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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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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
09:49 AM - June 12, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Steve Noah


Madden NFL 25 has redesigned pass blocking with its new targeting system, which is the foundation of the battle in the trenches. Offensive and defensive lineman are more physical and intelligent, but unfortunately you won’t notice any of this until you pop Madden NFL 25 into your Xbox One – hopefully you have patience, and, well, an Internet connection.

Read More - E3 2013: Madden NFL 25 Xbox One Hands-On

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
12:39 PM - June 11, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out some Trials Fusion screenshots, right here.

Trials Frontier on mobile:
Trials Frontier is a unique social racing game, featuring a compelling storyline, friendly competition, accessible physics-based gameplay, and regularly updated content: Easy to play, Hard to master.

With Trials Frontier, you can take the Trials competition with you, wherever you go!

Trials Fusion on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC:

Trials Fusion melds the classic Trials formula of simple yet addictive competition with the social and visual breakthroughs of the next generation of gaming.

Introducing for the first time - tricks and a brand new futuristic environment!

Trials Fusion will also forge ahead with a cutting edge physics-driven trick system.
  • Futuristic, high-tech world
  • FMX Physics-Driven Trick System
  • Next-gen visuals
  • Next-gen social features
  • And more!
Read more about Trials Fusion at the official website.

Game: Trials FusionReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
12:16 PM - June 11, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Ubisoft Steers Gamers Into Next-Gen With New Open World Driving Title The Crew

Ubisoft has revealed The Crew (check out the screenshots here), a revolutionary online action-driving game developed for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and for PC, to be released early 2014.

Development of The Crew is being led by Ivory Tower, a team of racing game veterans and an exclusive partner to Ubisoft, in collaboration with several Ubisoft studios including Reflections, a Ubisoft studio, best known for its work on the Driver franchise.

The Crew propels gamers on a reckless ride through a massive open world version of the United States of America, brimming with exciting challenges and diverse terrain - from city to suburb, county to county, state to state, coast to summit. The Crew redefines the level of freedom players experience in a driving game by offering a playground of unprecedented scope in which any driving fantasy can be realized: street, dirt, cross-country, circuit and more.

To bring that vision to life, The Crew leverages the capabilities of new hardware to connect players online like never before. The Crew's persistent online world is populated by other real players, meaning any other car is a potential rival or ally, and naturally fostering both competition and cooperation among players. This living world provides a tailored experience to a new generation of gamers, as each player is given the choice to play alone, or to team up on-the-go with friends to accomplish collective challenges.

Finally, players can continue to interact with The Crew game world on a second screen via the companion application that will be available soon for iOS and Android devices. The Crew companion app will allow for peripheral, complementary experiences, providing a more intricate player experience overall.

"We want to give players a driving experience that goes way beyond the classic circuit-based racing games and really captures the boundless sense of freedom of driving across the U.S.," said, Julian Gerighty, creative director, Ubisoft. "Our teams are harnessing the power of next-generation platforms to make The Crew a challenging, immersive and non-stop world that can be shared by millions of players. This is a brand new driving game experience unlike anything that's come before it."

Game: The CrewReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
11:40 AM - June 11, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

This is the 2nd concept video shown at the PlayStation E3 2013 Press Conference held in Los Angeles. See the new cars, locations and the progress of evolution shown for the first time.

Gran Turismo 6 will feature a huge number of the world’s most popular cars, including the latest and greatest machines from the exciting FIA GT3 category. The GT3 cars shown at E3 2013 include the following:

Nissan DeltaWing Race Car ’12
With an extremely narrow front end and a wide rear end, this car’s revolutionary triangular styling has sent shockwaves through the racing car design world. After appearing for the first time in the 2012 LeMans 24 hour race, the car also participated in the Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta of the U.S., where GT Academy Winner Lucas Ordóñez and his fellow drivers achieved 5th place overall, proving the potential of this concept beyond doubt.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C7) ’14
Gran Turismo has followed the development process of this car from the introduction of the camouflaged Test Prototype, to the pre-production Final Prototype. And at E3 2013, the production model will finally make its appearance. Drive and enjoy the new Stingray that will soon be delivered to eagerly awaiting Corvette fans around the world.

