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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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Monday, March 25, 2013
08:15 AM - March 25, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

It looks like we'll get some sort of NCAA Football 14 announcement later today. Judging by the picture, it probably has something to do with the NCAA Football 14 cover athlete, Denard Robinson. Whatever it is, let's hope they give out some information about the game today.

Any guesses?

Game: NCAA Football 14Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 49 - View All
Sunday, March 24, 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, March 23, 2013
07:01 AM - March 23, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA 2K13 roster update has arrived this morning. Here are some details. Alvin Gentry is still the head coach of the Phoenix Suns, no sign of interim coach Lindsey Hunter. Aaron Brooks and Thomas Robinson are both still wearing jersey #0 for the Houston Rockets. (Robinson should be #41)

Below are the list of changes.
  • Brendan Haywood - Charlotte Bobcats -12 (56) Injured
  • Luc Richard Mbah A Moute - Milwaukee Bucks -5 (64) Injured
  • Ersan Ilyasova - Milwaukee Bucks -11 (64) Injured
  • Taj Gibson - Chicago Bulls (76) Returns from injury
  • Kirk Hinrich - Chicago Bulls (73) Returns from injury
  • Chris Quinn - Cleveland Cavaliers (56) Added to roster
  • Dion Waiters - Cleveland Cavaliers -11 (66) Injured
  • Caron Butler - Los Angeles Clippers (81) Returns from injury
  • Raja Bell - Added to free agents
  • Tyson Chandler - New York Knicks -11 (66) Injured
  • Pau Gasol - Los Angeles Lakers (81) Returns from injury
  • Rodrigue Beaubois - Dallas Mavericks -12 (61) Injured
  • Shawn Marion - Dallas Mavericks (79) Returns from injury
  • Wilson Chandler - Denver Nuggets -12 (68) Injured
  • David West - Indiana Pacers -7 (74) Injured
  • Brandon Knight - Detroit Pistons (76) Returns from injury
  • Mickael Pietrus - Toronto Raptors (72) Returns from injury
  • Royce White - Houston Rockets -10 (57) Injured
  • Tony Parker - San Antonio Spurs (87) Returns from injury
  • Chase Budinger - Minnesota Timberwolves (71) Returns from injury
  • Nikola Pekovic - Minnesota Timberwolves (78) Returns from injury
  • Victor Claver - Portland Trail Blazers -18 (44) Injured
  • Cartier Martin - Washington Wizards (67) Returns from injury
Players Still Missing
  • Kevin Jones (PF) - Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Shavlik Randdolph (PF) - Boston Celtics
  • Jarvis Varnado (PF) - Miami Heat
  • Terrel Harris (SG) - New Orleans Hornets
  • Kevin Murphy (SG) - Utah Jazz
  • Chris Wright (PG) - Dallas Mavericks
  • Julyan Stone (PG/SG) - Denver Nuggets
  • Ben Hansbrough (PG/SG) - Indiana Pacers
  • Tim Ohlbrecht (C) - Houston Rockets
  • Aron Baynes (C) - San Antonio Spurs
  • Diante Garrett (SG) - Phoenix Suns
  • Mickael Gelabale (SF) - Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Chris Johnson (C/PF) - Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Kent Bazemore (SG/SF) - Golden St. Warriors
  • Malcolm Thomas (PF/SF) - Golden St. Warriors

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 75 - View All
Friday, March 22, 2013
05:07 PM - March 22, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NHL 13 roster update is available now for PS3 and 360 users. No details have been released.

Game: NHL 13Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 23 - View All
10:13 AM - March 22, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

It’s Episode 16 of the Press Row Podcast! The full crew is together again this episode as we discuss everything you want to hear about, including more MLB The Show 13 careers, the departure of EA’s CEO, a ton of listener questions, an in-depth preview of Tiger 14, and an analysis of the Madden cover vote. Plus, Skip Bayless* joins us to close out the show!

*not actually Skip Bayless

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: 1:25:39

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: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 19 - View All
09:53 AM - March 22, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest GRID 2 video, which is a replay of yesterdays live stream, demoing Indianapolis, Chicago, Barcelona, Flashback and the first reveal of Drift mode.

