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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
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Friday, January 29, 2016
05:52 AM - January 29, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

A new multi-year exclusive agreement has been reached between 2K and WWE. The agreement grants 2K the worldwide rights to develop and publish WWE video game properties across all major platforms and distribution channels.

Read the press release below.

2K and WWE announced that the companies have extended their partnership with a new multi-year exclusive agreement granting 2K the worldwide rights to develop and publish WWE video game properties across all major platforms and distribution channels. WWE® 2K, the simulation-based flagship series developed by 2K’s Visual Concepts studio and Yuke’s, will continue a successful 18-year tradition established by past WWE titles, including the recently released WWE® 2K16. In addition, 2K will continue to invest in WWE® SuperCard, the breakout hit card-battling game developed by its Cat Daddy Games studio, which has been downloaded more than nine million times since its initial release. Financial terms of the new agreement were not disclosed.

“2K’s partnership with WWE over the past three years has resulted in a successful and important addition to the Company’s portfolio of profitable franchises,” said David Ismailer, Chief Operating Officer for 2K. “We are thrilled with the positive momentum of the WWE 2K series, including generating year-over-year growth, as well as the success of WWE SuperCard. We are very pleased to extend our partnership with WWE and look forward to many more years of collaboration.”

“2K’s leadership in authenticity, quality and overall brand dedication has been a perfect complement for WWE,” said Casey Collins, WWE Executive Vice President, Consumer Products. “Our continued partnership ensures WWE remains at the forefront of global video game brands as we continue innovating and publishing our offerings on multiple platforms.”

Source - Business Wire

Game: WWE 2K16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
Thursday, January 28, 2016
07:59 PM - January 28, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

A new Madden NFL 16 roster update has just arrived, check out the blog here and the sortable spreadsheet of all changes here.

  • Cam Newton +1 (98)
  • Luke Kuechly +1 (99)
  • DeMarcus Ware +1 (88)
  • Owen Daniels +1 (84)
  • Ted Ginn Jr. +1 (82)
  • Jason Witten +1 (90)
  • Tom Brady -1 (98)
  • Demaryius Thomas -1 (89)
  • Peyton Manning -1 (85)
  • Carson Palmer -1 (96)
  • Patrick Chung -1 (89)

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
An Update on the WWE 2K16 Future Stars DLC patch fix for Universe Mode

For those of you having issues with Universe Mode save files, after purchasing the WWE 2K16 Future Stars Pack released yesterday, 2K and the development team have created a patch to resolve the issues.

While no release date on the fix has been announced, they are working with Sony and Microsoft to have it released as quicky as they possibly can. Check out the details below on the fixes that will come from the upcoming patch.
  • WWE Universe changes will now save properly when exiting the mode or restarting the title
  • Users who did not previously install the WWE 2K16 Future Stars Pack and install Patch 5 before installing the DLC should not encounter any issues in WWE Universe
  • Users who installed the WWE 2K16 Future Stars Pack on Patch 4 and encountered issues with Universe elements resetting will not be able to recover their exact pre-Future Stars Pack installation WWE Universe save state. Ongoing rivalries, calendar changes, and Championship changes that were previously set will not be restored automatically. All impacted items can be manually readjusted. Additionally, affected users should not have to reset their entire Universe save state to continue playing the mode, which will now save changes properly.

    UPDATE: (1-30) 2K has temporarily pulled the WWE 2K16 Future Stars pack.

    As the development team continues working on the patch fix for the Universe Mode save issue connected to the Future Stars Pack, we wanted to offer an update for the weekend.

    1) We are imminently pulling the Future Stars Pack DLC from the Xbox One and Xbox 360 digital stores. We will restore the DLC pack once the patch fix is ready for release. When we have a release date and time for the patch fix, we will let the community know as soon as possible.

    2) We are exploring removal of the Future Stars Pack DLC from the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 digital stores. Again, we will update the community on the patch fix release date and timing, as well as DLC availability on the digital stores.

