Author Bio
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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Sunday, April 29, 2012
10:59 AM - April 29, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Quite a few of you enjoyed the funny NBA 2K12 video, featuring the NBA 2K12 All-Star game, posted in early March.

The guys from CPUvCPU have come up with another gem, make sure you check it out.

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Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All
Friday, April 27, 2012
09:13 PM - April 27, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 74 - View All
Thursday, April 26, 2012

NBA Live 13 will feature full ESPN branding. Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy will handle the commentary in NBA Live 13. Since Mark Jackson is coaching the Warriors, he will no longer be a part of the game.

The NBA Live 13 team will focus on gameplay, presentation and online, according to a recent article at Kotaku.

The Creative Director is a former college point guard and his father played for John Wooden, at UCLA. The NBA Live 13 team is made up of over 70 people.

Source - Two Years Out of the NBA, EA Sports Puts Its Live Back Together (Kotaku)

Game: NBA Live 13Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 56 - View All
09:23 AM - April 26, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports and Spike TV to Celebrate Newest Millionaire on May 24th
Half-Hour segment will chronicle the eight finalists’ quest for perfection

New York, NY – 2K Sports announced a unique partnership with Spike TV to produce and air a half-hour special covering the finals of this year’s $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge at the MLB FanCave in New York City. The show, which will air on May 24 at 11:30 PM ET/PT, will follow Major League Baseball 2K12’s million dollar, single-elimination tournament and introduce the newest member of the Perfect Club.

The Spike TV segment will be hosted by Geoff Keighley of GTTV, and feature a special appearance by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model and Perfect Club hostess Kate Upton. The show will include exclusive interviews with the eight finalists as they reflect on their performance in the tournament, as well as their journey to the MLB FanCave all the way to the final out and the $1 million check presentation.

With less than one week remaining to qualify for the tournament, the competition has reached a boiling point with more than 750,000 perfect game attempts logged and more than 700 verified perfect games thrown. Players have until 11: 59: 59 PM PT on April 30, 2012 to achieve their perfect game. The top eight qualified gamers with ranked and verified perfect games pitched on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network via the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft or PlayStation®Network via PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system will qualify. Competitors and fans alike can follow the latest leaderboard updates down to the final minute at http://2kgam.es/MLB2K12.

Access to the $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge is available on copies of MLB 2K12/NBA 2K12 Combo Pack in addition to stand-alone copies of Major League Baseball 2K12.

Game: Major League Baseball 2K12 Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 12 - View All
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
01:30 PM - April 25, 2012. Posted by DustinT. Written by Steve Noah

The Madden NFL 13 presentation team had some lofty goals this year.

World Class presentation was No. 1 on their list. Everything that has been done in the past has been taken to the next level, as the new broadcast team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms comes to life, making it look and sound as realistic as possible. The new Connected Careers mode (details coming June 4) wouldn’t be complete without them, keeping the presentation realistic.

Read More: Madden NFL 13 Presentation

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 74 - View All
01:29 PM - April 25, 2012. Posted by DustinT. Written by Steve Noah

OS' man-in-charge Steve Noah was able to get some hands-on time with Madden 13. Here are his initial impressions on the gameplay information released today.

Read More: Madden NFL 13 Gameplay

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 74 - View All
04:35 AM - April 25, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Knicksbricks have posted this funny Mike Tyson’s Punchout!: NBA Edition article, where they have compared NBA players and coaches with their Mike Tyson's Punchout likeness. Thanks Michael La Mare!

The other night, I was watching a Heat game (I don’t remember which one), when I became completely mesmerized by Joel Anthony’s head. It’s not just that it’s enormous (it is) or that his hairline is receding (also true) but straight (so bizarre). No. There was something about the shape of his cranium that sent me on a journey into the recesses of my memory. And then it hit me: he has the exact same head formation as Soda Popinski, the character from the NES hit Mike Tyson’s Punchout.

