Friday, January 5, 2007
12:14 AM - January 5, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
IGN Update (PS3, Wii)

IGN has posted the following:

Thursday, January 4, 2007
05:39 PM - January 4, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some more screenshots of MVP 07 NCAA Baseball.
"EA continues to innovate on its acclaimed gameplay engine by introducing Rock and Fire Pitching, a revolutionary pitching mechanic that will forever change the way you deliver that blistering pitch past the batter. Rock and Fire pitching gives you ultimate control and increased feel to more realistically emulate the real life presence of stepping onto the mound, winding up and delivering the ultimate pitch.

With ESPN announcers Mike Patrick and two-time All-American Kyle Peterson back behind the microphone calling the action, this year’s MVP 07 NCAA Baseball promises to deliver the most authentic NCAA baseball experience to date. Continuing to deliver on our partnership with ESPN, MVP 07 NCAA will include ESPN real-time features* such as an ESPN ticker and live ESPN Sportscenter radio updates. Cheerleaders, crowd chants, and team fight songs are additional elements that add to the atmosphere and realism of this year’s title. Plus, there are now an increased number of conferences, teams and authentic stadiums, creating a true-to-life NCAA baseball experience."

07:59 AM - January 4, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our Hard Rock Casino review. Find out what Clay Shaver had to say about it.
"I recently had one of those nights that we all have from time to time. Sleep, as appealing as it was, was not apparently an option. I tried counting sheep, warm milk and every other old wives' tale, but eventually just had to concede defeat, crawl out of bed and find some way to entertain myself at “stupid o’clock” in the morning. Flipping through my 120+ channels I noticed something that I hadn’t picked out before - poker. No, it wasn’t the first time I had noticed poker before, but it was the first time I noticed how much poker was on TV. At least a half a dozen different channels were showing some type of poker event, while a seventh was actually showing tournament blackjack. During each commercial break, on each channel, I saw advertisement after advertisement for dozens of different online sites to feed your poker jones. We’re literally surrounded by gambling. And I’m not even counting Sportcenter, Fox Sports Net and every other sports channel that was talking about Sunday’s matchups, making sure to clearly state the latest line and complete injury report."

07:55 AM - January 4, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Burnout 5 Images (PS3, 360)

Operation Burnout, no relation, has posted some images of Burnout 5.
"When browsing Criterion Games' web site I noticed that they put up a PDF document of the article in OPM about Burnout 5. I've ripped the images from the PDF to present to you Operation Burnout's first look at Burnout 5!"

FlatOut 2 Tops Half-Million Mark (Multi)

PSX Extreme has the scoop.
"Bugbear Entertainment has announced that this great sequel has sold more than 500,000 copies since its release for the PS2, Xbox, and PC last August. Racing fans went plenty nuts for this one, obviously, and we suppose this means we'll see a FlatOut 3...not like we're complaining, or anything."

Utah Boy Gets Apology, New Games After Porn Pops Up on 'Madden NFL'

Fox News has the scoop.
"he maker of "Madden NFL '07," a popular video game, apologized after a 14-year-old boy found pornography while trying to play with the Christmas gift."

GameTrailers Movie Clips (Multi)

GameTrailers have posted movie clips from the following games:

FIFA Manager 07 Expansion Pack (PC)

EA Sports will be releasing an expansion pack for FIFA Manager 07.
"For the first time ever EA is going to release an Add-On for an EA SPORTS game.
Thanks to the Add-On “Extra Time” for FIFA MANAGER 07 the player is able to get even more into the daily business of football management."

Other Stuff...

Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!

poster (30), iwilson6 (27)

What's Up?

Well, I got a little lazy last night and didn't get the Christmas tree put away. I have an artificial tree, the real ones are just too messy, lol. Although the artificial ones aren't the easiest trees to put together and put away.

I've been getting sleepy a lot earlier than usual lately, not sure why that is. I'm just exhausted after about 7:00 in the evening. I need to start working out again, to regain that edge. I keep telling myself, next week, next week, tomorrow, etc. I just need to get to it.

