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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, April 15, 2011
09:29 AM - April 15, 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 NCAA Football 12.

New offensive plays will be shown every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while a new defensive play every Tuesday and Thursday. Each new play will be accompanied by a screen of the play art and a brief description of why the play has been added to NCAA Football 12.

Play #25 features the Slot Pivot.

Quote:
"Shotgun Quads Trio Slot Pivot – is a play that’s designed to put a horizontal stretch in the underneath coverage of zone defenses. The inside receiver closest to the formation runs a shallow cross while the next receiver to his right runs a pivot route. Those two routes going in opposite directions creates a natural void in zones for the dig route that’s ran by the next receiver over in the formation."

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 100 - View All
05:07 AM - April 15, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: Fight Night ChampionReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 17 - View All
Thursday, April 14, 2011
06:31 PM - April 14, 2011. Posted by illwill10. Written by Steve Noah

A larger version of the Madden NFL 12 screenshot, featuring Mike Vick, can be seen here. Thanks to Michael Young, Madden NFL Art Director, for snapping this picture with his camera phone.

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
01:34 PM - April 14, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The NCAA Football 12 team just sent us these screenshots, taken offscreen from a camera. Some are a little blurry, but you should be able to find some good details here.

What do you see?

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 100 - View All
09:07 AM - April 14, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Gamespot has posted their SSX first look preview.

Quote:
"The locations are going to be based on real-world mountains, and Batty mentioned that the goal is to create an extreme experience for players, taking them to vistas that they would likely never see. You can enjoy a sunset at the top of Mount Everest or hang out along the jagged peaks of Mont Blanc. To create this experience, EA Canada downloaded all of NASA's data of the topography of the planet, so the foundations of all the mountain ranges are drawn from real terrain. To make things interesting and more viable in the SSX world, however, layers have been added and runs have been molded. So you'll be able to do more tricks and find alternative paths.

Batty also talked about how the initial SSX had eight levels and SSX3 only had the illusion of an open mountain when it really wasn't open. He wants this game to be big, so he initially proposed 300 levels, thinking that the number always ends up shrinking throughout the development cycle anyway. Even so, 300 is a lofty number. What it has is 18 major mountain ranges that include 70 open mountains with multiple drop points in each. There's supposed to be somewhere between 200 and 300 drop points so that you'll get a different experience, depending on where you start. The fact that you can now virtually go anywhere will make each run unique."

Game: SSXReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 4 - View All
09:02 AM - April 14, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Cheat Code Central has posted their Backbreaker Vengeance interview with the Natural Motion team.

Quote:
CCC: What lessons did you learn from the original Backbreaker?

NM: We've learned that people love playing a game that's truly live. The old approach of canned action and sports just don't go together. This is why we were so proud of how Euphoria transformed Backbreaker into a truly live experience. To be totally honest – and maybe not surprisingly – we also learnt that writing an entire 11v11 football game from scratch is a lot of work. Luckily, we've done all the heavy lifting on this now and have an absolutely amazing codebase and team to build upon.

Game: Backbreaker VengeanceHype Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 11 - View All
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
07:11 PM - April 13, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

vln13 cropped up this Madden NFL 12 image from an earlier tweet today, from Phil Frazier, where he snapped off a quick picture to share with everyone.

We know the image isn't the greatest of quality, but what else do you see in the picture?

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
12:55 PM - April 13, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Here is a message from THQ Tank, UFC/WWE Community Manager.

There seems to have been some confusion regarding the future of our next UFC Undisputed now that we have announced a new game, UFC Personal Trainer. I wanted to make crystal clear that the team working on UFC Personal Trainer is a 100% completely separate team from the development team that has been working on the next UFC Undisputed for a very long time now. Both games have been in development for quite some time, and both games have completely independent separate development teams.

The development of UFC Personal Trainer has had zero impact on the current development of the next UFC Undisputed.

UFC Personal Trainer is a new venture for us in to the world of MMA fitness and while it may not fascinate all of the hardcore Undisputed fans, this game is a very authentic workout experience that will help you achieve real results no matter what your fitness goals are. If you are a UFC Undisputed fan and you've been interested in Kinect, Wii, or Move, this is definitely a great game to break that entry barrier for you, and more importantly, provide you a real UFC fitness experience. The game is certified by the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and the UFC of course, that's as real as it gets to say the least.

Regarding when you'll get a first glimpse of the next UFC Undisputed, the team is hard at work and has made dramatic improvements and updates to all the core gameplay and combat systems based on your astounding feedback. We've heard you loud and clear and are excited to show off the improvements, especially the core niche areas that you guys care passionately about. I can't delve in to any details yet, or else I'll be thrown in to the Octagon with Cain Velasquez or Jon Jones, but I'll tell you we really took your submission system feedback very seriously and definitely improved it in some very significant intuitive ways. I say that to you because I truly want you guys to know how important your community feedback has been to our development team and how passionate they are in making this the best UFC/MMA fighting game yet.

