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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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Sunday, August 14, 2011
12:37 PM - August 14, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Have you missed out on The New Official 2011 FCS Team Directory Project? It resides in our NCAA Teambuilder Forum and I wanted to make sure more people were aware of it.

It is building up a lot of steam and is almost 50% complete. Make sure you check it out. Lots of work has been put into it, most notably by MrLux, NCoffey, TheLeviticalLawKid3, sikolec, cparrish, and TDavis45. (If I missed anyone, contact TDavis45.)

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Introduction
Hello and welcome to the NEW 2011 NCAA Football FCS Team Directory. This new and improved thread was designed to be more user friendly and to provide you with the most up to date content and information regarding accurately created FCS teams to import to NCAA Football 12. Through the use of EASports' Teambuilder this group of talented team/roster creators are dedicated in what they do and pride themselves on bringing you the most authentic FCS teams with accurately named rosters. You wont find this collection of talent on any other website but OPERATION SPORTS!!!!!!

The History:
The idea for this thread began over a year ago with NCAA Football 11 by a guy named "The Run and Shoot", to which myself and others offered valuable feedback to become what is now a huge success across the college football gaming community. The collective group of individuals that work great together to share feedback to one another regarding their team to make them as accurate as possible to deliver to YOU the best experience you can have in NCAA 12.

How does it work?
All you need to know if you want to download these teams is check out the "Dashboard" below to see if your favorite team or any team in general has been created. If you don't see your team, by all means request for it to be completed and it will be completed in a matter of days if not sooner.
-You will see a "Post #" and a "Creator/s OS Name and Teambuilder Name".
-If a team has details listed, all you need to do is reference that "Post #" that's in the dashboard and search for it within the thread.
-When you locate the actual post, it will have plenty of details regarding that team such as a link to the teambuilder site to review the rosters, uniform, stadium, and many more details.
-You will also see a TIMESTAMP that has a date and time associated with it.

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 100 - View All
Saturday, August 13, 2011
09:07 AM - August 13, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out some of the new NBA JAM: On Fire Edition screenshots.

Game: NBA JAM: On Fire EditionReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 7 - View All
Friday, August 12, 2011
04:30 PM - August 12, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new NHL 12 screenshots, featuring Wayne Gretzky, Ray Bourque and Chris Chelios.

Game: NHL 12Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 25 - View All
05:45 AM - August 12, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Playstation.Blog has posted an interview with Steve Hood, Chief Game Designer for F1 2011.

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What improvements have been made to the AI?

This year a new system has been put in place to enable the AI to consider and act upon several things at once. Last year we had difficulties making the AI competitive on the hardest difficulty but this year… well… they are fast!

Have the long waits in the pits been fixed?

Yes, fixed! Entirely new pit system was implemented after we reviewed last years work.

Game: F1 2011Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 2 - View All
05:33 AM - August 12, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

ESPN The Gamer has posted the Madden NFL 12 player ratings for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins.

Are there any changes you would like to see, or are they just about right?

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
01:33 AM - August 12, 2011. Posted by SinisterAlex. Written by Steve Noah


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WAYNE GRETZKY, RAY BOURQUE AND CHRIS CHELIOS
SKATE INTO EA SPORTS NHL 12

NINE PAST NHL GREATS TO BE FEATURED AS LEGENDS

Electronic Arts (ERTS) announced today that it will bring nine of the greatest players in NHL history to EA SPORTS™ NHL®12. The nine NHL greats will be integrated into the game across virtually every mode, including the all-new Be A Legend Mode, adding a new and exciting dimension to the EA SPORTS NHL series. In Be A Legend, gamers will experience the glory of playing their entire Be A Pro career as one of the nine legends as they attempt to shatter the most impressive records in hockey, achieve legendary milestones and complete legends tasks.

