on the OS Youtube channel, please subscribe while you're there.

Game: NBA JAM: On Fire EditionReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 7 - View All
10:44 PM - August 30, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


This video is also available on the OS Youtube channel, please subscribe while you're there.

It's actually http://www.amazon.com/MLB-11-Show-Pl...=operasport-20.

Game: MLB 11 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 56 - View All
06:55 PM - August 30, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Are you a gamer that refuses to play Madden and embrace older games? Check out the article from Patrick Hruby, of The Washington Times.

I know we have quite a few of these guys here at OS. What's your story?

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For the legion of control-pad jockeys who have made “Madden NFL” both an annual best-seller and a pop-culture phenomenon, Tuesday’s arrival of the franchise’s newest iteration had the makings of an unofficial national holiday: late-Monday-night purchasing lines outside electronics stores, a surge in online excitement and competitive trash talk, and a rash of dubious sick-day call-ins to work.

Now in its 23rd year, the “Madden” football video game has become nearly as much of a national obsession as the sport it simulates, with cumulative sales exceeding 70 million copies, a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a branded ESPN television series and numerous NFL players among the title’s devoted followers. Nevertheless, within the gaming community, there are hundreds - maybe thousands - of dissidents, united by a rejection of all things “Madden NFL.”

02:54 PM - August 30, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out today's NBA 2K12 Developer Insight #3 from Art Director, Lynell Jinks.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 101 - View All
05:51 AM - August 30, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

IndustryGamers recently chatted with EA's Peter Moore (formerly EA Sports label president) about the challenge ahead for EA Sports basketball games.

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We’re focused on building a great game for next year. The team has got the time to be able to look at everything that we need to do to make sure that we bring quality back up and be competitive. So we can go over the whole story again from last year - it was unfortunate, but we’re a brand and a company and a label that is very focused on building quality and we’re not just going to walk away from it; we’ve got a very, very talented team that’s already got stuff up and running even though it won't ship this year, it'll go next year. So we’ll be back.

It’ll take a while to get back, yeah. It’ll take us a few years maybe, but if that’s what it takes, that's what it'll be. We’re in our 20th year as a label... We’re not a short term player. It’s not going to happen overnight, but we’ll sit here 3, 4 years from now and hopefully we’ll be talking about what a great battle NBA 14 or 15 is versus their 14 or 15," he concluded.

Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360
05:44 AM - August 30, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

GTPlanet sends word about the latest Gran Turismo 5 update, bringing it up to version 1.11.

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The latest version of Gran Turismo 5, 1.11, is now available as a free download, weighing in at 62MB. As Kazunori Yamauchi previously announced, this minor update is focused on fixing bugs and glitches within the game, with more “features and content” expected to arrive in the next few months.

v1.11 also brings a new NASCAR Seasonal Event, featuring Jeff Gordon’s racing suit and helmet as a special prize. New time and drift trial have also been made available, along with a batch of new cars in the Online Car Dealership.

Game: Gran Turismo 5Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 15 - View All
05:40 AM - August 30, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Xbox360Achievements have posted the Forza Motorsport 4 achievements.
  • Complete the very first race in the game.
  • Reach Driver Level 1 in Career mode.
  • Reach Driver Level 10 in Career mode.
  • Reach Driver Level 20 in Career mode.
  • Reach Driver Level 30 in Career mode.
  • Reach Driver Level 40 in Career mode.
  • Reach Driver Level 50 in Career mode.
  • Finish 1st in every single race in the Event List in Career play mode.
  • Finish a race on every race track in Forza Motorsport 4.
  • Complete the first year of Season Play.
  • Complete the second year of Season Play.
  • Complete the third year of Season Play.
  • Complete the fourth year of Season Play.
  • Complete the fifth year of Season Play.
  • Complete the sixth year of Season Play.
  • Be the winning bidder on any "unicorn" car in the Auction House.
  • Create a car tuning file for your car.
  • Create a paint job or vinyl group for your car.
  • Upload a movie to Forzamotorsport.net.
  • Sell a car tuning, paint job, or vinyl group from your storefront.
  • Complete the seventh year of Season Play.
  • Complete the eighth year of Season Play.
  • Complete the ninth year of Season Play.
  • Complete the tenth year of Season Play.
  • Reach 240 mph in any car.
  • Fully explore any car in Autovista.
  • Take a photo of any car in every Home Space.
  • Complete a lap around the TopGear Test Track while driving a KIA cee'd.
  • Create or join a Car Club.
  • Share a car in your garage with your Car Club.
  • Complete 10 Autocross events without hitting gate cones.
  • Reach 88 mph in a DeLorean.
  • Visit the Message Center on at least five unique days.
  • Create a custom playercard with badges and titles.
  • Race and defeat an opponent in Rivals mode.
  • Beat a Ferrari 330 P4 in any race while driving a Ford GT40 Mark II.
  • Earn a perfect Drift score.
  • Earn a perfect Turn score.
  • Earn a perfect Speed score.
  • Earn a perfect Pass score.
  • Earn a perfect Draft score.
  • Own the five most expensive cars in the game (not including DLC).
  • Use Kinect to drive any car in Free Play.
  • Get any Car Manufacturer to Affinity level 50.
  • Post a time in every Rivals mode event.
  • Import a file from Forza Motorsport 3.
  • Knock down a gold bowling pin in Car Bowling.
  • Own every Ferrari included on Disc 1.
Click here if you would like to see more Forza Motorsport 4 Achievements details.

Game: Forza Motorsport 4Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All
Monday, August 29, 2011

The NCAA Football 12 title update #2 has made it through internal certification and waiting on approval from Sony/Microsoft.

According to EA, the update is hitting a bit later than expected to address a few additional stability issues that will improve the experience.

No other details have been released, but we'll update this topic when it happens.

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 100 - View All