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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, December 28, 2012
09:44 AM - December 28, 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, Bode & Drab end the year by looking back at Matt Barkey's terrible 2012. How far will he really far in the upcoming draft? Of course, they also preview the 89 bowl games this week including the New Year's Day and major BCS bowl games. They end show discussing what "11 things not allowed in 2013."

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 next week! Thanks for listening!


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 19 - View All
Wednesday, December 26, 2012


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

Check out the Forza Horizon January Recaro Car Pack screenshots, right here.

The January Recaro Car Pack for Forza Horizon arrives on January 1st, 2013. It will be available on the Xbox Live Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points, or free if you are a Forza Horizon Season Pass owner.

The January Recaro Car Pack contains six new cars, as seen below. Season Pass owners will also get the 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster, as a bonus car.
  • 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 1983 GMC Vandura G-1500
  • 2012 Lotus Exige S
  • 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition
  • 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR
  • 1995 Ford Mustang Cobra R

Game: Forza HorizonReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 6 - View All
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
12:12 PM - December 25, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Grab your NBA 2K13 VC packs with a 50% discount today through January 1st 2013, 5:00 PM GST.
  • 10,000 VC Pack - 120 MSP
  • 5,000 VC Pack - 80 MSP
  • 2,000 VC Pack - 40 MSP

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 75 - View All

Another NBA 2K13 roster update arrived this morning, but it doesn't look like it updated anything. Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki and Lance Stephenson are still listed as injured. No ratings were touched since the last update on the 21st.

Other than Nike’s Christmas Day shoes for LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, I'm sitting here scratching my head as to what this roster update actually did...

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Wii U / Xbox 360Votes: 75 - View All
Monday, December 24, 2012
11:25 PM - December 24, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We, at Operation Sports, wish you and yours a very safe and happy Holiday season. For those of you that celebrate this day, after you've opened your presents (tonight, or in the morning), share with us what you received or what you bought for your loved ones.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 19 - View All
10:27 PM - December 24, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports has uploaded the Adidas Winter Court Collection in the MyPlayer store team shop, which includes jerseys, shorts, and jackets for all 30 teams.

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 75 - View All
Sunday, December 23, 2012
12:45 PM - December 23, 2012. 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


OS Features, Reviews, Videos and Screenshots


OS Blogs

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 19 - View All
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
03:51 PM - December 21, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

It’s Episode 8 of the Press Row Podcast – the long-awaited 2012 Sports Game Of the Year show! Here’s the gameplan:

First Quarter – Each panelist makes a case for the six 2012 Sports Game of the Year nominees.

Second Quarter – We reveal the subcategory winners

Halftime – The gang chats about some user mail and feedback

Third Quarter – Each panelist reveals their individual 2012 Sports Game of the Year rankings from third to first

Fourth Quarter – The 2012 Sports Game Of The Year Winner is announced!

The Final Gun – A big thank you to the fans and the panelists

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 PressRowPodcast@gmail.com
3) Respond to this post

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes, so subscribe and rate it too! The link is here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/o...563624090?mt=2

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:29:16

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: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 19 - View All
03:38 PM - December 21, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The NBA 2K13 patch that arrived for PS3 and 360 last month, is now available for the Wii U. Details below.

