Monday, July 23, 2007
11:28 PM - July 23, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
PSX Extreme has posted their preview of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.
"The other thing we have to mention is that Prologue probably won’t be free. Currently, they list the price as “TBA,” and “to be announced” would imply there is something to be announced. We have no idea how much this demo might cost, and we’re hesitant to guess, especially if the download is sizable. We’re talking about quite a few cars and online play, so it’s unlikely to be small…then again, it might not be a Network downloadable at all; it may actually come in disc form. However, as it seems much easier to distribute these demos on the PlayStation Store, we’re relatively certain that this one will be available online, and not in disc form. We just had to throw the possibility out there, because remember, nothing is confirmed just yet. But we’re certain this deeper look at GT 5 will arrive in 2007, so we won’t have to wait very long to sample the speedy goodness."

11:27 PM - July 23, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Eurogamer has posted their preview of Football Superstars.
"Like all beautiful things (Sheryl Cole, anyone?) Football Superstars is dead simple. Everyone loves football, right? And MMOs are an increasingly compelling alternative to the humdrum of real world considerations such as the price of a pint and the question: 'will my wife mind if I turn the lounge into a Pro Evo gaming shrine'? So why not combine the two?"

11:25 PM - July 23, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
The Xbox Domain has the details, including a movie clip of the event that occurred.
"In a commercial shoot for the upcoming Project Gotham Racing 4, things don’t go exactly according to plan. In execution with the theme of the game being cars and motorcycles dueling, the Ferrari F430, ‘63 Corvette, Mercedes-Benz SLR and a bike where used in this shoot. A very cool idea for sure, but what happens when one of the driver’s channels Eddie Griffin and dings up one of those expensive cars?"

11:20 PM - July 23, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.

07:59 PM - July 23, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
WorthPlaying has posted the following updates:
"DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road is set to be the most diverse and exhilarating off-road racing experience ever with sensational gravel, mud and dirt events the world over. The new v1.2 patch fixes some save game issue, and includes a new set of leaderboards."
"Stewart's two NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series championships have come in the past four years, and since he entered Cup in 1999, he has amassed 29 victories in NASCAR's top series and never finished lower than 11th in the final point standings. During his most recent championship season in 2005, the Columbus, Ind. native won five races and led all Nextel Cup drivers in top-five and top-10 finishes, which included a victory at Stewart's "home" track - Indianapolis Motor Speedway - when he won the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Throughout his career, Stewart has finished in the top-10 in 59% of the races in which he has competed."
"FM2 features authentic simulation physics, bone-jarring damage, photo-realistic graphics, 300 of the world’s hottest cars for you to collect, licensed tuning and plenty of customization options. As mentioned a few weeks ago, Turn 10 has been working on a patch (fixing issues like Auction House car duping, speed glitch, Test Track King Cobra and Lotus Elan exploit), and will be released on Monday."

07:54 PM - July 23, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
Gamespot has posted some Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 videos.

06:06 PM - July 23, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
Pro-G has posted some WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw 2008 screenshots.

06:04 PM - July 23, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
Gamespy has posted the following updates:
"With a release date of August 6th it won't be much longer before MotoGP '07 hits store shelves. During E3 we got a chance to take this puppy out for a test drive before it hits retail. MotoGP '07 is the latest addition to a series known for realistic superbike simulation, making it a niche game for a very specific audience. Realistic car racing games are able to grab a decent amount of gamers, but when you switch to racing of the two-wheeled variety the number of people who "get it" seems to take a nosedive. Perhaps it's because racing in a superbike is so distinctly different from racing in a car. Having to deal with leaning back and forth and managing front and rear brakes isn't something your typical motorist just intuitively understands."
"Racing games are typically very structured and rigid. Whether they're realistic or arcadey they all share similar attributes such as "stay within the lines" and "don't go off the track." MX vs. ATV Unleashed takes a different approach and merely suggests that you follow these rules. At anytime during any race you can veer off the track and just drive around for the fun of it. You won't incur any sort of penalty for this, though you won't win the race either. The idea here is for you to do what you feel like doing."

09:31 AM - July 23, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Other Stuff...

The server move finally completed over the weekend and the tweaking has sped up considerably as the hours went by. They are going to continue tweaking today/tonight, so you may see brief outages here and there.

I passed test #4 of 7 over the weekend, played a round of golf and took my daughter to a petting zoo, where she rode a horse. She had a total blast. I even had the time to go fishing w/ my dad, where I didn't catch a single fish, but Nat caught about 8 of em'. LOL.

