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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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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
04:52 AM - February 21, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The SSX demo is available now for 360 and later today for the PS3. Please post your impressions here.

You can queue up the SSX demo, right here. It weighs in at 1.24 GB.

Defy reality and own the planet by jumping into the boots of the classic SSX character Zoe Payne to complete a tutorial run in the Rockies, then experience reality-defying gameplay through Race it, and Trick it events. In this online enabled demo, compete against your friends on your own schedule by uploading ghosts of your best runs to the SSX servers in Explore mode. Feeling lonely on the mountain? Don’t forget to send the demo invite to a friend to unlock SSX trickster Mac Fraser! SSX is in stores February 28th, 2012.

Game: SSXReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 4 - View All
Monday, February 20, 2012
12:02 PM - February 20, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

In just over two weeks' time, some dreams will be realized, and others, crushed. There's only 17 days left to get your name in Gridiron Heroes, the next best thing to hit social gaming since a ticked-off bird crashed headfirst into it. A pledge of just $10 gets your name in the credits, while just a little more allows you to name your own character—and a little more than that allows you to name a really good character.

The Kickstarter project which is backed by Zynga co-founder Justin Waldron and has recently been featured on sites like Kotaku, Yahoo! Sports, and BleacherReport—is still just $6,000 shy of meeting its March 8th deadline. If fully funded, not only will Gridiron Heroes make you a more attractive, interesting person, but it will also introduce a live multiplayer component that allows you to do battle with other attractive, interesting people in real-time.

(DISCLAIMER: The effects of Gridiron Heroes on physical attractiveness has not yet been proven by any credible medical scientists. It's not impossible though, right?)

About Gridiron Heroes
Gridiron Heroes is a brand-new American football simulator for Facebook which takes the classic simplicity of Tecmo Bowl gameplay and makes it a social experience. Players take control of their team from its inception, naming it and assigning team colors and logos, before being placed in a league with all their Facebook buddies. There, it's up to the player to manage every aspect of their team's performance, from training players and developing strategy and tactics, to managing the stadium itself and even setting hot dog prices.

Fans are encouraged to contribute to Gridiron Heroes' Kickstarter page, which will help fund the development of Gridiron Heroes' multiplayer component. For more information about Gridiron Heroes and the people who made it, check out the company website at http://pixelrampage.com.

Game: Gridiron HeroesHype Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 3 - View All
Sunday, February 19, 2012
12:35 PM - February 19, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah






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Game: EA Sports FIFA StreetReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 1 - View All


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2K Sports has added J.R. Smith in the latest NBA 2K12 roster update. They rated him with a 76 overall, just 1 point above Jeremy Lin.

It doesn't look like any other players were touched, but you can check out the video, to be sure.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All
Saturday, February 18, 2012
11:15 PM - February 18, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We have just posted some more FIFA Street screenshots.

Game: EA Sports FIFA StreetReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 1 - View All
07:12 AM - February 18, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah




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Game: SSXReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 4 - View All
Friday, February 17, 2012
11:54 PM - February 17, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Gran Turismo 5 Photo Stream is set to arrive in the March update, according to GTPlanet.

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With the coming Gran Turismo 5 update planned for March 2012, we will be starting a new service on gran-turismo.com worldwide, called “Gran Turismo 5 Photo Stream”.

In GT5 Photo Stream, photographs taken in the photo mode of Gran Turismo 5 and set to “Share” will be shown in a list on a webpage, and be made possible to view by anyone.

The photographs will continue to change periodically, the online ID’s of the photographer will NOT be shown or made public, and there is no evaluation system or the like for the photographs. This is a service which simply introduces what kinds of photographs are being taken in Gran Turismo 5 by players around the world.

Please be aware that any photographs set to “Share” after the start date of this service will be released publicly on the web by GT5 Photo Stream.

We hope you’ll look forward to the start of this new service.
  • Photographs that had been set to “Share with Friends” before the start date of this service will not be shown in GT5 Photo Stream.
  • Due to limitations of time and the number of photograph displayable, not all photographs set to “Share” may be shown in GT5 Photo Stream.

Game: Gran Turismo 5Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 15 - View All
11:50 PM - February 17, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

According to Develop, the Moto GP studio will be dissolved.

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There is no incentive to continue UK independent Monumental Games as a going concern, the company’s administrator has told Develop.

Various IP, office supplies and the Prime Engine are up for sale with "several parties interested in buying", according to a spokesperson for corporate recovery firm RSM Tenon.

The Moto GP studio will be dissolved by the end of the year, the administrator added.

Last month Monumental Games ceased normal business operations following 24 challenging months of staff reductions, cancelled projects and closed studios.

Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360
06:20 PM - February 17, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Kotaku's Owen Good has posted some more details on MLB 12 The Show's Diamond Dynasty and let's us know why it's not EA's Ultimate Team.

