Author Bio
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
Tags: Live: SteveOS / PS3: Steve_OS
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
08:45 AM - May 28, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

A tool is being developed, which allows anyone to see their own or someone else's MLB: The Show online stats.

It’s called The Show Scout.

Finding complete online The Show player statistics has been a hassle. Web searches lead to The Show’s official website, theshownation.com. Once there, you can do a Gamer Search, but that only returns a Gamercard with career record, streak, batting average, earned run average, ratings and recent box scores.

You're out of luck want full stats like doubles, triples, slugging, on-base percentage, fielding percentage, etc... You're further out of luck if you'd want to compare stats from the past week or past month with lifetime stats. (You can actually find this information in the Leaderboards, but it requires you to sort more than 100,000 user counts because it lacks a search feature.)

The solution is The Show Scout, a simple search tool, which returns The Show online stats for any account instantly. The tool is being developed by hoosier122. While not a professional developer, he enjoys playing The Show online and developed this tool out of curiosity and a desire for simplicity.

"I built the tool in about a day because I'm kind of a stats geek when it comes to baseball and I couldn't believe the stats weren't available," hoosier122 said. "I think I'm like a lot of Show players, who enjoy the simulator aspect of The Show."

He will continue to develop it, but would like to hear the Operation Sports community's critiques, feedback and feature requests.

"The domain name is kind of weird because it's the only server I have access to with PHP," hoosier122 said. "If there is interest and traffic, I'll consider a better URL name. The site doesn't have ads. I just want people to enjoy it as a tool. If it needs to grow, it will."

The tool can be used to look at your own statistics and trends, but also an in-game opponents. Much like real life, any prior statistical knowledge can help you execute your game plan or see opponents' tendencies.

Check out a sample result page here. Make sure you visit The Show Scout and let us (and hoosier122) know what you think.

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS VitaVotes: 35 - View All
Monday, May 27, 2013

NHL 14 will feature a goalie on the cover for the first time since NHL '97. The voting comes down to New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur and Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.

Place your vote here to determine who will be the cover athlete for NHL 14. Voting ends on June 2nd and the winner will be announced during the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 6 - View All
10:56 AM - May 27, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Watch the finalists for the NHL 14 cover vote in glorious NHL '94-style.

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 6 - View All
10:52 AM - May 27, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

A Dubai Update is coming soon to Real Racing 3, featuring twilight racing at the Dubai Autodrome, new cars, and new events.

Game: Real Racing 3Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOSVotes: 1 - View All
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.

Hot News and Features

OS Blogs

New Videos and Screenshots

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 19 - View All
Saturday, May 25, 2013
10:48 AM - May 25, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

GTPlanet has posted another Gran Turismo 6 video, this one features the fictional Autumn Ring. They have also posted a video from the same track on Gran Turismo 5, if you want to compare.

Game: Gran Turismo 6Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 5 - View All
Friday, May 24, 2013

It’s Episode 25 of the Press Row Podcast, a nearly-full panel reaction to the Xbox One reveal! The crew alternates between hopeful, ornery, confused, and bleep-filled as they discuss the good, bad, and ugly about Microsoft’s press conference. From the name to the hardware to the EA Sports announcements and everything in between, there are no holds barred. It’s a must-listen!

Joining us on the panel:

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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:19:46

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 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All

The Fight Night boxing franchise has been placed on an indefinite hold, according to IGN, as the focus is on EA Sports UFC. Fight Night Champion was released over 2 years ago. It makes you wonder if the series will ever make a comeback.

08:57 AM - May 24, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Most of the cities you can move to in Madden NFL 25 Owner Mode were listed a couple of days ago. The Score received the full list of all 17 cities, including market size, fan personality and fan interest.
  • London, England
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Toronto, Canada
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Sacramento, California
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Austin, Texas
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Houston, Texas
Source - Madden 25 lets you to relocate your franchise to these 17 cities (The Score)

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 53 - View All
08:54 AM - May 24, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Shopmaster has written another quick hit article on running the read option in Madden NFL 25.

What happens if you come out in a Pistol Weak Triple Option (yea, it’s in there)? So now not only do you have to read the ‘Dive Read Defender’ which has a ‘R’ over him but you’ll also have to read the ‘Pitch Key Defender’ that will have a ‘P’ over his head and this could be a OLB, a Safety or a DB depending on the defensive formation called. You still read the play the same. If you snap the ball and that ‘Dive Read Defender’ crashes in for the RB, you want to keep it and in the Triple option you’ll have another guy running with you. This is when you want to read the ‘Pitch Key Defender’. If the ‘Pitch Key Defender’ runs toward the QB, you want to pitch the ball to the RB with the ‘LB’ button for XBOX or ‘L1′ button for Playstation.

If you read ‘Dive Read Defender’ or the ‘Pitch Key Defender’ wrong, it will probably result in a negative play and could get your QB creamed and more importantly hurt.

