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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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Thursday, August 1, 2013
01:55 PM - August 1, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports has just revealed the uniforms for the New Orleans Pelicans in NBA 2K14 (current-gen), shown here on Anthony Davis.

Your thoughts?

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 97 - View All



Every day, through August 10th, members of the Madden NFL development team and community (Game Changers), will announce the All-25 team, which consists of the greatest video game athletes (at the height of their career) at each position.

Today they have announced free safety Sean Taylor (Washington Redskins) from Madden 06 with a 99 overall rating and strong safety Brian Dawkins (Philadelphia Eagles) from Madden 99 with an overall 99 rating.

Tomorrow the team will announce the cornerbacks. Who do you think it will be?

Previously announced below.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All

As most of you are aware, 2K Sports has selected their 2K Team-Up participants. Here is a list of all of them.Quite a few of them have accounts here at OS and some of them wrote NBA 2K13 hands-on impression articles for us last year, after the event. Most of them have confirmed to me that they will be doing the same for us this year. So, this is where you come in.

The 2K Team-Up guys have their own list of questions they are going to ask the developers, but what are the fixes and tweaks you would like to see in terms of gameplay for NBA 2K14? Please be as detailed as possible, to be sure your question will be asked.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Wii U / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
11:01 AM - August 1, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


OXM sat down with Turn 10's studio manager Alan Hartman and creative director Dan Greenawalt, as they talk about how smart the AI can be in Forza Motorsport 5.

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Turn 10 is particularly chuffed at being able to make use of Xbox One's cloud computing support for its much-sung Drivatar AI system, which trades out pre-scripted computer drivers for cloud-stored entities that learn from player behaviour. Greenawalt described the ability to offload such tasks to servers as a "tremendous opportunity".

"When you've got a learning neural network, more computing power is nothing but helpful. Because what you're able to do is process a lot more information, and you don't have to do it in realtime on the box. And that frees up more of the box to be doing graphics or audio or other computational areas.

"So we can now make our AI instead of just being 20%, 10% of the box's capability, we can make it 600% of the box's capability," he went on. "Put it in the cloud and free up that 10% or 20% to make the graphics better - on a box that's already more powerful than we worked on before."

Game: Forza Motorsport 5Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
10:57 AM - August 1, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Be one of the first to experience the game and provide your valuable feedback to the teams Go to http://www.ridgeracerdriftopia.com and register to receive a beta key granting you access to RIDGE RACER Driftopia’s closed beta starting today on Steam.

RIDGE RACER™ Driftopia is the first ever free-2-play game based on the legendary franchise, and puts the series’ signature drifting and arcade handling right at the heart of the experience. Developed by Finland’s Bugbear Entertainment, the studio behind 2012 title Ridge Racer Unbounded, RIDGE RACER™ Driftopia distils the experience to the essential elements of driving, drifting and destruction, with upgraded visuals that make every dust mote and gleaming fender shimmer with life. Players will be challenged to shave seconds off each other’s times as they tear up the streets and punch holes in solid concrete to reveal vital shortcuts. Beat other players’ times to climb the global rankings, level up cars and earn booster cards to get that racing edge over the competition.

RIDGE RACER Driftopia is coming to PlayStation®3 and PC in 2013.

Game: Ridge Racer DriftopiaHype Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3Votes: 1 - View All
08:58 AM - August 1, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


EA Sports has agreed to the three-year partnership with Liverpool FC. It includes 360 degree head scans for the team, as seen in the video.

The same deal was reached with FC Barcelona yesterday.

Read the full press release below.

Liverpool FC signs three-year partnership with EA SPORTS

Liverpool Football Club has today announced a new three-year partnership with Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) that will make EA SPORTSTM the Club’s Official Football Video Gaming Partner commencing from the start of the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season.

Through the partnership, EA SPORTS will give Liverpool FC fans the opportunity to play FIFA 14 at Anfield for selected fixtures throughout the season. EA SPORTS Goal of the Month will also offer fans the chance to upload their best FIFA 14 goals for a chance to win great prizes all season long.

Billy Hogan, Chief Commercial Officer, Liverpool FC, said: “We are thrilled to have EA SPORTS, one of the world’s leading sports entertainment brands, as our new partner. We know that so many of our Liverpool family, including fans and players, play EA SPORTS FIFA regularly so this new partnership will help bring the Club closer to our fans in innovative new ways.”

Jamie McKinlay, VP Marketing, EA SPORTS added, “We have over half a million registered LFC fans playing FIFA 13 and they all want to see authentic representation of their favourite Liverpool players in FIFA 14. We’re looking forward to delivering that authenticity, as well as a wide range of new and engaging initiatives for this historic club and its fans.”

