Don't expect a revolution this year, just another step forward for the franchise...
It's not flashy or brilliant, but it'll do just fine for this year.
General first impressions after a few days with the game...
A cool experiment which is free to play, what do we think of it?
"Not as good as its Xbox cousin but still an enjoyable title with lots to do and will keep a tennis fan happy for ages. This might not be a title for a non tennis fan. Eyetoy compatibility is a nice addition and adds a personal touch who have an eyetoy camera."
"The only way that EA could possibly further have captured the sensual experience of playing professionally would have been to hire staff to freshly cut gamers' lawns before they commenced play and perhaps given them all a few hearty thumps on the arms to replicate muscle tiredness. With this in mind it is such a shame that the overall challenge of the game is marred by a new inclusion that is easily flawed in the same respect as its predecessors."
"We captured a bunch of new animations this year that exemplify the intensity and hustle of the NCAA game. The pro game is more of a 162 game grind where often times players jog or “lollygag” around the field. In NCAA Baseball the kids play like every game could be their last. It’s a beautiful thing really if you are tired of seeing guys like Manny Ramirez jog on any ball his hits, or stand for 5 seconds admiring his home run. There is none of that in NCAA Baseball. I know it sounds lame, but we’ve been calling “the ping before the bling”, referencing the aluminum bat of the college game."
Plenty of NBA games on last night. Can't wait to see if the Stones can make it 5-0 on the season with a game in Phoenix tonight. I figure they'll have their way with them since Amare is out, but you never know, Nash and Marion could go nuts on us. I'd like to see Sheed get it going on offense, RIP and Tay have been lighting it up.
So I went to the bathroom yesterday at the gym and opened the door to handle my business. Unfortunately, there was someone in there already taking care of his own. Needless to say I was TOTALLY embarrassed and we both looked eye to eye. A few minutes later I couldn't stop laughing about it. The door was halfway open, who in their right mind leaves the door halfway open to take care of their business?
Something I've been noticing lately...Ever go up to someone or pick up the phone and say, "Hello, how are you?" only to hear absolutely NOTHING on the other end? That just bugs me. Ever feel awkward when someone asks you how you're doing... You say "Fine, you?"...They say "Fine."...then the awkward silence...Should I say something, should I shutup? While we are on the subject, another thing that is REALLY REALLY wierd. Not sure if it happens to anyone else, but... When you're in the mall or in the grocery store and you spot someone you know but just don't want to talk to. Have you EVER gotten out of the store without talking to the person? It never fails, I'll come around the corner and BAM!
In other news...
- Windows XP Freeware Games
- Xbox 360 Interview with Microsoft's Jason Anderson
- Revolution Not Final Name of Nintendo Console
- Halo 2 Anniversary Special - Halo 2 in 720p?!?!
- Man Spends $100,000 On Virtual Space Station In Online Game
- Drive test pass after 33 years
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
WWFRusso, jcress (42), Boltman (35), CapeCodKid (32)
Enough about me, what's up with you? Sorry about the rambling, I was just going with the flow.
- NHL 2K6 Xbox 360 Site Update
- Amped 3 Xbox 360 Site Update
- 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer
"Without a shadow of a doubt, Project Gotham Racing 3 is one of the most exciting titles in Xbox 360's significant portfolio of launch software. The fourth in the much celebrated series (if you include Metropolis Street Racer), PGR3 is another huge leap forward for the series in terms of cutting-edge detail, unprecedented community features and innovative new ideas."
"This is the best in the CM/FM series to date, no doubt about it. Improvements remain more about evolution rather than revolution, but they are there and they are significant in affecting how the game feels. This remains a world you can become lost in, a game that can engross you, can make you ecstatic, tearful, angry all within the space of a few games. Furthermore, it FEELS just right, you have the right amount of control but there are also enough random elements to make you believe that you are dealing with real people rather than a computer program."
"My honest impression is that it isn’t as good as what we see in rfactor, and only a marginal improvement on that of GTR. Still, I’m basing these assumptions solely on what I’ve experienced so far, and my opinion might change several times. But the game is often laggy online, and the old problem with the entire game suffering if even one player has a bad ping seems to be back. Officially, the game only supports 16 players at a time, which might have been good in the heyday of Grand Prix Legends, but doesn’t really cut it nowadays, when I’ve seen several games that support 30+ players."
"True Golf Swing promises to be the first game to truely mimic hitting a golf ball. Players do this by sliding the stylus across the touch pad to hit the ball. Players can also curve their stroke across the screen to slice and hook shots."
"All in all, the gameplay is still fun and addictive, as it was in the last few NHL titles pushed out by EA. The only problem being finding a reason to upgrade to the latest from one of its predecessors. The refinements are too subtle and some of this year's “additions” are simply the reinstatement of things that were taken out previously. For those with a recent EA NHL title, or even a copy of ESPN NHL 2K5, there is no convincing reason to upgrade unless the updated rosters simply must be had. Conversely, for those without a hockey title published in last 2 years, NHL06 would make a great choice- but taking a look at ESPN NHL 2K6 for comparison would be recommended as well."
"This English/French demo contains a series of 8 tutorials in the Marseille area, two single-player races in each of the Marseille and Nordic campaigns, and a pair of multiplayer challenges in both areas as well."
- SmackDown! Versus Raw 2006 (PS2 - 7/10)
- New Test Drive Unlimited Trailer (Xbox 360)
- Eidos unveils ChampMan 2006 (PC)
"Fans of the beautiful game have just two days left to register for the Xbox Live qualifying tournament of the second FIFA Interactive World Cup 2005 (FIWC 2005) hosted by presenting partners Xbox and Electronic Arts. Registration closes at 07.59 (GMT) on the 11th November. After six weeks of intense competition featuring EA SPORTS FIFA 06, Xbox Live members still have the chance of being crowned FIFA Interactive World Player 2005 – with the online arm of the competition cumulating on the 15th November."
- Burnout Legends Review (PSP - 9.5/10)
"The last game I absolutely needed for my PSP was Lumines. I've taken a pass on most everything else to come out since launch, but Burnout Legends is a must-have. For it to shine brightest in the most crowded genre on the PSP is quite the accomplishment."
- Mario Kart DS Screenshots (DS)
"The Mario Kart series has gone wireless, letting players race and battle with up to eight karts at once, regardless of whether everyone has a game card. An all-star cast will round out a truly all-star lineup of more than 30 courses drawn from every Mario Kart game, not to mention brand-new tracks and arenas."
- Test Drive Unlimited Screenshots (X360)
"Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages."
- Need for Speed Most Wanted Cop Evade Trailer (PC - 41.39 MB)
"Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets. Players will go head-to-head with the top drivers on the scene as well as strategically evade more than half dozen cops at any one time."
- True Swing Golf Screenshots (DS)
"Experience the feel and finesse of real golf on beautiful 3-D courses with True Swing Golf, featuring multiple game modes, character customization and wireless multiplayer support for up to four players with just one game card."