Friday, October 13, 2006
02:17 PM - October 13, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
PES6 Demo Delay? (360)

Britxbox has the scoop.
"It is looking increasingly likely that a demo of Konami's eagerly awaited football title Pro Evolution Soccer 6, will not make it to the Xbox Live Marketplace before the full game's release on the 27th October."

360 Monsters NFL Week 6 Predictions

360 Monster has predicted week 6 of the NFL season, with Madden NFL 07.
"360 Monster is proud to be present a new weekly feature for fans of the NFL. Using Madden 07 on the Xbox 360 we at 360 monster will play out each and every game to give gamers an insight into the weekends upcoming matches.

Each week we will not only predict the results, but we will also provide a little review of how the game played out on the Xbox 360."

Horse Racing Manager 2 Website Opens (PC)

The official Horse Racing Manager 2 website has opened its virtual doors. A few screenshots are included.

Tony Hawk's Project 8 Preview (360)

SPOnG has posted their preview of Tony Hawk's Project 8.
"For the most part the series has maintained a true course, with even the Underground and American Wasteland examples having the good, solid base of the Pro Skater games at their core. It has, however, wandered off track somewhat, with the boyish pranks of Bam and the Jackass crowd sullying its purity. Project 8 aims to correct this trend by exploiting the power of the emerging generation of consoles to offer the definitive Tony Hawk's skateboarding game... which, of course, means THE definitive skateboarding game."

GameTrailers Movie Clips (PS2, 360)

GameTrailers have posted movie clips from the following games:

FIFA Manager 07 Screenshots (PC)

Boomtown has posted some screenshots of FIFA Manager 07.
"Traditionally the EA offering in the genre has been trounced by the Sports Interactive offering. However looking at these shots at least it's clear that this year's game has a very attractive interface."

Other Stuff...

07:06 AM - October 13, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our Nyko Multireader 360 review. Find out what Chris Sullivan had to say about it.
"Let's get straight to the point. Despite being the ultimate gaming machine, the Xbox 360 suffers from a lack of USB hubs. With the number of enticing accessories increasing by the day, it's inevitable that I was eventually going to need a device that enables me to use all of these soon-to -be-purchased accessories. That's where the Nyko Multireader 360 comes into play."

07:05 AM - October 13, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
ProStroke Golf: World Tour 2007 Detailed and Dated (PSP)

Eurogamer has the scoop.
"Gusto Games' ProStroke Golf: World Tour 2007, released last month, was an impressive first attempt at kicking Tiger Woods into a bunker - but despite enjoying the PS2 version a lot, we did wonder how it would translate to the PSP with its single analogue stick.

So, with the game due out on Sony's handheld on 10th November, publisher Oxygen has gone ahead and told us, and basically the solution is this: don't rely on having analogue sticks. Makes sense. Instead, the game handles club swing and shifting weight through the shot by using the shoulder buttons."

Tony Hawk Project 8 Screenshots (PS3, 360)

Playsyde and Xboxyde have both posted some Tony Hawk Project 8 screenshots.
"Activision just sent us these images, not all new, of Tony Hawk Project 8. One image in particular shows the camera feature in action. Could be fun."

Question of the Day

What are you up to this weekend?

Well, my parents are having their 35th anniversary, so me and my bro are taking them out to dinner. Other than that, football, games and chores around the house.

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Thursday, October 12, 2006
11:59 PM - October 12, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
GameSpot Update (Wii, 360, PC)

GameSpot has posted the following:

GameSpy Update (360, PSP)

GameSpy has posted the following:

IGN Update (PSP, PS2)

IGN has posted the following:

08:20 PM - October 12, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some more FIFA Soccer 07 screenshots.
"FIFA Soccer 07 on the Xbox 360 system moves away from the traditional animation-based game engine and now enables raw physics and data to drive the action, creating true-to-life movement and stunning visuals never before seen in a soccer game. Player characteristics are based on brand-new traits and twice the number of attributes, so you won't see two players moving in exactly the same way. Instead they look and behave like the athletes we see gracing the pitch week-in, week-out.

