Author Bio
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
Tags: Live: SteveOS / PS3: Steve_OS
Friday, October 12, 2012
01:58 PM - October 12, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

According to Ronnie2K, the NBA 2K13 Online Association roster update is available now. For those of you waiting to start your leagues, go ahead and start them. No word, as of yet, on when the next roster update will be available.

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 75 - View All
10:41 AM - October 12, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Throughout the season, Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast, hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, will kick off your college football weekend with an opinionated and fast-paced show. Drab and Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, will recap the biggest stories and preview all the big games from across the country from a fans perspective!

This week on Dual Threat, the guys recap a highly entertaining Week 6, including Bode's genius picks. Are the Crimson Tide going to be deserving of a national title game? The guys go back and forth as they look at Alabama's weak schedule. Bode and Drab also take a look at Phil Steele's midseason All-American teams and of course they preview and predict all of Week 7's biggest games, including Texas A&M-Louisiana Tech, South Carolina-LSU, Oklahoma-Texas and Stanford-Notre Dame!

So give Dual Threat a listen in the embedded player below or click here, follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatOS), and please let us know your thoughts and what you'd like to hear in Week 8! Thanks for listening!

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 19 - View All
10:21 AM - October 12, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports’ top-rated and top-selling basketball simulation experiences 49 percent increase over NBA 2K11

2K Sports today announced franchise record-setting sales of NBA 2K13, the latest iteration in the top-selling and top-rated basketball simulation series*. In its first week of sales, NBA 2K13 sold-through 49 percent more copies than the franchise’s previous fastest-seller, NBA 2K11**. This record-shattering growth is due in part to the expanding global popularity of the NBA 2K brand, which accounted for a 66 percent increase in international sales as compared with NBA 2K11**.

Fans have flocked online to experience NBA 2K13 action with their friends, and the number of online users has more than doubled from last year’s NBA 2K12. In addition, the number of played online games has also grown exponentially, as NBA 2K13 has experienced a 127 percent increase over last year’s totals**.

NBA 2K13, the latest successful launch from the acclaimed basketball franchise, recently received a perfect 10/10 score from PlayStation: The Official Magazine, who said that the game’s improvements “elevates 2K13 beyond mere annual greatness and into hall-of-fame consideration.” NBA 2K13 also received 9.1/10 score from IGN, who declared it “amazing,” and “obviously one of the best hoops games out there.”

“Our early sales figures are a validation of our ongoing efforts to push this franchise to new heights,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “We owe it to our great fans to continually improve our title - year in and year out - and that’s exactly what we’ve done with NBA 2K13.”

This year, 2K Sports joined forces with music icon JAY Z, who served as the game’s Executive Producer. JAY Z personally curated the game’s soundtrack and visual feel of the game, and played an instrumental role in securing the 1992 “Dream Team” for this year’s game. NBA 2K13 also introduces the all-new Control Stick, giving players more control than ever before.

Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, NBA 2K13 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is now available for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Wii™ system and Windows PC. The Wii U™ version of the title will be available in North America when the console launches on November 18. It will be available outside of North America around the international console launch on Friday, November 30.

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 75 - View All
09:35 AM - October 12, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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OUT NOW - Order WRC 3 from your favourite retailers here: http://www.pqube.co.uk/wrc3/where-to-buy-wrc-3/

WRC 3 is the Official game of the World Rally Championships -- packed with more than 50+ Official Race Teams (from WRC, Class 2 and Class), 35+ different cars (including the brand new Volkswagen Polo R WRC test car, Renault Twingo R2 and the Proton Satria Neo S2000), every track from the championships (83 stages in total -- including all of the Super Special Stages) and a completely re-designed career mode.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
03:31 PM - October 11, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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

Check out Most Wanted’s award-winning, nonstop multiplayer in action. Stick it to your friends in the world’s hottest, fastest and rarest cars.

Our online play is about friends and fun, as long as by “friends” you mean the people you want to slam off the road and by “fun” you mean intense competition, brutal humiliation and maniac driving.

Pick a car, meet up and laugh your way through a nonstop Playlist of competitive races, events and challenges. Fight for your place on the start line or turn back to take out oncoming rivals at the finish.

Game: Need For Speed Most Wanted a Criterion GameReader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 3 - View All
01:34 PM - October 11, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Madden NFL 13 roster update for week 6 will be available tomorrow morning for 360 and PS3 users. These rosters are for Play Now (Online/Offline).

There are well over 400+ transactions and player rating adjustments that went into this roster update. We also targeted some player equipment updates this week - with over 200 players and 800+ equipment parts updated total.

The biggest movers after top notch performances in Week 5 are Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) with a 2 point boost this week (now 89 overall), DL Robert Quinn goes up 4 points to a 82 overall, FB Bruce Miller (SF) going +3 to 80 overall, SEA DE Bruce Irvin gets a nice increase up to 78 overall (+2), OL Lance Louis (CHI) gets a 4 point boost to 78 overall, and WR Reggie Wayne (IND) going up 2 points as well to a 91 overall.

Some of the biggest movers on the negative side are DL Mark Anderson (from 80 to 78 overall), CB Buster Skrine (CLE) (from 71 to 69 overall), P Mat McBriar (from 83 to 80 overall), and Titans DL Karl Klug (from 78 to 76 overall).

Click here to view all of the Madden NFL 13 roster update changes for week 6.

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 74 - View All
10:12 AM - October 11, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Madden NFL 13 CCM roster update is available now. It uses the regular season week 4 roster, as seen in the screenshot and mentioned by Josh Looman.

