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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, May 8, 2012
12:45 PM - May 8, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the official Madden NFL 13 cover with Megatron.

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 74 - View All
08:42 AM - May 8, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Shady00018 has sent us another NBA 2K12 video. This one highlights his thoughts on which teams will make the NBA Finals.

What about you? Which teams do you have?

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 101 - View All
08:33 AM - May 8, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those that have asked about it. According to Justin Dewiel, Community Manager at EA Sports, NCAA Football 13 will not feature in-game saves.

If it's not in NCAA Football 13, odds are it won't be in Madden NFL 13 either.

Game: NCAA Football 13Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 58 - View All
Monday, May 7, 2012
02:45 PM - May 7, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Check out the new NCAA Football 13 screenshots, right here.

Game: NCAA Football 13Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 58 - View All
02:07 PM - May 7, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released the following dynasty blogs.

NCAA Football 13 Dynasty Presentation

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In today’s ever-connected sports universe this scenario simply isn’t realistic, and we realized that for NCAA Football 13 we needed to change our weekly simulation logic so that it better reflected what we see in real life. The simulation process now evaluates games being played before and during the realistic time frame of a user’s game, and then begins to expose them in real time during the game. How are they exposed you ask? I’m very proud to announce the implementation of the ESPN Bottom Line ticker into this year’s game.

Utilizing the data that is received from the simulated games, the ticker will be keeping you up to date throughout your own game. That means should you be playing a 3:30 game, you will be receiving final scores from any of the 12:00 contests that are completed. Furthermore, the 3:30 games will be updating in real time as your game progresses, and you will even start seeing some early scores roll in from games that start even later in the day. The ticker will also give you a quick glimpse at upcoming games, complete with team logos and time of kickoff. What makes the ticker even cooler is that it reacts exactly like what you see on ESPN on game day. That means you’ll be seeing Priority Score Alerts--complete with the score changing dynamically on screen--Final Score Alerts, and Upset Alerts.

NCAA Football 13 Operation Dynasty Deep Dive

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Dynasty mode has received a major upgrade with the addition of recruit scouting. Yes, I did say scouting! Here's how it works: You can scout recruits weekly and during the off-season. During the off-season, you are allowed 20 hours to scout players that you are interested in. Each week during the season, you are allotted 5 hours of scouting time which you can spend on any recruits of your choice. Similar to recruiting in previous years, you can spend as much as 1 hour scouting each recruit or as little as 10 minutes.

NCAA Football 13 Dynasty Improvements

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After scouting has revealed which players you want to recruit, the next step is to sell them on the ratings of your university using the Phone Call system. However, before I get into the changes made to the phone call, I’d like to discuss just how you can now improve these ratings with the new Dynamic Pitches feature.

Each school has 14 pitches which can be viewed on the My School screen in the Recruiting hub (Pictured above). These grades are utilized during the Phone Call, and in the past were practically static with only a slight chance of changing from year to year. However, they are now dynamic and can be directly influenced through various actions in Dynasty. I’ll be walking you through each of the pitches, detailing out how the pitch can be influenced, how often they will be updated.

Game: NCAA Football 13Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 58 - View All
11:20 AM - May 7, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: NBA Live 13Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 56 - View All
Sunday, May 6, 2012
04:51 PM - May 6, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Owen Good is firing on all cylinders, as he continues with more from Cheatgate MLB 2K12.

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It's appalling that anyone would think that rigging the opposing lineup is acceptable in a million-dollar contest predicated on throwing a perfect game. But the reactions of some video gamers were as predictable as they are contemptible. What is truly outrageous is that the contest's administrators at 2K Sports saw nothing wrong with it either.

It is a sad irony that a programming glitch, the likes of which have plagued MLB 2K through the lifespan of an exclusive license set to expire this year, tarnishes the one thing this game did right.

They judged a million dollars as a fair price to recreate a real-life feat accomplished by fewer men than have orbited the moon. They chose to do it not because it was easy, but because it was hard. That is why the cheating, 2K Sports' acceptance of it, and failure to protect us from it, is so dishonorable.

