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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
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Thursday, October 10, 2013
11:32 PM - October 10, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Codemasters’ F1 Challenge is now available in the App Store for iPad and iPhone, check out the trailer here and all of the new screenshots here.

F1 Challenge, an officially licensed Formula 1 mobile racing game, was developed for F1 racing on the go, and features officially licensed cars and drivers, including Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, and Lewis Hamilton. The game offers several modes, such as Time Trials, Duels, Chase the Ace, Race events and short Grand Prix challenges, and gives players the chance to recreate thrilling moments from the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Check out the full press release below.


Complete over 90 quick-fire challenges in new official FORMULA ONE game for iPad and iPhone from Codemasters®

Codemasters® today announced that F1™ CHALLENGE – an officially licensed FORMULA 1™ videogame for iPad and iPhone - has launched on the App Store today for $2.99. In F1 CHALLENGE players will complete over 90 racing events and recreate thrilling moments from the 2012 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ with slick touch controls for on-the-go gaming.

Drivers including Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are shown going wheel-to-wheel in the trailer alongside FORMULA ONE content, including stats and info about the sport, which the player can collect as they progress through the game.

F1 CHALLENGE has been developed for quick-fire FORMULA ONE racing on the go. Featuring officially licensed FORMULA ONE cars, stars and teams, players can take on a wide range of different racing challenges and modes including Time Trials, Duels, Chase the Ace, Race events and short GRAND PRIX™ challenges with 12 cars on track. As gamers complete challenges they will unlock an in-game collection of FORMULA ONE facts and trivia about cars, teams, tracks and drivers.

F1 CHALLENGE features a simple and slick control system, with options for both left and right-handed gamers. Players will feel the thrill of FORMULA ONE on the move by using touch to steer, a simple tap to deploy K.E.R.S. and by slip-streaming to gain the advantage on their opponents in the game’s isometric view, tuned for Apple’s Retina Displays.

Game: F1 ChallengeReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: iOSVotes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
03:35 PM - October 9, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Read the full press release below.

EA SPORTS NHL 14 is partnering up with the NHL and the NHLPA with the common goal of driving awareness to the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.

NHL 14 will be doing its part by integrating a Hockey Fights Cancer collection into the Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) game mode. Exclusively throughout the month of October, gamers will have the opportunity to show their support by collecting rare Hockey Fights Cancer player items in HUT.

Most importantly, EA SPORTS NHL 14 will be donating $10,000 to the Hockey Fights Cancer cause.

Player items featured:
  • James van Riemsdyk - Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Steve Ott - Buffalo Sabres
  • Steven Stamkos - Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Erik Condra - Ottawa Senators
  • Erik Gudbranson - Florida Panthers
  • Justin Abdelkader - Detroit Red Wings
  • Patrice Bergeron - Boston Bruins
  • Dion Phaneuf - Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Carey Price - Montreal Canadiens
HUT in NHL 14 invites gamers to build their own on-ice fantasy squad from a stable of international players and superstars before putting their teams to the test against others online. Teams grow and improve as gamers find and collect their favorite stars and enlist them for in-game action.

For more information on EA SPORTS NHL 14 Fights Cancer, CLICK HERE. For more information on the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, CLICK HERE.

Returning Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) 13 users who create a team in HUT 14 will be eligible for a one-time bonus of up to 150,000 EA Pucks in NHL 14. Learn how your EA Puck Bonus will be calculated.

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 6 - View All
08:56 AM - October 9, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Shady checks in with this NBA 2K14 video, featuring the return of Derrick Rose. Let us know what you think!

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 97 - View All
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
11:38 AM - October 8, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Need For Speed Rivals ships on November 22nd for Xbox One and PS4. Read the full press release below.


Usher in the next generation of high-octane racing when Need for Speed™ Rivals arrives in time for the holidays! In North America, Need for Speed Rivals will be in-stores starting November 22 for the Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. . In Europe, the game will be available starting November 22 on Xbox One and November 29 on PlayStation 4.

