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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, August 4, 2011
05:40 AM - August 4, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 screenshots.

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2012Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS2 / PS3 / Wii / PSP / PCVotes: 4 - View All
12:43 AM - August 4, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Patch #3 is available now for OOTP 12. Take a look at some of the fixes below. To download the patch, click here.
  • Problems with contract offers in online league mode
  • If using playoff roster rules, players put on the 15-day DL shortly before the playoffs will allow an additional player to be made eligible for the playoff roster
  • Tweaked the age of created international free agents because too many young players were created
  • Fixed draft bonus issue for AI-controlled teams (too-high MLB contract for some players as part of signing bonus)
  • Fixed problems with finances for historical expansion teams
  • Tweaked top prospect list calculation
  • Fixed problems with team import in online leagues on a Mac
  • Added several commissioner features for OOOL leagues (co-commissioners, change league owner)
  • Added button to reset league file version cache in OOOL leagues, to force a new league file download if needed

Game: OOTP 12Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
08:47 PM - August 3, 2011. Posted by HawkeyMediaPlus. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has posted an NHL 12 blog discussing the presentation of the game, written by Presentation Producer, Ben Ross.

Quote:
One of the first changes you’ll notice is the Presentation Flow and that the player’s being focused on and selection of replays being featured is much better. A lot of work went into ensuring that if a user is thinking, “Wow, what a save!” that the replay of that scoring chance will be the one shown during the next stoppage and not just a random play that didn’t have a big impact in that sequence of gameplay.

Game: NHL 12Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 25 - View All
05:23 PM - August 3, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the hi-res NBA 2K12 screenshots, featuring some of the players in the recently announced NBA's Greatest mode.

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 101 - View All
04:46 PM - August 3, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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

Game: NBA 2K12Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 101 - View All
04:25 PM - August 3, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

ESPN The Gamer has posted the Madden NFL 12 player ratings for the top 6 wide receivers in the game.

Andre Johnson: 97
Larry Fitzgerald: 96
Roddy White: 96
Reggie Wayne: 95
Calvin Johnson: 93
Greg Jennings: 93


Are there any changes you would like to see, or are they just about right?

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
02:26 PM - August 3, 2011. Posted by illwill10. Written by Steve Noah


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: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
09:17 AM - August 3, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

ESPN The Gamer has posted the Madden NFL 12 player ratings for the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.

Are there any changes you would like to see, or are they just about right?

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
05:39 AM - August 3, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


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Check out the new Need for Speed The Run screenshots, right here.

Game: Need for Speed The RunReader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii / PC / 3DSVotes: 3 - View All
01:18 AM - August 3, 2011. Posted by Kobalt. Written by Steve Noah

Xbox360Achievements have posted the NHL 12 achievements. There are 45 achievements with a total of 1000 points. Thoughts?

Game: NHL 12Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 25 - View All
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
04:58 PM - August 2, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

ESPN The Gamer has posted the Madden NFL 12 player ratings for the New York Jets and New England Patriots.

Are there any changes you would like to see, or are they just about right?

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
04:51 PM - August 2, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

ESPN The Gamer has posted the Madden NFL 12 player ratings for the top 5 linebackers in the game.

James Harrison: 98
DeMarcus Ware: 98
Patrick Willis: 98
Jon Beason: 97
Clay Matthews: 95


Are there any changes you would like to see, or are they just about right?

Game: Madden NFL 12Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / WiiVotes: 41 - View All
03:18 PM - August 2, 2011. Posted by patsfan1993. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just posted the NCAA Football 12 title update #2 details. The patch is currently on schedule to release before the end of the month, no exact date, as of yet.

