323w ago - Created by Yuke's Media Creations, the development house behind the wildly popular and successful SmackDown vs. RAW franchise, Go! Sports Ski is an abomination of a game. Its controls are terrible, the feature set is extremely bare-bones (even for a downloadable title) and some of the options and perks are head-scratchingly stupid.
Let's begin with the control issues. Aside from menu navigation, the game uses the Sixaxis motion controls exclusively. Movement, jumping, tricks and everything else are performed by tilting the controller, and there's no way to change this. While turning works decently, to an extent at least (it can be hard to make extreme cuts in the snow), things like tricks and even just using your poles to push yourself can be frustrating, unresponsive and aggravating.
To push with your poles, you need to twist the controller left and right. This sounds simple enough, but the game will oftentimes think that you're trying to jump. And even when it does work, your dude will usually continue to push after you wish to stop, and you can't turn while pushing, so you're left out of control.
Speaking of control, there are issues with the gear that you're allowed to pick. You have three options for skis - one that turns well but is slow, one that's fast but turns like a boat, and one...
326w ago - Another year, another Madden, and another Madden Challenge. EA Sports announced details for the Madden NFL 08 Challenge today, with the Madden Challenge Regional Tournament set to start on September 15 in Dallas, Texas.
The regional tournament will encompass 17 U.S. cities in total, with 256 competitors at each venue; winners will advance to the Finals Tournament in Los Angeles, CA for a chance to win $100,000 dollars. This is also the second year in a row that the Madden Challenge - in its sixth year - will be an international affair, with NFL International sponsoring the event in London, Toronto and Mexico City.
Noteworthy is the fact that the main competition will take place on the Xbox 360 version of Madden 08, which runs at 60 frames-per-second, compared to the PlayStation 3's 30fps, making the visuals a little a smoother. There will also be a competition on the PlayStation 2 version, with another 256 competitors at each venue and winners receiving $1,000 dollars.