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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, May 26, 2011


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Louisiana High School Music Teacher Finesses His Way to Million Dollars by Pitching Perfect Game (Virtually)

2K Sports Creates Another Millionaire with Major League Baseball® 2K11 Perfect Game Challenge

What:
  • 2K Sports announced today that the next million dollar winner for the Major League Baseball® 2K11 Perfect Game Challenge is a high school music teacher from Louisiana.
  • Brian Kingrey practiced for four hours a day for two full weeks before perfecting his skills to pitch a Perfect Game
- Brian used virtual Roy Halladay in MLB 2K11 to pitch his $1,000,000 Perfect Game
- Roy Halladay is the cover athlete of MLB 2K11,2010 NL Cy Young award winner and pitcher of a REAL-LIFE Perfect Game one year ago THIS WEEKEND

Background:
  • Brian is the second overall winner of the million dollar prize, following Wade McGilberry, who achieved perfection in last year’s Major League Baseball 2K10 Perfect Game Challenge.
  • The winning Perfect Game Challenge video was the first submission to be verified in this highly competitive contest, which began on April 1, 2011. 2K Sports worked with Twin Galaxies, an official scorekeeping organization, to verify the entry and conducted its own in-house examination of the footage and game data to confirm the legitimacy of the perfect game.
  • Major League Baseball 2K11 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is now available in North America on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, Wii™ system, PC-DVD, Nintendo DS™, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.

Game: Major League Baseball 2K11Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: NDS / PC / PS2 / PS3 / PSP / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 17 - View All
07:13 AM - May 26, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Kotaku's Owen Good chimes in with some of his thoughts surrounding the latest micro-transactions to make their way into NCAA Football 12.

Quote:
There may not be any optimal time to tell gamers about all the microtransactions and DLC for which they can expect to pay extra in an upcoming release. But the official reveal of a game's main features -- the stuff folks expect to come with the $59.99 retail price -- would probably be the least optimal.

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 100 - View All
07:09 AM - May 26, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

If you missed last night's episode of South Park, then Kotaku's Owen Good can explain Cartman's "Crack Baby Basketball" money-making scheme to you.

Quote:
South Park never goes harder than when it goes after hypocrisy, and tonight, its allegorical tale involved the NCAA and the obscene profits reaped from what is essentially free labor. Yet EA Sports -- and, of all people, its president, Peter Moore -- ended up getting it the worst.

If you want to watch the entire episode, click here.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
03:50 PM - May 25, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the hi-res Madden NFL 12 screenshot, featuring Tim Tebow.

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
04:33 PM - May 24, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: DiRT 3Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 4 - View All
Saturday, May 21, 2011

2K Sports ran a simulation with NBA 2K11 and predicted the Chicago Bulls winning the Championship. Who do you feel has the best shot?

Check out the below press release to get the details on their sim.

2K Sports NBA 2K11 Simulation Predicts Chicago Bulls Will Win 2011 NBA Championship

According to a simulation of the NBA Conference Finals and Finals through 2K Sports’ NBA 2K11, the Chicago Bulls will take home the NBA championship this season following a seven game series victory over the Dallas Mavericks. NBA Finals MVP Derrick Rose led the way for the Bulls, averaging 33 points and nearly 10 assists in Games 5-7, with the Bulls facing elimination in each contest.

Below are some key statistics from the NBA 2K11 Conference Finals and NBA Finals simulations.

Eastern Conference:
  • The Bulls out-rebounded Miami in five of the series’ seven games, and the duo of Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer combined for more than 17 rebounds per game.
  • Rose had a stellar series; averaging 32.4 points a game to go with 7.6 assists.
  • LeBron James (27 points, 8.6 rebounds) and Dwayne Wade (25, 5.6) played well in defeat.
Western Conference:
  • Kevin Durant averaged 33 points and nearly 11 rebounds a game, but Dirk Nowitzki (30, 9) matched him every step of the way.
  • The aging Jason Kidd showed he wasn’t ready to retire, averaging 7 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals during the seven game series.
NBA Finals:
  • Rose had ice in his veins under pressure. In the deciding Game 7, Rose sealed the title with a 42 point performance.
  • The Bulls’ role players came up huge when it mattered. Luol Deng’s 33 points in Game 5 helped get the series back to Chicago, while Carlos Boozer’s 23 point and 17 rebound performance forced a Game 7. Boozer and Joakim Noah combined for 27 points and 17 rebounds in the clincher.
  • Despite a stellar performance from Nowitzki throughout the series (25 points, 8 rebounds), he mustered just 17 points in Game 7 on 6-14 shooting.
Check out more NBA 2K11 screenshots from the NBA 2K11 simulation, right here.

Game: NBA 2K11Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS2 / PS3 / PSP / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 106 - View All
Friday, May 20, 2011
03:12 PM - May 20, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Videogameszone has posted some more FIFA 12 screenshots.

Game: FIFA Soccer 12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 14 - View All
Thursday, May 19, 2011

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

UPDATE: Sorry, looks like the video was removed, here is what I saw.

