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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
Tags: Live: SteveOS / PS3: Steve_OS
Friday, January 4, 2013
05:17 PM - January 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

According to the NBA2KInsider, another NBA 2K13 roster will arrive early Saturday morning.

He mentioned the following players will receive a boost in ratings.
  • Larry Sanders
  • Nikola Vucevic
  • Greivis Vasquez
  • Paul George
  • JR Smith
  • Danilo Gallinari
  • James Harden
  • David Lee
  • Stephen Curry
  • Marcus Morris
No word on any rating drops. Hopefully these aren't the only players that receive rating updates. We'll find out tomorrow morning. As always, we'll get a video of all the changes online, when it arrives.

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii U / Xbox 360Votes: 75 - View All

The upcoming WWE 13 You're Welcome in Five Languages DLC pack includes Layla (free playable character), 20 brand-new moves, as well as Antonio Cesaro, Damien Sandow, Jimmy & Jey Uso, Chainsaw Charlie and Brian Pillman.

The release date will be revealed January 7th, on Twitch.tv.

Check out the entrance and finisher videos below.

Game: WWE 13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 9 - View All
12:26 PM - January 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you still playing some of the older EA Sports games online, HEADS UP!

EA Sports will be shutting down online services to the following games on January 11th.
  • FIFA Soccer 11 for PC, PS3, Wii & Xbox 360
  • FIFA Soccer 11 Ultimate Team for PS3 & Xbox 360
  • Madden NFL 11 for PS3, Wii & Xbox 360
  • Madden NFL 11 Ultimate Team for PS3 & Xbox 360
  • NBA JAM for PS3 & Xbox 360
  • NBA LIVE 10 for PS3 & Xbox 360
  • NCAA Football 11 for PS3 & Xbox 360
  • NHL 11 for PS3 & Xbox 360
  • NHL 11 Ultimate Team for PS3 & Xbox 360
These games can't stay online forever! You have until next Friday...

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 19 - View All
09:22 AM - January 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Throughout the season, Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast, hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, will kick off your college football weekend with an opinionated and fast-paced show. Drab and Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, will recap the biggest stories and preview all the big games from across the country from a fans perspective!

This week on Dual Threat, Drab and Bode discuss the BCS bowls that have already been played, including an in-depth look at Bode's Gators getting their asses kicked at the hands of Louisville, plus the possibility of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly leaving for the NFL. They also take a quick look at this weekend's huge high school All-American games, and of course a lengthy preview and predictions for Monday's BCS title game between Notre Dame and Alabama.

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
Thursday, January 3, 2013
NOTRE DAME AND OREGON LEAD IN FIRST ROUND OF NCAA FOOTBALL COVER VOTE

Vote Now to Give Your Team a Chance to Land a Spot in the Next Round


January 3, 2013 – As the first round of voting enters the homestretch, Notre Dame and Oregon currently lead all schools in the quest to secure the next NCAA Football cover. Other powerhouses such as Alabama, Michigan and LSU also currently sit above the cut line, as do a few surprise upstarts like Clemson, Army and Navy. Fans of other teams still have a chance to pull off a comeback, as voting on the first round will continue through Monday. South Carolina, USC, Virginia Tech and others stand under 500 votes behind, and Boise State is currently less than 300 votes away from playing spoiler once more. Teams advancing to the second round of the Cover Vote will be announced on Facebook at halftime of the BCS National Championship Game on Monday, January 7th.

Here’s the full list of the 32 schools currently primed to enter the next round.


Totals have been calculated through votes on both the primary polls on Facebook as well as several smaller polls highlighting rivalries, traditions, legendary college football players and more. There’s still time to vote, so head over to the NCAA Football Facebook page now to support your school!

Game: NCAA Football 14Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii UVotes: 47 - View All

If you can't view the embedded video, click here and make sure you subscribe.

It looks like injuries were the sole focus of the latest NBA 2K13 roster update. Richard Hamilton, Eric Gordon, Amare Stoudemire, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki and Lance Stephenson were the obvious players that make their return, along with a handful of other players.

Devin Harris, Anthony Morrow, Mo Williams, Tyreke Evans, Marcus Thornton, Raymond Felton have all landed on the injured list, with a few other lower rated players.

There were no ratings adjustments, as far as I can tell and the Nets still have coach Avery Johnson.

