July 2007


Tuesday, July 31, 2007

NK FOOTBALL World Evolution 5 - BETA released

NK FOOTBALL  NewsNK FOOTBALL © World Evolution 5 BETA 6.1 is now available over at the SoccerGaming forums. But since it's the best effort yet, here's a direct link for anyone who wants to get the best out of their 07 game until the final WE5 is released in the coming week(s)

World Evolution 5 BETA6.1

Please post your feedback either in the SoccerGaming forum

or e-mail me at nkfootball@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks guys

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FIFA 08 News - PS2 Producer Interview and Manual Controls Video

Over at IGN they have an exclusive interview with EA Sports Producer of FIFA 08 on the PS2, Paul Hossack, to find out more about this year's manual controls and other new features that will be included when the game is released this September.

The interview includes questions such as:

  • Manual controls are a big focus in FIFA 08. Can you give us an example of how through passes and crosses will work now? (Check out the video below for an insight into this improved area of the game)
  • Can you play as the keeper?
  • Are there any other new features within the online games that we don't know about?

Check out the full interview by clicking here.

Excited by what you have seen so far of FIFA 08 on the PS2? Then pre-order your copy today by either clicking here or visiting our Sweetpatch Shops (UK, US, World).

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FIFA 08 News - Next Gen Online Producer Interview

FIFA 08 News - Next Gen Online Producer InterviewOver with our friends at FIFPlay.com they have been lucky enough to get an interview with Darren Hedges, FIFA 08 Online Producer and a Manchester United fan.

Darren has been a Producer on FIFA for the Next Gen Platforms for the last two years and in this interview he answers questions such as:

  • What is the difference between FIFA 07 Online Play and FIFA 08’s?
  • Will EA expand its servers through other countries for 2008?
  • Disconnections, scoring direct from corner-kicks, cheating on online rating, low speed of servers and some other issues are the bugs in FIFA 07 online, will we see them in FIFA 08 Play Online?

Check out the full interview by clicking here and check back here regularly as we bring you all the latest and up to date FIFA 08 news as it becomes available.

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FIFA 08 News - New News Site

FIFA 08 News - New News SiteWhilst everything is quiet on the FIFA 08 news front, today we recommend you check out a new FIFA news site in the community, FIFA 2008 News. The site is run by Dennis Bjørn Petersen and his latest news includes:

  • Real Time Ads In EA Sports Games
  • FIFA 08 On Playstation 2 - Yes EA Sports Won’t Forget You - This Time
  • It’s Interview Time - Darren Hedges Online Producer FIFA 2008

Check out the site by clicking here and check back here regularly as we bring you all the latest and up to date FIFA 08 news as it becomes available.

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Goal of the Month News - Last Day for your July Entries

Goal of the Month News - Last Day for your July EntriesHave you scored any great goals in July? If you have then get them in today as it is the last day to enter the Sweetpatch Goal of the Month competition for July.

All you have to do to enter is upload your favourite FIFA 07/UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 goals at the Sweetpatch Soccer Skills Academy on Youtube and when you name the video just add the words "Goal of the Month for July 07 - " to the start of the name. Then we can all easily identify the goals for the current month's competition and most importantly, we can all vote on our favourite goals.

If you need any help in making a video for YouTube, Wepeeler's made a great tutorial by clicking here! Also check out Perplekks's great Windows Movie Maker guide by clicking here!

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Sweetpatch TV News - New Website Launching at i31

Sweetpatch TV News - New Website Launching at i31It's official folks, our brand new website Sweetpatch TV (www.Sweetpatch.TV) will be launching on Friday 10th August at the i31 gaming event at Newbury Racecourse, UK.

The new site will then be ready for the brand new English Premier League season starting that weekend, the build up to FIFA 08 and also coverage over the 4 day event of i31 (which includes the official UK qualifiers of FIFA 07 for the World Cyber Games).

With our new motto being "For the Community by the Community", if you want to join all the other people who have contacted us in the past few weeks and join our team then we are here for you to become very easily involved with contributing to the community.

Excited? Click here if you would like to be a part of this brand new era at Sweetpatch TV.

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

GamerZine News - PCGZine Issue 8 for you this weekend

GamerZine News - PCGZine Issue 8 for you this weekendThis weekend we have your latest free online magazine for the PC, PCGZine issue 8.

The cover review is about the arrival of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, which has proved worth the wait.

For me, though, the jaw dropping visuals on Assassin's Creed, both on the pages and on the video included in the pages, is enough to get you wishing the summer away (though that's not hard, given the UK weather).

There's also previews of Gears of War for PC and Hellgate: London, a game that has been bubbling away, but often overlooked by the press, plus MMO updates, Q&A and much more.

Download your free copy of PCGZine now by clicking here and enjoy all of this great free content.

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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Goal of the Month News - Wepeeler's July Entry by Eto

Check out our latest regular installment from compilation and goal of the month king Wepeeler. Sit back and enjoy.

Have you scored any great goals in July? If you have then get them in to enter the Sweetpatch Goal of the Month competition.

All you have to do to enter is upload your favourite FIFA 07/UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 goals at the Sweetpatch Soccer Skills Academy on Youtube and when you name the video just add the words "Goal of the Month for July 07 - " to the start of the name. Then we can all easily identify the goals for the current month's competition and most importantly, we can all vote on our favourite goals.

If you need any help in making a video for YouTube, Wepeeler's made a great tutorial by clicking here! Also check out Perplekks's great Windows Movie Maker guide by clicking here!

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Gaming News - PS2 accounts for 42 per cent of console usage

Gaming News - PS2 accounts for 42 per cent of console usageNielsen, the world’s leading provider of marketing information, audience measurement, and business media products and services, has released the first batch of data from its recently-launched GamePlay Metrics service.

"With Nielsen GamePlay Metrics, we have significantly advanced the understanding of how video game consoles are used and which games are actually being played," said Jeff Herrmann, vice president of Nielsen Games and Nielsen Wireless.

"This is the first glimpse of metered in-home video game player data, providing game publishers, console manufacturers, advertisers and competing entertainment media with the most accurate, objective, and quantifiable metric available."

  • The company determined that 68.1 million individuals used a videogame console in June, playing an average of 7.5 days during the month.
  • The PlayStation 2 was the most-played console, accounting for 42 per cent of the total console usage.
  • On the PC side, World of Warcraft was the clear favorite, played four times as much as any other PC game. Halo: Combat Evolved, The Sims, Halo 2, and RuneScape rounded out the top five most-played titles.
  • The Xbox 360 accounted for eight per cent of console playing time. Its users logged in an average of 2.2 sessions per day, with an average session length of 61 minutes.
  • The PS3 accounted for 1.5 per cent of console usage. Its users logged in an average of 1.9 sessions per day with an average session length of 83 minutes-the longest playing session of all consoles studied.
  • The Wii, by comparison, accounted for four per cent of overall console playing time. Its users logged in an average of 1.78 sessions per day with an average session length of 57 minutes.

You can check out the full press release, which includes full stats, by clicking here.

© 2007 The Nielsen Company. All rights reserved.

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Goal of the Month News - Vote for your June Goal of the Month

Goal of the Month News - Vote for your June Goal of the MonthHave you got your vote in yet for our very popular Goal of the Month Competition for June? 5 goals have been selected for you to vote on for the June Goal of the Month competition.

The final 5 are as follows:

  1. Morientes by AmIBovverredG
  2. Essien by Evbaram2
  3. Anderson by Onfire90
  4. Smith by Wepeeler
  5. Henry by YeapyR

To vote you just need to use the Poll at the top of this thread.

Get your votes in now folks as you have the last few days to select your favourite goal and to see who will be crowned June Goal of the Month champion.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

FIFA 07 News - AFC Asian Cup 2007

Our good friend Shahab Shaterian returns with his final patch for FIFA 07, the AFC Asian Cup 2007.

