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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, March 31, 2011

Exclusive content in games, seem to be the "In Thing" to do nowadays. Virtua Tennis 4 follows that trend, serving up exclusive content for PS3 users.

Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg and Pat Rafter will all be PS3 exclusives, according to Playstation.Blog. They will be playable as soon as you load up the game, no need to download content.

PS3 users will also include 2 exclusive party games, Pin Crusher and Net Blitz.

Game: Virtua Tennis 4Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
01:22 PM - March 30, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: DiRT 3Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 4 - View All
Monday, March 28, 2011

ESPN has posted the first round results for the Madden NFL 12 cover athlete voting. Round 2 voting has begun. What are your thoughts so far?

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
09:26 PM - March 25, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

As noted by HustlinOwl in the earlier news post today, Ramone Russell has stated the MLB 11 The Show team will completely remove league restrictions on Monday, March 28th.

Quote:
"There has been a lot of discussion on the league restrictions that are currently in place. First, please understand that this was in no way done to frustrate our users. It's quite the opposite. Our goal is to ensure that users get the optimal user experience. For the sake of user experience, we had to ensure that the servers and feature met our and YOUR expectations, before we opened them up entirely.
This may be new to some, but the 14 day league restriction was added back 2008. Last year they were turned off immediately, which resulted in some unexpected issues. As a result, we decided to take more time this year.

Some, incorrectly believe that the Sportsmanship rating is a result of other's ratings. That is point absolutely wrong, and fans understand that the Sportsmanship rating is a result of how you play the game. Your opponent does not affect your Sportsmanship rating. Those of you that have played at least one online game know that ;-). The new Sportsmanship rating was created to have everyone focus on the experience they have in an online game rather than winning at all costs. Sportsmanship ratings did have a minor issue in the first couple weeks, which has been resolved.

That said, we are looking to completely remove league restrictions come Monday March 28. This was always the plan."

Game: MLB 11 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 56 - View All
08:54 PM - March 25, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: WWE All StarsReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 8 - View All
06:59 PM - March 25, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: WWE All StarsReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 8 - View All
06:07 PM - March 25, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Pastapadre has posted an article on the multiple barriers obstructing the use of online leagues in MLB 11 The Show. While I know there are quite a few leagues that formed here at OS and other sites, there are others that are frustrated by the process.

Quote:
"No one should have to waste 10 hours or so playing ranked games that they don’t want to play just to ‘earn the right’ to join or create an online league. The “sportsmanship” rating is even worse because it is largely out of the control of the individual, who has to rely on ratings from people that may be bitter because they got beat. Now also, imagine someone goes on vacation for a week, they’ve lost their chance to participate and may even get an automatic boot from an ongoing league."

Game: MLB 11 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 56 - View All
04:47 PM - March 25, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The MastersReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 15 - View All
03:43 PM - March 25, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new DiRT 3 screenshots.

Game: DiRT 3Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 4 - View All
09:35 AM - March 25, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Over the next few weeks, EA Sports will show 25 new plays that you will find in Madden NFL 12.

To be clear, there are more than 25 new plays in the game. Each day, a new play will be accompanied by a screen of the play art and a brief description of why the play has been added to Madden NFL 12.

Play #2 features the Colts DBL Trail.

Quote:
"Colts- Gun Bunch- Colts DBL Trail - The Colts don’t use the Bunch formation very often, but when they do, this is one of the plays they like to run out of it, especially in the red zone."

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
09:30 AM - March 25, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Pre-order Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters for http://www.amazon.com/Tiger-Woods-PG...=operasport-20 or http://www.amazon.com/Tiger-Woods-PG...=operasport-20 and receive a $25 credit toward the purchase of items shipped and sold by Amazon.com.

$20 credit, if pre-ordering the http://www.amazon.com/Tiger-Woods-PG...=operasport-20.

Unfortunately, there is no discount on the http://www.amazon.com/Tiger-Woods-PG...=operasport-20, but you do receive the http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/image...=operasport-20.

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

Over the next few weeks, EA Sports will show 25 new plays that you will find in NCAA Football 12.

New offensive plays will be shown every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while a new defensive play every Tuesday and Thursday. Each new play will be accompanied by a screen of the play art and a brief description of why the play has been added to NCAA Football 12.

Play #10 features the Pistol Train Triple Option.

Quote:
"Pistol Train Triple Option - Primarily used as a short yardage power set from the Pistol, the Train formation as it’s called by Nevada gives the offensive a variety of ways to attack the defense in short yardage situations. The Triple Option play is one such play that can be used to attack the defense."

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 100 - View All
Thursday, March 24, 2011
07:23 PM - March 24, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just released the Fight Night Champion DLC details, which will be released on March 29th for both PS3 and 360.

DLC: Heavyweight Legends Pack
The Heavyweight Legends Pack for 800 MS Points or $10 will include Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis and Floyd Patterson. Alongside the boxers in this DLC Pack we will also include the Bare Knuckle Boxing Pack at no charge. If you choose to go without the boxers and only want the Bare Knuckles Boxing Pack, you can download it for only 320 MS Points or $4.

More details can be found right here.

Game: Fight Night ChampionReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 17 - View All
04:42 PM - March 24, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Which football game are you looking forward to the most? For those voting on the homepage, the poll is in right hand column. For those voting in the Forums, vote above.