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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, April 11, 2014
12:07 PM - April 11, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

After playing it for two days, Jon Robinson from SI Extra Mustard has posted his hands-on impressions of the PS4 version of MLB 14 The Show and claims it is the best next-gen sports game he has ever seen.

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In terms of the actual gameplay, I was only able to compete head-to-head and against the CPU (online isn’t ready yet), but I have to say, the PS4 version is not only looking better than its PS3 counterpart, it’s playing better as well. Over 200 new fielding animations were added exclusively to the PS4 field, and I saw everything from a ball ricocheting off Matt Cain’s leg only to be barehanded by (a now slimmer-looking) Pablo Sandoval as he gunned the runner out at first, to all new catcher animations showcasing the masked men jumping out from their crouch to pounce on bunts out in front of the plate. Other new animations include helmets flying off sliding runners and the Ichiro slap swing. Says Russell: “We even added lean animations for baserunners so they don’t look so robotic. Everything about the game just looks, feels, and plays more natural.”

Game: MLB 14 The ShowHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 67 - View All


Ubisoft is launching The Crew this Autumn and it sounds pretty good, according to this write up from IGN. The creative director stated, "This is an MMORPG that just so happens to feature cars."

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The Crew’s ability to let you seamlessly zoom out the camera to a view of the entire country, scroll over to any area you want, and zoom back down to find your car right there is incredible. Dozens of major cities are represented in the game, along with a ton more smaller bergs across the country. Ubisoft claims that it takes a few hours to drive from Los Angeles to New York City, and honestly, I believe them. I also really appreciated that despite the cities obviously being truncated, they still maintained the flavor of their real-world counterparts. From the sun-baked neighborhoods of Miami to the barren industrial yards of Detroit to bombing up and down hills in San Francisco, each city had a unique look, feel, and tone.

Check out the full press release below.

Ubisoft Announces the Crew to Launch in Autumn 2014, Releases Worldwide Premiere Gameplay Trailer

Ubisoft announced that The Crew (see the new screenshots here) will be available this fall for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and PC.

The Crew is a revolutionary action-driving game that takes gamers on an exhilarating ride throughout a massive, open-world recreation of the United States, brimming with exciting challenges and populated by other real players.

The Crew’s worldwide premiere gameplay trailer shows four cars, each with different tuning specs and riding in an iconic region of the United States, forming a crew to continue their journey together across the living, breathing open-world.

From April 8th, players will be able to win exclusive rewards through the Golden Plates treasure hunt. Golden Plates are license plates hidden within the game assets (screenshots, trailers, etc.) that have already been revealed or that will be revealed until the launch of The Crew. At launch, submitting the license plate code into the dedicated website hub will unlock in-game rewards, goodies and mystery rewards.

The Crew is now available for pre-order in two different editions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Limited Edition will grant early access to rides that will prepare gamers for any road—and off-road—conditions. Players who pre-order this edition will receive early access to the BMW Z4 sDrive35is, Mini Cooper S, and Dodge Ram SRT-10 and their respective sets of full custom and performance parts. The Muscle Edition, which can only be pre-ordered at GameStop, will include all early unlock content from the Limited Edition and will also grant exclusive early access to the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. Both Editions include 10,000 bonus Crew Credits. Players can pre-order The Crew for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at their local retailers.

For more information on The Crew, please visit thecrewgame.com.

Game: The CrewHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Thursday, April 10, 2014
01:21 PM - April 10, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


EA Sports has released a new 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil trailer. This one features the sights and sounds of the game.

Some of the features in the trailer are listed below.
  • 21 brand new venues, including all 12 of the authentic Brazilian World Cup stadiums
  • 19 officially licensed managers
  • EA Sports talk radio
  • New crowds scenes, including banners, flags and live city events from all over the world
As most of you are aware, the demo is available now for PS3 and 360. The game ships on April 15th.

As always, for more information on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, visit our official news page.

Game: 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All
12:41 PM - April 10, 2014. Posted by munky1307. Written by Steve Noah

IGN will be hosting a livestream of MLB 14 The Show (PS4 version) on Monday, April 14th at 2:00 PM EST.

Hunter Pence of the San Francisco Giants and Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers will battle it out, while Sony San Diego designer, Ramone Russell talks about the game and answers questions.

