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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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Monday, May 6, 2013
03:24 PM - May 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA SPORTS NHL 14 Cover Vote Narrows to 16 Candidates

Fans Have Already Voted More Than 12 Million Times;
Daily Vote Totals Up Nearly 70% Over Last Year’s Campaign

EA SPORTS™, the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA®), and the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today the 16 NHL players who have advanced to the next round of the EA SPORTS NHL®14 Cover Vote. Beginning today, the campaign shifts to a 16-player bracket format as players compete in head-to-head matchups for a spot in the quarterfinals. Fans have voted more than 12 million times through the first two rounds, with daily vote totals up nearly 70% over the NHL 13 Cover Vote Campaign.

Fans can vote an unlimited number of times at NHL.com/CoverVote. Voting for this round closes on May 12 at 11:59pm ET. The winner of the cover vote campaign will be revealed as the NHL 14 Cover Athlete during the 2013 Stanley Cup® Final.

NHL® 14 Cover Vote Round of 16 Matchups

The Round of 16 Bracket features many storied NHL team rivalries including two Original SixTM matchups: the Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (Tyler Seguin vs. James van Riemsdyk) and the Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (P.K. Subban vs. Joffrey Lupul). In addition, last year’s Stanley Cup Final is reignited in the matchup between Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar and New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur. Finally, two Atlantic Division rivals meet as Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds attempts to upset Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin.

Twitter Vote Thursdays

This year fans can double their voting power by using these player specific hashtags on “Twitter Vote Thursdays.” Each player specific hashtag used on Twitter on Thursdays will be counted as two official votes. Fans can join the conversation about the cover vote every day by using #NHL14CoverVote on Twitter and Instagram.

NHL 14 will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. NHL 14 releases on Sept. 10, 2013, in North America and Sept. 13, 2013 worldwide.

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 6 - View All
09:57 AM - May 6, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


NHL 14 pre-order bonuses have been revealed at both Amazon and GameStop.

Amazon
  • Pre-order NHL 14 and get the Amazon exclusive Warrior Player Pack and the official CCM Player Pack. Each features custom equipment and boost items to give your Be A Pro and EASHL created players that extra edge. Also, all pre-orders get the EA Sports Ultimate Pass. Kick start your team with 24 HUT Gold Packs.
GameStop

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 6 - View All
Sunday, May 5, 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 / Sports / Xbox 360Votes: 19 - View All
Saturday, May 4, 2013
02:17 PM - May 4, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
CVG has posted four more GRID 2 videos. One of them is a video interview with senior game designer Ross Gowing, as he talks about the racer's single-player offering. Other videos include Okutama Mizu Mountain drift track and Red Bull Ring circuit.


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Game: GRID 2Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 4 - View All
Friday, May 3, 2013
04:15 PM - May 3, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We have posted some more Madden NFL 25 screenshots, captured from the latest Run Free video with Trey Wingo and Doug Martin.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 53 - View All
10:16 AM - May 3, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

It’s Episode 21 of the Press Row Podcast, back and featuring the full 6-man rotation! The crew goes deep on the future of the Tiger Woods franchise, rumblings of some sorts of EA-Microsoft exclusivity, breaks down everything we know about Madden NFL 25 so far, then answers some typically great listener questions.

Joining us on the panel:

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast and send us some Tweets while you’re there
2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com
3) Respond to this post

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes, so subscribe and rate it too! The link is here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/o...563624090?mt=2

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:31:04

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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 19 - View All
09:43 AM - May 3, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

MotoGP 13 box art has been revealed for the PS Vita, PS3, 360 and PC. Milestone states the demo should arrive in early June.

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MotoGP 13 Demo: Valentino Rossi. Marc Márquez. Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya. Quick Race. 3 Laps. This is our special recipe for MotoGP™13 Demo. Once downloaded, you can select between Rossi or Marquez and ride for 3 laps in Catalunya. Plus, all the options will be available.

Game: MotoGP 13Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS Vita / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All
Thursday, May 2, 2013
05:32 PM - May 2, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports will be uploading NBA 2K13 rosters for PC users tomorrow morning, the same rosters the 360 and PS3 users currently have. New shoes will also be included. Still no word about a PC patch.

