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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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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
04:40 PM - December 7, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The December NBA Live Mobile update is available, adding 24 hour tournaments against other leagues, gameplay updates, NBA scoreboard, live event appointments, program filters for the auction house, set improvements and more. NBA Live Mobile is available for free on iOS and Android.

Check out the details below.

League Vs League Tournaments
One of the most requested features has arrived! You can now compete in 24 hour tournaments against other Leagues. Earn rewards and climb the leader boards with each win.

Work as a team and score as many points as possible to earn a win. Each member in the tournament will get to play 3 quarters. Select an opponent to play and score as many points as possible while playing good defense. Remember, your lineups will still score points for you when challenged against.

First select an opponent to challenge. Then the real strategy comes into play. You must pick the lineup you are going to play as and the lineup you are going to play against. Each lineup can only be played as and played against once per tournament.

For example, if I play against Mike’s Defensive lineup, then my teammate can’t play against Mike’s Defensive lineup. My teammate must pick a different lineup to challenge such as Mike’s Shooting lineup. Notice above that someone already played against Mike’s Big Man lineup so I can’t select that.

Best of all, playing in League Tournaments and completing achievements will unlock some awesome New League Master Players!

Gameplay Updates
We have continued to improve gameplay with this latest release. It’s headlined with Lineup Gameplay Styles. If you're not familiar, the game features five line-ups: Defensive, Small Ball, Shooting, Big Man and Two-Way. This is a feature I’m really excited about. The 5 core lineups will now feel and play more unique than ever before. The Defensive Lineup plays tighter defensive pressure, the Small Ball Lineup is quick and plays Up-Tempo, the Big Man Lineup will focus on inside post plays and specializes in Rebounds and Blocks, the Shooting Lineup will pass around the perimeter looking for that open 3-pointer, and the Two-Way lineup is the jack of all trades lineup that has no particular weakness.

This will create a new strategy going into the game, especially for League vs League Tournaments. Should I take my Up-Tempo Small Ball Lineup against the Half-Court rebounding specialist Big Man Lineup or maybe use my high pressure Defensive Lineup against my opponent’s Shooting Lineup?

Here is a breakdown of a few additions to the lineups:
  • Each lineup calls unique plays and formations.
  • Each lineup plays a set Tempo such as Balanced, Up-Temp, or Half Court.
  • Some lineups such as Big Man focus on Rebounding more. Each lineup has a Rebounding Type such as Get Back, Standard, or Crash the Boards.
  • Defensive Pressure is also something that each lineup focuses on differently. How tightly the defense plays against opponents with the ball and without the ball. The Defensive Lineup applies the most pressure, while the Shooting Lineup plays off the ball the furthest.
Additional Improvements to Gameplay
  • Improved AI playcalling – much better ball movement, setting screens, and passing.
  • Pick and Roll Defense – Improvements to how the AI defends against the pick and roll (Switch, Show and Recover, and Trap).
  • Passing indicators – The player name is now displayed under the teammate who the ball will be passed to.
  • Improved responsiveness when tapping to Block or Rebound.
NBA Scores
Catch up on scores of your favorite teams with the addition of the NBA Scoreboard. Check when games start and view final scores.

Live Event Appointments
Never forget to play your favorite Live Event again. Anytime a Live Event has not started yet, just tap on the “Remind Me” button. Once the Live Event starts, you will receive a push note reminder that it’s now available to play. Try it out on some new Live Events coming your way like first to score, moving zones, sequence shot zones, and more.

Auction House
We added a Program Filter to help find items more easily.

Set Improvements
You can now quickly add items to a specific Set from the pack opening. Just tap the Set icon above an eligible item.

Within the Set breakdown view, the addition of the “Add All Items” button will quickly add all available items from your bench into the Set.

Game: NBA Live MobileReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
09:17 PM - December 6, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Previously available as a closed beta, 3 on 3 Freestyle is available now as an open beta, exclusively for PlayStation 4 users.

