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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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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
08:11 AM - March 18, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Gran Turismo 6 has yet another update for PlayStation 3 racing fans, bringing it up to version 1.17, weighing in at just under 400 MB. It includes the Lexus LF-LC GT Vision Gran Turismo, Alpine Vision Gran Turismo and a small bug fix from update 1.16.

Vision Gran Turismo
The LEXUS LF-LC GT “Vision Gran Turismo”,“Alpine Vision Gran Turismo” and “Alpine Vision Gran Turismo Race Mode” have been released.

After the update has been installed, the cars can be purchased from the [Vision GT] option within the [CARS] section in "My Home". Alternatively, it is also possible to obtain the cars by completing a lap (regardless of the lap time) in the new Seasonal Events, available only for a limited time.

The “Alpine Vision GT” racing suits and helmets have been added to the [Special Outfit] page of the [Racing Gear] option within the [TUNING & MAINTENANCE] section, accessible from "My Home". The suits and helmets can also be obtained through the corresponding Seasonal Events, available only for a limited time.

Resolved Issue
The issue discovered within Update 1.16 regarding resuming a "Championship" race after suspending progress while playing in "B-Spec" mode has been addressed.

Game: Gran Turismo 6Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 4 - View All

Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 3 is currently 50% off throughout the tournament. The regular price is $34.99, but with a discount code of MARCH, you can purchase it for $17.47.

Draft Day Sports College Basketball 3 lets you take your favorite school on a journey to the big dance. Recruit, make practice plans, scout opponents and coach your way to tournament glory. If you're not ready for the spotlight you can even start out as an assistant and work your way up to your dream job.

Game Features
  • Play As Head Coach Or Asst. Coach
  • Realistic and Immersive Recruiting
  • Scout Opponents
  • Shape Your Strategy Through Practice
  • Two 2D Gameplay Modes
  • International Recruits
  • Full Customization of Teams, Courts, Logos and More
  • Promotion/Relegation Scenario
  • Multiplayer Play
Read our review here.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
02:39 PM - March 17, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


The free Forza Horizon 2 Mazda MX-5 Car Pack for the Xbox One is available now. Check out the trailer here, if you missed it.

Below are the cars featured in the pack.
  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • 2005 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5
  • 2010 Mazda MX-5 Super20
In addition to the free car pack, Mazda and Forza are kicking off a brand new Rivals event challenge in Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One, where players will have a chance to win a real 2016 Mazda MX-5. For more details check out Forzamotorsport.net or download the Forza Hub app for Xbox One.

Mazda MX-5 Challenge Rivals Event Details

*To register, users must log into Xbox Live on Xbox One and navigate to any one of the following channels: Games, Music, Movies, or Apps. From there, users should click on the Mazda MX-5 ad to reach the Mazda MX-5 ad landing experience. Once on this hub, users must register to enter the contest by following the prompts on the contest page.

Once registered, players can then set a time in the “Mazda MX-5 Challenge” Rivals event in Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One. You can find this event by going to the “Monthly Rivals” item in the pause menu. While anyone can set a time in this Rivals event, only registered players’ times will be eligible for prizes. For full rules and conditions for this contest, click here.

Game: Forza Horizon 2Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
01:31 PM - March 17, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update here.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All
Monday, March 16, 2015
04:38 PM - March 16, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


GameStop is once again hosting MLB Mondays, providing videos for MLB 15 The Show. Today they focus on the new digital economy system, their exclusive pre-order bonus and more.

For those of you that missed out on the MLB 15 The Show 10th Anniversary Edition announcement, click here.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 53 - View All
12:01 PM - March 16, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


With EA Sports and Tiger Woods mutually parting ways, back in October 2013, Rory McIlroy becomes the new face in EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR, first reported by Polygon. Check out the trailer here and some new screenshots here.

EA Sports has posted some more details on their official EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR website, as well as a few features. By pre-ordering the game, you will receive TPC Scottsdale as a bonus.

Welcome to the Next Generation of Golf
Break free from what you think a golf game can be. Frostbite creates a new world, where you experience every detail – breathing life into the courses, players and crowds in ways you’ve never seen before. All this, with no load times between holes or interruptions in the action. Allowing you to enjoy your game the way you want.

Golf Reimagined
You’re one button away from everything in the game. Do it all, see it all – seamlessly without waiting. Immerse yourself in the world’s most beautiful courses – with new commentary from two of golf's most insightful broadcasters – Frank Nobilo and Rich Lerner.

