Monday, April 30, 2007
10:05 PM - April 30, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
IGN Update (PS2)

IGN has posted the following:

09:34 PM - April 30, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
EA Sports has announced Gilbert Arenas, as cover athlete for NBA Live 08. Included are two screenshots, box art and movie clips showing off how happy Arenas is about being selected.
"Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that Washington Wizards All-Star Gilbert Arenas will be the cover athlete and spokesman of EA SPORTS™ NBA LIVE 08. This season Arenas displayed tremendous determination to emerge as one of the league’s most dangerous offensive players, rising to No. 3 in league scoring and leading the Wizards into the playoffs for the second straight season. NBA LIVE 08 is in development at EA Canada in Vancouver, BC, and will ship to stores worldwide this fall."

09:30 PM - April 30, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some screenshots from Burnout Paradise, for the Playstation 3.
"Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the title for the revolutionary new Burnout™ videogame currently in development for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360™ videogame system. Players will be able to take their dangerous driving experience to a whole new level when Burnout™ Paradise is unleashed this winter."
We've also posted some for the Xbox 360. Both screenshots are identical, so choose wisely.
"Burnout Paradise proves that crashing is awesome! Next generation technology has enabled an unprecedented level of crash deformation allowing you to experience the most explosive pile-ups in the series’ history. Now the development team can realize their original vision for the Burnout franchise: an open world environment where you can do anything, anywhere, anytime!"

09:44 AM - April 30, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
NBA Live 2008 Screenshots (360)

Xboxyde has posted some screenshots of NBA Live 2008.
"Electronic Arts also released these first two images of NBA Live 2008, showcasing the players modeling."

Burnout Paradise Screenshots and Movie Clip (360)

Xboxyde has posted some screenshots of Burnout Paradise, including a movie clip.
"Electronic Arts finally unveils the new Burnout, now named Burnout Paradise, via these 4 images and a video."

Burnout Gets Official Title (360, PS3)

Eurogamer has the scoop.
"Electronic Arts has unveiled the title of the fifth game in the Burnout series. It'll be called Burnout Paradise, and is due out on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this winter.

Naturally it's developer Criterion's first offering for PS3, and promises a free-roaming experience built from scratch for the new technology. This will give us the most detailed damage engine we've seen, and more polygons than you can possibly count up to."

DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road Screenshots (360)

Gameinfowire has posted some screenshots of DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road.
"After a two-year break for the series, Codemasters Studios’ designers are back creating a totally reinvigorated McRae experience. The new Colin McRae title will go beyond the series’ point-to-point rallying to deliver the most diverse selection of extreme off-road competitions. Sensational gravel, mud and dirt racing events from the world over will include perilous Hill Climb and collision-packed Rally Cross events."

Virtua Tennis 3 Movie Clip (PS3, 360)

Playsyde and Xboxyde have both posted a movie clip of the first 10 minutes from Virtua Tennis 3.

Other Stuff...

Not a lot of anything for me over the weekend, besides getting a little further into God of War II and the NFL Draft. I was happy w/ the first day for the Boys, but the 2nd day is a little shady.

Sucks that I have to wait a week before the Pistons/Bulls series. I watched the Warriors beat the Mavs last night in a great game. Dirk looked as if he was scared to touch the ball at one point in the game. MVP, yeah right.

Hoping to get back to work by Thursday, but we'll see what the doc says.

What's up with you?
  • QOTD: So, how do you think your team fared in the NFL Draft?

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Saturday, April 28, 2007
08:55 AM - April 28, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
New Gran Turismo HD Downloads Coming Soon?

Kotaku has the scoop.
"Sony's ThreeSpeech blog is hinting at upcoming downloads for the PlayStation Network release Gran Turismo HD. While simply announcing that a new video of the game will be hitting the PlayStation Store sometime soon, featuring the currently unplayable Nissan Xanavi Nismo Z, they write that we should also keep an eye on GranTurismoWorld.com for future announcements."

NintendoWorldReport Screenshots (Wii, DS)

NintendoWorldReport has posted screenshots from the following games:

THQ: We Won't Publish GTR (360)

360Monster has the scoop.
"THQ and SimBin are no longer working together on the GTR Xbox 360 videogame. Our focus within the racing genre is continuing to build THQ's internally developed Stuntman, Juiced and MX franchises."

Madden NFL 08 Vince Young Theme Available (360)

According to Major Nelson, there is a Madden NFL 08 Vince Young theme available on the Marketplace.
"Celebrate the cover announcement for Madden NFL 08 - Vince Young of the Tennessee Titans! This special edition theme is only available for a limited time; download now and get ready for Madden NFL 08 - in stores August 14th."

Other Stuff...

Definitely over half way through God of War 2 now, if it weren't for that game, I may be insane right about now. Hard to believe this appendix thing is still killing me, I figure I'd be half way good to go by now. Frustrating, to say the least.