3on3 Freestyle features mythical U.S. playgrounds (Venice Beach, CA, ‘The Cage’ in Manhattan, NY, King Drew Magnet School in Compton, CA, and Rucker Park in Harlem, NY), a fun and energetic hip-hop soundtrack and an amazing street vibe – all as a tribute to today’s urban culture.

One of the elements that makes this game so fun is its Local Co-Op Online Multiplayer Option that allows three gamers “on the same couch” to challenge players from around the world.

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In 3on3 Freestyle, fifteen colorful, unique and recognizable male and female basketball players each have their own abilities and moves, being able to play a specific position. Players can use crisp passes, mesmerizing dribbling or force their way through defenders to win the game. Teammates must wisely pick their players in order to build the right team according to their preferred playstyle and their opponents. In addition to having different physical and technical attributes, each character has a specific backstory, written with the help of legendary writer Evan Skolnick, which unfolds along the player’s progress.

Key Game Features

Players: Each character wins points to unlock and upgrade their abilities, which includes dunks, long distance shots, stamina and more. Players must string their unique offensive and defensive skills into combos while keeping an eye on their team members’ capabilities.

Time Out: Teams can trigger the “substitution” mode for a limited number of times every game, allowing everyone to change their character. But, watch out, as this also means the other team of three players can pick new characters (or stick to the one they are already playing), adding to the strategic aspect of the game!

Couch Gaming: Local co-op online multiplayer option allows three gamers “on the same couch” to challenge players from around the world. It’s the new pizza night!

Game Modes: 3on3 Freestyle offers different game modes for unique experiences:
  • 3 v 3 online: With friends at home and alongside players from across the world.
  • 1 v 1 online: Compete against another player in frantic duels.

Game: 3on3 FreeStyleHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
07:27 PM - December 6, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

A new Mark McMorris Infinite Air patch has just been released for Xbox One, no word yet on the PlayStation 4 patch, but we will update this post when we hear anything. Check out the patch notes below.

UPDATE: This patch was previously released for PlayStation 4 and PC users on November 25.
  • Improved Onboarding and New Tutorials - Get more in-depth. Visit the tutorials menu to access the new lessons.
  • Videos - Visit the videos menu to access video tutorials, highlight reels and more.
  • Better Discovery Tools - New sorting options, favoriting, and messaging makes find and sharing your creations easier.
  • Gameplay Tuning - Small adjustments to make everything a bit smoother and more realistic.
  • Vibration - You can now get tactile feedback. Enable in the settings menu.
  • Bug Fixes and Improvements - We're always listening to the community to help make Infinite Air better.

Game: Mark McMorris Infinite AirReader Score: 3/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
07:21 PM - December 6, 2016. Posted by danny__boy. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K17 patch 1.07 is available now for PlayStation 4 and soon for Xbox One. The patch notes have not been released, but this post will get updated when they arrive.

Until then, let us know what you're seeing.

UPDATE: Mike Wang tweeted this...

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Over-dribbling prior to shooting will see a noticeable drop in FG% with Patch 1.07. Tomorrow morning's tuning update will nerf contested 3s

UPDATE #2: (12-8) Here are the patch notes.

UPDATE #3: (12-14) The patch is available now for Xbox One.

GENERAL
  • Support for the NBA 2K17 European All-Star Tournament as well as the forthcoming NBA 2K17 All-Star Tournament.
  • Performance increase for users playing in the Old Town, Sunset Beach, and Ante-Up parks.
  • Reduced the effectiveness of shooting after excessive dribbling to achieve better game balance.

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
02:57 PM - December 6, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Forza Horizon 3 Logitech G car pack is available now for $6.99, or free for Car Pass subscribers. The car pack includes the following cars. Check out the trailer here.
  • 2015 Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept
  • 1965 Pontiac GTO
  • 2017 Jaguar F Pace
  • 1996 HSV GT/R
  • 2014 Morgan 3 Wheeler
  • 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R
  • 1992 Toyota Supra 2.0 GT Twin Turbo

Game: Forza Horizon 3Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
02:15 PM - December 6, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

With Washington set to face Alabama in the College Football Playoff, Press Row Podcast host Bryan Wiedey is looking forward to a month of jousting with now-enemy Rich Grisham. After opening with some college football talk the two transition to an in-depth discussion on the just completed ‘Madden Classic’ eSports event. Topics broached later in the episode include how Golf Club VR and NBA 2KVR have been received, the shaky debut of NBA 2K17’s Park After Dark feature, MLB The Show 17’s announcement of a Retro Mode, new DLC on the way for Forza Horizon 3, and the release of a free-to-play version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2017.

