"If this is where Indie Sports Games are heading, then we're on board."
A look at Microsoft's sim racer and its debut on next-gen.
EA Sports does it again, with a great debut of their best-selling soccer franchise on next-gen.
We go in-depth with the XBox One.
"Key features of this update:
- 2005 Offseason Rosters (July 16th, 2005)
- Crash during Dynasty Mode fixed
- Player ratings updated
- Coaches updated
- Years pro updated"
- Stacked with Daniel Negreanu Bluffing Lesson Video (PS2, Xbox)
- Jak X: Combat Racing Video (PS2)
- Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Preview (Xbox, X360, GC)
- Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Screenshots (GBA)
- Tony Hawk DS Preview (NDS)
- Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Screenshots (X360)
- Blitz: The League Video Diary (Sports)
- QB Vision Cones (Sports)
- Madden NFL 06 Ratings: AFC West (Sports)
- Real World Golf Screenshots (PC)
- Crashk Tag Team Racing Screenshots (PSP)
- Marshall Faulk Football Review (Mobile - 2.6/10)
- Sunshine Beach Volleyball Screenshots (PC)
- NBA 06 Updated Hands On Preview (PS2)
- NBA 06 Hands On Preview (PSP)
- NBA 06 Gameplay Footage 1-3 (PSP)
- NBA 06 Gameplay Footage 2-4 (PS2)
- Ultimate Baseball Online Screenshots (PC)
"ESPN announced today the winning teams in the ESPN Ultimate Baseball Online Summer Classic, the first Beta test format tournament for the game. UBO is a unique online gaming experience that puts players in the shoes of a virtual baseball player."
- Colin McRae Rally 2005 Plus Screenshots (PSP)
"CMR 2005 has gained an extra word in the title, so it’s now Colin McRae Rally 2005 Plus, due to its wireless multiplayer functionality. CMR 2005 Plus features over 30 rally cars, a diverse range of rally events, cups and championships to create a world of rallying for players on the move."
- Stacked with Daniel Negreanu Bluff Trailer (PC - 45.46 MB)
"In this new video excerpt, players will learn Daniels advice on bluffing like a pro. Daniel Negreanu's Poker School teaches the player all aspects of Texas Hold 'em using full motion video, voiceovers, and scripted in-game sequences."
"New rendering style for improved graphics – a 25-30% increase in polygon count gives higher resolution, detail and texture to the WWE character models and even the crowd."
- L.A. Rush Interview (Xbox)
TeamXbox: "The emphasis in gameplay seem to be on cars getting big air. Tell us a bit about the jumps in L.A. Rush."
Nico Bihary: "One of the most recognizable aspects of the Rush Franchise has always been the huge jumps mixed in with well designed shortcuts. The freedom to explore cool tracks and the payoffs associated with those mechanics are things that we wanted to infuse into LA Rush even in its early conception."
- NASCAR 06: Total Team Control Hands On Preview (Xbox)
"If you know anything about the sport of stock car racing, you’ll know that there’s a lot more going on than just a bunch of guys making left turns all day. With the use of a built-in headset, a host of crewmembers are communicating with the driver and one another in order to ensure that their group of drivers finishes as high up as possible."
"Though the game errs on the side of offense this time around, it's still as fun as ever. The focus on the chess match before the snap makes the game for high-level football strategists. Playmakers needn't feel excluded, though, as the truck stick, vision and precision, and the more aware receivers will break the game wide open for you."
"Juiced is a game that I have a feeling is going to get overlooked because of the large number of street racing games already out. But if you are reading this review chances are you like racing games, and I would definitely recommend trying this game. It is a lot of fun, and although it is not a perfect game, is still an enjoyable one."
"As a total package, Flipnic offers a nice flashback into the world of pinball. The general feeling is there – the reflexes and risk vs. reward dynamic of aiming for particular parts of the board. And the graphics are colorful and clear. For younger players, it's probably just the right amount of eye candy and hand-eye coordination challenge to be interesting. The older players looking for a tie to the past will probably be happier hiding a dusty Black Knight machine in the basement."
"If this really is NCAA’s curtain call for the current generation of systems, then it went out the proper way with a bang. NCAA Football 06 is without a doubt the best edition in the series to date, and sports gamers should definitely do themselves a favor and pick this one up. For all of those players who skip out on this one in favor of Madden every year just to buy one title, you’re doing yourself a disservice. There are enough things in here to distinguish it from its big brother, and they complement each other very well. This one is Highly Recommended."
"The high-speed, physical play in the NHL makes hockey one of the most exciting games in all of sports. Quick reflexes, hard checks, and unbelievable agility are some of the things a casual fan may see. What's not so easily seen are the more intricate strategies and tactics that are constantly being used on both offense and defense throughout the course of a game. This deeper level of play can now be experienced by hockey fans of every level through NHL 2K6's On-The-Fly Coaching™ system."
SAN FRANCISCO – July 19, 2005 – Get ready to chuck everything you learned in driver’s ed out the window… Empire Interactive, a U.K. computer games developer and publisher, today announced that FlatOut is now available at retail outlets nationwide for PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® videogame system from Microsoft and the PC.
FlatOut brings racing mayhem to a new level with 36 challenging tracks, fully destructible environments, 16 fully upgradeable cars and six death-defying bonus events. Anything destroyed or altered stays a part of the race – broken fences, free rolling tires, and even mangled parts of cars are left scattered around the track, increasing the carnage with every lap. Drivers will even be thrown from crashing cars!
The chaos continues off the classic track in three destruction derby arenas, three head-on collision dirt tracks and six outrageous “Rag Doll Olympics” bonus games that utilize driver ejection to the fullest.
Developed by Bugbear Entertainment, and distributed by Vivendi Universal Games in the U.S., FlatOut carries a suggested retail price of $49.99 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions and $39.99 for the PC version. For more information and to experience the rush of FlatOut first hand, visit: http://www.flatoutgame.com.
About Empire Interactive
Empire Interactive is a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software that has been established for 17 years. The company floated on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange in July 2000. Headquartered in the UK, Empire Interactive also has offices in the U.S., Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The company develops and publishes a varied range of titles for current and next-generation platforms in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Further information about Empire Interactive and its products can be found at: http://www.empireinteractive.com
"Overall, I really think you guys are going to like this year’s game. The QB Vision Cone is going to take some time to adjust to. I know from my personal stand point that I had some problems adjusting to it, but overall I feel like once I get more time on the game, I will be able to throw the ball the same as I have since I first started playing Madden."Thanks to geraldparr from our Forums for the scoop.
"Last year, you rose from the “minor leagues” of the WWE to become not only one of its top Superstars, but the World Heavyweight Champion. Maybe it was too much success too quickly. Maybe you were just not ready to carry the target on your back that comes with being a champion."