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Monday, October 31, 2005
07:02 AM - October 31, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Eurogamer has posted the following:
  • Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Review (PS2 - 6/10)
    "Open up the levels, and then grab a friend to explore the game. There's an impressive set of new tricks and lines you can uncover, and finding all the gaps is going to take some time. Co-op is a great introduction, and the standard two-player games rarely fail to disappoint. So if the story is important to you, prepare to be a little let down. If it's the pure mechanics of skating as only Neversoft knows how to do, there's a lot of fun to be had from THAW."
  • Touch Golf Trailer (DS)
    "Touch Golf - or Otona no DS Golf if you like - doesn't work quite the same way as EA's Tiger Woods PGA Tour DS title, but you can work that part out for yourself. The ball's trajectory, speed and spin are all a direct reflection of your stylus stroke. Skew your stylus stroke slightly to the left face of the ball and it'll fade; start too far back and it'll go for miles."

07:02 AM - October 31, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Club Skill has posted their review of L.A. Rush, giving it a 5 out of 10.
"Despite the features the game simply fails where it counts. It goes down the road of so many street racers before and fails to secure a recommendation in the face of superior games. Itís worth a rental for those who want to virtually tool around LA but gamers would be better off sticking to the aforementioned kings of the genre."

Sunday, October 30, 2005
10:47 AM - October 30, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted Screenshots (Multi)
    "Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets."
  • NBA 2K6 Gameplay Trailer #3 (X360 - 25.19 MB)
    "In NBA 2K6 ballers achieve NBA superstar status with the new 24/7 mode, where created players now participate in training camps, competitions and even land endorsement deals. Players elevate their game by utilizing the innovative V.I.P. System to challenge profiles of friends and other NBA 2K6 gamers across the country that match their gameplay tendencies down to the most minute detail."

10:46 AM - October 30, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
ToTheGame has posted their review of FIFA 06, giving it a score of 8 out of 10.
"All in all, FIFA 06 provides some very solid soccer for your DS. Filled to the rim with teams and players, you should be able to find your favorite without any problems. With difficulties from ridiculously easy, to hard, it should offer a challenge for everyone."

10:46 AM - October 30, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Next Level Gaming has posted their review of World Poker Tour, giving it a score of 79 out of 100.
"So the reason I keep both this and WSOP are for their different strengths. WSOP has a better Career mode than this game, and faster gameplay. But WPT has a better online mode, and slightly better computer AI. But if you're into Texas Hold'em, and you're looking to get into another dimension of it, you can't go wrong with World Poker Tour."

08:06 AM - October 30, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Wow, there were quite a few great college football games yesterday huh? It was a tale of two halves as Texas was getting blown out in the first half of their game between Oklahoma State 28 - 12. The second half was a different story, as Texas blanked them 35-0. The Stanford/UCLA game was good in the last 8 minutes, at least. UCLA came back from down 24 - 3 to win it in OT. Maryland made it exciting against the Noles, but in the end the Noles pulled it out. Georgia was the first of the six undefeated teams to go down, who's next?

It's Sunday baby! It's time for MORE football! I'm looking forward to the Cowboys/Cardinals game, obviously. I'll be very disappointed if the Boys don't look good this week. This is basically a must win game after the upsetting loss last week. They can go into the bye week at 5-3 or 4-4, this game is HUGE. Julius Jones isn't playing again this week, but Barber looked real strong last week in Seattle. They definitely can't sleep on the Cards, but I think the Boys win by at least 10.

I finally fixed my issues with my monitor. I played around with my ATI control panel and found a utility that would allow me to center the image on the screen. So using the controls on the monitor didn't help, but the software on my computer did. I'm so happy I don't have to worry about that anymore. I also had a problem with audio coming from the unit while using PIP mode. It was a setting in my menus I had to change, so now my monitor is working flawlessly, I'm giddy.

I played around with Grand Theft Auto on the PSP last night. The graphics are amazing for a handheld unit, the gameplay is just as good as the console versions. The loading is annoying, but other than that I'm having a blast with it.

Enough about me, what's up with you? Hope you're having a great weekend.

08:04 AM - October 30, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Soccer Gaming has posted some videos from LMA Manager 2006.
"Check out the new LMA Manager 2006 Walkthrough, exclusive to Soccer Gaming.

