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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, July 4, 2014
10:53 AM - July 4, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 91st edition of the Press Row Podcast brings the full team together to discuss the loss of the NCAA Football franchise now that it’s the time of year when it would be released. We discuss what it means to each individual, what it means to EA Sports, and what the potential future may be for any kind of college football game in the future. Also, the crew discusses the critical reception of UFC a month after release and what the implications are to the game and the market with its less-then-stellar Metacritic number.

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Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 31 Minutes

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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
03:47 AM - July 4, 2014. Posted by strawberryshortcake. Written by Steve Noah

It looks like some Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 video footage has leaked out. Start the video at roughly the 1:30 mark to watch about 13 minutes of gameplay.

UPDATE: The video was taken down, but we've updated it with zoomed in footage.

Your thoughts?

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2015Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
Thursday, July 3, 2014
12:51 PM - July 3, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We have just posted 15 new Project CARS screenshots, which ships in November for PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U.

Visit our Project CARS page for more information about the game.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
10:12 AM - July 3, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest Madden NFL 15 gameplay video, submitted by dts5381, AKA Smitty on Twitter.

Game: Madden NFL 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 24 - View All

Konami has just released the fact sheet for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015, as well as 9 new screenshots.

It looks like micro-transactions are coming to MyClub. Live updates will bring weekly updates to the rosters and ratings to both single player and online modes.

Read the full press release below.

'The Pitch is Ours!'

KONAMI looks to the sheer drama, incredible skill and big game moments of awe with its on-field focus for PES 2015 highlighted by the astounding visual benefits of the FOX Engine debuting on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. today announced the first details for PES 2015, the upcoming release of its heralded soccer video game franchise, elevating on-field realism to all-new levels as it recreates the heart-pounding feeling associated with being part of a crucial top-flight match.

"The Pitch is Ours..."

PES 2015 is centered on the mantra "the pitch is ours." (A soccer field is referred to as a "pitch.") Through the combined efforts of the Tokyo and Windsor-based PES Productions team, the heart-thumping and nail-biting moments of top-flight soccer have been perfectly recreated. PES 2015 sees a true return to core PES values of total control, super responsive controls and renowned gameplay, where the user has unrestricted control over how they play. KONAMI has completely reworked a number of key elements to ensure every pass, shot or off-the-ball run is finely balanced to give maximum player satisfaction within PES 2015's on-field action.

By looking at three key tenets of the modern game, the PES Productions Team has completely reworked the in-game shooting and goal-keeping mechanics:
  • Excitement Of Goals
A new shooting system allows a variety of unrestricted shooting styles with precise control over the direction and power of all strikes. Countering enhanced attacking options, goal keepers intuitively close angles and are capable of an incredible number of ways to react to any situation, including altering center of gravity.
  • Final Pass
Likewise, passing options available to players when delivering a final pass have been expanded, allowing for little knock-ons or searing low passes that use new physics routines to ensure the ball behaves realistically across every situation, providing unique and differing outcomes decided by user actions.
  • 1 on 1
The final key element that has been totally reworked centers around the degree of close control on offer. Positioning is vital, but the ability to dribble into space and beat your marker is now hugely improved and opens up PES 2015 as the definitive on-field experience.

These central features are then supported by additional elements to create the most entertaining and breath-taking match-day experience imaginable.
  • Incredible Response Times: Lightning fast controls allow users to instinctively react to every movement when the ball is in play.
  • Full Pitch AI: The game engine now features AI that is constantly adjusted covering everything that develops on the field, resulting in players making runs, finding space and marking opponents even when off-screen.
  • Closest Control: Take on defenders using each player's inherent dribbling skills, as opposed to relying on "trick" moves. New skills include jinking runs, responsive sprints and incorporating a much wider range of pace - from walking to sprinting.
  • Case for Defense: Users have complete control over when to close down, tackle or hold up play. Successful defending is based entirely on the decisions the user makes.
FOX Engine Benefits

