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Wednesday, October 4, 2006
09:06 AM - October 4, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Shawn Drotar visited the Neversoft studio to give Tony Hawk's Project 8 a spin. Find out what he thought about the game.
"After visiting the Neversoft studio, and taking their latest creation for a spin, it's possible that we might see the sports game of the year hit store shelves next month - Tony Hawk's Project 8 looks to be that good.

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Neversoft's studio is a wide-open former warehouse, and judging by the decor (and the large half-pipe adjoining the break room), it's obvious that skateboarding, both digital and real-world, is the Hawk team's passion."

07:48 AM - October 4, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Pro Evolution Soccer 6 First Impressions (Multi)


Eurogamer has posted their preview of Pro Evolution Soccer 6.
"Taking advantage of loose balls and counter-attacks demands more poise and intelligence in passing than ever. To match that, your fellow professionals now work more convincingly off the ball, darting into space. The days of watching a player stand waiting to receive the ball are almost completely gone. To help keep the game moving, you can now use quick free-kicks too; hit L1 and R1 together when fouled, and you can often pass on upfield rather than having to line up with the entire opposing team ahead of you, as used to be the case."


Need for Speed Carbon Demo (360)


According to Major Nelson, the Need for Speed Carbon demo is on the Marketplace.
"The Battle for the City is Won in the Canyons. What starts in the city is settled in the canyons as Need for Speed Carbon immerses you in 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. With Online racing and the most advanced graphics and car customization tools ever, Need for Speed Carbon is the ultimate next generation racing game."


Pro Evolution Soccer 6 at London Games Festival


GamingGroove has the scoop.
"The London Games Festival will be the first public showing of Konami?s latest and much anticipated addition to the Pro Evolution series. HMV?s ?Theatre of Dreams? and flag ship Oxford Street store (150 Oxford St), will be the stage on the 6th October as hundreds of gamers put the game through it?s own pre-season, prior to it?s 27th October release."


Wii Steering Wheel Movie Clip (Wii)


Play-Nintendo has posted a movie clip that shows of the Wii Steering Wheel.
"We've all seen pictures, but now we have a video where you can actually see the steering wheel that's being packed with both GT Pro Series and Monster 4x4 World Circuit in people's hands. It's smaller than I expected, but see for yourself."


Xboxyde Update (360)

Xboxyde has posted the following:

Question of the Day

Which three games are in your rotation?

NBA 2K7, Madden NFL 07 and NFL 2K5.





Other Stuff...Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
maverik29 (31), JStro (29), Brankles (20)

12:05 AM - October 4, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
IGN Update (Multi)

IGN has posted the following:


Worthplaying Update (Multi)

Worthplaying has posted the following:

Tuesday, October 3, 2006
08:48 PM - October 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Texas Hold ‘Em Game Deals Sophisticated AI and Persistent Gameplay Experience

New York, NY – October 3rd, 2006 – Myelin Media LLC, a publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced that STACKED(TM) with Daniel Negreanu has officially launched on the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system. The premiere Texas Hold ‘Em video game developed by 3G Studios, STACKED utilizes a highly acclaimed artificial intelligence (AI) system that devises new strategies for victory as it learns more about each player’s individual style of play. As a player progresses through the game, the AI will become more advanced as it builds a profile of weaknesses and attempts to exploit them. Rated T for Teen by the ESRB, STACKED for the PSP system is available for purchase at leading retailers including Best Buy, EB Games and GameStop, and carries a suggested retail price of $19.99.

STACKED PSP Features:
• Exclusively licensed Artificial Intelligence system that adapts to your playing style in real-time, developed from over ten years of university research in game theory, machine learning and opponent modeling.
• Daniel Negreanu's Poker School provides the player with expert instruction on all aspects of Hold 'em, through full-motion video, voiceovers, and scripted in-game sequences.
• Accurately modeled 3D environments and characters based on real casinos and licensed professionals.
• Professional broadcast design recreates the spectacle and drama of televised poker.

“STACKED continues to push the boundaries of video game technology with an advanced artificial intelligence system that actually adapts to your style of play,” said Ken Woo, producer at Myelin Media. “Whether you’re a novice or professional, STACKED offers a sophisticated poker experience that is second to none on the PSP system. The added advantage is the titles’ affordable price point, which makes it immediately accessible for gamers of all ages.”

Advancing through the game’s career mode, players will encounter seven of poker’s most decorated pro players: Josh Arieh, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Juan Carlos Mortensen, Evelyn Ng, David Williams and Daniel Negreanu himself, each with a custom AI bot that matches their real-world play style. Players can choose to compete against the Poki AI system in the game’s challenging single player mode, or access nearly an hour of video tips and strategies from Daniel Negreanu, which cover all aspects of the game from basic rules to advanced strategies for tournament success.