Source - Madden NFL 25 Quick Hits: Running the Read Option (MyMaddenPad)

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 53 - View All
Thursday, May 23, 2013
04:46 PM - May 23, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has posted another Madden NFL 25 blog, written by Creative Director Mike Young, as he goes deeper into Connected Franchise. Here are a few bullet points. Some you may or may not already know about.
  • Import draft classes from NCAA Football 14 into Madden NFL 25
  • Offline 32-team Control
  • Control player or coach in the same Connected Franchise
  • Goal to allow players as much control over their Franchise as possible
  • start a league with a Fantasy Draft Before you start your Franchise (online/offline)
  • Refined user interface, reworked the trade interface and added a transaction log
  • Added the ability to change your players’ positions (For example, move DB to WR, DE to LB)
  • More legends added
On the presentation side, we’ve got a lot of exciting additions for your Franchise experience. Darren Rovell, Paul Lukas, and Mike Clay are just a few of the new names in sports media that will bring added depth to the News Center. Commentators will also fill you in on standings, season stats, last week’s game and more. In addition, experience all-new branching Draft story lines brought to life by Trey Wingo AND Adam Schefter.
Source - Connected Franchise Deep Dive (EA Sports)

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 53 - View All
04:06 PM - May 23, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the official Forza Motorsport 5 box art.

Just in case you missed it yesterday, here is the reveal trailer and screenshots. Forza Motorsport 5 will launch with the Xbox One, however no release date has been given as of yet.

Game: Forza Motorsport 5Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All


FIFA 14 Releases September 24 In North America

Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that EA SPORTS™ is offering FIFA 14 Ultimate Team gold packs to fans who pre-order* FIFA 14 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PC. The release date for FIFA 14 is September 24, 2013 throughout North America.

FIFA Ultimate Team is the popular game mode within EA SPORTS FIFA that reflects the best recent real-world performances of the world’s best players. Over 3.4 million games of FIFA Ultimate Team are played daily, and over 17 million players are transferred through the transfer market on a daily basis, as millions of fans re-shape their squads based on the real-world performances of their favorite players.

Fans who pre-order the “Ultimate Pass” pre-order package will receive 24 FIFA Ultimate Team gold packs—one per week for 24 weeks—to help build their ultimate team. Each gold pack is a mix of 12 items, including players, contracts, stadiums, managers, staff, fitness, healing, balls, kits, and badges. Gold packs consist mostly of players rated 75+ in-game, and include one rare item, such as enhanced player attributes, longer contracts, and the most coveted players. The “Ultimate Pass” is available until midnight on September 23.

Experience the emotion of scoring great goals in FIFA 14. Innovations to the franchise’s award-winning** gameplay will make FIFA 14 the complete matchday experience, introducing features that inspire fans to build play through midfield, dictate the tempo of a match and create rewarding opportunities. Great matches are achieved through measured build up and incredible finishing. A new feature in FIFA 14 called Pure Shot and a brand-new ball physics system will transform shooting, making every shot attempt feel real, and when players connect with the perfect strike, feel exhilarating. FIFA 14 will deliver engaging online*** features and live services that connect fans to the heartbeat of the sport—and to each other—through EA SPORTS Football Club, making FIFA 14 football's social network, where fans connect, compete and share with millions of others around the world.

Fueled by EA SPORTS™ IGNITE, FIFA 14 will also release worldwide within the next 12 months on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®4, and will be available for pre-order soon. A video showcasing how EA SPORTS games will look and play on Xbox One can be viewed here.

*Conditions and restrictions apply. Please see www.easportsfootball.com for details.
** The FIFA franchise has won over 250 videogame awards since 2010 on HD consoles
*** Internet connection and Origin account required. Must be 13+ to create an account.

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 16 - View All
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
04:12 PM - May 22, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Special Edition Content Revealed in New GRID 2 Gameplay Video

Ahead of this weekend’s Indy 500, Codemasters® today released a new gameplay video showing Dallara IndyCars racing at the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The video reveals extra content, redeemable via download, to feature in a special edition of GRID 2 available to pre-order from Best Buy, which includes extra routes at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The GRID 2 special edition from Best Buy includes:

The IndyCar Pack – featuring two extra routes at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Circuit plus the Dallara IndyCar and Indy 500 Pace Car liveries for the Chevrolet Camaro SS and Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition.

GRID 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed GRID™ and will invite players race only the world’s most exciting racing cars on city streets, licensed circuits and open-roads. From Paris to Dubai and Barcelona to California, gamers will journey from rookie to racing superstar as they blaze to the top of World Series Racing, a new world of professional motorsport.

GRID 2 will ship to stores on May 28 and is available for pre-order now. Fans can keep up with all the latest updates straight from the studio by speeding over to www.gridgame.com and www.facebook.com/gridgame or follow the team at www.twitter.com/gridgame.

Game: GRID 2Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 4 - View All

Joystiq has posted some new information on Madden NFL 25 which also includes a video.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 53 - View All