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When we can’t get out in the great outdoors, my family and I like to pop Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games in the old Wii for a little old-fashioned competitive fun. I mean, who wouldn’t want to use Donkey Kong as his avatar to go alpine skiing, speed skating, snowboarding, and bobsledding?
Just in time for the hockey preseason: NHL 08, a game where you go from up-and-coming player to "electrifying NHL superstar." (We're not sure if you get to keep your teeth.) This year's game has some new features: Skill Stick lets you tap the puck through a defender's legs to walk around him. Dynamic AI adjusts to your every move. The new skating engine provides more speed, control, and responsiveness. Plus you can take... more
Electronic Arts says Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 is almost better than real golf because you don't have to deal with heat, tee-off charges, or finding a partner. They forgot to mention carrying your own clubs, swinging and missing, and plaid pants. Anyway, the latest Tiger Woods game records your entire game so you can brag about it on EA Sports GamerNet. It also tracks your performance on every hole, round, and course, helping... more
The most popular video game on GameSpot right now is BioShock, a first-person shooter set in 1960 in the ruined undersea metropolis of Rapture. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified "splicers" and lethal security systems, you have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. No encounter ever plays out the same, and no 2 gamers will play the game the same... more
It doesn't come out for another 13 days, but Madden NFL 08 has already won multiple Best of E3 awards (from GameSpot, IGN, and the 36 major media outlets who decide the Game Critics Awards). An all-new read and react system helps you identify on-field strengths and weaknesses, so you can react quickly, create mismatches, and exploit your opponent's weaknesses. Other features include a new front-office mode, customizable stat summaries, and new Battle for... more
The War of the Ring has commenced! As the Fellowship embarks on their quest to destroy the One Ring, you must defend the Free Peoples against Sauron's evil minion, the Nazgul Witch-King. The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (PC) comes out this week. The game features innovative social networking features, including integrated voice chat, instant messaging, and automatically updated web pages with your characters' in-game stats.
Prepare for a totally new combat experience as you fight massive air and sea battles in WWII's Pacific theatre. Battlestations: Midway lets you design and execute the best plans of attack. Command the colossal firepower of a fully armed battleship, engage the enemy in fierce dogfights through flak-infested skies, or use the silent attack of your submarine to unleash deadly torpedo attacks on unsuspecting enemies.
Help Rayman save his world from demonic bunny rabbits in Rayman Raving Rabbids, a fun new game rated E for Everyone. These aren't ordinary bunnies; they're nasty, mischievous, insane, and completely out of control (kind of like how you were in college). Utilizing an array of amazing new abilities, and with the help of magical creatures, Rayman must break out all the moves to save his world from these delirious bunnies and their hare-raising... more
Represent your car class, your crew, and your turf in Need for Speed: Carbon, the next revolution in racing games. Race for control of the city block-by-block by taking down rival crews on their turf, then defeat their crew leaders in life-or-death races in Carbon Canyon. Need for Speed: Carbon features a new car customization tool and a new physics model that makes each class of cars handle and drive differently.
If you drove this recklessly in real life, you'd get killed long before you got arrested. But in FlatOut2, the more damage you inflict, the better. The game features great sound effects and massive automotive destruction, with plenty of crashes, flying debris, and demolition derbies. Plus you can hurl your driver in 12 mini-games that you can now play online. The soundtrack rocks with Alkaline Trio, Megadeth, and Fall Out Boy.
Designed for Monday morning quarterbacks, NFL Head Coach lets you make the call - on draft day, at practice, and during the big game. You get to hire and fire assistants, run drills, call plays, and more in this true-to-life sports strategy game. There's even a voice-activated gameplay feature that lets you give your quarterback last-second adjustments. Football knowledge, not fast button mashing, drives your success.
A demonic army charges through the land - and only you can stop them. In Oblivion, the latest chapter in the epic and highly successful Elder Scrolls saga, you must find the lost heir to the throne and unravel the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel. The game features next generation graphics, radiant AI, short challenges, and open-ended game play.
Test your combat skills in the greatest air battles of World War II. Blazing Angels lets you fly 40 different WWII aircraft as you bomb the enemy, in an environment so authentic you'll feel like you're a pilot in a WWII movie. Fly with, and be defended by, the squadron of Blazing Angels under your command. You can play with up to 16 players online with Xbox Live. Other hot releases this week:
Discover the future of military science in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. The game lets you test advanced weapon systems and satellite communication devices, and gives you enhanced survivability in the heart of Mexico City. Command the Ghost squad, direct artillery and air strikes, and see what the squad sees by receiving visual and auditory intel from allied forces and unmanned drones. It's the urban war of the future.
You and your Sims are takin' care of business and workin' overtime in The Sims 2: Open for Business, a Sims 2 expansion pack that came out this week. Design your own store (salon, restaurant, boutique), train your employees, fire the slackers, promote the good ones, and sell lots of stuff as your business grows. We wonder if you can put this on a business school application.
Available this week: World Soccer Winning Eleven 9. Play with and against the world's best players and teams - and combine their individual strengths to create a Winning Eleven. The graphics and gameplay are so realistic that you'll almost feel like you're out on the pitch! The game features new animations, new clubs and leagues, a refined Master League, and online play for the first time.
New from Eidos Interactive: 25 to Life, the game the streets have been waiting for. Play as either cops or gangsters in this urban action third-person shooter. The game delivers intense online gameplay for up to 16 players, as well as a rich single player experience. Bust out of prison or infiltrate the inner sanctum of the drug lord's mansion; your knowledge of the streets will be put to the test.
The Prince of Persia returns to Babylon to find his homeland ravaged by war and the kingdom turned against him. Cast to the streets and hunted as a fugitive, the Prince discovers that past battles have given rise to a deadly Dark Prince, whose spirit gradually possesses him. Wield the powers and weapons of two master warriors with different combat styles, attitudes, and histories in Price of Persia: The Two Thrones.
Dogfight in X-wings, TIE fighters, Jedi starfighters, and other starcraft - or fight it out on foot aboard an enemy ship - in Star Wars Battlefront II, which comes out today. The game features an all-new, single-player experience that takes players through an epic, story-based saga, where every action the player takes impacts the battlefront and, ultimately, the fate of the Star Wars galaxy.
Counter-Strike, the most played multi-player online action game in the world, has been overhauled with Counter-Strike: Source, which comes out this week. With new characters, environments, and maps, this game also ships with Half-Life 2: Deathmatch and Day of Defeat: Source. Not bad for $40.