Monday, August 20, 2007
07:46 AM - August 20, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.

I passed test #6 of 7 in my quest to be MCSE! One more to go and I hope to take it within 2 weeks.

The Boys looked fairly impressive against the Broncos on Saturday. They showed some more blitz packages this week and really looked great on both sides of the ball, I'm getting so excited about this season!

Played a little more Madden 08 w/ a small tweak to TJ/Squint's sliders and I haven't seen nearly the fumbles I complained about earlier.

What's up with you?
  • QOTD: How was your weekend?

Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!

Dante_X (27), triplej96 (25), Tyrell-PMC (22), Wazzup36 (19)

Saturday, August 18, 2007
12:14 AM - August 18, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.

12:14 AM - August 18, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
Gamersyde has posted some screenshots of Sega Rally.

12:14 AM - August 18, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
Worthplaying has posted some screenshots and a trailer of NHL 2K8.
"2K Sports' NHL 2K8 will leverage all of the next generation capabilities, featuring innovative gameplay, revolutionary player models and stunning visuals to create an entirely new hockey experience, centered on authenticity and the NHL Signature Style."

12:13 AM - August 18, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
IGN has posted the following:
  • SEGA Rally Revo Trailer (360)
  • skate Videos (360)
  • NBA 08: Player Progression (PS3)
    "The Player Progression system actually takes the place of a profile in the game, and is the first thing that you interact with as soon as you turn the game on. Players are presented with the option to select their favorite team as well as their favorite rival squad to go up against. It doesn't need to be a team with an actual rivalry, mind you, so if you happen to hate a squad, you can go right ahead and pick them."
  • NBA '08 Screenshots (PS3)
  • NBA '08 Videos (PS3)
  • College Hoops 2K8 Mo-Cap Session Interviews Video (PS3)
  • PGR 4: New Roads to Victory - St. Petersburg (360)
    "St Petersburg is the third new city in PGR4, and possibly the most unusual of all the new locations. Why is this you ask? Well I've got two words for you: humpback bridges. The city itself actually spans several islands, with canals and rivers criss-crossing between them. This not only sets a suitably impressive scene, but it also allows some daredevil racing across raised bridges and arches."

12:13 AM - August 18, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
GameSpy has posted some screenshots of SEGA Rally Revo.

12:12 AM - August 18, 2007. Posted by hdaniel1.
GameSpot has posted the following:

Friday, August 17, 2007
09:37 PM - August 17, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
First EA-Published Titles Ever for Mac OS X

Redwood Shores, Calif., – August 17, 2007 – Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that Battlefield 2142™, Need for Speed™ Carbon, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ and Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™ are now available to order for Mac users. These are the first games ever published by EA for Mac OS X, Apple’s advanced operating system. Users can go to the Apple Store (www.apple.com) to purchase the games today.

All games will also be available at Apple's retail stores nationwide. Need for Speed Carbon and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be available on Tuesday, August 21, and Battlefield 2142 and Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars will be available on Tuesday, August 28.

The first games from EA for the Mac are:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts is shaping up to be his most exciting yet. Fearing that Hogwarts’ venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about the return of Voldemort in order to undermine his power, Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the students. But Professor Dolores Umbridge’s ministry-approved course leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared, so Hermione, Ron and Harry form “Dumbledore’s Army” with the goal of preparing themselves and other courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that looms against Voldemort™ and his Death Eaters.

Need for Speed Carbon – What starts in the city is settled in the canyons as Need for Speed Carbon immerses you in the world’s most dangerous and adrenaline-filled form of street racing. You and your crew must race in an all-out war for the city, risking everything to take over your rivals’ neighborhoods one block at a time. As the police turn up the heat, the battle ultimately shifts to Carbon Canyon, where territories and reputations can be lost on every perilous curve.

Battlefield 2142 – Earth, 2142. As a new ice age depletes the planet’s resources, two massive multinational coalitions wage a brutal war for the only cause that matters—survival. Armed with a devastating arsenal of futuristic weaponry and gear, including active camouflage, EMP grenades, and sentry guns, plus Battle Walkers and vast airborne bases called Titans, you must coordinate the efforts of your teammates to win the war for Earth’s last fragile pieces of livable land. With extensive improvements to the groundbreaking Battlefield 2™ ranking and upgrade system and the new Titan gameplay mode, Battlefield 2142 brings the franchise’s award-winning online warfare into a harsh and desperate future.

Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars – The year is 2047. A massive nuclear fireball explodes high in the night sky, marking the dramatic beginning of the Third Tiberium War and the long-awaited return of the most groundbreaking Real-Time Strategy franchise of all time. Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars unveils the future of RTS gaming by bringing you back to where it all began: the Tiberium Universe. With the corrupt substance Tiberium blanketing most of the Earth, the infamous Kane is back to lead his Brotherhood of Nod in a massive global assault on the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and the few remaining livable Blue Zones left on the planet. Only you can stop him. Featuring state-of-the-art next-generation graphics, an epic story, and truly innovative features such as the ability to transform online battles into a spectator sport, Command & Conquer is about to reinvent RTS gaming … again. Welcome back, Commander.

Further rounding out EA’s portfolio of Mac games is the release of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 08 and Madden NFL 08 in the September/October window.

In addition to these games, other EA titles available for Mac include The Sims™ 2, The Sims 2 Open for Business, The Sims 2 Pets, The Sims 2 Nightlife, The Sims 2 University, The Sims 2 Family Fun Stuff, The Sims 2 Seasons, The Sims 2 Life Stories and more.

06:46 PM - August 17, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted two more Skate video clips. EA has let us know that the demo is coming on the 21st.
"With innovative controls that take advantage of the dual analog sticks, SKATE offers a unique and authentic next-gen skateboard videogame experience unparalleled in the skate videogame genre. Featuring physics driven animations, gamers will have a unique experience every time they pick up the controller since no two tricks will ever be the same. The amount of information the game is able to take from the unique flickit analog controls and interpret it through the physics engine could never be done on a current generation console system. From a fully procedural trick engine to the way cloth moves on the skaters, all movement is physically simulated and dynamic offering gamers a skating game that is the closest thing to skateboarding without actually putting their feet on a board."

06:24 PM - August 17, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some more Need For Speed ProStreet screenshots.
"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."

02:51 PM - August 17, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
GameShark has posted an interview with Ben Bishop from Visual Concepts, as they talk about NHL 2K8.
GameShark: "Can you give us some more details on the new Pro Stick feature? What are the benefits to adding it from a design perspective? Why should fans be excited about it?"
Ben Bishop: "The Pro Stick has really changed the way the game is played. You can essentially move the puck anywhere around your player with the right analog stick, and it’s all up to you as far as what kind of shot or pass you want to make. If you want to hold the puck out in front of you or over to one side to protect it from a defender, you can do that – the possibilities are endless. With this extra layer of control also comes a whole new level of strategy that really adds to the overall depth of the game. Different types of players even have different strengths and weaknesses when handling the puck. You’ll want to get the puck into the hands of your best players, and setting up your offense and not trying to be too fancy all the time will pay off in the end."

08:29 AM - August 17, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
According to PSX Extreme, EA Sports is issuing a patch for Madden NFL 08. Maybe they can fix the fumble problem, while they are at it.
"Madden NFL 08 has enjoyed some great critical acclaim, but it has also suffered from a lesser PS3 version and some significant online issues (especially on the Wii). But at least EA is addressing one of those issues with an upcoming patch; the patch will help to resolve any outstanding online problems."

08:28 AM - August 17, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Totally360 has posted a feature list for Project Gotham Racing 4.
"Project Gotham Racing 4" is the highly anticipated next installment of the blockbuster "Project Gotham Racing" (PGR®) franchise, developed by Bizarre Creations exclusively for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system. With a dramatic new weather system, revamped career mode, revised Kudos system, new tracks and locations as well as the world's most iconic vehicles, "PGR 4" takes racing to a new level of thrill and excitement."

08:28 AM - August 17, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Check out the new additions, over at Pro-G.
"With each new version of THQ's WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw comes fan speculation over which superstars will be featured in the game. This year's been no different, but THQ has now made the job a little easier by confirming the inclusion of seven wrestlers.

The seven superstars from the WWE 100% to appear in the game are Elijah Burke, Carlito, CM Punk, Tommy Dreamer, the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels, the Nature Boy Ric Flair and Mr. Kennedy... Kennedy!"

08:28 AM - August 17, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
WorthPlaying has posted some SEGA Rally screenshots.
"SEGA Rally franchise is not only coming to next-gen platforms, but will also be making an appearance on the PSP. Unlike its big console brethren, developed by SEGA Racing Studio, SEGA Rally Revo for the PSP will be developed by Bugbear Entertainment, known for the Flatout racing series."