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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, January 24, 2014
12:18 PM - January 24, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2013 college football season has come to an end, as the Florida State Seminoles have been crowned National Champions, but there is still plenty of college football to discuss on Dual Threat! Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast is a college football podcast hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In the twenty-second episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode grade the big coaching hires, discuss Notre Dame's new record-breaking deal with Under Armour, a look at the record number of underclassmen declaring for the NFL Draft and a quick look at some early mock drafts by Mel Kiper Jr. and Gil Brandt, who both Johnny Manziel going number one overall. Plus, a quick look at the impact social media is having on college football recruiting, and much, much more!

So give Dual Threat a listen! Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...at/id700583947) or Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ast?refid=stpr), listen in the embedded player below or click here, and if you are in the DC area tune into CBS Sports Radio 1580-AM or listen on the stream here (http://betaplayer.radio.com/player/the-big-talker-1580/) at 8am EST this Sunday, January 26th! Follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatCFB), and be sure to listen in every week this season right here on OperationSports.com! Thanks for listening!



Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 20 - View All

EA Sports has released the Madden NFL 25 Conference Championship roster update, covering both the Divisional Playoffs and Conference Championships. Check out all of the details here, which includes updated ratings and/or position changes for 134 players.

Below are some of the rating adjustments. For a full list of divisional playoff updates (including injuries), click here.

Going Up
  • Richard Sherman +1 (99)
  • Kam Chancellor +2 (94)
  • Demaryius Thomas +1 (93)
  • Cameron Jordan +1 (93)
  • Robert Mathis +1 (93)
  • Steve Smith +1 (91)
  • Champ Bailey +1 (91)
  • Marques Colston +1 (90)
  • Julian Edelman +1 (88)
  • T.Y. Hilton +1 (87)
  • LeGarrette Blount +3 (83)
  • Golden Tate +1 (83)
  • Doug Baldwin +2 (82)
  • Danny Trevathan +3 (81)
Going Down
  • Jimmy Graham -1 (95)
  • Eric Weddle -1 (94)
  • Vernon Davis -1 (94)
  • Anquan Boldin -1 (91)
  • Percy Harvin -1 (91)
  • Wes Welker -1 (89)
  • Michael Crabtree -1 (89)
  • Knowshon Moreno -1 (88)
  • Colin Kaepernick -1 (87)
  • Antonio Gates -1 (86)
  • LaRon Landry -1 (82)
  • Lance Moore -1 (81)
  • Manti Te'o -1 (72)

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 54 - View All
04:53 AM - January 24, 2014. Posted by XxJustAguessxX. Written by Steve Noah


2K Sports has finally updated the NBA 2K14 uniforms for the Xbox One and PS4 versions of NBA 2K14. Check out all of the updates in the embedded video above and let us know what you think.

2K Sports has confirmed you will need to start a new MyGM/MyCareer to use and/or see the new jerseys.

For those of you that are curious, this was strictly a uniform update, so the courts have not been updated.

Below are some of the updates you will see, as noted by the 2K Blog.
  • Miami Heat “Red Zone” Jersey
  • Minnesota Timberwolves Alternate Jersey
  • Knicks Alternate Jersey
  • Spurs “Military” Jersey
  • All The Christmas Uniforms
  • All these new uniforms will be available in MyTEAM as well

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
Thursday, January 23, 2014
09:05 PM - January 23, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

According to Ronnie, we can expect a fairly significant uniform update overnight tonight, which includes a bunch of new jerseys.

These will be available for both Xbox One and PS4.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
12:16 PM - January 23, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

While we wait on official word for the MLB 14 The Show release date, one has to wonder if the PS3 and PS4 versions will ship on the same day or not.

Looking back at MLB 07 The Show, the PS2 version shipped on February 26th, while the PS3 version didn't ship until May 15th.

I sent a note to Russell, but I'm not sure if he is allowed to elaborate on it. But he did have this to say yesterday.

Quote:
There's no conspiracy or grand design, everything is going according to our schedule for this year. There won't be any less information about the game than there was last year. The schedule is different this year that's all, nothing more nothing less.

