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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
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Saturday, March 31, 2012
12:11 AM - March 31, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: Trials EvolutionReader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 3 - View All
Friday, March 30, 2012
11:57 PM - March 30, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: SBK GenerationsReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 0 - View All

Make sure you tune in at 7:00 PM EST tonight, as Da_Czar discusses the game development process, as well as the NBA Live advisory council and why he didn't put his name in the hat. Submit a few questions here, he might be able to answer them over the airwaves.

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Tonight we will talk about the game development process. Through my experience I have had an opportunity to see the trials and tribulations of the life of a sports game developer. Through it all one thing became obvious. The dev's are not as dumb and we are not a smart as we think they/we are.

We will also talk about the NBA Live advisory council and why I did not submit my name. We will also stop by the barbershop and check out the latest happenings with our NBA Chop Shop Series.

Game: NBA Live 13Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 56 - View All
Thursday, March 29, 2012
09:45 AM - March 29, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Revel in the pageantry of college football game days with NCAA Football 13. Featuring new team run-outs, mascots and pre-game traditions along with significantly enhanced audio and new trophy presentations, NCAA Football 13 will deliver the passion and excitement of college football to fans across the nation.

We have the opportunity to interview NCAA Football 13 Designer Christian McLeod and Producer Ben Haumiller. Please submit your Sights and Sounds questions now (ONLY SIGHTS AND SOUND QUESTIONS PLEASE). We'll try to get them answered and posted on Monday.

Game: NCAA Football 13Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 58 - View All
08:30 AM - March 29, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA SPORTS and NHL.com Launch NHL 13 Cover Vote

Sponsored by BlackBerry, Cover Athlete Decided By Fan Vote
for the First Time Ever in the History of the EA SPORTS NHL Series

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) announced that starting today, fans around the world have the opportunity to shape the face of the EA SPORTS™ NHL® franchise, by participating in the first ever EA SPORTS NHL® Cover Vote Campaign – sponsored by BlackBerry® and hosted on NHL.com. The voting process will consist of two preliminary rounds, followed by a 16-player bracket as a field of 60 NHL players is narrowed down to one. The winning player will be unveiled as the EA SPORTS NHL® 13 Cover Athlete at the 2012 NHL Awards™ on June 20 at the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas.

The first round of competition pits teammate against teammate and starts today and runs until April 11, the first day of the 2012 Stanley Cup® Playoffs. Fans can vote for their favorite player to represent their team in the next round.

NHL 13 Cover Athlete Voting Schedule:
  • March 29 – April 11: Round of 60: one representative from each team plus two wild card selections advance*
  • April 12 – April 22: 32-Player Leaderboard: fans vote for their favorite 16 candidates; top 16 vote-getters advance
  • April 24 – June 4: Round of 16: single-elimination playoff bracket decides NHL 13 cover athlete
Fans worldwide are able to vote an unlimited number of times and are encouraged to vote as often as possible at NHL.com/CoverVote to ensure their favorite player advances through the rounds. Fans can also show their support by tweeting their picks using #NHL13Cover on Twitter. Visit the EA SPORTS NHL Facebook page for insider updates and additional content.

“The EA SPORTS NHL Franchise has had a rich tradition of outstanding cover athletes including Conn Smythe Trophy and Stanley Cup Winners, NHL All-Stars and Hall of Fame Members,” said David Le, Marketing Director, EA SPORTS. “With fans selecting the cover athlete for NHL 13 they now control who gets to join that prestigious club.”

“Being the EA SPORTS NHL cover athlete is an honor that is coveted by many NHL players,” said Adam Larry, NHLPA Director of Licensing. “With the EA SPORTS NHL 13 cover athlete being selected by the fans, the honor is now even greater. This vote campaign will be exciting for both the players and the fans, as they will be engaging online, and through social media, while the bracket narrows towards the fans’ selection for the cover of NHL 13.”

