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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, February 23, 2011
10:10 PM - February 23, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Samit Sarkar, over at Destructoid, has been a busy man these days. Check out his impressions of MLB 11 The Show's 3D and HR derby, with the PS Move.

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"The depth goes “into” the screen, as on the Nintendo 3DS, while the HUD elements -- including the score line at the top of the screen, any statistical or interface overlays, and baserunner windows when you’ve got men on first or third -- stand out because they float “above” the screen. The Show doesn’t shout “THREE-DEE” from the rooftops, and it’s much more enjoyable for it.

But that’s about as far as the accuracy goes; as for the actual act of swinging, you might as well be playing Wii Sports. You can stand up and get in a batting stance if you really want to, but it’s by no means necessary (although you do have to swing left-handed, or backhanded, if your hitter is a lefty). I was able to blast a ball over 470 feet just by flicking my wrist gently -- hitting depends only on the timing of the swing and the angle of the bat. (If you swing downward, for instance, you’re just going to drive the ball into the ground.) That is, you can have just as much success with a full home-run hitter’s swing as with a quick motion of your wrist."

Game: MLB 11 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 56 - View All
04:41 PM - February 23, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Playstation.Blog has posted some more MLB 11 The Show co-op mode details. Unfortunately, we can't use this mode in season or franchise mode.

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"For those of you that follow us closely, you know that we spend a lot of time reading feedback from all of our fans out there. One of the features that many of you have been pushing for is the desire to play The Show with someone as a teammate, instead of just as an opponent. So, this year we created a co-op mode that gives you and a buddy the ability to play on the same team against the CPU, against 1 player, or against 2 other players.

Here’s how it works…you’re able to customize who will be responsible for the different offensive and defensive areas of the game. When you’re at bat, you can choose to allow one person to do all of the batting or choose to alternate batters. The base running works in the opposite way so if you’re batting, your teammate will be responsible for the base running allowing you to work together for sacrifices and hit and runs. I promise you, if you’re playing a 2v2 co-op offline, you’ll start to develop hand signals with your teammate for these situations. I know, that sounds ridiculous, but it’s going to happen.

When you’re in the field, there are four different controllable areas—pitcher, catcher, infield, and outfield. Again, you have the ability to customize who is responsible for different areas. The pitcher, like the batter, can alternate between the teammates (per inning)."

Game: MLB 11 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 56 - View All
04:22 PM - February 23, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports just sent us over 6 user requested MLB 2K11 screenshots, exclusive to OS.

Obviously, they couldn't get to everyone. If you didn't get your request filled, don't cry... We'll try to get more, closer to release.

Game: Major League Baseball 2K11Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: NDS / PC / PS2 / PS3 / PSP / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 17 - View All
03:49 PM - February 23, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The MastersReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 15 - View All
02:24 PM - February 23, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

SUPREMACY MMA GIVES GIRLS THE RIGHT TO FIGHT,
BRINGING THE FIRST WOMEN FIGHTERS TO AN MMA GAME

Female fighters Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig and Michele “Diablita” Gutierrez
get the right to fight for the first time in the MMA videogame genre

Milton Keynes, UK—24th February, 2011 — Global videogame publisher 505 Games and developer Kung Fu Factory have revealed today that real-life female MMA fighters Felice “Lil Dog” Herrig and Michele “Diablita” Gutierrez will appear in Supremacy MMA™. This marks the first playable femme fighters in the history of MMA games.

“Female fighters are not represented in MMA games and face a giant glass ceiling in the fighting world,” said Ricci Rukavina, CEO and Creative Director, Kung Fu Factory. “We’re proud to be a part of raising their profile and giving these tough-as-nails fighters their due in the virtual cage.””

Herrig, an XFO, UEC and Bellator veteran, and Gutierrez, Wand Fight Team’s sole female brawler, will bring their likenesses and hard-hitting set of skills to the game’s hyper-fast, no-holds barred combat system.

“Being one of the first women to represent MMA in a videogame is a dream come true for me,” said Herrig. “This is our chance to finally show gamers that female fighters can hold their own.”

“Joining the roster of fighters for Supremacy MMA is definitely awesome,” said Gutierrez. “The game takes a totally different approach to MMA so I think it’s perfect that this is the game that features women for the first time.”

“Bringing playable female fighters to fans in Supremacy MMA represents the strong stance we’re taking in bringing a totally unique game to market,” said Peter Matiss, VP of marketing, 505 Games. “Michele and Felice fight with the same ferocity and heart as any other fighter, regardless of gender, and we are proud to represent these strong, determined women in our game.”

Supremacy MMA brings the brutality of unsanctioned, amateur and unlicensed MMA fighting to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems, favoring fast-and-furious gameplay and underground aesthetics over official branding and television-style presentation. The game raises the bar in the MMA space by bringing an unprecedented level of fast, fluid combat, intuitive controls and true-to-the-sport brutality, telling the story of up-and-coming fighters in their quest for supremacy.

