Saturday, June 19, 2010

Back From E3

Much to discuss.

From a slew of games to rioting Laker fans to fire alarms in the hotel at 2am.

Ah, Los Angeles.

I will be working all day writing, editing and getting ready for Monday's enormous GameShark E3 A-Z page.

Just know this: Strongest EA Sports show -- maybe ever. EA Sports had a great, great show. I am under embargo until June 23 re: the new NBA game but ....yeah.

A seriously good show for EA Sports.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tiger 360 Review

Embargo lifted. Review posted.

This is actually a really entertaining game after you sink enough hrs to be competitive.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tiger 11

Been playing a (retail) review build of Tiger 11 on the 360 the past 5-6 days and I am under a strict embargo until launch -- I appreciate all of the Xbox Live questions sent by many of you, but really...just wait til the 8th and we can talk all you want.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Backbreaker Embargo Lifts

I'm finishing up some work on the review, testing some things out before putting my final verdict on it.

But I will spare you the long version and cut right to it:

This is a great tech demo. The collision detection and free flowing unpredictability and animations are wonderful.

But as a game, this is not nearly ready for primetime. Not even close. So much needs to be done before the game actually matches the tech from playcalling AI to blocking patterns to offensive AI (this part is REALLY bad).

Is this sort of tech the future of football? I think so, yes.

Is Backbreaker worth buying in its current state at full price?

No. It's not.

There is going to be a vocal support group for this game, but I am not one of them until things get fixed.