This vast wealth of data gives you the power to make real tactical decisions when managing your players. Track your player performance and scrutinise every event via a wealth of stats to aid your half-time decision making. Up to now you've substituted players because they've run out of gas – in FIFA Soccer 07 you’ll be able to measure their performance on the pitch before deciding whether to haul them off or give them time to prove their worth."

07:23 PM - October 12, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Forza Motorsport 2 Preview (360)

Eurogamer has posted their preview of Forza Motorsport 2.
"More advanced players will, of course, want to remove the speed/braking line, and toggle things on and off such as manual or automatic gears, stability control, antilock braking and, our old friend, traction control. Even with them all switched on and the handholding speed/braking chevron line snaking out in front of you, it's still a challenging game for those of us without superhuman driving skills. Microsoft has gone to great lengths to boast about the advanced physics model being used this time around, with "advanced tyre and suspension models respond to heat and pressure changes as well as weight transfer and aerodynamic load". It's too early to measure those boasts, but it makes for a good press release."

Sid Waddell to Voice Oxygen Darts (PC)

Boomtown has the scoop.
"The unmistakable voice of darts on TV, Sid Waddell, will add his vocal talents to Oxygen Interactive's PDC World Championship Darts."

SimBin Prepares to RACE (PC)

Eurogamer has the article.
"Swedish racing simulation geniuses SimBin are preparing to deliver a brand new touring car game for the PC next month, with a bit of help from UK publisher Eidos. They'll be doing the publishing, obviously."

NHL 07 Themes Available (360)

According to Major Nelson, NHL 07 themes are available on the Marketplace.
"Xbox Live members can now download the followoing 'NHL '07' themes from the Xbox Live Marketplace. Each theme is 150 points each. This content is not available in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Singapore or Taiwan."

FIFA Soccer 07 Trailer (360)

GameTrailers have posted another FIFA Soccer 07 trailer.

FIFA Manager 07 Screenshots (PC)

RewiredMind has posted some screenshots of FIFA Manager 07.
"EA's challenger to the Football Manager franchise is due out soon, and they've sent over a few screenshots of the game to be going on with. Along with the usual upgrades, the new Player Career mode, which allows you to train a chosen player and follow his career, is due to make things a tad more interesting."

Other Stuff...

06:54 PM - October 12, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
30 Minute Special on MTV2 to Take Fans Behind the Scenes of Hottest Basketball Video Game at 2 PM ET / PT on Sunday, October 15th

On Sunday, October 15th at 2 PM ET / PT, MTV2 and Electronic Arts team up for In The Paint: NBA Live 07. This 30-minute special will give fans an inside look at the hottest basketball video game on the planet with unprecedented access to the world's largest motion capture studio as EA shows viewers how this legendary franchise is created from beginning to end! Check out the hottest footage from NBA Live 07 set to the Talib Kweli’s latest track, "Listen," watch as NBA superstar Dwyane Wade and MTV2 host, EBRO, get put into the game, and finally, commentary from All-Star cover-man Tracy McGrady as well as some NBA superstars revealing why NBA Live 07 is the must have basketball game for any true fan.

For more information, please visit www.mtv2.com.

Now reaching over 63 million homes, MTV2 reflects the way our audience consumes media. The look and feel of the network is fast-paced, multitasked, and predominantly inspired by the internet and the world of video games. MTV2 is the premier destination for our audience to find the hottest mix of music videos, long form music programs, exclusive access to their favorite bands, and ground breaking music before it hits mainstream while combining their other passions through a compelling line-up of creative lifestyle and cross platform programming.

07:30 AM - October 12, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Konami and Reebok Team For Pro Evo Deal

GamesIndustry has the scoop.
"Konami has teamed up with sportswear giant Reebok to cross-promote brands ahead of the release of Pro Evolution Soccer 6 in Europe later this month.

