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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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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
04:25 PM - October 15, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

What are your thoughts on the new NBA Live 14 screenshot, featuring Washington Wizards guard, John Wall?

Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Monday, October 14, 2013
03:24 PM - October 14, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports announced today it's roster of athletes for NBA Live 14. The squad includes cover athlete Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers and young stars Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Ricky Rubio (Minnesota Timberwolves), John Wall (Washington Wizards), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats) and Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic).

Each player was chosen because they embody the 'ethos' of Live 14: "Nothing but next".

Each player has been involved in motion capture in order to capture their unique signature moves as well as head scans, facial performance sessions, development consultation and more. EA plans to release videos of the players mentioned above leading up to and through the launch of Live 14 on November 19.

“The time, access and feedback these athletes have provided has been invaluable,” said NBA LIVE 14 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien. “We’ve been able to capture signature moves and unique styles through mocap sessions, and their willingness to provide open and honest feedback has helped us do so much more with the game in year one than we ever could have achieved without them.”

Read more on the athlete lineup and their role in the development of NBA Live 14.


Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All

Episode 49 of the Press Row Podcast features an in-depth interview by host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) with NBA Live 14 Gameplay Designer Scott O’Gallagher (@ScottOGallagher). Scott talks at length about some of the challenges the team has experienced in bringing NBA Live 14 to life, all of the gameplay features and controls, and the ways that NBA Live will set itself apart from its own heritage and the competition. While there is much about the game that has yet to be announced – and therefore isn’t discussed here – it’s an interesting view into the game now that it’s almost time to be unveiled to a waiting community.

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 [email protected]
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: 53 Minutes

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Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
01:47 PM - October 14, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the NBA 2K14 screenshot comparison of LeBron James current-gen vs. next-gen.

Your thoughts?

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
01:03 PM - October 14, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the latest next-gen NBA 2K14 screenshot of LeBron James on the PS4. Click here to view the high definition (5760x3240) screenshot.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 97 - View All
09:45 AM - October 14, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports revealed their newest mode for WWE 2K: Streak Mode.

The basic jist of the mode is that you will get the chance to either defend or break the Undertaker's Wrestlemania win streak, which will be part of the 30 Years of WrestleMania experience. Here is how each will work:

DEFEND THE STREAK
  • Choose whether to use Undertaker or Undertaker (Retro)
  • Defend The Phenom’s legacy in a non-stop, slobberknocker-style contest
  • Raise your score by defeating as many Superstars and Legends in a row as you can
  • Upload you results and scores online to prove how dominant you are
DEFEAT THE STREAK
  • Choose any Superstar or Legend on the WWE 2K14 roster
  • Select Undertaker or Undertaker (Retro)
  • Face off against The Deadman upon the Grandest Stage of Them All
  • Try to defeat Undertaker and his arsenal of special abilities seen only inside this mode
  • Show off to the rest of the WWE Universe by uploading your results and high scores online

Does this sound like something you'd like to try?

Game: WWE 2K14Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.



Hot News and Features


OS Blogs

New Videos and Screenshots

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Sports / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Friday, October 11, 2013


Rumored way back in early May, Amazon has now confirmed NBA Live 14 will feature Ultimate Team.

By pre-ordering the game through Amazon for either the PS4 or Xbox One, users will receive 7 NBA Live 14 Ultimate Team premium gold packs.

Everyone is begging to see 5 on 5 gameplay, so don't change the topic at hand.

Does this mode interest you at all?

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Pre-order NBA LIVE 14 for Xbox One or PlayStation 4 and get seven NBA LIVE 14 Ultimate Team Premium Gold Packs. NBA LIVE 14 Ultimate Team delivers a complete fantasy basketball experience to your console. Build your dream team by collecting the best players in the NBA, and then take your squad into competition online against other Ultimate Team gamers.

Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
01:10 PM - October 11, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The new Hollywood Nights alternate jersey for the Los Angeles Lakers is coming soon for NBA 2K14 PS3 and 360 users.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 97 - View All

Episode 48 of the Press Row Podcast features most of the regular gang along with a special guest. A wide-ranging discussion touches on a number of different games and topics. Here’s the breakdown:
  • 7:00 mark – Rich, Bryan, and Chris break down the unbelievable finish of the first season of the Press Row Podcast NCAA 14 Online Dynasty
  • 26:00 mark – Mike discusses the difficulties being experienced in the 4th String and Press Row Madden Connected Franchises
  • 34:00 mark – Samit, Ian, and Rich veer into a lengthy GTA V discussion, including Mike’s inability to play the game despite repeated attempts (note: minor GTA V spoilers from 46:00 to 47:00)
  • 47:00 mark – Rich professes his love for the NBA 2K14 Path to Greatness mode (note: minor spoilers of this mode during this entire segment) that leads to a discussion with Ian about commentary in sports games
  • 52:00 mark – A wide-ranging discussion on CoachGlass and what the group has seen from the next-gen versions of Madden and FIFA
  • 1:43:00 mark – Samit leads the discussion of the bizarre UFC THQ-Electronic Arts lawsuit
Joining us this week:
  • Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)
  • Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)
  • Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
  • Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
  • Ian Cummings, Zynga (@iantcummings)
  • And your host, Richard Grisham, [email protected] (@richgrisham)
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 [email protected]
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

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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
12:20 PM - October 11, 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 ninth episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode discuss the David Pollack and Pat Dye's comments on women being on the new College Football playoff selection committee, the confusion surrounding Jadeveon Clowney and his dedication to the South Carolina Gamecocks, Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla leaving the Ducks, whether we are in a golden age of offensive football lead by Oregon, Texas A&M and Baylor, and our favorite segment "This or That" which includes debates on which ACC quarterback you'd rather have lead your team this season and the better unique sports venue location, and much more! Plus, the guys preview and make their predictions for the biggest match-ups of the weekend, including Florida-LSU, Missouri-Georgia and Oregon-Washington!

