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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 16, 2011
08:45 AM - December 16, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K12 will not have a 66 game schedule patched into the game. It will be available for NBA Today only, no other mode will be touched.

Here are Ronnie's tweets on the topic.


Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / iOSVotes: 101 - View All
08:16 AM - December 16, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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RIP on the Bulls.
Few more rookies added (Bulter, Cole, Johnson)

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All
Thursday, December 15, 2011
05:48 PM - December 15, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

ESPN The Gamer has posted the NFL Blitz roster for the NFC North. We've posted the Detroit Lions roster below, click here to view the NFL Blitz rosters for the entire NFC North.

Any complaints?

DETROIT LIONS

OFFENSE:
Matthew Stafford: QB
Jahvid Best: RB
Calvin Johnson: WR
Brandon Pettigrew: TE
Jeff Backus: OT
Gosder Cherilus: OT
Dominic Raiola: C

DEFENSE:
Cliff Avril: DE
Kyle Vanden Bosch: DE
Ndamukong Suh: DT
Eric Wright: CB
Chris Houston: CB
Louis Delmas: S
Stephen Tulloch: LB

SPECIAL TEAMS:
Ryan Donahue: P
Jason Hanson: K

Game: NFL BlitzReader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 5 - View All
11:10 AM - December 15, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Donny Moore has posted the latest Madden NFL 12 roster update details for week 15. The rosters should be available tomorrow morning for both 360 and PS3.

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There are well over 575+ transactions, player equipment updates, and player rating adjustments that went into this update for the online rosters.

The biggest movers from Week 14 on the positive side are DL Jason Pierre-Paul (NYG) with a 2 point boost this week (now 91 overall), TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) going +2 to 75 overall, FB David Johnson (PIT) going up +6 to a 75 overall, OL Levi Brown (ARZ) goes up +3 to 72 overall, FB Brock Bolen (JAX) going up 4 points to 68, DL C.J. Ah You (STL) going up +4 to a 67 and finally, CB Kevin Rutland (JAX) going up +6 to a 65 overall.

Some of the biggest movers on the negative side are K Olindo Mare (CAR - from 86 to 84 overall), OL Sam Baker (ATL) down 2 points to 83 overall, QB Josh Freeman (TB - goes down 2 points to an 82 overall), OL Charlie Johnson (MIN - from 78 to 76 overall) and OL Marcus Gilbert (PIT - from 76 to 73 overall).

Click here to see all the changes. Any in particular you agree or disagree with?

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
04:57 AM - December 15, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Gran Turismo 5 2.02 update and DLC Car Pack 2, arrive next week. See below for the details.
  • Users can now change wheels on Standard cars
  • The settings sheets will include a new ‘copy’ feature
  • In GT Auto, players will be able to see how the oil changes, aerodynamic parts, engine overhauls, and racing modifications will affect performance points and engine power, before and after their application
  • Free coupons have been added that allow you to wash cars, change oil, overhaul your engine, or refresh the car body in GT Auto (10 coupons will be distributed for free to each of those who have downloaded the 2.02 update)
  • Pressing the Square button in the car coupon selection screen of the Car Delivery will now allow you to exchange all car coupons at once, rather than doing one at a time
  • In screens where the [Garage] and [Driver List] buttons are displayed in the A/B Spec events, Special Events, and Seasonal Events, pressing the Square button will now show the [Garage], and pressing the Triangle button will bring up the drivers list
  • In My Lounge, the room settings will feature a new ‘Max. number of participants’ setting
  • In the event selection screen of seasonal events, there are now ☆(star) marks that show the number of Gold Trophies attained in each event
  • Improved racing sound effects
  • Elements of the steering assist controls (used when using certain controllers on Racing Karts) have been tweaked
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Next week you’ll be able to download Car Pack 2 for $3.99 and add some fantastic new rides to your garage. Car Pack 2 includes the 2011 Mini Cooper S, 2010 Volkswagen Golf VI R, 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R, and the new and improved 2012 Nissan GT-R Black edition R35.

Source - Gran Turismo 5: New DLC and Update 2.02 Coming Next Week (Playstation.Blog)

