Author Bio
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 6, 2011
10:30 PM - January 6, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: MotoGP 10/11Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 1 - View All
07:19 AM - January 6, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports Announces Return of $1 Million Perfect Game Competition in Major League Baseball® 2K11

Second instant millionaire to be awarded historic prize for pitching perfection

New York, NY – January 7, 2011 – Following the success of last year’s historic skill-based cash prize contest, 2K Sports announced today that it will once again award $1,000,000 to the first person to pitch a verified perfect game in Major League Baseball® 2K11, the next edition in the popular Major League Baseball 2K series. The race to perfection will commence on Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, April 1, 2011, giving gamers nearly a month to practice with the game before embarking on a quest that only 20 pitchers in baseball history have accomplished. Refined pitching mechanics and an expanded entry pool make this year’s competition even more challenging, as the contest will be open for participants aged 13 and older. Available for Xbox LIVE®* and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system through the PlayStation®Network**, the Major League Baseball® 2K11 Perfect Game Challenge looks to crown a successor to last year’s perfect game champion, Wade McGilberry of Semmes, Alabama.

“It was an incredible feeling when 2K Sports showed up at my doorstep,” said Wade McGilberry, who won the contest using the Atlanta Braves against the New York Mets. “I never thought I’d actually get paid for playing Major League Baseball 2K10, or any video game. It really can happen to you – winning one million dollars changed my life forever.”

“2K Sports made video game history last year by giving away $1 million in the Perfect Game Challenge,” said Jason Argent vice president of marketing at 2K Sports. “We’re thrilled to be giving our fans – from skilled players to novices – another shot at the prize money with Major League Baseball 2K11. Our cover athlete, Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies, is one of those rare pitchers to have thrown a perfect game and we think that it’s only fitting that he’ll be inspiring gamers to step onto the mound for their chance at perfection.”

Gamers can begin their pre-season workout with the Major League Baseball 2K series at a reduced price of $29.99 for Major League Baseball 2K10. This special price reflects the intense competition that is expected from this year’s chance at the $1 million prize.

Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, Major League Baseball 2K11 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and will be available on March 8, 2011.

2K Sports is a division of 2K, a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

* This contest is not sponsored by Microsoft.
** Sony Computer Entertainment America takes no responsibility for this offer.

Rules and Regulations
Game must be played on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system for Microsoft or PlayStation 3. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (D.C.), who are 13 or older (excluding residents of AZ, CT, MD, ND, & VT). Void in AZ, CT, MD, ND, VT and where prohibited. Begins on 4/1/11 at 12:00:01 PM ET and ends at 11: 59: 59 PM ET on 9/28/11 or upon winner verification, whichever occurs first. Contest subject to, and entrants agree to be bound by, the official rules located at www.2KSports.com/perfectgame. Grand prize is subject to winner verification. Grand prize will only be awarded if an eligible entrant throws a perfect game by 9/28/11 in accordance with the official rules.

Game: Major League Baseball 2K11Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 17 - View All
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
03:50 PM - January 4, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
It looks like Fight Night Champion will include Jordan gear. Your thoughts?

Game: Fight Night ChampionReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 17 - View All

Product Description
Start your journey down the “Road to the Masters” with Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters. For the first time in franchise history, players will be able to step on to the hallowed grounds of Augusta National to experience the rich history and tradition of the Masters Tournament. Rely on the advice of your caddie to strategize and focus your game while feeling the intensity of the PGA TOUR season. Embark on the “Road to the Masters” as your career begins on the amateur tour and work your way through Q School, Nationwide Tour, and finally, the PGA TOUR. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters has something for every golf fan and is the must-have title this year!

