A look at some features we'd love to see in this year's game...
Are they a concern to you? Simulation realism?
Taking a look at the game modes in The Show.
Looking at the top three in each category...
Operation Sports Content
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
09:33 AM - October 30, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.WorthPlaying has posted some Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games screenshots.
"In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games players will compete in events (100m track, table tennis, swimming etc.) that take place in venues based on the official Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, against a supporting cast of characters from the worlds of both Mario and Sonic, including Luigi, Knuckles, Yoshi, Tails and more."
- No 360 IPTV this year?
- New Live Arcade updates revealed
- PSP firmware updated
- Riskiest games are the most financially rewarding
- Video Clips: GameSpy's Top 10 Shocking Videogame Moments
- Extreme Pumpkins
- The 82 Most Fuel Efficient Cars in 2008
- Image: Oldest known photograph of a tornado
- FIFA votes to end World Cup rotation
- Game Time: Extreme Hangman
- America's Ready to Buzz!, says Relentless Boss
Wow, what a game last night huh? Favre does it again, maybe they are for real?
Just found out I have to go to the DMV to have my liscense renewed. I can't stand going there...
What's up with you?
- QOTD: The NBA season is about to tip-off, who wins the NBA Championship this year?
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
sosafan27 (34), jujuhound (31), rickvh02 (24), FloridaGators (23), rhymeorreason (22), dj88fan (17)
Monday, October 29, 2007
IGN has posted the following:
- SVR '08 Press Conference Report (PS3)
"Bryan's choke job was just one of many sights to be seen at THQ's WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 review event in Washington D.C. this past weekend. The event -- which included the release of reviewable copies of the game (look for ours Thursday), a chance to face off against Burke and Melina and a trip to Cyber Sunday -- served as a last blast of SVR '08 information from Bryan, Senior Creative Manager Cory Ledesma and the WWE duo."
- Need for Speed ProStreet Screenshots (Cell)
GameSpy has posted the following:
GameSpot has posted the following:
- GameStop's Redemption: 7 Things GameStop Can Do To Stop Sucking
- What Features Should MS Spring for the Fall Update?
- Microsoft: IPTV Not a Part of Xbox Live Update
- Red Octane Has No Plans for Xbox 360 DDR Pads
- Casual Games a $2.25 Billion Market, says Association
- Sex Ban on the Airbus A380
Do you have any questions for the Producers of College Hoops 2K8? If so, post them here and we'll get them answered as soon as possible.
We have just posted some more Need For Speed ProStreet screenshots.
"Need for Speed ProStreet boasts impeccable precision and impressively detailed photo-realistic graphics, effectively transporting you to the center of the action. It pushes the “Autosculpt™” technology to a new level, allowing you to directly impact your car’s performance for the first time as well as personalize its appearance. Need for Speed ProStreet is a true taste of raw adrenaline and racing with consequences. Every dent, every scratch and every crumpled body panel is a battle scar, proof of your commitment and competitive mettle. With an aggressive and skilled AI system, you become immersed in an unmatched believable race experience. Add in a revolutionary online mode that will redefine the meaning of competitive social play, and Need for Speed ProStreet is the ultimate formula for an emotionally charged street racing showdown."
Do you have any questions for the Producers of NCAA March Madness 08? If so, post them here and we'll get them answered as soon as possible.
05:33 PM - October 29, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
UTour Golf and Golf.com Team Up to Offer a Trip for Two
to the Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Invitational
to the Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Invitational
UTour Golf Gives Players Even More Ways to Win with a Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Prize Package from GOLF.com
TORONTO, October 29, 2007 - UTour Golf, the world's most rewarding virtual golf experience, is giving players a new chance to win big with The GOLF.com Challenge. Groove Media and GOLF.com have joined forces to offer a trip for two to the 2008 Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational in the Bahamas. Players can enter The GOLF.com Challenge by playing in designated golf tournaments at www.utourGolf.com from October 27 to November 4, 2007.
"Our relationship with GOLF.com gives UTour players yet another reason to visit the virtual links," said Jon Walsh, CEO of Groove Media Inc. "A trip to the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational is a golf fan's dream, and it's just the kind of high-value prize that UTour players can expect to compete for in the coming months."
The Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational takes place January 16-20, 2008 at the Ocean Club Golf Course at Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The winner will receive a GOLF.com sponsored trip for two, including round trip airfare, accommodations at the Atlantis hotel on Paradise Island, access to the Celebrity Invitational and exclusive charity party and one round of golf.
By playing in designated tournaments at www.utourGolf.com, players will earn entries into a random drawing for a chance to win. Tournaments start at 12:01 a.m. EDT October 27, 2007 and end at 11:59 p.m. EDT November 4, 2007. Complete details are available here.
Advertising on the site allows UTour Golf to offer players a top quality online golf experience free of charge. In turn, UTour delivers advertisers unparalleled access to the highly sought after male 18-34 demographic - a targeted and measurable way of reaching their intended audience. UTour's ad-serving technology utilizes pre-game videos, sponsored events and tournaments, and customizable in-game ads to deliver the most powerful promotional opportunities available in online gaming.
GOLF.com combines the resources of GOLF Magazine and Sports Illustrated's Golf Plus to bring golfers and fans of the game the most comprehensive online destination for news, instruction, equipment and courses & travel. Highlights include:
* Up-to-the-minute coverage of every PGA Tour event, with exclusive material from SI and GOLF.
* Customizable leader board with hole-by-hole results and links to player profiles and statistics.