Need for Speed Rivals puts gamers behind the wheel of both sides of the law, daring them to cross the line as either a cop or racer in order to gain any advantage in the street’s ultimate rivalry. Players will choose between two distinct career experiences, each with their own set of high-stakes challenges, rewards, pursuit tech and cars. The intensity of the action is at an all-time high thanks to AllDrive, a revolutionary new feature that destroys the line between single player, co-op and multiplayer. Through AllDrive, friends will be seamlessly connected to one racing world where their races and chases can collide at any time, creating the ultimate edge-of-your seat experience.

Winner of the official Game Critics Award for "Best Racing Game" at E3 2013, Need for Speed Rivals will deliver the most adrenaline-filled action racing game this holiday. Need for Speed Rivals is also coming to the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC on November 19 in North America and November 22 in Europe. Players eager to bust racers from day one can pre-order the game at participating retailers and receive the Need for Speed Rivals Ultimate Cop Pack at no additional cost*.

Game: Need For Speed RivalsReader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All

Episode 47 of the Press Row Podcast centers in New York City, as host Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) heads to a Microsoft event featuring the Xbox One and several EA Sports franchises. He’s joined by friend of the show TJ Lauerman (@thatsportsgamer) as he interviews three leaders of key EA Sports franchises and plays several games. You’ll hear each of the presentations given to the group, followed by a one-on-one interview with each game’s lead developer. First up is FIFA 14 and Santiago Jaromillo (@santiagoj83), followed by Madden NFL 25’s Thomas Singleton, then UFC’s Brian Hayes (@TheBrizzo). Lastly, Rich and TJ reflect on the afternoon, what they’ve seen, and what it all means. If you’ve ever wondered what one of these press events is like, here it is!

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Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes

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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All

Check out the latest Madden NFL 25 video, featuring CoachGlass with SmartGlass, exclusive to the Xbox One. CoachGlass gives Madden players a defensive coordinator by their side, providing easy access to an opponent’s offensive tendencies, play history and more.


As soon as the opponent picks an offensive formation, CoachGlass will recommend three plays based on either the personnel or the opponent’s tendencies. This data is pulled from tens of thousands of online games and is tailored for specific formations and plays. Once you select your play, CoachGlass will then highlight the opponent’s biggest threats, allowing you to key in on the most dangerous players.


Looking to hand off the X’s and O’s responsibility? Simply have a friend or family member take over on CoachGlass to let them assume defensive coordinator duties while you focus on shutting down the opposition. CoachGlass gives players a whole new way to experience Madden NFL 25, and helps teach basic play-calling strategy in a fun, intuitive way.


New data is constantly being fed into CoachGlass, allowing for even more accurate tracking of opponent tendencies and strategy. The Madden NFL servers capture the result of every online play, and CoachGlass will be regularly updated for easy access to the best plays available, regardless of the situation.


Looking for that killer blitz that led to a big play earlier in the game? CoachGlass remembers the last 64 plays called and provides an in-depth look at the most effective plays. Search through your plays to reveal trends in order to get a read on what your opponent is going to call next.

Press Release

CoachGlass Redefines Strategy in Madden NFL 25 for Xbox One

Second-Screen Experience Puts a Defensive Coordinator on Your Smartphone or Tablet

Today EA SPORTS unveiled CoachGlass, a powerful new defensive tool for tablets and smartphones that will change the way fans play Madden NFL 25. CoachGlass allows players to see their opponent’s offensive tendencies, personnel groupings and major weapons, and suggests defensive plays designed to counter the offense’s biggest strengths. CoachGlass uses the power of the cloud to pull data from tens of thousands of online matchups, with regular updates providing a fresh stream of content and recommendations to users. CoachGlass will be available for Madden NFL 25 on Xbox One at launch.

