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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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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
05:13 PM - October 11, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Dusenberry Martin Racing has just released the October DLC details for NASCAR Heat Evolution. While no release date has been given, you can read the details below.

UPDATE: (10-24) The October DLC is available now.
  • Spotter Audio
    • Matt DiBenedetto takes his race knowledge from the track to the spotter stand. (Price: $0.99)
    • Brett Griffin, the real world spotter for Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer and Xfinity Series driver Elliott Sadler, lends a helping hand on-track. (Price: $0.99)
  • Challenge Pack 2: 4 new Challenges from Chris Buescher, Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson, and Kevin Harvick take you to Pocono, New Hampshire, Michigan, and Indianapolis. (Price: $0.99)
  • Paint Schemes
    • Paint Scheme Pack 2: Brad Keselowski – Alliance Truck Parts, Danica Patrick – TaxACT, Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Nationwide Patriotic, Joey Logano – Yellow Pennzoil, Ryan Newman – Grainger, Clint Bowyer – Aaron’s, Landon Cassill – FR8 Auctions, Jamie McMurray – McDonald’s, Jimmie Johnson – Lowe’s Red Vest, Chase Elliott – Mountain Dew Baja Blast (Price: $4.99)Elliott
    • Paint Scheme Pack 3: Jimmie Johnson – Lowes (Yellow 48), Brad Keselowski – Thomas Built Busses, Kevin Harvick – Outback, Landon Cassill – MDS, Ryan Blaney – Blue Quicklane, Greg Biffle – Performance Plus, Chris Buescher – Dockside, Paul Menard – Valvoline, Ricky Stenhouse Jr – Sunny D, Aric Almirola – Waffle House (Price: $4.99)Ricky
    • Paint Scheme Pack 4: Dale Earnhardt Jr – Axalta, Jimmie Johnson – Lowes / Pro Services, Joey Logano – AAA / Southern California Auto Club, Tony Stewart – Rush Truck Centers, Austin Dillon – Dow / Salute to Veterans, Clint Bowyer – AccuDoc Solutions, Trevor Bayne – Blue Spark Advocare, AJ Allmendinger – Bush’s Best Grillin Beans, Greg Biffle – Roush Performance (Price: $4.99) Dale
    • Pit Pass 2: Pit Pass 2 includes Paint Scheme Pack 2, Paint Scheme Pack 3, Paint Scheme Pack 4, Matt DiBenedetto Spotter Audio, Brett Griffin Spotter Audio, and Challenge Pack 2. (Price: $9.99)
  • We’re excited to offer fans a free paint scheme pack as well!
    • Free Paint Scheme Pack: Enjoy these free 2016 Sprint Cup Series paint schemes! Schemes include: Casey Mears – Geico Military, Joey Logano – AAA Insurance, Kasey Kahne – Quicken Loans, Austin Dillon – Cheerios, Michael Annett – Allstate Peterbilt Group, Trevor Bayne – Advocare Patriotic, Jamie McMurray – McDonalds / Cessna, Greg Biffle – Ford / Ecoboost, Aric Almirola – Fresh from Florida, Clint Bowyer – Visine, Bobby Labonte/Joey Gase – Donate Life Texas (Price: Free)
Toyota DLC

Through our partnership with Toyota, fans will receive a free Toyota Challenge Pack and a free Toyota Paint Scheme Pack each month. Below are details for the free Toyota DLC available in October:
  • Toyota Challenge Pack 2: 4 new Challenges from Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, and Martin Truex Jr. take you to Daytona, Charlotte, Kansas, and Chicagoland. (Price: Free)
  • Toyota Paint Scheme Pack 2: Martin Truex Jr – Auto Owners Insurance, Kyle Busch – M&M’s Red White and Blue, Kyle Busch – Banfield Pet Hopsital, Carl Edwards – Comcast Business, Carl Edwards – Xfinity, Matt Kenseth – FlexVolt, Denny Hamlin – Sports Clips, Matt DiBenedetto – Hope for Warriors, Matt DiBenedetto – Anest Iwata, Matt DiBenedetto – NASCAR Heat Evolution, David Ragan – Weaver Media, David Ragan – Bubba Burger Camo (Price: Free)

Game: NASCAR Heat EvolutionReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
02:41 PM - October 11, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Wolverine Studios has just released FaceOff Hockey 2017. PC users can order the game for $39.95.