For more information about STACKED with Daniel Negreanu, please visit stacked.mtv.com.

About Myelin Media
Myelin Media, LLC. is a privately funded entertainment software publisher headquartered in New York City. Established in March 2004, Myelin aims to bring unique game content to consumers by empowering developer creativity. Visit www.myelinmedia.com for more information.

Dan the Automator Produces 12 Original and Exclusive Tracks Featuring
A Tribe Called Quest, Fabolous, Mos Def, Ghostface, E40 and More!

New York, NY – October 3, 2006 – 2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTWO), announced today that Dan the Automator presents 2K7, the soundtrack for NBA 2K7, is now available in stores across North America on Decon Records and distributed by Caroline Music Worldwide. With producer Dan the Automator at the helm, the exclusive and all original collection of 12 tracks will feature Fabolous, Most Def, Ghostface, E-40 and a special remix of “Lyrics to Go”, the classic hit by A Tribe Called Quest.

In addition to contributing to the soundtrack, select featured artists will appear in NBA 2K7 as playable characters, including Dan the Automator, Phife from A Tribe Called Quest, and others.

“We’re ecstatic to have the opportunity to work with Dan the Automator to create original music and production for the NBA 2K7 soundtrack,” said Tim Rosa, director of brand and lifestyle marketing for 2K Sports. “Dan is noted for his production skills, but he is also a huge sports fan with solid gaming skills. He was the perfect choice for this project.”

“It’s cool to work on NBA 2K7 with 2K Sports. They have consistently made the best hoops video game and produced by far the most diverse and representative video game soundtracks,” said Dan the Automator. “Basketball is a global sport and I wanted to represent that universal appeal by bringing together an eclectic mix of artists for NBA 2K7.”

Dan the Automator presents 2K7 includes the following tracks: Dan the Automator – Intro, A Tribe Called Quest – Lyrics to Go (Dan the Automator Remix), Fabolous – Ball Til You Fall, Mos Def & Anwar Superstar – Here Comes The Champ, and many others.

NBA 2K7 is available on the Xbox 360™ and Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. NBA 2K7 for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system will also be coming this holiday season.

For more information and a complete listing of Dan the Automator presents 2K7 soundtrack log onto http://www.2KSports.com.

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an integrated global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and accessories for the PC, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox® and Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™ and Game Boy® Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, 2K and 2K Sports, and Global Star Software; and distributes products in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. Take-Two also manufactures and markets video game accessories in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region through its Joytech subsidiary. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, Geneva, London, Paris, Munich, Madrid, Milan, Sydney, Breda (Netherlands), Auckland, Shanghai and Tokyo. Take-Two's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.

All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their respective holders.

“PlayStation”, "PLAYSTATION", and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox Live are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

The NBA and individual NBA member team identifications used on or in this product are trademarks, copyrighted designs and other forms of intellectual property of NBA Properties, Inc. and the respective NBA member teams and may not be used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of NBA Properties, Inc. © 2006 NBA Properties, Inc.

08:39 PM - October 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
KICK OFF IS UPON US AS FIFA SOCCER 07 SHIPS TO RETAILERS TODAY

This is the Season to Fulfill Your Soccer
Dreams and Take Your Club to the Title

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – October 3, 2006 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced that EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 07 videogame shipped to retailers throughout North America today for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance, PC and mobile.

FIFA Soccer 07 offers fans the chance to live out their soccer dreams and take their clubs to the title with complete control of their favorite clubs and players, enabling gamers to experience the highs and lows of the upcoming season.

From the first whistle, FIFA Soccer 07 throws you into the emotional rollercoaster of the soccer season as you live out the intensity of every home and away match. Specially-designed audio replicates the crowd reactions found in stadiums around the world. The dynamic game engine brings to life the emotional response of the crowd during the highs and lows of a match. Crowds respond to what occurs on the pitch by cheering or jeering, and broadcast commentary reflects the momentum swings that play out in games.

This year, you have the power to shape your club’s destiny in the EA SPORTS Interactive Leagues, a new online mode that enables you to pit your club against supporters of your real-world opponents. The online interactive leagues feature the F.A. Premier League, Bundesliga, French Ligue 1 Orange and the Mexican 1st Division. Experience the future of online gaming as you play your games according to the real-world schedule. When they play, you play. Track your team’s progress as the aggregate results determine your club’s position in the league table. Now you actually take to the pitch for the glory of your club. This is the season where you make the difference!