So give Dual Threat a listen! Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...at/id700583947) or Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ast?refid=stpr), listen in the embedded player below or click here, follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatOS), and be sure to listen in every week this season right here on OperationSports.com! Thanks for listening!


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 19 - View All
07:39 AM - October 11, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the latest Forza Motorsport 5 hands-on preview from Lazy Gamer, where Nick de Bruyne talks about the game from a hardcore fan perspective.

Make sure you read his thoughts about the game with no assists, while driving around Laguna Seca in a Ford Focus ST, Mercedes 300SL and Ferrari F12.

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The new physics system feels significantly different to previous titles, that’s for certain. In the Focus it was now much more difficult to carry the right amount of speed through the bends to not understeer (fading outwards while cornering) into the corners but then also not suffer massive amounts of torque/under steer out of the bends when putting the power on. This was something that plagued early Forza games, especially during the earlier parts of the career modes, as the slower cars let you mostly flatten the accelerator pedal and just coast the car around most corners of the track without any real fear of losing it.

Game: Forza Motorsport 5Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
Thursday, October 10, 2013
11:32 PM - October 10, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Codemasters’ F1 Challenge is now available in the App Store for iPad and iPhone, check out the trailer here and all of the new screenshots here.

F1 Challenge, an officially licensed Formula 1 mobile racing game, was developed for F1 racing on the go, and features officially licensed cars and drivers, including Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, and Lewis Hamilton. The game offers several modes, such as Time Trials, Duels, Chase the Ace, Race events and short Grand Prix challenges, and gives players the chance to recreate thrilling moments from the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Check out the full press release below.

EXPERIENCE FORMULA ONE™ ON THE GO AS F1™ CHALLENGE LAUNCHES ON iOS TODAY

Complete over 90 quick-fire challenges in new official FORMULA ONE game for iPad and iPhone from Codemasters®

Codemasters® today announced that F1™ CHALLENGE – an officially licensed FORMULA 1™ videogame for iPad and iPhone - has launched on the App Store today for $2.99. In F1 CHALLENGE players will complete over 90 racing events and recreate thrilling moments from the 2012 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ with slick touch controls for on-the-go gaming.

Drivers including Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are shown going wheel-to-wheel in the trailer alongside FORMULA ONE content, including stats and info about the sport, which the player can collect as they progress through the game.

F1 CHALLENGE has been developed for quick-fire FORMULA ONE racing on the go. Featuring officially licensed FORMULA ONE cars, stars and teams, players can take on a wide range of different racing challenges and modes including Time Trials, Duels, Chase the Ace, Race events and short GRAND PRIX™ challenges with 12 cars on track. As gamers complete challenges they will unlock an in-game collection of FORMULA ONE facts and trivia about cars, teams, tracks and drivers.

F1 CHALLENGE features a simple and slick control system, with options for both left and right-handed gamers. Players will feel the thrill of FORMULA ONE on the move by using touch to steer, a simple tap to deploy K.E.R.S. and by slip-streaming to gain the advantage on their opponents in the game’s isometric view, tuned for Apple’s Retina Displays.

Game: F1 ChallengeReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: iOSVotes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
03:35 PM - October 9, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Read the full press release below.

EA SPORTS NHL 14 is partnering up with the NHL and the NHLPA with the common goal of driving awareness to the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.

NHL 14 will be doing its part by integrating a Hockey Fights Cancer collection into the Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) game mode. Exclusively throughout the month of October, gamers will have the opportunity to show their support by collecting rare Hockey Fights Cancer player items in HUT.

Most importantly, EA SPORTS NHL 14 will be donating $10,000 to the Hockey Fights Cancer cause.

Player items featured:
  • James van Riemsdyk - Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Steve Ott - Buffalo Sabres
  • Steven Stamkos - Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Erik Condra - Ottawa Senators
  • Erik Gudbranson - Florida Panthers
  • Justin Abdelkader - Detroit Red Wings
  • Patrice Bergeron - Boston Bruins
  • Dion Phaneuf - Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Carey Price - Montreal Canadiens
HUT in NHL 14 invites gamers to build their own on-ice fantasy squad from a stable of international players and superstars before putting their teams to the test against others online. Teams grow and improve as gamers find and collect their favorite stars and enlist them for in-game action.

For more information on EA SPORTS NHL 14 Fights Cancer, CLICK HERE. For more information on the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, CLICK HERE.

Returning Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) 13 users who create a team in HUT 14 will be eligible for a one-time bonus of up to 150,000 EA Pucks in NHL 14. Learn how your EA Puck Bonus will be calculated.

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 6 - View All
08:56 AM - October 9, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Shady checks in with this NBA 2K14 video, featuring the return of Derrick Rose. Let us know what you think!

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 97 - View All