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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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Thursday, April 11, 2013

According to The Verge, a new Forza game will be one of the launch titles for the next-gen Xbox with "super life-like" graphics.

Platform: Xbox One
08:45 AM - April 11, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Tommy Gschwend, from The Gaming Tailgate, has posted a solid NCAA Football 14 pre-release Q&A on gameplay.

Game: NCAA Football 14Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 50 - View All
12:42 AM - April 11, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Codemasters have posted their GRID 2 Q&A session with Executive Producer Clive Moody, which focuses on single player and LiveRoutes.

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Q) Are the crashing and damage physics similar to the first game, and does the driving feel like the firsy Grid as well?

A) Crashes and damage are an essential part of the GRID experience and have a number of improvements. As well as metal deformation we now also have a fully dynamic carbon fibre damage model. We give the player more control as well; the full GRID damage experience that affects both the visual look of the car and performance, or just the visual damage, without any degradation in the mechanics. The driving experience is pure GRID only this time underpinned by our new TrueFeel handling system.

Q) Can a particular LiveRoute be repeated for saved hot laps, or do we just make our own notes and do restarts?

A) LiveRoutes are dynamically changed each time you start a new event and because there are millions of route combinations you are highly unlikely to ever get the same route twice. Once in a LiveRoute event, you are however free to restart as many times as you like and will be able to drive exactly the same layout.

Game: GRID 2Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 4 - View All
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
07:25 PM - April 10, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Here is another NCAA Football 14 screenshot, featuring West Virginia vs. Texas.

Game: NCAA Football 14Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 50 - View All

Hall of Famers and Perennial Pro Bowlers Face Off in Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote Semifinals

Barry Sanders, Jerry Rice, Adrian Peterson and Arian Foster Square Off, Voting Now Open at ESPN.com/MaddenVote

Today ESPN SportsNation announced the semifinal matchups in the Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote. Barry Sanders will take on Jerry Rice in the Old School bracket, while Adrian Peterson and Arian Foster will battle in the New School bracket. The winners of each bracket will advance to the finals, with the Madden NFL 25 cover athlete to be named live on SportsNation on Wed, April 25. Voting highlights from the quarterfinals include:
  • 2.1 million votes this round, 37.1 million votes overall
  • Adrian Peterson posted the largest margin of victory, taking 70% of the vote against Robert Griffin III
  • Arian Foster had the slimmest margin of victory, defeating Russell Wilson 52% to 48%
Both Rice and Sanders have been steamrolling the competition thus far in the Old School bracket, and the two have seemed destined for a collision course since the early rounds. Now it’s up to the fans to decide how the greatest receiver of all-time stacks up against arguably the most electrifying running back to ever lace up a pair of cleats. The New School bracket is dominated by running backs, and will pit Adrian Peterson’s power against Arian Foster’s elusiveness for a shot at the big prize.

We’re only one round from the finale, and fans are invited to cast their votes at ESPN.com/MaddenVote through their PC or mobile devices. For the chance to “Maximize” votes, ESPN and Madden NFL 25 have collaborated with Pepsi MAX to promote Twitter live voting every Tuesday throughout the Madden Cover Vote campaign, where tweets with each player’s respective Cover Vote hashtag will count as two votes. Double votes ends at midnight ET each Tuesday.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 53 - View All
08:04 AM - April 10, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


This video is also available on the OS Youtube channel, please subscribe while you're there.

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Gran Premio bwin de España: Built in 1986 and hosting its first Grand Prix one year later, the circuit of Jerez is now one of the most popular MotoGP™ venues and the focal point for a city fanatical about sport. Set in a slight valley in the south of Spain, Jerez is blessed with consistently good weather and beautiful scenery, its numerous grandstands providing the perfect viewing facilities for up to 250,000 spectators.

Developed by Milestone studio, MotoGP™13 is scheduled for release on June 2013 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3, Windows PC and PlayStation®Vita.

Game: MotoGP 13Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS VitaVotes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
09:05 AM - April 9, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Another MLB 13 The Show game update has arrived this morning, weighing in at 167 MB. According to The Show Nation, here are the details. As always, let us know what you are seeing.
  • Difficulty fix for ALL Online Modes.

  • Significant Steal Early exploit in on online game

  • Online Game soft hangs when pinch hitting or bringing in a reliever past the 7th inning.

