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Is there anything sadder than a canceled video game? Years of man hours, creativity, blood, sweat and tears down the drain without a single player ever being able to appreciate the effort. Are we better without the This Is Vegases (Vegi?) of the world littering the shelves? Perhaps. But shouldn't w...

December 29th 2010 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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According to CEO John Riccitiello, EA's perhaps unprecedented decision to cancel NBA Elite 11 so late in its development was his. "There aren't many decisions that are essentially squarely on my desk," he told Kotaku. "This was one." Riccitiello found this to be the least worst solution to the prob...

December 3rd 2010 at 12:05pm 0 Comments
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"It was just going to be a bad game." And with that, Andrew Wilson, EA Sport's head of worldwide development summed up the reason behind the cancellation of what was meant to be this year's premiere installment in the basketball series reboot. Speaking with IGN, the executive noted that although NB...

November 23rd 2010 at 10:03am 0 Comments
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EA Sports has decided to give NBA Elite 11 the longest delay possible, updating the game's release date to never. EA's John Schappert confirmed during a recent investor's call that "we have elected to cancel NBA Elite 11." Elite had attempted to completely rework EA's basketball pedigree, abandoni...

November 2nd 2010 at 5:44pm 0 Comments
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EA might have stopped the presses of NBA Elite 11 console discs, but the iPhone version is still on track for release this month, according to EA Mobile. The division announced its fall lineup today, with FIFA 11 and EA Sports MMA rounding out the sports titles for iPhone (and iPod Touch) in Octobe...

October 7th 2010 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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EA has a lot riding on NBA Elite 11, the reboot of its once-great-but-gone-stale NBA Live series. Using its brand-new control scheme primarily utilizing the analog sticks, our time with the game was a breathe of fresh air -- and it would seem a few NBA players agree. Past the break, you'll find a...

July 14th 2010 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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There's a lot riding on NBA Elite 11. Now that EA has decided to retire its NBA Live series -- which graced consoles for the last 15 years -- and completely overhaul its game engine, it's hoping to reclaim the throne it lost to the NBA 2K series so many years ago. The first change that's apparent...

June 23rd 2010 at 6:01pm 0 Comments
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It's one thing to talk the talk, but it's entirely something else to walk the walk -- and this NBA Elite 11 dev diary strolls gallantly. EA wasn't just yanking your chain when talking about the changes made to the series. Frankly, we haven't been this excited for a basketball game since NBA 2K1!

June 14th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments