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Saturday, October 15, 2005
07:57 AM - October 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Groovalicious Games have posted their review of NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005, giving it a 9.2 out of 10.
"EHM 2005 has made some significant strides over its predecessor - an already strong game has gotten even better. It's one of the most addictive games I've ever played, and is one of my favorite games of the year in any genre. Seeing as how Sports Interactive encourages feedback and seems genuinely committed to improving the series, I'm extremely interested in seeing what they come up with for the next version."

07:57 AM - October 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Boomtown has posted their preview of Project Gotham Racing 3.
"Furthermore, Bizarre Creations promises to expand the game with downloadable content via Xbox Live, after the release. New cars will certainly appear, but it looks like we’ll also get new gaming modes and career types. If you have the Premium edition of the Xbox 360, Project Gotham Racing 3 will use the hard drive as cache, so the levels will load faster. For me, this is a title that I have to get on the launch day itself."

07:56 AM - October 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
EA has posted a patch for FIFA 06.
"This patch can be applied to all versions of the game but the French version of the game and addresses the following issues:

- USB keyboard incompatibility
- Saitek P2500 gamepad controller recognition
- PC controller Save Configuration"

07:56 AM - October 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Gaming Illustrated has posted their review of Madden NFL 06, giving it a 90%.
"Overall, Madden 06 for PSP is a tremendously solid title and comes highly recommended for purchase for PSP gamers that enjoy sports titles. The game is fully featured for tremendous long term value, and the online components put it over the top in terms of true dollar value for your gaming experience. The graphics are solid, the game modes impressive, and overall, the game is done extremely well for PSP."

07:56 AM - October 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Game Revolution has posted the following reviews:
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 (B)
    "Tiger Woods 06, though, is about as big as it gets for video game links. Four times now we have enjoyed what’s mostly the same game, repacked with new goodies and repackaged for another round of potential newbies. This year they tried to futz with the gameplay, but the changes are so minute that most veterans will seamlessly transition from last year’s game to this one. Whether or not it’s worth the green fees depends a great deal on your love of the game, but chances are you’ve already aced this course."
  • Madden NFL 06 (B-)
    "Madden NFL 06 is a hulking, beastly football game that's a bit too big for its new handheld britches. It nails most of the important things, like the gameplay and the online content, but the game’s beefy, versatile Franchise mode is a technical wreck. Still, its sheer depth makes it a relatively safe choice for patient fans of video gridiron. Just be prepared for a few too many time-outs."

07:55 AM - October 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
UGO has posted their preview of Midnight Bowling 3D.
"Gameplay-wise, Midnight Bowling 3D follows bowling game standards with a power meter. You can put spin on the ball to nail that pesky split or go for a straight shot and hope for the best. You can even control the ball once you've let it fly, nudging it into pins at the last minute."

12:02 AM - October 15, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Worthplaying has posted some screenshots of College Hoops 2K6.
"It’s 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."

12:02 AM - October 15, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
ToTheGame has posted some screenshots of College Hoops 2K6.
"Each player has an inherent set of attributes: consistency, focus, and confidence. Utilize practice drills, scrimmages, and weekly meetings to raise these attributes to their peaks."

12:02 AM - October 15, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
TeamXbox has posted the following:
  • Madden NFL 06 Xbox 360 Video (X360)
    "Feel the true emotion and passion on the football field with incredibly detailed player models who come to life on every play as well as lifelike stadiums and fans."
  • SSX On Tour Trailer (Xbox)
    "SSX On Tour allows players to create their own boarder or skier and take them from a wannabe to a mountain rockstar. Players can get noticed in all-new shred challenges where they earn an invitation to The Tour where they'll face the best racers in the SSX cast."

12:01 AM - October 15, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Next Level Gaming has posted their review of NCAA March Madness 2006, giving it a score of 88 out of 100.
"Now do you see why I like the college game so much more than the pro game? No disrespect to NBA Live, but March Madness to me is just the better franchise. In a couple of days we'll bring you the low-down on the competition. But either way you won't be able to lose this year. I also haven't mentioned the return of things like the Create-a-Player, NCAA Hall of Fame (where you can unlock specialty items and stuff), and School Management."

12:00 AM - October 15, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
GameDaily has posted their review of L.A. Rush, giving it a rating of 2 1/2 stars.
"I can understand a new entry in the Rush series. After all, San Francisco Rush and Rush 2049 have a gigantic following. However, Midway's done some unnecessary tuning to this latest game, L.A. Rush, by bogging it down with an uninteresting story mode and frustrating access to some of the better races in the game."

Friday, October 14, 2005
06:13 PM - October 14, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our Gretzky NHL '06 review. Find out what Clay Shaver has to say about it.
"It was only two years ago that the NHL was throwing around the buzzword “contraction.” The popular theory at the time was that the NHL was seriously considering folding a handful of its franchises due to market strength, the team’s ability to draw, the inability to be competitive financially, and, perhaps most importantly, the watering down of the league’s talent pool from the too much expansion. Basically, they were telling us that less hockey would be better than the system that was in place. Two years and a “work stoppage” later, the league remains at 30 teams and the level of talent and interest in the sport is still to be determined."

11:33 AM - October 14, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • Street Racing Syndicate Announced w/ Screenshots (GBA)
    "Win races, gain status and eventually become a street legend! Customize your vehicle on the outside and under the hood. Upgrade for maximum boost with suspension, tires, turbo and NOS, and anything else you can buy or win. But choose your races carefully…your opponent could have more under the hood than it seems."
  • FIFA 06 Controller Patch (PC - 5.84 MB)
    "EA has release a patch to address some of the conroller issues, USB keyboard incompatibility, Saitek P2500 gamepad controller recognition, and PC controller Save Configuration."

06:47 AM - October 14, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
UGO has posted their preview of Def Jam 3.
"Though the first two Def Jam games were a bit on the hokey side, going for over-the-top antics rather than realistic fighting, the third game will definitely shoot for a more down-to-earth style. In the game, you'll play as an up-and-comer trying to make a name for yourself, fighting rival gangsters on the way to the top. All in all, though, the moves in the game seem more reality-based, with gritting punches and grabs replacing outlandish suplexes."

06:46 AM - October 14, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Boomtown has posted a Q&A session with Kazunori Yamauchi, Creator of Gran Turismo.
Boomtown: "With the advent of PS3, are there any concepts that have you've been dreaming about for years that, with the new technology, can now be brought to fruition?"
Kazunori: "Though difficult to explain in detail at this time, perhaps I can share the possibilities in an abstract way. The PlayStation 3 is the first piece of hardware allowing photo-realistic computer graphics, and is the first game hardware that can perform calculations for physics simulation to the level of our satisfaction. With a matrix of such elements, a new world of entertainment is about to unfold. This is the beginning of a world, different to that of what we have called "games" up to today."