Monday, September 11, 2006
08:20 AM - September 11, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Fragland Update (360)

Fragland has posted the following:
  • Two new free cars for Test Drive Unlimited
    "Test Drive Unlimited, with ninety cars, has only hit the market a little while ago and soon you will be able to download two new cars, for free, using the Xbox Live Marketplace. Who has a Nissan Skyline or an Audi RS4 Quattro may be happy (can someone lend us that last one please?)"
  • PGR 4 out somewhere end next year, first half 2008
    "A releasedate can't be much vaguer than that, (let's forget about Duke Nukem Forever) but it does confirm the fourth episode of Project Gotham Racing. Number 4 should be out in a year to a year and a half. This we know thanks to some explanation on a Peugot site concerning a contest."

Super-Bikes Riding Challenge Details and Screenshots (PC)

Gameinfowire has posted some details and screenshots of Super-Bikes Riding Challenge.
"Super-Bikes has it all, with cutting edge physics, total control over rider movement and immersive gameplay that puts you right in the seat of some of the most powerful bikes on the planet. Super-bikes has something to offer all racing fans! Intense rivalries and superior AI make the game both challenging and rewarding while the graphics, animation and sheer attention to detail make Super-bikes a visual feast!"

Question of the Day

How did your favorite teams do over the weekend?

Well, let's just say my team did well in the first quarter.

Other Stuff...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
bigj24 (25), bender_over (23)

Sunday, September 10, 2006
11:05 AM - September 10, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Test Drive Unlimited Interview (PC)

GameZone has posted an interview with Christophe Laboureau, Producer of Test Drive Unlimited.
GameZone: "I just began playing the game, but I’ve seen a lot of cars and I’m wondering – are there other types of vehicles in there as well?"
Christophe: "There are motorcycles. As we’ve got the most powerful cars, we thought it would be interesting to compare them on the different roads to sports motorbikes. Sometimes the bikes have the advantage. But when you have small, distant turns, sometimes the cars can get the advantage. It’s very interesting. You don’t pick your most powerful vehicle and stick with that one. You really have to choose based on your opponent. Your vehicle collection will make sense, and you can use all of them depending on the challenge."

Project Gotham Racing 4 Confirmed (360)

Boomtown has the scoop.
"Peugeot is the unlikely source of the first confirmation of Project Gotham Racing 4. The French car manufacture is launching its fourth worldwide design competition that will see the winning designed exhibited as a full size model at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. There's an added bonus for the 2006-2007 competition though. The winning design, according to Peugot's own competition website, will also appear in Project Gotham Racing 4."

Wii To Come Bundled With WiiSports....?

Wii-x2 has the scoop.
"To make up for the lack of the classic controller at launch, Nintendo is planning to pack in Wii Sports. The whole point behind the Wii is to get everyone in the family interested in gaming. Nintendo figures that two Wii remote and nunchuck controllers and Wii Sports will be an immediate hook for the audience they're aiming for. Many people remember those NES sports games as some of their favorite NES games. (RBI Baseball, anyone?) Nintendo is hoping to snag older fans back with this Wii Sports title. They're also hoping that older non-gamers (specifically, the parents that had kids that played games during the NES era) see the ease of the controller, remember that their kids played the NES versions, and gain an interest in Wii Sports themselves."

Gameinfowire Screenshots (PS3, 360)

Gameinfowire has posted screenshots from the following games:

Question of the Day

Who is your favorite NFL football team? Good luck to your team today, unless you like the Jags.

The Dallas Cowboys!

Other Stuff...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
original6 (39), scrotozoa (38), staceyrr (38), Shamrock_11 (33), Lowpressure32 (32), Chrome345 (19)

Saturday, September 9, 2006
12:11 PM - September 9, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
Virtua Tennis 3 Screenshots (PS3, PSP, 360, PC)

Worthplaying has posted some screenshots of Virtua Tennis 3.
"Virtua Tennis 3 gives gamers the opportunity to experience new levels of realism never thought possible on a home console system with enhanced photo-realistic graphics and advanced player animations that perfectly match the behaviour and mannerisms of individual professional players."

09:12 AM - September 9, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Ridge Racer 7 Screenshots (PS3)

PSX Extreme has posted some screenshots of Ridge Racer 7.

Question of the Day

Ohio State or Texas? Predicting any upsets today in college football?

I think OSU will pull out the win this year, call it revenge for last year. 24-20. As for upsets, I'm calling Washington over Oklahoma.

