Thursday, June 28, 2007
09:13 PM - June 28, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
GameSpot has posted some screenshots of All-Pro Football 2K8.

08:26 PM - June 28, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Adweek has posted a new All Pro Football 2K8 trailer.
"Videogame maker 2K Sports is returning to the virtual football arena after being absent for several years with advertising for a new game that it hopes will satiate its fans desires while offering an alternative to competitor Electronic Arts."

03:46 PM - June 28, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Former Ohio State standout named official spokesman for top-rated college basketball title

New York, NY – June 27, 2007 – 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTWO), announced today that Greg Oden, former Ohio State All-American center and future top pick in the 2007 NBA Draft has been named the cover athlete and official spokesman for College Hoops 2K8, the best rated college basketball game for five straight years* and best selling college basketball video game series in 2006**.

“It’s a great thrill to be selected as the cover athlete for College Hoops 2K8,” said Greg Oden. “2K Sports is all about bringing the most authentic and entertaining sports gaming experience and it’s a great privilege to be the official spokesman for the best college basketball game coming out this year.”

Great basketball success is easily associated with Greg Oden. After leading his high school team to three straight state titles, Oden was named to the 2006 McDonald’s All American Team. Oden also made an incredible impact when playing at Ohio State University and took the title of Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Year. Oden led Ohio State to the 2007 National Championship game where he scored 25 points, 12 rebounds, and blocked four shots. He is only the third freshman in history to be voted to the AP First Team All-American and will be one of the top picks in this year’s NBA Draft.

“Greg Oden has been called a ‘once-in-a-decade player’ and he made an undeniable impact in college basketball,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. “His amazing talent combined with dedication, work ethic and winning attitude will continue to make him a great basketball success. These admirable qualities easily made him the natural choice to represent College Hoops 2K8.”

For five straight years, the College Hoops 2K series has been the top rated* college basketball game on any console and College Hoops 2K8 looks to continue that legacy with advanced next generation visuals and hundreds of new animations. With a wealth of new innovative features, including all new crowd atmosphere that can affect the game performance of teams, College Hoops 2K8 is set to run the competition off the court with amazingly authentic college basketball video game action.

College Hoops 2K8 will be available this fall for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems. More new next generation features will be detailed in the near future.

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

03:44 PM - June 28, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
The Next Chapter of the Best-Selling Video Game Franchise Electrifies with Music from Top Artists Including The Bravery, Daddy Yankee and Sum 41

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 28, 2007 – Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) today unveiled the highly anticipated music track listing for Madden NFL 08 set to release August 14, 2007. The in-game soundtrack boasts 27 songs from some of the most influential artists in music today including: MIMS, Queens of the Stone Age and Daddy Yankee as well as explosive debuts from Atreyu and Datarock.

Historically, the Madden NFL soundtrack has become the industry’s most important showcase for music industry icons as well as an essential launch pad for new artists across every genre. Over the past five years, the Madden NFL franchise has been instrumental in the introduction of such bands such as Good Charlotte, OK GO, Fallout Boy, Chamillionaire, Franz Ferdinand, Ozomatli, 30 Seconds to Mars and many more.

“The annual goal of the Madden NFL soundtrack is to give unprecedented exposure to new artists, bring established stars to a whole new level, and single-handedly define the sound of the coming year via the biggest sports franchise in video game history,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing at EA. “Radio is adding songs based on a band’s inclusion in the game. Video channels are creating their playlists based on the soundtrack. Simply put, Madden moves music forward. And this year’s soundtrack is perhaps our most daring and effective mix of artists ever.”

Among the highlights of Madden NFL 08 are songs by debut artists Airbourne, Datarock, Operator and Enter Shikari, and such Platinum stars as The Bravery, Swizz Beats, Sum 41, Timbaland featuring Justin Timberlake, The Hives and Yellowcard. Last month’s official announcement of Ozzy Osborne’s “I Don’t Wanna Stop” resulted in unprecedented airplay and downloads for the legendary rocker’s first-ever Madden NFL track. The excitement continues through the summer with soon-to-be-announced live performances and events featuring many of the soundtrack’s artists.

