Fight Night Round 4 Trailer - Wow!

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Bill Loguidice
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You all know how much I love Fight Night Round 3 (I have the Xbox 360 and PSP versions). Fight Night Round 4 looks even better, as evidenced by this trailer: http://xbox360.gamespy.com/dor/objects/14235163/fight-night-round-4/vide...

For those of us that like good, fairly realistic boxing games, this is the only game in town as frankly everything else thus far in the modern era has had serious flaws. Hopefully it ends up looking as improved as it does over its predecessor as it does in the trailer.

By the way, for those of you who think you don't care about boxing games, I challenge you to play Fight Night Round 3 on either the Xbox 360 or PS3 and tell me that that's not the kind of game that can turn even people who don't like sports games into believers...

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Rowdy Rob wrote:

Sounds like some seriously cool stuff coming up later this summer for this game. Here's a link to a CNET article telling you what's coming up for "Fight Night."

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10281407-1.html?tag=nl.e775

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I agree with both comments in the article about right stick control versus button control. I don't always throw what I want with the right stick control, but it will be interesting to see if they can provide the same control range just with buttons.

So far in my Fight Night Round 4 career, I'm avoiding all training games and corner work to focus on fighting. My next career after this one will be in a different weight class and I'll try to do everything 100% myself. I did my own corner work in Fight Night Round 3, but the only training I could do on my own was the weight lifting.

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Upcoming Free Downloadable Content for Fight Night R4

Sounds like some seriously cool stuff coming up later this summer for this game. Here's a link to a CNET article telling you what's coming up for "Fight Night."

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10281407-1.html?tag=nl.e775

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Fight Night Round 4 Video Review - 5 out of 5

Hopefully I can find the time and energy to play this tonight!:

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Fight Night Round 4

Seems like Friday is the big day when I'll actually get it. Hopefully I'll get a chance to play it! Anyone else get it yet?

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IGN seems to like Fight

IGN seems to like Fight Night Round 4. Sounds like I will too, whenever my copy from Amazon for the Xbox 360 decides to arrive...

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/997/997247p3.html

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Thanks, Bill!
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Ok, I can ask a bunch more questions on the realism of "Fight Night," but I suppose the "sweet science" cannot be represented perfectly by such a game. I accept that, but I hope you can at least clinch when you're in trouble.

Not perfect, but certainly the best yet overall. My hands ACHE no matter what version of the game I play and I DO get frustrated at times when I'm obviously winning a fight but can't finish my opponent off, who miraculously turns around and takes me out. But I guess that's realistic and only happens occasionally. Minor flaws overall.[

Bill, thank you very much for answering my questions! It sounds like Fight Night is a great Boxing simulation, and satisfyingly takes into account the many intricacies of the sport!

I dabbled in Boxing for a few months when I was young, learning some (not all!) of the techniques. In general, I was a one-armed fighter that relied pretty much solely on my left, and my right was pretty much unused (which would have been fixed if I really pursued boxing). I was extremely weak to the body, and I tired very easily (I was usually out of breath after 1 minute!) in sparring.

I did train in Brazillian "Sport" jiu-jitsu for many years, and highly recommend Jiu-Jitsu as a fun, cardio-oriented martial art that has self-defense benefits. In "Sport Jiu-Jitsu" tournaments, there is no striking, just grappling, so generally it's much safer than boxing. It CAN be dangerous, though, but dangers are usually kept to a minimum.

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Matt Barton wrote:

Was your father into boxing? I'm curious how you got into it; did you perhaps box yourself at some point?

Nope, just a casual, but sometimes enthusiastic fan. I'd love to box for fun, but I'm not a rich executive who can arrange such exhibitions or go to a boxing gym. I do have a weighted heavy bag and speed bag in my workout area, but don't do much work specific to boxing training.

My earliest boxing memory (as in being memorable enough to remember) outside of seeing Rocky in the theater with my parents when I was very young, was watching Ali box Holmes. After that, I would watch Holmes fight quite a bit on HBO. I also got into Sugar Ray Leonard and eventually Tyson and Holyfield. I like Pacquiou now. The problem for the past 15+ years has been the fact that you can't really watch major boxing events on TV anymore outside of pay per view (which I won't pay for), so I can only keep track of it on the periphery. Also, the sport is obviously no longer the same, with the smaller weight classes taking precedence over the moribund heavyweight division these days. Not sure if boxing can ever rise back to the top, but it will take some special personalities like there were in the late 60's and throughout the 70's to do it, along with obviously less corruption and conflicts of interest. There's also a lot of competition now from UFC and other extreme fighting organizations. I can't say that I'm too into those myself and in fact resent how much they permeated even bodybuilding coverage.

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Was your father into boxing?

Was your father into boxing? I'm curious how you got into it; did you perhaps box yourself at some point?

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Matt Barton wrote:

LOL, what a coincidence--I just watched Raging Bull the other night. Not really relevant, but hey. :P

For being such a fan of boxing, I must admit to not remembering the film since I last saw it around 25 years ago. I'll have to look it up again. It's not real boxing, but I've always loved the Rocky films. I still have to see "Million Dollar Baby".

One day I need to do a boxing game retrospective. Maybe I'll pitch it to Gamasutra or something at some point. I've amassed quite a collection of boxing games over the years and think it would be fun to go through them all in some interesting fashion. I have some strategic boxing games along with all the action-based ones. Basically games from 1977 to the present day.

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LOL, what a coincidence--I

LOL, what a coincidence--I just watched Raging Bull the other night. Not really relevant, but hey. :P

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