CoachGlass is useful for all skill levels, as it can be used to select plays based on offensive personnel groups, or to track tendencies at various downs and distances in order help players predict the opposition’s tendencies, and call plays to defend the part of the field their opponent is likely to attack. CoachGlass also allows users to browse through previous plays called during a given game, with filters to sort by down, distance and more. Best of all, CoachGlass can be used at any point in a game, as well as both online and offline in Play Now, Connected Franchise, Madden Ultimate Team and other modes.

CoachGlass also opens up new opportunities for co-op, allowing one player to take the tablet or smartphone and act as defensive coordinator, while another player handles the on-field action. It’s a perfect way for players to teach friends and loved ones the strategy of football in a fun and approachable way.

CoachGlass is part of SmartGlass for Xbox One and is exclusive to Microsoft. CoachGlass can be accessed on any tablet or smartphone that is able to download SmartGlass for Xbox One.

Madden NFL 25 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and is now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 entertainment system, as well as on iPhone®, iPad® and Google Play. Madden NFL 25 will also be available for Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft on November 19th, and the PlayStation®4 on November 12th.

Below are a some of the articles that have popped up on the net:

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All
Monday, October 7, 2013
09:30 AM - October 7, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you still having issues with the dribbling mechanic in NBA 2K14, ShakeDown2012 has posted his NBA 2K14 ultimate dribbling tutorial. Check it out, learn from it and/or share your own tips.

For those of you that haven't seen it already, jersez has been updating his dribbling tips thread with quite a bit of useful information as well.

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

Hot News, Reviews and Features

OS Blogs

New Videos and Screenshots

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 19 - View All
Friday, October 4, 2013
02:19 PM - October 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2013 college football season is less than two weeks away, which means it's time for the return of Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast, hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode. Drab and Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, will discuss everything college football related this season with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In the eighth episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode discuss the end of Lane Kiffin's tenure at USC, Bob Stoops' latest shots at the SEC, a debate on who the better playmaker is between Jameis Winston and Stefon Diggs, Arizona State's special helmets vs. Baylor's #BringtheBling helmets, a random look at the best 30 for 30 films, and much more! Plus, the guys preview and make their predictions for the biggest match-ups of the weekend, including Arizona State-Notre Dame, Maryland-Florida State, Washington-Stanford and Ohio State-Northwestern!

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
08:44 AM - October 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Strategy racer pushes the needle forward with bold new gameplay vision

Available on the App Store for $4.99

As the Chase for the Sprint Cup charges into the homestretch, leading independent racing game developer Eutechnyx takes the pole position with the release of NASCAR: Redline (check out the screenshots here), the first officially licensed NASCAR game for iOS devices. This strategy racing title combines the authentic pace and progression of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with a touch-based interface and decision-sensitive design, delivering a beautifully cinematic experience that offers impactful, tactical choices behind the wheel.

"NASCAR is unique among motorsports and racing games; it’s about more than just the action on the track," remarked Terry Lee, Producer at Eutechnyx. "It’s about choices – the decisions made behind the wheel and under the hood – fine tuning not just your vehicle, but your strategy for victory, taking control of the race and pushing beyond the stretch of asphalt in front of you. These are elements we’ve focused on which really propel NASCAR: Redline past other racers in the pack."

Featuring gorgeous visuals and a complete roster of 43 drivers, teams, sponsors, and tracks from the 2013 season, NASCAR: Redline puts the genuine NASCAR Sprint Cup experience directly in players’ hands, anytime, anywhere. Strategic thinking and well-timed reflexes are critical in this sim-meets-action strategy racer. Deciding when to push, when to pit, and how to react to new situations determines who will cross the finish line with the prize in hand.

The game constantly provides players with up-to-the-second information, keeping gameplay fresh, exciting and rewarding with each new development. An extensive upgrade system breaks down essential vehicle and pit team components, allowing for a wide range of career progression paths.

