Friday, September 8, 2006
01:35 AM - September 8, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
Colin McRae: DIRT Preview (PS3)

Computer and Video Games has posted their preview of Colin McRae: DIRT.
" Instead of having players race solely in World Rally-style timed events, there'll be a greater variety of competitions to take part in. Rally Raids are extreme race events which see you powering through massive sand dunes against huge trucks and super-powered offroaders, while Rally Cross events see you blazing over dirt tracks and gravelled roads, all the while struggling to stop your car sliding off the road."

FileShack Downloads (360, PC)

FileShack has posted the following:
  • NBA Live 07 ESPN Integration Movie (360 - 99.75 MB)
    "Two and a half minute long NBA Live 07 video, featuring senior producer Brent Nielsen talking about the game's ESPN integration."
  • NBA Live 07 Dynasty Mode Movie (360 - 98.35 MB)
    "Two and a half minute long NBA Live 07 video, featuring producer Nate McDonald talking about this year's Dynasty Mode."
  • Hyperball Racing Demo (PC - 212.86 MB)
    "Playable demo of Hyperball Racing, a fantasy arcade racer."

IGN Update (360, PS3, Blog)

IGN has posted the following:

Thursday, September 7, 2006
11:13 PM - September 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some more NBA Live 07 screenshots from the following systems:

11:01 PM - September 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some more screenshots from Need For Speed Carbon.
"Here is a list of the cars the screenshots are referring to.

1969 Dodge Charger R/T
1970 Plymouth® Barracuda
2005 Ford GT
1967 Shelby GT500
2006 Corvette Z06
2005 Monaro Vauxhall VXR
1970 Chevelle SS 454
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
2004 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse
1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
2005 Renault Clio"

11:01 PM - September 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some more screenshots from Need For Speed Carbon.
"We have just posted screenshots of the following cars.

1969 Dodge Charger R/T
1970 Plymouth® Barracuda
2005 Ford GT
1967 Shelby GT500
2006 Corvette Z06
2005 Monaro Vauxhall VXR
1970 Chevelle SS 454
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
2004 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse
1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
2005 Renault Clio"

10:42 PM - September 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted five more screenshots from NBA Street.

We have just posted the fact sheet for World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions, including five screenshots.
"Building on last year’s #1 poker title and the number one brand in poker, World Series of Poker®: Tournament of Champions takes a story-based approach as it puts players on the Circuit as a newly turned poker pro and under the wing of Chris “Jesus” Ferguson as his protégé. Players will test their skills against the world’s best poker pros in the premier Circuit Events in hopes of qualifying for the winner-take-all, invitation-only Tournament of Champions at the Rio Resort in Las Vegas."

10:13 PM - September 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
ESPN today launched the ESPN Video Games Channel presented by GameTap, a section of the Internet’s top sports site, ESPN.com. Developed in collaboration with Ziff Davis Game Group, the co-branded section delivers sports video game-focused content including sports video game news and reviews, trailers, audio and video podcasts, industry analysis, interviews and more. Additionally, coming soon, the section will feature the “GameTap Video Game Vault” – a section that gives fans in-depth information and histories about hundreds of the most popular video games from a number of game platforms.

Content for the section is provided by both Ziff Davis Game Group and ESPN.com, and will include material from 1UP Network sites 1UP.com, GameVideos.com, and FileFront.com and magazines Electronic Gaming Monthly, Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine and Games for Windows: The Official Magazine, as well as from ESPN writers and contributors.

“Sports fans today have a broad range of interests, and video games are a part of their connection to sports,” said John Kosner, senior vice president and general manager, ESPN New Media.

Fans can find the he new page can at: http://sports.espn.go.com/videogames/index

Content on the ESPN Video Games Channel will include:

Video & Audio

A weekly video podcast from ESPN.com and the 1UP Network, modeled after “The 1UP Show” and available through ESPN.com’s PodCenter and 1UP.com;
Sports-oriented gaming demos, strategy videos, and preview trailers from GameVideos.com;
A weekly, co-branded audio podcast about the latest in sports games available through ESPN.com’s PodCenter and 1UP.com;
Game and statistical simulations from popular sports titles.

News, Reviews and Information

News about the latest sports video games on the market;
Product previews, reviews and rankings;
Interviews and industry analysis;
Links, summary and teaser content for non-sports oriented content on 1UP.com, including product reviews, news, videos, files and rankings.