  • Manager mode, the CPU will never setup for double plays. When there are runners on (1st base/1st and 2nd/1st and 3rd/bases loaded) and 0 or 1 outs, the defense would not be in DOUBLE PLAY depth. And turning a double play would result in a looping throw to 2nd base, and the AI would almost never turn the double play. Now, in the runners on base situation, the defense will play in double play depth and gracefully attempt to turn double plays. This previously only affected Manager Mode. Please verify that this change does not affect the general game modes (User vs CPU) in exhibition or season style games

  • Addressed an issue with completed games in the ticker.

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 35 - View All
Monday, April 8, 2013
09:19 AM - April 8, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another official MLB 13 The Show roster update has arrived this morning featuring 207 player movements. Details below.

Fire up the game and download them from there or you can download them here, thanks to HustlinOwl.














Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3Votes: 35 - View All
Saturday, April 6, 2013
02:34 PM - April 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

According to WWE's EVP, Stephanie McMahon, The Rock will be featured on the cover of WWE 2K14.


No release date or specific consoles supporting the game have been announced yet. FYI: WWE 13 was released on October 30th, 2012.

In late February, 2K and WWE entered into an exclusive multi-year agreement granting 2K the exclusive worldwide rights to publish the WWE video game franchise across all major platforms and distribution channels. The series, which will continue to be developed by Yukes in Japan, will combine the studio’s gameplay with 2K’s commitment to authenticity in WWE ’14.

Game: WWE 2K14Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 15 - View All
Friday, April 5, 2013
08:54 AM - April 5, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

It’s Episode 18 of the Press Row Podcast, a “proper” show featuring the regular 6-man crew. There’s lots to talk about, including an in-depth review roundtable of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, a slew of NCAA Football 14 new info, and some terrific listener questions as well.

Joining us on the panel:

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 PressRowPodcast@gmail.com
3) Respond to this post

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes, so subscribe and rate it too! The link is here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/o...563624090?mt=2

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:32:51

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


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 19 - View All
08:17 AM - April 5, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


This video is also available on the OS Youtube channel, please subscribe while you're there.

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The Chevrolet Update is coming soon to Real Racing 3.

This update includes the Chevrolet Cobalt SS and the Camaro ZL1, an all-new Hunter mode, Cloud Save functionality, 100+ new events, and many extra features and tweaks. Available soon on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore for Android.

Game: Real Racing 3Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOSVotes: 1 - View All
Thursday, April 4, 2013
01:28 PM - April 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The gang over at UTC have posted their NCAA Football 14 gameplay roundtable. Two of the participants in the article have already had hands-on with the game at a recent Community Event.

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Although it was mentioned that line play and blocking AI had been fixed, we still haven’t heard exactly how far they’ve taken these improvements. For me, this will be integral to the success of the other gameplay mechanics because foot planting and locomotion is all for nothing if the line can’t block appropriately. Going into this year’s football titles, I said footwork and line interactions would be the most pivotal necessities and so far we’ve seen strides in one department but I’ll remain cautiously optimistic until I get further details on the second system. Overall though, I’m very happy with what I’ve seen and heard so far on NCAA Football 14. It appears as if the team is preparing to give us their best attempt at fixing the ship after last year’s less than stellar edition.

Game: NCAA Football 14Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 50 - View All
09:17 AM - April 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

TSO has posted a more detailed look at all of the recent NCAA Football 14 news.

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I've been hammering for this feature ever since I joined the EA Sports Game Changer program as I feel that it is another important aspect of NCAA Football that we were simply missing. You guys who love the no-huddle and up-tempo offenses are going to be challenged with managing substitutions or risk getting the ball to a running back or wide receiver and him not having any gas left in the tank to take it anywhere up field. This will also force people to actually look at your substitution sliders in your coaching preferences.

This will also effect some special team decisions. Not that it was a good idea before, but utilizing your star skill players for punt and kick returners will ultimately reduce their effectiveness as the workhorses for your offensive attack. Additionally, a guy with 99 SPD 99 ACL and 99 AGI may not be the best option as a kick returner if his stamina is only a 62. Sure, he breaks the field open more often than anyone else on your team, but you won't think as highly of him when he gets sucked up from behind every time as he starts to fatigue. Conversely, players with lower speeds but higher stamina ratings will be rewarded for sticking with a play and taking good angles as their efforts could end up paying off in the form of a touchdown saving tackle.

Game: NCAA Football 14Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 50 - View All
09:15 AM - April 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports and the NCAA Football 14 team have lined up quite a few Ultimate Team pre-order offers. Unfortunately, we won't know much about the mode until May 15th. Quite a few OSers have chimed in with their thoughts, when it was revealed a couple of days ago.

All pre-order offers are good until July 8, 2013.