Before getting to the details of the update, I want to take a moment to thank you, the NCAA Football community, for all of your patience and assistance during the past couple of weeks. A great many of you share the same passion for this game as we do, and you did everything possible to help identify issues, and provide the necessary details - not just to help make a game better, but to make your game better. If you are reading this, you are a member of the most dedicated community in gaming, and for that we are truly grateful. Now, on to the details:

Week Advance Anywhere
  • As a token of our appreciation, we’re happy to announce that as of today “Week Advance Anywhere” on the web is now available for use, and that this feature will be FREE for everyone to use.
Custom Playbooks
  • With this Title Update the missing play issue that led to a number of problems when using Custom Playbooks has been fixed. Not only is the issue fixed, but you will not need to recreate your playbooks! Any existing playbook will have the fix applied, and you will be able to continue using that playbook without issue.
Tendencies
  • As with the Custom Playbooks resolution, the fix to the issue of edited player tendencies changing will not negate any previously edited roster file. The fix will be applied to both those existing files, as well as any new roster file that is created.
  • If you are in a Dynasty or Online Dynasty you will not need to restart as long as your Dynasty is still in year one and you have not advanced past “Training Results” in the off-season. If you are before this point, the update will be applied to your existing Dynasty/Online Dynasty and the tendencies will be correct for all players going forward. If you are in year two and beyond, the tendency issue impact will be less and less as the players graduate/are cut from the rosters.
  • In addition to the tendencies issue, we have also included both the ability to edit height and weight for players, as well as the option to edit the rosters of CPU controlled teams. In an Online Dynasty the commissioner will have the ability to edit the rosters for other human controlled teams. These were both big requests from you in the community.
  • Finally, a bug was fixed with the profanity filter that was preventing many common names from being entered. Now, any name can be entered, for offline use. A profanity filter is applied to Online Dynasty when the Dynasty is created. If you prefer to opt out of this filter, you can set the Dynasty to Private and the profanity check will not run.
Freezes/Crashes
  • A major focus for this Title Update was to address any freezes/crashes that were found. There were a number of these issues fixed in this Title Update including a crash that occurred when there were multiple TeamBuilder teams in an Online Dynasty, as well as a crash that occurred during the downloading of an Online Dynasty file.
Gameplay
  • Increased the acceleration of QB’s on Speed Option plays.
  • Improved WR blocking, especially on option plays
  • Fixed an issue where defenders assigned to play the curl to flat/buzz zone did not engage immediately when the QB scrambles past the LOS.
  • Fixed an issue where safeties with inside deep ¼ zone would drop back instead of read-and-react on run plays.
  • Fixed an issue in Nickel Cover 3 where the flat zone defender didn’t move as the QB was running at them.
  • Fixed an issue with Double Outs from 4-2-5 Normal where the RLB wasn’t blocked properly vs. certain formations.
Highlights
  • Fixed an issue that caused a blank photo to be uploaded leading to issues with other highlights being uploaded.
Dynasty
  • Fixed an issue in Online Dynasty where injured players did not remain injured when the week advanced.
  • Fixed an issue where a player’s injury time was only reduced by one week when going from Conference Championship week to Bowl Season. Players will now be back for their Bowl game if they should be off of the IR when their bowl game is played.
  • Fixed an issue where coaches that changed jobs could get stuck in a state where they were still listed as coaching at their old school on the Players Leaving screen, leading to a Transfer Failed issue.
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally prevented Dynasties from advancing to the post season.
  • Fixed an issue with the schedule that prevented entering the Virginia Tech vs. Boston College game (fixed for both Dynasty and RTG).
  • Fixed an issue where recruiting related trophies/achievements were not unlocked properly if you signed an extension in that season.
  • Fixed an issue with Program Stability where the grade would drop from A+ to D+ in one season.
  • Fixed an issue with the Unlock All Promises PDLC not unlocking properly on the Dynasty website.
  • When viewing an Online Dynasty invite, added information to show what type of job can be selected by default.
  • Fixed an issue when in the off-season where player stats did not match up between the web and console.
RTG
  • Fixed an issue where CB’s could not audible after earning the ability to do so through Coach Trust.
  • Fixed an issue where HB’s could not flip the play after earning the ability to do so through Coach Trust.
Online
  • Fixed an issue where player’s online stats were not displaying promptly on the Online Leaderboards.

