Saturday, November 12, 2005
10:15 AM - November 12, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • NBA Live 06 Screenshots (X360)
    "Live and breathe basketball like never before with NBA LIVE 06 on the Xbox 360. Rebuilt from the ground up and powered by next generation gameplay, players can see and feel the emotion and intensity of the complete basketball experience. Players jump to life with real-world physics and enhanced animations including sweat rolling down the players' faces."
  • Project Gotham Racing 3 Trailer #4 (X360 - 57.9 MB)
    "PGR 3 creates the ultimate roster of the hottest supercars in existence, introduces them to the high-definition era, and drops them into a completely new gaming world, where style rules the road. Racers define and create individually customized gameplay, and can race each other — on or offline."
  • 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. Gamers drive with style and daring to earn Kudos in front of large crowds, and win badges to reward their skills in all areas of the game."

10:14 AM - November 12, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Armchair Empire has posted their review of SSX On Tour, giving it a score of 8.0 out of 10.
"In truth, it's the same with the rest of the game. SSX On Tour is just dandy -- the core mechanics of what made SSX so great are still there - but almost everything else seems like a step backward, no matter how well-intentioned the changes were. The only thing that SSX On Tour really FIXES is that you no longer fly out of bounds as often."

10:14 AM - November 12, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
TeamXbox has posted the following:
  • Melting the Ice: Exclusive NHL 2K6 Media (X360)
    "Aside from the new ProControl and On-the-Fly Coaching features that we saw on the Xbox, Kush Games has incorporated an all new aspect exclusive to the Xbox 360 version of the game – Crease Control. Designed by Dallas Star’s goaltender, Marty Turco, this puts you between the pipes, trying to take the angles away from the best that the NHL has to offer."
  • Project Gotham Racing 3: Perception vs. Reality (X360)
    "You’ll get a good look at how the disgusting graphics and sick resolution that only the Xbox 360 console can support blur the lines between reality and fantasy in this minute spot. Did you catch the ever-changing exhaust and engine notes?"

10:13 AM - November 12, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Next Level Gaming has posted two trailers of Project Gotham Racing 3.

10:13 AM - November 12, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Ferrago has posted their review of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06, giving it a score of 82%.
"The only way that EA could possibly further have captured the sensual experience of playing professionally would have been to hire staff to freshly cut gamers' lawns before they commenced play and perhaps given them all a few hearty thumps on the arms to replicate muscle tiredness."

10:12 AM - November 12, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
1up has posted their preview of NHL 2K6.
"On the flip side of the graphical debate, this year's 360 model sports a greatly enhanced crowd that is as every bit dramatic and excited as you've always wanted them to be. The crowd now reacts in sections as opposed to one massive blob of pixels, meaning that if you check some poor fool into the glass, the people in front there will jump back in a flinch, where a scuffle for the puck causes them to get rowdy and bang on the glass just like you expect them to."

09:23 AM - November 12, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
The Pistons remain the only undefeated team in the NBA going 6-0 with a win over the Blazers. Billups and Hamilton came up with the big shots and when Randolph missed the game tying 3 pointer, RIP dribbled the ball around and ran out the clock. It was odd that they didn't attempt to foul, but RIP is almost automatic at the stripe. The Stones go for 7 in a row against the Celtics on Tuesday, this one in Detroit. I can't wait!

Nat is still a bit stopped up, but I can tell she's feeling a lot better. It shouldn't be long now and she'll be 100%. I'm just glad she's her playful little self again.

Plenty of big college football matchups today, good luck to your team.

In other news...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
BxGngsta, OhioSnoopy (35), devilsjaw (30), HappyValley (29), Crown42Royal (27)

Enough about me, what's up with you? I'm running late, so I'll get some real news up later.

