Archive for the ‘Other Basketball Games’ Category
  • EA Sports Yet To Follow Through With Roster Updates for NBA Jam
    Posted December 28th, 2011 at 2:30 pm 32 Comments »
    EA Sports made the addition of roster updates for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition a big selling-point considering the original reboot from the company the year prior was not supported post-release. They used the disappointment and frustration with that title to market OFE with everything from roster updates to "Team Fire" and "Tag Mode" touted as hype-worthy additions given the disappointment over their omission from the original.  (more…)...
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Will Be a Test of Customer Loyalty
    Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 12:00 pm 32 Comments »
    NBA Jam: On Fire Edition releases tomorrow on PSN and Wednesday on XBLA. It does so however with little fanfare - in stark contrast to the excitement levels generated when a reboot of the series was announced last year. It has been a rollercoaster ride ever since that point which considerably eroded the fan base. The download-only sequel will be vastly overshadowed by the release of NBA 2K12 this week. The challenge it really faces though are consumers who feel jilted by a disappointing $50 ...
  • 2011 Air Jordans Appear in NBA Jam
    Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 3:30 pm 17 Comments »
    NBA Jam: On Fire Edition will include customized Air Jordan 2011 sneakers. Members of 'Team Jordan' such as Dwayne Wade, Ray Allen, Rip Hamilton, and Joe Johnson will be wearing the shoes in the game. The news was first announced on the official Jordan facebook page. Jordan Brand has been featured prominently in EA Sports products in the past such as NBA Live and NBA Street as well as others including the NBA 2K series. In some cases the games have actually provided the first look at upco...
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Online Details
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 9:30 am 14 Comments »
    Though NBA 2K12 is the premiere league-licensed title to release in less than two weeks another is on the way in the form of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. Less affected by the NBA lockout it faces its own hurdles as it attempts to overcome a disappointing full-priced offering last year that has resulted largely in apathy towards On Fire Edition. By going digital download only on XBLA and PSN for $15 it becomes more reasonable to consider but it still has yet to generate much excitement or antici...
  • NBA Jam Adds Euroleague Teams
    Posted August 31st, 2011 at 11:30 am 3 Comments »
    For the first time Euroleague teams are being included in an NBA licensed product. EA Sports and Euroleague Basketball have agreed to a licensing deal that will introduce teams comprised of players from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four into NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. Amongst the players included will be Dimitris Diamantidis and Mike Batiste of Panathinaikos Athens, Lior Eliyahu and Sofoklis Schortsanitis of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Bo McCalebb and Ksistof Lavrinovic of Montepasc...
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Includes Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp
    Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 11:45 am 10 Comments »
    NBA Jam: On Fire Edition will feature the classic Seattle Supersonics pairing of Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp. The duo was not included in last year's NBA Jam release due to a licensing issue but EA Sports and the NBA were able to work out the details this time around for the digital download offering due out in October for $15. The Sonics team will be rounded out with Detlef Schrempf. Check out the full article over at ESPN. The write-up also includes info regarding online modes planned fo...
  • Trailer for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
    Posted July 25th, 2011 at 8:00 pm 11 Comments »
    EA Sports has released a trailer for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition that runs through many of the new features and improvements that will accompany the digital download release. Coming in October the game will go for $15 through XBLA and PSN. The new features in question are essentially ones that were expected out of the retail release last year and that has led to apathy or worse reaction towards this offering from many consumers. Things like "Team Fire" and "Tag Mode", online campaign, compet...
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Detailed
    Posted July 7th, 2011 at 8:00 pm 11 Comments »
    The follow-up to last year's return of NBA Jam will deliver new features and improvements which seem directed at addressing what prompted much of the criticism towards that game. Included in that is the return of 'tag mode' and 'team fire' along with a new AI system being borrowed from the Fight Night series. NBA Jam: On Fire Edition is set to release in October and will be digital download exclusive to XBLA and PSN reportedly going for $15. Check out the first 18 screenshots in the gall...