Another day, another NCAA 2006 update. While the game is not vastly different than previous versions (I am not even going to count NCAA 2005 as part of the official NCAA series canon), speed actually matters for the first time. Big plays happen when a player with breakaway speed gets a step on someone that [...]
I am still not sure what to make of the Race for the Heisman mode; I know I am going to be serious pissed if I win the Heisman and there are no extra bells or whistles. I will be equally disappointed if I import my player into Madden 06 (assuming I buy the latest, [...]
I started my Race for the Heisman game last night; little ‘ol freshman quarterback Jonathan Calvert took the field for #92 North Texas down in Louisiana against #9 LSU. The results were pretty much as expected – my ass was handed to me, 35-21. I have written many times that I almost always start my [...]
How the hell would I know? I have only played one game, and I am not into the whole “best ever” bit after a few minutes of play. So here are my free-form opening remarks …
As the game loaded up I was immediately put into the race for the Heisman mode thing. I am not sure why they force you to do this out of the gate, but that is what EA Sports deemed best, so it must be good for us. I created a scrambling QB; all of 6 feet, 180 pounds. I guess I did OK, but not great. Scholarship offers came in from #48 Minnesota, #49 Arkansas, and #55 Kansas State. As if I would ever consider playing for any of these teams; I signed up as a walk on for North Texas.
Just in case it needs to be said again, my favorite college teams are Georgia, Texas, and North Texas; in that order. I usually go with North Texas because there is not much of a challenge playing with a great team (in terms of video game potential) such as Georgia. I digress.
Next up I created my player profile; my ratings were not bad, but certainly not great. I think I would like to be a little faster than 78, but what can you do?
The race for the Heisman thing looks pretty interesting. You can import your dude into Madden 06, which is nothing new, but you can also become a coach in Dynasty mode, which is cool, if not a bit of a novelty.
You are then taken to your dorm, which is pretty much your NFL 2K style crib thing; I suppose. I did not mess around here (or with this mode); instead I took it back to the main menu and played a rivalry game: Georgia Tech vs. Georgia. Unfortunately the bumblebees got the better of me.
As promised, the hype will ensue as soon as the kids go to bed. Happy days are here again; thanks to a 12 pack of Samuel Adams Summer Ale and a tasty new NCAA football treat. More to come?
Well, I gave it the old college try; I attempted to not buy NCAA 2006 right out of the gate. I suppose that I did actually manage not to pre-order the game; that should count for something. This is the first time that I have not placed a pre-order for this game; yep, first time [...]
Finally, I have successfully played a session of TM:Head-On online. My first attempts were all met with failure; I would constantly get kicked out of any games where I managed to connect. After putting down the game for a while, I gave TM:Head-On a fresh go last night. Not only did I successfully play online, [...]
I find it rather amusing that it has rained every day this week in Columbus, Ga., and I here I am writing about a dry spell. In my last blog entry I wrote about what a godsend the PSP has been for my gaming life; in short, it has revived my gaming experience. Now I have to bunker in for a long dry summer.
There is absolutely nothing on the PSP release list horizon that catches my interests for summer gaming satisfaction. In fact, there is next to nothing schedule for release this summer.
At this point I suppose I will try out some other games that I would not normally purchase just to spice up the action. I was pretty reluctant to pick up FIFA because of the $49.99 sticker shock, but I needed a sports game, and I was curious about FIFA, so I made it part of my initial preorder bundle. Of course it was delayed for a month, but what can you do? I played it a bunch the first week, but now the UMD is lonely, collecting dust on a book shelf.
What about the other PSP sports games? At this point I do not see any PSP sports games that have everyone clamoring praise over, so I will divide up the PSP sports titles into two categories:
- May be worth owning: MLB, Hot Shots
- May be worth trying: MVP, World Tour Soccer
- Probably not going to happen: Gretzky, NBA, NBA Street, NFL Street 2, Tiger Woods, Tony Hawk
To be fair, some of the “probably not going to happen” games have received average or better ratings, but I do not have the time, energy, or money to toil away on average at best games. Based on what I have read MVP and Tour Soccer are probably not worth my time, but it is going to be a long dry summer, so why not give them a go if I can get them discounted or on the cheap via eBay?
Not to be confused with the all important gameplay review element (how a game actually plays); my game play time seems to be ever diminishing. Thankfully this new PSP thing is perfect for the gamer on the go. The gamer with a life. The gamer that has to sneak in a quick turn at Ridge [...]
Over the three-day weekend I picked up Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade for the PSP. The game is basically Champions of Norrath without the Everquest license; no official character types, races, monster names, etc. The mechanics of Brotherhood are the same as Norrath. I was going to same the same with a few exceptions, [...]
If you own a PSP by now you are painfully aware that the screen is super sensitive and scratches every time you sneeze, or you are about to come to the realization that you are going to scratch up the surface of your PSP any day. Either way, the PSP’s screen is made out of [...]
In my quest for the perfect PSP protection I decided to pick up Pelican’s product for $9.99. What do you get? A block glossy finished plastic cover that screws into the back side of your PSP. The inside of the cover has a felt cover to protect your precious PSP screen. You also get 4 [...]
I have not had time to sink my teeth into all the new console announcements, but I find it interesting that predictions are rolling out the door: “In 2004, Sony’s older PlayStation 2 led the U.S. console wars with 43 percent of the market, according to Jupiter Research. The original Xbox was a distant No. [...]
I am sure this is old new to many PSP owners, but WipeOut Pure has a little hack that has been exploited to allow PSP users to surf the Internet. I got around to trying this out over the weekend, and the results were mixed. There is a certain novelty factor to surfing the web [...]
First, happy Easter! Nice and rainy here in Georgia, but still a wonderful day. I got to put in a decent amount of time yesterday and this morning with my PSP. If you have a GBA:SP (or a GBA) you know how great the graphics and screen look when in direct sunlight. Not so with [...]