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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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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
10:10 PM - January 24, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports sent us these FIFA Street screenshots, along with the official fact sheet for the game below.

A fun, authentic street soccer game that replicates the way the game is played all over the world.

Description
From the creators of the award-winning EA SPORTS FIFA franchise, and inspired by players from around the world, comes the most authentic street soccer game ever made. FIFA Street is a unique, fun experience where everything from the environments to the gear to the music is true to street soccer and its culture. Powered by the revolutionary FIFA gameplay engine, and introducing Street Ball Control, FIFA Street delivers an arsenal of groundbreaking street dribbling styles and trick moves that ignite the one-on-one battles. Whether performing one panna after another without breaking a sweat the way the game is played in Amsterdam, or a physical, fight-for-possession style the way players compete in London, fans will enjoy the highest fidelity of ball control and responsiveness than anything ever experienced. Compete everywhere from parking lots to prestigious 5v5 futsal-style tournaments in the world’s biggest cities. Play with and against the stars of the most popular clubs in the world—or real-life street players—and compete at more than 35 locations around the world.

Key Features
  • Street Ball Control— Enjoy a superior fidelity of ball control and responsiveness than anything ever experienced. Street Ball Control replicates the touch, creativity and flair players bring to the streets. Take on the challenge of beating—and embarrassing!—your opponent in one-on-one battles, utilizing new dribble styles, and an arsenal of new skill moves.
  • Standing Dribble—Bait and beat opponents in one-on-one battles! From a stationary position, maneuver the ball backwards, forwards and side-to-side to lure an opponent into making the first move, and then launch a counter move by beating him with a panna or trick move.
  • Street Dribble —An evolution on FIFA 12’s Precision Dribbling, Street Dribble puts your players in position to face opponents at any moment, lets you deftly maneuver while keeping them on their heels, and puts you in a more dangerous scoring position. Utilize close dribble touches in tight spaces, under pressure, and even while fending off an opponent.
  • All-New Skill Moves—Over 50 never-before-experienced skill moves to beat your opponents and look good doing it.
  • Aerial Skills—Get the ball off the ground and make your move. Show your flair by juggling, fool a defender with a pass or shot, or pull off a skill move that leaves them watching.
  • World Tour— A connected, social game mode that enables you to create yourself in game, build your own team, and progress to become the best street team in the world. Compete in tournaments and complete challenges to progress from your local tournaments to the Street Football World Championship. Earn over 100 different styles, tricks & celebrations to grow your player to compete with more style and flair. Plus, unlock over 225 items for your squad, including team kits, street wear, boots, environments and teams.
  • Tournaments—Compete in 16 different tournaments. Play connected, against teams created by other gamers—all grown based on the gamers’ own style and preferences. Step up your game by not just playing against other gamers’ teams–-but against other gamers, head-to-head online.
  • Street Challenges—Complete 20 street challenges to get the chance to bring other players onto your squad—including real-world street players, or stars from your favourite clubs. Play with or against 1-4 players with varying game rules including Panna Rules (score by kicking the ball through your opponent’s legs), Entertainment Points (win by entertaining the crowds), and Last Man Standing (score and lose a man).
  • Street Network—Capture video of your best tricks and share it in-game with friends in your network. Plus, track and compare you and your friends’ progress in tournaments, challenges and Online Seasons through Friends Leaderboards, and follow each other’s status in EA SPORTS Football Club.
  • Head-to-Head Online Seasons—Compete with your created team in 5v5, 6v6 or futsal matches in ranked online play with seasons, promotions, and relegation. You have 10 games per season to earn enough points to be promoted or avoid relegation. Higher divisions mean better competition.
  • Own the Street—From parking lots to rooftop arenas, FIFA Street will feature 35 unique environments, including iconic locales like Rio de Janeiro, London, Amsterdam and New York.
  • Complete Customization— Enjoy customizable matches to replicate the unique ways the game is played around the world, including the number of players, and match types. Take on the challenge of performing trick moves and panna’s in a game in Amsterdam, futsal-style matches with no wall play in Spain, or a physical 5v5 contest in the UK.
  • FIFA Gameplay Engine—FIFA Street utilizes the best features from the critically-acclaimed FIFA gameplay engine, including the Impact Engine, Precision Dribbling, and more.
  • Licensed Clubs—Featuring stars of Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid and many of the top clubs in the world. Play with Rooney, Kaka, and many of your favorite players decked out in authentic kits, training gear and street gear.
  • Street Stars—Introducing real street stars plucked from streets all over the world. Play with and against freestylers who compete in the real-world tournaments.
  • EA SPORTS Football Club—From the first nutmeg on, you will be contributing to your EA SPORTS Football Club identity.
Product Specifications
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
Developer: EA Canada
Street Date: March 13 2012
Rating: Not yet rated
Platforms: PLAYSTATION®3/ Xbox 360®
Website: http://easportsfootball.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/easportsfifa
Twitter: www.twitter.com/easportsfifa

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Game: EA Sports FIFA StreetReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 1 - View All
04:39 AM - January 24, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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The UFC Undisputed 3 demo is available now for 360, later today for PS3.

*UPDATE: The demo is now available for PS3 users.

Play a few matches and post your impressions here. If you are away from your 360, you can queue it up right here.

As posted yesterday, the UFC Undisputed 3 demo roster includes Light Heavyweight champ Jon Jones and legend Anderson Silva, from the UFC side, while Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Wanderlei Silva, are available on the Pride FC side.

HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE DEMO
You may also see the demo promoted on storefront banners within XBOX Live Marketplace and the Playstation Store.

XBOX 360:
PLEASE NOTE - The UFC 3 demo is exclusive to XBOX Gold Members for the first 7 days (this is standard). It will be free to everyone after this period. There are many Gold trial options available if you are not a Gold member.

Hit Guide Button
Scroll to "Games" tab
Select "Demo"
Select "Search"
Scroll to "U"
Select "UFC 3" and download
PS3 (free to everyone):

PLAYSTATION 3:


Select "PlayStation Store"
Select "Demos"
Select "UFC 3" and download

Game: UFC Undisputed 3Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 11 - View All
Monday, January 23, 2012
09:33 PM - January 23, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: SSXReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 4 - View All
07:20 PM - January 23, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The UFC Undisputed 3 demo arrives tomorrow and IGN has posted all the details.

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In the demo, players will be given two fighters from each the UFC and Pride rosters. Representing the UFC side, Light Heavyweight champ Jon Jones and legend Anderson Silva face off, while the Pride FC side gives you Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Wanderlei Silva. Mirror matches are in for the demo, so feel free to pit each of the fighters against themselves.

The demo only provides access to quick exhibition matches, so you can't check out the game's career mode, create-a-fighter features, or more of what the game will offer aside from straight-up fights. However, the demo does give you a first shot at the game's updated combat system. You're prompted to choose between Pro and Amateur controls right when you start the demo. Amateur controls allow you to perform transitions more easily with the right thumbstick, making the game less unwieldy for newcomers to the UFC fold.

Game: UFC Undisputed 3Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 11 - View All
07:19 PM - January 23, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: Grand Slam Tennis 2Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 2 - View All
07:16 PM - January 23, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: UFC Undisputed 3Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 11 - View All
05:29 AM - January 23, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Originally scheduled for a 2011 release, RedLynx's Trials Evolution launch date was quietly bumped into next year after Ubisoft purchased the Finnish game studio, whose Xbox Live Arcade debut, Trials HD, remains the platform's #6 all-time best-seller.

Aside from announcing the new "early 2012" release schedule, little information about Trials Evolution had surfaced until "Inside Xbox" posted this video interview last Thursday:


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4-player online races and lush outdoor environments seem to be the highlights thus far!

Does this trailer get you pumped for Trials Evolution?

Game: Trials EvolutionReader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 3 - View All
Sunday, January 22, 2012
10:15 AM - January 22, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out these MLB 12 The Show screenshots of Adrian Gonzalez, sent exclusively to OS.

FYI, you can see the higher resolution screenshots, by sliding your cursor down to the lower right section of the screenshot and clicking the magnifying glass.

Game: MLB 12 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3Votes: 53 - View All

Kotaku's Owen Good has posted an article detailing his thoughts on how EA's "Military Helicopter" lawsuit affects the Madden license.

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Of all ironies, it's Electronic Arts now asking a judge to rule that some video game depictions of real-life names and symbols and products don't need a license.

The video games publisher is suing the maker of a military helicopter, plainly hoping to establish a precedent that expands creative freedom for all video game developers. But if EA's notorious for anything involving licenses, it's the ones it holds that prevent others from building similar games.

So is EA going to kill its own golden goose, which makes Madden the sole NFL football game, and Need for Speed the only place where you'll find Porsche? That seems doubtful, even if they win out all the way to the Supreme Court.

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 74 - View All
09:58 AM - January 22, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

From now until February 15th, you can pre-order OOTP 13 for $34.99. Those that pre-order will receive the game 3 days before release date, which is scheduled for early April.

Check out all the new OOTP 13 features, right here and new OOTP 13 screenshots, right here.

Game: OOTP 13Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
Saturday, January 21, 2012
11:31 PM - January 21, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out some of the new Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD screenshots.

Game: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HDReader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 2 - View All
Thursday, January 19, 2012

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Game: Major League Baseball 2K12 Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 12 - View All
05:41 PM - January 19, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: MLB 12 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS VitaVotes: 53 - View All

Donny Moore has posted the latest Madden NFL 12 roster update details for the Conference Champion. The rosters should be available tomorrow morning for both 360 and PS3.

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There are well over 200+ transactions, player equipment updates, and player rating adjustments that went into this update for the online rosters. All non-playoff teams’ depth charts and injuries were updated as well to reflect their rosters heading into the 2012 off-season.

The biggest movers from the Divisional Playoff Week on the positive side are TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) with a 2 point boost this week (now 98 overall), TE Vernon Davis (SF) going +2 to 96 overall, WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG) going up +2 to a 93 overall, OL Ryan Clady (DEN) goes up +2 to 91 overall, OL Duane Brown (HOU) going up 2 points to 88, LB Desmond Bishop (GB) going up +2 to a 88 and finally, DL J.J Watt (HOU) going up +2 to a 88 overall.

Some of the biggest movers on the negative side are P Tim Masthay (GB - from 78 to 76 overall), QB Tim Tebow (DEN) down 2 points to 77 overall, LB Joe Mays (DEN - goes down 2 points to a 78 overall), OL Chad Clifton (GB - from 87 to 85 overall) and DL Elvis Dumervil (DEN - from 91 to 89 overall).

For a detailed list of all the Madden NFL 12 roster update details, click here.

Agree or disagree?

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
03:42 PM - January 19, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

To see the higher resolution MLB 12 The Show screenshot, featuring Adrian Gonzalez, click here.

Game: MLB 12 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS VitaVotes: 53 - View All