Archive for the ‘Other MMA Games’ Category
  • EA Sports MMA Online Impressions
    Posted October 22nd, 2010 at 6:00 pm 10 Comments
    EA Sports MMA has some of the best online features of any sports game to date and has excellent online performance to go along with that. However the initial online base of players is notably lacking so the outlook going forward, as to whether there will be enough players to support the various experiences fully, becomes a bit of a concern. (more…)...
  • EA Sports MMA Fight Card #1
    Posted October 21st, 2010 at 10:10 pm 17 Comments
    The Fight Cards feature in EA Sports MMA is one of the most impressive online features in any sports game to date. Allowing for up to 10 people to take part through five fights (one at each weight class) the card progresses with all the users involved spectating as it goes from one fight to the next. Between myself and Jerkfacefave we are looking at holding a Fight Card (possibly multiple if time allows) on Friday nights going forward for as long as the demand is there. The idea is to then ...
  • EA Sports MMA Hard Drive Evaluation
    Posted October 20th, 2010 at 9:17 am 8 Comments
    Continuing with the series of Xbox 360 hard drive installation evaluations I've gone through and compared several areas of EA Sports MMA based on loading times from the disk vs the hard drive. EA Sports MMA now joins the NCAA Football series as the biggest culprits of poor loading times in the sports genre. Some of the wait times are bad enough that they nearly could have caused the game to fail certification. The worst areas come with loading into saved careers which takes a frustrating 48...
  • Your Thoughts on EA Sports MMA
    Posted October 19th, 2010 at 7:17 pm 30 Comments
    Today marked the release of EA Sports MMA, a game which has been in development for over two years and was officially announced at E3 2009. The first handful of reviews that have rolled in have ranged from a low of six to a high of nine with the great majority being quite positive. The career mode and online features are being praised while the controls are much simpler than what has been presented in the UFC product (for better or worse). I'll be working up impressions over the next few da...
  • EA Sports MMA Live Broadcast Videos
    Posted October 16th, 2010 at 11:06 am 20 Comments
    Expectations for EA Sports MMA have been raised ever since the positive reaction to the game and the compelling feature announcements made back at E3. Despite the demo being received well it feels like the game has lost a bit of steam leading up to release however. A few gameplay videos have come out as media outlets have received their copies and are testing out new features such as Live Broadcast. Continue on for a look at two recent Live Broadcast events. Currently spectating of the Live...
  • EA Sports MMA Demo Now Available
    Posted September 28th, 2010 at 9:18 am 43 Comments
    The demo for EA Sports MMA is available now for the Xbox 360 and will be out for the PS3 early this evening. The demo features four fighters with heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Bobby Lashley and middleweights Jake Shields and Jason “Mayhem” Miller. I'll be working up impressions with comparisons to what was played at E3, videos, and a Padrecast in the coming days. Until then leave your thoughts on the demo in the comments!...
  • EA Sports Responds to UFC Statement with Biting New MMA Trailer
    Posted September 16th, 2010 at 5:21 pm 41 Comments
    Considering the troubles as of late that THQ has experienced with their UFC franchise (recently revealed to be moving off a yearly schedule) it is no surprise to see EA Sports going for the jugular. With EA Sports MMA the company is in the somewhat rare position of being the underdog in the market. While they have struggled in that regard with the NBA Live/NBA Elite franchise going against NBA 2K, with MMA it seems they are taking full advantage of the opportunity as the door was left open wit...
  • New Trailer and Screens for EA Sports MMA
    Posted September 16th, 2010 at 10:53 am 7 Comments
    Coming out of the Tokyo Game Show is a new trailer for EA Sports MMA which shows up many of the different locales and rules that are presented in the game. That is definitely one of the ways in which EA MMA can differentiate itself from UFC. There are also 21 new screenshots that have been added to the gallery. The demo for EA Sports MMA is slated to be out on September 28th with the game releasing on October 19th. (more…)...