Saturday, April 29, 2006
12:55 AM - April 29, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
ATV Offroad Fury 4 Preview (PS2)

GameSpy has posted their preview of ATV Offroad Fury 4.
"SCEA had stations set up with online play between writers and members of the development team. There were no USB headsets for trash-talking available, but they will be supported when the game releases in the fall."

IGN Update (PS2, PS3, PSP, 360, PC, Sports)

IGN has posted the following:

Worthplaying Update (PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox, 360, PC, DS)

Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • NCAA Football 07 Screenshots and Trailer (PS2, PSP, Xbox, 360)
    "EA's latest football title, NCAA Football 07, comes loaded with new features such as Student Athlete mode and ESPN Radio, on top of the usual Dynasty Mode."
  • Micro Machines V4 Screenshots (PS2, PSP, PC, DS)
    "After a four-year hiatus and a move from Atari back to its original publisher, Hasbro's Micro Machines V4 promises to bring its own hilarious brand of mini multiplayer madness."
  • GTR 2 Gets News Damage Model with Screenshots (PC)
    "GTR2 is the next big step forward for the GTR brand, and sports a host of new features and improvements. In addition to all the favorite cars and tracks returning from GTR, the player will now be able to experience the thrill of driving a whole set of new and exotic sports cars on several new tracks."
  • Ridge Racer 7 Screenshots (PS3)
    "Ridge Racer 7 will be produced by Hideo Teramoto, music by Hiroshi Okubo under direction of Masaya Kobayashi. Not many details are available yet, but it is said that RR 7 will support online multiplayer for up to 14 players."
  • Table Tennis Trailerpack #2 (360 - 41.14 MB)
    "This trailerpack includes 7 short clips showing off various moves and viewpoints."
  • NFL Head Coach Trailer #3 (PC - 20.67 MB)
    "NFL Head Coach is the first 3D strategy sports game that challenges gamers to build and manage every aspect of a football team from the ground up. A simple conversation system and an engaging 3D graphical interface allow users to immerse themselves into the lives of an NFL head coach."

Friday, April 28, 2006
02:50 PM - April 28, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.

Top-Selling College Football Game Makes Debut on Xbox 360 and PSP

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - April 28, 2006 - Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that former University of Southern California All-American running back and 2005 Heisman Memorial Trophy(r) Award winner Reggie Bush will appear on the cover of NCAA(r) Football 07, the newest iteration of EA SPORTS(tm) best-selling college football video game franchise.

"This has been an amazing year for me and being chosen for the cover of NCAA Football 07 is a great way to end my college career," said Bush. "I've grown up playing EA SPORTS games and never imagined I would see myself on the cover of one."

Bush, who is expected to be one of the top picks in the NFL Draft this weekend, also won the Walter Camp Award (Player of the Year), Doak Walker Award (Best Collegiate Running Back), 2005 Associated Press Player of the Year Award and The Sporting News Player of the Year Award. Starting all 13 games for the Trojans in 2005, Bush led the nation in all-purpose yards per game (222.3) and yards per rush (8.7), guiding USC to its third straight appearance in the national championship game.

NCAA Football 07 is all about turning the tide and features an all-new momentum system where big plays, defensive stops, and special teams keep you in constant struggle for momentum and can change the game at any time. Unprecedented graphics produce living stadiums that capture every moment in complete detail, including the authentic stadiums, mascots, and marching bands, making NCAA Football 07 the most realistic college football gaming experience ever.

Developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon, NCAA Football 07 will be available in July on the PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system and Xbox(r) video game system from Microsoft. It will also be available for the first time on the Xbox 360(tm) and the PSP(tm) (PlayStation(r)Portable) system. The game's official website is www.ncaafootball07.com.

02:46 PM - April 28, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
NFL Head Coach Movie Clips (PS2, Xbox, PC)

EA Sports has posted some NFL Head Coach movie clips.

FIFA World Cup 2006 Video Clips (360)

Xboxyde has posted some more FIFA World Cup 2006 video clips.
"Electronic Arts released these four videos from Fifa World Cup 2006 on Xbox 360. Three are actual gameplay, and the last one showcases the very nice looking stadiums."

FlatOut 2 Developer Diary (PC)

Games Xtreme has posted their FlatOut 2 Developer Diary.
"With the core game concept in our minds we set out to build the technology and start working on the console versions of the game. Our background was in PC games development, so it was a challenge to master PlayStation 2 and Xbox architecture, but thanks to the technical genius of the programming team, not only did we master them but we also delivered in FlatOut the most cutting edge environmental physics system in any racing game."

Other Stuff...

06:50 AM - April 28, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Project Gotham Racing 3 Leaderboard Reset (360)

XboxCore has the scoop.
"To compensate for recent changes to the way PGR3 online matchmaking works, we're resetting the Online Career leaderboards this Friday 28th April, at 8am GMT . This means that everybody will start again with a clean slate... but fret not! The TrueSkill system will once again accurately measure your skill within five or six races... so you'll be back to where you were within a few minutes."

