Archive for the ‘MMA’ Category
  • EA Sports UFC 3 Roster and Ratings: Flyweight and Bantamweight
    Posted January 15th, 2018 at 3:00 pm 1 Comment »
    With just over a week to go until EA Sports UFC 3 goes out through EA Access on Xbox One the publisher has begun to reveal the full roster of fighters and their respective ratings. First up are the flyweights and bantamweights led by champions Demetrious Johnson and T.J. Dillashaw. UFC 3 is changing up the ratings with four overarching categories: Striking, Grappling, Stamina and Health. Previously fighters were ranked on Ground, Stand-up, and Clinch. As was the case with the first two ga...
  • First look at the GOAT Career Mode in EA Sports UFC 3
    Posted January 9th, 2018 at 9:30 am 4 Comments »
    Despite the early promotion for EA Sports UFC 3 and having held a beta that showcased its gameplay and changes to Ultimate Team very little has been mentioned regarding the "G.O.A.T. Career Mode" since its official reveal back in early November. That's been a bit perplexing given that the promotional and rivalry aspect of the Career Mode is potentially the game's biggest and most marketable selling point in terms of its feature set. Now with just two weeks until the game goes out through ...
  • Knockouts improved following EA UFC 3 beta
    Posted December 23rd, 2017 at 9:00 am 23 Comments »
    Changes that have been made to EA Sports UFC 3 based on feedback out of the beta continue to be detailed with a new video explaining what has been done to make knockouts look more natural and noting that a specific camera zoom in the moment has been removed. Previous videos have focused largely on stamina and animation speeds. .@GeoffHarrower, lead gameplay engineer on #EAUFC3 highlights the 3rd round of updates based on beta feedback.— EA SPORTS UFC (@EASPO...
  • More changes based on feedback out of the EA Sports UFC 3 beta detailed
    Posted December 21st, 2017 at 3:15 pm No Comments »
    Coming out of the beta for EA Sports UFC 3 the developers have considerable feedback which they are acting upon to improve the game in advance of its release at the end of January. Earlier this week a video showed off the changes that have been made to stamina. Now another video goes into detail on adjustments to slow down the speed of certain combos, submission escapes being made more reasonable, and more related to striking and countering. .@GeoffHarrower, lead gameplay engineer on #EAUFC...
  • EA Sports UFC 3 beta feedback leads to stamina changes
    Posted December 19th, 2017 at 6:16 am No Comments »
    One of the primary benefits to early betas for sports games has been the ability for developers to collect feedback and make adjustments prior to their respective releases. EA Sports UFC 3 is still over a month away from releasing but it'll be doing so in a better state due to the beta. One area that has been a focus for improvement is the fighter stamina, where expending more energy over the course of the fight will put individuals at a greater disadvantage than before. .@GeoffHarrower, le...
  • Your thoughts on the EA Sports UFC 3 beta
    Posted December 6th, 2017 at 7:45 am 8 Comments »
    With the beta for EA Sports UFC 3 coming to a close today the upcoming release of the game is starting to come into better focus. Over the last week we've been provided an opportunity to try out the changes in gameplay both against the CPU and opponents online, along with the new model being utilized by Ultimate Team. UFC is now a product that is angling more towards dedicated MMA fans with EA recognizing that it simply isn't going to reach a wider audience than that. Still it's clear tha...
  • Press Row Podcast: EA Sports UFC 3 beta impressions
    Posted November 30th, 2017 at 8:45 am 1 Comment »
    This episode of the Press Row Podcast features impressions of the beta currently being held for EA Sports UFC 3. With the series coming off an improved effort the potential for the third entry is very high, and the beta has provided the first opportunity to assess gameplay advancements as well as a revamped Ultimate Team mode. Additionally the latest developments involving game monetization are discussed, and specifically the building concern that legislators will put into place roadblock...
  • The beta for EA Sports UFC 3 is underway
    Posted November 27th, 2017 at 10:00 am 1 Comment »
    Codes for the EA Sports UFC 3 beta are now being sent via email to those who had previously registered to participate. Anyone who failed to sign up earlier in November can hope for it to be opened up to the masses maybe mid-week, and it's quite possible the beta period will be extended through the weekend instead of ending on Friday as initially announced. The beta features both offline and online fights and includes practice mode and a chance to try out the new spin that has been put on...