Thursday, July 26, 2007
10:07 PM - July 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Put the pedal to the metal in NASCAR 08 as the game is available and in stores now

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 26, 2007 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) revs up its engine and hits the race track as NASCAR 08® by EA SPORTS™ has shipped and is now available at retail stores. Gamers can drive their way to the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series championship in the most realistic NASCAR racing game yet and race the real Car of Tomorrow on all 22 NASCAR sanctioned tracks. With next generation enhanced visuals and advanced car tuning, gamers will truly feel like a NASCAR driver. Featuring an all-new career mode and the ability to challenge up to 11 other drivers in live races, players can experience tomorrow’s racing today in NASCAR 08.

As a new rookie driver on the circuit, players can develop their racing skills to gain licenses and contracts from hungry owners and unlock legendary top performing cars from NASCAR’s biggest stars! Get up close to the action of a NASCAR race through state-of-the-art, next-generation graphics. These new graphics allow gamers to feel the side-by-side racing, complete track layouts, vehicle damage and wrecks like never before. Through the innovative new vehicle telemetry visor, players can monitor their car’s telemetry and position on the track for real-time feedback on the handling of their car. NASCAR 08 features advanced car tuning which allows players to master all 22 NASCAR sanctioned tracks by modifying their car’s handling to exact specifications with more than 40 comprehensive tuning controls.

On the PLAYSTATION®3 system, gamers can experience the control needed to run three-wide by mastering the all-new SIXAXIS steering precision controller.

NASCAR 08 is available on the PlayStation®2 and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment systems and Xbox 360™ video game system from Microsoft and is rated E by the ESRB. For more information, log on to www.easportsracing.com.

03:57 PM - July 26, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
PALGN has the scoop.
"Test Drive Unlimited may have been released last year but Atari is keen to keep supporting the title with the Test Drive Collection Volume 5 downloadable car pack, which has just been released on the Xbox Live marketplace."

12:04 PM - July 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
CVG has posted an interview with John Doyle, Producer of Need for Speed: Pro Street.
CVG: "Early impressions of Pro Street is that it's more of a simulator that maybe seeks to take on Forza and Gran Turismo. Is that accurate?"
John Doyle: "We're definitely not looking to make a simulation. I think 'simulation' is a bit of a dirty word - there's some baggage involved in [simulations] in that it's punishing or not fun. What we wanted to hit here is a game that's believable. This is still Need for Speed. It's still pick up and play, and about having fun but we wanted some believability."

12:04 PM - July 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
PALGN is reporting that there is some new content available for Test Drive Unlimited, in the Marketplace.
"Test Drive Unlimited may have been released last year but Atari is keen to keep supporting the title with the Test Drive Collection Volume 5 downloadable car pack, which has just been released on the Xbox Live marketplace.

Available to download now for 350 points are five supercars and one motorbike. In the collection are the Chrysler Crossfire SRT6 Coupe, Dodge Charger Super Bee, Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole, Ferrari 512 TR, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R, and the Spyker C8 Spyder. As well as this players can also download the Holden Efijy Concept for free."

09:37 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
GameSpot has posted their hands-on preview of NBA 2K8.
"One of the biggest new features this year is the Sprite slam-dunk contest. Dunk contests in video games have been around since Jordan vs. Bird, but this isn't any ordinary dunk contest--it takes place outdoors on a neon-lit court right smack in the middle of the Vegas strip. DJ Robert "Bobbito" Garcia acts as host and does the commentary for the contest. He roams the court praising the great dunks and chastising the bad ones. The contest starts off with Bobbito introducing the participants, each of whom has their own customized introduction. You might see a player flex and kiss his biceps or just turn and play to the crowd."

09:37 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
SEGA has opened its virtual doors on their SEGA Rally website.
"The legend of Rally games is back as SEGA Rally motors onto next-generation consoles this autumn promising to push the boundaries of the Rally genre to a new level. A true next-gen game, SEGA Rally looks and plays better than ever offering fans bumper-to-bumper, heart stopping, and adrenalin pumping action sure to induce a grin to player's faces."

09:37 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Gamersyde has posted two gameplay video clips from Hot Shots Golf 5.
"As promised here is DjMizuhara's enormous gameplay video of Hot Shots Golf 5. A second one should follow soon. Update: Second gameplay video is online, showing the versus mode."

09:37 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
PALGN has the scoop.
"An expansion pack for 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures has been released on the Xbox Live marketplace. Titled Lost Island, the expansion is available for 400 points.

3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures is a wacky minigolf game that doesn't take itself too seriously. The new expansion contains 18 more holes which are set in a "tropical Lost Island paradise". We'd advise you to keep an eye out for the giant clam as it will result in an automatic hole in one. We also predict that the Lost Island won't be the only course pack released either."

09:36 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.

08:50 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Other Stuff...

It looks like Nat has a cavity. She doesn't eat a lot of sweets and she brushes her teeth very well, but she complained yesterday about her teeth hurting. I looked and it sure looks like a cavity. The dentist will be looking at it tomorrow. I've always hated dentists.

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06:40 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some NBA 2K8 screenshots.
"The NBA 2K series is the top rated* NBA simulation game series over the past three years and includes NBA 2K7, the best selling next generation NBA title. As the newest offering of this elite series, NBA 2K8 will elevate the game of basketball to new levels never experienced before for the next generation systems. NBA 2K8 will also continue to build and expand the groundbreaking Signature Style feature that will include hundreds of new shooting, passing, and dribbling animations.

NBA 2K8 will be available this fall for the Xbox 360(tm) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION(r)3 and PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment systems. More new next generation features will be detailed in the near future."

12:57 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
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12:57 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
Pro-G has posted their hands on preview of Need for Speed ProStreet.
"ProStreet is structured around various hubs that are presented as events, where you will interact with rivals, customise your cars, and ultimately compete in several different race modes in pursuit of the esteemed title of 'Street King'. Each of these events brings four types of racing to a venue."

12:56 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
Joystiq has the scoop.
"Prologue will feature integration with PlayStation Home, where you can reach the top menu of the game from inside Home (and vice versa, you can reach Home through Prologue). Each player will have a page that loads with background imagery."

Wednesday, July 25, 2007
10:19 PM - July 25, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some more NHL 08 screenshots, as well as two video clips.
"EA SPORTS – pioneers in the Golden Age of hockey videogames – continues to lead the charge in the next gen era with advancements in AI intelligence, innovative controls, online depth and an unmatched level of authenticity to the sport.

The revolutionary Skill Stick System evolves in NHL 08 and delivers an unparalleled level of control. An all-new deking system enables you to move the puck off your stick, to walk around a defender and give you space in front to challenge the goalie. Enhanced analog speed control and a new skating engine give you the precision and fluidity to play like you would on the ice.

NHL 08 will feature an exclusive AHL license for the first time, with all 29 teams from the primary development league for the NHL fully playable in game. The EA SPORTS NHL franchise is the #1 selling hockey game and the #1 selling sports game in Canada*. NHL 08 is being developed under the EA SPORTS by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C. The game will be available for the PLAYSTATION®3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360™ video game system from Microsoft, and PC. For more information, log onto www.nhl08.com."