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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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Friday, December 13, 2013
03:55 PM - December 13, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We are giving away a RIG Gaming Headset with custom mixer, Plantronics’ revolutionary new headset that allows gamers to blend game audio and mobile audio into one custom mix. Check out the details of the headset below, or check out the official website.

PLAY MORE. PAUSE LESS.

The only gaming headset that lets you dial in your life without pausing your game.
  • Take calls. Keep playing.
  • Game and voice chat.
  • Stream your audio.
Your Games. Your Life. Your Mix.

The RIG stereo headset and mixer from Plantronics Gaming keeps you connected to your mobile life and your game, so you can play more, and pause less. Connect your phone to the mixer, and with one touch, easily move from game to mobile. Take a call, dial in your favorite music, pick an EQ profile or flip back to game chat – master your own mix without leaving the game.

Add life to your game

With swappable mics, RIG also rolls with you – change out the boom mic for the stealth inline and take your music or gaming on-the-go. No matter where you go, the audio is stunning, with precision stereo and crystal-clear voice. With the versatility to game on PC/Mac, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, smartphones, and tablets, RIG delivers your games, your life, and your mix.

Master the Mix.

Feel the game and boost your music with serious gaming gear from Plantronics. Precision stereo, crystal-clear voice quality, and three EQ profiles: Pure. Intensify. Seismic.

Features
  • Mixer connects and mixes mobile phone with game audio
  • Interchangeable gaming boom mic and inline mic
  • Connects to PC/Mac, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, smartphones, and tablets
  • Three EQ profiles: Pure. Intensify. Seismic.
  • 40mm speaker drivers
For a chance to win the Plantronics RIG Gaming Headset with Custom Mixer, simply show us your current gaming setup. We'll randomly pick a winner on Wednesday, December 18th.

*Please note that this opportunity is open to those in the US only.

Plantronics also has their 12 days of RIGmas, which gives fans a chance to win a trip to E3 and other prizes. Find out those details below.

Plantronics Gaming’s 12 Days of RIGmas is now live, and every day from December 13th to December 24th, Plantronics Gaming will be giving away a daily prize. Prizes encompass everything from gift cards, an Xbox One, a PS4, and a trip to E3—so you definitely don’t want to miss out. But hurry, you must enter by December 14th at the Plantronics Facebook page for a chance to win.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOS / Mac / PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360Votes: 19 - View All
11:02 AM - December 13, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2013 college football season is in full swing! Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast is a college football podcast hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In the eighteenth episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode are reunited (and it feels so good), and the guys discuss some of the better, and worse, bowl match-ups, an early look at the BCS Championship game between Florida State and Auburn, a look back at Championship Weekend, what a 4-team playoff would look like this year, the situation at Texas and (as of writing this) head coach Mack Brown, the hire of Chris Petersen at Washington, plus a look at the Heisman Trophy finalists and much, much more!

So give Dual Threat a listen! Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...at/id700583947) or Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ast?refid=stpr), listen in the embedded player below or click here, follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatOS), and be sure to listen in every week this season right here on OperationSports.com! Thanks for listening!


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 19 - View All
09:32 AM - December 13, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports has posted another NBA 2K14 roster update for current and next-gen consoles. The roster updates injured players and adds Stephen Jackson to the Clippers.

The updated roster also includes the recent Raptors and Kings trade, which sent John Salmons, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes to Toronto and sent Rudy Gay, Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy to Sacramento. For some reason the roster was rolled back to the original roster after being released on Tuesday.

Let us know what you're seeing.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
Thursday, December 12, 2013
07:15 PM - December 12, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released two more EA Sports UFC screenshots, featuring Jon "Bones" Jones.

The votes are in to see who will share the cover with Jones. The results will be broadcasted on UFC.com tomorrow at 6:30 PM EST, between Georges St-Pierre and Alexander Gustafsson.

More screenshots are set to release over the coming months, featuring almost 100 fighters.

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
06:57 PM - December 12, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For a limited time on Monday, December 16th, 2K Sports will release locker codes for a Diamond Kobe Bryant, to use for your MyTeam.

Thanks to @Shake4ndBake for the heads up.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
09:29 AM - December 12, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports has released the NBA 2K14 locker code for the Sprite Zero Gravity dunk. Redeem it by entering 2K+SPRITE in the locker code area and add it to your MyPlayer in MyCareer mode.

NOTE: You must have at least a 90 Dunk or 90 Standing Dunk to meet the requirement and add it to your arsenal.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
01:56 PM - December 11, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The European 3rd, European Classic and South American Classic kits are available now for Xbox 360 users (later today for PS3 users).

