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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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Sunday, November 11, 2012
11:36 AM - November 11, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.

Hot News

OS Features and Reviews

OS Blogs

New Videos and Screenshots

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 19 - View All
Saturday, November 10, 2012

This video is also available on the OS Youtube channel, please subscribe while you're there.

Thanks to pjt8405, here is a full list of transactions needed for the next NBA 2K13 roster update, which includes name, contract status, position played and jersey number.

Fully Guaranteed Players Missing

New York Knicks
  • James White – 1 year Guaranteed contract - SF/SG - #4
Detroit Pistons
  • Kyle Singler – 3 year guaranteed contract - SF/PF - #25
  • Slava Krostov – One year guaranteed with non-guaranteed team option for 2nd year - C/PF - #55
Toronto Raptors
  • Alan Anderson – One Year Contract Guaranteed - SF/SG - # 6
San Antonio Spurs
  • Nando De Colo - 2 year guaranteed contract - SG/PG - #25
Portland Trail Blazers
  • Joel Freeland – 3 year guaranteed contract - PF/C - #19
  • Victor Claver – 3 year guaranteed contract - SF/PF - #18
Non-Guaranteed Players Missing

Philadelphia 76ers
  • Maalik Wayns – Unguaranteed - PG - #18
Charlotte Bobcats
  • Cory Higgins - Unguaranteed - PG/SG - #11
Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Donald Sloan - Unguaranteed - # 15
Miami Heat
  • Terrell Harris - Unguaranteed - SG/PG - #14
New Orleans Hornets
  • Brian Roberts - Unguaranteed - PG - #22
  • Lance Thomas - Unguaranteed - SF/PF - #42
Utah Jazz
  • Kevin Murphy – 2 year unguaranteed - SF/SG - #55
New York Knicks
  • Chris Copeland - Unguaranteed - PF/SF - #14
Los Angeles Lakers
  • Darius Johnson Odom - Unguaranteed - SG/PG - #7
  • Robert Sacre - Unguaranteed - C - #50
Orlando Magic
  • Dequan Jones - Unguaranteed - SF/SG - #20
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Julyan Stone – Unguaranteed contract - PG/SG - #10
Houston Rockets
  • Scott Machado - 2 year partially guaranteed contract - PG - # 1
  • Greg Smith - Unguaranteed - C/PF - #4
Phoenix Suns
  • PJ Tucker – unguaranteed contract - SF/PF - #17
  • Luke Zeller - Unguaranteed - PF/C - #40
  • Diante Garrett - Unguaranteed - PG/SG - #10
Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Will Conroy - Unguaranteed - PG - #5
Golden St. Warriors
  • Kent Bazemore – Unguaranteed - SG - #20
Players that need to be added from Free Agent Pool


Players that need to be removed

Remove players from Free Agent Pool, due to overseas signing
  • Terrence Williams - Signed in China
  • Von Wafer - Signed in China
  • Gilbert Arenas - Pending deal to sign in China
  • Jamaal McGloire - Player Development coach for raptors
  • Garret Siler - Signed in China
  • Hamady N'Diyae - Signed in China
  • Jermaine Taylor - Signed in Spain
  • Mehmet Okur - Retired
  • Sundiata Gaines - Signed in China
  • Anthony Carter - Development coach on Nuggets staff
  • Gani Lawal - Signed in Italy
  • Brian Skinner - Retired
  • Malik Allen - Retired
  • Trey Johnson - Signed in Italy
  • Chris Quinn - Signed in Spain
  • Charlie Bell - Signed in Italy
Assistant Coach Changes for accurate Association Mode