FIFA Soccer 07 was developed by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C., and is rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB. It will ship on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system on October 17, 2006. FIFA Soccer 07 for the Xbox 360™ video and entertainment system with the dynamic new EA SPORTS engine and all new gameplay will ship later this month.

Learn more about the game at http://fifa07.ea.com.

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About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS BIGTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2006, EA posted revenue of $2.95 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com.

08:36 PM - October 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
NEW YORK, NY – October 3, 2006 – 2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTWO), announced today that the top-rated title for four-straight years*, NHL® 2K7 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, is now available in stores across North America for $19.99.

Players are immersed into all of the action and excitement of professional hockey with NHL 2K7 as it delivers several new innovative and compelling features. NHL 2K7 redefines how virtual hockey is played with revolutionary, new camera angles, while dramatic visuals and smooth animations add to the overall look and feel of the game. The acclaimed ProControl™ makes a triumphant return as it gives players even more defensive tools to utilize on the ice with the all-new Pressure Control™. With seamless, unmatched online play and the most comprehensive online feature set anywhere including complete online stat tracking, buddy list management, and online leagues, 2K Sports continues to lead the online gaming revolution.

“The NHL season has now officially started for PlayStation 2 consumers,” stated Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. “NHL 2K7 truly provides gamers with the most authentic, enthralling hockey video game experience to date with the introduction of unique camera angles, fluid skating animations, striking visuals, enhanced ProControl, and unparalleled online gameplay.”

Featuring 2006 Hart Memorial Trophy recipient and San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton on the cover, NHL 2K7 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system is now available for $19.99. NHL 2K7 is also available for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for $59.99 and the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for $19.99. NHL 2K7 for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system will be coming this holiday season.

For more information click on www.2ksports.com

*According to GameRankings.com average scores of 2003-2006 hockey video games.

About Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an integrated global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and accessories for the PC, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox® and Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™ and Game Boy® Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, 2K and 2K Sports, and Global Star Software; and distributes products in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. Take-Two also manufactures and markets video game accessories in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region through its Joytech subsidiary. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, Geneva, London, Paris, Munich, Madrid, Milan, Sydney, Breda (Netherlands), Auckland, Shanghai and Tokyo. Take-Two's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.

All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their respective holders.

“PlayStation”, "PLAYSTATION", and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox Live are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

NHL is a registered trademark and the NHL Shield is a trademark of the National Hockey League. NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and its teams. © NHL 2006. All Rights Reserved. NHL 2K7 is an Officially Licensed Product of the NHL. © NHLPA. NHL 2K7 is an Officially Licensed Product of the NHLPA. NHLPA, National Hockey League Players' Association and the NHLPA logo are trademarks of the NHLPA and are used under license by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

08:24 PM - October 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted another Blitz: The League trailer, as well as a few screenshots.
"Blitz®: The league™, the game which revolutionized pro football videogames, is back and better than ever starring the new bad boy on the block, Bill Romanowski, as linebacker Bruno Batagglia. Step onto the field with more customization options than ever before, with new players, cities, and logos which will help you to create what could be the greatest franchise in League history."

08:35 AM - October 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our NHL 07 review. Find out what Chris Sullivan had to say about it.
"Rewind to fall of 2005.

The National Hockey League was set to drop the puck again after a one-year hiatus, with some new rules, a new look, and a lot of familiar faces in new places. The Xbox 360 released less than two months later, but missing from the array of launch titles was a face we’re all too familiar with, a hockey title from Electronic Arts.

Fast forward to fall of 2006.

Electronic Arts has finally made its hockey debut on the Xbox 360. With a lot of new faces on the production team, and a year of hard work, NHL 07 hits the ice boasting a unique control system, with hopes of bringing the respect back to the series that has been missing since the 1990's."

07:19 AM - October 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Pro Evolution Soccer 6 Interview (360)

Xboxyde has posted an interview with Shingo 'Seabass' Takatsuka, as they talk about Pro Evolution Soccer 6.
Xboxyde: "In the previous games, the lack of convincing crowd reactions made it for a lot of fans more difficult to get really drawn into a game and its atmosphere. Is this something you worked on in the next-gen version? E.g. will we be hearing something resembling the audio features of EA's FIFA titles with booming cheers when a goal is scored?"
Shingo: "Well, this time, we really made use of the 5.1 channel stereo. You can feel the atmosphere much better now. This was really important factor in the development this time, so I would like to experiment further."


