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game: The Simpsons Game
review | 04/06/08 | Shawn Rider
The Simpsons are a perennial videogame topic. Many of the games created in the franchise are utterly forgettable. (Anyone up for a round of Simpsons Wrestling? Didn't think so...) But there have been a few well-done Simpsons games: Simpsons Hit and Run (a GTA clone) and The Simpsons Road Rage (a Crazy Taxi clone) were both enjoyable. The Simpsons Game isn't a direct rip-off of any particular game. It sticks to a platform/action approach and uses the whole world of videogames for its satirical fodder. The result is a Simpsons game that may be slightly less polished in terms of gameplay but is easily the game that feels most like a real Simpsons episode. Check out our review for more.
game: Gears of War
editorial | 11/12/06 | Chris Martin
Foot in the mouth? That's what we're thinking. When Alain Tascan, General Manager for EA Montreal, stated that Gears of War has "zero innovation," we guess that soon after he was either munching on a big bowl of "his own words" or the rubber of a Doc Marten. Either way: here's our take.
news | 06/07/06 | Aaron Stanton
Several months ago, a number of EvilGamer.com images began circulating around the web. Released before the launch of the Xbox 360, the images compared PGR3 screenshots to their real-life counterparts out here in the real world. Now there's a new image that's making the rounds, this time comparing screenshots from Crysis, using the CryEngine2 from CryTek, to two real-world photographs. The results are extremely impressive. Combine these visuals with CryTek's insistence that Crysis will push the boundaries of both storytelling and gameplay, and you have a game worth keeping an eye on. Crysis is expected to ship for the PC in the Fall of 2006.
preview | 05/14/06 | Jeremy Kauffman
EA's Battle for Middle Earth series brings the insanely huge battles of the Lord of the Rings trilogy to the small screen (if you aren't blessed like our man Jeremy with a really big monitor). But now EA is set to make Battle for Middle Earth II the first major real-time strategy game to work well on the home console. Previous attempts to bring titles like Starcraft to the game consoles have fallen flat, but after some hands-on time with BFME2, it looks like EA has finally broken through to a working control scheme that should make Xbox 360 owners very happy.
game: Battlefield 2142
preview | 05/13/06 | Blaine Krumpe
EA showed off the latest addition to the Battlefield Franchise: Battlefield 2142. This installment adds a little sci-fi flair to the action, but remains true to the roots of the series in its realism and excellent online multiplayer support. We just wish it had some kind of interesting storyline, since the futuristic setting easily allows for the most imaginative (or at least slightly clever) premise of all the Battlefield games. Still, Blaine says we'll be able to get over the plot and focus on the action, which is oh-so-sweet. Get the in-depth hands-on preview here.
preview | 05/05/06 | Chris Martin
"What makes a game, Mr. Yerli? Is it having the best graphics, no matter the cost? Is that what makes a game?..." (Kudos if you know the homage). Even though Crysis, CryTek's newest project for the PC, has graphics that will drop your jaw, CryTek CEO Cevat Yerli has made it clear that they have no intentions of letting it become another FarCry: Instincts. Just like Half-Life became famous partly for its in-game use of storytelling, Crysis hopes to stand out for more than just its great graphics and gameplay. CryTek hopes to shed the image of producing video games with B-Movie storylines; they're aiming to offer next generation storytelling for a new generation of gaming.
review | 03/02/06 | Tristan Mayshark
The time of console transition can be difficult, especially when it seems so clear that there is still life left in the current generation. Great proof of that untapped potential comes in the form of Black, out now from developer Criterion and Electronic Arts. Black arrives at the end of the current generation, but still delivers overwhelming graphics, sexy firearms, big explosions, and bigger explosions. But is shrapnel and pretty lighting effects enough to make gamers go for an FPS with no multiplayer? Check Tristan's review for the verdict.
