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"Welcome to the first update for rFactor. When executed, the update program will first search the current directory for version 1.020. If it locates a valid copy, it will update the appropriate files while making a backup copy in the rFactor\Support\Backup directory. You will find an update log file in the support directory as well. If the out-of-date version is not present in the current directory, the update program will search the registry for the install location and proceed from there."
"Evo Studios' fifth WRC rally game is about to be released on PlayStation 2. It's easily the best rally series on the console and one of my favourite racing series of all time. Interestingly for the latest version there are random events that occur through the stages such as rock falls, rival breakdowns and animals on the road. Here are some shots of the sort of thing that can go wrong for a rally driver."
"Blitz: The League had a promising foundation, but laying the groundwork is where Midway stopped. Sure, you wonít find many gamers who donít love exaggerated violence, and personally, I love that aspect of the game. If they would have combined the violence with good gameplay, decent playbooks, and maybe some more modes, Blitz: The League would have been one heck of an arcade-style football game. With gameplay thatís immensely lacking in the feature department, poor graphics, and audio that will give you a headache, Blitz: The League is a game solely for the diehard followers of the Blitz franchise, and even then youíre taking a risk with your money."
"Patch #3 Fixes
1) Issue where after installing Patch #2, and having substituted a non-NHL team in Dynasty mode, the game is crashing when selecting to "Exit" at the end of a game.
* Also includes roster updates from Patch #1 and fixes from Patch #2."
"If you don't get the gameplay right, all else fails. Yes, the Franchise mode is pretty solid, but this isn't hockey league simulator, you'll eventually want to manually play a few games. The Wayne vs. Wayne mode is loads of fun, but it's not worth paying $39.99 USD for. I just can't recommend Gretzky NHL 06 over either of the other two hockey video game franchises currently on the market. The developer has to take stock and figure out which direction to take their franchise. Is the goal to provide an accurate simulation of the game of hockey or to create an over-the-top arcade experience, like the Wayne vs. Wayne mode. The next time we see Gretzky on the ice, it might very well be for the PlayStation 3. Let's hope the developer can figure it out by then. Until that time, Gretzky NHL 06 is best left on the bench."
"There's also some important additions, with officially-licensed Arsenal and Chelsea teams and stadia, a Memorial Mode that enables you to load in multiple option files so you can keep a tally of match stats between mates, an improved Master League (a cut-down Football Manager to the uninitiated) and of course, proper online options with (yes!) two-on-two multiplayer. Look, I've said enough - play our exclusive demo and see what I mean. If you're a fan of football, you need this beautiful game."
My bad as I thought we had this thread here already. But here's where I'll be popping info in as I get it.
Only update is this - we're still on track for a release in the early part of November. But PLEASE don't start hounding me on 11/1 about it. =)
Early November means 11/1-11-14. (As I interpret 11/15 to equate with mid-November.)
Ok, that's it. Carry on."
- Blitz: The League (Xbox - 8.7/10)
- Blitz: The League (PS2 - 8.7/10)
- Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (GC - 7/10)
- Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (PS2 - 7/10)
- Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Xbox - 7/10)
- SSX On Tour (GC - 8.8/10)
- SSX On Tour (PS2 - 8.8/10)
- SSX On Tour (Xbox - 8.8/10)
- Xbox (3.5/5)
"Other questionable features from previous NASCAR games return intact, too. Although creating rivalries is important for authenticity, is there really a need to press a button every time you want to draft? In real racing, you automatically draft if you're on the same line. Moreover, the "intimidator" button is fun for a while, but is it necessary to aggravate every driver in front of you, especially when a slight bump from behind is good enough?"
- Playstation 2 (3.5/5)
"Fight to the Top mode certainly carries NASCAR 06: Total Team Control to a decent FunFactor. But clearly, the new team feature needs to be better tuned as do the disappointing visuals. The NASCAR 06 pit crew needs to keep working at it, but this remains a game that's more than race worthy."
"Is Tiger Woods the best golfer of all time? He's ready to settle that debate once and for all and only you can stop him. Create a golfer using the most advanced Game Face technology ever released, and battle through five classic periods of golf with Tiger Woods and other legends like Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer challenging you every step of the way. With new mini games, 19 licensed golfers, and 12 authentic PGA TOUR courses, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 challenges you to call out your rivals and prove yourself as the greatest golfer ever."
- 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."
- Rugby League 2 Gets Release Date with Screenshots (PS2, PC)
"Building on the powerful game engine that was embraced by both gamers and people passionate about Rugby League, the game developer Sidhe Interactive has spent over 12 months creating a brand new sequel, packed with all new functionality and refined gameplay, graphics, controls, and competitions."
- Ridge Racer 6 Screenshots (X360)
"Ridge Racer 6 on Xbox 360 comes packed with more than 130 cars and 30 circuits, the most courses in any of the series so far! For the first time ever, it will also feature online compatibility with Xbox Live offering endless hours of drifting excitement."
- FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup Screenshots (X360)
"EA celebrates its new exclusive FIFA World Cup interactive entertainment partnership with the release of FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup, a game that immerses players into the emotional intensity of the next-generation football. Utilising the power of the Xbox 360, fans will be able to revel in the world's most sophisticated representation of football ever."
- NHL 06 Patch #3 (PC - 12 MB)
"This patch #3 fixes an issue where after installing Patch #2, and having substituted a non-NHL team in Dynasty mode, the game is crashing when selecting to "Exit" at the end of a game."
- rFactor v1.040 Patch (PC - 20.18 MB)
"Image Space has released the first patch for its recently released racing title rFactor. This update brings your retail game to v1.040 and adds a slew of tweaks and changes to the AI, tracks, vehicles, multiplayer, graphics and plenty more."
- The Xbox 360 Sports Page (X360)
"What could be more fun than watching the Indy Colts whip up on teams every Sunday? Perhaps the new-look NHL? Or maybe the once-lowly White Sox making a run in the World Series? Donít forget about the Chase for the Nextel Cup, or the NCAA gridiron greats running up the score in hopes of a favorable bowl bid."
- Major League Baseball 2K5: World Series Edition Review (Xbox - 9.0/10)
"You really canít go wrong with Major League Baseball 2K5 World Series Edition for slightly less than twenty five dollars. Thatís still half the price of the competition with a bonus DVD featuring great World Series moments."
- Ridge Racer 6 Screenshots (X360)
"Ridge Racer 6 takes the celebrated racing series online for the first time with Worldwide Online Multiplayer Battles through Xbox Live."
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 Screenshots (X360)
"It's one thing to sink a putt playing with your buddies, but can you sink a putt in front of a massive gallery standing greenside at the 18th hole at Pebble Beach?"
"This update for Football Manager 2006 fixes many bugs related to the interface, competitions, matches and transfers."