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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, April 8, 2014
07:23 AM - April 8, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2013 college football season has come to an end, as the Florida State Seminoles have been crowned National Champions, but there is still plenty of college football to discuss on Dual Threat! Operation Sports' Dual Threat is a college football podcast hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In the 31st episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode discuss the most hated coaches in college football, Florida State's new logo, which schools should never change their iconic logos, their best and worst college logos and a look at former Northwestern QB/RB/WR Kain Colter's early victory in the battle for collegiate athletes to unionize. Plus, Drab and Bode kick off the voting for "Dual Threat Road Trip: 2014" bracket. Listen and follow the show and guys on Twitter, @DualThreatCFB, @DrabTShirt and @Bode1067, to vote for which game they they will travel to for the 2014 season!

So give Dual Threat a listen! Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...at/id700583947) or Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ast?refid=stpr), listen in the embedded player below or click here, and if you are in the DC area tune into CBS Sports Radio 1580-AM or listen on the stream here (http://betaplayer.radio.com/player/the-big-talker-1580/) every Sunday at 8am EST! Follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatCFB), and be sure to listen in every week this season right here on OperationSports.com! Thanks for listening!



Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 16 - View All
Monday, April 7, 2014
08:45 PM - April 7, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Gran Turismo 6 update 1.06, \, is available now. It includes a data logger, GPS visualizer, custom rear wings, 3DTV compatibility, adjustments to the open lobby, other improvements and adjustments.

Data Logger now available
  • Data Logger has been added to the [TOOLS] section in "My Home". The Data Logger analyzes the driving data stored on a Replay file and displays it in a graph, allowing users to view and compare variations in vehicle speed, acceleration points, braking points, engine rpm values and gear positions.
GPS Visualizer function introduced
  • GPS Visualizer has been added to the [TOOLS] section in "My Home". By driving a car equipped with the "Sports Drive Logger" (sold by Toyota) on a real-life circuit, the recorded GPS data can be transferred to “Gran Turismo 6” via a compatible USB storage media, and then subsequently converted into Replay file in the game. It's be possible to compare and analyze these GPS data using the Data Logger feature. This feature is currently available with Fuji Speedway, Tsukuba Circuit and Suzuka Circuit, with more tracks to be added later on.
Custom Rear Wing option implemented
  • Custom Rear Wing has been added to the [External Parts] menu, accessible from the [Custom Parts] options within the [Tuning & Maintenance] section in "My Home". You can choose a combination of wing mounts, wing style and side winglets. Users can also adjust the height and width of the wing to their liking. (*Please note this feature isn't compatible with certain cars.)
3DTV compatibility now added
  • A 3DTV option has been added to the [Display] category within the [Options] screen in the [MENU] (accessible by pressing the START button). A 3D compatible TV is required for this feature.
Adjustments to the Open Lobby
  • From the Member List, it is now possible to see the Performance Points, maximum output and weight of the cars that have joined the room.
  • An "Overall Best" time is now displayed on screen while in Practice, Qualifying, Time Trial and Drift Trial.
  • The minimum value for [Max Power Limit] and [Minimum Weight] has been changed from 10 to 1.
  • The options available in the [Race Type] menu within [Room Settings] of the "Event Settings" screen have been changed.
Other improvements and adjustments
  • The Traction Control System (TCS) which is activated when driving off-track is now used only in sand/gravel pits.
  • The strength of the "Real" option for the [Slipstream Strength] parameter within [Race Settings] when creating a room in [Open Lobby], has been weakened.
Source - Gran-Turismo

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

EA Sports has released another NHL 14 dynamic ratings update, which adjusts player ratings based off of their real-world NHL performances.

These rating updates are only available in 'Play Now' and 'Online Versus' modes.

We've listed all of the hot and cold streak players below. What are your thoughts?

Hot Streak Players:
  • R. Getzlaf - ANA
  • C. Perry - ANA
  • P. Maroon - ANA
  • M. Perreault - ANA
  • P. Bergeron - BOS
  • T. Rask - BOS
  • J. Skinner - CAR
  • A. Loktionov - CAR
  • G. Landeskog - COL
  • P. Stastny - COL
  • N. MacKinnon - COL
  • K. Lehtonen - DAL
  • G. Nyquist - DET
  • T. Hall - EDM
  • J. Eberle - EDM
  • R. Nugent-Hopkins - EDM
  • A. Kopitar - LAK
  • M. Gaborik - LAK
  • M. Koivu - MIN
  • Z. Parise - MIN
  • C. Coyle - MIN
  • M. Pacioretty - MTL
  • C. Price - MTL
  • T. Vanek - MTL
  • P. Hornqvist - NSH
  • M. Fisher - NSH
  • J. Bailey - NYI
  • R. Strome - NYI
  • S. Crosby - PIT
  • C. Kunitz - PIT
  • J. Pavelski - SJS
  • B. Burns - SJS
  • D. Boyle - SJS
  • R. Callahan - TBL
  • B. Little - WIN
Cold Streak Players:
  • A. Sekera - CAR
  • D. Keith - CHI
  • R. Umberger - CBJ
  • J. Petry - EDM
  • D. Heatley - MIN
  • L. Eller - MTL
  • R. Bourque - MTL
  • M. St. Louis - NYR
  • B. Schenn - PHI
  • M. Erat - PHX
  • M. Ribeiro - PHX
  • S. Ott - STL
  • R. Malone - TBL
  • D. Phaneuf - TOR
  • A. Burrows - VAN
  • A. Niemi - SJS
  • O. Pavelec - WIN
  • J. Halak - WAS

