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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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Friday, October 7, 2011
06:20 PM - October 7, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: UFC Undisputed 3Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 11 - View All
04:37 PM - October 7, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Da_Czar checks in with his NBA 2K12 Strategy Session 3 video, going over the new play call system.


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Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All
03:48 PM - October 7, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Eurogamer has posted some FIFA 12 patch details, which is scheduled to arrive in 2 to 3 weeks.

Game: FIFA Soccer 12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 14 - View All
03:42 PM - October 7, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Konami has posted details about the upcoming Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 DLC, which arrives on October 11th for 360, PS3 and PC, for free.

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Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has revealed it will update many club rosters and a wealth of new elements to PES 2012 on October 11th.

Konami is to release a free downloadable update for the PlayStation, Xbox 360 and Window PC versions of the game, which will update the club team rosters in line with all current transfers.

The publisher will also use the DLC to update the skill parameters of players, and to update the kits of several club teams. In total 160 clubs will be updated, with hundreds of players benefiting from more realistic stats and abilities that are tailored to their real-life playing style.

The DLC will also add 13 new styles of boots to the game, with new makes from adidas, Puma and Nike implemented, while the kit updates will see 29 teams brought in line with their current strips, including Real Madrid, Sporting Lisbon and Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2012Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS2 / PS3 / Wii / PSP / PCVotes: 4 - View All
10:39 AM - October 7, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NCAA Football 12 title update #3 is available now for 360 users.

The no huddle issue has been confirmed, as fixed. Let us know what you are seeing.

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 100 - View All
05:47 AM - October 7, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Check out the new Need for Speed The Run screenshots, right here.

Game: Need for Speed The RunReader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii / PC / 3DSVotes: 3 - View All
Thursday, October 6, 2011
09:54 PM - October 6, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

iOOTP Baseball 2011 HD is available now for the iPad. You can purchase it at the App Store, for $4.99.

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Own an iPad or planning to get one? Then we have a treat for you: We've just released iOOTP Baseball 2011 HD, which takes full advantage of the iPad's gorgeous 9.7-inch screen. Best of all, it's a free update for everyone. We'll never charge you extra for the HD version of an iOS game. If you do not own iOOTP 2011 yet, it is just $4.99 and available now for iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch in the AppStore!

If you don't own an iPad, don't worry: this update doesn't change your ability to play iOOTP on an iPhone or iPod touch. It simply lets you take advantage of the iPad's larger screen, should you acquire one at a later date.

We've redesigned the entire game so there's more information available on every screen. Check it out!

Game: iOOTP Baseball 2011 HDReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: iPadVotes: 0 - View All
06:04 PM - October 6, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Donny Moore has posted details on the Madden NFL 12 week 5 roster update, which will be available tomorrow morning.

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There are over well over 400+ transactions, player equipment updates, and player rating adjustments that went into this update for the online rosters.

The biggest movers from Week 5 on the positive side are LB Kavell Conner (IND) with a 7 point boost this week (now 79 overall), DE Michael Bennett (TB) going +6 to 80 overall, K Nick Novak (SD) going up +5 to a 64 overall, WR Doug Baldwin (SEA) going up 5 points to 62, and finally, OL Chris Myers (HOU) going up +4 to a 86 overall.

Some of the biggest movers on the negative side are LB Kevin Burnett (from 76 to 74 overall), FB Le’Ron McClain (from 88 to 86 overall) and WR Kevin Walter (from 78 to 76 overall).

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All


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EA SPORTS NHL 12 SEASON SIMULATION PREDICTS PENGUINS
WILL BECOME STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS IN 2012



A simulation run by EA SPORTS™ NHL® 12 predicts that Sidney Crosby, despite missing almost 17 games during the regular season, will lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a second place finish in the Eastern Conference standings (100 points) and their fourth Stanley Cup® Championship. Crosby will be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Penguins take home the Stanley Cup in a decisive 4-2 series win against a resurgent Chicago Blackhawks team. The Vancouver Canucks will capture the Presidents’ Trophy in back-to-back years with 114 points during the regular season. The EA SPORTS NHL franchise has a history of successful simulation predictions, accurately selecting: the Chicago Blackhawks as the 2010 Stanley Cup® champions; the Vancouver Canucks® as the 2011 Presidents’ Trophy winner; and the 2011 Stanley Cup Final matchup of the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks.

