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Sunday, November 20, 2005
10:27 AM - November 20, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Other than being sick as a freakin' dog, I can't wait to see the Cowboys/Lions game in about 2 hours. I sure hope the Boys don't have a letdown, because they are going to have their hands full on Turkey Day w/ the Broncos. Billy Cundiff, the FG kicker everyone loved to hate, makes his return to the Boys lineup. I never did like the kid, but I'm pulling for him now. He's actually not that bad of a kicker, I just thought the Boys would get someone a little more reliable before the season started. I think the Boys will have an ariel show today, since the Lions secondary is banged up. It would be nice to see Julius Jones get back into last years form, he's been injured for most of the season, hopefully he'll be ok the rest of the way.

Well, the Pistons got SMOKED last night. They looked out of it from the tip. Everyone looked flat and had no energy, besides Big Ben. That man is a beast. Dallas lit it up from everywhere and the Stones couldn't get a good run. Even when they did get a little run the Mavs put a stop to it with a run of their own. Oh well, 8-1 to start the season, I'll take that!

In other news...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
cuppylove (26), corks895 (18), Thrasha (18), roonoc (16)

Enough about me, what's up with you? Good luck to your team today, unless your a Lions fan. Also, I'll be getting up some more College Hoops 2K6 media up today as well.

10:26 AM - November 20, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Xbox Evolved has posted the following reviews:
  • NBA 2K6 (7.4/10)
    "NBA2K6 is a solid title that doesnít really stretch the limits of what the Xbox 360 can do, but it still has a pretty good presentation. The actual players themselves are noticeably different from the Xbox counterpart, but they donít look as good as that ďotherĒ Xbox 360 basketball game out right now. So if you havenít bought a basketball game this year, are buying a Xbox 360, and wouldnít mind spending an $60 for it, then you should definitely pick this title up, as it has the most substance, and presentational balance so far."
  • Project Gotham Racing 3 (9/10)
    "Project Gotham Racing 3 is a highly addictive game that any racing fan has to have if they are buying an Xbox 360. It is the perfect blend of style, substance, visuals, and sound you will find on any system. It is a testament that Xbox 360 really is starting the next-generation of gaming, but you will blow through the game very quickly, it is a bit on the easy side sometimes, and without HDTV you canít truly experience it. Also it seems to rely heavily on the fact that you have Xbox Live. Still, if you are looking for photorealism, and a great overall game, this is a must have."
  • Tony Hawkís American Wasteland (7/10)
    "THAW may not be that hard no matter which way you cut it, but it is still as addictive as any Tony Hawk titles. You have the story mode and the classic mode to go through, and when you are done with that you can finally play on Xbox Live. The strange thing is, there is something different about this one, like it was a bit rushed, and that doesnít reward you at all. Still it is a pretty entertaining experience, that I definitely believe newcomers will find fantastic, and die-hard fans will love, if you can see yourself paying an extra $10 when the same exact product is already available on Xbox."

10:26 AM - November 20, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Xboxyde has posted some Photo Mode screenshots of Project Gotham Racing 3.
"I've played a bit last night with PGR3's photo mode. These 4 images are the results, and some of them look almost real."

10:26 AM - November 20, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Planet GameCube has posted their review of Mario Kart DS, giving it a perfect 10.
"Mario Kart has been a favorite game of many people over the years, and itís nice to see the series return to the core of what makes it fun. The best features of past Mario Kart games are back, and when combined with the new ones in Mario Kart DS, the end result is the most impressive game to ever hit the Nintendo DS and also the best game in the Mario Kart series."

12:59 AM - November 20, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted 2 movie clips from our beta copy of College Hoops 2K6.
"The professional basketball game is filled with big contracts, bigger egos, and star-studded highlight reels of high-flying dunks. This is perhaps why college basketball is admired throughout the land as the last place to experience the purest state of basketball where good coaching is necessary for direction, teamwork is essential for success, and rivalries raise the competitive spirit to new heights. No college basketball game exemplifies the passion and pageantry of collegiate basketball like College Hoops 2K6, where every year prized traditions are revisited, new records are made, and the fire of school spirit is rekindled."

Saturday, November 19, 2005
04:17 PM - November 19, 2005. Posted by NYJets.
Gamer Feed has posted their review of Project Gotham Racing 3, giving it 4 out of 5 stars.
"PGR3 is what I've come to expect from anything developed by Bizarre Creations; a painstakingly polished product that plays magnificently and has plenty of delicious eye candy to sweeten the deal. It's a racing game that has both beauty as well as the brains to match, and I highly recommend you purchase it. But it doesn't look nearly as good running on a standard definition TV, so if graphics mean a hell of a lot to you, then I strongly advise you to open a Best Buy circular and go HDTV "browsing" like I unfortunately am."

