This game struck me as a pleasant surprise when I got my hands on it last week - Euro 2008, the official game for the international European Championship this summer. As a die-hard PES fan since many many years back I wasn't expecting much - but EA has gotten their stuff together, and done a very good game that promises interesting things for Fifa 09. See more inside for tons of images and a pair of videos from the game.
The graphics are simply incredible, and looks very good both in replays and in-game. EA has done an even better work on their usual great presentation, putting together a bunch of nice menus and tons of details about the players. World Cup 06 and Euro 2004 seriously lacked enough content to satisfy me, but this year it has enough to justify the price tag: my favourite is the fantastic Be a Pro mode with an enhanced "Be the captain" mode, having you competing against three other CPU or human controlled players through B national games, to finally reach the spot as captain in the national team of choice.
The Be A Pro mode is apparently a blast online and very popular within the Fifa community. The online mode also has a leaderboard for the world's countries, giving you and all the other players the chance to take your nation to the top of the gaming world as you earn more and more points.
The game also lets you play through the qualification rounds, meaning there is hope for you England fans out there. You can also re-play big matches from previous Euro tournaments. Below you will find a video of me doing a qualification game with England, and a video of me playing as France and Thierry Henry in the Be A Pro mode.
In other news, I recently got a great 720p capture card. Unfortunately, my processor isn't enough to handle the resolution, so I will use 480p for a couple of weeks a head. The images will always be in 720p though.
difference was barely noticeable. Checked some sites, they recommend at least 1.98m, so i do that, difference was instantly noticeable, lol. The question is, do you want to sit 2m away from a 65''? :P (15 minutes ago)
I have to come back to that about 4K, me and my stupid ass didn't take into account the viewing distance. Stupid me was watching both 1080p and 4K Netflix at like 3.5m away from the 65 inch TV. (17 minutes ago)
ooo Pyre on discount and it comes out next month! I didn't even realize it was coming so soon (9 Hours ago)
@Moonwalker: I imagine the bitrate for most 4K streaming is going to be significantly less than the bitrate on most 1080p blu-rays. (13 Hours ago)
These shows already are crisp as can be on the B6, not demo video crisp. Was kinda expecting that from Netflix 4K. Guess i really need to see a 4K BR disc. (15 Hours ago)
I deciced to upgrade my Netflix to 4K, was curious. Gotta be honest, watched episodes of Better call Saul, House of Cards and so on, i have a very hard time seeing a difference at all. Disappointing. (15 Hours ago)