Ashes Cricket 2009
Codemasters Snap Up a Host of Cricket Stars For Ashes 2009
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Codemasters today announced that English big-hitter Kevin Pietersen and Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting would be the cover stars for Ashes Cricket 2009 in the UK and Australia respectively.

Codemasters also announced that they had secured the services of cricket legends, Sir Ian "Beefy" Botham and Shane "Beefcake" Warne, taking on commentary duties and hosting the game's Legends mode.

“Recording commentary for the game was a lot of fun and I am really pleased with the result. It’s always good to have some banter with Beefy,” commented Warne. “I played in eight Ashes Series and it’s an amazing feeling to represent your country on the biggest stage. Hopefully Ashes Cricket 2009 will allow cricket fans a taste of what that feels like.”

Botham added: “I’m sure cricket fans in England, Australia and all around the world will have a lot of fun playing against each other on Ashes Cricket 2009. I’m very pleased to be involved in the game and hope that the people who play it enjoy the Legends Mode. In 2005 we all saw what kind of positive effect a successful Ashes series can have on the country and hopefully the boys can emulate that this year.”

Ashes Cricket 2009 will be out in August ... You know ... when the Ashes is nearly over ... *facepalm*

First test kicks off on the 8th of July, who's your money on?

Check out the 9 new Ashes Cricket 2009 screenshots here.


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Comment #1 by ATHER_07
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 04:34:42 AM
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This doesnt look that good at all.

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Comment #2 by RedGunner99
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 04:37:04 AM
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who on earth are those cricketers supposed to be?

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Comment #3 by videofreak2
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 04:42:03 AM
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I'm a major cricket fan, and that does not really look like Ricky Ponting and Kevin Pieterson. Codemasters need to improve on the graphics ALOT.

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Comment #4 by mclinton92
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 04:48:58 AM
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just got the randomest prank call.

australian cricket ftw.

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Comment #5 by Hysteria89
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 05:13:25 AM
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Thats meant to be Pieterson! Yeh, they definitely need to upgrade the graphics. :P

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Comment #6 by Nintense TJUK
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 05:44:58 AM
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Id rather shoot myself in the face with a nail gun than play this game

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Comment #7 by Oultranator0731
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 06:04:33 AM
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Who cares about the graphics, its all about the gameplay.

Australia to win but seeing as im half Aus and half Eng i can't really lose!!!

Ian Bell FTW!!

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Comment #8 by Pope Deadpool1
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 06:14:56 AM
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Any chance that this will be region free?

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Comment #9 by JustAFriend
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 06:20:13 AM
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Cricket is chess on grass

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Comment #10 by JustAFriend
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 06:21:02 AM
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Comment #11 by Sniper Omega180
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 06:32:37 AM
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Ah yes, finally I can get a better cricket game than Brian Lara :D
This, is going to be AWESOME.
Definatly one game to hit my wishlist, and I'm looking forward to the proper series :D

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Comment #12 by Cameron Speirs
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 06:37:41 AM
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Warne a commentator F**K me this is gona be screwed =D

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Comment #13 by Chud 360
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 06:45:39 AM
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warne is a commentator on sky for the ashes this year

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Comment #14 by Bearded Bugs
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 07:32:08 AM
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#9 Cricket is chess on grass? What?

It seems like you're slagging off chess a bit with that comment too, they're both amazing games.

Will rate for a few reviews of this game before picking it up, but I really hope it's awesome, I spent so many hours on Brian Lara on PS1 back in the day.

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Comment #15 by Dikon67
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 07:33:56 AM
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How can people call cricket boring when they probably don't even know what it is? Seems a bit strange that it's going to be released in August when the Ashes start in July. I guess codies are hoping they will be the same hype around cricket as they was in 2005.

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Comment #16 by Dr Popodopolus
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 08:39:19 AM
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LOL i never knew Stephen Carr became a cricketer :S

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Comment #17 by Dox Almighty
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 09:29:39 AM
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I don't even follow cricket (I'm in the states, it's hard), and I guarantee those are horrible recreations of the players' images.

Those look WORSE than PS2 graphics, what the hell? I've seen some sloppy Codemasters games in the past, but good lord, they better improve that before release time. I was under the impression pretty much all licensed sports games used headscan tech to recreate the digital players. Clearly not this time - those are seriously 1999 graphics.

I'm assuming this is a PAL only release, but is there any official word yet? (I remember Rugby 06 came out on the original Xbox and I dug it). It'd be nice to play a "new" sports game instead of just more regurgitated EA bullcrap. Especially a sport I don't know everything about already.

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Comment #18 by rob_subzero
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 11:10:55 AM
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Ye gods those graphics look terrible but still looking forward to this game. I really liked the Brian Lara game and will wait till the price comes down a bit then get this one.

I'm not a big cricket fan but come on even harcore cricket fans have to admit test matches can be ridiculously dull sometimes.


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Comment #19 by MikePottsie8
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 02:27:57 PM
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graphics look shocking !!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #20 by Fakan
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 03:19:30 PM
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At least they're not bothering to release it in the U.S. Ask a typical American who these guys are and crickets are all you're gonna hear. =P

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Comment #21 by oO Barricade Oo
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 03:33:10 PM
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The graphics do look terrible but ill play it for a laugh!!

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Comment #22 by Strike xX
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 08:05:49 PM
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#6 I just laughed so hard at that comment.

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Comment #23 by tnargus
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 08:58:25 PM
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Graphics are pretty terrible. Was looking forward to this otherwise :

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Comment #24 by gt realist
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 11:50:57 PM
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this game is gonna be great. i was wait for a cricket to release in the us a long time.

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Comment #25 by OblivionGod123
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:25:57 AM
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wow cheap as graphics for a cheap ass tie in game...get some good graphics that look like the players and then come back to me.
england or aussie for cricket ? couldnt care less and im from england ;)

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Comment #26 by DENAz666
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 01:11:12 AM
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lol those graphics look terrible, that doesn't look like pieterson at all!

Either way, just happy that we've got a cricket game on the way. Crappy graphics or not, still a must have game for me :)

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Comment #27 by xHHx CURT
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 04:47:43 AM
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well i could tell that was ponting and peterson as soon as i saw them so some of you have to stop exagurating... And since when would ANYONE by a cricket game for the graphics... STOP PICKING UP ON THINGS BECAUSE YOU WANT TO LOOK GOOD IN THE COMMENTS YOU DONT KNOW HOW GOOD OR BAD THIS GAME IS GOING TO BE... IF YOU DONT LIKE CRICKET OR CRICKET GAMES YOU SHOULDN'T EVEN BE ON THIS PAGE... This is a must buy probably on the day for me

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Comment #28 by rob_subzero
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:49:34 PM
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^........calm down's just a game ¬_¬


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Comment #29 by coxy18
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 02:15:13 PM
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sweeeeeet sounds great (Y)
Best sport around needs a game, bout time ;)

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