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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
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Saturday, August 31, 2013
04:50 PM - August 31, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Check out the latest Football Manager 2014 videos featuring the user interface and how news is delivered.




Game: Football Manager 2014Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / Mac / PS VitaVotes: 1 - View All
Friday, August 30, 2013
11:40 PM - August 30, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


F1™ 2013 CLASSIC TRACK CIRCUITO DE JEREZ SHOWCASED IN NEW HOT LAP VIDEO

Gerhard Berger Puts the 1988 Ferrari Through its Paces Around Classic Circuit in New Video

Codemasters® has released a new video showing one of F1 2013's classic tracks, Circuito De Jerez, in its full in-game glory for the first time. F1™ 2013 is the latest entry in the award-winning series of officially licensed FORMULA 1™ video games and will launch on October 8 for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC from Steam and is available for pre-order now.

In the Circuito De Jerez Hot Lap video, viewers get a taste of some of the classic content set to debut in F1 2013 as ten-time GRAND PRIXTM winner Gerhard Berger pushes the 1988 Ferrari F1-87/88C to its limits around the legendary former home of the Spanish GRAND PRIX. Former FORMULA ONETM driver and F1 2013 technical consultant Anthony Davidson narrates the hot lap, advising on how to maximize their speed around the iconic track in the new video.

F1 2013 will also feature all the cars and stars from the 2013 season, allowing gamers to race as Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes and Sergio Perez in the McLaren-Mercedes for the first time, and includes all of the rule changes, tire changes and remodelled handling to authentically reflect the challenge and exhilaration of racing 2013’s stunning roster of cars. A range of enhancements, improvements, split-screen and online multiplayer, plus new and returning game modes deliver the most complete simulation of a FORMULA ONE season in videogame history, with more detail to be revealed.

F1 2013 features Classic content for the first time in the series of official FORMULA 1 games from Codemasters in a new game mode, F1 Classics, introduced by legendary broadcaster Murray Walker. F1 Classics features a new fictional racing series, allowing players to race cars, drivers and circuits from different eras. Teams are represented by drivers who raced in specific cars, such as Mario Andretti in the 1986 Team Lotus 98T, and drivers who have also represented each team in different eras. Classic content is also available in a range of other game modes, including split-screen and online multiplayer modes.

F1 2013 comes complete with two Classic Tracks – Circuit De Jerez and Brands Hatch - plus teams, cars and drivers from the 1980s. F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION – a premium, limited edition version of the game featuring bespoke box art - expands this content with further drivers and cars from the 1990s plus two additional tracks – Imola, former host of the San Marino GRAND PRIX and Estoril, past home of the Portuguese GRAND PRIX.

Gamers can find a full list of the classic content set to feature in both F1 2013 and F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION at www.formula1-game.com.

Game: F1 2013Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 1 - View All
11:20 PM - August 30, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

If you haven't been following along in the PES 2014 Gamescom video thread, you might have missed this new video from the latest PES 2014 build, currently being showcased in Dubai. PES European Community Manager, Adam Bhatti discusses the match between FC Bayern München and Manchester United with TrueGaming.

Thanks to Beetlebum for locating it!

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 0 - View All
10:41 AM - August 30, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Polygon's Samit Sarkar has posted an article on the revamped controls in NBA 2K14. Producer, Rob Jones also chimes in with some more details on quick twitch responsiveness, smoothness of animations and more.

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In addition to revamping controls, Visual Concepts also wanted to tweak the way players move, with an eye toward "improving smoothness and responsiveness." Basketball games really suffer if players get caught in animations and can't branch out of them. So the studio worked on animation transitions to reduce the frustration associated with poor responsiveness, which, according to Jones, will be appreciated on defense in particular.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 97 - View All
10:23 AM - August 30, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2013 college football season is less than two weeks away, which means it's time for the return of Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast, hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode. Drab and Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, will discuss everything college football related this season with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In the third episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode discuss the one half Jonny Manziel suspension against Rice, the lackluster performance by South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney against UNC, a preview of Clemson-Georgia and LSU-TCU, plus the guys make their preseason predictions, from conference champions to BCS bowl game match-ups, the next Heisman trophy winner and their National Champion picks!

