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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
Tags: Live: SteveOS / PS3: Steve_OS
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
09:08 PM - April 5, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Congratulations to CFTejada! for winning the annual OS NCAA College Basketball Brackets contest.

With 823 contestants this year, it was easily our largest turnout. CFTejada, along with over 30 others had UCONN winning it all, but in the end CFTejada had 30 more points than the closest competition.

Per his request, we'll be sending him the following games:

MLB 11 The Show (PS3)
NBA 2K11 (PS3)
Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel (Don't worry, we won't tell anyone)

Thanks to all that entered the contest! Next year we'll try to give out prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, to make it more interesting.

04:29 PM - April 5, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that an all-new digital download of EA SPORTS™ NBA JAM will be available in October. NBA JAM: On Fire Edition is being developed for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, and it will be available on PlayStation® Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade. NBA JAM: On Fire Edition will feature exciting new gameplay enhancements, including ground-breaking artificial intelligence that will change the way gamers play NBA JAM.

“EA SPORTS continues to support this iconic franchise through a new digital download and we’re taking everything fans loved about the original and adding a host of new features,” said Trey Smith, Line Producer, NBA JAM: On Fire Edition. “We’ve listened to all of the feedback from our fans and we are driven to deliver the very best NBA JAM experience to date.”

NBA JAM: On Fire Edition contains new gameplay features including:
  • REAL AI: Featuring the ground-breaking AI system used in the Fight Night franchise that learns your tendencies and throws them back in your face.
  • JAM Arena: Play solo, or team up with friends and take on the world in a new, dynamic online competition.
  • Road Trip: A cooperative online campaign where you can team up with friends and compete in a series of white-knuckle challenges against the current superstars and timeless legends from each of the 30 NBA Teams.
  • Tag Mode and Team Fire return! Swap players “on the fly” and ignite your entire team by performing consecutive cooperative moves!
  • More NBA JAM Hotness: Online roster updates, more NBA superstars, legendary NBA players, over-the-top animations, JAM challenges, secret teams and unlockable characters than ever before!

Game: NBA JAM: On Fire EditionReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 7 - View All

With the recent news of EA Sports launching its next NBA simulation title in the Fall of 2012, how does that make you feel, about the upcoming NBA 2K12? Nervous, confident? Let us know.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All
03:52 PM - April 5, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

As most of you are aware, EA Tiburon has taken over the reigns of the next NBA simulation basketball game from EA Sports. It was just announced that the new game will not be released until the fall of 2012.

From the press release...

Quote:
"EA SPORTS has also announced that it will launch its next NBA simulation title in fall 2012.

“As planned, our next NBA simulation title is in development at our Tiburon Studio in Orlando,” said Peter Moore, President, EA SPORTS. “We have top talent on the game, and we’re giving the new development team time to deliver a superior experience. We’re making great strides and looking forward to launching a new game next year."

Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360
08:29 AM - April 5, 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 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 #17 features the Spinner Buck Dog 1.

Quote:
"Dime 3-2-6 Spinner Buck Dog 1 – An aggressive blitz pressure scheme that’s used by teams such as LSU and Nebraska, Dime 3-2-6 Spinner Buck Dog 1 is a good play to use in passing situations. The play uses a six man pass rush which includes the right cornerback."

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 100 - View All
Monday, April 4, 2011
11:51 PM - April 4, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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

Game: Shift 2 UnleashedReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 2 - View All
11:13 PM - April 4, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports is looking to eliminate as many issues as possible in advance of the next MLB 2K11 patch. One of the items they are looking into is the freezing issue, gamers have run into while playing the game.

If you have witnessed any freezing issues while playing MLB 2K11, please take the time to answer the following questions.

Day 1 Patch Installed: Y/N
Game Mode: Franchise, My Player, Exhibition, Playball
Roster being used:
Teams:
Stadium:
Start time for game: Day, Afternoon, Evening
Presentation Mode: 2k10, Hurry Up, Real-Time
A button Pressed/Mashed: Y/N
Game situation: End of play, between innings, during play, replay, transition, etc.
Inning:
Pitcher:
Batter:
Baserunners:

Game: Major League Baseball 2K11Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS2 / PS3 / Wii / PSP / NDS / PCVotes: 17 - View All
07:10 AM - April 4, 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 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 #16 features the Ark HB Wheel.

