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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
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Sunday, January 13, 2013
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.



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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Sports / Xbox 360Votes: 19 - View All
Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Madden NFL 13 CCM "End of Season" rosters are available now.

UPDATE: Many users have noticed the game freezing if they start an offline CCM with these rosters. Online users are fine.

Josh Looman has chimed in on those issues.

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One of our programmers stayed up all night to track down the issue and he’s working on a fix for it.

We hope to have the new roster rolled out by tomorrow if we can. I’ve been told it’s only an offline issue.

I apologize for any inconvience.

A potential workaround is to just play your single player career online.

UPDATE #2 Roster issue is fixed. Just confirmed by going in and out of multiple games and practices offline. All credit to my rockstar team!

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii U / Xbox 360Votes: 74 - View All
09:13 AM - January 12, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Another NBA 2K13 roster update has arrived this morning. P.J. Carlesimo has finally replaced Avery Johnson, as coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Scott Skiles was replaced by Jim Boylan, as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.

John Wall, Grant Hill, Devin Harris and a few other have returned from injury. Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, Jordan Hill, Kevin Love and a few others have been added to the injured list.

Only 2 player ratings were touched. Kobe Bryant +1 (95) and Serge Ibaka +1 (85). Hmmm...

For more details on what has or hasn't changed on the latest NBA 2K13 roster, check out The Real 2K Insider. Thanks Rashidi!

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 75 - View All
Friday, January 11, 2013
02:41 PM - January 11, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

It’s Episode 10 of the Press Row Podcast, featuring new panelist Bryan Wiedey from PastaPadre, a lot of baseball talk thanks to some shocking developments, some NFL playoff predictions for charity, and a dissertation on the disastrous results cell phone alarm clocks can cause. Here’s the gameplan!

First Quarter – It’s MLB 13 The Show preview time, as Samit describes his hands-on experience with the game.

Second Quarter – The crew reacts to the unexpected news of MLB 2K13’s unexpected rebirth.

Halftime – The gang answers some user mail and feedback

Third Quarter – We talk to Bryan about the history and philosophy of PastaPadre – where it’s been, where it is, and where it’s going.

Fourth Quarter – – The crew reviews their picks for the Press Row Podcast Child’s Play Charity NFL Playoff picks.

The Final Gun – A late-to-the-party Owen Good, as always, leaves us wanting more.

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 PressRowPodcast@gmail.com
3) Respond to this post

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes, so subscribe and rate it too! The link is here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/o...563624090?mt=2

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:33:15

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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 19 - View All
10:59 AM - January 11, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The season may now be over after the Alabama Crimson Tide claimed their second consecutive national championship, but the season never ends for Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast, hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode. Drab and Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, will continue to cover everything college football related this offseason with an opinionated and fast-paced show, discussing everything from coaching changes, recruiting, spring football and the NFL Draft, all from a fans perspective!

This week on Dual Threat, Drab and Bode eat crow and give kudos to the Crimson Tide for their impressive performance in the BCS Championship game against Notre Dame, while also taking a quick look at the early favorites for 2013 heading into spring ball. The guys also discuss Brian Kelly possibly leaving for the NFL, a quick look at early NFL Draft player rankings, and a very, very early top three for the 2013 Heisman Trophy.

So give Dual Threat a listen in the embedded player below or click here, follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatOS), and please let us know your thoughts and what you'd like to hear next week! Thanks for listening!


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 19 - View All
10:32 AM - January 11, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Stephen Allen, a tattoo artist at Crybabies Tattoo in Shreveport, Louisiana is suing Ricky Williams and EA for a tattoo they used on the NFL Street cover. Stephen claims it is his copyrighted artwork.

NFL Street was released way back in 2004 for the Xbox, PS2 and GameCube, but Mr. Allen wasn't aware of it until 2010.

Back in November of last year, Chris Escobedo, a tattoo artist and owner of Elite Tattoo, filed a lawsuit against THQ for a tattoo on the side of Carlos Condit in UFC Undisputed 3.

Source - New Case: Allen v. EA (Tattoo Art) (Patent Arcade)

Game: NFL StreetReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: NGC / PS2 / XboxVotes: 6 - View All
Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Madden NFL 13 roster update for the divisional playoffs will be available tomorrow morning for Play Now (Online/Offline).

Some notable updates:
  • Arian Foster +1 (98)
  • Marshawn Lynch +1 (97)
  • Duane Brown +1 (97)
  • DeMarcus Ware -1 (96)
  • Jason Witten +1 (96)
  • Jared Allen -1 (95)
  • Jason Pierre-Paul -2 (94)
  • Calais Campbell +1 (95)
  • Haloti Ngata +1 (95)
  • Ben Roethlisberger -2 (93)
  • Aldon Smith -1 (94)

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There are well over 350+ transactions and player rating adjustments that went into this roster update - which focused primarily on the four recently eliminated playoff teams, and removing players from the Injured Reserve and updating the team depth charts to reflect end-of-season. We will still have rating adjustments coming for these teams in future updates.