The star-studded list of candidates participating in the campaign features NHL scoring leader Evgeni Malkin, 2011 Hart Trophy winner Corey Perry, NHL All-Stars and some of the most popular players in the NHL. The complete list of matchups can be found below:

Eastern Conference
  • Bruins Tuukka Rask vs. Tyler Seguin
  • Lightning Steven Stamkos vs. Victor Hedman
  • Canadiens P.K. Subban vs. Tomas Plekanec
  • Maple Leafs Phil Kessel vs. Tyler Bozak
  • Capitals John Carlson vs. Brooks Laich
  • Panthers Stephen Weiss vs. Tomas Fleischmann
  • Devils Ilya Kovalchuk vs. Adam Larsson
  • Penguins Evgeni Malkin vs. Marc-Andre Fleury
  • Flyers Claude Giroux vs. Scott Hartnell
  • Rangers Henrik Lundqvist vs. Brad Richards
  • Hurricanes Eric Staal vs. Jeff Skinner
  • Sabres Derek Roy vs. Thomas Vanek
  • Islanders John Tavares vs. Michael Grabner
  • Senators Erik Karlsson vs. Jason Spezza
  • Jets Evander Kane vs. Andrew Ladd
Western Conference
  • Avalanche Matt Duchene vs. Gabriel Landeskog Kings Anze Kopitar vs. Drew Doughty
  • Blackhawks Patrick Sharp vs. Duncan Keith
  • Oilers Jordan Eberle vs. Taylor Hall
  • Blue Jackets R.J. Umberger vs. Ryan Johansen Predators David Legwand vs. Pekka Rinne
  • Blues T.J. Oshie vs. David Perron
  • Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk vs. Jimmy Howard
  • Canucks Henrik Sedin vs. Alex Burrows
  • Sharks Logan Couture vs. Brent Burns
  • Coyotes Shane Doan vs. Keith Yandle
  • Stars Loui Eriksson vs. Jamie Benn
  • Ducks Corey Perry vs. Jonas Hiller
  • Wild Mikko Koivu vs. Niklas Backstrom
  • Flames Mikael Backlund vs. Matt Stajan
“The announcement of the cover athlete has become an event unto itself, and every year we look to grow the platform and innovate around the launch,” said Keith Wachtel, Senior Vice President Integrated Sales, NHL. “The creation of the NHL 13 Cover Vote campaign, sponsored by BlackBerry, does just that by building an exciting new platform for players to connect with fans while bringing together two of our valued partners.”

Game: NHL 13Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 23 - View All

Check out the new UEFA Euro 2012 screenshots, right here.

EA Celebrates UEFA EURO 2012 With Exclusive Release of Officially Licensed Videogame

EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012 Digital Expansion Pack To FIFA Soccer 12Gives Fans The Best Way To Experience The Drama Of The Real-World Tournament

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) announced today that EA SPORTS™ will celebrate UEFA EURO 2012™ with the only officially licensed videogame of the 2012 European Football Championship which begins June 8 in Poland and Ukraine. EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012™ will be available as a paid digital expansion pack to fans who own EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 12 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, and PC. The videogame will be available to fans beginning April 24, 2012.

EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012 recreates all the drama and excitement of the official tournament with all 53 UEFA member national teams, all eight official stadiums in the tournament, and all the pageantry and atmosphere of one of the largest and most-watched sporting events on the planet. Fans will be able to compete online* for national pride and glory as their favourite European country in the UEFA EURO 2012™ tournament against rival nations in the group stage, progress through the sudden victory knockout rounds, and ultimately compete for the chance to be crowned UEFA EURO 2012™ champion. Plus, a live service will drive real-life story lines from the UEFA EURO 2012™ qualifying campaign and during the tournament into the game, enabling fans to relive dramatic moments with challenges based on real-life matches. Challenges will enable fans to earn experience points and level up their EA SPORTS Football Club profile.

“This game will tap into the passion fans have for their national teams by capturing all of the national rivalries in-game, and re-creating all the emotion of the UEFA EURO 2012™ tournament,” said Producer Sebastian Enrique. “We are utilizing the best-playing FIFA Soccer videogame ever, driving live, digital content created from the biggest headlines from the tournament into the game, and offering an exclusive new mode that will challenge gamers in unique and compelling ways.”

