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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, February 28, 2013
08:12 AM - February 28, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Yesterday we saw the MLB 13 The Show Road to the Show video blog. Today, Designer Kirby St. John talks about the evolution of the mode.

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The fielding and baserunning cameras have been completely revamped to give you a more accurate and realistic on-field perspective. New fielding controls have been added to give you more of a challenge (if desired) and more to do at certain positions. A new simulator screen has been added and will display in between your player’s appearances. You have the option to choose from three different simulation speeds, as well as power to skip, or “Complete,” the simulation to get to your next appearance instantly. You can even “Watch” the game from your player’s location, so if you want to jump in and watch your team from the dugout while they are rallying, you can do that.

We really tried to focus on the presentation in RTTS as you are now placed in a first-person audio perspective. What that means is you are no longer going to hear commentators during the play. Instead, you are immersed in the sounds around your player, including other on-field players, coaches, dugouts, umpires, the crowd, and your own player’s sound effects.

On the menu side of things, you now have the ability to fully customize your player’s batting animations in the Create/Edit Player menu. This means you can now choose things like his follow-through, walk-up, stride, home run swing, and more.

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3Votes: 35 - View All
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Check out the new MLB 13 The Show gameplay video, featuring the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals, as they battle it out in the NLDS (new postseason mode).

Big thanks to chrisjohnson83!!

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 35 - View All
03:34 PM - February 27, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new MLB 13 The Show screenshots, sent to us from chrisjohnson83.

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 35 - View All

Thanks to Flaxseed Oil and a visit to his local Best Buy, we have a few MLB 2K13 player ratings, videos and impressions.
  • Graphics and menus are exactly the same as MLB 2K12.
  • A lot of commentary sounded exactly the same, but there are a few more lines, as noted in a video commenting on Bryce Harper's rookie campaign.
  • The ball seemed to be bouncing slightly differently. Couldn't put my finger on it, but it seemed lighter and bouncier.
  • Running looked a little different, as it seems like they did improve that animation.
  • I played an all-star game and didn't notice any new signature styles.
  • The colors do seem fixed with the uniforms, but Citi Field's colors seemed way off for the outfield wall. Almost looked powder blue.
  • Pitch speed seemed really, really slow...but that can be fixed.
  • The crowd did look a little better, but that might just be because of the TV I was playing on.
  • The pitching motions looked smoothed out...no more frame stuttering from what i could tell.
  • Astros in the AL.
  • I didnt see any inside the park home runs or glitches, but the outfield felt exactly the same. However, I do think they modified the fielding camera some...it felt more zoomed in on the main fielder than before and got closer as they approached the ball.