Game: GRID 2Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 4 - View All
Thursday, March 21, 2013
09:55 AM - March 21, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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

GET BACK IN THE RACE WITH THE RELEASE OF TRIALS EVOLUTION: GOLD EDITION

Trials has finally returned home with the release of Trials Evolution: Gold Edition exclusively on PC.

RedLynx’s signature franchise, the Trials series first made its mark in gaming with the 2008 release of Trials 2 SE for the PC. That breakout indie hit led to further success on the Xbox, and ever since, PC gamers have been clamoring for more Trials.

That wait is now over, as the competition begins all over again in Trials Evolution: Gold Edition, the biggest Trials game ever released with 129 tracks and mini games from Trials Evolution and Trials HD.

The game also includes all of the features of its forerunners, from the in-game editor which brought more than 300,000 tracks to the Xbox LIVE version of Trials Evolution, to the global Leader Boards and four-player Multiplayer, in both local and online modes.

For more information about Trials Evolution: Gold Edition and the Trials franchise visit the brand new Trials portal at http://www.trialsgame.com.

Purchase and download Trials Evolution: Gold Edition today from Amazon for $19.99.

Trials Evolution: Gold Edition marks the Trials franchise’s triumphant return to the PC gaming platform.
RedLynx’s signature franchise, the Trials series first made its mark in gaming with the 2008 release of Trials 2 SE for the PC. That breakout indie success led to further success on the Xbox, but ever since then PC gamers have been clamoring for more Trials. Trials Evolution: Gold Edition is what they have been waiting for.

Trials Evolution: Gold Edition will contain all the content of the original, best-selling XBLA game Trials Evolution.
In addition, all of the single player tracks and skill games from Trials HD will be found in Trials Evolution – effectively doubling the content offering with two complete games, neither of which have ever before been available on PC.

Trials Evolution: Gold Edition will be optimized and enhanced for the PC gaming platform. All of the features of its forerunners – from the in-game editor, player sharing of tracks, and global Leader Boards, will be re-integrated into the game in a way that fits the new platform.

Features
  • Multiplayer
  • Track Editor
  • Indoor and Outdoor environments
  • Bike and rider customizations
  • Global competition

Game: Trials Evolution: Gold EditionHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
06:04 PM - March 20, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Top Seeds Roll in Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote as Fans Cast More Than 21 Million First Round Votes

Barry Sanders, Joe Montana, Adrian Peterson and Colin Kaepernick Dominate Early Round Voting

ESPN SportsNation today announced unprecedented first round results and second round matchups for the Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote. First round vote totals reveal early front runners from both the new school and old school player brackets. Fans have shown up at the polls in record numbers casting over 21 million first round votes, shattering last year’s week one tally and already besting last year’s vote total for the entire Madden NFL 13 Cover Vote.

New school stud Adrian Peterson and old school legend Barry Sanders have proven to be just as electric off the field as on it, easily winning their first round matchups. Sanders secured the largest margin of victory of any of the first round matchups claiming 95% of the overall vote against Bears legend Ron Rivera, while Peterson claimed 94% in his victory over Carson Palmer.

Elsewhere in the brackets the 49ers are showing their dominance, with top seeds Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Colin Kaepernick all easily dispatching their opponents. In a surprising turn of events, new school No. 11 Darrelle Revis managed to knock off No. 6 Jamaal Charles in his quest to be the face for the new school. In the tightest first round matchup, Von Miller defeated Victor Cruz, scraping across the finish line with 51% of the votes. Other voting highlights include:
  • Head-to-head first round matchups averaged 653,000 votes each, with 36% of all votes coming from mobile
  • Joe Montana led all old school players with 640,000 votes, while Adrian Peterson led the new school bracket with 594,000 votes
  • Joe Montana vs. Jake Delhomme led the first round matchups with more than 700,000 total votes
  • SportsNation’s Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote Kickoff Show created more conversation on Twitter than any show in SportsNation history, according to Social Guide.
Voting for round two is now open and will continue through Wednesday, March 27. Fans are invited to cast their votes at ESPN.com/MaddenVote through their PC or mobile devices. For the chance to “Maximize” votes, ESPN and Madden NFL 25 have partnered with Pepsi MAX to promote Twitter live voting every Tuesday throughout the Madden Cover Vote campaign, where tweets with each player’s respective cover vote hashtag will count as two votes. Double votes ends at midnight ET each Tuesday.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 53 - View All
04:06 PM - March 20, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We won't be hearing much about Madden NFL 25 until the cover vote has completed, but the Kansas City Chiefs Instagram page has posted an image of their head coach Andy Reid, surrounded by EA Sports cameras.

