Archive for the ‘Other MMA Games’ Category
  • UFC Purchasing Strikeforce a Devastating Blow to EA Sports MMA
    Posted March 12th, 2011 at 11:45 am 81 Comments
    In a shocking development today UFC parent Zuffa has agreed in principle to purchase struggling rival MMA promotion Strikeforce. The official announcement is expected to come on Monday. Though EA Sports has publicly vowed to develop EA Sports MMA 2 this news could bury the potential sequel. Strikeforce represented the main branding for the game, the majority of the roster was made up of fighters from the promotion, and the television broadcasts acted as the main marketing opportunity. ...
  • EA Sports MMA Gets Tuning Update
    Posted March 4th, 2011 at 12:45 pm 10 Comments
    While the recent patch for EA Sports MMA caught some by surprise and the company has not stopped there with post-release support. A tuner for the game has been released that affects heavyweight, middleweight, and lightweight classes. Areas such as stamina drain and regeneration, health regeneration, blocking, and more have received adjustments. This appears to be a significant update to gameplay and early response to the changes have been quite positive. Continue on to check out the full de...
  • Supremacy MMA Introducing Female Fighters
    Posted February 23rd, 2011 at 2:00 pm 6 Comments
    One area that EA Sports MMA failed to capitalize on was the ability to include female fighters and women's divisions. The upcoming controversial underground fighting game Supremacy MMA however will do just that, though with relative unknowns entering the fray. Michele "Diablita" Gutierrez (former boxer who has transitioned to MMA) and Felice "Lil Dog" Herrig (seen on the Oxygen series Fight Girls) will be debuting in Supremacy MMA. Given there will be no create-a-fighter feature it looks as...
  • EA Sports MMA Patch #2 Out Today
    Posted February 23rd, 2011 at 8:30 am 7 Comments
    Despite the positive response to EA Sports MMA sales of the game never took off. That could make the determination to continue providing post-release support surprising to some, but with plans to release a sequel EA has chosen not to abandon the fans that have enjoyed the product. That support goes beyond just continuing to run the "Live Broadcasts" as a second patch is now slated to go live today for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Details below on what the patch addresses: • Fixed a crash that...
  • #4 of 2010: EA Sports MMA
    Posted January 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 am 15 Comments
    There are advantages to being the first entry in a brand new franchise. Chief among them are that expectations are naturally lower and consumers interested in the product tend to be more patient. UFC Undisputed broke onto the scene last year capturing the top game of the year distinction by surprising with its fun factor and polish. EA Sports MMA succeeded as well this year by delivering on accessibility and innovative features. (more…)...
  • EA Sports MMA Sequel Confirmed
    Posted December 1st, 2010 at 10:30 am 17 Comments
    Much of the discussion around EA Sports MMA since its release in mid-October has centered on whether or not the potential franchise would be done after just one release. After a random analyst predicted its demise there came a wave of websites doing the same. It almost seemed as though there was a widespread smear campaign in effect. Instead, looking at the situation objectively, I felt there was reason to believe EA Sports MMA had a future. In an interview with Figure Four Daily (via Crunc...
  • 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…)...
  • EA Sports MMA Patch Out Now
    Posted November 19th, 2010 at 2:15 pm 5 Comments
    A patch for EA Sports MMA is now available for both the 360 and the PS3. The patch attempts to enhance the gameplay experience by working on some balance issues as well as delivering a few other changes. So far impressions coming in of the patch have actually been largely negative with many feeling it has shifted favor towards stand up fighters. The stamina drain on failed takedowns and when on the ground, the spamming of hooks and body shots, and continued imbalance between the "Total Stri...