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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, January 9, 2014
01:51 PM - January 9, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah



EA Sports has just released new EA Sports UFC screenshots of Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira and Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. More screenshots of other athletes in the game will be released in the coming weeks, prior to the Spring 2014 release for Xbox One and PS4.

Your thoughts?

Previously released screenshots below.

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All

EA Sports has released the Madden NFL 25 divisional playoffs roster update, covering Week 16, Week 17, and games from Wild Card Weekend. Check out all of the details here, which includes updated ratings and/or position changes for 626 players.

Below are some of the rating adjustments. For a full list of divisional playoff updates (including injuries), click here.

Going Up
  • Andrew Whitworth +3 (96)
  • NaVorro Bowman +2 (96)
  • Earl Thomas +2 (94)
  • Vontae Davis +2 (93)
  • Cameron Jordan +2 (92)
  • Robert Mathis +3 (92)
  • Brandon Mebane +2 (91)
  • Nick Foles +3 (87)
  • Danny Amendola +2 (86)
  • T.Y. Hilton +3 (86)
  • Giovani Bernard +2 (84)
  • LeGarrette Blount +2 (80)
  • George Selvie +3 (76)
  • Geno Smith +3 (76)
Going Down
  • Von Miller -1 (97)
  • Aaron Rodgers -1 (97)
  • Patrick Willis -2 (96)
  • Brandon Marshall -1 (96)
  • Mario Williams -2 (92)
  • DeMarcus Ware -1 (92)
  • Champ Bailey -1 (90)
  • Wes Welker -1 (90)
  • Julius Peppers -2 (89)
  • Donte Whitner -1 (89)
  • Darren Sproles -1 (87)
  • Alex Smith -1 (87)
  • Antonio Gates -1 (87)
  • Carlos Rogers -1 (86)

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 54 - View All
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Starting tomorrow, the Museum of the Moving Image (located in Astoria, N.Y.) and EA Sports will celebrate 25 years of the Madden franchise. If you are in the area from January 8th through February 23rd, make sure you check it out.

They following playable versions of Madden will be on display.
  • John Madden Football (1988) on Apple II
  • Madden NFL ’94 (1993) on Sega Genesis
  • Madden NFL 99 (1998) on PlayStation
  • Madden NFL 2005 (2004) on Xbox
  • Madden NFL 25 (2013) on Xbox One
Read the full press release below.

As New York and New Jersey play host to Super Bowl XLVIII, Museum of the Moving Image and EA SPORTS look back on 25 years of the groundbreaking video game franchise Madden NFL in a new exhibition that opens tomorrow. On view and available for play are five editions of the game ranging from the original John Madden Football (1988) on Apple II to the latest Madden NFL 25 (2013) on Xbox One. Those who can’t attend in-person can visit a special website for an inside look at the exhibit.

“There is no better time than now to present the story of the Madden NFL phenomenon at the Museum,” said Carl Goodman, Executive Director of Museum of the Moving Image. “The Super Bowl is in town and the Madden NFL franchise is celebrating its 25th anniversary; plus the Museum presented the first ever exhibition devoted to video games anywhere 25 years ago. Madden NFL is a premier example of how a sports simulation video game has influenced how the sport is presented on television and experienced by fans.”

The exhibition Madden NFL: 25 Years and Running explores this landmark franchise, highlighting its aesthetic evolution, cultural legacy, and enduring focus on simulation. Featured are five playable games that span the 25-year history of the franchise. In addition to the original John Madden Football (1988) on Apple II, they include Madden NFL ’94 (1993) on Sega Genesis, the first game with NFL licensed teams; Madden NFL 99 (1998) on PlayStation, which showcases breakthrough use of graphics and the first with Franchise mode; Madden NFL 2005 (2004) on Xbox, featuring defense mechanic and use of "Hit Stick”; and the new Madden NFL 25 (2013) on Xbox One showcasing Human Intelligence, True Player Motion and Living Worlds. Madden NFL 25 will be presented as a large-scale projection, while others will be shown on period consoles. All games will be available for multiple players except for the earliest game, John Madden Football. In addition to the games, the exhibition features a dynamic timeline showing milestones in the development of the franchise highlighted by gameplay footage from every year. The exhibition will be on view through February 23, in the Museum’s Nam June Paik Room / HBO Production Lab on the third floor.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 54 - View All
01:50 PM - January 8, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The official Twitter account for the PES series has announced PES 2015 is coming to PlayStation 4, but can't confirm anything on other consoles, including the Xbox One.

