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Tuesday, November 1, 2005
07:25 AM - November 1, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our Blitz: The League review. Find out what Mark Fossen has to say about it.
"As the wailing and gnashing of teeth resounded though message boards everywhere last winter, I have this vision of the Blitz: The League developers breathing a sigh of relief as EA announced its exclusive deal with the NFL: "Thank God we don't have to deal with them anymore." As the NFL has continually tried to clean up its image over the past few years, Blitz' late hits, dirty hits, and violent hits became more and more of an issue."

07:25 AM - November 1, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our NCAA March Madness 06 review. Find out what Aaron Holbert has to say about it.
"EA’s March Madness series has always had something missing. Whether it was a limitation on the number of players you can name, real-life arenas or lack of teams; there was always something that held this series back from becoming a true contender for the top college basketball video game. After a quick look, it seemed as if many of the major problems with the series had been fixed. Will the game hold up after a closer look? Let’s see."

07:24 AM - November 1, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our Top Spin review. Find out what Clay Shaver has to say about it.
"It seems like only yesterday that Microsoft was launching their line of XSN Sports titles to take on the giants in a quest to carve out their chunk of the sports gaming pie. Great in theory, not so good in execution. The XSN titles never really grabbed that market share, but some great titles were born out of it. Among them was the original Top Spin, which would be the first different take on tennis that would attempt to unseat Virtua Tennis for the Dreamcast as the quintessential tennis game."

07:23 AM - November 1, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Boomtown has posted their review of World Racing 2, giving it a 7 out of 10.
"World Racing 2 should have been fantastic, all it needed to do was take everything from the first game and build on it. Yet in some ways, particularly the issue of views and the environments, it doesn't seem as good as the original. Xbox Live should provide some long term interest however, but at the time of writing - before the game's release - I couldn't find anyone online to race against. Fingers crossed the multiplayer will improve matters."

07:23 AM - November 1, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
GameInfoWire has posted some screenshots of Ridge Racer 6.

07:23 AM - November 1, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Strategy Informer has posted their review of Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006, giving it an 8.2 out of 10.
"There’s no doubt about this one, it’s the best damn management game ever made … again. Old fans will be thoroughly entertained by the brilliance they already know and with a new in-game help there has never been a better time for newbies to dive into the world of footy management. All the professional leagues and players worldwide are featured in the game – many of whom have an in-game mug shot so you can see just how ugly pro-sportsmen are – and they have all been thoroughly re-contemplated by SI as they update the database for the 2006/07 season."

07:22 AM - November 1, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
GamePro has posted some screenshots of NBA Live 06.

07:22 AM - November 1, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Fragland has posted the following:
  • Amped 3 Hi-Res Trailer (Xbox 360)
    "2K Games have released a new trailer for their upcoming 2K Sports Xbox360 extreme sports game Amped 3."
  • Winter Sports Gliding Your Way (PS2, PC)
    "With the Winter Olympics coming up, Oxygen Entertainment today announced they'll be publishing Winter Sports. The game will let you ski ... and that's about all we know about it, since nothing has yet been revealed about the different modes in the game."

07:22 AM - November 1, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Xboxyde has posted screenshots from the following games:

Monday, October 31, 2005
11:06 PM - October 31, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • NHL 2K6 Review (Xbox - 6.5/10)
    "Oh how the mighty have fallen. I never would have predicted that NHL 2K6 would get checked over the boards and onto the bench in such a grandiose fashion. The NHL 2K series, which in my opinion had a stranglehold on NHL games for so long, seems to have been done in by the loss of ESPN sponsorship as well as a completely inexplicable complacency in the department of upgrading and redesigning the game."
  • Winter Sports Announced with Screenshots (PS2, PC)
    "Oxygen Interactive are pleased to announce the expansion of their sports range with 'Winter Sports' for the PS2 and PC. Inspired by the forthcoming Winter Olympics, Winter Sports will see gamers cut through gates, punch through turns and slip through gliding phases as they strive to become number one."
  • 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."

11:06 PM - October 31, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
ToTheGame has posted some screenshots of Test Drive Unlimited.
"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."

11:05 PM - October 31, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Ferrago has posted their review of Virtua Tennis: World Tour, giving it a score of 88%.
"Can you play 'Virtua Tennis' on the move? Yes. But please watch out for lampposts and those new bollards that descend slowly into the underbelly of the road when a car wants to go by but then shoot up unexpectedly and without warning."

09:58 PM - October 31, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some info and screenshots 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."

07:03 AM - October 31, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Happy Halloween! Are you dressed up at work? We have a few dressed up, but I haven't seen anything outrageous. Be safe out there tonight, I can't wait for tonight to take Nat out, I know she's looking forward to it.

It was a pretty good Sunday for me. I chilled out for the most part and watched the Boys spank the Cards. Barber III really has looked good for 2 weeks in a row. I'm sure Julius Jones will be healthy enough to play after the bye week. Should be interesting to see how Parcells splits their time. It was good to see the deadskins get humiliated. Gotta love the talk radio stations around here predicting Super Bowl leading up to this game, the Giants really handed it to them. The Eagles made a nice comeback and I thought they were going to tie it up for a second there, but they ended up getting blown out at the end as well. The Eagles and Skins play each other next week, while the G-men play the 49'ers. Looks like the Giants will have yet another week on top of the division. The NFC east is looking like a tight race, it should get interesting.

I played a little more GTA on the PSP last night before bed. My hands start to hurt after about 30 minutes of playing w/ the PSP, I might have to look into getting some sort of grips for the thing.

Enough about me, what's up with you? How was your weekend?

07:02 AM - October 31, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Game Revolution has posted the following reviews:
  • SSX On Tour (B)
    "SSX has always been the benchmark for extreme sports speed, and On Tour doesn't stray far from that icy path of chaos. With huge jumps and drop-offs, there are plenty of opportunities to let this game’s stunning visuals take your breath away. It helps that the framerate is rock solid - at least for the Xbox and PS2 versions. The Gamecube enjoys cameos from Mario and Luigi, but it also has some unstable framerate issues when you kick up the flurries."
  • FIFA 06 (B-)
    "FIFA has come a long way in the last twelve years, but most of its changes take a few iterations to refine. This is again the case with FIFA 06, a solid all-around improvement over last year’s game. Still, EA should focus on really nailing the online play missing in Winning Eleven and stop embarrassing the franchise with petty control tweaks. It’s the best FIFA to date, but still only the second best player on the pitch."