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Thursday, May 31, 2007
09:20 PM - May 31, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
IGN Update (PS3, 360)

IGN has posted the following:

04:30 PM - May 31, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
What:
NFL Pro-Bowler Champ Bailey is stepping onto the virtual field to test his talent on Xbox LIVE® as part of the latest Xbox LIVE Game with Fame session. Xbox LIVE Gold members interested in challenging Bailey in Madden NFL 07 should watch for the gamertag ChampGWF.

Who:
Denver Broncos' Cornerback Champ Bailey

When:
Saturday, June 2, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST.

Background:
The Xbox LIVE Game with Fame Program gives Xbox subscribers the unique opportunity to meet, chat and play against some of today's hottest stars. Past Game with Fame celebrity players include Kansas City Chiefs' Larry Johnson, New York Jets' Jonathan Vilma, Jack Black, Jenny McCarthy, Chamillionaire, New York Yankees' Jason Giambi, Ryan Cabrera and Ludacris. For further information on other Xbox Live events, be sure to visit the Game with Fame Web site at http://www.xbox.com/gamewithfame.

04:25 PM - May 31, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
DREW CAREY PUTS $100,000 ON THE LINE
AS HE TAKES ON U.S. SOCCER STARS IN … SOCCER?
(NO, HE HASN’T LOST HIS MIND)

Comedian and TV Star to Play U.S. Soccer Stars
In EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 07 on Xbox 360 on June 5 at
The Home Depot Center with $100K for Charity on the Line

CHICAGO (May 30, 2007) – Drew Carey is a big soccer fan. Drew Carey is a big EA SPORTSTM FIFA Soccer 07 on Xbox 360™ fan. Drew Carey hates to lose but likes to donate money to good causes. U.S. Soccer loves, well, all those things. So Drew has laid down the challenge and opened his checkbook to the tune of $100,000 large.

At a VIP invitation-only event on Tuesday, June 5 from 7-10 p.m. at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., the comedian and star of the upcoming CBS game show The Power of 10 will play five players from both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams in FIFA Soccer 07 on the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and for every game he loses, he’s throwing in $10,000 bucks to benefit the Mooch Myernick Memorial Fund in honor of former coach and U.S. captain Glenn “Mooch” Myernick. In the main event, Drew squares off against self-described EA Sports king and U.S. National Team star Landon Donovan with $50,000 up for grabs. Members of both the Men’s and Women’s National Teams will be on hand to heckle Drew for a good cause.

While Drew is clearly a FIFA Soccer 07 and Xbox 360 aficionado –he may have bitten off a little more than he can chew in this challenge, even if it is in the virtual soccer world. In Los Angeles Galaxy striker Landon Donovan, he faces the USA’s second all-time leading scorer, the all-time leader in assists and the two-time U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year. And it only gets worse. Four-time World Cup veteran Kasey Keller has set virtually every U.S. goalkeeping record there is for the men, including wins and shutouts. U.S. Women’s National Team striker Abby Wambach has scored a whopping 70 goals in 91 games for the United States. New England Revolution forward and 2005 Major League Soccer MVP Taylor Twellman is currently the leading scorer in MLS, already with seven goals in just nine games this year and 82 total in his career. And U.S. Women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo has been in the nets for most of the USA’s current 41-game unbeaten streak.

ESPN soccer talent Allen Hopkins will emcee the event, which will include a live auction in which guests can bid to take on Drew in their own EA-FIFA 07 challenge, as well as a raffle where guests can choose between ‘Drew’ tickets and ‘U.S. Soccer’ tickets. After every game, a ticket will be drawn from the winner’s pot for a chance to win gift packs that will include amongst many other things: signed jerseys from all the participating U.S. Soccer players, an autographed football from San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, a signed jersey from Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney, an autographed game jersey from Memphis Grizzlies forward Paul Gasol, two EA SPORTS Xbox 360 game libraries that includes FIFA Soccer 07, Fight Night Round 3, NHL 07, NBA LIVE 07, Need For Speed Carbon, NCAA March Madness 07, Madden NFL 07 and NCAA Football 07, three nights accommodation at a Doubletree Hotel, and a heck of a lot more. Soccer fans from all over the world will even have a chance to bid on an Xbox 360 Elite signed by Drew and the U.S. Soccer participants, which will be on eBay starting June 6th.

