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Raymond Padilla: As a fan for Fight Night Round 4, I was alarmed and disappointed to learn that EA will be "enhancing" the game with a face-button control-scheme in September. I like the current, analog-stick controls. They work just fine. It's not my problem if some gamer sucks at using the analog stick for punching...at least, it better not be my problem when I'm playing online. Worst-case scenario -- I should be able to filter out (sucky) players that use the face buttons. There's no doubt that they have an advantage using a simpler and faster input method. In a perfect world, players that use the face buttons should be banned from online play for being lame. I understand that adding face-button input makes the game more accessible to a broader audience, but it also adds the potential to wreck online play. I spoke to an EA rep yesterday and while there is no official word on the issue at this time, the company seems aware of the problems that will arise with the September DLC. Let's see what actions it will take.
Patrick Klepek: Last night, I was forced to play Fight Night Round 4. I can't talk about why -- yet -- but needless to say, I'm not particularly looking forward to it. Sports games are really not my thing. The last time I played a boxing game was Ready 2 Rumble Boxing. Man, that was a good game. How'd that franchise die so quickly? In any case, my impression of the Fight Night series has always been that it's a really pretty showcase for game consoles but beyond that, it's a requirement to actually understand and care about the sport of boxing. I, er, don't. As I'm writing this before I play it, predict: will I be converted?
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