Thanks azdawgpound!

Game: Madden NFL 13Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 74 - View All
09:51 AM - October 11, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released the FIFA 13 title update for PC users.

PS3 and 360 users should expect the title update this weekend.
  • Connection stability in Online Seasons when finding an opponent in the Arena, and at kick-off.
  • Career Mode freeze while starting a new career with free agents.
  • Career Mode hangs when using Game Face.
  • Stability in Career Mode when players retire or are being bought back from loan.
  • Users will no longer be able to lower difficulty settings in a FUT Seasons match.
  • Freeze in FUT Online Tournament HUB on PS3.
  • Napoli of Serie A will now have fully authentic kits and crests in FIFA and FIFA Ultimate Team.
  • Legacy defending and passing assistance options removed in Pro Clubs.
  • Freeze in Pro Clubs Results screen.
  • Matchmaking settings in Pro Clubs (with "ANY" and "Match Keeper") will provide the desired results.
  • Changes made in National Squad not properly reflected in Manager Mode screen.
  • (PC Only) Freeze while retrieving Hospitality Settings.

Source - FIFA 13 Title Update (EA Sports) - Thanks bad_philanthropy!

Game: FIFA Soccer 13Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All

Konami has just released a free PES 2013 DLC that includes a roster update, including all of the summer transfers, along with some new online game modes.

Our new DLC for PES 2013 will not only contain the greatly anticipated roster updates, which will include all summer transfers, but also add a host of new online game modes.

Our biggest addition will be our new Online Community Mode, which will come with an integrated widget that will allow players to play different game modes while waiting for opponents and which serves as a shortcut to gathering and finding online friends. In our Online Community mode, apart from being able to create communities and track results, up to 4 players will be able to join up and form a team and play against other community teams. That means up to 8 players can play simultaneously!

And if things are just not going your way, we now give you the option to give up and abandon a match during halftime in Quick Match.

Amongst these upgrades we have also implemented several tweaks to improve your online performance.

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2013Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 9 - View All
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
09:18 AM - October 10, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the NBA 2K13 video, featuring the first roster update.

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

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 75 - View All
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
09:48 PM - October 9, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

According to NBA2KInsider, the first NBA 2K13 roster update arrives Wednesday morning.

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 75 - View All

Another NCAA Football 13 title update arrives later this month. Check out the details below.

FYI, the Dynasty fixes should take effect in existing Dynasties. No need to start over.

  • Fixed issue where running the no-huddle was taking too long.
  • Fixed an issue where players were sometimes not breaking the huddle.
  • Fixed it so receivers won’t slip as much on the turf when it is raining.
  • Fixed it where prospects were softly committing to schools even though they were not on that school’s recruiting board or showed any interest.
  • Fixed some recruiting logic where CPU teams were not offering scholarships to some prospects.
  • Fixed an issue with uploading highlights to Dynasty Wire.
  • Made the sorting on the Recruiting more user friendly so that it remembers previous sorts.
  • Fixed an issue where a prospect with low interest was getting changed to “N/A”.
  • Fixed an issue where some Online Dynasties were losing players and coaches.
  • Fixed a problem where promises were getting deleted.
Online Head-to-Head
  • Fixed a reporting issue where if someone went offsides three times it forced their opponent into a loss.
  • Increased the stability of the product by fixing various crashes.
Source - Official NCAA Football 13 Website

Game: NCAA Football 13Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 58 - View All
09:40 AM - October 9, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The NBA 2K13 patch that fixes the MyCareer freeze issues is available now. Other than that, this patch doesn't contain anything else. They simply wanted to make sure this issue was addressed ASAP.

For those of you that were having the issue before, are you noticing any freezing after the patch in MyCareer mode?

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 75 - View All
09:16 AM - October 9, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Forza Horizon demo is available now for Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers (queue it up right here). It weighs in at 1.57 GB. Not a gold member? You'll receive it next week.

Get some racing in and post your impressions.

Players who download the "Forza Horizon" demo and then purchase and play the full game online will receive a specially designed 2013 SRT Viper GTS, celebrating Forza Horizon's "gone-gold" status. This rare liveried car will only be available to those who download the demo and purchase and play the game online. The "Forza Horizon" Xbox LIVE demo requires an Xbox LIVE account. To receive your free Viper you will need Gold member exclusive access.

Game: Forza HorizonReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 6 - View All
Monday, October 8, 2012
10:48 AM - October 8, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Just before the release of NBA 2K13, PC users found out the game would only be available on retail disc on release date. Users that want to download the game have to wait until October 16th.

Back in late May, NBA 2K13 PC users found out they were being snubbed from the All-Star Weekend content.

As many NBA 2K13 PC gamers have noticed, these aren't the only things missing from the game. NLSC has posted a list of features missing from the PC version. While the mods are sure to be great, missing the bulk of features found on the console versions, has to be a downer for PC gamers. Below are some of the other missing modes and features for the PC version of NBA 2K13.

Game Modes
  • MyTEAM
  • Preorder All Star Weekend (dunk contest, 3pt contest)
Game Features
  • MyCloset for MyPLAYER
  • VC Currency System (the game uses the console’s “offline” skill point system for MyCAREER)
  • Unlockable Blacktop Stars (on consoles they can be purchased with VC; not in PC version)
  • Playing Against Specific Opponents (including friends)
  • 3-on-3 Blacktop with MyPLAYERs
  • Self-Shadowing on Players
  • Advanced Stadium Lighting (colored lights in crowd)
Source - NBA 2K13 PC Differences from Console Versions

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 75 - View All