This weather we are having is unreal, it actually feels a lot like Spring, not even close to Winter. I'm beginning to think a big snowfall is just around the corner to bring us all back to reality.

Any tips on getting your son/daughter to bed on time? Well, Nat goes to bed fine, but she keeps getting up, over and over and over again. Sometimes I just have to yell at her, then I feel like an ***. What's a guy to do! It just started recently, maybe about 2 weeks now.

Enough about me, what's up with you?

Wednesday, January 3, 2007
09:57 PM - January 3, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
EA has sent us boxart images from NBA Street Homecourt and SSX Blur.

08:51 PM - January 3, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted another movie clip from NCAA March Madness 07, including some new screenshots.
"NCAA March Madness 07 debuts on the Xbox 360 by capturing the intensity and atmosphere that characterize college basketball. The atmosphere has been replicated visually with interactive and animated 3-D crowds, mascots, cheer teams and bands that surround the court, and all of this has been synched to the audio so the traditional fight songs and student-section chants create an authentic experience. The venues have been replicated to reinforce the highs and lows that you experience when momentum swings during a college basketball game and, most importantly, these factors affect gameplay. Never before have home court and the home crowd meant more as your players either rise to the occasion or wilt under the pressure of charged-up, authentic college courts.

With that in mind, here are the Top 10 toughest places to play in NCAA March Madness 07 for the Xbox 360."

Critically Acclaimed Controller Headed To Next-Generation Consoles

LOS ANGELES – January 3, 2007 – Nyko Technologies(R), a premier peripherals manufacturer, unveiled the PlayStation(R) 3 and Xbox 360 versions of their Zero line of controllers and will debut both products at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Zero combines state-of-the-art design and wireless technology to create a wholly unique and innovative controller experience.

Zero is truly a combination of style and performance. Featuring 2.4 GHz wireless technology, heat-dissipating aluminum panels, backlit buttons, and a unique ergonomic design, Zero aims to give gamers the most complete controller experience possible. The Zero is powered by a rechargeable battery pack and comes complete with a USB charging cable.

“The Zero for the PlayStation 2 was a hit with gamers and we’re extremely excited to bring the line to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360,” said Chris Arbogast, marketing manager at Nyko Technologies, Inc. “Next-generation gaming is all about performance and the Zero line of controllers has been built specifically with that in mind. No matter what platform you use, the Zero line of controllers will have you gaming at a higher level.”

The PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC versions will be available in the first quarter of 2007 for a suggested retail price of $49.99. The Zero controller for PlayStation 2 is currently available at select retailers.

09:00 AM - January 3, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
New Rally-X on XBLA (360)

Eurogamer has the scoop.
"Rally driving doesn't wait for anybody, not even Jesus. So, while we were indulging in the Christmas festivities, retro-heads at Microsoft squeezed this 1981 classic online.

Released on 27th December for 400 Microsoft points, New Rally-X lets you turn back the years and enjoy its Pac-Man inspired gaming in glitzy HD."

Xpand Rally Xtreme Demo Available (PC)

Fragland has posted a demo of Xpand Rally Xtreme.
"The demo contains two single player racing tracks with both the arcade and simulation modes enabled. Malaysia will give you the opportunity to test your car's handling on asphalt and gravel, while sliding through grooves, making long jumps and maxing out on long straights. Italy is a technically demanding track. Huge and rapid altitude changes, narrow roads and multiple curves require attention and supreme car handling skills. Banal mistakes will cause hitting roadside rocks, walls and other objects. You'll also find two vehicles to choose from. You're free to tune them and change their skins as you see fit. Each car can be set individually for every race track."

Virtua Tennis 3 Preview (PS3)

PSX Extreme has posted their preview of Virtua Tennis 3.
"As far as control is concerned, as we said, don’t expect much in the way of depth or complexity. Three face buttons will be used to determine each stroke (we assume top-spin, slice, and lob), and as before, holding the button down longer will increase the power. If you’re late on a command or simply have a brain-fade and forget to choose a stroke, the game will automatically choose one for you, depending on the situation. So even if you’re too late on that overhead, the computer should execute the correct play, anyway. In addition, it seems momentum will greatly impact your ultimate success (the Top Spin games had something like this), as the higher the momentum, the more focused your player becomes. It’s a good idea – those who play the game know that "getting in a groove" can really help – but we just hope they don’t overemphasize the feature. For example, it’d be pretty silly if our professional tennis player missed half the time until his momentum filled."

