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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, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
11:55 AM - November 28, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2013 college football season is in full swing! Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast is a college football podcast hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In the sixteenth episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode discuss the Baylor loss to Oklahoma State, the dumpster fire that is the Florida Gators, Terry Saban's comments on "spoiled" Alabama fans, the wide-open Heisman Trophy race, rivalry weekend and much more! Plus, the guys preview and make their predictions for the biggest games of the weekend between Notre Dame-Stanford, Texas A&M-Missouri, UCLA-USC, Clemson-South Carolina and the biggest Iron Bowl of all-time!

So give Dual Threat a listen! Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...at/id700583947) or Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ast?refid=stpr), listen in the embedded player below or click here, follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatOS), and be sure to listen in every week this season right here on OperationSports.com! Thanks for listening!


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 19 - View All
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
01:06 PM - November 27, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has added FUT Online Seasons to the mobile version of FIFA 14 for iOS devices.

What's New in Version 1.3.2

PUT YOUR ULTIMATE TEAM TO THE TEST! Compete against real opponents from around the world with Online Seasons. Get your squad to the top division to earn coins, items, and packs.

Other enhancements include:
  • Improvements to Touch Controls
  • Simpler, friendlier way of choosing between Classic and Touch controls
  • Ergonomic and visual improvements, behind-the-scenes adjustments, and more!

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOSVotes: 16 - View All
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
04:18 PM - November 26, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 58th episode of the Press Row Podcast features a critical analysis of NBA Live 14, perhaps the most fascinating sports game story of 2013. The show is a combination of two events – a Press Row Hangout from the night that NBA Live officially launched as well as a follow-up conversation of the Xbox One Launch Press Row Hangout. The first (and longer) section features host Rich Grisham along with PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey, ThatSportsGamer.com’s TJ Lauerman, and The Gaming Tailgate’s Chris Jacobs. The second segment, which takes place after EA’s “apology” of sorts for the launch state of the game, features Owen Good and Chris Sanner along with Rich and Bryan.

Joining us this week:
  • Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
  • Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
  • TJ Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@thatsportsgamer)
  • Chris Jacobs, The Gaming Tailgate (@cdj80)
  • Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)
  • And your host, Richard Grisham, [email protected] (@richgrisham)
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 [email protected]
3) Respond to this post

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ow/id563624090) and Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ss-row-podcast), so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Lastly, be sure to check out our friends at Weekend Confirmed right here: http://www.shacknews.com/tag/weekend-confirmed. If you’re not already a listener, give it a shot. We’re all big fans!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes

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


Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All

According to the 2KSupport Twitter feed, 2K Sports will release a second patch for NBA 2K14 addressing MyCAREER save file and The Park connectivity issues.

More recently, the team has pushed a matchmaking server-side update for PS4 users and are asking for feedback.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
12:19 PM - November 26, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The LeBron X1's have been released for current-gen NBA 2K14 users. More current and next-gen updates (including rosters) are coming soon, but no date has been given.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 97 - View All
Monday, November 25, 2013
11:12 AM - November 25, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The final round of voting begins today, as Georges St-Pierre and Alexander Gustafsson battle it out on UFC.com to decide who joins Jon Jones as the second cover athlete on EA Sports UFC.

Voting ends on December 1st.

Who do you think takes home the second cover spot?

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
10:16 AM - November 25, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

FIFA Manager founder and designer Gerald Köhler has stated FIFA Manager 14 will be the last game from the series. He took the time to thank all of the fans and explain why the series will have to end.

Quote:
The football manager genre at this level of sophistication is highly specialised and primarily played in two countries (England and Germany), in which – on top of everything – one game has practically dominated the market in recent years. The niche market and general trend toward online and mobile games were also contributing factors. Moreover, FM had reached a crossroads at which a new engine and/or corresponding online technology would be the only way to give the series a boost. When all these factors were evaluated, it led us to the decision to blow the final whistle.

Game: FIFA Manager 14Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
Sunday, November 24, 2013
12:15 PM - November 24, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.



Hot News


Reviews, Impressions, Features & Blogs

New Videos and Screenshots

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Sports / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Friday, November 22, 2013
11:46 AM - November 22, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 58th episode of the Press Row Podcast features most of our standard crew – and a great special guest – and covers all of the PS4 launch sports games. We go into detail on NBA 2K14, NBA Live, Madden 25, and FIFA 14, and our overall experience launching into the next generation of sports games. In addition, the crew talks a bit about the non-sports games they’ve tried on PS4 as well as their plans for Xbox One.

Joining us this week:
  • Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
  • Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
  • Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)
  • Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@the_katbot)
  • Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)
  • And your host, Richard Grisham, [email protected] (@richgrisham)
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 [email protected]
3) Respond to this post

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ow/id563624090) and Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ss-row-podcast), so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Lastly, be sure to check out our friends at Weekend Confirmed right here: http://www.shacknews.com/tag/weekend-confirmed. If you’re not already a listener, give it a shot. We’re all big fans!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 38 Minutes

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: PS4Votes: 19 - View All
11:06 AM - November 22, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2013 college football season is in full swing! Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast is a college football podcast hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In the fifteenth episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode discuss the crazy, mind-blowing ending to the Auburn-Georgia game, the possible repercussions from the situation involving Florida State QB Jameis Winston, what the USC Trojans should do with Ed Orgeron and their head coaching position and much more! Plus, the guys preview and make their predictions for the biggest games of the weekend between Wisconsin-Minnesota, Missouri-Ole Miss, Texas A&M-LSU, Arizona State-UCLA and Baylor-Oklahoma State!