"NASCAR drivers and teams know the value of patience - of choosing the right moment before making their move and which strategies to employ in the heat of the action" noted Blake Davidson, NASCAR Vice President of Licensing & Consumer Products, speaking to the challenges of bringing a name as iconic as NASCAR into a new era. "We’ve been very deliberate in evaluating opportunities in the mobile gaming space in an effort to ensure that when we do come to the table with a NASCAR-branded game for the iOS platforms that it will be highly engaging and a best-in-class experience. I am very confident in saying that Eutechnyx has exceeded our expectations with NASCAR: Redline; and we are confident that NASCAR fans, as well as those less familiar with the sport will agree."

Game: NASCAR: RedlineReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: iOSVotes: 0 - View All
Thursday, October 3, 2013
02:24 PM - October 3, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released the details for the upcoming Madden NFL 25 roster update for week 5, which includes updated ratings and/or position changes for 458 players.

Once it is available, we'll update this post.

UPDATE: The week 5 roster update is available now.

Below are some of the rating adjustments. For a full list of week 5 updates (including injuries), click here.

Going Up
  • Aqib Talib +3 (90)
  • Jordan Cameron +3 (87)
  • Philip Rivers +2 (88)
  • Antonio Gates +2 (90)
  • Eric Berry +2 (91)
  • Reggie Bush +2 (87)
  • Ndamukong Suh +1 (97)
  • Matt Forte +1 (92)
  • Julius Peppers +1 (92)
  • Geno Atkins +1 (97)
  • Demaryius Thomas +1 (91)
  • Joe Haden +1 (93)
  • Patrick Peterson +1 (90)
  • Alex Smith +1 (88)
  • Andrew Luck +1 (90)
  • Dez Bryant +1 (94)
  • Tony Gonzalez +1 (95)
  • Arian Foster +1 (95)
Going Down
  • Michael Boley -4 (78)
  • Luke Joeckel -3 (79)
  • Tyson Clabo -2 (86)
  • Will Beatty -2 (84)
  • Matt Flynn -2 (73)
  • Jerome Felton -2 (86)
  • Jay Cutler -1 (86)
  • Andy Dalton -1 (83)
  • Doug Martin -1 (89)
  • Roddy White -1 (90)
  • Eli Manning -1 (87)
  • Kam Chancellor -1 (90)
  • Russell Wilson -1 (88)
  • Troy Polamalu -1 (95)
  • Matt Schaub -1 (87)
  • Chris Johnson -1 (85)

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 53 - View All
10:36 AM - October 3, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Alternate club pack cover art for FIFA 14 is available now at EA Sports. Download, print and replace your existing cover art with one of many to choose from. iPhone 4 and 5 users can also download wallpaper.

FC Barcelona, Everton, Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Southampton, Swindon Town, Wycombe Wanderers, Leyton Orient and Ireland are available now.

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 16 - View All
10:20 AM - October 3, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest Gran Turimso 6 trailer from Bathurst.

Game: Gran Turismo 6Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 5 - View All
09:54 AM - October 3, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Codemasters released a new F1 2013 Korean Grand Prix hot lap video just ahead of this weekend's real-world event. The video features French racer Jules Bianchi speeding through the Korea International Circuit in his Marussia, offering tips on how to navigate the track.

F1 2013 arrives on October 8th for 360, PS3 and PC.

Game: F1 2013Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 1 - View All

Take on unique careers as both a Cop and Racer where your story, gameplay, cars, and tech differ for each side of the law. As a mysterious Racer named Zephyr, draw the attention of the masses in Redview County. In this trailer, you’ll get a look at some of the adrenaline filled moments that you’ll see on your Speedlist as a Racer, or the enforcement objectives you’ll be given in your Assignments as a Cop. Progress through your career, get access to faster, better cars and purchase more advanced tech to take out your ultimate rivals.

More Need for Speed Rivals screenshots can be seen here. The game ships to PS3, 360 and PC on November 19th and later this year on Xbox One and PS4.

Game: Need For Speed RivalsReader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 3 - View All