Thursday, July 26, 2007
09:37 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
PALGN has the scoop.
"An expansion pack for 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures has been released on the Xbox Live marketplace. Titled Lost Island, the expansion is available for 400 points.

3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures is a wacky minigolf game that doesn't take itself too seriously. The new expansion contains 18 more holes which are set in a "tropical Lost Island paradise". We'd advise you to keep an eye out for the giant clam as it will result in an automatic hole in one. We also predict that the Lost Island won't be the only course pack released either."

09:36 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.

08:50 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Other Stuff...

It looks like Nat has a cavity. She doesn't eat a lot of sweets and she brushes her teeth very well, but she complained yesterday about her teeth hurting. I looked and it sure looks like a cavity. The dentist will be looking at it tomorrow. I've always hated dentists.

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  • QOTD: What games are in your rotation?

Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!

Gunn (47), rednarb76 (31), CrosseyeLion (28), 49ers (25), Angels_Rule2isBACK (19)

06:40 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some NBA 2K8 screenshots.
"The NBA 2K series is the top rated* NBA simulation game series over the past three years and includes NBA 2K7, the best selling next generation NBA title. As the newest offering of this elite series, NBA 2K8 will elevate the game of basketball to new levels never experienced before for the next generation systems. NBA 2K8 will also continue to build and expand the groundbreaking Signature Style feature that will include hundreds of new shooting, passing, and dribbling animations.

NBA 2K8 will be available this fall for the Xbox 360(tm) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION(r)3 and PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment systems. More new next generation features will be detailed in the near future."

12:57 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
ToTheGame has posted the following:

12:57 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
Pro-G has posted their hands on preview of Need for Speed ProStreet.
"ProStreet is structured around various hubs that are presented as events, where you will interact with rivals, customise your cars, and ultimately compete in several different race modes in pursuit of the esteemed title of 'Street King'. Each of these events brings four types of racing to a venue."

12:56 AM - July 26, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
Joystiq has the scoop.
"Prologue will feature integration with PlayStation Home, where you can reach the top menu of the game from inside Home (and vice versa, you can reach Home through Prologue). Each player will have a page that loads with background imagery."

Wednesday, July 25, 2007
10:19 PM - July 25, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some more NHL 08 screenshots, as well as two video clips.
"EA SPORTS – pioneers in the Golden Age of hockey videogames – continues to lead the charge in the next gen era with advancements in AI intelligence, innovative controls, online depth and an unmatched level of authenticity to the sport.

The revolutionary Skill Stick System evolves in NHL 08 and delivers an unparalleled level of control. An all-new deking system enables you to move the puck off your stick, to walk around a defender and give you space in front to challenge the goalie. Enhanced analog speed control and a new skating engine give you the precision and fluidity to play like you would on the ice.

NHL 08 will feature an exclusive AHL license for the first time, with all 29 teams from the primary development league for the NHL fully playable in game. The EA SPORTS NHL franchise is the #1 selling hockey game and the #1 selling sports game in Canada*. NHL 08 is being developed under the EA SPORTS by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C. The game will be available for the PLAYSTATION®3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360™ video game system from Microsoft, and PC. For more information, log onto www.nhl08.com."

09:39 PM - July 25, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
Major Nelson has the scoop.
"Single & multiplayer 2 race demo of MotoGP '07 - the most spectacular motorsport in the world."

Chris Paul and the NBA’s rising stars show their basketball skills at NYC’s Rucker Park

Today publisher 2K Sports proudly announces that they will hold the first nighttime, outdoor motion capture event for NBA®2K8 on Wednesday, July 25, 2007. The event is co-hosted by the Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) and will take place in New York City at Harlem’s famed Rucker Park. Featured athletes include NBA 2K8’s cover athlete Chris Paul, as well as other NBA stars such as Andre Iguodala, Gerald Green, Gerald Wallace and Rudy Gay.

“Our talented motion capture team can adapt to almost any environment,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. “With our advanced motion capture technology, we’re delivering the next generation level of realism to our sports titles and to have a motion capture shoot conducted at a real basketball venue adds even more authenticity to our game.”

Using the latest in motion capture technology, 2K Sports will record the NBA players’ signature moves for inclusion into NBA 2K8. As soon as the sun sets, the invited NBA athletes will show off their best moves as they dribble, pass, shoot and dunk on the Rucker Park basketball court.

“Rucker Park is the stage for NBA greats to face off in head-to-head streetball, making it the perfect place to hold 2K Sports’ motion capture event,” said Greg Marius, CEO and founder of EBC. “We’re excited to have Rucker Park be the playground where the moves of these NBA stars are captured forever in NBA 2K8.”

NBA 2K8 is the highly-anticipated next installment of the 2K Sports’ top-rated basketball simulation franchise*. NBA 2K8 will feature incredible graphics, unmatched gameplay and exciting new features to provide the most comprehensive and realistic basketball experience ever created for gamers.

NBA® 2K8 will be available this fall for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems.

For more information, log onto http://www.2ksports.com.

05:24 PM - July 25, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
Gamer 2.0 has posted their preview of Mario Strikers Charged.
"Nintendo is back with another Soccer title named after everyone’s favorite plumber/hero, this time adapted for Wii controls. The original Mario Strikers launched on the GameCube to mostly positive reviews in December 2005, noted for its simple controls with subtle depth in gameplay that made it enjoyable. Its inception into the Wii’s library is marked with few changes, keeping the core game intact."

05:21 PM - July 25, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
Gamersyde has posted a Hot Shots Golf 5 gameplay video.

05:19 PM - July 25, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
Eurogamer has the scoop.
"Empire has announced a new Ford racing game for PC, PS2 and PSP.

It's due out at the end of November and won't be shy about getting its cars dirty, apparently. Previously the various licensed vehicles weren't allowed to get a scratch on them, but this time the laws have been relaxed - so all manner of grime will collect on those squeaky-clean tires. You might even see some body damage."

05:17 PM - July 25, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
5W-G has the scoop.
"Madison Avenue loves gamers.

They know they have money to spend on games, and they know they’ll spend hours looking at their TV screen playing those games instead of watching the latest run-of-the-mill doctor/lawyer/cop show. So what’s a poor marketer to do?"

05:13 PM - July 25, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
IGN has posted some Gran Turismo 5 screenshots.