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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, September 6, 2013

It’s another special episode of the Press Row Podcast, as we talk about Madden NFL 25 – and, by extension, life as a gaming father and working professional - with two of our favorite people. First up is ESPN’s Gus Ramsey, best known for his appearances on Bill Simmons’ BS Report to talk about his experiences with the game so far and how video games play a part in his family life as the Dad of three sons. Next up is Zynga’s Ian Cummings, a longtime designer of Madden who’s been away from the franchise for a few years. In a wide-ranging discussion, he reveals some fascinating insights into Madden 25 specifically and the franchise as a whole in the past, today, and moving into the next generation. It’s a must-listen for everyone that has ever loved Madden.

Joining us this week: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:

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Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes

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Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All
10:28 AM - September 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2013 college football season is less than two weeks away, which means it's time for the return of Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast, hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode. Drab and Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, will discuss everything college football related this season with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In the fourth episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode recap Clemson's big win over the Georgia Bulldogs, Jamesis Winston, Tahj Boyd and the (gulp) rise of the ACC, the extraordinary opening week from the FCS, plus in-depth looks and predictions for the biggest games this weekend, Florida at Miami, South Carolina at Georgia and Notre Dame at Michigan! Oh, and we remind you that yes, Dr. Lou was a thing.

So give Dual Threat a listen in the embedded player below or click here. Follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatOS), you could win a copy of NCAA Football 14, courtesy of Operation Sports! Thanks for listening!


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 19 - View All
10:13 AM - September 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released a couple of facial scans for Kyrie Irving in NBA Live 14 (thanks for the heads up MarkWilliam). It looks like they captured Kemba Walker, Brandon Jennings, Greivis Vásquez and Kent Bazemore during the Under Armour Elite 24 that EA Sports sponsored.

It will be interesting to find out how many other players they will be able to capture before release. The NBA Live 14 team promised to show us some 5 on 5 gamplay this summer.

TIME IS TICKING...

Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
09:13 AM - September 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Konami has revealed all of the game modes for PES 2014, along with some new screenshots.

Game modes
  • The League mode is back in PES, better than everThe AFC Champions League is now available in the game as a competition, along with the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and Copa Libertadores
  • The possibility to engage in cross region exhibition matches and tournaments
Master League
  • You can be a national squad manager in the Master League mode
  • You will also have the possibility of switching teams across different regions
Become a Legend
  • Users can now play as a goalkeeper
Leagues
  • Argentinian and Chilean leagues are fully licensed in PES 2014, along with the Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch and Brazilian leagues. In addition, the English and Portuguese leagues will be partially licensed
  • The AFC Champions League is also available with a selection of teams from Asia and Middle East
Edit Mode
  • There will be unlimited slots available for emblems, 3rd and 4th are also kits available
  • Ability to import logos to shirt sleeves, shorts and socks
  • Option to import and assign players’ chants depending on situation
Engine
  • The new engine of PES, based on Kojima’s FOX Engine, will improve the overall gameplay and physics of the game like never seen before in a football game.
  • The TrueBall Tech feature centres the game on the ball and let users have total control of the players’ body
Online
  • 11 vs 11 will be available in PES 2014
  • A filtering system (ABCDE rank) will allow user to select the strength of the team they want to play against
  • Pass support will be divided into 3 levels to match competitors
  • A new anti-cheating system will spot quitting players more efficiently

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All
08:48 AM - September 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Ahead of the Italian Grand Prix taking place this weekend, Codemasters has released a brand new F1 2013 Monza hot lap video today. The new trailer features Spanish Formula One racer Fernando Alonso as he speeds around the Autodromo di Monza, cutting corners as he aims for the best lap time possible.

Game: F1 2013Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 1 - View All
08:19 AM - September 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Sony PlayStation has uploaded five DriveClub gameplay videos taken from Gamescom 2013. Check them out and let us know what you think.


Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 3 - View All
Thursday, September 5, 2013
10:36 AM - September 5, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


2K Drive is available now for iOS devices at $6.99, featuring over 100 unique events, more than 25 licensed cars, 25+ tracks in five environments. Read the full press release below.

2K Drive Now Available Worldwide for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Immerse yourself in a new dynamic automotive experience for your mobile device

2K and Lucid Games, a boutique studio founded by creators of the Blur and Project Gotham Racing series, announced today that 2K Drive is now available for download from the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for $6.99. 2K Drive is a cutting-edge racing simulator that brings the depth and richness of console-based driving mechanics to gamers on the go. Featuring high-quality licensed and original cars, iconic locations, precision controls, and an integrated feed for the latest automotive news, 2K Drive brings the fast-paced world of automotive racing culture right to gamers’ fingertips.

With a wide variety of racing modes for both single and multiplayer, 2K Drive promises a dynamic gaming experience for motorsports enthusiasts of all interest levels. Offering more than 100+ unique events on 25+ tracks in five environments, 2K Drive provides mobile gamers with the chance to get behind the wheel of more than 25 licensed cars, from manufacturers including Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GM, Icon, Local Motors, Mazda, McLaren, Nissan and So-Cal. And, by using the “RaceFace” function, players can put their own face on their driver’s, as well as see their friends behind the wheels of their cars when playing in asynchronous multiplayer.

“2K Drive was designed to offer the most comprehensive driving simulation experience in today’s mobile market,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The game successfully combines the appeal of a premier console racing game with some of the leading automotive editorial content available on the Web, to create an all-inclusive entertainment hub for auto-enthusiasts.”

Through the game’s live newsfeed and multiplayer options, 2K Drive also offers players the opportunity to build a strong, authentic connection with car enthusiasts and automotive communities. Gamers will have the opportunity to view video and photo galleries, as well as read, “like” and “share” the latest news from popular automotive blogs and outlets, such as Car & Driver, Road & Track, Autoblog, Between The White Lines (BTWL), CaniBeat, Cars X Hype, Distraction Control, DUB Magazine, eGarage, Electric Cars Report, Fatlace, The Lowdown, Hemmings Motor News, Hooniverse, My Life @ Speed, and My Ride Is Me.

“Lucid has been thrilled to work with 2K in creating a rich and authentic mobile gaming experience that transcends traditional racing games on the platform,” added Pete Wallace, studio head at Lucid Games. “2K Drive immerses players in a vast expanse of dynamic content that allows each user to tailor their individual experience to better suit their own interest and level of engagement with the auto genre.”

2K Drive is available for $6.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com/2KDrive.

Game: 2K DriveHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOSVotes: 1 - View All
10:16 AM - September 5, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Mount Panorama Circuit at Bathurst (New South Wales, Australia) has been announced as a playable track for the upcoming Forza Motorsport 5. Expect to see it on shelves November 22nd, when the Xbox One officially launches.

Here is what Creative Director at Turn 10 Studios, Dan Greenawalt had to say.

Quote:
"Few circuits have been requested more by the worldwide Forza fanbase than Bathurst, and for good reason. It holds a special place in motorsports history as one of the most demanding and challenging circuits in the world. In addition, the timing couldn’t be better to finally bring Bathurst to the Forza series; with ‘Forza Motorsport 5’, we’re able to bring the circuit to life in a way that nobody else can. “Through the use of cutting-edge technology like laser-scanning and our new materials-based graphics engine, we can now precisely reproduce the characteristics of every corner, straight and detail to sub-centimeter accuracy; from the narrow twists and turns of the Esses, to the thrilling rollercoaster sprint down the Conrod Straight. This is the Bathurst that racing fans have been asking for years and we’re proud to bring it to them in ‘Forza Motorsport 5.’"

Game: Forza Motorsport 5Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
03:49 PM - September 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NextGenGamingBlog has posted another PES 2014 video from the leaked demo they were able to obtain, featuring FC Bayern München vs. Santos FC.

