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Friday, September 7, 2007
10:29 PM - September 7, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.PSX Extreme has the scoop.
"In a recent interview with GameSpot, Moore said that all future EA Sports games would indeed run at 60 frames per second on the PS3, and that the Madden debacle would be "ancient history" by Christmas. He also stated that EA simply hasn't had the time to "come to grips" with the PS3's hardware, and all this will change with NBA Live 08."
Gamersyde has posted the following:
Worthplaying has posted the following:
- FIFA 08 Demo Coming Sept. 13 (PS3, 360)
"FIFA 08 will create a football experience that matches the complexity, finesse and beauty of the real-world game. FIFA 08 challenges you to master the skills required to play like a pro football player, allowing you on the pitch to defy the odds, perfect your skills, elevate your game and rise up to win glory for your club."
- BMW M3 Challenge Screenshots (PC)
"BMW M3 Challenge is a new freeware game created by Blimey & 10Tacle to bring to life the powerful engine of the new BMW M3. Developed in close co-operation of the BMW engineers, this free download will demonstrate (Sept. 11, 2007) for the first time the power of the 420 hp bolide, which launched earlier this year."
- Baseball Mogul 2008 v10.31 Patch (PC)
"Baseball Mogul 2008 is a baseball management simulation game that allows players to manage and create a championship dynasty while using players from the past, present, and future."
- Project Gotham Racing 4 Photo/Arcade Mode Details w/Screenshots (360)
"PGR 4 tries to create an emotionally-charged racing experience, where players become attached to their careers, profiles and vehicles. Drivers will be rewarded with a growing fanbase that’ll cheer them on, react to their every move and support them through victory."
- RACE 07 Demo (PC)
"SimBin announced that its RACE 07 racing title sequel comes loaded with new features and game modes, more than 300 cars in 9 different car classes and circuits from all over the world, several of them being city racetracks never before featured in a racing game."
10:28 PM - September 7, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.TeamXbox has posted arcade mode details and some new screenshots of Project Gotham Racing 4.
"The brand new Arcade Mode takes place over several different chapters, each of which has several events contained inside it. Each chapter is themed to a particular driving discipline. For example, "Catch Me If You Can" is all about competitive racing against over drivers, whilst "Drifto 101" consists mainly of drifting and Kudos type events."
10:28 PM - September 7, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.Joystiq has the scoop.
"Nintendo and Lexus hosted an intense Wii Tennis competition in Rockefeller Center yesterday. After competing for three consecutive days, the winner will get a free one year lease on a Lexus IS F and VIP tickets to the US Open finals."
IGN has posted the following:
- Burnout Paradise Videos (360)
- SmackDown Countdown 2007: The Undertaker (PS3)
"At the 1990 Survivor Series, Ted DiBiase introduced Undertaker as the final member of his "Million Dollar Team" for a Classic Survivor Series Match. From the minute he walked through the curtain with manager Brother Love, fans were in awe of the Deadman's presence."
- IGN Blog Topic: Skate (360)
"Tony hawk is the current king of skateboarding, marketing his name into a career in sports, television, movies, and of course, video games. He has dominated the world of action sports video games for nearly a decade, making his series of games one of the most successful franchises of all times."
- Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights Screenshots (PS3)
- Albatross18's Season 3 To Launch in October (PC)
"Albatross18 Season 3 will roll out all new community features that will make trading, selling, and socializing even better than before. In addition to an enhanced user interface, the new 3D virtual lobby PSquare facilitates trading and socializing, and Personal Shops allow players to create their own shops and sell goodies at prices they determine."
- Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights Screenshots (PSP)
- Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights Screenshots (PS2)
- FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage Video (360)
- FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage Screenshots (360)
- FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage Hands On Preview (360)
"In order for their cars to go as fast as possible, players must earn nitro. Nitro is earned by performing stunts such as jumps and flips, and slamming into things. Earning nitro helps players go faster, going faster is instrumental in winning, and winning earns more cash than losing, so it's a good idea to gather as much nitro as quickly as possible."
- WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 Video (DS)
GameSpy has posted some screenshots of FIFA Manager 08.
GameSpot has posted the following:
- NBA 2K8 Updated Hands On: Association Mode Details (PS3)
"Naturally, putting Anthony on the bench is far from a winning formula for the Nuggets but it was demonstrated for us by the producers of NBA 2K8 as an extreme example of what the new player roles feature has in store for 2K8 franchise players, known as the Association."
- Tony Hawk's Proving Ground: Hands On With the XBL Demo (360)
"The rigging challenges are simple: You simply need to place ramps or kickers around cars and then let Rube film you as you jump over them. Rigging challenges are an introduction to the different rigging tools you'll be using in the full version of the game. As a result, you won't have a full menu of items to place in the world."
- NHL 2K8: Create-a-Team Q&A (PS3)
GameSpot: "Big, open-ended question here, but tell us about the new create-a-team options. What kinds of things can you customize?"
