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  • Blog Post: EA Retires Online Services For Its '11 Sports Lineup

    If you are the kind of gamer that likes to wait a year or two to buy your sports games then you might want to know that EA will soon be shutting down it's online servers for many of the games it released a couple years ago. On January 11, EA will be retiring the online service for the following titles... More
  • Blog Post: What If Blake Griffin Was A Character In NBA Jam?

    Blake Griffin is quickly becoming one of the greatest dunkers in the history of the NBA. Sometimes, it almost seems like he's a character in NBA Jam. Today, the sports site SB Nation imagined what it would look like if he really was. It's too bad NBA Jam didn't have flopping to make it fully... More
  • Blog Post: Dynamic Sonics Duo Returns To NBA Jam

    Seattle Supersonics legends Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp are rekindling their amazing chemistry in NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. Why is this big news? With The Glove's strong perimeter game and Reign Man's dominance in the paint, this pair was one of the most formidable teams in the classic NBA Jam... More
  • Blog Post: NBA Jam Designer Seeking Two Million Downloads

    NBA Jam is making the jump from retail to downloadable with this fall's "On Fire Edition," and designer Trey Smith hopes that this will mean a big surge in interest in the game. Speaking to Kotaku , Smith said that he'd like two million potential players to download the free demo version... More
  • Blog Post: NBA Jam Creator Turmell Leaves EA For Zynga

    NBA Jam creator Mark Turmell has left his post at EA Sports as senior creative director in order to join social game company ( and now rival to EA's PopCap ) Zynga. Kotaku reports that EA has confirmed Turmell's departure, and its just the latest in a string of senior EA employees to join Zynga... More
  • Blog Post: NBA Renews Multi-Publisher Licensing Deal

    While we all wait to see which pair of teams make the NBA finals, the league has already endorsed two off-the-court foes. The NBA has renewed its contracts with both 2K Sports and EA Sports for future basketball titles. No terms of the deal were given, but in the league's press release, it does mention... More
  • Blog Post: NBA Jam Now Available On iPad

    NBA Jam took over arcades in the 90s, and it's seen a resurgence in the last year thanks to its new installment on home consoles. Now you can take your tomahawk dunks, flaming three-pointers, and general boomshakalakery on the go thanks to the new iPad version. It features classic campaign and multiplayer... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: EA Cuts Physical Manuals From All Games

    UPDATE: EA has sent out a press release clarifying that it is in the process of removing paper manuals from all of its future titles, not just EA Sports releases. Mass Effect 2's PS3 release was the first non-sports title to ship without a manual included, and this will extend to all future EA releases... More
  • Blog Post: EA Sports' NBA Jam Launch Trailer Is On Fire

    This is old hat for Wii owners, but NBA Jam hit the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 systems this week. To honor the blessed event, EA Sports has released this all-new launch trailer. Check out the video below for a look at some new modes, hidden characters, and boss battles. Purists, pay particular attention... More
  • Blog Post: Done Voting? Now Watch Politicians In NBA Jam

    How does a video featuring Obama, Palin, Clinton, and many other political big shots on the basketball court sound to you? If it sounds good, then check out this latest NBA Jam which celebrates the elections today with politicians getting jiggy wit it on the hardwood. Be sure to read our review here... More
  • Blog Post: NBA Jam Release Dates Confirmed For PS3, 360

    EA Sports finally announced the release date for the retail version of NBA Jam on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The jamfest begins on November 17. The original plan was for a streamlined version of the game to ship with NBA Elite 11. Since the hoops sim was postponed indefinitely , EA decided to rush a... More
  • Blog Post: Quick 15: NBA Jam

    Curious about whether or not you'll enjoy the NBA Jam reboot? Check out 15 minutes of the new Remix Tour mode. Watch as we dismantle the the Miami Heat in a 2v2 Remix game, Go head to head with Dr. J in a boss battle, and rattle the backboard against the Atlanta Hawks in the new Smash mode. More
  • Blog Post: EA Trying To Cram Wii Features Into NBA Jam On 360, PS3

    Here's some news for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners. EA is scrambling to make sure that the version of NBA Jam that's set to hit those systems is on par with the Wii version. Nintendo fans, this is your cue to act smug. EA Sports originally planned on two versions of the NBA Jam reboot. Wii... More
  • Blog Post: NBA Jam Coming To PS3 and 360 In Time For The Holidays

    With NBA Elite 11 heading to the bench for the foreseeable future , EA Sports has turned its focus toward prepping complete versions of NBA Jam for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 that will release just in time to be stocking stuffers. Previously, PS3 and 360 owners were going to be saddled with a half-baked... More
  • Blog Post: NBA Jam Western Conference Rosters Revealed

    Last week EA Sports revealed the Eastern Conference teams for its upcoming remake of NBA Jam. Now it's time to showcase the Western Conference. A lot of legendary NBA Jam characters are in the game, including Hakeem Olajuwon, Tim Hardaway, Chris Mullin, Clyde Drexler, and the three point specialist... More
  • Blog Post: NBA Jam Eastern Conference Rosters Revealed

    With NBA Jam ready to drive into the paint October 5, EA Sports has finally revealed which big-headed NBA superstars we'll get to play as. Check out the Eastern Conference players after the jump. ESPN hoops columnist Mark Stein revealed the list today , and we can't say there are a lot of surprises... More
  • Blog Post: What Would Get You Interested In Sports Games?

    Madden NFL 11 came out today. This is a huge deal for a lot of people, but there's also a fairly sizable subset of hardcore gamers (such as myself) who play almost everything except sports titles. Speaking as someone who writes about games as a career, the sports genre almost makes me uncomfortable... More
  • Blog Post: Want To Play NBA Jam On PS3/360? Hope You Like Real B-Ball

    The fact that NBA Jam will be coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 wasn’t much of a surprise anymore , but the specific delivery method is. A download code for the game will be bundled in new copies of EA Sports’s retail game NBA Elite 11. And those versions won’t include the Wii... More
  • Blog Post: ESRB Blows Cover Off NBA Jam Xbox 360, PS3

    Well, this hasn't been a great month for the ESRB. Just weeks after accidentally revealing the e-mail addresses of people who complained about privacy violations, the game-ratings organization has apparently revealed something else. EA Sports' NBA Jam has been announced for the Wii, but EA hasn't... More
  • Blog Post: NBA Jam Release Date, Cover Art Revealed

    Fans of the classic arcade series will be able to satisfy their urge for boom-shaka-laka on October 5th. EA just sent word through the wires that the Wii-exclusive basketball title will ship to stores on October 5th. It was also nice enough to send us this shiny picture of the game's box art. EA... More
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