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Tuesday, August 14, 2007
IGN has posted the following:
- EA's Time Square Madden Launch Event (360)
"New York City, and more specifically Times Square, is the center for hundreds of launches, parties, and events a year. Tonight however, EA Sports delivered the largest video game launch that we've ever been a part of by buying up giant billboards, holding an Ozzy Osbourne concert above the Hard Rock Cafe, and essentially shutting down a piece of the busiest city in America for a bit of the night, all for the launch of the heralded Madden 08."
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 Screenshots (PS2)
- FIFA Soccer 08 Screenshots (PS2)
- FIFA Soccer 08 Player Control Trailer (PS2)
- NBA Live 08 - Own The Paint (Blog)
"If he’s 7-15 feet out you are going to see him play the ‘Up & Under’ post game scenario. The fake will have the player pivot around and fake the shot, then return back to his back to basket stand. The shot will have him play a turnaround jumper where he tries to shoot over the defender."
- NHL 08 Movies (360)
GameSpy has posted their preview of Tony Hawk's Proving Ground.
"Firstly, you'll have the career class, which is a path for the more mainstream skater. Here, you'll get sponsorships from slightly more household names, and go for the sort of fame that makes people like Tony Hawk a household name. Hardcore guys will go for the big stunts, aggressive moves, and massive underground cred."
Monday, August 13, 2007
11:31 PM - August 13, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.We have just posted a Need For Speed ProStreet Developer Diary career video.
"Need for Speed ProStreet boasts impeccable precision and impressively detailed photo-realistic graphics, effectively transporting you to the center of the action. It pushes the “Autosculpt™” technology to a new level, allowing you to directly impact your car’s performance for the first time as well as personalize its appearance. Need for Speed ProStreet is a true taste of raw adrenaline and racing with consequences. Every dent, every scratch and every crumpled body panel is a battle scar, proof of your commitment and competitive mettle. With an aggressive and skilled AI system, you become immersed in an unmatched believable race experience. Add in a revolutionary online mode that will redefine the meaning of competitive social play, and Need for Speed ProStreet is the ultimate formula for an emotionally charged street racing showdown."
We have just posted some more NBA Live 08 screenshots, including another trailer. These show off the Own the Paint feature.
"The EA SPORTS™ NBA LIVE franchise was the #1 selling basketball game in 2006*. The game is not yet rated by PEGI or the ESRB; visit www.esrb.org for updated rating information. For more information, log onto www.nbalive.com."
The official EA Forums have announced a delay in the upcoming SKATE demo.
"As you know, we are trying something completely new for an Xbox Marketplace demo by allowing people to play the game and upload footage to our SKATE website. The thing is: the skate.reel video upload functionality is much more technically complex than a standard offline demo. So after submitting it to MS, we got blindsided by a technical (server related) issue we needed to address. Unfortunately it wasn’t really something that could have been avoided - just an unfortunate side-effect of doing something totally new in a demo environment."
IGN has posted the following updates:
- Sega Rally Revo Unlockables (Multi)
"With the Premier and Modified Class cars safely out of the way, we move into the unknown with the SEGA Rally vehicles this week as Keith talks us through the first set of unlockables."
"What's up Madden fans, I hope you guys are awaiting "Maddenoliday" this year with as much anticipation as we are. Since we're getting so close to ship, I figured I'd address one of the concerns that I've seen on the boards regarding bluff mode. The comments have been so far aimed at NCAA 08, though I've even seen from last year for the 07 titles. Apparently a lot of people think there's either no way for you to hide what play you're calling in a 2 player game, or don't know how to do it."
TeamXbox has posted a video for Need for Speed ProStreet.
"Need for Speed ProStreet is your ultimate taste of the chaos and unbridled adrenaline of street racing. Pushing yourself and your car to the edge can lead to mistakes and this time those mistakes have consequences. Think swirling fields of debris, shredded fiberglass and heinously twisted metal. Every dent, every scratch and every crumpled body panel is a battle scar, proof of your commitment and competitive mettle."
Pro-G has posted the following updates:
5W-G has posted a new article titled "Batten Down the Hatches".
It’s been circled on my calendar for months. For anyone that’s been living under a rock, August 14th is the day that Madden NFL 08 officially hits store shelves. As Mark and Shawn witnessed just a few weeks back, us internet folk are passionate about our football gaming. In fact, our views of the Madden series tend to fall within one of these 3 categories:"
Gamespot has posted some Madden NFL 08 videos.
It's Maddenoliday Eve...so enjoy and here's some updates:
- The new PSP can't handle wireless play
- Sonic in Super Smash Brothers?
- First XNA game announced for XBLA
- PSP's own DS emulator
- PS3 unkillable?
- Bioshock demo available on XBL
- Duke Nukem to XBLA?
- Mario Kart Wii preview
- XBox Live stats
- New XBox 360 bundles coming for the holidays
- Lord of the Rings Online update coming next week
TeamXbox has the scoop.
"It’s a beautiful day in the SEGA universe and where better to race than through the lush green jungles of SEGA Rally. Players can jump behind the steering wheel of some of the fiercest rally cars and tear through the glorious jungle, race past ancient temples, exotic coastlines and through flooded paddy fields wearing nothing more that a grin from ear to ear."
06:54 PM - August 13, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.TeamXbox with the scoop.
"Blazing Lizard announced today its first venture into the downloadable game market: Pirates vs. Ninjas™ Dodgeball is a multiplayer game that features support for 4 players Local / 8 players Online, and 4-player Co-op modes. Below is the press release with the announcement as well as the first screenshots of the game:"
WorthPlaying has posted the following:
- SEGA Rally: Revo Screenshots (PS3)
"SEGA Rally: Revo will set a new benchmark in its genre with a high-tempo driving experience that will challenge the racing skills both on and off-road, with revolutionary dynamically deformable terrain, proprietary next-generation graphics, bone-jarringly realistic physics, and competitive bumper-to-bumper racing."
- Forza Motorsport 2 Title Update #2 Coming Soon (360)
"FM2 features authentic simulation physics, bone-jarring damage, photo-realistic graphics, 300 of the world’s hottest cars for you to collect, licensed tuning and plenty of customization options. Turn 10 is awaiting certification on a new patch, fixing the AWD glitch, the performance index calculations of the Lotus Elan, and the ability to maintain a list of Gamertags on a backend server that will permanently ban cheaters, hackers, and other miscreants."
10:41 AM - August 13, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.ToTheGame has posted some RACE 07: The Official WTCC Game screenshots.
"Featuring more than 300 cars in nine different racing classes, RACE 07 includes the full 2006 and 2007 seasons of the FIA World Touring Car Championships (FIA WTCC) as well as 8 more classes on 32 tracks from all over the world."