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Operation Sports Content
Saturday, March 4, 2006
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 Rule the Street! at Xbox.com, make sure you check it out.
"FIFA Street 2 takes the trick-based gameplay of its other "Street" franchises, representing the NBA and NFL, and brings it to the sport of soccer. An improvement over its predecessor, FIFA Street2 is fun and more fluid during gameplay. Are you ready to take the pitch and rule the street?"
Game Informer has posted some hands on impressions of the Nintendo DS Lite.
"The biggest difference between the DS and the DS Lite is obviously the size and weight. The DS has finally managed to pass that magical portability barrier where it can fit comfortably in your pocket. Plus, the significantly lighter weight means you can actually hold up the system longer with less fatigue. And letís not forget the unquestionable ramp up in sexiness of the system. This is definitely something youíre going to what to show off to people rather than hide."
The Linux Game Tome has posted a new playable version of Volleyball 0.82.
"Description: A game similar to GNU Arcade Volleyball
Support for adding new characters simply .
New Characters: Colo, Turtle, Matar
New Scene: Players select.
Improvement character and background graphics.
Others minors changes."
Friday, March 3, 2006
Worthplaying has posted their review of Full Auto, giving it a score of 7.7 out of 10.
"If you don't approach it expecting any clever gameplay angles on the combat or the mass destruction, you can squeeze a respectable amount of enjoyable racing out of Full Auto. It's not a defining, early Xbox 360 experience, but it manages a few competitive thrills, especially for Xbox Live players."
1up has posted their review of Burnout Revenge, giving it a score of 9.0 out of 10.
"Everything else about the game is essentially the same, except for one curious design alteration. The "golf meter" style of starting for crash mode has been removed completely -- now all you have to do is hit the A button to start your run. Nothing was fundamentally wrong with the meter, so you can only figure that Criterion must have heard some complaining, but that leaves one less layer of strategy to contend with."
PALGN has posted their review of Rugby 06, giving it a overall score of 7.5 out of 10.
"espite being the best looking and playing rugby game of the year, Rugby 06 still has a little way to come to be considered top shelf material. Itís easy to pick up and play, and thereís plenty here for rugby fans to enjoy, but some annoying residual problems with the ruck, maul, scrum and lineouts serve only to frustrate the majority of players."
GameSpy has posted the following:
- 2006 FIFA World Cup Screenshots (360)
- NBA Ballers: Rebound Screenshots (PSP)
- MLB SlugFest 2006 Videos (PS2, Xbox)
Gamespot has posted their review of MLB '06: The Show, giving it a score of 9.0 out of 10.
"Honestly, other than putting in more play animations, there isn't much else that could be done to improve the game graphically. The hitting and fielding viewpoints are necessarily plain, with all of the indicators and button commands clearly laid out. EA's MVP series is still the king when it comes to animation variety, but Sony's team has really beefed up the player dynamics in this year's game, so the gap isn't nearly as wide as it once was."
GameDaily has posted their review of Vijay Singh Pro Golf 2005, giving it a score of 4 stars.
"The really big question here is, which one should you choose, Tiger or Vijay? They're both enjoyable titles, but I would go with Vijay simply because it has just enough content to satisfy you and it's a visual showpiece for your high powered phone (providing you have a high powered phone...or even own a phone)."
We have just posted our MLB® '06 The Show - Developer Diary weekly update. This is the final entry in this year's Diary, and this week, the developers talk about SportsConnect.
"The MLB® ‘06 The Show Exclusive Developer Diary on OperationSports.com includes submissions and collaborations from Sony Computer Entertainment America’s San Diego Studio, including: Eddy Cramm, Sr. Designer / Jody Kelsey, Producer / Chris Gill, Sr. Producer / Kolbe Launchbaugh, Sr. Lead Designer."
2K Sports has posted their weekly update for Major League Baseball 2K6. This week you can view screenshots and movie clips of the World Baseball Classic.
"Imagine a lineup with Albert Pujols, David Ortiz, and Miguel Tejada. Picture a pitching rotation of Dontrelle Willis, Billy Wagner, and Roger Clemens. Now envision all the different styles of play, the crowd chants, and the excitement of baseball on an international level as it becomes realized by the World Baseball Classic™, one of the most highly anticipated baseball events in baseball history."
MaccasGaming has posted their review of FIFA Street 2, giving it a 68 out of 100.
"Is FIFA Street 2 a bad game? No, not at all. Iíve had a lot of fun playing through the game and working my way up the ladder in ĎRule the Streetí. The game has many moments when you feel a real sense of accomplishment, unfortunately there are also many moments when you feel utterly cheated. Personally, my biggest gripe is that it just doesnít feel like a football game and half the time I wonder why they even bother putting nets at either end of the pitch. This is a shame because if EA Sports BIG could just get the footballing basics down this could be one of the best soccer games around. As it stands FIFA Street 2 isnít much more than a solid rental."
Got-Next has posted their review of Fight Night Round 3, giving it a 4 out of 5.
"Despite some curious choices in the career mode, an egregious amount of ads, and a sadly lacking computer AI quotient, Fight Night Round 3 is still a tremendous accomplishment that is a worthy game for any Xbox 360 owner to enjoy. Its lush visuals and immersive experience are a watershed moment for the next generation of consoles, and is a harbinger of more amazing things to come down the 360 pipeline."
Eurogamer has posted their review of FIFA Street 2, giving it a 6 out of 10.
"For all the glitz and glamour of real-life players and the promise of a truly engaging progression structure, the core gameplay of FIFA Street 2 never feels anywhere near as much fun as it ought to be. Even after a week of playing it, the trick and combo system just feels like you're cheating the whole time - or being cheated - when what you really want is to feel the thrill of scoring glorious goals, not the smugness of humiliating opponents. Amidst the frustration, FIFA Street 2 houses a fun game of trickery that feels quite unique, but its relationship to football is cosmetic at best."
DreamStation has posted their review of FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup, giving it a 6 out of 10.
"All in all FIFA 06 is much more flash than substance. While the graphics are noticeably better than the current generation, the game just isnít fun. I just didnít enjoy playing it. It was a fairly hard game to review. I was glad to have some friends who enjoyed soccer help me out, and the fact that they didnít dig the game too much either made me feel more confident in my decree. Iím tired of paying for rushed, minimal next-generation games. Save some money, and get a more complete game by sticking with the current generation."