Thursday, June 29, 2006
07:45 PM - June 29, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
This weekend will be one of the most exciting times this baseball season – interleague rivalries. Yankees vs. Mets, Cubs vs. White Sox, Angels vs. Dodgers, and more! 2K Sports decided to simulate this weekend’s match-ups using Major League Baseball 2K6 to give fans a sneak peek.

06:47 PM - June 29, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Phoenix, AZ June 29, 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, Wrestling Spirit 2. Wrestling Spirit 2 is available for digital download exclusively through Grey Dog Software.

Wrestling Spirit 2, created by Adam Ryland, takes lead from its predecessor allowing players to take control of a wrestler, guiding his career through the world title wins, a competitive league, and all the rivalries. With improved graphics, innovative game play modes, and a fine-tuned AI, Wrestling Spirit 2 turns matches into a battle of wits, proving to be every thinking person’s fighting game.

Feature Set:

• Two brand new modes: "Pro League" and "World League". What would happen if pro wrestling was organized like a real sport? You can now find out in these innovative new sections, as you take control of a wrestler and take part in a competitive league, battling it out over the course of a season as you fight against fellow grapplers to decide promotions, relegations, and to answer the ultimate question; who is the true world champion of wrestling?

• Updated versions of the popular Wrestling Spirit career modes "Rookie to Legend" and "Superstar Challenge". Take control of a wrestler and guide him through his career, fighting his matches, earning new contracts, and making and breaking friendships. Updated to take into account the feedback we have had from WreSpi1 players, these two modes take your wrestling career to the next level!

• By popular request, Wrestling Spirit 2 now allows the simulation of CPU vs. CPU matches, allowing you to sit back and watch the action unfold. Ideal for e-fed owners, who can use this to simulate entire shows.

• Massive gaming depth. After the extreme popularity of the in-depth records found in "Total Extreme Wrestling 2005", WreSpi2 boasts equally expansive data and histories, ranging from complete competitive histories for every character in the game to accurate histories for every title belt.

• In-depth editing suite allowing customization of virtually every part of the game world, from what promotions are available to whether a wrestler is bald!

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 Ryland’s original, Wrestling Spirit: Rookie to Legend achievement in 2004, fans have come to expect the most accurate portrayal of the wrestling world from Adam Ryland games.

For detailed information on Wrestling Spirit 2, including pricing, promotions, and gameplay screenshots, please visit Grey Dog’s official website at http://www.greydogsoftware.com.

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.

About Warholic Creative

Warholic Creative, a Madison, Wisconsin based design firm, specializes in user interface design, information architecture, corporate identity, advertising, marketing and other branded collateral programs. Jason Warholic, the principal of Warholic Creative, has 10 years of design experience as an art director and creative director.

07:06 AM - June 29, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Audioslave to Debut a Song From Their New Album in Madden '07

Siliconera has the scoop.
"It may seem like a strange place for a rock band to premiere a song, but Audioslave and a number of other artists are using Electronic Arts' Madden series to do so. Madden 2007 will debut work from British hip hop artist Dynamite MC, Dave Navarro's band The Panic Channel and Westcoast rapper Glasses Malone. Check below for the complete listing of the licensed songs in Madden '07."

PureSim Baseball on Sale For $14.95 (PC)

GamingGroove has the scoop.
"The All-Star Break Deal will be in effect from midnight on Friday, June 30, 2006 through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2006. Baseball is a legendary part of American history; now here is your chance to create your own teams, legends, and diamond dynasties, or play any historic period from 1900 to 2005!"

Eurogamer Update (PSP, PS3, 360)

Eurogamer has posted the following:
  • Ridge Racer Sequel Soon (PSP)
    "It will include a new Arcade mode where the object is to reach checkpoints to earn more time to reach the next checkpoint, and so on."
  • WipEout on the Way (PS3)
    "Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has posted a new job advertisement which suggests that a next-gen instalment in the WipEout series is on the way."
  • Sensible World Of Soccer for Live Arcade Possible (360)
    "Codemasters is considering the possibility of releasing Sensible World of Soccer through Xbox Live Arcade, Eurogamer has learned."

Question of the Day

Who are your winners and losers of the NBA Draft?

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006
11:13 PM - June 28, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
Micro Machines V4 Trailer (PS2, PC)

GameSpy has posted a trailer of Micro Machines V4.

