The forum community interviews Wang and we learn a lot about this year's game...
New fighters, content, and gameplay enhancements...
A look at what we think of NBA Live 15 just before launch day...
An average racer with no real hook to keep you playing...
"Just like the previous Tony Hawk titles, the graphics are great and the soundtrack is huge! Lots of punk, hip-hop and rocktracks are available, even some for older gamers like me - I was surprised to hear The Doors! I'm sure you'll find something you'll like. If you keep the sound level for the music low it doesn't even distract, something that generally bothers me in games..."
"Football Manager 2006 takes the giant leap that it achieved with last years edition and adds nuts and bolts on to keep the experience fresh without alienating any fans. Anyone without the cash or time to buy this new version need not lose sleep over not having the latest adjustments at their fingertips, however those willing to give up wives and girlfriends and £30 will feel right at home."
"Over all this is a very strong title for P3i, for the first venture into the serious racing genre, itís a shining star, that meets many of the goals and standards set by long running titles. Though lacking in some areas overall the game works well and give a player what they want. I would say my only gripe was the lack of cars and tracks. A few more cars would have been nice as well as some good point to point races and different courses. I say this because many of the games on the market boast about how many cars and tracks they have. So to be a serious contender in the numbers game, they need to try and keep up."
"Evolution GT is the result of years of experience and know-how, accumulated while developing game such as the Screamer series, the Superbike series and SCAR. It further develops the features introduced in SCAR, with a greater emphasis on driving tactics and psychology, focusing on the driver's skills, tactics and mental strength as well as the speed, acceleration and grip of the cars."
- NBA '06 (PS2 - 4/5)
"NBA '06 sets an interesting direction for a sports game that bears watching next season. There's definitely something to build on here. The game veers just slightly away from being sim to drive more directly towards being fun."
- Mario Kart DS (DS - 4.5/5)
"While the Grand Prix mode is traditionally the focus of many racers, Mario Kart's real allure is the wi-fi multiplayer feature. Mario Kart allows up to eight players to connect via the DS download and play function (where only one cartridge is needed for all racers, but the gameplay is limited), or the Multi-Card function (where all racers have the Mario Kart cartridge and the gameplay sports the full version of features and courses)."
"This game is entertaining but I would never once accuse it of "taking my gaming interests hostage" like all of those other reviewers who say things like "Yeah, it's the same old Mario Kart, with the same old gameplay and the same old weapons and the same old tracks....but I just couldn't put it down!!" What a bunch of baloney. I put it down the moment I felt I had experienced everthing Mario Kart DS had to offer and it hasn't once beckoned me to return to it."
"Overall, Tony Hawkís American Wasteland is still a pretty good game. It offers you all the great things that made the series so popular but itís lacking that unique spark. Suffice to say, the game gets very addicting when you get into the groove of racking up massive combos, especially when you head into online competition. Whatís more is that the tricks are somewhat easier to perform, which makes you feel that you can almost do anything! For Tony Hawk fans, this is a no-brainer. Anyone who hasnít played a Tony Hawk game should check this one out, too! Itís a fun game that will have you racking up points for hours. We suggest that you get the Playstation 2 version if you want better controls. If you are looking more into competitive multiplayer, then get the Xbox version."
"At the end of the day, Mario Kart DS is a success in every way imaginable. The online experience is solid, the multiplayer mayhem is as fun as it has ever been and the robust single player modes have enough to keep anyone busy for several hours. This is inarguably the no-brainer, must buy, system-selling title that will lead the holiday charge for the Nintendo DS."
"THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced that WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2006 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retailers throughout North America. Joining a successful lineup of WWE video games that have sold in more than 18 million units worldwide since 1999, WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2006 offers the deepest and most intense wrestling experience to date in the highly acclaimed series of video games."
- College Hoops 2K6 Screenshots and Trailer (PS2, Xbox - 3.08 MB)
"Itís that time of year again--the time of year where basketball courts around the nation are filled with excitement, slam dunks, unbelievable athletes, Cinderella stories, and championship dreams. Nothing captivates the nation like the NCAA Basketball Tournament and no other game captures the collegiate atmosphere and energy like College Hoops 2K6."
- TOCA Race Driver 3 Civic Demo (PC - 131.63 MB)
"Codemasters has released a demo allowing you to try out the Honda Civic 2006 on the Donington GP circuit in qualifications and three-lap races."
- Amped 3 Screenshots (X360)
"Amped 3 features the most authentic snowboarding gameplay with perfected controls and the elements of a true extreme sports sandbox. Throw down stylish tricks, white-knuckle sled rides, and experience death-defying crashes as you earn your world ranking online."
"If youíve been feeling that need for speed, but never made a pit stop to check out EAís franchise, Need for Speed Most Wanted would be the perfect first test drive. The best NFS title ever? Well, letís wait for the Xbox 360 review to make that determination."
"With the exception of the teenage daughter fashion club atmosphere and those few, minor quibbles, this game is a must for those who ski and snowboard on a regular basis and for those who love the thrill of down-hill adventure. The game is easy to play but difficult to master and you will really enjoy mastering the controls, performing the stunts and beating the competition."