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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, February 17, 2011
10:35 AM - February 17, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The MastersReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 15 - View All
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
11:47 PM - February 16, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: Fight Night ChampionReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 17 - View All
11:47 PM - February 16, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: College LaCrosse 2010Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All
10:36 AM - February 16, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters blog, which details the revamped career mode, now known as Road to the Masters.

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"We have revamped the career mode this year and renamed it Road to the Masters. In this career, you will progress from a small time local player to the most prestigious golf tournament in the world, the Masters."

Game: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The MastersReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
06:41 PM - February 15, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

IGN has just posted their Top Spin 4 preview. Overall, it seems that they like the game. Good to hear how the crowd reacts to long rallies.

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"The control system is decidedly more pick-up-and-play this time, though the game certainly emphasises the subtleties of advanced techniques that can be learnt in its Top Spin Academy. In the end it proves much more fun to learn them as you move through career mode, with helpful on-screen pointers during the game and at loading screens, enhancing the complexity of your game just as a real-life coach might.

And, in fact, doing it this way helps you make decisions about the allocation of experience points in key disciplines such as serve & volley and offensive & defensive baseline play. Various in-game coaches provide experience bonuses and certain shots become much easier as you skill-up in related areas.

Perhaps most surprisingly, though, is that the game's control system encourages the same sort of strategy one might use on the actual court. As our player rose through the ranks we started playing more points up at the net, volleying the ball back to an opponent too slow to respond. And considering the character's level of physical fitness is so much greater than our own, it was exciting to find out what it felt like to actually win such an attempt on the court."

Game: Top Spin 4Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 8 - View All
10:40 AM - February 15, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For a chance at winning, head over to the OOTP 12 page and pre-order. Good luck!

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"Yes, that's right: a second-generation iPad®. Around the OOTP offices, we're looking forward to two events in April: Opening Day and the expected shipping of Apple's second-generation iPad. It may not have been announced yet, but we all know the next iPad is coming, and one lucky fan who pre-orders Out of the Park Baseball 12 by February 28, 2011 will receive one.*"

Game: OOTP 12Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
07:24 AM - February 15, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out some of the new MotoGP 10/11 Mugello Circuit screenshots.

The MotoGP 10/11 demo for the PS3 arrives today. Get in a few laps and post your impressions.

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"Get your hands on the most realistic MotoGP gaming experience of the series so far with a demo for MotoGP 10/11. Releasing today on PlayStation Network in North America, players will be have the chance to experience two modes on one of the 18 circuits taken from the final game. Race in a single Championship or against the clock (and your ghost) in Time Trial on the challenging Mugello circuit near Florence Italy. As in the full game, players will be able to use the new player assists feature that allows them to fully customise their bike set up, making the MotoGP gaming experience as authentic as players can handle.

The full MotoGP 10/11 game races onto PlayStation 3 March 15, 2011."

Game: MotoGP 10/11Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 1 - View All
06:48 AM - February 15, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Chris LaPorte will be opening an arcade bar and lounge called Insert Coins. Does this sort of thing interest you?

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"Chris LaPorte is hoping to plug into an untapped market by taking video gaming out of the basement and into a bar.

Into his bar, that is.

LaPorte's venture, Insert Coin(s), is set to open in April in downtown Las Vegas. The bar and lounge will cater to gamers by having video game systems from every era available to play in what LaPorte describes as a space that will be "Tron meets Blade Runner."

Monday, February 14, 2011
10:32 PM - February 14, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Rock is back in the WWE, check out his screenshot from WWE All Stars.

Game: WWE All StarsReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 8 - View All
08:19 PM - February 14, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Xbox360Achievements have just posted the Top Spin 4 achievements. Listed are a few, click the link to see the rest of them.

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Legend - 50
CAREER - You're now a Legend but it's not finished yet…

Real tennis format - 25
You won a singles match in 5 sets / 6 games / No Super Tie-break.

No pain, no gain - 30
WORLD TOUR / CAREER - You've completed 20 Special Objectives in Sparring Partner Trainings.

Game: Top Spin 4Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 8 - View All
07:43 PM - February 14, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: WWE All StarsReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 8 - View All
06:57 PM - February 14, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

ESPN's Jon Robinson breaks down the career mode in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters.

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"One of the biggest problems I've always had playing through a career in any "Tiger" game is I never felt like I was working toward any type of goal that carried true meaning. It's not like "Madden" where I'm trying to get my team to the Super Bowl or "NBA 2K11" where I'm out to win the NBA championship. But now that EA Sports has signed an agreement with Augusta National Golf Club to finally include The Masters in "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12," looks like I finally have that meaning I was looking for (besides, I always wanted a green jacket).

"You start out as an amateur qualifying at a local event," explains producer Scott Stutsman. "That gets you onto the Nationwide Tour, then after so long you go to Q-School in order to get your PGA Tour card."

Throughout the qualification process, your golfer is growing in abilities thanks to an increase in XP. You'll also see improvements thanks to the addition of caddies who will give you advice and help you master each course.

"It's a growth process you go through, season after season, year after year," explains Stutsman. "With the eventual goal to work your way up and play The Masters."

Game: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The MastersReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All
10:00 AM - February 14, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

According to VG24/7, SSX Deadly Descents has been pushed to late 2012 or early 2013.

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"An OXM article on SSX: Deadly Descents – which dropped initial details earlier in the month, has reportedly confirmed the game has another 15 months’ worth of work ahead of it.

Creative director Todd Batty apparently told the magazine that the game still has 15 months of development to go, making either a late 2012 or Q1 calendar 2013 release likely."

Game: SSXReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 4 - View All
Sunday, February 13, 2011
09:34 AM - February 13, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: NBA 2K11Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS2 / PS3 / Wii / PSP / PCVotes: 104 - View All
Friday, February 11, 2011
10:11 PM - February 11, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest WWE All Stars screenshots.

Game: WWE All StarsReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 8 - View All