Can't wait for the draft to start, I'm very interested to see what trades come up, early on. Hope the Boys don't make any boneheaded decisions.

What's up with you?
  • QOTD: Who would you like your team to draft today?

Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!

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Friday, April 27, 2007
09:26 AM - April 27, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Motorstorm Patch Coming (PS3)

Boomtown has the scoop.
"A fix for a variety of online issues coming to the PlayStation 3 racer next month. Lestrade - Community Team Coordinator – has explained on the official PlayStation forum that a patch is being developed to tackle a variety of exploits and other issues with the online multiplayer of Evolution Studios' Motorstorm."

Maximum-Football Patch Available (PC)

Matrix Games have released a patch for Maximum-Football.
"This latest comprehensive update improves upon the previous several updates by offering smoother gameplay in addition to substantial improvements made to the AI’s substitution and fatigue protocols."

Forza Motorsport 2 Screenshots and Movie Clip (360)

Xboxyde has posted some Forza Motorsport 2 screenshots, as well as a movie clip.
"Forza 2 keeps coming back regularly thanks to the very nice updates on its official site. This time we get 5 new screenshots and a brand new and very nice video."

Other Stuff...

Actually sat down for a gaming session of God of War 2 last night. I think I might be halfway through it already, lol. Amazing game.

Good to see the Pistons lock things down in the 4th quarter last night. They blew open a fairly close game, nasty block from Dice on G Hill, lol.

What's up with you?
  • QOTD: Got your NFL draft day plans set?

Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!

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Thursday, April 26, 2007
11:11 PM - April 26, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
IGN Update (PS3, PS2, PC)

IGN has posted the following:

Worthplaying Update (PS3, PC, PS2)

Worthplaying has posted the following:

01:57 PM - April 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some MLB 07: The Show movie clips. Most of you have already seen them, but just in case, here they are.
"Already widely considered the most authentic baseball simulation available, the franchise now introduces the all-new Road to The Show mode, enabling gamers to play both offense and defense from the created player’s perspective. Providing an even more realistic experience from the mound, the all-new New Pitch Command System (PCS) delivers unsurpassed strategy to pitch selection, as a pitcher’s “pitch comfort” will be predetermined based on a best to worst pitch scenario. It is up the gamer to decide if he/she should try to “work on a pitch” or just go with what is working. Additionally, with the Adaptive Pitching Intelligence (API) feature, catchers will call the game based on the individual strengths and weaknesses of each pitcher as well as analyze tendencies of batters. Gamers will now have the ability to either trust the pitches called by the catcher or shake them off.

As more and more gamers are seeking quality online competition and content, MLB 07 The Show adds to its already robust online feature set and delivers Online League Play, which offers the ability to set up customizable leagues with up to 30 teams, complete with full stat tracking, point benefits and rewards. Additionally, the My Sliders feature allows users to create their perfect game settings and upload them to the MLB 07 The Show server for others to try out."

01:46 PM - April 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our UEFA Champions League 2006-2007 review. Find out what Clay Shaver had to say about it.
"As someone who gets 99% of their exposure to soccer from either video games or the World Cup, I won’t pretend to understand the depth of the passion that soccer fans have. I think U.S. sports fans certainly have passion for their baseball and football, but I’m not sure the average fan lives and breathes their favorite club like a soccer fan does. So, even though it always strikes me as strange, I shouldn’t be too shocked about how many new titles seem to drop every year. That’s why I was only mildly surprised to have UEFA Champions League 2006-2007 show up in my mailbox barely a half a year after FIFA 07. That’s not to complain, I certainly enjoyed FIFA 07 and was more than happy to jump feet-first into a new title and kick it around a bit.

If you’re a novice to international - specifically European - football, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League features some of the absolute elite football clubs that even soccer newbies are mildly familiar with. Clubs like Real Madrid, A.C. Milan and Manchester United all compete on this grand European stage for the chance to hoist the European Champion Clubs' Cup – considered the most prestigious by most European fans. Unfortunately, here in the states, I’m not sure that having a title specific to Champions League is nearly the selling point that it is on the other side of the pond."

Sack One of the Nation’s Top Quarterbacks on XBOX LIVE

NFL Draft prospect Brady Quinn to challenge fans in upcoming Xbox LIVE Game with Fame session.

Former Notre Dame quarterback and potential No. 1 overall draft pick Brady Quinn is spending the night before the start of his professional career doing what he loves the most: hanging with family and friends and playing EA Sports’ “Madden NFL 07™” on Xbox 360™. Quinn, who led the Fighting Irish to two Bowl Championship Series games during his illustrious career, will lead a virtual team on the field as part of the latest Xbox LIVE® Game with Fame session.

Xbox LIVE Gold members interested in challenging the strong-arm quarterback in “Madden NFL 07” from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EDT/4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. PDT on Friday, April 27, 2007, should send a friend request to the gamertag BQuinnGWF.

