NBA Jam [2010]

XB360, PS3 / Sports / Release: Nov 17, 2010 / ESRB: U

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It's that time of year again, when we shed off the remnants of last year and look ahead towards things to come. Out with the old, in with the new! In the case of EA Sports games, that means the annual culling of servers from older sports titles. If you prefer the 2011 iterations of games like Madden NFL and FIFA Soccer 11, you have just over one precious week to get in your online game time.

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Daily Filter: December 2, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features new media for Off-Road Drive, Thor: God of Thunder, the puzzle game Rush, Zumba Fitness, NBA Jam, Def Jam Rapstar, Spare Parts, Air Conflicts: Secret Wars, and MindJack. Read more »

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NBA Jam Review

Midway released the original coin-op NBA Jam into arcades back in 1993, treating players to frantically-paced games of 2-on-2 basketball. Over-the-top commentary, cartoonish representations of the day's top round ball superstars, and hilariously in-your-face slam-dunks gave the matches their unmistakable style. Seventeen years later, EA Canada has taken up the NBA Jam mantle in an attempt to recapture the shoulder-to-shoulder trash talking and "boomshakalaking" that so many of us enjoyed in the arcades of yore.

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"No mention of the online part of it. The online game to me seems very poorly written. It is ..."
- pluto69    See all 7 comments


Daily Filter: November 18, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features media for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, NBA Jam, MapleStory, Rage: Mutant Bash TV, Planet Horse, King Arthur: The Druids, and Section 8: Prejudice. Read more »

"PLANET HORSE! More three foot high walls than Gears of War."
- standardman    See all 2 comments


Daily Filter: November 15, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

The first Filter of the week features new media for Donkey Kong Country Returns, the HD version of NBA Jam, the Xbox 360 version of Unbound Saga, Rock of Ages, DC Universe Online, Mortal Kombat, Michael Jackson: The Experience, Bloodline Champions, Lionheart: Kings' Crusade, Super Hero Squad Online, and Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World.

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"Kaptain Brawe looks pretty nice, anyone played it and care to share some thoughts?"
- StriderNL    See all 2 comments


NBA Jam Launching on Xbox 360, PS3 in November With Online Multiplayer

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions of NBA Jam will arrive at retail on November 17, boasting a special feature not found in the original Wii release--online multiplayer.

NBA Jam will ship with only Classic 2-on-2 online play but receive further modes in a free title update in December. It'll bring Remix Games, which include "classic arcade hoop games like Backboard Smash, Domination Free-for-All, Elimination, and 21," to play both locally and online plus 'Online Progession,' where you level up "through a series of challengers and secret online JAM Challenges." Read more »

"I guess the irony here is that the PC might just get a release after this fails on the consoles ..."
- MeestaNob    See all 23 comments


NBA Jam for PS3 and 360 Will Expand Following NBA Elite 11 Delay

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the new NBA Jam were originally intended to be a small sampling of the full game, which was to be included with NBA Elite 11 as a voucher for the download. The real game was a Wii exclusive title.

Now that NBA Elite 11 has been delayed indefinitely, EA will be releasing standalone versions of NBA Jam to the PS3 and 360, but will take some time to add "as much on there as possible," as explained by NBA Jam creative director Trey Smith (via Kotaku). Read more »

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NBA Jam Eastern Conference Roster Revealed

ESPN has revealed the entire NBA Jam Eastern Conference roster, which was determined by fan voting.

The reveal also uncovers the legendary NBA players set to be included in the game, including Larry Bird and Julius "Dr. J" Erving. Because of his prominent feature role in NBA 2K11, Michael Jordan will not appear in the upcoming arcade basketball revival. Read more »

"Errr... why do the Bucks just have a mascot and not legends? They could have had Oscar Robertson ..."
- rubicant    See all 18 comments


Daily Filter: August 9, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Daily Filter adds a series of 'Timeline' trailers for Star Wars: The Old Republic,a behind-the-scenes trailer for Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, as well as gameplay for Plants vs. Zombies. Read more »

"Star Wars: The Old Republic videos are awesome but I{m sure the actual game is going to be a ..."
- omontero    See all 7 comments


NBA Elite 11 Includes NBA Jam Modes; Only Way to Play Jam on PS3 and Xbox 360

New copies of Electronic Arts' NBA Live Elite 11 will include a "one-time download code that will enable users to access three modes of NBA JAM - Play Now, Classic Campaign and Online."

