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BOOOOOOM-SHAKA-LAKA! EA ANNOUNCES NBA JAM

bumpkin

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All I know is I just want to see some gameplay footage. It'd be nice if EA was going to tactically slip in a sneak peek sometime during the All-Star Weekend broadcasts, but I'm not holding my breath; that would make sense and be too awesome. That's not EA's style. :lol
 

crpav

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I am really looking forward to this game since I was a huge fan of the games back in the day in the arcades as well as the home consoles. I did lose interest in the series after Tournament Edition but if this games delivers fun game play then I am in.
 
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Why would you do that? said:
Key word being "brief" :(

Interesting footage, nonetheless. I'm not too in to the music... Looks nice, though.

Luckily, we only have to wait a day for a full gameplay trailer.
 
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Penguin said:
A day?

I thought GT-TV aired in like 2 1/2 hrs?

oh yea the show is like midnight tonight. So, it will be 12 am in 2 hours on the east coast which would make it friday. So, yea, 2 1/2 hours.
 

EmCeeGramr

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Just slap a boxart and Wii logo on there, and they could honestly use that as a commercial for the final game release.
 

Diatribe1974

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Ewww? Does it really matter whether it's on the Wii or not?

This gen has pretty much shown us that outside of rare instances that console exclusives in 3rd party titles end up being commercial failures. I'd prefer to see everyone have a chance at this than just 1 system. That's all.
 
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DiatribeEQ said:
This gen has pretty much shown us that outside of rare instances that console exclusives in 3rd party titles end up being commercial failures. I'd prefer to see everyone have a chance at this than just 1 system. That's all.

Rare instances? Not really...

Dude. this is NBA Jam. You're not getting the message, are you? It doesn't matter if it's Wii or not. They can make games like Call of Duty exclusive and will still sell as much as it's selling. Selling is not the point here, the awesomeness of the game is. I don't own a Wii either but I'm glad it's been made. I hope it's a success and they keep making more NBA Jam games. Win-win for all!

I don't give a fuck about "commercial success of failure". All I care is whether I'll enjoy it or not.
 
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DiatribeEQ said:
This gen has pretty much shown us that outside of rare instances that console exclusives in 3rd party titles end up being commercial failures. I'd prefer to see everyone have a chance at this than just 1 system. That's all.
good save. not.

 

Foil

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DiatribeEQ said:
This gen has pretty much shown us that outside of rare instances that console exclusives in 3rd party titles end up being commercial failures. I'd prefer to see everyone have a chance at this than just 1 system. That's all.

Well, this is EA. Eventually there will be versions of NBA Jam for PS3, 360, PSP, etc, etc.
 

crazy monkey

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there are some new shots on facebook group. Some of the comments on that groups are so :lol
 

VideoMan

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The embargo lifted today. Surprised no one's tallking about this.

A quick summary of new info:

Controls:

Remote + Nunchuk: Move with analog, flick remote up to jump, flick down to shoot/dunk. Buttons modify shot types.
Remote only (sideways): D-pad moves, buttons shoot/dunk/etc. No motion controls.
Classic Controller: same.


Game Modes:

Classic Campaign: Plays just like you remember it in the arcades.
Remix Tour: Powerups, boss battles, dynamic camera triggered by spectacular plays. "this would be the Dynasty mode if Nintendo were to design it."


o Magic Johnson and Larry Bird are bosses
o big head mode and other familiar goodies will be back
o Achievement system. Getting achievements will unlock goodies.
o Still no online...yet (not entirely out of the question says dev)


GamePro: Developer interview (video)
1UP: Hands on
IGN: Hands on
Kotaku: Hands on
Joystiq: Hands on
Destructoid: Hands on
5 reasons why the new NBA Jam will win you over again