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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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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
10:35 PM - October 19, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 10 - View All
08:52 AM - October 19, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

First off, we have been aware of a roster de-sync issue that resulted in more disconnects during some online games - primarily affecting Online Franchise and Madden Ultimate Team games. Rest assured we have a fix slated for this upcoming title update, and more details are explained below.

Ultimate Team ‘Rivals Pack'
The biggest delivery for this update is a set of features built around Madden Ultimate Team, and this signifies a few months of development work as we couldn't squeeze these features in by the ship date. The "Rivals Pack" delivers three new features for Ultimate Team, allowing you to make new rivals in Tournaments, face off against old rivals in Play vs. Friends, and renew some rivalries with Refer a Friend.

New Feature #1: Tournaments
You guys have asked for Tournaments in Ultimate Team for a while now, and we're happy to say that they will be available in the next title update. Here are some details about this brand new feature:
1. Each tournament has entrance criteria which can range from specific players to minimum team skill or chemistry.
2. Once you enter the tournament, you'll be matched up against another tournament player and battle it out. The owner who wins the game will move on to the next round while the loser has to start the tournament over.
3. You win coins every time you advance and if you advance to the last round and win, you'll earn even more coins and you might even win a rare player.
4. Tournaments, like Collections, are dynamic and new tournaments can (and will) be added throughout the season.
5. We're also planning on having special promotional tournaments where we release an insert for the weekend and those that find that insert can enter a special tournament.

New Feature #2: Play With Friends
Another feature the community has asked for is the ability to play against your friends in Ultimate Team, and that will finally be available in Title Update #4. You can challenge your friends anytime they are online and play a game of MUT.

New Feature #3: Refer a Friend
One of our favorite new features is Refer a Friend. If you have buddies that play Madden, but they haven't joined Ultimate Team, you can earn coins for getting them to join up. A brand new screen has been added that allows you to keep track of your invites and your rewards from the friends that have accepted the referral.

Uniform Updates

Here's a list of uniform updates that will be rolled out when Title Update #4 releases:
• Added alternate tops for the 3 Vikings jerseys featuring the 50th anniversary patch being worn this season.
• Added the current Redskins Home and Away uniforms. In addition the socks issues are fixed.
• Added the current Chargers powder blue uniform.
• Added a uniform top for the Saints including the Super Bowl Champions patch as seen in their home opener.

Content Updates
Here's a list of some of the other changes we've made to Madden NFL 11 that will be rolled out when Title Update #4 releases:
• Fixed a couple of random Madden Moments stability issues.
• Fixed the user's ability to view play art manually if the opponent on defense holds LT/L2 pre-snap.
• Fixed an exploit where the user could audible when coming out in the Bronco Heavy formation with a HB or WR at QB.
• Fixed an exploit where after pressing the square/X button on defense a user is able to hold down on the L-stick which allows the defender to release off the LOS and go after the QB as soon as the ball is hiked.
• Fixed a hanging issue with onside kicks in Madden Moments Live and offline Madden Moments.
• Fixed an issue causing a high percentage of disconnects in Online Franchise, Madden Ultimate Team, and other online head-to-head games

Well, that's it for the update on Title Update #4. Expect it to arrive at the end of this month or the first week of November with all the features and improvements you see listed above. If you have any questions or comments feel free to hop over to the EA Forums to discuss.
- Madden Team

Source - Madden NFL 11 Blog

Game: Madden NFL 11Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 94 - View All
08:26 AM - October 19, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new NASCAR The Game 2011 screenshots.

Game: NASCAR The Game 2011Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 14 - View All
06:56 AM - October 19, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

THQ and Zuffa, LLC Extend Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) Videogame License Agreement Through 2018

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Oct 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that it has extended its exclusive, worldwide agreement with Zuffa, LLC to publish videogames based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) (UFC(R)) brand through 2018.

"We're very excited to extend our relationship with Zuffa and the Ultimate Fighting Championship," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "Working closely together with Dana White and the incredible team at UFC, we plan to continue to deliver outstanding interactive UFC experiences to gamers around the world in all new ways, including social, mobile and brand extensions."

"THQ has delivered the quality demanded by UFC and its fans with the first two UndisputedTM games and we are about to broaden the UFC brand experience among gaming fans through social and mobile apps," said Dana White, UFC President. "We are impressed by the passion that THQ brings to making great games and we look forward to working together to create even greater gaming experiences for our fans in the future."

Under the terms of the agreement, THQ has obtained the rights to create videogames for all current and next-generation consoles, PC and handheld platforms, in addition to certain social media and wireless rights, including iPhone and iPad. Rights also include online, downloadable and multi-player capabilities in connection with the various gaming systems.

Game: UFC Undisputed 2010Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 17 - View All
Monday, October 18, 2010
08:48 PM - October 18, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Our own Chase Becotte will be on Overtime with Bill Rohland at 10:00 PM EST tonight.

Go ahead and tune in now, on the live stream.

08:16 PM - October 18, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Gran Turismo 5 is now showing a January 1st, 2011 release date, according to EBGames.

Game: Gran Turismo 5Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 15 - View All
08:02 PM - October 18, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: EA Sports MMAReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 5 - View All
Sunday, October 17, 2010
09:55 AM - October 17, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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09:53 AM - October 17, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Yahoo! Games have posted some NBA 2K11 video tips. There might be a few things in here that you were not aware of.

Thanks Maikel!

Game: NBA 2K11Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS2 / PS3 / Wii / PSP / PCVotes: 104 - View All
Saturday, October 16, 2010
05:33 PM - October 16, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

According to Kotaku, Omar Wilkes and James ‘Flight' White, offered their services for mo-capping in NBA 2K11.

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"Omar Wilkes, who played at Cal and is the son of UCLA great Jamaal Wilkes, served as one of several actors on Jordan's motion capture. James ‘Flight' White, a former Cincinnati standout and second-round NBA draft pick, is also part of the cast."

Game: NBA 2K11Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS2 / PS3 / Wii / PSP / PCVotes: 104 - View All
Friday, October 15, 2010
03:19 PM - October 15, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: EA Sports MMAReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 5 - View All
06:47 AM - October 15, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: EA Sports MMAReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 5 - View All
Thursday, October 14, 2010
08:58 PM - October 14, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: FIFA Soccer 11Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS2 / PS3 / Wii / NDS / PCVotes: 16 - View All
01:44 PM - October 14, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Kotaku has just confirmed a disc release for the 360 and PS3 versions of NBA Jam.

Quote:
"The Wii version, released Oct. 5, included a "Remix Tour" mode that was to have become available as paid downloadable content for the PS3/360 NBA Jam download version. As the Wii version cost $50 and lacked online multiplayer and high definition presentation, one could imagine that NBA Jam with those two features and all of the original game content could command $60."

Game: EA Sports NBA JAMReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 14 - View All
11:06 AM - October 14, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the Madden NFL 11 roster and rating changes.

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  • Three superstars lose their elite 99 Overall rating. Madden NFL 11 cover athlete Drew Brees, Jared Allen and Patrick Willis all lose a point dropping to 98 OVR.
  • 18 team Overall rating adjustments this week including big bumps for the Bucs, Falcons, and the Giants. 11 total teams getting a boost...eight teams getting a rating decrease.
  • The Deion Branch trade is now in the game (traded to New England from Seattle)

Game: Madden NFL 11Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 94 - View All