As well as the Reebok brand appearing in-game, the two companies will work together on a range of marketing and promotional campaigns."

RACE – The Official WTCC Game Release Date Announced (PC)

Total Gaming has the scoop.
"Eidos Interactive has announced the release date for "RACE – The Official WTCC Game". The game, developed by SimBin, the brains behind the GTR series, will be released throughout Europe on the 24th November."

NHL 07 Picture Packs Available (360)

According to Major Nelson, NHL 07 picture packs are available on the Marketplace.
"The following picture ‘NHL ‘07’ Picture packs are now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace for 100 points each. This content is not available in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Singapore or Taiwan."

Ridge Racer 7 Scans (PS3)

Playsyde has posted some scans from Ridge Racer 7.
"Famitsu Weekly this week had these 2 pages about Ridge Racer 7, that will of course be ready for the PS3 launch."

Outdrive Natalie Gulbis on Xbox Live

Natalie Gulbis, a consistent top-ten on the leader boards in the LPGA tour, will don the Xbox Live® headset and steer her way onto Xbox Live to compete in the latest Xbox Live Game with Fame session.
"Xbox Live Gold members interested in sitting shotgun with Gulbis in Electronic Arts' Burnout Revenge™ for Xbox 360™ should be on the lookout for the Xbox Live gamertag GulbisGWF on Friday, October 13 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Pacific/9:30 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. Eastern."

Question of the Day

Are you going to preorder a Nintendo Wii?

I'll try to do so, but I'm not going out of my way to do it.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006
09:33 PM - October 11, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
The first annual EA SPORTS™ NBA LIVE Challenge, a multi-city gaming tournament played on EA’s flagship NBA basketball videogame franchise, is set to launch later this week in Elizabeth, N.J.

To accompany today's NBA Live Challenge announcement, here is a video that talks a little about the event..

The competition, which features Best Buy as a participating sponsor, pits gamers head to head in NBA LIVE 07 on the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft in eight regional tournaments.

The eight winners will be flown to Las Vegas in February for the chance to win $50,000 during the NBA All-Star Week. At each competition venue, 128 gamers can register to compete in the gaming tournament for the chance to win.

For more information and online tournament registration please visit www.nbalivechallenge.com.

EA SPORTS NBA LIVE Challenge Fast Facts:
Tournaments will be played on NBA LIVE 07 on Xbox.
Each tournament is open to 128 competitors
Interested competitors can register either online (www.nbalivechallenge.com) or walkups are available at the tournament venue

EA SPORTS NBA LIVE Challenge Dates
10/13 Jersey Garden City Mall, Elizabeth, NJ
10/20 King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia, PA
10/27 Concord Mills Mall, Concord, NC
11/3 Galleria Mall, Houston, TX
11/17 Hollywood & Highland, West Hollywood, LA
12/1 Great Lakes Crossing, Auburn hills, MI
12/6 Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
12/8 Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

NBA LIVE 07 plays as good as it looks with the next generation of basketball gameplay called EA SPORTS™ Total Freestyle Control, a new feature that delivers gameplay realism and authenticity like never before. This year you have the ability to switch your Freestyle Superstars on-the-fly and there are multiple levels of ability for each player in every freestyle category for true-to-life player differentiation and authenticity. Additionally, with a new, more intuitive AI system, advancements to fan-favorite features like All-Star Weekend and Dynasty Mode™, NBA LIVE 07 will continue to deliver its award-winning gameplay experience to fans worldwide.

07:10 PM - October 11, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Check out the Playstation 3 boxart for Need For Speed Carbon.

What starts in the city is settled in the canyons as Need for Speed Carbon immerses you into the world's most dangerous and adrenaline-filled form of street racing. You and your crew must race in an all-out war for the city, risking everything to take over your rivals' neighborhoods one block at a time. As the police turn up the heat, the battle ultimately shifts to Carbon Canyon, where territories and reputations can be lost on every perilous curve. Need for Speed Carbon delivers the next generation of customization giving you the power to design and tweak your crew's cars in every way using the ground-breaking new Autosculpt™ technology. Represent your car class, your crew, and your turf in Need for Speed Carbon, the next revolution in racing games.

