Xbox 360 Archive - August 2010

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Scott Jones

New 360 Racing Wheel...um, Wheels Into Stores 3

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • August 19, 2010 1:36pm

If you're a fan of racing games--and, man, have we had a lot of great racing games so far this year, including Split/Second and Blur--then no doubt at some point you've been curious about those super expensive racing wheel peripherals that you see on the shelves at your local game store.

If you've tried those wheels in the past, and have been disappointed in the quality--truth: some of them have been pretty iffy, to put it mildly--you might want to give the new Wireless Racing Wheel (Mad Catz; $129.99) a spin.

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Scott Jones

Madden NFL 11: The Sports Gamer Test 4

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • August 19, 2010 1:30pm

A couple years ago I concocted a little test designed to evaluate how much reality EA Sports managed to cram into their annual version of Madden. I call it--drumroll, please--the Sports Gamer Madden Test.

Okay, so maybe it needs a better name, but SGMT will suffice for now.

Anyway, here's what I do.

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Erik Willis

Madden NFL 11 13

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  • Posted by: Erik Willis
  • August 13, 2010 10:48am
Platforms:
Microsoft, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, PS2, Sony, Nintendo
Release Date:
August 10, 2010
Price:
59.99
Rating:
8.5

Madden NFL 11 is the latest installment in the “Madden” franchise. Many people feared that with so many new additions and tweaks to the game play, “Madden” was straying from its roots and becoming too complicated. Well, this year things have changed. First, the franchise mode is back and better than ever. You can do all the same things as in years past, such as draft and sign prospects and hire coaches, but now the process is much simpler, and, in my opinion, more fun. There also is an option which would allow the CPU to do all of these tasks… the only thing you need to worry about is playing the game!

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Jamal Martinez

Little League World Series 2010 1

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  • Posted by: Jamal Martinez
  • August 12, 2010 10:48am
Platforms:
Microsoft, Xbox 360, PS3, Sony
Release Date:
July 20, 2010
Price:
39.99
Rating:
7

Little League World Series Baseball 2010 is perfect for players who are not looking for a serious baseball game. The game is cartoonish, with features such as your players catching fire and performing better after you build your meter. The game often drifts between reality and fantasy. It is realistic because you have to do things such as switching-up pitches you throw and shifting your fielders. It is unrealistic because the players look like cartoons and you can enhance a their ability to perform in the middle of the game.

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Scott Jones

Madden Day 2010: Seven Great Ways to Celebrate 5

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • August 10, 2010 10:27am

In case you've been living underneath a rock (or maybe Flozell Adams) the new Madden, a.k.a. Madden NFL '11, is in stores today. That officially makes today, August 10th 2010, a holiday.

All together now: WOO!!!

No matter what you call it--Maddensgiving, Maddenoween, or maybe Maddentines Day--this is a cause for celebration. So how to celebrate? Just because the banks are open, and you still have to go to school or camp or your summer job, doesn't mean you can't recognize the holiday. Here are some suggestions to get you in the spirit of things.

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Jamal Martinez

Transformers: War for Cybertron 4

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  • Posted by: Jamal Martinez
  • August 6, 2010 12:34pm
Platforms:
Microsoft, Xbox 360, PS3, Sony
Release Date:
June 22, 2010
Price:
59.99
Rating:
9

Transformers: War For Cybertron is set in a time long before the one in the cartoon series. It tells an origin story that Transformers fans may not know. I liked that the game is in the third person, which is a nice break from all the first-person games that are so popular now...

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Scott Jones

Backbreaker Gets "Greathouse" Update! 1

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • August 6, 2010 12:04pm

With fictional teams and a limited playbook, Backbreaker certainly wasn't perfect.

But with the upcoming update--codename: Greathouse--Backbreaker takes some big time strides towards being, well, if not perfection, then a few steps closer to greatness.

Keep reading to see more screen shots of the new and improved game.

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