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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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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
06:49 PM - May 3, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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New Video Highlights Breadth of Content in DiRT 3™

Codemasters reveals Superteams pre-order incentive for highly anticipated racer

Los Angeles, May 3, 2011 – Codemasters® has today released a new DiRT 3™ gameplay video, highlighting the breadth of content to feature in the latest edition of the critically acclaimed series. Showcasing Rally, Rallycross and Gymkhana game modes, weather conditions including all-new snow, dramatic night racing and a number of stunning locations, the new DiRT 3 video is playing now at www.facebook.com/dirt3game.

Codemasters has also revealed the Superteams Pack that will be available at selected retailers as a pre-order incentive for DiRT 3 in the build up to its global release on May 24, 2011. The Superteam Pack includes four exclusive teams and unlocks 14 cars for the player to take to the track immediately.

The Superteams pack unlocks the Texaco Racing Team, Brembo Racing Team, Team Yokohama and Mobil 1 Performance Team, allowing players to drive for those teams, boosting their driver rep and giving them exclusive team liveries. It will also give gamers immediate access to a wide range of cars including the Ford RS200 Rallycross, Fiat 131 Abarth, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Jun and the iconic Lancia Delta HF Integrale.

The new DiRT 3 gameplay video is now showing at http://www.facebook.com/dirt3game where fans can keep up to date with the latest news, screens and videos straight from the studio. Set to raise the bar for authentic and accessible off-road racing again, DiRT 3 is now in development at Codemasters Studios for a May 24th 2011 release for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC Games For Windows® LIVE.

SUPERTEAMS PACK

Bonus Events
Rockstar Superstars – Rockstar Transworld Clash – Season 1
Oakley Superstars - Oakley Pro Invitational – Season 2
Nixon Superstars - Nixon Gold Series – Season 3
Monster Superstars - Monster Energy All Star Showdown – Season 4

Texaco Racing Team
Ford Fiesta Open Class
Opel Manta 400
Monster Sport SX4 Hillclimb Special
Stadium Truck

Brembo Racing Team
Fiat 131 Abarth
Toyota Tacoma
Abarth Grande Punto S2000
Stadium Buggy

Team Yokohama
Lancia Delta HF Integrale
Renault Alpine A110 1600S
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X JUN

Mobil 1 Performance Team
Audi Sport Quattro Rallye
Ford RS200 RallyX
VW Race Touareg 2

Game: DiRT 3Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 4 - View All
06:33 PM - May 3, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Nickelodeon's Animated All-Stars Take On Baseball's Best as
2K Play's Nicktoons MLB Comes to Video Games This Summer

New York, NY - May 3, 2011 - The **** showdown that fans of America's favorite pastime have been clamoring for is on! 2K Play, Nickelodeon and Major League Baseball® Properties today announced Nicktoons MLB for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft featuring support for Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, Wii™ system, and Nintendo DS™. For the first time, an all-star roster from Nickelodeon's Nicktoons series will take on players from all 30 MLB teams, delivering not only an unforgettable baseball gaming experience, but also the first to fully take advantage of Kinect for Xbox 360.

Nicktoons MLB will feature a dugout full of Nicktoons characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants, ZIM, Dudley Puppy, Fanboy, Chum Chum, and Ren and Stimpy, along with players from all 30 MLB teams, including Matt Holliday (St. Louis Cardinals), Andre Ethier (Los Angeles Dodgers), Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers), Jason Heyward (Atlanta Braves), Cliff Lee (Philadelphia Phillies), and Robinson Cano (New York Yankees). Custom created digital ballparks will add new meaning to "home field advantage" and range from the famed Fenway Park to the frigid Frosty Freeze Field.

"The Nicktoons are an animated bunch and it's no secret they have been petitioning our office to facilitate this unprecedented match up," said Steve Lux, Vice President for business development of 2K Play. "Whether an extraterrestrial from Planet Irk, superheroes who wear underwear on the outside of their costumes, or a secret agent dog, time will tell if these heavy hitters have the grit to play in the big leagues."

"Our Nicktoons stars are taking the field and plan to 'go yard' against the best players in Major League Baseball," said Shaan Kandawalla, Vice President of Digital Retail Games for Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. "Nicktoons MLB will introduce a whole new rivalry on the baseball diamond and mark the first time our popular animated characters and MLB's players will be featured in the same game."