Next-gen editions of PES 2015 also mark the first full implementation of Kojima Productions' stunning FOX Engine within the PES franchise. Having debuted last year in an embryonic form, the power of the new wave of consoles - Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - has allowed a level of visual acuity and in-game advances that were previously impossible. All graphical features in-game from players, to crowd and stadium now benefit from a single source of real-time lighting naturally bringing the game to vivid next gen life.
  • Behavioral Patterns: PES 2015 now boasts a huge array of players that both look and play like their real-life counterparts. KONAMI has faithfully recreated over 1,000 players this year, with custom animations and playing styles across its extensive player roster. They run like they should; play the way they do in real life; and react emotionally as they would to fouls, goals or referee decisions - with their frame of mind actually affecting how they play.
  • Poetry in Motion: The individuality of players is further enhanced with seamless animations. No sacrifice to animation has been made in the pursuit of fast response, yet the movements flow effortlessly calculated in real-time and dependent on the player's position in relation to the ball and its speed.
  • Bring the Noise: PES 2015 mirrors the atmosphere of a top-flight match. The crowd animations have been hugely enhanced, and the ebb and flow of a match is met with context-sensitive crowd effects and movements.
  • Let There Be Light: Real-time lighting is used across the entire stadium, with the enhanced visuals bathed in the changing light of day or the stark glare of the floodlights at a night match
PES ID Returns:

The PES series has always centered on player realism: recreating their abilities and letting the user run freely with the world's greatest stars. The FOX Engine-powered PES 2015 is as committed to this as ever, aiming to bring the best players and teams to vibrant life - recreating the playing styles of the world's best teams and stars.
  • PES ID: Teams will be set up to play as they do in real-life, while their star players will work within this framework, but will be instantly recognizable via their runs and playing styles. The world's greatest teams will not only move and find space like they would in real life, they will also defend or attack like them automatically.
  • Balance of Play: Teams will automatically adopt their real-life counterparts' game plan, whether it is counter-attacking, out wide or defensively minded.
  • Realistic Abilities: While the world's greatest players are indeed capable of moments of incredible skill, PES 2015 focuses on players' abilities and not their flicks and tricks. Beating a man using pace and close control is the key to attacking play, and only those that can will get away with rainbow flicks, but not every time.
With these key advances in place, however, KONAMI has not neglected the wide range of options users expect. Along with enhancements to established favorite modes, a wealth of new features are set to debut in PES 2015.

Key Additions:
  • myClub: Extensive Master League Online overhaul allows players and managers to be added using accumulated GP or via micro-transactions within club dealings. Agents now used to meet player requirement criteria, while unhappy players can upset the balance of a side to detrimental effect. This extends to offline play.
  • Live Updates: Weekly data updates constantly adjust transfers and team line-ups in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Brazilian leagues. Player data is also updated based on current performances every week, so if a player is on a goal-scoring streak, his stats will be boosted accordingly in the update. This will be applied to all online modes and will be optional within single-player mode.
  • Accurate Player Stats: The player parameter system for PES has been completely rebuilt, working with key community sites across the globe to create the most realistic player stats database.
  • Adaptable Match Environments: When an opponent prefers to play a passing game, players can tell the groundsman not to cut the grass so short. Or they can have it watered to speed up their team's passing play. Players can tailor any part of their stadiums to suit their current needs.
In the coming months, KONAMI will announce further details regarding game presentation, ball physics tied to weather conditions, new leagues, a revolutionary role control system, enhanced player and stadium edit modes, online systems and anti-cheating technology, plus talk about improvements to existing modes such as Master League and Become A Legend.

PES 2015 will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and additional formats during autumn/winter period of 2014.

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2015Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Forza Motorsport 5 Hot Wheels car pack has arrived for $9.99 (included as part of the Forza Motorsport 5 Car Pass). It includes the following cars.
  • 2013 Lamborghini Veneno
  • 1974 Toyota Celica GT
  • 1939 Audi Auto Union Type D
  • 1967 Lotus Type 49
  • 2013 Mazda #7 Andretti Autosport USF2000
  • 1952 Ferrari 375
  • 2015 Audi S3 Sedan
  • 1956 Ford F-100
  • 1973 Ford XB Falcon GT
  • 1983 GMC Vandura G-1500
In addition, 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.

This is the final monthly car pack for Forza Motorsport 5 and is included as part of the Forza Motorsport 5 Car Pass. While it is the last monthly car pack, more DLC cars are coming your way in the weeks and months ahead. More details are coming soon.

Here are some screenshots and a video.

Source - ForzaMotorsport.net

Game: Forza Motorsport 5Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
02:09 PM - July 2, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest trailers (trailer #1, trailer #2) from Project CARS and let us know what you think!

Project CARS is the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet.

Create a driver, pick from a variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and enter the Hall Of Fame. Then test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends, leaderboard-based time challenges, or continually-updated community events.

Featuring world-class graphics and handling, a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system, and deep tuning & pit stop functionality, Project CARS leaves the competition behind in the dust.