This will be a separate game executable that will not be launched through NBA Elite 11, which would explain the ESRB ratings that popped up last week. A more fully-featured version of NBA Jam will be released on the Wii. Read more »

"Probably will get Elite, if the previews I've read so far are at all accurate. Love NBA Jam. ..."
- m0rb    See all 18 comments


ESRB Listing outs NBA Jam for Xbox 360, PS3 [Updated]

[Update: 12:40pm] The ESRB has pulled the reported Xbox 360 and PS3 listing of NBA Jam; however, it can still be viewed in Google Cache.[Original Story] Further evidence pointing to the NBA Jam revival appearing on consoles other than the confirmed Wii version leaked today as the ESRB has created a new listing for the game on Xbox 360 and PS3. The listing, which is separate from the original Wii posting, includes the exact same description for the upcoming Nintendo home console version:

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"If this has online play OMG. I used to be a HUGE Jam fan back in the day on n64, I had over 1000 ..."
- pluto69    See all 5 comments


NBA Jam E3 2010 Preview

QUICK TAKE: It's a little on the ugly side -- even for a Wii game -- but NBA Jam has all the fantastic arcade excitement of the original games coupled with some fun motion controls. The game also features NBA legend Detlef Schrempf...as well as Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Larry Bird, Dennis Rodman, James Worthy, Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, and Kevin McHale.

While most sports games have been upping the level of reality and real-world production values, NBA Jam for Wii is bringing back some classic arcade excitement. This two-on-two basketball title features all the fun of the arcade original -- crazy dunks, ridiculous blocks, breakneck pace, etc. -- and combines it with the Wii's motion controls. The end result is a super enjoyable time that's great for gamers of all skill levels. NBA Jam is one of those rare sports titles that's fun for people that aren't fans of the real sport. Read more »

"ARE YOU A CRACKHEAD???! THE GRAPHICS ARE DOPE!!!!! OLD SCHOOL ARCADE PERFECTION!!!! FACES ARE ..."
- troodat    See all 19 comments


EA Unveils E3 Lineup, Dates RISK: Factions

Mega-publisher Electronic Arts has issued a breakdown of the games it will display next week at E3 2010, offering new release dates and windows for a few titles in the process.

RISK: Factions, the downloadable Xbox 360-exclusive revamp of the classic board game, will arrive on June 23, 2010.

Meanwhile, EA SPORTS NBA JAM--a Wii exclusive--will hit in October alongside the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of the recently renamed NBA ELITE 11. Read more »

"I did the tech support for the first Risk. That game just plain old did bot work.. lol All of ..."
- RumpleForeSkin72    See all 13 comments


NBA Jam Trailer Brings Boom, Shaka and Laka

After years on the bench, NBA Jam is finally making a comeback, and the journey starts with this, the first piece of footage from the new Wii version due later this year.

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"One of the only games I saw and immediately wanted to purchase... AND IT'S ONLY ON THE FOTHER ..."
- Rigg5    See all 40 comments


EA Confirms NBA Jam Revival

Sporting video game giant Electronic Arts today announced that, as rumored, it has acquired the rights to produce a new entry in the classic arcade series NBA Jam.

Coming to the Wii in 2010, "EA SPORTS NBA JAM" is being developed by EA Canada (NBA Live, NBA Street), with the company boasting that the revival packs "the sights and sounds that fans of the franchise will instantly recognize" and adds "true-to-life body types, updated physics, and visible player emotion to the over-the-top experience." Read more »

"The wii-only aspect is puzzling. Turmel's involvement is a nice touch - if it's still fast ..."
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