Other Stuff...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
screwz204 (26), Pebble20 (24)

01:12 AM - September 9, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
IGN Update (Wii, Sports, 360)

IGN has posted the following:

Friday, September 8, 2006
07:13 PM - September 8, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Pro Evo 6 Hands On Preview (360)

Xbox 360 - The Official Magazine has posted their preview of Pro Evo 6.
"Even better is the fact that it feels and plays like an earlier version in the series. Gone are the majority of those niggling fouls that blighted the single player game in Pro Evo 5. In their stead, a much more combative approach to the beautiful game - with stronger players able to hold up play and bustle through challenges more often than previously seen. Sure, a foul is still a foul, but you won't be cursing an overly strict referee quite as much as you used to."

NBA 2K7 and NHL 2K7 Updates (360)

2K Sports have posted the following:

Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam Dev. Diary

Fragland has posted a Developer Diary on Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam.
"Next we started to tweak the physics. We had to create gravity so that going down the slopes would pull your character down faster, based on the angle. Speed was a big issue in general. Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam obviously had to feel fast so we began to modify skaters’ acceleration and top speed values. The funny thing was that no matter how much we modified these values, it still didn’t feel fast enough. We then made it so that the faster you went, the more narrow the field of view became. This was incredibly effective."

Playsyde and Xboxyde Screenshots (PS3, 360)

Playsyde and Xboxyde have posted screenshots from the following games:
  • Virtua Tennis 3 (PS3) @ Xboxyde posted them as well (360).
    "Sega continues with the big batch of images, with this time Virtua Tennis 3 and these 36 screenshots of the game."
  • Motorstorm (PS3)
    "Gamewatch also put online this big batch of Motorstorm images, looking quite a bit better than before."

Digital Entertainment News Screenshots (360, PSP)

Digital Entertainment News have posted screenshots from the following games:

Other Stuff...

06:42 PM - September 8, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
EA Sports has just sent us some more NHL 07 screenshots, including a movie clip featuring the Producer's diary on the authenticity of gameplay.
"The golden age of console hockey will return when NHL 07 debuts with gameplay innovations that will allow players to feel like they are actually on the ice. Featuring an unmatched level of freedom and control, NHL 07 will represent a watershed moment in the history of the console hockey when it ships throughout Canada and the United States in September 2006. Hockey purists and casual fans alike will feel like they can play like a pro when they pick up NHL 07."

08:19 AM - September 8, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
NHL 2K7 Demo is Online (360)

A few people in our NHL 2K Forums have mentioned that the NHL 2K7 demo is available on the Marketplace.
"The game looks GOOD. I mean, very good, a lot better than the videos. When the game starts, there's like a fog over the ice from the cold, very nice touch. The game moves smooth, controls nice and again, looks really nice. Not as good as NHL07, but 2k7's demo is 5 on 5 for a full period where 07 is a shootout."

Test Drive XBL Walkthrough Movies (360)

Boomtown has the scoop.
"Atari has announced plans to post a series of walkthrough movies explaining the gameplay of Test Drive Unlimited on Xbox.com and Xbox Live."

Question of the Day

What are you up to this weekend?

Football! What else? Well, that and doing a few chores around the house, just like every other weekend. I hope to get my hardware to capture movie clips of NBA 2K7 today, but we'll see. If I get that, I'll be capturing clips over the weekend.

Other Stuff...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
BBoyd21 (28), thejake (27), VanillaEps (27), junior002 (18)

01:35 AM - September 8, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
Colin McRae: DIRT Preview (PS3)

Computer and Video Games has posted their preview of Colin McRae: DIRT.
" Instead of having players race solely in World Rally-style timed events, there'll be a greater variety of competitions to take part in. Rally Raids are extreme race events which see you powering through massive sand dunes against huge trucks and super-powered offroaders, while Rally Cross events see you blazing over dirt tracks and gravelled roads, all the while struggling to stop your car sliding off the road."

FileShack Downloads (360, PC)

FileShack has posted the following:
  • NBA Live 07 ESPN Integration Movie (360 - 99.75 MB)
    "Two and a half minute long NBA Live 07 video, featuring senior producer Brent Nielsen talking about the game's ESPN integration."
  • NBA Live 07 Dynasty Mode Movie (360 - 98.35 MB)
    "Two and a half minute long NBA Live 07 video, featuring producer Nate McDonald talking about this year's Dynasty Mode."
  • Hyperball Racing Demo (PC - 212.86 MB)
    "Playable demo of Hyperball Racing, a fantasy arcade racer."

IGN Update (360, PS3, Blog)

IGN has posted the following:

Thursday, September 7, 2006
11:13 PM - September 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some more NBA Live 07 screenshots from the following systems:

11:01 PM - September 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some more screenshots from Need For Speed Carbon.
"Here is a list of the cars the screenshots are referring to.

1969 Dodge Charger R/T
1970 Plymouth® Barracuda
2005 Ford GT
1967 Shelby GT500
2006 Corvette Z06
2005 Monaro Vauxhall VXR
1970 Chevelle SS 454
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
2004 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse
1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
2005 Renault Clio"

11:01 PM - September 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some more screenshots from Need For Speed Carbon.
"We have just posted screenshots of the following cars.