The biggest movers after topnotch performances during Wild Card Weekend are Seattle OL Russell Okung with a 3 point boost this week (now 91 overall), Minnesota DB Harrison Smith goes up 2 points to a 81 overall, Seattle DB Earl Thomas going +2 to 94 overall, Washington OL Will Montgomery gets a nice increase up to 86 overall (+2), Baltimore LB Paul Kruger gets a 3 point boost to 83 overall, and Green Bay DL Mike Neal going up 2 points as well to a 75 overall.

Some of the biggest movers on the negative side are Green Bay OL Evan Dietrich-Smith (from 73 to 71 overall), Washington LB Rob Jackson (from 76 to 74 overall), Minnesota OL Charlie Johnson (from 82 to 80 overall), and Cincinnati OL Kyle Cook (from 80 to 78 overall).

The Madden NFL 13 CCM roster update will most likely arrive at the end of the season.

Click here to view all of the Madden NFL 13 roster update changes for the divisional playoff roster update.

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii UVotes: 74 - View All
01:06 PM - January 10, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

GameStop has posted some of the MLB 2K13 features, which are very similar to those seen in MLB 2K12. Let's hope some upcoming Developer Diaries (if there are any) reveal more details.

MLB 2K13 delivers hours of baseball action for any level of sports fan or gamer. Master our signature right analog pitching controls to achieve perfection on the mound, enjoy the authentic baseball environment of MLB Today featuring real life commentary and statistics, and develop winning players and teams in My Player, Franchise & Postseason modes.
  • Total Control Pitching & Hitting - The original analog pitching and hitting controls remain the benchmark. Unmatched control and realism allow you to feel the action on both sides of the plate.
  • My Player - Experience the journey from Minor Leagues to MLB stardom. Choose your path, customize your player and work your way to the top.
  • MLB Today - Take the field in an authentic environment pulled from the real life MLB season. Featuring the latest rosters & lineups, and relevant commentary & stats overlays.
  • MLB Today Season - Play through the full 2013 MLB season, one day at a time. Real results combine with yours, allowing you to compete directly with real life MLB teams.
  • Dynamic Tendencies - Player performance fluctuates dynamically as player ratings update from pitch to pitch and at-bat to at-bat.
  • Inside Edge & Stats Inc. - Strategize for each at-bat with authentic scouting reports and data from Inside Edge & Stats Inc.
  • Franchise - Championship teams are built in the front office, and crowned on the field. Can you master both sides of the ball and build a dynasty?
  • Postseason - Relive the 2012 Postseason, or customize your own bracket and crown a new champion.
  • Home Run Derby - Go head to head with MLB's greatest power hitters in a classic Derby format.

Game: Major League Baseball 2K13Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 14 - View All
10:21 AM - January 10, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

CVG has posted their interview with Ross Gowing, Senior Games Designer for GRID 2. They discuss why it has taken 5 years for the sequel to arrive, how the racing landscape has changed, career mode and more.

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How deep does the career mode go? What kind of options are you giving players to make the game their own?

Ross Gowing: The career is all about the player being the cornerstone of a growing global phenomenon and how they develop within that, and we're confident that people will feel that it's all about them.

We'll guide the player from starting out in classic muscle cars all the way up to 1,000bhp monsters - but the journey in-between is down to them and how they want to play the game.

On a practical level, they'll be able to choose which vehicles and classes best suit the way they drive, stamp their visual style onto them, and then choose how they want to take on the world's best drivers across a wealth of different challenges.

Game: GRID 2Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 4 - View All
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

As always, CES brings us the first look at MLB 13 The Show. Many more videos are sure to pop up throughout the week, during CES 2013.

In this video, Community Manager Ramone Russell discusses some details on gameplay, user interface and cross platform Homerun Derby with the PS3 and PS Vita. Make sure you check out the video, Developer blogs start next week!

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3Votes: 35 - View All
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
02:58 PM - January 8, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
NOTRE DAME WINS FIRST ROUND OF NCAA FOOTBALL COVER VOTE

Irish Still Rack Up a Victory During BCS National Championship


Though they were defeated by Alabama in last night’s BCS National Championship Game, Notre Dame won the first round of the NCAA Football Cover Vote. With more than 630,000 votes cast, the Irish took the opening round by storm, claiming the most votes overall and landing themselves in the next round. Other schools advancing include Oregon, LSU and Michigan, and polls will open on Wednesday, January 9th for round two. Fans are encouraged to visit the NCAA Football Facebook page to vote for their favorite team.

