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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, December 1, 2010
08:28 AM - December 1, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Check out the PS3 and 360 Fight Night Champion box art.

Game: Fight Night ChampionReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 17 - View All
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
10:46 PM - November 30, 2010. 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: Fight Night ChampionReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 17 - View All
10:05 PM - November 30, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

SBK®2011 - The official fast-paced racing experience is coming back


London, 30th November 2010 – Leading publisher Black Bean Games proudly announced today that a new exclusive SBK® videogame is being developed by its in-house racing team, Milestone Studios, in order to deliver the ultimate bike racing game available on the current generation consoles. SBK®2011 is scheduled for release in May 2011 for PlayStation®3, Xbox360® and PC.

Following the successful International launch of the award-winning SBK®X, both Black Bean Games and Milestone are looking forward to setting a new standard in the bike racing genre, with tons of graphics and gameplay improvements.

SBK®2011 will feature a brand new artistic direction, an up-to-date driving model to meet the gamers expectations following the most accurate feedback collected so far on the web, as well as a more appealing presentation and side effects, due to an overall enhancement of the whole visual impact (menus, environments, 3D objects, lighting effects and much, much more). A simple side-by-side comparison with SBK®X will allow the major improvements to stand out.

As regards to the official content available on launch day, SBK 2011 will deliver the entire official package of the next Championship Season: all classes, all riders and all tracks from the 2011 roster.

The adrenaline will be the only element you won’t be able to master… The rest is just a matter of riding skills!

Game: SBK 2011Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 0 - View All
09:35 PM - November 30, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The following sites have posted their Shift 2 Unleashed hands-on previews.

Game: Shift 2 UnleashedReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 2 - View All
Monday, November 29, 2010
06:17 PM - November 29, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Lex Luger will be a playable character, in this holiday season's WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 downloadable content package. Check out his interview with WWE, along with a couple of screenshots of him, in the game.

Quote:
WWE: "It must be interesting to see how your character has evolved since your appearance in 1995's WrestleMania: The Arcade Game."

Luger: "Oh yeah, it’s like night and day. I mean not just the technology, but the maneuvers and the different matches and all the alliances you can get involved in. The variety of choices they have now just blows me away."

Game: WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 10 - View All
01:45 PM - November 29, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the hi-res Major League Baseball 2K11 screenshot of Roy Halladay.

What are some of the details that stand out to you?

To view the screenshot in hi-res, click here.

Game: Major League Baseball 2K11Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 17 - View All
01:27 PM - November 29, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just announced a partnership with Whitecaps FC, the latest addition to the MLS.

The Vancouver Whitecaps FC are set to join world-class clubs, such as Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC and Real Madrid FC, as the first MLS club to be partnered with EA SPORTS. Through this relationship, EA SPORTS will showcase its FIFA Soccer videogame franchise utilizing Whitecaps FC, including signage, broadcast, and game applications. Similar to its work with European clubs, EA SPORTS will expand its current relationship with the Whitecaps to explore new ways to enhance its videogame experience and create greater authenticity inside of its EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer products.

As Official Videogame Partner of Whitecaps FC, EA SPORTS will have exclusive access to Whitecaps FC players to motion capture and turn into the life-like movement of the virtual players in future versions of EA’s FIFA Soccer games. The FIFA development team will also explore new ways to leverage MLS matches at BC Place to deliver improved authenticity in its games that match the complexity, finesse, and excitement of a real-world soccer match. EA SPORTS will also access players, staff, and its passionate fans to test early versions of its soccer products.

Whitecaps FC and BC Place Stadium will be included in FIFA Soccer 12, enabling fans to play with the Whitecaps MLS team in their new home before the stadium is actually complete. In addition, a limited number of FIFA Soccer 12 games will be available in British Columbia in specially designed Whitecaps FC branding.

Source - EA Soccer News

Game: FIFA Soccer 12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 14 - View All
Friday, November 26, 2010
11:28 PM - November 26, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

According to GTPlanet, the Gran Turismo 5 v1.02 update is available now.

So, you can re-enable your internet connection. (For those that had that problem.)

Game: Gran Turismo 5Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 15 - View All
09:05 AM - November 26, 2010. 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: NHL 11Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 36 - View All
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
06:30 PM - November 24, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Make sure you give this a read, over at Kotaku, courtesy of Owen Good. Funny stuff.

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"San Antonio Spurs all-star Tony Parker and Eva Longoria got dee-vorced last week, around the time it was discovered that Parker was doing some dribble-drive penetration with a former teammate's wife. NBA 2K11's latest roster update factors in the breakup."

Game: NBA 2K11Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS2 / PS3 / PSP / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 104 - View All
06:14 PM - November 24, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Kotaku has just posted their Visual Guide To Racing Games.

Quote:
"Whether you feel the need for speed or the need to make the car you're driving sounds as close to the real thing as possible, The Kotaku Genre Guide to Racing Games has you covered.

We've covered role-playing games, first-person shooters, and real-time strategy games in our ongoing genre guide series, so naturally the next step is racing. Well, naturally in a month that sees the release of both a new Need for Speed and a new Gran Turismo title at least. Seems like a good time for a visual history of racing games to me.

Take a tour around this giant homage to the racing genre. Marvel at it's focus primarily on automobile racing, which I decided to hone in one to keep from going completely insane. Enjoy the giant, 18-entry checkerboard time line. Imagine how much fun it was to put that together. Feel free to download it, print it out, and hang it on your fridge with the pizza coupons and the crayon drawings. Consider it a gift."

06:00 PM - November 24, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the Fight Night Champion cover.

Game: Fight Night ChampionReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 17 - View All
04:58 PM - November 24, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Courtesy of an interview, over at MCV with Codemasters' CEO, Rod Cousens, a few details have leaked out for F1 2011.

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"...As well as F1 2011, which Cousens says will “definitely not be a few new tracks and a few new drivers”, Codemasters is looking to extend the brand in the new year with a browser game and a game on all mainstream formats aimed at “very young kids."

Game: F1 2011Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 2 - View All
04:44 PM - November 24, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Trash talking doesn't only happen in sports, it happens in video game wars, as well. Check out what EA and Codemasters had to say, as they both gang up on Gran Turismo 5.

Courtesy of CVG, check out what EA had to say about the game.

Quote:
"What does make sense to me... I think they have a very sterile, almost car collecting type of product where that's mainly what we do and I think we can offer something different."

Now, see what Codemasters had to say.

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"GT5 is going to be a phenomenal product, with the time and investment Sony have made in it," he said. "You can have a technically phenomenal game, but you can also have a game concept that doesn't really appeal [to some racing fans] and could be accused of - and you have to be careful how you write this - of being boring."

Game: Gran Turismo 5Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 15 - View All
01:04 PM - November 24, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Over the next few weeks/month THQ will be releasing surveys for everyone in the community to fill out. These surveys will directly impact future development.

If you are into wrestling games, take some time out of your day to fill out the survey. This week, they are looking at your feedback on the gameplay and reversal system.

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"WWE fans, now that you've played SmackDown vs Raw 2011, we are extremely keen on understanding your opinion and improvement suggestions as we work on developing the future of SmackDown vs Raw. We sincerely appreciate your honest feedback, as it will directly impact the next version of SmackDown vs Raw. Please make sure to answer the final question for a special opportunity.

This first survey is specifically related to gameplay overall and the reversal system.

A few things to consider:

This feedback is being reviewed for the development of our next project, so anything goes.

This survey is dedicated to giving you, the community, the opportunity to have your voice heard."

Let your voice be heard, fill out the survey now.

Game: WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 10 - View All