EA has finally put out the downloadable version of NBA Jam. This, despite the snafu's EA has had with both the disc retail version of the game, as well as their issues with NBA Live Elite.
Did EA make a comeback? Is the $15 price point enough to convince you to give this game another shot? Read the review to find out more
In honor of the 4th of July EA is running a sale on some of their iOS and PC download games. There are over 50 iOS games on sale. Most of the iOS games are $0.99 and this includes titles like Dead Space and NBA Jam. For the PC download sale such titles as Mass Effect 2 and Battlefield Bad Company 2 are on sale
NBA Jam is a must have for any modern console. Its great to have the series back after so many years without. Outside of updated teams, and a few new modes, NBA Jam plays like the classic game so many gamers fondly remember from the early 90s in the arcade or on the Genesis. Best of all the game can be found for right around $20 currently.
In this episode, the crew talks about Portal 2 co-op, L.A. Noire (spoilers), Infamous 2, Red Faction: Armageddon, Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale, The Avatar Legends (XBL Indie), Bulletstorm, NBA Jam, The Kinect, PSN, and plenty of other lovely topics. Plus, they have a special giveaway to celebrate Memorial Day.
"Resurrection is often looked upon as one of the go-to moves in the video game industry. Digging up beloved titles of the past and adding next-generation flavor or keeping in tune with the nostalgic roots has been a popular decision with many publishers this generation of consoles. So after much demand, Electronic Arts finally delivered the reboot to the NBA Jam franchise and the end result is rather exciting at times."
Played during EA's recent Studio Showcase, NBA Jam for the Wii combines classic modes with the all-new Remix Tour, which adds Street Fighter-like game elements to the fold, as told to The Kartel by EA Sports' creative director Trey Smith. The new mode is a refreshing take on basketball games and highlights more of the game's accessibility to all types of gamers.
"When I first saw NBA Jam on the Wii back in March I was immediately blown away by how the team at EA Vancouver was able to capture the old school gameplay and still make it feel new. At this year’s E3 I got a chance to play an updated version of the game, and although there didn’t seem to be a huge difference between this build and the build I played earlier in the year, I did notice the motion controls are more accurate. Plus, they introduced a few legendary players into the mix. After playi..."
"When EA announced that they were bringing back NBA Jam and only on the Wii, like everyone else I was a little skeptical. I was afraid they would try to take the license and create something new that deviated from the classic gameplay. Thankfully as the development team said themselves “if we couldn’t create a game that had the same feeling as the classic NBA Jam, then we wouldn't have made it at all”. That sums up my experience with NBA Jam on the Wii. The controls are different, but the game..."
The new NBA Jam could be one of the most anticipated sports titles in a long time. While remaining faithful to the original, EA Canada's revamp also showcases new features that should also impress newcomers to the franchise. Check out The Kartel's first hands-on impressions on the Wii title inside.
"The Nintendo Wii is currently the top console on the market this generation, and Nintendo and its third-party publishers are going to make sure that it stays on top of the game. There will be plenty of new titles to play this year -- sequels to popular franchises as well as new IPs, both on retail disk as well as digital download -- so don't think for a second that it'll be a "sparse" and "light" 2010 when it comes to Wii gaming.
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"Just last week EA announced the revival of the NBA JAM franchise. While they haven’t said much about the upcoming title they are giving fans a chance to vote for the players they want to see in the game. The first week of voting has already come and gone but it was only for the Kings, the Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder, so nothing really lost there. This week’s voting is almost over but there are still 3 days left. The teams up for voting in Week 2 are the Timberwolves, the Grizzlies and ..."
"Without a doubt the best football game ever made, and you could only choose between 8 plays! This game goes to show how much simplicity dominates complexity in video games, not to mention the fact that you could throw a 110 yard hail mary with 5 seconds left on the clock to win the game and leave player 2 stunned, jaw dropped to the floor, mumbling to himself you cant do that in real life!; and that is just it. This is not simply just some real football game. It expands the limits of rea..."