Ridge Racer 7 Images (PS3)

Playsyde has posted some images of Ridge Racer 7.
"Namco finally released some high resolution versions of the Ridge Racer 7 images. And it looks really nice!"

Sega Rally Heads to Next-Gen

Boomtown and Eurogamer have the scoop.
"Sega Rally (also known as Sega Rally Revo in the US) is the first game to be developed by Sega’s new Driving Studio. Sega promises to make use of next-gen hardware with new deformable road surfaces meaning that each lap you drive should be different."

Stacked Screenshots (PS2)

Digital Entertainment News have posted some screenshots of Stacked.

Table Tennis HD Videos (360)

XboxCore has posted some HD video clips from Table Tennis.
"Table Tennis is a high energy game and is one of the most popular games in the world in terms of player numbers. Play is fast and demands possibly the quickest reactions of any sport. Strategy is key and each shot is crucial; ball placement, spin, counter spin smashes and soft shots all add to the addictiveness of it. Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis is the most realistic video game representation of the sport that you have ever seen."

Question of the Day

Which gaming consoles do you own?

Other Stuff...

12:17 AM - April 28, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
FileShack Downloads (360, PC)

FileShack has posted the following downloads:

GameSpot Update (360, PSP)

GameSpot has posted the following:

IGN Update (PS2, PSP, PS3, 360, Sports)

IGN has posted the following:

Thursday, April 27, 2006
10:18 PM - April 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.

Redwood City, Calif., April 27, 2006 – The chance to play with your heroes for soccer’s most important trophy became a reality this week after Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) started to ship the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ game to stores around the world. The event’s only officially licensed videogame has developed enhanced gameplay attributes and stunning graphics that bring to life close to 100 superstars, and captures all of the spirit and pageantry of the real-world tournament. It is the closest fans can come to experiencing 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ without playing in it.

Along with the release of 2006 FIFA World Cup, EA and FIFA announced the extension of their long-term partnership, making EA the worldwide and exclusive FIFA Licensee for soccer action simulation, manager and arcade-style games across all console platforms, PC, handheld platforms, mobile phones and online formats. The on-going partnership will allow EA to continue to bring the most genuine soccer gaming experiences to consumers with the authenticity of the FIFA soccer world, and includes games for the future FIFA World Cups in 2010 and 2014. Working together, EA and FIFA will continue to bring their combined passion for interactive sports entertainment to millions of sports fans around the world for years to come.

“Renewing our strategic partnership with FIFA will enable us to continue to deliver the most authentic football titles to fans who have helped to make our FIFA games the most successful football videogame franchise in the world,” said EA’s Gerhard Florin, Executive Vice President and General Manager for International Publishing.

In 2006 FIFA World Cup, users step into the heart of the action as they play their favorite team or most loathed opponent. Featuring stunning visual representations of the world’s superstar players, gamers experience the 12 official stadiums as they take their team from qualification to glory. In addition to taking control of one of 127 national teams, players will enjoy groundbreaking new play modes. Global Challenge tests even the biggest soccer fanatic by recreating classic moments in FIFA World Cup history with modern teams. True champions can challenge their friends in eight-way multiplayer matches and take advantage of tremendous in-game un-lockable content such as legendary players and exclusive licensed football apparel.

2006 FIFA World Cup, developed by EA Canada under the EA SPORTS™ brand, ships today in North America and on April 28 in Europe and Asia on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® and Xbox 360™ video game systems from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™, and Game Boy® Advance, PC and mobile. It will ship on the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system in May. The game is rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB and has a PEGI rating of 3+.

Learn more about the game at: http://www.easports2006fifaworldcup.com/

10:15 PM - April 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.

Next Installment in Highly Acclaimed Soccer Series to Debut at Leading Video Game Trade Show

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 27, 2006 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that the newest installment in its best-selling Winning Eleven soccer series will make its debut at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles on May 10-12. Marking the first time a game in the series will be unveiled at E3, attendees will be able to learn further details about the title’s gameplay and feature set at Konami’s booth (South Hall, booth #800).

Celebrated for its smooth, realistic gameplay and detailed game modes, the Winning Eleven series has consistently been a favorite of soccer fans around the globe. The recently released World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 introduced online play to the series, letting players around the world go head to head in heated on-field competitions. The next version of the game will take the series to even greater heights with an impressive roster of new features.

“This marks my first trip to E3 and I am greatly looking forward to this chance to expand the game’s amazing popularity to a wider, global level,” said series creator and producer Shingo “Seabass” Takatsuka.

For more information on the Winning Eleven series, please visit www.konami.com/gs.