IGN Update (PC, PS2, 360, PS3)

IGN has posted the following:

Worthplaying Update (Multi)

Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • Test Drive Unlimited Singleplayer Mode Detailed (PS2, PSP, 360, PC)
    "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."
  • No Brakes: X Racing Screenshots (PC)
    "No Brakes: X Racing is an arcade racing game in the works at indie developer Exotypos. The game includes all classes of cars from old RWD to modern sports cars, physics, and various graphical features."
  • World Tour Golf Screenshots (PS2, PSP, Xbox, PC)
    "World Tour Golf is destined to capture the player's imagination by fusing the features of real-world golf, high-end graphics, accurate animation and a unique control system."

06:33 PM - June 28, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
EA Sports has just sent us this clip from NHL 07.
"The golden age of console hockey will return when NHL 07 debuts with gameplay innovations that will allow players to feel like they are actually on the ice. Featuring an unmatched level of freedom and control, NHL 07 will represent a watershed moment in the history of the console hockey when it ships throughout Canada and the United States in September 2006. Hockey purists and casual fans alike will feel like they can play like a pro when they pick up NHL 07."

06:30 PM - June 28, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.

EA SPORTS FIFA Online Reaches 100,000 Peak

Concurrent Users in First Month of Launch

Seoul, Korea and Redwood City, Calif., – June 28, 2006 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company and Neowiz Corporation, one of Korea’s leading game publishers and developers, today announced that EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online has set a new record for the most Peak Concurrent Users (PCUs) in its opening month. According to internal data, EA SPORTS FIFA Online has beaten all records for online games in Korea, with the biggest opening weekend recorded of 33,000 PCUs, over 50,000 in its first 11 days and over 100,000 in its first 23 days. These numbers put the popular soccer game ahead of all other online games, including racing and fantasy titles. For the weekend of June 17-18, EA SPORTS FIFA Online broke the 100,000 PCU mark. At this 100,000 PCU mark, the game has also hit over 600,000 unique users in same day.

In Open Beta since May 25, 2006, EA SPORTS FIFA Online brings the total soccer experience to Korean online game players for the first time ever. The online game delivers a combination of precision gameplay, deep customization and pure soccer authenticity. Intuitive gameplay allows players to command every move on the pitch with pinpoint accuracy. The responsive control allows for easy passing, shooting and tackling, enabling players to trap, shield and dribble like a world-class soccer star. EA SPORTS FIFA Online, which is available in both matchplay and career mode, delivers the most comprehensive roster of official licensed leagues from the world of soccer with an unprecedented level of real clubs, kits, stadiums and players. EA SPORTS FIFA Online will begin commercialization with the introduction of microtransactions in July 2006. Exclusive features to EA SPORTS FIFA Online include community features such as in game chatting, online persistency such as custom teams, tournament rankings, with levels and auto match-making corresponding to each user’s playing ability.

“We are tremendously proud of EA SPORTS FIFA Online. This is the launch of our online gaming strategy in Korea and we are emboldened by these phenomenal results. In its first month, the game already has terrific momentum, a passionate fan base and a very promising start. It has also been very rewarding to work with such a high caliber local partner as Neowiz,”, said Jon Niermann, President, EA Asia Publishing.

Mr. Sung Kyun Na, President of Neowiz said, "EA SPORTS FIFA Online is the first online game title in Korea, to reach such staggering success so early by surpassing 100,000 open beta users. It is also the first successful case of a converted PC packaged goods title to an online game. Both are unprecedented in online game history.” He added, "Since EA SPORTS FIFA Online is based on a simulated game that is internationally popular and an easy-to-understand sport, we hope this wonderful result bodes well for the global game in the future."

07:17 AM - June 28, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Which next-gen console are you going to purchase?

07:12 AM - June 28, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
NHL 07 Movie Clips (Multi)

GameTrailers have posted some movie clips from NHL 07.

More PGR3 Content Soon (360)

Eurogamer has the scoop.
"Bizarre Creations is planning to release another 12-car downloadable content pack for Project Gotham Racing 3 in the near future."

Question of the Day

Are you watching the NBA Draft tonight? What big name do you think will be traded?

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006
11:06 PM - June 27, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
GameSpot Update (360)

GameSpot has posted the following:

IGN Update (360, Xbox)

IGN has posted the following:

NBA Live 07: Adam Morrison Movies (360)

TeamXbox has posted some movies of NBA Live 07.
"This year NBA LIVE 07 will play as good as it looks with gameplay advancements that build upon previous installments. Powered by next generation technology that EA showcased at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), NBA LIVE 07 will introduce the next generation of basketball gameplay with EA SPORTS Total Freestyle Control, a new feature that gives users more control over athletes than they ever imagined."

