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Operation Sports Content
Monday, September 10, 2007
09:55 AM - September 10, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.Eurogamer has posted the following:
- Moore Outlines EA Sports Plan
"Newly installed EA Sports boss Peter Moore reckons that the publisher needs to start using social networking ideas, among other things, to compete for the "hearts and minds" of a wider sports audience.
"That could mean broadcast sports, sports camps, the ability to license consumer products around the EA Sports brand," Moore told the New York Times last week. "That means technology that brings sports to life for coaches, players and television viewers, and it means services online for sports fans to connect with one another."
- Project Gotham Racing 4 Arcade Mode Details (360)
"The races here will be spread over different chapters, with each focused on a specific driving skill. So there's Catch Me If You Can, built around competitive toe-to-toe racing, or Drift 101, where cornering and Kudos point earning will be your bread and butter.
Joining these will be eight others: Final Countdown, Two Wheels Only, Horses for Courses, Rough Riders, Flatout, Steamroller World Tour, Trackday Specials and Ultimate Challenge."
09:54 AM - September 10, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.CVG has posted screenshots from the following games:
- Project Gotham Racing 4 (360)
"The latest update from the developer reads: "PGR4 is on the brink of release, which subsequently means that for some people their work here is done. Many of the team are enjoying some well earned time off, but it's bittersweet as they're also on-call should they be needed back at the studio."
- Ferrari Challenge (Wii)
"Predictably, this version will have you holding the Remote horizontally and tilting it left and right like a steering wheel (similarly to Excite Truck) to guide your shiny red motor around the official race courses."
According to Xboxic, the Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground demo, should drop sometime today.
"Naturally this demo will draw comparisons to skate.’s demo, and it will be interesting to see whether the old master has still got it in him to compete with EA’s new boy on the block. Not long until you find out for yourselves."
09:54 AM - September 10, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.Gamersyde has posted some Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 screenshots.
"Here are some new images of Pro Evolution Soccer 2008. The game looks quite beautiful, but somewhat blurry. But that won't stop us from ordering pizzas and scream at each other during championships."
09:53 AM - September 10, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.WorthPlaying has posted some Albatross18 Season 3 screenshots.
"Albatross18, a fantasy role playing golf game, is getting another expansion, Season 3 entitled Revolution, adding all new community features, a new 3D virtual lobby, a Personal Shop and plenty more..."
- God of War PSP delayed
- Xbox Live Maintenance today
- Wii Zapper pack-in will be Zelda Crossbow Training
- Halo 3 Best Buy midnight launch locations
- Meet the first person to play, finish and review Halo 3
- XBox 360 Premium Available For $299
- 40 escalator accidents linked to popular sandals
- OQO Updates Award-Winning model 02 Product Line
- Five Best Cities For Watching Football
- What you’re missing if you don’t give football a chance
Jeez, the Boys sure do love to make things interesting don't they? On offense, they are clicking, but that defense is scaring the bejesus out of me. Without Newman, the Boys are going to get lit up. 1-0, I'll take it.
My grandma turned 87 yesterday! My daughter and her cousins sang happy birthday to her over the phone.
Other than that, nothing much going on, besides the typical Monday work routine. Mondays are always hectic.
What's up with you?
- Q'sOTD: How was your weekend? How did your team(s) fare?
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
original6 (40), scrotozoa (39), staceyrr (39), Shamrock_11 (34), Lowpressure32 (33), Chrome345 (20)
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Bummer, it looks like skate has been delayed for a couple of days.
"Like Scott, I'm just going to rip the band aid off but I promise it won't hurt as much. We just got word that our skate ship date has been pushed back by two days so it won't be available on the 12th as we all had originally thought Two days isn’t much to most, but we know it can feel like a lifetime when you’ve been waiting to rip San Vanelona for months. Especially since you've had a taste of it through the demo."
According to Xboxic, the FIFA 08 demo will be coming on the 13th.
"According to FIFA2008 News, their source has confirmed the date to them as the 13th September. This falls in line with an official post on the official forums over at EA, that says in two weeks time the demo should be coming. That was posted on the 28th August. Two weeks later brings us into the week of the 13th, so this could very well be spot on."
08:38 AM - September 9, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.Kotaku has the scoop.
"That's the good news. Bad news? No Aston Villa. That and they may have lost some teams, too. They list Juventus, AC Milan and Turin as "new licensed clubs", but in previous years the entire Italian Serie A had been licensed. Likewise, the list of copyrighted information at the foot of the press release shows that while Inter Milan, Australia, the Czech Republic, England, Japan, Korea, Argentina and the Netherlands are there, there's no mention of licensed teams from Pro Evo 6 like Barcelona or Arsenal."
08:38 AM - September 9, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.WorthPlaying has posted screenshots from the following games:
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
"Konami soccer franchise Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 makes its debut on the PS3, featuring a proprietary adaptive AI system entitled Teamvision, a sophisticated AI programming that learns and adapts according to an individual’s style of play."
- Deca Sports
"Hudson is working on an all-new Wii-exclusive sports title Deca Sports, featuring 10 activities, fully using the Nunchuk/Wiimote to control your Mii like characters, including multiplayer."
IGN has posted some Need for Speed ProStreet video clips.
CVG has posted their preview of Ferrari Challenge.
"The fact that there are 16 cars on the course is also a bonus in the fun stakes. Eight cars in Forza is cool enough, but with twice that number these races feel like a proper grand prix battles. The AI-controlled cars are competitive and convincing enough to actually make mistakes from time to time. But we did find them occasionally frustrating when they would pull in front of us on a long, high-speed straight and slam on their breaks to slow us down which, of course, slows them down, too. That's just cheap."
- Sony Announces 80GB PS3 Backward Compatibility
- Harmonix CEO confirms Rock Band's Xbox 360 bundle guitar is wired
- The New 7 Wonders
- 5000+ Resources to Do Just About Anything Online
- Amazing Upside Down House
- The top 10 big stories the US news media missed in the past year
- The Nerd Test, ver 2.0
- NFL Breakout Stars for 2007
- 1909 Wagner card sells for record $2.8M
Football! Ahhh yes, it's time for a long day of kicking back on the sofa and watching the NFL. Unfortunately, I have to wait until later this evening to watch my Boys dismantle the Giants.
What's up with you?
- QOTD: Who are you pulling for today?
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
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Friday, September 7, 2007
Shawn Drotar over at 5W-G has posted an article entitled, Corporate Wisdom.
"But there’s a catch. Nike makes shoes, first and foremost. ESPN is the media empire it is due to “SportsCenter”, plain and simple. If “SportsCenter’s” quality goes down the tubes, ESPN loses the center of gravity that drives its black hole of marketing."