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THQ VP: There’s Nothing In EA Sports MMA To Entice You To Buy It

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EA, which is a very well known company and who makes big sports games, they couldn’t get our license. They were not fans of the UFC, they were not fans of mixed-martial arts–and they decided to change their business plan and became a “me-too” company and create a “me too” fighter. They couldn’t get what they really wanted, so they tried to create a game that would compete with us. We have a lot of respect for them, but there’s nothing in that game that would entice me or anyone I know that’s an MMA fan to buy it. If you want stars, the best organization, the best graphics, you’re going to stick with what you bought last year because this year’s game is even better. And the fact that we didn’t cheat or cut corners in 2010, I think our fans are going to be very happy.


—THQ Executive VP Don Gold, in an interview with Gamespot, claiming EA Sports MMA can’t compete with UFC Undisputed 2010

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Post #1   2/22/10 7:27:37PM   

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Did THQ forget that Fedor is in the game?

Im spending $60 on the game for that reason alone.

Post #2   2/22/10 7:29:10PM   

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I agree with what we've seen so far, game just seems flat and uninspired with too many uncanny valley moments.

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Except for all of the talent involved!!!!!??? THQ is just a puppet under the UFC banner now and will say anything its told. Thats the only aspect of the UFC i despise........It ......as a company whole heartedly wants a monopoly on MMA And that will never happen!!

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And the fact that we didn’t cheat or cut corners in 2010, I think our fans are going to be very happy.


Admitting that they did cut corners in 2009...??? That game had some serious weakness i hope they will fix them...

I will not be fouled by the Title this year i am going to rent b4 buy this...

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Posted by Jride

Did THQ forget that Fedor is in the game?

Im spending $60 on the game for that reason alone.



you can easily create a perfect fedor for the ufc game by useing step by step instructions on create a fight forums

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Posted by BustedKnuckle

Except for all of the talent involved!!!!!??? THQ is just a puppet under the UFC banner now and will say anything its told. Thats the only aspect of the UFC i despise........It ......as a company whole heartedly wants a monopoly on MMA And that will never happen!!



Oh I agree that competition's good, and I don't love something from the UFC because it's from the UFC.

No, EA MMA can have every fighter that's not in the UFC and it still won't matter to me if the game is dull and looks boring. Undisputed 2009 has a few flaws, like poor renders of some of the fighters like Amir and Vera, but on the whole the graphics are high quality and the colors pop.

I'm really excited to check out the head movement for the striking along with the additional disciplines and career modes in 2010. If the UI is cleaner and faster, and the netcode is brought up to match other online fighters, I'll be very very happy.

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um yes there is about 80 excellent fighters and a trusted name

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No, EA MMA can have every fighter that's not in the UFC and it still won't matter to me if the game is dull and looks boring.



Because of all of the gameplay videos we've seen, right?

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this game is rent/barrow only for me

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Posted by TimW001
Because of all of the gameplay videos we've seen, right?




Defensive reply is defensive.

Never said it was boring, just saying if it's boring. When it comes out I'll give it a fair shot; I'm just not impressed by the admittedly limited media of EA MMA that's out right now.

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Posted by BustedKnuckle

Except for all of the talent involved!!!!!??? THQ is just a puppet under the UFC banner now and will say anything its told. Thats the only aspect of the UFC i despise........It ......as a company whole heartedly wants a monopoly on MMA And that will never happen!!



ignorance. Dana White does not want a monopoly on MMA. he has gone on record many times in suppport of other smaller MMA companies. He just can't stand the fact that people actually try to compare Strikeforce to the UFC. And he has every right to. Do you have any idea how much blood, sweat, money, and tears Dana and Zuffa have put into making MMA what it is today? And now bullsh*t companies like Strikeforce and King of the Cage. Try to cash in on the popularity of what Dana and the UFC made possible. Plus EV ERYONE knows that the UFC has the best fighters in the world... and to be the best you have to beat the best... and that goes out to the insanely OVERrated FEDOR!!!

yeah i said it FEDOR IS WAAAAAAAAAY OVERATED!!!

honestly who has Fedor beat?

Big Nog, Heath Herring, Cro Cop, Mark Coleman, Arlovski, Coleman,and Rogers...

WOW thats AMAZING... Pffft! every single one of those guys you can search for on you tube and see them getting destroyed in the UFC so does that mean that Frank Mir is the best ever? Or Cain Velasquez? no it doesn't... but they fight in the best company with the best fighters... saying Fedor is the greatest is like taking an NBA star and putting him against High School players. yeah sure he's gonna win but so what

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Posted by Aiden08


Posted by BustedKnuckle

Except for all of the talent involved!!!!!??? THQ is just a puppet under the UFC banner now and will say anything its told. Thats the only aspect of the UFC i despise........It ......as a company whole heartedly wants a monopoly on MMA And that will never happen!!



ignorance. Dana White does not want a monopoly on MMA. he has gone on record many times in suppport of other smaller MMA companies. He just can't stand the fact that people actually try to compare Strikeforce to the UFC. And he has every right to. Do you have any idea how much blood, sweat, money, and tears Dana and Zuffa have put into making MMA what it is today? And now bullsh*t companies like Strikeforce and King of the Cage. Try to cash in on the popularity of what Dana and the UFC made possible. Plus EV ERYONE knows that the UFC has the best fighters in the world... and to be the best you have to beat the best... and that goes out to the insanely OVERrated FEDOR!!!

yeah i said it FEDOR IS WAAAAAAAAAY OVERATED!!!

honestly who has Fedor beat?

Big Nog, Heath Herring, Cro Cop, Mark Coleman, Arlovski, Coleman,and Rogers...

WOW thats AMAZING... Pffft! every single one of those guys you can search for on you tube and see them getting destroyed in the UFC so does that mean that Frank Mir is the best ever? Or Cain Velasquez? no it doesn't... but they fight in the best company with the best fighters... saying Fedor is the greatest is like taking an NBA star and putting him against High School players. yeah sure he's gonna win but so what



I cannot tell if you are being sarcastic. Did you just compare Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, a former PRIDE and UFC title holder and consensus second greatest heavyweight in the history of MMA, to somebody that plays basketball for a high school team? A more apt comparison would be comparing him to a Shaquille O'Neal, a great basketball player that still has something to offer but whose best days are likely behind him.

Also, did you just say King of the Cage was attempting to solidify their spot among elite MMA promotions? I agree that Dana White is an asset for MMA's rise in popularity (as well as a problem as a spokesperson), but I do not agree that because Zuffa has accomplished so much that they should be free of competition. Right now they have the best product in mixed martial arts, but in the spirit of capitalism, that should not free them from other organizations trying to best them. When competition thrives, products get better (and I think the wealth of talent in the UFC right now attests to that).

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no basically the jist of what i was saying was...

#1 Dana White has a right to be protective and somewhat pissed that all he has worked for is now going towards Strikeforce just because of Fedor

#2 If Fedor was in the UFC and fighting the best then he would be the best, and the only UFC guys he has beaten have also been beaten even worse in the UFC. So basically just because Fedor beat them it means he's the greatest but if some fighter in the UFC beats them it's just normal

#3 Fedor is great but not the greatest. Right now he's an NBA ALL-STAR playing in college not High School lol sorry... (college) meaning SF and Affliction

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Im an MMA fan, not a capitalist, so I will buy the game, if its really no good, which I doubt, then I can always trade it in.

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