This could get pretty funny, so post your own comparisons here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
10:17 AM - April 24, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Check out all of the new Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 screenshots, right here.

PES 2013: A Whole New Ball Game

Individuality and Full Control the key as PES 2013 moves the goalposts

Konami Digital Entertainment will offer football fans an unprecedented level of control, when its PES 2013 title returns to the field this Autumn.

As befits a game endorsed by Cristiano Ronaldo – a player who embodies the skill and grace of top level football – PES 2013 sees the series returning to its roots, with the emphasis on the individual skills of the world’s best players, and giving the player the total freedom to play any style of ball, which includes for the first time full control over shots.. This follows further consultation with both football and PES fans alike, and the result is the most faithful recreation of modern day football to date, with players modeled to match the running motions, abilities and playing styles, and the flicks and turns of their real-life counterparts.

Three key elements form the basis of PES 2013’s innovations, with all new additions falling within the fields of PES FullControl, Player ID, and ProActive AI.

PES FullControl (PES FC): Never before has a football game offered such a level of control over the way it is played:
  • Total Freedom of Control: Pro Evolution Soccer introduced the concept of freedom of movement, the new ‘PES FC’ in PES 2013 goes further with total freedom over ball control.
  • Dynamic First Touch: PES 2013 introduces subtle ways to receive the ball, from traps, gently lifting it past an attacker to run on to or a variety of other moves. First touch is everything and players can trap the ball using the R2 button, killing the speed of a well-hit pass and bringing it instantly under control, or using the momentum of the pass to turn a defender.
  • Full Manual Shooting and Full Manual Passing: PES 2013 offers fully manual passing and for the first time ever manual shooting, allowing users to determine the height and power of each. Long low passes can be sent skimming across the pitch, while shooting the user has total control over where the shot is placed. Skill and precision are needed to master these, but passes can be made into open areas, allowing lone strikers to thrive, while offering an unrivalled variety in ways to score.
  • Dribbling: The speed with which a player moves with the ball has been slowed in line with real matches, but using R2 allows players to add various styles to their close control. Players can vary the speed of their dribbling, and cushion the ball as they move freely within a 360-degree circle. The new system allows players to knock a ball past a player and collect it, nutmeg them, or hold up play by shielding the ball as team mates find space and make runs.
  • Full Manual One-Two: Active one-two passes can be made, with the second player being moved in any direction), facilitating various tactical movements.
  • Response Defending: Countering the attacking options the new dribbling system offers, is a beautifully-balanced defence system. Players can use R2 and X to slow an attack, with a double-tap of the X button prompting a perfectly-timed challenge. Full 360-degree control means that players can check runs and steal the ball from a parallel position, while the individuality element will see world renowned defenders using aerial dominance of physicality to win the ball.
  • Goalkeepers: Even the game’s ‘keepers benefit from more control, while their distribution is more precise thanks to the addition of a power gauge when they throw the ball, creating opportunities for new, quicker counter attacks.
Player ID: Player ID focuses on the individual elements and movements that each player boasts:
  • Player Individuality: The very best players in PES 2013 will be instantly recognisable via incredible likeness and signature attributes, skills and tricks that bring them to life. The way they run, turn, trap and move the ball, shape to shoot and even celebrate will be noticeably different during play..
  • Individuality to Goalkeepers: The individuality of movement has also been extended to between the posts. Goal keeping has been totally invigorated via new animations and play styles. New varieties of saves and reactions have been added to ensure the game’s ‘keepers are in line with the efforts of real shot stoppers. This level of realism also extends to the game’s top-rated goal keepers, with their moves to close attacks down, fling themselves to tip a shot past the post, and in-goal acrobatics benefiting from all new animations and AI.
ProActive AI: ProActive AI unites the control and realism, with players that will respond and find space as befits those at the top of their game:
  • Balance of Play: The development team has worked closely with the PES fan base to eradicate any illogical elements to the way players move and run in PES 2013, with the ‘ProActive AI’ system enhancing the speed and balance resulting in a more realistic game experience.
  • Tactical Precision: The balance of play has also been enhanced in the play between defences and the front line, with greater organisation as the teams track back or pelt forward, setting a harder to beat defensive line, teams adjusting faster to ball gain or loss, allowing for quicker counters.
  • Enhanced Goalkeepers: Improvements to the goal keepers was voted the key advancement football fans wanted to see in PES 2013, and the team has worked hard with real keepers to ensure the AI decision process has been vastly improved. Keepers now respond with better reactions, clear their lines more effectively and push the ball savely out of play rather than into dangerous areas.
PES 2013 will also boast better connectivity and atmosphere. The popular myPES application will extend the connectivity and communication between Facebook-using PES fans, while the game’s audio effects are being tied closer to the on-field action to provide the kind of buzz seen at top-tier matches, with crowds growing in excitement as their team starts to exert pressure.

