Tuesday, July 31, 2007
12:12 AM - July 31, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
Computer and Video Games has the scoop.
" PC and Mac versions of the title are due out before Christmas, so the Xbox 360 iteration may not appear till next year."

Monday, July 30, 2007
07:08 PM - July 30, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted another Skate movie clip.
"With innovative controls that take advantage of the dual analog sticks, SKATE offers a unique and authentic next-gen skateboard videogame experience unparalleled in the skate videogame genre. Featuring physics driven animations, gamers will have a unique experience every time they pick up the controller since no two tricks will ever be the same. The amount of information the game is able to take from the unique flickit analog controls and interpret it through the physics engine could never be done on a current generation console system. From a fully procedural trick engine to the way cloth moves on the skaters, all movement is physically simulated and dynamic offering gamers a skating game that is the closest thing to skateboarding without actually putting their feet on a board."

07:07 PM - July 30, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted another Need For Speed ProStreet trailer.
"Need for Speed ProStreet boasts impeccable precision and impressively detailed photo-realistic graphics, effectively transporting you to the center of the action. It pushes the “Autosculpt™” technology to a new level, allowing you to directly impact your car’s performance for the first time as well as personalize its appearance. Need for Speed ProStreet is a true taste of raw adrenaline and racing with consequences. Every dent, every scratch and every crumpled body panel is a battle scar, proof of your commitment and competitive mettle. With an aggressive and skilled AI system, you become immersed in an unmatched believable race experience. Add in a revolutionary online mode that will redefine the meaning of competitive social play, and Need for Speed ProStreet is the ultimate formula for an emotionally charged street racing showdown."

05:14 PM - July 30, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
TeamXbox has the scoop.
"The latest Studio Update from Bizarre Creations has revealed the list of cities featured in PGR4 plus details on the game's racification system. The cities are:

* Macau, China
* Las Vegas, USA
* London, England
* St Petersburg, Russia
* Tokyo, Japan
* New York City, USA
* Shanghai, China
* Quebec, Canada
* Nurburgring, Germany"

05:11 PM - July 30, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
Gamespot has posted a Tony Hawk's Proving Ground video.

04:10 PM - July 30, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our Smash Court Tennis 3 review. Find out what Clay Shaver had to say about it.
"It's been widely stated and often accepted that in the oft debated “arcade vs sim” war that sports gamers wage daily, the platform of choice often goes a long way in determining the label that a game receives. Ten years ago, sports gamers who wanted the most realistic sim experience, pretty much, had to go to the PC. Gamers who wanted the more arcade style were more apt to saddle up to the living room TV and play their console of choice. In the decade since, the lines have been blurred and fantastic sim experiences can be found on the console and sports gamers are just as likely to find an arcade style treat on their PC.

The one platform that is often overlooked in this back and forth is the handheld market. Perhaps it’s because most gamers simply have lower expectations from handhelds and what they can actually do beyond being a great distraction and fun pick up and play experience. Sim style gamers, like I fancy myself, don’t really expect to find a sports title on the PSP or DS that attempts to walk on the realistic side of the court."

08:36 AM - July 30, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
QJ has posted some FIFA 08 screenshots.
"In the FIFA 08 screenshots, we see next gen graphics - as the screenshots are for the 360 and the PS3 versions - and classic football action. We really can't complain much graphics-wise, since we have yet to see more footage (via screenshots and trailers) on the game itself."

08:36 AM - July 30, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Eurogamer has posted the following Football Manager 2008 updates:
  • Football Manager 2008 Unveiled
    "In the grand scheme of things, the news that Sports Interactive and SEGA are preparing Football Manager 2008 for release on PC (XP/Vista) and Mac (OS10.3.9 and above) this Christmas is about as surprising as waking up to find Carlos Tevez is still on the back pages. But the news of which features the latest version is focused upon improving definitely is interesting."
  • Football Manager 2008 Preview
    "One of the big overhauls is with the international section. Miles shakes his head when I suggest this must mean a block on overrated Spurs middleman Jermaine Jenas being allowed to play for England. "We ignored the international part somewhat before," concedes Miles before going onto reveal that, as international manager, you now have the option of watching club matches in order to scout new talent and/or monitor key players' forms. There will also be assistants offering recommendations and player analysis, separate player morale for international and club games and the bonus of improved player pools, too. Plus, it's pretty nice that players now know when you, as international manager, are present at a game - nothing like putting Peter Crouch off his lumbering, lanky stride now, is there?"

08:36 AM - July 30, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
CVG has posted their preview of Need for Speed: ProStreet.
"Don't fret. Need for Speed fans have been up in arms about their favourite arcade racing series deserting them by going all realistic, but we can tell you that ProStreet is no Forza. Far from it."

08:36 AM - July 30, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Check out the scans at QJ.
"It would probably take a real ***** to say that the showing that Gran Turismo 5 put up in E3 2007 was underwhelming. Everyone was amazed with the intricate detail and lighting effects exhibited, and if you want to recapture those moments in still frames, these Famitsu scans are for you."

08:36 AM - July 30, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Xboxic has posted a WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2008, along with an IGN video clip.
"Today, we have some news regarding the Xbox 360 version of the next WWE video game which we are sure will delight any wrestling fan. The news regarding the game, which has the extremely original title of WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2008, is straight from Comic-Con in San Diego. As well as news though, there is a video showing the new fighting styles that will be in the game."

08:35 AM - July 30, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
ToTheGame has posted the Voltage fact sheet, along with a few screenshots.
"Voltage is a futuristic racing game with real-time strategy elements, which is being developed by IBA Group, situated in Czech Republic. Voltage takes the rush and thrill of speed racing to a new level. Races take place far in the future on the planets of the Solar system, where players compete in the fastest and most technologically advanced races, to acquire the supreme title of the Solar System’s Best Racer."

08:35 AM - July 30, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Kotaku has the scoop.
"Big-in-Japan anime/manga Initial D gets another arcade game. With real cars! Earlier this month, the new Initial D game set up shop at the SEGA Joypolis in Odaiba. Instead of a standard cabinet, the game features the bodies of actual cars: Subaru Impreza WRX, Toyota GT-APEX and Mazada RX-7 (minus their engines). A ninety-inch monitor is set up in front of the car. For ¥600 (US $5), players can battle it out in one of three in-game courses. Rad, street driving the actual Initial D cars."

07:53 AM - July 30, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Other Stuff...

Tons of cleanup, tons of studying and actually had tons of gaming this past weekend. Mostly APF 2K8 w/ just a smidge of NCAA Football 08 mixed in between. Found a water leak in the basement while cleaning it up, so I need to get that patched up ASAP. Other than that, jeez...I sure have a lot of JUNK!

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Saturday, July 28, 2007
09:43 AM - July 28, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
EA Sports has updated their Madden NFL 08 Blog, with Things You Won’t See on the Back of the Box. Video clip included.
"Hello again fellow Madden fans, I'm back with a new blog installment this week, and I really wanted this week to focus on a few of the smaller features that rarely get mentioned by the press. This is just a fraction of some of the new gameplay improvements we've made for Madden NFL 08, but it's also the stuff that will likely never make the back of the box. I really like that this blog gives me the chance to let the community know about some of these things that you might never have known about until you saw it in your game at home."