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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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Friday, October 17, 2014
03:06 PM - October 17, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has posted another NBA Live 15 video today showing off the defensive improvements in the game. They also posted some additional details a new blog. It doesn't appear as though many changes were made at all to the defensive adjustments at first glance, I'd have to pull up NBA Live 14 to be sure, but the video does show improvement.

UPDATE: All of the defensive adjustments are the same as NBA Live 14, I just pulled it up to be sure. With that said, you can see some improvements from the defense in the video, just wished they would have showed some real 5 on 5 gameplay.

If you missed the offensive improvements video, you can view it here.

Watch the video, read the blog and post your thoughts.

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 43 - View All
10:19 AM - October 17, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

New week, new Operation Sports FanDuel fantasy football league. It's $5 to enter again in week 7, and first place wins $75. Click here to join.

OperationSports Member Chucklesbiscotti cruised to a 7 point win in week 6, thanks to a very solid lineup that included some of the day's best picks. Matt Forte, Brandon Oliver, and Mohammed Sanu had standout performances for him. Had Chuckles entered this team into the Sunday $1.75 Million tournament, he would've finished in 630th out of 82,000 teams, good for a $300 payday.

Sweettouch finished in 2nd place, carried by a strong day by an off-the-radar selection, Cam Newton.

Here's the week 6 champ Chuckles' lineup, which was good for a cool $75 first place prize.

Here's the link for week 7's league. Good luck!

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 17 - View All
09:43 AM - October 17, 2014. Posted by MrZone. Written by Steve Noah

IGN has posted part 2 of their making of WWE 2K15 series, as they show off some of the motion capturing and more.

If you missed part 1, click here.

Game: WWE 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 15 - View All
09:34 AM - October 17, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

You can save $50 when you purchase 2 select games from Toys R Us. These select games include Madden NFL 15, EA Sports UFC, NHL 15 and FIFA 15. The Ultimate Team Edition is part of this deal for FIFA 15 only.

This deal ends tomorrow.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
08:57 AM - October 17, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Rumors were swirling this morning and unfortunately, those rumors are true. The official Twitter account just announced Project CARS will be delayed until March 17, 2015.

Read the full press release below.


Slightly Mad Studios and BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. today announced they will be moving the release of Project CARS for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC to March 17, 2015.

The move positions the title away from the competitive holiday scene dominated by household names while affording the team at Slightly Mad Studios additional time to extend and polish their ground-breaking and accomplished next-gen racing experience that’s been created alongside a community of over 85,000 racing fans and real-life professional drivers.

“Our goal has always been to deliver a landmark title that encompasses the wishes and desires of racing fans from all around the world; something with features and content powered by the community that provide a truly unforgettable and pioneering experience” said Ian Bell, Head of Studio at Slightly Mad Studios. “Whilst a tough decision to make, the change in release date allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility, and the opportunity to polish the game even further to the high standards that both ourselves and our community demand and expect. We’re eager for you all to see what we’ve been working on in just a few months.”

Project CARS aims to deliver the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet. Crowd-funded by a passionate community that has been involved in the development process from day-one to create their ultimate racing experience, Project CARS includes the largest track roster of any recent racing game, a huge variety of motorsports to play, a freeform and authentic career mode, world-class graphics and handling, dynamic time of day & weather, and a suite of community features and connectivity that leave the competition behind in the dust.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Wii U / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
Thursday, October 16, 2014
04:08 PM - October 16, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports released the Madden NFL 15 week 7 roster update, along with an Excel spreadsheet showing all of the changes. These include updated ratings and/or position changes for 656 players.

Below are some of the rating adjustments.

Going Up
  • Mohamed Sanu +5 (81)
  • Ezekiel Ansah +4 (84)
  • T.Y. Hilton +3 (89)
  • Rolando McClain +3 (84)
  • Brandon LaFell +2 (80)
  • Joe Flacco +2 (88)
  • Roberto Garza +2 (82)
  • D'Qwell Jackson +2 (82)
  • T.J. Lang +2 (89)
  • DeAndre Levy +2 (88)
  • Andrew Luck +2 (93)
  • William Hayes +2 (85)
  • Dan Bailey +2 (92)
Going Down
  • Justin Pugh -3 (82)
  • Nate Solder -3 (85)
  • Brian Cushing -3 (87)
  • Matt Prater -3 (90)
  • Mike Nugent -3 (72)
  • Kirk Cousins -2 (77)
  • Jake Long -2 (90)
  • Jason Pierre-Paul -2 (87)
  • Vernon Davis -2 (92)
  • Desmond Bryant -2 (80)
  • Cordarrelle Patterson -2 (81)
  • Louis Vasquez -2 (91)
  • John Sullivan -2 (88)
  • C.J. Spiller -2 (82)
  • Dominic Raiola -2 (88)
  • D'Brickashaw Ferguson -2 (86)
  • Bryan Bulaga -2 (86)

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 29 - View All
03:57 PM - October 16, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released the team ratings for NBA Live 15. With less than two weeks until the official release, we have only seen brief 15-second gameplay clips and an offensive improvements trailer.