game: The Godfather
news | 01/30/06 | Shawn Rider
Electronic Arts has confirmed North American and European release dates for The Godfather, the game based on Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 mafia movie classic. Dogged by controversy, The Godfather is almost guaranteed to really P-O a bunch of gamers at least as much as it satisfies a bunch of others. We can't wait to check it out for ourselves. PC, Xbox and PS2 owners will get a shot at the virtual mob lifestyle in March. EA also has Xbox 360 and PSP versions in development, but those won't be out until later this year. Get some new screens and more info here.
game: Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
news | 01/29/06 | Shawn Rider
Electronic Arts is set to make Battlefield 2: Modern Combat into a "cyberathletic" quality title on the Xbox 360. Not only will all of the qualities gamers expect from the Battlefield franchise be there in spades, but complete Xbox Live support will enable robust player community features including built-in clan support, rankings, and deep stats tracking. EA dropped some brand new screens for us this weekend, so get the full overview of the game and some new eyecandy right here.
game: The Battle for Middle Earth II
news | 01/19/06 | Shawn Rider
EA has announced that they will bring their fantasy strategy title, The Battle for Middle Earth 2 to Xbox 360. The Battle for Middle Earth 2 comes out for PC in February, building on the success of the original. The Xbox 360 version will see a revamp to suit the console controller and will feature Xbox Live multiplayer, bringing serious strategy gaming to the home console for the first time. (No, we're not going to count Starcraft for N64 as a legitimate effort.)
game: Half-Life 2
review | 01/09/06 | Shawn Rider
One of the great things about Half-Life 2 was the way it scaled to different levels of machine. On a high-end PC it was amazingly beautiful, and on a more regular rig it was still very enjoyable. So you'd think that the Xbox port of Half-Life 2 would be pretty much awesome: At least as good as the mid-range PC experience. And, for the most part, you'd be right, as long as "awesome" includes a gazillion load screens and the stickiest doorways we've seen in ages. How does it all turn out? Check Shawn's review for the details.
game: Fight Night Round Three
preview | 01/05/06 | Tristan Mayshark
Hot on Xbox Live this week is a free demo of Fight Night Round 3, EA's highly anticipated boxing title. Fight Night Round 3 has gotten a lot of press lately as a PS3 launch title, and the demos EA have shown us are incredible. So how does the Xbox 360 version compare to the teasers we've seen for PS3? Pretty much the same. The graphics are amazing and the action looks like it holds up nicely, given the limited demo. Check out Tristan's preview, and then go download it to your Xbox 360!
game: FIFA 06: Road To The FIFA World Cup
review | 01/01/06 | Matt James
EA Sports' FIFA franchise is often the only thing going in the US, and that's not necessarily a good thing. Matt James took a close look at FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup, the Xbox 360 launch incarnation of the FIFA series, and found that it's probably not worth the upgrade. The visuals are real purty, but the rest of the game just isn't up to par. It's too tough for newbs to pick it up, and it lacks features and roster that the current-gen versions have. Get the full story here.
game: NBA Live 06
review | 12/09/05 | Chris Martin
Are graphics all they're cracked up to be? Has the NBA Live franchise regained its prestige? And what happened to franchise mode? There are two basketball titles to make it to the Xbox 360 launch: NBA 2K6 and NBA Live 06. One is good, the other, not so good. Woe is you that picks up the wrong title, because while one is a blast, the other will have you throwing your controller in frustration. Is NBA 2K6 the good one, or the bad one? Read on to find out if EA Canada's port of Live 06 is worth your money.
game: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06
review | 11/30/05 | Matt James
One of EA Sports' flaghship franchises is Tiger Woods PGA Tour. This year, the tour is coming to an Xbox 360 near you, and we got Matt James to check it out for us. With some frustrating new gameplay elements and (surprisingly) fewer available courses than it's previous-gen cousins, this isn't going to be the crown jewel of the Tiger Woods franchise. But if you're looking for a golf game on the 360, it's all you're going to get.
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