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Ashes 2009 Coming to South Africa

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So if you have been watching the Ashes currently underway in London you would have seen Australia taking a hammering yesterday and slumping to a miserable loss.

The only thing that was missing was us doing the hammering instead of the poms but you can’t have everything… or can you?

I received an email this morning from Nu Metro Interactive announcing that the new Cricket title from Codemasters, Ashes 2009, will be landing in a store near you on the 7th of August.

There has been no announcement on the price yet but for starved cricket fans I don’t think that is going to be a major consideration.

I have embedded a trailer video below and I have to say it’s not looking so great. But then again I don’t think Codemasters have pumped that much money into this first foray into Cricket games and if we want the genre to stick around I think we need to give it a fair shot.

The gameplay is always going to be more important than the graphics and if that pulls through I will be a happy man.

Oh and seriously, how hard would it have been to get the game released in time for the start of the Ashes? That must have cost Codemasters a bundle.

Double Oh, how stupidly small is that trophy they are playing for, I know the history of it but it still looks idiotic everytime I see them holding it.

Last Updated: July 21, 2009


  1. easy

    July 21, 2009 at 10:21

    it looks pants!! there’s no fluidity what-so-ever.
    i love my cricket games, but there is no ways i would spend money on this…

    i like the petite trophy… it has an austere quality


  2. Darkling

    July 21, 2009 at 10:25

    This better not suck. I NEED a cricket game on my xbox!
    I don’t mind about the graphics. As long as the gameplay is good and fun then i’m happy! :silly:
    Prototype is a good example that you don’t need stunning graphics.


  3. Fox1

    July 21, 2009 at 10:26

    We need a T20 game :whistle:


  4. Banana Hammock

    July 21, 2009 at 10:30

    This has T20 in it, the animations and graphics are really bad but i’ve pre-ordered it already anyway. I’m a bit of a cricket nut.


  5. Darthpenguin

    July 21, 2009 at 10:58

    We still bring out the original xbox and Brial Lara 06 at least once a month and spend an entire evening (and most of the next morning) playing 2v2. But this game looks pathetic.. I think i would rather just keep bringing out the old Brian Lara than get this.


  6. Brett

    July 21, 2009 at 11:49

    I’ve read a few (p)reviews over at planet cricket, and they were mostly positive. I wonder if there’s gonna be a demo available on live…


  7. Paradox

    July 21, 2009 at 12:38

    There is no way I would buy a game and be forced to play with Australia and England. Loose loose Situation !


  8. Darkling

    July 21, 2009 at 12:56

    Dude,there will be other teams. Australia and the poms are the only teams that are licenced.. :wassat:


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