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A look at the winner of our staff's Sports Game of the Year Award.
- SKate: Owning the X-Games (PS3, 360)
"Skate recreates the major moments a professional skater encounters on his journey to legend status. The player will film, shoot photos, get sponsored and eventually grace the cover of skateboarding's premiere magazines. We were looking for a way to reward the player for achieving the considerable feat of snagging his first magazine cover, and it didn't take long to realize that an invite to the world's biggest skateboard contest spectacle would be just the ticket."
- skate X-Games Trailer (PS3, 360)
- NHL 2K8 Pro Stick Trailer (PS3, 360)
- Madden NFL 08: Fantasy Challenge (Xbox, GC, PS2)
"The objective behind the Fantasy Challenge mode is to see if your developed team can batter their way through the Fantasy Leagues and eventually defeat the Supreme Teams. You start along your path to glory by selecting your favorite team and deciding what kind of a draft you'll engage in."
- Game of the Month: July 2007 (Wii)
"While some of us often chime in with our comments at the end of reviews, for the most part, the reviews on IGN are primarily written by one editor; in this feature we get all of the editors on a particular channel to vote for our Game of the Month. What better way to represent your channel than to speak your mind all at once?"
- Skate Preview (Cell)
"The mobile edition is set in the city of San Vanelona, a township with civil engineers that likely moonlighted as cover athletes for Thrasher magazine. In fact, earning that cover is the ultimate goal of Skate. To nail it, you must perform big tricks in front of photographers all around the city, thus spreading your reputation as an up-and-coming talent."
- Madden NFL 08 Producer Interview Video (360)
- WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 Fighting Styles Trailer (360, PS3)
- Madden NFL 08 Screenshots (DS)
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympics Games Screenshots (DS)
- WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 Screenshots (PSP)
- WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 Screenshots (PS2)
- FIFA Soccer 08 Screenshots (PS2)
- Microsoft Readying Redesigned 360? (360)
" If Microsoft is preparing to manufacture a redesigned console that utilizes a smaller CPU the company would be able to improve console functionality and lower production costs, paving the way for a future price cut. The processor is traditionally the most expensive component inside of a computer."
- EA Still Sees A Future For FIFA on PS2 (PS2)
" We spoke with associate producer Paul Hossack after hands-on time with the PS2 version of FIFA 08, and he almost spilled the beans on FIFA 09."
- Free Forza 2 COntent Online Now (360)
"Part of the new content for the racing game is free, and for one of your downloads you'll boost the game's vehicle roster with three new motors - premiere Nissan models the 2007 Sentra SE-R, Altima, and 350Z."
- GT5 Packs in 1000 Cars - All Fake (PS3)
" Sony has told its ThreeSpeech blog that, "Despite news articles claiming that 'SCEI/Polyphony Digital' have made an official announcement with regards to GT5 featuring 1000 vehicles, we can confirm that this is pure speculation."
"Put yourself in the game like never before. Upload real-life photographs of yourself, friends, and family to create in-game characters that look just like the real thing. No artistic skill required!"
"Scans from the latest issue of Famitsu have showed up on NeoGAF, revealing that the Nekketsu High School Dodgeball Club series -- known as Super Dodge Ball in North America -- will be headed to the Nintendo DS in Japan. The Famitsu article mentions that the game will support local download-play for up to eight players. It's still unknown whether online play will be featured, or whether developer Arc System Works is looking for a North American publisher."
"He was one of the standout players in Australia's successful World Cup campaign last year, as well as being at the center of Aussie heartbreak after his slide tackle gave away the winning penalty to Italy in the round of 16 finals. Now Socceroos defender and West Ham United captain Lucas Neill is set to grace the cover of Konami's latest Pro Evolution Soccer title, which is set for release in November this year."
"We've all been guilty of it: You're looking for a quick goal against your opponent in a hockey game, and your fingers automatically switch to the standard "wingers along the boards and dump the puck in toward center for a one-timer" play. It's one of the first tactics that any novice hockey game player figures out and, as a result, it's become integral to the game--and sorely overused. Hockey fans are quick to point out that there's more to the game than simply throwing your forwards at the net and hoping for the best, and with the upcoming create-a-play feature in NHL 08, EA Sports is looking to inject a new dose of tactics to the on-ice action. How will the ability to create plays change the way you attack your opponents? We've got the answers in our most recent look at the game."
"Down by a touchdown, it's fourth down and eighteen yards to go and there are just sixteen ticks on the clock. What do you do? In last season's Fiesta Bowl, the Boise State Broncos upset the Oklahoma Sooners in one of the most thrilling college football games of all-time. In that fourth down play, Boise State used a trick play, the Hook and Ladder, to not only gain the critical first down, but to tie the game. Once in overtime, the Broncos ran a Statue of Liberty trick play to score a two-point conversion for the memorable win."
"DIRT takes traditional rally and turns it into an exhilarating thrill ride through a massive range of off-road racing experiences on gravel, mud and dirt, right across the globe. In any mode, on any surface, the car handling is sublime, the physics system thrillingly accurate, and the damage effects are devastating."
"Free download of the North American 2007 Nissan Altima, 2007 Nissan Sentra, and 2007 Nissan 350Z."
"With X Games 13 shredding its way through Los Angeles from August 2-5, legions of amateur skaters, bikers, surfers and drivers will watch in awe as some of the planet's most daring athletes go for the gold in a variety of events.
But remember: Just because it looks easy doesn't mean it is easy. So unless you know your kickflips from your tail spins, play it safe by playing these high-flying extreme games."
"NFL Training Camps have finally begun. It's time to see whether all those off-season changes various teams made have been worthwhile. Can Randy Moss get back to form in New England after a tough, injury-riddled stint with Oakland? How will the Atlanta Falcons fare without their STD-spreading, canine-hating quarterback, Ron Mexi... err, Michael Vick? That's the harsh reality of it all folks, but even in the midst of it all, fun has to be had. Summer will be ending soon, so that means a new Madden game is coming out."