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Friday, February 3, 2006
08:00 AM - February 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Groovalicious Games have posted their review of Need for Speed Most Wanted, giving it an 8.8 out of 10.
"The bottom line is that Most Wanted is an excellent game that has turned out to be one of my favorite titles of 2005. The racing is generally a lot of fun, the police pursuits can be quite tense (but in a good way), and collecting and upgrading numerous cars is addictive and taps into the fantasy to own as many bright, shiny, expensive automobiles as possible. The Need for Speed series had pretty much overdone the whole underground racing thing and needed a change to keep things interesting. Overall they've suceeded admirably. The big question is, what's next?"

08:00 AM - February 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Xboxyde has posted some screenshots of Fight Night 3.
"EA released these 16 images of Fight Night Round 3, presenting (some of?) the arenas in the game."

08:00 AM - February 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Fragland has posted the following:
  • FIFA 06: Road to the World Cup Review (Xbox 360 - 68.5%)
    "After the leap forward FIFA 06 was, FIFA 06: Road to the World Cup disappoints. The graphics and especially the animations are beautiful, but get messed up by the many strange filters. Where EA Sports completely misses the ball is the lack of possibilities, content, lack of club teams and especially the crooked gameplay. If you're looking for something to play with your friends and value the right licenses, then FIFA 06 on the XBox360 might be an option, but for everyone else PES5 is the better choice. A missed opportunity!"
  • MotorStorm to be PS3 Launchgame (PS3)
    "Evolution Studios, developers of MotorStorm, have announced on their website that their game will be a Playstation3 launch game."

08:00 AM - February 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Eurogamer has the scoop.
"Tiger Woods has reportedly signed a deal that will keep him on the front of EA's PGA Tour golf games for another six years. Announced during EA's company earnings report, Gamespot reports financial details of the deal were not disclosed. EA's made a huge business out of Woods, having first installed him on the front of its PGA Tour series as far back as Tiger Woods 99."

07:59 AM - February 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
FileFront has posted a new STACKED with Daniel Negreanu trailer.
"Myelin Media has released a new trailer for their upcoming Texas Hold’em title, STACKED™ with Daniel Negreanu."

Thursday, February 2, 2006
09:45 PM - February 2, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted a fact sheet and some Top Spin 2 screenshots.
"Take on, play as, or team up with 24 of the world’s top ranked professionals, featuring tennis stars like:
- Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Venus Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Lleyton Hewitt Carlos Moya, Tommy Haas, James Blake, Elena Dementieva, Amelie Mauresmo and more!"

11:55 AM - February 2, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
2K Sports Reveals Details About College Hoops 2K6, The Only College
Basketball Game Coming To Xbox 360

NEW YORK, NY - February 2, 2006 - 2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that the #1 rated college basketball video game series, College Hoops 2K6, will be released for the Xbox 360(tm) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in advance of College Basketball's March Madness(r). College Hoops 2K6 for Xbox 360 delivers all the excitement of college basketball through incredible next generation graphics, unparalleled gameplay, the entire suite of features found in the critically-acclaimed current generation versions, and an expanded roster of teams and players.

As the only college basketball video game to be available for the Xbox 360, College Hoops 2K6 will provide gamers all the action, pageantry and authenticity college basketball fans crave. Players are immersed in the game with Xbox 360 exclusive features including stunning player models, detailed college arenas complete with full 3D crowds and realistic animated sections for the band, home and visiting crowds. Also included are fan-favorite features such as Pre-season and Selection Sunday broadcast shows, the Coach's Clipboard, Midnight Madness(r), Strip 'n' Rip System, Shot Stick and V.I.P. System(tm). The college style of play is authentically brought to the Xbox 360 with focus on defense in the post, players' shot distribution and overall game speed.

"We are thrilled to bring College Hoops 2K6 to the Xbox 360," said Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. "College basketball fans are die-hard, so we worked hard to deliver a game that would bring the intensity of college basketball to life. College Hoops 2K6 creates unique and exciting atmospheres, which are only enhanced by the power of the Xbox 360."

