THQ says that Electronic Arts intentionally ruined THQ's relationship with UFC parent company Zuffa to get their own license deal. According to Polygon's findings, THQ is suing EA and Zuffa over the UFC game license. If you'v...
For the first time in the history of the official UFC game series, female fighters will be playable in the upcoming EA Sports UFC.
“This is a great moment for videogames and for Mixed Martial Arts,” said Dean Ric...
EA wrangled glistening, sweaty hold of the UFC license in a closeted deal with defunct THQ and have a game, EA Sports UFC, in the works for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One slated for spring 2014. Here at E3, we were shown a presentation about the amusingly named title and a brief snippet of pre-alpha footage.
The focus of EA Sports UFC is, as one might expect, realism. All the fighters have had a 3D head scan in order to help represent their likeness in game and the tech demos of facial animation shown off were pretty neat. Nothing as terrifying as Lebron.
Then again, behind me was a row of monitors with animated, subtly moving facial busts like Futurama's head museum, all looking at me, menacingly.
[Update: Turns out that THQ sold the rights to EA for an "undisclosed cash payment," which is of more immediate use to the ailing publisher.]
In what is soon to be huge news for UFC fans, EA and UFC president Dana White have just announced an official partnership to bring UFC games under the EA banner in a multi-year deal. If you know anything about Dana White's notoriously big mouth, you'll remember that he consistently jabbed at EA, even going so far as saying he's "at war."
Well, it seems as if time (and most likely money) heals old wounds, as THQ looks to be out of the picture going forward. Dana seems excited to bring the UFC franchise into the "half a billion fans in homes worldwide." Overall, White said it best: "This is a huge day for the UFC."
A bit of positive news has come up for THQ amidst its recent issues. The company has disclosed preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter, which ended March 31, 2012, and things aren't looking quite as gloomy as ant...
As co-host of The Destructoid Show, I consider it my prerogative - nay, my mission - to embarrass myself on a near daily basis. It's not something I typically take issue with, as long as I can say that at the end of the day, it was for journalism. Needless to say, when I pitched the idea of a Kinect-themed fitness segment to our producer, I was immediately met with an incredulous, "Are you sure you want to do that? People are going to see this, you know."
So, after some heavy reconsideration and one too many gin and tonics, I decided to go for it. Who needs a future career in politics anyway, right?
THQ has today launched the first DLC for its fitness training game UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System. The game's available on Xbox 360 (with Kinect), the Wii and on the PS3 (with PS Move), but THQ are rel...
The Xbox 360 is once again expanding beyond gaming to provide more entertainment options. This one's for the UFC obsessed. Previously scheduled for release today, UFC on Xbox Live has since been moved to December 20.
Think you know the more about the Ultimate Fighting Championship than any of your Xbox Live friends? Starting December 1, you will be able to put your mixed martial arts knowledge to the test when the UFC on Xbox Live superman punches its way onto the dashboard.
At its core, UFC on Xbox Live is just another way for MMA patrons to watch UFC pay-per-view events from the comfort of their couch. You won’t find any special exclusive matches on the service since the Xbox Live platform is being treated the same as all PPV providers in terms of fight content. Basically, this means all the pre-PPV fights that happen on Spike or Facebook will stay on those services to keep the market as balanced as possible.
So that begs the question: why should UFC and Xbox Live users alike care about this service?
THQ dropped their latest trailer for next year's UFC Undisputed 3. One of the big pushes -- as evident by all the sweaty men beating the crap out of each other -- is the myriad of advanced techniques added to the game....
It's time! Time for another installment in THQ's mixed martial arts fighting franchise, UFC Undisputed 3.
UFC Undisputed took the gaming world by storm in 2009, but its follow-up UFC Undisputed 2010 didnt quite reach the same sales echelon as its predecessor despite critical acclaim. Maybe it was the fact that the game was touted as more of a refined version of 2009 rather than a full-fledged sequel (that's the reason I skipped out.)
Whatever the case, THQ is throwing in the kitchen sink with this year's update to not only attract a wider range of players but also provide those who did pick up 2010 a reason to travel back down a familiar road.
UFC fights themselves are on their way to your Xbox 360 courtesy of a new service called UFC Live. But THQ is also working on the next entry in its UFC Undisputed series, which will simply be called UFC Undisputed 3. It will...
Microsoft is partnering with UFC to broadcast live pay-per-view events over Xbox Live. Not only that, but these events will be interactive -- you can call fights, see trainer stats and watching training videos, all while it's streaming the live fights.
So that's pretty awesome if you like watching men in underpants punch people directly on their skulls!