Some MLB 2K13 Player Ratings
  • Mesa - Yankees (AAA)(64)
  • Cano - Yankees (93)
  • Jeter - Yankees (88)
  • Granderson - Yankees (87)
  • Teixeira - Yankees (84)
  • Ichiro - Yankees (82)
  • Gardener - Yankees (82)
  • Rivera - Yankees (92)
  • Sabathia - Yankees (91)
  • Kuroda - Yankees (85)
  • Pettitte - Yankees (82)
  • Hughes - Yankees (81)
  • Logan - Yankees (80)
  • Robertson - Yankees (80)
  • Nova - Yankees (78)
  • Chamberlain - Yankees (77)
  • Rapada - Yankees (76)
  • Phelps - Yankees (76)
  • Aardsma - Yankees (62)
  • Rauch - Free Agent (81)
  • Braden - Free Agent (80)
  • Farnsworth - Free Agent (79)
  • Stauffer - Free Agent (79)
  • Wilson - Free Agent (79)
  • Lyon - Free Agent (78)
  • Zimmerman - Nationals (88)
  • Desmond - Nationals (86)
  • Harper - Nationals (85)
  • LaRoche - Nationals (84)
  • Werth - Nationals (83)
  • Morse - Nationals (83)
  • Stanton - Marlins (94)
  • Ruggiano - Marlins (85)
  • Pierre - Marlins (81)
  • Polanco - Marlins (74)
  • Dobbs - Marlins (73)
  • Morrison - Marlins (73)
  • Swisher - Indians (85)
  • Cabrera - Indians (83)
  • Brantley - Indians (80)
  • Santana - Indians (80)
  • Kipnis - Indians (78)
  • Aviles - Indians (76)
  • Posey - Giants (97)
  • Pence - Giants (86)
  • Pagan - Giants (86)
  • Scutaro - Giants (85)
  • Sandoval - Giants (83)
  • Belt - Giants (77)
  • Kemp - Dodgers (96)
  • Gonzalez - Dodgers (88)
  • Ethier - Dodgers (84)
  • Ramirez - Dodgers (83)
  • Crawford - Dodgers (80)
  • Hairston Jr. - Dodgers (77)
  • Kershaw - Dodgers (94)
  • Jansen - Dodgers (88)
  • Greinke - Dodgers (86)
  • Belisario - Dodgers (85)
  • Billingsley - Dodgers (83)
  • Beckett - Dodgers (82)
  • Upton - Diamondbacks (88)
  • Hill - Diamondbacks (87)
  • Goldschmidt - Diamondbacks (85)
  • Kubel - Diamondbacks (82)
  • Parra - Diamondbacks (82)
  • Montero - Diamondbacks (82)
  • Castro - Cubs (86)
  • Rizzo - Cubs (85)
  • Soriano - Cubs (81)
  • DeJesus - Cubs (79)
  • Barney - Cubs (77)
  • Schierholtz - Cubs (73)
  • Cespedes - A's (88)
  • Reddick - A's (86)
  • Crisp - A's (83)
  • Donaldson - A's (80)
  • Moss - A's (80)
  • Young - A's (79)
  • Altuve - Astros (84)
  • Lowrie - Astros (77)
  • Maxwell - Astros (75)
  • Wallace - Astros (75)
  • Dominguez - Astros (73)
  • Martinez - - Astros (71)
  • Trout - Angels (99)
  • Hamilton - Angels (95)
  • Pujols - Angels (93)
  • Aybar - Angels (86)
  • Trumbo - Angels (86)
  • Kendrick - Angels (83)
  • Nathan - Rangers (87)
  • Ogando - Rangers (85)
  • Darvish - Rangers (84)
  • Harrison - Rangers (84)
  • Ross - Rangers (83)
  • Soria - Rangers (80)
  • Price - Rays (98)
  • Rodney - Rays (94)
  • Hellickson - Rays (84)
  • McGee - Rays (82)
  • Peralta - Rays (81)
  • Niemann - Rays (79)
  • Chapman - Reds (92)
  • Cueto - Reds (91)
  • Latos - Reds (86)
  • Marshall - Reds (85)
  • Broxton - Reds (83)
  • Arroyo - Reds (83)
  • Dickey - Blue Jays (92)
  • Janssen - Blue Jays (85)
  • Morrow - Blue Jays (85)
  • Buehrle - Blue Jays (84)
  • Johnson - Blue Jays (83)
  • Oliver - Blue Jays (82)

Game: Major League Baseball 2K13Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 14 - View All
12:06 PM - February 27, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


This video is also available on the OS Youtube channel, please subscribe while you're there.

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Road To The Show received an overhaul and a bunch of new features for MLB 13 The Show. Designer Kirby St. John takes you through them all.

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS VitaVotes: 35 - View All
09:43 AM - February 27, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

MLB 13 The Show is a "Day 1 Digital" game, which means if you pre-order from the PS Store, you can start downloading a digital copy of the game at 12:01 AM EST on March 5th.

As a bonus, if you pre-order from the PS Store you will receive an exclusive theme for your PS3 XMB menu screen and an extra 120 million for your Franchise budget.

At the moment, we only see the MLB 13 The Show Day 1 Digital pre-order available for the PS3, nothing on the PS Vita.

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3Votes: 35 - View All
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
08:42 PM - February 26, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Our man chrisjohnson83 has just sent us a bunch of MLB 13 The Show screenshots, showcasing various players from different teams.

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 35 - View All
04:44 PM - February 26, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Since the MLB 13 The Show demo wasn't released on PSN today, it doesn't look like we'll see a demo before release. That makes 2 baseball games without a pre-release demo this year.

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS VitaVotes: 35 - View All
04:42 PM - February 26, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports still hasn't talked about any new features or shown any MLB 2K13 gameplay and with no sign of the MLB 2K13 demo on the Marketplace or PSN today (demos usually release on Tuesdays), it looks like users will not be able to check out the game until it releases on March 5th (unless your local Best Buy has it on display).

For those of you that are interested, 2K Sports released another MLB 2K13 Perfect Game Challenge video and we have captured some images from it, right here.

Game: Major League Baseball 2K13Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 14 - View All
02:12 PM - February 26, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Odds are we will see a new MLB 13 The Show roster update before the game ships on March 5th, but thanks to chrisjohnson83, the current list of free agents in the game can be seen right here.

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3Votes: 35 - View All
12:26 PM - February 26, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


This video is also available on the OS Youtube channel, please subscribe while you're there.

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The MLB 13 The Show dev team is helping you out this year with the all-new Beginner Mode. Unlike other beginner modes, they didn't just turn the difficulty way down. Instead, they developed a mode that actually teaches you how to play the game.

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS VitaVotes: 35 - View All
09:21 AM - February 26, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

MICHIGAN AND TEXAS A&M REACH FINAL ROUND OF NCAA FOOTBALL COVER VOTE

Denard Robinson and Ryan Swope Go Head-to-Head for the Cover

The NCAA Football Cover Vote has entered the final round, as Michigan’s Denard Robinson and Texas A&M’s Ryan Swope face-off for the opportunity to grace the cover of this year’s game. After six rounds and over 3.1M votes these two athletes remain as the last men standing in the quest for the cover.

