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- MotoGP 3 Trailer (Xbox)
"While other racing games offer players the stark choice between racing against either the Artificial Intelligence (AI) or human drivers over a multiplayer network, MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3 offers something uniquely different."
- Project Gotham Racing 3 Screenshots (X360)
"Enhanced and refined gameplay reintroduces racers to the familiar Kudos system with a completely original user-driven experience that lets gamers race what they want, where they want."
"The game should last a decent amount of time. Those who have the patience and want to play through the entire underground mode will appreciate how long it will take. There is also wireless multiplayer support which extends the replayability of the game even more."
- Burnout Revenge Hands On Impressions (PS2, Xbox)
"Now even though we've only played a limited demo, we've also seen the game at E3. The graphics engine and sound engine are being ported from the last Burnout game, and there is nothing wrong with that. Burnout Revenge very much smacks you right in the face with the sheer horsepower the graphics engine puts out, even with just this single track. While there are still no "real-world" locations in the game you can get a sense for where you are."
- NHL 06 Preview (PS2, Xbox, PC)
"Before we end our first preview, we want to touch on the new and improved Dynasty Mode in NHL 06. It offers players an enormous amount of control over their franchises. This year if you play in the Elite Leagues or create your own team you can import them into the Dynasty Mode and use them. Otherwise, in order to get started, you need to create your GM. Pick a team, and you'll get to see what kind of team stats there are, and what kind of owner they have."
"Day of Reckoning 2 gets the fundamentals right, and then amplifies them to the maximum effect. But sadly, a lot of the unnecessary and extraneous details that are absent are what recreate the over-the-top and cheesy WWE arena experience. The heart and soul of WWE, though a tad bruised, is still preserved in the game by the solid wrestling mechanics and remarkable looks."
"With its bite-sized premise, hugely compelling one-more-go appeal and negligible loading times, Everybody's Golf is without question one of our favourite PSP titles. Much like Virtua Tennis, you won't want to buy it because it's doing anything massively original or special, but that it's as playable as they come, is perfect for short bursts of gameplay on the move, and great for a multiplayer session."
"The bottom line for MADDEN NFL 2006, is that itís the best one yet, but itís not a significant upgrade from last year's installment. Itís the only NFL game in town, so yes itís fun and addicting. The Quarterback vision control and Superstar mode are weak. And the answer to the ultimate question of if itís worth buying is: HELL NO."
"Itís a simple motto of tennis Ė if you canít serve, you canít win a match. It sets the tone for the point and often for the entire match. The serve is one of the most fundamentally important parts of tennis and in Top Spin for the PlayStationģ2 computer entertainment system, players are in total control of four types of serves."
- SmackDown Countdown 2005: The Undertaker (PS2)
- WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2006 Videos (PS2)
- World Championship Poker 2: Featuring Howard Lederer Screenshots (PS2)
- Top Spin Screenshots (PS2)
- Mario Superstar Baseball Review (GC - 7.9/10)
- Burnout Legends: Developer Diary 2 (PSP)
- Burnout Legends Screenshots (PSP)
- NBA Live Superstars: The Stoppers (Sports)
- NCAA March Madness Video (Sports)
- Play of the Day: Rockets vs. Heat (Sports)
- Top Spin Gameplay Footage 1-3 (PS2)
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 Official Movie 2 (Xbox)
- World Championship Poker 2: Featuring Howard Lederer Screenshots (Xbox)
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 Controls Spotlight (Xbox)
TeamXbox: "Will players still have the ability to add ďaftertouchĒ to their shots with the new Dual Analog system?"
Tim McDowd: "Absolutely. While the core swing mechanic is done through pre-shot controller movement with the analog sticks, players will still have the ability to add additional spin to their shots during ball flight through the ďSpinnaĒ button."
- L.A. Rush Impressions (Xbox)
"L.A. Rush has grown on me since I last checked it out at E3, and I must admit, it's quite intriguing. The story mode's fleshed out a bit, and the gameplay is starting to come together like the good ol' games. Look for it to roar your way this October, and look for a better analysis upon the game's release date."
- Blitz: The League Interview (Xbox)
GameDaily: "Can you go into more detail about how the game "slows down" in time?"
Adam Boyes: "Yeah, that's the Clash mode, and what that basically is that, you have a certain Clash meter. As you hold down the trigger, that slows down the game and uses up your Clash juice. Once you run out of that, of course, you have to get busted out of slow motion and aren't able to do any of your special moves anymore."
"Most of the decisions and events take place in menus, making the entire experience rather bland. It doesnít help that if you simulate a week or the entire season, you can never cancel the simulation. You must wait until itís done. Events also appear randomly and simulating them by mistake always makes the event a failure or turning down a movie role."
"In a toss-up between this and WRC, we'd have to plump for Colin, but barely just. It has the edge in terms of handling and vehicle physics, if not the amount of tracks and rallies. Still, that's not to say that WRC is weak: it feels far nippier, if that's what turns you on. But for sheer mudflapping satisfaction, Colin's still your man."