These kits were already made available to anyone that pre-ordered the game. Now anyone can download them for free.

Third
  • Manchester United
  • Inter Milan
  • Juventus
Classic European
  • Benfica 1961/62
  • AS Roma 1982/83
  • AC Milan 1989/90
  • Manchester United 1998/99
Classic South American
  • Racing Club Avellaneda 1967
  • Santos FC 1968
  • Colo-Colo 1992
  • São Paulo 1993
  • Universidad de Chile 1996
  • Boca Juniors 1997
Source - OPE

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
11:13 AM - December 10, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


From the makers of Hustle Kings and Pure Chess, Voofoo Studios has announced it is developing Pure Pool, which arrives on the PSN Store sometime in 2014.

Check out the Pure Pool teaser trailer right here and read the full press release below.

The insanely talented team at VooFoo Studios and indie publisher Ripstone have joined glorious forces once again, to bring you the second iteration in the ‘Pure’ game series! Pure Pool will be breaking onto PlayStation®4 in 2014 and is set to serve up the most authentic pool experience on the market.

Let the makers of Hustle Kings transport you to the slick and exhilarating world of Pure Pool . Forget everything you know about Pool games thus far because VooFoo are taking things to a whole new dimension! Experience a living, breathing, connected Pool Hall from the convenience of your own home and indulge in VooFoo’s spectacular visuals and signature, super-smooth gameplay.

Pure Pool will be the second of VooFoo's ‘Pure’ titles to hit the PSN Store after the launch of Pure Chess back in May 2012 – renowned for its stunning visuals and classic gameplay.

Phil Gaskell, Ripstone’s Creative Director had this to say on the series:

”Hopefully the announcement of Pure Pool today demonstrates that we're working hard with VooFoo to build a strong family of Pure games, and there's more to come. What's important though is the expectation gamers will have, titles like Pure Chess and Hustle Kings are visually stunning and we're aiming to help VooFoo deliver a world class game in Pure Pool that I hope will go beyond those expectations and really blow people's minds!”

Players will be able to step straight into the climactic Pool Hall and immerse themselves in unprecedented hyperrealism. Whether you’re planning to weigh up the competition and hone your skills or rack-up and compete against the best – Pure Pool is the closest you’ll get to the real thing, without leaving your living room. Connect. Spectate. Compete.

Game: Pure PoolReader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 1 - View All
Sunday, December 8, 2013
05:51 PM - December 8, 2013. 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


Reviews, Impressions, Features & Blogs

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Sports / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Saturday, December 7, 2013
10:47 AM - December 7, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports released the Madden NFL 25 week 14 roster update earlier in the week. The details have just been released, which includes updated ratings and/or position changes for 587 players.

Below are some of the rating adjustments. For a full list of week 14 updates (including injuries), click here.

Going Up
  • Andre Holmes +5 (72)
  • Josh Gordon +3 (91)
  • Captain Munnerlyn +3 (86)
  • Eric Decker +3 (90)
  • Jerome Felton +3 (90)
  • Alshon Jeffery +3 (87)
  • Justin Tuck +3 (92)
  • Ben Tate +2 (84)
  • Barry Church +2 (81)
  • Le'Veon Bell +2 (79)
  • Trent Williams +2 (92)
  • Rob Gronkowski +1 (99)
  • Tom Brady +1 (97)
  • Jason Hatcher +1 (93)
  • Patrick Peterson +1 (93)
  • Russell Wilson +1 (93)
  • Cam Newton +1 (91)
Going Down
  • Dee Milliner -2 (77)
  • Troy Polamalu -2 (91)
  • Shonn Greene -2 (77)
  • Fred Davis -3 (81)
  • Wes Welker -1 (91)
  • Mike Glennon -1 (76)
  • Drew Brees -1 (97)
  • Evan Mathis -1 (97)
  • Darrelle Revis -1 (96)
  • Marshawn Lynch -1 (95)
  • DeMarcus Ware -1 (94)
  • Joe Haden -1 (94)
  • Jason Witten -1 (92)
  • Frank Gore -1 (92)
  • Tony Gonzalez -1 (90)
  • Matt Ryan -1 (87)
  • Andy Dalton -1 (83)

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 54 - View All
Friday, December 6, 2013
11:41 AM - December 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2013 college football season is in full swing! Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast is a college football podcast hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In the seventeenth episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Bode flies solo and discusses the Jameis Winston situation, the incredible Iron Bowl and whether it is the best college football game ever, Auburn AD Jay Jacobs' comments about no SEC team in the BCS title game being a "disservice" to the nation, whether a one loss SEC Champion deserves to jump an undefeated Ohio State team, a projection of which teams would participate in a four team playoff this season, USC's hiring of Steve Sarkisian and the rest of the coaching carousel, and much, much more! Plus, Bode previews and makes his predictions for the two huge Big 12 rivalry games, Oklahoma-Oklahoma State and Texas-Baylor, plus all the conference championship games this weekend; Bowling Green-Northern Illinois, Marshall-Rice, Utah State-Fresno State, Duke-Florida State, Stanford-Arizona State, Ohio State-Michigan State and Missouri-Auburn!

