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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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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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
06:30 AM - April 12, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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"So now we move onto some of the multiplayer aspects, some cool new modes within Gymkhana hard back to the Mario Kart Battle modes of old, but will they live up to expectations, will they have the longevity? Either way its good to see split screen supported, it will be nice to be able to try split screen online too, much like PGR2."

Game: DiRT 3Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 4 - View All
Monday, April 11, 2011

It looks like Madden NFL 12 details will be coming in a couple of weeks, as EA Sports and the Madden NFL 12 team are showing off a PR demo showcasing the Eagles, Broncos and Seahawks.

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
10:52 AM - April 11, 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 #13 features the Dolphins Wheel.

Quote:
"Dolphins - Doubles Wk - Dolphins Wheel - New Miami Dolphins Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll used this play last year in Cleveland with Peyton Hillis catching a 19-yard touchdown pass during a Week 5 game versus the Atlanta Falcons. The HB will run a wheel route out of the backfield while the two receivers to that side run routes to clear out the defense."

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
Saturday, April 9, 2011
04:18 PM - April 9, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: SSXReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 4 - View All
Friday, April 8, 2011
06:32 PM - April 8, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Turn 10’s Game Director, Dan Greenawalt reflects on the past, present and future of the Forza series.

Quote:
"So what does the future hold for Turn 10? Well, Forza 4 of course, but Greenawalt remained cryptic on what they did or didn’t learn from Forza 3, that they’re taking into Forza 4.

“We’re our own worst critics and take on board all the reviews and opinions,” said Greenawalt. “It would be so easy to drive yourself mad reading everyone’s opinions and evaluating what you’ve achieved. We try to bucket people into categories to tackle what each subsection wants and how we can tailor the next game to improve it for them. It’s a colossal list. We get together and decide which of those edits or additions are the most important.”

“We always see the glass as half empty and we’re very dedicated to improving the game.”

That surely means improving the physics on their simulation engine, after all, Turn 10 almost seem obsessed with that level of detail, but when asked whether anyone would actually notice the tweaks and upgrades, Greenawalt remained philosophical.

“I think it depends on what kind of customer we’re talking to. The tyre model, assists and controller buffer affect how we can modify these physics,” he noted, before reflecting on years gone-by when it would take days to run simulations. “Lots of the dynamic simulations that had to be done over a period of days have now been streamlined with greater accuracy so these effects are not only more powerful but also more concise. Ten years from now, I think we’re going to see race cars designed 100% in real time."

Source - Turn 10’s Dan Greenawalt Reflects on the Past, Present and Future of the Forza Franchise (Xbox360Achievements)

Game: Forza Motorsport 4Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All
04:55 PM - April 8, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: Virtua Tennis 4Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All
Thursday, April 7, 2011
06:20 PM - April 7, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For the hardcore DiRT 3 fans out there. Gamestop has the DiRT 3 Ken Block Gymkhana RC car bundle for $299.99. YIKES!

Who's in?

Game: DiRT 3Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 4 - View All
05:59 PM - April 7, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

SSX: Deadly Descents will now be known as SSX. As mentioned in a recent GameInformer interview with Todd Batty, creative director of the game.

Quote:
"When EA debuted its new SSX game at the Spike Video Game awards, fans began to fear that the series was straying from its roots – that it was taking on a more realistic, darker edge. In truth, developer EA Canada is taking everything that made the original SSX snowboarding titles great and shaping it into something that will be relevant in today’s market. SSX (now the game’s official title) features a global playing field of at least 70 mountains for players to race down, and will boast significant upgrades to the series’ trick and upgrade systems."

Source - All Hope May Not Be Lost For The New SSX (Kotaku)

Game: SSXReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 4 - View All
01:58 PM - April 7, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Earlier this morning we posted the UFC Personal Trainer announcement, along with some screenshots and a trailer.

Here is the official UFC Personal Trainer fact sheet.

GENRE: Fitness
PLATFORMS: Kinect for Xbox 360, PlayStation Move for PS3, Wii
RELEASE DATE: June 2011
DEVELOPER: Heavy Iron

PRODUCT OVERVIEW:
Set personal goals and achieve real results with an unparalleled mixed martial arts (MMA) fitness program designed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and leading MMA training experts. UFC Personal Trainer provides players with an extensive assortment of effective and challenging MMA-inspired exercises, in both pre-set and customizable routines, to build strength, increase endurance, burn calories and get results. Personalized instruction and tips from the MMA trainers guide players to stay motivated, get fit and track their goals with a helpful in-game journal. In addition, the game’s Ultimate Training Mode enables players to participate in high impact agility drills, with opportunities to earn rewards and have fun with friends in a competitive, multiplayer environment.