Project CARS will be coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Steam OS & Wii U starting November 2014.

For more info, make sure to visit http://www.projectcarsgame.com

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
04:18 PM - July 1, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just posted their breakdown of the top 5 new defensive duos for Madden NFL 15. These duos include J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney, DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller, Jairus Byrd and Kenny Vaccaro, Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner and Joe Haden and Donte Whitner.

Check out some of the new screenshots of them in action, as well as a few rating reveals from Donny Moore and let us know what you think.

Game: Madden NFL 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 24 - View All
07:47 AM - July 1, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Amazon currently has the PlayStation 4 version of MLB 14 The Show on sale for $39.99.

Game: MLB 14 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 4 - View All
Monday, June 30, 2014
07:19 PM - June 30, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Stephanie McMahon and Hunter Hearst Helmsley just announced on WWE RAW that John Cena will be the cover athlete for WWE 2K15. We should start hearing more about the actual game fairly soon.

UPDATE: We have just added the official WWE 2K15 cover announcement video. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any gameplay footage.

WWE 2K15 ships on October 28th for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Game: WWE 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
03:59 PM - June 30, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

IGN has posted another Forza Horizon 2 video. This one showcases the brand new weather system in the game, which includes rainbows.

Game: Forza Horizon 2Hype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
11:06 AM - June 30, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We have plenty of users from the OS community who already write fantastic dynasty stories, filled with stats, details and much more. Are you ready to take your dynasty to another level?

Thanks to a few key members of Dynasty Nation, we have found a home for those of you that want to do more with your dynasty. Below you will find just a few of the things you can do at Dynasty Nation. Feel free to continue updating your dynasties the way you currently do them or sign up for free at Dynasty Nation and see what you can come up with.
  • Dynasty Nation allows you to bring your sports video game franchise to life like never before.
  • The most authentic way to update and share games from your franchise or dynasty.
  • Write stories and articles that cover your games, major trades, injuries, etc.
  • Incorporate in-game images or video to remember your game time moments.
  • Dynasty Nation allows you do do as much, or as little as you want. It’s up to you.
  • Dynasty Nation is the perfect way to keep track of all of your team’s stats and records.
  • Keep box scores for every game.
  • Record year-to-year statistics for your players that games often do not record.
  • Track standings from year to year and playoff results.
The best way to understand what the site allows you to do is to check it out here.

Check out some of the examples from the different sport categories below.A special thanks to Dan and Grant for making this happen, also a tip of the hat to Shawn for helping out with the transition. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them here or just sign up free at Dynasty Nation and ask your questions there.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Sports / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
10:34 AM - June 30, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Today EA SPORTS released a new video that highlights how incredible visuals in FIFA 15 help deliver authentic player visuals and fully realized stadiums with living pitches. Watch the video now: http://youtu.be/tfjML2B2aVo. All footage captured from FIFA 15 gameplay.
  • Authentic Player Visuals — The FIFA 15 development team created the Next Generation football player – ensuring players appear true to their physical form. An all-new physically-based rendering lighting system changes the way players look, ensuring users are able to see a level of detail in players’ faces which hasn’t been possible before. New body rigging and character models make players feel powerful and athletic, while kits move realistically and react with the environment becoming dirty with mud and grass as the match unfolds.
  • Living Pitch — Pitches will never be the same. Slide tackles and boot marks are now visible on the pitch, and as the match progresses, the playing surface becomes increasingly weathered just as it would in a real football match. Fans playing in rain or wet weather will notice mud and debris on the pitch. Corner flag physics, goal frames that shake, and animated LED ad boards are just some of the new details that bring FIFA 15 to life.
FIFA 15 hits stores September 23 in North America on Xbox One, PS4 and PC and is powered by the EA SPORTS IGNITE Engine. The game is also available on Xbox 360, PS3 and other platforms.

Check it out and let us know what you think.

Game: FIFA 15Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.

Hot News

Features & Blogs

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Sports / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Saturday, June 28, 2014
01:19 PM - June 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports will be releasing NHL 15 screenshots from every NHL arena over the next few months. Today they have released screenshots of TD Garden and The Pepsi Center.

The power of the next-gen consoles finally allows the NHL franchise to capture every detail of an NHL arena. Unique arena elements such as 19,000+ seat capacities, dynamic lighting, player entrance tunnels and much more are all captured with a level of detail not possible on the previous generation. This summer, NHL 15 will make home games will truly feel like home.

Previously released arena screenshots:Your thoughts?

Game: NHL 15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 26 - View All