It's still a bit early to speculate, but it is something we'll keep our eyes on.

Game: PES 2015Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 6 - View All
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
10:33 AM - January 7, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

As we put the final bow on 2013, Episode 66 of the Press Row Podcast focuses on the editor and community awards from Operation Sports and PastaPadre. Join Operation Sports’ Executive Editor Chris Sanner (@ChrisSNR) and PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre) along with host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) as they review the editors’ and reader’s votes at OS for Current and Next Gen Game of the Year, followed by a listing and discussion of all of PastaPadre’s Community Award nominees. There’s no better way to review the tumultuous year that 2013 was!

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, 30 Minutes

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


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All
07:17 AM - January 7, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

GameInformer has posted their NBA 2K15 wishlist. Quite a few topics on OS have been created as well. Make sure you check them out in our Forums and add to the lists here.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 63 - View All
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
10:53 AM - January 3, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2013 college football season is nearing its completion, but there is still plenty to talk about with the National Championship game between Florida State and Auburn less than a week away! 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 twentieth episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode discuss the early BCS Bowls between Baylor-UCF and Stanford-Michigan State and the meteoric rise of UCF quarterback Blake Bortles (and his smoking hot girlfriend), the pro prospects for fellow quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, the never ending head coaching search at Texas and whether Art Briles is the man to lead the Longhorns, a look back at the earlier bowl games and much more, including an in-depth preview of the final BCS Championship Game between the Seminoles and War Damn Eagle!

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: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 20 - View All
Thursday, January 2, 2014
09:21 AM - January 2, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The PC version of GRID 2 is on sale for $12.49 (75% off). You can also grab the All In DLC Pack for $11.89 (66% off). Hurry though, you have less than 3 hours before the sale ends.

Game: GRID 2Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 4 - View All
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
09:50 AM - January 1, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Happy New Year! Episode 65 of the Press Row Podcast is the audio version of a recent Press Row Hangout that focuses on nothing but listener-driven topics as we celebrate the holidays. While we always try to work in listener question segments, too often there’s so much going on that we don’t get to them. Not this time! Host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) is joined by PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre) – unfortunately, Operation Sports’ Chris Sanner was supposed to join us but technical difficulties prevented that – as they discuss a wide range of topics, including Madden, NBA 2K14, NBA Live, MLB The Show, and much more. Thanks for listening!

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, 35 Minutes

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


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All
Monday, December 30, 2013
05:54 PM - December 30, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Over the weekend many users were not able to get into online modes (some couldn't get to any modes at all). 2K Sports worked all weekend to resolve the issue, which seems to be fixed for some, but not for everyone.

Ronnie mentioned the Online Association should be back up.

Based off of feedback from email and Twitter, it seems the servers are very up and down, so let us know what you are seeing here.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 97 - View All
10:39 AM - December 30, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Over the weekend many users were not able to get into online modes (some couldn't get to any modes at all). 2K Sports worked all weekend to resolve the issue, which seems to be fixed for some, but not for everyone.

Ronnie mentioned they are still working on some NBA 2K14 MyTeam and Private Team-Up issues.

Based off of feedback from email and Twitter, it seems the servers are very up and down, so let us know what you are seeing here.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
Sunday, December 29, 2013
11:00 AM - December 29, 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

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All
Saturday, December 28, 2013
02:05 PM - December 28, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Need some VC for NBA 2K14? Use the following locker code for Xbox 360 and PS3 to get 5,000 VC for free. It expires on Monday, January 6th.

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Looking for the Xbox One and PS4 locker code? Click here.

Thanks Nick Ceglio!

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 97 - View All
02:03 PM - December 28, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Need some VC for NBA 2K14? Use the following locker code for Xbox One and PS4 to get 5,000 VC for free. It expires on Monday, January 6th.

N14PS-F7TY4-Y82X4-27KRS-6EJDA

Looking for the Xbox 360 and PS3 locker code? Click here.

Thanks Nick Ceglio!

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All