NCAA Football 11

XB360, PS3, PS2 / Sports / Release: Jul 13, 2010 / ESRB: E

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Daily Filter: January 19, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter is packed with images and footage of almost every Nintendo 3DS game we know about. We've also got media for a handful of other titles. Read more »

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Best of 2010 Awards: Sports

Sports: NBA 2K11

Yearly sports game franchises often get accused of being little more than roster updates coupled with some subtle are often so inconsequential, all but the most rabid fans would be hard-pressed to notice. In 2010, NBA 2K11 managed to handily buck this trend, giving gamers a great reason to keep this year's entry in their gaming libraries long after the 2011 season is over. That reason is Michael Jordon. His host of "Jordan Challenges" allow players to replay some of MJ's most legendary performances, or even rebuild his career from scratch. Read more »

"Modern sports games are getting too complicated for this old man, I'm sad to say. I had a blast ..."
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Red Faction: Armageddon Pushed to May 2011; Saint's Row 3 Arriving Next Fall

Sorry revolutionists, you're going to have to wait a little longer until you can escape underground and decimate its thriving civilization.

In an investor release, THQ revealed Red Faction: Armageddon has been pushed to May 2011. Originally the shooter was scheduled to arrive in March 2011. No specifics for the delay were mentioned; however, we suspect it has something to do with THQ core game VP Danny Bilson's "ship when things are ready" policy. Read more »

"Can't wait for Saints Row 3, loved the last one. Really looking forward to seeing what they're ..."
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August NPD: Xbox 360 and Football from EA Top Charts for Second Straight Month

Last month, the Xbox 360 sold more hardware than any other system for the first time since 2007. Microsoft managed to pull it off again posting a second straight month of topping the hardware sales, though overall sales were down month to month. The PlayStation 3 was the only console to show gains versus the prior month, but has still not returned to its June sales of 304.8K units. The Wii posted its lowest hardware sales since launch.

    U.S. Hardware Sales - reporting August 1 to August 28, 2010 Read more »

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Daily Filter: August 18, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Daily Filter includes a whole bucket full of screenshots and trailers from Gamescom 2010. So many, that we couldn't even fit all of them here. We've filtered the filter! Below you'll see new footage of Dead Space 2, two videos from Red Faction: Armageddon, a trailer for Metroid: Other M, new images of BioShock Infinite, Dungeon Siege III, screens and a video for F.E.A.R. 3, a retro-inspired Splatterhouse trailer, screends and video of TERA, a fast new trailer for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, two gameplay videos for Enslaved, screenshots from Dead Rising 2, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, Civilization V, DiRT 3, Mortal Kombat, and some screends and video for End of Nations. Whew! Read more »

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July NPD: Xbox 360 Leads all Platforms for First Time Since Sept. '07, NCAA Football Tops Consoles

The NPD Group have released sales date for the month of July, revealing the Xbox 360 has taken over the top spot versus all video game platforms. The last time the Xbox 360 led all platforms was in September 2007, following the release of Halo 3.

Although video game retail sales were slightly lower over July 2009, one major standout was StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, which sold 721K units during the month. The release was a major contributing factor to the 103% growth the PC category saw versus last year. (The game does not appear on the NPD list, as NPD only tracks console sales.) Read more »

"What are the GLOBAL sales totals for the 360 and PS3? And I mean sales, not units shipped to stores."
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Daily Filter: July 21, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Daily Filter includes Comic-Con assets for Red Faction: Armageddon and new screenshots for Dive: The Medes Islands Secret.We've also added new screens for nearly every game featured by Konami at the 2010 Comic-Con including Saw 2: Flesh & Blood, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, Adrenalin Misfits, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, Gormiti: The Lords of Nature, Hard Corps: Uprising, Karaoke Revolution Glee, Rush'N Attack Ex-Patriot and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels. Read more »

"I didn't take much interest in the new Red Faction game after seeing the first trailer, but ..."
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Red Factions: Origins Movie Debuts on SyFy Channel in March 2011

SyFy and THQ's upcoming film based on the Red Faction series will finally see life this March. The SyFy-exclusive live-action film, now titled Red Faction: Origins, is set to launch within the same window as Red Faction: Armageddon.