Scott Krager: "All of the basics are still there, like choosing your team name and city (many of which are supported in the commentary), selecting a logo, and customizing the details of your arena. Much of the new functionality comes in the ability to customize uniforms and equipment on a much deeper level."
CVG has the scoop.
"We expected a simple tool to give you about as much artistic freedom as Rolf Harris in a straight jacket, but it's actually incredibly flexible. You put together a course first, which can have hills, dips, and cross-over sections using either template course pieces or drawing freely on the touch screen."
10:26 PM - September 7, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.Yikes!!! Only two links for today. I guess that is why it's Aloha Friday!
03:52 PM - September 7, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Leading Online Baseball Simulation Game Secures License to MLB Content and Promotion on MLB.com
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - September 6, 2007 - Imagine Sports(R) Inc., a leading online multiplayer sports gaming company, today announced a deal with MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, to bring officially-licensed content to its award-winning, online baseball simulation game, Diamond Mind Online(R). The agreement grants Imagine Sports the rights to include Major League Baseball league and team logos, data, player names, and images in its innovative online baseball game, making Diamond Mind Online the most authentic baseball multi-player simulation game available. As part of the deal, MLBAM will also promote Diamond Mind Online(R) on the homepage of MLB.com's popular fantasy section.
"Our mission has always been to bring our customers the most authentic, realistic, and fun baseball experience possible," said Dayne Myers, founder and CEO of Imagine Sports. "With this relationship with MLBAM, we're adding even more realism and features to the game for our growing fan base of baseball and online gaming enthusiasts."
"Imagine Sports shares our passion and deep understanding of the game of baseball," said Kenny Gersh, SVP of Business Development of MLB Advanced Media. "Baseball simulation game-players demand statistical accuracy, and Imagine Sports' unparalleled technology and commitment to authenticity made it a natural fit for expanding our brand into the online multi-player simulation market."
The deal adds significantly to the large list of features in Diamond Mind Online(R), which allows game-players to compete like a real baseball general manager, including drafting players, setting lineups and making trades. With this relationship with MLBAM, game-players will be able to utilize all of these features with over 3,500 current and historical MLB players. Utilizing a game engine developed and refined over the course of 20 years by renowned baseball statistics expert Tom Tippett, today Diamond Mind Online(R) is widely regarded as the most sophisticated and accurate baseball simulation game available.
In celebration of the partnership, Imagine Sports will be offering all fans free trials of Diamond Mind Online® on their website at: www.imaginesports.com. In the free trial, fans will be able to choose from 24 historical teams like the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers, as well as current teams from baseball's modern era.
About Imagine Sports
Based in California's Silicon Valley, Imagine Sports is a leading developer of multiplayer online sports simulation games. Diamond Mind Online was developed using the Diamond Mind game engine - which has been refined over the last 20 years. The Diamond Mind engine is now widely regarded as the most sophisticated and realistic baseball simulation software. For more information about Imagine Sports, please visit: www.imaginesports.com.
Established in June 2000 following a unanimous vote by the 30 Major League Baseball club owners to centralize all of Baseball's Internet operations, MLB Advanced Media LP (MLBAM) is the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball. MLBAM manages the official league site, www.MLB.com, and each of the 30 individual Club sites to create the most comprehensive Major League Baseball resource on the Internet. MLB.com offers fans the most complete baseball information on the web, including up-to-date statistics, game summaries, extensive historical information, and exclusive features about Major League Baseball events and programs, including on-line ticket sales, baseball merchandise, authenticated memorabilia and collectibles, fantasy games, live and archived radio broadcasts of every game, live and archived video webcasts of entire games, pitch-by-pitch enactment of games, and hosted post-game video highlight shows. MLB.com offers more live events on the Internet than any other website in the world.
The official Black College Football Xperience website has posted a trailer from their game.
07:54 AM - September 7, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.GamesIndustry has the scoop.
"The power of videogames to propel new artists to potential stardom via huge audiences has now outstripped other media, such as radio, among the youth markets of today.
This is according to Steve Schnur, worldwide executive for music and music marketing at EA, who's seen bands such as Franz Ferdinand first exposed to a US audience in videogames, and Avril Lavigne first heard in Europe in the same way.
As a result of the power of EA's big franchises, such as Need for Speed, tracks which are heard on average twice per hour of gameplay can rack up over one billion listens in the course of the title's lifetime globally, based on total number of hours played."
07:54 AM - September 7, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
07:53 AM - September 7, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.IGN has posted the following:
- Tony Hawk's Proving Ground Hands-On Preview (DS)
"The games share a similar game structure, where players now complete tasks that have three different tiers of difficulty…your progress in the game is determined on how high a score or rank you've accomplished in each of the challenges. That's really where the similarities end between handheld and console -- the contrast between the two designs is pretty obvious - where Neversoft has taken the series to a slower-paced, more realistic direction, Vicarious Visions' continues on its presentation of a silky smooth 60 frames per second, blazingly fast-paced skating production."
- skate Trailers (360)