What's up with you?
  • QOTD: Does the new server seem faster, slower or about the same?

Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!

Rusty Barr (45), Mikey23 (32), buzzguy (31), WhiteStickyR1C3 (24), HardwoodHeisman (21), Schoner69 (21)

Sunday, July 22, 2007
02:42 PM - July 22, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
If you are seeing this message, welcome to the new server. The move has been completed. Welcome back! If you are having any issues, please let us know in this thread.

Saturday, July 21, 2007
08:29 AM - July 21, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
This is just a friendly reminder that we'll be closing the Forums at 11:00 P.M. EST tonight to move to our brand new servers, yes, I said servers. We will have one server host the Forums and the other hosting the database. No more downtime! At least that is what we are hoping for.

Anyways, when the official switch happens, it will take some time for the I.P.'s to propogate through the network. We'll try to get some redirect pages up.

12:17 AM - July 21, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.

12:17 AM - July 21, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • Ducati World Championship Screenshots (360, PC)
    "Feel the rush of motorcycle racing with Ducati World Championship. Select your machine from over 70 original Ducati models, perfectly simulated replicas of the real thing. With Ducati World Championship you don’t have to settle on one model, you can have them all!"
  • NHL 08 Screenshots and Trailer (Multi)
    "NHL 08 will feature an exclusive AHL license for the first time, with all 29 teams from the primary development league for the NHL fully playable in game."

12:16 AM - July 21, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
IGN has posted the following:
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 Videos (PS3, PC, 360)
  • SEGA Rally Revo - The SEGA Rally Cars (Blog)
    "The first class and possibly one of the most important is the Premier Class cars. These consist of some top flight Rally fare; the Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX, Ford Focus RS, Peugeot 206 WRC, Škoda Fabia, and Citroën Xsara Rallycross car."
  • Tiger Woods 08 Hands On Preview (PS3, 360)
    "Once you're done melding your future star it's time to take to the course. The focus of this year's game, and the area where you'll do most of your skill building, is in Tiger Challenge. You might remember this from the 07 game, but the mode has been retooled a bit and now brings 61 challenges to the table."
  • NCAA Football 08 Preview (Cell)
    "In the past, EA's NCAA games have always hung out in the mighty shadow of Madden. The mobile game seems to follow this trend -- this doesn't feel as advanced as the new Madden 08 EA Mobile is finishing up. Many of the basic mechanics are the same, but the game lacks the easy pass feature mapped to the directional pad for speedier play."
  • NASCAR 08 Gets Its Rock On (Music)
    "The soundtrack is intended to reflect NASCAR's growing and diverse fan base, speaking to both its country roots and surging popularity in cosmopolitan areas."
  • Madden NFL 08 for the PC (Blog)
    "So all the stuff that makes Current Gen game play great is coming to PC as well; and yeah it's all a lot of fun to play around with. More to come. The first question that is going to come up from all the PC fans is about Next Gen vs. Current Gen. So rather then bore you with the details let me say that we are still closer to the Current Gen version of the game."
  • Madden's Blog - Current Gen Exclusive Game Modes (Blog)
    "The first new Game Mode is called Skill Drills, and features four brand new drills that focus on putting your Madden skills to the test: Rushing, Passing, Defense, and Pre-Play. Each drill starts with a very simple set of objectives that help new users learn the buttons and get comfortable playing the game."
  • PixelJunk Racers Hands On Preview (PS3)
    "The camera is positioned high above a small racetrack, and remains completely motionless for the entirety of the game. While there isn't much detail in the different tracks, that may very well change in the final version. Otherwise, you simply squeeze a trigger and watch your little car zip around the course in an attempt to satisfy particular conditions for particular tournament events."
  • Need for Speed ProStreet Hands On Preview (PS3)
    "The other big shift in ProStreet is the move away from the illegal side of street racing to specially-organised legal competitions. As such, driving events are visual spectacles with massive balloons floating through the air, sound systems pumping out the latest tunez, crowds of fans and amazing cars lined up for all to see."

12:16 AM - July 21, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
GameSpy has posted the following:
  • MX vs. ATV Untamed Preview (PS3)
    "To appeal to a wider audience the developers have included two physics modes. The first is more casual while the second features "Pro Level" physics. In this mode you'll have more control over your car. Unfortunately, we didn't get any hands-on time with the game to feel the differences for ourselves."
  • Fishing Master Videos (Wii)
  • Project Gotham Racing 4 Videos (360)