The all-new Expedition Mode designed exclusively for UEFA EURO 2012 enables fans to build, manage and compete with a customized team against other European nations, crafting the perfect strategy for European domination. Fans will choose their favourite European player or FIFA Soccer 12 Virtual Pro to captain their customized team, win matches to earn better players from defeated nations, and then defeat the best nations to earn the best players in a campaign quest to defeat all 53 countries and complete the journey to conquer Europe.

UEFA EURO 2012 is developed by EA Canada in Burnaby, B.C. It is scheduled for release on April 24, 2012 in North America and Europe, and April 25 in other countries around the world. The manufacturer suggested retail price is $19.99, 1800 MS Points and 2,500 FIFA Points on PC. UEFA EURO 2012 is rated “E” for Everyone and PEGI 3+.

Fact Sheet

Lead your country to UEFA EURO 2012™ glory with the official and exclusive EA SPORTS™ FIFA 12 digital expansion pack. EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012™ recreates the passion and rivalry of the official tournament, enables players to relive dramatic moments from real-world matches, and challenges fans to build and manage their dream team to conquer Europe in the all-new Expedition mode.

Lead your country to UEFA EURO 2012™ glory with the official and exclusive FIFA 12 digital expansion pack. EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012™ recreates the passion and rivalry of the official tournament with all 53 UEFA member national teams, all eight official stadiums, and all the pageantry and atmosphere of one of the largest and most-watched sporting events on the planet. Compete as your favourite country in an authentic online tournament mode against rival nations in the group stage, progress through the knockout rounds, and ultimately compete for the chance to be crowned the UEFA EURO 2012™ champion. Real-world storylines will drive live content through EA SPORTS Football Club. Relive dramatic moments from qualifying and the tournament with challenges based on real-world matches. Plus, the all-new Expedition Mode designed exclusively for UEFA EURO 2012 enables fans to build, manage and compete with a customized squad against other European nations. Choose your favorite European player or FIFA 12 Virtual Pro to captain your customized team, win matches to earn better players from defeated nations, and unlock more powerful nations as you strategize the perfect plan to complete the journey to conquer Europe.

Key Features
  • Win UEFA EURO 2012™ — Compete with any of the 53 UEFA member national teams against rival nations in the official tournament and lead them to glory. Play in all 8 official stadiums that come to life with the pageantry and festivity of the real-world tournament in Poland-Ukraine.
  • Play UEFA EURO 2012™ Online — Compete for national pride and glory in the UEFA EURO 2012™ online tournament. Play as your favourite European nation against rivals in the group stage through the knockout rounds for the chance to be crowned UEFA EURO 2012™ champion.
  • EA SPORTS Football Club Challenges — A live service that drives real-world story lines into the game, enabling fans to relive moments from qualifying and the real-world tournament through scenario-based challenges. The live service will deliver challenges during UEFA EURO 2012™, giving fans the chance to change history. Challenges will enable fans to earn experience points and level up their EA SPORTS Football Club profile.
  • Dominate Europe – Build, manage and compete with a customized squad against other European nations in the all-new Expedition Mode. Start with your favourite European player or FIFA 12 Virtual Pro as the captain, and then craft the perfect strategy for European domination. Earn better players from defeated nations as you travel the continent to build your squad. Unlock and then defeat the best nations to earn the best players in your campaign quest to defeat all 53 countries and complete the journey to conquer Europe.
  • Spectacular Presentation: UEFA EURO 2012™ comes to life in spectacular fashion with all the emotion and pageantry of the official tournament, including all 8 official licensed stadia. The atmosphere comes to life with confetti cannons, streamers, flags and fireworks as if you were on the pitch in Poland or the Ukraine.
  • Awarding-Winning Gameplay— UEFA EURO 2012™ is an expansion to the award-winning FIFA 12. The official videogame of UEFA EURO 2012™ is powered by the Player Impact Engine, and revolutionary gameplay innovations like Precision Dribbling, Tactical Defending, and Pro Player Intelligence.
Product Specifications
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
Developer: EA Canada
Street Date: April 24, 2012 (NA, EU)
Rating: “E” for everyone, PEGI 3+
Platforms: PLAYSTATION®3/ Xbox 360®, PC Digital Download
No of Online Players: 1-2
No of Offline Players: 1-7 (PS3); 1-4 (Xbox 360); 1-5 (PC)
Website: http://easportsfootball.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/easportsfifa
Twitter: www.twitter.com/easportsfifa.