Either way, it's fun to speculate, since we haven't seen anything new recently. Last year, we received the fact sheet on January 14th. We also saw some gameplay from CES last year at around this time, but it wasn't on display this year. Just taking a peek at our MLB 13 The Show page, we saw a few Developer Journals with hands-on impressions at the end of January.

Let's hope we see or hear something soon.

Written by: Steve Noah

Game: MLB 14 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 12 - View All

The first content update for Powerstar Golf is set to arrive tomorrow, which includes updated gear, increased credit payouts, new rival notifications, new camera angles, better animations and more.

Below are some of the details.
  • New Gear - 50 (yes, 50) brand-new pieces of gear for you to equip.
  • Increased credits payouts - We’ve boosted the amount of credits you’ll earn in several places.
  • New Rival notifications – Ever wonder if your friends have been decimating your scores? We’ve made it easier for you to get back in the action, and repay the favor, even faster.
  • Of course there’s more – New camera angles, improved animations, and general bug fixes.

If you missed our Powerstar Golf review, check it out right here.

Source - PlayXBLA

Game: Powerstar GolfReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, January 22, 2014


A brand new DriveClub video has surfaced, showing off graphics, clubs, video effects, Go-Pro POV cams and more.

Source - DualShockers

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 4 - View All
09:42 AM - January 22, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

FIFA 14 title update #3 is available now for Xbox One users. The same update was released on PS4 over a month ago.

The list of fixes are as follows:
  • Some stability issues when entering Online matches.
  • Some cases where users with large friends lists can't access certain Online features.
  • Allows the Goalkeeper in Clubs mode to change camera angles.
  • Modifications to a couple of camera angles in specific stadiums to improve playability.
  • Ensures the Brazuca match ball appears properly in FUT once redeemed in the EAS FC Catalogue.
  • Resolves some Online issues regarding match invites.
  • Improvements to some Kinect Global Speech Commands.
  • Occurrences of mismatched roster names in Seasons matches.
  • Virtual Pro Ball Skills varying from match to match.
  • Random list appearing instead of Friends Clubs list in Pro Clubs.

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All



HB Studios has officially announced their next generation golf simulation titled, The Golf Club. Coming this Spring to Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Check out the press release and features list below, as well as the new videos and screenshots.

Press Release

Veteran Sports Game Developer Bringing The Golf Club to Next Gen Consoles and PC

Canadian video game developer HB Studios announced today their next generation Golf simulation The Golf Club. With outstanding, fun gameplay and a gorgeous visual presentation, The Golf Club really jumps into the next generation with the procedural generation of courses and depth of social interaction. There truly will be an unlimited number of golf courses to be created, shared and played with your friends.

The Golf Club Course Creator can generate a brand new, original course in seconds that can be shared and played immediately online with friends and other gamers across PlayStation 4, XBox One and PC. The technique of procedural generation also brings loading times into courses down to next to zero and completely eliminates any waiting between holes. There are also full editing capabilities should gamers want to put their mark on the generated course. Customization extends to Tournaments and Tours, which can be shared along with the courses online.

On the social side you can challenge your friends on a new or existing course in real time or try to beat their best recorded round. Add to this a myriad of stat tracking and personal bests of friends and rivals to beat, notifications, challenges and social media integration and you truly have a golf club worth joining.

Built using the excellent Unity game engine, The Golf Club will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in the spring of 2014. For screenshots, videos and additional information on The Golf Club please visit www.thegolfclubgame.com.

FEATURES

The Golf Club is HB Studios’ next generation golf simulation. Stunning visual presentation and outstanding gameplay are to be expected but what really takes The Golf Club into the next generation is the procedural generation of courses and depth of social interaction. The Course Creator can generate a brand new course in seconds which can be shared and played immediately online with friends and other gamers across PlayStation 4, XBox One and PC. There are also full editing capabilities for courses, Tournaments and Tours. Challenge your friends on a new or existing course in real time or try to beat their best recorded round. Add to this a myriad of stat tracking and personal bests of friends and rivals to beat, notifications, challenges and social media integration and you truly have a golf club worth joining.

