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Friday, January 27, 2006
08:05 AM - January 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Boomtown has posted their review of Football Manager 2006, giving it a 9 out of 10.
"Football Manager 2006 really shows the competition how it’s done. Even though it’s just another manager game, you can actually fiddle with just about every detail of the sport. But you still need to be a fan of this type of game, because it’s definitely not something you just play for a couple of hours and then put aside for months. We don’t think there’s any real danger of that happening, though, because once you get started you’re almost sure to get sucked right in."

08:05 AM - January 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
PSX Extreme has posted the following reviews:
  • FIFA 06 (PSP - 8/10)
    "FIFA 06 is a very good game, but since it follows its predecessor by a little over six months it’s not a huge leap forward. You get the feeling that EA should have held off on releasing the first game, instead focusing their energy on FIFA 06. If you’re reasonably satisfied with FIFA Soccer you can probably hold off on this one, but if you don’t own already one it or you want a more polished experience, FIFA 06 is worth a look."
  • MVP 06 NCAA Baseball (PS2 - 7.7/10)
    "Props to EA Sports for making the best of a bad situation and keeping the MVP engine alive with MVP 06 NCAA Baseball. The MVP engine truly is the best when it comes to portraying all of the subtle on-field nuances of the game and putting players in complete control over every aspect of play. The switch to college teams and players hasn't hurt the game's playability one bit. It has hurt the game's attitude, though, partly because college fields and NCAA rules are more subdued than the MLB equivalents, and partly because EA failed to inject the party atmosphere found at college sporting events into the presentation."

08:04 AM - January 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
KidzWorld has posted their review of MVP 06 NCAA Baseball, giving it a 4 out of 5.
"It's a great game of baseball! You'll have to get used to the new throwing style to really enjoy it, but it's an awesome way to kick back on the couch and play ball. Especially for just $30 US!"

08:04 AM - January 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Xboxyde has posted another Project Gotham Racing 3 movie clip.
"The wait has not been long since the last garages since it's already time for the fifth part of the PGR3 garages unveiling."

08:04 AM - January 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Pro-G has the scoop.
"Rather than simply racing remote control cars, the game has an elaborate story to explain why pocket sized cars are racing. You play a spoilt teenager at a party who is transformed into a toy car by a vengeful demon. You must then race for survival as the demon sets a series of challenges that you must complete."

08:03 AM - January 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
3D Gamers have posted a demo of Crashday.
"Atari has released a playable demo for Crashday, allowing you to take the imminent combat stunt action racing game by Moon Byte Studios for a spin. This demo contains a Wrecking Match event, a Stunt Show event, and multiplayer on LAN and Internet, but oddly enough it's restricted to only 50 demo launches."

Thursday, January 26, 2006
05:21 PM - January 26, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted Arena Football movie clips for the following consoles:Note: The clips are basically the same, but are console specific.

08:24 AM - January 26, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Well, I went 1-1 last night in my NBA 2K6 Xbox 360 fantasy league. So that puts me at 2-5, just about guaranteeing a lottery pick, lol. For anyone interested, here are my team leaders.

Points/Gm S. Nash (PG) 19.5
Assists/Gm S. Nash (PG) 9.5
Rebounds/Gm T. Duncan (PF) 8.5
Steals/Gm R. Allen (SG) 1.5
Blocks/Gm T. Duncan (PF) 1.7

The Pistons had a scare last night, going into OT with the Bucks. Man, does Redd have one of the quickest releases or what? He was deadly last night. I figured it was over when the Stones went up 7 late in the game, but Redd torched em' to send it to OT. RIP was clutch last night and Billups hit the big shot to put the nail in the coffin. 35-5 baby! Wow...

Question of the Day: What is the most annoying thing someone has done to you?

In other news...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
SoxChamp (34), fredropro (30), yo136 (27), KeeprEUSC (14)

Enough about me, what's up with you?