MotoGP Screenshots (PSP)

PSP World has posted some screenshots of MotoGP.
"The Namco Bandai motorcycling racing title MotoGP brings the excitement of the 2005 MotoGP roster to the PlayStation Portable. Famous racers like Valentino Rossi, Marco Melandri, Nick Hayden, Troy Bayliss, Carlos Checa, Alex Barros and Shinya Nakano are available for players so they can enjoy the thrills of Moto Grand Prix racing."


Need For Speed Carbon Movie Clips (PS3, 360)

Playsyde has posted some Need For Speed Carbon movie clips.
"Electronic Arts released this long and big video of Need for Speed Carbon detailing some of the game's online modes. There are quite a lot of them, and the ones with the police cars look like a lot of fun."
EDIT: Xboxyde posted it as well. (360)


Question of the Day

Which NFL team will stay undefeated the longest?

Looking at the schedules, I'd have to say Da' Bears.


Other Stuff...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
black_civic55, liveinferno (26), atlfan (23), tommyjay117@yahoo.com (17)

12:14 AM - October 3, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
Football Manager 2007 Demo (PC)

FileShack has posted a demo of Football Manager 2007, weighing in at 260.44 MB.
"'Strawberry' (fully featured) version of the Football Manager 2007 demo. This file includes playable leagues from Brazil, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain & Sweden, and Danish, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norweigan, Portuguese & Swedish languages, with all relevant kits, player photo's and graphics."


GameSpot Update (360, PC)

GameSpot has posted the following:


GameSpy Update (360, Wii)

GameSpy has posted the following:


IGN Update (Multi)

IGN has posted the following:

Monday, October 2, 2006
07:32 PM - October 2, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted another Need For Speed Carbon movie clip.
"Each crew member has unique skills that you trigger during races to give you the winning edge over opponents. Call on a Blocker to create a distraction and slow down other racers or a Scout to lead you to shortcuts on the track."

07:52 AM - October 2, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Virtua Tennis 3 Preview (360)

Got-Next has posted their preview of Virtua Tennis 3.
"So what can fans expect from the next edition? How about Virtua Tennis 3 will again allow players to create their own tennis superstar to take part in a brand new iteration of the popular World Tour Mode. In addition to this the World Tour mode will include 10 brand new addictive Mini Games that feature all the hallmarks of the classic games fans know and love. And that’s not all! There are also two classic mini games that will help you perfect your skills on your quest to the top."


Gran Turismo HD Screenshots (PS3)

Gameinfowire has posted some screenshots of Gran Turismo HD.


Championship Manager 2007 and Football Manager 2007 Demos (PC)

Eurogamer has posted demos for the following games:


Virtua Tennis 3 Screenshots (360)

Gameinfowire has posted some screenshots of Virtua Tennis 3.
"Take on the world’s greatest tennis stars on any court surface worldwide; with newly added players and improvements to the game’s AI, Virtua Tennis 3 has upped the challenge to becoming the top seed of the tennis world. In Career Mode, gamers will travel the world and take on the biggest stars of the tennis world. Improvements to the Player Creation Mode allow gamers to customise their own tennis star with increased detail like never before."


Question of the Day

How did your team(s) do over the weekend?

The Boys took care of business, getting passed the Titans. I'm looking forward to the Eagles game next week!


Other Stuff...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
remix, pjv31 (27), WinnieThePujols5 (20)

Sunday, October 1, 2006
10:40 PM - October 1, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted the fact sheet for the upcoming FIFA Soccer 07.
"The players in FIFA Soccer 07 now include 'soccer brains' never before seen in a video game – and we've given them a brand new ball to play with. For the first time ever the ball is alive with its own independent physics, resulting in truly unpredictable gameplay."

09:18 AM - October 1, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Tecmo Super Bowl NFL Week 4 Simulation

The Ex-'Burgher has posted week 4 of his Tecmo Super Bowl simulation.
"Well, we're on to week four: Previewing every damned NFL game with Tecmo Super Bowl, just as God intended, because I hate sleep and love readers (For those who are confused by this strange, futuristic "Tecmo" and "internets" thing, check out the explanation from the first week here, idiots)."


Madden NFL 07 Week 4 Simulation

ESPN Videogames has posted week 4 of their Madden NFL 07 simulation.
"San Diego came off its bye week rested and ready, and handed the Ravens a loss in a defensive battle that saw the Chargers befuddle Steve McNair throughout the game. The Baltimore quarterback looked great on the opening drive, taking the Ravens 74 yards for a touchdown as he hit Derrick Mason from 16 yards out, but the team would manage just 182 yards for the rest of the game as the Chargers defense adjusted and attacked."


Question of the Day

Can you believe it's October already?

No, I can't. It's going to be Christmas before you know it.


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Happy Birthday to the following OS'er!
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