    We are temporarily removing the Future Stars Pack to prevent further players from losing saved data in Universe Mode. If you have already downloaded the Future Stars Pack, you can continue using its content in WWE 2K16.
Source - 2K

Game: WWE 2K16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
03:21 PM - January 28, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Madden NFL 16 is coming to The Vault for EA Access subscribers on February 2, just ahead of Super Bowl 50. For those of you that might still be unaware, EA Access is an Xbox One exclusive, allowing members to try upcoming EA games prior to release, offering 10% off all EA digital purchases and more. Users can subscribe to EA Access for $4.99 per month, or $29.99 for a full year.

Start your journey off the field in your own personal war room with the all-new Draft Champions mode. Choose which NFL stars and legends you want on your perfect team, and be the playmaker on the field with all-new controls that let you dominate in the battle for air supremacy. New QB mechanics including body-relative throws, plus touch and roll out passes provide you with unprecedented depth and control while under center. Combined with a new risk/reward catch and pass-defend system, get ready for the biggest WOW moments in franchise history.

Madden Ultimate Team™ puts you in control of your favorite NFL Legends as well as current stars. Compete in Online Head to Head Seasons, build your roster and control every aspect of your team, from team playbooks to uniforms you have the final word in every decision.

UPDATE: (2-2) Madden NFL 16 is available now, in The Vault, for EA Access subscribers.

Source - EA

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
03:09 PM - January 28, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you lucky enough to download the EA Sports UFC 2 beta, get in a few fights and post your impressions!

FYI, for those that are asking, registration is closed for the beta.

Game: EA Sports UFC 2Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
07:54 AM - January 28, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA 2K16 roster update has arrived today, we've listed some of the changes below.

  • Steph Curry +1 (96)
  • James Harden +1 (91)
  • Chris Paul +1 (90)
  • Kyle Lowry +1 (89)
  • DeMar DeRozan +1 (87)
  • Isaiah Thomas +1 (86)
  • Kemba Walker +1 (84)
  • Al Horford +1 (83)
  • Khris Middleton +2 (82)
  • Rudy Gobert +1 (80)
  • LeBron James -1 (94)
  • John Wall -1 (89)
  • Klay Thompson -1 (85)
  • Dirk Nowitzki -1 (84)
  • LaMarcus Aldridge -1 (84)
  • Nikola Vucevic -2 (82)
  • Tyreke Evans -1 (82)
  • Danilo Gallinari -1 (81)
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo +1 (81)
  • Kevin Love -1 (81)
  • Zach Randolph -1 (81)
Each roster update contains accessory and team color changes.

To see a more detailed breakdown of the roster update, which includes individual attribute updates, head on over to 2KMTC.

Let us know what you are seeing!

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 36 - View All
07:33 AM - January 28, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Alpinestars Car Pack is scheduled to arrive today in Forza Motorsport 6, check out the trailer here.

This car pack is included at no additional cost to owners of the Forza Motorsport 6 Car Pass, otherwise it costs $6.99 or you can buy cars from the pack individually.

UPDATE: It is available now.

Below is the list of cars available in the pack.
  • 2015 Ford #02 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk XXVI Daytona Prototype
  • 1990 Mercury #15 Whistler Radar Cougar XR-7
  • 1967 Sunbeam Tiger
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek
  • 1992 Alfa Romeo Milano Quadrifoglio Verde
  • 1974 Toyota Corolla SR5
  • 1996 Subaru SVX

Game: Forza Motorsport 6Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
06:09 PM - January 27, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Creative Director, Brian Hayes mentioned during the Twitch livestream, EA Sports UFC 2 beta codes will be sent out at 11:00 AM PST tomorrow, January 28.

For those of you that were lucky enough to register (many had issues), keep an eye out for it. Otherwise, registration is closed.

Game: EA Sports UFC 2Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
04:32 PM - January 27, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA is live streaming the EA Sports UFC 2 beta on Twitch right now, with Creative Director, Brian Hayes and UFC Flyweight Champion, Demetrious Johnson.

