Author Bio
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, November 4, 2015
09:56 AM - November 4, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Giants and Saints! Giants and Saints! Giants and Saints!

If you were wise enough to select players from the Giants or Saints, you more than likely finished fairly high in your FanDuel league in Week 8. The two quarterbacks alone combined for 13 touchdowns!! We’re now past the midpoint of the NFL season, but there’s still plenty of great football in the near future.

Before we recap the winning lineup from Week 8 of The Operation Sports FanDuel Championship, here’s what you need to know about Week 9: The contest costs $5 to play and pays $100 to first place. Click here to enter! We'll see you there!

The Week 8 winning lineup, built by redscare, finished with 175 points, led by monster performances from Giants quarterback Eli Manning, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Saints tight end Ben Watson. The three players contributed 98.2 points, a whopping 56.1 percent of redscare’s points.

In second place this week, scorpio71, finished with 171.30 points, led by Manning, Beckham Jr., Todd Gurley and A.J. Green.

A hearty pat on the back to redscare and scorpio71 for finishing atop the field in the Operation Sports FanDuel Championship!

Don't miss out on the Week 9 contest, as the opportunities to qualify for the Operation Sports Championship in Week 11 are dwindling.

Here’s a look at redscare’s winning lineup:

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 19 - View All
09:34 AM - November 4, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA has posted some interesting stats based off of the first 16 days of FIFA 16's launch. We've listed some of those stats below, check the blog for more details.
  • 1.5 billion hours played
  • 326 million online matches played
  • 693 million goals scored (Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with 22.5 million)
  • Alex Morgan is the first woman to reach 1 million goals
  • Top redeemed celebration - K.O.
  • Top redeemed kit - 1999 Real Madrid Historic
EA is giving FIFA Ultimate Team players a free Ultimate Loan Players Pack, as a thank you to the fans. Simply log in to get the free pack.

Game: FIFA 16Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
08:40 AM - November 4, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Along with the Forza Motorsport 6 eBay Motors Car Pack, which arrived yesterday, Turn 10 Studios released their November content update, containing many new fixes and improvements. The update also comes with the 2015 Nissan #23 GT-R LM NISMO, free for all Forza Motorsport 6 players.

Check out the details below.

  • Fixed an issue where pop-up headlights on equipped cars would inadvertently engage automatically in Forzavista. In addition, fixed an issue where headlights pins in Forzavista would not function correctly for cars with pop-up headlights.
  • Fixed an issue where electric cars did not burn battery with Fuel/Tire Wear Difficulty set to “simulation”
  • Various fixes and improvements on a number of cars in the game
  • LIME ROCK – Fixed an issue where cars entering the pits at high speeds would not have damage fixed during the pit stop
  • NÜRBURGRING – Fixed an issue where cars could leave the environment after colliding with a barrier on the first turn of the Nürburgring + GP ribbon
  • Corrected/updated engine audio on a number of cars in the game
  • We’ve made some changes in the various available audio mix presets in the game. For example, the “Headphones” setting has been adjusted to make the player’s car more audible in the mix. This mix will work with all playback devices and is recommended for those who prefer to have their car audio more prevalent in the mix.
  • Server enhancements to improve matchmaking performance. These enhancements should result in improved multiplayer connections, especially for the small population of Forza 6 players who were previously having trouble connecting to multiplayer in the game.
  • We’ve made a change to address an issue where players could hold a multiplayer lobby open for an indefinite amount of time by not finishing a race. As a result of this change, players can no longer sit idle in League races and accrue points. In addition, players who are inactive for a certain period of time in a race will be removed.
  • Fixed an issue where lobby hosts in an Xbox Live party would inadvertently stop waiting for players in his/her party after matching into a public lobby game, backing out, and then making a private multiplayer game
  • Fixed an issue where MP lobbies with roll-off delay were preventing the rear view mirror from appearing for players
  • Non-performance enhancing Mods will not set dirty lap times
  • Using a Mod that forces sim damage on in a race will now result in Drivatar cars also taking sim damage
  • Crew Chief Mods can no longer be sold
  • Fixed an issue where players could unlock and share locked liveries by altering the livery in ForzaVista and then entering the Test Drive section of the game
  • Fixed an issue where tunes were inadvertently prevented from being shared due to language filter bug
  • Fixed an issue in replays, where telemetry for Drivatar cars was showing “stock,” even if the car was upgraded
  • Fixed an issue where Drivatars would be duplicated in a multiplayer lobby

Game: Forza Motorsport 6Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
01:50 PM - November 3, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA 2K16 roster update has arrived today, check out the details in the screenshot above (click the image for a higher resolution).

