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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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Friday, March 25, 2011

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.

09:43 AM - March 24, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

If you can't view the embedded video click here.

Machinima interviews NCAA Football 12 Producer Ben Haumiller and Art Director Jean Adams about all the improvements that have been made to the presentation. They cover the visuals and all new pylon physics.


Thanks The Gaming Tailgate!

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 100 - View All
09:37 AM - March 24, 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 #9 features the Quarters Normal Dbl Loop 3.

Quote:
"Quarters Normal Dbl Loop 3 - With the ever increasing popularity of spread style offenses in NCAA Football, we made the decision to add the Quarters Normal formation to the game. The Quarters normal formation features three down linemen, one linebacker, and seven defensive backs. DBL Loop 3 is an overload fire zone concept that’s used to bring pressure to the weak side of the offense."

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 100 - View All

Kotaku received a survey from an anonymous tipster, that asked for respondents' reactions to certain statements of upcoming features for Forza Motorsport 4, including head tracking and holding your hands at 10 and 2 with Kinect support.

Does this new control scheme interest you at all? I'll stick to a wheel, but the head tracking sounds very interesting. It will probably take some time to get used to, since you'll need to turn your head, while keeping your eyes straight ahead.

Source - Forza 4 Has 500 Cars, Lets You Touch Them (And Drive With Your Face) (Kotaku)

Game: Forza Motorsport 4Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
04:10 PM - March 23, 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.

Also, check out today's MLB 11 The Show blog, from Ramone Russell, talking about the features of the game.

Game: MLB 11 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 56 - View All
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
06:37 PM - March 22, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Duck Down Music A&R & representatives from 2K Sports are having an NBA 2K12 Producer contest. I think we have quite a few talented people right here on OS, that can make it happen. Get it started fellas, we'll be putting in the votes for you.

Starting at 12PM EST on March 23rd, producers will have two weeks to create one sample-free instrumental. All submissions must uploaded to a SoundCloud drop box located at this page by 12PM EST on April 5th.

Producers are also encouraged to record video of their beat making process, which can be included with their final submission. Videos can be uploaded via file sharing sites (such as YouSendIt or SendSpace) & emailed to: nba2k12@duckdown.com. Please don't attach your MP3 submission as that should be uploaded to the SoundCloud drop box. When emailing the link to your video please include your Name, Track Name & Phone #.

Duck Down Music A&R & representatives from 2K Sports will select the top 10 instrumentals on April 6th. On April 7th at 12PM EST, the instrumentals will be streamed online via a custom SoundCloud music player at NBA 2K & Duck Down Music’s Facebook pages. Fans will have the chance to vote once for their favorite track by “liking” the one they feel is strongest. Voting ends at 12PM EST on April 13th and the winning producer will be announced.

For more information visit http://www.duckdown.com/nba2k12.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 101 - View All


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

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
08:28 AM - March 22, 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 #7 features the 3-3-5 Okie NCAA Blitz 3.

Quote:
"3-3-5 Okie NCAA Blitz 3 - The 3-3-5 Okie formation is new to NCAA Football 12. This formation allows teams that base out of the 3-3-5 defense to get into a more rational “3-4 Normal” look. A widely used scheme from this look is the NCAA Blitz 3 which is a three deep, three under fire zone scheme. "

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 100 - View All
07:56 AM - March 22, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


This sexy Top Spin 4 video featuring Serena Williams is making its way around the Internet. According to Joystiq, 2K Sports did not approve.

Quote:
"As part of the process for creating marketing campaigns to support our titles, we pursue a variety of creative avenues. This video is not part of the title's final marketing campaign and its distribution was unauthorized."

Game: Top Spin 4Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 8 - View All
06:23 AM - March 22, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The WWE All Stars demo is available now for the 360 and PS3. Play a few matches and post your impressions here.

Quote:
"The greatest WWE match-ups haven't happened - Until now. WWE All Stars is packed with high-flying, hard hitting and over the top action featuring 30 WWE historic Legends and current Superstars. Play as Rey Mysterio or the Ultimate Warrior in this action-packed demo."

360 owners, add it to your queue, right here.

Game: WWE All StarsReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 8 - View All
Monday, March 21, 2011
06:09 PM - March 21, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Madden NFL 12 video teaser arrives tomorrow at 10:00 AM EST.

What are you hoping to see? What do you think you will end up seeing?

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
12:42 PM - March 21, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Madden NFL 12 features will be announced over the next few months. Below, you can see the scheduled dates planned by the Madden NFL 12 team.

X-Books and Dynamic Player Performance are the first features to catch our eyes.
  • April 28 - Playbook #1: X-Books & Gameplay
  • April 28 - Playbook #2: Presentation
  • May 16 - Playbook #3: Franchise & Superstars
  • June 6 - Playbook #4: Dynamic Player Performance
  • June 20 - Playbook #5: Madden Ultimate Team
  • July 25 - Playbook #6: Online

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All

Check out the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters screenshots featuring Suzann Peterson and Jim Furyk.

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