Intuitive Control System

We’ve created and fine tuned a swing mechanic that is more about feeling and fluidity above the users’ accuracy of hitting a marker on a power bar. Whilst anyone will be able to pick the controller up and play comfortably, the best players on the global leaderboards will be those with the best feel for the different golf shots and who are able to take into account ball lie, weather and terrain conditions.

Instantaneous Gameplay

No loading times between holes means you are straight back on the Tee after sinking your putt on the previous green. Also, minimal loading times into a new course make for a refreshing change to your typical console game.

Unlimited Courses

No more getting bored of the courses given to you by the developer. With four clicks you can generate a unique course never seen before that’s ready to play.

Generate Courses

With four clicks of a button from the main menu the game will generate for you a never been played before course. The variation is infinite!

If you don’t like the course that’s been generated, one click and you can generate a new one.

If you want to tailor the courses a little more there are high-level options available to you. Examples of these are the number of holes, par distribution, fairway width, number of bunkers, green size, green slope and rough coverage.

Edit and Create your own Courses

If you have a particular course in mind, want to use your creative skills to create something from scratch or edit something the generator has created for you the game also has an in-depth editor.

The editor gives you the ability of create from scratch or mould anything on the course. You can alter the terrain, move tees, move greens, move holes, delete holes, add holes, bunkers, rivers, ponds, trees, foliage, buildings, animals and other objects.

During editing you can play the ball from any spot to review holes and make changes as you see fit. The minimal loading times make this practical and enjoyable.

Large Selection of Pre-Designed Courses Shipping With The Game

Courses for all skill levels and utilizing the best of HB’s creative talents will ship with the game. They can be played individually but will also make up the tournament itinerary for the pre-designed Tour that also comes with the game.

Online Sharing And Play
  • Play others creations - work your way through the huge database of user created courses, each rated by other users to help make the decision easy to make.
  • Share your courses with the World – when you’re happy with your creations you can publish them for the rest of the world to play.
  • Play against others live or from the past - each round you play on every course is saved Online. Choose from Friends Rounds, Record Rounds or Rivals Rounds (others players close to your ability) to compete against. Their ghost balls and scores will be visible throughout your round giving you the feeling of competition without losing the instantaneous game play. Ghost and live balls can be hidden if so desired either selectively or en masse.
  • Compete in Tours and Tournaments – play against other players throughout the world in user made tours and tournaments.
  • Watch others play the courses you’re on live – through our ball trace system you can see other users from around the world on the course that you are playing live, even if they’re on different holes.
Tours and Tournaments

Create and share Tours and Tournaments made up of your favourite courses to test your friends’ or players worldwide over a number of rounds and courses.

These can be Time Constrained or Indefinite. You can choose a start and end date with just one entry per player or, if your tournament or tour is indefinite, you can allow players to enter as many times as they want to try and get to the top of the leaderboard.

Social Feeds and Messages

You will be kept up to date with the world of The Golf Club through a fully interactive social ticker bar and an in-game message feed

To create a truly competitive world the messages will tell you:
  • Friends achievements and creations
  • Friends currently playing
  • When your records on courses are broken
  • Invites from friends to play
  • Major achievements from all players within The Golf Club
With one press of a button you can interact with these messages. Immediately join your friends on a round or regain your record by jumping to the course and / or hole where the record was broken. All rounds are constantly saved so you can return to your previous game whenever you want to and play from where you left it.

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
09:35 PM - January 21, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Roll7 has released OlliOlli for PlayStation Vita users. It costs $12.99, or $10.39 for PS Plus subscribers. If you have purchased the game, let us know what you think. We'll have our review posted soon.