04:15 PM - November 19, 2005. Posted by NYJets.
Gamer Feed has posted their review of NBA 2K6, giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
"2K6 is basically the same game that I absolutely love except it now has super realistic animations and significantly better graphics. I wish the crowd featured the same amounts of detail that the players do, but that's really a small gripe. This is the best basketball game in the history of basketball games and you absolutely need to play it."

04:10 PM - November 19, 2005. Posted by NYJets.
Game Method has posted their review of Gretzky NHL o6, giving it a 60/100.
"Gretzky NHL 06 has some nice features, but the mixture of arcade and simulation elements in gameplay donít work at all. The horrible goalie and teammate intelligence make the experience more frustrating than fun. There are better hockey simulation titles out there, and there are better arcade hockey titles out there. Donít waste your time with this disjointed combination of both."

10:09 AM - November 19, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
I'm going to be busy running a bunch of errands today, so you won't hear too much from me. I didn't have time to grab any screenshots last night from CH 2K6, but I'll definitely have some movie clips up tonight. I'll make sure I squeeze in some time for you guys.

Some big college football games coming up later this afternoon. I'm really looking forward to the Ohio St./Michigan game, should be a classic.

In other news...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
bisons18, vikingsfan1 (42), joey2171 (32), str8stuntin03 (21)

Enough about me, what's up with you? BTW, I got lucky and scored a 360 last night. Impressions later, if I have the time.

10:08 AM - November 19, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Soccer Gaming has posted their review of Pro Evolution Soccer 5, giving it a 9 out of 10.
"With all the compliments aimed towards PESís gameplay, itís easy to forget what really makes the game great, and thatís the controls. They just feel perfect and become second nature, almost as if youíre playing for real. You end up performing some wonderful moves without even really thinking about it. It just makes PESís gameplay very fun and will have you itching to play more."

10:08 AM - November 19, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
TheManRoom has posted their review of NHL 2K6, giving it an 8.1 out of 10.
"The other next generation sports titles have already garnered more attention than NHL 2K6 which is a shame considering this offering is more feature rich than many of them put together. Granted thereís all sorts of room for improvement including player models built from the bottom up and tightening of loose A.I. Whether this game is for you or not depends on which camp you fall into: the hockey fanatic who will applaud the Coyotes howl after a goal in Phoenix and hats flying onto the ice after a hat trick, or the casual gamer who thinks Mario Lemieux is a French cartoon cat. Either way with a clean year of development for next yearís version and the return of competition from EA, we expect NHL 2K7 to blow our minds instead of quietly satisfying."

10:07 AM - November 19, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Xboxyde has posted the following movie clips:

10:07 AM - November 19, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
GamePro has posted their review of Amped 3, giving it a 3 out of 5.
"Granted, there are some positives about the game. The unique and irreverent art style is appealing and innovative, as are the game's attempts at breaking free of the snowboards with hang-gliders, snowmobiles, and even sleds. But it's this nagging feeling that so much attention has been focused on the secondary features, instead of the primary ones, that really kill the overall Amped 3 experience."

10:07 AM - November 19, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
NintendoSpin has posted their review of Mario Kart DS, giving it a perfect 10.
"Each version of Mario Kart has a uniqueness that I like more than the others. Super Mario Kart's battle mode still remains the best while Double Dash is great simply because it's so smooth and fast. If there can only be one Mario Kart, however, I'd take this one. Mario Kart DS reverts back to the classic Mario Kart formula, cleans up a few key areas, adds a whole bunch of goodies, and tosses in one of the best handheld multiplayer experiences ever. Don't be a fool. Get this game."

10:06 AM - November 19, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Xbox Evolved has posted the following:
  • NHL 2K6 (6.9/10)
    "If you are a huge hockey fan, havenít bought any hockey game for Xbox in the past year, and you want a hockey game for Xbox 360, this is your only option so I suggest you check it out. If you think you can wait to see truly next-gen hockey, then wait until end of 2006, when developers have had more time to work with the Xbox 360, to deliver a much richer experience. There are a few new additions, but the somewhat bad A.I. and the extra $10 for the game doesnít really warrant a purchase, but rather a rent."
  • Amped 3 (7/10)
    "Despite the fact that Amped 3 doesnít have any multiplayer, or that the visuals arenít exactly the best thing you will see on Xbox 360, it is still a very solid snowboarding game, and if you are getting tired of Tony Hawk, and donít care about online modes, you will get a kick out of Amped 3ís humor, interesting, if not borrowed trick systems, and the vast slopes you can trick off of."