BMW Z4 GT3 ’11
BMW introduced this car in the FIA GT3 category after the great success of the M3 in races all over the world. Based on the production Z4, the car has been made lighter, the centre of gravity has been lowered, the tread width widened and the aerodynamics improved. The engine is a 4 litre V8 that carries the DNA of the legendary M3. Its long nosed, short deck proportions and aggressive facia give this car the visage of a true fighting machine.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 ’11
The SLS AMG GT3 achieved its first victory in the Nürburgring 24 hour race in 2013. While keeping the dedicated SLS AMG aluminium space frame and 6.3 litre V8, modifications have been made to make it a racing machine meeting FIA GT3 regulations. Its unique pulsating exhaust sound gives another special flavour to the car which inherits the gull wing doors of the legendary 300SL.

Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 N24 Schulze Motorsport ’13
This is the racing machine that Kazunori Yamauchi, producer of the Gran Turismo series, drove in the 2013 Nürburgring 24 hour race. Though based on the production car, the tread width is greatly expanded, with its drive train changed from four wheel drive to rear wheel drive, shedding a lot of weight in the process. It was the first Japanese car in Nürburgring history to lead for a sustained period during qualifying, showing its extremely high potential as a racing car.

Audi R8 LMS ultra (Audi Sport Team Phoenix) #3 ’12
This is a GT3 machine born from the R8, Audi’s flagship sports car. Their famous Quattro system has been shelved for this model to adopt a midship rear wheel drive drivetrain. The performance of the ultra version has been greatly enhanced by a number of improvements, including changing the door panels to carbon and upgrading the exhaust and aerodynamics. Car #3 is the car of Team Phoenix, and is the champion machine of the 2012 Nürburgring 24 hour race.

New Locations with Grander Scale

In E3 2013, new locations included in Gran Turismo 6 were also introduced. Here are the three locations that were announced at the show:

Gemasolar (Photo Stage)
Gemasolar is a massive concentrated solar power plant located in Seville, Spain. A total of 2650 reflector mirrors that are each 9 metres tall and 12 metres wide are arranged in a circular layout, and the facility generates enough electricity to power 25000 homes. This expansive facility covers an amazing 185 hectares (approximately 457 acres) of land, making it a particularly scenic spot in Gran Turismo. This is a truly unique location where the utilization of limitless natural energy is visualized on a colossal scale.

Willow Springs International Raceway
This famous circuit in California is now reaching its 60th anniversary, and is finally making an appearance in Gran Turismo. The Willow Springs International Raceway is a circuit that is located in a hilly region just outside of Los Angeles. Of its many layouts, the circuit we are introducing this time is the main course, the “Big Willow”. At 2.5 miles per lap, it is known for its high speed corners and undulating terrain.

This is an original track that has been created in the vicinity of the Gornergrat station, which is known for its incredible view of the Matterhorn. This is a mountain course with steep climbs and sharp drops, located at an elevation of over 3000 metres. A sheer rock face follows along the track, but the width of the course is wide enough for overtaking. The sight of the European Alps as you cross over the hill here is simply spectacular. We hope everyone will enjoy the sheer scale of the nature around the track when driving this course.

Introducing a movie showing the highlights of Gran Turismo 6

At E3 2013, the “GT6 Concept Movie #2 2013 E3” was released, showing the highlights and new evolutions made in Gran Turismo 6. In addition to the new cars and tracks introduced above, the movie also shows the progress that was made possible in simulation thanks to collaborations with technical partners such as the Yokohama Rubber Corporation and KW Automotive, as well as the evolution of the graphic engine.

New car physics simulation
The physics model which dictates car dynamics has been renewed completely. Load changes of the car, changes in vehicle attitude, relationship of the surface and the tyres are even more real now, and players familiar to the game will immediately feel the new depth in drive feel the first time they turn the steering wheel.

Tyre Modelling
With the help of our technical partner, the Yokohama Rubber Corporation, a new tyre model has been introduced that reflects the tyre compound, tyre structure, and changes in characteristics under extreme load conditions.

Suspension Modelling
In collaboration with German suspension manufacturer KW Automotive: the precision and reality of the model representing shock absorbers which governs the drive feel of cars, has improved significantly.