1969 Dodge Charger R/T
1970 Plymouth® Barracuda
2005 Ford GT
1967 Shelby GT500
2006 Corvette Z06
2005 Monaro Vauxhall VXR
1970 Chevelle SS 454
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
2004 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse
1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
2005 Renault Clio"

10:42 PM - September 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted five more screenshots from NBA Street.

We have just posted the fact sheet for World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions, including five screenshots.
"Building on last year’s #1 poker title and the number one brand in poker, World Series of Poker®: Tournament of Champions takes a story-based approach as it puts players on the Circuit as a newly turned poker pro and under the wing of Chris “Jesus” Ferguson as his protégé. Players will test their skills against the world’s best poker pros in the premier Circuit Events in hopes of qualifying for the winner-take-all, invitation-only Tournament of Champions at the Rio Resort in Las Vegas."

10:13 PM - September 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
ESPN today launched the ESPN Video Games Channel presented by GameTap, a section of the Internet’s top sports site, ESPN.com. Developed in collaboration with Ziff Davis Game Group, the co-branded section delivers sports video game-focused content including sports video game news and reviews, trailers, audio and video podcasts, industry analysis, interviews and more. Additionally, coming soon, the section will feature the “GameTap Video Game Vault” – a section that gives fans in-depth information and histories about hundreds of the most popular video games from a number of game platforms.

Content for the section is provided by both Ziff Davis Game Group and ESPN.com, and will include material from 1UP Network sites 1UP.com, GameVideos.com, and FileFront.com and magazines Electronic Gaming Monthly, Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine and Games for Windows: The Official Magazine, as well as from ESPN writers and contributors.

“Sports fans today have a broad range of interests, and video games are a part of their connection to sports,” said John Kosner, senior vice president and general manager, ESPN New Media.

Fans can find the he new page can at: http://sports.espn.go.com/videogames/index

Content on the ESPN Video Games Channel will include:

Video & Audio

A weekly video podcast from ESPN.com and the 1UP Network, modeled after “The 1UP Show” and available through ESPN.com’s PodCenter and 1UP.com;
Sports-oriented gaming demos, strategy videos, and preview trailers from GameVideos.com;
A weekly, co-branded audio podcast about the latest in sports games available through ESPN.com’s PodCenter and 1UP.com;
Game and statistical simulations from popular sports titles.

News, Reviews and Information

News about the latest sports video games on the market;
Product previews, reviews and rankings;
Interviews and industry analysis;
Links, summary and teaser content for non-sports oriented content on 1UP.com, including product reviews, news, videos, files and rankings.

GameTap Video Game Vault (coming this fall)

Fans will be able to read about, and in some cases play, popular past sports arcade, console and PC video games, including games originally available on various video game platforms such as Atari 2600, Genesis, Neo-Geo, SEGA Genesis, Commodore 64, Intellivison and more. Among the titles:
Boxing, Double Dunk™, Decathlon™, Home Run™, Realsports™ (Baseball, Football and Tennis), Super Baseball™ and Super Football™ (all originally on the Atari 2600)
3 Count Bout™, League Bowling™, 2020 Super Baseball™, Football Frenzy™ (originally on Neo-Geo)
Pro Boxing Simulator, Pro Powerboat Simulator and Pro Skateboard Simulator and Winter Games (originally on Commodore 64)
GameTap also provides access to video game hits, ranging from Pac-Man™, Galaga™ and FroggerTM to Street Fighter®, Tomb Raider™, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®.


User-submitted content from FileFront.com, a leading site for gaming downloads;
Links to message ESPN.com message boards.

About Ziff Davis Game Group
Ziff Davis Game Group (gamegroup.ziffdavis.com), a division of Ziff Davis Media Inc., is the largest integrated gaming media publisher in the United States, reaching over 17 million gamers in print and 11 million gamers online. The Game Group publishes magazines including Electronic Gaming Monthly, Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, and Computer Gaming World, as well as the 1UP Network of web properties, including social networking and editorial hub 1UP.com, file download destination FileFront.com, video site GameVideos.com, community-driven game help site MyCheats.com, news and reviews aggregator GameTab.com, and video podcast The 1UP Show.

About GameTap
GameTap is the leader in digital game distribution and broadband entertainment. Launched by Turner Broadcasting in 2005, it now delivers more than 600 authentic versions of the greatest console, computer and arcade games on demand, including original and exclusive episodic properties. In addition to games for every age and interest, GameTap offers more than 400 original entertainment programs, popular video streams and thriving virtual communities to broadband-connected PCs.

Continually updated with new games, programs and features, GameTap is a downloadable application that supports navigation and game play using keyboard and mouse, as well as most USB peripherals. Go to www.gametap.com and expand your playground.