DREW CAREY vs. U.S. SOCCER

WHO:
Drew Carey
U.S. Men’s National Team stars Landon Donovan, Kasey Keller and Taylor Twellman
U.S. Women’s National Team stars Hope Solo and Abby Wambach

WHAT:
An EA SPORTSTM FIFA Soccer 07 / Xbox 360 video game challenge pitting Drew Carey against six players from the U.S. National Teams to raise some serious cash

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 5, 7-10 p.m.

WHERE:
Stadium Club, The Home Depot Center

WHY:
100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Mooch Myernick Memorial Fund, in honor of former coach and MNT captain Glenn “Mooch” Myernick. The fund was established to help increase the number of children playing the sport in metropolitan communities nationwide, and to assist soccer clubs and organizations in urban areas to create and sustain soccer opportunities for local underserved children. Since the Fund was created, the Foundation has raised over $106,000 from individual and corporate donors in Myernick’s honor to help support the growth of soccer in major metropolitan areas across the country. An assistant coach for the USA in the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup, Myernick was universally admired, respected and loved by all those whose lives he touched. He passed away in October of 2006at the age of 51.

Legendary rockers including Jane’s Addiction, Motorhead, The Stooges, and Stone Temple Pilots complement larger-than-life baseball video game

New York, NY – May 31, 2007 – 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that The BIGS, the over-the-top MLB® title with heroically portrayed players and plays that defy physics, will feature a line-up of big name rock bands to complement the video game’s super-sized gameplay. Every artist featured in the all-star cast provides a guitar-heavy tune, including Jane’s Addiction, Stone Temple Pilots, Rollins Band and White Zombie.

“In The BIGS, everything is to the extreme, from the colossal baseball players to the surreal stadiums, so we wanted a soundtrack that would capture the magnified nature of the game,” said Tim Rosa, 2K Sports’ Director of Brand and Lifestyle Marketing.

Track listing:

Stone Temple Pilots - Plush
Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You
Jane’s Addiction - Ocean Size
Killing Joke - Millennium
Rollins Band - Tearing
White Zombie - More Human than Human
Midnight Oil - Dreamworld
Fu Manchu - Hung out to Dry
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
The Stooges - Down On The Street
Primus - Jerry Was A Racecar Driver
Blue October - Somebody
Satellite Party - Insanity Rains
Highbench - Satisfied

The BIGS brings blazing graphics to huge proportions with larger-than-life player models and ballparks. Featuring fantastic pitching, batting, and fielding animations, gamers can also take advantage of spectacular power-ups with outrageous special effects. As a standard for all major 2K Sports titles, The BIGS features online play for up to four players, making it a grand slam for online baseball battles.

The BIGS will be available this summer for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and Nintendo’s Wii™. The BIGS is rated E for Everyone.

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

04:13 PM - May 31, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Compete in the ultimate street racing showdown with EA’s blockbuster racing franchise

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 31, 2007 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that the blockbuster Need for Speed™ franchise is introducing a new version that drives the series in a new direction. Need for Speed™ ProStreet is a ground-breaking Need for Speed experience where you’re thrust to compete head to head against the best street racers in a multitude of racing showdowns. The game is being developed by EA Black Box in Vancouver, B.C., and is slated to ship this fall.

“Need for Speed ProStreet accelerates street racing culture by providing the ultimate stage for the pursuit of street racing supremacy,” said Executive Producer, Larry LaPierre. “This is a game about building the ultimate performance-tuned battle machine, taking it to multi-disciplinary showdowns all over the world and pitting your skills and reputation against the very best street racers.”

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.

Need for Speed ProStreet will be available for Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and Wii™ as well as the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS™, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) handheld entertainment system, PC and mobile. More information can be found at www.needforspeed.com.

07:57 AM - May 31, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our MLB 07: The Show review. Find out what Shawn Drotar had to say about it.
"Over the last few years, Sony first-party developer, San Diego Studios, has been quietly crafting the best sports game available - regardless of sport or platform - with their MLB: The Show series of baseball games.

There's no question in my mind that you won't find a more in-depth, loving re-creation of any sport than The Show; a title that screams, "We love baseball!" through every bit and byte on its vast Blu-ray disc.