The patch includes:

  1. All 16 Asian Cup 2007 teams
  2. Official Asian Cup 2007 ball
  3. New 2006 home, away and GK kit for all teams
  4. New mini kits, logos, flags,...
  5. New backgrounds with menu
  6. Updated four stadiums

You can view the trailer for this patch below.

Download this great Patch direct from our Download Boutique.

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FIFA 07 News - Second Season of XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 League

FIFA 07 News - Second Season of XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 LeagueWhile the first season of the XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 League enters the play-off stages, the second season has already begun.

With players eager to get a big point gap early on, play has already kicked off with new players taking the lead:

  • Ricky Lait aka hammere13 has managed to keep hold of the top spot so far,
  • with Ben Reed aka Benzilla following close behind him.
  • Sonny Walton aka sonman is pacing himself in joint third place along with H3 Tezza. Sonman finished last season in first place and is recognised as being a strong contender for repeating the same success this season.

However could there be a new player on the horizon willing to challenge for the title? We have certainly seen talented players in the XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Tournament but whether they can transfer their skills remains to be seen.

If you want to join in the fun sign up today for the FIFA 07 League at XLEAGUE.TV.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

FIFA 08 News - Official FAQ

FIFA 08 News - Official FAQIn the EA UK FIFA 08 Forums they have posted the answers to a number of frequently asked questions by the community including:

  • Any plans for demo prior to release? When can we expect it?
  • What’s being done about online quitters?
  • Have you considered including a dive button?

EA plan to update this FAQ regularly as more news becomes available.

Check back here regularly as we bring you all the latest and up to date FIFA 08 news as it becomes available.

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Sweetpatch News - Own a real football club and help pick the team

Sweetpatch News - Own a real football club and help pick the teamHelp make football history with MyFootballClub and EA SPORTS™

In a few days, 50,000 MyFootballClub members will attempt to buy a real football club. They will own the club, pick the team, decide which players to buy and sell, and attempt to guide their football club up the leagues.

Over 47,000 people have pledged their backing so far and, with ours and EA SPORTS support, we think they can hit the magic 50,000 in a few days time. This is not fantasy football, this is real life fans living the dream and running their football club.

If you are a football fan and want to take the step from video gaming into real life decision making then click here now.

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Compilation of the Month News - Wepeeler's "Weird Miss"

Check out our latest regular installment from compilation king Wepeeler. This time we have a sad and funny video he put together after a weird miss. Sit back and enjoy.

Have you created any great FIFA/UEFA Champions League goal compilations? If you have just add your videos to this group created on YouTube, and every month we will have a poll in this thread to determine which compilation will be crowned the "Compilation of the Month".

Get those videos in now to have a chance of being named a winner of the "Compilation of the Month".

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Goal of the Month News - Vote for your June Goal of the Month

Goal of the Month News - Vote for your June Goal of the MonthFollowing the 9th month of our very popular Goal of the Month Competition, 5 goals have been selected for you to vote on for the June Goal of the Month competition. Thanks to all those of you who voted to select these 5 goals from all the month's entries and thanks to stand-in GotM administrator Wepeeler for stepping in and making this all possible.

The final 5 are as follows:

  1. Morientes by AmIBovverredG
  2. Essien by Evbaram2
  3. Anderson by Onfire90
  4. Smith by Wepeeler
  5. Henry by YeapyR

To vote you just need to use the Poll at the top of this thread.

Get your votes in now folks as you have 1 week to select your favourite goal and to see who will be crowned June Goal of the Month champion.

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FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV Tournament Final Round-Up

FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV League Play-Offs Kick Off Last weekend saw the XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Tournament come to a climatic end. Eight of the top Xbox 360 FIFA 07 players battled it out in the hope of becoming the first official XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Tournament Champion. Pride was not the only prize for the winner to take home, with a brand new Playstation 3 and a selection of 8 games courtesy of EA up for grabs as the tournament grand prize.

Familiar names such as Darren Tee, Jay Buchanan and Chris Bullard featured in the tournament, all big names in the FIFA 07 community, but reputation alone couldn’t guarantee these players the title. Tournament outsider Oliver Tucker won the title in dramatic fashion.

Road to the Title

  • Scotland’s Craig McEwan stood against Tucker in their Quarter Final clash, with Tucker beating him 2-1, a close game that could’ve gone either way.
  • Oliver’s semi final bout was a nail biter as he came up against High Wycombe’s Matt Laughlin, both trading goals one after another, with Oliver coming out on top with a 4-3 win after extra time.
  • The final saw Oliver taking on pro-gamer and XLEAGUE.TV Invitational Champion Chris Bullard, with Chris proving his credentials taking a 3-1 lead by half-time with a barrage of stunning goals. Oliver displayed his resilience and battled on.

When Chris was asked to comment about his first half performance he said:

I was 3-1 up at half time and then the cobwebs started to show in my game. Oliver scored from a corner, from a position I forgot to cover, which I had learnt about from playing at the top level 6 months ago.

Oliver stepped up his attack, changing his tactics pulling 2 more goals back, and at 3-3 we were all expecting penalties, but in the dying moments he broke through the defence and slotted his winning goal into the net in the dying moments of extra time. Chris Bullard failed to reply, crumpling to defeat.

Like a true professional, Chris only had the following to say:

After today, I met some new great people and I think I did myself proud. The amount of games I have played doesn’t compare to some of the guys at the tournament today. So I will take the 2nd place with a bit of pride knowing I have done better than expected. Still a bit gutted about being so close to a great prize.

XLEAGUE.TV's FIFA 07 Tournament has paved the way for future competitive play; and we can only expect as much heated action for the other tournaments and playoffs.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV League Play-Offs Kick Off

FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV League Play-Offs Kick Off The first XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 League has now run its course and is now entering into the play-off stages.

Players that have qualified for the play-offs include league leader Sonny Walton aka Sonman. Sonman, the favourite to take the league title has played consistently well this season. He will be looking to maintain this form and follow it into the play-offs, although fully aware that a slip up will cost him the title, we suspect that Sonman will mean business.

Fresh from taking his FIFA 07 Tournament crown, Oliver Tucker aka Ollx has also qualified and will be facing off against Sam Sidley aka H3 Tezza. Oliver Tucker will be a strong contender to take the crown; he has already showcased his ability to handle the pressure of tournament play after coming back from 3-1 down versus the UK’s #1 FIFA player, Chris Bullard in the XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Tournament final.

Following on from his early defeat in the XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Tournament, Darren Tee aka Dazfeeder, looks set to put things right in the play-offs and regain his earlier league glory.

The play-offs look set to be a scorcher with the cream of the FIFA 07 league battling it out for top crown and prize.

The play-offs will kick off on Wednesday 25th at 9.30pm and you will be able to see them soon on Sky channel 279.

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FIFA 08 News - Release and Demo Dates

FIFA 08 News - Release and Demo DatesOur friends over at FIFA08.de have also found some interesting information about the release dates of FIFA 08 plus the demo.

The official release date of FIFA 08 has been apparently set as 28th September 2007. Furthermore there are already predicted dates for the demo from EA Sports who have apparently said that this years demo will appear on:

Check back every day as we bring you all the latest and up to date FIFA 08 news.

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FIFA 08 News - Official Product Descriptions

FIFA 08 News - Official Product DescriptionsOur friends over at FIFA08.de have news of the official Product Descriptions of FIFA 08 on all the different system versions (PC / Playstation 2 / Xbox, Xbox360 / Playstation 3, Sony PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS) - but at present they are only available in German language. Click here for an English translation.

To celebrate all the great FIFA 08 news that has become available visit our dedicated FIFA 08 homepage, where on one page you can keep up to date with all the latest FIFA 08 news, images and features.

You can also pre-order your copy of the FIFA 08 game from our Sweetpatch Shops (UK, US, World) and make BIG savings at the same time.

Check back every day as we bring you all the latest and up to date FIFA 08 news.

Check out the images released so far in our ever expanding FIFA 08 Gallery and please also post and share your thoughts about FIFA 08 by clicking here.