Described as a "pilot" movie, the two-hour film follows Jake, the last surviving son of Alec Mason, as he battles against a new human army who have lured his sister into their Red Faction-hating web. Origins is set to take place between the events of Red Faction: Guerrilla and Red Faction: Armageddon. The film is also said to tie-in with the upcoming downloadable product, coming "three to four months" before the retail release of Armageddon. Read more »

"i bet i know who the director is gonna be, non other than Uwe Bolle LMAO :P"
- Burnt_Popcorn    See all 16 comments


Weekend Confirmed Episode 17

The power trio of Garnett, Brian, and Jeff celebrate the sun finally making its presence felt in the SoCal summer with a sizzling show. Whatcha Been Playin kicks it all off with NCAA Football 11, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, DeathSpank, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, and more. For the budget-conscious this week's Cannata-ford a New Game includes a classic free Half-life mod. In the Warning it's role-playing versus roll playing and concerns over there being too many games; but that's after Jeff hears a little listener feedback on his Deadly Premonition rant. It all winds up in the Front Page with the 1vs.100 cancellation, word on new plans afoot at developer Double Fine, and all the rest of the news.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 17 - 07/16/2010 Read more »

"I don't know if it's possible to contact you on weekend confirm in any other way so I try it ..."
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NCAA Football 11 Review

To many, self included, NCAA Football served as a summer tune-up and tide-me-over for Madden; that is, until this year. NCAA Football 11 pays off on the cumulative effort EA Sports put into refining the game on and off the field. It won't be mistaken for Madden junior any more than Texas/OU, Auburn/Georgia, or any other college game broadcast would be for an NFL game.

At the top level, it captures the nervous, up-tempo pace of play. That's not just the no-huddle offence, though the much-improved flexibility to make adjustments at the line allows drives that flow up and down the field with hardly a break. It also comes from how the players move. Quarterbacks tuck and lean as they try to get around the end on an option; halfbacks stumble and slither through tacklers, and sometimes guys just plain get beat; they're not pros. Read more »

"Thanks for the review! Does the engine still suffer from suction blocking and having many ..."
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Red Faction Downloadable Game to Release Before Armageddon; Ties in with Syfy Show

Red Faction: Armageddon may not be released until March 2011, but fans will be getting a PSN and XBLA Red Faction title "three or four months before Armageddon," said THQ VP Danny Bilson to CVG at E3.

Syfy is producing a 2-hour TV movie based upon the franchise, which will also serve as a pilot for a potential series. "We will sell it to the fans, it will have content you can download that is TV show-related," explains Bilson. "It will build up to the new game and also we can use it to drive pre-orders, too." Read more »

""We will sell it to the fans, it will have content you can download that is TV show-related," Yay?"
- AxeMan808    See all 8 comments


Trine 2 Confirmed Alongside New Game from Zeno Clash Maker ACE Team via Atlus E3 Lineup

That new mystery game coming from Trine developer Frozenbyte in 2011 is a proper sequel to the physics-powered puzzle-platformer, publisher Atlus revealed today.

The announcement was contained within "Atlus' E3 2010 Lineup", which also offered word of a new title from Zeno Clash maker ACE Team dubbed "Rock of Ages." No word yet on the specific platforms for either game, though Zeno Clash hit PC and Xbox 360 while Trine is available on PC and PlayStation 3. Read more »

"These are both pretty much insta-buys for me, Trine and Zeno Clash are both excellent."
- MeestaNob    See all 14 comments


EA Unveils E3 Lineup, Dates RISK: Factions

Mega-publisher Electronic Arts has issued a breakdown of the games it will display next week at E3 2010, offering new release dates and windows for a few titles in the process.

RISK: Factions, the downloadable Xbox 360-exclusive revamp of the classic board game, will arrive on June 23, 2010.

Meanwhile, EA SPORTS NBA JAM--a Wii exclusive--will hit in October alongside the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of the recently renamed NBA ELITE 11. Read more »

"I did the tech support for the first Risk. That game just plain old did bot work.. lol All of ..."
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Red Faction: Armageddon Revealed, Due in 2011

The fourth instalment of Volition's Red Faction franchise will be named Red Faction: Armageddon and see the smash-happy shooter series returning underground, publisher THQ has announced.

Set fifty years after the events of Red Faction: Guerrilla, Armageddon will see the plucky Martian colonists returning to the tunnels that played host to the first two Red Faction games, only to discover that there is indeed life on Mars--and it's none too friendly. Read more »

"I bought RF: Guerilla yesterday, can I expect fun times ahead? :D"
- niceguynick    See all 30 comments


NCAA Football 11 Trailer Bonanza Scoooores!

EA has released a veritable bevy of trailers for NCAA Football 11, covering aspects of the college American football game from grand entrances and motion capture to AI and styles and foolish superstition. As Hank Williams sang, are you ready for some football?

Developed by EA Tiburon, NCAA Football 11 is scheduled to arrive for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PS2 on July 13.

Where better to begin this bonanza than with a trailer celebrating entrances? Read more »

"Another year, another version where nothing has been fixed but instead they add extra eye candy ..."
- ganjatron    See all 2 comments





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