If any other details are revealed, we will update this post. Let us know what you are seeing!

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 30 - View All
Monday, November 2, 2015
04:02 PM - November 2, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Forza Motorsport 6 eBay Motors Car Pack (check out the new trailer here) is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, November 3, exclusively on the Xbox One.

Also noted in the Week in Review post, another Forza 6 content update is set to arrive tomorrow as well. Once we know what that content contains, we will post the information.

With that said, the eBay Motors Car Pack comes with the car pass subscription, otherwise it costs $6.99, or you can choose to buy cars from the pack individually.

Below is the list of cars available in the pack.
  • 1988 McLaren #12 Honda McLaren MP4/4
  • 1980 Lancia #31 Lancia Corse Beta Montecarlo Turbo
  • 2014 Maserati #35 M.Calamia Swiss Team MC Trofeo
  • 1977 Holden Torana A9X
  • 1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster
  • 2014 Mazda #70 SpeedSource Lola B12/80
  • 2000 Plymouth Prowler

Game: Forza Motorsport 6Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
01:51 PM - November 2, 2015. Posted by SimBaller. Written by Steve Noah

A new patch for the PC version of NBA 2K16 is available now. Check out the details below.

  • Support added for custom keyboard configurations.
  • Optimization improvements that increase performance across all configurations.
  • Addressed an issue where some users would notice commentary cutting out during gameplay.
  • Resolved frame rate stuttering at start of games/between quarters on moderate to high-end systems.
  • Addressed an issue where some users would see a black screen in the Edit Arena and Edit Uniform menus when ‘Special Effects’ was turned off.
  • New Video Settings option ‘Media People Detail Level’ added; reducing this will help performance on low-end and mid-range graphics cards.
  • Corrected missing/incorrect player icons when using a non-Xbox 360 controller.
  • Fixed a rare hang that could occur when attempting to fast-forward 2KTV.
  • Fixed a rare driver crash on DirectX 10.0 and DirectX 10.1 graphics cards.
  • Help text added to Video Settings menu.
  • Additional detail setting now available for Shader Detail in the Video Settings menu.
  • Fixed super sampling not working when Letterbox (formerly called Aspect Ratio Correction) was disabled.
  • The following Video Settings options should now provide the expected results when modified: Color Correction, Depth of Field, Screen Space Ambient Occlusion, Bloom, and Volumetric Effects.
  • Resolved a rare case where the game would hang when entering/exiting the Tattoo editor when customizing the tattoos on your MyPLAYER.
  • Addressed an issue on the main menu where the title would freeze for a period of time before proceeding to the selected action (e.g. loading a MyCAREER save).
  • Players will no longer slide/skate when pressing the block button during an inbound state. It was funny while it lasted.
  • Tuned crowd excitement and intensity on made buzzer beaters.
  • Resolved a case where certain players (e.g. Kristaps Porzingis) would have their hairstyle change slightly when zooming in the camera very close in replay.
  • Pro-Am Team Play has been added to the game! You can now play as a full team in your custom-built arenas.
  • Addressed a number of matchmaking issues that inhibited users from playing in Pro-Am Walk-On games.
  • Fixed an issue where your player would sometimes appear with the incorrect height (if you had more than one MyCAREER save file) when entering MyPARK/Pro-Am from within MyCAREER.
  • Fixed a rare case where the ball would get stuck in the High Roller courts, thus preventing a game from concluding.
  • Improved the animation of the skateboard in MyPARK. If you don’t have this, get it. You can move between courts faster than those that are on-foot!
  • 2K Beats will now continue to play after finishing a game in MyPARK.
  • Fixed an issue where some users were unable to join their friends’ MyCOURTs.
  • Fixed an issue where the host user was unable to send MyCOURT invites after leaving MyPARK/Pro-Am with a squad.
  • Addressed a number of issues with Accolades not unlocking at the appropriate time within MyCAREER.
  • Pressing the back button will no longer cause the game to hang from the MyCAREER NEXT menu after being eliminated from the playoffs.
  • Numerous tuning and code enhancements to improve simulated player stats.
  • Playoff games (within a series) can no longer be played out of order in MyLEAGUE Online.
  • Found and fixed a case where visiting certain submenus with no head coach would cause the game to hang.
  • Fans of relocated/rebranded teams will no longer hold up signs referencing the previous identity of the team.
  • Fixed a rare hang that could occur when the ticker referenced a previous game result where all of the players on the team have since been traded.
  • Selecting to load a custom draft class will no longer cause a game hang in the MyGM offseason if you had previously been fired during that same offseason.
NOTE: All patch fixes will work in your existing game mode saves.