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GamerZine News - P3Zine Issue 5 Out

GamerZine News - P3Zine Issue 5 OutWhat a difference a week makes. Sony's performance at E3 has convinced many that the giant does have what it takes to win the console war, and with KillZone 2 waiting in the 2008 wings, you can see why.

Issue 5 of P3Zine has a preview of KillZone 2, a report on E3 and Sony's performance there, as well as an exclusive Heavenly Sword interview and a preview of GTA IV. With reviews of Rainbow Six Vegas, Harry Potter, Transformers and a huge PSN roundup, we hope you will enjoy every page.

Download your free copy of P3Zine now by clicking here.

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Chelsea News - Win a 2007 / 2008 Season Ticket

Chelsea News - Win a 2007 / 2008 Season TicketAs we prepare for the new EPL season, have a shot at winning some great Chelsea prizes, including a Chelsea season ticket for the upcoming season.

Also up for grabs:

  • Annual Memberships
  • adidas away shirts
  • ‘IT’S IN THE BLOOD’ posters
  • Mobile wallpapers
  • Desktop wallpapers
  • Screensavers

Click here to have a chance of winning one of these great prizes.

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

FIFA 07 News - World Cyber Games comes to i31

FIFA 07 News - World Cyber Games comes to i31As reported recently, what else could compliment the UK's largest gaming LAN event i31 other than a tournament so broad in scale that it involves over 1.3 million people worldwide, has a total prize fund of well over $450,000 and brings players from over 70 countries into one place?

The World Cyber Games is your answer and there isn't any other competition that can boast such impressive sounding stats.

The WCG is in its 7th tournament and every year the stakes are raised, the competition is hotter and the players are ever more thirsty for glory. As far as the UK is concerned the World Cyber Games start in June and July with qualifiers both online and around the country, both paving the way to the UK final this August at i31.

i31 will be hosting both qualifiers and the UK finals to decide which gamers deserve to represent our country at the Grand Final in Seattle this October.

Winners will be flown to Seattle and escorted throughout the entire event at the courtesy of the WCG worldwide sponsor, Samsung. If victorious they can expect some serious prizes - including a large wad of cash!

Even if you don't make it to the Grand Final, the experience of playing in such a huge tournament is one you can't miss out on. The glitz, glamour and adrenaline starts this summer at i31 - don't miss out!

A team from this site will also be there to meet you at i31 if you come along, what more could you want!

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Compilation of the Month News - Wepeeler's "Takeover" Compilation

Check out our regular installment of Wepeeler's latest compilation of awesome FIFA goals and skills for you this weekend. It is the first to feature his new camera providing a much better picture quality. Sit back and enjoy.

Have you created any great FIFA/UEFA Champions League goal compilations? If you have just add your videos to this group created on YouTube, and every month we will have a poll in this thread to determine which compilation will be crowned the "Compilation of the Month".

Get those videos in now to have a chance of being named a winner of the "Compilation of the Month".

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Compilation of the Month News - We Have Winners for June

Compilation of the Month News - We Have a Winner for MayIn the second month of the Compilation of the Month Competition there have been joint winners for June.

Our winners were Gun Session by HoodLU4boi and GRINDHOUSE by Wepeeler and Perplekks with 33% of your votes each.

Well done guys and now lets make July's comp even better guys! C'mon, keep getting those excellent compilations in!

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XLEAGUE.TV News - Win A Wii for Best Animation

Calling all budding filmmakers and animators...

Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter and Tomb Raider. What do these three games have in common? Yes you’ve guessed it, they’ve all inspired cringe worthy game to film adaptations. If, like us, you reeled back in horror at the sight of Bob Hoskins’ Mario or Kylie Minogue’s Cammie, XLEAGUE.TV is giving you the chance to make the bad things right. Check out the short video clip below for more info.

Competition
XLEAGUE.TV is launching two competitions for all you budding filmmakers out there. They are looking for:

  1. Best Game Related Short Film
  2. Best General Animation

The best of the short films will be aired on their television channel, Sky channel 279.

The Prize
The winner’s of each competition will take home a Nintendo Wii and a selection of games.

Film Submission
To submit your entries simply click onto the Web TV Beta Page and click on “Upload your Videos”. From here add the tag “ANIMATE” to your entry to confirm that you wish to take part in this exciting Competition.

Once you have submitted your entry, XLEAGUE.TV will inform you that you are part of the Short Film/Animation Competition.

Deadline for entries is: Monday 27th August.

When all entries are received XLEAGUE.TV will showcase all of the films on the XLEAGUE.TV Channel (Sky 279) and allow the viewers to text in and vote for their favourite film. Once all votes are counted XLEAGUE.TV will announce the winners of the 2 Competitions and present them with their brand new Nintendo Wii.

So if you think you’re the next Peter Jackson, prove it and show them what you’ve got.

For full terms and conditions please click here.

Content provided to XLEAGUE.TV for this competition must be original and not contain any Copyrighted Music or Imagery.
XLEAGUE.TV reserves the right to use any submitted material for this competition on XLEAGUE.TV Sky Channel 279 and www.xleague.tv

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Championship Manager 2007 News - Xbox 360 Game Review

Championship Manager 2007 News - Xbox 360 Game ReviewFollowing our recent competiton, where in return for winning a copy of Championship Manager 2007 for the Xbox 360, Alborz Bozorgi from England agreed to write a review of the game.

Click here to read his excellent and honest review of the game.

Enjoyed this review and fancy a game of it yourself? Then click here to grab a copy and get it delivered straight to your home.

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Music News - Maximo Park's new single added to Music Channel

Following the launch of our latest Sweetpatch TV Channel, the Music Channel, which is dedicated to all us video game players to share our musical interests, today we have added the latest single from our favourite English indie rock band Maximo Park. Drawing comparisons to Pulp and Franz Ferdinand, Maximo Park were, along with cohorts The Futureheads, North-East England's response to the post-punk revival of the 2000s.

Check out the video from their latest single "Girls Who Play Guitars" taken from their 3rd album "Our Earthly Pleasures" below.

If you enjoyed this song then I recommend you check out their latest album Our Earthly Pleasures by clicking on the link above or it is available from our Sweetpatch Shops (UK, US, World) by searching on the "Music" category and typing in the words "Maximo Park Our Earthly Pleasures".

We will bring you regular additions to this new Music Channel, but please do join in the fun by adding yourself as a member and then add all your favourite tunes to the group and let's see what type of musical collection we can create.

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FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV Tournament Prize Announced

FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV Tournament Prize AnnouncedThumbs are twitching with anticipation as the XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Tournament nears its climatic grand final. To further add fuel to the fire, they are pleased to announce the 1st place prize for the winner.

The champion will walk away with the following:

  • Playstation 3 60GB Console
  • The Godfather: The Don's Edition
  • Def Jam: Icon
  • NBA Street Homecourt
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
  • Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom
  • Need For Speed: Carbon
  • EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3
  • The XLEAGUE.TV Champions Award

A big thanks from XLEAGUE.TV to EA for supplying the prizes.

Stay tuned as they prepare to announce the first XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Tournament Champion. Can Dazfeeder pull through the quarter finals and defeat the Xleague invitational winner ChrissyBullard, or will Coolmichael22 continue his domination of the tournament and emerge triumphant?

The quarter finals will be broadcast on Saturday 21st July, with the finals shown on Sunday 22nd July, both at 10pm, on Sky channel 279.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

E3 News - Gamespot HotSpot recaps E3 2007

E3 News - Gamespot HotSpot recaps E3 2007Now that the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is over for another year, the Gamespot HotSpot recaps E3 2007 with a look at the Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony press conferences, as well as opinions on E3's new format, the PS3 60-gig clearance sale and Peter Moore's new job.

Plus, they share in-depth thoughts on over forty games on display at the show all on GameSpot's weekly radio show!

Listen in by clicking here.

