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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Monday, April 17, 2017
06:40 PM - April 17, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

A new NHL 17 roster update is available now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, adding Charlie McAvoy, Brock Boeser and Clayton Keller. There may be a few others added, so make sure to check them out.

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
09:43 AM - April 17, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

In many ways, these are great days to be a sports video game fan. However, certain segments of popular games have experienced significant problems, causing enormous issues within each of those games' communities. The way titles are marketed at fans, persistent problems with certain modes, and perceived lack of communication between game makers and game players have embroiled fans and developers alike.

Host Rich Grisham talks with Operation Sports Community Manager Millennium - a man in the middle of a number of these conversations - about the overall situation, how fans should be approaching these issues, and what people on all sides can and should do.

Joining us this week:

Game: Press Row PodcastReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All
Saturday, April 15, 2017
11:01 AM - April 15, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Shady has checked in with another NBA 2K17 montage, this one focusing on the NBA Playoffs, which tipoff today.

Amazing work, considering the director's cut isn't in the game. Check it out and post your thoughts.

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
Thursday, April 13, 2017
04:39 PM - April 13, 2017. Posted by jvalverde88. Written by Steve Noah

With the ongoing frustration many MLB The Show 17 fans have had online so far this year, the team has posted a quick update for the community.

While they have addressed a number of online gameplay issues, they continue to work on the outstanding issues, with plans to release a new patch soon.

Make sure to read the note below, as it contains some information on the queue process in general, online franchise changes to speed up the amount of time to process leagues and more. Due to the issues, the team promises to give in-game content to all of you, but no specifics have been announced yet.

Our top priority every year with the MLB The Show franchise is to create the most authentic baseball game on the market. We push ourselves to include as many additions and improvements as possible, with the end goal of giving users an enjoyable experience across all game modes. We’re proud of so much that made it in this year, but we haven’t been satisfied with certain areas in The Show 17.

Since launch, we have identified and addressed a number of issues related to online gameplay – from freezes and hangs, to longer than normal wait times for the game processing queue. We’re still all hands on deck working to remedy outstanding issues.

There’s been some confusion about queue processing in general, and we’d like to provide insight into the changes we’ve made since launch to how the system works. When a game completes properly (i.e. both users finish to the end), scores should post quickly with no queue message. The back end has been refined to ensure the win/loss is updated immediately, but the rest of the stats from the game might take more time to process. When a game ends prematurely, due to a user disconnect or other abnormal action, the system is designed to take extra time to process, allowing the game to post correctly. In regards to the Online Franchise, changes are in place to help shorten the amount of time required to process leagues.

We have been and continue to work hard to resolve the remaining issues; a new patch is currently underway and we are committed to updating you as soon as we have new information to report. We appreciate all of the valuable feedback and reports the community has sent our way. Understandably, this can be a frustrating time for many of you, and in acknowledgement of that frustration we are planning to give in-game content to all of you. More info on that to come soon.

Thank you all for your patience. You are being heard, and we are truly grateful that we have such a passionate community.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 34 - View All
01:17 PM - April 13, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Slightly Mad Studios has announced Rallycross is coming to Project CARS 2 in late 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Watch the new trailer here.

It’s time to experience motorsport at its most primal.

0-100kmh in under 2 seconds—hurtling over 70-foot jumps, and battling side-by-side on dirt, mud, and asphalt: Master the ultimate racing experience with rallycross in Project CARS 2, coming Late 2017.

With 170+ cars, 60+ tracks, varying terrains and motorsports, tested and approved by world-class drivers, and featuring more iconic cars from the world’s most elite brands, Project CARS 2 is the most beautiful, authentically-crafted, and technically-advanced racing simulation game you’ve ever experienced.

Check out the Project CARS 2 Rallycross gameplay video from IGN below.

Game: Project CARS 2Hype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Forza Motorsport and Porsche have announced a six-year partnership to collaborate on a suite of co-branded initiatives. That partnership begins with the launch of the Porsche Car Pack for Forza Horizon 3, which is available now for $6.99, featuring seven new Porsche models to the Horizon Festival. Check them out below and watch the trailer here.
  • 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4
  • 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo
  • 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
  • 1995 Porsche 911 GT2
  • 1955 Porsche 550A Spyder
  • 1960 Porsche 718 RS 60

Game: Forza Horizon 3Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All

EA Sports simulated the Stanley Cup playoffs with NHL 17 and predict this years champion will be the Nashville Predators, with a game 7 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

It all came down to one game. P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators against Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup® Final. It was a back-and-forth game that featured stellar saves and highlight reel goals until Viktor Arvidsson scored with 17:37 left in the third period to give the Predators a 3-2 lead. Ryan Johansen would tack on an empty net goal late in the third period securing the first Stanley Cup in Nashville Predators franchise history.