According to the simulation, last year’s Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins will be unable to claim back-to-back glory as the new-look Philadelphia Flyers will eliminate the former champions during the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in five games. The Vancouver Canucks will lose in the Western Conference Final to the Chicago Blackhawks in seven games, adding fuel to the rivalry that has gripped the two cities in recent years.

Other notable team storylines the simulation predicted for the 2011-2012 NHL season are as follows:
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs will squeak out an eighth place finish in the Eastern Conference, making the Playoffs for the first time in seven seasons
  • The Minnesota Wild will finish eighth in the Western Conference and will make the Playoffs for the first time since 2008
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning will once again miss out on the Stanley Cup Final; eliminated by the Penguins in a seven game Eastern Conference Final
Several individual players also stood out in the NHL® 12 simulation. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will once again lead the League offensively, posting 110 points and will take home several pieces of hardware, winning the Art Ross, Ted Lindsay and the Hart Memorial trophies. NHL®12 Cover Athlete Steven Stamkos will capture the Rocket Richard Trophy with 53 goals. The Nashville Predators’ Shea Weber will capture the James Norris Memorial Trophy and Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will take home the Frank J. Selke Trophy. Brayden Schenn will thrive with the Philadelphia Flyers in his rookie season and will be awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy. Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers will take home his first ever Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goalie, leading all netminders with 41 wins and nine shutouts.

A simulation is conducted by artificial intelligence or logic of the videogame that uses real-life data from each player. Results are extrapolated by the videogame when two teams match up based on player ratings, line combinations, and include variances such as injuries and hot streaks to give a realistic outcome of a game or series.

EA SPORTS NHL®12 authentically captures hockey as it is played on the ice with more than 300 gameplay refinements highlighted by three key innovations: Anticipation AI, Dynamic Goalies and the Full Contact Physics Engine. Anticipation AI takes NHL® 12 to the next level as players will now intuitively determine their next move by reading and anticipating the play. With the Full Contact Physics Engine, size and strength matter. NHL®12 continues to innovate by giving you true to life collisions and control over the battles around the crease. With Dynamic Goalies, goalies are live for the first time ever. Players can make contact with goalies as they crash the crease and goalies will battle through traffic in front of the net as they fight through screens to make awe-inspiring saves.

New in EA SPORTS NHL®12 is the introduction of legends; nine former NHL greats – including Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, and Mario Lemieux – will be integrated into the game across virtually every mode, including the all-new Be A Legend Mode. Be the next great legend in the revamped Be A Pro mode. Play as your created pro and earn every shift on the ice with stellar play, big hits, and spectacular goals as you progress towards greatness. New to the mode is the ability to simulate to your next shift with the all-new EA SPORTS Action Tracker, which tracks and presents every major event that takes place while your character is off the ice. This feature will enhance the gameplay experience as gamers will now spend less time watching from the bench and more time playing, while still being aware of the game situation as they step back onto the ice for their next shift.

Game: NHL 12Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 25 - View All
04:31 AM - October 6, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / iOSVotes: 101 - View All
04:28 AM - October 6, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Football Mogul 2012 is free. Want to know how to get it? click here for the details.

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Football Mogul 2012 is the 10th (and newest) version of the addictive football simulation game from the makers of Baseball Mogul.

This version includes rosters and player ratings for opening weekend of the 2011-2012 season.

And ... the complete full version of Football Mogul 2012 is now 100% free. No ads. No timers. Unlimited play. Forever.

Game: Football Mogul 2012Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 1 - View All
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
04:55 PM - October 5, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: UFC Undisputed 3Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 11 - View All
04:41 PM - October 5, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All
04:39 PM - October 5, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

IGN has posted some Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2.0 update details.
  • Simplified interior view added to all standard cars
  • User control of the weather change feature
  • Added a setting sheet feature allowing you to save multiple car settings
  • Spec 2.0 opening movie
  • Improved UI response and usability
  • Replay fast forward/rewind
  • Mid-race save feature for endurance races
  • Expanded online lounge features (Narrowing down car types, shuffle races)
  • Expansion of the B-Spec remote race you can play from gran-turismo.com (a graph display now shows changes in race rankings)
  • Expanded Photo travel features (you can now take photos of cars together with your avatar)
  • Added a "NASCAR Pit Scene" stage to Photo Travel
  • Added eleven 2011 model NASCAR cars
  • Added the Nissan GT-R N24 Schulze Motor Sport
  • Improved physics and AI
  • Support for the Logitec G25/G27 Steering wheel

Game: Gran Turismo 5Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 15 - View All
05:45 AM - October 5, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

