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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, December 5, 2014
09:33 PM - December 5, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The official MLB The Show Twitter account has announced Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder, Yasiel Puig as the cover athlete for MLB 15 The Show. Check out the full PlayStation 4 cover here.

UPDATE: As mentioned by a few OSers in this thread, Puig is shown on the cover with Nike gloves and Nike bands on his forearms. Could Nike finally make an appearance this year? It definitely looks like a good possibility.

This marks the 10 year anniversary of the franchise and SCEA plans to reveal some more news this weekend, at the PlayStation Experience.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 7 - View All


The free EA Sports UFC legends update is set to arrive on Wednesday, December 10th. Check out the new trailer which features the four included fighters here.

For those of you that missed out on the details, Brock Lesnar, Mark Coleman, Matt Hughes and Quinton Rampage Jackson will be included.

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
04:05 PM - December 5, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 112th episode of the Press Row Podcast is our annual Year in Review show, featuring our full panel reflecting on the incredibly interesting year that was 2014. From busted launches to compelling experiences, surprising successes to shocking failures, 2014 had a little bit of everything – good and bad – for people who love the genre. Enjoy!

Joining us this week:Be sure to check out Kat Bailey’s piece in US Gamer right here about her FIFA 15 experiences that she describes on the show.

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
2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com
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: 1 Hour, 25 Minutes

If you can't view or listen to the embedded player below, please click here.


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
12:55 PM - December 5, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Slightly Mad Studios continues to reveal more tracks for Project CARS. Today they have revealed Le Mans, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Donington Park and Snetterton.

Project CARS is set to release on March 17th, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with the Wii U version releasing later in the year.

Read the full press release below.

BANDAI NAMCO GAMES AMERICA INC. AND SLIGHTLY MAD STUDIOS REVEAL NEW TRACKS FOR PROJECT CARS

Already featuring scenic drives along the French Riviera, epic mountain passes down the US west coast, exotic vistas from Australia and Dubai, and iconic motorsports tracks from across the UK, US, and Europe, Project CARS continues to build upon the largest location roster of any recent racing game with yet set of freshly-announced destinations…

Players of Project CARS will get the chance to participate in the world's biggest motor race - the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For over 80 years manufacturers and drivers have been flocking to France each June trying to make their mark on this prestigious event by proving both their speed and stamina - and now it'll be your turn facing off against a full grid of 55 opponents on the track and racing through the night and into the dawn the next day.

Featuring severe elevation changes and the infamous "Corkscrew", Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has hosted a number of Grand Prix for cars, karts, and bikes for over 50 years. Now you can experience this track in unprecedented detail and in all weather conditions.

Home to rock concerts, grand prix, and motorbike championships alike, Donington Park was the first park circuit in England and continues to this day to be a household name with racing fans from around the world.

As a member of the Motorsport Vision group, Snetterton is host to Touring, GT, and Superbike championships and is also a common test track for professional race teams. Featuring three layouts, Snetterton is one of the UK's newest race tracks and is sure to delight players wanting to either compete there themselves or use it as a proving ground for trying out their latest car setups.

And we still haven't finished! We have plenty more locations remaining to be revealed so check back regularly to see which have been announced!

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Wii U / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
11:10 AM - December 5, 2014. 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: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 34 - View All
Thursday, December 4, 2014
04:17 PM - December 4, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

A couple of weeks ago, EA Sports announced a free legends DLC would be coming to EA Sports UFC.

Today they revealed Brock Lesnar would join previously announced Mark Coleman, Matt Hughes and Quinton Rampage Jackson as the legends that will be included.

It is most likely set to arrive on December 9th, but we will update this post when an official release date has been revealed.

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
03:02 PM - December 4, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released the Madden NFL 15 week 13 roster update, along with an Excel spreadsheet showing all of the changes. These changes include updated ratings and/or position changes for 703 players.

The update doesn't include a return of Ray Rice, for those wondering.

GOING UP
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick +3 (82)
  • Matthew Stafford +3 (85)
  • Ezekiel Ansah +3 (89)
  • Mark Sanchez +2 (79)
  • Joe Flacco +2 (88)
  • Steven Hauschka +2 (90)
  • Jason Peters +2 (96)
  • Anthony Sherman +2 (95)
  • Justin Forsett +2 (88)
  • Nick Mangold +2 (92)
  • Teddy Bridgewater +1 (80)
  • Blake Bortles +1 (77)
GOING DOWN
  • Kawann Short -3 (82)
  • Nick Folk -2 (83)
  • Colin Kaepernick -2 (86)
  • Justin Smith -2 (91)
  • Tony Romo -2 (91)
  • Maurkice Pouncey -2 (88)
  • Henry Melton -2 (88)
  • Ryan Kalil -2 (88)
  • Stephen Gostkowski -2 (94)
  • Eric Decker -1 (85)
  • Jay Cutler -1 (81)
  • Derek Carr -1 (77)

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 32 - View All
02:17 PM - December 4, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

BANDAI NAMCO has announced a new motorcycle racing simulator called RIDE. It will arrive in the Spring of 2015 for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Check out some screenshots here, along with the official website here.

Read the full press release below.

BANDAI NAMCO GAMES AMERICA UNVEILS RIDE, THE COMPLETE MOTORCYCLE RACING EXPERIENCE COMING TO NORTH AMERICA SPRING 2015

RIDE to Feature More Than 100 Bikes and a High Level of Customization to Become the Perfect Rider

BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. and developer Milestone s.r.l., have announced that RIDE, a complete motorcycle racing simulator, will launch in Spring 2015 on the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and available on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 and PC (Steam). RIDE offers an intense and incredibly deep racing experience with more than 100 bikes from the world’s most popular manufacturers, along with a diverse selection of circuits that range from city, country, and historic tracks from the world of motorcycling. The public is invited to be the first to play the game at Sony’s “PlayStation Experience” (PSX) in Las Vegas on December 6th and 7th (http://www.playstation.com/en-us/cam...on-experience/).

