Sunday, December 4, 2005
11:44 AM - December 4, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Eurogamer has posted their review of LMA Manager 2006, giving it a 4 out of 10.
"While paper-scissors-stone-style formation changes can occasionally work in a gratifying way, it's hard to shake the suspicion that, ultimately, success in LMA Manager 2006 is merely a case of combining the best players you can acquire with tactics that aren't too exotic. Despite the various button commands that you can use to shout instructions from the dugout, it never feels as if you could have a well-drilled team of journeymen punch above their weight. There are occasional flashes of the better game LMA could become in a future update: a slick passing move, or an instance where a defender makes a critical tackle and initiates a convincing counter-attack."

11:44 AM - December 4, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Gamerz-Edge has posted their review of NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005, giving it a 5.5 out of 10.
"EHM is not for everyone. Fantasy sports fans, hockey fanatics, and nostalgic old Canadians like my father will love this title. Sega offers up an interesting concept with this title, and with some tweaks on graphics and sound 2006 may score... as for NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005, I think this one hit the post."

Saturday, December 3, 2005
11:11 AM - December 3, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
ToTheGame has posted some screenshots of Rumble Roses XX.
"Featuring over 20 female characters, Rumble Roses XX is a graphically stunning wrestling title featuring a wide range of throws, counter-moves and pin-downs. Each character has a distinct personality, from Cow-Girl Dixie through to school girl Reiko and wicked nurse Anesthesia."

11:10 AM - December 3, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Xbox 2 News has posted their review of Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, giving it a score of 7 out of 10.
"A lot of American Wasteland isn't anything new or that different. Though I must admit that having 1 city with no loading screens is a good step in a new direction. It seems like sequels lately have been lacking a bit on additions and upgrades. This might be a good sign that we are at the end of this generation and ready to move into the next-gen systems."

12:14 AM - December 3, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
ToTheGame has posted the following screenshots:
  • World Championship Poker 2 (PSP)
    "World Championship Poker 2 features a much more detailed one player game, where you now have to work your way up the ranks, starting in your mom's basement."
  • Burnout Revenge (X360)
    "The next-generation debut of 2005's racing game of the year, Burnou Revenge slams into the Xbox 360 with a suite of new online features set to define next-generation automotive anarchy, jaw-dropping high-definition graphics and the retina-searing speed that the Burnout series is famous for."

12:14 AM - December 3, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Armchair Empire has posted their review of SSX On Tour, giving it a score of 8.4 out of 10.
"You won’t see too much unseen innovation in SSX On Tour, the controls leave a lot to be desired, and there’s disappointingly no online play available, but a good open-ended “on tour” story mode, a rush of adrenaline-raising speed on the slopes and a familiar-yet-fresh visual style crown SSX On Tour the king of the snowboarding gaming hill."

12:13 AM - December 3, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
TeamXbox has posted some screenshots of Rumble Roses XX.
"In addition to the staple throws, slaps and pins of the wrestling genre, each girl has specific attacks linked to their overt personalities and can also string together a number of moves to create formidable combinations."

12:12 AM - December 3, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
FileShack has posted a trailer of Rumble Roses XX, weighing in at 15.11 MB.
"Two minute long gameplay trailer from the fighting game Rumble Roses XX."

12:12 AM - December 3, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
GameBiz has posted some screenshots of Rumble Roses XX.

Friday, December 2, 2005
08:19 PM - December 2, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some more screenshots of MVP 06 NCAA Baseball, including a movie clip and a list of available teams.
"Here is a listing of all the schools currently in EA's newest title, MVP 06 NCAA Baseball. Along with this list are screens covering the Create a University feature, as well as a video showcasing the Create a Player feature in the game. In addition to the colleges currently in the game, the user is able to create their own school and go as deep as customizing each player on that team, in hopes of reaching the college world series."

04:57 PM - December 2, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Streamline Studios is pleased to announce the launch of the HoopWorld web site at www.hoopworldgame.com. Helping to kick things off, Streamline Studios is also making available the first series of assets supporting this unique Xbox Live Arcade title so players can begin to get a feel for the game prior to its release next spring.

HoopWorld is a first of its kind "trick-based" game where players can get their game on competitively or cooperatively with others from around the world. The game features a diverse cast of characters that players can choose from and supports up to six players in a three-on-three multi-player setting. It's all about tricks in HoopWorld… the more showboating and tricks you and your team mates pull off, the more you are rewarded. It's all about how cool and skilled you are... or can be! Inspired by the sport of basketball, HoopWorld is an over the top arcade game that challenges players to basketbrawl!