In addition, gamers will have the ability to add legends to any team roster in Be a GM mode, or collect ultra-rare legends cards and use them within their Hockey Ultimate Team experience. In Be a Pro mode, gamers can strive to ‘Be the Next Great Legend’ as they attempt to reach legendary milestones and complete legends tasks throughout their Be A Pro character’s career. Finally, gamers can square off against the all-new Legends team, which is comprised of the nine Legends and current NHL greats, in head-to-head play – within Play Now, Online and Battle for the Cup modes – in an attempt to answer the age-old question of how players in today’s era of hockey compare to the game’s all-time greats.

Wayne Gretzky, Ray Bourque and recent U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and perennial all-star, Chris Chelios, will all be featured as Legends in NHL® 12, along with six additional former NHL greats who will be announced over the course of the next week. For the latest information on NHL 12, become a fan of http://www.facebook.com/easportsnhl or follow http://www.twitter.com/easportsnhl.

The NHL 12 Demo will be available for download worldwide starting August 23 on Xbox LIVE and the Playstation Network. NHL 12 hits retailers on September 9 in Europe and September 13 in North America.

Game: NHL 12Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 25 - View All
Thursday, August 11, 2011
03:19 PM - August 11, 2011. Posted by Moe24-. Written by Steve Noah

Eclectic soundtrack features Eminem & Royce Da 5’9”, Kurtis Blow, Cee-Lo, Friendly Fires, Busta Rhymes, Yelawolf, Freddie Gibbs and Travis Barker

2K Sports today announced the complete soundtrack for its upcoming NBA® 2K12, the latest installment in the top-rated and best-selling NBA basketball simulation franchise*. This year’s cross-genre soundtrack highlights both popular megastars and up-and-coming bands, with music from Eminem & Royce Da 5’9”, Travis Barker, Busta Rhymes, Lil Jon, Twista, Cee-Lo, Q-Tip and more.

The extensive collection of 28 tracks includes original and remixes created specifically for NBA 2K12, including Freddie Gibbs’ “Look Easy,” the Duck Down All-Stars 2 featuring Skyzoo, Pharoahe Monch & Smif N Wessun’s “Shout The Winners Out,” CyHi Da Prynce’s “Sideways (2K Remix),” and Alex K. and D.J.I.G.’s “Now’s My Time.”

Alex K. and D.J.I.G. are the winners of the Duck Down contest who, with the help of passionate fans, were chosen from thousands of competing producers and MCs to collaborate on an original track to be featured in NBA 2K12.

Featuring NBA legends Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird as this year’s cover athletes, along with new modes and enhanced gameplay, NBA 2K12 reinforces the franchise’s commitment to quality by combining the best of simulation basketball with an unforgettable sports game soundtrack.

“Music has always been an integral part of our NBA 2K video games, as it further immerses players into the world of basketball and enhances their gaming experience,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “It was important to us that the NBA 2K12 soundtrack was not only what you hear while navigating the menus, but also in real-life situations like pre-game highlight introductions and during timeouts, just as you would hear a song while at a game or watching on TV.”

Following is a complete track list for NBA 2K12:
1.Eminem & Royce Da 5’9” – Fast Lane
2.Travis Barker featuring Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes and Lil Jon - Let's Go
3.CyHi Da Prynce – Sideways (2K Remix)
4.Kurtis Blow - Basketball
5.Friendly Fires - Skeleton Boy
6.Machine Drum - Let It (edIT Remix)
7.Aceyalone featuring Cee-Lo - Workin' Man's Blues
8.Freddie Gibbs - Look Easy (2K Original)
9.Chiddy Bang featuring Q-Tip - Here We Go
10.Zion I featuring Rebelution- Many Stylez
11.Duck Down All -Stars 2 - Shout The Winners Out (2K Original)
12.Middle Class Rut - New Low
13.Bassnectar - Cozza Frenzy
14.Ancient Astronauts - Still a Soldier
15.Alex K. and D.J.I.G. - Now's My Time (2K Original)
16.See-I - Haterz
17.James Pants - We're Through
18.Shinobi Ninja - Rock Hood
19.DELS - Shapeshift
20.Hudson Mohawke - Thunder Bay (instrumental)
21.Mr. Chop - Intermezzo 2 (instrumental)
22.Kid Mac featuring Mat McHugh - Hear You Calling
23.Thunderball - Make Your Move
24.The Freeze Tag - The Shuffle (instrumental)
25.The Death Set - It's Another Day
26.Project Lionheart -They Come Back
27.Jamaica - By The Numbers
28.XV – Awesome

