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king zell 12-11-2006 07:02 PM

Jan. EGM - Scores and Rumors
 
from 1up board


[B]Wii[/B]
Zelda (Platinum) Jeremey - 10 Crispin - 10 Shane - 10 Game of the Month
Downhill Jam - 7.5 8.0 7.0
Madden 07 - 6.5 6.0 4.5
Red Steel 5.0 4.5 6.0
Wii Sports - 6.5 5.5 7.0
Excite Truck - 7.0 7.5 6.5
Elebits - 7.0 4.0 4.5
Trauma Center - 6.5 7.5 7.0
Rayman RR - 7.0 7.5 7.5


[B]PS3[/B]
Resistance (Silver) Garnett 8.5 G. Ford 8.0 Joe 9.0
Genjii - 6.0 5.0 4.5
Untold Legends - 4.0 5.0 5.0
NBA 07 - 6.5 5.0 5.0
Ridge Racer 7 - 8.0 6.5 6.0

PS3 vs Wii winner - Wii (I'm shocked. Haven't read this article yet, but they all pick Wii.)

[B]XBOX360[/B]
Gears of War (Gold) - Shoe 10 Bryan 9.5 Andrew P. 9.0
Sonic 5.5 3.0 3.5
DOA Extreme 2 (SotM) - 4.0 4.5 4.5
Viva Pinata (Silver) - 9.0 8.0 8.0
Tony Hawk P8 (Silver) - 9.0 8.5 8.0
Call of Duty 3 - 6.5 7.0 7.0
Rainbow Six Vegas (Silver) - 8.5 7.0 8.5
Phatasy Star Universe - 8.0 7.0 6.5
Superman Returns - 3.0 6.0 5.0
Marvel UA - 7.0 8.0 7.0

[B]Handheld[/B]
SOCOM - 6.0 6.5 8.0
Thrillville - 5.5 5.0 3.0
Sonic Rivals - 3.0 6.0 3.0
Vice City Stories (Silver) - 9.0 8.5 9.0
Portrait of Ruin (Silver) - 8.0 9.0 9.0
Kirby Squeak Squad - 7.0 7.0 6.0
FF V (Silver) - 9.0 9.0 8.5

[B]Rumors[/B]
-Sticky Balls - New Katamari for Wii, PS3 and Xbox Live arcade.
-Turning War Around - Microsoft is crafting a brilliant plan to flip flop Gears and Halo every year, so expect Gears of War 2 in 2008 and a new Halo game in 2009.
-Count the COMs - three new SOCOM games are in the works. One on PSP and two on PS3.
-Mii Crossing - Mii's will be your avatar in the next Animal Crossing. All the shirts and accessories you collect will cross over to other games.
-Hudsun is releasing a TG16 pack with 3D remakes of Bonk, Adventure Island, and Super Star Soldier for the PS2
-Rare is working on a Viva Pinata Kart racing game.
-NFL may drop EA once it's contract expires in a few years.

Odysseus 12-11-2006 07:04 PM

[QUOTE=king zell]Rare is working on a Viva Pinata Kart racing game.[/QUOTE]


Preordered.

Crap, EGM rumor section is never true. :(

SonicMegaDrive 12-11-2006 07:05 PM

[QUOTE=king zell]
Hudsun is releasing a TG16 pack with 3D remakes of Bonk, Adventure Island, and Super Star Soldier for the PS2
[/QUOTE]

Cool! Probably the already existing remakes. I've always wanted to play them.

Coop 12-11-2006 07:05 PM

[quote]Rare is working on a Viva Pinata Kart racing game.[/quote]

omg i hope this is true.. i dont care what characters it is but give me a kart racing game over live.

Johnas 12-11-2006 07:06 PM

BLESS YOU SIR for posting the rumors and not just the scores.

[QUOTE=king zell]Turning War Around - Microsoft is crafting a brilliant plan to flip flop Gears and Halo every year, so expect Gears of War 2 in 2008 and a new Halo game in 2009.[/QUOTE]

Smart idea, but this is referring to Halo spinoffs and whatnot also, right?