Just in case you missed it, the demo arrives for PlayStation 4 on release date, October 28th. EA Access subscribers on the Xbox One will get to play a full trial version of the game on Thursday, October 23rd, which will be limited to 6 hours of gameplay.

Western Conference
15. Utah Jazz
14. Minnesota Timberwolves
13. Denver Nuggets
12. Sacramento Kings
11. Los Angeles Lakers
10. New Orleans Pelicans
9. Phoenix Suns
8. Houston Rockets
7. Memphis Grizzlies
6. Dallas Mavericks
5. Portland Trail Blazers
4. Golden State Warriors
3. Oklahoma City Thunder
2. Los Angeles Clippers
1. San Antonio Spurs

Eastern Conference

15. Philadelpha 76ers
14. Orlando Magic
13. Boston Celtics
12. Milwaukee Bucks
11. Indiana Pacers
10. Detroit Pistons
9. Brooklyn Nets
8. New York Knicks
7. Miami Heat
6. Toronto Rapters
5. Charlotte Hornets
4. Atlanta Hawks
3. Washington Wizards
2. Chicago Bulls
1. Cleveland Cavaliers

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 43 - View All
02:33 PM - October 16, 2014. Posted by 23. Written by Steve Noah

PC gamers will also receive a patch for NBA 2K15 very soon, according to Ronnie2K. While there isn't an exact release date for the patch, it should arrive within the next few days, barring unforeseen issues.

The only details that have been released are shown here. When full details are released, we will be sure to post them.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 21 - View All

NBA 2K15 is available now for iOS and Amazon Fire devices for $7.99, check out the trailer here. If you want to take a look at some gameplay action, click here, thanks to TouchGameplay.

There is no mention of an Android version in the press release. Below are some of the features in the game.
  • Significantly improved graphics including updates to arenas, player models, player animations, and more;
  • 2K Beats soundtrack curated by Pharrell Williams;
  • New quick game mode with improved gameplay;
  • Full MyCAREER mode with expanded features and options;
  • New controller support and virtual controller sizing which allows you to select from 3 pre-set sizes.
Read the full press release below.

NBA® 2K15 Now Available on the App Store and Amazon Fire Devices

Award-winning NBA 2K series delivers completely reinvented mobile experience

2K today announced that NBA® 2K15 has arrived on mobile devices as a premium game for $7.99. Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Studio, NBA 2K15 delivers a completely reinvented portable NBA experience for basketball fans on iOS and Amazon devices.

NBA 2K15 promises to deliver the most true-to-life NBA experience yet on mobile by capturing popular gameplay modes highlighting both the on-court and off-court excitement of the console version of the game. Featuring NBA MVP Kevin Durant and an eclectic soundtrack curated by internationally-renowned artist and producer Pharrell Williams, NBA 2K15 hits the court with vastly improved graphics, ultra-realistic NBA gameplay, and more.

“With our latest NBA 2K15 mobile experience, fans have an opportunity to experience NBA action anywhere, anytime, in the palm of their hand,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. “We are thrilled to bring NBA 2K’s ultra-realistic gameplay and popular game modes to handheld devices.”

NBA 2K15 is now available for all iOS devices and Amazon’s Fire phone, Fire HDX 8.9”, Kindle Fire HDX tablets, and coming soon to Fire TV.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOSVotes: 21 - View All
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

During an interview with HipHopGamer, Senior Game Designer/Producer, Ryan Santos confirmed the NBA Live 15 demo will arrive on October 28th for PlayStation 4, which happens to be the day it hits store shelves.

EA Access subscribers on the Xbox One will get to play a full trial version of the game on Thursday, October 23rd, which will be limited to 6 hours of gameplay.

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 43 - View All

2K has submitted their NBA 2K15 patch to Sony and Microsoft to address one of the biggest issues online at The Park. Players were repeatedly getting blue screen CE-34878-0 errors and getting booted to the dashboard.

While there are other fixes in the patch, they haven't given any other details. Below are a few tweets from 2KSupport and LD2K. We should see the patch sometime this week.

#NBA2K15 patch has been submitted to Sony/MSFT, aimed at addressing (among other things) being booted off #MyPARK. Available in coming days.

New patch looks to address a ton. We're keeping our eye on ALL of your feedback & dev. team is working hard on remaining issues.