Recommended Specs for FIFA 12 on PC: Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHz or AMD Athlon II X2 245e or up. Main Memory: 2 GB (Win 7, Vista) 1GB for XP. Graphics Card: ATI Radeon™ HD 3600, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT, Intel’s Sandy Bridge (HD Graphics 2000) and Ivy Bridge (HD Graphics 3000)
DirectX® 9.0c Compatible 3D accelerated 256 MB video card or equivalent (must support Shader Model 3.0 or above) DirectX® 9.0c Compatible Sound Card

© 2012 Electronic Arts Inc. All Rights Reserved. The UEFA and EURO 2012 words, the UEFA EURO 2012 logo and slogans and the UEFA EURO trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Official FIFA licensed product. "© The FIFA Brand OLP Logo is a copyright and trademark of FIFA. All rights reserved." Manufactured under license by Electronic Arts Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

*INTERNET CONNECTION, Origin (EA) Account registration and FIFA 12 ONLINE PASS required for online play on Xbox 360 and PS3. INTERNET CONNECTION and Origin (EA) Account registration and required for PC. Must be 13+ to create an account.

Game: UEFA Euro 2012Reader Score: 1/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 1 - View All
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
03:27 PM - March 28, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Before you draft your fantasy baseball squad, don't forget to check out PlayStation's prediction's, courtesy of MLB 12 The Show.

Game: MLB 12 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 53 - View All
02:38 PM - March 28, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports has posted their final MLB 2K12 Developer Diary today, as Senior Producer Mark Little, goes over the new MLB Today season mode.

The regular season started earlier today in Japan. This Developer Diary gives everyone a good look at what to expect in the new mode.

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A great advantage of this mode is that you can choose which games you want to play and the rest follows along with the real world. All the roster updates, injuries and trades are managed through our Living Season Roster updates so your job is simply to choose which days you want to play, get into the game and win.

Along with the basic stats that you can see on the home page, we also allow you to look deeper into the impact your games have had on the stats for your team. You can access a Player Stats screen that shows you how the stats compare between your MLB Today Season results and the real world results. We also have a League Leaders screen that shows you how your play has changed the League Leaders in various stat categories. Obviously there may be a little bit of difference or a really huge difference depending on how many games you have played and how different your game results were from the real world results for the game.

Game: Major League Baseball 2K12 Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 12 - View All
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
09:24 PM - March 27, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Check out the 10 cars that will be available on Tuesday April 3rd, in April's Alpinestars’ Car Pack.
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz #35 Black Falcon SLS AMG GT3
  • 2011 Aston Martin #009 Aston Martin Racing AMR One
  • 2012 Jaguar XKR-S
  • 1995 BMW M5
  • 2011 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S
  • 1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE
  • 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3
  • 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
  • 2012 Scion tC
  • 1997 Volvo 850 R

Game: Forza Motorsport 4Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All
08:50 PM - March 27, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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For those of you playing Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 with Kinect controls, how do you like it so far?

Game: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 10 - View All
Monday, March 26, 2012
11:04 PM - March 26, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Shift Into High Gear with a Brand New Trailer for Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad

Experience the white-knuckle arcade driving thrills
before it launches on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network

Before you can get behind the virtual wheel yourself with Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad, coming soon to both Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network, we offer the next best thing – an intense trailer comprised entirely of in-game footage! This brand-new video shows off the full HD presentation, the dynamic obstacles and destructible environments, the customization and RPG elements and more that are all set to make Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad the definitive digitally-downloadable racing title of 2012.

In Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad, players race four-wheeled, 800-horsepower offroad race trucks with tons of options, as well as a wide load-out of vehicle classes including Rally Cars, Pro Buggies and Pro Lite Trucks. Eight-player multiplayer boasts dynamic interactions between all competing vehicles so players can see and feel the impact of mid-race collisions. Career mode follows Jeremy’s bid for the Pro2 championship within the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. All this arcade racing action takes place inside a persistent game world that presents challenge after challenge at 60 frames per second in crispy 1080p. Published by D3Publisher for Xbox LIVE Arcade, Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad will be available for both Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network in Q2 of 2012 and can be purchased for 800 Microsoft Points from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 or $9.99 on PSN.

Game: Jeremy McGrath's OffroadHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All

NBA 2K12 iOS patch 1.4.3 has arrived for iOS devices. It includes the roster update from March 16th.

Check out the official patch details below.

iPad
  • You can now post Screenshots, Achievements, and more directly to Facebook and Twitter.
  • New “drive to the basket” control for the One Finger control scheme.
  • Airplay support added. Broadcast NBA 2K12 to your HDTV via Apple TV. (iPad 2 only)
  • Player names added to uniforms during cutscenes.
  • Cheerleaders and mascots added to the court.
  • Added animation for players on the bench. (iPad 2 only)

iPhone
  • You can now post Screenshots, Achievements, and more directly to Facebook and Twitter.
  • New “drive to the basket” control for the One Finger control scheme.
  • Airplay support added. Broadcast NBA 2K12 to your HDTV via Apple TV. (iPad 2 and iPhone 4S only)
  • Player names added to uniforms during cutscenes.
  • Cheerleaders and mascots added to the court.
  • Added animation for players on the bench. (iPad 2 and iPhone 4S only)

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOSVotes: 101 - View All
Sunday, March 25, 2012

As revealed a few weeks ago, Trials Evolution arrives on April 18th.

Arcade Next showed a brief gameplay video from the game, which featured a level dedicated to Limbo.


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Game: Trials EvolutionReader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 3 - View All
Saturday, March 24, 2012
07:58 AM - March 24, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Turn 10 Studios has released another Forza Motorsport 4 title update.

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With every title update we’ve released for Forza Motorsport 4, our goal has been the same: to create the best experience for the people who are playing the game. This can be anything from updates that add functionality to the game (such as raising the level cap in this title update… more on that in a bit) to correcting post-release gameplay issues that crop up. In the case of multiplayer lobby crashing, the work in this title update to address the issue was the result of several months of painstaking research and investigation.

Essentially what was happening was a slow memory leak when using liveried cars and jumping between lobbies. The leak was only happening when players driving liveried cars would join or leave lobbies at precisely the right moment during the loading of a race (interestingly, this is called a "race condition" in software testing). The leak occurred on all boxes even if the player didn’t have a custom livery, but it was exceedingly small. As the leak got worse over the course of a player’s session, it would cause the box to crash. This resulted in longer load times for everyone else in the lobby with that player as his crashed box timed-out. Unfortunately, the problem was made worse when players would go from one lobby to the next after becoming impatient with loading times, thus essentially "spreading" the memory leak from one lobby to the next.

Because of the extended steps needed to find a reliable reproduction of the problem in our testing lab, our development team put weeks of research and testing into this fix. The result was a problem that was more difficult to diagnose than it actually was to repair. In addition to all our developers’ hard work, I want to recognize and thank our dedicated community members who answered the call put out by our QA team on the FM.net forums, which provided valuable insight into this issue from the player perspective. The data we received was crucial in helping us completely isolate the problem and eventually engineer our solution.

As a result of all this work, we expect lobby crashes to dramatically reduce, resulting in the kind of online experience Forza Motorsport fans have come to expect from the game.

To see all the Forza Motorsport 4 title update details, click here.

Game: Forza Motorsport 4Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All
Thursday, March 22, 2012
04:00 PM - March 22, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Check out the Foosball 2012 screenshots, right here.
  • The table football game will feature various tables, customizations, ball types, trick shots, online leaderboards and Cross Play support.
  • PS Move users can control Foosball 2012 with 1:1 movement precision.
  • Purchasing the PS3 version of Foosball 2012 on either the PS3 or PS Vita will allow you to play the game on either platform, at no extra charge. Look for the game at the PlayStation Store in the Spring.
Source - Playstation.Blog

Game: Foosball 2012Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3Votes: 0 - View All