There are a lot of ways to create a spiritual successor to Nintendo’s classic boxing game Punch-Out!! But Pato Box, with its black-and-white noir look, mechanic-laden bosses, and half-mallard protagonist might be one of the more unique ones out there.
The Witcher 3’s Geralt of Rivia spends most of his time fighting. But for all the mountaintop battles and magic powers, the best fights in the game are the ones where he gets into a ring and uses his fists.
Even Logan Paul’s comeback tour sucks. The brawny social media star who built an image around being a maverick was shamed early last month when a YouTube video crassly showcasing a suicide victim in Japan convinced the internet that he was an insensitive asshole. Scorched by nearly universal criticism, he took a…
The cutman is indispensable to combat sports. A good one adds a veneer of civility to a brutal affair by reducing swells and stopping blood. He can extend a fight for an extra round or more, armed with nothing but vaseline, a cold piece of metal called an enswell, and a chemically soaked Q-Tip.
Twitch exists for gaming content. Sure, you can find other stuff on there—music has been gaining more of a presence of late—but it’s still primarily a place to play or watch games. So it’s probably not a surprise to hear that trying to illegally stream a boxing match is considered a big no-no.
A man who applies a particular mental skill to play Blackjack, counting cards, will eventually find security standing behind him, strongly suggesting he vacate the premises, when someone working for the casino figures out what he is doing.
Fight Night Champion notably included bare-knuckle fighting during the prison chapters of its narrative mode, but the fighters in the main roster didn't participate in such bouts. Now some will. The game's first DLC extension, due out next Tuesday, adds bare-knuckle "Old School Rules" to online and offline play.
Two weeks ago, a video leaked out legit-looking screenshots claiming to be an alpha build of Fight Night Champion's first downloadable content. EA Sports is announcing what's in the first pack tomorrow, but if this video is real, it's five all-time great fighters, plus Cowboys Stadium as a venue.
Chessboxing is an activity that combines the physical demands of boxing with the mental discipline of chess. Competitors alternate between rounds of chess and rounds of boxing, kicking things off with a four-minute round of chess and alternating with fisticuffs until 11 rounds have passed, or one competitor jams a…
The concept behind Fight Night Champion's narrative "Champion Mode" inspired me when I read of it. I looked forward to it as a breakthrough opportunity for the sports genre. But it served up a tray of disappointingly bland cookie-cut characters and conflicts, and the progression of your career was too short and too…
I've taken head butts and held on through jaw-cracking, brain-rattling missiles; I've fought against runners and cowards and cheats and made them all pay. Never have I fought in a place this unfair, with these terms dictated to me.
It's an appropriate opening for a song placed in a game that begins in prison. "You know you fucked up, right?" begins "The Loser Wins," by Atmosphere. In another sports game, this would have to be blanked out, or just not used.
Fight Night: Champion's demo arrives Tuesday, but apparently some in the UK have gotten their hands on it. Notably, the demo will include online multiplayer. This series of four videos gives you a look at what to expect from it.
In Sweden, a team of cops stormed a couple's home after a neighbor reported that five people were beating the crap out of a woman. Turns out they were all playing boxing on Kinect Sports.
"Women weaken legs," said the famous trainer Mickey Goldmill. So does a sledgehammer to the kisser. Fight Night Champion's going to bring a more sophisticated stamina system that you'll need to know to keep from being a two-punch chump.
Wanna watch Cristobal Arreola's gut ripple when Mike Tyson slams him with a righthand missile the midsection? Pick up Fight Night Champion. It'll bring that, plus a lot of blood.
From what I can tell in this video, here's how Andre Bishop's fight career ended up in the crapper: Someone told him to take a dive and he didn't. When the muscle showed up, someone got shot. (NSFW language.)
Anyone old enough to remember Marv Albert on NBC calling a James Scott bout live from Rahway State Prison will want to pay attention to this, the bareknuckle jailhouse fight within the "Champion Mode" of Fight Night Champion.
Manny Pacquiao and Sugar Shane Mosley duel May 7 in one of 2011's first big fights. By then, Fight Night Champion will have been out two months, and they will have fought repeatedly. Here's what their introductions will look like.