07:02 PM - October 11, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Step onto the pitch for the ultimate global interactive soccer gaming tournament with EA SPORTS FIFA 07 on Xbox® 360 and Xbox® Live™

Get ahead of the crowd and practice your skills using the FIFA Soccer 07 demo available now on Xbox 360 Marketplace

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – 11 October, 2006 – FIFA, the world governing body of soccer, Xbox, the world’s most powerful video game and entertainment system and Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company, today announced the third annual FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC), marking a hat-trick for the global soccer gaming competition. Starting on the 27th of October, soccer fans from around the world will have the opportunity to compete in the world’s only FIFA-sanctioned global video game tournament. The competition combines on and offline next generation soccer gaming action using FIFA Soccer 07 on Xbox 360. This year’s tournament will offer more soccer gamers the chance to be crowned FIFA Interactive World Player 2006, with the winner being invited to the FIFA World Player Gala in Zurich on the 18th December 2006, and for the first time in the history of the tournament, receiving a cash prize of US$20,000.

The FIFA Interactive World Cup 2006 will be one of the most exciting events in the interactive sports calendar. Prospective contestants worldwide will be able to practice their moves and hone their skills by playing the FIFA Soccer 07 demo which is available now on Xbox Marketplace.

Last year, Xbox Live entrant Chris Bullard from Ipswich, England emerged victorious having defeated Gabor Mokos, of Kecskemét, Hungary in an intense final at The Brewery in London. This year, competitors can attend one of the many FIWC06 Qualifier Events or enter the Xbox Live tournaments in 25 countries, from Mexico to France and from Taiwan to Scotland. Players will be able to register to take part from 1st November 2006 and can find more details at www.FIFA.com

“The FIFA Interactive World Cup unites the passion for soccer with the world of interactive entertainment. Gamers are battling it out for an official FIFA award that places interactive soccer in the same bracket as its offline parent competitions - the various FIFA World Cups played on traditional means. We are pleased that we are able to pay tribute to this special category of soccer players and are looking forward to this year’s edition. The FIFA Interactive World Cup gives us the chance to further promote the game on a completely different level”, said Urs Linsi, FIFA General Secretary.

Hopeful competitors can simply turn up to compete in the FIFA Interactive World Cup Qualifier Events in the following locations:

Brazil, Sao Paolo, Saturday, 18th November
Denmark, Copenhagen, Saturday, 18th November
Spain, Madrid, Friday 24th / Saturday 25th November
South Africa, Johannesburg, Saturday, 25th November
Hungary, Budapest, Friday 25th / Saturday 26th November
Germany, Oberhausen, Saturday, 02nd December

Up to 20 additional qualifier events will take place across the globe, including tournaments in the US, UK, the Netherlands, Russia and many more. FIFA Interactive World Cup Qualifier Events will offer a host of activities away from the competition for players and spectators such as real-life soccer skills test area, live music from up and coming DJ’s. For more information on the locations and dates of the FIFA Interactive World Cup Qualifiers, visit the event section on www.FIFA.com

Local winners from each of the FIFA Interactive World Cup Qualifier Events will progress to the FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final in Amsterdam on the 9th of December 2006. This year will see the largest group of finalists to date, with 128 of the cream of interactive soccer talent competing to be recognized as the world’s best. In the new format of the finals, this year’s winner will also get to test his or her skills against the finalists from the previous two FIWC tournaments. The winner will be able to take home a cash prize of US $20,000 and will also receive an all expense paid trip to Zurich for the FIFA World Player Gala on Monday 18th December, where this year’s real life soccer stars will be awarded.

