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
Tuesday, August 2, 2005
G4 has posted their review of Flipnic: Ultimate Pinball, giving it 2 stars.
"It’s hard to make any kind of solid recommendation here. Sure, the budget price is nice. And with a competent two-player mode, there’s certainly a degree of fun to be had. But Flipnic’s promise of “Ultimate Pinball” is marred by table design straight out of the '40s."
Gamers Hell has posted a video of Fifa 2006.
Gaming Horizon has posted some screenshots of WWE Smackdown! Vs. Raw 2006.
We have just posted some more screenshots from our beta copy of NHL 06.
"With NHL® 06 players can score like a superstar, express themselves through their shooting style with the new EA SPORTS Skill Stick and light the lamp with highlight reel moves such as spinoramas, toe drags, bat-ins, and between-the-legs shots. Classic deke control adds to the arsenal of moves allowing maneuvers around defensemen before snapping off dangerous shots that can ripple the twine and knock the water bottle off the net."
GamersInfo has posted their review of NCAA Football 06.
"This is an excellent football game and a must have for any college football fan. If you do not own a football game, this would be perfect for your game collection. If you do own one, buy this anyways as you will find nothing like it. EA Sports motto is "If it's in the game, it's in the game". It would be hard for me to find anything that isn't in this one. Go Fire Up Chips!"
The official Cross Racing Championship 2005 website has posted a patch for their game.
"Invictus Games and Project Three Interactive released a significiant update for Cross Racing Championship 2005, that's available via Invictus Live!
The update offers:
- sound improvements
- Windows 64 support
- new game modes such as Return The Flag, Jamboree and Destruction mode
- new tracks..."
UGO has posted the following:
- Mario Tennis Advance Preview (GBA)
"Though the GBA may be losing a bit of steam as Nintendo's DS gains momentum, it's good to see that games like Mario Tennis Advance will keep our SP's humming. The game's set for release this October, so you might want to practice that serve in the meantime. I hear Birdo has a helluva backhand."
- Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Review (PSP - B-)
"Rockstar put together an impressive and fulfilling package when developing Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition for the home console. However, as impressive as it is to see the entire game ported to a handheld, the PSP version will always be known for extreme load times. It takes away from the wide-open cities, impressive-looking cars, intense action on the road and healthy soundtrack. It sounds like a lot of quality parts, but to ask players to wait more than a minute for each course to load up is too much."
Eurogamer has the scoop.
"WipEout fans can download yet more content for the PSP version today as Sony releases the first "Classic Pack" of reworked tracks from previous titles."
06:52 AM - August 2, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.Boomtown has posted some screenshots of Tony Hawk's American Wasteland.
"The latest in the Tony Hawks' franchise is heading to every console platform imaginable including the Xbox 360. Though these latest screens look more likely to be on PlayStation 2, or perhaps a broken N64."
Xbox Evolved has posted their review of Outlaw Tennis, giving it a 5.3 out of 10.
"Outlaw Golf Tennis proves that you can go too far with the mismatching of “extreme” and sports game genres that aren’t normally traversed by many developers. The developers, Hypnotix did pretty well with Golf and even Volleyball to a certain extent, but for whatever reasons fell short with the tennis genre. It might have something to do with the company being bought out by Electronic Arts conveniently before this title was even released but what do I know?"
IGN has posted the following:
- Burnout Revenge Screenshots (PS2, Xbox)
- Rugby Challenge 2006 Screenshots (Xbox, PC)
- Street Racing Syndicate Preview (GBA)
GameSpot has posted the following:
Worthplaying has posted the following:
- Burnout: Revenge Screenshots (PS2, Xbox)
"Burnout Revenge lets gamers rip through rush hour traffic and lay waste to scores of rubbernecking roadhogs in an over-the-top scene of vehicular mayhem. The game is currently in development by Criterion Games for the PS2 and Xbox."
- Madden NFL 06 Official Soundtrack Announced (Multi)
"EA today revealed the highly-anticipated list of bands that will be featured in Madden NFL 06. Characterized by the same intensity and high energy of the sport, the music in Madden NFL 06 brings together the hottest artists from hard rock and hip-hop."
TeamXbox has posted the following:
- MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3 Hands On (Xbox)
"Once getting re-familiarized with the game’s controls and the adjustments from car racing to motorbike racing, I was ready to move on to the game’s single player mode. Climax has included single player modes that include Quick Race, Career, and Time Trials."
- Burnout Revenge Screenshots (Xbox)
- Rugby Stars to Cover Rugby Challenge 2006 (Xbox)
"With Rugby fast becoming a global sport, and its popularity ever growing, Rugby Challenge 2006, developed by the successful team behind Jonah Lomu Rugby, is much anticipated and further moves the genre forward."
01:14 AM - August 2, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.PALGN has posted their review of Brian Lara International Cricket 2005, giving it a overall score of 8.0 out of 10.
"They're not the only flaws in the package either. The odd animation is curiously missing (most notably when fielders appear to be lobbing the ball into the crowd, only for the ball to fly back into the wicketkeeper's hands), and there's an absolutely yawning gap between difficulty levels, though PALGN found it's level at 'Village' (the second easiest of the four difficulty settings) and suspects most of you will be the same."