It's a testament to the quality of the game, that even though it feels glaringly unfinished in parts, it doesn't substantially dull the glow of one the finest console baseball titles ever released."

07:52 AM - May 31, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
EA has just sent us some screenshots from Need For Speed ProStreet, including a trailer.
"Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that the blockbuster Need for Speed™ franchise is introducing a new version that drives the series in a new direction. Need for Speed™ ProStreet is a ground-breaking Need for Speed experience where you’re thrust to compete head to head against the best street racers in a multitude of racing showdowns. The game is being developed by EA Black Box in Vancouver, B.C., and is slated to ship this fall.

“Need for Speed ProStreet accelerates street racing culture by providing the ultimate stage for the pursuit of street racing supremacy,” said Executive Producer, Larry LaPierre. “This is a game about building the ultimate performance-tuned battle machine, taking it to multi-disciplinary showdowns all over the world and pitting your skills and reputation against the very best street racers."

07:49 AM - May 31, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Is EA Sports Finally Gaining Ground Online?

5WG has posted an article entitled, Is EA Sports Finally Gaining Ground Online?
"First, one must get past the included (and obligatory) “all video games are bad” quote by media ostrich David Walsh, who obviously knows the deep-seated psychological risks involved with roster updates and animated raindrops. Because, naturally, if someone plays football in a video game, they might do something crazy… like go outside and play football or something. The horror! It’s pathetic that this kind of psychobabble has to be included, by rote, in every mainstream media article about gaming, but I digress - back to EA."


Drew Carey Ponies Up, Challenges Pros To FIFA Matches

Kotaku has the scoop.
"Drew Carey is a big soccer fan. Drew Carey is a big EA SPORTSTM FIFA Soccer 07 on Xbox 360 fan. Drew Carey hates to lose but likes to donate money to good causes. U.S. Soccer loves, well, all those things. So Drew has laid down the challenge and opened his checkbook to the tune of $100,000 large."


Sports Video Games Go Real-Time

The Denver Post has the article.
"The line between real and fantasy sports is about to become a little more blurred. A partnership with ESPN is allowing video-game maker Electronic Arts Inc. to dramatically increase real-time content in sports-themed video games. Starting with this summer's release of the Madden NFL game, players with a high-speed Internet connection can have real-life action directly affect what happens in their video games. Some hard-core gamers are cheering the innovations, which they say bring video games and real-life sports closer than ever. But critics caution about the idea of merging real life with the fantasy world of video games."


NASCAR 2008 Screenshots (360)

Gameinfowire has posted some screenshots of NASCAR 2008.


Colin McRae: DiRT Trailer



Colin McRae: DiRT Trailer



Forza Motorsport 2 - Blazing Speeds Gameplay



Forza Motorsport 2 - Stylish Win Gameplay




Other Stuff...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007
09:08 PM - May 30, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
IGN Update (360, PSP)

IGN has posted the following:
  • DiRT AU Preview (360)
    "For starters, you'll probably be driving a rear wheel model with plenty of torque. Gravity will suck up all that torque and then ask for more, as Hill Races are surprisingly held on hills. Usually going upwards. It puts a lot more strain on the car, so the pace isn't quite up there with a standard rally."
  • Smash Court Tennis 3 Hands On Preview (PSP)
    "Exhibition lets you customize the rules and play in any stadium you like; arcade takes your chosen player through one of five tournaments; and ad-hoc lets you take on friends packing the UMD or share your game -- albeit in a limited capacity --with Smash Court-less buds."


Worthplaying Update (Multi)

Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road Screenshots and Trailer (PS3, 360, PC)
    "Race in challenging heavyweight 850bhp cars, drifting on the loose gravel and high-speed blind corners of Hill Climb events along perilous cliff edges. All 12.4 miles of the world famous Pikes Peak International is included, with over 150 precarious turns to negotiate through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado."
  • Overspeed: High Performance Street Racing Screenshots (PC)
    "City Interactive's Overspeed, developed by Groove Games, gives the player an opportunity of participating in illegal street-races in the USA - the tracks invite you to speed down the L.A. avenues at night-time. A wide scale of tuning options is one of the most important game elements."
  • Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights Screenshots (Multi)
    "Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights features unparalleled vehicle customization, an adrenaline packed drift racing experience and ultra-realistic Driver DNA."