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Compilation of the Month News - le Mans Season 2 Highlights

Check out this great compilation by thekanofan following his teams progress throughout the season. Sit back and enjoy.

Have you created any great FIFA/UEFA Champions League goal compilations? If you have just add your videos to this group created on YouTube, and every month we will have a poll in this thread to determine which compilation will be crowned the "Compilation of the Month".

Get those videos in now to have a chance of being named a winner of the "Compilation of the Month".

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Goal of the Month News - Select your 5 favourite goals for the June GotM Competition

Goal of the Month News - Select your 5 favourite goals for the June GotM CompetitionAs you do every month, we are now ready for you to help us out by selecting your 5 favourite goals for June from all the entries in our Goal of the Month Competition. Sorry but better late than never.

You can vote by visiting this thread created by stand-in GotM administrator Wepeeler (thanks mate). It has a list of all the goals, including preview links for all of them, and check boxes for you to vote for your 5 favourites! We have tried to make it as easy as possible, and your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Once the top 5 goals have been selected we will set up a poll for everyone to vote on their Goal of the Month for June and see who becomes our latest winner.

Please select your top 5 goals for June by clicking here.

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Gaming News - UK Charts: Harry Potter spends third week at No.1

Gaming News - UK Charts: Harry Potter spends third week at No.1We continue today to take our regular look at the movers and shakers in the world of gaming sales. This week we check out the UK All Formats charts, where the top 10 are as follows:

  1. EA's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has spent its third week at number one;
  2. Nintendo's More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima;
  3. Activision's Shrek The Third;
  4. Wii Play has climbed two places;
  5. Mario Party 8 debuts at number five despite the game being recalled from sale;
  6. The original Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?;
  7. Disney's Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End;
  8. 2K Games' The Darkness;
  9. 505 Games' Cooking Mama; and
  10. Microsoft's Forza Motorsport 2.

If you want to buy one of these games either click on the game titles above or visit our Sweetpatch Shops (UK, US, World). More general gaming news coming soon.

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PES 2008 News - Ronaldo Signs for Konami

PES 2008 News - Ronaldo Signs for KonamiPortugal and Manchester United midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo has signed up to be the European face of Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 when it launches this Autumn.

Unsurprisingly, Ronaldo claimed to be delighted with the Konami deal. "For me there is no other game that can capture the grace and skill of football like PES 2008," he said. "Every element of the game is lavished with incredible detail, and with its close control and fast pace it is the most complete simulation of real football out there."

Jon Murphy, Pro Evo team leader for Konami said: "Cristiano Ronaldo is the most exciting talent in modern football. It is fitting that a player with his incredible skill and poise is to join forces with a game that can thrill and challenge as much as the real thing. His obvious enthusiasm for PES 2008 will be channelled into the game, and we look forward to working with Cristiano in the coming months."

Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 is kicking off on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PSP, PS2, PC and DS later this year. This time around, the game features a Teamvision AI system which, Konami says, actively monitors players' onscreen movements, adapting opponents' tactics accordingly, In other words, you'll need to consider your own strategic play more carefully - no more simlpy booting the ball and shouting, "Have it!" then.

Konami have also announced that visitors to this year's Leipzig Games Convention will be the first to get hands-on play with Pro Evolution Soccer 2008. Konami will be in hall 4, booth B11 during the Leipzig Games Convention, which runs from August 23 - 26.

Finally, we also have 6 images of PES 2008 in our PES 2008 Gallery for you to enjoy by clicking here.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV Tournament Round 2 Update

FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV Tournament Round 2 Update The final whistle has blown to draw an end to Round 2 of the XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Tournament.

Check out some of the key results below:

  • Jay Buchanan is enjoying a terrific run of form during this tournament. Hitting double figures yet again sending Paul Clarkson aka MasterClarky back to school in a 12 - 3 annihilation.
  • Oliver Tucker aka Ollx, who earlier in the competition scored 29 goals in one game, went home the victor in a much harder fought Round 2 match.
  • As did pre-tournament favourite and Invitational Champion ChrisyBullard with his 12 - 2 win against Adrian Sutcliffe aka OneWiseWolf.
  • Darren Tee aka Dazfeeder narrowly took a victory in a 6-5 thriller against Dale Benford aka Omarkahn.

Dazfeeder has brought in the wins during this tournament to secure his place in the Quarter Finals but does he have what it takes score against the big scorers of the tournament?

The Quarter Finals look set to be a scorcher this week with top games being played. In possibly the game of the tournament, Dazfeeder will face off against ChrisyBullard. Other matches include Jay Buchanan vs. Wayne Chattoe, RAMBO C MAC vs. Ollx and Tournament outsiders MattyL7 and CoolMichael22 will go head to head for a place in the semi finals and a chance at taking the XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Tournament Title.

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E3 News - Summary of 2007 Show

E3 News - Summary of 2007 ShowNow that the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is over for another year, check out this excellent Blog where Flawie summaries the event and picks his favourite games, trailers and press conferences from the 3 days.

Check it out by clicking here.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Goal of the Month News - Have you scored any great goals during July yet?

Goal of the Month News - Have you scored any great goals during July yet?Have you scored any great goals during the first week in July? If you have then get them in to enter the Sweetpatch Goal of the Month competition.

All you have to do to enter is upload your favourite FIFA 07/UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 goals at the Sweetpatch Soccer Skills Academy on Youtube and when you name the video just add the words "Goal of the Month for July 07 - " to the start of the name. Then we can all easily identify the goals for the current month's competition and most importantly, we can all vote on our favourite goals.

If you need any help in making a video for YouTube, Wepeeler's made a great tutorial by clicking here! Also check out Perplekks's great Windows Movie Maker guide by clicking here!

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Compilation of the Month News - Select your winner for June CotM Competition

Compilation of the Month News - Select your winner for June CotM CompetitionFollowing the 2nd month of the brand new Compilation of the Month Competition, 5 compilations have been selected for you to vote on for the June Compilation of the Month competition.

The final 5 are as follows:

  1. Gun Session by HoodLU4boi
  2. 6 Minutes to Vegas by Perplekks
  3. Out of the Blue by Remusbota
  4. Sexy Football 1 by thekanofan
  5. GRINDHOUSE by Wepeeler and Perplekks

Use the Poll at the top of this thread to cast your vote to see who will be crowned the June winner of Compilation of the Month.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Sweetpatch TV News - Be part of Your New Community

Sweetpatch TV News - Be part of this New CommunitySweetpatch TV will be launched soon and will enable lots more of you to become very easily involved with contributing to the community.

With our new motto being "For the Community by the Community", if you want to get involved then we are here for you.

Excited? Click here if you would like to be a part of this brand new era at Sweetpatch TV.

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FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV Tournament Reaches Playoffs

FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV Tournament Reaches PlayoffsRound 1 of the knockout stage in the XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Tournament has been played. And there have been some thrilling developments.

  • League title challenger Darren Tee aka Dazfeeder was able to sink his teeth into an opponent, claiming 12 goals against Darren Mclees aka mclees.
  • Stephen Murphy aka Smegg1980 has crashed out of the competition. Smegg1980, currently ranked 3rd in the FIFA 07 League, had a tough time getting into a game where he was completely dominated by Michael Barrett aka CoolMichael22.
  • With the strength of his performance against Smegg1980. Craig MacEwan aka RAMBO C MAC cruised to victory with a 16 – 1 walkover against King Mayjor.
  • In typical fashion, Jay Buchanan and Richard Bowen aka ROC E REDSKULL both dominated their opponents reaching double figures. ROC E REDSKULL had a relatively close game to what he has faced so far from LotsaColin, finally chasing the game down to 10 – 7.
  • Ollx was the highest scorer in the knockout stages so far with a 29 – 7 demolition of reaper1988.

Big games to watch out for in Round 2 are:

  • Dazfeeder vs. Omarkhan,
  • MasterClarky vs. Jay Buchanan and
  • ROC E REDSKULL vs. BRUTALGAMER.