The two-minute video outlines LMA Manager 2006's features, including:
Brand New Look
Stunning 3D Match
Improved Transfer System
Enhanced Training And Tactics
All New 3D Training Match
Create Your Own Manager
New TV Style Presentation
The video comes in 5 different languages (English, French, Spanish, German and Italian), with PS2 and Xbox versions available to download for each language."

08:03 AM - October 30, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
OXM has the scoop.
"Speaking to us yesterday at the UK launch event for THAW at a London skatepark (check out our exclusive photos), Hawk told us that he was planning to work on another videogame in the immediate future and wanted to take the no-limits depiction of Los Angeles to other cities around the world."

08:02 AM - October 30, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
3D Gamers have posted some screenshots of Super Taxi Driver 2006.
"Super Taxi Driver 2006 is a newly unveiled, budget-priced arcade racing game by genre specialists Team6 game studios. Our game section for this title is now online, offering the available information and the first eight officially released screenshots for download and online examination."

Saturday, October 29, 2005
11:07 AM - October 29, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Worthplaying has posted their review of NASCAR 06: Total Team Control, giving it a score of 7.3 out of 10.
"So whatís the verdict? Is NASCAR 06 worth your hard-earned green? If you enjoy racing games, I believe that youíll enjoy NASCAR 06, but if you donít enjoy them, thereís nothing here thatís going to particularly win you over. Fans of the genre will be happy to spend some time cruising the tracks in one of the most renowned racing series in the world. In addition to solid racing, there are just enough extras in this game, from the hilarious agent, to the off-track drama and persona building that make this worth investing some time in."

11:07 AM - October 29, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Pro-G has posted their review of Top Spin, giving it a overall score of 6 out of 10.
"Top spin on the PlayStation 2 is a perfectly playable tennis game, but it has lost much of the sheen that gave the Xbox game that something extra. If you must play tennis online on your PlayStation 2, Top spin is your best option, but Virtua Tennis might be a better choice for everyone else."

09:34 AM - October 29, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Ahhhh, I had the house to myself last night and I gamed like I was 15 years old again. I stayed up until 2:00 in the morning playing NBA 2K6, NCAA Football 06, with a little bit of Madden 06 sprinkled in. Wifee and the family went out to see some family and I just chilled at the house. I haven't had a gaming night all to myself in quite sometime. I just got up at 10:00 and that is the latest I've woken up in a long long time. I feel refreshed and recharged, unfortunately it looks like a busy day coming up for me. Yard work and other chores need to be done and what better time to do it than now.

Update on my mouse frags, no kills last night. I'll keep them around for another week, if I don't catch any, maybe I'm in the clear. I may buy a few traps and set them in the basement, maybe those buggars are trying to be slick.

Just found out that my Samsung TV can support picture in picture. So I can work on the PC and watch TV in Hi Def in a little box in the corner. It's MEGA cool, I set that up last night while I had the free time as well. I need to pick up a long audio cable, but other than that, it's all setup. I can't believe how crystal clear it looks on this thing. It's not quite as clear when I go full screen, but it'll definitely work! It helps when you read a manual every once and a while, I never would have even known the TV had this feature if I didn't check out the manual.

Enough about me, what's up with you? Looking forward to the college football games today?

09:33 AM - October 29, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Xboxyde has posted the following:

09:33 AM - October 29, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
GamePro has posted the following:
  • NBA '06 Review (4/5)
    "NBA 06 also features the unique (but entirely uninteresting) ability to earn Upper Deck brand trading cards which can later be traded online, as well as the expected play modes like online multiplayer and All-Star games. The graphics are pleasantly smooth (though a tad bland) and the control scheme is reliable, while the lackluster commentary and standard soundtrack round out the audio presentation. Though it may not have the big blockbuster appeal of NBA Live, NBA 06 makes up for it with an excellent set of unique mini-games, making it a great choice for B-ballers looking for a little change in their game."
  • FIFA Soccer 06 Screenshots
    "FIFA Soccer 06 does an excellent job of translating the world's most popular sport onto the PSP with only a few minor setbacks along the way. This year's installment features a huge, globe-spanning roster of international teams and premier leagues (which can be updated with downloadable rosters) and dozens of authentic arenas and licensed uniforms, as well as a ton of unlockable extras like alternate jerseys, extra songs, trophies and game balls."