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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

Six Days 'Til Madden NFL 11 Demo Drops! 0

When the Sports Gamer eats in all of his fancy restaurants with his fancy, sports-game-loving friends, like Professor Ulane, we usually order ourselves appetizers to gorge ourselves on until our 42-ounce sirloins arrive.

A mere six days from now, Madden fans everywhere are getting an appetizer before their main course. Of course, I'm referring to the Madden NFL 11 demo, which you can download for $0, via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network starting on July 27th.

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Erik Willis

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 3

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  • Posted by: Erik Willis
  • July 7, 2010 5:36pm
Platforms:
Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC, DS, PSP
Release Date:
June 28, 2010
Price:
49.99
Rating:
8

Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 is hands down the best Lego game created to date. Those familiar with Lego games would expect to find a pretty good game that mostly caters to younger audiences. But not this one!  Although it is not super hard,  the game does provide a challenge. I had a tough time with certain parts.

The length of the game is very good, and it is quite amazing to experience the depth that Lego Harry Potter gets into. The world of Harry Potter is evident in every aspect of this game. For example, in Diagon Alley, you can replay levels and buy new characters. Plus, during the main levels, you can take a class to learn a new spell or create a new potion to make a character stronger.

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Scott Jones

NBA 2K11 MJ Box Cover: Revealed! 6

Get excited, people. Get very excited.

When 2K Sports announced that they were putting His Royal Airness on the box cover of their upcoming iteration of NBA 2K, the staff in the SI Kids office was so excited that we stood up out of our desk chairs, let our tongues hang out Jordan-style, and involuntarily did "the wave."

Hall of famer and all-time great Michael Jordan, a.k.a. Number 23, graces this year's cover, representing a departure for a series that historically has only put current phenoms--Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Chris Paul, etc.--on the front of the box. And we have to say: This box cover looks awesome.

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Jamal Martinez

Split/Second 4

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  • Posted by: Jamal Martinez
  • July 7, 2010 12:25pm
Platforms:
Microsoft, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Sony
Release Date:
May 17, 2010
Price:
59.99
Rating:
9

I would give Spilt/Second 9 out of 10 stars. There are a variety of unique race types such as Elimination Mode and Air Strike Mode that keep you interested in the game. The use of “power plays” to create explosions and crashes creates the on edge and very exciting experience that many gamers are looking for. The power plays create an environment that is very confusing but is also very cool and makes the game very fun.

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Erik Willis

Blur 3

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  • Posted by: Erik Willis
  • June 28, 2010 10:22am
Platforms:
Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Others
Release Date:
May 24, 2010
Price:
59.99
Rating:
9.5

Blur is one of the most unique and exhilarating racing games I have ever played.  First , the Heads Up display is a very smart feature, as it lists the Power-ups a driver has on the bumper of  his car. That allows the driver  to keep his attention on the car, which makes driving an easier experience.   Also, instead of  information being spread all over, everything is simply listed in the top corners of  the  screen, which provides the driver with a better field of vision, and, ultimately,  keeps the race flowing faster.  The Power-ups are the guts of  the game, making it fast paced,  interesting, and fun. There are eight total Power-ups:  shock, shunt, barge, mine, bolt, nitro, shield, and repair. Each one provides the player with a certain advantage over the competition,  whether it be firing  a bolt at a competitor’s car or using a repair kit after hitting a mine.  The Power-ups definitely make the game much more interesting. They will keep you on your toes,  even if you are leading the pack...

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Scott Jones

The Net's Best Free Football Sim Gets the NFL License! 3

If you're not playing QUICKHIT Football yet, trust me, you will be soon.

QUICKHIT currently offers the best free game of football you've ever played. And, starting this Fall, just in time for the 2010 NFL season, QUICKHIT will also offer the only other NFL-licensed football sim besides Madden.

Somebody cue up that "Who Let The Dogs Out" song.

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