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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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Friday, October 22, 2010
04:03 PM - October 22, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: Need for Speed Hot PursuitReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 9 - View All
09:50 AM - October 22, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Read all about it, over at the Playstation.Blog.

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"Hello racing fans! O-Games is PUMPED to be heading to the finish line with Superstars V8 Racing launching this Tuesday, October 26th on PSN for only $19.99. Today, we’re back on the PlayStation.Blog to unveil this exclusive launch trailer that gives you a closer look at the high-octane and fully featured retail racing experience that you can ONLY find by downloading through the PlayStation Store straight from your home."

Game: Superstars V8 RacingHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 0 - View All
Thursday, October 21, 2010
08:16 PM - October 21, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: EA Sports NBA JAMReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 14 - View All
01:51 PM - October 21, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the Madden NFL 11 week 7 roster and rating changes.

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  • Over 200+ transactions, depth chart moves, and player ratings adjustments in this week's update.
  • Two superstars earn their elite 99 Overall rating back this week! Madden NFL 10 cover athlete Troy Polamalu and Chris Johnson are back at 99OVR.
  • All of the Week NFL Trade Deadline deals are in the roster update this week. Mike Bell/Jerome Harrison swapping teams in Philly and Cleveland, Alex Magee to Tampa Bay, and Anthony Smith to Green Bay.
  • Three big stars hitting the IR (Injured Reserve) this week: Shawne Merriman (SD), DeMeco Ryans (HOU), and Jermichael Finley (GB).
  • Over 15 new player additions to the rosters this week including former reality TV star Jesse Holley, Chad Hall out of Air Force, and Mike Newton in Indianapolis.

Game: Madden NFL 11Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 94 - View All
01:36 PM - October 21, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out some of the new EA Sports NBA Jam screenshots.

Game: EA Sports NBA JAMReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 14 - View All
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
10:48 PM - October 20, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 10 - View All
11:08 AM - October 20, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA SPORTS NBA JAM to Feature Online Play on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

Critically Acclaimed Game Will be Available In Stores on HD Platforms November 17; Free Title Update To Enhance Online Experience By December

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that EA SPORTS™ NBA JAM will be available in stores worldwide November 17 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and, for the first time ever for the arcade classic, in high definition and featuring online play. Described by Gamesradar.com as “virtually perfect”— NBA JAM will take advantage of the online communities playing on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to bring all the action into your own virtual arcade.

Featuring gameplay that is true to the original, NBA JAM will have players spinning with ankle breaking moves to the basket and on the way to high-flying, backboard-smashing dunks. With two distinct game modes—Classic Campaign and Remix Tour—plus online modes, EA SPORTS NBA JAM offers something for everyone.

At launch, gamers will be able to take on all rivals playing Classic 2-on-2 online^ for the first time ever, measuring their success on Friends and Global Leaderboards. In December 2010, the online features for NBA JAM will expand significantly with several major online features being delivered through a free title update for connected gamers. In December, connected fans will be able to team-up locally and online to compete in Remix Games, including classic arcade hoop games like Backboard Smash, Domination Free-for-All, Elimination, and 21. Fans will also be able to make it a Jam Party online by inviting up to 3 friends to play. Plus, gamers will be able to take on the world in Online Progression, levelling up through a series of challengers and secret online JAM Challenges to unlock online exclusive rewards and hidden content in the ultimate quest for global bragging rights.

“We have listened to our NBA JAM fans and appreciate their desire to play this game online, so we are going to deliver the online feature set they expect and deserve,” said Trey Smith, Creative Director of NBA JAM. “Fans will be able to play Classic JAM online right out of the box, and can expect to enjoy features like Team-up, Remix Online, Jam Party, Online Progression, and even more secret players and teams, in December.”

In Classic Campaign, players can take a trip down memory lane, individually or with a friend, as they play all 30 teams in the NBA in a worst to first ladder tournament. In Remix Tour, players will be faced with a new twist on the traditional NBA JAM experience. From boss battles against some of the NBA’s greatest legends, to half-court game modes with distinct challenges and winning conditions, players will be taken through an NBA JAM experience completely unique to the basketball videogame genre while demonstrating classic arcade hoops at its best.

EA SPORTS NBA JAM for Wii™ is currently the 8th highest rated sports game ever on the Wii*. It is available in stores now. EA SPORTS NBA JAM is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB and 3+ by PEGI in Europe. The MSRP on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation3 is $49.99 US. Visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/NBAJAM to join the EA SPORTS NBA Jam Facebook group or visit http://nba-jam.easports.com for more information about the game.

EA SPORTS™ is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, global videogame competitions and breakthrough digital experiences. EA SPORTS delivers experiences that ignite the emotions of sport through industry-leading sports simulation videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA ELITE basketball, NCAA® Football, Fight Night boxing, EA SPORTS MMA and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, and EA SPORTS Active.

For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com to connect, share and compete.

Game: EA Sports NBA JAMReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 14 - View All
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
10:35 PM - October 19, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 10 - View All
08:52 AM - October 19, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

First off, we have been aware of a roster de-sync issue that resulted in more disconnects during some online games - primarily affecting Online Franchise and Madden Ultimate Team games. Rest assured we have a fix slated for this upcoming title update, and more details are explained below.