We will update this post with the archive when it's available for those that miss it.

UPDATE: The stream is over, here is the archive.

Game: EA Sports UFC 2Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
11:57 AM - January 27, 2016. Posted by aholbert32. Written by Steve Noah

EA has just released their EA Sports UFC 2 Ultimate Team trailer, check it out here and post your thoughts!

Although mixed martial arts is a sport of individuals, in the UFC, the most successful fighters are often part of the strongest teams. If you believe fighters aren’t born but built – this is your chance to put together the most explosive team of champions MMA has ever seen.

This is UFC Ultimate Team.
  • CREATE your team of up to five fighters using the deep customization options.
  • COMPETE online or offline to climb your way up the ranks and leaderboard.
  • COLLECT coins from fights and use them to open Fight Packs.
  • CUSTOMIZE and personalize your fighters using items from Fight Packs.
Fight Packs and Items

1. Upgrade Items: These items permanently improve your fighter when either equipped or applied to your fighter.
  • Attributes: Find items focused in specific disciplines that can increase or decrease your fighter’s base stats. For example, applying a Tae Kwon Do boost will increase your movement and kick speed but will decrease your ground and pound.
  • Perks: Equip new passive abilities such as Lightning Speed, Marathoner or Dirty Boxer to enhance your fighter
  • Moves: Equip new moves to your fighter such as Lead Overhand Hook or Superman Punch off the Cage.
  • Special Edition Items: High-level move items that are signature moves inspired by real world UFC fighters like Conor McGregor’s Spinning Back Kick.
2. Boost Items: These items give your fighter a temporary boost.
  • Training Items: Training boosts improve your fighter’s attributes for the next fight only.
  • Fitness Items: Recover your fighter’s fitness levels which affect stamina.
Item Levels

Every item has up to 5 Levels represented by stars on the top left side of each item. Items with a high-level rating are more valuable as they have a bigger impact on the created fighter when equipped, with 5 being the highest level and 1 being the lowest.

Universal Items

Apply these items to any of your created fighters regardless of what weight class they are in.

Weight Class Items

Some items have a weight class tied to them that determines which of your fighters can use them. A strategic player will build their UFC Ultimate Team fighters in a variety of weight classes to get the most out of their items.

Enter the Store from the UUT main menu. From here you can use Coins or UFC Points to open Fight Packs and get more items. There are different packs to choose from and each pack includes a set number of items, as well as the chance to unlock rare high-quality items.

Ways to Fight

Ultimate Championships

Start in Division 1 and begin the climb from a prospect to contender and contender to champion. Then, defend the belt as long as you can to move up the leaderboard. Win fights to move up spots along the Title Chase path, lose fights and you move back a spot.

Move up three spots in Title Chase to become a Contender - as a Contender, you are now eligible for a Title Fight against another Contender or a Champion. Once Champion, defend your title in Title Fights for as long as possible to build up your longest title defense streak. Move up the Team Leaderboards by winning fights and titles across all your fighters in your team. Compare your score against other players and take your team to the top of the world standings.

Daily Objectives

When you enter UFC Ultimate Team, there will be five Daily Objectives to complete. Each objective varies in difficulty and will change every 24 hours. Tasks vary from simple ones like winning a fight at middleweight or more challenging ones like landing 100 strikes in a heavyweight bout.

Completing Daily Objectives earns you Coins that can then be used to open Fight Packs from the Store.

Single Player Championships

Experience everything Ultimate Championships has to offer without facing online competition. Improve your skills here before jumping into the Octagon against other player-controlled fighters. Coin rewards in Single Player Championships will be slightly lower than in Ultimate Championships, and will not give any progress towards Daily Objectives.

Source - EA Sports

Game: EA Sports UFC 2Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

MLB The Show 16 news has finally arrived today, as the team has revealed Road to The Show and Showtime details in their latest video blog, with Ramone Russell (Development Team) and Matt Schaeffer (Game Designer).