Game: NCAA Football 12Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 100 - View All
06:44 AM - August 2, 2011. Posted by Alistair. Written by Steve Noah

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The Rugby World Cup 2011 demo is available now, post your impressions here. You can queue it up right here, weighing in at 540 MB.

Play England Vs South Africa in this Demo version of Rugby World Cup 2011. In the Full Game, 20 nations will compete against each other, fighting every inch for the right to proudly lift the Webb Ellis trophy. Back your team and play your part in the biggest sporting event of 2011!

Game: Rugby World Cup 2011Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 1 - View All
Monday, August 1, 2011
08:58 PM - August 1, 2011. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Product Description
NHL 12 authentically captures hockey with over 300 gameplay refinements, highlighted by three key innovations in Anticipation AI, the Full Contact Physics Engine and Dynamic Goalies.

Anticipation AI takes gameplay to the next level as computer-controlled players will now intuitively decide their next move by reading the play and anticipating rather than simply reacting.

If it happens on the ice, the Full Contact Physics Engine will authentically replicate it in game. With the new Balance Control System, size and strength matter as contact will now result in varied outcomes that are true to life.

In NHL 12, the action in the crease has changed forever with all new Dynamic Goalies. For the first time ever, goalies are live and fully interactive.

Play your way to superstardom and become the next great legend with NHL 12 as you shatter records, cement yourself into NHL history in a revamped Be a Pro mode where you now have to earn every shift.

With stunning new presentation features including a Winter Classic Mode and the EA SPORTS Action Tracker, NHL 12 delivers the authentic look and feel of NHL hockey.

Key Features
  • Anticipation AI – Sharper logic and more intuitive AI means players will go to where the puck is going to be – not where the puck is. The AI will react and instinctively read the play rather than playing in the set states of offensive and defensive logic.
  • Full Contact Physics Engine — With the new Balance Control System, size and strength matter, watch as contact is true to life. Contact will result in variable outcomes such as stumbles, both players falling, and the hitter falling, all determined by the attributes of each player. Everything on the ice is live, from the players to the environment, everything is interactive and in play. Knock players over the boards and watch as the bench reacts to the hit. Break the glass with hits and shots. Hit a player and send his helmet flying.
  • Net Battles – Engage with other players and battle for space in front of the net. Bigger players will use size and strength to control the crease area; smaller, speedy players will use agility and positioning to spin off defenders and get to the net.
  • Dynamic Goalies – Players can make contact with goalies, knocking them down or out of position and can even dislodge the net. Goalies will fight through net battles to make desperation saves and can even leave the net to drop the gloves and trade punches with their rivals.
  • Be a Pro Revamped – Earn every shift with stellar play, big hits, and spectacular goals. The better you play, the more ice time you’ll get. New this year is the option to begin your Be a Pro career with a full CHL season. With the EA SPORTS Action Tracker you’ll be able to sim to your next shift without missing an event.
  • EA SPORTS Action Tracker — The Action Tracker keeps track of every on-ice event. From what area of the net you shooting at most, to where on the ice is your face-off percentage highest – no detail is overlooked. It also automatically saves shots, saves and other events through instant replay, allowing you to go back and watch the event anytime during the game.
  • Signature Traits – With signature player and goalie traits, NHL 12 provides the most realistic video game hockey experience ever. Signature traits will influence AI players’ decisions: watch as Stamkos takes a one-knee slapper or Ovechkin rips a shot while streaking down the wing.
  • Experience the 2011 NHL Winter Classic – for the first time ever lace up outdoors under the lights in one of the biggest hockey events of the season, the 2011 NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Outside or indoors the game jumps to life.
Product Specifications
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
Developer: EA Canada
Ship Date: September 13 (NA); September 9 (EU)
Rating: ESRB 10+; PEGI 16

* Internet connection and Online Pass required for online play. © 2011 Electronic Arts Inc. All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Game: NHL 12Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 25 - View All