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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, April 19, 2011
02:28 PM - April 19, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Earlier today, we posted the NCAA Football 12 announcement sizzle trailer.

Check out some of the NCAA Football 12 screenshots that we captured from that video. If you see any new details, make sure you post them.

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 100 - View All
09:41 AM - April 19, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Over the next few weeks, EA Sports will show 25 new plays that you will find in Madden NFL 12.

To be clear, there are more than 25 new plays in the game. Each day, a new play will be accompanied by a screen of the play art and a brief description of why the play has been added to Madden NFL 12.

Play #19 features the Mike Edge 2 Buzz.

Quote:
Sub 2-3-6 Odd Mike Edge 2 Buzz – Sub 2-3-6 Odd uses the same personnel grouping as does Sub 2-3-6 of two down linemen, three linebackers, three safeties, and three cornerbacks. The use of an Odd front in which the Center is covered allows the defense to use multiple looks. Mike Edge 2 Buzz is a play from this defensive set that uses pre-snap movement in order to confuse the offense.

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
09:25 AM - April 19, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

ESPN 2 has announced Mark Ingram as the NCAA Football 12 cover athlete. Not a real surprise here.

The other three candidates were Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray, ex-Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley and recent Washington quarterback Jake Locker.

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 100 - View All
08:06 AM - April 19, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Adrenaline-Filled Play4Free Racing Game Need for Speed World Expands with New Game Modes

Experience the white-hot intensity of illicit street racing in the all-new Team Escape mode in Need for Speed™ World, the Play4Free online PC action racing game from EA. Available now, players can team up with three friends to win the race while battling a determined police force. This is a race to the finish line using any means necessary including roadblocks, spike strips and deadly rhino SUVs. Players can also fight back with two brand new power-ups; Team Emergency Evade, which can be used to save friends from getting busted with a more powerful blast than regular evade, and Team Slingshot which gives one team a huge burst of speed.

Need for Speed World players will be the world’s first game to use Dolby® Axon voice technology. This innovative new technology lets players stay in constant contact as they organize objectives, create race strategies and perfect escape tactics without requiring a separate application or any drain on bandwidth.

Additionally, Need for Speed World players can now further personalize their cars with an enhanced visual customization system featuring window tints, underbody neons, license plates, wheels, and lowering kits.

Need for Speed World brings together best-in-class action racing with an unparalleled social experience on the PC. Players can compete against their friends and family or pick from thousands of players to challenge in intense online battles and police pursuits. Gamers race the way they want in an ever-expanding world with a constant stream of new content, cars, and features.

Game: Need for Speed WorldHype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 4 - View All
Monday, April 18, 2011


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Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 100 - View All
08:53 AM - April 18, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Over the next few weeks, EA Sports will show 25 new plays that you will find in Madden NFL 12.

To be clear, there are more than 25 new plays in the game. Each day, a new play will be accompanied by a screen of the play art and a brief description of why the play has been added to Madden NFL 12.

Play #18 features the Overload 3 Seam.

Quote:
Sub 2-3-6 Overload 3 Seam – A growing trend in the NFL is the use of what’s commonly referred to as “Sub” personnel defenses in normal down and distance situations. In Madden NFL 12, new defensive sets such as Sub 2-3-6 which uses two defensive linemen, three linebackers, three safeties, and three cornerbacks cater to that trend. Overload 3 Seam is a three deep, three under fire zone concept in which the zone defenders use a pattern read technique that causes the zone coverage to play more like a man to man defense.

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
Saturday, April 16, 2011
04:28 PM - April 16, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We have just posted 8 more DiRT 3 screenshots.

Game: DiRT 3Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 4 - View All
Friday, April 15, 2011
09:30 AM - April 15, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Over the next few weeks, EA Sports will show 25 new plays that you will find in Madden NFL 12.

To be clear, there are more than 25 new plays in the game. Each day, a new play will be accompanied by a screen of the play art and a brief description of why the play has been added to Madden NFL 12.

