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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, August 6, 2012

With Erin Andrews moving from ESPN to FOX, could Jemele Hill, Shannon Spake or Shelley Smith be the new sideline reporter in NCAA Football 14?

Game: NCAA Football 14Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii UVotes: 45 - View All
12:05 PM - August 6, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Just received this NBA Live 13 cover art featuring LeBron James, from an anonymous source.

Take it with a grain of salt for now, but it is something we can chew on, while we wait for EA Sports and the NBA Live 13 team to make any announcements, on well... anything.

Game: NBA Live 13Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 56 - View All
10:00 AM - August 6, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new Ultimate NBA 2K12 mod pack, courtesy of @ultimatenba2k.

See below for all the details.
  • There are 4 Download Parts
  • After you have downloaded Part 1 and Part 2 you will NEVER have to download them again
  • Part 3 and Part 4 will be the links you will need to download when there are updates
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Included in this 4-Part UltimateNBA2K12 Mod Pack will be the latest versions of the Ultimate Base Roster, 1993 Mod, 1995 Mod, 1998 Mod, 1999 Mod, 2007 Mod and all the graphics and art files that go along with them. Additionally, this 4-Part pack will include all Expansion Team files (made by Sevin0Seven) and Draft Classes. None of these files will overwrite any regular NBA2K12 files and no files will conflict with each other. After downloading each part read the "README.PDF" file for installation directions. After downloading and installing Part 1 and Part 2 you will NEVER need to download them again. Part 3 and Part 4 will be the only parts containing future updates for the Ultimate Base Roster and Season Mods. This should cut down significantly on downloading time.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 101 - View All
09:40 AM - August 6, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Madden NFL 13 demo will not arrive tomorrow, it's looking more likely to release on Tuesday, August 14th. When we get a specific date and details for the demo, we'll be sure to post it.

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 74 - View All
09:27 AM - August 6, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Madden NFL 13 Player Ratings - Top 10 Overall RB

#1 Maurice Jones-Drew - 97 Overall
#2 Adrian Peterson - 97 Overall
#3 Arian Foster - 96 Overall
#4 LeSean McCoy - 95 Overall
#5 Ray Rice - 95 Overall
#6 Matt Forte - 93 Overall
#7 Frank Gore - 92 Overall
#8 Steven Jackson - 92 Overall
#9 Jamaal Charles - 91 Overall
#10 Michael Turner - 91 OverallAgree or disagree?

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii U / Xbox 360Votes: 74 - View All
Sunday, August 5, 2012

Strong words from Kotaku's Owen Good, in his latest NBA Live 13 article. This isn't Duke Nukem Forever or Half-Life 3, love it.

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EA Sports has aggressively pushed the talking point that NBA Live 13 isn't coming off a three-year development cycle, and that's reasonable. Elite represented an entire year of wasted development. The project was reassigned to a different studio, and the new team had to tear it down and understand what it was working with. That accounted for a lot of 2011.

But this isn't Duke Nukem Forever or Half-Life 3. The release date of a simulation sports video game is predictable years in advance. If NBA Live 13 misses that date, for any reason, the reaction will be swift and merciless. It'll be as good as failing to launch.

Source - For NBA Live, an Uncomfortable Silence Speaks for Itself

Game: NBA Live 13Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 56 - View All
04:12 PM - August 5, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new Madden NFL 13 screenshot of Darren Sproles.

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

Looking to renew your EA Sports Season Ticket? Check out the new details on the program. (Not seeing NBA Live 13)

Play Early. Play More. Play Better.

The program that gives you early access to all of your favorite EA SPORTS titles is back, now with even more value for only $24.99 or 2000 Microsoft® Points for 12 months of benefits! With EA SPORTS Season Ticket, you’ll get ahead of the game in all participating titles with:
  • Access to over $100 of PDLC
  • 3 days Early Access to the full game
  • 20% discount on additional PDLC
Access to over $100 of PDLC Across all participating titles

Don’t wait to build your club in Ultimate Team, compete against your friends, or test your skills in weekly global tournaments. With EA SPORTS Season Ticket, get a leg-up on your opponents with access to the following PDLC across all five participating titles:
  • 1 Legendary Pack and 24 Pro Madden Packs (over $30 in value)
  • 24 NHL Premium Gold Packs (over $30 in value)
  • 24 FIFA Premium Gold Packs (over $30 in value)
  • Tiger Woods 14 content to be announced
  • NCAA 14 content to be announced
3 days Early Access Across all participating titles

Download your favorite EA SPORTS titles 3 days early and get into the action while your friends are still dreaming of throwing 40-yard bombs or ripping the back of the net. Carry over your progress and achievements when you buy on launch day to stay ahead of the game.