UPDATE: Lance Stephenson (+5 to 64 OVR) had a rating adjustment. 3pt rating = 75 (+47). (via @Real2KInsider)

For more details on the January 3rd NBA 2K13 roster update, visit The Real 2K Insider blog, from Rashidi.

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 75 - View All
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
09:54 AM - January 2, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you still on the fence, you can grab F1 2012 on Steam for $24.99. But you need to hurry, the sale ends at 1:00 PM EST.

Quote:
Codemasters Racing presents F1 2012, the next game in the BAFTA-winning series featuring all the official drivers, teams and circuits from the 2012 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. Learn the basics and master the challenge of driving the best machines on the planet in the Young Driver Test.

Experience the next generation in weather system technology where storm fronts move across the circuits, soaking specific areas of the track, as well as racing around the all-new Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, home of the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX. Two new quick fire game options: Season Challenge, a complete Career in just 10 races, and Champions Mode Scenarios, where you test your skills against the very best, complete an exciting line up of gaming options which also includes a 5 year Career, Co-op Championship, 16 Player Multiplayer & Time Attack Scenarios. F1 2012 Feel it!

Game: F1 2012Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 4 - View All
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
12:41 PM - January 1, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Happy New Year from all of us at Operation Sports. We appreciate all of you for making this site what it is today.

Keep an eye out for Community voting and OS End of the Year awards, coming real soon!

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Sports / Xbox 360Votes: 19 - View All
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012

During Thursday Night NFL football games, the NFL has been tracking player attributes, such as speed, acceleration, movement direction and jump height with chips embedded into shoulder pads of various NFL players. According to Polygon's, Samit Sarkar and Madden "Ratings Czar" Donny Moore, this data could be released to EA Sports to "potentially revolutionize" player ratings.

It probably won't happen any time soon, since the NFL is only tracking a handful of players, but it's fun to speculate.

Source - NFL tracking player movement data that EA says could 'revolutionize' Madden ratings (Polygon)

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii U / Xbox 360Votes: 74 - View All
02:53 PM - December 28, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

It’s Episode 9 of the Press Row Podcast – a celebration of everything we loved about sports video games in 2012! We’ve gathered a who’s who of industry folks, media types, pundits, and fans all to tell us about their top three sports games of the year. It’s an epic holiday episode. Enjoy!

Joining us this week: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: 2:48:29

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


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 19 - View All
10:00 AM - December 28, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you that didn't know, you can remove the red player indicator circle, when viewing an instant replay in NBA 2K13. This is especially useful for those of you that like to capture screenshots or video footage.

While in replay mode, simply press the R1 and L1 buttons simultaneously on the PS3. 360 users need to press LB and RB simultaneously. (This was added in the most recent NBA 2K13 patch (title update).

Thanks to DmanUnt2014, subscribe to his channel for more videos.

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 75 - View All
09:44 AM - December 28, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Throughout the season, Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast, hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, will kick off your college football weekend with an opinionated and fast-paced show. Drab and Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, will recap the biggest stories and preview all the big games from across the country from a fans perspective!

This week on Dual Threat, Bode & Drab end the year by looking back at Matt Barkey's terrible 2012. How far will he really far in the upcoming draft? Of course, they also preview the 89 bowl games this week including the New Year's Day and major BCS bowl games. They end show discussing what "11 things not allowed in 2013."

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
Wednesday, December 26, 2012


This video is also available on the OS Youtube channel, please subscribe while you're there.

Check out the Forza Horizon January Recaro Car Pack screenshots, right here.

The January Recaro Car Pack for Forza Horizon arrives on January 1st, 2013. It will be available on the Xbox Live Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points, or free if you are a Forza Horizon Season Pass owner.

The January Recaro Car Pack contains six new cars, as seen below. Season Pass owners will also get the 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster, as a bonus car.
  • 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 1983 GMC Vandura G-1500
  • 2012 Lotus Exige S
  • 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition
  • 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR
  • 1995 Ford Mustang Cobra R

Game: Forza HorizonReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 6 - View All
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
12:12 PM - December 25, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Grab your NBA 2K13 VC packs with a 50% discount today through January 1st 2013, 5:00 PM GST.
  • 10,000 VC Pack - 120 MSP
  • 5,000 VC Pack - 80 MSP
  • 2,000 VC Pack - 40 MSP

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 75 - View All