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Operation Sports Content
Thursday, September 29, 2005
2K Sports has posted the following:
05:53 AM - September 29, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.Eurogamer has posted their review of MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3, giving it a 7 out of 10.
"Of course, it's only really on the PC that the unnecessarily complex controls are even a problem, which highlights the only serious problem with this game. It is a pity, for it is a would-be 'great' game, and on the Xbox would be reasonably scored as such. But, on a PC, the complexity of the default controls and the horrors of the PC keyboard for this kind of thing force the mark down to a mere 'very good'."
Fragland has the scoop.
"PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition allows you to choose how much you want to do. You can play out each at bat in every game or focus on the financial or statistical aspects. Creating a league can be as easy as a simple three step wizard and allows fictional or real players from any season since 1871 with PureSim's integrated support for the free Lahman 2004 MLB player database. Career play allows you to keep going for as many seasons as you like. Multiplayer support is included, run an entire league with other players!"
05:52 AM - September 29, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.Xboxyde has posted a trailer of Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
"EA released this new trailer of Need for Speed: Most Wanted showing off the different customization options of the game."
VGnz has posted their review of Virtua Tennis: World Tour, giving it an 87%.
"If youíre into sports games, you canít go wrong with Virtua Tennis World Tour. At the forefront of tennis games in terms of technical features, controls, gameplay and options, this title is an addictive overall package. Sega has taken everything that has made the Virtua Tennis franchise a success so far and presented it in portable form. Although this makes it seem a bit too familiar for comfort, Virtua Tennis World Tour is good enough to stand out on its own merits."
05:51 AM - September 29, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.Amped IGO has posted Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 for the following consoles:
05:51 AM - September 29, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.GameInfoWire has posted some screenshots of Need For Speed: Most Wanted.
"Need for Speed Most Wanted, from the makers of the hit Need for Speed Underground franchise that has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, currently is under development at EA Canada. Combining the thrill of illicit street racing and tuner customization with the intensity of strategic police pursuits that rivals any Hollywood-style chase scene, Need for Speed Most Wanted challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer."
GamePro has posted some screenshots of L.A. Rush.
GameStyle has posted their review of Virtua Tennis: World Tour, giving it a 9 out of 10.
"Undoubtedly a showpiece for the PSP, Virtua Tennis: World Tour offers something for everyone - and, despite the laborious loading times, it's a tried-and-true SEGA title that everyone should have in their collection."
Worthplaying has posted the following:
- L.A. Rush Screenshots (PS2, Xbox, PC)
"L.A. Rush recreates a living, breathing go anywhere Los Angeles with highly destructible environments, players will be able to explore Los Angeles by day or by night from Compton, to LAX, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the beaches of Santa Monica."
- Need For Speed: Most Wanted Customization Trailer (PC - 11.09 MB)
"Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets. Players will go head-to-head with the top drivers on the scene as well as strategically evade more than half dozen cops at any one time."
- Need For Speed Most Wanted Screenshots (Multi)
"Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets."
- Juiced v1.01.400 Patch (PC - 55.11 MB)
"THQ has released the first update for Juice Games' urban underground racing demo Juiced. This patch brings your North American retail game to v1.01.400 and addresses various desktop crashes, sound problems, adjusted the control scehem, and fixes a collision issue when playing online, etc."
Game Over has posted their review of NHL 2K6, giving it a overall rating of 85%.
"As the final horn sounds, the NHL 2K series continues to play like a champion. The new additions to NHL 2K6 more than make up for the loss of the ESPN license and the new NHL rules are well implemented, with the exception of the salary cap, or lack thereof. With sharp gameplay, polished game modes, great presentation, and a price tag of only $20 USD, hardcore fans need look no further for their hockey fix."
TeamXbox has posted some screenshots of L.A. Rush.
"Players can navigate over 350 drivable miles of road in the city of angels, while cruising around in one of 36 licensed rides. The fun doesn't stop there - with the help of the notorious crew at West Coast Customs, players can trick out the ride of their choice."
12:00 AM - September 29, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.FileShack has posted a movie of Need For Speed: Most Wanted, weighing in at 11.42 MB.
"Need For Speed: Most Wanted movie focusing on the game's customization options."
Next Level Gaming has posted the following:
- NBA 2K6 Review (PS2, Xbox - 85/100)
"One area Visual Concepts has never had to worry about is presentation. And they retain their edge this year too. The level of detail in the character models and arenas continues to impress. The player models have been refined to look and move more realistically, and include some signature moves from players, like Shaq's hook."
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 Review (PS2 - 87/100 Xbox - 89/100)
"Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 is easily the best golf game to date on a console. The gameplay is solid and has been refined over the years. The course selection is great, and the Tiger Proofing adds more to those courses. The new control system takes the series a step closer to becoming more realistic."
- Cricket 2005 Andrew Flintoff Q&A (PS2, Xbox, PC)
Next Level Gaming: "Do you play any other sports, if so which ones?"
Andrew Flintoff: "I'm a natural competitor so I love football and rugby too. I'm also learning how to play golf and getting better all the time!"
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
GameDaily has posted their review of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06, giving it a rating of 3 1/2 stars.
"Tiger Woods swings for the green, and comes up just slightly short, but still manages to make the score. I think the general problem I had with the game is that a couple of its core additions, namely its "shape stick" and its other glaring issues, bring it up short. That's not to say you won't have fun with it, though."