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#1 Dr.Zoidberg

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 09:26 PM

There is a new NBA JAM coming out for Xbox Live for $15 in October. Real reason I am posting is I see that some places have dropped the NBA JAM game to $20 and I would have probably have picked it up if someone hadn't mentioned this coming to Xbox live.

http://www.ea.com/nb...nba-jam-on-fire

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Hey JAM FANS!

Trey Smith, Creative Director of NBA JAM: On Fire Edition here. Thanks for visiting our site. Very cool things are going to be showing up here first as we get closer and closer to our launch on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this Fall. Lots of questions out there, so to start things off here on our website, how’s about I start with the big one…

What is NBA JAM: On Fire Edition?
Well, we broke off the core 2 on 2 experience from our last version of JAM, no Boss Battles and half court games this go around, and have spent a good part of the last year or so polishing and refining that core 2 on 2 experience in every which way we could. We’ve listened to all of the feedback from JAM Fans, just like YOU, and have done our best to deliver the very best version of NBA JAM to date.
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You wanted TAG MODE and TEAM FIRE – DONE!
The ability to control either player on your team at any given time (Tag Mode) really takes the JAM experience to a whole new level. If you thought you had to be quick on your toes before, now you have to think twice as fast when running solo.
You can also catch your entire TEAM on FIRE, blue flames and all, by performing 3 consecutive and uncontested alley-oops which really bolsters the whole Co-op experience. There’s no I in Team Fire…okay there is but you get the point.

You wanted DEEPER GAMEPLAY with more strategy – DONE!
No joke, we’ve made well over 1,000 game play tweaks that you will feel the moment you pick up a controller. JAM has never been smoother and more responsive. Our mantra on the game team was “Make every single frame of game play count.”
When you’re runnin’ solo, we’ve added the ability to “Call for Oop” and “Call for Shove” to your AI teammate. Call for Oop will help you catch on Team Fire and Call for Shove is just like calling for a pick…that shoves. Good times.
Razzles Dazzles, the term coined by Tim Kitrow for fancy moves (who’s back with more hilarious commentary by the way), allow you to express yourself while you’re in the middle of a game. If you’re up by 12 points and want to get under your opponents skin you can unleash a granny shot or maybe you want to break out into “the Dougie”, either way RD’s will add even more fuel to the competitive fire.
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You wanted BETTER AI – DONE!
We’ve completely revamped our AI by using REAL AI, the artificial intelligence tech behind the FIGHT NIGHT series. It has allowed us to create a more fluid, more dynamic, and more organic game play experience when playing with and against the CPU. I swear it feels like you’re playing against another human. Especially when they Razzle Dazzle you when they have a lead. And the AI is learning how to beat you every time that you play…more on that later ;)

You wanted a BETTER ONLINE EXPERIENCE – DONE!
We’ve made a complete overhaul to how we do all things online. We learned a lot last time out and are doing our best to provide you guys with a place online to game it up with your friends. We’ve got an Online Co-op Campaign in the works (ROAD TRIP) as well as a cool new tournament mode we’re calling ARENA. Whether you want to go Solo, Co-op, or want to take on the world NBA JAM: OFE will be online and ready for you.

But above all…You wanted a better PRICE – DONE!
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition will be $15 on XBLA and PSN this fall and we couldn’t be happier about it. Speaking for the game team, we always set out to make the best game we possibly can in the hopes that as many people get to play it as possible. We know times are tight, so were doing our best to pack in as much stuff as we can before it goes live.
Speaking of which, going to go check in with my guys. We’re in the middle of allocating new stats to all of the players in the game. Which brings me to a quick question I’d love to hear what you guys think if you have a moment…
Should the Mascots have better, worse, or about the same stats as a “Star” NBA Player?

Alright gang, thanks again for stopping by and keep checking in here for the latest and greatest for all things NBA JAM.
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#2 DestroVega

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:11 PM

this should be free for anyone who bought the other version...

