The Most Memorable Presidential Cameos In Video Games

U.S. Presidents—fictional or not—have a major impact on video games. When a game has something to do with the United States, there's a good chance the Commander-in-Chief is gonna show up. » 5/13/13 9:00pm 5/13/13 9:00pm

YouTube's Silliest Personalities Get Re-Created In Source Filmmaker

Remember the pure genius that was thatscoutisaspy's recreation of the Game Grumps absolutely losing it to Sonic '06? If you don't, do yourself a favor and get acquainted. » 4/22/13 4:30pm 4/22/13 4:30pm

Survey Hints EA Sports' Canada Studio is Back to Working on NBA Games

Well, this is strange. Chris Sanner of Operation Sports spotted a survey looking for people in the Vancouver area to serve in a focus group on a "New NBA Concept." EA Canada, in nearby Burnaby, for years was the studio responsible for the label's NBA products, right up to the ignominious cancellation of NBA Elite 11. » 4/08/13 12:00pm 4/08/13 12:00pm

Bill Clinton's DNC Speech, Edited For More Boom Shakalakas

For the politically-inclined, Bill Clinton's speech last week at the Democratic National Convention seemed a slam dunk. Or, as this video shows, a collection of slam dunks, punctuated by the odd MONSTER JAM. » 9/12/12 2:30am 9/12/12 2:30am

Is This R-Rated Version Of NBA Jam Legit? [UPDATE: It's Not, Says Voice…

Here's video footage from what the folks at gaming archive website Nintendo Player say is an unreleased, R-rated prototype of the old Super Nintendo game NBA Jam. » 8/06/12 3:00pm 8/06/12 3:00pm

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Will Get Roster Updates, EA Sports Says

EA Sports has confirmed to Kotaku that NBA Jam: On Fire Edition will be getting a roster update. The publisher's preceding silence on the subject had led some to believe it had abandoned post-release support for the 2-on-2 arcade basketball game. » 1/17/12 2:00pm 1/17/12 2:00pm

See how 1993's NBA Jam was Made (and Sold to the NBA)

We rarely get to see the process by which a video game is pitched to a publisher, even today in an age of developer diaries and all-access marketing. It's even rarer we get to see how a game was pitched all the way back in the early 90s. » 10/26/11 12:00am 10/26/11 12:00am

It Takes Two to Make NBA Jam Go Right

The inability to switch off between players was one of the few drawbacks of an otherwise rollicking NBA Jam revival last year. It required some clunky manipulation of your starting lineup and defense, for those who actually played it, often left a man open as you instinctively swarmed to the guy your CPU partner was… » 10/09/11 11:00pm 10/09/11 11:00pm

SSX's Finest Trade Their Boards For Balls in NBA Jam: On Fire

If you thought Elise, Mac, and Kaori were hot stuff on the slopes, wait'll you get a load of their moves on the court in the NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. » 9/29/11 5:20pm 9/29/11 5:20pm

Honey Badgers? In NBA Jam? It's More Likely Than You Think

With the NBA lockout looking like it will wipe out a lot of games this year, some basketball video game makers are looking outside the league's real life rosters to create enthusiasm and interest. NBA 2K12 for example, is bringing 15 of the sport's greatest players to life. NBA Jam's going with goddamn honey badgers. » 9/15/11 7:30pm 9/15/11 7:30pm

The Designer of the Next NBA Jam Hopes Two Million People are Curious

Trey Smith was showing off the new NBA Jam, subtitled the On Fire Edition at a recent EA gaming showcase. People were playing the new version near him while we chatted about how the new game will have better artificial intelligence. He seemed even more excited that the game is downloadable for Xbox 360 and PlayStation… » 7/27/11 2:20pm 7/27/11 2:20pm

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 Next Offering Allows You to Switch Players

At its summer showcase today, EA Sports revealed plans for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, touting a "tag mode" that allows you to swap players, finally, and "razzle dazzle" moves that ramp up the over-the-top animations as they head to the basket. Players will feature new AI; the game will feature the old P.A.: Tim Kitzrow… » 7/07/11 8:30pm 7/07/11 8:30pm

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

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 Jam Won't Update Rosters for Console Versions — but Does for…

Earlier this month, EA Sports made it official that anyone expecting updated rosters on NBA Jam was SOL. That's for the console versions. The game's iOS version just got a roster tweak today, in time for the soon-to-begin playoffs. » 3/30/11 8:36pm 3/30/11 8:36pm

EA Sports Throws in the Towel on NBA Jam

EA Sports has made it official - there will be no roster update, nor any type of post release support, for NBA Jam. Carmelo Anthony on the Knicks? Deron Williams on the Nets? You're on your own. » 3/10/11 9:30pm 3/10/11 9:30pm