PRODUCT FEATURES:
  • AUTHENTIC UFC FITNESS EXPERIENCE – Designed by NASM with support from leading by leading MMA training experts Mark DellaGrotte, Greg Jackson and Javier Mendez, UFC Personal Trainer will deliver a challenging and motivating UFC fitness experience that includes the best and most effective exercises utilized by today’s renowned UFC fighters.
  • INTENSE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS EXERCISES – Learn over 70 MMA and NASM-approved exercises, including moves from disciplines such as wrestling, kickboxing and Muay Thai, that are designed to improve strength, endurance and conditioning through use in a variety of routines. Each in-game routine is specialized to target specific muscle groups, as well as factor individual skill levels and fitness goals.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE WORKOUT ROUTINES – Focus on specific fitness objectives by building personalized routines with up to 12 different exercises. Each custom routine can also be modified to increase or decrease intensity of the game’s pre-set pace, enabling players to fully maximize their training experiences based on individual preferences.
  • PERSONALIZED TRAINING TOOLS – Receive additional guidance and encouragement throughout the fitness journey by choosing a goal and working with an MMA trainer for personalized instruction. Players will learn MMA-inspired exercises, as well as authentic training techniques and healthy lifestyle choices, enabling them to burn calories, build strength, lose weight and meet goals through a comprehensive fitness experience.
  • ULTIMATE TRAINING MODE – Hit the mitts against several popular UFC fighters with a variety of challenging rhythm and timing-based agility drills that utilize punching and kicking sequences. Players can unlock a variety of different drills to earn rewards, each with increasing difficulty, as well as compete against friends and issue challenges in a multiplayer environment.
  • DEDICATED PROGRAM SYSTEM – Focusing on three distinct target goals – losing weight, building strength and improving performance – players may select a pre-set 30 or 60-day program that best meets their fitness needs. The selected program populates the in-game calendar with daily routines for players to follow, as well as tracks user performance.
  • PROGRESS TRACKING AND MOTIVATIONAL SUPPORT – An in-game journal enables players to view a comprehensive calendar of their fitness activities, including specific routines, time management and more. The calendar continuously tracks progress and provides recommendations to help players meet their desired results.

Game: UFC Personal TrainerReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 1 - View All
01:41 PM - April 7, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Supremacy MMA’s Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig Delivers a Supreme Beatdown in New Trailer


Agoura Hills, CA – April 7, 2011 – Felice has fought for Equal Rights for women MMA fighters, she’s been IGN’s Babe of the Day, and now she’s ready to dominate yet again. 505 Games have released some face-pounding new assets for its upcoming MMA brawler, Supremacy MMA.

This brand new trailer takes the game’s poster-girl, MMA-powerhouse and XFO, UEC, and Bellator vet Felice Herrig, and showcases her punishing victory over Andrea Miller at Chicago Cagefighting Championship 3 via 1st Round TKO. Additionally, a new crop of screenshots featuring Felice and her partner-in-crime in-game counterpart, as well as MMA superstar Jens Pulver are also available.

505 Games jumps into the cage with the only MMA game coming out in 2011, Supremacy MMA. Bringing the brutality of unsanctioned and unauthorized MMA fighting to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Supremacy MMA delivers the most daring MMA game to date, including bone-crushing finishing moves, real life legendary fighters Jens Pulver and Jerome Lebanner and the first ever female fighters in MMA gaming history.

For more details on Supremacy MMA, check out: http://www.supremacymma.com.

Game: Supremacy MMAHype Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 3 - View All
09:03 AM - April 7, 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 #11 features the Jets Slot Post.

Quote:
"Jets - Snugs - Jets Slot Post - The Jets love to try and confuse the defense with different looks and this is one of the formations they utilize to do just that. On this play, the two outside receivers run wheel routes to stretch the field while the slot receiver runs a post down the middle. This play was used in week 10 against Cleveland for a 25 yard TD pass from Mark Sanchez to Jerricho Cotchery."

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All