Can the likes of outsiders like CoolMicahel22 and RAMBO C MAC slip under the radar and snatch the title from the pre tournament favourites? Stay tuned to teh XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Tournament for more tournament news as the pressure builds and player’s fates are decided.

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E3 News - Brand new bunch of Bringing It Home Marketplace content

E3 News - Brand new bunch of Bringing It Home Marketplace contentTime for another E3 2007 Bringing It Home Marketplace Update! This little lot is all free and available in all Xbox Live regions:

It’s the last day of E3 2007 (boo hoo!) but we’ve got a brand new bunch of Bringing It Home Marketplace content for you (woo hoo!) – and it’s the biggest yet! They’re all free unless stated and available in all Xbox Live regions:

  • Vampire Rain
    • Gamer Pics (60 MS Points)
    • Theme (150 MS Points)
  • Stranglehold
    • Theme (150 MS Points)
    • Picture Pack (100 MS Points)
  • Trailers for:
    • SpiderMan Trilogy: Friend or Foe
    • Fatal Inertia
    • Mercenaries 2
    • Skate
    • Stranglehold
    • Last Remnant
    • Dynasty Warriors Gundam
    • Fracture
    • Tony Hawk
    • Need for Speed Pro Street - Girls of NFS
    • NHL
    • Half-Life 2 Orange Box

Unfortunately that’s pretty much it for E3 and Bringing It Home on Xbox Live Marketplace.

We hope you have found these of benefit and go grab these now for your Xbox 360.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Compilation of the Month News - Wepeeler's "Leftovers Vol. 3"

Check out our regular installment of Wepeeler's latest compilation of awesome FIFA goals and skills. Sit back and enjoy.

Have you created any great FIFA/UEFA Champions League goal compilations? If you have just add your videos to this group created on YouTube, and every month we will have a poll in this thread to determine which compilation will be crowned the "Compilation of the Month".

Get those videos in now to have a chance of being named a winner of the "Compilation of the Month".

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E3 News - No news of FIFA 08

E3 News - No news of FIFA 08Electronic Arts Inc. in the end did not showcase FIFA 08 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

We therefore have to await further official news of the game coming soon.

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E3 News - Tiger Woods 08 New Features and Character Creation Interview

Check out the EA Sports GamerNet, in-depth character creation, and new features present in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08. Watch it below.

Pre-order your copy today by clicking on this link that pops up.

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E3 News - Latest batch of Bringing It Home Marketplace content

E3 News - Latest batch of Bringing It Home Marketplace contentTime for another E3 2007 Bringing It Home Marketplace Update! This little lot is all free and available in all Xbox Live regions:

  • E3 Press Conference Part 1, 2 and 3 Videos
  • Stuntman: Ignition Demo
  • NCAA 08 Trailer
  • Bee Movie Trailer
  • Assassin’s Creed Trailer
  • Eternal Sonata Trailer
  • Army of Two Trailer
  • Frontlines Trailer
  • Two Worlds Trailer
  • Blacksite: Area 51 Trailer
  • The Bourne Conspiracy: Behind the Scenes Episode

Go grab these now for your Xbox 360.

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

NK FOOTBALL World Evolution 5 - shooting heaven!

NK FOOTBALL  NewsNK FOOTBALL © World Evolution 5 will have a choice of 5 shot mechanics to install! And there might be more on the way to add to this. So far, they'll be;

  • Legend: The hardest for those who love a low-score.
  • Advanced: Slightly easier to increase goal chance.
  • Intermediate: Much easier for gamers who want to score more!
  • EA replica: Original 07 mechanic, few changes due to new physics.
  • WE3 mechanic: World Evolution 3 shot mechanic.

Not only this, but World Evolution 5 will be based on real simulation passing allowing gamers to attempt to slow down the play and build-up attacks at a realistic pace. Of course difficulty level will vary this and in some cases, a World Class player will simply run for the ball as in real life instead of holding off 100% of the time to keep it authentic and let you feel the pressure!

This will possibly be the last update for 07 games.

On the side, if anyone is having problems with languages in WE4 for FIFA 07 then click here to download the language fix this will give you the screen at startup allowing you to select your language. Sorry for the mixup guys.

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E3 News - Complete Show Coverage from IGN

E3 News - Complete Show Coverage from IGN The team over at IGN have set up an awesome portal to keep yourself fully updated with all the very latest news breaking from E3.

They provide you with all the latest highlights, game updates, video updates, news updates and comprehensive video footage from all the major press events.

Check it out by clicking here.

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E3 News - Halo 3 Trailer

One of the most highly anticipated games is released for the Xbox 360 on September 25, 2007. Check out this brand new E3 trailer for Halo 3 with tons of new gameplay footage! Must see, watch it below.

Pre-order your copy today by clicking on this link that pops up.

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E3 News - Latest batch of Bringing It Home Marketplace content

E3 News - Latest batch of Bringing It Home Marketplace contentGot an Xbox 360 and can access Xbox Live? Then here’s the latest batch of Bringing It Home Marketplace content to go live. They’re all free unless stated and available in all Xbox Live regions:

  • Ace Combat 6 Demo
  • Project Sylpheed Gamer Pics (60 MS Points)
  • Project Sylpheed Theme (150 MS Points)
  • Guitar Hero 3 Trailer
  • Beautiful Katamari Trailer
  • Crash Bandicoot Trailer
  • NBA Live Go to Moves Trailer
  • Halo 3 E3 Trailer
  • Halo: Arms Race
  • Bomberman Live Trailer
  • Call of Duty 4 Trailer
  • IGN E3 2007 Pre-Show Trailer
  • Guitar Hero Track Pack 4 (Featuring songs from Judas Priest, The Ramones and Deep Purple: 500 MS Points)
  • Texas Hold ‘Em – Environment: Jungle (150 MS Points)
  • Texas Hold ‘Em – Picture Pack: Jungle Party (100 MS Points)
  • Texas Hold ‘Em Theme Pack – Casino 1 (150 MS Points)
  • Soltrio Solitaire Game Pack 3 (150 MS Points)

Go grab these now for your Xbox 360.

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E3 News - New Special Edition Halo 3 Xbox 360 and Family Fun Accessories

E3 News - New Special Edition Halo 3 Xbox 360 and Family Fun AccessoriesThe Xbox platform of hardware and accessories is thriving with American consumers spending more money on Xbox 360 than on any other next-generation platform.

At E3, Microsoft announced European availability of the premium Xbox 360 Elite Console starting Aug. 24 and unveiled several new additions to the Xbox 360 hardware and accessories lineup, all available this holiday season, including these:

  • Xbox 360 Halo 3 Special Edition Console
    In anticipation of this year’s largest blockbuster gamer launch, Microsoft will offer the Xbox 360 Halo 3 Special Edition console. The console features an authentic Spartan green and gold finish and comes with matching Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, 20GB Hard Drive, Headset, Play & Charge Kit, and exclusive “Halo 3” Gamer Pics and Theme available via Xbox LIVE download. Available in September.
  • Xbox 360 Messenger Kit
    Chatting with friends and family on Xbox LIVE and Windows XP and Windows Vista®-based PCs can now be done using the Xbox 360 Messenger Kit. This device easily connects to any Xbox 360 controller and provides thumb-stroke chat capabilities while maintaining gameplay functionality in one easy-to-hold device. The Xbox 360 Messenger Kit includes a Chatpad and Xbox 360 Headset, and will be available beginning Sept. 6.
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers
    A available in festive new colors. Gamers can express their identity with new pink, dark blue and light blue Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers. These new colors will be available in October.

More Microsoft Xbox 360 news from E3 coming soon.

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E3 News - Xbox 360 Showcases Greatest Holiday Lineup in Video Game History

E3 News - Xbox 360 Showcases Greatest Holiday Lineup in Video Game HistoryMicrosoft Corp. have demonstrated its leadership in interactive entertainment at the E3 Media & Business Summit (E3) when it showcased an unparalleled lineup of holiday blockbuster hits and exclusives for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system.

