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Joe Lauzon: Just as creepy in video game form

Over NYE weekend, Joe Lauzon was in Las Vegas getting himself scanned into a 3d computer modeller for the new UFC game. News about this game has been pretty slim to none, but you have to imagine if they’re at the stage where they’re scanning fighters in, then there must be a general date coming up soon. The UFC isn’t like the WWE … fighters don’t stick around long if they don’t keep winning, so scanning in fighters 9 months before a launch could result in having a cast of guys who are now relegated to dark matches or not even with the UFC any more.

Anyways, it’s interesting that they’re featuring Joe Lauzon considering the only notable opponent he’s beaten so far is Jens Pulver, and even that win could be considered something of a fluke. Hey, I think he’s promising as hell too, but I’ll wait till I see him against Kenny Florian before I swallow the hype. Does this mean the UFC plans on having a huge roster of fighters available in the game? I can only cross my fingers.

I’ve got big hopes for the new UFC game because they’ve finally given the reins of the franchise back to THQ, who were responsible for the awesome Pride FC game. Of course, the big question is if THQ has gone with the developers for that game or someone new who’ll fuck it up. Considering the popularity of the sport right now, THQ would be foolish not to give this title it’s full attention. It could very well give them a new series of sports game that could give them the same easy revenue that EA has developed with their sports titles.

  • dulljake says:

    He looks even uglier in a videogame. They had to up the polygon count just for those fucking ears

  • fightfan says:

    He is one scary looking mother fucker. Those ears are a breed of Spock and Dumbo

  • kentyman says:

    They’re gonna have to bump-map and Phong-shade to get the specular highlights on his ears just right.

    I have no idea what that even means!

  • Xavier says:

    THQ is garbage without AKI. They haven’t made one good wrestling game without them.

  • mmaninja says:

    ugly mug for sure.

    Was AKI involved in the PrideFC game? If not, THQ did just fine with it. For it’s time it was amazing and with a little tweaking was and still is decent to play multiplayer.

  • nem0 says:

    I agree with Xavier. AKI kicks ass, especially when they were kicking out the Def Jam fighting games, but THQ is better known for doing really terrible shit. I hope they don’t fuck it up.

    Then again, I’ve never played the Pride game. I’ll have to try that one before I whine more.

  • Pride FC was done by Anchor … dunna if that’s AKI

  • BoshyClaus says:

    Firstly I am really looking forward to the upcoming UFC game. That being said, you are crazy if you think the Pride FC game was good. It was utter shit, fighter talents weren’t very well done and the mash buttons submission escapes were just plain weak. Hopefully they will make some huge conceptual changes to game play or this game will suck donkey dick.

  • nem0 says:

    I dunno who Anchor is or what they’ve done. AKI did some pro wrestling games in Japan, then had their engine re-written for Def Jam: Fight for NY, which is a tight MMA game, despite having one of the dumbest setups in the history of video game logic. Hurr hurr, rappers beating each other up! This has no flaws!

    Though after watching House and Law & Order, beating the living shit out of Omar Epps with Ice-T is kind of awesome.