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12:40 PM on 12.08.2010

EA adds games to Google Chrome's Web Store

Yesterday, Google launched its "Web Store," an online destination for extensions and "apps" for its Google Chrome web browser. Videogame publishing giant Electronic Arts is hopping on this train early. EA has added a number o...

Nick Chester

5:20 PM on 10.01.2010

Rained-in Ryder Cup pros play Tiger Woods PGA instead

The Ryder Cup Golf tournament is being beaten down by heavy rain, forcing the golfers indoors. What would you do in that situation? I'd get some drinks at the clubhouse, for starters. I'm sure the Ryder Cup guys also got a fe...

Dale North



Impressions: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on PlayStation Move photo
Impressions: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on PlayStation Move
by Samit Sarkar

At a Sony press event in New York City last week, I was able to try out PlayStation Move for the first time. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 was among the games I played, and it was immediately impressive. Here's how it works. You grasp the Move wand like a golf club, and use the face buttons to select a club. The big button in the center of the wand, simply named the "Move button," serves the function of the O button in the regular game -- it zooms the camera to the landing area of your shot.

When zoomed in, you hold the trigger and point the wand at the screen to move your shot target left or right. Once your target is set, you tap the Move button to go back to your behind-the-player camera angle for the shot. Then you aim the wand straight down toward the floor and hold the trigger to "lock in" your shot. After that, you're ready to swing away.

I spent part of my 4th of July weekend in Myrtle Beach, SC, where I played some golf for the first time in my life. I hooked most of my drives -- they veered off way to the left -- and that stroke was now evinced in PGA Tour 11 as well, thanks to PlayStation Move. My first few shots went so far leftward that I had to compensate by twisting my wrists to the right as I swung (and of course, I then ended up overcompensating). The point here is that Move works, and it works well.

During my demo, I asked the EA Tiburon developer on hand if he felt that there was any appreciable difference between the experiences that Move and Wii MotionPlus offer. He said that they're essentially identical, except that the ergonomically shaped Move wand feels better in his hand -- to be specific, it feels more like a golf club to him -- than the Wii Remote. And of course, there's no comparison between the beautifully rendered high-definition environments on the PlayStation 3 and the 480p output of the Wii.

Look for Move support to come to Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 via a launch-window patch.

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Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 photo
Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
by Samit Sarkar

Tiger Woods’ extramarital affairs made headlines last year, but in spite of his off-the-golf-course troubles, EA Sports forged ahead with the 2010 release of their annual golf franchise. However, Tiger shares the cover spotlight this year with the young North Irish phenom Rory McIlroy, a telling decision.

As a golfer, Woods simply hasn’t been his usual self since he returned from his hiatus. Is Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 any worse for the wear because it didn’t take a year off in the wake of the scandal? Hit the jump to find out.

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4:40 PM on 07.19.2010

Tiger Woods PGA Tour sales down, perhaps 'permanently'

Last year, EA Sports scored a bona-fide hit on the Wii with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, the first game in the series with MotionPlus functionality. (The game was packaged with one MotionPlus unit.) Apparently, though, many ...

Samit Sarkar

1:00 AM on 05.07.2010

Rory McIlroy looks good in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

That's a screenshot of Rory McIlroy, the co-coverboy (with, uh, Tiger Woods) of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11. He's a 21-year-old golf phenom from Northern Ireland who won his first PGA Tour event this past Sunday at Quail Hol...

Samit Sarkar





1:20 PM on 05.03.2010

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Wii to improve on greatness

I was all over Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 for the Wii. It was my first experience with the Wii Motion Plus controller, and I came away impressed. Kick-ass game, folks. This year's version, PGA Tour 11, has a few realism-based im...

Dale North

6:00 PM on 03.10.2010

GDC 10: An overload of Tiger Woods 11 media

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is set to come out on June 8 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii. To get you ready for the next installment of the golf series, we have a ton of new screens and a couple of videos for you to check...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 PM on 03.09.2010

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 supporting PS3 motion control

Electronic Arts has officially thrown in its lot with the Sony Wiimote, announcing that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 will support the PS3 motion controller. This is where we'd somehow tie motion control in with Woods' sex scandal,...

Jim Sterling

4:00 AM on 01.24.2010

Tiger Woods being a douche has not harmed EA's sales

While plenty of companies have been dropping Tiger Woods like Activision drops Guitar Hero games EA has stood by him through his whole "I slept with every woman ever" debacle. I think it's mostly because dropping Tiger would ...

Matthew Razak