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Scott Jones

Vroom Time: Shift 2 Unleashed in Stores Now! 6

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  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • March 31, 2011 11:56am
Platforms:
Microsoft, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Sony
Release Date:
April 29, 2011
Price:
59.95
Make room in your already busy gaming schedule for the latest installment in the Need For Speed franchise. Wait, you say, didn't EA just publish a Need For Speed game a few short months ago? Yes, in fact they did. It was called Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, it came out in November of last year, and it was 62 kinds of awesome. (The Sports Gamer is still playing it--and loving it.)
 
So what the heck is Shift 2: Unleashed?

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Scott Jones

Nintendo 3DS: Day Two, More First Impressions 3

The countdown has begun to the release of one of the coolest gaming devices the world has ever seen. Unless you've been obsessed with the NCAA tournament to the point of forgetting to eat/wash--yes, I am referring to you, buddy--then you know that the Nintendo 3DS will be in stores starting this Sunday.
 
The Sports Gamer--that's me--has had his for a few days now. Does the 3D effect really work, as Nintendo promised it would? Answer: It does. But I could spend several thousand words trying to describe what the effect looks like. Instead of doing that, I'm going to tell you all you really need to know about the device in three simple words: It's unbelievably cool.

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Scott Jones

Nintendo 3DS: Out of the Box and Comin' Atcha' 7

Platforms:
Nintendo
Release Date:
March 27, 2011
Price:
249.99
Rating:
10

The Nintendo 3DS is due in stores this coming Sunday, March 27th. (Or, Saturday, March 26th, if you happen to attend one of the many midnight-launch events that are happening.) But one of the perks of being the Sports Gamer is that you sometimes get your hands on stuff a week or two before the rest of the world does. 

Which is exactly what happened with the Nintendo 3DS.
 
The office 3DS unit arrived last week. And, after a few days of fooling around with it, and carrying it on our person at all times (more on this in a moment), our first impression is this: It's really, really (really) awesome.

 

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Scott Jones

Time-waster of the Week: Dunk Like Blake Griffin! 5

The Clippers' rising star Blake Griffin easily won the 26th dunk contest this year during the NBA's All-Star Star Saturday last month in Los Angeles. In case you missed it, Griffin actually leapt over the hood of a parked car while a nearby choir sang a rendition of "I Believe I Can Fly."

Seems Griffin really can fly.

Unfortunately, the rest of us can't fly--not yet, anyway, until science perfects jet boots. But if you can dream, and if you have access to the 'Net, then you can fly, too--sort of. Keep reading to find out how. 

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Scott Jones

Shhh…Three Secrets About MLB 11: The Show (Don't Tell Anyone) 8

Platforms:
PS3, PS2, Sony, PSP
Release Date:
March 8, 2011
Price:
59.99

Picked up a copy of MLB '11: The Show for the PlayStation 3? It's a fantastic game, as I explained in detail in this month's issue of SI Kids. The gameplay is incredible, the graphics look photo-realistic and every stadium is rendered down to the last crushed peanut shell. But what you might not know is that the game also has three not-so-obvious, incredibly cool add-ons that make this one of the most unique baseball games yet. Keep reading to find out what they are!

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Scott Jones

Sean Rash On How to Bowl Like a Pro in Brunswick Pro Bowling for the Kinect 0

Platforms:
Microsoft, Xbox 360
Release Date:
February 22, 2011
Price:
49.99
Bowling may not be the first activity that pops into your head when you think about sports, but every time you head to the alley, it's always a ball--get it? Now imagine being able to throw strike after strike without ever leaving your living room. Well now, thanks to Brunswick Pro Bowling for the Kinect, you can bowl to your heart's content without even having to rent any ugly shoes!
 
But before you get started, you want to make sure you're in the best position to take down any challengers. Lucky for you, I found the best of the best to help you achieve success in the new Kinect title. Keep reading to hear pro bowler Sean Rash talk about his five keys to becoming a bowling master in Brunswick's new game (in stores now, Crave Entertainment). Bonus: after the break, you'll also see Sean in action with the game in our exclusive trailer! 

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