GAMEPLAY
  • Improved AI rebounding logic to balance out offensive rebound frequency.
  • Tuned AI transition defense; users will now have more fast break opportunities against the CPU. Additionally, CPU teammates are now more able to guard their opponents on the break.
  • Long range passes are now less accurate and will result in more fumbled and missed catches.
  • Passing successfully out of a double team has been tuned to be slightly more difficult.
  • Tuned the logic behind Charging calls so that they are properly called. Charges will now sometimes be called when the defender is in position and stationary, even if he is not in the “Take Charge” animation.
  • Tuned timing on block animations, and made the AI more vigilant about blocking layups and dunks.
  • Improved reach-in foul detection when defender continually swipes at the ball, results in more called fouls where appropriate.
  • AI now only calls for a full court press in appropriate situations (i.e. late in the game).
  • Addressed two dunk animations that were not counting for a score when they were converted.
  • Fixed an issue where Replay would show the incorrect play, rather than what actually happened on the court.
  • AI positioning when running plays has been tuned so that big men with limited shooting range will not move further away from the basket than what their range allows.
  • AI teammates will now remain in the Post Up position longer when a Quick Post play is called for them.
  • Tuned alley-oop and putback dunks such that only players who have a high tendency to perform either move are able to finish with one.
  • Removed the restrictions for the ‘Microwave’ Signature Skill such that it now works regardless of whether you are already on a hot or cold streak.
  • When a block is recorded for a player with the ‘Eraser’ Signature Skill, only the shooting attributes of the blocked player are lowered.
  • Fixed a rare issue where a traveling violation would be called on a pass fake.
  • Referee Review on last shot will no longer play if the shot has no effect on the outcome of the game.
  • A number of other smaller changes have been made to address issues and enhance the user experience.
  • Tuned three-point percentage.
GENERAL
  • NIKEiD shoes will now appear properly in-game after being equipped to a player.
  • Addressed an issue where the game score would disappear in Blacktop games when Signature Highlights were viewed in the pause menu.
  • Fixed an issue where Free Throw Feedback would no longer appear in games after playing an Online MyTEAM game.
  • Addressed an issue in Online MyTEAM games where the away team player would have the Signature Skills of the home team player if identical players were used in the game by both players.
  • Music will no longer be disabled and Game Settings will no longer revert back to Default when completing an online game in MyTEAM.
  • Changed the difficulty settings for all of the seeds in MyTEAM.
  • (360) Addressed a Kinect issue where a misleading overlay would appear when a timeout was called through a voice command when no timeouts were remaining.
MyCAREER
  • Added additional warning re: conversion of an online MyCAREER (one that earns VC) to an offline MyCAREER (one that earns Skill Points).
  • Fixed an issue where the remainder of the user’s schedule would appear empty after participating in the various All-Star Weekend events. This change also carries over to Association/Season modes.
  • ‘Run Plays’ and ‘PlayVision’ should now function properly (when activated), regardless of your MyPLAYER’s position.
  • Fixed an issue where all games in October would be simulated when ‘Play Next Game’ is selected after the start of a new season.
  • Users playing MyCAREERs that accrue Skill Points will no longer find themselves with negative skill points after played games (where a number of unlikely conditions were all met).
  • Addressed a rare hang that would occur if the “Defend Your Home Court” billboard commercial would play between quarters of the Rising Stars Challenge or All-Star game.
  • Addressed a number of issues with the Social Media feature, including one where the news feed would stop updating completely.
  • When changing teams via free agency in the offseason, your MyPLAYER will now receive the proper role (starter, sixth man, etc.) that was promised during the contract negotiation.
  • You will no longer fail the Dynamic Goal “Give your team the lead before the game ends” when subbed out before the end of the game.
  • The Teammate Chemistry rating on the “Play Next Game” loading screen should now display the correct value (as seen in the Social Media menu).
  • The volume of the menu music and sound effects will no longer become extremely quiet after playing consecutive games in MyCAREER.
ASSOCIATION
  • 3PT Tendency progression logic has been rewritten to correctly model the growth variances within each player type in the game. This change also carries over to MyCAREER mode.
  • Users will no longer lose their Scouting Reports after viewing the Recent Games tab of a player card.
  • Birth years can now be set to later than 1993 when editing Draft Classes after the first season of Association.
  • Addressed a rare hang that would occur when attempting to participate in the Dunk Contest with a created player assigned to a created team.
  • (Association: Online) Offense and Defense options should now save properly when using the Total Sim Control feature.
  • (Association: Online) Admins will now have access to appropriate Commissioner Tools during the offseason.
NOTE: All patch fixes will work in your existing game mode saves (MyCAREER, Association, etc.).

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Wii UVotes: 75 - View All
11:50 AM - December 21, 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, Bode & Drab celebrate the holidays with a new segment called "All I Want For Christmas." What would some of the major programs love to see under the tree this year? The guys also get down to business and discuss Nick Saban and Chip Kelly's possible departure to the NFL. They also pick their most anticipated bowl match-up of the next week.

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 next week! Thanks for listening!


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 19 - View All
11:26 AM - December 21, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA 2K13 roster update arrived this morning and there weren't many changes at all. Below are the obvious changes that I noticed, based off of the roster update from 3 days ago.

New Orleans Hornets - Jason Smith (Injured - 47)
New Orleans Hornets - Dominic McGuire - (Added - 66)
Utah Jazz - Derrick Favors (-3 75)
Indiana Pacers - Lance Stephenson (Still injured in the game - 52)
New York Knicks - Marcus Camby (Injured - 56)
Los Angeles Lakers - Pau Gasol (Back from Injury - 81)
San Antonio Spurs - Stephen Jackson (Back from Injury - 78)

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 75 - View All
10:11 AM - December 21, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out some Big Win Basketball screenshots, right here.

Hothead Games Signs NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman
to Assist on Big Win Basketball Mobile Game

Hothead Games has drafted NBA Hall of Famer, Dennis Rodman, to assist with promotion of its latest sports mobile game, Big Win Basketball, the latest addition in the successful Big Win Sports franchise.

Rodman will be featured in a series of Big Win Basketball videos, showcasing his involvement with Hothead Games and the Big Win Basketball team. The video series tips off in early 2013.

"The Big Win Basketball roster is filled with creative minds that are constantly looking for new and fun ways to stay on top of their game and on top of the marketplace," said new Big Win Sports CEO, Bob Silk.

"Adding Dennis Rodman to our team has been a unique experience for us all and we can't wait to show the world what happened behind our studio doors."

Now available for FREE on iOS and Android devices, Big Win Basketball brings super fun, courtside basketball action to the world. For more information on the game, or to download it for free, please visit:

Game: Big Win BasketballReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
09:31 AM - December 21, 2012. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Kobe 8 is available now for NBA 2K13. Check out a few screenshots here.

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 75 - View All
Thursday, December 20, 2012

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera round out the candidates for the MLB 13 The Show cover, which will be voted on by fans.

Ryan Braun, Matt Kemp, Andrew McCutchen, CC Sabathia and Bryce Harper were previously announced as candidates.

Fan voting begins on January 7th and ends on January 11th at MLB.com.


If you can't view the embedded video, click here.

Who are you voting for?

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3Votes: 35 - View All