08:26 AM - May 30, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Konami Address PES6 Issues (360)

Boomtown has the scoop.
"Fear not, Pro Evolution players, help is at hand. Konami has announced that it is aware that some Pro Evolution Soccer 6 players are experiencing problems playing the football game The problem comes when online game sessions are halted leaving players high and dry. Konami says it is working with Microsoft to resolve the issue and will post more news once a fix is released."


Forza Motorsport 2 Screenshots (360)

Fragland has posted some screenshots of Forza Motorsport 2.
"To raise the interests a bit, Microsoft released some new images of the game, just to let us get a feel of what you'll be able to do with the paint options of this new X360 racer."


NASCAR 2008: Chase for the Cup Screenshots (360)

Boomtown has posted some screenshots of NASCAR 2008: Chase for the Cup.


Juiced 2 Screenshots (PS3, 360)

Playsyde and Xboxyde have both posted some Juiced 2 screenshots.
"THQ releases three new images of Juiced 2. The graphics are definitely better than before, but there's something weird about the overall look. Anyway, we can't wait to see this new build running in video."


Other Stuff...

Billups, Billups, Billups. Where did he go in the second half, what was he thinking? He played like a rookie, I was so pissed. Things will be OK in Motown, but Clevelands defense has him playing off his game. He looks lost sometimes and it's frustrating to watch. Huge shots from Bron last night in a well deserved victory for the Cavs. Best out of 3 baby!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007
09:12 PM - May 29, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
Worthplaying Update (PS3, 360, PC)

Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road Screenshots (PS3, 360, PC)
    "DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road is set to be the most diverse and exhilarating off-road racing experience ever with sensational gravel, mud and dirt events the world over."
  • DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road Pre-Order Incentives (PS3, 360, PC)
    "Fans who pre-order the game at retailers nationwide will receive an exclusive access code that unlocks 10 cars in the game, as well as exclusive videos of off-road racing star Travis Pastana."
  • Overspeed: High Performance Street Racing Announced w/Screenshots (PC)
    "City Interactive is taking a break from the FPS genre, as it announced Overspeed: High Performance Street Racing. Illegal streetracing in Los Angeles seems to be the major focus, with damage models, joy pad support, car tuning, online multiplayer and more ..."

07:33 AM - May 29, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Madden NFL 08 and FIFA 08 Details (Wii)

Go Nintendo has posted some more Madden NFL 08 and FIFA 08 details.
"22-mini-game party mode, which allow players to play new drills such as the 40-yard dash. Also includes a football-trivia mini-game. Your performance in party mode will also affect your party mode rating, which can go as high as 99. This rating is recorded via your system’s own Mii roster."


Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel Price Drop (360)

For those of you sleeping under a rock, the http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Wirel...=operasport-20 has received a much needed price drop.
"Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel makes the racing feel real. Hold on tight as you hug corner after corner, skid through the sand, or trade paint with rival cars fighting for position. The wheel simulates all the resistance and force, immersing you in a relentless and unparalleled racing experience. Featuring sleek design and cutting edge technology like dual Rumble motors and powerful Force Feedback, the Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel is a masterpiece of form and function."


Mario Strikers Charged Screenshots (Wii)

NintendoWorldReport has posted some screenshots of Mario Strikers Charged.


Gran Turismo 5 Details Emerge (PS3)

Neowin has the scoop.
"French gaming mag Joypad landed an exclusive interview with Gran Turismo producer Kazunori Yamauchi in their June edition, and with that interview they squeezed out some juicy information regarding the next release of GT, including a frequently asked for damage system."


Forza Motorsport 2 on 3 Monitors (360)

Check it out, over at Kotaku.
"Anyways, I had a go on both the super-setup and the regular, one-screen-one-controller setup, and found out two things. One, with access to most of the tracks and most of the cars, the full game's a lot prettier than the boring demo (the NYC track in particular). And secondly, this game will kick your ***. For reals. It's brutal. Even with all the frilly, lacey driving aids on it's hard. Turn them off, you're done for. This one's going to be for racing fans only."


Mario Strikers Scores Own Goal (Wii)

N-Europe has the scoop.
"Are you one of the many people who rushed from work or school desperate to get some online play in? Well your going to be left a little disappointed...

Whilst things have been running smoothly for those lucky enough to play during the day, once 4pm/5pm hit and people started to arrive home from work and school messages such as "ERROR GETTING STATS" and the displaying of error codes 98020 and 86070 have become common place.

What has caused this problem is unknown at this moment in time and with NoE closed for the weekend we might not hear anything. There are of course many possibilities, the worst case scenario is that the servers have collapsed under the weight of extreme traffic, which could mean they down all weekend. Perhaps more likely however is that they simply didn't anticipate the huge demand for online matches and the servers are just having a bit of trouble keeping up."


Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights and Skate Previews (PS3)

PSX Extreme has posted previews of the following games:
  • Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
    "As far as customizing goes, Juiced 2 will include over 250 aftermarket modifications for every one of the game's 90 cars. While it doesn't seem like Juiced 2 will feature as much as the Need for Speed games have had recently, it's still a fairly decent number. Furthermore, there could still be plenty of other mods that we aren't aware of, just yet. Lastly, and maybe even most importantly, Juiced 2 will feature a damage model - so when the cars take a beating, it'll show."
  • Skate
    "So as you can see, SKATE is poised to aim at realism, as opposed to a button mashing contest and see who string the longest combinations by grinding and manualing non-stop while throwing in a few flips here and there. The game will be completely physics driven, so if your timing isn't very precise, your skater will likely pay for it with bruises. Best of all, EA promises that with every play, no two tricks of yours will ever be the same."


Flatout Ultimate Carnage and Forza Motorsport 2 Video Clips (360)

Xboxyde has posted video clips from the following games:
  • Flatout Ultimate Carnage
    "Empire Interactive sent us the preview build of Flatout Ultimate Carnage, and as a racing game fan I had to play and record it immediately. I don't think a lot of people will complain about the graphics, as you'll all be able to see in these first two videos. For what was supposed to be just a port, it sure looks good!"
  • Forza Motorsport 2
    "I think Forza Motorsport 2 is the worst example of a game that you either like or hate with a passion, ever since it was unveiled last year up to now every thread about this game was trolled to death. So even if I didn't like this game a lot (and I do), I'd be happy to finally see it released so we can finally move on. Thankfully, after playing the preview build quite a bit and seeing that the final one was pretty much the same I'm now in Forza 2 lovers camp, even if the game definitely won't win prizes for its graphics. There is an incredible joy when playing this game with a fast car, especially using the Force Feedback wheel. Grinning for ears to ears while playing a racing simulation is definitely a first for me, so I'm the first surprised by how much I enjoy this game."


Major Nelson's Forza Motorsport 2 In Game Pictures (360)

Major Nelson has posted some pictures of Forza Motorsport 2.
"On tomorrow’s show, I have Dan Greenawalt who is the lead game designer for Forza Motorsport 2 (which is on sale in Japan already, and goes on sale in the US and Europe over the coming weeks.) To prepare for the interview, I have been playing a little FM2 and getting familiar with some of the game features, especially the website integration. One of the features I am really enjoying is the ability to take photos in game and them have them upload to ForzaMotorsport.net."


Other Stuff...

Had a pretty relaxing weekend, I guess you could say. We went to the beach and got baked, not a lot of waves so we didn't boogie board. Basically, just kicked back and looked for shells and ocean creatures w/ Nat. She absolutely loves going to the beach and this is actually the first time she actually felt the wrath of the sun. She says her back itches, but it doesn't hurt. She is definitely red, but the SPF 60 blocked most of it, I suppose.

Other than that, I watched the Pistons lose a close on to the Cavs, but they aren't going to lose tonight.

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Monday, May 28, 2007
10:10 PM - May 28, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
2K Sports sent us some screenshots and movie clips from The Bigs, for the following consoles.

Xbox 360
"2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today features for The BIGS™, the larger-than-life Major League Baseball® licensed title coming out this summer. The BIGS delivers a unique pick-up-and play baseball video game experience driven by quick reflex timing and smart power-up strategies, with highlight reel moments on every play."
Playstation 3
"With The BIGS, we want to take the baseball genre to new heights and redefine what a baseball video game can be,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. “The BIGS has the fast learning curve of an arcade game coupled with deep play mechanics, amazing visuals, and hero-like presentation of real MLB® players that will keep gamers coming back for more. The BIGS will showcase dramatic highlight reel moments at every at-bat, creating a truly epic baseball title.”