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 30 - View All
09:09 AM - November 2, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The official weekly MLB 15 The Show roster update is available now. The update adds 7 players and includes 309 player movements. The developers are currently working on a final end of season roster update, but no release date has been given.

Daddy Leagues have posted the attribute changes for the roster update, some of the changes include Wade Davis -1 (90), Doug Fister +7 (83), A.J. Griffin +7 (81), Drew Storen -1 (81), Wil Myers -2 (80) and more.

Check out all of the other details below.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 29 - View All
08:38 AM - November 2, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Driveclub game update 1.24 is available now, featuring private lobbies for multiplayer with plenty of customization options, 2 new Sprint tracks, braking assist (mostly for novice users), along with many more improvements. It also paves the way for the EBR Tour Pack, scheduled to arrive on November 17.

Check out the full details below.

Full Details of Game Update 1.24:
  • Private Lobbies have been introduced to Multiplayer, to play custom games with your friends online competitively or for fun.
  • Private Lobbies include a wide range of customisable options and modifiers for things like; Grid Position, Penalties, Vehicle Collisions, Drafting, Gear Changes, Camera Perspective, and more.
  • Introduces a new Multiplayer Accolade. Earn fame rewards for playing online via the event browser or with your friends in Private Lobbies.
  • The Club Level cap has been raised from 50 to 55, with a new reward to unlock at level 55.
  • ELITE Driver Levels 76-80 have been added, with a new reward to unlock at each level.
  • ELITE Driver Level Challenges can now be played directly via a new option in your Driver Profile.
  • A new in-game store has been added to make finding add-ons for DRIVECLUB much easier.
  • Adds a steering wheel profile for DRIVECLUB Bikes, and reintroduces look left and right on the steering wheel d-pad for cars.
  • 2 new Sprint tracks for Glenmorgan (India) and Chungara Lake (Chile).
  • An adjustable 'Braking Assist' is now available to aid those less familiar with the tracks, generally helping make the game easier for novice drivers.
  • Includes general improvements for game performance, stability and usability.
Update 1.24 Add-ons will be available for download from PlayStation®Store on Nov 17 (worldwide):
  • Adds support for the EBR Expansion (coming to PlayStation®Store as a free expansion for DRIVECLUB BIKES on Nov 17) - which includes the Erik Buell Racing 1190RX, Erik Buell Racing 1190SX and EBR Tour Pack.
  • The EBR Tour Pack includes 6 new Events and 3 new Trophies. Collect every star in the EBR Tour to earn a bonus Livery.
  • Adds support for the free All Stars Tour Pack (coming to PlayStation®Store as a free add-on for DRIVECLUB on Nov 17).
  • The All Stars Tour Pack includes 6 new Events and 3 new Trophies. Collect every star in the All Stars Tour to earn a bonus Livery.
  • Adds support for the EBR livery pack (coming to PlayStation®Store on Nov 17). The pack contains 5 new livery patterns to customise your bikes or cars with.
  • Adds support for this months free bonus livery (coming to PlayStation®Store on Nov 17).
Important developments to be aware of (coming after 1.24):
  • More Sprint tracks, every week until Christmas this year!
  • More cars, bikes and tours...
  • Easy difficulty for Tour.
  • Extra Accolade ranks up to Rank 10, to give you more to play for and much bigger Fame rewards for completing them.
  • Extra customisation slots, to help you change between your designs more easily.
  • Lots more based on your feedback! Please keep sharing your thoughts with us to help shape the game's next update in December!

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All
Sunday, November 1, 2015
10:38 AM - November 1, 2015. 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 31, 2015
02:49 PM - October 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 owners of Super Mega Baseball were expecting to see a free DLC update in September, which was later pushed to October.

Unfortunately, the free update has been delayed again and instead of promising another estimated release date, the team explains the situation and mentions they are committed to release it ASAP.

