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UFC vs MMA: Grudge Match - An IncGamers Column

IncGamers' Andy Alderson looks a the upcoming battle of the MMA games between THQ's UFC Undisputed 2010 and EA Sports MMA.

From the column:

"All bravado aside, there is no doubt that THQ will be keeping a close eye on EA's MMA and that the critical and commercial gap between the two titles will be considerably smaller than it claims. And this, dear readers, is great news for gamers, In the same way that the EA-2K rivalry has offered gamers a wealth of quality in American sports titles (lets ignore the last 2K hockey game), it seems likely that the THQ-EA rivalry will ultimately benefit the MMA fan."

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Maticus3108d ago

The competition between the two games is bound to be good for players in the long run, although my vote tends to go with UFC.

AndyA3108d ago

I think they'll both be very respectable sports titles, but I think MMA will have the edge in gameplay.

Leord3108d ago

Competition is actually always good. :)

BrutallyBlunt3108d ago

Let's just hope that competition becomes beneficial for us the gamers in the end. I'd hate to see EA write big checks to put a stranglehold on mixed martial arts like they did with the NFL. Or THQ for that matter since Dana White has made threats about UFC fighters going to EA.

Solidus187-SCMilk3108d ago

"is great news for gamers, In the same way that the EA-2K rivalry has offered gamers a wealth of quality in American sports titles."

Like American football where EA buys the license so that they dont look bad when they release the same game year after year and the competition makes better games.

Im glad DAna white hates EA as Im pretty sure the first thing EA would do would be to try and buy exclusive rights to the MMA/UFC games and prevent any competition from making a better game.

Sitdown3108d ago

Actually it was the NFL that was shopping around for exclusivity....EA just happened to outbid 2K. So if anything, your hope should be that the executives of the sport do not follow the lead of the NFL.

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Fyzzu3108d ago

I liked UFC, though it did take me a little while to get used to its controls. Hopefully the next release will streamline things a little.

That said, I think I'd be tempted to put my money with MMA for this. Fight Night proves that EA can do great, great things with combat sports, making them look gorgeous and play fantastically. As is, though, I'll wait around for previews and reviews, and see if I can afford both when the time rolls around :)

But yes. Competition is good, and always has been.

AndyA3108d ago

Yup, can only be a good thing. Hopefully the rivalry will push the genre forward.

DirtyLary3108d ago

I hope A. Silva comes with the ability to dance for 3 rounds and not finish a fight.

AJ Hartley3108d ago

Ano It was rediculous he was jst doing stupid capoeira and sh:t lol as good as he is he should of beat the guy down , dana stormed of after the fight lol.

Montrealien3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

championship fights in the UFC are 5 rounds. So he danced around for 5 rounds. To add to the Drama, Dan stormed off during the fight, and for the first time ever, he gave the belt to Silva`s manager and told him to put it on, Dana was pissed­.

Now, the only thing they can do is have a GSP vs Silva fight at a catch weight because no one in middleweight will catch silva and everyone is dying to see if GSP can take the Spider down.

Skizelli3108d ago

Dirty was correct. He danced around for the last 3 rounds. He was fairly active in the first two.

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Skizelli3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

EA can blow me. They obviously don't respect the sport. It's only a real sport if it makes them money.

Rob_2123108d ago

the buffer 360; I'm in!

Skizelli3108d ago

I doubt it. He only did this for UFC 100.

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