Monday, July 16, 2007
08:59 PM - July 16, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted another Skate movie clip, along with two screenshots.
"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."
Will this game SHIP already! No question, this game is one of my most anticipated titles.

07:55 PM - July 16, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground E3 2007 Big Picture

SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 E3 2007 Wii Controls Interview

Burnout Paradise E3 2007 Crashtastic Gameplay

06:56 PM - July 16, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
Nintendo World Report has the scoop.
"Concord, N.C. - July 16, 2007 - Nintendo's record-selling Wiiô video game system takes video gaming to a whole new level with a partnership with Roush Fenway Racing and NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Greg Biffle. Biffle will debut the Wii-themed Ford Fusion at Watkins Glen in August and then provide an encore performance at Dover's Monster Mile in September. Nintendo's partnership with Roush Fenway Racing is the company's first endeavor with NASCAR and it is excited about the possibilities it brings."

06:54 PM - July 16, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
Gamersyde has posted some Dirt screenshots.
"Codemasters just send us these images from the PS3 version of Dirt, and according to the E3 visitors it looks and moved noticeably better than the Xbox 360 version. Slowdowns being my biggest gripe about the game, I'm all for it!"

06:52 PM - July 16, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
ToTheGame has posted some WWE Smackdown! Vs. Raw 2008 screenshots.
"WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 lets players develop the WWE stars of today into the legends of tomorrow. The #1 wrestling franchise in the world develops more depth and strategy with prominent new features, key annual enhancements and incredible graphics while making its much anticipated debut on three new video game systems. Itís time to live the life of a Superstar. How will you play?"

06:49 PM - July 16, 2007. Posted by ExtremeGamer.
Worth Playing has posted their preview of Ultimate Duck Hunting.
"Gear up with name-brand guns, camouflage, and decoys Ė then itís off into the wilderness to set up decoys, use duck calls, and ultimately become a crack shot using the Wii Remote to aim and fire at tough-to-down mallard, hen, black, and teal ducks."

10:56 AM - July 16, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Big thanks to Blood2086 for the heads up and bcruise for the write up!

MLB PS3 Patch coming Monday!

We understand that some users may have experienced some online issues with MLB 07 The Show for PS3. We thank you for your patience and continuing to login to Sportconnect on MLB 07 The Show. Fortunately, a patch, which we have been working on, has finally made its way through the needed steps and testing. The MLB 07 The Show patch is scheduled to be deployed this Monday July 16 at 9am PST. The regular 5-7 am PST maintenance window will occur at 9am to coincide with the patch deployment. The environment may be down from 9-11 am PST on Monday July 16. At this same time a new live roster will also be deployed to the MLB 07 The Show PS3 servers.

A very important note: To continue to connect online to MLB 07 The Show PS3, you must perform the following:

1. Insert the MLB 07 The Show game disc into your PS3.
2. Allow the game to set up normally.
3. MLB 07 The Show PS3 will notify where to find the patch on the Playstation Network Store.
4. Read and take note of the location of the patch.
5. Visit the Playstation Network Store at the location noted.
6. Download and run the update through the Cross media bar (XMB).
7. Play Ball.

Again we thank you for your patience and loyalty to The Show. We hope this patch enhances your experience with The Show!!

-MLB Sportsconnect Team

10:04 AM - July 16, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Gaming Nexus has posted their impressions of NBA Live 08, from their recent trip to E3.
"Rebounding looks to have vastly improved from the demo. I asked about the high level of offensive rebounds in my games and the developer said that was addressed. The fact that there were plenty of times where the ball just fell to the ground with players standing around has also been addressed. When a ball is shot, you'll see the AI do a box out correctly and the ball won't teleport into the players hands when they go up for the rebound. Also multiple players will now jump for the rebound. Some will try to reach over or to the side of a blocking player to grab the ball. Rebounding looks like it's finally been fixed with this version from the demonstration I saw."

07:23 AM - July 16, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
WorthPlaying has posted their preview of Wii Fit.
"Wii Fit uses the Wii Balance Board, included with Wii Fit, for an extensive array of fun and dynamic activities, including aerobics, yoga, muscle stretches and games. Many of these activities provide a "core" workout, a popular exercise method that emphasizes slower, controlled motions."

07:22 AM - July 16, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Eurogamer has the details.
"Ubisoft and Left Field Productions announced Nitrobike for the Wii last week - a fast-paced motorbike (sorry, "/\/+0]231|{e") racer that aims to repeat the success of LF's own Excitebike 64.

Due out this Christmas, it features lots of rocket-propelled motorcycles darting around against the clock and against other players, with a "unique online mode" promised to back up its offline multiplayer and, of course, one-player offering."

07:22 AM - July 16, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
NintendoWorldReport has posted the following:

07:22 AM - July 16, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
GamersInfo has posted their preview of Fishing Master.
"OK. Let's start again. It is not a fishing simulator. It's a kid's game, and here's how it works. You can cast directionally toward the fish you see on your screen. Once you set the hook with a quick uplift of the Wii-mote, a bar with a fish shows up at the top of your screen. If it drops down, your fish gets away. If it hits the top, your line breaks - and your fish gets away. Your aim is to keep the fish in the middle while you slowly bring it to shore. Other actions besides the motion of the reel would be to lift your Wii-mote to the right or left as the fish tries to get away."

07:16 AM - July 16, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
Other Stuff...

Saw Transformers last night and I don't know, I was a little disappointed. I wanted old school, I wanted Soundwave snitching to Megatron on Starscream's plots, I wanted Starscream holding Megatron as a gun, I wanted Optimus Prime to have his trailer hitched, I wanted Bumblebee is a VW bug, I wanted so much more, I guess I shouldn't have gone in with such high hopes. It was a good movie, but IMHO could have been a lot better. Maybe Soundwave makes his debut in Transformers 2.

No, I didn't have any time to play APF 2K8 over the weekend, but will tonight and give more impressions and thoughts, unless other readers have the game by then.

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Sunday, July 15, 2007
05:06 PM - July 15, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
SportsTwo is a Web 2.0 community and sports oriented site. The software that SportsTwo is run on is entirely custom built, allowing it to offer sports fans features previously unavailable to sports community websites.

Some of these features include:
  • Live Score Feeds fully integrated into "match day threads" allowing members to track the game as they post about it with other members.
  • Real Time News feeds integrated through out the various dedicated team forums allowing members to keep up to date with their team's news while browsing and posting on the forums.
  • Custom Themes (colors, logos, etc) for each forum, including team forums.
  • Blogs and Web Pages, allowing users to create their own custom content and dedicated web pages.
  • Games and Contests, including trivia and sportsbook simulations. All scores are tracked allowing members to compete against one another for cash prizes.

To see these and many other features in action check out SportsTwo at http://www.sportstwo.com.

09:16 AM - July 15, 2007. Posted by Steve_OS.
PSX Extreme has the scoop.
"When it was supposedly confirmed that Madden 08 would only run at 30 frames per second on the PS3 - with the Xbox 360 version running at 60fps - fans immediately felt inclined to opt for the latter version. However, either the information was incorrect, or the initial report simply got the game wrong.

As it turns out, it's NCAA Football 08 that runs at 30fps on the PS3, not Madden. Kendall Boyd, one of the lead developers and producers on NCAA Football 08 made the confirmation in a recent interview, clarifying the situation. He also said there is no delay for the PS3 version of NCAA Football 08, and both games should arrive as scheduled."