EA SPORTS has also captured 360 degree 3D digital head scan images of the Liverpool FC team, ensuring stunning accurate visuals of players including Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, which will be featured in FIFA 14 when it releases on September 27th. FIFA 14 will be available on the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PC and other plaforms in the UK, as well as later this year on Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®4.

Liverpool FC fans will also have access to a free download of a special FIFA 14 cover featuring three of the Kop’s favourite players. EA SPORTS will create exciting LFC content throughout the season, such as match simulations, wallpapers and behind-the-scenes images of a FIFA 14 pro-player tournament to see whether anyone can dethrone Jose Enrique as the “FIFA King of Anfield.”

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
04:18 PM - July 31, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


The Inside Line Highlights packs use telemetry data to authentically recreate the top moments from NASCAR races. Players will have the opportunity to relive and rewrite the greatest moments of the 2013 season, starting with the Daytona 500 and racing till the epic finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. A new Highlights pack will be released after every race.*

Week of July 29, 2013 NASCAR The Game: Inside Line DLC
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Brickyard 400

Description: Get ready to kiss the yard of bricks at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway and take the lead as Joey Logano, rewrite history and take two tires in Jimmie's final stop and then hunt down Newman in the final laps to take the win.

Highlight 1: Newman's Nemesis
Who: Jimmie Johnson
Type: Rewrite
Description: Can you rewrite history as Jimmie Johnson and steal the win from Indiana native, Ryan Newman, in the final four laps?

Highlight 2: Penske vs. Penske
Who: Joey Logano
Type: Relive
Description: Joey Logano restarts in second place on lap 86. Can you relive the restart and take the lead from your teammate?

Highlight 3: Johnson takes two tires!
Who: Jimmie Johnson
Type: Rewrite
Description: In his final pitstop Jimmie Johnson took four tires and lost the lead, but what if he had taken two... Rewrite history and get ahead of Newman after a two tire stop!

Every week after a race, a new Inside Line Highlights pack will be available in-game, using the Ticket currency on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation3. Each individual Highlights pack will cost 20 Tickets.

A $24.99 (2000 MSFT points) Season Pass is also available, giving players access to the entire Inside Line Highlights pack as they’re released, as well as access to all of the 2013 launch Gen 6 paint schemes.

NASCAR The Game: Inside Line is now available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation3 and Nintendo Wii. Keep up to speed on the latest NASCAR The Game: Inside Line news at www.NASCARTheGame.com or join us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NASCARthegame) and Twitter (@NASCARTheGame).

*Races at Bristol, Kansas and Dover will not be available.

Game: NASCAR The Game: Inside LineReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 7 - View All
10:16 AM - July 31, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


According to MCV and an updated FAQ on the official Codemasters website, F1 2013 will not require an online pass.

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Players will not be required to activate multiplayer functionality via a VIP Pass code and we have no plans to replace the pass with an alternative paid-for activation system in the game when it launches this October.

Game: F1 2013Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 1 - View All


Every day, through August 10th, members of the Madden NFL development team and community (Game Changers), will announce the All-25 team, which consists of the greatest video game athletes (at the height of their career) at each position.

Today they have announced defensive ends Dwight Freeney (Indianapolis Colts) from Madden 07 with a 99 overall rating and Julius Peppers (Carolina Panthers) from Madden 06 with a 97 overall rating.

Tomorrow the team will announce the strong safety and free safety. Who do you think it will be?

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All
09:00 AM - July 31, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Various websites have received newer builds of PES 2014 and have posted their updated hands-on impressions. We'll add more links as we find them.

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All
08:51 AM - July 31, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


EA and F.C. Barcelona have agreed on an exclusive three year partnership and have captured 3D head scans of 17 star players.

Read the full press release below.

EA SPORTS JOINS F.C. BARCELONA AS OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME PARTNER

Barca Players Get Stunning 3D Digital Models And Camp Nou Featured In EA SPORTS FIFA 14

Electronic Arts Inc. and F.C. Barcelona today announced they have agreed to a three-year partnership that will make EA SPORTS™ the Exclusive and Official Video Game Partner of one of the most popular and storied football clubs in the world.

“Joining a world class football club like Barcelona as an Official Club Partner is a fantastic opportunity for EA SPORTS and our fans,” said Matt Bilbey, Senior Vice President and Group General Manager, EA SPORTS. “We will create a deeper connection with their passionate, global fan base, and use our games as a platform to engage supporters all around the world for years to come.”