NCAA Football Ultimate Team SEC Conference Pack (PS3, 360) - GameStop

Reserve your copy of NCAA Football 14 and receive the exclusive NCAA Football Ultimate Team SEC Conference Pack including key SEC players and bonus game extension to get your star player off the bench and back on the field.

NCAA Football Ultimate Team Big 10 Conference Pack (PS3, 360) - Best Buy

Reserve your copy of NCAA Football 14 and receive the exclusive NCAA Football Ultimate Team Big 10 Conference Pack including key Big 10 players and bonus game extension to get your star player off the bench and back on the field.

NCAA Football Ultimate Team Big 12 Conference Pack (PS3, 360) - Walmart

Reserve your copy of NCAA Football 14 and receive the exclusive NCAA Football Ultimate Team Big 12 Conference Pack including key Big 12 players and bonus game extension to get your star player off the bench and back on the field.

NCAA Football Ultimate Team PAC 12 Conference Pack (PS3, 360) - Amazon

Reserve your copy of NCAA Football 14 and receive the exclusive NCAA Football Ultimate Team PAC 12 Conference Pack including key PAC 12 players and bonus game extension to get your star player off the bench and back on the field.

NCAA Football Ultimate Team ACC Conference Pack (PS3, 360) - Target

Reserve your copy of NCAA Football 14 and receive the exclusive NCAA Football Ultimate Team ACC Conference Pack including key ACC players and bonus game extension to get your star player off the bench and back on the field.

NCAA Football Ultimate Team Big East Conference Pack (PS3, 360) - Origin

Reserve your copy of NCAA Football 14 and receive the exclusive NCAA Football Ultimate Team Big East Conference Pack including key Big East players and bonus game extension to get your star player off the bench and back on the field.

Game: NCAA Football 14Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 50 - View All
08:17 AM - April 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Spring has sprung, the baseball season has jumped out of the gate with some thrilling action, and we're proud to announce that you can once again play your favorite sport any time, anywhere with iOOTP Baseball 2013. The latest edition of our iOS baseball simulation is now available at the App Store for just $4.99, which includes the iPad HD version for free! It also runs great on an iPhone or iPod touch.

iOOTP Baseball 2013 offers these exciting new features and other improvements:
  • Real 2013 rosters! Every player on every major league team is available, along with the top 20 minor league prospects for each team. Major league player ratings are based on PECOTA by Baseball Prospectus, the best player projection system today.
  • Unlock exciting achievements
  • Import custom ballpark images through iTunes
  • Redesigned interface
  • Improved play-by-play commentary and news stories
  • Brand new trading AI
  • Recoded and much more realistic player creation
  • New player development system
  • Improved roster and contract negotiation AI
  • Historical career play with real rookie imports each season (requires successive years via in-app purchase - historical seasons are $0.99 each, 10 for $4.99, or all seasons dating back to 1901 for $19.99)
  • Universal build: the iPad HD version is included for free
  • Plenty of small tweaks and improvements
iOOTP Baseball 2013 offers:
  • Three game modes: Major leagues, which lets you guide your favorite major league team through the 2013 season and beyond; Fictional, which serves up a fresh world full of fictional players, providing a unique challenge each time; and Historical, which offers three exciting past seasons to recreate: 1901, 1902, and 2009. You can purchase more historical seasons through in-app purchases. (Historical seasons are $0.99 each, or 10 for $4.99, or all seasons dating back to 1901 for $19.99.)
  • The ability to set lineups, pitching rotations, and depth charts as well as make in-game calls, including when to issue hit-and-run and steal signs, how to configure the defense, when to pull pitchers and put in pinch-hitters, and more. You can also let the computer handle those decisions and set a series of sliders that dictate overall strategies, such as aggressiveness on the base paths, how often to pitch around batters, and more. Simulate your season a day or a week at a time, jumping back in to manage games whenever you want.
  • Minor league prospects who you promote to the big leagues and nurture through the early days of their careers. iOOTP also features the annual minor league draft, ensuring you a steady stream of new players as you simulate multiple seasons of baseball history. Watch players get drafted, begin their careers, and eventually earn a coveted spot in the Hall of Fame.
  • A play-by-play text stream that describes what's happening on the field during the game, making it feel like a radio broadcast.
  • An in-depth financial system that allows you to unleash your inner GM. Are you a "Moneyball" disciple, looking for undervalued players who help the team win while keeping payroll low, or are you the Steinbrenner type, a free-wheeling spender seeking high-profile free agents? You oversee trades, negotiate contract extensions, sign free agents, move players between the active roster, minor league roster and disabled list, and more.

Game: iOOTP Baseball 2013Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / iPad / iPhoneVotes: 3 - View All