FIFA 10 Preview(XBOX360)

Written by igcompany on Thursday, 01 July 2010 17:08.

FIFA 10 Box

Game Info

On the heels of winning 25 international gaming awards with FIFA 09, the top-selling football franchise from EA SPORTS™ is surpassed with FIFA 10. Responding to consumer feedback from more than 275 million online games played, FIFA 10 refines an already potent game engine, focusing on what matter most to fans.

An advanced FIFA 10 features core gameplay refinements based on responsiveness and intelligence, plus a completely overhauled Manager Mode that includes more than 50 major improvements. These enhancements and more deliver a new standard for authenticity, as FIFA 10 continues to set the benchmark in both innovations and gameplay as the most complete simulation of football.

On the pitch, critical gameplay fundamentals have been enhanced to ensure that FIFA 10 mirrors real-world football, providing more sophisticated ball control, and physical interaction. In attack, players now analyse space more effectively, curve their runs in an attempt to stay onside, create passing lanes naturally, and drive for more variety in attacking options. In defense, new concepts like position priority enable defenders to multitask so dangerous spaces left open by teammates out of position are covered. Plus, slide tackle targeting, press marking, and better urgency clearance logic provide new options that make defending a tactical skill in FIFA 10.

Three new innovations change the player control experience in FIFA 10. The first-ever true 360° dribbling system gives players finer control of the ball, enabling them to find spaces between defenders that previously were not possible. Using an all-new animation technology, skilled dribblers now have the ability to face the defender and use highly responsive lateral dribbling to skip past him. An innovative concept called Freedom in Physical Play enables players to perform wider dribble touches and new collision sharing creates a varied, less predictable, and extended fight for possession between the dribbler and a defender.

A deeper iteration of the ever-popular Manager Mode features more than 50 major improvements, including new match realism, ultra-realistic player transfers based on multiple decision points, and true-to-life player growth curves.

Innovative Player Control - 360ş Dribbling

The first-ever true 360° dribbling system in a football game gives you precise control to skillfully play spaces between defenders that previously were not possible.

Innovative Player Control - Skilled Dribbling

Advanced animation warping technology lets skilled players face defenders and manoeuvre around them with highly-responsive lateral dribbling, just like the game's legends.

Gameplay Features - Physical Play Freedom

Wider dribble touches and new collision sharing allow for a less predictable yet extended fight for possession, resulting in more realistic battles between the dribbler and his defender.

Gameplay Features - Player Urgency

Improved Urgency AI logic, with over 50 new movement cycles, delivers more responsive positioning so your players stay focused on the ball and move at a speed appropriate to the action.

Gameplay Features - Improved Trapping Intelligence

Players now have a better awareness of where the easiest, most natural trapping position is so they can get the ball on the ground and under control easier and earlier.

Gameplay Features - Advanced Positioning

Defenders multi-task and play the pitch more intelligently by covering dangerous spaces left by out-of-position teammates. In attack, players analyse space more effectively, curve their runs to stay onside, create.

Gameplay Features - More Accurate Passing

Players better analyse space, resulting in pinpoint passes that give their receivers more options and time to outrun defensive pressure.

Gameplay Features - Authentic Shooting

Refinements to the shooting system and tweaks to the ball physics create a wider, more realistic variety of shots that enhance the exhilaration of scoring.

Gameplay Features - Varied Defending Options

Slide tackle targeting has been improved so good players have more reach and avoid tackling through the dribbler. Better effort clearance logic gives defenders more options when attempting to get a foot on the ball before an attacker. Effort, such as sliding to block crosses and overhead kick clearances, will give the defenders more tools in order to prevent goal scoring opportunities. Balanced by less forgiving standing tackles, defending is now a more tactical skill in FIFA 10.

Gameplay Features - Refined Goalkeeping Intelligence

Various improvements mean that goalkeepers now have a better perception of where to intercept loose balls and how urgently to do so, resulting in a more responsive and powerful rushing system. New animation warping technology provides game-realistic goalkeeper positioning and momentum, allowing for more variety in scoring. Refinements to the current goalkeeper behaviours, adding some new behaviours (like swatting the ball from the goal line) and general AI enhancements will improve his effectiveness across the board.

