Zuffa llc, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has bought out mixed martial arts' second largest promotion, Strikeforce. The acquisition could mean only one MMA video game going forward.
Following EA Sports MMA into mobile gaming, THQ's mixed martial arts franchise UFC Undisputed will hit the iPhone and iPad this week, a company executive says.
In May, THQ put UFC Undisputed 2010's online access behind a one-use code, included free in retail copies, or $5 sold online. The same now goes for WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011, and the code's price raises to $10.
UFC Undisputed 2010's poor sales, earlier reported to be down more than 50 percent from last year's breakout hit UFC 2009 Undisputed, now have a reason: THQ says Red Dead Redemption sucked up all the oxygen in May.
The UFC's Pat Barry, Cain Velasquez, Joe Stevenson, Gray Maynard, and Dan Hardy at E3 showing their less scary side at the UFC Undisputed 2010 booth.
The breakout hit of 2009, both in sales and acclaim, UFC Undisputed 2010 followed up with plenty of strong reviews but nowhere near the cash register performance of its predecessor, according to an analyst.
No game took an emerging sport to the mainstream in its first edition like UFC 2009 Undisputed did last year. But once you join sports gaming's A-list, even in your rookie year, you have to start making sequels.
THQ's decision to put UFC Undisputed 2010's multiplayer behind a "Project $10" one-use code was controversial enough. Its slapdash implementation in the game couldn't make the publisher look worse. Update:: THQ has responded with a statement.
THQ's new mixed martial arts fighter UFC Undisputed 2010 features a surprising cameo, the only known practitioner of the Shaq Fu arts, basketball player and Kazaam star Shaquille O'Neal.
UFC Undisputed 2010 has joined the "Project $10" bandwagon - at half the price - walling off its multiplayer content behind a one-use code that costs $5 to anyone without it, i.e. those who rent or buy the game used.
Gamezone picked through a preview build of UFC Undisputed 2010, found and posted the overall rankings for the game's roster of named fighters. Among heavyweights, Brock Lesnar, Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez are tied for top honors.
Earlier, THQ revealed the roster of fighters for UFC Undisputed 2010, with three of them exclusive to the game's PS3 version. PS3 MMA fans also get another five classic bouts on top of the 15 offered in Ultimate Fight Mode.
The rollout of exclusive access to the UFC Undisputed 2010 demo hasn't gone well. [Update]: Codes are available to previously registered members at the UFC Community Site by logging in and clicking the "rewards" tab atop the page.
With one day until the early demo release for UFC Undisputed 2010, and about a month until the title hits the shelves, the game's full lineup has been revealed, adding more than 30 fighters since last year's edition.
Last week THQ mentioned early access to the UFC Undisputed 2010 demo but didn't mention a release date and was vague on the terms. Now we know it's Thursday, and anyone registering at the Undisputed community site gets a code.
Members of the UFC Undisputed community will get a shot at early access to that game's demo, which THQ says will be ready "in just a matter of days."
The site MMAjunkie reports that mixed martial arts promoter Strikeforce has booked the Nokia Theatre for an event June 16, across the street from the L.A. Convention Center and smack dab in the middle of the E3 Expo.
When it hits May 25, UFC Undisputed 2010 will introduce three new fighting styles - karate, greco-roman wrestling, and
fig-leaf gourd sambo. In this video, UFC coach Mark Laimon compares them to the existing styles in the MMA series.