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Wii Sports: Tennis and Other Wii Impressions

Inside Track Magazine had an opportunity to get a little hands on with the Nintendo Wii at the 2006 Nintendo Fusion Tour. Wii Sports: Tennis impressions included.
"The tennis example is appropriate since that was the first Wii game I tried. Mr. Wells guided me through Wii Sports: Tennis as a got used to the controls.

Unlike nearly every other tennis game back to, and including Pong, Wii Sports: Tennis doesn't task you with lining up to strike the ball. The computer handles moving the players about the court. Your main concern is swinging the controller (and, hence, the on-screen tennis racquet) in time and with enough oomph to score.

Our first few rallies back and forth were of the lobbing variety where we each had plenty of time to take our swings. After a while though, I tried a quick flick of my wrist and, sure enough, that motion translated into a quicker, down-the-line shot for a winner."
Here are some pictures from the show.

Tony Hawk's Project 8 Preview (360)

Fragland has posted their preview of Tony Hawk's Project 8.
"The opening of new areas is a mission on itself so you don't need to get monster scores to unlock them. But the big innovation isn't in the locations or missions but the tricks themselves. Next to the classic controls you now also have to possibility to do tricks up close in some sort of slow motion effect where you get to control your feet with the joysticks on the controller."

Championship Manager 2007 Set For 2007 Release (PSP)

PSP World has the scoop.
"Eidos confirmed today they will be releasing Championship Manager 2007 for a variety of platforms, including the PlayStation Portable, in the first quarter of 2007. Developed by Oxfordshire, United Kingdom based Gusto Games, this is reportedly a totally new iteration of the football (soccer for all of us Yankees) management simulation franchise."

Ridge Racer 7 Commercial (PS3)

TechEBlog has posted a video clip of the Ridge Racer 7 commercial.
"Expect 5.1 sound, blistering speed and graphics, 20 courses to racer on, online play for as many as 14 racers, implementation of cool Nitro system showcased in the last two versions, car customization options for at least 200,000 car variations per vehicle, and significant improvements in online play (including cooperative team play.)"

Horse Racing Manager 2 Demo (PC)

3D Gamers have posted a demo of Horse Racing Manager 2.
"Cyanide Studio has released the playable demo for Horse Racing Manager 2, allowing the chance to try out their imminent sport management and horse racing game sequel. This demo contains a gallop race and a trot race, two different French race tracks, and a few other features from the full game."

Need for Speed Carbon: Game Content (360)

According to Major Nelson, there is some more Need for Speed Carbon content available on the Marketplace.
"Unlock the 2004 Mercedes SLR Mclaren for your immediate use in Need for Speed Carbon. While paying homage to the SLR race cars of the 1950s, the Mercedes SLR McLaren is a unique blend of high performance and classic Mercedes-Benz style. This car can be achieved without purchase by progressing through Career."

Need for Speed Carbon Screenshots (PS3, 360)

Playsyde and Xboxyde have both posted some Need for Speed Carbon screenshots.
"Electronic Arts just released this big gallery of Need for Speed Carbon images. It doesn't look bad, but let's just hope they fixed the framerate since the demo has been released."

Question of the Day

At the mid-way point of the NFL season, who are your playoff teams?

NFC Divisional Winners: Giants, Bears, Panthers, Hawks - Wildcard: Cowboys, Saints
AFC Divisional Winners: Pats, Colts, Ravens, Broncos - Wildcard: Jags, Chiefs

Other Stuff...
Happy Birthday to the following OS'ers!
Pudge, FuturePrez1983 (23), bballking2102003 (18)

Member Comments
# 1 Steve_OS @ 11/08/06 09:06 AM
Originally Posted by Streetz
QOTD: Meh, sounds good. It all may change very soon, anyway.

And ever since 4 years ago and what my friend Tasha did to me, I refuse to open any website or read anything that has to do with Where's Waldo. I don't care if the website opens up to pictures and vids of Melyssa Ford, Esther Baxter and Summer Walker making out together. I will not take that chance again.
LOL, this one is all good.
# 2 Beantown @ 11/08/06 01:12 PM
I'll agree with your playoof predictions, look pretty good.

And I beat the Where's Waldo you posted....all 3 parts of it. Too easy.

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