Gameplay Features - Responding to Gamer Feedback

With over 250 million games played by the FIFA community, listening to the feedback and addressing gamer frustration has become a key part of the FIFA strategy. Better balance on lofted through balls; improved goalkeeper intelligence; more realistic shooting physics with less shots hitting woodwork; realistic sprinting and movement animation; refined off-side and advantage rules; and a more immersive football experience through continuous play and quick free kicks are just a few of the issues raised and addressed in FIFA10.

Authentic Manager Mode

With over 50 improvements, FIFA 10's new Manager Mode is as close as you can get to running a team without actually being named to the job.

Authentic Manager Mode - Match Realism

Calculated minute-by-minute, Manager Mode lets you make decisions based on your team's strengths and weaknesses including player performance, strengths of lines and strategic formations.

Authentic Manager Mode - Authentic Transfers

Truly realistic transfers are made using logic based on multiple decision factors including finance, prestige, career prospects, other players' involvement and competition from AI clubs.

Authentic Manager Mode - Believable Player Development

Just like on an actual team, the growth curve of your star players is based on multiple factors such as their playing environment and the demands placed on them.

Authentic Manager Mode - Immersive Football World

Manager Mode takes you deep inside the world of football with formations and squads determined by match importance, real-time week-by-week transfers and transfer event summaries that promote bidding wars.


NHL 10 Preview(XBOX360)

Written by igcompany on Thursday, 01 July 2010 16:58.

NHL 10 Box

Game Info

Think Your Tough Enough!


Spectacular Goals
All new ways to score

Interactive Atmosphere
Fanatical fans react and respond

Board Play
New board physics engine adds realism to cycling the puck and the dump and chase

Improved Goalie Intelligence
Position, reaction and recovery improved

NHL Tough Guy
First-person fighting engine enables players to trade punches

Post-Whistle Action
Now, the game never stops! Antagonize players, finish checks and retaliate

Battle for the Cup

Experience the intensity of NHL playoff hockey. Play through injuries, intimidate rivals, and match lines as storylines carry across the entire series.

Battle on the Boards

An all-new board physics engine enables players to use their body to shield the puck on the boards and kick-pass it to teammates. Watch bigger, stronger players pin opponents to the boards, adding a new level of realism to cycling the puck and the dump and chase.

Fight an NHL Tough Guy

A new first-person fighting engine enables players to experience what it’s like trade punches with an NHL tough guy. Feel what it’s like to be on the ice in the skates of an NHL player to throw and dodge punches and take one on the chin. Grab and tug an opponent’s jersey to land the punch that ignites the fans and sparks your team to victory.

Intimidation Tactics

Fore-check defenders, pressure the puck and finish checks to force your opponent into mistakes. Players fatigue, bobble passes, and avoid collisions under threat of physical pressure. Face wash a superstar to provoke the opposition, instigate a scrum and ignite the crowd.

New Precision Passing

A new 360° precision passing mechanic delivers control over the speed and direction of passes so players can bank passes off the boards or play the puck into space for teammates to skate on to it. Players take poor passes off their skates and kick the puck to their sticks.

Spectacular Goals

Introducing spectacular new ways to score, like players one-timing loose pucks, stick-handling and shooting from their knees, batting pucks out of the air and lifting a leg to fake a shot on goal.

Improved Goalie Intelligence

Goaltenders position themselves more intelligently, react to shots more quickly and recover from saves faster. Plus, 250 new goalie animations, including swatting pucks out of the air, second and third saves and desperation lunges.

Interactive Atmosphere

Playoff atmosphere pops to life with towel-waving fans, deafening noise and crowds that react and respond to the action on the ice. Fanatical fans bang glass during board play, spring to their feet after big hits, and boo opposing stars when they handle the puck.

Next-Level Authenticity

Over 200 gameplay refinements, including new offensive and defensive AI for more intelligent positioning, and new in-game facial animations that show player emotion when delivering bone-crunching checks or celebrating game-winning goals.

Post-Whistle Action

Now, the game never stops! Antagonize opposing players, finish checks, retaliate for late shots on goal, draw penalties and pick fights—all after the referee blows the whistle!

NFS Shift Preview(XBOX360)

Written by igcompany on Thursday, 01 July 2010 16:56.

NFS Shift Box

Game Info

Shift into high gear! Designed to deliver a true driver’s experience that reflects contemporary motorsports. Need for Speed™ Shift is built by racers for racers.