Microsoft delighted a live audience of thousands, and many more watching the live online broadcast, with titles such as the epic finale to the groundbreaking “Halo®” series, “Halo 3”; the successor to the seminal “Grand Theft Auto” franchise, “Grand Theft Auto IV,” featuring exclusive content for Xbox LIVE®; “Madden NFL 08” with stunning high-definition game play; and the widely anticipated “Rock Band,” where players can perform music from the world’s biggest rock artists with their friends as a virtual band.

Thanks to our amazing partners and our own studios, no company in video game history has ever had a lineup of blockbusters and exclusives like we will have by this holiday,” said Peter Moore, corporate vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business in the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft. “We have a monumental library of titles hitting stores by the end of this year for Xbox 360 that will strike an emotional chord with every type of customer.

More Microsoft Xbox 360 news from E3 coming soon.

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FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV Tournament Group Stage Round-Up

FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV Tournament Group Stage Round-UpThe XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Tournament group stages are over, and the knockout phase of the tournament begins.

Darren Tee aka Dazfeeder a firm favourite for the tournament has not been playing his best football due to a lack of available opponents in his group. However he has still produced the results when needed.

Jay Buchanan has been storming through the group stages, qualifying with an impressive 40 goals under his belt and only conceding 4. Not one to be left behind Richard Bowen aka ROC E REDSKULL holds a similar score of 45 goals with 10 against. Both have led the way in Groups F & G respectively.

Round 1 matches have been scheduled, with particular games to watch between:

  • CoolMichael22 vs. smegg1980
  • benzilla vs. ChrisyBullard
  • OneWiseWolf vs. Antman711

The XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Tournament looks set to heat up with some thrilling matches, so stay tuned for more tournament news as the pressure builds and player’s fates are decided.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

E3 News - EA Introduces New Games and Innovations

E3 News - EA Introduces New Games and InnovationsElectronic Arts Inc. today revealed the games it will showcase at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Le Merigot Hotel and Barker Hangar from July 11-13th in Santa Monica, CA. EA’s showcase underscores the company’s new change agenda focused on driving gameplay innovation across core franchises, innovating in new categories and growing the segment through the introduction of new mainstream casual games for mobile phones, handheld devices and the Wii™ from Nintendo.

In the next six months, EA will launch the most exciting line up of games in our 25 year history,” said EA Games Label President Frank Gibeau. “We’re publishing brand new games like Boogie, Skate and Army of Two, introducing Rock Band and The Simpsons and delivering innovations in blockbuster franchises like Medal of Honor and Need for Speed.

The Wednesday press briefing, hosted by Kathy Vrabeck, President EA Casual Entertainment, will reveal the strategic direction for this newly formed Label and highlight titles that will appeal across genres and consumer demographics.

EA’s titles at Barker Hangar include the EA SPORTS™ stalwarts:

  • Madden NFL 08,
  • NBA LIVE 08,
  • NASCAR® 08 and
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 08.

Visitors to Barker Hangar can also play:

  • Burnout™ Paradise which drives the racing category into a new direction,
  • SimCity™ Societies the highly-anticipated PC title that marks the return of the beloved city simulation franchise
  • as well as The Orange Box by Valve,
  • Mercenaries 2: World in Flames™,
  • Crysis™ and
  • Hellgate™: London from EA Partners.

At Le Merigot Hotel, EA will demonstrate The Simpsons on three platforms and will showcase close to a dozen original intellectual properties:

  • Army of Two™,
  • Boogie™,
  • MySims™,
  • The Sims™ 2 Castaway,
  • Medal of Honor Airborne™,
  • Need for Speed™ ProStreet,
  • EA Playground™,
  • Skate,
  • Rock Band™ and
  • an EA Casual trivia game for the Wii.

Interestingly enough no mention of FIFA 08!

Check back later as we continue to bring you all the latest E3 news.

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FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV on the telly tonight

FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV on the telly tonight Check out XLEAGUE.TV on Sky Channel 291 tonight where they bring you the latest FIFA 07 updates from their leagues and tournaments. It is on at regular intervals so you should be able to find a slot that suits you.

They have also added all their FIFA 07 shows aired so far and you can view them all in excellent high quality by clicking here.

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E3 News - New NHL 08 Gameplay Features

As the E3 event commences, EA Sports have released news of their new NHL 08 Gameplay Features including brand new puck physics, speed control, and more exciting gameplay features. Check out the video below exclusively from E3.

Has this caught your imagination and now you would like to pre-order it so it arrives with you on 28th September when it is released and make savings at the same time? Then visit our Sweetpatch Shops (UK, US, World) and pre-order your copy today and make massive savings.

We are delighted that E3 have partnered with GameTrailers.com so we will be able to bring you all the very best E3 action right here.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

NK FOOTBALL - WE4 Release - Out! New update coming

NK FOOTBALL  NewsNK FOOTBALL © World Evolution 4 is available and has been since Friday the 6th. But it's not over yet! The reason for this delayed news was to inform you all of a beta process going on over at the SoccerGaming forums. This process is following my beta's and feedback through stages of development to increase realism and difficulty. An example of this would be that the defenders are now able to jockey your strikers and stop passing lanes more frequently, instead of simply rushing towards you for the ball. They did this in the original EA gameplay, but was too easy and the result was many goals for your team.

The new update, will possibly be the last for 07.

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E3 News - NHL 08 Trailer

As we prepare for the excitement of this week's E3 event, EA Sports have released their E3 2007 Trailer for NHL 08 (which you can view below).

We are delighted that E3 have partnered with GameTrailers.com so we will be able to bring you all the very best E3 action right here.

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FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV Tournament Round Up

FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV Tournament Round UpThe Group stage of the XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Tournament has kicked off and some thrilling matches have already taken place. It’s all still to play for though as the tournament continues.

We have already seen some thrilling play from the competitors. Many games came down to the wire with only one or two goals deciding the fate of the teams. League title challenger Darren Tee aka Dazfeeder took a narrow victory in Group A to claim the top position. Dazfeeder is one of the big favourites to make it to the final stages of the tournament.

Elsewhere, some group matches were not so hard fought. Jay Buchanan absolutely dominated Jason Gilson aka Gilly Savage in a 10 - 1 demolition in Group F. Similarly in Group C, Adrian Sutcliffe aka OneWiseWolf triumphed over his opponent Ellis Greenhill aka Mirajor2 in a 7 - 1 walkover.

It seems the top riders in the league have played strong games, however Stephen Murphy aka smegg1980 suffered a shock 4-2 defeat at the hands of Craig Burrows aka Craig Senna. This defeat serves as a reminder that even the strongest of league players can crack under the pressure’s of tournament play.

For full details on all the matches played and the group standings click here.

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Monday, July 9, 2007

Sweetpatch TV News - Join Your New Community

Sweetpatch TV News - Join Your New CommunitySweetpatch TV will be launched soon and will enable lots more of you to become very easily involved with contributing to the community.

With our new motto being "For the Community by the Community", if you want to get involved then we are here for you.

Excited? Click here if you would like to be a part of this brand new era at Sweetpatch TV.

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FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV Tournament Kicks Off

FIFA 07 News - XLEAGUE.TV Tournament Kicks OffRegistration is over. The XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Tournament has been on the tip of everyone's tongue and the players are now gearing up for the beautiful game.

There has been a lot of speculation flying around, with pre-tournament favourites being selected by their performance in the leagues. The tournament has already had its first shock. "Where's Sonman?" has been a catchphrase coined by many in the build up, as the league leader and favourite to take the crown is missing from the tournament line up.

With the abscence of Sonny Walton AKA Sonman will this give the other players in the tournament a chance to make their mark? The FIFA 07 League this season has seen the introduction of some great new players with the likes of Darren Tee AKA Dazfeeder, Stephen Murphy AKA Smegg1980 and Ben Reed AKA Benzilla. Can they convert their league success to the tournament stage?

Even with the strongest players of the league taking part, the tournament could be heading for more upsets. Chris Bullard AKA ChrisyBullard has been lurking in the shadows for most of the season, but this could be the perfect time for him to shoot back and let the league leaders know whose boss. Bullard walked away the XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Invitational Champion, proving he is no stranger to the pressures of competition play. Other players fighting for top league positions like Adrian Sutcliffe AKA OneWIseWolf have yet to prove themselves in the tournament environment. Can they hold their nerve, not only contending with the big players but also against the cameras at XLEAGUE.TV's Match arena where the finals will be played?

Pressure appears to be a big factor in affecting player's performance. Is this what will sort the men from the boys? All will soon be decided as the whistle blows to kick off the XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 Tournament.

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Saturday, July 7, 2007

Compilation of the Month News - Wepeeler's "Leftovers Vol. 2"

Check out our regular installment of Wepeeler's latest compilation, sit back and enjoy.

Have you created any great FIFA/UEFA Champions League goal compilations? If you have just add your videos to this group created on YouTube, and every month we will have a poll in this thread to determine which compilation will be crowned the "Compilation of the Month".

Get those videos in now to have a chance of being named a winner of the "Compilation of the Month".

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FIFA 07 News - World Cyber Games comes to i31

FIFA 07 News - World Cyber Games comes to i31As mentioned previously, what else could compliment the UK's largest gaming LAN event i31 other than a tournament so broad in scale that it involves over 1.3 million people worldwide, has a total prize fund of well over $450,000 and brings players from over 70 countries into one place?

The World Cyber Games is your answer and there isn't any other competition that can boast such impressive sounding stats.

The WCG is in its 7th tournament and every year the stakes are raised, the competition is hotter and the players are ever more thirsty for glory. As far as the UK is concerned the World Cyber Games start in June and July with qualifiers both online and around the country, both paving the way to the UK final this August at i31.

i31 will be hosting both qualifiers and the UK finals to decide which gamers deserve to represent our country at the Grand Final in Seattle this October.

Winners will be flown to Seattle and escorted throughout the entire event at the courtesy of the WCG worldwide sponsor, Samsung. If victorious they can expect some serious prizes - including a large wad of cash!

Even if you don't make it to the Grand Final, the experience of playing in such a huge tournament is one you can't miss out on. The glitz, glamour and adrenaline starts this summer at i31 - don't miss out!

A team from this site will also be there to meet you at i31 if you come along, what more could you want!

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Goal of the Month News - Have you scored any great goals during July yet?

Goal of the Month News - Have you scored any great goals during July yet?Have you scored any great goals during the first week in July? If you have then get them in to enter the Sweetpatch Goal of the Month competition.

All you have to do to enter is upload your favourite FIFA 07/UEFA Champions League™ 2006-2007 goals at the Sweetpatch Soccer Skills Academy on Youtube and when you name the video just add the words "Goal of the Month for July 07 - " to the start of the name. Then we can all easily identify the goals for the current month's competition and most importantly, we can all vote on our favourite goals.

If you need any help in making a video for YouTube, Wepeeler's made a great tutorial by clicking here! Also check out Perplekks's great Windows Movie Maker guide by clicking here!

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Gaming News - Xbox 360 Extended Warranty Interview

Gaming News - Xbox 360 Extended Warranty InterviewHave you seen the news about the extended Xbox warranty that applies globally to all consoles affected by the "red ring of death" problem?

To try and help clear up any confusion or answer any further questions you may have, XCN have grabbed some time yesterday with Chris Lewis, Vice President for Xbox in EMEA (which basically means he’s the boss of Xbox in Europe, the Middle East and Africa) to ask him some questions.

Click here for the full interview.

If you want to read more about the warranty changes check out these links:

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Friday, July 6, 2007

Sweetpatch TV News - Be part of Your New Community

Sweetpatch TV News - Be part of this New CommunityAs we reported earlier in the week, Sweetpatch TV will be launched soon and will enable lots more of you to become very easily involved with contributing to the community.

With our new motto being "For the Community by the Community", if you want to get involved then we are here for you.

If you want your patches to be available to the world, you will be able to easily add them to our brand new Download Boutique, if you want to post news about your favourite football league then you can do this easily, if you have a specific football or soccer gaming interest then we can accommodate it here for you very easily.

We basically want the site to be here for the community and run by the community so you all get exactly what you want and need from a modern fansite.

Excited? Click here if you would like to be a part of this brand new era at Sweetpatch TV.

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Music News - Dark Seven plays in our Music Channel

Today we are delighted to feature in our brand new Sweetpatch TV Music Channel the musical talents of Dark Seven (aka MagoStr). There are 4 songs from Dark Seven for you to enjoy in our Music Channel and below we have the latest release, Sound of Space. Enjoy!

If you enjoyed this song then check out the rest of Dark Seven's work in our Music Channel by clicking here.

We will bring you regular additions to this new Music Channel, but please do join in the fun by adding yourself as a member and then add all your favourite tunes to the group (to do this just find a video of a song you love on YouTube and then add it to the Sweetpatch TV Music Channel group - you don't need to upload your own videos) and let's see what type of musical collection we can create.

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GamerZine News - 360Zine Issue 8 Out

GamerZine News - 360Zine Issue 8 OutIssue 8 of 360Zine is out for download, and they've gone to town with interactivity and multimedia to make it as entertaining as possible. In terms of games covered, they've got a preview of Bioshock, complete with developer interview, as well as previews of GTA IV, Fable 2 and Splinter Cell Conviction.

Then there's reviews of The Darkness, Overlord and Flatout Ultimate Carnage as well as a Halo 3 feedback special.

Download your free copy of 360Zine now by clicking here.

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Thursday, July 5, 2007

FIFA 07 News - Next Generation Graphics Patch

FIFA 07 News - Next Generation Graphics PatchThanks to our friends at FIFA 4 Fans and FIFA Korea, see FIFA 07 in a new light and dive into a complete new generation of FIFA graphics on your PC.

They have created this great Next Generation Graphics Patch for FIFA07 and it contains the following changes on the aged FIFA engine:

  • new, realistic photo crowds
  • realistic turf in all stadiums
  • new goalkeeper gloves
  • realistic linesman flags
  • waving flags (3D) in the crowds
  • updated graphic settings (better quality of kits)
  • more realistic ingame sounds

The patch also comes with an easy installation.

Download this great new Graphics Patch direct from our Download Boutique.

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FIFA 08 News - EA Sports Reveals Wii Family Play

FIFA 08 News - EA Sports Reveals Wii Family PlayIt's no secret that Nintendo's Wii console has, more than any system before it, helped bridge the gap between hardcore players and non-gamers alike. While the Big N's innovative remote has proved to be a big component to building that bridge, so has quality software that makes smart use of the device. Like, for example, Wii Sports, a title that de-emphasizes complex controls and enables intuitive, lifelike gameplay simply by reenacting motions we already know. It was just a matter of time until more companies adopted Nintendo's approach, and that time has arrived, as EA announces "Family Play".

So what is Family Play? Quite simply, it's an optional mode incorporated into EA sports titles that takes the nunchuk controller out of play, making it easy for non-gamers to get into the action utilizing intuitive motions and AI-controlled characters. Think of it as "highlight reel mode" for gamers.

Instead of worrying about maneuvering players or taking on more complex gamer actions, it's all about using the Wii-mote for gesture-only control. With the computer taking over all character movement and play orchestration, it's simply up to you to make the big plays happen.

Family Play can be incorporated at any time during play by taking the nunchuk controller out, and is seamlessly integrated into Madden 08, FIFA 08 , and NBA Live 08. Want to play against your younger brother in FIFA? Just switch him over to Family Play and keep your advanced controls in tact. Once he gets a feel for the gesture control, plug in the nunchuk and let him have total control over the game. It's seamless, easy, and intuitive.