From the grease of the garage to the sight of burning rubber on the racetrack, RIDE offers motorcycle enthusiasts and gamers alike a complete racing experience as gamers take to four different categories of racing – Superbikes, Supersports, Naked, and Historical bikes. The title offers extensive vehicle and rider customization, presenting players with a vast array of options to keep gameplay fresh and exhilarating over the long term.

“With RIDE, Milestone has captured the quintessential motorcycle racing experience, with a huge selection of bikes, tracks and customization,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. “With so much content, coupled with true-to-life racing simulation, motorcycle fans will finally have the next-gen racer they’ve been waiting for, and gamers of all stripes can experience the adrenaline rush of the redline.”

Game: RIDEHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
11:32 AM - December 4, 2014. 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: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 34 - View All
Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Super Mega Baseball was announced back in September for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Metalhead Studios has revealed today, the game will be available on December 16th for $19.99. If you purchase the PS4 version of the game, you will receive the PS3 version through the cross-buy program.

Below are some of the details on the game:
  • 2-4 player couch co-op/competitive: This can be head-to-head, 2v1, 2v2, or co-op vs the CPU. When you’ve got a teammate, you’ll be alternating batting/running each at-bat, and alternating pitching/fielding each inning. This means everyone’s involved and you’ll have to be on your toes. There’s per-user, sliding difficulty settings, meaning you’ll be able to easily setup a close game between friends of any skill levels.
  • Ultra responsive, blazing fast gameplay: In a nutshell, you’re going to spend most of your time telling your players what to do. All the cinematic stuff is skippable and you’ll be able to cut through 9-innings in 20 minutes. The basic controls are ultra-easy to learn, but you’ll need to master jumping, diving, wall-catches, power-swings, and cut-off plays to properly dominate your friends.
  • Full batting/pitching stats: There’s not much to say here other than that the information you expect to see is all there.
  • Realistic simulation and physics: Don’t be fooled by the light-hearted/comical presentation; the fundamentals of the sport of baseball are here.
  • Leveling System: You’ll tally up Starpoints for hits/strikeouts/catches during each game, Level Up once you have enough, and then hire staff to train and coach your players, boosting their abilities. Use that jacked up team to win at higher difficulties (and post higher leaderboard scores than your friends!).
  • Team customizations: Customize the look of your squad to your hearts delight. You can make as many aesthetic adjustments as you want. Laaaaadies… are in the house (and the game).

Game: Super Mega BaseballReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 1 - View All
01:36 PM - December 3, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


OlliOlli, which is already available for PS Vita, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC is coming to Wii U, 3DS and Xbox One in early 2015. Check out the trailer here.

If you missed our review of the PS Vita version, read it here. OlliOlli 2 is also scheduled to arrive in 2015 for PS Vita and PlayStation 4.

Game: OlliOlliHype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: 3DS / Wii U / PS Vita / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
11:46 AM - December 3, 2014. 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 below.

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.

Hey Everybody!

Here are the notes for today’s roster update:

All lineups reflect most recent games played, including the return of the real MVP, Kevin Durant.

Every player in the NBA had their Speed rating re-evaluated based on 2014-15 Player Tracking analytics which included player’s top sprint speed and timing. In the past some athletic big men have felt sluggish at times in the game, and that can be attributed to the fact that their speed rating did not reflect their top end speed. Today’s update should do just that, and give you a more lifelike feel when playing.

Every player also had their Stamina rating re-evaluated as well.

Due to these, in some cases, drastic changes some player’s Overall Rating may have fluctuated a point or two. Tomorrow’s update will see plenty more attribute changes to best reflect player performance.

Accessory Updates
  • Brandon Davies- Add right padded arm sleeve
  • KJ McDaniels- Remove right padded arm sleeve. Remove calf sleeves. Add both knees hex pads
  • Robert Covington- Remove padded calf sleeves. Add compression pants. Add both knees hex pads
  • Vince Carter- Change left padded sleeve to arm sleeve
  • Shabazz Napier-Remove knee straps. Add compression pants. Change to medium double socks
Team Color Adjustments
  • Sixers Home Uniform Red Arm Sleeves
  • Wizards Home Headbands Red
Have a great Wednesday!

-Mike Stauffer (@2Kstauff)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 34 - View All
08:46 AM - December 3, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

To celebrate NBA 2K15 cover athlete Kevin Durant’s return to the court, 2K announced that for 35 hours, you can buy the game on any platform for $35 at Amazon.com.

The sale officially began last night, and concludes at 4am PT on Thursday, December 4. Fans can purchase NBA 2K15 by visiting Amazon.com.

NBA 2K15 is available on PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems, the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft; and Windows PC.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 34 - View All
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
03:59 PM - December 2, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Operations Sports week 14 fantasy league is now open. It's $5 to join this week with a $250 total prize pool. It includes the games on Sunday and Monday night. You can click here to join.

Week 13 had some of the highest scoring football games of the year. OS member Meadnaseum took advantage and put up the highest score by anyone in the OS league all year. He hit big at every position, headlined by the minimum-priced Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB, who turned in a 6 touchdown, 358 yard day. He also scored big with the talented young wideout Keenan Allen, who finally turned in a big day after disappointing fantasy owners most of the season.

Mead entered the same lineup into a large tournament, the $5 Rush #11. It was good for 4th place out of 2298 teams and netted him a cool $500. Congratulations to all of the week's winners!

Here's Mead's winning lineup in week 13.


Good luck in week 14! You can join here.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 17 - View All
12:10 PM - December 2, 2014. 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: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 34 - View All