“This is an exciting time to be part of the PES community, and PES 2013 marks a new level of playability with the return to our key ethos of utter control and freedom,” commented Jon Murphy, European PES Team Leader. "Football is all about making magic happen with skill and precision, and PES 2013 truly encapsulates this. Fresh faces within the development team and some very exciting ideas will breathe new life into the PES series, and we look forward to showing what we can do in the coming months."

Release Date: Autumn 2012
Formats: PlayStation®3, Xbox 360®, Windows PC, PlayStation®2, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), Nintendo 3DS™, Wii™
Studio: PES Productions
URL: www.konami-pes2013.com

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2013Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 9 - View All
Monday, April 23, 2012
06:08 PM - April 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
Saturday, April 21, 2012
06:02 PM - April 21, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Expedition is a new fantasy-team based single-player mode in UEFA EURO 2012. Check out a few more UEFA Euro 2012 screenshots, right here.

Game: UEFA Euro 2012Reader Score: 1/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 1 - View All
08:08 AM - April 21, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: SBK GenerationsReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All
Friday, April 20, 2012
05:22 AM - April 20, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2013Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 9 - View All

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Check out all of the London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games screenshots, right here.

London 2012™ - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

The Olympic Games are responsible for some of the most memorable scenes in sporting history.

It’s the global stage where dreams are realised, heroes are made, and moments that will be remembered for years happen right before your eyes. Now you too can create your own moments with London 2012™ - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games.

With new sports, new events and new gameplay modes, London 2012™ brings the worlds ultimate sporting event to life bigger and better than ever before. Take to the track, negotiate the Velodrome and dive into the deep end in stunning HD while you compete for the pride of your nation. Hone your skills in the Olympic Games mode, and play with or against your friends and family in a variety of multiplayer modes.

Create your own golden moments, only with the London 2012™ - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

Key Features:

Go for Gold
Compete in over 45 events* including all the blue ribbon events plus some all-new events to Olympic videogames offering the ultimate depth and variety. *Includes Motion Control and Party Play events.

More ways to play
Compete in a wide range of challenges and game modes including Olympic Games, Events Mode, Online Mode and Party Play.

Feel the Burn
For the first time ever in an Olympic Games video game, play using Motion Control with a dozen different events enabled for PlayStation®Move and Kinect™ for Xbox 360®

Compete for Global Glory
Take the competition online with leader boards tracking personal medal counts, and earn National Pride points with each medal you win for your country - keep playing and improve your nations standing!

The Ultimate Olympic Games Experience
Get closer than ever to the experience of the Olympic Games with reactive commentary, super-realistic graphics and TV style presentation.

Favorite Olympic events make a welcome return in 2012, with the addition of new Olympic disciplines, improved modes of play and motion control support for PlayStation®Move and Kinect™ for Xbox 360®.