NBA 2K12 can now be pre-ordered from leading video game retailers nationwide, and will be available October 4, 2011, for the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and Windows PC.

Source - 2K Sports Unveils NBA 2K12 Soundtrack (2KSports Facebook page)

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All
09:30 AM - August 11, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA SPORTS Grand Slam® Tennis 2 Comes to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Only Next Generation Tennis Video Game Franchise to Feature Famed Wimbledon Courts

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that the EA SPORTS™ tennis simulation video game, EA SPORTS Grand Slam® Tennis 2, will be entering the high definition era for the first time and will be available on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, including support of the PlayStation® Move controller. EA SPORTS Grand Slam® Tennis 2 will feature all four Grand Slam® championships and is the only game to feature Wimbledon. Players can experience the thrill of serving up aces on Wimbledon’s prestigious Centre Court, hitting cross-court winners on the clay courts of the French Open, play under the bright lights at the U.S. Open or work on your serve and volley game at the Australian Open. In addition, the game features a deep roster of elite past and present players and will be coming worldwide in 2012.

“Players will now get to experience the excitement and drama of serving it up on prestigious tennis venues such as Wimbledon’s famed Centre Court.”
“We are very excited to bring the EA SPORTS Grand Slam® Tennis franchise to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms and leverage the graphical power of these high definition consoles,” said Line Producer Thomas Singleton. “Players will now get to experience the excitement and drama of serving it up on prestigious tennis venues such as Wimbledon’s famed Centre Court.”

Grand Slam® Tennis 2 will include a host of gameplay features including:
  • All-New Total Racquet Control: Control every shot with the right analog stick, smashing forehands, backhands, overheads and volleys with precision, accuracy and power. Utilize this innovative control system to take your game to the top! But if you prefer the old school button controls, those are still available!
  • Become a Champion: Become a true Grand Slam® tournament champion by capturing all four major championships in succession. The prestige of some of the most historic events in tennis come alive like never before, including the Australian Open, French Open, U.S. Open and exclusive to EA SPORTS Grand Slam® Tennis franchise – Wimbledon.
  • PlayStation Move Support: The motion control experience gets you on your feet and puts a racquet right in the palm of your hands. From casual players to tennis masters, you truly have the chance to swing your way to victory.
  • Legends of Now and Then: Play with or against more than 20 of the greatest players to ever grace the courts, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Bjorn Borg, Maria Sharapova, Serena and Venus Williams and exclusive to EA SPORTS Grand Slam® Tennis franchise, seventeen-time winner of a Grand Slam® tournament John McEnroe.
  • Professional, Realistic, Organic (P.R.O.). AI: The playing styles and behaviors of the sport’s greatest stars are captured right down to their signature swings and emotional reactions. Realistic tactics and strategies are your keys to success against each legend whether playing on hard court, clay or grass. The organic artificial intelligence adapts to your game so there’s never a dull moment!
  • ESPN Grand Slam® Tournament Classics: Relive some of the most memorable moments in tennis. From Borg versus McEnroe to Nadal versus Federer, play your way through history unlocking up to 25 amazing moments of Grand Slam® tournaments.
  • Deep Tennis Experience: Play countless hours of tennis in Grand Slam® Career mode – singles and doubles, through a 10-year career or battle online. A wide variety of online gameplay features, Photo Game Face and more keep your experience fresh and authentic.
For more information about Grand Slam® Tennis 2, visit http://www.easports.com/grandslamtennis2.