“We’re thrilled to work with our friends at FIFA and Xbox to bring the third FIFA Interactive World Cup to soccer fans and gamers across the world,” said Clive Downie, Vice President International Marketing, EA. “This year, we’re putting contestants even closer to the virtual soccer action with all new FIFA 07 gameplay action on the Xbox 360. Check out the exclusive demo of the game on Xbox Live Marketplace and start practising for your chance to take home the ultimate winner’s prize of $20,000 and a trip to the FIFA World Player Gala in Zurich.”

“We’re really excited to be part of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2006 exclusively bringing next generation high-definition soccer gaming action to players across the globe with FIFA 07. It’s great to be hosting the connected gaming tournaments on Xbox Live giving our 3 million members worldwide the chance be part of this great competition and take on their friends.” said Richard Teversham, Head of Marketing, Xbox Europe.

FIFA 07 on the Xbox 360 heralds the start of the next generation of soccer gaming with the dynamic new EA SPORTS™ engine and all-new gameplay. Moving away from the traditional animation-based game engine, raw physics and data now drive the action, creating true-to-life movement, an unprecedented level of responsiveness and the most advanced visuals seen in a soccer game. For the first time ever the ball is alive with its own independent physics, resulting in truly unpredictable gameplay. Now any type of pass or shot is possible and goals feel natural and unique. The new engine creates a wealth of data, including never-before-experienced real-time player analysis that gives you the power to make real tactical decisions when managing your players. Partner the new engine with the most innovative and extensive online feature sets to date, with 4 v 4 and streaming real world news, FIFA 07 truly blurs the lines between videogames and reality.

08:35 AM - October 11, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our GTR 2 FIA GT Racing Game review. Find out what Terry Crouch had to say about it.
"Back when I reviewed GTR FIA Racing a year ago for this site, I fell in love with the title. Racing game fans and game modders turned racing game developers (SimBin), published by a company (10tacle Studios) that allowed them to create a racing simulation that was as hardcore as it got was a recipe for success. However, as highly praised as the title was by most reviewers and hardcore racing enthusiasts as it was, it received legitimate complaints that it was a bit too hardcore for the average racing fan. For people who wanted to hop into a Ferrari 360 Modena or a Saleen S7 without knowing the intricacies of trail braking, GTR was an exercise in frustration. It wasn’t uncommon to hear of players spending a week or more simply trying to make a few successive laps around any given course (with all of the driving aids off) without spinning out or turning the car into a scrap heap. GTR2 is obviously a simulation that, while maintaining its excellent physics engine, brings the game back down to Earth a bit, allowing non-gearhead casual fans and hardcore racers alike to enjoy it equally."

07:25 AM - October 11, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
NBA 2K7 Screenshots (PS3)

Gameinfowire has posted some screenshots of NBA 2K7.
"Tilt control technology – all new control for realistic free-throw play mechanics using the playstation 3’s unique tilt control technology."

RACE Screenshots (PC)

Boomtown has posted some screenshots of RACE.
"Eidos will publish the game in the European, Middle East and Asia territories on November 24th 2006. RACE- The Official WTCC Game features all the events and official cars from the 2006 World Touring Car season."

Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam Screenshots (DS)

Planet GameCube has posted some screenshots of Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam.

Major Nelson Update (360)

Major Nelson has posted the following:
  • FIFA 07 TV Trailer
    "The 'FIFA 07 TV - The Football Trailer' is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace. This free content is not available in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain or Switzerland."
  • NBA Live 07 Team Themes
    "The following 'NBA Live '07' NBA themes are now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Each theme is 150 points and available in all Xbox Live regions."

Question of the Day

Did you preorder a PS3?

Nope, but I'm sure I will when Toys R Us begins the process.

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12:18 AM - October 11, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
FileShack Downloads (DS, Wii)

FileShack has posted the following downloads:

GameSpot Update (PS2, PS3)

GameSpot has posted the following:

GameSpy Update (PSP, PS3)

GameSpy has posted the following:

IGN Update (Multi)

IGN has posted the following: