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Two new sports demos hit XBLM


Two new treats for any sports-gamers out there. A little something old not so old -- a demo for EA's FIFA World Cup 06 soccer game, which launched alongside the system in November -- and a little something new -- a demo for 2K Sports' tennis-sim Top Spin 2, which came out late last month. A nice little pre-E3 treat.

Top Spin 2
developer, Indie Built, was recently closed down by Take-Two, publishers of the 2K Sports series and owners of the Salt Lake City developer.

[Thanks, Arsamore & Carl-Tang]

(Update: corrected the timeliness of the FIFA demo. Thanks HoTHiTTeR360 and BraveQuail. Can you tell I don't play sports games much? Seriously though... they just came out with a soccer game less than six months ago! What could they have changed?!)

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1. Actually, the FIFA 06 demo that hit marketplace is for the newly released World Cup Edition. I believe that the previous demo, which is still on the marketplace, is for "Road to for world cup", or something to that affect.

Basically, there are 2 FIFA demos. The new one, is in fact for a new game.

HH360

Posted at 3:59PM on May 4th 2006 by HoTHiTTeR360

2. The demo is not Fifa2006 it is Fifa World Cup 2006.

Posted at 4:00PM on May 4th 2006 by BraveQuail

3. Sadly, Top Spin 2 is 50Hz only for some reason, so I can't use it with my VGA cable setup :(

Posted at 4:22PM on May 4th 2006 by Michael May

4. "Sadly, Top Spin 2 is 50Hz only for some reason, so I can't use it with my VGA cable setup :("

I have a VGA setup and it works fine on mine.

Posted at 5:09PM on May 4th 2006 by Leckie

5. Well I'm in the UK so maybe they just can't be bothered to do all the PAL stuff.

Posted at 5:18PM on May 4th 2006 by Michael May

6. I'm UK aswell

Posted at 6:09PM on May 4th 2006 by Leckie

7. You need to use a normal TV cable for 360 to change the pal mode then just put your VGA cable back in.

Posted at 6:11PM on May 4th 2006 by MattTS

8. yes sir cant wait Carl-Tang is the man

Posted at 6:56PM on May 4th 2006 by Carl-Tang

9. MattTS that is again wrong, i never done any of that and it works on mine.

Posted at 6:58PM on May 4th 2006 by Leckie

10. I got to say I�ve heard bad things about topspin 2. After playing the demo, I need to go get this game....It's a lot of fun

Posted at 8:10PM on May 4th 2006 by KingOfGods

11. (Update: corrected the timeliness of the FIFA demo. Thanks HoTHiTTeR360 and BraveQuail. Can you tell I don't play sports games much? Seriously though... they just came out with a soccer game less than six months ago! What could they have changed?!)

Amen bro. Amen.

Posted at 8:42PM on May 4th 2006 by HoTHiTTeR360

12. Yeah topspin was largely underrated by the media (sans gamespot). But be warned, long loadtimes when completing a season... other than that a fantastic tennis game if i do say so myself.

Posted at 8:49PM on May 4th 2006 by arsamore

13. Leckie, you're wrong. I had to do that to get it to work because the PAL mode had been set to PAl50 because I was using it with a TV capture card which only worked with PAL50. So when I switched back to the VGA cable the retarded game (and a few others) was still reading the PAl50 setting even though the PAL settings make no difference when using the VGA cable.

Posted at 2:43AM on May 5th 2006 by MattTS

14. fifa road to world cup all y ou did was play qualifiers up unitil the world cup then it was game over. this new game is the actual world cup games.

if thats not a reason to hate the money hoaring bastards then i dont know what is. fuck EA

Posted at 2:49AM on May 5th 2006 by neale

15. "if thats not a reason to hate the money hoaring bastards then i don't know what is. fuck EA"

How about not porting College Baseball to 360 (2K6 sucks)? Or that Madden will now coast EVEN more now that EA has exclusive rights. Then there's the fact that the old Westwood cranked out new games 2-3 a year, but we're lucky to get one C&C game every two years now.

Just a few more reasons to hate EA! :-)

Posted at 6:51AM on May 5th 2006 by Deezul

16. sadly, top spin2 is not availabe on XBLM-Asia .. at least not here in Singapore.

Posted at 10:25AM on May 5th 2006 by Fuji Sartono

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