Get Ready for Zynga Sports, Apparently

The Facebook games giant Zynga seems to have its eyes on a suite of sports titles now, registering several web sites that point to both a football game in the works and an umbrella brand called "Zynga Sports," reports domain registry watchdog Fusible. » 1/21/12 11:00am 1/21/12 11:00am

NBA Jam Creator Leaves EA Sports for Zynga

Mark Turmell, the creator of the NBA Jam series that saw a revival last year on modern consoles, has left EA Sports for the social games developer Zynga, Kotaku has learned. » 7/13/11 10:00pm 7/13/11 10:00pm

NBA Jam's Creator Really Did Set Stuff On Fire

You hopefully already know this, but a lot of the truly interesting stuff about games development (and game developers) comes not from the PR-managed machine of an upcoming title, but by scouring the medium's past. Example: the following story about NBA Jam creator Mark Turmell. » 5/17/11 5:30am 5/17/11 5:30am

Pinball Gave NBA Jam's Announcer His Gaming Start

His bombastic boothman persona in NBA Jam isn't Tim Kitzrow's only gaming credit. The guy also was the voice of Rod Serling in the classic Twilight Zone pinball table. He got his start from his bandmates, who worked for Midway. » 11/19/10 1:00am 11/19/10 1:00am

NBA Jam Checks Off Its Creator's "Hit List"

When Mark Turmell - the lead designer and programmer on the original NBA Jam - came to EA Sports' reboot, he brought a list of 60 things the team needed to get right to make a true Jam. » 8/10/10 8:30pm 8/10/10 8:30pm

Smash TV "Will Rise Again" Says Co-Creator

Midway's seminal twin-stick shooter Smash TV, the bloody, futuristic game show arcade game of yore, may be getting a proper update from Midway. And the guy saying that's in a position to know. » 11/06/09 8:20pm 11/06/09 8:20pm