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It's a new year, and the hammer must fall once more on the EA games that the company has deemed "unfit" to play. But the server shutdowns (which are traditionally closer to the middle of the year) are earlier than ever this time (beginning February 2), so fans of Facebreaker, Fantasy Football 09, F...

January 4th 2010 at 10:35am 0 Comments
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This one's just about as confusing as it gets, folks, but here goes nothing. Microsoft is repackaging eight of its titles under a new moniker: "Greatness is Earned." Though these titles still fall into the Platinum Hits category (and as such, are priced at $19.99 and up), a number of them are recei...

May 14th 2009 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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Sony is bulking up its Greatest Hits collection for the PSP, dropping the price on 10 select titles starting April 5. Available for the lowered price of $19.99, the majority of the new batch of Greatest Hits games are third party, though there are still some delicious first-party nuggets included,...

March 20th 2009 at 9:59am 0 Comments
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Fresh off a Latin Grammy Award nomination (or so says Xbox.com) the hip-hop and trendy Wisin and Yandel will be on Xbox Live and in the ring as part of Game with Fame. Wednesday, November 7th from 4-6:00PM eastern the duo will be online challenging gamers to a few boxing rounds in EA's Fight Night R...

November 2nd 2007 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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A second wave of Xbox 360 Platinum Hits is scheduled to join last fall's elected throughout North America, Latin America, Japan, and the Asia Pacific region on March 16 -- select 'platinum' titles have already hit Europe. The lineups vary by region, but in the US, 8 games have been chosen, represent...

February 22nd 2007 at 4:57pm 0 Comments
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The Gamerscore Blog guys are confirming a few games that will be headed to the Xbox 360 Platinum Hits lineup on March 16th in North America. If you didn't know, the Platinum Hits program is a list of games that have been singled out to retail for $29.99, because they "supposedly" achieved greatness...

February 22nd 2007 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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If you've grown tired of furiously pummeling those smiling Miis in Wii Boxing, there's hope for you yet. Speaking to Gabriel Montoya of Doghouseboxing.com, the producer of Fight Night Round 3 explains that a Wii entry into the fisticuff franchise is currently being discussed within the towering offi...

February 12th 2007 at 3:55pm 0 Comments
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While in-game ads aren't new, Wired News explores recent additions to the trend. Some advertisements are becoming more overt, while other forms of product placement are more subtly placed in games. Adidas uses the product-placement route with frequent branding in NBA Live 07. Burger King takes the...

October 6th 2006 at 4:35pm 0 Comments
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Let it be known that we don't ignore positive Sony news at 360Fanboy: Recall last week's announcement that EA will grace the PS3 with an upgraded version of Fight Night: Round 3 including a first-person mode, ESPN integration, and some minor graphical polish. When I first heard this, I was annoyed...

September 8th 2006 at 2:15am 0 Comments
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It was announced today that the successful next-gen boxing sim Fight Night Round 3 will hop from the 360 ring and into the PlayStation 3 squared-circle. However, for this round EA Chicago is handing off the port duties to EA Canada. And, instead of just a straight transition, a first-person mode ca...

August 30th 2006 at 5:55pm 0 Comments
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Team Xbox forum member Xpoc decided to make the most mismatched fight he could in Fight Night Round 3. Using the character creation tool, he managed to create the scene pictured to the left; a sort of next-gen variation of Punch Out's diminutive Little Mac going mano a mano with King Hippo. The i...

March 6th 2006 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Fight Night Round 3 (FNR3) for the Xbox 360 is the truth. Is it perfect? No. But a lethal combination of arresting visuals and fine-tuned gameplay make FNR3 an early contender for Xbox 360 game of the year. And while it's difficult to imagine EA's boxing sim holding the crown throughout the course...

March 1st 2006 at 12:00pm 0 Comments