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Tuesday, February 22, 2005
07:01 AM - February 22, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Eurogamer has posted the following:
  • UEFA Champs League 2004-2005 Review (Xbox - 6/10)
    "We could go on, but that really is pretty much it. You win the Champions League. That's the point. This is a slick, professional game made to allow those that dream of wearing a United number 9, flirting with Del Piero and dumping him with a quizzical expression in the midfield, then leasing a screaming shot from 30 yards to baffle the keeper, singe the net, reduce the Stadio Delle Alpi to chaos and take glory back to Manchester. It's a good game because FIFA is a good game, and EA produces licensed video game products better than anyone else in the world. But if you own FIFA you're buying it simply for the branding and the thrill of "being in" the Champions League, and your affair with it will be fleeting. As fleeting as the event itself, in reality."
  • SEGA to Publish NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 (PC)
    "SEGA Europe is set to publish NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 this summer on PC/Mac, full of new features and revisions - many of which were influenced by feedback from fans of last year's Eastside Hockey title."

07:01 AM - February 22, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
2K Sports have posted their daily screenshot of Major League Baseball 2K5.

Monday, February 21, 2005
11:00 PM - February 21, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our Q&A session w/ readers of our Forums reguarding our beta copy of MVP Baseball 2005. You will aslo find some screenshots that we promised to include.

06:29 PM - February 21, 2005. Posted by RustedWalleye.
Computer and Video Games has posted the following reviews:
  • ESPN NHL 2K5 (PS2)
    "Out on the rink the game has been carefully tuned so it's not too easy to score and not too congested so that you can't find a way through. There are also plenty of options to make the game as arcadey or as realistic as you like."
  • Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge (Xbox)
    "The career mode takes the form of a futuristic game show where players work through reasonably fun mini-challenges, be it racing against AI drivers or completing stunt-based or long jump timed challenges."

04:54 PM - February 21, 2005. Posted by RustedWalleye.
Gamers Hell has posted some screenshots of RPM Tuning for the PC.
"RPM Tuning features nine characters and four different play modes (the adventure mode includes 54 missions). In comparison with the PS2 version, the PC one contains numerous new elements, like a slow motion option for spectacular actions, an improved vehicle handling, and various lighting and special effects."

03:13 PM - February 21, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted our NBA Street V3 review. Find out what Clay Shaver has to say about it.
"As the real NBA hits their "All-Star Weekend" and prepares for the homestretch push to the playoffs, the team at EA Sports Big has released a late-season addition to an already crowded basketball market with the third chapter in the their "Street" series simply titled NBA Street V3. Checking in over three months after the latest round of b-ball titles, will the extra time, fresh legs, and street edge find a way to score significant console minutes? How will they respond to the critical success of that other street ball game? Lace them kicks up tight. Tilt that cap. Pull them socks up high. Its on."

10:59 AM - February 21, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Next Level Gaming has posted some screenshots of Cross Racing Championship.
"In CRC the player will be able to drive ultra realistic race cars in a wide variety of racing classes: Autocross, Rally Cross, Off-Road, Rally-Sprint, Rally, Road Racing and Circuit Racing. CRC will appeal to both rally fans and road-racing fans with its crossover approach to vehicles and race circuits."

10:59 AM - February 21, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
1up has posted their review of Gran Turismo 4, giving it a score of 9.5 out of 10.
"After sinking an enormous amount of free time into GT4, I'm still nowhere near to seeing everything it has to offer. I have an impressive garage packed with some glorious examples of automotive history, but I still don't have everything I want. I still have my eye on an Aston Martin DB9, and I really want the Cadillac Cien concept, because I've always wanted a car that looks like stealth bomber."

09:40 AM - February 21, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
We have just posted some more screenshots from our Beta copy of MVP Baseball 2005.

I hope to start an impressions thread later this afternoon. Keep an eye out for it.

09:34 AM - February 21, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
Eurogamer has the scoop.
"The new Mario Kart is an arcade title developed by Namco using Triforce - the arcade system designed by Namco, SEGA and Nintendo and based on Cube architecture - and is due out in Japan this autumn. However there's no word on any plan to convert the game for release on the Cube ala F-Zero GX, which was developed by SEGA on Triforce arcade technology."

