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
Monday, June 13, 2005
Gamers Hell has posted their review of Juiced, giving it a 7.0.
"It does feature a fair bit of cars, some decent courses to drive on, a nice arcade mode and multiplayer to boot, but when the graphics and overall presentation is unimpressive, gameplay mechanics don’t feel right, and very limited sound effects are included you’re probably left thinking that the money you spent should’ve gone elsewhere."
Worthplaying has posted the following:
- Pro Cycling Manager Demo (PC - 261.27 MB)
"This demo allows you to ride one stage (Sarigliano-Sestriere) in the Italian Giro as the CSC team."
- NHL 06 Screenshots and Trailer (PS2, Xbox, GC, PC)
"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."
GamersInfo has posted their review of Rugby 2005.
"Some things that could have been better would be the size of players on the field, they were small and it was difficult to determine initially who had possession of the ball. The biggest problem I had was being offside during a ruck or maul. The default setting on the controller has the X button as the bind button."
10:51 AM - June 13, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.TeamXbox has the scoop.
"The system's new player-search and scouting options will help identify your target. You can then use all the shrewdness of a modern manager, thanks to a brand new series of dealmakers to persuade the biggest clubs to allow their star striker to talk to you."
PALGN has posted their review of Ridge Racer DS, giving it a overall score of 4.0 out of 10.
"It's a missed opportunity weighed down by cumbersome and lacklustre design. The multiplayer provides some fun, but with Mario Kart on it's way, it's worth neither the hassle or expense."
GameBiz has posted the following:
- MotoGP 4 Screenshots and Trailer (PS2)
"Featuring all the official bikes and riders from multiple engine classes and a realistic physics system, MotoGP4 delivers the most authentic racing experience ever on two wheels."
- Virtua Tennis Screenshots (PSP)
"The game also features World Tour, Exhibition and Tournament modes, all of which have appeared on the console versions. There's a range of licensed and original courts with all four playing surfaces - grass, clay, hard and carpet."
GameInfoWire has posted some screenshots of World Racing 2.
"World Racing 2 enhances the technology of the game's fore-runner World Racing, which introduced an innovative 3D landscape technology and sophisticated driving physics. While World Racing focussed on the simulation aspect, World Racing 2 will put the fun of driving at centre stage and offer optimised arcade racing characteristics, rich and varied range of mission modes, lively scenarios, enhanced tuning options and a great variety of cars."
Sunday, June 12, 2005
01:03 PM - June 12, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.Worthplaying has posted their preview of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06.
"Extra physics tweaks were definitely needed, of course, once one takes into account the revamped graphics engine, which, while not several steps up from the 128-bit offerings, has it where it counts. The resolution and polygon counts have been amped up considerably, and there's extra detail on every surface you can think of, from the sand to the water to the (now debuting) individual blades of grass."
Just in case you missed the features we posted this week, here they are.
- MVP Baseball Review (PSP)
- NBA Street Showdown Review (PSP)
- Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Review (PSP)
- FIFA Soccer Review (PSP)
- NBA 2K5 Finals Simulation (Xbox)
- MotoGP4 Information, Screenshots and Movie Clip (PS2)
- NCAA March Madness 06 Cover Boy, Screenshots and Movie Clip (Xbox)
- Blog Updates
- Fanatec Speedster 3 ForceShock: Take the Wheel! (Xbox.com Article)
Saturday, June 11, 2005
Worthplaying has the scoop.
"From the opening game of the regular season to the ArenaBowl championship, EA SPORTS Arena Football will bring you the complete experience. Strap on your helmets and get ready for a new brand of football, and make sure you're ready for a lot of fireworks, because this is non-stop high-scoring football at its finest."
11:45 AM - June 11, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.TeamXbox has posted a video of NCAA Football 06.
"In this year’s game, you’ll be able to take your created player from a heralded freshman all the way through a grueling collegiate career in the hopes of becoming the next Heisman Award winner."
Ferrago has posted their review of Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, giving it a score of 74%.
"To go all cliché for a moment, if you're a fan of the genre then there's no reason why you shouldn't give this nippy little mover a try. But if, like me, you like to dip in and out of each genre as and when then there are, albeit only one or two, better alternatives."
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 Fanatec Speedster 3 ForceShock: Take the Wheel! at Xbox.com, make sure you check it out.
"Sure, you already know that Forza Motorsport™ is the world's best and most realistic driving simulator—and it's only on the Xbox® video game system. But did you know there was a way to make your driving experiences even more realistic? There is, and like the famed Nürburgring that demands the finest performance from cars and drivers alike, it comes from Germany. The equipment in question comes from Fanatec, a company that touts its products as "Advanced German Gameware."
EA Sports has updated their Arena Football website with a trailer.
"The speed, the scoring, the spectacle -- all the great aspects of Arena Football will finally come alive on video game consoles everywhere as EA SPORTS™ has announced plans to release EA SPORTS Arena Football™ in February of 2006."
The official Project Gotham Racing 3 website has been updated with quite a few things, go check it out.
"Look forward to articles, many written by Bizarre Creations team members, about the people and processes used to create the game, as well as tips that will help you get to the finish line faster and with more style."