How does the gameplay look to you?

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All
03:39 PM - September 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


GRID 2™ DEMOLITION DERBY MODE AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

Smash, Crash and Bash to Victory as Fan Favorite Mode Returns

Codemasters has announced that Demolition Derby mode, a free download for GRID 2™, is available now for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC from Steam and next week for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

Demolition Derby mode was one of the most requested features in feedback from the GRID 2 community and updates the original mode from GRID for GRID 2 to take advantage of the game’s superior graphics and damage engine. The free downloadable content includes the Jupiter Eagle Ray Mk 5 Demo Derby car with a range of stock liveries, plus the option to customize its livery, and the Detroit Demolition Derby Stadium where players can choose from two configurations of the track, each featuring a crossover jump to encourage contact. Demolition Derby mode can be enjoyed in single-player, split-screen and in up to twelve player online races.

This free downloadable content, which will be available on the Xbox Live online entertainment network for Xbox 360, Steam for Windows PC and PlayStation Network, follows a recent Community patch which updated the game following consultation and feedback from GRID 2 players. The full feature list, which includes a Level cap rise to 99, a new online playlist entitled ‘Hardcore’, increased in-game rewards for clean racing and, for the first time in a Codemasters Racing title, Mod Support for Windows PC players, is available at www.codiesblog.com.

Game: GRID 2Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 4 - View All
03:32 PM - September 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Xbox360Achievements have posted the FIFA 14 achievement list. Below are a few of them, click here to see them all.
  • Legendary - 50
    Become Legendary on one of the Skill Challenges in Skill Games
  • Collecting Silverware - 100
    Win a division title in FUT Seasons
  • Moving On Up - 55
    Earn Promotion in Seasons
  • Bling Bling - 100
    Earn a trophy in Seasons
  • On Your Way - 50
    Unlock 15% of the Pro Accomplishments in Pro Clubs
Any of them stand out to you?

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All
12:30 PM - September 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Attention Tecmo Super Bowl fans! Our friends at Tecmobowl.org have released Tecmo Super Bowl 2014, complete with updated rosters, customizable playbooks and more. Download it now and let us know what you think!

If you are new to emulators or have no idea how to get the game running, make sure you read this.

Features:
  • 1 player, 2 players, Coach Mode or Com Simulation
  • Full 16-game season + playoffs
  • Competitive COM AI
  • Customizable playbooks
Updated from NES Features:
  • 32 teams
  • Adjustable quarter length
  • In-game playbook editing
  • Half-time stats
  • Enhanced passing accuracy and control
Successes:
  • 25,000 downloads - 2012
  • 45,000 downloads - 2013
  • 100,000+ downloads - Lifetime
Usable Platforms:
  • PC
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • OUYA
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Web via Flash
Download it here.

12:07 PM - September 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you purchasing NBA 2K14 for the 360, Microsoft and Amazon are both offering users to trade it in later for the Xbox One version for $9.99. More retailers are sure to follow.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
11:43 AM - September 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

By popular demand, we introduce a special episode of the Press Row Podcast where we count down the Top Ten Racing Game lists of two of our favorite racing game fans. Joining host Rich Grisham this week is Greg Sewart of the Player One Podcast and Generation 16 along with Pete Dodd of the Doddcast and the #PS4NODRM Twitter movement. The three agree and disagree on several choices, and go into great lengths about what truly makes a great racing game. If you’ve ever loved racing games, this is the show for you.

Joining us this week:
  • Greg Sewart, Player One Podcast/Generation 16 (@sewart)
  • Pete Dodd, Dodd Scientifics (@atPeteDodd)
  • And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar (@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 PressRowPodcast@gmail.com
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, 48 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: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
10:28 AM - September 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

At roughly this time every year, Shady posts his Ultimate Fan trailer for the upcoming game. This year is no different, with his NBA 2K14 Ultimate Fan trailer, featuring NBA 2K13 content. Check it out and show the man some love.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 97 - View All