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Thursday, January 26, 2006
08:21 AM - January 26, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
GamePro has posted the following reviews:

08:21 AM - January 26, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Eurogamer has posted their review of Sega Rally 2006, giving it a 6 out of 10.
"For people old enough to remember the Sega Saturn, er, 'glory' years and the period when Sega released a new arcade classic seemingly every month, Sega Rally 2006 is worthwhile, if only to jog the memory of that incredible period when Sega's AM divisions consistently put the greatest games in the world in your home. Which makes this package a perfect arcade version of Sega Rally Championship, accompanied by average PS2 racer Sega Rally 2006. Not really worth blowing money on importing, even if you've got blue Sega blood."

08:20 AM - January 26, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Voodoo Extreme has posted some screenshots of Rumble Roses XX.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006
10:58 PM - January 25, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • AND 1 Streetball Screenshots (PS2, Xbox)
    "AND 1 Streetball features the entire roster of sensational AND 1 Mix Tape Tour players such as AO, The Professor, Spyda and Pharmacist – each with their signature moves and look. AND 1 Streetball also gives you the power to create your own player and your own moves – so YOU can become the next streetball phenomenon."
  • FIFA Street 2 Screenshots and Trailer (PS2, Xbox, GC, PSP, DS)
    "Featuring all new authentic tricks, FIFA Street 2 provides new gameplay experiences by making over-the-top moves and skills even bigger in this fast-paced sequel."
  • Rumble Roses XX Screenshots (X360)
    "The follow-up to last year's smash hit female wrestling video game, Rumble Roses XX for the Xbox 360 will feature a full lineup of incredible looking wrestlers along with all-new moves, gameplay modes, tag team action and online play."

10:56 PM - January 25, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
ToTheGame has posted the following screenshots:
  • And 1 Streetball (PS2, Xbox)
    "Play the game you want to play. Scale your teams anywhere between one-on-one to five-on-five. Run a full-court game, or do a half-court battle – the choice is yours. Just like the AND 1 Mix Tapes, the music soundtrack features a loaded library of unreleased songs."
  • Race Driver 2006 (PSP)
    "Cramming in more auto sports than any other PSP system game, it comes complete with real performance cars, real damage, real physics, and intense pack racing with up to 21 cars on-screen competing for position."

10:55 PM - January 25, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
TeamXbox has posted some screenshots and trailers of Arena Football.
"Arena Football brings all the big hits and non-stop passing plays to life as gamers are put in the middle of the action from the season’s kickoff all the way to the ArenaBowl."

10:55 PM - January 25, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
FileShack has posted a trailer of TrackMania Nations, weighing in at 71.05 MB.
"Trailer with footage from TrackMania Nations, a special version of the game for the Electronic Sports World Cup."

10:54 PM - January 25, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
Trusted Reviews has posted their review of Ridge Racer 6, giving it a overall score of 8 out of 10.
"Needless to say, existing Ridge Racer fans should enlist straight away. Otherwise, you need to think hard about what Xbox 360 racing game is right for you. If you’re looking for detailed reproductions of real-world cars and courses, Project Gotham 3 is still the best bet, while Need for Speed: Most Wanted has that mainstream-friendly mix of fast-paced racing and reckless destruction."

07:37 PM - January 25, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted a movie clip from Fight Night Round 3.
"Knocking out the competition, EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 brings the most intense boxing videogame experience to the virtual ring. Film-quality graphics establish EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3 as one of the best looking and playing Xbox 360 sports game on the market. The graphics showcase devastating punch impacts unparalleled in any game or film. Outside of the ring, gamers can establish intense rivalries through pre-fight events putting purpose and passion behind every hit."

07:29 PM - January 25, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some more screenshots of Arena Football, including three more movie clips.
"The speed. The scoring. The spectacle. Experience the intensity and passion of the indoor gridiron for the first time with EA SPORTS™ Arena Football. All the big hits and non-stop passing thrills are brought to life as you're put in the middle of the action from the season's kickoff all the way to the ArenaBowl. Rediscover football and play the game in a new way with EA SPORTS™ Arena Football."

03:41 PM - January 25, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
2K Sports Announces Torino 2006™ - The Official Video Game of the
XX Olympic Winter Games Now Available in North America

New York, NY – January 25, 2006 - 2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), through a unique partnership with International Sports Multimedia (ISM), the exclusive licensee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for interactive entertainment software, today announced that Torino 2006™ - The Official Video Game of the XX Olympic Winter Games is available now at retail stores across North America, and will be available at retail stores in Europe on January 27th.