So give Dual Threat a listen in the embedded player below or click here. Follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatOS), you could win a copy of NCAA Football 14, courtesy of Operation Sports! Thanks for listening!


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 19 - View All

This is the episode we’ve been waiting for – the Madden NFL 25 Review Roundtable with the full crew. The 39th Episode of the Press Row Podcast is dedicated to a discussion of EA’s NFL franchise – how the team went about their review process, where it succeeds, where it misses, and the overall state of current-gen Madden at the dawn of the next one.

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 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ow/id563624090) and Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ss-row-podcast), so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Lastly, be sure to check out our friends at Weekend Confirmed right here: http://www.shacknews.com/tag/weekend-confirmed. If you’re not already a listener, give it a shot. We’re all big fans!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 2 Hours, 11 Minutes

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 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Thursday, August 29, 2013
01:46 PM - August 29, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

All week, EA Sports will be revealing the Top 50 players in this year's NHL title, NHL 14. Today, EA reveals numbers 11-20. Tomorrow they will reveal the top 10 players in the game.

Here's the list:

20. J. Tavares (NYI) – OVR 89
19. J. Thornton (SJS) – OVR 90
18. M. Gaborik (CBJ) – OVR 90
17. R. Nash (NYR) – OVR 90
16. C. Price (MTL) – OVR 90
15. A. Pietrangelo (STL) – OVR 90
14. H. Zetterberg (DET) – OVR 90
13. C. Giroux (PHI) – OVR 90
12. D. Keith (CHI) – OVR 90
11. H. Lundqvist (NYR) – OVR 91

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Although each player will receive an initial rating when the game launches in two weeks’ time, NHL 14 features Dynamic Ratings Updates, so the player’s performance in the real world results in changes to their in-game ratings.

Is anyone overrated or underrated in the list thus far? Sound off!

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 6 - View All
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
11:17 PM - August 28, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


2K Sports has released the features list, screenshots, and trailers for current-gen NBA 2K14, but the question is, when are we going to get next-gen information?

Other than a brief trailer, we haven't seen much. Ronnie mentioned on Twitter that we'll start seeing next-gen discussion in late September. So, for those that keep asking, there's your answer.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
07:32 PM - August 28, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has been working on the Ignite Engine for FIFA 14 and next-gen consoles for 2 years. Eurogamer recently spoke with David Rutter, Executive Producer of the game, as they discuss some of the key differences between the current-gen and next-gen version.

Some of the key differences are listed below, but make sure you read the entire article here.
  • 1080p visuals
  • More realistic, fully rendered crowds (Has no effect on gameplay)
  • More believable behavior from its players
  • Roughly ten times the animation on Xbox One and PS4 than on current gen consoles
  • Four times the processing of decisions for physics, decision making and player movement
  • New feature called Pro Instincts allows AI players to predict the future

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / iOS / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All
05:06 PM - August 28, 2013. Posted by Calvin_Johnson81. Written by Steve Noah

Dime Magazine has posted an interview with NBA Live 14 Gameplay Designer Scott O’Gallagher, Senior Designer Ryan Santos and Producer Ryan Ferwerda. Below are some of the interesting tidbits of information, but make sure you read the entire article here.

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While they realize their competition has owned the market share for the past three years in basketball video games — likening them to the 96’ Bulls — the guys behind this game know that there are Live players out there and players that prefer games by EA Sports.
  • The goal is to make it exactly like the real NBA everyday and keep that updated and refreshed throughout the season. So everyday you turn the game on, you’re going to get the most authentic, up-to-date experience.
  • Every time that you turn it on, if there’s new shoes that drop, there’s new player updates that drop or AI with Synergy Sports, you’re going to get that stuff within the hour in some cases.
  • Synergy Sports is the No. 1 data driven and analytic tool that all 30 NBA teams are using. So basically, in this case for like Damian Lillard, we know how many isos he’s been in all year (and much, much more, read the entire interview)
Once again, there is quite a bit of information in the interview and we recommend you give it a read. Everything "sounds" good so far. Just looking forward to seeing some 5 on 5 gameplay later this summer.

Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
04:44 PM - August 28, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

James Mouat, Lead Designer at Ghost Games has posted details on the progression and scoring mechanics in Need for Speed Rivals.

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Progression is a big part of the experience when playing and we wanted to make sure we designed careers for both Cop and racer players that would give players lots of content that they could choose when, where and how they completed each path. We wanted to make sure that players who prefer to test their driving skill could choose that path through the narrative, players who preferred racing and competition would have a path open to them as well, and of course the players who want to trade paint and wreck other players could make their way through their careers choosing goals that gave them an outlet for their aggression. Most importantly though, players are free to mix and match these styles of play at each step through the game's progression system, meaning that every player will have a unique career path and unique experience.

Game: Need For Speed RivalsReader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
02:08 PM - August 28, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

All week, EA Sports will be revealing the Top 50 players in this year's NHL title, NHL 14. On Monday EA revealed the players ranked 41-50 and yesterday they revealed 31-40.

Today, EA reveals numbers 21-30.

Here's the list:

30. P. Rinne (NSH) – OVR 89
29. K. Letang (PIT) – OVR 89
28. H. Sedin (VAN) – OVR 89
27. D. Sedin (VAN) – OVR 89
26. C. Perry (ANA) – OVR 89
25. L. Couture (SJS) – OVR 89
24. M. Hossa (CHI) – OVR 89
23. P. Bergeron (BOS) – OVR 89
22. Z. Parise (MIN) – OVR 89
21. A. Kopitar (LAK) – OVR 89

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Although each player will receive an initial rating when the game launches in two weeks’ time, NHL 14 features Dynamic Ratings Updates, so the player’s performance in the real world results in changes to their in-game ratings.

Is anyone overrated or underrated in the list thus far? Sound off!

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 6 - View All
11:00 AM - August 28, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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To commemorate the launch of Xbox One, Day One Editions are special game SKUs that include exclusive content and are available only through retail pre-order while supplies last, or via download on Xbox Live the first two weeks after launch.

Forza Motorsport 5 Day One Car Pack

This three-car pack features amazing cars from Lamborghini, Audi, and Ford; each with a Day One-themed livery and custom tuning package created by the experts at Turn 10:

2010 Audi TT RS Coupe: Stuffed stem to stern with modern tech, the TT RS is the first TT model to carry Audi’s famed RS badge – a distinction that’s earned on the track from the moment you step on the gas.

2013 Ford Focus ST: Debuting with the same 247-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine from the much larger Ford Explorer SUV, the new Ford Focus ST packs a serious punch.

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera: Like great sculpture, the Superleggera’s chiseled form is carefully considered for maximum impact. That’s where the similarities end, however, because this work of art is best appreciated when it’s moving at top speed.

Source - Exclusive Day One Content Announced for Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome and Dead Rising 3 (Xbox)

Game: Forza Motorsport 5Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
10:51 AM - August 28, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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FIFA 14 rounds out the number of fully-licensed Brazilians clubs with the inclusion of São Paulo’s Corinthians. Corinthians has won five Brazilian league titles and two World Club titles throughout their 102-year history, and is one of the biggest and wealthiest clubs in Brazil.

Corinthians joins 19 other fully-licensed Brazilian clubs coming to FIFA 14 this September, and the Brazilian National Team. A four-year partnership between EA SPORTS and the Brazilian Football Confederation ensures fans will see the iconic Brazilian National Team in FIFA for years to come.

Fans of Latin-American football can look forward to clubs from Argentina, Chile, and Colombia included in FIFA 14. In all, FIFA 14 features 33 leagues, more than 600 clubs and 16,000 players.

Source - Corinthians announced for FIFA 14 (EA Sports)

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 16 - View All
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
10:07 AM - August 27, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


With the game officially releasing today, EA Sports has released their Madden NFL 25 launch trailer. In case you missed it, check out our review here.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 53 - View All