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To 3D or Not 3D, That is the Question... 9

Now that the Nintendo 3DS has been on the street for nearly a month, and with more 3D coming our way in the form of blockbuster movies, televised sports broadcasts (imagine watching the Super Bowl in 3D next year), and new consoles (rumors are floating around that Sony's new portable, called the NGP, will have 3D capabilities), the Sports Gamer's burning question, which no one can answer yet, is this:
 
Does 3D make our entertainment better? Or is it something that's merely cool and neat?

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Scott Jones

iPhone Boxing Done Right 2

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • April 19, 2011 11:46am

Like a sneaky left hook—a punch that famed trainer Teddy Atlas say you never see coming—EA quietly released the iPhone version of Fight Night Champion recently ($4.99). If you've got an iPhone or an iPod Touch, and you're even remotely interested in boxing, you're going to want to check out this game. Here's why... More »

Scott Jones

Vroom Time: Shift 2 Unleashed in Stores Now! 6

  • Sports Gamer
  • 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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The Sports Gamer's real name is Scott Jones. He played football for 12 years before hanging up his cleats and jumping into video game writing. In his time covering the gaming world, Scott has interviewed star athletes such as Venus Williams, Tony Hawk and David Wright.

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