Archive for the ‘Boxing’ Category
  • No Motion Control for Fight Night Champion
    Posted August 2nd, 2010 at 12:07 pm 22 Comments
    The recently announced Fight Night Champion will not carry Xbox Kinect or Playstation Move implementation according to an interview with Eurogamer. While the possibility of a motion control based boxing game remains for the future it won't be done through Fight Night Champion. "It's a little bit too twitch-based, not to mention the fact that standing on your feet for three minutes and throwing punches is something that, believe it or not, might be beyond the fitness level of most gamers!" ...
  • Some More Details on Fight Night Champion
    Posted July 20th, 2010 at 1:21 pm 21 Comments
    Earlier today brought the first news of Fight Night Champion, what will be the fifth iteration of the Fight Night boxing franchise. It will include a new punch control system, revolutionary single player mode, and 60-65 licensed fighters. Now a few additional details have emerged. Fight Night Champion will feature a refined physics based animation system that incorporates improved locomotion, stamina, and punching mechanics. The new punching system, known as "Full Spectrum Punch Control", i...
  • EA Sports Announces Fight Night Champion
    Posted July 20th, 2010 at 10:23 am 17 Comments
    EA Sports has revealed the fifth iteration in the Fight Night series to be known as Fight Night Champion. According to IGN the roster will include 60-65 fighters, a new punch control system, and an innovative single player mode that is being described as "something people won't expect from an EA Sports game". There could be more details on Fight Night Champion to come out of an EA event being held this afternoon. "Fight Night Champion will break the mold of what is expected in a single-playe...
  • #10 of 2009: Fight Night Round 4
    Posted December 16th, 2009 at 9:18 am 118 Comments
    The ranking of games in the best of 2009 list is based primarily on the personal amount of enjoyment had with a particular title. Some other factors include whether advertised features were fully delivered on, post-release support, community interaction and communication, overall gameplay experience, feature set, and online play performance. Again this is a personal take on the games. The analysis is weighted largely towards those which I had the most fun with while considering them as a who...
  • FNR4 DLC Update and New Patch in January
    Posted December 8th, 2009 at 11:01 pm 22 Comments
    Recently EA Sports pulled the latest downloadable content for Fight Night Round 4 known as the "Champions Pack 2" from the Xbox 360 Marketplace. This was after consumers who downloaded it reported it was causing consoles to freeze. The initial word was that it would be fixed, resubmitted, and hopefully available once again before Christmas. Earlier tonight though in a statement on the game's official forum an updated plan was laid out. A patch to fix an exploit will be coming in mid-late ...
  • FNR4 Price Drop and DLC News
    Posted November 2nd, 2009 at 1:14 pm 54 Comments
    EA Sports has made two announcements relating to Fight Night Round 4. The first is that the price of the game is being dropped to $39.99 while the second relates to the next downloadable content that will be arriving next month. In addition to including Bernard Hopkins, Sonny Liston and Evander Holyfield as playable boxers, the DLC pack will also include two all-new game modes. The first, Old School Rules brings a new take to the traditional boxing experience, while the second, Ring Rivalri...
  • July 09 Sales Numbers
    Posted August 13th, 2009 at 3:52 pm 103 Comments
    The NCAA Football series has shown minimal growth on the 360 even as the user base has increased over the last couple years, though on the PS3 side it has been showing marginal improvement. Either way it hasn't been an encouraging pattern as it almost seems as though sales of a college football game have peaked with them presenting very little interest to anyone outside of that group that already gets it. Certainly the total number of sales has declined as the PS2 has dropped off more than t...
  • FNR4 Patch Problems
    Posted August 6th, 2009 at 9:04 pm 71 Comments
    Last week the first patch and downloadable content for Fight Night Round 4 made its way out on the 360 and was expected out today for the PS3. However issues have arisen with it on the 360 and Sony has rejected the update in certification. Reports quickly started coming in that the 360 update was causing numerous oddities including button configurations being defaulted in online matches and fighters not in the game showing up in the fighter select screen. Ironically the patch that is supp...