2006 holid-EA lineup revealed

Tiger takes his swings this October, NFL Street 3 announced for PlayStation 2, PSP; Half-Life Episode 2...not on the list?

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Though it's only July, it's never too early to plan a holiday shopping list. Finding the right thing for the right person can be quite a chore, but if those on your list happen to be gamers, Electronic Arts has a few options to choose from. While most of the games on the list have been known about for some time, there were some new ones.

EA's grip on the pigskin continues not only with the recently released NFL Head Coach and the upcoming NCAA Football 07 and Madden NFL 07, but also with NFL Street 3 for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. The over-the-top action of the series returns with new power-ups and game modifiers that can be snatched from the air to make the game extreme times two.

Also of note is a release period for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07. The game, which will be released on the Xbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation 2, PSP, and PC, hits the links in October. A PlayStation 3 version is scheduled for release this fall, but it is currently unclear whether it will be a launch title or not.

Speaking of launch titles, NBA Live 07 for the PS3 was not included on EA's release schedule, but it has been confirmed by an EA rep to be a launch title for Sony's next-gen system.

Though it was previously revealed by online retailers, EA has also confirmed that the PSP version of The Godfather will be named The Godfather: Mob Wars and will have an exclusive mode called...yep, Mob Wars. EA describes the mode as "a turf war" where gamers maneuver mobsters and "play the right cards to take control of NYC one territory at a time."

Curiously, one of the most anticipated PC games EA will distribute, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, was not on the list--previously, the game was pegged for a fourth-quarter 2006 release. Nor was any mention made of the widely rumored Xbox 360 version of Half-Life 2. EA did not return requests for comment as of press time.

For more information on all the games, check back tomorrow for GameSpot's coverage of EA's press event.

The full list of EA's holiday lineup is below (all dates 2006).

Madden NFL 07
Xbox 360, Xbox, PS2, GameCube, PSP, PC, DS, GBA--August
PS3, Wii--2006

NASCAR 07
Xbox, PS2--September

NASCAR
PSP-September

NBA Live 07
Xbox 360, Xbox, PS2, PSP, PC--Fall
PS3--November 17

NCAA Football 07
PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PSP--July

NFL Street 3
PS2, PSP--2006

NHL 07
PS2, PSP, Xbox 360, Xbox, PC--September

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
Xbox 360, Xbox, PS2, PSP, PC--October
PS3--Fall

The Godfather: The Game
Xbox 360--September

The Godfather: Mob Wars
PSP--September

Need for Speed Carbon
Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, Xbox, GameCube, DS, GBA, PSP, PC--Fall

Battlefield 2142
PC--Fall

Superman Returns: The Videogame
Xbox 360, PS2, Xbox, PSP, DS, GBA--Fall

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no new gameplay -- just sequels, ports and movie tie-ins.

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I think the game should be able for gamecube.

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who cares, as long as ea come out with plenty of ps3 games............. long live ea sports

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The Rest Of The Need For Speed Games Were Great And They Only Get Better

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I cant wait for NFS Carbon,NFL Street 3,Madden 07, and NCAA is just around the corner.

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ok first of all, anyone who is complaining about too many sequals: they're freakin sports games!! how do you make anything but a sequal?!?! And to all of the people asking "where is this game that i want really badly but doesn't happen to be on this list?" if you'd read more closely you would see that these are only 2006 games and your beloved game is probably coming out in 07 (specifically nascar 07 and any wii game). For everyone hating on sports games, forget you and your final fantasy and warcraft. sports games are probably the best selling genre of games out there and if you don't like them, go write on some other message board b/c we all know ea is primarily known for their sports games.

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NFS Carbon....i cant wait 2 play tat....n seriously whre is Fifa07...?

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Looking forward to NFS: Carbon... but why Fifa 07 wasn't in it? No news from EA also regarding the game? No screenshots, no trailers? why?

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Episode 2 may be worth a wait with Portal and TF2 coming with it.

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Where the hell is Fifa 07?! oh come on

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oh come on,where is Xbox 360 nascar?!

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I don't like Madden, and I don't like Need for Speed! . . . I want Superman for GameCube!!!

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mostly sports games, not much to look forward to except nfs carbon.

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i just hate ea give espn the rights to a football game again there games were amazing and only 20 bucks haha we are afraid of sports if we dont like ea i like that idiot he made me laugh

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sport that has no intrest to me (where is FIFA, but Pro Evolution Soccer is ggod for me), games with epesodic content that are waful (to me atleast) and a game that focuses on future when it did best at presence. and yeah street racing that is just for casual. so in easy way to say this is: this laen up is crap.

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have always looked forward to madden until 2004... 2005+ suck, and EA needs to take the Tiburon team off the case... EA Sports is the definition of casual gamer and they've been making lackluster, mediocre titles for a couple years now... bring me a Madden worth buying again, for that matter bring me a new Madden engine that actually plays like Football and not an arcade game...

