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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, February 8, 2011
01:28 PM - February 8, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Gamespot recently had a chance to play Virtua Tennis 4, utilizing the Kinect and Move functions in the game.

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"Performing different types of shots was as simple as adjusting the swing of our arm, or twisting our body around for backhands. Faster swings resulted in faster shots, and by angling our arms we could direct the ball to different parts of the court. We did try our hand at adding backspin and slicing shots, but found them quite tricky to pull off, at least without much practice. Using the Move offered a similar experience, though with the navigation controller you can move your avatar around, but sadly this wasn't something we could try out."

Game: Virtua Tennis 4Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 0 - View All
01:21 PM - February 8, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/...o-interview-2/

Game: MotorStorm ApocalypseReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 0 - View All
06:56 AM - February 8, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out some of the new SBK 2011 screenshots.

Game: SBK 2011Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 0 - View All
06:25 AM - February 8, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new DiRT 3 screenshot. The game will be available for PS3, 360 and PC on May 24th.

Game: DiRT 3Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 4 - View All
Monday, February 7, 2011
03:35 PM - February 7, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

If you can't view the embedded video, click here. It starts at roughly the :43 second mark.

Game: MLB 11 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 56 - View All
Sunday, February 6, 2011
07:00 PM - February 6, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Madden NFL 12 Super Bowl Halftime blog is online. Tuner sets and surprise onside kicks are in.

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""Tuner Sets", introduced in the NHL series and brought into NCAA Football last year, are hugely important to the development of sports games in that they allow us to tune and tweak many existing parts of game code without the major delay that comes from a full title update requiring 1st party console manufacturer approvals. A quick addition to my hacked surprise onside kick code made this feature easily tunable post-ship, and thus much safer against any exploits that may crop up. This isn't the only thing in the tuner sets obviously...we are in the process of moving as many items into these as possible, from gameplay tuning to franchise data to even presentation aspects. We are excited to the possibilities this will open up to our fans in being able to provide live feedback and having us act on it in near real-time. The days of shipping a disc in a box and forgetting about it are long gone, and we want to be at the forefront of blazing new trails in reacting to our audience and improving the game quickly."

Read the entire blog right here, along with a short video showing off the new surprise onside kick, in action.

UPDATE: The podcast is now on iTunes, for those that couldn't listen to it, via the blog.

EDIT: Per Ian Cummings

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"RE: surprise onside, you pick a normal kickoff, then hit the B (or Circle) button as the last press on the meter. Your opponent has no clue!"

UPDATE #2: Via Ian

Quote:
"Since so many people have asked...surprise onside as of today is only allowed 2x per team per game. That value is also in the tuner set."

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
09:30 AM - February 6, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

ModdingWay has just posted 5 MLB 11 The Show screenshots.

Game: MLB 11 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 56 - View All
Saturday, February 5, 2011
11:36 AM - February 5, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

THQ has posted their simulation of UFC 126, using UFC Undisputed 2010. They simmed out Jon Jones vs Ryan Bader, Forrest Griffin vs Rich "Ace" Franklin and of course, Anderson Silva vs Vitor Belfort.

Check out the results. Who do you have winning tonight?

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"We cannot WAIT for UFC 126: Silva vs Belfort! That's why we decided to see what would happen when we played out some of the biggest fights on the card in UFC Undisputed 2010. Here are the results of the simulation, and why we're calling for a new UFC Middleweight Champion once Sunday morning rolls around."

Game: UFC Undisputed 2010Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 17 - View All
Friday, February 4, 2011
06:24 PM - February 4, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

When it comes to fact sheets, nobody does it better than the MLB 11 The Show team. Check it out, right here.

Game: MLB 11 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 56 - View All
12:58 PM - February 4, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We have just posted some Fight Night Champion screenshots for the iPhone.

Game: Fight Night ChampionReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iPhoneVotes: 17 - View All
09:15 AM - February 4, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Out of the Park Baseball 11 is available now on the Mac App Store for $19.99.

PC users can still get it, for the same price right here.

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 11Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Mac / PCVotes: 5 - View All
08:15 AM - February 4, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Madden NFL 11 Super Bowl roster update is available now.

If you missed out on the changes, click here.

Quote:
"The Official Super Bowl Online Roster Update for Madden NFL 11 is live for PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles!"

Game: Madden NFL 11Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 95 - View All
08:06 AM - February 4, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The official soundtrack for Fight Night Champion has been released.

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  • “I Need A Dollar” Performed by Aloe Blacc
  • “The Loser Wins” Performed by Atmosphere
  • “Round Of Applause” Performed by Black Milk
  • “Old Ways” Performed by Chiddy Bang
  • “Meanstreak (In 3 Parts)” Performed by El-P
  • “I’m The Best (Funky Fresh In The Flesh)” Performed by Lyrics Born
  • “The Problem Is…” Performed by Murs and 9th Wonder feat. Sick Jordan and Uncle Chucc
  • “I Wanna Jam” Performed by N.E.R.D.
  • “Keep Shining” Performed by Shad
  • “Sinister Kid” Performed by The Black Keys
  • “How I Got Over”, “The Fire”, and “The Fire (Orchestral Mix)” Performed by The Roots
  • “Intro” Performed by Tinie Tempah
  • “Make Your Move” Performed by Thunderball feat. Mustafa Akbar
  • “China”, “Live 4 Tomorrow”and “Organ Man” Written by Khalil Abdul Rahman, Pranam Injeti and Daniel Tanenbaum. Produced by DJ Khalil & Chin
  • “Running Thru” Written by Khalil Abdul Rahman, Pranam Injeti and Alastair Waithe. Produced by DJ Khalil & Chin
  • “Red” Written by Khalil Abdul Rahman and Pranam Injeti. Produced by DJ Khalil & Chin
  • “Quixotic”, “Sesquapedalian”and “Stentorian” Performed and written by Konrad Old Money

Game: Fight Night ChampionReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 17 - View All
07:49 AM - February 4, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

DiRT 3 now has an official relase date. Get your hands on a copy, May 24th, 2011.

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"We know you've waiting eagerly for this news! #DiRT3 will be released globally on 24th May 2011! (PS3, Xbox 360, and PC)."

Game: DiRT 3Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 4 - View All