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We wonder what Packers fans think of Brett Favre gracing the cover of Madden NFL 09, which hits stores next week (you can preorder it now). We also wonder if EA Sports will have to change the cover if Favre signs on with another team. Either way, the 20th installment in this popular football game franchise offers a new look and feel, ever-more authentic gameplay, and, according to GameSpot, "The game now molds itself... more
One of the most eagerly anticipated video games of 2008, Grand Theft Auto IV, comes out in 2 weeks, but stores are already accepting preorders. The game follows Niko Bellic, an Eastern European immigrant, as he tries to make a fresh start in Liberty City (based on NY and NJ), but is instead "dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves, and sociopaths." We hear the game features densely packed vertical... more
If you've ever watched American Idol and thought, "I can sing so much better than that person," this game's for you. Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore lets you grab the included mic and show the world how it's done. Sing 40 hits from the '70s to today, as the game measures your pitch, the crowd boos and cheers, and Simon, Paula, and Randy critique your performance. You can also enter head-to-head online competitions... more
Are you ready to rock? Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock has more than 70 songs, including some of our favorites ("Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys, "My Name is Jonas" by Weezer, and "Rock N Roll All Nite" by Kiss). The game features new venues, lighting effects, character moves, and authentic instruments, and lets you face off against Slash and other guitar icons. It works with the older controller, but you might want to... more
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
Coming soon from EA: Skate, a game where you can become famous and generate mainstream hype, or have fun outrunning security guards ("skateboarding's not a crime!") and building street cred. Either way you get physics-driven animation that ensures no 2 tricks are ever the same. The game features "flickit," a new controller action that puts an end to button mashing; customizable equipment, characters, and clothes; and an extensive online multiplayer gaming system. Bad Brains,... 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
Escape from the tedium of your commute and ho-hum 9-5 with Stuntman: Ignition. As a new Hollywood stunt driver, you've got to impress movie directors with all kinds of dangerous, high-speed vehicle stunts in environments ranging from San Francisco city streets to military bases in Kyrgyzstan. You'll master control of 25 vehicles, including sports cars, motorcycles, and hovercraft, in 6 different movies. You can also steal stunts form rival stuntmen, and challenge them to... 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's not just July; it's Harry Potter month. The latest movie (Order of the Phoenix) opens this week, and the next book comes out on the 21st. If that's not enough to keep you busy, get the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game, available for all platforms. You'll immerse yourself in magic, cast powerful spells, lead Dumbledore's army, play fun minigames, and marvel at how well they've recreated Hogwarts. More... more
In the Ratatouille video game, you can relive the movie's most thrilling and hilarious moments as you assume the role of Remy, a young rat who dreams of becoming a great French chef, despite the obvious problem of being a rat! From the underground sewers to the bustling streets of Paris, players dash, glide, and slide through 6 action-packed, visually stunning worlds filled with dangerous enemies, intense heists, and perilous missions. Players can go... more
Get ready for the MLB All-Star game next week with The Bigs, an arcade style baseball game with power-ups and special effects, fast-paced gameplay, and larger-than-life players and ballparks. Features include a career mode, where your rookie goes from his first MLB game to the World Series, as well as mini-games that help you improve your skills, like Home Run Pinball. According to Gamespot, "anyone looking for a fun, arcade-style baseball game would do... more
Create and play any character you can imagine, from noble warrior to sinister assassin to wizened sorcerer, in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which is now available for PS3. The game features "first-person melee and magic systems," as well as a new Radiant AI system, 1,000 non-player characters who come to life, over 200 hours of play time, and a new race for PS3 called the Knights of the Nine.
Fly through canyons and rip through cities battling multiple enemies in Armored Core 4, which comes out this week for PS3 and Xbox 360. Play out 30 missions in detailed futuristic 3D environments, using "Primal Armor," an all-new defense shield that adjusts its strength according to specific battle conditions. The game has a multiplayer functionality that allows up to 8 players to battle each other online.
MLB: The Show returns to bat for the 2007 season, with lots of new features, including Adaptive Pitching Intelligence (artificial intelligence that considers the strengths and weaknesses of each pitcher and analyzes the tendencies of batters), new umpire personalities, and Online League Play, which offers the ability to set up customizable leagues with up to 30 teams, complete with full stat tracking, point benefits, and rewards.
Don't just watch it. Live it. Get in the ring and become a sweaty, oh-so-sexy wrestling superstar with WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007, the world's #1 wrestling game. A brand-new analog control system makes fighting more realistic than ever, with intuitive movement and new elements of control. And the enhanced Season mode provides multiple branching storylines and unprecedented levels of player choice. There's even a new fighting area outside the ring.
It's practically raining new video games this week. Climb aboard a tank with your friends and team up to take down the Nazi forces in Call of Duty 3 (Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, PS3). Skate against some of the world's top pros in Tony Hawk's Project 8 (PSP, PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360). Rock it like a hurricane in Guitar Hero II (PS2), earn your stripes working for Tony Soprano's crew... more
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.
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.