08:24 AM - January 26, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
FiringSquad has posted a racing comparison article entitled, Xbox 360 Racing Shootout: PGR3, NFS:MW, RR6.
"Recently, videogame journalists have been getting a bad wrap. TwitchGuru wrote about the "Pointlessness of Current Videogame Journalism" and claimed that gaming reviewers were "mere extensions of the marketing machine" rather than critics who could "add to the industry as film and music journalists arguably did." In two days, I will take a good look at that claim and see strengths and weakness of current videogame journalism. Before I do that, I'll need to review some videogames myself. Only then can I look back at what I've done to figure things out. So, for today, I'll start by taking a look at 3 different racing games."

08:23 AM - January 26, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Sports Gaming Network has posted their review of Bowl Bound College Football, giving it a 91 out of 100.
"Compared to the field of college football games – arcade and sim – BBCF stacks up well. Front Office Football: The College Years has a better recruiting system, even if it de- emphasized the actual games. But that game did not allow you to nitpick the X’s and O’s in the same way BBCF does (you couldn’t even choose individual plays in The College Years). If you dig recruiting, I think the nod goes to The College Years, but the better overall game is BBCF. Now compared to EA’s NCAA Football – a bit of an apples and oranges comparison – the core issue would be to compare NCAA’s actual gameplay with BBCF’s sim engine."

08:23 AM - January 26, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
3DAvenue has posted their review of WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2006, giving it a 3.5 out of 5.
"Smackdown vs RAW is everything you would expect on a PSP game for wrestling but does have a few issues that need to be ironed out next time around. Wireless multiplayer is good and the interaction between PS2 and PSP is a good idea but the biggest problem, the loading time, is one that can't be ignored and is so bad some people may choose to switch off rather than wait. Fun, but not for short travels."

08:23 AM - January 26, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Just in case you missed it, 2K Sports has updated their Major League Baseball 2K6 website with another Big League Tuesday update. Screenshots, movie clip, new info and an interview included.
"More so than any other American sport, baseball is a game of statistics. Baseball statistics help analyze and characterize every player in the big leagues. From all these statistics, fans can learn to appreciate the amount of skill, hard work, and consistency that needs to be attained to compete at the major league level. Furthermore, scouting plays a huge part in baseball as teams are always looking for the edge over the opposition. Inside Edge™, the leading baseball scouting service, can now be found in Major League Baseball 2K6. Inside Edge™ powers the behaviors and the artificial intelligence of every virtual athlete by utilizing the comprehensive data and advanced decision-making to determine the type of pitch delivered and batting tendencies in any situation. Inside Edge™ delivers the human element and behaviors of real-life MLB players into Major League Baseball 2K6, truly bringing the MLB experience to the next level."

08:23 AM - January 26, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Xboxyde has posted some screenshots of Rumble Roses XX, including a trailer.
"Konami released these new 720p images of Rumble Roses XX, along with a new and long trailer, shamelessly stolen from gametrailers. The ingame sequences are really badly animated, and the DOAX inspiration is even easier to spot now. But it's also nice to see that they actually have self shadowing and some customization."

08:22 AM - January 26, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Gameplay Monthly has posted some screenshots of FUEL, including a movie clip.

08:22 AM - January 26, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Boomtown has posted the following:
  • Gripshift Review (PSP - 7/10)
    "GripShift’s one of those marmite games. You’ll either fall in love with the weighty physics and adore the time based collection challenges. Or you’ll detest the numerous restarts, and missing out on progression by a mere split second. But at its budget price, and considering the wealth of options and gaming time held within, it’s hard to dissuade anyone from making the purchase. It might not be a PSP system seller, but it’s a damn enjoyable title all the same. Just make sure your ready for a true test of your gaming skills."
  • ATV Offroad Fury Screenshots (PSP, PS2)
    "ATV Offroad Fury 3 for PlayStation 2 features 40 free-roaming environments and 24 different ATVs. The game includes six multiplayer modes Mountain Master and Treasure Hunt."