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Def Jam: Videos and characters

Def Jam: Videos and characters

Eletronic Arts released these 2 new videos of Def Jam: Icon showcasing the environments and the defense DJ Control system. And as a bonus, 22 fighters are unveiled: Big Boi, BunB, E-40, Fat Joe, Ghostface, Jim Jones, Kano, Kevin Liles, Lil Jon, Ludacris, Method Man, Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Redman, Russell Simmons, Sean Paul, Sticky Fingaz, T.I., Tego Calder, The Game, Young Jeezy.
Update: Added 4 gameplay videos!


Environments
DJ Controls: Defense
Bet
Club
Crib
The Block

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Commented on 2007-02-07 13:40:01
Probably the best character renders ever. I think you missed the Russell Simmons, fat Joe and Ghostface characters. That is a sick level of detail, if the faces animate realistically its a rap (Pun intended).
Commented on 2007-02-07 13:55:21
Yeah really great renders indeed!
Commented on 2007-02-07 14:30:48
can renders be played..
Commented on 2007-02-07 14:31:04
Kindof weird Kudos says this is the 1st truely next-gen fighting game.. I mean, what about his own FNR3 then??
Commented on 2007-02-07 14:35:05 In reply to Dre_realla
Posted by Dre_realla
Probably the best character renders ever. I think you missed the Russell Simmons, fat Joe and Ghostface characters. That is a sick level of detail, if the faces animate realistically its a rap (Pun intended).
couldnt agree more
Commented on 2007-02-07 14:38:57
Ice Cube in the first picture? Am i mistaken?
Commented on 2007-02-07 14:47:19
take away the shit music and the awful cast of characters, this couldve been a fun fighter
Commented on 2007-02-07 14:54:59 In reply to 007ybse04
Posted by 007ybse04
Ice Cube in the first picture? Am i mistaken?
That is Anthony Anderson, the actor. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0026364/
Commented on 2007-02-07 15:42:38
first time i watched a video of this i thought it was gonna be utter crap! but with each new vid its just looking cooler and cooler. Why cant EA put this much effort in their other games which get a simple update every year! I mean this looks a completly different game to the first 2.

Roll on the demo and then march!
Commented on 2007-02-07 16:00:28 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
can renders be played..
YES, thats the only way to play a game. But I know what you're getting at.
Commented on 2007-02-07 16:28:19
FNR3 looks better to me. But this guys looks awesome too. ;)
o/
Commented on 2007-02-07 16:34:56
Sean Paul is back, mwahahaha

Can't wait to kick his ass again and little john's >:D


The club video is awesome, the lighting and effects are great. Visually it is stunning
Commented on 2007-02-07 17:35:27
This game is just so wrong on so many levels, the whole game is just a big frigging comercial for the rap/bling industry. This game is so packed with advertising it should be free in fact ea should be paying us to play it ;)
On a more serious note i consider games like this to be a threat to the gaming industry and what i love about video games, it's becoming more and more like hollywood where flashy blockbusters produced only to make money are more popular than actual good movies. Ea's fifa series is a pretty good example of this a crappy/average football game that out sells pretty much everything.
My rambling anti ea rant aside i would play this game just to be able to kick Sean Pauls ass. :)
Commented on 2007-02-07 18:35:21 In reply to Bakutheswede
I can agree with you on alot of things. This game gives the hip-hop community a bad rap (no pun intended). This actually makes Celebrtiy Death Match look like Disney program. The senseless violence and overused profanity supports all of the stereotype that hip-hop recieves from the press. I don't care how badass the graphics are, the resources could have been used elsewhere. This game will sell to millions of wannabes who want to live the life of someone they may never live, a reknown hip-hop artist. The hip-hop industry doesn't need this to expand. Stuff like this will eventually lead to its demise.
Commented on 2007-02-07 19:00:43
http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=72... Well you get to see it with your own eyes demo coming tommorow. \o/
Commented on 2007-02-07 19:36:48 In reply to omegaheat
Posted by omegaheat
I can agree with you on alot of things. This game gives the hip-hop community a bad rap (no pun intended). This actually makes Celebrtiy Death Match look like Disney program. The senseless violence and overused profanity supports all of the stereotype that hip-hop recieves from the press. I don't care how badass the graphics are, the resources could have been used elsewhere. This game will sell to millions of wannabes who want to live the life of someone they may never live, a reknown hip-hop artist. The hip-hop industry doesn't need this to expand. Stuff like this will eventually lead to its demise.
They should've used those assets to make another war game. Something children everywhere should aspire to take part in.
Commented on 2007-02-07 19:51:07
Its just a fighting game calm down.
Commented on 2007-02-07 20:21:28
Wrestling game. ;)
Commented on 2007-02-07 21:01:57 In reply to acm2000
Posted by acm2000
take away the shit music and the awful cast of characters, this couldve been a fun fighter
do you even know what def jam games are about? do you even know what def jam is? move out of your moms basement, turn down the incubis for one second and open your eyes to the real world outside of your own sheltered life. you dont know a thing about rap.



and yeah..the models look amazing, but im still not sold on the gameplay. the last game was fun as hell, i dont get why they completely changed it.
Commented on 2007-02-07 21:10:07
Looks really great, but i hate that everything ''bumps'' with the beat of the music, looks pretty annoying really.
Commented on 2007-02-07 21:17:33 In reply to italianice
Posted by italianice
do you even know what def jam games are about? do you even know what def jam is? move out of your moms basement, turn down the incubis for one second and open your eyes to the real world outside of your own sheltered life. you dont know a thing about rap.
Come on, what's wrong with you, he knows a thing about rap, he doesn't like it.........and you shouldn't start insulting him because he thinks the game will have some crap music.

Your post along with mine for replying should be bouleted.
Commented on 2007-02-07 21:25:11
they changed the gameplay and im pissed....loved it as a wrestling game


but i will probably hate it as a fighting game...wtf gives with bouncing walls and swinging cars...man just give me some dope moves
Commented on 2007-02-07 21:29:59
LOL Ok it is a fighting game now. Bleh.
Commented on 2007-02-07 21:40:40
Can,t wait to this game, everything looks pretty good.
Commented on 2007-02-08 05:58:24
These renders are either hit or miss. Literally. The Game, Bun-B, Paul Wall, and Jeezy all look really identical to real life, like seriously, real life, whereas the others look like they were done by a completely different designer. Ludacris looks rediculous. And they made Mike Jones' face look less fat that it is, while making Sean Paul look like a white dude, with a black mans forehead. Also, Jim Jones doesnt look high enough.

Not being skeptical, they all look really good, but some of these look real, and some of them look completley off. TI looks like a joke lol.
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