Source - Eight Men In: Cheating Tarnishes Everyone in 2K Sports’ Million-Dollar Scandal (Kotaku)

Game: Major League Baseball 2K12 Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 12 - View All

Since Sunday is commonly a slow sports gaming news day, we are bringing you a new weekly feature.

Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.

If there is anything else you would like to see added to the OS Weekly Wrap Up, let us know!

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Friday, May 4, 2012
05:36 PM - May 4, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We have a situation...

It seems there were a few (maybe more than a few) cheaters in the MLB 2K12 million dollar perfect game challenge.

The final eight contestants have been contacted, but not officially released by 2K Sports. Scott Young finished in 10th place, but feels he was cheated out of a top 8 spot. He has the proof and shared it with Kotaku.

Game: Major League Baseball 2K12 Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 12 - View All
02:41 PM - May 4, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Chelsea and Liverpool square off in Wembley Stadium on Saturday, May 5th, at 12:45 p.m. EDT.

Check out the EA Sports simulation of the game and let us know who you think wins the match.

Game: FIFA Soccer 12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 14 - View All
08:33 AM - May 4, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Quite a few of you enjoy these funny NBA 2K12 videos from the guys at CPUvCPU. Here is the latest episode.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / iOSVotes: 101 - View All
Thursday, May 3, 2012

Kotaku's Owen Good has put together a complete list of umpiring crews and the parks they officiate in MLB 12 The Show.

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As is well known, the officiating in MLB 12 The Show can be set to a variable quality of accuracy. You can either have it perfect, or home plate umpires can have personal strike zones and tendencies, blow close plays and refuse to ring up hitters on a checked swing.

Those who frequently play MLB The Show, which has included umpiring "personalities" as far back as 2007, can even develop expectations of what a particular umpire will and won't call for a strike at the edges of the standard strike zone. It leads to some pretty humorous complaining, very much like what you hear from managers, pitchers and booth analysts in real life.

One thing you can't do, however, is pick your umpire. If Porter Callahan gives the outside strike to right handers (I'm making that up, I have no idea if he does) you can't select him to go behind home plate.

Or can you?

These Are All of the Umpiring Crews—and the Parks They Work—in MLB 12 The Show (Kotaku)

Game: MLB 12 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3Votes: 53 - View All
05:04 PM - May 3, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We just captured a bunch of Madden NFL 13 screnshots from the recently released presentation and gameplay videos. Check them out right here and let us know what you think.

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 74 - View All
Wednesday, May 2, 2012


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Do you have what it takes to manage your own racing team?

F1 Online: The Game is a new free-to-play racing and management game that brings you a world of FORMULA ONE™ through your web browser. Create your very own team to lead to Championship glory and compete in online multiplayer races with fully licensed cars, drivers and circuits.

By signing up, you could be one of the first players to test out the game and earn exclusive in-game rewards. Your Beta Sign Up Reward Pack will be gifted to you when the game launches.

The Closed Beta Programme is only open to applicants aged 18 or over. This age restriction will be lifted once the game goes into Open Beta.

Game: F1 Online: The GameHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
01:00 PM - May 1, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Inspired by SSX Tricky, Mt. Eddie adds a unique, nostalgic and fun gameplay experience to SSX, bringing back such fan-requested favorites as fireworks, terrain parks, grindable billboards and full loops for players to shred. In addition, Mt. Eddie offers an incredible visual environment to drop into as the visages of fan-favourite SSX characters are carved into the mountain in a tribute to Mount Rushmore.

The SSX Mt. Eddie & Classic Characters DLC pack is available now for $7.99 or 640 Microsoft points and includes:
  • Mt. Eddie - a TRICKY inspired, ultra-long mountain, features 9 new Race & Trick drops
  • 7 retro SSX characters from SSX 3 and Tricky - Elise, Mac, Zoe, Kaori, Psymon, Moby, and Eddie
  • 3 classic music tracks - "Top Bomb", "Gin and Sin" and "Darkpath" by John Morgan

Have you tried it yet? Let us know your thoughts.

Game: SSXReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 4 - View All