At launch, the web site features product information, a forum area to help foster community and a download section which features early assets. More content will be added to the site leading up to the game's release. The game is being developed by Streamline Studios, and is scheduled for a spring 2006 launch on the Xbox Live Arcade.

04:40 PM - December 2, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Versatile NFL Star Set to Take on Gamers as Latest Xbox Live ‘Game with Fame’ Session

Pittsburgh Steelers’ electrifying wide receiver, Antwaan Randle El, one of the most electrifying players in the NFL is stepping off the field and bringing his multi-talents to Xbox Live. Fans that are interested in getting to know the speedy star up close and personal will need to keep an eye out for the Xbox Live gamertag ‘steelersgwf’ on December 5 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET and challenge him in Madden NFL 06.

“I’m going to bring the same intensity to Xbox Live as I do out on the gridiron,” said Randle El. “The only difference is after the ‘Game with Fame’ I’ll be a lot less sore then after our battles on Sunday.” “It’ll be fun to line up against my fans, but I’ll really have my game face on against my rivals.”

The Xbox Live "Game with Fame" program gives Xbox Live subscribers the unique opportunity to meet, chat and play against some of today's hottest stars. Past "Game with Fame" celebrity players include Ludacris, Ryan Cabrera, Hoobastank, Staind, Incubus and Buffalo Bills' Running Back Willis McGahee. For further information on other Xbox Live events, be sure to visit the "Game with Fame" Web site at http://www.xbox.com.

Throughout his four seasons in the NFL, Randle El has become a dynamic all-purpose performer as a wide receiver, punt and kick returner. Since 2002 Antwaan has caught, thrown and returned for more than a dozen touchdowns while amassing over 6,000 total all-purpose yards as his role in the Steelers offensive system increases.

For 16 years, Madden NFL football has been the definitive gridiron video game experience. With enhancements to the passing game, defensive improvements, and expanded online options, Madden NFL 06 takes you onto the field and into the locker room like never before.

Xbox Live continues to transform and unite Xbox game communities worldwide, with a presence in 24 countries worldwide and a global community of more than 2 million members. As the first and only global, unified online console games service, Xbox Live offers world-class games, intelligent matchmaking, tournaments, unique programming and integration with Xbox.com.

Xbox (http://www.xbox.com/) is Microsoft's future-generation video game system that delivers the most powerful games experiences ever. Xbox empowers game artists by giving them the technology to fulfill their creative visions as never before, creating games that blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Xbox is now available in North America, Japan, Europe and Australia.

08:22 AM - December 2, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
It's Friday! The work week is almost over and my sore throat and cough I've had for the past 3 weeks is almost gone. Strange how it's lasted this long, but this morning was the first morning in about 3 weeks where my throat didn't feel funny. Maybe I've finally shook the bug.

Man, Parker went nuts on the Mavs last night, scoring 30. The game came down to the final shot, but Bowen blocked Dirk to seal the win. It was a great game, I was surprised they called Timmy for travelling tho, the NBA almost never makes that call.

In other news...Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
rog_12, vanman82 (42), Dillberg435 (17)

Enough about me, what's up with you? What are you up to this weekend?

08:20 AM - December 2, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our NHL 2K6 review. Find out what Chris Sullivan has to say about it.
"Remember the game Ice Hockey on the 8-bit Nintendo? Sure, you do. Well, I recall the game coming with a suggestion card, asking the consumer what they would like to see in future hockey games. I'm sure I wasn't the only one that filled that card out, asking for a hockey game with real NHL players, a hockey game with a full regular season. The thing is, as bare as that game was in regards to options, it was a blast to play. Now, fast forward to 2005. Hockey games in general have progressed so much over the past 15 years that there really isn't much left for us to ask for. Now that the next generation of video gaming is upon us, our level of expectation have been taken up a notch. With NHL 2K6, a launch title for the Xbox 360, Kush Games and Visual Concepts think they're up to the challenge. Let's see how their latest hockey title stacks up."

08:20 AM - December 2, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our Need For Speed Most Wanted review. Find out what John Griffin has to say about it.
"A few years back, the developers of the Need for Speed series decide to go down the road of illegal street racing. The series focused on customizable cars and trying to climb up the underground circuit of street racing. However, illegal street racing needs one thing to make it interesting, a little army of "bacon" to try and keep you from racing. So, Electronic Arts brings us Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and its in the title, you want to not only beat up on the other street racers, but you want to impress them with how much you can taunt the cops. Does this new edition enhance the NFS series or should we just leave this in the chop shop?"