Torino 2006™ gives gamers the chance to participate in one of the most exciting sporting events of 2006. With a multiplayer mode for up to four players, gamers can compete head-to-head or in turn-based play that simulates the global stage of one of the most exciting sporting events in 2006. The XX Olympic Winter Games will take place in Torino, Italy from February 10-26, 2006.

Additional features of Torino 2006™ include:

· 15 different events in eight winter sports disciplines including Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Luge and Skating
· Challenge your skills with three difficulty levels in each discipline
· Enjoy an intense live atmosphere portrayed authentically with expert commentators, TV camera angles, realistic background sound and sparkling scenes of the Italian wintry landscape
· Play against friends and family with the exciting multiplayer mode for up to four players
· Intuitive controls create a fun “pick-up-and-play” capability the whole family can enjoy

“We greatly appreciate the partnership we’ve had with ISM. Their guidance from the many years of experience working on officially licensed Olympic video games has enabled us to create Torino 2006™, a truly exciting and authentic winter sports title," said Matthias Wehner, Marketing Director of 2K Sports.

“We are very pleased to be working with 2K Sports. Their reputation for creating exciting, successful sports games and their marketing expertise will ensure the success of the Official Video Game,” said Raymond Goldsmith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ISM.

Torino 2006™ is rated E for Everyone in North America and PEGI 3+ in Europe and is now available in North America and Europe for the PC, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

For more information on Torino 2006™ and other 2K Sports titles, please visit www.2ksports.com.

02:40 PM - January 25, 2006. Posted by NYJets.
GameSpy has posted their preview of MLB 06.
"In the last couple of years, the baseball world has seen a few long-standing streaks of futility come to an end. In 2004, my Red Sox shook off almost 90 years of bad karma to win the World Series. Last year, it was the White Sox' turn. In videogame years, Sony's run of non-title seasons looms just as large as those of Boston or Chicago. But, after swinging away in its upcoming MLB '06: The Show, it looks like the curse-breaking trend may continue and we may have a new diamond king in 2006."

02:40 PM - January 25, 2006. Posted by NYJets.
Game Informer Online has posted some screenshots and videos of Arena Football.
"EA has released new media for its new Arena Football title. This slew of videos and screenshots stars the Dallas Destroyers, Georgia Force and Grand Rapids Rampage. It’s a personal foul if you don’t check them out… Well it would just hurt our feelings really."

08:24 AM - January 25, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Well, I lost another 2 games last night in my NBA 2K6 (Xbox 360) Fantasy League. Both games were close, but I just couldn't seal the deal. I'm now 1-3, lovely. I'm going to have to go on a tear if I want a shot at the playoffs. No matter what though, it's a blast!

The Pistons continue to roll, beating the T-Wolves last night. They are 34-5...yea...34-5, that is just amazing. They have Milwaukee and Memphis to finish off the week and then play the Lakers on Sunday. No 81 for you Kobe!

Who is going to seriously want Ron Artest? That guy is a nutcase, although he claims he'd love to play with Kobe and Phil in L.A. It must be nice to just sit around collecting checks. How can a player just flat out say, "I don't want to be traded to Sactown"... I mean, the NBA is a business, I don't see how Artest can just get his way, it makes no sense. It happens all the time in sports, especially in the NBA.

I don't follow hockey much, but it's sad to see Super Mario retire for the second time. He's been through a lot, I wish him the best.

Question of the Day: If you had all the money in the world, what would be the first thing you'd buy?

In other news...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
plez2002, jimmyjr4403 (40), Sloppy_JoePa (33), BriceDeNiceSurf (30), killa23 (27), JGib25 (24), MikeB_20 (24), ledzep252005 (24), mizzta21 (23)

Enough about me, what's up with you?

08:24 AM - January 25, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our Project Gotham Racing 3 review. Find out what Shawn Drotar has to say about it.
"This is what we had in mind with the Xbox 360.
Project Gotham Racing 3 is beautiful, exciting, fun and it points online play in a promising new direction.
While the game itself will be instantly familiar to PGR aficionados, this is a finely polished title that does everything it sets out to do in high style."