Dallas Mavericks
  • Jim O’Brien replaces Terry Stotts as Stotts is now the Head Coach of the Blazers.
Memphis Grizzlies
  • Dave Joerger replaces Henry Bibby as Bibby is still there but Joerger is the lead Asst. along with being one of the top up and coming coaching candidates.
Sacramento Kings
  • Alex English replaces Mario Elie as Elie has moved to the NJ Nets coaching Staff.
Los Angeles Lakers
  • Bernie Bickerstaff is Interim Head Coach. Eddie Jordan is Lead Assistant Coach replacing John Kuester
Utah Jazz
  • Jeff Hornacek replaces Scott Layden as Layden has taken a Asst.GM position with the Spurs.
Orlando Magic
  • James Boreggo replaces Patrick Ewing as lead Asst. Coach. He is the lead Asst. this year under new Head Coach Jacque Vaughn.
New Jersey Nets
  • PJ Carlesimo replaces Sam Mitchell - Mitchell is a Studio Analyst as Carlesimo has been the lead Asst. Since last season.
Toronto Raptors
  • Johnny Davis replaces Alex English - Alex English is coaching with the Kings since last season.
Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Terry Porter replaces Bill Laimbeer (now NBA TV analyst) - Porter has been on staff since last season and is the lead Asst.
Portland Trail Blazers
  • Jay Triano replaces Bernie Bickerstaff as he was let go after Terry Stotts was hired as Head Coach
Chicago Bulls
  • Ron Adams is lead Assistant Coach not Ed Pinckney as Pinckney was only added as of last season.
Atlanta Hawks
  • Lester Connor is Lead Assistant Coach over Bob Bender.
Phoenix Suns
  • Elston Turner is Lead Assistant Coach as Bill Cartwright was released late last season.
Washington Wizards
  • Don Newman replaces Sam Cassell as lead Asst. Coach. Newman comes over from Spurs staff.
2KInsider added/removed the following players in new update

  • Jonny Flynn
  • Tracy McGrady
  • Josh Powell
  • Derrick Brown
  • Alexey Shved - T-Wolves - Generic CAP
  • Mirza Teletovic - Nets - Generic CAP
  • Pablo Prigioni - Knicks - Generic CAP

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 75 - View All
Friday, November 9, 2012
04:10 PM - November 9, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Just having some fun...

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 75 - View All
10:53 AM - November 9, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Throughout the season, Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast, hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, will kick off your college football weekend with an opinionated and fast-paced show. Drab and Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, will recap the biggest stories and preview all the big games from across the country from a fans perspective!

This week on Dual Threat, the guys breakdown last week's monster match-ups. Is Alabama no longer invincible after escaping Death Valley? And who's to blame at USC? Is it all on Lane Kiffin? This weekend, Bode & Drab are in Jacksonville going to the Florida/Georgetown aircraft carrier basketball game. Make sure to turn in to hear about their plans! They also preview all this weekend's games, including Texax A&M - Bama.

So give Dual Threat a listen in the embedded player below or click here, follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatOS), and please let us know your thoughts and what you'd like to hear in Week 10! Thanks for listening!

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 19 - View All
Thursday, November 8, 2012
07:16 PM - November 8, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

According to the NBA2KInsider, we should see another NBA 2K13 roster update on Saturday morning.

Ronnie mentioned he's been keeping an eye on this thread. Lets hope it's a good one.

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 75 - View All
04:41 PM - November 8, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released a third NCAA Football 13 Adidas Strategy Pack, which is available now in the Uniform Store for PS3 and 360, featuring new uniforms for UCLA & Mississippi State.

Unfortunately, no other uniforms were released.

To grab the uniforms, it will cost you 160 MS Points ($1.99).

Game: NCAA Football 13Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 58 - View All
03:21 PM - November 8, 2012. Posted by azdawgpound. Written by Steve Noah

The Madden NFL 13 roster update for week 10 will be available tomorrow morning for 360 and PS3 users. These rosters are for Play Now (Online/Offline).

There are well over 450+ transactions and player rating adjustments that went into this roster update.

The biggest movers after top notch performances in Week 9 are Tampa Bay RB Doug “Muscle Hamster” Martin with a 4 point boost this week (now 87 overall), Denver WR Eric Decker goes up 2 points to a 86 overall, Tennessee OL Fernando Velasco going +3 to 79 overall, Carolina DL Greg Hardy gets a nice increase up to 83 overall (+2), Dallas LB Bruce Carter gets a 3 point boost to 76 overall, and Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck going up 2 points as well to a 87 overall.

Some of the biggest movers on the negative side are NY Giants QB Eli Manning (from 97 to 95 overall), Jacksonville CB Derek Cox (from 86 to 84 overall), Tennessee TE Jared Cook (from 82 to 80 overall), and Atlanta FB Lousaka Polite (from 79 to 76 overall).

Click here to view all of the Madden NFL 13 roster update changes for week 10.

