Author Bio
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, February 18, 2014
06:01 PM - February 18, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just released some more EA Sports UFC screenshots. These feature Cain Velasquez, Brad Pickett and Mark Hunt. More screenshots of other athletes in the game will be released in the coming weeks, prior to the Spring 2014 release for Xbox One and PS4.

Your thoughts?

Previously released screenshots below.

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
12:08 PM - February 18, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Turn10 has released Road America, their first track add-on for Forza Motorsport 5 at no cost to you.

Take a look at the trailer here.

Road America in Forza 5 will feature the main four-mile, 14-turn main circuit. For the first time in a Forza Motorsport, Road America will also feature four alternate ribbons that will test the limits of each player’s skill. In addition, the circuit has been integrated throughout the Career in Forza Motorsport 5. Players will be able to take part in races on the circuit in both the main Career events as well as Career bonus events which are available after a Mini-Career series is complete. In celebration of the track’s launch, players will also find new Road America-themed events in Rivals Mode and in the multiplayer lobbies.

The team has also released their Road America Booster Pack, featuring the 2006 #2 Audi Sport North America R8, 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1, 1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4, 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1, and the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series. This car pack is included for Car Pass subscribers.

Source - Forzamotorsport.net

Game: Forza Motorsport 5Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
05:49 AM - February 18, 2014. Posted by Aggies7. Written by Steve Noah

NASCAR '14 is available today for both Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, check out the launch trailer here. Post your impressions after you get a few laps in.

A few reviews have been spotted online, we'll add to the list as they become available.

Game: NASCAR '14Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 3 - View All
Sunday, February 16, 2014
01:20 PM - February 16, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.

Hot News

Features & Blogs

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Sports / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All
Saturday, February 15, 2014
03:10 PM - February 15, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Project CARS, developed by Slightly Mad Studios, will be the first title to be created using the unique crowd-powered WMD Portal. It also features a dynamic time of day and weather system, full pit stops and strategies, fully-loaded online play, a comprehensive tuning system, bleeding-edge physics, and a world-class graphics engine supporting 4K gaming and Oculus Rift, Project CARS is the truly next-generation race experience.

Check out the new trailer here.

Project CARS will be coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Steam OS & Wii U this year, no specific release date has been given.

For more information about Project CARS, visit the official website here.

Game: Project CARSReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
02:56 PM - February 15, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Milestone has released another MXGP The Official Motocross Game trailer. This one goes into motion capturing for the riders, bikes and the Monster Girl.

The game will be available on March 28th, 2014 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360 and PC.

Game: MXGP The Official Motocross GameReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS Vita / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 3 - View All
Friday, February 14, 2014
02:11 PM - February 14, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2013 college football season has come to an end, as the Florida State Seminoles have been crowned National Champions, but there is still plenty of college football to discuss on Dual Threat! Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast is a college football podcast hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In the twenty-fifth episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode take a long look at former Missouri defensive end and NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam coming out as an openly gay football player, whether Jameis Winston is really going to stay at Florida State for two more years as he claims, plus the guys step onto the hardwood for a discussion regarding Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart pushing a Texas Tech fan, and more!

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, and if you are in the DC area tune into CBS Sports Radio 1580-AM or listen on the stream here (http://betaplayer.radio.com/player/the-big-talker-1580/) at 8am EST this Sunday, February 9th! Follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatCFB), and be sure to listen in every week this season right here on OperationSports.com! Thanks for listening!

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 20 - View All
10:14 AM - February 14, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

In the 72nd episode of the Press Row Podcast, we’re featuring a one-on-one interview featuring host Rich Grisham with the Executive Producer of the brand-new The Golf Club game coming this spring from HB Studios for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Rich and Peter discuss a broad range of topics including how the game came to be, the process behind determining what features would be part of the launch experience, the challenges and opportunities presented by starting from a “clean slate”, determining the publishing process in the current climate, and – of course – all sorts of details about the features that will be integral to The Golf Club. Enjoy the show![/list]Joining us this week:
  • Peter Garcin, HB Studios (@rawktron)
  • 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!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 55 Minutes

If you can't view or listen to the embedded player below, please click here.

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
Thursday, February 13, 2014

LeBron James hit a game winning 3 pointer to lead the Miami Heat over the Golden St. Warriors last night. This is what it looked like in NBA 2K14, thanks to Shady00018.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 97 - View All
07:45 PM - February 13, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

SCEA just sent us this exclusive MLB 14 The Show PlayStation 4 screenshot of Matt Carpenter from the St. Louis Cardinals.

Click on the lower right side of the image for a higher resolution or just click here.

Your thoughts?

Game: MLB 14 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 12 - View All
04:59 PM - February 13, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Yesterday, it looked like we were in for a new NBA JAM! It was actually retweeted on Twitter 474 times, as of this writing.

Unfortunately, we received an official response from EA today.

Yesterday, there was unauthorized use of the @nbajam Twitter handle. We do not have any announcements to make about NBA JAM at this time.

The tweet is still there, but the new game is now a memory. Let's hope a new NBA Street comes out of this!

