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Sunday, September 18, 2005
12:11 PM - September 18, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
TeamXbox has posted the following:
  • Project Gotham Racing 3 Update (X360)
    "When it comes to the cars, only one word comes to mind…pretty. If you wanna talk polygons, how does an increase from 10,000 polys per car in PGR2 to 80,000 poly for PGR3 grab ya? Each car has taken seven weeks to complete so no minute detail has been overlooked."
  • Pair of Madden NFL 06 Xbox 360 Screenshots (X360)
    "In our opinion, the commercial made the players look a bit too much like superheroes rather than realistic athletes. While the animated commerial was enough to get us hyped up, many of us knew there was a long way before EA would be able to match their target, but it appears as though they are definitely making progress."

10:46 AM - September 18, 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."

10:41 AM - September 18, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Just in case you missed the features we posted this week, here they are.

10:36 AM - September 18, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Fragland has posted a trailer from Vision Gran Turismo.
"Download the 20 MB heavy file from our servers. It's pretty stunning footage if it would really be in-game. Early in the development process, the creators announced they would implement damage modeling (at last) but the trailer doesn't show it though."

10:35 AM - September 18, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Modojo has posted their review of Burnout Legends, giving it a 4 out of 5.
"But Burnout Legends shouldn't be denied if you're a hardcore racing fan. The kinetic energy that the series is known for is perfectly intact, and the game looks and plays just as wonderfully as it ever has. The fact that it has classic goodies and exclusive cars significantly boosts its value. You may not want to own every PSP racing game out there, but make sure you add Legends to your list. You won't be sorry."

10:35 AM - September 18, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Portable Review has posted their review of Burnout Legends, giving it a 35 out of 40.
"Burnout Legends is probably my favorite PSP racer to date, and my second favorite PSP game (behind Twisted Metal, of course). Seriously though, Burnout Legends is worth buying. It’s an intense game with relatively quick loading times, and it’s worth every penny. If you loved the previous Burnout games, you’ll love this one too."

Saturday, September 17, 2005
12:41 PM - September 17, 2005. Posted by NYJets.
Gamer Feed has posted the following:
  • NHL 06 Review (4 stars)- PS2
    "Last year's NHL effort from EA Sports left me a little bored, but that boredom has quickly turned around thanks to the novel efforts of NHL 06's development team. The folks over there at EA Canada actually took a good, long, hard look at what made classic NHL games work for the company, and have mostly implemented them into a competent, ferocious game, bringing the brand back from the doldrums. It's not quite perfect just yet, as it lacks a little variety in certain spots, but, hey, they've gotten this far. Imagine next year's potential champion."
  • Burnout Revenge Review (4.5 stars)- Xbox
    "You have to wonder at times if the members of Criterion even get any sleep whatsoever. They've produced Burnout 3: Takedown with wonderful results, they're hard at work on Burnout 360, and inbetween they've managed BOTH the handheld Burnout Legends and this, an improved rebuilding of the gameplay and a maximized structure that makes Takedown look like a walk in the park. Burnout Revenge is the pinnacle of the series thus far, an explosive, fast-paced affair that's so nuts it almost feels cozy in a straitjacket. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT miss this ride."
  • NBA '06 Preview- PS2
    "As far as gameplay, it should be very satisfactory. Although not shown, the producers indicated that a dunking system would come into play to help gamers bring it to the hole with authority. The outside and general shooting engine works in a color-coded system. For instance, if you release the ball too early or late, it'll be colored red and won't last a second. Hitting it in a yellow-ish state gives the ball a 50/50 chance, but hitting it in green means you're golden. We had a chance to try it out briefly in one of the mini-games, and it seems to feel pretty solid in terms of timing and playability."
  • NBA '06 Interview- PSP
    "We've implemented an all-new trading card system, providing gamers an opportunity to capture freeze-frame shots of their favorite drives, shots, passes, and dunks as virtual cards to keep and share with others. We've also implemented a ton of new animations from our PS2 big brother, added Ian Eagle as our play-by-play, and have the game running at a lightning-fast sixty frames-per-second. The game looks and plays better than ever and I can honestly say that we are very excited. The teams have worked incredibly hard to produce a fun, fast paced hoops game that will have the right combination of simulation and arcade elements and modes to appeal to the hard-core hoops fan and the novice as well. We are very excited about NBA 06 for the PSP and the PS2, and hope gamers are as well."

12:35 PM - September 17, 2005. Posted by NYJets.
Yahoo! Games Domain has posted their review of Burnout: Revenge, giving it 4.5 stars.
"Burnout Revenge has it all: outstanding presentation, gripping gameplay, excellent track design, and most importantly, enough new content to set it above its predecessors. Irritations like the frequent loading pauses and annoying savegame prompts have been dealt with. And most importantly, the mixture of blistering speed, edge-of-the-seat thrills and explosive crashes works just as well as it ever did. The Burnout series gets better and better every time."

12:31 PM - September 17, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
1up has posted the following previews:
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted (X360)
    "It's hard to say at this point whether Most Wanted will be the best looking racer on Xbox 360 this year, but it's certainly looking extremely nice at this point, and assuming the few little graphical hiccups and imperfections get ironed out between now and its release, we should be looking at one of the most exciting 360 launch games."
  • Project Gotham Racing 3 (X360)
    "It's not all about visuals, however, as PRG3 makes quite a few gameplay strides for the series as well. From the focus on supercars (minimum top speed is 170mph) to having almost everything unlocked right at the beginning of the game, the developers don't want to hold back content from players who may have missed some of the more difficult unlockables in PGR2."

09:31 AM - September 17, 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."

09:28 AM - September 17, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Xboxyde has posted the following:

09:27 AM - September 17, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Xbox Users Group has posted their preview of Rumble Roses XX.
"The vixens of wrestling are back. A bit of a strange statement but who cares. Personally I'm not the biggest fan of wresteling games but I'd rather have some vixens to fight with."

09:27 AM - September 17, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
TeleFragged has posted their review of Burnout Legends, giving it a 90%.
"Despite a few complaints about the in-game graphics quality, the full Burnout experience has really made it to the PSP. The music's not to my taste, but that can be turned off and the gameplay is fully action-packed with almost no compromises. Even amidst the many other racing games available for the PSP, I can easily recommend Burnout Legends to anyone who's even remotely interested in some portable driving action."

09:27 AM - September 17, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
GamePro has posted some screenshots of NBA Live 06.

09:27 AM - September 17, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
2K Sports has posted the following:
  • Fast Break Friday
    "After a day full of sprinting up and down a basketball court, blocking shots, slamming down dunks, and diving for loose balls, even a basketball video gamer needs a place to chill. NBA 2K6 introduces the new Crib, a virtual pad for the player that likes to accessorize everything. Playing through the game, gamers get Crib points after every game; the better the performance on court, the more crib points are tallied up."
  • NBA 2K6 Ask a Developer #2: IsoMotion
    "Shaq can perform spins moves, but not at all in the same efficiency and style as players like Kobe. Also, Shaq-like moves in the post can only be done by players of his rating and his ability, so while Greg Ostertag is a center, his move set is totally different - and not quite as powerful - as Shaq."