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 74 - View All
09:36 AM - November 8, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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For a limited time, FIFA 13 for iOS devices is on sale for $4.99.

** JOIN THE CLUB! Are you ready for the most authentic football game on the App Store? Hit the pitch with some awesome new features and stunning graphics enhanced for the iPhone 5! **

FIFA 13 is more realistic than ever – with all the authenticity and innovation you’ve come to expect from the FIFA franchise. Matches come to life with groundbreaking graphics and the most responsive controls ever delivered on iOS.

The new Skill Move button lets you choose your favorite tricks with simple swipe gestures. Master free kicks and penalty shots with full touch control. Get in the game with realistic 360° player movement. Pull off defense-splitting passes, rifling shots, penalty kicks, and pro-style tricks.

For the first time ever! Compete with friends anytime, anywhere using Online Multiplayer. Rise to the top of the Leaderboards and use superstars like Messi and Benzema to crush your competitors around the world.

EA SPORTS Football Club lets you connect to real-world competitions, support your favorite club, and connect with friends, rivals, and millions of other players around the world. Level-up and earn experience points to build status. You can even relive famous real-world football events through in-game challenges.

Featuring 30 leagues, 500 licensed teams, and more than 15,000 players. From the English Premiership and La Liga, to the German Bundesliga and beyond – take the superstars of football on the pitch in Quick Match, Manager or the brand new Online Multiplayer and Tournament game modes as you dominate your league and march toward glory in 32 authentic stadiums.

Now you can share your most glorious moments online – straight from Instant Replay!

  • FIFA 13 is a universal build and can be installed on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • If you have FIFA 13 installed on multiple devices, you can save a Manager Mode or a Tournament game onto iCloud on one device – then continue playing on another.
  • Compatible devices include iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad, iPad 2, iPad (4th generaton), iPad mini, iPod touch 3 (16 GB and above), or iPod touch 4.
  • For the best game experience, we recommend playing on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad (4th generation), and iPad mini.
  • Device Firmware 4.0 and above required.

Game: FIFA Soccer 13Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOSVotes: 15 - View All
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
10:49 AM - November 7, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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TrackMania 2 Canyon was released in September and is available now for $19.99.

TrackMania 2 Stadium and TrackMania 2 Rally will arrive early in 2013. Check out the videos and let us know what you think.

Game: TrackMania 2 ValleyHype Score: 2/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 1 - View All
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
05:17 PM - November 6, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Here are 4 more Madden NFL 13 Wii U screenshots from a New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys game.

Just in case you missed the Madden NFL 13 Wii U launch trailer posted last night, you can view it here.

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Wii UVotes: 74 - View All
04:56 PM - November 6, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Today Codemasters® announced that a demo for F1 RACE STARS will be available for download this week ahead of the game’s race into retail on November 13th. In the demo players will experience FORMULA ONE powered-up on the F1 RACE STARS Germany track in both single-player and up to four-player split-screen. On every straight, hairpin and jump, players will experience F1 RACE STARS’ unique brand of superfast FORMULA ONE racing as they race through a Bavarian castle, accelerate on the autobahn and fly through a forest.

The F1 RACE STARS demo will be available for download today for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in Europe and North America. The demo will then be available from Steam for Windows PC on Wednesday, November 7; the demo will arrive for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system in North America on Tuesday, November 13.

In the demo players can race as Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel or Kimi Räikkönen and compete against with other official and fictional FORMULA ONE drivers, transformed into heroic caricatures that are bursting with personality.

In the sprint for the checkered flag, gamers can utilize a range of fantasy and FORMULA ONE themed power-ups, from calling in Wet Weather to slow the pack, deploying DRS to speed past rivals and using a range of sneaky bubbles to trap other drivers. If their car takes damage, gamers can race through the pit lane to get back up to speed, whilst a variety of different routes, boost pads and shortcuts will all slingshot players ahead.


Gamers who purchase from www.gamestop.com and at Gamestop retail stores will receive the F1 RACE STARS Valencia Street Circuit Edition as a gift with purchase, while supplies last. Those that preorder are guaranteed to get this special edition, which includes a free download code for an additional European Track set around the speedy city streets of Valencia, Spain, where gamers can race through a marina, speed across super-slippery ice and dodge flying tomatoes in single-player, split-screen and online.

