November 14, 2005

World Poker Tour TV Handheld

Here's our advice. The handheld is fun - but skip the Lou Diamond Philips DVD that comes with it. Is this guy desperate to get work or what? I can't watch Lou without becoming sad. Okay - back to the handheld - what can we say it hooks up to your TV, cards are dealt right to the handheld - it's World Poker Tour Magic!

Get dealt in for the next high stakes hand of No Limit Texas Hold 'Em. This great world poker tour game plugs right into your TV with no game console required. Before you can say, "jackpot," you'll be playing with friends or testing your game face on a full season of the World Poker Tour (WPT). Cards are dealt directly to you as you play. Hone your skills with on-screen tutorials and save your player profiles as you go. Includes a bonus DVD: "WPT Poker Primer" hosted by Lou Diamond Phillips.

At World Poker Tour

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November 10, 2005

XBOX World Championship Poker 2

From what we've read we're not exactly sure they've gotten this new game for Xbox totally right but it's also not totally wrong. Team XBOX thinks it's pretty darn good and we have to think if Crave put it out - it's going to be at least decent.

Did the poker season start and no one told me again? The last time I checked the world of sports contained no real “poker season” and yet it’s this time of year that the videogame industry has designated to unleash their latest card-baring games to the public. Enough of my ranting, on to the review! - Team XBOX

XBOX World Championship Poker 2 features:

  • More poker - 14 different varieties of poker, ranging from Texas Hold 'em and Five-Card Stud to Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw and Razz: Ace to Five.
  • More gameplay -- Active tell and bluff system, RPG-like upgradeable skill system and character outfitting
  • Play with the pros- In-game character likenesses, play styles and iconic signature personality traits of eight of the worlds best professional poker professionals, including Howard Lederer, Annie Duke, Greg Raymer, Amir Vahedi, Paul Darden, Clonie Gowen, Robert Williamson III and featuring announcing by Matt Savage.
  • Hip new look- More Rat Pack era themed shell and HUD, more realistic looking characters and advanced animation system with something moving on the screen at all times
  • Broader audience appeal- With the choice of Real Deal simulation or Power Play arcade modes, WCP2 appeals to experience poker players as well as casual console gamers

We'll be adding this to our Gamefly queue and should have our thoughts soon.

At XB World Championship Poker 2 and review at Team XBOX

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November 7, 2005

Last Call Poker Web Game

LastcallpokerIt looks amazing but isn't your typical poker game. Much like web games in the past that utilized phone, email, fax, and instant messaging, this creepy poker game interacts with you however it can. We'll be checking out this new game and should have our thoughts soon.

Author Sean Stewart told SCI FI Wire that his new game Web site, Last Call Poker, looks like any other poker site. But it's not. "You'll notice quickly that [the players] are ostensibly dead," said Stewart, who created the game with help from fellow writers Walter Jon Williams and Maureen McHugh. "This interactive game [is] plotted just as carefully as any other novel."
Last Call Poker is actually an "alternate reality game," along the lines of the Web-based games such as "The Beast," used to promote the film A.I. Artificial Intelligence, and "I Love Bees," which was a viral marketing tool for the video game Halo 2. In this case, the game is the story. "The story does not care about the platform," Stewart said. "It comes at you over a Web site and calls your phone, faxes your machine, sends you e-mail. You pass another piece of the story on the billboard, and there's a bit on the radio. All the way that information comes to you now becomes a co-opted channel for another kind of fiction."

Via Sci Fi Wire

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November 1, 2005

October 2005 Roundup for Just The Chips

Tri Color Lg-1We've been very busy here at Just The Chips. Some of our best stories from this past month include:

Stay tuned for more poker finds including new video games, chips, and poker tables for November & December gift giving!

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October 31, 2005

PSP World Series of Poker Available at Amazon.com

It's out. We've yet to pick up a copy but from the reviews so far - it looks like a winner. I guess you can't skip through the tournaments (now why would I want to that?) and the difficulty is hard - nice. We'll give a full review when we pick this up soon.

The World Series of Poker has the feel of the actual tournament, recreating the complete ESPN presentation style to add drama and suspense. All the sanctioned poker various of the World Series of Poker are available, including Texas Hold 'Em, 7 Card Stud, Omaha, and 5 Card Draw. With the flexible character creator, you can create your own poker face, wear Vegas-style threads and upgrade your looks/clothes as you gain money.

At PSP World Series of Poker

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October 6, 2005

World Poker Tour Texas Hold'Em Handheld Game

With the World Poker Tour Texas Hold'Em, you can play over 200 virtual opponents at any time. Everyone here at Just The Chips thinks that's a little better than the handheld football game we had when we were 10. Featuring tournament style play on a big screen for easier viewing, the World Poker Tour Texas Hold'Em Handheld Game is great for trips and moments of total boredom as you wait for the bus.

At World Poker Tour Texas Hold'Em

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TV Poker Blackjack & Video Poker

I like things that have a single purpose that leads to multiple involvement from everyone at a party. I've seen this TV poker in action and it works. It features a video game with limit, no-limit and table-stakes poker, Texas hold ‘em and blackjack games and up to 6 people can play at once and each controller shows that player’s cards on its own LCD screen. It's a good time and a better time with some Liquor. :-)

At TV Poker Blackjack & Video Poker

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September 22, 2005

PSP Payout Poker & Casino

Another day - another PSP poker game. We'll wait for the reviews but I do like to shake up a little poker with some Black Jack.

Do you have what it takes to become an international high roller in the world's most exclusive casinos? Gas up the Learjet and put the Cristal on ice, because it's time to put your gamling skill to the ultimate test. Payout Poker & Casino places you in the midst of the international jet-set. Travel the globe in 5 of the world's most exclusive gaming palaces. Run the table, own your game. Texas Hold'em, Blacjack, Baccarat, Roulette or Slots, amass wealth beyond your wildest dreams playing fourteen Casino favorites. Then take your spoils and go on the ultimate shopping spree in swanky Casino boutiques. Is Lady Luck on your side?

At PSP Payout Poker and Casino

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September 19, 2005

TJ Cloutier Enters Game Market With "World Class Poker"

432C35Ff668Ac It's good to see not only the younger players making some games but some of the classics like TJ Cloutier.


"Of all the things that the current resurgence in poker has brought, one of the things that has had problems catching up is in the world of computer poker. Games that have been released in the past have had pitiful artificial intelligence, leading the computerized players to get involved with pots with unbelievable hands. Players who were looking for a tool that they could use to improve their games were bereft of a solid program that would help to raise their poker abilities. With the release of "World Class Poker with T. J. Cloutier," there is a program that will be of interest to hardcore poker players."

At TJ Cloutier Enters Game Market With "World Class Poker":

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September 9, 2005

Namco Releases New Payout Poker and Casino Screens

PayoutpokerGamesIndustry.biz - Namco Releases New Payout Poker and Casino Screens: Namco Hometek Inc. today released 18 new screenshots from their upcoming fully 3D casino game, "Payout Poker and Casino," for the Playstation®2, XboxTM, PSPTM, and PC. These screens feature some of the great games and environments players will have the chance to explore while trying to become the ultimate High Roller. Also included are Create-a-Character screens.

At Namco.com

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