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Is NBA Live on the Way Back?

5WG has posted an article entitled, Is NBA Live on the Way Back?
"NBA Live 08ís website has been re-launched, as EA looks to make a big splash as they attempt to climb the basketball mountain once more.

As many of you might have noticed, the series has significantly dropped in quality of late, to the point that NBA Live 07 was dropped entirely from the PlayStation 3ís launch lineup.

To make things worse for EA, 2K Sportsí NBA 2K7 was an outstanding title thatís won many converts from the former EA juggernaut, converts that EA will try to win back with NBA Live 08.

EA seems to realize that they need to start anew, and that they canít rest on their laurels anymore - especially now that 2K Sports has become the alpha dog on the basketball block."

FIFA 08 Interview (Multi)

Eurogamer has posted their preview of FIFA 08.
"The ball, now completely freed from the animation system, is influenced by variables most of us never think about. The connecting foot's angle and position in 3D space is the starter step. Then it factors in its lateral and incoming velocity, the air pressure and density, and the mass of the ball, among other things. The endless graphics on Paterson's Word document show the multitudinous possible outcomes. "Once upon a time we used to compute error by saying, okay, the guy's trying to shoot into the top-corner, we want to do error so we're going to move it into space over here," Joe Booth explains, waving his arms about. "But that's not how real physics works, so what we do now is apply the error to the ball, so you get much more subtlety." Like the Reynolds effect."

Madden 08 Gameplay Trailer: The Devil is in the Details

EA Sports has posted some details about the Madden 08 trailer, which was released a while back.
"So I just got my head above water this week to actually take a look at the Madden 08 trailer that our marketing team put together. There is a ton of great footage in there, but it moves extremely fast, so I thought it might be cool if I went over each shot to explain what all new stuff there is that people may not realize. Also, I wanted to clarify something too, there have been a ton of comments and posts about franchise and other features on my blog posts. Thereís nothing wrong with that, but just know that I work exclusively on gameplay so thereís not much chance Iíll respond to those personally in blog posts (though other guys like Romo may)."

NBA LIVE 08 Cover Announcement Available on the Marketplace (360)

According to Major Nelson, it can be had for 150 points. Are you serious?
"Celebrate the cover announcement for NBA LIVE 08: Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards!"

Sensible World of Soccer Screenshots (XBLA)

CVG has posted some screenshots of Sensible World of Soccer.
"We've known for some time that Codemasters is reviving classic 90s footy game Sensible World of Soccer for Xbox Live Arcade, but we now have first screenshots.

On show is what's referred to as "Classic mode" SWOS and "Enhanced mode" SWOS - a reworked modern version of the game by original SWOS graphic meister Stu Cambridge - which will feature in the release on XBLA this summer."

Other Stuff...

Going to a wedding today, it's got a Hawaiian theme to it, so it should be interesting. I'll have to TIVO the Pistons beating the Cavs game tonight.

What's up with you?
  • QOTD: What game(s) are you playing this weekend?

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Member Comments
# 1 JohnnytheSkin @ 06/02/07 10:41 AM
QOTD: Might try to get some GRAW2 in tonight, but otherwise it's Forza, Forza, Forza!
# 2 TheGamingChef @ 06/02/07 11:14 AM
QOTD: It's all MVP 2005 for me. I'm addicted.
# 3 Pete1210 @ 06/02/07 11:29 AM
Forza2 and GRAW2
# 4 boomhauertjs @ 06/03/07 09:21 AM
Steve, might just want to delete that game from TIVO without watching it. Go CAVS!!!!!
# 5 SportsAce @ 06/03/07 10:55 AM
I'll still be playing COD2 and Gears of War all weekend. Bought them both when I bought my 360 a few weeks ago and I still can't put them down to quit playing. I love my 360!
# 6 tabulaRasa @ 06/05/07 04:47 AM
Forza 2 looks like it will be awesome!

Btw, where is the NBA2k8 news?

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