09:33 AM - February 21, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
All About N-Gage has posted their review of SSX: Out Of Bounds, giving it an 85%.
"If you liked Tony Hawk on the N-Gage (and lets face it, the majority of N-Gage users have at least tried it), then SSX is an almost required purchase. Its more of the same, but better. A strong stylised racing game, with a simple core but a huge amount of space for practising and improving your characters and your race strategy. SSX is a recommended title to everyone out there you wont be disappointed with it."

09:30 AM - February 21, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
AceGamez has posted the following reviews:
  • FIFA 2005 (N-Gage - 9/10)
    "If you're looking for an action-packed title for your N-Gage, you need look no further than FIFA 2005 - even if you're not a fan of football or sports games. You can go on for a quick match, challenge a medium match with friendly mode, or have a longer session with the deeper career mode and that's not to mention the competition mode, the unlockables and the multiplayer! In addition to all this, you can connect to N-Gage arena to upload instant replays and scores, although there is no multiplayer online option. If you enjoy rewarding gameplay, FIFA 2005 delivers like few others. I don't know how to spin a ball on my finger, I don't really know how to keep a ball in the air using my head and I still prefer not to dive across a goal at a speeding ball, but what I do know is that FIFA 2005 is goodness in the palm of your hand. Period."
  • ESPN NBA 2K5 (Xbox - 8/10)
    "Graphically the game is rather good. The courts are very detailed but more in an arcade style than anything else. The crowd also looks a little on the arcade side, with blurry bodies waving their hands in the air. Most of the time though, you'll be looking at the players more than anything - these are very detailed, right down to the individual muscles and the various stances they take as they move around the court, with or without the ball. It's also very easy to identify who has the ball, because of the nice green marker that appears below them and the camera centring on that player. Some sports games I have played prior to this haven't made much of a fuss about naming the character that has the ball/puck/flag, which makes it difficult for some people to see. With a cracking interface, ESPN's graphics really impressed me."
  • ESPN NBA 2K5 (PS2 - 8/10)
    "ESPN NBA 2005 will appeal to all basketball and sports game fans. Even if you are used to the joys of NBA Street, this game will tide you over until the next one is released and for the price it really is a great purchase. There are many features here to keep you entertained while going solo but if you're looking for a multiplayer friendly game, ESPN doesn't really deliver. It's a quality game in every other respect but if you want something a little bit more daring and laidback, then you'd best hang on for NBA Street 3."

Sunday, February 20, 2005
07:31 PM - February 20, 2005. Posted by Steve_OS.
How do you like the new look Operation Sports?? Make sure you vote in the poll and let us know what you think.

06:55 PM - February 20, 2005. Posted by fossen.
As of today, OperationSports.com has changed - not only in look, but in direction.

We're still the same group of hard-working guys who have been here for years; bringing you the best in sports gaming news, reviews and topical discussion, but now, we're going to be even more "dedicated to sports gaming" - with you in mind.

Armed with an easier-to-use and more powerful site, fresher original content delivered to you more often, and the most respected discussion boards in the industry, OperationSports.com is still your best one-stop-shop for "those in the know" regarding the world of sports gaming - and we're making it even better.

With three new consoles already on the way, the next generation of gaming is almost upon us; and we're ready to make sure that you are, too.
  • Make sure to check out the new front page! It's fully integrated with the forums, including the ability to comment on news stories, RSS feeds, PM notifications, and more.
  • You've been switched to the new "official" stylesheet: OS Pro. Feel free to switch back to whatever you prefer, but OS Pro is the new "look" of OS.
Let us know what you think - after all, this is your site - and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Thanks for your support.
- Shawn Drotar
Managing Editor
OperationSports.com

10:47 AM - February 20, 2005. Posted by hdaniel1.
Worthplaying has posted the following:
  • American Chopper v1.1->v1.2 Patch (PC - 1.16 MB)
    "This update brings your retail game to v1.2, and fixes various graphical issues."
  • ATV Offroad Fury Blazin' Trails Screenshots (PSP)
    "Intense, free-roaming, off-road racing takes on a whole new meaning as gamers will be able to blaze their own trail, anytime, anywhere with ATV Offroad Fury Blazin' Trails for the PSP."
  • Wipeout Pure Screenshots (PSP)
    "Get ready to race at blazing speeds and experience adrenaline-filled, anti-gravity racing action. Wipeout Pure provides intense, hovercraft racing action as players choose from five different speed classes and race relentlessly around 16 futuristic, anti-gravity racing tracks."