Aliens: Colonial Marines Should Have Followed the Example of Sports'…

Inside a publisher or a studio, there are few surprises when a video game bombs in its reviews. Before it goes from gold master to warehouse to retailer, the focus groups are empaneled, the "mock reviewers" are contracted, and their verdicts are in. Everyone knows roughly where the game will land in the all-controlling… » 2/17/13 3:30pm 2/17/13 3:30pm

Peter Moore: EA Sports' NBA Game "Will Take a Few Years" Before It…

Though recently promoted to Electronic Arts' chief operating officer, EA Sports' old boss, Peter Moore, still is involved with products coming out of that division. And in an interview with IndustryGamers, he said he doesn't expect their next NBA simulation, due in 2012 after a two-year hiatus, to compete with NBA 2K » 9/04/11 2:00pm 9/04/11 2:00pm

You Can Have Any Sports Video Game You Want, But There's Only One

About this time last year, at E3, I was chewing the fat with a 2K Sports representative about NBA 2K11 which already looked to be the monster it would become. Long dominant in the pro basketball genre, the game with Michael Jordan on its cover was going to be 2K's Sunday punch to EA Sports. "That's the idea," the guy… » 5/28/11 8:00pm 5/28/11 8:00pm

EA Sports' NBA Elite Takes The Year Off, New NBA Jam Coming This Fall…

After the disastrous, last minute cancellation of NBA Elite 11, Electronic Arts is keeping its basketball sim video game on the bench for another year, saying that it won't ship a new entry in the NBA Live/NBA Elite franchise until the fall of 2012. » 4/05/11 4:40pm 4/05/11 4:40pm

NBA Elite 11 Is Officially Dead

Electronic Arts has officially canceled NBA Elite 11. The disastrously delayed basketball sim has been completely removed from the publisher's slate, with EA's chief financial officer Eric Brown announcing the game's death during an investor call. » 11/02/10 5:20pm 11/02/10 5:20pm

Annual EA Layoffs Hit NBA, Skate Teams Hardest, Sources Say

EA has issued its latest round off layoffs today, describing them as "season roll-offs," which sounds much more pleasant. According to sources claiming knowledge of the situation, EA Canada, developer of Skate and NBA Elite, bore the brunt of those cuts. » 10/27/10 8:30pm 10/27/10 8:30pm

NBA Jam On 360/PS3 Listed For $49.99

GameStop today listed the Xbox 360 and PS3 version of NBA Jam for $49.99 with a street date of Nov. 16. The game will feature all of the content available in the just-released Wii version, plus online multiplayer. » 10/20/10 6:00pm 10/20/10 6:00pm

NBA Elite's Cover Star Learned Of Postponement Over Twitter

Kevin Durant, the cover athlete for NBA Elite 11, "spoke with noticeably more sullenness" in his first comments since EA Sports indefinitely postponed the game. Hearing the news first via Twitter probably did not help his mood. » 9/30/10 7:20pm 9/30/10 7:20pm