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Monday, January 9, 2006
02:54 PM - January 9, 2006. Posted by NYJets.
Game Informer Online has posted some screenshots of MVP '06 NCAA Baseball.
"Ker-plink! There is nothing like the sound of an aluminum bat smashing one out of the park. MVP 06 NCAA Baseball brings the pureness of college ball to your TV. New control features like the Load & Fire swinging system are helping the genre stay fresh. It will allow players to have more control over how hard and far they hit the ball."

10:06 AM - January 9, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Holy BUSY and you? LOL.

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Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
4deuce (27), ElBastard (27), Wsv771 (23), dales (22), niners1234 (21), Michael90002002 (18)

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10:05 AM - January 9, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
TeleFragged has posted their preview of Fight Night Round 3.
"While I wound up giving Fight Night Round 2 a less-than-stellar review because of its insistence on making haymaker punches a massive part of the game, EA seems to have learned from their mistakes and are moving back towards more realism in Round 3. We'll see if the enhanced career mode, training system, fighting styles, and boxing rivalries really add to the game. Of course, we'll all get to find out for sure on February 14th when the game's released on the PSP, Xbox, Xbox 360, and PS2."

10:05 AM - January 9, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Boomtown has posted their review of Amped 3, giving it a 7 out of 10.
"Amped 3 brought lots of smiles to my face, but these were down to the wacky presentation rather than anything else. Riding on the snow made me miss SSX On Tour, which presented the challenges in a much more interesting and fun way. In some ways it reminded me of GTA: San Andreas, as both games are great to mess around in, just playing without trying to make progress, but then both become less fun when you try to actually progress through the game. Amped 3 is not a poor game, it's just not a particularly great one."

Sunday, January 8, 2006
11:15 AM - January 8, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Which Xbox 360 game are you looking forward to the most?

Here are the results from our last poll:

For those of you that have an Xbox 360, how would you grade it?

A - 45.21%
B - 27.85%
C - 13.64%
D - 3.38%
F - 9.92%

Voters: 887

10:59 AM - January 8, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
What a horrible Saturday. First I get to watch the Skins beat the Bucs. The Skins offense didn't even have to bother showing up. Next up I get to see the Pats absolutely embarrass the Jags. What a pitiful performance by the Jags, pitiful. I sure hope the games today are better. I'll be pulling for the Bengals and Panthers.

If those 2 games weren't sick enough, the Pistons lost to the Jazz last night. The Stones now have 5 total losses this year, 2 of them to the Jazz. I'm not sure what it is about them, but they seem to give the Pistons a ton of fits. Oh well, at least they don't have to play them the rest of the way, unless they meet in the Finals, heh.

I played some NBA 2K6 with 2 other people last night, as we played on the same team. Man, it's hard to get a rhythm, have you tried it? It's definitely fun, but it's a lot harder than you think.

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Saturday, January 7, 2006
09:07 AM - January 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
The Pistons beat the Sonics last night to improve their record to 26-4. They play Utah tonight, remember the last time they met, the Jazz won. I'm sure the Pistons will be more than a little fired up for this one.

Parcells has inked an extension to coach the Boys until 2007. What a relief, I didn't want to see him go, now they need to start focusing on fixing that offensive line.

The NFL playoffs start later today, I'll be pulling for the Jags and Bucs, how about you?

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No OS'er birthdays today.

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09:07 AM - January 7, 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 Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06: Tips from the Tee at Xbox.com, make sure you check it out.
"While sharing a name with the Xbox® version of the game, the Xbox 360™ version of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 06 is a completely different animal. The power of Xbox 360 allowed EA SPORTS™ to create more detailed and lifelike courses than ever before, and when you're talking about six of the more notable and challenging courses in the world, you have your work cut out for you."

09:06 AM - January 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
GameInfoWire has posted screenshots from the following games:

09:06 AM - January 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Blogcritics have posted the following reviews:
  • Tiger Woods 2004 (4/5)
    "The mechanics are superb. Unless you're a complete golf nut who demands perfect physics, it's hard not to enjoy a few holes whenever you have the time. You can also play on the N-Gage Arena to unlock more bonus content, which is great if you use the service and can find someone to play. If not, you'll never be able to play on the Predator, a full, brutally challenging course you can earn only through online games. This should have been included from the start."
  • SSX Out of Bounds (1/5)
    "Without speed, a sense of style, or personality from its trademarked characters, Out of Bounds destroys itself on the N-Gage. SSX fans will be curious enough to try it and be happy to know it turned out better than the Game Boy Advance version of SSX Tricky, but that's it. This is a title that's impossible to like, and it's a shame a game with actual depth attaches itself to such a waste in the game play department."

09:06 AM - January 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
MMGN has the scoop.
"Crave Entertainment today announced plans to bring another instalment in the Tokyo Xtreme Racer to the PlayStation 2. Titled Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT, the game will build on the series by adding new mountain courses, and vehicles from companies such as from Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Audi, Alfa Romeo, Mini and Volkswagen to name a few."

09:05 AM - January 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Fragland has posted some screenshots of Juiced: Eliminator.
"The game was built from the ground up on PSP, with new cars, tracks, characters and game modes. The built-in wireless connectivity on the PSP lends itself to expanding the multi-player options, including multiplayer crew races, pink slip racing and the all new ‘Eliminator’ mode where the slowest driver per lap is removed from the competition, and the winner is the last one left in the race."

09:05 AM - January 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
The official World Racing 2 website has been updated. Make sure you check out the new goodies.

09:05 AM - January 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
GamePro has posted the following:

09:04 AM - January 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
HEXUS.gaming has posted their first look at Fight Night Round 3.
"Landing a punch feels, looks and sounds fantastic. Hit your opponent a few times and you can visibly see the anger and pain on his face. The damage is spookily accurate, keep dishing out those right hooks and watch his left eye swell and bleed. Hit him square in the jaw and you can hear the bones crunch. There's something quite satisfying about seeing your character inflict pain and damage, when I knocked out Roy Jones Jnr I found myself standing up and cheering at the replay. The replays are stunning. When you knock your opponent out it shows you the punch that caused the damage in slow motion, you'll see their face screw up, the glove hit the jaw with frightening force, you hear a thunderous boom as contact is made, the boxer spurts blood out of his mouth and then falls to the floor like a rag doll."