Y2Kev 12-11-2006 07:06 PM

Viva Pinata cart racing? :lol

I think an 8 for Resistance is a little low, but it doesn't matter. Good scores.

[quote]NFL may drop EA once it's contract expires in a few years.[/quote]

hahahah no.

MrSardonic 12-11-2006 07:07 PM

[QUOTE=king zell]Hudsun is releasing a TG16 pack with 3D remakes of Bonk, Adventure Island, and Super Star Soldier for the [B]PS2[/B][/quote]

wtf, release it on other formats too.

[QUOTE=king zell]Rare is working on a Viva Pinata Kart racing game.[/quote]

dear god no. **** off and die

[QUOTE=king zell]NFL may drop EA once it's contract expires in a few years.[/QUOTE]

huzzah!

MassiveAttack 12-11-2006 07:08 PM

[QUOTE=king zell]Rare is working on a Viva Pinata Kart racing game.[/QUOTE]

$375M. 375 [I][B]million[/B][/I] dollars.

Matix 12-11-2006 07:08 PM

[QUOTE=king zell]from 1up board


[B]Rumors[/B]
Mii Crossing - Mii's will be your avatar in the next Animal Crossing. All the shirts and accessories you collect will cross over to other games. [/quote]


Nice, might actually get me interested in the series.

Kevtones 12-11-2006 07:08 PM

Disappointing Elebits scores :(

AdamChrisH 12-11-2006 07:08 PM

[QUOTE=king zell]
-Mii Crossing - Mii's will be your avatar in the next Animal Crossing. All the shirts and accessories you collect will cross over to other games.[/QUOTE]
Sounds too good an idea to be true!

DMczaf 12-11-2006 07:09 PM

[QUOTE]-NFL may drop EA once it's contract expires in a few years.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, and the NFL is going to drop their exclusive contract with DirecTV after it expires too because they hate money!

Odysseus 12-11-2006 07:09 PM

[QUOTE=MrSardonic]dear god no. **** off and die[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=MassiveAttack]$375M. 375 [I][B]million[/B][/I] dollars.[/QUOTE]

I'll have you know Diddy Kong Racing is the best game Rare ever made.

SonicMegaDrive 12-11-2006 07:09 PM

[QUOTE=DMczaf]Yeah, and the NFL is going to drop their exclusive contract with DirecTV too because they hate money![/QUOTE]

Exactly. This will never happen. Period.

Marbles 12-11-2006 07:09 PM

[QUOTE=king zell]from 1up board
-Mii Crossing - Mii's will be your avatar in the next Animal Crossing. All the shirts and accessories you collect will cross over to other games.
[/QUOTE]

I think everyone expected something in that vain. 5M+ sales in Japan alone :D

Cranehand2ndComing 12-11-2006 07:10 PM

[QUOTE]-Mii Crossing - Mii's will be your avatar in the next Animal Crossing. All the shirts and accessories you collect will cross over to other games.[/QUOTE]

I would actually buy an Animal Crossing game for these features.

And what's with the Wii Sports scores? EGM doesn't believe in fun.

Mifune 12-11-2006 07:10 PM

[QUOTE=Odysseus]I'll have you know Diddy Kong Racing is the best game Rare ever made.[/QUOTE]

[spoiler]Better than Mario Kart 64.[/spoiler]

Odysseus 12-11-2006 07:10 PM

[QUOTE=Mifune][spoiler]Better than Mario Kart 64.[/spoiler][/QUOTE]

Undoubtedly so.

Tieno 12-11-2006 07:10 PM

[QUOTE=MassiveAttack]$375M. 375 [I][B]million[/B][/I] dollars.[/QUOTE]
stfu

Triz 12-11-2006 07:10 PM

Rare developing another Kart Racer = best idea yet. Doesnt matter what IP they throw on it, it will be a killer app.

Error 12-11-2006 07:11 PM

go zelda!

argon 12-11-2006 07:11 PM

Excellent score for Zelda. The game deserves it.

Elebits, on the other hand... =(

GotchaForce 12-11-2006 07:12 PM

Hope those two 4s are wrong for Elebits.

Jonnyboy117 12-11-2006 07:12 PM

Shane reviewed Zelda for EGM? According to 1up Yours, he's only in the second or third dungeon as of this past Friday. I can't imagine he saw much of the game at all in time to make this print deadline. Or is there another Shane?

MrSardonic 12-11-2006 07:12 PM

[QUOTE=Odysseus]I'll have you know Diddy Kong Racing is the best game Rare ever made.[/QUOTE]

It was better than MK64...but MK64 was a piece of shit. I played a lot of DKR time trial to unlock TT but the game isn't a classic by any means. The idea of Rare doing a kart game, again, based on Viva Pinata, is painful.

Goldeneye was their best game, easily.

LevelNth 12-11-2006 07:12 PM

[QUOTE=king zell]Resistance (Silver) Garnett 8.5 G. Ford 8.0 Joe 9.0[/QUOTE]
Yup, they didn't play the last half.

jetjevons 12-11-2006 07:12 PM

[QUOTE=Odysseus]I'll have you know Diddy Kong Racing is the best game Rare ever made.[/QUOTE]

This is true.

Y2Kev 12-11-2006 07:12 PM

Madden 07 - 6.5 6.0 4.5

bomba bomba lol

:lol at Sonic scores, oh wow

C4Lukins 12-11-2006 07:12 PM

If Rare is going to make a kart racing game, which they would be stupid not to, I doubt it would just be Viva Pinata kart racing. They have a pretty extensive list of original characters. Use Conker, some fuzzy cute versions of KI characters, Banjo, the Pinatas, Kameo, Dark, anything else I may be missing. It would be a lot more interesting.

Wario64 12-11-2006 07:13 PM

So Animal Crossing will basically be a macrotransaction to customize your Mii.

soul creator 12-11-2006 07:14 PM

[QUOTE=Coop]omg i hope this is true.. i dont care what characters it is but give me a kart racing game over live.[/QUOTE]

left hand side :lol

[IMG]http://www.thegamefeed.com/storage/images/News/BurgerKing1.jpg[/IMG]

MoxManiac 12-11-2006 07:14 PM

[QUOTE]Hudsun is releasing a TG16 pack with 3D remakes of Bonk, Adventure Island, and Super Star Soldier for the PS2
[/QUOTE]

Aren't these those remakes that were made quite awhile ago for PS2 and GC? If so, woot! I wanted that 3D adventure island remake so badly.

GhaleonEB 12-11-2006 07:15 PM

[QUOTE=Ancestor]Smart idea, but this is referring to Halo spinoffs and whatnot also, right?[/QUOTE]
I would imaigne so, which already seems like that's not the plan.

2006: Gears of War
2007: Halo 3
2008: Halo Wars is due; is Gears of War as well? When is the Peter Jackson project due?

Triz 12-11-2006 07:15 PM

[QUOTE=C4Lukins]If Rare is going to make a kart racing game, which they would be stupid not to, I doubt it would just be Viva Pinata kart racing. They have a pretty extensive list of original characters. Use Conker, some fuzzy cute versions of KI characters, Banjo, the Pinatas, Kameo, Dark, anything else I may be missing. It would be a lot more interesting.[/QUOTE]


and master chief :lol

johnjohnson 12-11-2006 07:15 PM

I can't but disagree with the COD3 review score.

EMBee99 12-11-2006 07:15 PM

So, for Miis, it's one big Macrotransaction to add things to them as opposed to nickel and diming us on Shop Channel?

SOLD!