Check out some of the new features below.
  • All new rating categories have been added by splitting stats up with different ratings for even strength, power play, and short handed situations. Individual player performance is more predictable and realistic than ever before!
  • Special teams play rewritten from the ground up to go with the new situational stats and bring astonishing levels of accuracy.
  • Improvements to the interface and game play screens put more information in your hands as you are playing.
  • A brand new slider system allows you to configure the AI Coaching decisions. You tell the coach which of 15 ratings to value and how much to value them respective to other ratings, and you can set the values differently for every team, position, and situation. These decisions will be used when generating default strat files as well as when the strats fall apart and the AI coach has to throw lines together. These settings are transported around your league using the Strat import/export feature.
  • A new import/export feature which will allow leagues to quickly set up and modify historical injury data for their leagues.
  • Improvements to the AI allow coaches to change lines more frequently to better reflect the reality of play and to avoid overuse when generating default strats.
  • New enhanced reports show goalie ice time and star player points.

Game: FaceOff Hockey 2017Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
11:51 AM - October 11, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

WWE 2K17 launches today for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. 2K has released their WWE 2K17 launch trailer here. If you have the game, make sure to post your impressions with the OS community here.

Game: WWE 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 10 - View All
Monday, October 10, 2016
12:22 PM - October 10, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K has just posted a new WWE 2K17 video going over the basic controls in the game this year, along with some new additions.

Game: WWE 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 10 - View All
Sunday, October 9, 2016
10:38 AM - October 9, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Saturday, October 8, 2016
10:41 AM - October 8, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports UFC 2 is coming to The Vault for EA Access members in November. No specific date has been given yet, but we will update this post when we get it.

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. It also gives users access to The Vault, which houses a growing library of EA games subscribers can play as much as they want. Users can subscribe to EA Access for $4.99 per month, or $29.99 for a full year.

Game: EA Sports UFC 2Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
10:14 AM - October 8, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Dusenberry Martin Racing and Monster Games have been working on a NASCAR Heat Evolution patch, with plans to release it in the coming weeks. While no official release date has been announced, check out some of the details below.

You may notice a few fan suggestions are missing from the list. Don’t worry! We’re looking into them. Some updates require more development time than others and may have to wait until the next title release. Nonetheless, we’re here listening to your feedback.
  • Address issue of players driving backwards
  • Set physics type option
  • Allow setups option
  • Add additional drivers
  • Adjust screen size option on console
  • Miller Lite paint scheme integration
  • Update engine sounds
  • Improve caution flag sensitivity
  • Fix engine issue when using “Full Damage”
  • Polish fuel windows
  • Other improvements and fixes

Game: NASCAR Heat EvolutionReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
Friday, October 7, 2016
04:03 PM - October 7, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

MLB The Show 16 is currently on sale for $19.99 at Best Buy. If you are a Gamers Club Unlocked member, you can purchase it for $15.99.

Game: MLB The Show 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 21 - View All
12:58 PM - October 7, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has launched a free trial for Madden NFL 17 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Fans can play the full game through October 10.

Queue them up with the links below.
Fans can play the full game of Madden NFL 17 for free*, letting them experience new skill moves for runners, an updated Franchise mode, the deep content of Ultimate Team™ and more. Now is your chance to play the game Sports Illustrated called “one of the best Madden experiences to-date.”

New tiered skill moves for runners provide more opportunity to shake the defense and break off big plays, while automatic skill moves on lower difficulty levels give everyone the chance to have amazing moments out on the field. Franchise players looking to quickly advance through a season can take advantage of Play the Moments - the fastest way to play Madden NFL 17 - to jump into the game at key third downs, game-winning drives and more. Would-be GMs can utilize new Big Decisions to manage every facet of their team in the quickest and most convenient way ever. No matter your play style or favored game mode, this year you have the tools to take your team all the way. Jump in and enjoy what IGN termed “the deepest Franchise mode” Madden NFL has ever seen.

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
04:51 AM - October 7, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We recently had an opportunity to interview David Horn, Producer and Creator of CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling. You can read more about the game and back it on Indiegogo here.

What is Chikara Wrestling and what is different about this game versus other options on the market?

CHIKARA Action Arcade Wrestling gives players an option to experience the crazy world of pro wrestling in a totally unique way. Most, if not all, of the wrestling games that are currently available present the players with a very "simulation" style interpretation of pro wrestling. CHIKARA Action Arcade Wrestling is the evolution of games like Wrestlefest and Saturday Night Slam Masters. It gives players the ability to experience pro wrestling with a fast-paced, fun, totally arcade-style fighting and brawling gameplay.

Read More - CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling Interview

Thursday, October 6, 2016
12:42 PM - October 6, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The official Madden NFL 17 roster update for week 5 is available now. These weekly roster updates include changes to player ratings, depth charts, and injuries for all 32 teams.

You can check all of the changes here, along with a new blog here. We've listed some of the changes below.