On the show this episode:

Joining us this week:

Game: Press Row PodcastReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Sports / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
Monday, December 5, 2016
09:41 AM - December 5, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Check out the latest direct feed gameplay videos of Gran Turismo Sport, including a new trailer from PlayStation Experience 2016 and an interview with Kazunori Yamauchi.


Gran Turismo Sport - BMW M4 Coupe at Tokyo Expressway (GTPlanet)


Gran Turismo Sport - Audi R8 LMS at Tokyo Expressway (GTPlanet)


Gran Turismo Sport - PlayStation Experience 2016 Trailer


Gran Turismo Sport - PlayStation Experience 2016: Livecast Coverage

Game: Gran Turismo SportHype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 1 - View All
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Saturday, December 3, 2016
04:40 PM - December 3, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We have captured a bunch of MLB The Show 17 screenshots from the trailer that was released earlier today. While the quality isn't going to be as good coming from a video, these will have to do until we get actual in-game screenshots.

If there are some things you spot from the screenshots, let us know what you're seeing!

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 8 - View All
02:25 PM - December 3, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out new MLB The Show 17 trailer and make sure you check out Retro Mode at the end of it. Post your thoughts!

UPDATE: Retro Mode details revealed.

During the World Series, we revealed that newly inducted Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. will grace the cover of MLB The Show 17. The Kid’s signature style transcended the baseball diamond and helped create some of the most memorable baseball video games of the 90’s. Most of us at San Diego Studio grew up playing those classics and wondered how we could recreate a nostalgic feeling for a generation of gamers.

To answer the most obvious question: nope, your eyes did not deceive you. At the very end of our PlayStation Experience trailer you caught a first look at a new game mode for The Show 17.

Introducing “Retro Mode,” a retro gameplay experience that pays homage to the classic baseball games many of us grew up playing. Retro Mode allows you to move the pitcher across the pitcher’s rubber and move around the batter’s box with ease, classic on-screen displays, an old school soundtrack, unique sound effects, a throwback pause menu and more.

Retro Mode is entirely separate to the popular Road To The Show, Diamond Dynasty and Franchise game modes. This new way to play MLB The Show is designed to be a fun, throwback game mode that instigates battles on the couch with friends. We’re not diving deep into those modes just yet, but there are a few teases about the changes coming to RTTS, gameplay additions and a couple of other things we snuck into the trailer for our eager fans. Some changes are more obvious than others and we’ll take a deeper look very soon in case the untrained eye missed a clue (I’m guessing our biggest fans will find most of them by the end of the weekend).

We’ve only scratched the surface on the feature set for MLB The Show 17, so stay tuned for info in the coming weeks. And if you’re at PlayStation Experience over the weekend be sure to come by the MLB The Show bar and try out an Alpha build of Retro Mode.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 8 - View All
Friday, December 2, 2016
05:30 PM - December 2, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The official Madden NFL 17 roster update for week 13 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. We've listed some of the changes below.

