Fight Night Champion Hard Drive Evaluation
*Fight Night Champion is in hand so impressions, screens, and videos will be posted through the weekend and on Monday. Follow on Twitter for additional glimpses at the game and thoughts on it as I play through.
Continuing with the series of Xbox 360 hard drive installation evaluations I've gone through and compared several areas of Fight Night Champion based on loading times from the disk vs the hard drive. Thankfully the loading times with Fight Night Champion are much more reasonable than...
Fight Night Champion’s Story Mode is Short
The "Champion" story mode in Fight Night Champion is getting a great deal of exposure in the build-up to the game's release, with EA Sports going as far as to tout how it was crafted by Academy Award nominated screenwriter Will Rokos. ESPN's Jon Robinson has offered some independent perspective on what to expect however by tweeting that the mode will last just 4-8 hours depending on individual skill level.
One would think a story mode in a sim boxing game would be artificially extended by t...
Reminder: Time Running Out to Play FNC Demo Online
A real breakthrough for sports gaming occurred when EA Sports provided the demo for Fight Night Champion a month in advance of release while including a limited period of online play activity. The demo became more than a trial and akin to a beta. The online play was originally announced to be available for a two week period but was extended a few days longer. The head-to-head online play is scheduled to be shut off at 7pm ET/4pm PT on Thursday February 17th.
Certainly we've already seen som...
Eliza Dushku in Fight Night Champion
EA Sports has revealed that actress Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse) plays a part in the Fight Night Champion story mode. In the "Champion" mode Dushku takes on the role of Meagan McQueen, daughter of cutthroat promoter DL McQueen, and potential love interest for the main character Andre Bishop. With the screenshot above and an image of her in a mo-cap suit and boxing gloves it is evident that she will factor into the M-rated story with a physical presence as well.
Fight Night Champion 360 Demo Receives Tuner Update
One of the features making its way into Fight Night Champion is the ability to put out "tuner" sets that allow for the gameplay and settings to be adjusted without going through the lengthy patch process. Mixed response to the FNC demo and the opportunity to test out the feature brings about the first tuner update going live for the Xbox 360 today. The original plan never included releasing a tuner for the demo so this should be seen as an added bonus though unfortunate that those on the PS3 w...
Video Padrecast: Fight Night Champion Demo
In this latest video Padrecast the Fight Night Champion demo is the focus of discussion. Fred and I go over our thoughts on various aspects of the demo including gameplay, features, online performance, and its impact on our anticipation levels. If you missed it make sure to check out my full impressions of the demo as well!
Soundtrack for Fight Night Champion
EA Sports has released the details on the soundtrack for Fight Night Champion. There are 15 tracks included and given the game's M rating, the first of its kind for EA Sports, all of the songs are of the completely uncensored variety.
â€˘Aloe Blacc - â€śI Need A Dollarâ€ť
â€˘Atmosphere - â€śThe Loser Winsâ€ť
â€˘Black Milk - â€śRound Of Applauseâ€ť
â€˘Chiddy Bang - â€śOld Waysâ€ť
â€˘El-P - "Meanstreak (In 3 Parts)"
â€˘Lyrics Born - â€śI'm The Best (Funky Fresh In The Flesh)â€ť
Fight Night Champion Demo Impressions
The Fight Night Champion demo released yesterday with a full month to go until the game hits store shelves. Reaction has been mixed though a segment of the community has been highly critical. Over the years the boxing community has proven to be extraordinarily passionate and outspoken regarding any gripes or perceived slights in games representing the sport. Some of the complaining at the forefront of FNC seems justified in this case as the gameplay, at least at first, seems to appeal more to ...