Let's hope EA Sports includes more NFL players as well.

Quote:
Ever wonder how #EAsports gets the graphics just right? #chiefskingdom following Coach Reid at owners meetings #nfl

Thanks meStevo!

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 53 - View All
03:56 PM - March 20, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Can you believe NHL 94 was released 20 years ago this month? NHL.com has posted an article about it today, which includes a couple of video clips.

To this day, Jeremy Roenick still receives comments about the game.

Quote:
"It's the No. 1 comment that is made to me over the course of every day, whether it's over Twitter or meeting on the street. Whatever the case may be, I would say one out of three people I meet mention '94 Sega," Roenick told NHL.com. "They say one of three things: One, 'You couldn't beat the Chicago Blackhawks [in the game] because of Jeremy Roenick.' No. 2, 'I got through college playing Jeremy Roenick in '94 Sega.' The third is it was a rule that you couldn't be the Chicago Blackhawks in the game, because they were that unstoppable.

What about you? Do you have any NHL 94 stories you'd like to share?

Source - Electronic Arts Celebrates NHL '94's 20th Anniversary (Game Informer)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
09:07 AM - March 19, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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

Players Leave Rivals and Cops in the Dust Together
with All New Co-Op Features Designed Specifically for the Wii U

Ready, set, floor it! EA and Criterion Games announced today that Need for Speed™ Most Wanted U, the Nintendo Wii U™ enhanced version of the critically acclaimed Need for Speed Most Wanted, is now available at North American retail stores. Whether gamers are playing with friends or family in the living room or competing against others in the connected open world through Autolog 2, Need for Speed Most Wanted U makes the race to become Most Wanted more fun, more social and more interactive than ever before.

Rob O’Farrell, Executive Producer, said, “At Criterion Games, we really took the time to learn and understand the Wii U. When creating Need for Speed Most Wanted U, we wanted to maximize the console’s power to deliver an immediately fun and accessible racing experience. We are very proud of the end result.”

Designed specifically for the Wii U, Need for Speed Most Wanted U delivers gameplay mechanics built for the unique features of the Wii U™ GamePad controller. The local co-op mode, called Co-Driver, allows one player to drive using the Wii Remote™ controller or Wii U Pro Controller while another player uses the Wii U GamePad to provide control and navigation assistance on an interactive real-time map. Using just their fingertips, the partner can distract pursuing cops, switch from night to day or activate enhanced performance for any car and even control the amount of traffic on the road. For another competitive edge, players can switch into their favorite cars, track milestones, uncover the city’s hidden gems and more, all on the fly with the Wii U touch screen, ensuring nothing ever slows them down.

Need for Speed Most Wanted U brings the blockbuster action of the open world racer to players’ fingertips. The entire game is playable off-screen using the Wii U GamePad, so gamers never have to put the game down.

Need for Speed Most Wanted U includes the Ultimate Speed Pack expansion, so players can take to the streets with five of the most absurdly fast cars ever made: McLaren’s F1 LM, Lamborghini’s minimalist artwork, the Aventador J, the track-focused Pagani Zonda R, Bugatti’s reigning world speed champion, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and Hennessey’s savage 275 mile-an-hour ragtop beast, the Venom GT Spyder.