GOING UP
  • Khalil Mack +2 (Overall 96)
  • Harrison Smith +1 (Overall 95)
  • Earl Thomas III +2 (Overall 95)
  • Eric Weddle +1 (Overall 95)
  • Kam Chancellor +2 (Overall 94)
  • Delanie Walker +1 (Overall 93)
  • Marshal Yanda +1 (Overall 93)
  • Eric Berry +1 (Overall 92)
  • Cameron Jordan +2 (Overall 92)
  • Devin McCourty +1 (Overall 92)
  • Dez Bryant +1 (Overall 92)
  • Landon Collins +2 (Overall 90)
  • Jordan Reed +1 (Overall 90)
  • Darian Stewart +1 (Overall 90)
  • Calais Campbell +1 (Overall 89)
  • Mike Evans +2 (Overall 89)
  • Josh Sitton +1 (Overall 89)
  • Brandon Brooks +1 (Overall 88)
  • C.J. Mosely +1 (Overall 88)
  • Jason Pierre-Paul +1 (Overall 88)
  • Kawann Short +1 (Overall 88)
  • David Amerson +1 (Overall 87)
  • David Bakhtiari +1 (Overall 87)
  • Derek Carr +1 (Overall 87)
  • David DeCastro +3 (Overall 87)
  • Ezekiel Elliott +1 (Overall 87)
  • Chandler Jones +1 (Overall 87)
  • Lamar Miller +1 (Overall 87)
  • Xavier Rhodes +2 (Overall 87)
  • Brandon Scherff +1 (Overall 87)
  • Zach Strief +3 (Overall 87)
  • Justin Tucker +1 (Overall 87)
  • Cameron Wake +1 (Overall 87)
  • Corey Graham +1 (Overall 86)
  • Kevin Zeitler +2 (Overall 86)
GOING DOWN
  • Greg Olsen -3 (Overall 94)
  • Jimmy Graham -1 (Overall 91)
  • Zack Martin -2 (Overall 91)
  • Russell Wilson -1 (Overall 90)
  • Darius Slay Jr. -1 (Overall 89)
  • Sean Lee -2 (Overall 88)
  • Cam Newton -1 (Overall 88)
  • Vontae Davis -3 (Overall 87)
  • Donald Penn -1 (Overall 87)
  • Terrell Suggs -1 (Overall 87)
  • Ryan Kerrigan -1 (Overall 86)
  • Doug Martin -2 (Overall 86)
  • Pernell McPhee -3 (Overall 86)
  • Matthew Stafford -1 (Overall 86)

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
02:41 PM - December 2, 2016. Posted by redsox4evur. Written by Steve Noah
The Madden Companion App is available now for Android and iOS devices.

(UPDATE: 12-6) New blog is online with more Madden Companion App details.

Description
Take your team all the way, wherever you are, with the EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL 17 Companion app. Access your Madden NFL 17 franchise quickly, and stay connected to the action. Get the latest news and updates from the Madden team – even find tips and tricks straight from the pros and developers themselves.

CONNECT TO YOUR FRANCHISE
Check on your team anytime, anywhere. View your league schedule, set your game status, and export league data to supported 3rd party sites where you can analyze stats and more. League Commissioners can also utilize convenient tools to advance their franchise week, clear cap penalties, and set league members to “auto-pilot.”

ACCESS MADDEN MESSENGER ON THE GO
Keep in touch with your franchise and Ultimate Team through Madden Messenger, and never miss an important update. Receive synched notifications straight from your console about completed auctions, new trade offers, rewards, objectives, and earned achievements.

STAY IN THE KNOW
Connect to the Madden community with user-generated content, from intense screenshots to videos of game-changing plays. Get hints and strategies from the pros, and even learn about fresh feature updates, exclusive offers, and information about upcoming competitive events directly from the Madden team.

SCORE EXCLUSIVE MUT REWARDS
Sign up to receive MUT rewards like Coins, Packs, and other great surprises throughout your Madden Season. View your rewards and discover unique and more in-depth reward stats, exclusive to the Companion app. Then, get in the game to redeem them for packs, player items, and more.

More details from the blog:

FRANCHISE MODE
Use the Madden Companion app to advance the week, view the weekly schedule, utilize commissioner controls, receive important notifications, and even export stats to third party websites all from the palm of your hand.

FRANCHISE NOTIFICATIONS
When you open the M17 Companion App for the first time, make sure to enable Notifications. This will ensure you are notified any time the league advances or when games are played. When you are in a league with several friends, knowing when the week has advanced, so you can play your game is key. Enabling notifications will also keep you informed of Trade Proposals and League Invitations.