  • Play the Hallowed Grounds of Augusta National Golf Club – For the first time ever in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR franchise history, players will now be able to compete at Augusta National Golf Club. Experience the historic holes that comprise Amen Corner and make a run at capturing the distinctive Green Jacket.
  • Masters Moments – Relive and play through memorable, historic moments of the Masters. Take the challenge and see where you measure up against the greats who have played in this legendary tournament.
  • Tiger at the Masters – In this all-new mode, relive each of Tiger’s four wins at the Masters by attempting to equal or beat his scores in each round of the Tournament.
  • Broadcast Presentation – Jim Nantz teams up with David Feherty to lead the all-new broadcast presentation package. Enhanced visuals showcase high fidelity character models and course details that bring to life all the sights and sounds of a round of golf at Augusta National. For the first time in franchise history, the game will feature 3D grass, which will appear and respond more like actual grass.
  • Climb the World Ranking – Feel the pressure of an all-important putt while working your way through the amateur tour, Qualifying School, and the Nationwide TOUR. Perform well enough to earn a spot on the PGA TOUR! In Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters, the all-new career mode closely mirrors the real-life journey of an amateur golfer as they strive to make it onto the PGA TOUR.
  • The Caddie Experience – Play like a true pro with a caddie alongside, assisting and supporting your every swing. The caddie will evaluate all pre-shot factors, such as wind, lie, and yardage, to provide a recommended shot. As your caddie’s knowledge of each course increases, he will level up through “Course Mastery,” making him even more valuable to your success.
  • Enhancements – Enjoy new features like Fast Golf which allow you to complete a full round in half the time. The new save system provides the flexibility to save, and later resume, your round at any point. In Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters, players will have the ability to jump start their career mode as they will be able to carry over their XP from last year’s game.
  • Presidents Cup – Take on the best from around the world as you compete in this new offline team-based mode. This tournament features the U.S. team versus the top golfers outside of the Europe.
  • The Best Golfers in the World – Hit the links as the top talent in golf, including PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Rickie Fowler, past Masters champion Zach Johnson, Ryder Cup participant Bubba Watson, and many more.
  • Championship Courses – Take on the best of the best on sixteen of the world’s most celebrated courses, including Augusta National Golf Club, Royal Melbourne Golf Club (Australia), Atlanta Athletic Club, TPC San Antonio, St Andrews Links and Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Product Specifications
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
Developer: EA Tiburon
Ship Date: 01 April, 2011
Category: Sports

Game: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The MastersReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All

It looks like the rumors of Augusta National making its way into Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 (Thanks OnlookerDelay), are true.

According to ESPN, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 will feature Augusta National.

"Golfers longing to play Augusta National will get their opportunity this spring -- through a EA Sports video game.

Officials at the storied Georgia golf course, home to the annual Masters Tournament, announced Tuesday that Augusta National is joining forces with EA Sports to be part of its 2012 installment of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour golf game franchise."

Check out the official Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 website, right here.

Game: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The MastersReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All
08:44 AM - January 4, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NLSC has released a trailer for the recently released NCAA Basketball 2K11 Beta mod, for the PC version of NBA 2K11.

Download the NCAA Basketball 2K11 Beta mod, right here.

Full details about the mod, can be found here.

Game: NBA 2K11Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 104 - View All
Friday, December 31, 2010
11:17 AM - December 31, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: Fight Night ChampionReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 17 - View All
Thursday, December 30, 2010
08:10 PM - December 30, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

In this weeks' OS Roundtable, some members of the staff discuss what they think of The Show's move to analog controls.

What are your thoughts?

"Dustin Toms: Personally I'm not too fond of the move. I think it is a step in the right direction for SCEA, but I have never been a big fan of analog sticks controlling most of the actions in sports games. I will admit that I love the shot stick in NBA 2K11, but other than that I like to keep it old school with the buttons. Last year's game was a great game, but it was still a disappointment to me. I was expecting something great, something fantastic, but instead I got a lot of the same. Hopefully the new analog controls it will kick out the staleness that The Show had last year and give it some new life.

Steve Noah: I think it is a welcome addition, and one that is long overdue. It gives us another option, and I mention "option" only because if it is something I don't like, I'll just use the old control system. I know it will take some time to get used to, but I think it's great that the team is giving us something different. A check swing will be a lot easier to execute using the sticks, as opposed to a button press. (I've always had a check-swing issue with The Show series. Maybe it's my strong thumb.)"

Read More - OS Roundtable: What Do You Think of The Show's Move to Analog Controls?