  • Aaron Donald +1 (98 Overall)
  • Julio Jones +1 (98 Overall)
  • Geno Atkins +1 (95 Overall)
  • Reshad Jones +1 (Overall 94)
  • Richard Sherman +2 (Overall 94)
  • Brandon Graham +2 (Overall 93)
  • Linval Joseph +2 (Overall 91)
  • Aqib Talib +1 (Overall 91)
  • Carlos Dunlap +1 (Overall 90)
  • Jimmy Graham +2 (Overall 90)
  • Russell Wilson +1 (Overall 90)
  • Marvin Jones, Jr. +2 (Overall 86)
  • Matt Ryan +2 (Overall 87)
  • Derek Carr +1 (Overall 85)
  • Terrance Newman +3 (Overall 83)
  • Xavier Rhodes +3 (Overall 83)
  • Landon Collins +3 (Overall 82)
  • Isaiah Crowell +5 (Overall 81)
  • Zach Brown +5 (Overall 81)
  • Sam Bradford +1 (Overall 81)

  • Tyrann Mathieu -1 (Overall 95)
  • Joe Thomas -1 (Overall 95)
  • Josh Norman -1 (Overall 93)
  • Odell Beckham Jr. -1 (Overall 92)
  • Jurrell Casey -1 (Overall 92)
  • Delanie Walker -1 (Overall 92)
  • Eric Berry -1 (Overall 91)
  • Cam Newton -2 (Overall 90)
  • Andrew Whitworth -1 (Overall 90)
  • Andrew Luck -1 (Overall 87)
  • Matthew Stafford -2 (Overall 85)
  • Carson Palmer -2 (Overall 84)
  • Eli Manning -1 (Overall 83)
  • Kurt Coleman -3 (Overall 82)
  • Jameis Winston -1 (Overall 81)

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
12:18 PM - October 6, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has simulated the 2016-17 season in NHL 17 and posted results here. Check out the playoff standings and major awards below. The game predicts P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators to win the Stanley Cup.

What are your thoughts?

Find out who makes the playoffs, wins major awards and takes home the Stanley Cup.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning – 107 pts
  • Montreal Canadiens – 99 pts
  • Washington Capitals – 97 pts
  • Pittsburgh Penguins – 93 pts
  • Florida Panthers – 93 pts
  • Philadelphia Flyers – 93 pts
  • New York Islanders – 92 pts – Wild Card
  • Toronto Maple Leafs – 91 pts – Wild Card
  • Nashville Predators – 110 pts
  • Dallas Stars – 107 pts
  • San Jose Sharks – 107 pts
  • Chicago Blackhawks – 102 pts
  • St. Louis Blues – 95 pts – Wild Card
  • Los Angeles Kings – 93 pts
  • Minnesota Wild – 87 pts – Wild Card
  • Edmonton Oilers – 85 pts
End of Season Award Winners
  • Presidents’ Trophy: Nashville Predators
  • Conn Smythe Trophy: Filip Forsberg (NSH)
  • Hart Memorial Trophy: Connor McDavid (STL)
  • Art Ross Trophy: Connor McDavid (EDM)
  • James Norris Memorial Trophy: Brent Burns (SJS)
  • Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy: Vladimir Tarasenko (STL)
  • Vezina Trophy: Carey Price (MTL)
  • William M. Jennings Trophy: Martin Jones (SJS)
  • Frank J. Selke Trophy: Anze Kopitar (LA)
  • Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Nicklas Backstrom (WAS)
  • Calder Memorial Trophy: Auston Matthews (TOR)
  • Ted Lindsay Award: Connor McDavid (EDM)

Game: NHL 17Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
06:37 PM - October 5, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

HB Studios has posted another Mark McMorris Infinite Air trailer, this one featuring the world editor feature, building on the same concept as The Golf Club.

Thousands and thousands of user-generated courses will serve as the foundation for Infinite Air’s competitive atmosphere. At launch, the World Editor will offer over 100 items that can be used to create distinctive runs, using a variation of ramps, rails and pipes – anything to suit the players’ mind.

Players will explore a vast backcountry across massive procedurally generated mountains and compete against friends, building and riding their own terrain parks and carving first tracks in pristine powder. Staying true to its name, the game provides near infinite options to create and share players’ ultimate runs with others around the world. Top trending runs will also be highlighted in the game as well as a leaderboard showcasing the highest scoring riders. Leaning into the creativity of the gaming community ensures that no mountain range will ever be the same.

Mark McMorris Infinite Air is scheduled to release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC on October 25 for $49.99. By pre-ordering the game, you will receive exclusive in-game content at launch.

Source - Maximum Games

Game: Mark McMorris Infinite AirReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
06:22 PM - October 5, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K17 patch 1.03 is available now for PC users. Patch notes can be seen below.