Game: NBA 2K13Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 75 - View All


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Watch the official insider look video featuring exclusive gameplay footage now to find out how the new precision ball carrier moves in Madden NFL 25 will allow you to run free.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 53 - View All
02:26 PM - May 2, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has posted this NHL 14 Developer Diary, going over the NHL collision physics, which is developed from the same core technology powering the Player Impact engine in the FIFA series.

The diary goes into detail about left-stick hitting, hip checks integrated into the physics system, improved goalie collisions, more realistic incidental contact, type of hits thrown, penalties and more.

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 6 - View All
10:19 AM - May 2, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports have posted another FIFA 14 blog, this one talks about teammate intelligence, including breaking down defenses, recognizing opportunities to support and apply pressure from anywhere on the pitch and more.

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One of the most memorable moments from the 2006 FIFA World Cup occurred when Argentina strung together 24 passes before scoring a fantastic goal against Serbia and Montenegro. The attackers knew exactly where they should be to open up the opposition and they executed flawlessly.

With Teammate Intelligence in FIFA 14, players will have better decision-making and teams will play smarter on both the attack and defense to bring the beauty of the game to life.

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 16 - View All
08:14 AM - May 2, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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NHL 14 Collision Physics Gameplay Trailer. Feel the hits like never before with NHL 14 Collision Physics, the latest gameplay innovation from the EA SPORTS NHL team.

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 6 - View All
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
09:53 PM - May 1, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released their schedule of things to come for NHL 14. Tomorrow we'll see a collision physics blog and Developer Diary. Check out the rest of the schedule below.

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May 2 – NHL® Collision Physics

Developed from the same core technology that powers the EA SPORTS FIFA critically-acclaimed Player Impact Engine, NHL® Collision Physics introduces bigger, more thrilling hits, and truer-to-life collisions. A new left-stick control scheme makes delivering a game-changing hit simpler and more rewarding than ever.

Mid-May – One-Touch Dekes/True Performance Skating
  • One-Touch Dekes – Experience what it feels like to be a superstar through a new, more responsive deking system controlled only with the left stick and one-button. From beginner to advanced gamers, the system allows for quicker reactive dekes and intuitive combination dekes, creating more moves than ever before.
  • True Performance Skating – Built on the breakthrough innovation that introduced physics-based skating and over 1,000 new skating animations to the EA SPORTS NHL franchise. The second year of the True Performance Skating features improved acceleration, explosive first-strides, quicker pivots and enhanced lateral skating, resulting in greater player responsiveness and unprecedented control.
Early June – Enforcer Engine

There is a code in hockey, when it's broken you have to respond. A first for the NHL franchise, Fight Night technology delivers a new 3rd person experience, physics-based punch targeting and player size differentiation to every fight, creating the most authentic and electrifying experience yet.

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 6 - View All
10:04 AM - May 1, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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NEW TRAILER REVEALS LIVE ROUTES™ –
THE ALL NEW DYNAMIC TRACK CHANGING TECHNOLOGY EXCLUSIVE TO GRID 2™

Featured exclusively in GRID 2™, LiveRoutes™ is the ground-breaking new system that dynamically changes the course of a race track on the fly.

Offering millions of route possibilities, LiveRoutes comes into play for specific events in the game’s city environments – Paris, Barcelona, Chicago, Miami and Dubai. Junctions on LiveRoutes circuits can switch the track up to six different ways, as LiveRoutes randomly selects a route through the city.

“LiveRoutes is the new challenge event that we’re most proud of in GRID 2. It’s as fresh to racing games as Flashback was when we introduced it as a mechanic in the original GRID,” said Clive Moody, Senior Executive Producer for GRID 2 at Codemasters.

“In a LiveRoutes event, you don’t know what’s coming next and it turns each race into a test of your racecraft, car handling and reactions on circuits that cannot be learnt. In both career mode and online, LiveRoutes offers near limitless possibilities in every race and it’s a great leveler, even for the most experienced racing game players.”

The new LiveRoutes video shows how the road changes ahead dynamically on different playthroughs, creating new routes through GRID 2’s Paris Street Racing environment. Available in both single-player and in multiplayer, LiveRoutes events feature millions of potential corner combinations and offer players extensive replayability.

GRID 2, the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed GRID™, will race into retail on May 28 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC and is available for pre-order now.

Game: GRID 2Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 4 - View All