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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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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
01:31 PM - January 18, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

ESPN The Gamer has posted their MLB 2K12 preview.

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Our pitching mechanic is really what we hang our hat on, and it's what we feel differentiates us from the competition," explains 2K's Chris Snyder as he shows me the new game. "We utilize our Inside Edge scouting reports and all of the data from STATS LLC, and we track how many fastballs, how many curves they throw in real life, and we mimic that data in the game. So if you're abusing a pitch this year, and if you're using a pitch way more than say, Justin Verlander throws it in real life, your stats are going to drop and it's going to be more difficult to hit your spots.

Game: Major League Baseball 2K12 Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 12 - View All
04:39 AM - January 18, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

After numerous attempts to get an answer from EA Sports, it looks like NBA Jam: On Fire Edition will get roster updates, according to Kotaku.

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"We will be providing roster updates for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition this season." She didn't say when or how many, specifically, adding only "more information to come.

Game: NBA JAM: On Fire EditionReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 7 - View All
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
10:17 PM - January 17, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Amazon has leaked out some of the MLB 12 The Show Diamond Dynasty details.

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Diamond Dynasty - Manage your very own fully customizable MLB team online. Challenge and beat CPU controlled MLB teams to recruit MLB stars for your team, and compete against other users customized teams for development points.

Does this mode interest you?

Game: MLB 12 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3Votes: 53 - View All
10:00 PM - January 17, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

PSNation has posted their day 1 MLB 12 The Show hands-on impressions.

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Today, many of us used the time to simply dig-in to the game and experience the new features and changes. Visually, it’s pretty similar, but the list of fixes, changes, redesigns, and other features is pages long. One of the first changes we noticed right away is the all new physics engine applied to the Baseball. The old system was completely ripped-out and replaced with an all-new system, and the change is immediately noticeable. The ball reacts to everything in the environment as it actually should. When you see the ball jump off of the bat, the path and trajectory that the ball takes feels incredibly natural. I actually hope to talk to the brains behind this new engine, and obviously, if I do I’ll post anything I find out. For now, let’s just say, if you’ve ever actually played the game of Baseball, you know, on a field and stuff, that the Baseball in MLB 12 The Show actually reacts to everything like it did when you were playing. It’s damned impressive and really impacts the game and how you play it. Hits don’t seem “formulaic” or “canned” as in years past, and even on this first “half-day” that consisted of about 10 hours, we’ve already heard many instances when someone yells “did you just see that?!?!” Of course, there are many more changes and fixes, and trust me, I’ll cover as much as I can (there’s so much, and also, some things I still am not allowed to talk about.)

Game: MLB 12 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS VitaVotes: 53 - View All
04:44 AM - January 17, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Gamespot offers their opinion on what 2K Sports should do, if they ever bring back their NHL series.

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If 2K decides to bring back its franchise, it should look at what made NBA 2K12 such a great game. The biggest highlight for that game was the inclusion of classic players and teams. While NHL 12 featured a dozen NHL Legends, it was fairly restricted. It required a lot of investment from you to unlock those athletes and didn't immerse you into why they were so fantastic. What 2K should do is copy the formula from their NBA’s Greatest. Focus on a handful of the greatest hockey players to ever lace up a pair of skates, and feature the teams they played on.

And showcase those great players! Being able to re-create the period of hockey in which they played would be fun. Imagine the days when the goalies' pads and protection didn't make them look like sumo wrestlers, when wearing a helmet was optional and mullets were the norm. Showing off Maurice "The Rocket" Richard in black and white, along with a static radio broadcast and highlighting why he and the Montreal Canadiens were so incredible, would be an excellent history lesson for newcomers to the sport as well.

What do you think 2K Sports needs to do?

04:39 AM - January 17, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: Grand Slam Tennis 2Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 2 - View All
04:36 AM - January 17, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Looking for Gran Turismo for PS Vita? It might be a long wait.

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As much as we love Polyphony's work, the company takes its sweet time. Gran Turismo PSP was officially announced in May 2004 but didn't see a release until October 2009. Although it was a commercial success, critics and fans were displeased at the lack of a career mode and car upgrades.

The fact that it took five years to bring this game to stores was a reminder of the lengths Sony and Polyphony will go when it comes to Gran Turismo, leaving us to wonder how long it'll take to produce a new entry for PlayStation Vita.

How long are you willing to wait?

Game: Gran Turismo 5Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 15 - View All
Friday, January 13, 2012
04:46 AM - January 13, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We are giving you a chance to win NBA 2K12 and NBA 2K12 Legends Showcase DLC.

It's really simple. Head over to this link to enter the contest. Winners will be contacted January 16th, at midnight.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / iOSVotes: 101 - View All
Thursday, January 12, 2012
11:21 PM - January 12, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: Hot Shots GolfHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS VitaVotes: 0 - View All
10:56 PM - January 12, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: UFC Undisputed 3Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 11 - View All
03:31 PM - January 12, 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

Donny Moore has posted the latest Madden NFL 12 roster update details for the Divisional Playoffs. The rosters should be available tomorrow morning for both 360 and PS3.

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There are well over 500+ transactions, player equipment updates, and player rating adjustments that went into this update for the online rosters. All non-playoff teams’ depth charts and injuries were updated as well to reflect their rosters heading into the 2012 off-season.

The biggest movers from Wild Card Week on the positive side are LB Chase Blackburn (NYG) with a 4 point boost this week (now 72 overall), WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) going +4 to 81 overall, QB Tim Tebow (DEN) going up +3 to a 79 overall, DL Antonio Smith (HOU) goes up +3 to 87 overall, DL Geno Atkins(CIN) going up 2 points to 88, OL David Diehl (NYG) going up +3 to a 72 and finally, WR Calvin Johnson (DET) going up +1 to a 99 overall.

Some of the biggest movers on the negative side are OL Max Starks (PIT - from 76 to 73 overall), DL Kroy Biermann (ATL) down 3 points to 75 overall, OL Nate Livings (CIN - goes down 3 points to a 76 overall), DB Chris Crocker (CIN - from 80 to 78 overall) and OL Kareem McKenzie (NYG - from 81 to 78 overall).

For a detailed list of all the Madden NFL 12 roster update details, click here.

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
02:39 PM - January 11, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: MLB 12 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS VitaVotes: 53 - View All
04:52 AM - January 11, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: UFC Undisputed 3Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 11 - View All
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
07:05 PM - January 10, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: UFC Undisputed 3Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 11 - View All