Be a PGA TOUR Pro
Your golfer – made your way. Tense realistic scenarios, placing you in the heat of the moment. Play golf’s biggest tournaments as you progress and build your own PGA TOUR legacy.

Take on the World
For the love of competition. Play in weekly, daily or hourly tournaments and climb the leaderboard to prove you are master of the links.

Golf.Evolved
Connect with the emotion of hitting the perfect shot and golf your way with three unique swing mechanics and fully customizable gameplay styles.

Golf with Personality
Take a break from the expected and enter "The Night Club" to play over 170 unique challenges, equipped with over-the-top gameplay boosts. Take a step off the traditional cart path and compete with big personalities on even BIGGER Fantasy Courses.

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EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR sounds better than any golf game before it, thanks to all-new commentary from Frank Nobilo and Rich Lerner of Golf Channel. Frank and Rich will bring both playful banter and historical references to the broadcast booth, just like fans hear on tour.

Outdoor environments are Frostbite 3’s specialty, making it the perfect fit for golf. The power of the engine allows us to include the little things to create denser environments. From pinecones to butterflies – the game feels more alive than ever before. Thanks to Frostbite 3, the traditional (and infamous) 30-seconds-per-hole load times are gone, and entire courses now load at once. Trade-in time saved (est. 10–15 minutes per 18-hole round) to cut full rounds in half.

Wolf Creek and TPC Sawgrass have been revealed, with more courses expected to be shown in the near future. The team also plans to release the entire roster in the coming weeks as well.

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURHype Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
08:42 AM - March 16, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah



Are buggies on their way to Driveclub? While the article on PlayStation.Blog Japan (translated post here) doesn't specifically mention anything about the buggies, they definitely have them featured in the screenshots. Hopefully we hear something more official soon.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 1 - View All

Konami has just announced a new low price for PES 2015. Starting today, you can pick up the current-gen (Xbox One, PlayStation 4) game for $39.99 and the last-gen (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC) version for $19.99.

Read the full press release below.

Konami Announces New Low Price for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015

Award-Winning Soccer Game Now Available for $39.99 (Current-Gen) and $19.99 (Last-Gen)

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that its award-winning Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (PES 2015) is available now at the new low price of $39.99 on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One™, and $19.99 on PlayStation®3, Xbox 360™ and Windows PC, across the Americas. The new pricing offers players a premier soccer experience at an affordable price.

Named ‘Best Sports Game of 2014’ by IGN, and awarded Best Sports Game at gamescom 2014, PES 2015 aims to recreate the drama and tension associated with a vital match. The game marks a return to core PES values of total control and unrestricted gameplay, where the user has complete power over how they play. Every pass, shot or run is finely balanced to give maximum player satisfaction within PES 2015’s on-field action.

PES 2015 added a new mode, myClub, where users can assemble and manage a world-class team of their own creation to compete with CPU-controlled teams offline or other real users online. Players can advance their myClub teams through either Game Points earned by completing challenges or via myClub coins which can be purchased using real world money. Paired with the level of gameplay depth and soccer realism, critics and fans have hailed PES 2015 as one of the best soccer games of its generation.

PES 2015 is now available at the reduced price for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.

Also, join the virtual PES League 2015 season today to have a chance to win prizes through competing in online events. Learn more and sign up at www.pesleague.com.

Learn more about PES 2015 at pes.konami.com.

Game: PES 2015Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
07:36 AM - March 16, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Driveclub game update 1.12, weighing in at a whopping 7.16 GB, is available now adding the replay feature, big changes to Drift Mode, Ferrari 599XX Evoluzione and more. Check out the full details below.

Full details of Update 1.12:
  • Adds Replays to the game for all Single Events and Tours. You can now save a Replay at the end of any single player event and view it later from the Replays section.
  • Photomode can be used from within a Replay at any point.
  • Introduces a new Driver Level 50 reward: You can now unlock the Ferrari 599XX Evoluzione for your Garage!
  • Refines Drift Mode scoring to increase the points scored for momentum, control and staying on the track.
  • Adjusts the drag reduction when veering off road, so that accidentally leaving the track slows you down more gradually.
  • Adjusts the drag penalty on world collisions, to remove the possibility of gaining any advantage after colliding with a wall.
  • Adds the option to control screen brightness in-game (new Display Option).
  • Adds the option to change the volume levels on individual SFX channels (new Audio options in Settings).
  • Adds the option to make the AI opponents in a Single Event drive in the same car as the one the player chooses.
  • Adds the option to select factory paint jobs for AI opponents (new Display Option).
  • Removes the voice chat icon for any player you have chosen to mute in Multiplayer while you are driving.
  • Adds new categories for downloaded Livery Packs within the Bonus Designs in Customization.
  • Adds status information about friends playing DRIVECLUB™ to the Social Hub.
  • Immediately centers the camera view behind the car automatically whenever you reset to the track.
  • Adds support for live streaming via Twitch and Ustream while playing Multiplayer.
  • Improves the atmospheric visual effects further by improving heathaze and introducing mirages, which are visible on the road when light is refracted by hot air.
  • Includes more minor bug fixes, performance improvements and usability tweaks.
The following updates are coming soon:

Update 1.12 Add-ons (coming to PlayStation®Store March 24-26):
  • Adds support for the Peugeot Onyx Concept, coming to PlayStation®Store as a free download.
  • Adds support for the Lamborghini Expansion Pack, coming to PlayStation®Store as a premium/Season Pass add-on.
  • The Lamborghini Car Pack includes: Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario, Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse and Lamborghini Veneno.
  • The Lamborghini Tour Pack includes 10 new Events and 5 new Trophies.
  • Adds support for the Pacesetter Tour Pack, coming to PlayStation®Store as a premium/Season Pass add-on.
  • The Pacesetter Tour Pack includes 12 new Events and 5 new Trophies.
  • Adds support for 2 new livery packs, coming to PlayStation®Store as a premium/Season Pass add-on. Each Livery Pack contains 5 new livery patterns to customize your cars with.
Important developments to be aware of (coming after 1.12):
  • Continual server upgrades: to keep improving online stability and performance for all current players and to enable the
  • release of the PS+ Edition and DRIVECLUB companion app.
  • Private lobbies: Development of Private Lobbies for Multiplayer is ongoing alongside development of server improvements.
  • Replays for Multiplayer races: these require further development and testing and will come in a future game update.
  • Lots more cars: We're only half way through the Season Pass that runs to July and we have many more commonly requested cars and manufacturers coming to DRIVECLUB!
  • New ranks: because many of you are at Level 50 already. In the mean time, please enjoy exclusive access to the Ferrari 599XX Evoluzione as a reward for your dedication and success.
  • Additional audio options for cockpit camera.
  • Lots more!

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 1 - View All
Sunday, March 15, 2015

While you are feverishly filling out your brackets for the 2015 edition of all that is March Madness, take some time to submit one into our contest for a chance to win a free game of your choice!

Thanks to Mo, we've setup the official Operation Sports 2015 NCAA Tournament Bracket Contest, right here. The password to enter is OS2015.

Only One Entry is Allowed.

The winner gets a free game of choice ($59.99 or under). Good luck!

If you joined the group last year, go to the group page, hit rejoin and enter the password.

Also, If you run into issues joining, you might have unknowingly already joined, check your entries or contact me.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 19 - View All
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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Sports / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
09:13 AM - March 15, 2015. Posted by jb12780. Written by Steve Noah

Outsidexbox has posted a new Project CARS gameplay video on the Xbox One. The release date has been pushed to mid-May, for more news on Project CARS, check out the game page.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
Saturday, March 14, 2015
11:57 PM - March 14, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Spike Lee is in San Francisco working on an NBA videogame project, could it have something to do with NBA 2K16? Maybe... maybe not... but it's fun to speculate.

2K Sports is in Novato, California, less than an hour away from San Francisco. Ronnie2K tried to get Spike involved in the celebrity game for NBA 2K12 and NBA 2K14. In 2009, Spike helped promote NBA 2K10 with Kobe Bryant on the cover.

Obviously it's too early for NBA 2K16 talk to officially arrive, last year the Kevin Durant cover and release date announcement arrived in early May and the only thing this news gives us is speculation, for now.

Thanks for the heads up tsbmolina!

Game: NBA 2K16Hype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
02:58 PM - March 14, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest RIDE screenshots. For those of you that might have missed it, the release date has been pushed back, but a demo is scheduled to arrive on March 18th.

Game: RIDEReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Friday, March 13, 2015
04:19 PM - March 13, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For the third straight year, the Press Row Podcast invaded PAX East for a panel on the state of sports games. This year’s session was titled ‘Sports Games at the Crossroads,’ which explored a number of topics. These include the continued expansion of Ultimate Team modes and their influence on overall sports game development, whether big-time sports games have gotten too difficult, and how the market could look to expand while continuing to serve its base. It was a spirited session, and we’re happy that we can deliver it to all of the listeners of the show.

Joining us this week: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
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3) Respond to this post

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ow/id563624090) and Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ss-row-podcast), so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 49 Minutes

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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All