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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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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
04:32 PM - September 21, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: Need for Speed The RunReader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii / PC / 3DSVotes: 3 - View All
03:52 PM - September 21, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: NBA JAM: On Fire EditionReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 7 - View All
03:19 PM - September 21, 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
07:54 AM - September 21, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Does the NBA lockout affect your decision to purchase NBA 2K12?

For those voting on the homepage, the poll in on your right. For our Forum readers, vote above.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 101 - View All
05:48 AM - September 21, 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
05:47 AM - September 21, 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
05:45 AM - September 21, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

GamerXchange has just posted their interview with Cody Sawatsky, Producer of NBA JAM: On Fire Edition.

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GamerXchange: Aside from Madden and fighting games, NBA JAM has a huge following, will we see an ability to create our own online/offline tournaments with different stipulations (no 3 pointers, only dunks, etc)?

Cody: Our online system is based around a weekly revolving ladder tournament. That means that every week, everyone starts again so reaching the top is never more than 7 days away. When playing in JAM Now with your friends, we give you the ability to customize a whole array of options, so you can implement the tweaks that you want. We have even more of these variants in our campaign called Road Trip, which you can play by yourself or with a buddy, either online or offline.

Game: NBA JAM: On Fire EditionReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 7 - View All
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
11:17 PM - September 20, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Biggest First Week in Franchise History; Up 19 Percent Year Over Year

Franchise to Expand to Facebook Next Month with NHL Superstars

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 20, 2011 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the record-breaking launch of NHL® 12. Based on internal estimates, NHL® 12 had its biggest launch week in franchise history with more than $27 million generated at retail worldwide. First week unit sales of NHL® 12 were up 19 percent across Europe and North America. The game launched Sept. 9 in Europe and Sept. 13 in North America.

EA SPORTS™ also announced that the NHL franchise will be expanding with NHL® Superstars*, a free-to-play social game on Facebook®. NHL Superstars will bring an all-new NHL experience to millions of hockey fans by enabling players to build and manage their ultimate team of professional hockey players. With dynamic and accessible gameplay, fans can compete head-to-head in games against their Facebook friends from around the world. NHL Superstars will be available in early October.

“The fan response to NHL 12 has been incredible, and we’re delighted to expand the franchise to Facebook next month,” said Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President, EA SPORTS. “NHL 12 is our most exciting hockey game ever, with more than 300 gameplay improvements and the ability to play with some of the NHL’s greatest legends.”

Among the additional notable accomplishments for NHL® 12 since its launch on September 13 in North America and September 9 in Europe:

• NHL® 12 sold through more than 451,000 copies at retail worldwide in its first week.
• Fans logged more than 6.9 million online connected game sessions last week (Sept. 13-19), which marks the most online games played in one week in franchise history and 17 percent more than last year’s opening week.
• Each day last week, an average of 86 total hours of online gameplay of NHL® 12 were played by fans – the equivalent of more than 70 full NHL seasons of action every single day.
• NHL 12 has earned 17 review scores of 90 or better around the world, including a perfect mark from Gaming Age who said “NHL fans need to buy NHL 12 if only to play the best representation of the sport ever created.” GameTrailers proclaimed that “NHL 12 refuses to say that amazing is good enough,” while Game Informer raves “NHL 12 is strongest where it counts – on the ice.”

NHL® 12 authentically captures hockey as it is played on the ice with more than 300 gameplay refinements highlighted by three key innovations: Anticipation AI, Dynamic Goalies and the Full Contact Physics Engine. Anticipation AI takes NHL 12 to the next level as players will now intuitively determine their next move by reading and anticipating the play. With the Full Contact Physics Engine, size and strength matter. NHL12 continues to innovate by giving you true to life collisions and control over the battles around the crease. With Dynamic Goalies, goalies are live for the first time ever. Players can make contact with goalies as they crash the crease and goalies will battle through traffic in front of the net as they fight through screens to make awe-inspiring saves.

New in NHL® 12 is the introduction of legends; nine former NHL greats – including Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, and Mario Lemieux – will be integrated into the game across virtually every mode, including the all-new Be A Legend Mode. Be the next great legend in the revamped Be A Pro mode. Play as your created pro and earn every shift on the ice with stellar play, big hits, and spectacular goals as you progress towards greatness.

Game: NHL 12Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 25 - View All
02:49 AM - September 20, 2011. Posted by 23. Written by Steve Noah

The NBA 2K12 demo is available now for the 360. Later today for the PS3.

Scroll to the "N" section to find it. It's 1.1 GB.
  • Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks (Can only play as the Mavs)
  • Difficulty set to default/casual
  • No commentary
  • 1 - 4 Minute Quarter
  • Can't run plays
  • No sliders, options, camera views, etc.
  • Free throw bug, after 3 second violation, is demo bug only.
Just play the demo and post your impressions here.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All
Monday, September 19, 2011
02:04 PM - September 19, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah



















With the NBA 2K12 demo arriving tomorrow, 2K Sports sent us these OS exclusive screenshots, showing the controls. This will definitely be helpful when playing the demo tomorrow.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All
02:02 PM - September 19, 2011. Posted by lv2bll. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new NBA 2K12 Developer Insight #10, featuring Mike Wang, Sr. Game Designer, as he talks about some of the new features and improvements made to the offensive end of the floor in NBA 2K12 – primarily in the areas of ball handling and shooting.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All
11:13 AM - September 19, 2011. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K11 was in my console for most of the sports gaming season. I’ve probably logged more hours with it than all other sports games combined. While it had its share of issues, the game was fun and for the most part, played a realistic game of basketball. I had high hopes, as I took flight to Novato, Calif., to take a look at NBA 2K12. Did I come away impressed? Read on and find out.

Read More - NBA 2K12 Hands-On Preview (Part Two)

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All
Sunday, September 18, 2011
11:57 AM - September 18, 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
11:50 AM - September 18, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Episode 76 of the Sports Gamer Blog's Riding The Pines is now up.

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Listen as former OS'ers Craig Tompkins and Dan Clarke along with former GA-Sports'er Glen Haag talk about NCAA 12, Madden 12, FIFA 12, NHL 12, and of course the dumbest fantasy football scoring ever.

Friday, September 16, 2011
09:18 PM - September 16, 2011. Posted by ethanlee29. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 101 - View All