The down force, lift and air resistance – which continually changes according to the shape of the car – changes in vehicle attitude and its relationship with the ground surface, have all been recreated to a level of precision never seen before. Keen players will probably start to feel the airflow around the car as they drive.

Adaptive Tessellation
Adaptive tessellation is next generation technology in terms of 3D model rendering. Tessellation involves dividing a polygon into multiple geometric tiles, and in adaptive tessellation, the polygons will automatically divide and become finer according to the viewing distance and position. This makes it possible to maintain the quality of the renders very high whether you are close or far from your viewing object.

HDR Rendering Engine
In order to more accurately express the wide dynamic range of real life scenery, the HDR dynamic range in Gran Turismo 6 has been made 50 times greater than that in GT5. This prevents over flaring of highlights and black outs in shadows caused by extreme differences in brightness. It also allows natural blurring effects, better motion blurring which increases dynamic motion effects, and makes the sparkle of lighting more realistic, immersing the player in a truly absorbing atmosphere.

Game: Gran Turismo 6Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 5 - View All
11:23 AM - June 11, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released their official E3 2013 NHL 14 trailer, featuring big hits, real fights, speed and skill. NHL 14 ships for the PS3 and 360 on September 10th in North America and Worldwide on September 13th.

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 6 - View All
11:15 AM - June 11, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest Drive Club trailer and the new screenshots from the game.

DriveClub is a next generation, socially connected racing game that captures the heart and soul of car culture and the passion it creates. DriveClub is a game to play in real clubs. It's about friendships and rivalries and team-based racing, together in the world's best supercars on the world's most breath-taking roads - all rendered in cutting edge next generation graphics.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 3 - View All
09:58 AM - June 11, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the Kinect Sports Rivals announce trailer and screenshots.

The best-selling Kinect franchise is back, made exclusively for Xbox One. The all-new, unparalleled Kinect technology captures your likeness as a champion and thrusts you into sporting events against friends, rivals and the entire world. Skill matters. Precision is rewarded. Small movements make big impacts. With online tournaments, head-to-head rivalries and a world full of, sports are reimagined to ignite your competitive spirit. The game learns how you and your friends compete, creating an ever-evolving network of rivals in the cloud. There's a competitor in each of us just waiting to come alive. It's You vs. the world.

Game: Kinect Sports RivalsReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
03:09 AM - June 11, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the Forza Motorsport 5 gameplay trailer from E3 2013. We have also posted a bunch of new screenshots.

Game: Forza Motorsport 5Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
02:51 AM - June 11, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Microsoft Studios has announced Powerstar Golf for the Xbox One. Other than these new screenshots and trailer, there aren't many other details about the game. When we hear more, we'll provide the information.

Game: Powerstar GolfReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Monday, June 10, 2013
09:37 PM - June 10, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports released their Next-Gen NBA 2K14 trailer during the Sony E3 2013 Press Conference this evening.

The 'NBA 2K14 – Next Gen Reveal' segment featured NBA 2K14 cover athlete LeBron James discussing life as "Video Game James" with a digital version of himself, while showing off some of his on the court moves in NBA 2K14. All of the footage was NOT pre-rendered and shown from a pre-alpha PS4 build.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
07:05 PM - June 10, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest NBA Live 14 screenshot and post your thoughts on it.

Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Sunday, June 9, 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 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Saturday, June 8, 2013
11:11 AM - June 8, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We'll be headed out to E3 2013 real soon. We plan on grabbing as much footage as possible. Please post a few things you would like to see and we will do our best to bring it back to you.

Make sure you are following @Steve_OS and @glennwigmore on Twitter, since it is a quicker and easier way to communicate details as we see them.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Wii U / PS Vita / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Friday, June 7, 2013
05:38 PM - June 7, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 53 - View All
05:17 PM - June 7, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

It’s Episode 27 of the Press Row Podcast, as the full crew gets together to talk E3! We discuss memories of the past as well as predictions for how sports games in particular and the industry in general will fare at the show. Some of us are positive, some of us are, shall we say, a little grumpy, but all of us have a lot of opinions on how we feel E3 2013 will be perceived. Plus, listener questions!

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: 1:40:49

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 / PCVotes: 19 - View All