Worthplaying Update (PC)

Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • Micro Machines v4 Weapons Trailer (PC - 20.88 MB)
    "Mixing miniature mayhem with maximum multiplayer racing, Micro Machines v4 game will arrive packed with knockabout, breakneck racing in the fastest scale miniatures, complete with explosive weapon power-ups."
  • Phoenix Racing Demo (PC - 28.08 MB)
    "This demo features 2 tracks and the Allard J2X Mk1, built on real world car data."

11:02 PM - June 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
EA Sports has sent us these Adam Morrison video clips. They look more or less like commercial spots for the upcoming NBA Draft. Unfortunately, none of these clips show any gameplay.

10:46 PM - June 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted a trailer from Need For Speed Carbon.
"Need for Speed™ Carbon is in development and will hit the streets this November. Developed by EA Black Box in Vancouver, British Columbia, Need for Speed Carbon delivers the next generation of adrenaline-filled street racing and will challenge players to face the ultimate test of driving skill on treacherous canyon roads."

06:54 PM - June 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Do you wish you could easily find information on the hottest games for the PSP? Do you ask yourself, “Why aren’t web pages formatted for the PSP?” Look no further, because all the latest info on NCAA® Football 07 PSP is in one special location now, www.psp.ncaafootball07.com.

For the first time ever, EA SPORTS™ is presenting a website formatted especially for the Sony PlayStation Portable! Check out the new NCAA® Football 07 PSP website and get all the latest news and info right on your PSP™. With exclusive videos, wallpapers, screenshots and podcasts formatted for the PSP – and more content coming on a regular basis – the NCAA® Football 07 PSP™ website opens a whole new world for PSP™ gamers. Check out all the action at www.psp.ncaafootball07.com!

01:33 PM - June 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Operation Sports and Xbox.com continue to work together to provide you with more sports gaming content. Our very own Shawn Drotar has posted a new article entitled Life on the Sidelines at Xbox.com, make sure you check it out.
"NFL fans are renowned for their passion and zeal, for Sunday's battles on the gridiron, and on Mondays, the most ardent and knowledgeable fans spend their time arguing what should have been. There's even a term for these students of the game: armchair quarterbacks.

This year, EA SPORTS™ brings these fans a new title which might just create legions of even more aptly-named football strategists: armchair coaches."

07:11 AM - June 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our MLB Slugfest 2006 review. Find out what Clay Shaver had to say about it.
"If you spend a lot of time in the sports gaming community, you’ll figure out quickly that conversation often drifts to the same topics over and over again. You have your classics like sock color, gang tackling, and your self-proclaimed experts who like to declare a game “broken” after two games. Nit-picky, self-important, often mind-numbing conversations that show up every release season like lemmings without a cliff.

Of all these déjà vu moments, I will concede two legitimate beefs that seem to come up."

07:05 AM - June 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 Hands On Impressions and Movie Clips

Game Informer Online has posted their hands on impressions of Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007, which includes a few movie clips.
"Konami has upped the ante on the presentation side of WE. Although the game still doesn’t compare to the polish of EA’s footie titles, it’s a noticeable improvement. The amount of player animations was already staggering, but the team has added in quite a bit more including new animations for heel kicks, feints, stutters, headers, and celebrations. The camera has been modified as well, and the game has a much more broadcast feel, especially in the replays. The replay mode has been completely reworked to allow the user to manipulate the camera’s position and forward and reverse of the replay with the analog sticks. Finally, there’s the addition of a third commentator on the pitch which will give reports to round out reporting of the action on the field."

Tony Hawk's Project 8 Preview (360)

Xbox 360 - The Official Xbox Magazine has posted their preview of Tony Hawk's Project 8.
"t’s a massive, massive improvement over the look of last year’s Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland. New focus effects blur the background to heighten the realistic look. Light gleams off surfaces, giving the characters and scenery a high-contrast, glowing edge. Throw in some beautifully detailed textures and you have a dramatically improved visual experience. It’s Tony Hawk’s on an atomic level."

Moto GP '06 Picture Pack and Themes Available (360)

Major Nelson has the scoop.
"One new 'Moto GP '06' picture pack and two new themes are now on the Xbox Live Marketplace for download. The picture pack is 170 points, and the themes are 150 points each. This content is available in all Xbox Live regions."

ATV Offroad Fury 4 Movie Clips (PS2)

GameTrailers have posted some movie clips from ATV Offroad Fury 4.

Question of the Day

Which game are you looking forward to the most?

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