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12:00 PM on 06.19.2014

Review: EA Sports UFC

Usually when I'm watching two grown men beat each other up, their names are Ryu and Ken. I am a fan of a good fight in games, but aside from the occasional boxing match I have never been very interested in MMA. After watching trailers for EA Sports UFC, I figured now might be the time to start to learn the sport through the game.

Ben Pack


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Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




9:00 PM on 05.29.2014

Kick some ass on June 3 in the EA Sports UFC demo

As Stroke 9 once inquired, how many people want to kick some ass? If your answer is a resounding "I do! I do!," you have anger issues. Also, you might enjoy knowing that there's an imminent demo for EA Sports UFC. The bone-br...

Brett Makedonski

2:45 PM on 05.27.2014

EA Sports UFC shows off its fighting women

The game does look pretty impressive, but is it just me or does the whole thing sort of lack grace? The fighters seem a little more awkward and stilted than I would like. Of course, just because there isn't lifelike fidelity doesn't mean it doesn't play well (Dale was impressed with it). Just the sequence around 40 seconds looks a bit goofy.

Steven Hansen

7:30 PM on 05.14.2014

Here's Bruce Lee kicking ass in EA Sports UFC

My gut reaction to hearing that Bruce Lee would be playable in EA Sports UFC was "Huh? That's a bit odd." In recent weeks, I've come around to find his inclusion to be in good fun. If you remain unconvinced, here's a video i...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 04.07.2014

You can play as Bruce Lee in EA Sports UFC

Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee will be a playable character in EA Sports UFC and with that knowledge, I can't imagine why you'd choose to play as anyone else. Now, EA is taking the usual "pre-order the game for access" ro...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 02.10.2014

EA Sports UFC fighters look great, have detailed nipples

When I previewed EA Sports UFC last E3 my intent wasn't to write erotica, but I did, a little. Similarly, my intent when I watched this UFC trailer wasn't to focus on the highly detailed, true-to-life nipple recreation on ea...

Steven Hansen

9:30 AM on 10.10.2013

THQ sues UFC and EA over UFC game license

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...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 09.05.2013

Female fighters will be playable in the new UFC game

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



EA Sports UFC features sexy, soft, squishy bodies photo
EA Sports UFC features sexy, soft, squishy bodies
by Steven Hansen



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.

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E3: EA announces multi-year partnership with UFC photo
E3: EA announces multi-year partnership with UFC
by Chris Carter

[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."

THQ and Zuffa Announce Transition of Ultimate Fighting Championship Videogame Rights [THQ]

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3:30 PM on 04.18.2012

THQ's fourth-quarter results got a boost from Saints Row

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...

Jordan Devore







Tara Long's Kinect Fitness CHALLENGE! photo
Tara Long's Kinect Fitness CHALLENGE!
by Tara Long

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?

Check out the video above for my run-down of some of Kinect's top fitness games, including Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012, UFC Personal Trainer, Zumba Fitness Rush, and more!

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4:30 PM on 01.03.2012

UFC Personal Trainer: TUFS gets free DLC for Xbox 360

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...

Harry Monogenis

9:30 PM on 12.01.2011

UFC on Xbox Live entering the Octagon on December 20

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. High-def...

Jordan Devore



Preview: UFC on Xbox Live photo
Preview: UFC on Xbox Live
by Wesley Ruscher

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?

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11:00 PM on 08.16.2011

UFC Undisputed 3 combat trailer brings the pain

  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....

Wesley Ruscher