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Adultgmr77 says: "It looks as though most of you video gamers aren't sports fans AT ALL. You guys are crazy, if you enjoy watching/participating in football you have always waited for Madden/NCAA football every year. People rip these sports games from EA or any other developers and say they are not very entertaining video games. According to most post on this website and others, video gamers guys hate sports (majority). You guys must have been dreading P.E. in high school and never participatied in sports in school. Hey I just bringing to the forefront that not ALL video gamers can't wait for Legend of Zelda, HALO, God of War, sports game sell VERY well every year due to the fact sports fans enjoy video game sports. Get over it video game nerds. Go outside and get some exercise, pull yourselves away from the T.V./Console/P.C. and get in some REAL activities BESIDES video games. I LOVE video games but I am a very avid sports fan as well and very much enjoy sports in reality and virtual reality, but some of you guys need to open your eyes to why EA releases so many sports games every year. Sports are EXTREMELY influential and popular, and some of you need some exercise and also socialize with people besides when you play online." Awesome rant. Yeah, I agree with some of what you say. People love to hate EA because it's easy to do the same thing everyone else is doing. But EA offers the best sports games on the market, hands down. The only sports where they don't offer the best titles on the market are soccer, golf and tennis. They make the best sports in every other traditional sport category. Even before any exclusive licensing agreements. Hate EA if you must, but don't put down their sports titles. The are of excellent quality and saying anything else than that simply isn't true.

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Same sh*t, different year. That should be EA's motto. Looking forward to Madden Wii.

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No NASCAR for PC. Good thing I still have NASCAR Racing 2003.

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Only sequels... SAD. And they are not even sequels to original games. They are sequels to sequels of other sequels that were sequels before most of you were even born. Depressing.

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So they have 13 games. Interesting... they are all sequels.

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So when do we get some more info on Superman Returns?

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Anyone notice how sad and tired EAs line-up is? It's like all the sequels, are so worn that they have no soul behind them. The only game hard-core gamers are gonna get are two if that. BF 2142 (we didn't expect the ice)

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ok Sega, Wii is ready for your sports franchises, as EA is doing its typical Nintendo neglect.

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im looking forward to only BF 2142 and NFS carbon rest are all crap

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cool lineup...

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all the college games come out in january

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i agree with Adultgmr77 and Shingo..... people need to get out of VR and get into reality........ EA makes very good games (to me)........ but come on they are gonna keep making them because sports games and other games tickle peoples fancy because its a step out of reality into a world where you can play as anything you want.......as for the lineup...... what much more do you expect from EA.... I also agree with CThrash13..... whats with the NCAA March Madness 07..... i dotn know why they would stop making that series...... i bet it could beat College Hoops 2K6....... so some more info on that would be nice

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I wish NBA live was either on the DS or Game CUbe

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Looks like a good lineup to me! Why is everyone so mad?! what else did you expect?!

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I guess there ain't gonna be no more basketball on GameCube...

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EA doesn't deserve to publish anything with the name "Half-Life" in it

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I would definitely like to know if NCAA March Madness 07 is being made for any system this year. I was hoping to get it for the XBox 360, but after looking at this list, we may not get it on any system. A little clarification on that wouldn't hurt.

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I agree w/ Adultgmr77

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im only interested in NFS Carbon

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I dont think its that they are afriad of sports games, its that EA seems to nowadays make only sports games. Also to note, EA is relying a little bit to much on franchises that they have already established and not much new material.

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It looks as though most of you video gamers aren't sports fans AT ALL. You guys are crazy, if you enjoy watching/participating in football you have always waited for Madden/NCAA football every year. People rip these sports games from EA or any other developers and say they are not very entertaining video games. According to most post on this website and others, video gamers guys hate sports (majority). You guys must have been dreading P.E. in high school and never participatied in sports in school. Hey I just bringing to the forefront that not ALL video gamers can't wait for Legend of Zelda, HALO, God of War, sports game sell VERY well every year due to the fact sports fans enjoy video game sports. Get over it video game nerds. Go outside and get some exercise, pull yourselves away from the T.V./Console/P.C. and get in some REAL activities BESIDES video games. I LOVE video games but I am a very avid sports fan as well and very much enjoy sports in reality and virtual reality, but some of you guys need to open your eyes to why EA releases so many sports games every year. Sports are EXTREMELY influential and popular, and some of you need some exercise and also socialize with people besides when you play online.

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Madden Wii is the first NFL game I'm looking forward to playing from EA ever. The 2K games were better.

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Other than football and NFS nothing that excite me for my 360

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Not much of anything.

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fifa is coming in january

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so when are we going to stop EA from making games

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Great. Thats what the world needs now is another God Father game God Father: Mob Wars - EA describes the mode as "a turf war" where gamers maneuver mobsters and "play the right cards to take control of NYC one territory at a time." I'm probably taking this the wrong way but did he say 'play the right cards?' What is this game going to be, Metal Gear Acid?

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were is the wii games, only madden and NFS carbon WTF

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All the sports games look cool, but where are the other genres?

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This goes out to Paz. Isnt it EA who makes battlefield, The Godfather, and all of the Medal of honor games, to name a few. I dont think they are rated E. Point taken, and not to sound like a voilence freak here, but aren't they pretty lame games from a "realism" standpoint? I haven't played Godfather so I have no opinion on that but I wasn't impressed with Battlefield and MOH has been awful boring for years

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Other than Madden this is a pretty crappy line up.

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No next gen nfl street wtf and i want nba street 4 oh and superman is gona kick ass

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This goes out to Paz. Isnt it EA who makes battlefield, The Godfather, and all of the Medal of honor games, to name a few. I dont think they are rated E.

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