Our first take on next-gen footy.
We got to take a look at a Pre-Alpha build of the game on the show floor.
We got a chance to play a limited version of NBA Live 14.
We go hands on with a next gen version of Madden NFL 25.
Operation Sports Content
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Cyber Gaming Network has posted their review of Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition, giving it a score of 2.0 out of 5.
"All in all, I can’t really recommend Midnight Club 3 to readers in good faith. There are some critical design issues with the graphics that prevent the game from being anywhere near as playable as it should be."
Operation Sports and Xbox.com continue to work together to provide you with more sports gaming content. Our very own Shawn Drotar has posted a new article entitled Madden NFL 06: Be the QB at Xbox.com, make sure you check it out.
"For nearly two decades, Electronic Arts' Madden NFL has dominated console football and crushed all competitors to their crown. Now, thanks to an exclusive license with the NFL, Madden™ NFL 06 is the only game in town—and they prove they deserve to be, with new and innovative features that bring you closer to the game than ever before."
Eurogamer has posted an interview with Miles Jacobson, as they talk about Football Manager 2006.
Eurogamer: "You've said this is a feature-complete Football Manager 2006 - is there anything in the PC game that isn't on Xbox 360? And does the PC version lack any X360 features?"
Miles Jacobson: "The networked multi-player options will be different on each. We are sticking to the same system for the PC/Mac hybrid version that we've had for a while, whereas Xbox 360 will have something different instead, but we're not revealing exactly what just yet. It's very cool though, and much more appropriate for the console gamer compared to our normal system. Obviously they've both got different control methods, but everything will be in there, although you might need a HD TV to be able to see a couple of things where the screen resolution of a normal TV just can't display everything."
WGR has posted the following:
- T-Mac Streetball Review (6.4/10)
- Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Review (7.1/10)
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 Preview
- FIFA 06 Preview
- Madden NFL 06 Preview
NTSC-uk has posted their review of F1 2005, giving it a 7 out of 10.
"As big a get-out clause as it is, the appeal of F1 '05 will just about entirely depend on the player's feelings about the sport as a whole. Discounting those who detest Formula One (and hence, won't be reading this review) then the more the love of the nuances of the sport, the greater the affection for this particular game will be. The drawbacks that are in evidence however do detract from the experience as a whole. The lack of real visual appeal, and the high difficulty and frustration levels do quite severely lower interest levels. While this may be just about the pinnacle of the genre, there’s still a whole heap of improvements needed before we see a truly definitive title."
Fragland has posted a trailer from GT Legends.
"10Tacle Studios have released the Games Convention 2005 trailer for their upcoming racing game GT Legends. The trailer shows off just under one minute and a half gameplay footage that will keep you interested until the demo is released next week (if they keep their promise)."
Silicon Fusion has posted their review of Formula One 05, giving it a 7 out of 10.
"In all F1 05 is a refined product with a good amount horsepower under the hood but caught out by less than desirable control issues and a sport that mutated part way through the season. It is good and may well be for a while but it may not have long term appeal."
2K Sports has posted World Poker Tour faces and bios.
"Bet, raise and bluff your way to the top as you make your mark in the virtual poker world by creating your very own character and controlling the destiny of your career. Gain experience points at every table, bump up career earnings with every win and even flaunt your poker prowess by decking out your player with accessories available for purchase with your earnings. Then, take your stack online to compete against players across the country, set up poker nights with your friends, chat live, and even show off your best poker face real-time with your Eye Toy™ on PlayStation®2."
The official Skiracing 2006 website has launched.
SimHQ has posted their preview of the Live for Speed S2 Alpha.
"But overall, the physics feel "right" to a great extent, driving, sliding, crashing into barriers. One little detail that adds immeasurably towards immersing the player is that if you hit the tire barriers they will move and somehow find their way onto the track."
SimRacingWorld has posted some screenshots of rFactor.
IGN has posted the following:
- Madden NFL 06 Video Interview (PS2)
- Blitz: The League Videos (PS2, Xbox)
- NHL 06 Videos (PS2, Xbox)
- Mario Superstar Baseball Videos (GC)
- GT Legends Trailer (PC)
- Madden NFL 06 Review (GBA - 7.8/10)
- Madden NFL 06 Review (DS - 6.0/10)
- Jeff Francoeur: Lucky #7 (Sports)
- Blitz: The League Campaign Video (Sports)
- NASCAR 101: Part 1 (Sports)
- Shaq gets Punk'd (Sports)
GameSpot has posted the following:
- Blitz: The League Gameplay Footage 3-5 (PS2)
- L.A. Rush Gameplay Footage 1-2 and Developer Interview (PS2)
- WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2006 First Look (PS2)
- WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2006 Gameplay Footage 1-7 and Developer Interview (PS2)
- Madden NFL 06 Gameplay Footage 2-4 (Mobile)
- Pro Wrestling XQ&A: taking the fight to the WWE (PC)
- Burnout Revenge Gameplay Footage 8-10 (Xbox)
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 Screenshots (X360)
- NASCAR 06: Total Team Control Carl Edwards Q&A (Xbox)
- Madden NFL 06 Review (Mobile - 7.0/10)
Worthplaying has posted the following:
- Virtua Tennis World Tour Screenshots (PSP)
"Virtua Tennis World Tour will feature a playable array of internationally renowned tennis pros in addition to a make-your-own player mode, exclusive mini-games, and original courts. Wi-Fi gameplay is supported, encouraging up to four friends to play together."
- GT Legends Trailer #2 (PC - 23.88 MB)
"Numerous different game types as well as five levels of difficulty promise a high degree of long-term motivation for both beginners and pros. With a new engine, improved graphics and an extended list of features, GT LEGENDS will provide high authenticity, a detailed presentation and thrilling entertainment behind the steering wheel of an untamed racing beast."
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 Courses and Players with Screenshots (PS2, Xbox)
"In Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06, you will attempt to settle the old debate of just who is the #1 Golfer of All Time. Play golf legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan on their terms and in their specific eras (equipment, clothing and all). However, Tiger Woods is also there and is after the same goal. It's your job to find him, stop him, and ultimately supplant him as the #1 golfer of every era."
TeamXbox has posted the following:
- L.A. Rush Hands On (Xbox)
"Plan on getting the majority of your swerve-on in L.A. Rush immersed in a Story Mode with plot plucked straight from a mega action film. Imagine a fast and somewhat furious street racer that has won his share of rides pink-slip-style, by psyching out opponent and opponent in unsanctioned events."
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06: Courses and Golfer Lineup (Xbox)
"Also, four new PGA TOUR pros will join Tiger Woods and the ever-growing list of rivals this year including Chris DiMarco, Mike Weir, Ian Poulter and Luke Donald."