Finally with Need for Speed Most Wanted U, gamers are competing against the people they want to defeat most – their friends. With EA’s innovative online technology Autolog 2, the game automatically tracks and compares best race times, high scores and more. These stats are broadcast throughout the open world, fueling friendly competition and rivalries. Need for Speed Most Wanted’s online multiplayer also ups the ante for social competition. Gamers pick a car, meet up with their friends and are immersed in a non-stop playlist of action-packed events. Whether it’s competing for the best starting position, the ultimate jump, or finishing first place, if there’s something to do, there’s someone to beat. Any Speed Points earned on Wii U will add to your existing total if you are playing the game on any of the other available platforms through CloudCompete.

Need for Speed Most Wanted U is available now in North America for $59.99 and will be in stores March 21 in Europe for €69.99.

Game: Need For Speed Most Wanted UReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Wii UVotes: 0 - View All
08:52 AM - March 19, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We have just posted some more MotoGP 13 screenshots.

Game: MotoGP 13Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All
Monday, March 18, 2013
03:52 PM - March 18, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 Gameplay Designer, Justin Patel has posted a new developer blog on Career Mode. If you create a female golfer, you can choose which tour you would like to play in. The LPGA Tour has 22 events, while the PGA Tour has 31 events. New details on Q School and much more are included in the blog.

Quote:
We've added new features to Career Mode this year to make the mode better than ever. For the first time in the history of the franchise, the LPGA Tour is available. Golfers can test their skills against the LPGA’s best players, like Stacy Lewis, Paula Creamer, Suzann Pettersen, Natalie Gulbis, and Lexi Thompson. Male golfers will find a whole new path to the PGA TOUR, with the new qualification changes to Q School and the Web.com Tour fully integrated into this year’s game. The inclusion of the LPGA Tour, along with an updated career path, only scratches the surface of the mode.

Read more here.

Game: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 13 - View All
Sunday, March 17, 2013
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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 19 - View All
Saturday, March 16, 2013
06:59 AM - March 16, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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

Another NBA 2K13 roster update arrived today. Alvin Gentry is still the head coach of the Phoenix Suns, no sign of interim coach Lindsey Hunter. Aaron Brooks and Thomas Robinson are both still wearing jersey #0 for the Houston Rockets. (Robinson should be #41)

Below are the list of changes.
  • Nick Young, Philadelphia 76ers (73) - Returns from injury
  • Omri Casspi, Cleveland Cavaliers (62) - Returns from injury
  • Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers +4 (72)
  • Eric Bledsoe, Los Angeles Clippers -13 (68) Injured
  • Darrell Authur, Memphis Grizzlies -11 (61) Injured
  • James Johnson, Sacramento Kings -11 (55) Injured
  • Shawn Marion, Dallas Mavericks -12 (67) Injured
  • Maurice Harkless, Orlando Magic +7 (73)
  • Lance Stephenson, Indiana Pacers +6 (75)
  • Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons -8 (68) Injured
  • Andrea Bargnani, Toronto Raptors -6 (67) Injured
  • Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards -8 (67) Injured
  • Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets +2 (88)
  • Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers +1 (90)
Players Still Missing (Thanks pjt8405!)
  • Kevin Jones (PF) - Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Shavlik Randdolph (PF) - Boston Celtics
  • Jarvis Varnado (PF) - Miami Heat
  • Terrel Harris (SG) - New Orleans Hornets
  • Kevin Murphy (SG) - Utah Jazz
  • Chris Wright (PG) - Dallas Mavericks
  • Julyan Stone (PG/SG) - Denver Nuggets
  • Ben Hansbrough (PG/SG) - Indiana Pacers
  • Tim Ohlbrecht (C) - Houston Rockets
  • Aron Baynes (C) - San Antonio Spurs
  • Diante Garrett (SG) - Phoenix Suns
  • Mickael Gelabale (SF) - Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Chris Johnson (C/PF) - Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Kent Bazemore (SG/SF) - Golden St. Warriors
  • Malcolm Thomas (PF/SF) - Golden St. Warriors
Some roster moves that need to be in next update
  • Jannero Pargo (PG) to Charlotte Bobcats
  • Dajuan Summers (SF/PF) to LA Clippers
  • Shelvin Mack (PG) to Atlanta Hawks
More details on the roster update can be found at The Real 2K Insider.

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