Author Bio
Tim Martin

Home Town: uniquely similar South suburbs of Chicago
Sports: Hands-free football, most college sports
Games: Final Fantasy 6, High Heat Baseball (PC versions), Winning Eleven
Teams: Chicago (enter team)* ... *except White Sox
OS Username: OS: noles_acc MM: noles_acc
Tags: PS3: noles_acc
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
12:53 PM - May 27, 2008. Posted by RaychelSnr. Written by Tim Martin
The resident Operation Sports staff text-sim aficionado, Tim Martin, checks in today with an article that discusses why text simulations are so appealing and why you should give them a look as well. Check out his article by clicking here.
"As a 20-year-old intern in the unfamiliar city of Cleveland during the summer of 2004 I found myself with no friends, no family, and most regrettably, no fake ID. So, it was during that summer in the city famous for a flaming river and Jerry Springer that I fell in love with a computer text simulation game."

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
02:34 PM - April 23, 2008. Posted by RaychelSnr. Written by Tim Martin
Does competition really make for better sports games? Timothy Martin takes a look at why that is the case by examining the 2003 lineup of baseball games in his article, Life Before Sports Gaming Darwinism.

"If you look up the word “monopoly” on Wikipedia as a common noun and not a proper one, you will find around 14 examples of historical monopolies. Among those examples of historical monopolies are U.S. Steel and Ma Bell. Another couple that might ring home to sports fans are both Major League Baseball and the National Football League."

Monday, April 14, 2008
01:54 PM - April 14, 2008. Posted by RaychelSnr. Written by Tim Martin
We have just posted our review of the PC text-simulation, World of Mixed Martial Arts.

"For anyone who watched March Madness, you surely saw one of the Mixed Martial Arts/Ultimate Fighting commercials that were touting competitions to be broadcast on CBS. Fans of MMA have long noted how this fist-flying, drop-kicking brawl was replacing boxing as the nation’s preferred form of sporting violence. A prime-time slot on network television is just the latest trend in that direction."

Game: World of Mixed Martial ArtsReader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 2 - View All
Monday, March 24, 2008
03:59 PM - March 24, 2008. Posted by RaychelSnr. Written by Tim Martin
We have just posted our review for Draft Day Sports College Basketball which was written by Timothy Martin.

"Amid the barrage of pre-March Madness coverage, I listened to a Podcast of the Stephen A. Smith show and the topic turned to the alleged “over-ratedness” of Texas head coach Rick Barnes. According to one host of the show, Barnes was a man who excelled in luring top recruits to Hook ‘Em Horns country but he is not great at crunching the correct X’s and O’s once they all put on their burnt orange jerseys. He wasn’t a basketball genius—just a great salesman."

Game: Draft Day Sports: College BasketballReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 6 - View All