Below are the 32 schools advancing into the next round.


From this point forward, the field will be continually halved until a champion is crowned. Below is the schedule for the remainder of the rounds.

32 Schools
  • Voting Begins – 1/9
  • Voting Ends – 1/15
16 Schools
  • Voting Begins – 1/16
  • Voting Ends – 1/22
8 Schools
  • Voting Begins – 1/22
  • Potential Cover Athletes Revealed – 1/23 to 2/3
  • Voting for Cover Athlete Begins – 2/4
  • Voting Ends 2/18
4 Schools/Athletes
  • Voting Begins – 2/19
  • Voting Ends – 2/25
2 Schools/Athletes
  • Voting Begins – 2/26
  • Voting Ends – 3/8
Vote totals reset after each round, so the only way fans can be sure their team continues to advance is to keep voting. Anything can happen now that the tallies are back at zero, so enthusiasts are encouraged to not only vote in the main Facebook poll, but also support their school in the secondary polls which appear daily.

This has proven to already be the most successful NCAA Football Cover Vote yet, as it has reached more than 32 million fans and garnered more than 144 million impressions on Facebook. With eight weeks remaining in the competition, college football enthusiasts are already coming out in droves in the hopes of landing their team on the cover of the next edition of NCAA Football.

Game: NCAA Football 14Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii U / Xbox 360Votes: 47 - View All
10:08 AM - January 8, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

TAKE DOWN GOLF’S GREATEST LEGENDS IN TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 14

Check out more Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 screenshots, right here. Just in case you missed the trailer yesterday, check it out here.

Rewrite Majors History by Defeating Golf Icons Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Bobby Jones and a Host of Others on the World’s Most Famous Golf Courses

Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that fans will be able to battle nine of the greatest golf legends of all time in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 14. The all-new game mode, Legends of the Majors, gives players a chance to travel back through time and relive the rich history of golf by matching up against the sport’s greatest legends, including Seve Ballesteros, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Sam Snead, Lee Trevino and Tiger Woods. Players can work their way through these legends in various eras and take each of them down to earn their own seat at the table of golf legends.

Hoisting the Claret Jug, breaking Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major victories and slipping on the coveted Green Jacket are now all within a player’s reach. In Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 users, for the first time in franchise history, have a chance to go for the Grand Slam by playing historical events in all four majors, the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship. The game goes on sale in North America on March 26 and worldwide on March 28, for both the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, including support for the Kinect™ for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®Move.

“This year’s edition of the game delivers a collection of innovative golf features that provide players an unprecedented chance to rewrite the record books,” said Mike Taramykin, Vice President of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR. “Players can earn legendary status by conquering the greatest legends of all time or challenge their friends on some of the world’s most renowned courses. Without question, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 is the best edition the franchise has produced in years.”

Features in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 include:
  • More Championship Courses – Featuring Augusta National Golf Club, the Old Course at St Andrews, Pinehurst No. 2 Restored and THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. This year’s game features the most courses ever offered on disc - a total of 20 courses.
  • Huge Player Roster – A robust roster of more than 35 playable golfers, representing both the PGA TOUR and LPGA, are featured in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14. Compete against legends of the game and present-day stars including Bubba Watson, Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler, Lexi Thompson and Paula Creamer.
  • Look the Part – Step to the tee box on the game’s historic courses, experience unique era-specific gameplay visual treatments, wear classic attire and use equipment from golf’s rich history as you travel through time rewriting the record books with your own legacy.
  • Make Way for the Ladies – Another new feature to the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR franchise is the introduction of the LPGA. Female created golfers can now compete on the LPGA and attempt to become a major champion by winning the Kraft Nabisco Championship. There are five playable LPGA golfers including 2012 Rolex Player of the Year Stacy Lewis.
  • Golf Anytime in Any Condition – For the first time in franchise history, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 features night golf. Tee it up after the sun goes down and watch your drives streak through the night skies with an illuminated ball. In addition, new time-of-day settings allow fans to play golf in any condition at any time of day in conjunction with a live weather feed.
  • Members Only – Country Clubs are back and better than ever with the ability to invite up to 100 members, chat online, hold tournaments and track statistics to create the ultimate competitive environment.
  • Customize Your Swing – With 24 unique golfer swing styles available, you now have the ability to customize the type of golfer you want to be. Advanced shot shaping, enhanced strike meter and ball physics have all been improved to reflect a real-world golfing experience.
  • Never Play Alone – A new online experience allows you to play with up to 24 competitors at a time while an all-new dynamic stat tracking system feeds live data from the entire tournament field and makes you feel as if you’re in the mix of a real event.
More information about Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14: The Masters Historic Edition will be coming soon.

Game: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 13 - View All
Monday, January 7, 2013