It came out at $50 and this "better" version is $15? WTF?

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#3 MushaOne

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:21 PM

this should be free for anyone who bought the other version...

It came out at $50 and this "better" version is $15? WTF?


Just enjoy the fact that you will be able to get a better version for only $15. Rather than just slapping 2012 at the end of the title and selling it for $50.

Saying you should get it free is like saying you should get Gears of War 3 for free since you bought the previous, doesnt really make sense when you think about it.

#4 Dr.Zoidberg

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:32 PM

Just enjoy the fact that you will be able to get a better version for only $15. Rather than just slapping 2012 at the end of the title and selling it for $50.


Isn't that what they normally do for Madden.
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#5 MSUHitman

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:39 PM

Luckily I bought the disc version for $10 after a BB PM of KMart's sale price in December and my $20 in RZ certificates from Madden. FYI the disc still trades for $10-$15 before promos at Gamestop, so there is a way to get some decent money back from it.

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#6 Tom Im Not

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:01 AM

Luckily I bought the disc version for $10 after a BB PM of KMart's sale price in December and my $20 in RZ certificates from Madden. FYI the disc still trades for $10-$15 before promos at Gamestop, so there is a way to get some decent money back from it.

I did the same thing as a matter of fact, only paying $10. I heard the re-release was coming so I traded my copy in July with the 40% coupon & got $20 for the game (lol).

It was really fun, especially with friends. I didn't play it a lot because other stuff was out, but it seems like they addressed some of the complaints I had with the original. I'm excited about the XBLA release.

#7 DestroVega

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:22 PM

Just enjoy the fact that you will be able to get a better version for only $15. Rather than just slapping 2012 at the end of the title and selling it for $50.

Saying you should get it free is like saying you should get Gears of War 3 for free since you bought the previous, doesnt really make sense when you think about it.


Eh it's not quite the same but your first point is valid.

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#8 The 7th Number

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:52 PM

The video show here says at the end, that it will cost 1600 points, 20 dollars.

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#9 csidegamer

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:52 PM

Thanks for the info. Just flipped my copy onto Goozex for 700 pts.
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#10 Crunchewy

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:04 PM

I'll probably trade-in/sell my disc copy and buy this version. I like the game, though admittedly I haven't really played it that much. The changes mostly sound better, though actually I don't like the idea of tag mode. One thing I've never been good at in sports games is switching players. I always switch and end up running the wrong way because I was pushing the stick that way for the player I was just controlling. Changing directions to match the location of the other player is a bit like rubbing your belly and patting your head for me.

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#11 theredworm

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:15 PM

glad I didn't buy the $50 nba jam, the $15 one sounds better and I don't have to put a disc in the tray

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#12 Matt Young

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:43 PM

I have been playing campaign religiously on NBA Jam. It's a great game for the $20 I spent on it. I will purchase this version as well since I'll have more friends to play with.

#13 Crunchewy

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 06:45 PM

Allegedly Gamestop is giving $15 for NBA Jam 360, but that was from 8/1. I suppose it probably dropped by now. If it's close to $15 I'll probably do that and then put the credit toward a points card. I've also got a (fat) 360 power supply to dump on them. Probably have some other crap I need to get rid of.

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#14 Friend of Sonic

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:02 PM

Trades into Amazon for 13.00. I may go that route and get this. Sounds like the definitive version.

I assume the roster and such is going to be updated? I also wouldn't mind older players being added too.
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#15 buddynayr

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:13 PM

I'm really excited for this, the first game was awesome to have, even if I did pay $50 for it. There were a few annoyances, though — compared to the arcade game actually being "on fire" wasn't nearly as good, and if you rebounded the ball under the basket, the opposition always had a chance to steal it. Also, the online absolutely sucked ass. Half the time, you spawned as the OTHER TEAM and had to quit. The other half of the time the lag was so bad that the game was unplayable. Anyone else have this problem? They've alluded to "improvements" in online play, so it better be flawless.