For the first time in an officially licensed Olympic video game, London 2012™ will support motion control in a number of different Olympic events. Budding sports heroes will have an enhanced and realistic way of competing in a number of events that are compatible with PlayStation®Move and Kinect™ including 110m Hurdles, Beach Volleyball (Kinect only) and 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Move only). Over 30 Olympic events have been authentically recreated in their official Olympic arenas with a host of new disciplines making their debut for London 2012™. Keirin (Cycling) at the Velodrome, 10m Synchronized Platform (Diving) at the Aquatics Centre and Trampoline at North Greenwich Arena are just some of the new events in which you can compete for that coveted gold medal.

In another first for this iteration of the video game, London 2012™ will take the world’s biggest sporting event online in the form of global leaderboards. The leaderboards will track personal medals gained while playing online, with each personal medal won added to that nation’s medal table. Every medal won will help to improve a nation’s standing in the leaderboards, creating even more moments of sporting glory and fame across the globe. London 2012™ will contain a number of game modes including single player Olympic Games mode, online and offline multiplayer and party play.

“London 2012™ sees the successful relationship between SEGA, ISM and the IOC become even more exciting in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games”, commented Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. “With all new Olympic events and returning favorite sports brought to life with the very latest video gaming technology, everyone can truly compete in the greatest sporting event on earth”.

The official release date for London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games™ is June 26, 2012, for Windows PC, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

With 100 days to go until the real-life London 2012 Olympic Games, anticipation is building quickly for this iconic event. Soon, athletes from all over the world will congregate in England’s capital and compete for the greatest awards in sporting history. With London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games however, all the action can take place in the comfort of your very own home! Upon the game’s launch on the 26th of June, you will have the chance to represent your nation and prove yourself to be a champion in over 45 events, including single and multiplayer competition across a variety of playable modes and Kinect™/Move® support! Check out our new screenshots and get pumped for the biggest spectacle of the year!

For more information about the game, please visit: www.olympicvideogames.com/london2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012
10:58 PM - April 19, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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DiRT Showdown Playable Demo, Available on May 1st, Will Introduce RaceNet, the New Online Community Hub for Codemasters Racing Players

Los Angeles, Calif. – April 19, 2012 – Today Codemasters® announced that DiRT® Showdown™, the new all-action racing game from the award-winning DiRT series, will race into retail on May 29th**. DiRT Showdown will be the first game to launch on the company’s new publishing label Codemasters Racing* (See Notes).

To mark the news, Codemasters has released the “Ultimate Hoonigan” gameplay video featuring the spectacular tricks and stunts players can perform in DiRT Showdown’s Hoonigan game modes. The video features Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V Gymkhana 5 which is featured exclusively in DiRT Showdown, going head-to-head with a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X JUN.

Codemasters also announced that the playable demo of DiRT Showdown is due to launch worldwide on May 1, 2012. The demo will feature a solo and multiplayer event and will be available from Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Network and Steam on PC.

When the DiRT Showdown demo goes live, Codemasters will invite fans to join the free new online hub for Codemasters Racing games, RaceNet† (See Notes). RaceNet will launch in beta as an evolving interactive community platform for Codemasters Racing games and allow fans to track their Races, Rivals and Rewards.

A special “Hoonigan” edition of DiRT Showdown is now available to pre-order exclusively from Walmart. Sporting unique packaging, the DiRT Showdown: Hoonigan Edition will include an in-game cash boost, an online XP multiplier plus Monster Energy skins for the Kohler D350, Duke Coupe and Ford Fiesta Gymkhana 3 and Hoonigan skins for the Holbrook Growler, Logan Vulture and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X JUN(as seen in the “Ultimate Hoonigan” video), redeemed via an online code.

DiRT Showdown will deliver a new world of competitive and combative racing as players race, crash and hoon their way to “Showdown” finals on a chaotic tour of motorized mayhem when it launches May 29, 2012 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC. For all the latest updates straight from the studio, crash over to www.dirtgame.com, www.facebook.com/dirtgame or follow the team at www.twitter.com/dirtgame.

Game: DiRT ShowdownReader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 1 - View All
08:52 PM - April 19, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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