Robinson and Swope jumped out to large early leads this round and never looked back. The duo continually battled for the lead throughout, with Robinson ultimately securing the most votes. Robinson has deployed the power of social media to fuel his campaign, while Aggie Nation has shown unprecedented support for Swope.

Final round voting has begun on the NCAA Football Facebook page, and will continue through March 8th. This is the last chance for fans to secure victory for their favored athlete, and vote totals have reset to zero so it’s anyone’s race.

Game: NCAA Football 14Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 49 - View All


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Take Off And Expand Your Need For Speed Most Wanted
Experience With Three Game-Changing DLC Packs Launching Today

Fairhaven City will never be the same again. Today, Need for Speed Most Wanted (check out the new screenshots here), winner of more than 30 industry awards, is releasing three unique downloadable content packs that introduce a brand new Airport world expansion, legendary classics from favorite action movies, and heroic rides from Need for Speed franchise history. Watch more friends become foes as players out-drift each other around planes, smash through each other’s faces on billboards like a Hollywood hero, or beat each other to the finish line with the speed and power of classic Need for Speed vehicles.

The following DLC packs launch on Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network today and on Origin March 13:

Need for Speed Most Wanted Terminal Velocity - Need for Speed Most Wanted Terminal Velocity introduces players to Hughes International Airport, an expansive new location in Fairhaven City that gives players more opportunities to race, jump and drift their way to becoming the Most Wanted racer. Take on new single player modes with heightened levels of maneuverability in some of the world’s most coveted new rides including the Porsche 918 Spyder 2013, BMW 1 Series M Coupe 2012, Audi RS3 2012, Ford Fiesta ST 2012 and Alfa Romeo Mito QV 2012. The cars have been hand-picked for their tight controls, enabling them to bust through airport gates, while also being quick and light enough with the new Jump Nitrous mod to jump through and over everything else. Need for Speed Most Wanted Terminal Velocity is also packed with 136 new multiplayer milestones, 10 new multiplayer speedlists, 40 new billboards, 8 new achievements and more. Need for Speed Terminal Velocity will be available for 1200 MS points or $14.99.

Need for Speed Movie Legends - Always wanted to drive like your favorite action movie star? Now you can! Movie Legends features five of the world’s most iconic cars to have graced the silver screen. Gamers can take out rivals with debonair style in the luxurious Aston Martin DBS 2008 and Aston Martin DB5. Those who want to make like bandits and elude the police can get behind the wheel of the Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am Special Edition 1977. Players can also harness the power and aggression of a Dodge Charger R/T 1970 for fast races and furious chases. Finally, for racers who want to know what it feels like to disappear in the blink of an eye, comes an all new Need for Speed Most Wanted car: the Shelby GT500 1967. Need for Speed Movie Legends also comes with 8 new single player sprint events, 136 new multiplayer milestones, 50 new license plates and more. Need for Speed Movie Legends will be available for 800 MS Points or $9.99.

Need For Speed Heroes – Take a trip down memory lane in five famous cars from Need for Speed history: the raucous Lamborghini Diablo SV from Need for Speed III Hot Pursuit, the terrifyingly powerful Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) from Need for Speed Underground, the ‘drift-a-licious’ Nissan 350Z from Need for Speed Underground 2, the ferocious Porsche 911 GT2 from Need for Speed Undercover and the ultimate Most Wanted car, the BMW M3 GTR from the 2005 Need for Speed Most Wanted. Players can test the limits of these Need for Speed throwbacks in 8 new high intensity Races and Speed Runs. Need for Speed Heroes also comes with 25 new liveries, 136 new multiplayer milestones and more. Need for Speed Heroes will be available for 800 MS Points or $9.99.

Deluxe DLC Bundle – Get all three packs in one! Players will have full access to all the content from Need for Speed Terminal Velocity, Need for Speed Movie Legends and Need for Speed Heroes with this DLC. Need for Speed Deluxe DLC Bundle will be available for 2000 MS Points or $24.99.

Game: Need For Speed Most Wanted a Criterion GameReader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 4 - View All
08:42 AM - February 26, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Thanks cozybean!

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS VitaVotes: 35 - View All
Monday, February 25, 2013
03:56 PM - February 25, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

There are 10 classic stadiums included in MLB 13 The Show. They are free this year and available on the disc. Thanks again chrisjohnson83.

Classic Stadiums
  • Crosley Field
  • Forbes Field
  • Sportsman's Park
  • Polo Grounds
  • Griffith Stadium
  • Yankee Stadium
  • Shea Stadium
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Sun Life Stadium
  • Shibe Park

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3Votes: 35 - View All