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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, November 7, 2013


Users can't play NBA 2K14 on the PS4 until November 15th obviously, but quite a few people already have their hands on a copy.

Looking at the back of the box, it does show off a few things, including a few things about the Eco-Motion engine, MyCAREER, The Park, MyGM and the exclusive on the PS4. There doesn't appear to be any remote play.

Eco-Motion Engine - 2K's ground breaking, dynamic gameplay engine marries real-life physics, player emotion and deep controls to deliver a seemingly endless variation of actions and reactions that can only be achieved with next-generation technology.

MyCAREER - Experience the NBA life like never before both on and off the court as you develop and hone your MyPLAYER through an epic and immersive branching story mode.

The Park - An all-new, massive-multiplayer playground mode where up to 100 MyPLAYERs in a single Park can play street ball, socialize, watch games in progress, and more.

MyGM - A re-imagined franchise mode that takes grabbing the reins of team management to the next level. Create a GM, craft your management style through attributes, manage relationships with players and staff, meet goals set by owners and more in an attempt to earn a championship under your watch.

Exclusive on PS4 - Black Ice Jewelry and PlayStation gear in the VC store, and a PlayStation Court in the Park.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
06:17 PM - November 7, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Episode 53 of the Press Row Podcast is a one-on-one interview between host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) and Madden NFL 25 producer Patrick Bellanca about the various ways the team has refreshed Maddenís overall presentation as it launches on the PS4 and Xbox One. Patrick describes the process of design and implementation of cameras, crowds, sidelines, commentary, and more.

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and canít wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

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Lastly, be sure to check out our friends at Weekend Confirmed right here: http://www.shacknews.com/tag/weekend-confirmed. If youíre not already a listener, give it a shot. Weíre all big fans!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 52 Minutes

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Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 54 - View All
02:37 PM - November 7, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the NBA 2K14 screenshot comparison of Harrison Barnes current-gen vs. next-gen.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
02:31 PM - November 7, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


FIFA 14 producers Nick Channon and David Rutter describe how Elite Technique provides the player with an all-new suite of moves. They also talk about In-Air Play, allowing multiple players on the pitch to contest an aerial ball.

EA Sports has mentioned more videos are coming soon, covering the following features.

Pro Instincts

Players make decisions four times faster than on previous consoles. Decision-making is now based on multiple frames per second, resulting in players that are more aware of their surroundings and react accordingly. Depending on the situation, an attacking player may check his run, back into a defender or brace for an incoming tackle. During a sprint, a player may feint or leap over a sliding defender while still maintaining possession of the ball. Defenders will recognize more opportunities to support and pressure the opposition to help create balance.

Precision Movement

In FIFA 14, gameplay is built around True Player Motion and delivers a whole new feel in the game. Players will have unique step animations instead of blended run cycles, which means that every step counts. Foot slides have been eliminated and players will use true bio-mechanics to shift their weight from one leg to the other as they run. This dramatically changes the feel, look and realism within the game as players will be more grounded as they move across the pitch.

Living Worlds

Nothing compares to a stadium full of fans cheering in unison. With FIFA 14, the crowds come to life with 3D crowd technology that completely changes the atmosphere of a match and makes every stadium feel alive.

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All
01:29 PM - November 7, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest Forza Motorsport 5 hands-on impressions from Joystiq and Destructoid, as well as the embedded video above, from IGN.

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In spending a fair bit of time with Forza 5, one of the biggest surprises for me was just how different the AI is compared to previous series titles. Turn 10's Drivatar AI system has a silly name, but it is legit, and it makes a huge difference in how races feel. Gone are the pre-programmed lines for AI cars to follow. They're replaced by cloud-fueled profiles, each containing the data of your friends, and each assigned to different AI cars in your races. This means that you're now racing against the tendencies of real people. Fellow Forza fans need to know that AI cars are no longer predictable, meaning that your old tricks won't work. This alone is a game changer!

Game: Forza Motorsport 5Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
10:58 AM - November 7, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2013 college football season is in full swing! Operation Sportsí 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 thirteenth episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode discuss the possibility of Nick Saban leaving Alabama for Texas, Paul Finebaum's blatant SEC homerism on College Gameday last Saturday, a look at the Heisman race and much more! Plus, the guys preview and make their predictions for three of the biggest games of the season; Thursday night's impressive doubleheader of Oklahoma-Baylor and Oregon-Stanford, as well as Saturday night's massive SEC battle LSU-Alabama!

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: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 19 - View All
08:55 AM - November 7, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


2K Sports has released another NBA 2K14 roster update this morning. I didn't notice any players added, so it's most likely just a few rating updates. Russell Westbrook has returned from injury and as Real2KInsider mentioned, Tyson Chandler and Tobias Harris have been added to the injured list.

Here is the list of players still missing from the game. (Thanks again to The Real 2KInsider)
  • Hollis Thompson (SF) - 76ers
  • Brandon Davies (PF) - 76ers
  • James Southerland (SF) - Bobcats
  • Miroslav Raduljica (C) - Bucks - GUARANTEED (signed 7/26/13)
  • Matthew Dellavedova (PG) - Cavaliers
  • Henry Sims (C) - Cavaliers
  • Phil Pressey (PG) - Celtics - GUARANTEED (signed 7/22/13)
  • Vitor Faverani (C) - Celtics - GUARANTEED (signed 7/22/13)
  • Nick Calathes (PG) - Grizzlies - GUARANTEED (signed 8/20/13)
  • Pero Antic (C) - Hawks - GUARANTEED (signed 7/26/13)
  • Ian Clark (SG) - Jazz
  • Chris Smith (PG) - Knicks
  • Toure Murry (SG) - Knicks
  • Elias Harris (PF) - Lakers
  • Ryan Kelly (PF) - Lakers
  • Gal Mekel (PG) - Mavericks - GUARANTEED (signed 7/11/13)
  • Arnize Onuaku (PF) - Pelicans
  • Luigi Datome (SF) - Pistons - GUARANTEED (signed 7/16/13)
  • Dwight Buycks (PG) - Raptors - GUARANTEED (signed 7/16/13)
  • Julyan Stone (PG) - Raptors
  • Robert Covington (PF) - Rockets - GUARANTEED (signed 7/15/13)
  • Dionte Christmas (SG) - Suns
  • Robbie Hummel (SF) - Timberwolves
  • Ognjen Kuzmic (C) - Warriors - GUARANTEED (signed 9/27/13)