Laurent Colette, Chief Marketing Officer at F.C. Barcelona said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with EA SPORTS, one of the world's leading sports and entertainment brands, and to create a stronger relationship between our global fan bases. We encourage everyone to try out the game, get a feel for being under the skin of our players and emulating their actions on the pitch; without a doubt those who try it will enjoy it."

Through the partnership, EA SPORTS captured 3D head scans of 17 F.C. Barcelona stars such as Xavi Hernandez, Gerard Piqué, Cesc Fàbregas, Dani Alves, and Andrés Iniesta, and they will appear as stunning, high-quality and authentic 3D digital player models in FIFA 14. In addition, Camp Nou, Barcelona’s home pitch, will be a featured stadium. F.C. Barcelona and its superstar forward and FIFA 14 cover athlete, Lionel Messi, will become central figures in global marketing, advertising and social media activities for the critically acclaimed FIFA franchise. Plus, F.C. Barcelona will host an exclusive videogame tournament later this year to determine the best FIFA 14 player on the squad.

Over the course of the partnership, F.C. Barcelona and EA will develop a range of interactive activities to entertain and engage fans both at Camp Nou and around the world. At selected home matches over the course of the season, the EA SPORTS Dugout, a mobile gaming trailer, will be on-site so fans can play EA SPORTS games. In addition, F.C. Barcelona will receive in-game insights and data about how their fans engage with the club through EA SPORTS FIFA.

F.C. Barcelona joins many other prestigious EA SPORTS partner clubs around the world, including Valencia from Spain’s La Liga, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City from Barclays Premier League in England, Borussia Dortmund from the German Bundesliga, Olympique Lyonnais and Paris Saint-Germain F.C. from Ligue 1 in France, and AC Milan in Italy’s Serie A.

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
08:33 AM - July 30, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Every day, through August 10th, members of the Madden NFL development team and community (Game Changers), will announce the All-25 team, which consists of the greatest video game athletes (at the height of their career) at each position.

They kicked things off yesterday announcing the head coach of the All-25 team, John Madden. Today they have announced Mike Alstott, Fullback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Marshall Faulk, running back of the St. Louis Rams.

Tomorrow the team will announce the defensive ends. Who do you think it will be?

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All
Monday, July 29, 2013
07:09 PM - July 29, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The fourth overall pick in the NHL draft was Seth Jones, selected by the Nashville Predators. He happens to be a big fan of the NHL videogame series and visited EA Sports Vancouver to play NHL 14 and also sat down in their motion capture lab to get a full facial scan.

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 6 - View All


Real Boxing is set to arrive on PlayStation Vita on August 27th for $9.99, via the PlayStation Network.

You can see sweat and blood, as well as feel every punch, since it is powered by Unreal Engine 3. You can also customize your boxer's hairstyles, tattoos, boots, stats and more.

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Real Boxing is a boxing simulation game where you’ll create a boxer and take him on a journey from amateur to pro. There are also a multitude of other modes and features including multiplayer so you can touch gloves remotely with friends. There will also be regular tournaments based on leaderboard rankings, so there’s always a new challenge ahead. Boxing games seem to be rather few and far between, so we’re really proud to be bringing the first console styled boxing simulation to PS Vita – the sport is the purest form of one-on-one combat, making this a highly strategic type of game.

Game: Real BoxingReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS VitaVotes: 0 - View All
01:44 PM - July 29, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Every day, starting today through August 10th, members of the Madden NFL development team and community (Game Changers), will announce the All-25 team, which consists of the greatest video game athletes (at the height of their career) at each position.

They kick things off today announcing the head coach of the All-25 team, John Madden. Tomorrow the team will announce the fullback and running back. Who do you think it will be?

SUPER-TEAM ANNOUNCED TO CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF MADDEN NFL

“All-25 Team” Brings Greatest Legends in Franchise History Together on One Team

All the greatest players in the history of the Madden NFL franchise are coming together to form one super-team in Madden NFL 25. Selected by members of the Madden NFL development team and community, the All-25 Team showcases the talents of the greatest video game athletes at the height of their virtual careers. Led by Coach Madden, the All-25 Team will be playable in Play Now mode in Madden NFL 25. Starting today and continuing through Saturday, August 10 fans can visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl/all-25 to see which players have been revealed to the All-25 Team and hear from Madden NFL developers and community members about what these individuals mean to the franchise.

As part of the program, fans will get a rare look into All-25 Team head coach John Madden as EA SPORTS chronicles his Hall of Fame NFL career and his monumental impact on the iconic football franchise that bears his name. Fans can check out Coach Madden’s story here.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All