Many of you have been waiting patiently for our PS3/PS4 patch and free DLC release, which was pushed back from September to October. Here we are, at the end of October, and you still haven’t seen it yet – we owe you an explanation.

First and foremost, it’s still on its way. In fact, the development has been done for some time now. As it turns out, the addition of a free trial mode and the free DLC (two new stadiums), has complicated the process of getting the updates through to the store. There’s simply a lot of configuration changes that have to be okay’d and a lot of back and forth involved to get it all setup correctly on both PS3/PS4 and in all regions. We’re working as fast as we can, but are stuck in a bit of a waiting game now.

This has already taken much longer than we expected, so we’ll avoid making any further promises and just say we’re committed to getting this thing out ASAP. We’re sorry for the wait.

Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings was released for Xbox One on August 13, check out our review here, if you missed it.

Game: Super Mega Baseball: Extra InningsHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All
Friday, October 30, 2015
06:00 PM - October 30, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The PC version of NBA 2K16 is free to play on Steam, until Sunday at 1:00 PM EST.

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 30 - View All
05:39 PM - October 30, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

MLB 15 The Show simulated Game Three of the 2015 World Series (watch the video here), as the scene shifted back to Citi Field in the Big Apple. While the Mets got out early, the Royals were able to get to Noah Syndergaard and scratch out a 4-2 win in a pivotal Game Three.

Travis d’Arnaud opened the scoring in the second with home run to straight away center of KC starter Yordano Ventura.

At the time, it looked like that single run might en enough, as Syndergaard had cruised through the first two innings. But, the rookie ran into immediate trouble in the third. Alex Gordon led off with a triple and Alex Rios went opposite field on the next pitch for a two-run homer. The Royals then loaded the bases, and only a spectacular double play turn by Wilmer Flores and Daniel Murphy limited the damage to two runs.

The two teams then traded sacrifice flies. Yoenis Cespedes tied the game in the bottom of the third, and Rios untied things with a fly ball in the top of the fourth.

The score remained 3-2 until the ninth, when Eric Hosmer, whose sac fly ended Game One, went deep for an all important insurance run.

The Mets would put two on with two out in the bottom of the ninth, but Wade Davis got the final out to preserve the 4-2 victory.

Game 4 is Saturday night, and MLB 15 The Show will be back with another simulation recap and highlights.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 29 - View All
02:53 PM - October 30, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

A decade ago, the most monumental decision in sports gaming history took place. Electronic Arts secured the exclusive license to make NFL-branded console video games, and the industry has never been the same again. 10 years later, what does that mean? Is it possible, much less likely, that anyone will ever make a competitor to Madden? If so, what would it take to accomplish it? Join our panel of Owen Good, Kat Bailey, Bryan Wiedey, and Rich Grisham as they explore this issue.


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), and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 4 Minutes

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.

Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox One
09:41 AM - October 30, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Japanese Car Pack is available now On Demand in Project CARS, check out the trailer here. The car pack costs $3.49 and is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

The Japanese Car Pack includes the following cars:
  • 2015 Scion FR-S Rocket Bunny Edition (Free)
  • 2015 Toyota GT-86 Rocket Bunny GT Edition
  • 2014 Toyota TS040 Hybrid
  • 2012 Toyota GT86 / Toyota 86
  • 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX FQ-360
  • 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI TME

Game: Project CARSReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Wii U / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Thursday, October 29, 2015
06:02 PM - October 29, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Week 8 of the NFL season is here and so are the updated Madden NFL 16 rosters. Check out the blog here, along with the sortable spreadsheet of all changes here.

  • Nick Folk - 84 OVR (+5)
  • Derek Carr - 85 OVR (+2)
  • Cameron Jordan - 92 OVR (+2)
  • Danny Amendola - 82 OVR (+2)
  • Doug Martin - 85 OVR (+2)
  • Jarvis Landry - 85 OVR (+2)
  • Jordan Reed - 87 OVR (+2)
  • Mike Evans - 88 OVR (+2)
  • Brandon LaFell - 81 OVR (-2)
  • Davon House - 78 OVR (-2)
  • Andrew Luck - 88 OVR (-1)
  • Cam Newton - 91 OVR (-1)
  • DeAndre Hopkins - 93 OVR (-1)
  • DeMarco Murray - 90 OVR (-1)
  • Greg Olsen - 93 OVR (-1)
  • Jimmy Graham - 93 OVR (-1)

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All