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Paul Ulane

Derrick Rose, Andre Iguodala and Josh Smith Preview NBA 2K11 8

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Paul Ulane
  • September 24, 2010 2:48pm
Platforms:
Microsoft, PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, Sony
Release Date:
October 4, 2010
Price:
59.99

First of all, I should remind everyone here that I am a huge Chicago Bulls fan. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way…

I AM FREAKING OUT!!! MY HERO IS RETURNING!!! MJ IS BACK ON THE BASKETBALL COURT!!!

By now you’ve probably heard that Michael Jordan is the cover athlete and that you can actually play as MJ in 10 of his most iconic moments. So how did it turn out? We went to the experts to find out.

NBA 2K11 doesn’t hit stores until October 5th, but guys like Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, Philadelphia 76ers forward Andre Iguodala, and Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith have already gotten their hands on the new hoops game. And they like what they see.

Keep reading to see what the guys said and to watch a trailer of the guys playing the game.

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Scott Jones

PlayStation3 Gets Motion Control 0

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • September 23, 2010 10:24am
Platforms:
PS3, Sony
Release Date:
September 16, 2010
Price:
99.99

If you've strolled through the electronics section of your favorite store lately, no doubt you got a glimpse of Sony's Move, their long-in-development answer to the Wii's motion-centric controls. Like Wii owners, PS3 owners finally get a chance to wave their hands in the air like they just do care, too.

Does it work?

After several weeks of testing--the Sports Gamer got his Move bundle early (yes, sometimes it's good to be the Sports Gamer)--the answer is a resounding "yes." It works, and works well. It only took approximately 30 seconds for me to deduce that the control here is slightly more refined than the Wii's WiiMotion Plus control.

The big question is: Is it worth mowing every lawn in the neighborhood one last time this Fall in order to accrue the amount of cash you need to buy it?

Here's a list of Pros and Cons to keep in mind before you make a move on Move.

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Paul Ulane

Steve Young Goes Mobile...Again 4

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Paul Ulane
  • September 10, 2010 4:44pm
Platforms:
iPhone
Release Date:
September 8, 2010
Price:
N/A
Rating:
8

During his playing days, Steve Young was one of the most mobile quarterbacks in the NFL. So it makes sense that Young is now the name behind a new mobile football game coming out on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Get your fingers stretched out people, because you’ll need to be dexterous to play Steve Young Football.

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Scott Jones

Football Season = QUICKHIT Season 3

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • September 9, 2010 12:02pm
Platforms:
PC
Release Date:
September 8, 2010
Price:
N/A

Didn't mow enough lawns this summer to cough up $60 for Madden? Then it's time to give QuickHit NFL Football a try.

The game is finally out of the beta stage (definition of beta: when the game's makers release an early version of the game to a group of people so they can test it out and work out the bugs) and is ready to change the way you look at football video games.

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Scott Jones

Latest Top Spin Due In 2011! 0

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • September 7, 2010 3:11pm

With the U.S. Open in full swing in Flushing, New York—we can practically hear the grunts all the way in Midtown Manhattan—2K Sports has announced that Top Spin 4 will be in stores early next year for the 360, PS3, and Wii. Bonus alert: If you pre-order the game from your local GameStop, 2K will also throw in a virtual version of Andre Agassi as a playable character. Which is really sweet.

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Scott Jones

Wii Wand Plus: The Sports Gamer's New Favorite Gadget 0

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • September 2, 2010 11:26am

I like to Wii. I Wii in the morning. I Wii at night.

Despite how much better most sports games look on the 360 and PS3, those same sports games are arguably more fun to play--much more fun--on the Wii.

And when I do Wii these days--and yes, I'm using "Wii" as a verb in this post--I like to Wii (there I go again) with the Wii Wand Plus (Nyko; $39.99).

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