Mike Tyson Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Mike Tyson RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Mike Tyson playable in EA Sports UFC 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/56wkx/mike-tyson-playable-in-ea-sports-ufc-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/56wkx/mike-tyson-playable-in-ea-sports-ufc-2 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:14:36 -0500 Alex Chin

EA just unveiled Mike Tyson, one of the most iconic boxers of all time, as a playable fighter in their upcoming game, EA Sports UFC 2.   

Tyson will be available as an unlockable fighter when the game releases March 15. Players will have to make it to the Hall of Fame in career mode to unlock him. Those who don't want to wait can pre-order the game and receive day-one access to Tyson, as well as UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten and "The Gracie Hunter" Kazushi Sakuraba. 

Tyson is available in two versions: "Iron" Mike Tyson, the youngest, baddest Heavyweight Champion in boxing history, and Legacy "Mike Tyson", complete with his tribal face tattoo.

2 versions of mike tyson

The former world champion will fight as both a light heavyweight and heavyweight, and packs the highest punching power of any fighter in the game.  

To get early access to Tyson's unreal knockout power, be sure to pre-order EA Sports UFC 2

]]>
Mike Tyson Fights Himself in Punch-Out! https://www.gameskinny.com/bo0m3/mike-tyson-fights-himself-in-punch-out https://www.gameskinny.com/bo0m3/mike-tyson-fights-himself-in-punch-out Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:46:38 -0400 Sara Ventura

Retired pro boxer Mike Tyson fought 21-year-old version of himself from the 1987 NES game, Punch-Out!! on Jimmy Fallon's late night show earlier this week.

"The only person that can beat Mike Tyson is Mike Tyson," Jimmy said, which persuaded Mike to play the last round in Punch-Out!!.

The 8-bit version of Mike Tyson is known for being a nearly impossible boss to beat. It's considered one of the hardest final levels ever. The player, as Little Mac, has to dodge for a solid minute and thirty seconds or before attempting to punch Mike, or else it's a one-hit knock out.

Mike's moves don't follow a pattern, so predicting his punches is useless. Luckily, even if you can't beat him, scoring 5,000 or more points by the end of the third round will grant you the title.

Mike lost against himself, but did well with blocking despite claiming last year in a TMZ interview that he was so bad at the game, he couldn't even beat Glass Joe, the first and easiest opponent.

 "I'm a late bloomer," he said in the TMZ interview. "I started playing games in 2006, 2007."

]]>
PlanetSide 2's Right Hook https://www.gameskinny.com/nhswl/planetside-2-s-right-hook https://www.gameskinny.com/nhswl/planetside-2-s-right-hook Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:12:27 -0500 JediSange

Header Video: An awesome video showcasing how far you can push your piloting skills.

Wow, PlanetSide 2

As an avid MMO and multiplayer gamer, PlanetSide 2 somehow slipped under my radar.  I have run an online gaming guild for quite a while now and we have some roots in similar class-based shooters such as Global Agenda, Tribes: Ascend, and Team Fortress 2.  Needless to say, some of my guild mates were tuned into this game long before I got to try it.  Just recently I finally sat down and played with them and was not expecting to be up until 3AM playing -- It was just that good.

The Game

There is a lot to take in when you first start up PlanetSide 2.  To start with, there are three factions to choose from: Terran Republic, New Conglomerate, and Vanu Sovereignty.  These each have their own bonuses, weapon variations, and ESV (empire specific vehicles as they are called in-game) but largely just serve as a way to group players and have them fight against one another.  It is a free-for-all as each of the factions competes across the three different continents on the planet.  Each one of these continents serves as its own resource struggle where battles are constantly being waged.

That is effectively the premise of the game.  There is no peace time, no schedule for when "guild vs guild" takes place, or anything like that.  Straight up, it is a persistent territory war game that is going on 24/7.  You can hop right in with your friends, pick your classes, get in a vehicle, and head to the front lines.  While there are a lot of details you can worry about, the game is as simple as that.  The map is well done with a lot of ways you can get into the action.

The Hook

The hook of this game really comes from a lot of different areas, depending on what you are looking for.  For me personally, I love gaming with my friends.  That's why I run my guild and why I continue to play MMOs.  PlanetSide 2 lets you do that in a way that feels natural and meaningful.  You don't actually level up in the game.  You get certifications that you can spend on different gear or skills.  Part of that is the ability to level up vehicles that you can cart your friends around in, such as the Galaxy.  It's a monster that can hold 5 crew and 7 passengers for a total of 12 people flying.

Beyond that, it's a very skill-based game.  Sniper play in this game can be a crucial and underrated part of assaulting a base.  The piloting mechanics in PlanetSide 2 let you do anything from a full-fledged dogfight to carpet bombing tactical points (see the video in the header!)  With so many class options, you can customize your load out to fit your play style and have it impact the fight in a meaningful way.

There is always something to do in this game.  A lot of other implementations of zone control have down times where you can just enjoy your spoils and not worry about getting attacked by an opposing faction.  Not this game.  The war is going on as long as the servers are up and you constantly have a fight you could be in.  If you are the kind of person that needs to be in the action all the time, look no further.

The Take Away

PlanetSide 2 is a great game.  They have succeeded in doing territory wars in a way that feels meaningful and persistent, while trimming a lot of the fat that holds it back in so many other games.  That being said, the distilled game is not for everyone.  If you don't like fast-paced, tactical shooters then it would be hard to recommend it.  However, the game is free-to-play so you don't have a lot to lose.

]]>