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Friday, March 3, 2006
07:19 PM - March 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
2K Sports has posted their weekly update for Major League Baseball 2K6. This week you can view screenshots and movie clips of the World Baseball Classic.
"Imagine a lineup with Albert Pujols, David Ortiz, and Miguel Tejada. Picture a pitching rotation of Dontrelle Willis, Billy Wagner, and Roger Clemens. Now envision all the different styles of play, the crowd chants, and the excitement of baseball on an international level as it becomes realized by the World Baseball Classic™, one of the most highly anticipated baseball events in baseball history."

04:11 PM - March 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
MaccasGaming has posted their review of FIFA Street 2, giving it a 68 out of 100.
"Is FIFA Street 2 a bad game? No, not at all. Iíve had a lot of fun playing through the game and working my way up the ladder in ĎRule the Streetí. The game has many moments when you feel a real sense of accomplishment, unfortunately there are also many moments when you feel utterly cheated. Personally, my biggest gripe is that it just doesnít feel like a football game and half the time I wonder why they even bother putting nets at either end of the pitch. This is a shame because if EA Sports BIG could just get the footballing basics down this could be one of the best soccer games around. As it stands FIFA Street 2 isnít much more than a solid rental."

04:11 PM - March 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Got-Next has posted their review of Fight Night Round 3, giving it a 4 out of 5.
"Despite some curious choices in the career mode, an egregious amount of ads, and a sadly lacking computer AI quotient, Fight Night Round 3 is still a tremendous accomplishment that is a worthy game for any Xbox 360 owner to enjoy. Its lush visuals and immersive experience are a watershed moment for the next generation of consoles, and is a harbinger of more amazing things to come down the 360 pipeline."

04:10 PM - March 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Eurogamer has posted their review of FIFA Street 2, giving it a 6 out of 10.
"For all the glitz and glamour of real-life players and the promise of a truly engaging progression structure, the core gameplay of FIFA Street 2 never feels anywhere near as much fun as it ought to be. Even after a week of playing it, the trick and combo system just feels like you're cheating the whole time - or being cheated - when what you really want is to feel the thrill of scoring glorious goals, not the smugness of humiliating opponents. Amidst the frustration, FIFA Street 2 houses a fun game of trickery that feels quite unique, but its relationship to football is cosmetic at best."

04:10 PM - March 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
DreamStation has posted their review of FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup, giving it a 6 out of 10.
"All in all FIFA 06 is much more flash than substance. While the graphics are noticeably better than the current generation, the game just isnít fun. I just didnít enjoy playing it. It was a fairly hard game to review. I was glad to have some friends who enjoyed soccer help me out, and the fact that they didnít dig the game too much either made me feel more confident in my decree. Iím tired of paying for rushed, minimal next-generation games. Save some money, and get a more complete game by sticking with the current generation."

01:20 PM - March 3, 2006. Posted by fossen.
In an early frontrunner for "Strangest Sports Gaming Story Ever", comes an IGN exclusive that reveals what the makers of Grand Theft Auto are up to next:

And Now for Something a Little Different
"I got a surprise phone call Wednesday. Rockstar was ready to present, and they wanted to work with IGN on the story. Donovan and I talked about the game. With the passion and focus and that has become Rockstar's trademark, he explained to me that the new title was Table Tennis. I think there was a silence on the phone for a few seconds. Rockstar Games, the innovator of urban cool in videogames, the guys who changed the face of this console generation and who made it OK for adults to play games without shame, was making a Ping Pong game. I really didn't know what to say."
Am I confused on today's date? April 1 is still weeks away, right?

08:01 AM - March 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Last night I won 1 million dollars! In Fight Night Round 3, of course. I beat some overgrown big boy last night to win the money. I then promptly spent all the money and lost my next match! I'm so happy about that.

It's Friday, what else needs to be said?

Question of the Day: Does the new Microsoft Origami interest you at all?

In other news...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
chompem31, verks (34), Kaodik (29), krulmichael (17)

Enough about me, what's up with you?

08:01 AM - March 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Gamerz-Edge has posted their review of MLB '06: The Show, giving it an 8.5 out of 10.
"Iím quite happy that MLB í06: The Show stuck to its mechanical roots from last yearís version and love the additions that theyíve made to the modes. I think that the game is by far deeper then last yearís and it shows how much passion SCEA is trying to instill in their baseball franchise. SCEA could have easily brought out the same version of MLB that they did last year, with only updates to rosters. They chose not to, they worked hard in improving the game and it truly does shine through from the moment you the PSP on."

08:01 AM - March 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
3DAvenue has posted their review of V8 Supercars 3, giving it a 4.5 out of 5.
"V8 Supercars 3 is a pretty much must own game for Australian racing gamers and also offers a lot more bang for buck than just the local series. Codemasters have produced one of the finest and complete racing games ever made and even if you don't like the V8 Supercars (Are you Australian?) then you will find something to like in this huge plethora of racing series. Absolutely positively must buy title!"

08:01 AM - March 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
GameZone has posted their preview of Baseball Mogul 2007.
"The game incorporates the Sean Lahman Baseball Database, which basically means that every player from 1901 until the present is in there. In the final code, players will be able to customize rosters, putting together dynasties through shrewd trades, or drafting talent. You can manage on the field, or create your lineups and then let the game simulate out the action. The accompanying PR says it is possible to simulate an entire season in 30 seconds."

08:00 AM - March 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Game Informer has posted the following:

08:00 AM - March 3, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Inside Hotwire 3D has posted the following:

Thursday, March 2, 2006
11:13 PM - March 2, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
Gaming Age has posted some screenshots of NBA Ballers: Rebound.

11:13 PM - March 2, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • AND 1 Streetball Dev Diary #2 (PS2, Xbox - 23.66 MB)
    "When you ball, you know you're not going to do some fancy 360 with 30 flips in the air and dunk from half-court. When you talk about playing streetball, you keep it real. You bring crowds to their feet by dropping shiny no-look dimes to your teammates."
  • NBA Ballers: Rebound Screenshots and Trailer (PSP)
    "NBA Ballers: Rebound is the only one-on-one basketball videogame highlighting the rags-to-riches path from an unknown Baller to todayís NBA superstar and is based on the original Midway title, NBA Ballers."
  • Tokyo Xtreme Racer Drift Preview (PS2)
    "TXR Drift is one of the last chances for sim racers to test their minds and their fingers in a racing game that's more than "go fast, brake at the right time" using current hardware."

11:12 PM - March 2, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
ToTheGame has posted some screenshots of MLB SlugFest 2006.
"The most aggressive, arcade-style baseball game takes MLB to the extreme in a larger-than-life style!"