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EA tweet was 'unauthorized,' no new NBA Jam announcements

A tweet teasing a new entry in basketball series NBA Jam came from unauthorized use of the account, EA has told Joystiq. "Yesterday, there was unauthorized use of the @nbajam Twitter handle," an EA representative said. "We do not have any announcements to make about NBA Jam at this time." The...

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Xbox end-of-year sale rounds up arcade sportsball deals

It's football, other football, basketball, and hockeyball in today's Xbox Countdown to 2014 sale, with 75 percent deducted from four arcade sportsters. There's FIFA Street 3 down to $5, NFL Blitz and NBA Jam: On Fire Edition both at $3.74, and 3 on 3 NHL Arcade just $1.24. If you just can't take...

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NBA Jam and Payday top October PSN sales

We get it: every October, it's all about basketball and bank robberies for us, so naturally the top-grossing games on PSN for the month revolve around similar subject matter. The PlayStation Blog reports that the two top games purchased and installed in October are NBA Jam: On Fire Edition and...

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European PSN releases for October 5

If there are two games more diametrically opposed than this week's European PSN update headliners, we can't think of them. What do you feel like: A quiet, reflective real-time strategy game about growing flowers on alien planets? Or a non-stop, slamma-jamma multiplayer dunkfest? You absolutely,...

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XBLA in Brief: NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Sega Bass Fishing, Space Channel 5 Part 2

With our review of Orcs Must Die! already up, it's time to take a look at this week's other XBLA releases, NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Sega Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 Part 2. In other words, we have two old Dreamcast games, and one game that's trying to make you remember old games. ...

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SSX characters dunked into NBA Jam: On Fire Edition

Some SSX characters are moving from the snow to on fire, from steep snowy slopes to flat parquet floors, from boards to ... basketballs. Boomshakalaka! In a bizarre crossover, EA announced that Elise, Kaori, and Mac from SSX will be a playable team in NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. If you like...

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition on display

The first clip from NBA Jam: On Fire Edition has laced up its Reebok Pumps and hit the court and looks just as you'd hope: A guy says "Boom-shaka-laka", dudes catch fire and heads are massive. We'd point out that "Real AI" is a contradiction in terms, but that's the kinda talk that gets you...

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Report: NBA Jam creator Mark Turmell leaves EA to join Zynga

Mark Turmell, EA Tiburon's senior creative director and the creator of NBA Jam, has allegedly left Electronic Arts for Zynga. Kotaku confirmed with EA that Turmell left the publisher, with a company spokesperson saying, "We appreciate Mark's contribution to Tiburon and EA Sports and wish him well...

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition will be $15, sport a touch of razzle-dazzle

NBA Jam was meant to be bundled as a freebie before EA canned NBA Elite 11. It ended up on disc as a standalone product on Wii and, later, Xbox 360, PS3 and eventually iOS. Now, EA is launching NBA Jam yet again, this time on Xbox Live and PSN. NBA Jam: On Fire Edition is slated for PSN and...

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NBA extends multi-year licensing agreements with 2K and EA Sports

Six years ago, the NBA counted five major game makers -- including Sony, Midway and Atari -- in its non-exclusive circle of licensees. That number has since dwindled to two, as the league today re-upped its multi-year licensing agreements with its longstanding (and still standing) video game...

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