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Virtua Tennis 2009

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Move Compatible Virtua Tennis 4 Announced for PS3

Sega revealed Virtua Tennis 4 on the PS3 today at Gamesom in Cologne, Germany. The game will be compatible with PlayStation Move and feature 3D. Sega showed off a brief playtest of the game at Gamescom. According to IGN what Sega showed was rather simplistic and early – not unlike Wii Sports Tennis with automatically-controlled characters. This will actually be the second motion-controlled Virtua Tennis game after the Wii version of Virtua Tennis 2009 which was one of the first games to use the Wii Motion Plus (and the nunchuck with which to control the players). However Virtua Tennis 4 turns out, it seems that this game will start anew with its motion controls. Read More

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Sumo Digital Panel for Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

The international Sonic convention known as "Summer of Sonic '09" was held last weekend, and in attendance were none other than Steve Lycett and Travis Ryan of Sumo Digital, who serve as the Executive Producer and Lead Designer, respectively, on the upcoming SEGA racing game Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. And not only did they attend, but they also hosted a panel in which a number of questions about the title would be answered, hopefully sating peoples' curiosity for just a little bit. Read More

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Media: Wii Sports Resort Ads Reveal New Games, Plus Virtua Tennis Ad

Just a little over a month ago, we brought forth word that with the release of the Wii MotionPlus, older titles such as Wii Sports would not somehow be patched in order to make use of the more accurate motion-sensing device. And, in that particular instance, it seems that there is indeed a reason for that. From this new batch of short commercials for Wii Sports Resort, it seems that some games from Wii Sports and Wii Play will be making a return. Check them out, starting with sword fighting: See what else is in store after the cut. Read More

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Virtua Tennis 2009 to be First Game to Support Wii MotionPlus

Oh, happy day! It was revealed today, in addition to Wii MotionPlus's firm release date of June 8th in the US, that the first third-party game to support the peripheral would be none other than the much awaited next installment of perhaps the greatest sports title ever, Virtua Tennis 2009. EA's Grand Slam Tennis and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2010 also support MotionPlus, but SEGA's VT 2009 has the distinction of being the first available. Not only that, but Nintendo's own Wii Sports Resort, it's first product to support MotionPlus, isn't being released in the US until July 26th, well over a month after VT 2009's release on June 15th. As much as I love Virtua Tennis, I was near positive that the Wii incarnation of '09 would wind up being another much maligned waggle fest that only kids with ADD could enjoy. However, if the MotionPlus peripheral actually does all it's been touted to, and give true 1:1 motion control, then Virtua Tennis could become an instant favorite in my book. Not to mention, sure to inspire a whole new wave of Wii Remotes flying through people's televisions! Read More

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Media: Virtua Tennis 2009 Screens to Bring You Back to the Court

Virtua Tennis is in my top five games of all time. Do I play real tennis? Not well. I have fond memories of feeding quarter after quarter into the arcade cabinet of the game at my local mall in my hometown, completely and utterly addicted. I still play Virtua Tennis 3 on 360 pretty much nightly, with my created Richie Tenenbaum, and to be honest, I'm a little wary of SEGA giving the Virtua Tennis franchise a yearly update, if that is indeed what the 2009 is implying. The games are so incredibly involving and addictive that even three entries is stretching it. Read More

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Media: John McEnroe Comes to Wii in EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis

At long last, tennis legend John McEnroe make his way into a tennis game. First we are delivered the legends Ali and Tyson in Fight Night, and now this. The only thing that could make me happier is if EA included a "Throw Your Racket In Anger" timed button press when you screw up a crucial volley. These screens are promising enough, but still not quite impressive enough to deter my tennis excitement away from the soon-to-be undisputed king of the court, Virtua Tennis 2009. Read More

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Wii List for 2009 Released, Punch-Out!! Dated

Own a Wii and curious when some of the games you are looking forward to will be coming out this year? Well you've come to the right place. Nintendo has released its full list of games for 2009, and a little bit of info about the game that most people are excited for, Punch-Out!! Wii. Here's the official blurb about the game: "The core game mechanics revolve around the tactics of boxing, detecting and exploiting weaknesses in the opponent's defence. Punch-Out follows the story of Little Mac, an up-and-coming boxer from the Bronx, NY, on his way to becoming the boxing World Champion. The game includes various signature characters and the Wii Motion controls provide an intuitive & unique boxing experience." Press releases can make anything sound boring, don't you think? But that's not why you stopped anyway. Hit the jump for Nintendo's 2009 list. Read More

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Sega Confirms Virtua Tennis 2009

Maybe their making this into a yearly thing...? Sega has just confirmed the coming of a new Virtua Tennis title. They're abandoning the sequel titling and calling this one Virtua Tennis 2009 instead of Virtua Tennis 4. The game will be bringing with it a slew of new content and updates. If you're a Virtua Tennis fan, I love the mini games, then hit the break for some info on the game and it's projected release date... Read More

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The Games That Don't Install Well on NXE, and How Much Room It Takes for Those That Do

One of the most hyped features (somewhere after Netflix and Avatars) of the New Xbox Experience is the ability to install games to the Xbox 360's hard drive. However, as Halo 3 has taught us, it's not quite a perfect procedure. In fact, it would seem that there is a small number of titles which don't really see any improvement when installed, thanks to the way the developers designed them. According to Destructoid, these titles are Big Bumpin', College Hoops 2k7, Pocket Bike Racers, Sneak King, Crackdown, Dead or Alive Xtreme 2, and Quake II from the Quake IV Bonus Disc (according to NeoGAF). Or, to put it in a different perspective, it's the three Burger King promo games, an out-of-date basketball game, a game most people bought just to get into the Halo 3 beta, and a game most people probably don't want anyone else knowing they own, anyway. Takes a bit of the sting out of it, I figure. So now we know which ones don't work. But of those that do work, how much space will they take up? This is a question that's no doubt on the minds of many... or at least, however many bought a 360 with a 20GB hard drive. Fortunately, Sean has compiled a list over at NeoGAF which answers that very question, along with a few notes here and there about the reduction in load times. However, he notes "I can't possibly verify all of these sizes/notes, just going off of what people tell me. If there's an error please correct it and be nice about it." For your Kombo Konvenience, the list is posted right after the kut... er, cut. Whew, that was close. Read More