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Cards, collections, virtual currency— when "Diamond Dynasty" appeared in a retail listing as a new mode for MLB 12 The Show, everyone thought they knew what it was: A feature that would borrow heavily from EA Sports' "Ultimate Team," which has been a cash cow for its FIFA, NHL and Madden franchises.

It would seem to make sense. EA Sports has no baseball presence, and the game is a natural for anything built on a sports card motif. Plus, it might make sense for Sony to move into this territory now, in case EA Sports returns to it after 2K's baseball license expires this year.

After talking with Sony's San Diego Studio, the makers of the widely acclaimed MLB The Show series, it sounds like all "Diamond Dynasty" has in common with "Ultimate Team," is the fact neither gives you a stick of gum when you open a fresh pack.

Game: MLB 12 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3Votes: 53 - View All
08:58 AM - February 17, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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

Jeremy Lin is rated 75 overall.

If someone downloads these and can upload them somewhere, please do so for our offline readers.

Rookie and Sophomore teams have not been updated.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All
Thursday, February 16, 2012
10:46 PM - February 16, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: Forza Motorsport 4Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All
04:59 PM - February 16, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Featuring exclusive original track from G-Side – free to download on SPIN.com; Plus artists Bass Drum of Death, Grouplove, Skrillex, The Vaccines, and more

New York, NY – February 16, 2012 – 2K Sports today announced that they have partnered with SPIN Media, the premier resource for music discovery, to create a 13-song soundtrack for the upcoming Major League Baseball® 2K12, the eagerly anticipated next iteration of the popular MLB 2K series, which hits stores nationwide on March 6, 2012.

The release of MLB 2K12 marks the first time that SPIN has collaborated on a video game soundtrack and the first time 2K Sports has worked with a music media company. The baseball-loving team behind SPIN jumped at the chance to curate the game and enlisted a hard-hitting team to select the songs.

The resulting playlist covers all bases with a wide range of musical genres from hip-hop and electronic, to rock and pop, and includes both established and emerging artists, reflecting the true diversity of baseball fans. Earning themselves the unofficial title of “most valuable players,” Alabama rap duo and SPIN breaking-out artists, G-Side, recorded an exclusive original track called “Put Me in the Game” – hitting a home run with the fresh, futuristic, synth-heavy beat.

G-Side’s exclusive track, which is inspired by “defying odds to achieve something greater in life,” can be downloaded for free at SPIN.com/mlb2k12 starting February 21. The rest of the soundtrack will also be available to stream.

"When the match is right, music and sports can complement each other in a profound way, so curating SPIN’s first video game soundtrack was an exciting challenge. We were thrilled to be asked by 2K Sports, and took seriously the responsibility of sharing some of our favorite tracks with MLB fans,” said Charles Aaron, SPIN Editorial Director. “Many special thanks, of course, go to G-Side for providing an awesome new track."

MLB 2K12 features AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander on the cover along with a robust list of features and game modes, improved gameplay, and the return of the $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge, which will award one MLB 2K12 gamer the coveted grand prize. SPIN’s hand-picked soundtrack bolsters an immersive baseball experience.

“This year’s soundtrack is easily the best yet thanks to SPIN,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing, 2K Sports. “They are experts in the music industry and our fans are really going to enjoy the playlist they selected when playing MLB 2K12. Music is a key element in our sports titles, so when we’re working hard to create the best, most authentic experience for fans we expect the soundtrack to follow the same beat.”

The complete track listing for the MLB 2K12 soundtrack includes:
  • Bass Drum of Death, "Get Found"
  • Explosions in the Sky, "Trembling Hands"
  • The Cool Kids, "Boomin'"
  • The Vaccines, "If You Wanna"
  • G-Side, "Put Me in the Game"
  • Grouplove, "Colours"
  • JEFF the Brotherhood, "Shredder"
  • My Morning Jacket, "Holdin On to Black Metal"
  • Skrillex, "Nice Sprites & Scary Monsters"
  • Telekinesis, "Please Ask for Help"
  • The Joy Formidable, "Austere"
  • Atmosphere, "Just for Show"
  • Pretty Lights, "Hot Like Dimes"
MLB 2K12 is rated E for everyone by the ESRB and will be available March 6, 2012 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS™ and Windows PC.

Game: Major League Baseball 2K12 Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 12 - View All
05:05 AM - February 16, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 101 - View All
04:41 AM - February 16, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: SSXReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 4 - View All
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Check out the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 screenshots, featuring Dwight Howard, Jeremy Roenick, Marshall Faulk and Sugar Ray Leonard.

You can only get these players, if you pre-order at Amazon.
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Pre-order Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 and receive the Amazon exclusive sports celebrity golfer pack including Ice Hockey legend Jeremy Roenick, Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, Basketball super-star Dwight Howard and Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard plus a $10 promotional credit toward the purchase of items shipped and sold by Amazon.com.

Game: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 10 - View All