Game: Gran Turismo 5Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 15 - View All
04:42 AM - December 15, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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* Updated list, via 2K Sports Facebook page.
  • Ron Artest - name change to Metta World Peace
  • Caron Butler - FA signing LA Clippers
  • Tyson Chandler - traded from DAL to NY Knicks
  • Andy Rautins - traded from NY to Dallas
  • Ronny Turiaf - traded from New York to Washington Wizards (via Dallas)
  • Brandon Roy - retired
  • Glen Davis - traded from BOS to Orlando
  • Brandon Bass - traded from ORL to Boston
  • Shane Battier - FA signing Miami Heat
  • Eddy Curry - FA signing Miami Heat
  • Shannon Brown - FA signing Phoenix Suns
  • Vince Carter - Waived from Phoenix Suns
  • Sebastian Telfair - FA signing Phoenix Suns
  • Richard Hamilton - Waived from Detroit Pistons
  • Tracy McGrady - FA signing Atlanta Hawks
  • Chauncey Billups - Amnesty Clause
  • Roger Mason - FA signing Washington Wizards
  • Derrick Brown - FA signing Charlotte Bobcats
  • T.J. Ford - FA signing San Antonio Spurs
  • Chuck Hayes - FA signing Sacramento Kings
  • Jamaal Magloire - FA signing Toronto Raptors
  • Vladimir Radmanovic - FA signing Atlanta Hawks
  • Brandan Wright - FA signing Dallas Mavericks
  • Kyrie Irving - draft pick signed Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Tristan Thompson - draft pick signed Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Kenneth Faried - draft pick signed Denver Nuggets
  • Jordan Hamilton - draft pick signed Denver Nuggets
  • Keyon Dooling - traded from MIL to Boston Celtics
  • Mike Dunleavy - FA signing Milwaukee Bucks
  • Mike Bibby - FA signing New York Knicks
  • Aaron Gray - FA signing Toronto Raptors
  • Lamar Odom - traded from LAL to Dallas
  • David West - FA signing Indiana Pacers
  • Kurt Thomas - FA signing Portland Trail Blazers
  • Damien Wilkins - FA signing Detroit Pistons
  • Jason Kapono - FA signing LA Lakers
  • Rasual Butler - FA signing Toronto Raptors
  • Derrick Williams - draft pick signing Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Brandon Knight - draft pick signed Detroit Pistons
  • Jimmer Fredette - draft pick signed Sacramento Kings
  • Kawhi Leonard - draft pick signed San Antonio Spurs
  • Kemba Walker - draft pick signed Charlotte Bobcats
  • MarShon Brooks - draft pick signed New Jersey Nets
  • Tobias Harris - draft pick signed Milwaukee Bucks
  • Nolan Smith - draft pick signed Portland Trail Blazers
  • Gani Lawal - draft pick signed San Antonio Spurs
  • Chauncey Billups - Amnesty bid by Los Angeles Clippers
  • Enes Kanter - drat pick signed Utah Jazz
  • Jan Vesely - draft pick signed Washington Wizards
  • Alec Burks - draft pick signed Utah Jazz
  • Markieff Morris - draft pick signed Phoenix Suns
  • Marcus Morris - draft pick signed Houston Rockets
  • Nikola Vucevis - draft pick signed Philadelphia 76ers
  • Iman Shumpert - draft pick signed New York Knicks
  • Reggie Jackson - draft pick signed Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Chris Wilcox - FA signing Boston Celtics
  • Marquis Daniels - FA signing Boston Celtics
  • Anthony Carter - FA signing Toronto Raptors
  • Jeremy Lin - FA signing Houston Rockets
  • Kwame Brown - FA signing Golden State Warriors
  • Vince Carter - FA signing Dallas Mavericks
  • Delonte West - FA signing Dallas Mavericks
  • Rudy Fernandez - traded from DAL to Denver Nuggets
  • Corey Brewer - traded from DAL to Denver Nuggets
  • Gary Forbes - FA signing Toronto Raptors
  • Klay Thompson - draft pick signed Golden State Warriors
  • J.J. Barea - FA signing Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Charlie Bell - Amnesty Clause Golden State Warriors
  • Lazar Hayward - traded from MIN to Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Robert Vaden - waived from Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Ronnie Price - FA signing Phoenix Suns
  • Zabian Dowdell - waived Phoenix Suns
  • Josh McRoberts - FA signing Los Angeles Lakers
  • Shelden Williams - FA signing New Jersey Nets
  • Chris Paul - traded from NO to Los Angeles Clippers
  • Eric Gordon - traded from LAC to New Orleans
  • Chris Kaman - traded from LAC to New Orleans
  • Al-Farouq Aminu - traded from LAC to New Orleans

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
03:35 PM - December 14, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NFL Blitz Gameplay Engineer, Lee Crippen has posted another NFL Blitz blog. This one covers gameplay.

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Another area that took some work was user catching. Each of the catches’ height and distance had to be hand-tuned so that skillful players would be able to trigger an interception when the opportunity arose. The timing of each catch has to be set just right, so that interceptions were not too rare or too common. Now that we’re done, a defender in the right position who hits the button at just the right time (one third, one half, and two thirds of a second are the sweet spots by the way) can knock the ball away or make a pick, and the chances of each is yet another part of the game that was tuned with care.

Let’s not forget the playbooks. The placement of every route, zone, and hook, the success chance of a fakeout, the distance between players at the line, the movement of the man in motion, and every other detail took a close eye and subtle changes before it was working as it should. We paid attention to every single play, from the 17 shared offensive and 9 defensive plays, to the 32 unique team plays, to the special teams’ plays.