Fans will redefine the baseball highlight reel by performing dramatic wall grabs, spectacular diving plays, and epic homeruns. Unique and intuitive gameplay controls deliver a new baseball experience, while advanced power-up mechanics add exciting depth with each turn. Turbo gameplay raises the action bar to new heights, and culminates in the ultimate batter pitcher power-up duel, where either the pitcher’s Big Heat will be the turning point, or the batter’s Power Blast will be the explosive end to the game. In The BIGS, every play is a big play."
Nintendo Wii
"In The BIGS, each MLB player has been individualized to emphasize their extraordinary athletic attributes. The development team paid great attention to detail to portray a player’s face and physical characteristics so baseball fans will easily recognize their favorite players. To deliver the authentic MLB atmosphere, stadium landmarks have been stylized to highlight the unique architecture of each MLB ballpark. Whether it’s the glove at San Francisco’s AT&T Park resized to mammoth proportions or the left field wall in Boston’s Fenway Park made into a real “Green Monster,” gamers will be in awe at the grandeur of each stadium in The BIGS.

The BIGS will be available this summer for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and Nintendo’s Wii™."

Friday, May 25, 2007
09:06 PM - May 25, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
GameSpot Update (PSP, Wii)

GameSpot has posted the following:



IGN Update (Blog, Sports)

IGN has posted the following:

07:15 AM - May 25, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Forza: Get the Experience (360)

Yahoo! Games have posted a feature entitled, Forza: Get the Experience.
"Due to roll into a games store near you next week, Forza Motorsport 2 is the latest and greatest ultra-realistic racing game on the Xbox 360. Featuring 310 customizable cars from over 50 of the world's greatest manufacturers (and GM, too), the demo released on Xbox Live last week to a frenzy of engine-revving, brake-checking and tire-shredding by its legion of devoted fans. We've been fortunate enough to have been playing with an almost-finished copy of the game for a few weeks now, and that's given us ample time to consider how we're going to be setting up our gaming systems to enjoy Forza at its best. Here's our shortlist."


Colin McRae: DIRT Demo (PC)

Fragland has posted the Colin McRae: DIRT demo.
"Yahoo! It's finally here, the long awaited Colin McRae: DIRT demo. This game promises the solid gameplay we're used from the series with even more realistic car-handling, more racing-abilities and the usual renewed graphics."


Football MMO Revealed (PC)

Eurogamer has the scoop.
"Football SuperStars will be created by Nottingham-based developer Monumental Games, and will let you create and "level-up" your very own soccer star. From there you'll be able to form your own team, much a like a guild, and compete in three, five, seven and 11-a-side matches.

Win and you'll make money and become more successful, improving both your skills on the pitch and your life away from it; swanning around in sarongs or some such."


Forza Motorsport 2: One Nürburgring Lap Movie Clip (360)

Xboxyde has posted another Forza Motorsport 2, this one featuring a Nürburgring lap.
"While waiting for the first 10 minutes later this evening, here is already something for the Forza 2 worshipers and even the skeptics out there. How not to be impressed after having seen this 60 frames per second video?"


Major Nelson Update (360)

Major Nelson has posted the following:


Mario Strikers Charged Impressions (Wii)

Kotaku has posted their Mario Strikers Charged impressions.
"Mario Strikers Charged uses the Wii-remote and nunchuk, with little in the way of waggle to make the soccer title unnecessarily complicated. Players can flick the remote to knock over other players but the rest of the control scheme follows a simple, traditional set up. Passing is done with the A button, goal attempts with B (held down to charge a Mega Strike), Z chips the ball and C performs character specific special moves."


Various Video Clips (Multi)

Mario Strikers Charged - Nintendo Media Summit 07 Online Developer Walkthrough (Wii)



Mario Strikers Charged - Nintendo Media Summit 07 Trailer (Wii)



Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars - Rush Hour Fare Gameplay (PSP)



Championship Sprint (PSN) - Trailer (PS3)



Madden NFL 07 - Rookie Bowl 07 Event Coverage




Other Stuff...

Another nail biter last night as the Pistons took care of business and take a 2 games to none lead in the ECF. The refs definitely let them play last night, for sure. Especially in the 4th quarter.

I'm playing a little TOO much MLB 07 The Show lately, I need to catch up on some Z's one of these days, lol.

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