* Unrivaled coverage of the latest in golf equipment to give you an edge on the competition.
* Free video lessons from the Top 100 Teachers at GOLF Magazine.
* GOLF columnist David Feherty's original video commentary, Fly on the Ball.
* Top-notch guide to the resorts and courses, including maps, satellite photos and driving directions for more than 20,000 destinations.
About the SI Golf Group
GOLF Magazine is at the core of the most powerful media company in the game, the SI GOLF GROUP. The magazine, which delivers a monthly circulation of 1.4 million golf enthusiasts and a readership of 6 million, provides the best instruction, equipment reviews and travel coverage in the category. With the combined resources of GOLF, SI's Golf Plus and their home on the web, GOLF.com, the SI GOLF GROUP delivers a monthly audience of 13 million avid golfers and fans. GOLF Magazine is published by TIME INC., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc.
About UTour Golf
UTour Golf is the world's first free online full-featured golf video game. Players of all levels can download the game in minutes and tee off online against competitors for fun or cash prizes. Courses are inspired by golfing locations from around the world and offer multiple game rules including traditional Stroke Play and Match Play. Every game offers a new challenge with game variables that include dynamic wind and weather conditions, variable pin and tee block placements and even variable green speed and rough length. To play, visit www.utourGolf.com.
About Groove Media Inc.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in Dublin, Ireland, Groove Media Inc. is a global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software. Groove's mission is to revolutionize the video gaming industry by combining traditional video games, skill gaming and e-commerce. For more information, visit www.groovegames.com.
EA SPORTS NAMES MEMPHIS AND UCLA AS THE TOP
RATED TEAMS IN NCAA MARCH MADNESS 08
RATED TEAMS IN NCAA MARCH MADNESS 08
NCAA March Madness 08 Demo Available For Download in November
October 29, 2007 – EA SPORTS today named the University of Memphis Tigers, an NCAA Tournament Elite Eight finisher a year ago, the top rated team in NCAA March Madness 08. EA SPORTS named the Tigers No. 1 based on a computer-generated preseason poll from the NCAA March Madness 08 game engine that ranked the Tigers as the top team in NCAA Division I men’s basketball, followed by UCLA (2), Georgetown (3), North Carolina (4) and Kansas (5).
This year the development team at EA SPORTS worked with ESPN college basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb, research staff at ESPN and consulted college basketball coaches across the country to determine detailed ratings for every team in the game in order to create accurate ratings that deliver an authentic experience while playing NCAA March Madness 08.
“We worked more closely with Doug Gottlieb and ESPN this year to create ratings that we believe accurately reflect the college basketball landscape,” said NCAA March Madness 08 producer Sean O’Brien. “Combining our resources with the expertise of ESPN has helped us to deliver a more authentic experience while playing NCAA March Madness 08.”
The EA SPORTS Top 25 ignores current injuries to players and projects all players on all teams to be healthy and performing up to the expectations of the experts consulted when NCAA March Madness 08 ships to stores across the country December 11, 2007.
NCAA March Madness 08 creates new ways to play by challenging you to master the strategy and skills required to dominate down low with a new feature called Dynamic Post Play, and by replicating classic teams in college basketball history that make dream match-ups a reality. Featuring former University of Texas star Kevin Durant, the first college freshman to receive the Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy as the NCAA men’s basketball player of the year, in game and on its cover, NCAA March Madness 08 debuts on the PLAYSTATION 3 and will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2.
Fans will have the opportunity to download a demo of NCAA March Madness 08 for the PS3 at the PLAYSTATION Store and for the Xbox 360 from Xbox Live Marketplace November 19. This demo will feature No. 6 ranked Louisville against the No. 8 ranked Kentucky.
The official NCAA March Madness 08 website will host news and information on this year’s game, interviews with ESPN commentators Dick Vitale, Brad Nessler and Erin Andrews, who all provide in-game commentary on NCAA March Madness 08, as well as contests, videos, and screenshots. Go to www.MarchMadness08.com for the latest news and features on the game.
EA SPORTS Top 25
4. North Carolina
10. Washington State
11. Michigan State
12. Texas A&M
18. Kansas State
24. Mississippi State
09:18 AM - October 29, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.Da Czar is back! Make sure you check out Episode #6 from the Sim City Sports Network headquarters. Let us know what you think!
"It's episode #6 and today you get to watch the Czar get his Winfrey on! As he brings you the first interview in the Sim Citi Sports Network history. He sits down with Playmakers in part 1 of their interview. They talk about everything from Madden to NBA Live. In his second segment the Czar taps into his knowledge bank to evaluate the backdoor cuts in NBA 2K8, in a segment he calls The Backdoor. If your getting abused by the CPU's backdoor wizardry, you definitely want to check out this segment! "
According to Pro-G, there is a new course available for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08.
"Xbox 360 golfers finding the current selection of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 courses a little too easy after several months of practice may well be tempted by the newly released Doral Golf Resort - Blue Monster Course."
PSX Extreme has the scoop.
"Everyone can't stop talking about Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, but believe it or not, there is a Gran Turismo 5, which is scheduled to arrive some time later next year. We treat just about any information we find on the full game like gold...primarily because it's not as prevalent as details on that demo. The latest set outlines the simulator's online features, which can be seen here (source- onAXIS)."
Xboxic has the scoop.
"Despite EA being a publisher that likes to exploit DLC, it seems they have some boundaries. For whatever reason, skate., a game almost perfectly positioned for DLC, won’t be receiving any."