  • Despite the Chicago Blackhawks’ strong regular season, they failed to get going in their first-round matchup against the Nashville Predators. The Predators dominated play throughout the playoffs and found themselves edging out Minnesota in a wild series.
  • After leading the Edmonton Oilers to the playoffs for the first time in 11 years, Connor McDavid caught fire and carried them into the Western Conference Finals. McDavid tallied 26 points in 20 games, but the Oilers unfortunately fell in 6 games to the Nashville Predators.
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets won their first ever playoff series over the Pittsburgh Penguins in a close seven game contest. Cam Atkinson led the way for the Blue Jackets with 6 points in the series, but would later fall to the Washington Capitals in the conference semi-finals.
  • After capturing their second straight Presidents’ Trophy, the Washington Capitals were put to the test through their first series against the young Toronto Maple Leafs, then squeaked out a 4-3 series win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in a physical, action-packed matchup.
  • A healthy lineup carried the Montreal Canadiens through two Original Six matchups. Led by goaltender Carey Price, the Habs shut down Alex Ovechkin and the Washing Capitals while Alexander Radulov provided some clutch goals to put them into the Stanley Cup Finals.

Game: NHL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
11:49 AM - April 12, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest NBA Playgrounds gameplay trailer, along with new details and post your thoughts.

NBA Playgrounds is scheduled to arrive on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC in May for $20.

Shooting and Dunking
Whether you’re shooting 3-pointers, pulling off major dunks, showing off your finger-roll game, or defying analytics and winning with long 2-pointers – timing is key. Letting go of the shoot button at the peak of your shooting motion will not only increase your shot percentage, it will actually give you bonus points if the timing is perfect. The same goes for layups and dunks. This brings an added layer to NBA Playgrounds, where advanced players can be rewarded for learning the animations.

Lottery Pick System
Pour in enough buckets, and your team will get to spin the Lottery Pick wheel for a short term bonus. Bonuses include super speed shoes, 12 inches of extra height on dunks, a glowing blue ball that increases your shot percentage, and a 2x 3-pointer. Another cool aspect of the Lottery Pick system is that it makes you think twice about pushing down your opponent on defense, as you lose your lottery bar momentum. It’s playground rules, but playing a cleaner game can bring you some good karma.

Defense wins championships – it also wins a ton of games in NBA Playgrounds, whether it’s against the AI, your friend on the couch, or online competition. Timing your swipes to get steals is key. On the other side of the coin, if you see a defender going in for a steal, that’s the perfect time to pull off a crossover and sprint towards the basket or the 3-point line. A good player will also experiment with and learn the perfect time to jump to block a dunk or a jump shot. Key moments – like when a player is about to shoot a 6-pointer during the Lottery Pick 3-pointer bonus – also call for you to push your opponent down – it’s playground rules after all!

Upgrade your Players
NBA Playgrounds rewards winning by giving the player new card packs that unlock new current and retired players. Sticking with a team for a while and focusing on unlocking their XP by playing through games will give those players new moves. Lots of players also have signature moves, so be sure to keep progressing in the game!

Game: NBA PlaygroundsHype Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Nintendo Switch / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
01:55 PM - April 11, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest DigitalFoundry video to learn more about how the Forza Motorsport engine runs on Project Scorpio hardware, along with some basic PC comparisons.

Make sure to read the full article with plenty more details at Eurogamer.

01:41 PM - April 11, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
PlayStation Access has posted a couple of new DiRT 4 gameplay videos. The first video features 3 races of Rally, Landrush and Rallycross. The second one goes over 8 things that prove it's more than just racing.

Check them out below and post your thoughts.

Game: DiRT 4Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
01:33 PM - April 11, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

MX vs. ATV 2017 Official Track Edition is available now for $39.99 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

  • Full game MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore with over 35 tracks
  • Plus 16 official tracks from the Supercross Championship season 2017
Rip, jump and scrub your way to victory in this vastly extended version!

Only the Encore edition features the brand new Rhythm Racing mode, extra outdoor Nationals tracks, and exclusive Waypoint races in open world maps.

The improved game engine brings remastered HD graphics & sound, smoother online gameplay, and updated riding physics for full control.

  • More than twice as many tracks as the original MX vs. ATV Supercross
  • Rhythm Racing mode: Drag race your friends on straight dirt tracks filled with obstacles and jumps
  • Free Ride mode for racing without boundaries
  • All new gear and graphics kits
  • Over 60 professional riders to race against
  • More than 80 licensed motocross companies for maximum authenticity

08:51 AM - April 11, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

MLB The Show 17 patch 1.03 is available now, check out the patch notes below.
  • Online gameplay fixes and improvements (both in menus and in the field)
    • Time outs, bullpen and substitution menus.
    • Pausing/unpausing at the same time as your opponent.
    • Double switching and pinch hitters/runners.
  • Detroit Tigers road uniform name fixed.
  • Year to year save fixes and message handling.
We will update this post if more details arrive later.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 34 - View All
Monday, April 10, 2017
12:29 PM - April 10, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Coming off a win by MLB The Show 16 of the Press Row Podcast Sports Game of the Year Award, MLB The Show 17 reaches the marketplace with naturally high expectations.

The series went big with Ken Griffey Jr. on the cover and found within various modes of play in the game, story-like elements for Road to the Show, new simulation features for Franchise Mode, and more content in Diamond Dynasty which looks to remain the consumer-favorite team-building mode. Server issues however have plagued the game since release marring what otherwise would have been widely-favorable impressions.

This super-sized episode of the Press Row Podcast features a full panel of the best evaluators of sports video games in the business examining all major aspects of MLB The Show 17.

Joining us this week:

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 34 - View All
Sunday, April 9, 2017