No Online for NBA Jam on WIi

The following is a Twitter question/answer session with an EA Sports Community Manager...

Q: Will NBA Jam have an online multiplayer mode on the Wii? If so, can 2 players play online at the same time, on the same Wii? Thanks.

EA: not on the Wii. It will on XBOX 360 and PS3

Doesn't get anymore cut-and-dry than that. Looks like we'll be keeping our multiplayer action confined to the local option.

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BrianB4764d ago

isn't this game comming onto the ps3/360 for free lol

tunaks14764d ago (Edited 4764d ago )

a "scaled" back version apparently,
but yes I think EA is setting themselves up for disappointment, its turned into a no buy from me.

BrianB4764d ago

dude who cares if its scaled back HD gamers are getting it for free and with online support

DlocDaBudSmoka4764d ago

i dont think $60 for nba Elite and a dumb down version of jam is free.

ozstar4764d ago

Its free if you buy a copy of some other basketball game.

I guess its free if you consider the other game worth buying, which EA clearly don't, since they're adding a free game on top.

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Myst4764d ago

Lots of local multiplayer love going around it seems. Yet the exclusion of online makes me wonder what is going on? In the past all games seemed to have been online with no local, now it seems as if it's all local and no online...

yewles14764d ago

lol, EA ruined it further.

SpoonyRedMage4764d ago

EA in six months: "The reason NBA Jam didn't sell is because there's no market for arcade sports game on the system."

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jznrpg630d ago (Edited 630d ago )

I really enjoyed Commando as a kid and it’s not listed . I bet it’s cheap maybe? Beat all 99 levels just to find out you start all over again .

djl3485629d ago

You must be talking about Captain Commando and no it's not cheap...going for about $130.

Jiub630d ago

I'm surprised Illusion of Gaia doesn't cost more

Knightofelemia630d ago (Edited 630d ago )

Any retro console is still worth buying in 2022 whether a Genesis, NES, SMS, TG16. Some systems command a higher price then others but a SNES is still reasonably priced and worth grabbing you can mod the NA SNES to play Japanese games throw in an Everdrive and you're set. I feel sorry for some of the consoles I see on Ebay that have holes in them, yellowed to death, modified with shitty mods that barely work. The SNES might need a little work great way to learn if yellowed just use peroxide and UV light and it will turn white again. If you have a hobby of repairing older consoles that are listed as untested broken for parts some of the repairs are basic you can save money that way when buying a retro console. I just bought a $20 NES listed as broken on Ebay disable the lock out chip and new 72pin connector and it works.

Jiub629d ago

I imagine restoration work on retro consoles is going to become much more important as the years wear on. Sure, hundreds of thousands of certain consoles were made, but fewer exist every year.

Knightofelemia629d ago (Edited 629d ago )

Depends on the console a SNES for sure needs retrobrite the plastic grows brittle and literally falls apart same with the NES. A White Dreamcast also needs retrobrite if I remember right the TG16 needs new capacitors it suffers the same issue as the Game Gear. Most of the old handhelds need new screens since they fail with age my Game Gear had new capacitors put in and a McWill mod done to it. The NES needs the lock out chip disabled when the power light turns on and off maybe throw in a new 72pin as well. Sega Master System has an issue blowing out the 7805 voltage regulator. OG Xbox depending on the board revision needs a clock capacitor removed or it leaks and fries the board. N64 controller needs a new thumbstick Sega Genesis model 2 suffers from the solder around the power supply is prone to cracking hence the system will not power up. Sega CD model 1 the laser dies fast model 2 the rubber feet supporting the drive fail and the model is know to throw the pico fuse so it dies fast as well.

It also depends how you treat the system also I baby my shit. I don't throw it around like a football the systems I see that might need the most help going through the years are the ones that use lasers and discs. I know some systems have problems due to how they were built as well like again certain board revisions of an OG Xbox and the Game Gear. I have bought broken systems and picked them for parts. I actually enjoy fixing older systems it's relaxing and a great way to teach yourself new skills.

Retroman630d ago

Turning 64 this year.....my days playing video games are Now over.... time to move on to Jesus Christ .....I wish all of you Happy New Year . Game on Dudes!!!
It was fun while it lasted.


15 Sega Genesis Games that Hold Up Today

The Sega Genesis is a tad underappreciated. This site has already posted about how this console was great for the RPG genre despite the SNES getting more glory. However, that was not the only genre that flourished on the Genesis/Mega Drive.

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Jiub655d ago

Shining Force is on my long list of game series should be revived. Same with console Phantasy Star