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 4 - View All
02:46 PM - April 7, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

With the official release dates and pricing revealed earlier today, there are a couple of R.B.I. Baseball 14 hands-on previews on the web. We'll try to add more, as we find them.

Below are write-ups from Polygon (Samit Sarkar) and Sports on Earth (Will Leitch).

Polygon

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Unlike most sports titles from the past two decades, R.B.I. 14 doesn't provide any ratings for players or teams. Until they jump into a game, a casual baseball fan would have no way of knowing whether the Detroit Tigers are better than the Houston Astros (they are), or whether Aroldis Chapman's fastball is faster than C.C. Sabathia's (it is). There's no bullpen management in R.B.I. 14 — you just bring in a new pitcher, no warm-up needed.

Once players get into a game of R.B.I. 14, they'll find a simplified experience that still leaves room for experienced players to put their skills to good use. All hurlers have three types of pitches at their disposal: normal, fast and off-speed, with the latter having the potential to dive into the dirt for certain pitchers. As in the original R.B.I. Baseball titles, you'll be able to curve the ball from side to side after it's out of the pitcher's hand; better pitchers will have more control here, and slow pitches are more movable than fastballs.

Sports on Earth

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Same three body types: Skinny, normal and fat. The fat guys look a little less fat than on the original, partly because of improved graphics and mostly, I suspect, because of player vanity. There are five different facial hair styles, but they're purposefully imprecise. The best way to put it: David Ortiz sort of looks like Common.

No stats. This is not a simulation: You won't be keeping season stats, which is good, because I'm pretty sure Miguel Cabrera would end up with 194 home runs. You can play full seasons though -- 162 games, 81, or 52 -- as well as the postseason.

Game: R.B.I. Baseball 14Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOS / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
02:07 PM - April 7, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Are you ready for fantasy sports to change forever? Operation Sports’ partner FanDuel will make one fantasy enthusiast $1 million richer as part of its World Fantasy Baseball Championships. The WFBC is a weeklong celebration of America's pastime featuring eight separate events with a staggering $5 million in guaranteed prize money.

The million-dollar dream comes true for one FanDueler in the $3-million Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship Final. Seventy players will qualify through leagues held throughout the season - running for as low as $10 per entry - and will be flown to Las Vegas for one of the greatest experiences a sports fan could ask for. To learn more, head to the [WFBC homepage located here].

While the Championships are something to look forward to for later this summer, FanDuel runs one-day fantasy baseball leagues every day of the season. The $2 “Squeeze” is a league that runs every day with first place winning up to $2,000. [Click here to join today’s $2 Squeeze.]

When building your FanDuel team for today, make sure all of your players are in their team’s starting lineup. Good luck!

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 16 - View All


After some dates were revealed on Saturday, by a few sites, it finally looks like we have an official release date for R.B.I. Baseball 14.

The game will be available to download on Wednesday, April 9th for $19.99 on 360 and PS3 and $4.99 for iOS devices. We still have to wait for official release dates for the Android, PS4 and Xbox One.

Game: R.B.I. Baseball 14Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOS / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
09:34 AM - April 7, 2014. Posted by dran1984. Written by Steve Noah

The official MLB 14 The Show roster update is available now. Click here to see all of the details.

With assistance from HustlinOwl, registered users can download the offline file here.

Game: MLB 14 The ShowHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 65 - View All


As mentioned yesterday, EA Sports UFC will ship on June 17th. Bruce Lee was also revealed as the Mystery Fighter and will be available via pre-order.

Today EA Sports has given more specific details. By pre-ordering the game, you will get instant access to Bruce Lee. Otherwise, all you need to do is complete the career mode on the Pro level.

Check out the EA Sports screenshots featuring Bruce Lee, right here and read the press release below.

Electronic Arts Inc. and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) announced today that Bruce Lee, “The Father of Mixed Martial Arts”, will make his historic first step into the Octagon® in EA SPORTS™ UFC, launching June 17, 2014. Fans can pre-order today to get instant day-one access to Bruce, or they can complete the game’s career mode at Pro difficulty to unlock him. Players can fight with the legend across four different weight classes and test his legacy against the best of the best in the UFC. To see Bruce Lee realized in game, watch the EA SPORTS UFC Gameplay Series: Bruce Lee Reveal, the first cinematic trailer from EA SPORTS UFC that was released today.