Game: MLB 14 The ShowHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 67 - View All
10:06 AM - April 10, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

In the 79th episode of the Press Row Podcast, we preview our exciting PAX East 2014 Press Row Podcast panel with a one-on-one interview featuring host Rich Grisham and the one and only Garnett Lee. The two go through the key elements of the PAX East panel, including a view from the consumer, the developer, and the publisher aspect of participating in the current sports video game environment. Garnett Lee delivers the goods with insight and perspective that only he can provide – and while we’d love to have him on our panel in Boston, the next best thing is having him on this special episode.

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, 18 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: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Sports / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
09:29 AM - April 10, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

WhatCulture has posted their top 10 list of things 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil does better than FIFA 14. The list includes such things as faster gameplay, better reaction to balls, better goalkeepers, realism, headers, set pieces and more.

Based off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil demo, which was released last week, how much of this article do you agree with?

Game: 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 0 - View All
08:56 AM - April 10, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Indefinite Respawn has posted a new Driveclub video showing how much the graphics have improved over the past year. It's easy to see better lighting and graphics in general.

Your thoughts?

Game: DriveClubHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
10:50 AM - April 9, 2014. Posted by Flaxseed Oil. Written by Steve Noah

GameSpot has posted a video comparison between the PS3 and PS4 versions of MLB 14 The Show. Check it out and share your thoughts!

Game: MLB 14 The ShowHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 67 - View All
09:40 AM - April 9, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Turn10 Studios will release another Forza Motorsport 5 content update tomorrow, which will give users the Long Beach Circuit for free. Check out the trailer here.

They will also release the Long Beach Booster Pack for $4.99 (included as part of the Forza Motorsport 5 Car Pass). It will includes the following cars:
  • 1977 Ford Coyote Gilmore77
  • 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
  • 1956 Jaguar D-Type
  • 1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG Mercedes CLK GTR
  • 1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P
Players who purchase DLC cars in the game (either individually, as car packs, or via the Forza 5 Car Pass) will have instant access to those DLC cars in the game, at no additional in-game credit or token cost. This goes for all past, current, and future Forza 5 DLC cars.

Source - ForzaMotorsport

Game: Forza Motorsport 5Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All


R.B.I. Baseball 14 is available now for 360 and iOS devices. We should see it later today for PS3 users. We'll update this post, when we see it.

Check out the gameplay video we recorded this morning, right here (sorry no audio, looking into it). Fellow OS'er CaCHooKa Man has uploaded a video as well, which has audio.

If you have downloaded the game, let us know your thoughts!

Game: R.B.I. Baseball 14Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 9 - View All
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
04:11 PM - April 8, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

MLB.com has released the official R.B.I. Baseball 14 trailer. A sneak peek of the game will be aired tonight at 11 PM EST on MTV2's "Off The Bat".

The game is scheduled to tomorrow for $19.99 on 360 and PS3 and $4.99 for iOS devices. We are still waiting 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
03:18 PM - April 8, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
A lot of this MLB 14 The Show video footage can be seen in our hands-on preview video, but for those of you that want to see a little bit more, check out the following videos from IGN.


Video #1


Video #2


Video #3

Thanks for the heads up GoodGameBro!

Game: MLB 14 The ShowHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 67 - View All
02:11 PM - April 8, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Brian Hayes, creative director on EA Sports UFC mentioned about a month ago, that he was "pretty sure" a demo was coming. EA Sports has confirmed it, via Twitter.

No release date or details were given, but odds are we'll see the EA Sports UFC demo on June 3rd, two weeks before it ships to stores on June 17th. As always, if we hear anything else, we'll let you know.

In case you missed the news yesterday, Bruce Lee was announced as the Mystery Fighter. By pre-ordering the game, you will get instant access to him. Otherwise, all you need to do is complete the career mode on the Pro level.

For more news on the game, make sure you check out our dedicated EA Sports UFC page.

Game: EA Sports UFCHype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
10:30 AM - April 8, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

MLB.com has revealed the first R.B.I. Baseball 14 videos with Adam Jones and Michael Wacha behind the sticks. Not a whole lot of gameplay is shown, but at least it's something.

If the embedded videos don't work for you, click here for video #1 and here for video #2.


As noted yesterday, the game will be available to download tomorrow 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