So give Dual Threat a listen! Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...at/id700583947) or Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ast?refid=stpr), listen in the embedded player below or click here, follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatOS), and be sure to listen in every week this season right here on OperationSports.com! Thanks for listening!


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 19 - View All


A day one update is coming for FIFA 14 Xbox One users today, which fixes a controller bug and the ability to play any online features when bringing your console out of suspend mode.

Other lingering issues with both next-gen consoles are being worked on, with release dates coming soon. See the details below.
  • Controller Bug: Using two separate controllers, both assigned to user profiles, and then using controller two to navigate the bootflow when FIFA 14 is loading can result in a crash. The FIFA dev team will be fixing this issue as soon as possible (shortly after launch) but, in the meantime and as a workaround: please only use controller one to navigate the bootflow of FIFA 14. You can turn on and use the controller two once in the main menu.
  • Bootflow Issue: If you suspend the console (leave it inactive until it ’sleeps’) on the title screen in the Xbox One bootflow, you will not be able to access any online features when returning from an unsuspended state. As a workaround: don’t suspend the console when on the title screen. If you do, simply restart the console (XB1 Only).
In addition to the above, there are a number of known issues that we are working on solutions for. They include the following items we plan to address in a upcoming title update:
  • FIFA fans cannot join Friends Only matches via a friend’s profile (PS4 Only). You should: Accept the invite from the user when it comes through and you will be able to join the match properly.
  • Title crash in Co-Op seasons if the captain is using a custom formation and the non-captain does not have any custom formations (XB1 Only). You should: Make sure you have the same amount of custom formations as your teammate, or not use them.
  • The ‘Seasons Win’ item in the EA SPORTS FC catalogue will not be properly received if gifted to a friend. (BOTH PS4/XB1) You should: Hold off on gifting this item until the upcoming title update.
  • Compatibility improvements with Xbox voice commands (XB1 Only).
  • When playing as a GK in Pro Clubs, you will have no way of changing the camera off of the ‘End To End’ camera (XB1 Only).

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All
Thursday, November 21, 2013
01:20 PM - November 21, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released an update to their mobile version of Madden NFL 25, which is available now for iOS and Android devices. It includes new features, improved gameplay and overall usability. Check out some of the details below.

COLLECTIONS
  • Earn rewards and build your team rating faster when you complete collections
  • Collect a combination of players to unlock Elite players, coin rewards and more
  • Elite players have unique modifiers that boost your team’s attributes
  • New unique collections will be added weekly
GAMEPLAY
  • Plays you own are free! They no longer cost coins to call them.
  • New interception system - Find yourself picking off passes with more authenticity
  • New kicking system – A new flick-based system makes kicking more fun
  • Bug fixes for improved stability
  • New players based on their performance so far this year.
SOLO CHALLENGES
  • More than 200 new games are now available!
  • Solo Challenges may be selected in any order and team requirements have been adjusted for easier access
  • Field Goals and Punt challenges now improved to provide more fun and variety with added wind effects
INTERFACE IMPROVEMENTS
  • Auction House now provides expanded search options to help find the player you’re looking for!
  • Streamlined experience to get you playing faster than ever before
  • Team management improved to help you set the line-up of your dreams

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 54 - View All
01:02 PM - November 21, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the extended version of the NBA 2K14 next-gen Momentous trailer. While PS4 users have had time to play, Xbox One users have their opportunity when the game ships along with the console tomorrow.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
12:38 PM - November 21, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah



Mount Panorama Racing Circuit - Bathurst
Bathurst is known by anyone who has raced there as something to be feared and respected. It is challenging and rewarding but will take its toll given the slightest mistake. The 3.8-mile circuit travels around, up and over Mount Panorama in Australia. The circuit’s 570-foot elevation change, off-camber corners, and narrow racing surface are technically a street circuit since it is made up entirely of public roads. Nearly every stretch of track has been named after notable supporters or events that contributed to the track’s rich history. On Conrod Straight, V8 Supercars will close in on 200 MPH before hitting the three-turn sequence of The Chase. Preceding Conrod Straight is Forrest’s Elbow – named after a motorcycle racer who scraped his elbow while racing. No matter where you are on Mount Panorama, the views and the tests of your driving skill will be tremendous.

Road Atlanta
Georgia’s Road Atlanta course, owned by local automaker and racing team Panoz Motorsports, is most famous as home to the crowning race of the ALMS season, Petit Le Mans. The 1,000-mile endurance race was one of the original events in the American Le Mans Series, and the winner of the race in each class automatically qualifies for the 24 Hour of Le Mans race the following year. Some may remember Road Atlanta as the scene of two of the most spectacular crashes in history, when a Porsche 911 GT1 did a complete backflip in 1998, followed in 2000 by a BMW V12 LMR—less a fault of the track and more an issue with insufficient aerodynamic development on the cars. Constructed in 1969 out of a farmer’s field in an area better known for oval-track racing, Road Atlanta has attracted some of the best North American race series to roar around a road course, including Can-Am, Trans Am, Formula 5000, and AMA motorcycle racing. Revived from a period of disuse in the mid-1990s by Don Panoz, changes included the addition of a chicane (turns 10a and 10b) to bring the track up to international race standards. On the long straight leading up to that chicane, the best LMP1 cars can exceed 200 mph. The track’s elevation changes and a wide variety of corner types make it the perfect venue to test the extreme performance of the latest ALMS and LMS racers, or to simply give your favorite car a workout.

Source - Forza Motorsport

Game: Forza Motorsport 5Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All