"EA Sports Family Play on the Wii creates an incredibly accessible and user-friendly experience that the whole family will enjoy," said Dave McCarthy, executive producer for the three games developed at EA Canada. "While many fans love to control every piece of the action, novice players can have just as much fun jumping in to throw a touchdown pass, nail a three pointer or take a shot on goal. Family Play brings together fans of all ages to enjoy playing EA Sports games, and even lets them ease in to Advanced play if they desire."

So what will Family Play mean to FIFA 08?

With FIFA 08, leave the running and ball-handling to the computer and line up a perfect shot with Wii motion. Take over throw-ins, passes, punts and corner kicks without the need for buttons, and plug back in the nunchuk once you think you have what it takes to step up to Ronaldinho. If you're a hardcore FIFA fan, crank up the AI difficulty and pass an extra Wii-mote to a friend or family member. It's not so easy when your human opponents know all the right moves.

We have 6 new images for you with this news and you must check out all the FIFA 08 images we have in our ever expanding FIFA 08 Gallery by clicking here.

Excited by what you have seen so far of FIFA 08 on the Wii? Then visit our Sweetpatch Shops (UK, US, World) and pre-order your copy today.

We would also love to hear your views on this new Family Play Wii feature by clicking here.

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FIFA 07 News - Out With The Old, In With The New

FIFA 07 News - Out With The Old, In With The NewWhile the XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 League has witnessed a dogfight at the top of the table, it appears the middle of the league is following suit. Its seems to be a case of ‘out with the old in with the new’ following the introduction of new blood into the competition. Promising players that previously showed dominance in the leader boards are sliding further down the league.

Jay Buchanan, once a permanent fixture in the top 3 of the table is now languishing in 7th. Mark Taylor AKA Original Pingu has also slipped down to 6th.

New players such as Ben Reed AKA Benzilla and Adrian Sutcliffe AKA OneWiseWolf have fought their way into the top five and like mud stains on football boots, they are proving hard to shift.

Players further down the league, such as TJG Maverick are upping their work rate to prove they can reach the high standards set by the league leaders.

To prove you’ve got enough ball control to do the business, simply register to XLEAGUE.TV, visit the league homepage and sign yourself up the FIFA 07 League. It’s not too late to test your skills for real.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Sweetpatch TV News - For the Community by the Community

Sweetpatch TV News - For the Community by the CommunityToday being American Independence Day is an appropriate date for us to launch news of our brand new concept site that will be going live in the next few months, Sweetpatch TV.

The Sweetpatch MRA website has been in operation since 1999 and its design has constrained us in how we can develop it. We have now invested in a brand new system and design to enable us and you to take the site to the next level.

The new system will allow lots more people to become very easily involved with contributing to the site and our new motto will be "For the Community by the Community" meaning that if you want to get involved then we are here for you.

If you want your patches to be available to the world, you will be able to easily add them to our brand new Download Boutique, if you want to post news about your favourite football league then you can do this easily, if you have a specific football or soccer gaming interest then we can accommodate it here for you very easily.

We basically want the site to be here for the community and run by the community so you all get exactly what you want and need from a modern fansite.

Excited? We will soon have a form here for you if you would like to be a part of this brand new era at Sweetpatch TV.

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FIFA 08 News - Possession Wii Video

Check out another one of the 4 recent FIFA 08 on the Wii videos released by IGN below, the other 3 can be seen by clicking here.

Excited by what you have seen so far of FIFA 08 on the Wii? Then visit our Sweetpatch Shops (UK, US, World) and pre-order your copy today.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

FIFA 08 News - Arsenal Attacks Wii Video

Check out one of the 4 recent FIFA 08 on the Wii videos released by IGN below, the other 3 can be seen by clicking here.

Excited by what you have seen so far of FIFA 08 on the Wii? Then visit our Sweetpatch Shops (UK, US, World) and pre-order your copy today.

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Monday, July 2, 2007

CEP Miniheads Addon 2.0 released!

CEP Career Expansion PatchThe new CEP Miniheads Addon version, 2.0, has been released and is availabe in the Downloads page here on the CEP website.

The new version brings you more than 8.000 miniheads (!) from the following leagues:

  • Argentina Primera Div.,
  • England Premiership,
  • England Championship,
  • France Ligue 1,
  • Germany 1. Bundesliga,
  • Germany 2. Bundesliga,

  • Italy Serie A,
  • Italy Serie B,
  • Mexico Primera,
  • Mexico Primera A,
  • Scotland Premier,
  • Spain Primera Div,
  • Spain Segunda Div,
  • Sweden Allsvenskan,
  • Turkey Lig and
  • Rest of World: Al Ahly, GKS Belchatow, Korona Kielce, Lech Poznan, Legia Warsaw, RSC Anderlecht, Slavia Praha, Slovan Liberec, Sparta Praha, Steaua Bucarest, Wisla Krakow, Danubio, Penarol, Defensor.

This miniheads addon is meant to be used with CEP version 4.0 and upper. Enjoy this huge release from the CEP team by clicking here!

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FIFA 08 News - Hands-on the Wii

FIFA 08 News - Hands-on the WiiCatching up with all the latest FIFA 08 news, we have IGN's extensive look at EA's Wii-customized game of soccer.

This fall, publisher EA is set to bring out FIFA 08 for Nintendo's next-generation console. Not some sloppy port with a list of omissions from the other builds, but a full-blown game of soccer that actually plays on Wii's strengths - specifically, the motion-sensory functionality of its unique controller, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and yes, even its personalized Mii avatars.

If you're a soccer fan, you're in luck because the newest entry into EA's acclaimed series is on track to be the best yet and Nintendo fans are absolutely not being made to settle for second best.

IGN recently had the chance to play both FIFA 08's main mode and some of its Wii-exclusive mini-games and they walked away excited about the product to come.

Check out one of the 4 videos below, the other 3 by clicking here and read their whole article by clicking here.

Excited by what you have seen so far of FIFA 08 on the Wii? Then visit our Sweetpatch Shops (UK, US, World) and pre-order your copy today.

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GamerZine News - PCGZine Issue 7 and bonus new magazine

GamerZine News - PCGZine Issue 7 and bonus new magazineIt's a bonus week this week as PC gamers get not one magazine but two. First up is the standard PCGZine which this month features previews of Bioshock and Crysis as well as a brilliant interview with Lord British, creator of Ultima Online (and thereby MMOs in general), on his new game, Tabula Rasa.

There's also a new magazine for Phlips on their interesting amBX technology. amBX Explained Issue 1 gives a guided tour of the technology and the hardware, as well as the games that are supported. PC gamers are the first to get games that work with amBX kits, and can now push their gaming experience further than ever before. Check out the new magazine to see what it's all about by clicking here.

Download your free copy of PCGZine now by clicking here.

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FIFA 07 News - Battle at the top of FIFA 07 League

FIFA 07 News - Battle at the top of FIFA 07 LeagueApologies for the lack of activity over the weekend but what should have been a simple upgrade to my Broadband account turned into a 2 day nightmare. Anyway, all back to normal again now for the summer.

The three-way battle for the league top spot has made last week the most exciting week in the XLEAGUE.TV FIFA 07 League so far. The week began with Darren Tee AKA Dazfeeder eating through the competition to come from relative obscurity to number one in the table.

However, football is a funny old game, and nothing stays the same for long. Sonman, never one to rest on his laurels, followed up his knock back with a second push to regain the top spot, and true to style, he’s managed to reclaim his lead with a 23 point margin between himself and Darren.

Smegg1980 has made a valiant fight to stay in the title race and is chasing dangerously close behind Dazfeeder. The FIFA 07 table is beginning to really heat up, and with the inclusion of new talent to the league everyday, the bookies would be unwise to firmly back an eventual champion at this early stage.

To join in on the action, simply register to XLEAGUE.TV, visit the league homepage and sign yourself up the FIFA 07 League. It’s not too late to test your skills for real.

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