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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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Monday, August 19, 2013
06:24 PM - August 19, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


It looks like we will have customizable wristbands in NBA 2K14, for those of you interested in that sort of thing. You can see "I Promise" on LeBron's wristband in a recently released screenshot.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 97 - View All
05:48 PM - August 19, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


The grind of a yearly sports videogame can work the nerves in so many different ways. GameSpot has posted an interesting look behind the scenes with NBA 2K14 lead gameplay designer, Mike Wang. Make sure you give it a read, you might learn a few things.

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Wang believes that developers given multiple years to fulfill their vision have an inherent advantage over those who work on a yearly schedule. "[Sports developers] don't have the liberty of a two- or three-year cycle," he said, "so you don't get to see these big jumps." Because there isn't an obvious technical leap from one entry of NBA 2K to the next, a layman may not recognize how dramatic the improvements are. But if you compare every second or third entry in the series--putting NBA2K on the same development timeline as other franchises--you can see a jump that's on par with its more respected peers.

..."If we're at that point where we feel we can't innovate any further, we can't take the game any further, then we shouldn't be here."

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
11:22 AM - August 19, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


NBA 2K14 Producer Erick Boenisch (AKA SimBaller), has confirmed classic teams will return to NBA 2K14 (post #200). More details will be revealed at a later date. Some of you may have already been aware of the news, but for those that were not, you can calm down.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 97 - View All
11:08 AM - August 19, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


EA Sports has released a sneak peek video of ‪EA Sports UFC gameplay, in the‬ pre-alpha stage. More details and the full trailer will be released tomorrow, at GamesCom.

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
09:25 AM - August 19, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Microsoft has released a VERY brief glimpse of both Madden NFL 25 (roughly at :51 seconds) and FIFA 14 (roughly at :35 seconds) for the Xbox One.

Obviously, you can't take too much away from the footage, but we should see more after the release of current-gen Madden NFL 25 on August 27th.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All


EA Sports has posted a behind the scenes look at their Madden NFL 25 Running Back Sons commercial, featuring Arian Foster (Darian Foster) and Marshawn Lynch (Marshawn Lynch Sr.).

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The truth behind Arian Foster and Marshawn Lynch's path to becoming elite NFL running backs is finally revealed. Along with the origin of "Beast Mode."

It's actually quite funny. Make sure you check it out.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All

IGN has posted part 2 of their PES 2014 gameplay video with Community Manager Adam Bhatti, as he goes over the new features and more in the game.

If you missed part 1, click here.

Check out the video and leave your thoughts.

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 0 - View All
07:49 AM - August 19, 2013. Posted by qnzballa5. Written by Steve Noah

IGN recently had a chance to play an early build of NBA 2K14 with the game Director, Rob Jones. They talk briefly about the Pro Stick dribbling and shooting.

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It turns out that holding LT (on Xbox 360) now triggers an assist pass based on whatever direction you nudge on the right stick. It's wild fun on fast breaks or for driving the lane and kicking out to a spot-up shooter behind the three-point line.

Once I got some advice from longtime series director Rob Jones, the dribble-stick controls made a lot more sense. As he simply stated, "Dribbles are taps [on the right thumbstick], shots are holds."

UPDATE: 2K Team-Up member @IpodKingCarter has posted more details.


UPDATE #2: 2K Team-Up member @QJBeat has posted more details.


UPDATE #3: 2K Team-Up member @Shake4ndBake has posted more details.


UPDATE #4: 2K Team-Up member @ShakeDown2012 has posted more details.

What are your thoughts?

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 97 - View All
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


Hot News and Features


OS Blogs

New Videos and Screenshots

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Sports / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Saturday, August 17, 2013

IGN has posted their PES 2014 gameplay video with Community Manager Adam Bhatti, as he goes over the new features and more in the game.

Check out the video and leave your thoughts.

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 0 - View All
01:47 PM - August 17, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


IGN posted the 30 years of Wrestlemania roster for WWE 2K14, but it was quickly taken down.

Our friends from The Smackdown Hotel quickly grabbed a screenshot, before it was removed, which includes 51 matches with 42 superstars.
  • Alberto Del Rio
  • Andre the Giant
  • Batista
  • Big Show
  • Big Show (Retro)
  • Bret Hart
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Brock Lesnar (Retro)
  • Chris Jericho
  • Chris Jericho (Retro)
  • CM Punk
  • Diesel
  • Edge
  • Goldberg
  • Hulk Hogan
  • Hollywood Hulk Hogan
  • JBL
  • John Cena
  • John Cena (Retro)
  • Kane (Retro)
  • King Kong Bundy
  • Mick Foley
  • Randy Orton
  • Macho Man Randy Savage
  • Razor Ramon
  • Ric Flair
  • Ric Flair (Retro)
  • Ricky Steamboat
  • Sergeant Slaughter
  • Shawn Michaels
  • Shawn Michaels (Retro)
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • Ted DiBiase
  • The Miz
  • The Rock
  • The Rock (Retro)
  • Triple H
  • Triple H (Retro)
  • Ultimate Warrior
  • Undertaker
  • Undertaker (Retro)
  • Yokozuna
You will be able to watch the reveal here, at 3:30 PM EST for more details about the roster and the game.

UPDATE: The official WWE 2K14 website has posted the updated roster and if you missed the reveal, you can check it out below.


Game: WWE 2K14Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All
10:49 AM - August 17, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest next-gen Need For Speed Rivals screenshots. We will hear more about this game at GamesCom, next week.

Game: Need For Speed RivalsReader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
Friday, August 16, 2013
12:14 PM - August 16, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports has released another NBA 2K14 screenshot, showing off the flashy pass. More news on this and other features coming soon. Until then, check out some of the videos from 2K Team-Up members.

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 97 - View All
11:38 AM - August 16, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Konami has released their fifth PES 2014 tutorial video, which showcases the new manual controls for goal keepers.

What are your thoughts?

Previously released tutorials below.

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 0 - View All

Itís the 36th Episode of the Press Row Podcast, once again the saga of the endless NCAA lawsuit and its impact on college football games is front and center. The crew discusses the implications of the decisions by various conferences to opt out of their licenses as well as thoughts about the future of the franchise as a whole. Thereís also discussion about NBA 2K14ís announcements Ė or lack thereof Ė to date, and a spirited debate about WWE 2K14ís new Wrestlemania mode and how that will affect 2Kís first foray into the sport. Lastly, we dive deeply into the Madden NFL 25 demo Ė what we like, what we donít, and how it may affect buyer decisions when the full game is released.

After the main show, stick around for the third installment of ďLetís Play Ultimate TeamĒ with Rich and Ultimate Team guru TJ Lauerman (@ThatSportsGamer) continuing their quest for success in NCAA 14ís UT mode. Also, check out the team Rich is hoping to build right here!

Joining us this week: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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Run Time: 2 Hours, 8 Minutes

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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 19 - View All