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"One of the features uncovered in this impression is that this firmware adds a data-caching ability so that the UMD data can be temporarily saved on the PSP's main memory, helping to alleviate the use of the battery of the PSP, lengthening battery life, and helping games load faster."
- 10,000 Cars On Official GT 5 List
"Sony has released the full list of cars scheduled to be available in Gran Turismo 5, and it consists of - quite literally - 10,000 names. At launch, the hotly anticipated title will only feature 340 cars, but the others will be developed and made available to the user in due time."
- DIRT for PS3 to Ship in September
"Codemasters has announced that the all new Colin McRae game "DIRT" is ready for the PlayStation 3 and will be launching in September. Developed in conjunction with Sony, DIRT utilizes the NEON game-engine engineered for the PlayStation 3, making it the lead console of development for the rally racer."
- 2K Sports Introduces New Gameplay Features for NHL 2K8
"Fans of realistic hockey action will be truly engrossed with the level of control introduced by the ProStick. Stick movement and commands are tied directly to the right analog stick, giving gamers authentic control and puck handling ability. Hundreds of new animations give users a full range of movement, creating a genuine NHL gameplay experience on both offense and defense."
- Madden NFL 08 Screenshots (360)
- Mario Strikers Charged Ships (Wii)
"Mario Strikers Charged introduces nine sensational new stadiums, plus a host of new characters with their own special abilities and power moves. Players create their own teams by mixing and matching captains and sidekicks, then use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to face opponents in single-player or multiplayer modes. Mastering Striker Challenges or the tournament-styled Road to the Striker Cup will unlock new elements and cheats."
- Watch Us Play SEGA Rally (360)
"Things to watch out for as you virtually wheel-spin your way to victory are chiefly the deformations in the track. You see, cars weigh rather a lot, and we aren't roaring around on tarmac here. So as you go, you'll leave a firm impression on the ground you pass over, offering a bit more friction for the next lap on icy circuits, for example."
- Xbox Live To Charge for Demos? (360)
""OXM Digital also sports exclusive demos," Reyes added. It's believed that these demos will be offered exclusively on the coverdisc and as part of OXM Digital for a limited time before being made available to Xbox Live users for free."
"FIFA 08 will create a football experience that matches the complexity, finesse and beauty of the real-world game. FIFA 08 challenges you to master the skills required to play like a pro football player, allowing you on the pitch to defy the odds, perfect your skills, elevate your game and rise up to win glory for your club."
- Need for Speed ProStreet Challenge Video
"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."
- NHL 08 Screenshots
"The revolutionary Skill Stick System evolves in NHL 08 and delivers an unparalleled level of control. The Skill Stick gave you the power to deke the goalie in NHL 07 – now you can own the 1-on-1 matchup and undress opposing defenseman with complete control."
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 Photo Game Face Spotlight
"You can choose to take either one or two photos for your game face--a required frontal head shot, and an optional profile shot. Taking two photographs will result in a more detailed final product, naturally."
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 Video Feature 1 (360)
- FIFA Soccer 08 Official Movie 1 (PS3)
"Announcing the release month today, Codemasters also released a new DIRT trailer looking at the game's damage model. You can view it via our video player."
"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."
"According to a post on Bizarre Creations’ forum, the developer had to make some tough choices about what to include in PGR4. The main factor limiting what Project Gotham Racing 4 would ship with? The size of the DVD."
"EA have sent round the word that this year, their football iteration will not be releasing in the same week as Konami’s here in Europe, but instead coming a month earlier. They also sent word that a demo is on the way for us all to try."
"Codemasters today announced that DiRT will launch this September for the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system. Thanks to a spectacular damage system, gamers will experience the game's high impact moments through detailed visuals, force feedback steering wheel functionality and a top-spec audio system exclusive to the format. Additionally, a new DiRT damage video with producer commentary is now available for download from: www.codemasters.com/dirt or to view online at www.youtube.com/codiesgames."
"2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced new standard setting features for NHL 2K8, the latest edition of the top rated NHL video game series*. The new ProStick gives players precision puck handling movements and all new controls intuitively mapped to the right thumb stick while the groundbreaking face-off system brings an unmatched level of depth and strategy with every drop of the puck."
"Are you ready to fight? Lace up your gloves and take on your friends in the best boxing simulation outside of stepping into a ring on the Wii! XSEED Games today announced that it has acquired North American publishing rights for Victorious Boxers: Revolution, a challenging, intense boxing title for the Wii home video game system, scheduled for release in Fall 2007."
CVG : "What's been your focus for FIFA 2008 on the last gen of consoles?"
Paul Hossack : "There are two main areas we've put a lot of effort into this year. The first is the gameplay and the second is the new game mode called 'Be a Pro Co-Op'."
"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."
"Feel what it’s like to be a field general making key personnel decisions on both sides of the ball during the game’s biggest moments in Madden NFL 08. Play to your team’s strengths by reading your opponent’s schemes and reacting to the action as soon as the ball is snapped."
"Konami soccer franchise, Pro Evolution Soccer 2008, makes its debut on the PS3, featuring a proprietary adaptive AI system entitled Teamvision, a sophisticated AI programming that learns and adapts according to an individual’s style of play."