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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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Saturday, July 2, 2011

With so many artistic readers here at OS, creating uniforms and logos, why not get your high school team and/or some others into NCAA Football 12, before it hits store shelves on July 12th. Submit and show them off here! Kotaku's Owen Good has a detailed article, explaining how you can get it done.

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NCAA Football 12 isn't out for another 10 days, but there's something you can do in the meantime—with the new version of the game, even—that will add to your experience, and others' too, when it arrives.

You can create your high school's uniforms, using TeamBuilder, the web application for NCAA Football now in its third year. The new version supporting NCAA 12 went live on Thursday.
  • Home jersey (with primary helmet and pants)
  • Away jersey (with primary helmet and pants)
  • Stadium name, field logo, 20-yard line graphics, and end zone text. (With certain exceptions, all teams will play at one of three generic high school fields in the game).
Working from a single good logo, you could create a respectable uniform set suitable for RTG import in about 30 minutes. If you don't know what your high school's threads look like in present day, give it your best shot. Go for a classic look. (This isn't Elkin High's actual design, but one based off what I remember as a kid and later as a student there.)

Now, do that, and flag it RTG in the team name (which is fully editable within the game after you import it) and everyone will know this is meant for use in the new high school year of the singleplayer sim.

Source - Be True to Your School and Make a Video Game Better (Kotaku)

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 100 - View All
Friday, July 1, 2011
04:24 PM - July 1, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: FIFA Soccer 12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 14 - View All
04:14 PM - July 1, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new hi-res NHL 12 screenshots, featuring Jonas Hiller.

Game: NHL 12Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 25 - View All
Thursday, June 30, 2011
05:56 AM - June 30, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: NBA 2K11Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 106 - View All

ALAN SMITH JOINS MARTIN TYLER
IN THE BROADCAST BOOTH FOR EA SPORTS FIFA SOCCER 12

Respected Former England Player and Broadcaster Bringing Insights and Fresh Voice To This Year’s Title

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 30, 2011 – Well-respected broadcaster and former England forward Alan Smith was unveiled today as part of the main English commentary team for EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 12, joining long-time commentator Martin Tyler as the primary voices of this year’s title. FIFA Soccer 12, chosen Best Sports Game by the E3 Game Critics, launches September 27 in North America and September 30 worldwide.

“Alan will bring a fresh, new perspective and insight to FIFA Soccer 12, working alongside the trusted and well-known voice of Martin Tyler,” said David Rutter, Senior Producer of FIFA Soccer 12. “As one of the top-tier broadcasters in the UK, he brings enormous knowledge and expert analysis to the game so that we can deliver the most authentic FIFA experience this year.”

“The natural chemistry that Martin and I have developed working live matches for TV has transferred very well to the virtual broadcast booth,” said Smith. “I’m really looking forward to FIFA fans hearing our work this fall as we bring all the match day emotion and excitement to this year’s game.”

For the first time ever, FIFA Soccer 12 will feature two English broadcast teams, and more than 10,000 lines of fresh commentary, making the game sound new and different all year long. The second commentary team, featuring Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend, will call tournament matches, giving these games a real-world broadcast feel and sound. Fans will also have the option to customize the audio to their preferred commentators for any matches.

Game: FIFA Soccer 12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 14 - View All
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
12:17 AM - June 29, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

It looks like all of the teams featured in this year's MLS season will be in FIFA 12.

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There seems to be a bit of confusion around FIFA 12 and MLS. To clarify: All teams featured in this year's MLS season WILL be in the game.

Game: FIFA Soccer 12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 14 - View All
Monday, June 27, 2011
10:04 PM - June 27, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

GamingIllustrated has recently posted an interview with Mike Young, Creative Art Director for Madden NFL 12.

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GI: So what’s new with this year’s edition? Why don’t you talk about within the art scope what’s new with Madden 12.

Mike Young: Art – tons of stuff is new. We have a brand new broadcast presentation. We worked with CBS in the off season and we basically did ride-alongs with their studio. We went to games and learned how they shoot the games, where every camera is in the stadium and we replicated those elements in the game. So we have every camera in every real stadium that you’d see on TV and we’re using it the right way. In addition to that we worked with NFL films and every scene in which you’d normally on a TV broadcast see a handheld or a steady cam, we actually have this great technology similar to what James Cameron had on Avatar where our NFL films cameramen are filming our feeds and that translates directly into the game. So we’re really proud of that.

On top of that we have all 32 teams’ authentic pre-games and the player introductions. So we’ve added pyro, we’ve added inflatables, cheerleaders, mascots, all of it is 100% authentic to the real teams. Player models have gotten a drastic overhaul. Scaling proportions, the ball scale. We’ve added equipment, 20 new face masks, four new helmets, two new shoe manufacturers, flag jackets, back blades; it’s a lot of stuff. 3D grass is brand new, too.

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
07:27 PM - June 27, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the NHL 12 hi-res render of Steven Stamkos.

Game: NHL 12Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 25 - View All
07:19 PM - June 27, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Joel Reuter, baseball columnist for Bleacher Report, has just posted his power rankings of the 50 Greatest Baseball Video Games of All-Time. Agree or disagree?

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For as long as there have been video game systems, there have been sports video games, and through the years, some of the best games ever made have been baseball games.

From the first baseball game for the Atari 2600 system back in 1978 to MLB2K11 this season for the Xbox 360 and PS3, there have been some great games, as well as some not so great games. It should be noted, PC games were not included for the sake of the list, so no Backyard Baseball (and no the PS@ version doesn't make the cut).

So here are my power rankings for the top 50 baseball video games through the years. I took into account how the game compared to its counterparts when it was released, if the game brought any groundbreaking innovations to the table and how playable the game still is today.

06:36 PM - June 27, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out all the new Forza Motorsport 4 screenshots, right here.

The official Forza Motorsport website has the Forza Motorsport 4 Limited Collector's Edition details, along with the debut of the digital BMW M5 and Forza Motorsport 4 BMW design challenge.

Bundled together in a polished Steelbook DVD Case, the Limited Collector’s Edition content will include the following:

The VIP Car Pack:
  • 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
  • 2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge
  • 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera
  • 2010 Noble M600
  • 2011 RUF Rt 12 R
The limited quantity “Ship Bonus” car pack available for fans who order Forza 4 early:
  • 1965 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
  • 2011 Koenigsegg Agera
  • 1997 Lexus SC300
  • 2011 RUF RGT-8
  • 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport

Game: Forza Motorsport 4Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All


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Most of you know Shady00018 from his NBA 2K videos. He is trying to expand into other sports now and sent us this one. Let us know what you think.

Game: UFC Undisputed 2010Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 17 - View All
Sunday, June 26, 2011
04:39 PM - June 26, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

View all 7 Madden NFL 12 videos, over at MaddenMatrix.

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
Saturday, June 25, 2011
03:17 PM - June 25, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: F1 2011Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 2 - View All
Friday, June 24, 2011
07:33 PM - June 24, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: NASCAR The Game 2011Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 14 - View All
06:28 PM - June 24, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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For more information on UFC Personal Trainer, visit the following links.

Game: UFC Personal TrainerReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 1 - View All