  • Updated court floors for both the New York Knicks and the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Uniform improvements including the addition of a number of patches (e.g. Pacers 50th anniversary patch) and changes to more accurately represent uniforms for a number of teams.
  • Addressed an issue where some pre-order users were unable to see the ’92 Dream Team on the Play Now team select menu.
  • Substitutions made during a timeout will now immediately apply, rather than waiting for the next dead ball.
  • Reduced the frequency of lob passes and increased pass speeds across the board.
  • Fixed the 5-Second Closely Guarded rule in Euroleague-rules games such that the violation is only called when the ball carrier is holding the ball (as opposed to dribbling the ball).
  • Voice chatting has been added to the Pro-Am Team Arena.
  • As your Pro-Am Team levels up, you will now begin to see your Sponsors’ logos appearing on your custom arena walls!
  • Pro-Am teams of Elite 4 (and higher) will now see big heads in the crowd of their players during games.
  • The “On The Rise” and “Get Your Feet Wet” achievements should now unlock when the proper criteria has been met.
  • Injuries in MyCAREER will no longer carry over into MyPARK/Pro-Am games. Regardless of your injury status in your career, your player will now always be fully healthy in MyPARK/Pro-Am.
  • The Turbo meter will now flash red when depleted in MyPARK/Pro-Am games.
  • Travelling as a team to Parks and Pro-Am games should now be a lot smoother and more reliable.
  • Once earned, Grand Badges should now properly appear on your player in Pro-Am games.
  • A large number of improvements to the camera system used during Pro-Am games. The entire experience should now look and feel much cleaner.
  • Custom Wall progress will no longer disappear when changing basket types while editing a Pro-Am Team arena.
  • Made a change such that the only whistles you will hear in MyPARK are those from your current game (unless you are walking around).
  • Your Gamertag/Online ID will now correctly show on the back of your team’s Pro-Am jersey.
  • More reliable search capabilities when searching for players in the Free Agency feature of Pro-Am.
  • Corrected a number of animation upgrades for Pro-Am that had incorrect team level requirements.
  • Fixed an issue where the overall rating of another player would display as 55 when viewing their player card during a shootaround.
  • MyPARK intro animations will now be shown with a greater variety when more than one is equipped.
  • Corrected a case where users would have an optional practice and a game overlapping on a single day, resulting in the user being forced to simulate to the next game.
  • Proper controls for “Orange Juice” are now shown in the Controls menu in the in-game pause menu.
  • The Ankle Breaker badge should now properly unlock when the appropriate conditions are met.
  • Attributes earned exclusively through off-court events (e.g. free throw shooting, stamina, etc.) should now properly be saved to your MyPLAYER once earned.
  • Coach Brubaker will no longer critique you for missing team practices while you are injured.
  • When playing as a Point Guard, the playcalling menu will no longer be brought up on-screen when attempting to use “Orange Juice” controls with the d-pad.
  • Fixed an issue where your MyPLAYER would sometimes appear out of focus during a post-game interview with the studio crew.
  • Removed an errant dialog during MyGM setup that prevented more than one custom-built team from being added to the league at time of league creation.
  • Fixed an issue in MyLEAGUE Online where loaded custom draft classes were not being preserved.
  • User vetoes are now respected in MyGM when your owner approaches you regarding the proposed rule changes for the upcoming season. If you don’t want a rule enacted, say no. If you are interested in the rule, say yes and it will go up for vote with the league.
  • When using a downloaded Team Design, the commentators will no longer refer to the team by an incorrect name.
  • Team Cards will now list team stats for the last 24 years, rather than the current and last season it showed previously. The more information, the better!
  • Fixed an issue where the Advanced Rotations menu was not properly updating following a trade, which could lead to a hang in some cases.
  • Players should now sign for normal contract values when the salary cap rule is turned off.
  • Commentary and crowd sounds will now be heard when jumping into a game that was initiated with SimCast.
  • Playoff stats will now be used in the Team Comparison and Player Comparison menus during the Playoffs (previously used regular season stats).
Many other small bug fixes and adjustments were also made, game-wide.

NOTE: All patch fixes will work in your existing game mode saves.

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 30 - View All
08:51 AM - October 5, 2016. Posted by AnthonyKyne. Written by Steve Noah

HB Studios has just announced The Golf Club VR for the HTC Vive, scheduled to arrive later this year.

The Golf Club VR is based on the original award-winning game, and will allow users to play all 130,000+ courses currently available to players of the console and PC versions. The game will include a number of new features designed specifically for the virtual reality experience, including a smartwatch to analyse each shot, room scale VR capabilities for a customised game space, and a single controller used for interacting with the environment and swinging clubs. Highly refined controls and multiple difficulty levels create an accessible experience for all players.

“Playing The Golf Club on the HTC Vive takes the experience to a whole new level,” said Craig Chapman, Designer of The Golf Club VR. “Not only is it a much more tactile and immersive experience, now the player is also able to freely explore all the fantastic courses and environments which users have created since the original launch of the game.”

Game: The Golf Club VRHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All