Game: MLB 11 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 56 - View All
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
09:48 PM - December 29, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

According to a brief look at some of the features of Top Spin 4, we will see an all-new intuitive control system in the game.

What are you hoping to see in Top Spin 4?

The latest iteration from the best-selling, next-gen tennis simulation video game franchise*, Top Spin 4 introduces a bold new take on the sport of tennis allowing you to experience firsthand all of the intensity, emotion, and excitement of a real life tennis match. Feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins as the crowd falls completely silent in anticipation of a break point serve. Your hands are sweating. Your heartbeat is racing. The ball is served ferociously and now coming at you at 125 mph. Intensely focused, you crush your return for a baseline winner as the sold out crowd erupts in a roar. With all-new unbelievably responsive controls, electrifying stadium atmospheres, enhanced TV style presentation elements, incredibly accurate player models with Signature, and a super deep career mode, Top Spin 4 is so real you have experience it to believe it.
  • REAL Tennis - From the life-like visuals of the world's best players, to the recreation of the world's most hallowed courts and the unparalleled authenticity of the on-court gameplay, Top Spin 4 provides a breathtaking tennis experience. When your player moves, watch their shadow move with them. As you rally with an opponent in a crucial point, listen as the crowd builds with intensity. Experience everything the pros do in a real tennis match.
  • ALL-NEW Intuitive Controls - Totally re-engineered from the ground up, all-new gameplay controls provide for an unbelievably responsive and satisfying experience allowing you to target your opponent's weaknesses & dominate the court at any skill level.
  • The Deepest Player Roster Ever - Experience the best collection of tennis talent ever assembled as you now have the option to play with 25 of the world's top pros, dozens of talented up-and-comers and some of the game's most iconic legends.
  • My Player Mode - Create and customize every aspect of your created player as you develop your own style of play to dominate the field on your way to becoming #1 on the World Tour.

Source - EB Games

Game: Top Spin 4Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 8 - View All
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
05:30 PM - December 28, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

First of all, many thanks to everyone that chipped in on the first and second survey. THQ received a massive amount of results and would like to thank everyone that made their voices heard.

Over the next few weeks/month THQ will be releasing surveys for everyone in the community to fill out. These surveys will directly impact future development.

If you are into wrestling games, take some time out of your day to fill out survey #3. This week, they are looking at your feedback for Online and DLC.

"WWE fans, now that you've played SmackDown vs Raw 2011, we are extremely keen on understanding your opinion and improvement suggestions as we work on developing the future of SmackDown vs Raw. We sincerely appreciate your honest feedback, as it will directly impact the next version of SmackDown vs Raw. Please make sure to answer the final question for a special opportunity.

A few things to consider:

This feedback is being reviewed for the development of our next project, so anything goes.

This survey is dedicated to giving you, the community, the opportunity to have your voice heard."

Let your voice be heard, fill out the survey now.

Game: WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 10 - View All
Monday, December 27, 2010
08:20 PM - December 27, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Every month, kneebon5 will check in with an iRacing update. Here is his December update.

Content NewsMajor Online Series and Other News

Game: iRacingReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 12 - View All
Friday, December 24, 2010
11:01 PM - December 24, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We, at Operation Sports, wish you and yours a very safe and happy Holiday season. Hope you get everything you wish for and much more.

After you've opened your presents (tonight, or in the morning), share with us what you received.

Don't forget to pull for the Dallas Cowboys.

12:10 PM - December 24, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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Game: Fight Night ChampionReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 17 - View All
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
09:10 PM - December 22, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

THQ Fighting Community Managers Aaron “Tank” Kaufman and Marcus “Hammer” Stephenson sent along this Seasons Beatings card. We wanted to share it with you.

Happy Holidays!

Game: WWE All StarsReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 8 - View All
04:33 PM - December 22, 2010. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Ian continues his 100% accurate data analysis of Madden NFL 11, showing off the top offensive and defensive plays called this year.

"Top 50 most FREQUENT off/def plays called in every game of Madden NFL 11. Includes CPU-chosen plays."

Game: Madden NFL 11Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 94 - View All