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  • Fight Night Champion Gets Another Tuner
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    Posted April 28th, 2011 at 9:10 am 3 Comments
    The ability to deliver "tuner sets", gameplay related tweaks that don't have to go through the typical patch approval process, has allowed for EA Sports developers to react to community feedback in a more timely and consistent manner. In the case of Fight Night Champion however the tuners have been more calculated in their release, with the first coming during the early demo, a second that coinciding with a comprehensive patch, and now a third that has just arrived. Jab spamming had been ...
  • Fight Night Champion Gets Another Tuner Update Next Week
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    Posted April 9th, 2011 at 2:00 pm 10 Comments
    The recent patch and tuner update for Fight Night Champion was generally well received though some issues still remained. Another tuner set is expected to arrive next week and hopes to address at least one of them. Jab spamming, particularly exploited online, is what is being targeted in the next update. EA Sports has also noted that another patch is in the works for the game and that it will include fixes for some of the crashes and freezes being experienced both online and offline. Cons...
  • Fight Night Champion Patch Released
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    Posted March 28th, 2011 at 6:45 pm 8 Comments
    The patch for Fight Night Champion has arrived a day early for the 360 and PS3. Still scheduled for Tuesday is the release of the downloadable content and a gameplay tuner update. Details on what the patch intends to improve with the game can be found here. Early reaction is mixed with some believing the changes to be largely positive (particularly the punch accuracy) and others finding immediate faults (body punch spamming). There have also been some isolated issues reported such as cons...
  • Fight Night Champion DLC Details
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    Posted March 25th, 2011 at 10:00 am 15 Comments
    EA Sports has officially unveiled the downloadable content offerings for Fight Night Champion. The leaked video was accurate as to the new fighters being introduced though there is no Cowboys Stadium for this go-round. In addition a "Bare Knuckle" mode and eight different weight class versions of fighters currently present in the game are being made available. •800 MS points/$10 will get you Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson, Joe Lewis, Jack Dempsey, and Jack Johnson. It will also include...
  • Possible Fight Night Champion DLC Pack
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    Posted March 17th, 2011 at 6:15 pm 13 Comments
    Earlier today the outline of what is expected in the upcoming patch for Fight Night Champion made its way out. Alongside that patch will be the release of new downloadable content. Details on the DLC are expected to be announced tomorrow evening but in advance a video has leaked out (via Kotaku) that purportedly shows what will be offered.  (more…)...
  • Fight Night Champion Patch Details
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    Posted March 17th, 2011 at 8:30 am 11 Comments
    EA Sports has released some details on the patch that is being worked on for Fight Night Champion. While the timing for when the patch will arrive has still not been nailed down it will coincide with the first pack of downloadable content and possibly even a tuner set. It has been somewhat surprising that after a quick turnaround with a tuning update during the demo period that one hasn't already been executed due to community feedback to bridge that time until the patch. It appears that ...
  • Fight Night Champion Patch A Ways Off
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    Posted March 9th, 2011 at 6:15 pm 9 Comments
    Those eagerly awaiting a patch for Fight Night Champion have a significant wait ahead. Today it was posted in the official FNC forums that a patch can be expected to release "sometime in the next few months". I tend to think that was just worded poorly or the statement was made in an attempt to lower expectations and a patch would more likely be coming in the 4-6 week range. Thankfully the series added the ability to deliver "Tuning Updates" which can be pushed out at any time without bei...
  • Fight Night Champion Hits and Misses
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    Posted March 1st, 2011 at 2:15 pm 30 Comments
    The highly anticipated Fight Night Champion arrives in stores today. While the marketing push has centered on the "Champion" story mode numerous improvements were made to gameplay, feature additions to online play, and the 'M' rating (the first ever from EA Sports) makes its presence felt throughout the game. Continue on to check out where the game succeeded and where it misstepped in this "Hits and Misses" review.  (more…)...
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