20% off additional PDLC Across all participating titles

Want to save even more? With EA SPORTS Season Ticket you get 20% off all PDLC available in all participating titles. Get more Ultimate Team packs, more courses, more players and more boosts for your money. If it’s available for purchase, you get 20% off. It’s that easy.

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii UVotes: 74 - View All
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Saturday, August 4, 2012
03:44 PM - August 4, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Shady used the NBA 2K12 Ultimate Base Roster (PC ONLY), which includes 250+ teams and all NBA transactions through August 3rd..

You can pick up the PC version of NBA 2K12 for $19.99, at Amazon.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 101 - View All
02:32 PM - August 4, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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NHL 13 Gameplay Producer Ben Ross talks you through this exciting look at NHL 13 defensive gameplay.

Game: NHL 13Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 23 - View All
Friday, August 3, 2012
06:01 PM - August 3, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Ronnie2K mentioned Harrison Barnes NBA 2K13 player rating is a 75.

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.@Hbarnes came by office to hang out. First thing he wanted to know was his rating. Its a 75.

Too high, too low or just right?

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 75 - View All
02:45 PM - August 3, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

During an interview with ESPN, Producer Yuri Bialoskursky has confirmed, no Infinity Engine or MUT in the Wii U version of Madden NFL 13.

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ESPN Playbook: Don’t you think Nintendo consumers are going to be frustrated by getting an inferior version of “Madden” again? The Infinity Engine is what defines “Madden 13,” yet it’s nowhere to be seen on the Wii U.

Yuri Bialoskursky: It’s not for a lack of want. We definitely wanted to get the physics into the game. The Infinity Engine is something that is a point of interest for “Madden” fans, it’s just something we weren’t able to achieve for this first year on the new hardware. A lot of times, new hardware comes with new challenges. But we were able to add things to “Madden” on a lot of different levels, like being able to draw your own hot routes and being able to change your plays on the fly and create your own plays, giving you the ability to do whatever you want to do pre-play. Play-calling is another area that could be underestimated at face value. You have your playbook fully exposed to you. You don’t have to dig through menus and dig back out of menus to find the perfect play. There’s a lot of searching around, I think, on the other consoles. Just the way it’s laid out enables you to access everything very quickly. Then, of course, you’re able to utilize substitutions and packages, making changes very simply and very intuitively by just tapping and swiping the screen.

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Wii UVotes: 74 - View All
09:30 AM - August 3, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just released the complete Madden NFL 13 ratings for every quarterback in the game.

For the complete Madden NFL 13 quarterback ratings, click here.

The ratings category winners in Speed, Throw Power, Deep Throw Accuracy, and Awareness will be reflected in the week one Madden NFL 13 roster update.

Just a few notable ratings.
  • Ryan 89, Cam 89, Schaub 89, Flacco 88, Cutler 87, Hasselbeck 85, Luck 84, Palmer 84, Dalton 83, Smith 83
  • RGIII rated 83 with 93 speed.
  • Sanchez overall 80, Tebow 77.
  • RGIII, Vick and Pryor are the fastest QB's in Madden NFL 13. Next 5 are Josh Johnson, Tyrod Taylor, Joe Webb, Cam Newton, Vince Young.
  • Top 10 QB Throwing Power. Stafford, Cutler, Mallett, Vick, Newton, Rodgers, Freeman, Osweiler, Skelton, Brady.
  • Top 12 QB Accuracy. Rodgers, Brees, Brady, Rivers, Eli, Peyton, Schaub, Stafford, Big Ben, Luck, Romo, Ryan.
What are your thoughts on the QB ratings?

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii U / Xbox 360Votes: 74 - View All

Eurogamer recently spoke with Madden NFL 13 Designer Victor Lugo, as they discuss some the Kinect features, including dynamic grammar and over 6,000 voice commands.

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Example: "Manningham. Streak. O Line. Aggressive. Set hike!" No fiddling with menus, less fuss. That's how it works at a basic level, and: "For advanced users we allow you to use the controller as well as use your voice to get that extra command in and edge out your buddies," said Logan. But there's more. "One thing we're doing, which is pretty innovative with this game, is using what we're calling dynamic grammars," Logan said. "There are commands that we're loading directly into the game right now. What dynamic grammars do is take text and dynamically load it in, the name of the characters you have, your custom audibles and basically uses phonics to sound it out."

Which is a long-winded way of saying: "If you type your name in there you can just say your name. If you put all your custom audibles in you'll be able to say them. All that adds up to the ability to add any play into the game and call out the name of any player, and that's over 6,000 commands." Neat.

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 74 - View All