The team dives into each of these features, showing off how Showtime slows critical Road to the Show in-game moments for total control to make big plays when you need it most. Road to the Show will be back with a new player perks system and more personal, curated journey throughout your career.

Check out the video and post your thoughts!

Below are some of the MLB The Show 16 Road to the Show and Showtime features.

Here is the tentative release schedule for upcoming blogs and Twitch streams.

Source - PlayStation.Blog

Game: MLB The Show 16Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 15 - View All

Three Fields Entertainment has scheduled Dangerous Golf to be released in May, downloadable from the Xbox Store, PlayStation Store and Steam. As the title of the game indicates, this isn't your average golf game. In fact, the creators of Burnout and Black are behind it.

We haven't found any hands-on impressions or any gameplay videos yet, but read the full press release below and let us know what you think.

Smash a priceless chandelier, set fire to a gas station and destroy a kitchen full of china — this isn’t your average golf game.

Available for download at the Xbox Store, PlayStation Store and Steam in May 2016, Dangerous Golf is an irreverent, silly, fun approach to golf games that challenges players to break the rules and wreak havoc on more than 100 holes in four unexpected locations.

It’s as serious a golf game as Burnout was a serious simulation to driving games. We wanted to mix the attitude of Burnout with the destruction of Black whilst setting the golf ball on fire — a nod to NBA Jam. This type of gameplay is part of our DNA, and something we think our fans will truly enjoy.

In Dangerous Golf, players aren’t striving for Par or aiming for Birdie — they’re playing for dollar damage as their high score. As they progress throughout the game, players will not only be awarded points for trick shots and ricochet techniques, but they’ll also get rewarded for destroying stuff by turning their golf ball into a bomb and setting off their SmashBreaker. Destructive powers increase as the ball heats up, ensuring that the most elaborate shots are not only the most rewarded, but the most impressive to watch.

The action takes place in a series of elaborate indoor and outdoor locations including a hotel kitchen, a glittering palace ballroom, a rural gas station and a stately medieval castle. Featuring turn-based play in both on and offline multiplayer, Dangerous Golf awards points based on destruction, encouraging players to get creative as they wreak havoc in an effort to increase their score.

Dangerous Golf may be a fun, silly golf game, but it’s one that was created with a serious technical edge. Our team worked closely with both Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 team and Nvidia to not only push the boundaries of their PhysX, Apex Destruction and Flex technologies, but also to deliver a truly physics based game experience.

As such, players will enjoy causing amazing destruction by smashing thousands of physically simulated rigid body valuables, shatter priceless heirlooms into small pieces and paint the environments with physically simulated liquids.

By harnessing the power of world class technology provided by Epic and nVidia, we are pushing the boundaries of fast action, amazing destruction and multiplayer gaming. Dangerous Golf is just the beginning of a series of games that will focus on speed, danger, excitement and destruction.

Game: Dangerous GolfHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
10:46 AM - January 26, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The WWE 2K16 Future Stars Pack is scheduled to be released today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Check out the trailer here.

It includes Samoa Joe, and tag teams Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando) and Blake and Murphy.

The Future Stars pack is included with the WWE 2K16 Season Pass, for everyone else, it will cost $7.99.

Game: WWE 2K16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
Monday, January 25, 2016
06:43 PM - January 25, 2016. Posted by aholbert32. Written by Steve Noah

Lead gameplay engineer for EA Sports UFC 2, Geoff Harrower (AKA GameplayDevUFC) has just posted a complete breakdown of the EA Sports UFC 2 dynamic grappling system. The write up includes details on the overhaul made to the takedown, clinch and ground games.

Read More - EA Sports UFC 2 Dynamic Grappling Breakdown

Game: EA Sports UFC 2Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
05:43 PM - January 25, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

TecmoBowl.org has posted their Super Bowl 50 simulation between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos with Tecmo Super Bowl. Check it out right here and visit their site to find out how you can get the game with updated rosters.