Friday, November 11, 2005
10:55 AM - November 11, 2005. Posted by NYJets.
Yahoo! Games Domain has posted their review of WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw 2006, giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
"With GM mode, arguably the best season mode in wrestling, and expanded online play (four players in one match), it's basically impossible not to recommend Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 to any grappling gamers. It doesn't merely talk a good game, either, and can hold its own in the squared circle. Just think: For about the same price, you'd get a three-hour WWE pay-per-view. You could easily put in 10 times that much into this game, and still not be ready to turn off your PS2. Say hello to the new people's champion"

10:52 AM - November 11, 2005. Posted by NYJets.
Dark Station has posted their review of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06, giving it a 8 out of 10.
"Tiger Woods 06 may not be the most revolutionary game the series has seen thus far, but it still is a solid experience that Tiger Woods fans can enjoy, as there are plenty of new courses to hack your way through. Tiger may have been having a great year in the real world, but his video game unfortunately doesn't have the makings to make it one of the better Tiger Woods games in recent years."

10:49 AM - November 11, 2005. Posted by NYJets.
NintendoDS Advanced has posted their preview of Tony Hawk's American Sk8land.
"The upcoming game is set to come equipped with everything one might expect from a console title, but manages to add a unique Nintendo DS feel to it. Aside from the titles principal single player adventure, American Sk8land will offer a myriad of multiplayer modes. Set to be included are games of horse, a score challenge, Combo Mambo, The Price is Wrong, and a traditional trick attack mode."

10:45 AM - November 11, 2005. Posted by NYJets.
G4 has posted their review of Top Spin, giving it 2 out of 5 stars.
"Top Spin should have been a great tennis game. Why the presentation is so flat is a mystery worthy of Veronica Mars, since there are only two athletes on-screen at once (four during doubles matches). Both the Madden NFL and NBA 2K franchises offer more realistic-looking athletes, more dynamic crowds, and more complex controls while Top Spin struggles with two characters, two camera angles, and an announcer that reads the score. Top Spin can still offer some enjoyment if expectations are tempered, but comparing the older Xbox game to this version will have most players uttering words and phrases that would make even John McEnroe blush."

09:59 AM - November 11, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
ToTheGame has posted the following screenshots:
  • Championship Manager (PSP)
    "55 playable leagues across the top 12 footballing nations, including Europe, Asia and South America."
  • Test Drive Unlimited (X360)
    "Test Drive® Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages."

09:58 AM - November 11, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Next Level Gaming has posted their review of NBA 06, giving it a score of 61 out of 100.
" really felt like if the PSP version was coming out first as it did, that they were planning on maybe porting some of the features UP to the PS2 version. Not only did they not do that, but there are things about NBA '06 that make it almost unenjoyable for me. Bad framerates and graphic engine for starters. The graphic engine and framerate really fail the gameplay engine, which had some very nice controller setup."

09:50 AM - November 11, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
5-0 baby! The Pistons came back to win another game last night, beating the Suns in Phoenix, 111-104. Big shots down the stretch from RIP and Billups sealed the deal. Nash is sick, Blazers are up next.

Nat now has a runny nose that won't stop. I can't stand it when she has a runny nose. She still doesn't quite get the meaning of blowing your nose. I have to just mop it up with some tissue paper every time it's running. She blows it every once and a while, but it's really weak and she can't clear it out. It's frustrating really, lol.

I'm going to go out and get my mulching mower today, since I'm off from work. I need to get some chores done before the weekend so I can relax.

In other news...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
tanis38 (28), young_bucs_fan (28), brahmagoul (24), SpanishFly (21), xBoStOnDiRtDoG7x (17), VTek33 (17)

Enough about me, what's up with you? Today is Veteran's Day, let's not forget what this day is all about.

09:50 AM - November 11, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
BizarreOnline has posted Update #15 of their Project Gotham Racing 3 feature.
"If you're a regular reader at Bizarre Online, you'll remember the mention of Taro (our friend from Microsoft Japan), who looked after Nick, Gareth and I whilst we were in Tokyo, as well as taking some exclusive pictures of PGR3 at the Suzuka Grand Prix for us. Well, of course Taro was the man for the job this time round as well, snapping some great photographs of the TVR factory for our web site."