Ultimate Team ‘Rivals Pack'
The biggest delivery for this update is a set of features built around Madden Ultimate Team, and this signifies a few months of development work as we couldn't squeeze these features in by the ship date. The "Rivals Pack" delivers three new features for Ultimate Team, allowing you to make new rivals in Tournaments, face off against old rivals in Play vs. Friends, and renew some rivalries with Refer a Friend.

New Feature #1: Tournaments
You guys have asked for Tournaments in Ultimate Team for a while now, and we're happy to say that they will be available in the next title update. Here are some details about this brand new feature:
1. Each tournament has entrance criteria which can range from specific players to minimum team skill or chemistry.
2. Once you enter the tournament, you'll be matched up against another tournament player and battle it out. The owner who wins the game will move on to the next round while the loser has to start the tournament over.
3. You win coins every time you advance and if you advance to the last round and win, you'll earn even more coins and you might even win a rare player.
4. Tournaments, like Collections, are dynamic and new tournaments can (and will) be added throughout the season.
5. We're also planning on having special promotional tournaments where we release an insert for the weekend and those that find that insert can enter a special tournament.

New Feature #2: Play With Friends
Another feature the community has asked for is the ability to play against your friends in Ultimate Team, and that will finally be available in Title Update #4. You can challenge your friends anytime they are online and play a game of MUT.

New Feature #3: Refer a Friend
One of our favorite new features is Refer a Friend. If you have buddies that play Madden, but they haven't joined Ultimate Team, you can earn coins for getting them to join up. A brand new screen has been added that allows you to keep track of your invites and your rewards from the friends that have accepted the referral.

Uniform Updates

Here's a list of uniform updates that will be rolled out when Title Update #4 releases:
• Added alternate tops for the 3 Vikings jerseys featuring the 50th anniversary patch being worn this season.
• Added the current Redskins Home and Away uniforms. In addition the socks issues are fixed.
• Added the current Chargers powder blue uniform.
• Added a uniform top for the Saints including the Super Bowl Champions patch as seen in their home opener.

Content Updates
Here's a list of some of the other changes we've made to Madden NFL 11 that will be rolled out when Title Update #4 releases:
• Fixed a couple of random Madden Moments stability issues.
• Fixed the user's ability to view play art manually if the opponent on defense holds LT/L2 pre-snap.
• Fixed an exploit where the user could audible when coming out in the Bronco Heavy formation with a HB or WR at QB.
• Fixed an exploit where after pressing the square/X button on defense a user is able to hold down on the L-stick which allows the defender to release off the LOS and go after the QB as soon as the ball is hiked.
• Fixed a hanging issue with onside kicks in Madden Moments Live and offline Madden Moments.
• Fixed an issue causing a high percentage of disconnects in Online Franchise, Madden Ultimate Team, and other online head-to-head games

Well, that's it for the update on Title Update #4. Expect it to arrive at the end of this month or the first week of November with all the features and improvements you see listed above. If you have any questions or comments feel free to hop over to the EA Forums to discuss.
- Madden Team

Source - Madden NFL 11 Blog

Game: Madden NFL 11Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 94 - View All
08:26 AM - October 19, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new NASCAR The Game 2011 screenshots.

Game: NASCAR The Game 2011Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 14 - View All
06:56 AM - October 19, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

THQ and Zuffa, LLC Extend Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) Videogame License Agreement Through 2018

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Oct 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that it has extended its exclusive, worldwide agreement with Zuffa, LLC to publish videogames based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) (UFC(R)) brand through 2018.

"We're very excited to extend our relationship with Zuffa and the Ultimate Fighting Championship," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "Working closely together with Dana White and the incredible team at UFC, we plan to continue to deliver outstanding interactive UFC experiences to gamers around the world in all new ways, including social, mobile and brand extensions."

"THQ has delivered the quality demanded by UFC and its fans with the first two UndisputedTM games and we are about to broaden the UFC brand experience among gaming fans through social and mobile apps," said Dana White, UFC President. "We are impressed by the passion that THQ brings to making great games and we look forward to working together to create even greater gaming experiences for our fans in the future."

Under the terms of the agreement, THQ has obtained the rights to create videogames for all current and next-generation consoles, PC and handheld platforms, in addition to certain social media and wireless rights, including iPhone and iPad. Rights also include online, downloadable and multi-player capabilities in connection with the various gaming systems.

Game: UFC Undisputed 2010Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 17 - View All
Monday, October 18, 2010
08:48 PM - October 18, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Our own Chase Becotte will be on Overtime with Bill Rohland at 10:00 PM EST tonight.

Go ahead and tune in now, on the live stream.

08:16 PM - October 18, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Gran Turismo 5 is now showing a January 1st, 2011 release date, according to EBGames.

Game: Gran Turismo 5Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 15 - View All
08:02 PM - October 18, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: EA Sports MMAReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 5 - View All
Sunday, October 17, 2010
09:55 AM - October 17, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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