Supremacy MMA is slated for release June, 2011, on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

Game: Supremacy MMAHype Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 3 - View All
02:22 PM - February 23, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Check out the new hi-res Top Spin 4 screenshots, right here.

2K Sports has posted Top Spin 4 Developer Diary #4, detailing player creator, player evolution, coaches, objectives and skills.

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"Many of you 2K Sports gamers may be familiar with this mode from other titles such as NBA and MLB where you get to create a player from scratch and guide him or her through every facet of a real pro tennis career, starting as a newcomer pro with the goal of becoming one of the game’s greatest legends. As you progress through your player’s career, you will have the ability to fully develop him/her over time, and eventually create your own style with the introduction of a variety of coaches. The vast array of options throughout your career will allow you to shape your player however you want. Let’s start with the completely revamped Player Creator."

Game: Top Spin 4Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 8 - View All
02:19 PM - February 23, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Capcom has posted another MotoGP 10/11 blog. This one covering behind the scenes of the game.

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"There’s a common misconception about the way MotoGP is updated each year, it’s not a palette swap at all. In fact there is a heck of a lot of work that goes into redesigning, remodelling and making sure everything else is up to date with the current season of MotoGP. And these pics will give you an idea to what goes on behind the scenes.

The riders all have to photographed again, because they’re another year older and possibly wiser and wrinklier. Here (top) you can see the back of Valentino Rossi because, yes, even their backs have to be photographed – well you do end up staring at their backs for quite some time.

The bikes themselves get photographed from every conceivable angle so that the artists and animators can fully replicate them in the game. This is pretty easy though, the bikes are great models and really know how to work the camera."

Game: MotoGP 10/11Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 1 - View All
02:07 PM - February 23, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We have just posted a bunch of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit screenshots, as well as one additional Shift 2 Unleashed screenshot.

Game: Need for Speed Hot PursuitReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 9 - View All
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Destructoid's Samit Sarkar checks in with his MLB 11 The Show hands-on preview, where he talks about analog hitting and pitching, RttS and a few other things.

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"This year, Road to the Show (RTTS) has changed up its player creation setup. You’ll still be allocating attribute points, but at the start, you have to balance your player on a set of sliders. Pitchers, for example, can be stamina guys or power guys, Maddux-like control freaks or hurlers with lots of movement on their pitches, and have a balanced repertoire or feature one dominant pitch. Similarly, you’ll have to put your hitter somewhere on the spectrum between power and contact, and arm strength and accuracy for fielders. These characteristics will determine the initial layout of your player’s attributes, and since you can’t max out any one rating at the start, you’ll have to play through RTTS to improve your skills.

Sony San Diego really focused on visual improvements in MLB 11. I selected “rain” as the weather for an exhibition game, and noticed that the skies started out overcast and gradually darkened before a drizzle began. The field also looked wet; the infield dirt filled with darkened splotches, especially in the base paths. Also new is an optional eight-pitch warmup session for starting pitchers. You can turn this off, but if you leave it on and skip the warmup process, your starter will begin the game cold."

Game: MLB 11 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 56 - View All
01:59 PM - February 22, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports MMA patch #2 arrives tomorrow, check out some of the details below.

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"We are happy to announce that a new patch has passed testing, and is scheduled to go live tomorrow. The items that have been patched include:
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when editing multiple fighters in Create a Fighter
  • Updates to the Live Broadcast tools to improve stability.
  • Fixed Stamina exploit bug during Arm submission battles.
  • Fighters created using Create a Fighter Attribute Cap exploit can no longer be used online.
The game team is still exploring, investigating and testing other items that you have brought to our attention in regards to gameplay tuning for a potential future “hot fix”. We appreciate everyone’s feedback and encourage everyone to continue sending in your comments and concerns. We should have some news on this very shortly."

Game: EA Sports MMAReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 5 - View All
12:18 PM - February 22, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new Fight Night Champion screenshots featuring Haye vs. Klitschko Brothers.

Game: Fight Night ChampionReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 17 - View All
12:03 PM - February 22, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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The first extended look at MLB 2K11 gameplay footage pitting the Philadelphia Phillies at the Colorado Rockies in the top of the 8th inning.

Game: Major League Baseball 2K11Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: NDS / PC / PS2 / PS3 / PSP / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 17 - View All
Monday, February 21, 2011
12:32 PM - February 21, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Check out the screenshots, right here.

Game: WWE All StarsReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 8 - View All
12:03 PM - February 21, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Source - NBA All-Star 2011: LeBron James Hooked on Madden NFL 11 (GamerLiveTV)

Yes, this is a joke people.

Game: NBA 2K11Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS2 / PS3 / PSP / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 106 - View All
10:57 AM - February 21, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new Shift 2 Unleashed screenshots, featuring the Pagani Zonda R and Pagani Zonda F.

Game: Shift 2 UnleashedReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 2 - View All