You wouldnt be remiss to consider EA Sports latest soccer game a quick sequel to the annual chart-topper, FIFA Soccer. No doubt the publisher wants to cash in on its massive investment in the worlds biggest sporting event. Curiously though, this games producer goes to great lengths to pitch 2006 FIFA World Cup as a sequel to the 2002 World Cup iteration, and not the recent FIFA Soccer 06. This matters why? Mainly because FIFA Soccer 06 was generally considered to be pretty stinky, particularly
Friday 21 April 2006
If you're reading this on the same day we publish this article then it's 48 days until the World Cup kicks off. 48 days! That's only 1,152 hours, and if you sleep for eight hours a night, only 768 waking hours!
As you might have gathered, we're quite excited about the whole thing and will be bouncing up and down with unadulterated joy until Ronaldinho inevitably single-handedly tears England apart in the semis and we're left sitting on the pavement outside the pub, our
Near 200 national teams. All the stadiums, carnival atmosphere and glamour of the world’s biggest sporting event. A refined, sexier version of the most sophisticated footie engine ever. Yup, it’s safe to say EA’s latest World Cup game is shaping up to be pretty tasty. We got hands-on with the game recently and can confidently state its set to become this generation’s finest footie title yet.
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Would that we were encamped in lovely downtown Barcelona, basking in the glory of Microsoft's X06 event and soaking up that Spanish sun, but alas, we're not. However, that can't stop us from letting you know a few things that are being rolled out there, including this one available from Xbox 360 Live Arcade, 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventure.
Behold the revival of Sierra Online's 3D Ultra Minigolf series, first launched for PC waaay back in 1997. The original was little more that a set of staid,
10 minutes into being shown 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand by developer Swordfish Studios (who thankfully had nothing to do with the terrible Bulletproof) we got the strangest feeling that this self-proclaimed 'long awaited' sequel might actually be, well, a pretty decent arcade shooter.
“%#&@!! Step up %#&@! and come on and %#&@! get it, %#&@!!” At least, that’s what multi-platinum rapper 50 Cent says. If you need a translation, it means he’s about to bust a cap in some major terrorist ass. And the best part about busting those caps, at least in his upcoming shooter 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, is that he can now bust them with a buddy.