Coming November 13 for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION®3 and Windows PC, F1 RACE STARS is in production at Codemasters Racing Studios, the home of the BAFTA award-winning series of Official FORMULA ONE video games, and is being created under exclusive worldwide agreement with Formula One World Championship Limited.

Game: F1 Race StarsReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 1 - View All
10:32 AM - November 6, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

F1 2012 patch #2 has been released for the Xbox 360.

Codemasters is working on getting the PS3 patch available for North America, but a date has not been confirmed.

Details on the F1 2012 patch are listed below.

New / Updated Features
  • On PS3 only we’ve enabled the full rotation for 900 and 1080 degree steering wheels. This will require the player to set their wheel up using the options available, specifically we suggest setting the Wheel Saturation to around 65 – 70% as a good starting point.
  • Added an option to turn the Parc Ferme rules on or off in online Custom Race, Co-Op and LAN games. This option can be found within the Simulation Settings and defaults to on. Setting this to off will allow players to set up their cars in Qualifying sessions and will also allow players who join in progress during qualifying to edit their car setup before the race.
  • Added a Skip Session option so players can leave any session without having to complete it.
  • Made Pro level AI quicker so that the time gap to Legendary AI is smaller.
  • Changed the Prime tyre compound to Hard for Suzuka. This change will not affect Time Attack which will continue to use the Medium compound tyre.
  • Added a white cross to the DRS OSD to indicate to that it is unavailable because of a fault.
  • Improved the lighting on Singapore.
  • Reduced the frequency of wet weather races for all tracks greatly reduced it for Sakhir (Bahrain).
  • Fixed an issue where the track could become wet without any rain being visible.
  • Fixed the weather system so that cars will no longer start the race on the wrong tyres.
  • Cars will need to change to intermediate tyres when it has been raining with sufficient intensity.
  • Fixed issues with the weather system in Instant Replays / Race Replays which could instantly change the track wetness level.
  • AI no longer pit after one lap when wet weather races have been restarted.
  • Car setups will no longer revert to the default settings if players quit back to the main menu from Parc Fermé.
  • Fixed Catalunya so that it’s no longer possible to cut corners to gain an advantage.
  • Fixed an issue where the point’s totals on the Constructors Championship table were incorrectly doubled.
  • Fixed an issue where the engine could be damaged or destroyed when using a flashback.
  • Fixed the Trophy / Achievement “The Equipment May Be The Same” to unlock in Career as per the description.
  • Fixed an issue where using a flashback could result in an engine blowout effect.
  • Removed engine damage from the list of damaged parts that can force a pit stop to take priority over a drive through penalty.
  • Rebalanced engine wear so it will go below 99% during a Career season.
  • Fixed an exploit in One Shot Qualifying where users could post impossibly quick lap times.
  • Medals awarded in Season Challenge now update the player statistics correctly.
  • Reduced the amount of starting fuel that the user is given for races Austin as it was previously too high.
  • Players are no longer able to drive through barriers/environment after using a flashback in pits.
  • Camera angles when exiting the pit lane has been fixed.
  • Various fixes to cameras including the 3D effect and pit lane cameras.
  • Time attack times no longer overwrite RaceNet event times.
  • AI drivers now pit to change tyres at the correct time.
  • Fixed an issue where some players would experience a crash in Career tutorials after completing a Season Challenge.
  • Driver name plates can now be seen.
  • Numerous text and localisation fixes.
Online / Co-Op
  • Fixed several issues which would display the incorrect number of players in a lobby or a race.
  • Fixed a crash in Co-Op when disconnecting on the results screens.
  • Fixed a crash in Co-op when trying to resume a session at the start of a Qualifying session that neither player would take part in.
  • Fixed some issues in Co-op Qualifying when only one user progresses to the next session.
Penalty System
  • Reduced the likelihood of the player getting a penalty when involved in a collision with an AI car.
  • Understeer: Adjusted track information to provide a more uniform level of grip across the entire surface
  • Fuel consumption when using manual gears has now been brought in line with automatic gear usage

Game: F1 2012Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 4 - View All
10:18 AM - November 6, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out all the new Need For Speed World Drag Mode screenshots, right here.