For more information about College Hoops 2K6, please visit www.2Ksports.com.

08:33 AM - February 2, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
My wife's battery died in her car yesterday. We couldn't get the lights to turn on or anything. I tried to jump it, but it was totally dead. I ran over to Track Auto and got a new battery and it's good as new. Well, other than for some strange reason, when the car is standing still w/ the engine running there is a high pitch noise coming from somewhere. As soon as you let off the brake and go, the sound goes away. It's really irritating, anyone know what it could be?

The Pistons got back to their winning ways by handling the T-Wolves last night. Bron had a triple-dub on the Nets, nice stat line for him.

Dan lost a squeaker last night, we were missing our big man, but they still should have won the game. Dan is under the weather as was our main shooter, so the offense looked a bit sluggish. We had a chance to send it to OT at the buzzer, but the shot was short.

Even though I honestly don't really care who wins the Super Bowl (Go Hawks, heh) I'm getting a little antsy for the game, I really hope it's a good game and not a blowout by either team. I can't wait to see the commercials too.

Question of the Day: What is your current favorite song?

In other news...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
Battlestar (33), tedknick (31), BrewBomber (30), Bakes (27), NCoffey (22), sccdct34 (22), aps22 (19)

Enough about me, what's up with you?

08:31 AM - February 2, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
TotalPlaystation has posted their review of Torino 2006, giving it a 4.5 out of 10.
"At $20, it's not even worth picking up for anyone but a bunch of guys who need a quick and easy way to pull together a drinking game. Given how frankly banal some of the games can be, you can probably set up some decent tournaments with the customized competition option and get thoroughly smashed before you start to lose total control over the events. Then again, you could do the same for about a quarter of the price if you just rented the game, and at least then you wouldn't be stuck with it."

08:31 AM - February 2, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
FileFront has posted a new ToCA Race Driver 3 trailer.
"A trailer for ToCA Race Driver 3 featuring three and a half minutes of gameplay footage of car crashes and collisions."

08:30 AM - February 2, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
VRC has updated their free Virtual RC Racing game.
"Welcome to Virtual RC Racing, world’s most advanced and realistic r/c car simulation and on-line r/c racing community. Get ready for the ultimate virtual r/c car racing ride and experience the same thrills and excitement as with your real r/c car."

08:30 AM - February 2, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
GameTrailers have posted their video preview of Rugby 06.

08:30 AM - February 2, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Game Revolution has posted their review of Torino 2006, giving it a D-.
"If that's even possible. The Winter Olympics might not have the appeal of the Summer Games, but there's still plenty of interesting gameplay conventions to explore. Unfortunately, Torino 2006 is so wildly uninspired, so entirely rote in its design that it barely qualifies as decent merchandising even at its discounted $20 price. The GR judges give this one the finger."

08:29 AM - February 2, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
BlackBean Games has posted a fact sheet for Evolution GT, including some screenshots.
"With some of the best AI seen in a racing game players can expect intense rivalries to develop between teams and individual AI controlled drivers. The opponents you face want to win just as much as you do! Feel the pressure as they try to force you into making mistakes and use the teachings of Gabriele Tarquini (BTCC and ETCC Champion) to gain the edge! Coupled with a superb physics model where every car drives like its real world counterpart and a revolutionary skills systems which allows players to create and modify the driver depending on their style of drive, Evolution GT is a total immersion racing experience that literally lets you BE THE DRIVER!"

08:29 AM - February 2, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Game Chronicles have posted their review of Cross Racing Championship 2005, giving it a 7 out of 10.
"I would have to say that Cross Racing Championship 2005 is a success, overall. As I said before, it is a racing game that is a little different from the others, more sim than arcade, but still giving you the freedom that you don’t have to follow all of the rules that some of the more serious racing games have. This one just allows you to get in, get dirty, and have fun without having to worry about all the other stuff, while at the same time, offering a true simulation of off-road driving."