GameTap Video Game Vault (coming this fall)

Fans will be able to read about, and in some cases play, popular past sports arcade, console and PC video games, including games originally available on various video game platforms such as Atari 2600, Genesis, Neo-Geo, SEGA Genesis, Commodore 64, Intellivison and more. Among the titles:
Boxing, Double Dunk™, Decathlon™, Home Run™, Realsports™ (Baseball, Football and Tennis), Super Baseball™ and Super Football™ (all originally on the Atari 2600)
3 Count Bout™, League Bowling™, 2020 Super Baseball™, Football Frenzy™ (originally on Neo-Geo)
Pro Boxing Simulator, Pro Powerboat Simulator and Pro Skateboard Simulator and Winter Games (originally on Commodore 64)
GameTap also provides access to video game hits, ranging from Pac-Man™, Galaga™ and FroggerTM to Street Fighter®, Tomb Raider™, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®.


User-submitted content from FileFront.com, a leading site for gaming downloads;
Links to message ESPN.com message boards.

About Ziff Davis Game Group
Ziff Davis Game Group (gamegroup.ziffdavis.com), a division of Ziff Davis Media Inc., is the largest integrated gaming media publisher in the United States, reaching over 17 million gamers in print and 11 million gamers online. The Game Group publishes magazines including Electronic Gaming Monthly, Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, and Computer Gaming World, as well as the 1UP Network of web properties, including social networking and editorial hub 1UP.com, file download destination FileFront.com, video site GameVideos.com, community-driven game help site MyCheats.com, news and reviews aggregator GameTab.com, and video podcast The 1UP Show.

About GameTap
GameTap is the leader in digital game distribution and broadband entertainment. Launched by Turner Broadcasting in 2005, it now delivers more than 600 authentic versions of the greatest console, computer and arcade games on demand, including original and exclusive episodic properties. In addition to games for every age and interest, GameTap offers more than 400 original entertainment programs, popular video streams and thriving virtual communities to broadband-connected PCs.

Continually updated with new games, programs and features, GameTap is a downloadable application that supports navigation and game play using keyboard and mouse, as well as most USB peripherals. Go to www.gametap.com and expand your playground.

10:09 PM - September 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
#1 Rated Hockey Video Game Series to Retail at $19.99 on Xbox® video game and entertainment system and $59.99 for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system

NHL 2K7, the latest in the #1 rated** hockey video game series, has gone gold and is set to hit retail shelves on September 12th. NHL 2K7 introduces a completely new skating engine and a multitude of new features, enriching the virtual ice rink experience.

“I’m really proud of NHL 2K7,” stated Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. “In my opinion, not only is this the best playing hockey video game in the history of the NHL 2K series, but truly the best playing hockey game on the market. Cinemotion is one of the most innovative and interesting advancements in gameplay and in-game presentation that I’ve been a part of. Hats off to the development team.”

Gamers can play in a whole new perspective with Cinemotion™ - an exclusive and revolutionary experience that brings the game a new dramatic dimension with unique camera angles and striking orchestrated music. Cinemotion utilizes cut scenes shot from brand new perspectives to further heighten the drama and excitement of the game.

Pressure Control™ brings a tactical element to defensive hockey by allowing players to instruct teammates to defend opposing players while on the ice. Additionally, 2K Sports has upgraded the revolutionary ProControl™ suite of moves, to give users even more offensive and defensive tools to utilize on the ice.

With seamless online play and the most comprehensive online feature set anywhere including complete online stat tracking, buddy list management, and online leagues, 2K Sports continues to lead the online gaming revolution.

NHL 2K7 features 2006 Hart Memorial Trophy recipient, Joe Thornton on the cover and insightful commentary featuring veterans Bob Cole and Harry Neale.

NHL 2K7 for the Xbox 360™ and Xbox® video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft will be in retail stores on September 12th and in late September for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. NHL 2K7 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system will also be coming this holiday season.

NHL 2K7 is rated E10+. For more information click on www.2ksports.com

10:06 PM - September 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Fore! ProStroke Golf: World Tour 2007 swings into stores Oxygen Interactive Ships Groundbreaking Golf Simulation for the PlayStation®2 and Xbox

Los Angeles, CA - September. 7, 2006 - Oxygen Interactive today announced that ProStroke Golf: World Tour 2007 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft is shipping to retailers.

Developed by Gusto Games, ProStroke Golf offers the most faithful and immersive simulation of the world's most challenging sport. With a first-person over-the-ball view, ProStroke Golf's unique "ProStroke" swing system puts unprecedented control in the player's hands. No longer does the beauty of the perfect golf swing have to be represented by three controller-button presses. Players must put their skill, stamina and mental agility to the test in Match Play, against their friends or in the comprehensive career mode.