02:41 PM - April 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Xbox 360 HDD issue with Major League Baseball 2K6

Head on over to 2K Sports for the information.
"2K Sports has finalized a solution that solves the issue found with Xbox 360 HDD systems when playing Major League Baseball 2K6. The 2K Sports QA team pinpointed and confirmed with Microsoft a cache issue with replays that users with the HDD systems may encounter. The cache issue has been limited to less than 10% of the Major League Baseball 2K6 Xbox 360 users. When these machines are powered down during gameplay, the cache on the HDD may become corrupted and may result in the system “freeze” issue. 2K Sports has isolated the cause and has created a Title Update to correct this issue that is now available."

Pro Evolution Soccer 6 will debut at E3

Eurogamer and Boomtown have the scoop.
"Konami's keeping quiet for now about what's changed in PES6 - which is likely to appear on PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PC and PSP - but has said to expect new moves, licensed clubs and gameplay modes, some of which will be unveiled during the show, which takes place between May 10th and 12th. A PlayStation 3 unveiling wouldn't be totally unbelievable either."

GameTrailers Movie Clips

GameTrailers have posted movie clips from the following games:

LMA Manager 2007 Released September 2006

Codemasters has posted the release date on their website.
"The PC edition of LMA Manager 2007 is a thorough evolution for the genre-leading series. Utilising a new game and database engine, a Transfer Market system with greater depth enabling more complex contract negotiations, and a detailed 3D match section, it’s set to be the most powerful edition in the series."

Other Stuff...

08:07 AM - April 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just updated our Bowl Bound College Football review to include the new Enhancement Pack. Find out what Aaron Holbert thinks about the latest addition to an already outstanding game.
"In early April, Grey Dog added an enhancement pack to Bowl Bound College Football that further improves the game. An in-game player editor is now available and it's just another great feature included in this game. The editor allows you to edit everything from a player’s name to the name of his high school. A deep statistical engine is a key component to any text based sim and many of the enhancement pack's features focus on improving that engine. The enhancement pack features a deeper team and conference record book and team info screens that feature more statistics."

08:03 AM - April 27, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Madden Sound Gesture System?

Eurogamer has the scoop.
"We're hardly gridiron experts around here, but even we're intrigued by the idea of actually hiking the ball, doing throwing gestures, sweeping the controller in an upward arc to kick and jerking it left and right to dodge people as we run."

FIFA Signs Seven-Year Deal with Electronic Arts

Sports Business has the scoop.
"EA Sports has long produced the official FIFA-branded soccer titles which have proved perennial best-sellers and this new deal will extend the current deal yet further.

The agreement makes EA the exclusive worldwide FIFA licensee in the product category of interactive football/soccer player, manager and fantasy software games for all delivery methods including consoles, mobile phones and online formats."

Score yourself a World Cup Edition Xbox 360

Xbox 360 - The Official Magazine has the scoop.
"he bundle will contain the Xbox 360 Core System (so no hard drive or wireless controller – boo!), a copy of EA’s 2006 FIFA World Cup game, a strictly limited edition Adidas faceplate featuring the Teamgeist (German for ‘team spirit’, dontchaknow) ball and a voucher for a real Teamgeist football – the official ball of the tournament."

Sega Announces World Pool 2007 (360)

Xboxyde has the scoop, including some screenshots.
"Sega today announced World Pool Championship 2007 for PSP, PS2, Xbox 360 and PS3. Hopefully they'll concentrate on the graphics the upcoming months, considering how it looks compared to Table Tennis. The game will be released this autumn, so they still have time."

Question of the Day

How does the Playstation 3 pricing grab you? Sticking with the 360? Getting a Revolution?

Other Stuff...

12:10 AM - April 27, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
IGN Update (360, PC, Sports)

IGN has posted the following:

1up Previews (PSP, PS2)

1up has posted the following previews:
  • ATV Offroad Fury Pro (PSP)
    "Other new features include a more involved course editor and new mini-games, one of which allows players to actually bet on their races and another of which has you riding around in your ATV knocking balls around like you are in a giant-sized game of pool."
  • ATV Offroad Fury 4 (PS2)
    "The game also includes a new "point-to-point" mode where players have to find their own routes to an objective point rather than simply racing around the same tracks over and over."

Worthplaying Update (360, PC)

Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • Test Drive Unlimited Screenshots (360, PC)
    "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."
  • MotoGP '06 Trailer #2 (360 - 30.2 MB)
    "Combining fast-paced, knee-scraping racing action with the very latest technology, the next installment of MotoGP URT looks set to bring motor sport to an unprecedented level of realism and intensity."