/after I pay off Tom Nook, of course.

moku 12-11-2006 07:16 PM

[QUOTE=king zell]from 1up board


[B]Wii[/B]
Zelda (Platinum) Jeremey - 10 Crispin - 10 Shane - 10 Game of the Month
Downhill Jam - 7.5 8.0 7.0
Madden 07 - 6.5 6.0 4.5
Red Steel 5.0 4.5 6.0
Wii Sports - 6.5 5.5 7.0
Excite Truck - 7.0 7.5 6.5
Elebits - 7.0 4.0 4.5
Trauma Center - 6.5 7.5 7.0
Rayman RR - 7.0 7.5 7.5


[B]PS3[/B]
Resistance (Silver) Garnett 8.5 G. Ford 8.0 Joe 9.0
Genjii - 6.0 5.0 4.5
Untold Legends - 4.0 5.0 5.0
NBA 07 - 6.5 5.0 5.0
Ridge Racer 7 - 8.0 6.5 6.0

PS3 vs Wii winner - Wii (I'm shocked. Haven't read this article yet, but they all pick Wii.)

[B]XBOX360[/B]
Gears of War (Gold) - Shoe 10 Bryan 9.5 Andrew P. 9.0
Sonic 5.5 3.0 3.5
DOA Extreme 2 (SotM) - 4.0 4.5 4.5
Viva Pinata (Silver) - 9.0 8.0 8.0
Tony Hawk P8 (Silver) - 9.0 8.5 8.0
Call of Duty 3 - 6.5 7.0 7.0
Rainbow Six Vegas (Silver) - 8.5 7.0 8.5
Phatasy Star Universe - 8.0 7.0 6.5
Superman Returns - 3.0 6.0 5.0
Marvel UA - 7.0 8.0 7.0

[B]Handheld[/B]
SOCOM - 6.0 6.5 8.0
Thrillville - 5.5 5.0 3.0
Sonic Rivals - 3.0 6.0 3.0
Vice City Stories (Silver) - 9.0 8.5 9.0
Portrait of Ruin (Silver) - 8.0 9.0 9.0
Kirby Squeak Squad - 7.0 7.0 6.0
FF V (Silver) - 9.0 9.0 8.5

[B]Rumors[/B]
-Sticky Balls - New Katamari for Wii, PS3 and Xbox Live arcade.
-Turning War Around - Microsoft is crafting a brilliant plan to flip flop Gears and Halo every year, so expect Gears of War 2 in 2008 and a new Halo game in 2009.
-Count the COMs - three new SOCOM games are in the works. One on PSP and two on PS3.
-Mii Crossing - Mii's will be your avatar in the next Animal Crossing. All the shirts and accessories you collect will cross over to other games.
-Hudsun is releasing a TG16 pack with 3D remakes of Bonk, Adventure Island, and Super Star Soldier for the PS2
-Rare is working on a Viva Pinata Kart racing game.
-NFL may drop EA once it's contract expires in a few years.[/QUOTE]The Wiisports score is low enough that it makes the rest of thier scores seem farcical.

EGM just did themselves is. Most fun I've had with a game in YEARS. I dont pay attention to scores, but thats just assinine.

DenogginizerOS 12-11-2006 07:16 PM

[QUOTE=Y2Kevbug11]Madden 07 - 6.5 6.0 4.5

bomba bomba lol

:lol at Sonic scores, oh wow[/QUOTE]

I got Madden 07 for the Wii and I disagree with the scores entirely. The controls are very intuitive and the game has all the features the X360 version is sorely missing. Gameplay wise, it is a refreshing Madden and will probably hold me over for quite some time.

Luckyman 12-11-2006 07:17 PM

[QUOTE=king zell]-Rare is working on a Viva Pinata Kart racing game.[/QUOTE]

:lol :lol

Tim the Wiz 12-11-2006 07:18 PM

[QUOTE]Zelda (Platinum) Jeremey - 10 Crispin - 10 Shane - 10 Game of the Month
Red Steel 5.0 4.5 6.0[/quote]

Just about right.

[quote]Wii Sports - 6.5 5.5 7.0
Trauma Center - 6.5 7.5 7.0[/quote]

Argh!

[quote]Gears of War (Gold) - Shoe 10 Bryan 9.5 Andrew P. 9.0
Sonic 5.5 3.0 3.5
Call of Duty 3 - 6.5 7.0 7.0
Rainbow Six Vegas (Silver) - 8.5 7.0 8.5 [/quote]

Pretty much, maybe too high on the CoD3 score, though? :P

[quote]SOCOM - 6.0 6.5 8.0[/quote]

Too low.

