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Operation Sports Content
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Fragland has posted the following:
- 2 Fight Night Round 3 Screenshots (PS3, Xbox 360)
"Every boxer looks exactly like in the real worrld, because of an advanced laser technique. This allows EA to implement an incredible level of detail in the game. They don't expect any big differences between the PS3 and Xbox360-versions."
- New Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006 Xbox360 Screenshots (Xbox 360)
"EA Sports sent 4 new screenshots our way, this time Xbox360 pics of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006, their cherished golfing game. The biggest change is clearly the vastly improved graphics."
TVG has the scoop.
"EA’s footage of Fight Night: Round 3 during the E3’05 Playstation3 unveiling added a few points to the Sony camp in the intensifying battle, however a recent interview featured in the US gaming magazine, Game Informer, suggests that the Xbox360 version should match the same quality and unable to spot differences."
GameTrailers have posted their video review of Madden NFL 06, giving it an 8 out of 10.
EA Games have posted another screenshot of Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
Gamers Europe has posted their review of Brian Lara Cricket 2005, giving it an 8 out of 10.
"You see, this is not the age-old argument of style over substance; there are very few redeeming features to save Cricket 2005 beyond the official licences it carries. The stark, sad reality is this: if you fancy a cricket game that is to real cricket as 20/20 is to the test match, then you’ll love Brian Lara 2005. If you want a good simulation of the game, then there is no option open to you. The great majority of gamers won’t care, though; they’ll be too impressed by the surprisingly successful return of Brian Lara Cricket."
09:47 AM - August 14, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.GameInfoWire has the scoop.
"With unprecedented depth, freedom and control, AND 1 Streetball features the entire roster of sensational AND 1 Mix Tape Tour players such as AO, The Professor, Spyda and Pharmacist – each with their signature moves and look. AND 1 Streetball also gives you the power to create your own player and your own moves – so YOU can become the next streetball phenomenon."
Game Freaks 365 has posted some screenshots of Burnout Revenge.
Console Obsession has posted their review of Brian Lara Cricket 2005, giving it an 8 out of 10.
"Brian Lara Cricket has made a very successful return, and retaining the simplicity of earlier games in the series makes the game as addictive as ever. Bear in mind that all these words are coming from someone who falls asleep whilst watching cricket. To finish with a cricketing cliché, Brian Lara has definitely cleared the boundary for an impressive shot."
DarkZero has posted their review of Outlaw Tennis, giving it a 7.3 out of 10.
"The bargain price of the Outlaw series does without doubt raise the appeal of games, and Outlaw Tennis is no different. Although the game may seem “over the top” at times, under all its crazed 15+ rated antics there is a very well developed tennis game. Although it does not rival the godly Virtua Tennis it does offer around the same level of fun as the recently released Top Spin abet with a more arcadey feel. It does however make the GameCube version of Mario Tennis its own personal bitch but that isn’t really that hard of a feat to accomplish."
Saturday, August 13, 2005
We have just posted some screenshots and movie clip ("The Shooter") from NBA Live 06.
"NBA LIVE 06 builds upon the depth and authenticity that the NBA LIVE franchise has delivered for more than a decade and that made last year the best-selling version in the history of the series. With advancements in gameplay and enhanced player graphics, the sport of basketball is elevated to a whole new level in NBA LIVE 06 with the superstars of the game looking and playing more like their real-life counterparts than ever before. Players can feel the emotion and intensity of the complete basketball experience with an up-tempo, fast-break, and physical brand of basketball that yields improved play in the transition game and real-life collisions in the paint."
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."