Wednesday, April 26, 2006
02:07 PM - April 26, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
World Tour Golf Exclusive Q&A

Boomtown has posted a Q&A session with David Wiltshire, Producer of Oxygen Interactive's revolutionary World Tour Golf.
Boomtown: "It sounds like physics plays a very important part in the game?"
David: "It certainly does, we’ve had to write our own physics engine to give us the control we needed to create a convincing game of golf. The engine is very detailed, down to the level of a ball’s dimple pattering affecting its flight. The hardcore golfers will appreciate that we take account of the greens’ accurate Stimpmeter measurements and that clubs have accurate Coefficient of Restitution (COR) measurements. Even if you don’t’ know what these are, you’ll appreciate a game that looks and moves like real golf."

GameTrailers Update (Xbox, 360)

GameTrailers have posted the following:

Table Tennis Movie Clip (360)

Game Informer Online has posted a Table Tennis movie clip.
"Rockstar premiered the first video of Table Tennis on Xbox Live and now we have it here for your viewing pleasure."

OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast Screenshots (PS2, Xbox)

Digital Entertainment News have posted some screenshots from OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast. There are a few more right here.

Tecmo Golf Title Going Offline

Revolution Report has the scoop.
"In the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, Tecmo Producer Keisuke Kikuchi disclosed a few details about Skatto Golf Pangya Revolution (working title), the company's first game for Nintendo's next-generation console, code-named Revolution."

Other Stuff...

07:47 AM - April 26, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our NBA Ballers: Phenom review. Find out what Clay Shaver had to say about it.
"In October of 2005, the NBA instituted a controversial at the time NBA “minimum” dress code that all players would be forced to comply with. Out were throwback jerseys, big chains over T-shirts, sunglasses indoors, and anything else that did not fit David Stern’s explanation of business casual. A full regular season later, few could argue that the dress code was anything short of accepted and followed by the NBA players with very little resistance.

Prior to the new code, the NBA was slowly turning into a rap video. Oversized clothes, earrings as big as my fist, and medallions to match had become commonplace on NBA sidelines. Being on injured reserve or inactive, had become a fashion show of “bling."

07:44 AM - April 26, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
MotoGP 06 Trailer (360)

Xboxyde has posted a trailer from MotoGP 06.
"THQ has released a new trailer for MotoGP 06, showing some more of the race tracks. I can't wait to see some more of the urban tracks, those are the ones that makes me want to play this game."

Test Drive Unlimited - Spyker Details And Screenshots (360)

Gameinfowire has the scoop.
"Founded in 2000, Spyker Cars is still a young company. However, this up-and-coming manufacturer is one to watch for, creating some very exciting automobiles in the past few years. We take you under the hood of these supercars for an inside look at what makes them tick. Tooling around Oahu in one of these rare and beautiful cars will be a truly unique way to experience the island, just watch out for cops!"

Project Gotham Racing 3 Speedpack Screenshots (360)

Xboxyde has posted some screenshots from the Project Gotham Racing 3 speedpack.
"The Speedback downloadable content pack was released for Project Gotham Racing 3 a while ago, and here are some images from Microsoft which shows all the new veichles. Worth checking out if you're still doubting if it's worth all those 400p."

Tony Hawks' Downhill Jam Is Nintendo Exclusive?

Revolution-Europe has the scoop.
"Some great news to report from the April edition of Nintendo Power magazine - that the Tony Hawk's game for the Revolution, Downhill Jam will actually be exclusive to Nintendo - it will only be released on the Revolution and DS.

On the Revolution version of the game, the unique controller will be used to allow movement without pressing any buttons! Gamers will be able to skate aroud, tilting the remote to turn without the need for any other controls. Buttons will only be used to perform tricks."

Question of the Day

Are you ready for the NFL Draft? What are your plans for draft day?

Other Stuff...

12:39 AM - April 26, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
GameSpot Update (PS2, 360)

GameSpot has posted the following:

IGN Update (PS2, PS3, Xbox, 360, PC, PSP)

IGN has posted the following:

2006 FIFA World Cup Preview (360)

PALGN has posted their preview of 2006 FIFA World Cup.
"The presentation is unprecedented, as you'd expect from EA, and it’s absolutely awe inspiring how pumped up the game manages to make you feel - even if the balloons that are released at the beginning of each match look a little fake…"

Worthplaying Update (PS2, PC)

Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • ATV Offroad Fury 4 Screenshots (PS2)
    "ATV Offroad Fury 4 is the latest title in the franchise and will let you race MX Bikes, Buggies, and Trophy Trucks through 72 tracks on six different continents."
  • Live For Speed: S2 v0.5T Alpha Patch/Demo (PC)
    "With LFS S2 important features have been added, dynamic camber (improved simulation of suspension and different suspension types), highly detailed tyre physics and a damage model have been introduced."
  • FlatOut 2 Preview (PS2, Xbox, PC)
    " The racing portion of the game still primarily concerns itself with a Career Mode, some various impulse-racing modes, and a very limited multiplayer racing mode. None of these modes are going to be the main draw of FlatOut 2 for most fans, though."