[quote]Sonic Rivals - 3.0 6.0 3.0[/quote]

Too high.

[QUOTE]
Portrait of Ruin (Silver) - 8.0 9.0 9.0
FF V (Silver) - 9.0 9.0 8.5[/QUOTE]

Yup.

Tiktaalik 12-11-2006 07:18 PM

[QUOTE]
Elebits - 7.0 4.0 4.5[/QUOTE] OUCH... That sucks. The game was looking pretty good. I'll have to read the review.

[QUOTE]
DOA Extreme 2 (SotM) - 4.0 4.5 4.5 [/QUOTE] Hmmm these scores are slightly lower than Famitsu.... :lol

[QUOTE]
Call of Duty 3 - 6.5 7.0 7.0[/QUOTE] Is this really that much worse than Call of Duty 2?

[QUOTE]
-Turning War Around - Microsoft is crafting a brilliant plan to flip flop Gears and Halo every year, so expect Gears of War 2 in 2008 and a new Halo game in 2009.[/QUOTE] Sort of obvious?

[QUOTE]
-Mii Crossing - Mii's will be your avatar in the next Animal Crossing. All the shirts and accessories you collect will cross over to other games. [/QUOTE] YES!! Definitely what we've all been wanting to hear. Lets up the poly count while we're at it please.

C4Lukins 12-11-2006 07:18 PM

[QUOTE=Triz]and master chief :lol[/QUOTE]

Hopefully not. I do not see anything wrong with whoring out characters that really should not be taken that seriously to begin with, but you do not want to turn your big more serious franchises into a joke.

Mandoric 12-11-2006 07:19 PM

[QUOTE=king zell]
-Hudsun is releasing a TG16 pack with 3D remakes of Bonk, Adventure Island, and Super Star Soldier for the PS2
[/QUOTE]

There was a budget 3d Adventure Island PS2 port in Japan a couple years ago, wasn't there?

Tieno 12-11-2006 07:19 PM

[QUOTE=C4Lukins]If Rare is going to make a kart racing game, which they would be stupid not to, I doubt it would just be Viva Pinata kart racing. They have a pretty extensive list of original characters. Use Conker, some fuzzy cute versions of KI characters, Banjo, the Pinatas, Kameo, Dark, anything else I may be missing. It would be a lot more interesting.[/QUOTE]
Please have Baby Master Chief!:lol :lol :lol
[IMG]http://www.halobabies.net/comics/strips/119.gif[/IMG]
edit: somewhat beaten.

Dascu 12-11-2006 07:21 PM

Disappointed with the Elebits score.
Katamari for the Wii? Bring it on.

dark10x 12-11-2006 07:23 PM

[QUOTE]Rare is working on a Viva Pinata Kart racing game.[/QUOTE]
That's almost as bad (OK, maybe not) as those rumors surrounding Acclaim and its creation of a racer based on The Patriot movie license years ago.

Koomaster 12-11-2006 07:24 PM

Scores for Elebits make me cry, but I think I'm high off the Mii Crossing rumor!___!

Snaku 12-11-2006 07:24 PM

What did they have to say about Elebits?

Lindsay 12-11-2006 07:24 PM

[QUOTE=king zell]-Mii Crossing - Mii's will be your avatar in the next Animal Crossing. All the shirts and accessories you collect will cross over to other games. [/QUOTE]

[IMG]http://www.mgroves.com/images%5Cdo_not_want.jpg[/IMG]

Amused_To_Death 12-11-2006 07:25 PM

Other than Zelda, very average scores for most of the Wii games...

[QUOTE=DMczaf]Yeah, and the NFL is going to drop their exclusive contract with DirecTV after it expires too because they hate money![/QUOTE]

Why not? The NFL can negotiate a contract with several publishers similar to NBA and end up getting more money than they are currently receiving from EA....

I also heard some at EA are none too happy with the terms of the contract and they may opt not to renew it when it expires...


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