Features:
  • Perfect landing and grind mechanic that rewards players for timing tricks to perfection
  • Battle online for the number 1 spot on EVERY mode
  • Five different stages, each with their own unique levels and obstacles
  • 120+ tricks and grinds
  • 250 challenges
  • 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Bronze Trophies
  • Sick hand-picked soundtrack including the Qemists, Dorian Concept and Flako
Four gameplay modes

Career Mode
  • 50 levels filled with skill, score, combo and trick challenges
  • 5 Challenges per level
  • Amateur and Pro levels, complete Amateur challenges to Unlock Pro levels
  • Unlock 'Spots' by completing any level
Spots Mode
  • 50 spots, each built with one massive combo opportunity
  • Challenge the world to the best score on the Spots you've discovered in career mode
  • Get the highest score and become the King of the Spot
Daily Grind
  • Each day there’s a new Spot to challenge the world at
  • Each Daily Grind Spot is only open for 24 Hours!
  • Practice the spot as many times as you want but you only get one chance to set your score… Go big, but don’t slam on your face!
RAD Mode
  • Complete all 250 challenges and RAD Mode awaits you
  • Anything other than a Perfect Grind and a Perfect landing will end in a slam!

Game: OlliOlliHype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS VitaVotes: 1 - View All
10:43 AM - January 21, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


While we wait for some more MXGP - The Official Videogame gameplay video to surface, Milestone has posted this video featuring the 3D model of Ken De Dycker. In case you missed it a few weeks ago, here is a video with a little gameplay included.

Check out the press release below.

Milestone, one of the most recognized racing videogame developers and publishers for consoles and Windows® PC, has released the third 3D model devoted to Ken De Dycker included in MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame. This new exciting videogame is based on the official FIM Motocross World Championship and it will be available in spring 2014 for PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC®.

KEN DE DYCKER:
Number/Class: 9 MXGP - Nation: BELGIUM
Team’s name: Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
First GP raced: 2000, GP of The Netherlands, 125cc
GP wins: 5 (MX1)
First GP win: 2007, GP of Sweden, Uddevalla, MX1
Last GP win: 2010, GP of Germany, Teutschenthal, MX1
2013 position in the Championship: 3/MX1; Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

MXGP features all the riders, teams, bikes and rules from the official MXGP 2013 calendar including a redesigned career mode for living the feelings of Motocross.
Developed by Milestone Studio, MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame will be available in spring 2014 for PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Xbox 360® and Windows PC®.

Game: MXGP The Official Motocross GameReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS Vita / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 3 - View All
Monday, January 20, 2014
09:39 AM - January 20, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

It’s the 68th episode of the Press Row Podcast, an audio re-broadcast of our most recent Press Row Hangout that came on the heels of the surprise announcement of the “return” of RBI Baseball. Join host Richard Grisham along with Operation Sports’ Chris Sanner, PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey, and ThatSportsGamer’s T.J. Lauerman as they discuss their reactions to the announcement, some guesses as to what it may actually be, and why Major League Baseball took it on themselves to make a game when no one else (other than The Show on Sony’s platforms) will. [/list]Joining us this week:
  • Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)
  • Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
  • T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)
  • And your host, Richard Grisham, [email protected] (@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 [email protected]
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, 41 Minutes

If you can't view or listen to the embedded player below, please click here.


Game: R.B.I. Baseball 14Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOS / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 10 - View All
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


Hot News

Reviews, Impressions, Features & Blogs

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Sports / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All
Saturday, January 18, 2014
12:28 PM - January 18, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Need some VC for NBA 2K14? Use the following locker codes for Xbox One and PS4 to get 1,000 and 2,000 VC respectively, for free. It expires on Monday, January 20th. (Remember to use the dashes)

NBA 2K14 1,000 VC (Expires in 255 days)
  • N14PS-KAMPJ-A1KVU-TDG86-W2BMI
NBA 2K14 2,000 VC (Expires on January 20th)
  • N14PS-IQQYM-1JMC8-QV47R-I5JDW
Looking for the Xbox 360 and PS3 locker code? Click here.

Thanks to Gento!

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
12:16 PM - January 18, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Need some VC for NBA 2K14? Use the following locker codes for Xbox 360 and PS3 to get 2,000 and 1,000 VC respectively, for free. It expires on Monday, January 20th. (Remember to use the dashes)

NBA 2K14 1,000 VC (Expires in 255 days)
  • N14PS-SXYB2-9QFRW-QBVXH-6DVKJ
NBA 2K14 2,000 VC (Expires on January 20th)
  • N14PS-EMXHP-YDSVD-BCGW6-K5BAA

Looking for the Xbox One and PS4 locker code? Click here.

Thanks to Gento!

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 97 - View All