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 97 - View All
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
04:27 PM - November 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


For those of you that are into this sort of thing, EA Sports has created a next-gen trailer generator, where you can create your very own FIFA 14 trailer, combining six next-gen video clips into one video.

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All

Episode 54 of the Press Row Podcast is a one-on-one interview between host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) and NBA Live 14 producer Ryan Ferwerda (@RyanFerwerda) all about the key new ways to play basketball in EAís next-generation launch title. As NBA emerges from its three years of trials and tribulations, itís an interesting look into how and why the design team aiming to differentiate itself from the competition as well as keep players coming back all season long.

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and canít 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 youíre there
2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com
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 youíre not already a listener, give it a shot. Weíre all big fans!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 50 Minutes

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


Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
10:50 AM - November 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Turn 10 and the Forza Motorsport 5 team have revealed the entire car list. Below are the cars they added to the list today, check this page to see the full car list.
  • 2013 Toyota GT86
  • 2013 Dallara #9 Target Ganassi Dallara DW12
  • 2012 Dallara #28 Andretti Autosport DW12
  • 2009 BMW #92 Rahal Letterman Racing M3 GT2
  • 2011 Holden #1 Toll Holden Racing Team Commodore VE
  • 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
  • 2006 Aston Martin #007 Aston Martin Racing DBR9
  • 2011 Ford #5 Ford Performance Racing FG Falcon
  • 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R
  • 1971 Plymouth Cuda 426 Hemi
  • 1998 Toyota Supra RZ
  • 2012 BMW M5
  • 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II
  • 1982 Lancia 037 Stradale
  • 2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
  • 2011 Ferrari #62 Risi Competizione F458 Italia
  • 1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth
  • 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-454
  • 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
  • 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
  • 1992 Honda NSX-R
  • 1993 Ford SVT Cobra R
  • 2013 Subaru BRZ
  • 2011 Citroen DS3 Racing
  • 1986 Lancia Delta S4
  • 2012 Lotus Exige S
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG
  • 1981 BMW M1
  • 1994 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
  • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe

Game: Forza Motorsport 5Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
10:42 AM - November 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Exophase has posted the Need For Speed Rivals trophy list.

Game: Need For Speed RivalsReader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 3 - View All
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
03:29 PM - November 5, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Well, according to Mike Wang, during a podcast with PlayStation.Blog, a couple of developers won't even touch the Xbox One.

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I love the PS4! IĎm a convert. I wasnít a huge fan of the PS3 controller, but DualShock 4 is amazing, it feels perfect. I love the changes that Sony has done! The machine itself is ridiculous, itís so powerful, so much easier to develop for. In the office itís unanimous; we have a couple people who donít play anything else now, they wonít touch Xbox One. We love the PS4, itís a great system.

Mike will probably get some unwanted feedback from this and the Sony fanboys will have a field day, but let's not forget who he was talking to... a site dedicated to the PlayStation. I wonder what he'd say if he was talking to Major Nelson?

I'm sure he'll chime in soon to clear the air.

UPDATE: Mike Wang has checked in (Post #47).

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Yeah, just to be clear. I have nothing against XBOne. It's a great system. I was just trying to communicate that I like the PS4 much more than the PS3 (both in terms of development and the controller.) When I stated that I was a convert, it's because for the last 2 gens I've primarily been an Xbox gamer, but this gen I can see myself playing a lot of PS4.

The unanimous comment was NOT that the entire company or dev team favored PS4 over XB1, I was trying to say that everyone in the office agrees that the PS4 is a great system. That's all.

And yes, it's true that a couple people in the office are Sony fanboys and won't touch the Xbox 1... but it's also true that some people in the office are MS fanboys and won't touch the PS4.

Hope that clears some things up a bit.

UPDATE #2: (Post #134).

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Another thing I should add... just because I was praising Sony, that doesn't mean I don't also love what MS did with the Xbox One. The controller upgrades are really nice, especially the feel and function of the Impact triggers and analog sticks. A definite improvement over 360, which I also loved.

NBA 2K14 will look and play great on both systems... there's no "inferior" version. Just as all console wars, it will come down to the games, personal preferences, and what you're looking to get out of your console.

I wouldn't let anything I said in that interview sway you one way or the other... personally, I'm still on the fence as to which console to get first. But really, I don't think you can go wrong with either.

Source - Worlds Factory

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
02:23 PM - November 5, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The official PlayStation YouTube account posted this New Age for Games on PS4 video. At roughly the :35 second mark, you see NBA 2K14 with a banner that reads "Exclusive In-Game Content".



No official word from 2K Sports, but it's always fun to speculate. What do you think it could be?

Thanks Lesh Knight!!

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 97 - View All
12:20 PM - November 5, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

IGN has just posted the Forza Motorsport 5 launch trailer.

Game: Forza Motorsport 5Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
09:25 AM - November 5, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


The official Gran Turimso 6 car list has been revealed. 124 cars will appear for the first time in the series.

Did all of your favorite cars make the list?

Game: Gran Turismo 6Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 5 - View All