Game: Grand Slam Tennis 2Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 2 - View All
05:27 AM - August 11, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

ESPN The Gamer has posted the Madden NFL 12 player ratings for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.

Are there any changes you would like to see, or are they just about right?

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
05:48 PM - August 10, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: NHL 12Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 25 - View All
02:17 PM - August 10, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: UFC Undisputed 3Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 11 - View All
06:02 AM - August 10, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Coming in 2012, RIDGE RACER® UNBOUNDED will take the RIDGE RACER series in whole new direction by adding a punishing dose of destruction to the familiar arcade gameplay. Players will careen through the competition using their four-wheeled street-racing thoroughbreds as high-octane wrecking machines with a new mantra – Drive, Destroy, Dominate. The latest trailer gives players a taste of the game’s revolutionary new ‘City Creator’ features, which will allow players to create, customize, and share their own personal paths to destruction online in ways never before seen in genre.

Developing RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED is leading Helsinki-based racing specialist Bugbear Entertainment Ltd., whose games in the genre have earned both widespread critical and commercial acclaim. With RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED, they are aiming to push the genre further and bring their unique touch to the much-loved RIDGE RACER series.

Look for more information on this hot upcoming racer in the coming weeks, as well as at gamescom 2011 in Cologne, Germany from August 18th – 21st.

Game: Ridge Racer UnboundedHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All
06:01 AM - August 10, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out all the new FIFA Soccer 12 screenshots, right here.

EA SPORTS FIFA 12 on Wii™ this year will be a smorgasbord of fun, skills and flair as the below screenshots demonstrate.

Hit the pitch or the street with your favorite footballers, earn awards and build your very own FIFA City designed exclusively for the Wii.

You can compete for awards throughout every game mode and unlock the most coveted players to create your dream club of superstars to represent your city against teams from neighboring cities.

You can play as the traditional 11 versus 11 match or hit the streets to compete in 5 versus 5 street matches all the while producing rewards for your FIFA City.

Key Features:

FIFA City — See your personalised FIFA City grow as you complete and earn awards in every game mode. Earn buildings and infrastructure, better players, passionate fans, and grow your city into one of the world’s most desirable places to play. Unlock coveted players and build your own dream club of international superstars.

Intercity Cup — Defeat neighbouring cities in exclusive streets and stadium tournaments to claim the Intercity Cup. Complete awards in other game modes and hit population milestones to earn rewards—better players, powerups, and new kits—to create the biggest city and best club.

Awards — Featuring over 100 all-new awards throughout every game mode. Net the Last Gasp Winner in injury time or score a goal from a Scorpion Kick and you are on your way to building the best FIFA City.

Be A Manager — All-new manager mode enables you to take your favourite club to the top of the league tables –and keep them there! A new transfer market will test your resolve as a manager and challenges you to manage your budget as you buy and sell players and upgrade facilities. Utilise a new training system to develop and train your players into the next football legends.

Custom Tactics — Become a first-team coach with the power to customise formations, tactics and more so CPU players and your team perform just like the real-world team or how you think the real team should play. Save your tactics to make strategic decisions to exploit your opponent’s weaknesses during the game.

Streets to Stadium (Be A Pro) — FIFA Wii brings its own unique style to the classic Be A Pro experience. Put yourself in the game with Create Player as you play your way from the streets into the biggest football stadiums in the world. On your way to becoming the next great football star you can unlock items such as trick packs, celebrations, or new hairstyles, earn fame and ultimately awards for your FIFA City. Choose to play locked to a player or in control of the whole squad as you try to complete your Created Player-specific match challenges-the key to your success in the mode.