ProStroke Golf features 18 international courses including The Brabazon at The De Vere Belfry and Lake Nona; noted pros such as Sergio Garcia, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O'Meara and Ben Curtis; commentary from Sam Torrance, Ian Baker Finch and Allan Green; Golf Pro Training exercises; a detailed course and tournament designer and more.

ProStroke Golf was awarded a "Best Sports Game - Runner Up" award from GameSpot at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. According to Brian Ekberg of GameSpot, ProStroke Golf is, "…Unlike any other console golf game I have ever played … most impressive sports game at the show (E3 2006)."

ProStroke Golf is also available for PC, and will be available for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system in October 2006.

ProStroke Golf Features:

o International Talent: Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Ben Curtis, Tomas Bjorn, Colin Montgomerie, Ian Woosnam, Mark O'Meara , and Zhang Lian-Wei.
o TV commentators: Sam Torrance, Ian Baker-Finch and Alan Green.
o Course and tournament creator, allowing you to design and develop your own courses.
o Courses from a range of spectacular locations across the globe, including The Brabazon at The Belfry and Lake Nona.
o Game Modes range from Quick Match Play (3-18 holes) through multiplayer to a comprehensive career mode.
o Caddy Feature offering Golf Pro training exercises, enabling you to add the advanced techniques of the pros.
o Single Unit and Wireless multiplayer for PSP sytem, and turn by turn multiplayer for PC (on and off line).

About Oxygen Games
Based in Los Angeles, California, Oxygen Games is a subsidiary of Oxygen Interactive Software Limited. Oxygen Games is a publisher of videogame entertainment products for the major console platforms including PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Game Boy® Advance, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, as well as next generation gaming systems. For more information about Oxygen Games please visit www.oxygenint.com.

08:10 AM - September 7, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Forza Motorsport 2 Delayed (360)

360Monster has the scoop.
"We have already heard of TimeShift being delayed and now comes another delay this time for Forza Motorsport 2. The game was originally meant to hit stores by Christmas of this year, but it looks like gamers won't get their hands on the racing title until an un-announced date in 2007."

Ridge Racer 7 Screenshots (PS3)

Kotaku has posted some screenshots of Ridge Racer 7.
"I've never been a big fan of the Ridge Racer franchise. I hated it on the Xbox 360 and expect to hate it on the Playstation 3. But I know there are those of you out there, Kaz among them, who love the game. So this is for you. Namco just sent out a big ol batch of Ridge Racer 7 screens for the PS3."

Forza Motorsport 2 Preview (360)

GotNext has posted their preview of Forza Motorsport 2.
"The big difference between Microsoft's Forza series and Sony's GT franchise thus far has been real-time damage. Despite years of talk from Sony about how car manufacturers wouldn't allow their cars to be shown damage... apparently it was the limitations of the PlayStation 2 hardware that kept us playing bumper cars all those years. This time around FM2 is said to feature damage "more severe both visually and performance-penalty wise."

Need for Speed Carbon Screenshots (360)

Xboxyde has posted some screenshots of Need for Speed Carbon.
"EA released these images of Need for Speed Carbon. I'm not completely sure they are new, but at least they weren't online here before."

Forza Motorsport 2 Screenshots (360)

Gameinfowire has posted some screenshots of Forza Motorsport 2.
"Forza Motorsport 2,” the sequel to Microsoft Game Studios’ award-winning, fully customizable driving simulator “Forza Motorsport,” speeds its way onto Xbox 360 this holiday. With authentic simulation physics, bone-jarring damage, photo-realistic graphics, and licensed tuning and customization options, the franchise improves on the unprecedented features gamers enjoyed in its debut installment. Loaded with more than 300 of the world’s hottest cars for you to collect, personalize and tune, “Forza Motorsport 2” gives you a complete racing experience."

Ford Boldly Moves to PSP

GamingGroove has the scoop.
"While this seems like old news, Eidos says it plans to bring Ford Bold Moves Street Racing to the PSP this fall. What makes this post seem like old news is because the game is already slated to hit the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC this month (duh). The PSP version will be unique in that it will feature new tracks, vehicles, team racing modes and wireless multiplayer racing features."

Question of the Day

What is your favorite sport, real life and video game based?

Basketball for me, I love playing the sport! As for my video game pleasure, it would have to be football.

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Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
antdotone (28), Biff Webster (24), pistoldill (22), deanmachine (20)

07:31 AM - September 7, 2006. Posted by Vince.
Just in case you didn't already know, the NHL 07 demo is up on the Marketplace.