Need for Speed Shift delivers an authentic and immersive driving experience developed by Slightly Mad Studios in collaboration with executive producer Michael Mann at Black Box and senior vice president Patrick Soderlund at EA Games Europe.

Slightly Mad Studios includes developers and designers that worked on the critically acclaimed games GT Legends and GTR 2. Need for Speed Shift replicates the true feeling of racing high-end performance cars like never before. Players are thrust into the heart of the action with immersive and exciting features including a stunningly realistic first-person cockpit view camera and an all-new crash mechanic, providing an unrivalled sensation of the speed and feeling of racing a car on the extreme edge of control.

True Driver's Experience - A variety of visual cues delivers the true driver's experience including a three-dimensional HUD that mimics driver head movement, inertia and G-forces. The depth of field also adjusts based on the speed of the car; so when the car is traveling at high speeds the perspective will shift to the distance putting the car/cockpit out of focus.

Driver Profile - What kind of driver are you? Driver profile tracks the player's evolution as a race driver from event to event. This system is made up of a driver's personality on the track, their success rate and any profile points and badges accrued all of which work together to create a tailor-made career and game play experience. Driver profile is pervasive throughout all modes: career and online.

Dynamic Crash Effect - When the player hits a static object or opponent car, the player will feel like they are 'taking damage'. A combination of visual and audio effects will leave the player disorientated and briefly disrupt the race.

Total Customisation - Need for Speed SHIFT features a comprehensive customisation option that lets the player tailor every aspect of the cars performance and styling. Go under the hood to upgrade and tune your vehicle to increase its performance. The visual customisation system allows players to personalise both the exterior and trick out the interior to reflect their individual style and preferences.

Photo Real Cars and Tracks - Nearly 70 licensed cars are available including the Pagani Zonda F, Audi RS4, and Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. There is also over 15 real-world locations like Willow Springs and Laguna Seca as well as fictional circuits like downtown London and Tokyo.

3 on 3 NHL® Arcade Preview(XBOX360)

Written by igcompany on Thursday, 01 July 2010 16:52.

3 on 3 NHL® Arcade Box

Game Info

3 on 3 NHL® Arcade is an all-new downloadable experience from EA SPORTS Freestyle™ with fast paced action, exaggerated player-looks and two control schemes to choose from

With fast paced action, crushing hits and loads of room to experiment, 3 on 3 NHL Arcade will have gamers from all walks of life excited about hockey.

There are no rules to hinder the action so you can deliver devastating checks that send your opponent over the boards and watch as he has to skate back onto the ice.  You can even check the goalie when he comes out of his crease to play the puck. 

Exaggerated player-looks take center stage with 40 of the top NHL stars, representing every team, skating around the miniature rink.  Game-changing power-ups fall onto the ice throughout each session, serious is not the name of this game. Fly down the ice with a super-speed skater and beat a giant sprawling goalie with a trick move for that highlight reel finish.

With two control schemes to choose from, players can pick between button controls that allow gamers of all skill levels to pass, shoot, hit and break out the all-new trick moves with ease, or the more advanced Skill Stick controls from NHL 09.

3 on 3 NHL Arcade also brings the online experience players have come to expect from EA SPORTS. In addition to standard ranked matches, 3 on 3 NHL Arcade allows the ability for three players on one console to play three other players on another console anywhere in the world.

Trivial Pursuit Preview(XBOX360)

Written by igcompany on Thursday, 01 July 2010 16:48.


Game Info

Gather up your pies and wedges, round up friends and family and join in the fun new ways and places to play one of everybodies favorite board games.

The TRIVIAL PURSUIT video game from EA builds on the original gameplay with stunning visual presentation, new question types and all-new questions, and the innovative Facts & Friends game mode.

The quick-playing Facts & Friends mode adds a whole new social dynamic to the game that keeps everyone involved by encouraging players to guess whether their opponents will answer their questions correctly.

  • What do you know?
    Challenge your friends with the original Trivial Pursuit game.
  • Who do you know?
    Earn extra points by guessing whether your friends know the answer in Facts & Friends mode.
  • Do you know yourself?
    Track your best categories over time with your custom Trivial Pursuit profile.
Trivial Pursuit

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