The complete in-game soundtrack for Madden NFL 08 includes:


Runnin’ Wild


Brother Ali
Whatcha Got

Daddy Yankee

The New Song

Earl Greyhound

Enter Shikari
OK, Time For Plan B

From Autumn To Ashes
Daylight Slaving

You Wouldn’t Know

Jupiter One

Cop It



Soul Crusher

Ozzy Osbourne
I Don’t Wanna Stop

Pharoahe Monch feat. Showtyme

Pitbull feat. Don Omar
Fuego Remix

Queens Of The Stone Age
3’s & 7’s

Red1 feat. Afu-Ra
Dem No Worry We

Shadows Fall

Swizz Beatz
It’s Me Snitches

Sum 41
Underclass Hero

Team Shadetek feat. 77Klash & Jahdan
Brooklyn Anthem

The Bravery

The Hives
Tick Tick Boom

The Used
The Ripper

Timbaland feat. Justin Timberlake


Zion I & The Grouch

To purchase the music from the soundtrack, go to EA’s music site at www.ea.com/eatrax/.

03:06 PM - June 28, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
Fragland has the scoop.
"Weekly Famitsu, the Japanese gaming bible, has exposed the fact of Tecmo working on Super Swing Golf 2 for Nintendo's Wii."

03:03 PM - June 28, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
Gamespot has posted a new Madden NFL 08 trailer.

07:45 AM - June 28, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
5WG has posted update #1 from NBA Live 08 Community Day.
"After spending a full day with an early build of NBA Live 08, I have a good idea regarding which direction producer Brent Nielsen and his team are going the recently-flagging franchise. The good news? It’s the right one.

While it’s not fair (or realistic) to try and look at the game and assume what the final product would be like, it’s also immediately clear that we’re not looking at the same disastrous product that NBA Live 07 became last year. Refreshingly, EA Sports clearly understands that NBA Live has been going downhill for years, much like Triple Play Baseball before it, which was eventually scrapped entirely and replaced by the excellent MVP Baseball series. EA has has no intention of scrapping Live, of course, but they’ve still taken the same steps in its rehabilitation."

07:44 AM - June 28, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Pastapadre has posted his impressions of NBA Live 08.
"The biggest feeling I got from playing was that it was simple, it reminded me more of the time when I was really loving basketball games. You could just play your style, be successful or not in that unique way, and enjoy doing so. I didn't run any plays other than calling for screens on occasion. Yet due to the off-ball movement and spacing and whatever way I pushed things through passing or movement, I was able to get a realistic offensive flow."

07:44 AM - June 28, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Play.tm has the scoop.
"Anecdotal reports on the info-web today reveal that Forza 2 is at the centre of a growing number of reports concerning Xbox 360 crashes. A thread on the topic at website Forzamotorsport.net now has over 900 replies, awash with irate gamers who believe that Forza 2 is causing their console to crash. If the thread provides an accurate picture of the number of people experiencing this, then it could be Microsoft are faced with a widespread problem."

07:44 AM - June 28, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Need to upgrade your Xbox 360 wheel? Check this out.
"Andrew Dorey has decided to show the world how he added a steel sealed cartidge bearing to his Xbox 360 wheel to eliminate the freeplay common to the steering column, and to (hopefully) extend the life of the wheel."

07:44 AM - June 28, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Gamers With Jobs have posted an interview with Korey Krauskopf, Producer of Forza Motorsport 2.
Gamers With Jobs: "Now that the game has been out for a while, do you have some sense of what kind of downloadable content we'll be seeing first?"
Korey Krauskopf: "You’ll be seeing a number of downloadable content packs coming, first of which is a special pack of cars that Nissan of North America has worked with us to release for free that will enable people to take part in a special Nissan tournament. More details on that are coming very soon. We’ll have some more announcements of further car and track downloads coming soon as well."

07:43 AM - June 28, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
GamesIndustry has the scoop.
"Codemasters has revealed that the recently released Colin McRae: DIRT sold 500,000 copies worldwide in its first week of release.

The title has also racked up over 500,000 downloads of the PC and Xbox 360 demo

"This success with DIRT is a text-book case of our product development, marketing and distribution efforts all working together to ignite consumer interest and drive sales," said Rod Cousens, CEO of Codemasters.

"Nearly half of our first week's sales are from the US alone, which means momentum behind this series is taking hold in new territories."

07:43 AM - June 28, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Grab your copy of the Forza 2 Collector's Edition Book, right here.
"Gamers who missed out on scooping up the Collector's Edition of the incredible driving simulator Forza 2 can now download it in pdf format. Microsoft themselves are hosting the file, so there's no worries about copyright violations or any of that nasty stuff."

07:43 AM - June 28, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Fragland has posted some Burnout Paradise screenshots.
"The game Burnout Paradise will, of course, be set in Paradise City, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. Public speed and monstrous crashes are key to the metropolis."