01:38 AM - September 7, 2006. Posted by hdaniel1.
GameSpy Update (PS3, 360)

GameSpy has posted the following:

IGN Update (Multi)

IGN has posted the following:

Worthplaying Update (PS3, PS2, PC)

Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • Ridge Racer 7 Screenshots (PS3)
    "Ridge Racer 7 will be produced by Hideo Teramoto, music by Hiroshi Okubo under direction of Masaya Kobayashi. Not many details are available yet, but it is said that RR 7 will support online multiplayer for up to 14 players."
  • Super-Bikes: Riding Challenge Screenshots and Trailer (PS2, PC)
    "Milestone, the creators of the Superbike series, are back and bringing Super-Bikes: Riding Challenge with them, the most realistic and in depth riding simulation."
  • Real World Golf 2007 Trailer (PS2, PC - 862.12 KB)
    "Using the revolutionary Gametrak system that allows players to track their swing in real-time. Real World Golf 2007 features a brand new in-game engine built from the ground up and a host of new courses and features to further enhance the virtual golfing experience."

Wednesday, September 6, 2006
07:21 PM - September 6, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some more screenshots from FIFA 07, including a movie clip featuring the new and improved Manager Mode.
"New intelligent AI ensures that your 11 men on the pitch make realistic decisions, finding space and passing like professionals. A complete overhaul of the game engine now means that you have to employ real world tactics, make realistic decisions and think like a player in order to win matches."

04:22 PM - September 6, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
NASCAR® by EA SPORTS™ Ships on the PSP® System for the First Time

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., September 6, 2006 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that NASCAR 07® by EA SPORTS™ has shipped and is available at retail stores. The game is available on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and NASCAR® will also be available on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Racing against a full field of 43 competitors, drivers will experience real-word adrenaline as they maneuver their way around the track, hitting speeds of more than 180 mph.

NASCAR 07 allows players to drive with confidence by building up the all-new Adrenaline Meter by surviving some of the most dangerous situations in racing. Through improved car handling, players can adjust their car with a user-friendly sliding scale and gain complete control behind the wheel. All-new driver ratings give players the opportunity to compete against a wide range of drivers with specific attributes, allowing them to have a unique experience on the track every time.

Players can push their car to the limit as all-new effects - from screen blurring to camera shaking - highlight every detail of the action. Get a NASCAR 101 racing education in a one-on-one tutorial from Kenny Wallace, then select your favorite driver and invest skill points to reach the pinnacle of the sport: The NEXTEL Cup Series championship.

NASCAR 07 will be in stores starting September 8th and is rated “E” for (Everyone) by the ESRB.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS BIGTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2006, EA posted revenue of $2.95 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com.


The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR), which began in 1948, is the sanctioning body for one of America’s premier sports. NASCAR is the No. 1 spectator sport – holding 17 of the top 20 attended sporting events in the U.S., the No. 2-rated regular season sport on television with broadcasts in more than 150 countries, and has 75 million fans that purchase more than $2.1 billion in annual licensed product sales. These fans are the most brand loyal in all of sports and as a result, more Fortune 500 companies participate in NASCAR than any other sport. NASCAR consists of three major national series (NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series, and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series) as well as eight regional tours and one local grassroots series. NASCAR sanctions 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 35 states, Canada and Mexico. Based in Daytona Beach, NASCAR has offices in Bentonville (Ark.), Charlotte, Concord (N.C.), Conover (N.C.), Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City and Toronto.


EA, Electronic Arts, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG, and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S and/or other countries. NASCAR is a trademark of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft and Xbox are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

03:30 PM - September 6, 2006. Posted by Steve_OS.
Clip-On Steering Wheel For the Wii?

Games Asylum has the scoop.
"Ubisoft's Japan-developed GT Pro Series - which may or may not be a Wii launch title, depending on where you get your information from - will come with an attachment of some sort that will make it a 'must-have'. We're guessing a clip-on steering wheel. Developed by the people behind the GT Advance series, the game will include over 80 licensed vehicles."

FIFA 07 Screenshots (GC)

N-Europe has posted some screenshots of FIFA 07.
"Specifically for the GameCube version, these new screens show a rather good-looking football game. And with so many years of experience in the franchise, we hope it plays as well as it looks."

GT4 Mobile Not Canned (PSP)

Eurogamer has the scoop.
"In fact, we've reached the stage where a GT4 equivalent runs on the PSP hardware. However, our main focus at present, is the development and release of a GT title for the PS3 platform."

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