We have just received the MLB 14 The Show fact sheet. It's definitely much smaller than any previous year.

UPDATE: Was just notified this isn't the full fact sheet. It will be released on Monday.

2014 marks the debut of MLB 14 The Show on the PlayStation®4 system, harnessing the platform’s next-gen horsepower to deliver an unmatched presentation. Player models benefit from huge advancements in detail, down to the finest hairs on their heads. Photo- realistic stadiums boast four times the texture resolution, with each scene jumping in polygon count from 150,000 to over 1 million. Vastly improved 3D crowds are more lifelike and varied than ever; 42 different crowd member models jump to 1,000 on the PS4 system, each of which are comprised of 10,000 polygons, up from 1,600 last gen. A wealth of new animations, grass rendered down to the last blade, new intro fly-ins, and many other enhancements on the PS4 system bring the atmosphere to life more effectively than ever.

Over 40 additions, improvements, and innovations abound this season, including: Quick Counts offer full season enthusiasts a chance to cut the duration of a complete game in half with statistically generated pitch counts; Year-to-Year Saves complement the existing Cross Save feature, ensuring the time invested in 2014 can be carried into next year’s game; Online Franchise, coupled with vastly improved netcode, makes it possible to share the thrills and surprises of The Show’s acclaimed Franchise mode with other fans; and Universal Profile, which builds a virtual manager based on the user’s tendencies and tactics, allowing for more meaningful online competition when one player can’t participate in real-time and needs a simulated version of themselves to fill in.

Loaded with a slew of heavily anticipated enhancements—which also include a completely rebuilt, extremely responsive UI and a refined Road to the Show mode—this year’s entry in the heralded franchise is unequivocally the definitive baseball sim, handily proving that the best place to play America’s pastime in 2014 is on PlayStation.

  • Next Generation Baseball Has Arrived – MLB 14 The Show makes its next-gen debut on the PS4 system, utilizing the system’s vast resources to deliver exceptionally detailed and fluid gameplay. With improvements to presentation, a wealth of added animations, and a dramatic increase in environment and player detail, we are setting out to create the best-looking and best-playing baseball sim ever created.
  • Year-to-Year Saves (All platforms) – For the first time in franchise history, saves can be carried over from MLB 14 to future releases of The Show, meaning that gamers won't have to worry about starting their Franchise or Road to the Show seasons over in years to come.
  • Player Lock (All platforms) – The new Player Lock feature (a.k.a RTTS anywhere) gives users the ability to lock-on to any single player and enter games using the Road to the Show gameplay mechanic, allowing for faster games and more focused on-field action.
  • Quick Counts (All platforms) – Users will now be able to play a full nine-inning game in less than 30 minutes, half the time it takes in previous iterations of The Show. Despite the shortened game durations, realistic stats will not be compromised.
  • Universal Profile (PS3 & PS4) – A new tendency-tracking system monitors and records gamers’ unique playing styles. Those patterns are stored in the Universal Profile, which can be viewed by anyone looking to get a quick scouting report on the player. The Universal Profile can also be subbed in in place of a CPU opponent in Diamond Dynasty and Online Franchise, making for more realistic head-to-head matchups when schedules prevent synchronous play.
  • Community Challenges (PS3 & PS4) – Players will be able to freely toy and tinker with game situations and scenarios on the fly, whether that’s the inning, score, who’s on base, or where the ball is hit. These custom situations can be bundled with a creative set of goals and put forth as a challenge to the community, whether it’s to relive the past, change history, or dream of new possibilities.
  • Online Franchise (PS3 & PS4) – Finally, Franchise mode can be shared with friends online, with most of the features from the offline version making the transition, including Scouting, the Amateur Draft, Free Agency and CPU Trades. The mode will remain highly customizable as scheduling, divisions, postseason spots and more are all commissioner options.
  • Stubs (All platforms) – Playing games in MLB 14 The Show rewards players with Stubs. Stubs can be used to purchase additional in-game content – like Road to the Show training points – or used in our new mode, Community Challenges. Stubs can be earned in any mode, and they are not required to progress through a mode. You can still purchase additional in-game content through the PlayStation Store.
  • Diamond Dynasty Extra Innings (PS3 & PS4) – In this mode, a player’s team is always looking for opportunities to challenge other users in an offline setting, which allows the user to earn bonus rewards the next time they log in. When online, the player has the opportunity to challenge other user-created teams in an offline game where the CPU controls their team. Players can only benefit positively in this mode even if their team does not perform up to their normal standards.

PlayStation 3,PlayStation Vita Release Date - April 1st, 2014

PlayStation 4 Release Date - May 2014

Rated “E” for Everyone

Game: MLB 14 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 12 - View All
04:07 PM - February 13, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We have just posted some MLB 14 The Show screenshots. All of these are from the PS4 version. We have been told the compression killed them and they hope to release super hi-res shots later.

Either way, what are your thoughts?

Game: MLB 14 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 12 - View All
10:15 AM - February 13, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Here is the official MLB 14 The Show cover.

UPDATE: Here is a better look at all of the covers.

Your thoughts?

Game: MLB 14 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 12 - View All