Friday, August 17, 2007
01:03 AM - August 17, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some FIFA Soccer 08 screenshots, as well as a tutorial video.
"Showcased in this tutorial video, is a brand new player switching feature using the right analog stick."

Thursday, August 16, 2007
01:07 PM - August 16, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Onion Sports have posted a funny article entitled, New Features in Madden '08.
"The release of the new Madden videogame has become an event in its own right. Onion Sports lists everything players can get excited about in '08, not counting roster changes."
Thanks to modog123!

09:56 AM - August 16, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our Hot Shots Tennis review. Find out what Clay Shaver had to say about it.
"If you took a poll of avid Sports Gamers and asked them for their “sleeper” franchise on the market today you would, likely, be bombarded with a slew of different answers. From one hit wonders to small development games, PC exclusives to text-based sims, the list would be as diverse as the industry itself. One name that is sure to come up in the conversation, especially from a lot the folks here at Operation Sports, is the long running Hot Shots Golf series from Japanese developer Clap Hanz. The team behind Hot Shots Golf, who will release Hot Shots Golf 5 on the PS3 in a few weeks, has decided to take another dip into the sports gaming market with the release of Hot Shots Tennis. Like its big brother, Hot Shots Tennis is a unique animal in the sports gaming jungle. On the surface and in the beginning, it looks like a fun, pick up and play arcade game, but once you start to unearth the layers, you find a surprisingly deep and challenging gaming experience worthy of all the praise it receives."

08:30 AM - August 16, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Check it out, over at Joystiq.
"Here we have GameTrailers presenting a side-by-side comparison video of Madden '08 on the PS3 and the Xbox 360. We know what USA Today thinks is better -- they went with the Xbox 360. We also know what "EA tech support" thinks on the issue. They "fully understand and respect" if you go with the Xbox 360 version, because with the PS3 version it was "very difficult to get it right the first time."

08:25 AM - August 16, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.

I'm 4-0 in my Cowboys franchise in Madden NFL 08. I wish there was a league leaders option in the stats, without scrolling to it manually. Unless I'm missing something? Oh well, not a huge deal. Upped the swat slider and seeing a smaller amount of INT's, but I think I'll raise it even further. Fumbles are still killing me, as the AI won't "Cover Up", I don't mind fumbling, but when the AI does it constantly, I get pissed.

Damn mice. I heard one scooting across the floor late last night as I was sitting at my PC in the basement. I placed a couple of traps down, I can't wait to snag his ***.

What's up with you?
  • QOTD: So, you have all 3 football games (APF 2K8, NCAA 08, Madden 08), which game keeps you coming back for more?

Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!

The ShowBoat, supremeslang (26), PadresFan (25), Scott (22)

01:28 AM - August 16, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.

01:28 AM - August 16, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
Kotaku has the scoop.
"The Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, Maryland not only hosted a Wii Home Run Derby, but they had a pitcher from the 1940s' All-American Girls Baseball League play in it. Yeah, as in A League of their Own. Doris Terry pitched for the Racine Belles as a semi-pro back in 1947."

01:27 AM - August 16, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
Fragland has posted a career trailer of Need for Speed ProStreet.

01:27 AM - August 16, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 Screenshots (Multi)
    "EA Tiburon, known for Madden NFL Football and NCAA Football titles, is developing the latest installment in the Tiger Woods franchise. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 will include two new features, GamerNet And Photo Game Face."
  • Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball Screenshots (PS3, 360)
    "For decades, mankind has contemplated what would have happened if two historical icons had battled…with balls. Finally, there’s a studio brave enough to tackle this difficult question. Blazing Lizard announces its first console downloadable game, Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball."

01:26 AM - August 16, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
Joystiq has the scoop.
"hings will be a little crisper, glossier and/or just plain altered to make the game look better than it is. Although the latest batch of NBA Live '08 screens on Gamespot all look altered, the one above is a standout of the bunch. It's the one you can clearly point to and say, "Beyond the things I think are altered, that's definitely been Photoshopped.""

01:26 AM - August 16, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
IGN has posted the following:
  • SEGA Rally Revo First Details (PSP)
    "Details on the game are rather scarce, though we do know that it'll feature 34 different cars and 16 tracks that span six different environments. Multiplayer will be available for play over the Internet via Infrastructure support for up to four players, while Ad-Hoc play will take care of local games."
  • SEGA Rally Revo Screenshots (PSP)
  • The Cars of Need for Speed ProStreet Part I (360)
    "Need for Speed ProStreet, coming this fall, is promised as a departure from the series' origins. This year's NFS puts the focus on head-to-head showdowns as street racing is showcased. Deeper tuning, a new aggressive AI system, and real-time damage modeling all play a factor in ProStreet."
  • The Celica and Lancia (Blog)
    "The first hurdle when building cars for videogames is finding the reference material required for the build. Some cars are difficult to research as they might be quite rare or generally bespoke. Some cars we can actually go and photograph or find a road version to photograph (Cars like the Subaru Impreza and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution are easy to find), and some cars have so much reference you just don’t know where to start or what to use."
  • EA Explains Slow PS3 Madden (PS3)
    "Other media outlets, such as USA Today, faulted the PS3 version for the same reasons. In a statement to GamesIndustry.biz, Electronic Arts attempts to explain why Madden's game isn't as fast on Sony's console. Apparently, it was simply because the developer, EA Tiburon, was more comfortable and knowledgeable about working with the 360."
  • WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 Roster Update (360)
    "The seven join the previously announced roster of Jeff Hardy, Sandman, Undertaker, Bobby Lashley, Kane, Triple H, John Cena, Rey Mysterio, Chris Masters and Randy Orton. The company's three commentary teams will join the 17 named superstars as well as a plethora of others on the final roster."
  • WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 Screenshots (PS3)
  • WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 Screenshots (DS)
  • WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 Screenshots (Wii)
  • WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 Screenshots (PSP)

01:25 AM - August 16, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
Gaming Target has the scoop.
"The Madden Cover Curse states that any player who appears on the cover of a Madden NFL Football game will be cursed with a poor season or a serious injury. While no one person can be specifically cited as placing the bad voodoo on the Madden cover, some place the blame at the feet of the NFL’s greatest running back: Barry Sanders."

01:25 AM - August 16, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
GameSpy has posted their preview of Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights.
"When starting a new career, players must create an avatar and choose a car before they can hop onto the tracks. You'll be supplied with $100k to start, so you'll be able to buy just about any car that you'd like, but if you want to go straight into modifying your ride, you'll be out of luck as you'll have to win events and unlock the different mods before you'll be able to really tweak things up."

01:25 AM - August 16, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
CVG has posted their preview of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games.
" The 100-metre dash is clearly indebted to the button misery of Konami's finger-ruiner. Replace A/B button-beating with remote/nunchuk pedalling and you're just about there."

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
09:42 PM - August 15, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted a new Skate advertisement EA will soon be showing.
"With innovative controls that take advantage of the dual analog sticks, SKATE offers a unique and authentic next-gen skateboard videogame experience unparalleled in the skate videogame genre. Featuring physics driven animations, gamers will have a unique experience every time they pick up the controller since no two tricks will ever be the same. The amount of information the game is able to take from the unique flickit analog controls and interpret it through the physics engine could never be done on a current generation console system. From a fully procedural trick engine to the way cloth moves on the skaters, all movement is physically simulated and dynamic offering gamers a skating game that is the closest thing to skateboarding without actually putting their feet on a board."