Other Stuff...

Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!

noahsark22 (33), Kalub (22), bags03 (21), bergie56 (21)

What's Up?

So, my daughter is all about Play-doh nowadays. She made her own SpongeBob Squarepants last night. It is amazing how creative kids are at such an early age.

I'll hopefully have the time to take down the Christmas tree tonight, I had to get a new suit for a graduation party on Saturday. I needed one anyways, it's been so long since I've worn one. I never feel right wearing them, not sure why that is.

Maybe it's just me, but I found AI and the Nuggets losing to the 6'ers last night, extremely funny.

Enough about me, what's up with you?

12:11 AM - January 3, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
GameSpot Update (360)

GameSpot has posted the following:

IGN Update (360, Blog)

IGN has posted the following:

Tuesday, January 2, 2007
09:54 AM - January 2, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our 2006 Operation Sports Year End Awards. A very big thank you to Clay Shaver for putting this together once again!
"And they said it wouldn’t last…

Welcome to the 5th Annual Operation Sports Year End Awards celebrating the best the sports gaming industry had to offer in 2006. Once again, the Staff at OperationSports.com has gotten together to award our “Stevie” to best and brightest from this calendar year. Like ‘em or hate ‘em, we looked at everything from ’06 and came up with this prestigious list."

08:28 AM - January 2, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Spong Articles (Wii)

Spong has posted the following articles:
  • Wii Sports: Has Nintendo Gone Pro?
    "Nicky Sharpe, a mother of four boys in her forties, perhaps summed up the general response best, telling us, “I’ve never played videogames with the boys and now I’m the one turning the console on and asking them for another game of tennis! It’s certainly the best game we’ve ever bought in terms of bringing the whole family together."
  • Wii Training – Be Fitter, Happier, More Productive in 2007
    "Forget all the guff about the Wii becoming part of a well-balanced diet (or exercise regimen or whatever), what you want to know is how to get Pro on everything in Wii Sports (including the tedious baseball and annoying boxing).

    You want to know this so that you can (a) Beat all those non-gamers that Nintendo wants to attract, and therefore send them back to their knitting; (b) Finish the damned game so that you come up with an idea for that killer title that actually makes use of the Wii's controllers rather than shoe-horning them in as part of a port. This is of course essential as it will stop Wii becoming a novelty box akin to a Breville sandwich toaster."

Other Stuff...

Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!

billmatic (27), Qui3tStorm (24), TexanWolverine (22), ishotlove (21)

What's Up?

Ever come into work, sit at your chair expecting a relaxing day at the office, only to be approached by a co-worker that talks about the dumbest things imaginable? Well, that happened this morning, as this guy just wouldn't shutup, he just kept rambling and rambling about NOTHING! Everything he talked about I had no interest in listening to, but I sat there and nodded my head with agreement. Some people can get the hint, but then there are THESE guys. Oh the cringing and squirming I did in my chair hoping he'd just go away.

Did you get enough football over the long weekend? That Boise State/Oklahoma game was insane!

Enough about me, what's up with you?

Monday, January 1, 2007
11:34 AM - January 1, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Madden NFL 07 Rated XXX?

LOL, you be the judge.
"Christmas became XXX-mas for a 14-year-old Layton boy who discovered hard-core pornography on a video game he received as a gift.

Kolton Mahoney was shocked when he put the Madden NFL 07 game in his new Xbox 360 console Christmas day and an explicit image popped up on his television screen.

"This is definitely not Madden," he said recalling his first thought after seeing the image."

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Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!

Alanb, Davel23 (32), CDB55555 (23), MJAY2003 (22)

What's Up?