Quote:
"Shotgun Normal Flex Ark HB Wheel - Shotgun Normal Flex Ark HB Wheel should be a familiar play to the fans of Arkansas. This is the same play the Hogs used to score a touchdown on the third play of the game against Alabama last season. The concept known as “Shark” in the Arkansas terminology uses a shallow cross/dig combination in the middle of the field and a post/wheel combination on the outside. "

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 100 - View All
07:09 AM - April 4, 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 #8 features the Falcons X Drag.

Quote:
"Falcons - Gun Trey Open - Falcons X Drag - QB Matt Ryan and WR Roddy White have become one of the most feared passing threats in the NFL. On this play, the Falcons like to align White tight while isolating him on the backside and have him run an underneath drag route. White also has an option route that will allow him to check up against zone coverage while continuing across the field against man coverage. This play was used in a Week 2 game versus the Cardinals."

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
Sunday, April 3, 2011
11:10 AM - April 3, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

According to Gamerbytes, a Burnout Crash downloadable game could be headed our way, for the PS3 and 360.

Quote:
"Burnout Crash has been rated by the Australian Classification Board, and doing some extra digging via Linkedin profile search, the game is a Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game.

While nothing currently states that the game is a downloadable title, it could very well be a new retail Burnout game, the lack of announcements prior to its rating has previously meant it was a downloadable game. Also, and this is purely a hypothesis, but being called Burnout Crash may mean this is a title entirely based around Burnout 3 and Revenge's Crash Mode, a sorely missing feature of Burnout Paradise."

Game: Burnout CrashReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 0 - View All
Friday, April 1, 2011
10:38 PM - April 1, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: Major League Baseball 2K11Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS2 / PS3 / Wii / PSP / NDS / PCVotes: 17 - View All
08:59 PM - April 1, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Game: Virtua Tennis 4Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 0 - View All

Check out some of the screenshots, right here.

SAN FRANCISCO - April 1, 2011 SEGA® of America, Inc. announced that today is “opening day” for MLB Manager Online™, its free-to-play, browser-based, baseball game—available at http://www.mlbmanageronline.com in which players compete in real online baseball leagues.

Players will compete in online league play with a fantasy team based on active Major League players—over 900 players representing all 30 teams. Users will scout, trade, train, and manage their professional squads as they compete for a championship. Through the MLB Manager Online community users will be able to perfect their teams, set up trades, and talk baseball with in-game chat features.

MLB Manager Online is designed for year-round competition in exhibition, league and tournament play while letting users focus on managing their teams. League play consists of multiple 16-team divisions competing in a full-season of games in 10-day tournaments. At the end of each season, the best teams from each division move on to the post-season where they will compete for a championship. After the post-season is over, a new season begins and users can compete all over again.

Fully licensed by MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), MLB Manager Online can be enjoyed by seasoned veterans and rookies alike.

“We at SEGA wanted to create an enjoyable and engaging game for both hardcore fantasy baseball fans, as well as baseball enthusiasts who want a quick and easy way to enjoy baseball, regardless of the time of year,” said Haruki Satomi, VP of Digital Business of SEGA of America. “MLB Manager Online offers a fun and unique multiplayer online baseball experience without being tied down to daily stats necessary for traditional fantasy sports games.”

Aspiring baseball managers are encouraged to join online at http://www.mlbmanageronline.com.

Game: MLB Manager Online Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 1 - View All

According to multiple sources Robin Antonick, developer of the first Madden title in 1988 for MS-DOS, Commodore, and Apple II platforms, claims EA owes him some kickback. Actually, he's looking for a LOT of kickback.

UPDATE: 1up received at statement from EA.

Quote:
"EA has issued a statement to 1UP on the lawsuit. Tiffany Steckler said, "The complaint and its 20 year-old claim are utterly without merit."

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
03:38 PM - April 1, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the new Forza Motorsport 4 video. Microsoft is taking it down on Youtube, so we've hosted it here. Enjoy.

Game: Forza Motorsport 4Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All