Archive for the ‘Other Basketball Games’ Category
  • Arcade Games Struggling to Survive at Retail
    Posted November 30th, 2010 at 7:31 pm 41 Comments
    The recent release of NBA Jam, and the rumor of EA Sports possibly reviving NFL Blitz, prompted some thinking on my part as to the future of arcade style games. One has to wonder if they simply are no longer viable as full retail releases. Sluggish sales of NBA Jam are the latest example of the struggles to succeed in the marketplace. (more…)...
  • NBA Jam HD Online Impressions
    Posted November 29th, 2010 at 3:00 pm 15 Comments
    One of the big selling points of NBA Jam for the 360 and PS3 was the inclusion of online play. Beyond just the typical head-to-head, EA Sports delivered on a variety of modes to play online. The potential for NBA Jam to be one of the most enjoyable online experiences available was evident but unfortunately that hasn't turned out to be the case. (more…)...
  • Remaining October Sales Results
    Posted November 24th, 2010 at 11:15 am 31 Comments
    Having already detailed the doubling in sales that the NBA 2K series received with 2K11 and the drop-off that Madden 11 is now experiencing that leaves a handful of other titles and their sales to still discuss. It is largely disappointing news even when considering some of the following games didn't have huge expectations to begin with. (more…)...
  • NBA Jam Initial Impressions
    Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 9:00 am 24 Comments
    NBA Jam does many things well but still faces quite a bit of scrutiny. Arguably the biggest question centers on value given that EA Sports eroded the brand by advertising it as being "free" with NBA Elite 11. Value is always a subjective thing but I don't see that being the problem with the game. Various gameplay frustrations and some issues with online play though have soured me on NBA Jam already which doesn't bode well going forward. (more…)...
  • NBA Jam Hard Drive Evaluation
    Posted November 18th, 2010 at 4:00 pm 4 Comments
    Continuing with the series of Xbox 360 hard drive installation evaluations I've gone through and compared several areas of NBA Jam based on loading times from the disk vs the hard drive. As typical with arcade games the loading is generally quick and due to that the installation shows limited improvement in that area but is still beneficial. (more…)...
  • Your Thoughts on NBA Jam
    Posted November 16th, 2010 at 2:26 pm 20 Comments
    NBA Jam for the 360 and PS3 came out today and offers everything found in the Wii version that released last month but adds in the enhanced graphics and online functionality. The HD version of NBA Jam also includes an expanded menu of online modes which are delivered via patch at start-up such as online co-op, a rank-up system, and "Remix". No word on when the first roster update will arrive but here are the base rosters for the Eastern and Western conferences. I really enjoyed in my time w...
  • NBA Jam HD Online Features Are Ready
    Posted November 15th, 2010 at 3:54 pm 15 Comments
    NBA Jam is releasing tomorrow for the Xbox 360 and PS3 and along with it will be the expanded online feature set delivered via patch. Until now those extra online features, including online co-op and Remix mode online, only had a tentative arrival of "by December". The patch will be available immediately. As discussed previously to a great degree, much of the difficulty in releasing NBA Jam on its own has been that EA Sports devalued the game by advertising it as being a free pack-in with N...
  • Full List of Features for NBA Jam HD
    Posted October 22nd, 2010 at 1:47 pm 18 Comments
    The basics regarding NBA Jam for the 360 and PS3 came out earlier this week. The game will be released on Tuesday November 16th for $50 and includes all the modes found in the Wii version. In addition the online play feature set has been expanded and even more will be delivered through a free patch coming in December. Now EA Sports has released the full fact sheet for the game. It mentions all the online features including those that will be coming via the patch in December. Continue on to ...