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11:03 AM - September 15, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Worthplaying has posted a demo of Pro Evolution Soccer 5, weighing in at 154.98 MB.
"This Pro Evolution Soccer 5 features 4 playable sides: Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Valencia, but has no commentary/voice overs."

11:03 AM - September 15, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
TeamXbox has posted the following:
  • Project Gotham Racing 3 Screenshots (X360)
    "Enhanced and refined gameplay reintroduces racers to the familiar Kudos system with a completely original user-driven experience that lets gamers race what they want, where they want."
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted Screenshots (Xbox)
    "Players will go head-to-head with the top drivers on the scene as well as strategically evade more than half dozen cops at any one time."
  • Tokyo Extreme Racer Screenshots (X360)
    "New Cars, beautiful graphics, additional highways, and hundreds of new opponents bring this racing title on to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft."
  • Test Drive Unlimited Screenshots (X360)
    "Collect and trade rare performance parts and customize each vehicle to make it one-of-a-kind. Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads."

11:02 AM - September 15, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
FileShack has posted a demo of Pro Evolution Soccer 5, weighing in at 154.98 MB.
"This demo of Pro Evolution Soccer 5 / World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 International allows you to play a game between Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid or Valencia. Demo does not include voice-overs."

11:02 AM - September 15, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
1up has posted the following previews:
  • NBA Live 06 (X360)
    "While not terribly revealing as far as game features go, it shows off the new look of the game, which is dramatically different from the look of the current generation version. Each player is clearly identifiable (without having to look at their jersey) and the character models are a significant step up from what we've seen previously."
  • Project Gotham Racing 3 (X360)
    "Microsoft announced at its press conference that PGR3 will release in Japan before the end of January 2006, so it seems likely we can expect a similar timeframe in the U.S."

07:18 AM - September 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some screenshots from our beta copy of NBA Live 06.

"Authentic 5-on-5 Gameplay: The all-new animation system helps to visually present the up-tempo, fast-break brand of basketball that makes the NBA thrive. Also featured, is an improved transition game and a more physical brand of play with collisions and dunked-on scenarios."

07:16 AM - September 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
GameInfoWire has the scoop.
"Fueling global anticipation for the arrival of its powerful new video game and entertainment system, Microsoft Corp. today announced that Xbox 360 will arrive on store shelves Tuesday, Nov. 22 in North America, Friday, Dec. 2 in Europe, and Saturday, Dec. 10 in Japan. The announcement, made on the eve of Tokyo Game Show 2005, marked the first time that a game console will be launched in three territories in the same time frame. In preparation for what is expected to be massive worldwide demand for the new system, Microsoft also announced that Xbox 360 manufacturing is under way, with state-of-the-art facilities producing millions of units ultimately bound for frenzied gamersí homes from Osaka, Japan, to Oxford, England, and Orlando, Fla."

07:15 AM - September 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Gameguru Mania has posted a demo of Pro Evolution Soccer 5.
"Konami has released a playable demo (local US mirrror ~ 155MB) (version without commentary) for Pro Evolution Soccer 5, giving the chance to try out this upcoming soccer simulation game. The demo allows you to play a match with: Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Valencia."

07:15 AM - September 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Paul Kelly chimes in again with his weekly Digital Sportspage Podcast.
"Digital Sportspage podcast from Sept. 14, 2005. Topics include a bit of sports gaming news, discussion about Madden 06 screens for the Xbox 360, a rant against 2K Sports, a preview of Burnout Revenge, a verdict between NHL 2K6 and NHL 06, the Time Tunnel, Site of the Week and Person of the Week."

07:15 AM - September 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
GamePro has posted the following reviews:

07:14 AM - September 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
GamerGod has posted their review of Madden NFL 06, giving it a 7.2 out of 10.

07:14 AM - September 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
UGO has posted the following:
  • Gretzky NHL 06 Preview (PSP)
    "Gretzky NHL 06 is coming out only 7 months after the release of the first Gretzky NHL game for the PSP. Considering the short time frame, it is remarkable that SCEA has managed to put together so many new modes, although the lack of a Franchise mode will still hurt hockey fans. Nonetheless, Gretzky NHL 06 is beginning to turn heads in the world of hockey, so keep your eyes out for this October release."
  • NHL 06 (PC, Xbox, PS2, GC - A)
    "Fortunately NHL 06 is so cool, that one can overlook this NHL 94 debacle. NHL 06 is the most realistic hockey game to date, EA Sports has put together a phenomenal product. It will act as an aid for the fans to forgive the owners and players for their recent shenanigans. If you are a fan of other games in the NHL franchise, you will love the newest addition to the line - with or without Sidney Crosby."
  • Big Mutha Truckers 2: Truck Me Harder Review (PS2, Xbox, PC - C)
    "Since most of them are probably still busy ogling the drunken coeds of The Guy Game or using the Hot Coffee mode to make CJ get it on with his girlfriends in San Andreas, BMT2 is not likely to find an audience. If you find yourself considering purchasing this at your local EB Games, put it down, get the truck outta there and go rent Smokey and the Bandit instead. The two hours of enjoyment you'll get out of that is more than you'll get from this title."

07:14 AM - September 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Wireless Gaming Review has posted the following reviews:

07:13 AM - September 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
PSX Extreme has posted their review of Burnout Legends, giving it a 9 out of 10.
"Burnout Legends is a very good game, but minor issues, and lack of new material make the game fall just short of the high expectations that surround it. Donít be mistaken, itís a blast to play, and anyone who has enjoyed any of the previous games will certainly be happy with Legends."

07:13 AM - September 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
CheatCodeCentral has posted the following reviews:
  • World Series of Poker (Xbox, PS2 - 2.5/5)
    "World Series of Poker is getting closer to the real thing but it's not even close enough to the virtual internet poker thing where many of the young superstars are cutting their teeth. Go there now, but you'll have to find it yourself since we don't promote other websites unless they pay us gobs of cash. One day I'm going to see some of that cash when I challenge Dave to a poker match."
  • Burnout Legends (PSP - 3.5/5)
    "While Legends can be thought off as a "Best Of Burnout" or "Greatest Hits", it really doesn't come off as a total rehash or dumbed down console version at all. It feels fresh and invigorating to play this game on the go. Criterion packed so much into that UMD that you'll finally have that one game that was totally worth buying a PSP for or IS worth investing in one now. Legends is just as much of a blast playing it alone while you wait for dad outside of Larry's Liquor & Ammo as it as it playing it with the guys loitering around Cowboy Bob's Porno & Religious Artifacts Emporium. It's a wild ride and one finally worth taking on the PSP."

07:13 AM - September 15, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Fragland has posted the following:
  • Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix (PSP - 86.2%)
    "Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix on the PSP has become an extremely strong launch title that managed to deliver me several hours of fun. THUGR however, isn't much more than just a port of its console brother, so for those that already have it on PS2, there's little new... except for 4 new levels but these don't really justify a sale. For those that have bought a PSP and are looking for a fun extreme sports game, this is definitely a must have, brains turned off and skating with the jackass crew... sounds nice, doesn't it?"
  • Burnout Legends Screenshots (DS)
    "The upcoming race-and-crash game from EA, titled Burnout Legends, is also coming to the Nintendo DS. Wondering how it'll look?"