FIFA 12 SCORES WITH UNPRECEDENTED OPENING SALES
AND RECORD ONLINE PLAY

Highest Rated Sports Videogame Of This Console Generation

Record 3.2 Million Units Sold-Through In Less Than One Week

Almost 350,000 Fans Connect To FIFA Ultimate Team Early Web-Start

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – October 4, 2011 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the most successful launch in EA SPORTS history as EA SPORTS™ FIFA 12 hit store shelves and online retailers across the globe. Critical accolades have rolled in for the highest rated sports videogame of this console generation^, and fans around the world have already played more than 200 million minutes of online games of FIFA 12.*

Based on internal estimates since its September 27 launch in North America and September 30 worldwide, FIFA 12 has sold-through an estimated 3.2 million units across all consoles worldwide**, making it the biggest launch in the history of sports videogames and the biggest videogame launch of 2011 to date. These are preliminary EA estimates. EA plans to provide further information regarding sales of FIFA 12 during its earnings call for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012.

“FIFA 12 is a stunning achievement by our team at EA Canada,” said Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice-President of EA SPORTS. “The massive FIFA online community has overwhelmingly connected to the new live services in the game, including EA SPORTS Football Club, and we intend to keep them engaged all season long as FIFA 12 follows the heartbeat of the football season.”

Other notable achievements from the game’s record-breaking launch include:
  • FIFA 12 sell-through is estimated to be up approximately 23 percent over last year’s record-breaking launch.
  • FIFA 12 for iPhone and iPad has already sold 879,000 units, and achieved the Top Grossing App for iPhone on 30 worldwide storefronts.
  • October 1, 2011 was the busiest day for online gaming in EA SPORTS history. Fans registered more than 10 million EA SPORTS game sessions, including almost eight million game sessions of FIFA 12.
  • Almost 350,000 fans engaged in the early web-start for FIFA 12 Ultimate Team via easportsfootball.com, and more than 14 million trades have already occurred within the Ultimate Team mode. For the first time ever, FIFA Ultimate Team is available on disc for fans to enjoy the thrill of building, managing and playing with their ultimate team of football superstars.
  • The launch of FIFA 12 also saw the introduction of EA SPORTS Football Club – the heartbeat of FIFA 12. Millions of fans around the world have already pledged their allegiance to their favourite team through the Support Your Club feature. To date, the clubs with the most supporters*** are:
Manchester United – 241,767 supporters
FC Barcelona – 144,709 supporters
Arsenal – 131,305 supporters
Real Madrid – 126,806 supporters
Liverpool – 118,182 supporters

Chosen “Best Console Game” at Gamescom and winner of the prestigious E3 Game Critics award for “Best Sports Game” at E3 2011, FIFA 12 is the highest rated sports videogame of this console generation with a Metacritic rating of 92 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and 91 on Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, including perfect scores from leading media outlets like 1UP, USA Today, GamePro and The Guardian. IGN (9.5 out of 10) called FIFA 12 “amazing” and Everyeye.it (9.5 out of 10) wrote, “FIFA 12 is simply the best football simulation ever made.”

FIFA 12 brings to the pitch the game-changing new Player Impact Engine, and revolutionary gameplay innovations inspired by the real-world game, including all-new Precision Dribbling, Tactical Defending, and Pro Player Intelligence. Plus, new live services and breakthrough social experiences like EA SPORTS Football Club and FIFA Ultimate Team deepen fans’ connection to the real-world game, their favorite club, and their friends, rivals and millions of other players around the world in the massive FIFA online community.
FIFA 12 is localized into 18 languages and available in 51 countries. It is available for the PlayStation®3, Xbox 360®, PC, Mac, Wii™, PlayStation®2, Nintendo 3DS™, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, iPhone®, iPad™, and iPod® touch. The game is available for digital download on PC at www.origin.com.

FIFA 12 is rated E for everyone by the ESRB and Pegi 3+. Screenshots are available at http://info.ea.com. For the latest news on FIFA Soccer 12 join more than six million fans in the EA SPORTS FIFA community at http://www.facebook.com/easportsfifa or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/easportsfifa.

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, global videogame competitions and breakthrough digital experiences. EA SPORTS delivers personal access to the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports simulation videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA JAM basketball, NCAA® Football, Fight Night boxing, EA SPORTS MMA, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, and EA SPORTS Active. For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com to connect, share and compete.

^ Source - www.metacritic.com as of October 3, 2011
*according to internal data sources as of October 2, 2011
** according to internal sales data as of October 2, 2011.
*** according to internal data sources as of October 3, 2011

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