So give Dual Threat a listen! Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...at/id700583947) or Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ast?refid=stpr), listen in the embedded player below or click here, follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatOS), and be sure to listen in every week this season right here on OperationSports.com! Thanks for listening!


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 19 - View All
10:39 AM - December 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 61st episode of the Press Row Podcast features a discussion about the top sports game stories of the year – and what a year it’s been. From the launching of new consoles to the cancellations and suspensions of multiple popular titles, there’s no lack of subjects from which to choose.[/list]Joining us this week:
  • Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
  • Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
  • Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
  • Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)
  • And your host, Richard Grisham, [email protected] (@richgrisham)
Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast and send us some Tweets while you’re there
2) Email the show at [email protected]
3) Respond to this post

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ow/id563624090) and Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ss-row-podcast), so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Lastly, be sure to check out our friends at Weekend Confirmed right here: http://www.shacknews.com/tag/weekend-confirmed. If you’re not already a listener, give it a shot. We’re all big fans!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 33 Minutes

If you can't view or listen to the embedded player below, please click here.


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All



2K Sports has posted another NBA 2K14 roster update, which also adds Li-Nings, Red Miami Heat and sleeved Minnesota Timberwolves alternate jerseys, for current-gen users.

The Sacramento Kings are the Team of the Week, so all Kings items in the store are 30% off.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 97 - View All
01:08 AM - December 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the official Gran Turismo 6 launch trailer. The game hits store shelves today!

Game: Gran Turismo 6Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 5 - View All
Thursday, December 5, 2013
01:59 PM - December 5, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2013 MLS Cup between Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City takes place on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN in Sporting Park in Kansas City. EA Sports has simmed the results in the press release below.

What's your prediction?

EA SPORTS FIFA 14 PREDICTS SPORTING KANSAS CITY TO WIN MLS CUP WITH 3-2 VICTORY OVER REAL SALT LAKE

Dom Dwyer Scores Another Game-Winning Goal to Clinch
Second MLS Cup for Kansas City

EA SPORTS™ today predicted that Sporting Kansas City will be victorious over Real Salt Lake in the MLS Cup Final. Utilizing the gameplay engine that drives FIFA 14 on next generation consoles, Xbox One and PlayStation®4, EA SPORTS was able to simulate MLS Cup 2013 under the same conditions the teams will face this Saturday, December 7 in Kansas City, Kansas. It was a furious finish, with clutch forward Dom Dwyer breaking a 2-2 tie in the 89th minute to clinch a 3-2 win for Sporting Kansas City, earning the team’s second MLS Cup.

Game Simulation Details:

Real Salt Lake midfielder Ned Grabavoy opened the scoring with a goal in the 18th minute and his team looked good to take a 1-0 lead into the second half until Sporting Kansas City midfielder Benny Feilhaber smashed an unassisted ball past goalkeeper Nick Rimando in the 45th minute. Coming out of the break, Real Salt Lake struck back in the 66th minute when Alvaro Saborio received a cross from midfielder Javier Morales and curled the ball past Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen.

Facing a 2-1 deficit with less than 10 minutes to play, Sporting Kansas City turned up the heat. In the 82nd minute, Feilhaber capitalized on a Salt Lake turnover and found a streaking Graham Zusi who rifled a top-corner goal past Rimando. The game looked to be headed to extra time until Dwyer, who scored the game-winning goal in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Championship for Kansas City, once again rose to the occasion, receiving a cross from Zusi and blasting the ball into the net in the 89th minute to clinch a 3-2 win for the home team.

Scoring Summary:
  • 18’ – Ned Grabavoy (Tony Beltran) - Real Salt Lake
  • 45’ – Benny Feilhaber (unassisted) - Sporting Kansas City
  • 66’- Alvaro Saborio (Javier Morales) - Real Salt Lake
  • 82’- Graham Zusi (Benny Feilhaber) - Sporting Kansas City
  • 89’- Dom Dwyer (Graham Zusi) - Sporting Kansas City

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All