TO DOS
You can set yourself as ready, toggle autopilot, or force advance the week right from the app. Your commissioner now has no excuse for not advancing the week on time!

COMMISSIONER CONTROLS
From the members tab, you can see all the other people in your Franchise and as a commissioner you can toggle auto pilot, clear cap penalties, boot users, make admin, and transfer commissioner status. In situations where one person isn’t available to play a game, the commish can now turn on auto pilot, while on the go, so the league can continue to run smoothly.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE
See scores and matchups for the week easily on the Schedule page. If you are the commissioner, then you can easily force a home or away win right from the app.

LEAGUE STATS EXPORT
There are many Franchise fansites that provide a great service to the community, and now you can safely integrate stats from your league into these websites using the new Stats Export feature. You simply put in the URL for your favorite fan website that supports this functionality and then press Export. Once the process is complete, the fan website will have all the player stats and rosters for the entire league. A big “thank you” goes out to DaddyLeagues for working with us on this feature.

MUT REWARDS
Start earning rewards for opening packs in Madden Ultimate Team. All packs you open will count towards your total. MUT Rewards members can receive Coins, Packs, and other great surprises throughout the Madden Season.

New players can sign up for MUT Rewards in the Madden Companion App, while existing members can view exclusive Ultimate Team stats, see the number of packs they’ve opened, and update the email address associated with their account.

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 17 - View All
Thursday, December 1, 2016
02:51 PM - December 1, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The December NHL 17 roster update is available now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, updating the NHL, AHL, ECHL, WHL, OHL, QMJHL, NLA, DEL, LIIGA, SHL and EXTRALIGA.

Roster Update Download Instructions*:
  • In the NHL 17 main menu, select (Customize)
  • In the Customize section, select (Roster)
  • In the Roster section, select (Active Rosters)
  • In the Active Rosters section, select the most recent update organized by 'Date & Time' under EA SPORTS NHL Official Rosters
*NOTE: Your console must have an internet connection to download this roster update.

Game: NHL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
01:12 PM - December 1, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

HB Studios have released The Golf Club VR patch 1.05, check out the full details below. Currently the game is only available on PC via Steam, compatible with the HTC Vive.

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Over the past two weeks we have put a lot of focus on improving Rivals and adding shot feedback to putting. With the Rivals improvement you can now see the ghost balls of the users you have selected to play against. Putt feedback can be seen after completing a practice putt or after your actual shot to breakdown the swing and give you a grade. We have also added 25 additional courses from the original TGC and enabled the option to favorite courses.

Bug Fixes
  • Adjusted the angles that the watch appears to improve visibility of it.
  • Addressed issues with grabbing a new ball just as the stroke limit has been reached.
  • Club faces will now switch properly when changing handedness.
  • Selecting favorite during the rate course screen now has an indication to show the course has been favorited.
  • Putt preview will no longer be sent if you swing overtop of your actual ball.
  • Reduced hitching issues when golf bag and ball are in view of HMD.
  • Dropping a ball onto your golf bag no longer flags your scorecard for cheating.
NEW AND UPDATED FEATURES

Ghost Balls
While we continue to improve on Rivals for TGCVR we have added Ghost Balls with patch 1.05. Now when selecting to play against Rivals you will see each of the selected players shots with each stroke that you take throughout your round.

Putt Feedback
Similar to shot feedback leading up to the green, we have added specific grading feedback to the watch for putting. The watch feedback will breakdown the weight and tempo of your swing to give you an overall grade. To view your putt grade hold down on the trackpad after your shot and view your watch.

Additional Courses
With this update we have pulled in 25 additional courses from The Golf Club. These courses can be selected by going to the course select screen and selecting all courses, the hex button with three lines in it. With this addition we have also added the ability to favorite course as well. Courses can be favorited by selecting the option at the end of your round, or you can select the star on the course details screen of each course. To view the courses that you have chosen as favorites you can select the hex button with the star icon on the course select screen.

Game: The Golf Club VRHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
03:35 PM - November 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Mike Stauffer (@2KStauff) has sent us the NBA 2K17 roster update details. Check them out here.

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All