“I am so excited about this opportunity to bring my father back to videogames!” said Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter, CEO of Bruce Lee, LLC and Chairperson of the Bruce Lee Foundation. “I’m thrilled that fans can now interact with him in a new way. The EA SPORTS UFC development team has been incredible to work with, and they've done a great job capturing the look and feel of my father. I think people will love getting a chance to fulfill a fight fantasy by playing Bruce Lee in the new UFC game.”

“There’s no debate, Bruce Lee is the father of mixed martial arts,” said Dana White, UFC President. “He believed not one style of fighting was the best and that you had to have a little piece of everything to be a complete fighter. He was proven right when the first UFC event took place in 1993.”

“It has always been part of our vision to have Bruce Lee, the most iconic martial artist of all time, in the first ever EA SPORTS UFC,” said Brian Hayes, Creative Director, EA. “The team is very excited and tremendously honored to have the privilege of bringing Bruce Lee to life in our game. We’ve been working closely with the Bruce Lee team to ensure we represent the legend with as much visual and gameplay fidelity as possible.”

Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE technology, EA SPORTS UFC is built from the ground up exclusively for Gen 4 platforms, EA SPORTS UFC captures the human athleticism, physiology and emotion of the athlete like nothing before it. Step into the Octagon® and Feel the Fight with every strike, takedown and submission.

Read more about the Bruce Lee addition below.

Game: EA Sports UFCHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
Sunday, April 6, 2014

It looks like the "Mystery Fighter" for EA Sports UFC (which was scheduled to release later tonight) has leaked out. According to NeoGAF user Coolade, users will be able to get instant access to him by pre-ordering the game.

Also shown in the picture is the June 17th release date. If and when we get confirmation, we'll update this post.

Game: EA Sports UFCHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
02:27 PM - April 6, 2014. Posted by sportsfan8812. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the official EA Sports UFC cover art, as seen from their Facebook page.

Game: EA Sports UFCHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Sports / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All
10:55 AM - April 6, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

GoodGameBro has released version 5 of their Madden NFL 25 free agency roster update for the Xbox One and PS4. It includes some of the players listed below, as they stay on top of all the free agent moves.
  • DeSean Jackson (Eagles to Redskins)
  • Champ Bailey (Broncos to Saints)
  • Carlos Rogers (49ers to Raiders)
  • Kenny Britt (Titans to Rams)
  • Ryan Clark (Steelers to Redskins)
  • Danieal Manning (Texans to Bengals)
  • Anthony Dixon (49ers to Bills)
  • Mike Williams (Buccaneers to Bills)
  • Nolan Carroll (Dolphins to Eagles)
  • Jacoby Ford (Raiders to Jets)
  • Dimitri Patterson (Dolphins to Jets)
  • Patrick Chung (Eagles to Patriots)
  • Owen Daniels (Texans to Ravens)
  • Darrius Heyward-Bey (Colts to Steelers)
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Please note two unique situations in the file for Version 5.0; the first is the retirement of Jordan Gross from the Carolina Panthers. Because Gross is rated 94 OVR in Madden NFL 25, we dropped his ratings so that he wouldn’t be signed instantly out of the free agent pool in a Connected Franchise Mode playthrough for those of you using these rosters for a new season. Also note that due to a glitch in the game, we have not been able to give newly-signed Redskins defender Ryan Clark his traditional #25; he’ll be #28 until we are able to find a solution or work-around.

If you want to try them out, go to Madden Share and download the GGB2014FREEAGENCY roster for Xbox One (search for WhoIsDo) or PS4 (search for Paakaa10). For more details on the roster click here.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 50 - View All
Saturday, April 5, 2014

Kinect Sports Rivals arrives on April 8th. If you pre-order (or have already pre-ordered through Amazon, you will receive exclusive in-game gear and outfits, which includes 12 outfits (6 per gender for each sport) and 5 props.

Game: Kinect Sports RivalsReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Friday, April 4, 2014
02:29 PM - April 4, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

In the 78th episode of the Press Row Podcast, our terrific panel dives deeply into as many aspects of the PS3 and Vita version of MLB 14 The Show that they can fit! Over the course of nearly two hours, the team talks about their initial impressions, the new user interface, general gameplay mechanics, how they individually approach hitting, pitching, and fielding, the new Player Lock and Quick Counts features, Road To The Show, and the overall online experience including some early Online Franchise reactions. It’s a jam-packed episode that anyone who loves baseball won’t want to miss.

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
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, 48 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: PS3 / PS VitaVotes: 16 - View All
Thursday, April 3, 2014
03:13 PM - April 3, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

PES 2014 data pack 4, which arrived over a month ago for consoles, will be available for the PC on April 8th.

No word on when PC gamers will see patch 1.10, data pack 5 and/or the World Challenge DLC released last week for consoles.

Source - OPE

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 0 - View All