Keep your eyes posted around E3, or shortly there before. They can't keep me caged up for too much longer!

Rest assured Undisputed fans, the next UFC Undisputed is kicking some serious ***, and so is UFC Personal Trainer. Both development teams are very excited to bring these games to our UFC Undisputed community.

Hope this clears the air, now let's get back to the fun business!

Source - UFC Undisputed Facebook

Game: UFC Personal TrainerReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 1 - View All
12:36 PM - April 13, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

According to Joystiq, SSX is set to release in January 2012. The game will be playable at E3.

Check out 4 new SSX screenshots, right here.

Game: SSXReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 4 - View All
10:10 AM - April 13, 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 #15 features the Cincy Sluggo Seam.

Quote:
Bengals - Singleback Y-Trips - Cincy Sluggo Seam - The “Sluggo Seam” is a very common route concept around the NFL especially in West Coast offenses. With Cincinnati hiring Jay Gruden as the Offensive Coordinator, the Bengals will most likely be installing some West Coast schemes. Jay, who was a member of his brother Jon’s coaching staff with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will look to invigorate a Bengals offense that finished 22nd in the NFL in points per game.

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
10:08 AM - April 13, 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 NCAA Football 12.

New offensive plays will be shown every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while a new defensive play every Tuesday and Thursday. Each new play will be accompanied by a screen of the play art and a brief description of why the play has been added to NCAA Football 12.

Play #23 features the Mizzou Jet.

Quote:
"Shotgun Trips Unbalanced Mizzou Jet is a new addition to the Tigers high flying spread offense. The formation calls for the tight end to align on the line of scrimmage and places the split end on the left off the line of scrimmage. With three spread receivers combined with the halfback in the backfield, Missouri can get four blockers at the point of attack on the jet sweep."

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 100 - View All
07:36 AM - April 13, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Here is a quick status update on the first DLC releases for WWE All Stars. Playstation 3 North American users can redeem/purchase all of the DLC, see below for further details. XBOX 360 users read on.

XBOX 360 DLC RELEASE UPDATE:

XBOX 360 users, the pre-order Million Dollar Pack, free Honky Tonk Man bonus character, and paid American Dream Pack with Dusty and Cody Rhodes will still be released for XBOX 360 world-wide on or before April 19th as originally planned. We apologize for the short delay between the PS3 and XBOX 360 release, as our intent is always to release DLC in-sync for both XBOX 360 and PS3 at the same time when possible. Due to separate submission and approval processes, this is not always the case and sometimes results in earlier unexpected releases. Thank you for your patience, we are working hard to release the DLC for XBOX 360 users as soon as possible, and in line with our original target of on or before April 19th.

PS3 NORTH AMERICA DLC RELEASED (EU WEDNESDAY):

Playstation 3 North American users, you can now redeem The Million Dollar Pack with your pre-order redemption code. All PS3 North American users can also now download the Honky Tonk Man free DLC character. And finally, you can purchase the American Dream Pack containing Dusty and Cody Rhodes for $1.99.

To redeem the Million Dollar Pack go into the Playstation Store and select the “Add-Ons” tab. Then select the “Disc-Based Game Add-Ons” tab and select the “M-Z/#” tab. Scroll until you find WWE All Stars, and then select the tab. You should see the “Million Dollar Pack” available for download. Select the DLC pack, and then select “Redeem Code.” Enter the code from the back of your pre-order receipt to begin the process.

To refresh everyone our current DLC releases for Playstation 3 and XBOX 360:
  • Million Dollar Man + Ted DiBiase Jr - exclusive to those who pre-ordered only, FREE
  • Honky Tonk Man - FREE for everyone who purchased WWE All Stars on 360/PS3
  • “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes and Cody Rhodes - PAID DLC Pack for 360/PS3 ($1.99)

Source - All Stars DLC Release Update - PS3 & 360 Users (WWE All Stars Blog)

Game: WWE All StarsReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 8 - View All
07:13 AM - April 13, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: DiRT 3Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 4 - View All
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
04:25 PM - April 12, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Backbreaker Vengeance arrives on XBLA this summer. Who's looking forward to this one?

Game: Backbreaker VengeanceHype Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 11 - View All
12:30 PM - April 12, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the first FIFA Soccer 12 screenshot (hi-res). Like what you see?

Game: FIFA Soccer 12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 14 - View All