Need for Speed World Celebrates 20 Million Registered Users

Think you’ve got the skills to pull off the perfect shift? Put your driving abilities to the test! After a six year absence from the Need for Speed™ franchise and in popular demand from the community, Drag Mode makes a triumphant debut in EA’s free-to-play action racer, Need for Speed World. To really kick-start Drag Mode, fans can visit the Car Dealer and hop into the driver’s seat of two brand-new rides tuned specifically for drag racing, the Toyota Supra “Street Mod” Drag Edition and the Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake “Pro Stock” Drag Edition!

Drag Mode is a multiplayer drag race that players can join by searching for a lobby in Match-Making or by creating a Private Match to compete against their friends. Drivers will be able to race in four different environments against up to five opponents, allowing for a maximum of six drivers in each race. Once players get off the line they’re going to need to simultaneously manage their gear shifts while keeping an eye on the race to avoid opponents and traffic. Great gear shifting is vital to any victory on the drag strip so players will want to change gears in the green zone to get a perfect shift and a nitrous boost!

Another new addition to Need for Speed World is the introduction of Drag Skill Mods, which will enhance the driver’s car for optimum drag racing! The new Drag Skill Mods include:
  • Aero Drag Reduction – Improves aerodynamic properties on the car, improving overall performance in Drag races.*This is exclusive to Drag Cars and cannot be won from Lucky Draw or Card Packs.
  • Launch Grip – Improves acceleration in Drag races by enhancing tire grip at race start.*Can be purchased from the cash store or won from Lucky Draw & Card Packs.
  • Gear Ratio Enhancement – Increases the size of the RPM band required to hit a Perfect or Good Shift.*Perfect Shifts give a small boost and the RPM range to hit gets smaller each gear.*Can be purchased from the cash store or won from Lucky Draw & Card Packs.
Need for Speed World brings together best-in-class action racing with an unparalleled social experience on the PC. Players can enjoy over 120 stunning licensed cars, compete in over 80 events, race alongside their friends in Team Escape challenges, or simply cruise around Free Roam while hunting for Treasure Gems. Gamers race the way they want on over 100 miles of open road that combine fan-favorite locations from the original Need for Speed Most Wanted *and Need for Speed Carbon. With a thriving community of over 20 million registered players and a constant stream of new content, cars, and features, Need for Speed World offers the definitive racing experience that is exciting and constantly evolving.

To learn more about Need for Speed World and to start playing the game for free, visit www.needforspeedworld.com.

Game: Need for Speed WorldHype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 4 - View All
09:38 AM - November 6, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another Gran Turismo 5 update has arrived, bringing it up to version 2.09. It's not a large update, featuring a few minor changes and improvements to the engine sounds of the Honda Weider HSV-010.
  • The [Tire/Fuel Consumption] settings under [Event Settings] of the Online Lounge can now be set in four levels; “None”, “Normal”, “Fast”, and “Very Fast”.
  • The view during 3D display has been improved.
  • The speed of tire wear varied too greatly depending on the vehicle in some cases, and this has been balanced.
  • Improved the scoring method in drift trials to prevent cheating
  • The maximum RPM of the Honda Weider HSV-010 (SUPER GT) ’11 has been changed to 10300rpm. The engine sound has also been improved.
  • Fixed an issue where enemy cars were hitting the pit entrance wall when pitting in at the Twin Ring Motegi Road Course East.
  • Fixed an issue where fuel was not being consumed when entering an endurance race with a Prius, or when setting tires and fuel to be consumed in the online lounge. Affected cars: Toyota Prius G ’02, Toyota Prius G ’09, Toyota Prius G Touring Selection ’03, Toyota Prius Touring Car.
  • Fixed an issue where the online control characteristics differed from the offline characteristics.

Source - GTPlanet

Game: Gran Turismo 5Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 15 - View All
Monday, November 5, 2012
10:11 AM - November 5, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
The Forza Horizon November Bondurant car pack arrives tomorrow, along with some new Community Rivals Mode events.

You can purchase each car separately from the car pack for 240 MSP or get all six for 400 MSP (included with Season Pass - 4000 MSP).

Check out the cars below. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is this month’s free sample car.

2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante

2012 Shelby 1000

2010 BMW M3 GTS

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

1994 Nissan 240SX SE

2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Source - November Bondurant Car Pack (Forza Motorsport)

Game: Forza HorizonReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 6 - View All