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Thursday, September 29, 2005
05:52 AM - September 29, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
VGnz has posted their review of Virtua Tennis: World Tour, giving it an 87%.
"If you’re into sports games, you can’t go wrong with Virtua Tennis World Tour. At the forefront of tennis games in terms of technical features, controls, gameplay and options, this title is an addictive overall package. Sega has taken everything that has made the Virtua Tennis franchise a success so far and presented it in portable form. Although this makes it seem a bit too familiar for comfort, Virtua Tennis World Tour is good enough to stand out on its own merits."

05:51 AM - September 29, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Amped IGO has posted Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 for the following consoles:

05:51 AM - September 29, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
GameInfoWire has posted some screenshots of Need For Speed: Most Wanted.
"Need for Speed Most Wanted, from the makers of the hit Need for Speed Underground franchise that has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, currently is under development at EA Canada. Combining the thrill of illicit street racing and tuner customization with the intensity of strategic police pursuits that rivals any Hollywood-style chase scene, Need for Speed Most Wanted challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer."

05:50 AM - September 29, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
GamePro has posted some screenshots of L.A. Rush.

05:50 AM - September 29, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
GameStyle has posted their review of Virtua Tennis: World Tour, giving it a 9 out of 10.
"Undoubtedly a showpiece for the PSP, Virtua Tennis: World Tour offers something for everyone - and, despite the laborious loading times, it's a tried-and-true SEGA title that everyone should have in their collection."

12:02 AM - September 29, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • L.A. Rush Screenshots (PS2, Xbox, PC)
    "L.A. Rush recreates a living, breathing go anywhere Los Angeles with highly destructible environments, players will be able to explore Los Angeles by day or by night from Compton, to LAX, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the beaches of Santa Monica."
  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted Customization Trailer (PC - 11.09 MB)
    "Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets. Players will go head-to-head with the top drivers on the scene as well as strategically evade more than half dozen cops at any one time."
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted Screenshots (Multi)
    "Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets."
  • Juiced v1.01.400 Patch (PC - 55.11 MB)
    "THQ has released the first update for Juice Games' urban underground racing demo Juiced. This patch brings your North American retail game to v1.01.400 and addresses various desktop crashes, sound problems, adjusted the control scehem, and fixes a collision issue when playing online, etc."

12:01 AM - September 29, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Game Over has posted their review of NHL 2K6, giving it a overall rating of 85%.
"As the final horn sounds, the NHL 2K series continues to play like a champion. The new additions to NHL 2K6 more than make up for the loss of the ESPN license and the new NHL rules are well implemented, with the exception of the salary cap, or lack thereof. With sharp gameplay, polished game modes, great presentation, and a price tag of only $20 USD, hardcore fans need look no further for their hockey fix."

12:01 AM - September 29, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
TeamXbox has posted some screenshots of L.A. Rush.
"Players can navigate over 350 drivable miles of road in the city of angels, while cruising around in one of 36 licensed rides. The fun doesn't stop there - with the help of the notorious crew at West Coast Customs, players can trick out the ride of their choice."

12:00 AM - September 29, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
FileShack has posted a movie of Need For Speed: Most Wanted, weighing in at 11.42 MB.
"Need For Speed: Most Wanted movie focusing on the game's customization options."

12:00 AM - September 29, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Next Level Gaming has posted the following:
  • NBA 2K6 Review (PS2, Xbox - 85/100)
    "One area Visual Concepts has never had to worry about is presentation. And they retain their edge this year too. The level of detail in the character models and arenas continues to impress. The player models have been refined to look and move more realistically, and include some signature moves from players, like Shaq's hook."
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 Review (PS2 - 87/100 Xbox - 89/100)
    "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 is easily the best golf game to date on a console. The gameplay is solid and has been refined over the years. The course selection is great, and the Tiger Proofing adds more to those courses. The new control system takes the series a step closer to becoming more realistic."
  • Cricket 2005 Andrew Flintoff Q&A (PS2, Xbox, PC)
    Next Level Gaming: "Do you play any other sports, if so which ones?"
    Andrew Flintoff: "I'm a natural competitor so I love football and rugby too. I'm also learning how to play golf and getting better all the time!"

Wednesday, September 28, 2005
11:59 PM - September 28, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
GameDaily has posted their review of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06, giving it a rating of 3 1/2 stars.
"Tiger Woods swings for the green, and comes up just slightly short, but still manages to make the score. I think the general problem I had with the game is that a couple of its core additions, namely its "shape stick" and its other glaring issues, bring it up short. That's not to say you won't have fun with it, though."

11:59 PM - September 28, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
1up has posted their preview of World Poker Tour.
"Another key online feature is the ability to show your emotions. By selecting from 13 traits during a game, players can express everything from happiness to fear on their character's face in an attempt to bluff the other players."

06:59 PM - September 28, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our NASCAR 06: Total Team Control review. Find out what Clay Shaver has to say about it.
"There's a strange dynamic in the world of sports gaming as it pertains to the four "major sports" in the United States. It’s been widely accepted by most that, for decades, the "Four Majors" are football, baseball, basketball and hockey. Put them in whichever order you see fit, but, generally speaking, those have been the biggies in the real and virtual world. Well, about 10 years ago, something strange happened. NASCAR started slowly edging its way into the conversation in America and pushing hockey back to the Great White North. Many would argue today that track legends like #3 completely overshadow puck legends like #99."

06:46 PM - September 28, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
EA SPORTS Freestyle Superstars and New Player Visuals
Highlight Best-Selling Hoops Franchise

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Wednesday, September 28, 2005 – NBA LIVE 06, the authentic new basketball videogame from Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), has shipped to retailers and is in stores throughout North America today under the EA SPORTS™ brand. The evolution of NBA LIVE’s signature EA SPORTS™ Freestyle Control continues in NBA LIVE 06 with all-new EA SPORTS™ Freestyle Superstars, where players have complete user control over all the dazzling passes, dunks, rebounds, shots and steals of the NBA’s best players.

The NBA LIVE 06 ground-breaking advancements in gameplay include an improved transition game and highlight-reel fast break scenarios, while the ability to control EA SPORTS Freestyle Superstars like Playmakers, Highflyers, Stoppers, Shooter, Scorers and Power players redefines the experience. Also featuring enhanced player graphics, an electrifying presentation, and NBA all-star Dwyane Wade from the Miami HEAT on its cover, NBA LIVE 06 celebrates up-tempo, fast-break, and physical basketball. A rich collection of game modes—including Dynasty Mode™, EA SPORTS™ Online*, and NBA All-Star Weekend—adds to the deepest offering of the game ever.

NBA LIVE 06 is in stores on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo GameCube™, and PC. NBA LIVE 06 will debut on the PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) handheld entertainment system on October 18, while the mobile version of the game will launch in November and be available across all major carriers by December. NBA LIVE 06 on Xbox 360™ is slated to hit stores in November.

Developed in Vancouver, B.C., by EA Canada, the studio which is also home to the popular NBA STREET and NCAA® March Madness® franchises, NBA LIVE 06 is rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB. The game’s official website is www.nbalive06.com.

EA SPORTS is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world. Its top-selling titles and franchises include Madden NFL Football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, MVP Baseball™, NCAA® Football, NASCAR® racing, and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR®. The EA SPORTS home page is www.easports.com.

01:54 PM - September 28, 2005. Posted by NYJets.
GameSpot has posted the following: