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  • NFL Blitz Player Ratings Structure
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    Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 7:15 pm 3 Comments
    While the team rosters and player ratings for NFL Blitz are still a ways off from being revealed the most recent feature blog laid out the structure of the ratings. It's a simple system, which probably won't offer a whole lot of differentiation between players, but is probably sufficient for an arcade-style game of this nature. The individual players also tie into the "squad" ratings which factor into determining a team's most effective play style. Offense Speed – Affects the way your ...
  • NFL Blitz Elite League Online Mode Detailed
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    Posted November 21st, 2011 at 5:45 pm 4 Comments
    Recently EA Sports broke down the 'Blitz Battles' and co-op 'Blitz Teams' online modes for NFL Blitz. Now comes details on 'Elite League' which appears to have been inspired by the 'Ultimate Team' mode found in sim titles such as Madden and FIFA. Thankfully in this case the card packs aren't being sold for real money but instead they are purchased using the 'Blitz Bucks' that are earned by playing online games. That should provide more value to Blitz and better competitive balance in the mod...
  • Co-Op Features for NFL Blitz Detailed
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    Posted November 14th, 2011 at 6:45 pm 2 Comments
    Last week EA Sports rolled out info on the 'Blitz Battles' online mode for the upcoming digital-download release of NFL Blitz. Today comes the follow-up to that with a look at the co-op modes including the online-based 'Blitz Teams' which includes the ability to create and customize the squads within the competitive environment. There are two options for ways to play. Online a co-owner can be selected through the friend's list while guest co-owners can be anyone that comes along for the r...
  • Online Battles Detailed for NFL Blitz
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    Posted November 11th, 2011 at 8:45 am 3 Comments
    EA Sports has posted a blog and accompanying video going over the "Blitz Battles" online mode for the upcoming reboot of NFL Blitz. Featuring head-to-head matches of either 1v1 or 2v2 (on the same console or co-op) the mode includes local, regional, and national leaderboards termed "Battle Boards". One unique element here taking it beyond just simple rankings are that points are assigned based on a number of statistical categories rather than just winning or losing. There are also "tiers"...
  • NFL Blitz Gauntlet Mode Details
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    Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 5:10 pm 4 Comments
    Today EA Sports posted a new blog for NFL Blitz going over the game's Gauntlet single-player mode that features 12 teams comprised of fantasy characters (the different ones seen in the screenshot above). After putting together a team to begin, the mode consists of defeating some NFL teams on the way to the "boss" battle against one of the unique ones with the games including new power-ups distributed in a manner that sounds reminiscent of Madden NFL Arcade. Beating the "boss" teams will unlo...
  • The Art Direction in NFL Blitz
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    Posted October 27th, 2011 at 6:30 pm 12 Comments
    EA Sports has released a video and accompanying blog going over some of the thinking behind visual decisions in the upcoming remake of NFL Blitz. In doing so they touch on everything from the load screens and menus to the play-call screen and player models. The general theme presented is a modernized take on the familiar look of the Blitz of year's past. Continue on to check out the video and leave any thoughts in the comments!  (more…)...
  • First Trailer for NFL Blitz
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    Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 11:15 am 30 Comments
    EA Sports has released the first trailer for the recently announced reboot of NFL Blitz. Though much of the discussion since its announcement has centered around the NFL not allowing late hits - this footage of the game shows some big hits but shies away from violence otherwise (its E10+ rating explains why). In that sense Blitz starts to seem maybe too reminiscent of EA's most recent attempt at the arcade-style game with 2009's digital download Madden NFL Arcade. The features and level ...
  • The Features of EA Sports’ NFL Blitz
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    Posted October 19th, 2011 at 7:00 pm 27 Comments
    NFL Blitz is slated to arrive in early January for 1200 MS points/$15 on XBLA and PSN and EA Sports has released the features list for the game. The classic 7-on-7 gameplay will be met by expansive online modes, the single-player "Gauntlet" mode, team customization through 'card packs', on-field power-ups, and commentary from Tim Kitzrow (of NBA Jam fame). One real unfortunate piece of news though is that there will be no late hits as the NFL wouldn't allow them. Check out a series of scr...
  • EA Sports Makes NFL Blitz Remake Official
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    Posted October 18th, 2011 at 1:15 pm 36 Comments
    Today EA Sports put to rest a long-running rumor by officially announcing that a remake of NFL Blitz is in development for the Xbox 360 and PS3 with plans to release in January. It will round out the three mystery titles that had been kept under wraps for the January through March fiscal quarter (the other two being Grand Slam Tennis 2 and FIFA Street). EA's most recent attempts at arcade football games have been the digital download Madden NFL Arcade (2009) and NFL Tour (2008). Both were...
  • Backbreaker: Vengeance Now Available
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    Posted June 29th, 2011 at 5:20 am 7 Comments
    The digital download-only Backbreaker: Vengeance has arrived on XBLA. Vengeance is comprised of a set of mini-games based off the popular 'Tackle Alley' that was introduced on iOS platforms and in the retail version of Backbreaker. As is the case with all XBLA games there is a trial version that can be played before making a purchase decision. Both the full version and the trial version can be queued up for download from here. Backbreaker: Vengeance and is being sold for 1200 MS points wh...
  • Backbreaker: Vengeance Carries Hefty Price
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    Posted June 24th, 2011 at 2:15 pm 14 Comments
    Carefully omitted from the announcement of next week's release of Backbreaker: Vengeance on XBLA was the price. NaturalMotion has now followed up by stating that the game will go for 1200 MS points which is the equivalent of $15. That might be asking a bit much considering a comparable experience on iOS can be had for 99 cents and the full retail version of Backbreaker (which includes a 'Tackle Alley' mode) now goes for less even brand new. While there has been little promotion for Vengea...
  • Backbreaker: Vengeance Arrives Next Week
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    Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 9:30 am 12 Comments
    Today NaturalMotion announced that Backbreaker: Vengeance is set to release Wednesday June 29th on Xbox Live Arcade. A timed exclusive for the Xbox 360 it will follow for the PS3 sometime this summer. Despite the release news and being only a week away the company did not reveal the price. Based on the 'Tackle Alley' mini-game and popular mobile version of the same name that introduced a defensive mode and obstacles, Backbreaker: Vengeance features three modes with 70 challenges that will...
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