The excitement leading up to the summer launch of Nicktoons MLB will be supported with social media and special events in Major League ballparks throughout the country. The games are not yet rated and are under development by High Voltage Software for consoles and Black Lantern Studios for Nintendo DS. Stay tuned for updates on this extraordinary showdown by visiting 2K Play on Facebook (facebook.com/2kplay) and Twitter (twitter.com/2KPlay).

2K Play is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO).

Game: Nicktoons MLBHype Score: 2/10 - Vote Now
Platform: NDS / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 4 - View All
02:03 PM - May 3, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the Madden NFL 12 screenshot, taken via camera, by Phil Frazier, Executive Producer for the Madden NFL video game series.

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
12:27 PM - May 3, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the hi-res Madden NFL 12 screenshot of the new main menu. Brought to you by Michael Young, Madden NFL Art Director.

Like what you see?

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
Monday, May 2, 2011
06:07 PM - May 2, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the hi-res Madden NFL 12 screenshot of DeMarcus Ware. Brought to you by Michael Young, Madden NFL Art Director.

What improvements do you see?

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
03:33 PM - May 2, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Ebenezer Samuel, over at Complex, has posted his list of the 10 Strangest Cover Athletes In Video Games.

Have any of your own? List them here.

Quote:
"So it's finally sunk in: Peyton Hillis is really going to be on the cover of Madden NFL 12. Sorry, but it just took us awhile to digest the fact that Peyton Freaking Hillis, who has exactly one 1,000-yard season and one 10-TD season since high school, has somehow landed the most prestigious box cover in sports gaming. No wonder gaming companies aren’t run by fans.

After EA Sports let gamers vote on the cover this year, and they chose Hillis over a boatload of other more qualified candidates (think Ray Rice and Aaron Rodgers), we have a feeling everyone who doesn't live in Cleveland wants a do-over. Because if—no, make that when—the clock strikes midnight and Hillis morphs from Pro Bowl Cinderella to fullback pumpkin, he’ll be another all-too-tempting candidate The Top 10 Strangest Cover Athletes in Video Games…"

03:32 PM - May 2, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Destructiod has posted their UFC Personal Trainer hands-on preview. Any interest in this one?

Quote:
"One aspect that sets this apart from other fitness games is the ability to create a customized workout routine. The developers wanted players of any skill level to be able to play, so in addition to three difficulty settings, you can also adjust your workout time (routines range from about 15 - 45 minutes) and create specific fitness objectives for yourself. Based on your objectives, the game will choose up to 12 from a pool of 71 MMA and NASM-approved exercises to determine which ones are best suited for your goals. If you’re looking for even more of a challenge, the game also supports the use of free weights and weighted wristpads or anklepads."

Game: UFC Personal TrainerReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 1 - View All
Sunday, May 1, 2011

We have just posted 69 Madden NFL 12 screenshots taken from the recently released gameplay and presentation sizzle trailers.

If you see any new details, make sure you post them.

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
Saturday, April 30, 2011
10:45 AM - April 30, 2011. 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
Thursday, April 28, 2011
08:01 AM - April 28, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We have just posted 38 Madden NFL 12 screenshots.

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What do you make of this stuff?

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Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
03:58 PM - April 27, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Peyton Hillis is your Madden NFL 12 cover athlete.

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
08:17 PM - April 26, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: Ridge Racer UnboundedHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 0 - View All
08:14 PM - April 26, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Over the next few weeks, EA Sports will show 25 new plays that you will find in Madden NFL 12.

To be clear, there are more than 25 new plays in the game. Each day, a new play will be accompanied by a screen of the play art and a brief description of why the play has been added to Madden NFL 12.

Play #24 features GL Man.

Quote:
Dime Normal Corner Roll 2- Goal Line 6-4-1 GL Man – A solid short yardage and Goal Line defensive package is a vital part of any defensive game plan. Goal Line 6-4-1 is specifically designed as a counter to the offensive Goal Line formation. With each gap accounted for, this short yardage package will greatly improve the effectiveness of short yardage defense.

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
Monday, April 25, 2011
04:57 PM - April 25, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah



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Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All