Play #17 features the Okie Roll 3.

Quote:
Dollar 3-2-6 Okie Roll 3 – NFL defensive coordinators are constantly inventing new ways of giving the offense the illusion of an all out blitz pressure. Dollar 3-2-6 Okie Roll 3 just as its counterpart Okie Roll 2 uses a pre-snap disguise from a 2 deep look. With both inside linebackers showing blitz in the B gaps it looks as if it’s an all out blitz but it’s actually a basic three deep four under zone defense.

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
09:29 AM - April 15, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Over the next few weeks, EA Sports will show 25 new plays that you will find in NCAA Football 12.

New offensive plays will be shown every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while a new defensive play every Tuesday and Thursday. Each new play will be accompanied by a screen of the play art and a brief description of why the play has been added to NCAA Football 12.

Play #25 features the Slot Pivot.

Quote:
"Shotgun Quads Trio Slot Pivot – is a play that’s designed to put a horizontal stretch in the underneath coverage of zone defenses. The inside receiver closest to the formation runs a shallow cross while the next receiver to his right runs a pivot route. Those two routes going in opposite directions creates a natural void in zones for the dig route that’s ran by the next receiver over in the formation."

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 100 - View All
05:07 AM - April 15, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: Fight Night ChampionReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 17 - View All
Thursday, April 14, 2011
06:31 PM - April 14, 2011. Posted by illwill10. Written by Steve Noah

A larger version of the Madden NFL 12 screenshot, featuring Mike Vick, can be seen here. Thanks to Michael Young, Madden NFL Art Director, for snapping this picture with his camera phone.

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
01:34 PM - April 14, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The NCAA Football 12 team just sent us these screenshots, taken offscreen from a camera. Some are a little blurry, but you should be able to find some good details here.

What do you see?

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 100 - View All
09:07 AM - April 14, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Gamespot has posted their SSX first look preview.

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"The locations are going to be based on real-world mountains, and Batty mentioned that the goal is to create an extreme experience for players, taking them to vistas that they would likely never see. You can enjoy a sunset at the top of Mount Everest or hang out along the jagged peaks of Mont Blanc. To create this experience, EA Canada downloaded all of NASA's data of the topography of the planet, so the foundations of all the mountain ranges are drawn from real terrain. To make things interesting and more viable in the SSX world, however, layers have been added and runs have been molded. So you'll be able to do more tricks and find alternative paths.

Batty also talked about how the initial SSX had eight levels and SSX3 only had the illusion of an open mountain when it really wasn't open. He wants this game to be big, so he initially proposed 300 levels, thinking that the number always ends up shrinking throughout the development cycle anyway. Even so, 300 is a lofty number. What it has is 18 major mountain ranges that include 70 open mountains with multiple drop points in each. There's supposed to be somewhere between 200 and 300 drop points so that you'll get a different experience, depending on where you start. The fact that you can now virtually go anywhere will make each run unique."

Game: SSXReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 4 - View All
09:02 AM - April 14, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Cheat Code Central has posted their Backbreaker Vengeance interview with the Natural Motion team.

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CCC: What lessons did you learn from the original Backbreaker?

NM: We've learned that people love playing a game that's truly live. The old approach of canned action and sports just don't go together. This is why we were so proud of how Euphoria transformed Backbreaker into a truly live experience. To be totally honest – and maybe not surprisingly – we also learnt that writing an entire 11v11 football game from scratch is a lot of work. Luckily, we've done all the heavy lifting on this now and have an absolutely amazing codebase and team to build upon.

Game: Backbreaker VengeanceHype Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 11 - View All
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
07:11 PM - April 13, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

vln13 cropped up this Madden NFL 12 image from an earlier tweet today, from Phil Frazier, where he snapped off a quick picture to share with everyone.

We know the image isn't the greatest of quality, but what else do you see in the picture?

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