To read the rest of the NFL Blitz blog, click here.

Game: NFL BlitzReader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 5 - View All
03:11 PM - December 14, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

ESPN The Gamer has posted the NFL Blitz roster for the NFC East. We've posted the Dallas Cowboys roster below, click here to view the NFL Blitz rosters for the entire NFC East.

Any complaints?

DALLAS COWBOYS

OFFENSE:
Tony Romo: QB
Felix Jones: RB
Doug Free: OT
Tyron Smith: OT
Phil Costa: C
Jason Witten: TE
Miles Austin: WR

DEFENSE:
Kenyon Coleman: DE
Marcus Spears: DE
Gerald Sensabaugh: S
Mike Jenkins: CB
Jay Ratliff: DT
Terence Newman: CB
DeMarcus Ware: LB

SPECIAL TEAMS:
David Buehler: K
Matt McBriar: P

Game: NFL BlitzReader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 5 - View All
04:58 AM - December 14, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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* Updated list, via 2K Sports Facebook page.
  • Ron Artest - name change to Metta World Peace
  • Caron Butler - FA signing LA Clippers
  • Tyson Chandler - traded from DAL to NY Knicks
  • Andy Rautins - traded from NY to Dallas
  • Ronny Turiaf - traded from New York to Washington Wizards (via Dallas)
  • Brandon Roy - retired
  • Glen Davis - traded from BOS to Orlando
  • Brandon Bass - traded from ORL to Boston
  • Shane Battier - FA signing Miami Heat
  • Eddy Curry - FA signing Miami Heat
  • Shannon Brown - FA signing Phoenix Suns
  • Vince Carter - Waived from Phoenix Suns
  • Sebastian Telfair - FA signing Phoenix Suns
  • Richard Hamilton - Waived from Detroit Pistons
  • Tracy McGrady - FA signing Atlanta Hawks
  • Chauncey Billups - Amnesty Clause
  • Roger Mason - FA signing Washington Wizards
  • Derrick Brown - FA signing Charlotte Bobcats
  • T.J. Ford - FA signing San Antonio Spurs
  • Chuck Hayes - FA signing Sacramento Kings
  • Jamaal Magloire - FA signing Toronto Raptors
  • Vladimir Radmanovic - FA signing Atlanta Hawks
  • Brandan Wright - FA signing Dallas Mavericks
  • Kyrie Irving - draft pick signed Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Tristan Thompson - draft pick signed Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Kenneth Faried - draft pick signed Denver Nuggets
  • Jordan Hamilton - draft pick signed Denver Nuggets
  • Keyon Dooling - traded from MIL to Boston Celtics
  • Mike Dunleavy - FA signing Milwaukee Bucks
  • Mike Bibby - FA signing New York Knicks
  • Aaron Gray - FA signing Toronto Raptors
  • Lamar Odom - traded from LAL to Dallas
  • David West - FA signing Indiana Pacers
  • Kurt Thomas - FA signing Portland Trail Blazers
  • Damien Wilkins - FA signing Detroit Pistons
  • Jason Kapono - FA signing LA Lakers
  • Rasual Butler - FA signing Toronto Raptors
  • Derrick Williams - draft pick signing Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Brandon Knight - draft pick signed Detroit Pistons
  • Jimmer Fredette - draft pick signed Sacramento Kings
  • Kawhi Leonard - draft pick signed San Antonio Spurs
  • Kemba Walker - draft pick signed Charlotte Bobcats
  • MarShon Brooks - draft pick signed New Jersey Nets
  • Tobias Harris - draft pick signed Milwaukee Bucks
  • Nolan Smith - draft pick signed Portland Trail Blazers
  • Gani Lawal - draft pick signed San Antonio Spurs
  • Chauncey Billups - Amnesty bid by Los Angeles Clippers
  • Enes Kanter - drat pick signed Utah Jazz
  • Jan Vesely - draft pick signed Washington Wizards
  • Alec Burks - draft pick signed Utah Jazz
  • Markieff Morris - draft pick signed Phoenix Suns
  • Marcus Morris - draft pick signed Houston Rockets
  • Nikola Vucevis - draft pick signed Philadelphia 76ers
  • Iman Shumpert - draft pick signed New York Knicks
  • Reggie Jackson - draft pick signed Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Chris Wilcox - FA signing Boston Celtics
  • Marquis Daniels - FA signing Boston Celtics
  • Anthony Carter - FA signing Toronto Raptors
  • Jeremy Lin - FA signing Houston Rockets
  • Kwame Brown - FA signing Golden State Warriors
  • Vince Carter - FA signing Dallas Mavericks
  • Delonte West - FA signing Dallas Mavericks
  • Rudy Fernandez - traded from DAL to Denver Nuggets
  • Corey Brewer - traded from DAL to Denver Nuggets
  • Gary Forbes - FA signing Toronto Raptors

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
08:16 PM - December 13, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The NBA 2K12 patch 1.04 is now available on the PS3 and 360. Please post your impressions here.