Ahhh, a new year brings a new beginning to a lot of things huh? Well, the new year for me brings back my "What's Up?" mini blog, I guess you could call it. It's just a little blurb I'll crank out every morning, as I have the time, just to get to know my readers and have them get to know me. Sure, it might get a little repetitive, but that's my life.

New Year's Eve was filled with setting up a game of "Mouse Trap" for my daughter. Seriously, whoever came up with this game had a LOT of time on his/her hands. Setting it up, seriously took over an hour! The stupid marble never stays on top, near the tub, winding the gear box almost brings the entire game to its knees. I have it working about 75% of the time now, so it's better than nothing I suppose.

The Cowboys thoroughly pissed me off yesterday with yet another PITIFUL performance by their defense. Don't get me wrong, it's always a great feeling losing to the 2nd to the worst team in the NFL. The Lions offense couldn't be stopped and the turnovers kept mounting up. At least the new season starts up next weekend, where I hope the Boys can turn it around in time to beat the Seahawks. Maybe they can shock the world, right?

The Pistons have lost Billups for about 2 weeks, but they put up a good fight against the Suns. It could be a very long 2 weeks, unfortunately. They've lost 3 in a row now and the entire division is within 3 games.

Anyways, happy New Year everyone! What's up with you?

12:12 AM - January 1, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Happy New Year OS'ers!

Sunday, December 31, 2006
10:50 AM - December 31, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Looks like another slow news day, create some of your own in our Forums.

Question of the Day

Got any New Year's Eve plans tonight? Go Cowboys!

Yeah, it's called sleep!

Other Stuff...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
ajr777 (36), Omerta (32), AuburnAlumni (29), Inky (27), WTF (25), TyMarion (25)

Saturday, December 30, 2006
05:23 PM - December 30, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Phoenix, AZ December 30, 2006 – Grey Dog Software, a Phoenix based developer of sports management simulation software for personal computers, is pleased to announce the release of its highly anticipated wrestling simulation, Total Extreme Wrestling 2007, a sequel to the critically acclaimed TEW ’04 and ‘05. Total Extreme Wrestling 2007 is now available for digital download exclusively through Grey Dog Software.

Total Extreme Wrestling 2007 allows players to take on the role of a wrestling promoter, where it is up to you to try and steer your chosen company to the top of the industry, along the way dealing with prima donna superstars, wars and alliances with other wrestling companies, and the demands of TV corporations! Along with several brand new features and improvements, TEW2007 also includes several additions suggested by fans of the series over the past year.

Feature Set:

· More detailed statistics than ever before make this the most accurate wrestling simulator ever made, including such features as dynamic worker styles (wrestlers can change their style over time to accommodate injuries, age, or skill level changes), customizable locations throughout the game world, and vocal fan bases who can make a wrestler's life hell.

· One of the TEW series' most popular features, the in-depth editor, is now even deeper than before, and includes several tools to aid people who wish to make their own databases, including a "Quick Wrestler Creator" and slide bars that allow for multiple changes to be made to statistics at once.

· The new "create a product" mode allows you to fine tune a promotion's style to your exact specifications, from specifying how long matches are expected to last to how much appeal the promotion has to mainstream audiences, allowing for an almost infinite amount of customization.

For more information on Total Extreme Wrestling 2007 please visit Grey Dog’s official website at http://www.greydogsoftware.com.

The Extreme Warfare series of games has been considered the premier brand of wrestling simulators for many years, having built up a huge fan base through word-of-mouth. Since its original release in 1995, including the award-winning "Extreme Warfare Revenge" title released in 2003, the extremely popular "Total Extreme Wrestling" 2004/2005 series, and the off-shoot games "Wrestling Spirit: Rookie to Legend" in 2004 and its sequel WreSpi2 in 2006, fans have come to expect the most accurate portrayal of the wrestling world from Adam Ryland games.

About Grey Dog Software

Grey Dog Software, LLC an Arizona based, privately-held company, is a leading developer of sports management simulations for the PC. Grey Dog Software strives to provide ground-breaking features, enormous depth, and endless replayability with each game.