Dev. has some fixes incoming for existing auction house issues as well. Also working on pre-order issues where some users didn't receive it.

If any other details are released, we will update this post.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 21 - View All
12:41 PM - October 15, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Codemasters has just released their F1 2014 launch trailer. The game is set to release next week for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Read the full press release.


The Excitement of the Season and the Sport Captured in F1 2014

The 2014 FORMULA ONE season has been one of the most exciting seasons in years, with stunning new cars, new rules, new circuits and new challengers up and down the grid – and players can experience it all as F1 2014 races into stores October 21, 2014 for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

Gamers can see Codemasters’ stunning recreation of this year’s season in a newly released launch video.

As the season approaches one of the most exciting conclusions years, F1 2014 takes players closer to the experience of racing this year’s dramatically different cars. A new driver evaluation system and re-graded difficulty settings makes F1 2014 the most accessible video game in the series, and players of all abilities will be able to feel how this new generation of FORMULA ONE cars handle.

Principal Games Designer Lee Mather explains:

“This year’s cars have an all new torque heavy power unit that deliver a lot of power; fast. You’ll see this reflected in-game as soon as you get into the car with the extra power kicking in almost immediately as you apply throttle and race off the start line. And for those that like a real challenge, removing the game’s assists will create for a tough, but rewarding experience as you battle with the car’s erratic handling and control its new-found power on the track that we’ve seen this 2014 season.”

F1 2014 includes all the seismic rule changes, aerodynamics, driver changes, new tracks and more which have combined to deliver an unforgettable FORMULA ONE season. F1 2014 also includes the return of Hockenheim to the calendar, and players can experience the BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX™ run as a night race for the first time and race new circuits in Russia and Austria.

Game: F1 2014Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All
06:43 AM - October 15, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2014 college football season is under way, and we have it all covered on Dual Threat, Operation Sports' College Football Podcast! Dual Threat is hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, hosts and producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In this second episode of Dual Threat Season 3: The Review Show, Drab and Bode recap Week 7, which featured a terrific game in Waco, Texas between Baylor and TCU. In addition to the Bears' 21 point, 4th quarter comeback victory, the guys discuss the rise of #CLANGA and the Mississippi State Bulldogs, who took down #2 Auburn and are now the top team in the country, Oregon's domination of UCLA, Ole Miss answering their big win over Alabama with an impressive victory over Texas A&M on the road, Notre Dame surviving a scare from North Carolina, and Arizona missing out on staying undefeated with another missed field goal by a college kicker. Plus, the guys quickly look ahead to Week 8, including Texas A&M-Alabama and the game of the week, Notre Dame-Florida State and more!

Be sure to follow the show and guys on Twitter, @DualThreatCFB, @DrabTShirt and @Bode1067. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher, listen in the embedded player below or click here. Also, you can check out the guys every Saturday morning from 7-8am on 106.7 The Fan in DC! Be sure to listen in every week for new episodes, right here on OperationSports.com. Thanks for listening!

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 17 - View All
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
08:28 AM - October 14, 2014. Posted by Jay Jay. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just revealed the NBA Live 15 soundtrack. You can listen to it on Soundcloud here.
  • Chuck Inglish - Gametime feat. Action Bronson
  • Daytona - Walk Around (Prod. By Harry Fraud)
  • Flatbush Zombies - My Team Supreme 2.0 feat. Bodega Bamz
  • Phantogram - Black Out Days
  • Yonas Michael - Concrete Love (Live at the Velvet Room)
  • A-Trak x Milo & Otis - Out The Speakers feat. Rich Kidz
  • Bas - Charles De Gaulle To JFK
  • Bishop Nehru - You Stressin' (Prod. by Disclosure)
  • 813 - Thank You
  • Federal Reserve - Still Dipset feat. Cam'ron, A-Trak & Juelz Santana
  • Bodega Bamz - Young And Livin
  • Brooke Candy - Opulence
  • Deluka - Black Magic
  • Fashawn - Letter F
  • G-Eazy - Complete
  • Gent & Jawns - Fireball
  • J. Sands feat. L.F. Daze - Five To Get Live (NBA LIVE REMIX)
  • Jeezy - Me Ok
  • Jeremih - Don’t Tell Em feat. YG
  • K CAMP - Money Baby feat. Kwony Ca$h
  • Raz Fresco - Freshest Ever feat. ChillxWill
  • Rustie - Up Down feat. D Double E
  • Sir Sly - Inferno
  • Smif N Wessun - Born and Raised feat. Junior Kelly
  • TeeFLii - 24 Hours feat. 2 Chainz
  • Tuki Carter - Yeah

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 43 - View All