Archive for the ‘Other Basketball Games’ Category
  • Majesco Announces New NBA Game and Purchase of QUICKHIT NFL Football
    Posted June 7th, 2011 at 9:00 am 7 Comments
    Majesco has made news on two fronts today. The first is that the company has signed an agreement with the NBA to produce an original arcade-style franchise. Few details about the game are known other than it will be motion-control based and release in spring 2012. In addition Majesco has purchased QUICKHIT NFL Football. The free-to-play but microtransaction supported game won the community voted upon "Best Browser Game of the Year" award. The company now control's the operating assets alo...
  • NBA Extends Licensing Agreements with EA Sports and 2K Sports
    Posted May 23rd, 2011 at 8:30 am 18 Comments
    Today the NBA announced new multi-year licensing agreements with both Take Two and Electronic Arts to produce official video games for the league. The agreement covers both simulation and arcade titles for consoles, web, and mobile devices. “We have had successful and longstanding relationships with both 2K Sports and EA SPORTS,” said Sal LaRocca, Executive Vice President of NBA Global Merchandising. “Extending our agreements with the top sports video game developers continues to maxi...
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Announced
    Posted April 5th, 2011 at 5:45 pm 23 Comments
    Though the confirmation that there will be no NBA sim title released this year was the big news out of EA Sports today they also announced a new version of NBA Jam to release in its place. NBA Jam: On Fire Edition will arrive in the fall as a downloadable offering through Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.  (more…)...
  • EA Sports Bails on NBA Jam Support
    Posted March 10th, 2011 at 2:15 pm 58 Comments
    EA Sports has released a statement in regards to NBA Jam laying out that the game will be receiving no further post-release support. When NBA Jam released in November it did so with rosters that were already out of date at the time. With the trade deadline in the NBA having passed and several huge transactions having taken place over the course of the season consumers had been looking for a roster update to reflect the moves. That will not be coming and neither will a patch to improve gameplay...
  • NBA Jam iPhone Review
    Posted February 14th, 2011 at 9:00 am 16 Comments
    By Brian Sipple If asked about the best arcade games of all time, most of us (being sports gamers) would no doubt include NBA Jam among our top picks. It's pure and simple, slam-dunking fun will forever have a place in our hearts – even for Bulls fans, who could never quite beat the Pistons. So when EA Sports decided to reboot the franchise into the 21st Century, it came as no surprise to fans who lauded the idea of hearing “Boomshakalaka!” in Dolby 5.1. Now though you can take it a ...
  • NBA Jam Coming to iPhone
    Posted February 7th, 2011 at 9:00 pm 5 Comments
    Just days after discovering Fight Night Champion is being worked on for a release on mobile platforms comes the first look at another EA Sports franchise set to make the move. NBA Jam is being developed for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with no release date yet determined. One would imagine EA would be targeting April to coincide with the NBA Playoffs. (Update: EA Sports has announced it will be out on Thursday February 10th, way earlier than anticipated!) The game will include Play Now,...
  • #10 of 2010: NBA Jam HD
    Posted December 13th, 2010 at 3:30 pm 9 Comments
    A good arcade style game can provide great entertainment value and act as a much needed change of pace. In the past few years games such as The BIGS, Blitz: The League, NBA Street, and Madden Arcade have found their way into the end of year lists. 2010 however was a down year for the arcade game, and almost by default NBA Jam claims the #10 spot in the countdown. (more…)...
  • NBA Jam HD Hits and Misses
    Posted December 1st, 2010 at 4:00 pm 33 Comments
    NBA Jam for the PS3 and 360 was at one time a highly anticipated game. The remake, with the license having been acquired by EA Sports, would originally be announced as a Wii exclusive. Everyone though fully expected it would make its way to the HD consoles. Soon it was announced as being a "free" pack-in with NBA Elite 11. Even at that time there were many people who planned on buying Elite in order to obtain NBA Jam. Over the following months the desire for the game dissipated at an alarmi...