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Madden NFL 12 Arrives in the SI Kids Offices, Productivity Drops 88-Percent 2

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • August 19, 2011 12:06pm
Platforms:
Microsoft, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, DS, iPhone, PS2, PSP, Sony, Nintendo, Others
Release Date:
August 29, 2011
Price:
N/A

When you review video games for a living, as the Sports Gamer does, you typically have two kinds of days: You have good days, and you have great days. But every once in a great while, you have downright awesome days. 

This week, I experienced one of those downright awesome days.

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Scott Jones

Who’s Feeling Super Out There? Let’s See A Show of Hands! 2

This time of year superheroes aren't only found on baseball diamonds, in hockey rinks, and on basketball courts; we also get to see them in big budget, special effects-filled movies. But there’s another place to find superpowered do-gooders now: online! If you've ever wondered what sort of super hero you'd actually be, a nifty new browser-based video game called Herotopia has the answer. 

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Scott Jones

Cover of Madden NFL 12: It's A Done Deal 12

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • April 29, 2011 12:25pm

It's official: Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis will appear on the box cover of this year's Madden (due in stores on August 30th). He's only the fourth running back to appear on the cover in Madden history. And he got there because you put him there.

EA Sports, along with partners SportsNation and ESPN, asked Madden fans to go online and vote for one of 32 possible cover candidates. Along the way, after three rounds of voting that saw showdowns like Mark Sanchez vs. Drew Brees (Brees won) and Aaron Rodgers vs. Ndamukong Suh (the number one-seeded Rodgers won), the field of 32 had been whittled down to just four players: Rodgers versus Hillis, and Michael Vick versus Adrian Peterson.

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Scott Jones

Vroom Time: Shift 2 Unleashed in Stores Now! 6

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • March 31, 2011 10:56am
Platforms:
Microsoft, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Sony
Release Date:
April 28, 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

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

The Top Five Best of CES 2011 1

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • January 19, 2011 6:22pm
Sure, Santa just blew through town a few weeks back but I know for a fact that you're going to start wanting to get on his good side again for the next 11-and-a-half months. How can I know this already? Because I got the scoop from the games- and gadget-packed Consumer Electronics Show. Here's the best stuff the Sports Gamer found on the show floor in Las Vegas in early January.

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Scott Jones

Best Gaming Moments of 2010 3

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • December 21, 2010 4:17pm

Video games, when you really break them down, are just a series of moments. Most of the time, games are fun--duh, that's why we play them, right? But every now and then, something truly special takes place while you're playing a game. Something will happen--a moment--that you'll think about long after you power off your gaming console for the night. 

Here are my top 10 must-experience gaming moments of 2010:

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