Hit The Streets — Decked out in cool street wear, compete in 5 versus 5 street matches in famous cities and indoor environments. Customise the rules of each match for a true test of skill. Choose from different match types—first to score, Tug of War or timed—and from a variety of different goals to test your skills, including elevated nets for lofted touch shots, wall goals for continuous action and mini nets to test accuracy.

Hit The Pitch — Play a traditional 11 versus 11 football match, choosing from over 500 licensed teams from over 30 leagues, with authentic kits and stadiums.

User-Controlled Celebrations — Maneuver your player around the pitch to perform celebrations after every goal. Plus, you can unlock hidden celebrations.

In-game Street Power-ups — Build up momentum in your power meter and then activate game boosters at key moments in the game. Choose from power blasts, shockwaves, shoulder barges, big versus little and more. Or turn them off to play a more authentic street style.

Tournament Mode — Play in a variety of different offline tournaments to test your skills. Play with your friends, play against them.

Game: FIFA Soccer 12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 14 - View All

U.S. and Mexican National Team Superstars and Rivals Unite for EA Sports FIFA Soccer 12


LA Galaxy Midfielder Landon Donovan, New York Red Bulls Defender Rafael Márquez and Manchester United Striker Wayne Rooney Cover FIFA Soccer 12

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that national team superstars and rivals Landon Donovan and Rafael Márquez will be united on the front cover of EA SPORTSTM FIFA Soccer 12 in North America when the videogame is available at retail September 27. Donovan and Márquez will be joined by Manchester United and England international striker Wayne Rooney, who is appearing on the cover in North America for the first time.

Longtime rivals on their respective national sides through three FIFA World Cup tournaments beginning in 2002, Donovan and Márquez are also stars of their Major League Soccer teams, the LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls. Both players were chosen to the 2011 MLS All-Star team.

“Landon and Rafa have been the heart and soul of their national teams, and we have long admired their passion, dedication and exceptional performances,” said Matt Bilbey, Vice President and General Manager of Soccer, EA SPORTS. “They are two of the most respected and recognizable players in North America, and they will play an integral role in helping us launch FIFA Soccer 12 to soccer fans across the continent. With the addition of Wayne Rooney on the cover, it is truly a blockbuster lineup.”

Donovan, who is currently tied for the lead in MLS goal-scoring with 11 goals, will appear on the cover of FIFA Soccer 12, the No. 1 sports franchise on the planet*, wearing his Galaxy kit while Márquez, a designated player for the Red Bulls, is featured in the home Mexican national team kit. Rooney appears in the Manchester United home red kit.

Winner of 20 “Best Sports Game of E3” awards, including the prestigious 2011 E3 Game Critics award, FIFA Soccer 12 brings to the pitch the game-changing new Player Impact Engine, a physics engine built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. Revolutionary gameplay innovations inspired by the real-world game make FIFA Soccer 12 deeper and more engaging. All-new Precision Dribbling creates a higher fidelity of touch on the ball for better control in tight spaces, more time to make decisions on attack, and more control over the pace of the game. Innovations in attack are balanced by a re-designed defending mechanism called Tactical Defending, which fundamentally changes the approach to defending by placing equal importance on positioning, intercepting passes and tackling. Plus, players have been infused with Pro Player Intelligence, the next generation of player intelligence and performance. FIFA Soccer 12 also introduces EA SPORTS Football Club—the heartbeat of FIFA Soccer 12. This live service is available at no additional cost and connects players to the real-world game with fresh, new content all the time, enabling them to support their favorite club and connect and compete with their friends, and millions of players around the world.

For the latest news on FIFA Soccer 12 join more than six million fans in the EA SPORTS FIFA community at http://www.facebook.com/easportsfifa or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/easportsfifa.

FIFA Soccer 12 will be localized into 18 languages and available in 51 countries. It will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PC, Wii™, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo 3DS™, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, iPhone®, iPad™, and iPod® touch.

Game: FIFA Soccer 12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: WiiVotes: 14 - View All