UPDATE: Video re-added.

Wow, the video is pretty damn amazing. Here are some highlights.
  • Tactical Defending - Contain
  • Tactical Defending - New Opportunities
  • Dribbling - Jog Speed Turn Radius
  • Precision Dribbling - Precision Turn Radius
  • Precision Dribbling - Dribble While Shielding
  • Compares FIFA 11 Tackling Physics with the New Impact Engine Tackling (WOW! What a difference! I mean, WOW!)
  • Impact Engine - Shielding
  • Impact Engine - Unexpected Behaviors (Shows an AWESOME animation of a defender coming in, offensive player makes a move and does a flip)
  • Impact Engine - Variety (Shows a defender taking out a player that is going after the ball)
  • Impact Engine - Contextual Dribble Turns (Shows a player tapping the ball ahead, just a bit, then jumping to avoid a sliding tackle)
  • Impact Engine - Difficult Situations (Shows a player trying to kick the ball, but hits the other players foot instead and falls over)
  • Impact Engine - Shared Collisions (Shows 2 players going after the ball, each player had his own animation, depending on situation. In this particular one, it showed a player reaching out to kick a ball and the defender trying the same, after the ball is touched, the players lose balance and just looks very real)
  • Impact Engine - True Injuries (Woah... Shows a player getting roughed up, trying to advance the ball, he lands awkwardly on his right knee, after a little act job, he grabs his knee and gets up, gingerly)
  • True Injuries - Self Injuries (Damn, this is a great video. Anyways, this shows a player getting injured with nobody around him, looked like a strained groin and the defender takes the ball away)
  • True Injuries - Re-Injury (Shows a player getting tripped up and waving to the sidelines for someone to get him or sub in for him)
  • Impact Engine - Pushing and Pulling - Shows players pushing and pulling for position
According to the German website videogameszone, Mats Hummels will be the FIFA 12 cover athlete. Official news will arrive tomorrow.

Check out some of the new FIFA 12 screenshots, right here.

Game: FIFA Soccer 12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 14 - View All
03:41 PM - May 19, 2011. Posted by HawkeyMediaPlus. Written by Steve Noah

The first NHL 12 screenshot has been released. It involves Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich absolutely blowing up Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in the Winter Classic. What differences do you see?

Game: NHL 12Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 25 - View All


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Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 100 - View All
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
10:21 AM - May 18, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 100 - View All
09:16 AM - May 18, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports Creates Another Millionaire with Major League Baseball 2K11 Perfect Game Challenge

Winner of ultimate skill-based competition to be revealed later this month

New York, NY - May 18, 2011 - 2K Sports announced today that the next million dollar winner has been confirmed for the Major League Baseball 2K11 Perfect Game Challenge. The winner, who will be revealed on Thursday, May 26, will take home $1 million and a lifetime's worth of bragging rights for being the first person to pitch a verified perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K11. This year's champion is the second overall winner of the million dollar prize, following Wade McGilberry, who achieved perfection in last year's Major League Baseball 2K10 Perfect Game Challenge.

The winning Perfect Game Challenge video was the first submission to be verified in this highly competitive contest, which began on April 1, 2011. 2K Sports worked with Twin Galaxies, an official scorekeeping organization, to verify the entry and conducted its own in-house examination of the footage and game data to confirm the legitimacy of the perfect game.

"It took a tremendous amount of dedication and focus for this year's winner to pull off perfection in Major League Baseball 2K11," said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. "I hope the winner is ready to enter a new tax bracket, because we're excited to make good on our million dollar promise for the second year in a row."

The Major League Baseball 2K11 Perfect Game Challenge officially ended on Monday, May 16, following verification of the submitted footage. 2K Sports will no longer accept video submissions, although fans are encouraged to watch for the formal announcement of the winner later this month.

"We made several improvements in this year's title to make things more challenging for the contenders," said Greg Thomas, president of product development for 2K Sports. "It's truly an impressive feat for someone to master our upgraded pitching mechanics and overcome the pressure of pitching a perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K11. Congratulations to our winner, this prize was well earned."

Major League Baseball 2K11 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is now available in North America on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system, Wii system, PC-DVD, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, and PSP (PlayStation Portable) system.

2K Sports is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

Game: Major League Baseball 2K11Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: NDS / PC / PS2 / PS3 / PSP / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 17 - View All
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
06:17 PM - May 17, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
05:33 AM - May 17, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

According to NintendoWorldReport, FIFA 12 will only feature local multiplayer, despite a previous press release, which said online would be available via Nintendo Wi-Fi connection.

Quote:
"Producer Matt Prior said in a forthcoming Nintendo World Report interview that "Currently, we only have local head-to-head play, but server-based online is certainly something we would be looking at in the future."

Game: FIFA 12Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: 3DSVotes: 4 - View All
Sunday, May 15, 2011
03:40 PM - May 15, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

In terms of video games, which sport interests you the most?

If you're voting on the homepage, the poll is on the right side.