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Sony announces assault on Xbox Live

January 31, 2006 at 08:35 PM

Sony is set to announce in the Official Playstation Magazine that they'll be introducing a centralized online system with the PS3. I don't know if they'll match Xbox Live feature for feature and then some, but it's fantastic news that they're going to try. The Playstation 3 needs a unified online system and it sounds like it'll be getting one. The better each system, the more competition, the more pressure on Microsoft and Sony... Continue reading

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Logitech Harmony Universal Remote for Xbox 360 Review

January 22, 2006 at 03:28 PM

Sounds like the Logitech Harmony Advanced Universal Remote for Xbox 360 is a winner. When (if?) I ever get my Xbox 360 I'll have a tough decision on whether to pick this up or not. The universal remote that came with my Kenwood A/V receiver is pretty good but a few of the buttons are starting to not work everytime you press them. The Harmony does everything you can imagine and seems easy to... Continue reading

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Xbox 360 Army

October 06, 2005 at 08:22 PM

The Xbox 360 is launching on November 22nd and they actually had playable systems on the floor at X05. The photo kind of reminded me of a scene from I, Robot with all the units lined up like that. Should be a lot of exciting announcements from Microsoft over the next month or so. (via Major Nelson)... Continue reading

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NCAA Football 2006 gets a cover boy

May 03, 2005 at 05:54 PM

Every other year the cover athlete has been a player who just graduated, but this year it'll be Desmond Howard. That one is definitely out of left field. Howard won the Heisman Trophy way back in 1991, did they even wear face masks back then? I guess Rashaan Salaam wasn't available. I'm sure EA wanted to promote the new Race for the Heisman mode and picking a more recent winner wouldn't work because they'd... Continue reading

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First screenshot of next-gen Madden

April 18, 2005 at 06:53 PM

EA Sports is providing one screenshot per day on their site till the NFL Draft on Saturday. At which point they'll debut a 60-second preview of the next-generation of Madden Football. It will only air once. Must set TiVo. Update: Well I guess they meant it will only air on TV once, because they posted the commercial to their site. Here's the direct link. Update 2: They moved all the files so that direct... Continue reading

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EA gets sole rights from NFL and NFLPA

December 13, 2004 at 09:48 PM

Well have fun playing your ESPN Pro Football or something game next year, because it won't feature and NFL logos or teams and there won't be any players from the NFLPA in it. Electronic Arts has signed an exclusive deal with them for the next five years. QB #5 of the Philadelphia Birds drops back and throws a touchdown the WR #81. Sound fun? I didn't think so. Game, set, and match to EA Sports.... Continue reading

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Halo 2 and MS Excel

December 06, 2004 at 10:11 PM

I could've swore I mentioned it already, but apparently not. I did at least mention Halo 2's RSS stat feed. Well some dude came up with an Excel workbook to integrate the XML feed Bungie provides and create some sweet charts of the data. Now the info has actually found it's way into a good old fashioned paper newspaper article.... Continue reading

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Halo 2 and Xbox Live own me

November 18, 2004 at 10:25 AM

In case you didn't know it, Halo 2 freaking rocks. I've always claimed that I hated first-person shooters, a claim based mainly on despising GoldenEye (the multiplayer was fun though), Metroid Prime, and the original Halo. I sucked hardcore at all three of those games and they actually made me physically sick to play them for too long. So obviously I wasn't overly excited about picking up Halo 2 when it came out, but I... Continue reading

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My college football picks

August 31, 2004 at 03:43 PM

ESPN.com has some really great fantasy games available including full-fledged fantasy baseball and football games. But some of the best games they have available are some of their smaller free games. One of which is College Pick'em, where every week you pick the winners of ten college football games. Here are my picks for this week (my winners in orange): Away TeamHome TeamVirginiaTempleCaliforniaAir ForceOklahoma StateUCLAMichigan StateRutgersWake ForestClemsonOregon StateLSUTulaneMississippi StateColoradoColorado StateToledoMinnesotaNotre DameBrigham Young... Continue reading

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Xbox roster file

July 22, 2004 at 09:15 AM

After waiting entirely too long on PS2Rosters.com for the NCAA Football 2005 roster files for the Xbox I finally found another source yesterday. The rosters weren't bad at all. No added players, no attribute changes, and no equipment changes, but most of the names appeared to be correct. I just glanced at some of the teams and they seemed fine, and Texas' roster only had one or two minor errors. Not too bad, and... Continue reading

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Acclaim headed for bankruptcy?

July 02, 2004 at 01:04 PM

Acclaim used to make some pretty decent games back in the day. Arch Rivals freaking ruled old school, NBA Jam was one of the most entertaining games of my youth, and the Turok series was very well received. But now they make Mary-Kate and Ashley games, the craptastic All-Star Baseball series, and the Turok franchise has gone down the toilet. So it's little surprise that they've been losing more and more money and are headed... Continue reading

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I've never understood the DDR craze

July 01, 2004 at 09:11 AM

Konami's Dance Dance Revolution has been around in arcades and on PlayStation for a long time and I have never once played it nor have I ever had the urge to. I just don't get it. It looks like an entertaining experience in the arcade, the people playing/watching seem to be enjoying themselves. Maybe it's my complete lack of rhythm. Or my utter distaste for dance music. The PlayStation and PS2 versions make even... Continue reading

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