Quinn, who is arguably the top prospect in this year’s draft, will have his professional fate decided April 28-29 in New York City when each of the professional teams selects the future of its franchise. Many analysts speculate that Quinn will be selected within the top several picks on draft day. The lucky gamers who are able to challenge him the evening before will no doubt be playing against a rising star.

Quinn received the Maxwell Award as college football's top player in 2006, and he was a finalist for last season’s Heisman Trophy. Quinn also was named the Cingular All-America Player of the Year during his senior year and garnered the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award as the nation’s top senior college quarterback.

The Xbox LIVE Game with Fame program gives Xbox LIVE subscribers the unique opportunity to meet, chat and play against some of today’s hottest stars. Past Game with Fame celebrity players include Kansas City Chiefs’ Larry Johnson, New York Jets’ Jonathan Vilma, Jack Black, Jenny McCarthy, Chamillionaire, New York Yankees’ Jason Giambi, Ryan Cabrera and Ludacris. Further information on other Xbox LIVE events is available at http://www.xbox.com/gamewithfame.

In “Madden NFL 07,” players control the running game like never before. For the first time ever, players step up as the lead blocker to create a hole, and then take control of the tailback and smash through, overpower or slash away from would-be tacklers while fighting for every yard. Innovative rushing controls give players a game-breaking ground attack featuring all-new jukes, cutbacks and the distinct running styles of their favorite quarterbacks.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

09:35 AM - April 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
John Elway, Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders and hundreds more are brought to the virtual field in All-Pro Football 2K8

New York, NY – April 26, 2007 – 2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today new details regarding the highly anticipated release of All-Pro Football 2K8. Featuring hundreds of legends combined with an innovative attribute system showcasing the well-known, signature abilities of each football star, All-Pro Football 2K8 delivers a one-of-a-kind next-generation football experience.

“With All-Pro Football 2K8, we’re bringing the greatest players in football history back to the game,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. “Imagine an offense featuring John Elway, Thurman Thomas and Jerry Rice going against a defense led by Ronnie Lott, Mike Singletary and Reggie White. By highlighting the signature abilities of the game’s greatest legends, we have created a highly customizable and unique football experience tailored for the football fan.”

“It’s great to be back not only ‘playing’ the game I’ve loved my entire life, but now I get to compete with and against the best players of all time,” said Jerry Rice, the legendary wide receiver and all-time career leader in pass receptions, yards and touchdowns. “2K Sports has a proud legacy of making the best football games and this one is no exception. I’m proud to be part of the All-Pro Football 2K8 team.”

Football fans will instantly identify their favorite legendary football players not just from their appearance but also by their trademark playing styles. With these football greats, All-Pro Football 2K8 celebrates the football tradition and creates a brand new next-generation football experience.

All-Pro Football 2K8 is planned for release this summer for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

For more information, log onto http://www.2ksports.com

09:26 AM - April 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Pro Evolution Soccer 6 Now Fully Compatible (PS2, PS3)

According to Eurogamer, Pro Evolution Soccer 6 is now fully compatible on the Playstation 3.
"Konami has announced that Pro Evolution Soccer 6 for PlayStation 2 is now "fully compatible" with PlayStation 3.

In fact, says the publisher, it was all taken care of in the 1.70 firmware released last Friday, which sorts out the problems that were preventing the game working properly online."

Famitsu Reveals More Hot Shots Details (PS3)

PSX Extreme has the scoop.
"Next, online news- the lobby will hold up to 50 players at once, and each player will be able to customize their avatars by utilizing a set of characters, equipment, and items. The online service will be free right off the bat, as expected. We're anxiously awaiting more online information as the weeks progress (how's about mentioning that those with a -27 on the Leaderboards used Big Cup, for example?), and we'll keep you updated."

Other Stuff...

Well, I can't sit still for more than 5 minutes, so gaming is out of the question. I've just been walking around the neighborhood trying to keep my head on straight from the boredom.

At least the Pistons are on TV tonight, so I can pace around the living room watching them beat up on the Magic.

What's up with you?
  • QOTD: What game(s) are you currently playing?

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007
10:00 PM - April 25, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
IGN Update (PSP, Blog)

IGN has posted the following:

Worthplaying Update (PS3, PC)

Worthplaying has posted the following:

11:10 AM - April 25, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
2K Sports have sent us some features for The BIGS, which included eight screenshots. What are your thoughts on the game?
"2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today features for The BIGS™, the larger-than-life Major League Baseball® licensed title coming out this summer. The BIGS delivers a unique pick-up-and play baseball video game experience driven by quick reflex timing and smart power-up strategies, with highlight reel moments on every play.

“With The BIGS, we want to take the baseball genre to new heights and redefine what a baseball video game can be,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. “The BIGS has the fast learning curve of an arcade game coupled with deep play mechanics, amazing visuals, and hero-like presentation of real MLB® players that will keep gamers coming back for more. The BIGS will showcase dramatic highlight reel moments at every at-bat, creating a truly epic baseball title.”"