For details on NBA 2K12 patch 1.04, click here.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 101 - View All
05:04 AM - December 13, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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* Updated list, via 2K Sports Facebook page.
  • Ron Artest - name change to Metta World Peace
  • Caron Butler - FA signing LA Clippers
  • Tyson Chandler - traded from DAL to NY Knicks
  • Andy Rautins - traded from NY to Dallas
  • Ronny Turiaf - traded from New York to Washington Wizards (via Dallas)
  • Brandon Roy - retired
  • Glen Davis - traded from BOS to Orlando
  • Brandon Bass - traded from ORL to Boston
  • Shane Battier - FA signing Miami Heat
  • Eddy Curry - FA signing Miami Heat
  • Shannon Brown - FA signing Phoenix Suns
  • Vince Carter - Waived from Phoenix Suns
  • Sebastian Telfair - FA signing Phoenix Suns
  • Richard Hamilton - Waived from Detroit Pistons
  • Tracy McGrady - FA signing Atlanta Hawks
  • Chauncey Billups - Amnesty Clause
  • Roger Mason - FA signing Washington Wizards
  • Derrick Brown - FA signing Charlotte Bobcats
  • T.J. Ford - FA signing San Antonio Spurs
  • Chuck Hayes - FA signing Sacramento Kings
  • Jamaal Magloire - FA signing Toronto Raptors
  • Vladimir Radmanovic - FA signing Atlanta Hawks
  • Brandan Wright - FA signing Dallas Mavericks
  • Kyrie Irving - draft pick signed Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Tristan Thompson - draft pick signed Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Kenneth Faried - draft pick signed Denver Nuggets
  • Jordan Hamilton - draft pick signed Denver Nuggets
  • Keyon Dooling - traded from MIL to Boston Celtics
  • Mike Dunleavy - FA signing Milwaukee Bucks
  • Mike Bibby - FA signing New York Knicks
  • Aaron Gray - FA signing Toronto Raptors
  • Lamar Odom - traded from LAL to Dallas
  • David West - FA signing Indiana Pacers
  • Kurt Thomas - FA signing Portland Trail Blazers
  • Damien Wilkins - FA signing Detroit Pistons
  • Jason Kapono - FA signing LA Lakers
  • Rasual Butler - FA signing Toronto Raptors
  • Derrick Williams - draft pick signing Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Brandon Knight - draft pick signed Detroit Pistons
  • Jimmer Fredette - draft pick signed Sacramento Kings
  • Kawhi Leonard - draft pick signed San Antonio Spurs
  • Kemba Walker - draft pick signed Charlotte Bobcats
  • MarShon Brooks - draft pick signed New Jersey Nets
  • Tobias Harris - draft pick signed Milwaukee Bucks
  • Nolan Smith - draft pick signed Portland Trail Blazers
  • Gani Lawal - draft pick signed San Antonio Spurs
  • Chauncey Billups - Amnesty bid by Los Angeles Clippers

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All
Sunday, December 11, 2011
11:46 AM - December 11, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Kotaku's Owen Good has posted his yearly NCAA Football 12 Alternate Reality Simulation of a college football playoff system. What are your thoughts on it? What would you change or implement?

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A ‘Big 64′ of College Football Sounds Like a Nice Idea, Until You Try It in a Video Game

For the past two years, Stick Jockey has, at the end of the season, used EA Sports' NCAA Football to supply an alternate-reality simulation of a postseason involving a true college football playoff, one that invites every conference champion. I've become resigned to the utter fantasy of this idea ever happening in my lifetime.

What seems more reasonable is the so-called "Plus One" format, which got a lot of traction after the Bowl Championship Series posted its final rankings on Sunday. The final poll created not only a rematch in the title game, but one involving two teams from the same league, the dominant Southeastern Conference, which has won the last five national title games. "Plus One," if it happens, would seed the top four teams in two bowls and pair off the winners in a national championship game. Representatives of the Pac-12 and Big 12 have recently voiced support for the model, after opposing it when it was first introduced.

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 100 - View All
11:34 AM - December 11, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those that missed it, Ray Rice was selected as NFL Blitz digital cover athlete.

Game: NFL BlitzReader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 5 - View All
Saturday, December 10, 2011
08:18 AM - December 10, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: UFC Undisputed 3Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 11 - View All
Friday, December 9, 2011
04:58 PM - December 9, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports will upload updated NBA 2K12 rosters this weekend.

Some of the NBA rookies will be included, since they have signed their contracts. Other rookies will become available, as they officially sign with their respective team.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All