#16 The 7th Number

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 04:36 AM

Is there information on who is in the game? I know ESPN showed the roster for the first retail version, id like to know who is all in it before i even think about buying it.

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#17 sinned47

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:29 PM

is there any in game bonuses for having a save file from the old retail copy like extra jam bucks?

#18 intoxicated662

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:34 PM

there's an Unlock everything dlc for 400 msp aka $5. Think it's good in a sense for someone like my brother who works alot and has no time to play to unlock everything.
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#19 animalspinners

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:42 PM

Is there information on who is in the game? I know ESPN showed the roster for the first retail version, id like to know who is all in it before i even think about buying it.


I don't know who is in it in terms of the real teams, but I know some of the hidden characters are:

Faith from Mirror's Edge
Kaori, Mac and Elise from SSX
Multiple versions of Issac from Dead Space
Beastie Boys

With the lockout deal going on with the NBA, the roster might end up being the same as it was on the original NBA Jam.

#20 theredworm

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 05:26 PM

soooo much to unlock, having fun with this game so far

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#21 buddynayr

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 05:39 PM

Yup, it's nice that the online actually works in this one, too.

#22 MSUHitman

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 06:13 PM

Yup, it's nice that the online actually works in this one, too.


Unlike NBA2K which STILL can't get smooth online working in any of their games (going by the posts from pastapadre on his site as I won't be buying it.)

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#23 animalspinners

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:40 PM

Found an experience glitch:

If you win a challenge in a Road Trip game, select "Restart Match" from the menu you can win the challenge again -- you'll get points for completing the challenge twice when the game is over.

Did this with the jump shot challenge... got it to 79 / 80, started a game, sunk the shot, won the challenge -- restarted 10 times to test.

Sure enough, I got over 10,000 points at the end of the game (the challenge was worth 1k)

A good tip for those of you who want points asap to unlock some of the stuff.

#24 theredworm

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:53 AM

nice trick

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#25 intoxicated662

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 03:24 AM

so those who have purchased it, how is it compared the last nba jam that was released on disc? I think I might just purchase the 'time is money' unlock for 400 msp since I don't have the time to sit around and play the whole game like that and i'm mainly going to play it online anyways :P
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#26 schuerm26

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 12:18 PM

this should be free for anyone who bought the other version...

It came out at $50 and this "better" version is $15? WTF?


I don't make video games so maybe im wrong, but doesn't it seem to you that it would cost a hell of a lot less to tweak an existing game? NBA JAM was made from scratch. Adjusting things, im assuming, wouldn't take as much work and cost a lot less to the company. Meaning.... lower cost to the consumer!!!! You are paying $15 for the company to make the game better. Get over it.

#27 DestroVega

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 08:50 PM

^I guess my point really was that it should have been an Arcade game on XBL to being with, I didn't even pay $50 for my copy.

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#28 Matt Young

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 09:09 PM

I really want this but can't buy anymore games til the Kindle Fire is released! Augh! At least I have the original Xbox 360 version.

#29 mrmagoo1974

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 09:35 PM

For what its worth, i was one of the suckers who bought last years 50.00 monstrasody, and man this was is a third of the price and WAY better. I am having so much fum with it, so very very much to unlock and to "buy" with jam bucks. This time around they did EVERYTHING right.

Also to answer a question i seen earlier in this thread about rewarding people who bought last years game, the answer is YES. For risk or ruining the surprise all i am going to say is that you find out right way that yes they reward you and how they do it, i thought it was a very nice touch. If you are a fan of the jam series you will not be disappointed.

#30 intoxicated662

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 01:45 AM

Awesome to get rewarded for having played the previous disc version. No seattle supersonics sucks though but hey, for the most part the game is fun. I purchased it and played online with my bro and it was fun. It's definitely worth the price.
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