UFC Undisputed 3 First DLC Released

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UFC Undisputed 3 is seriously struggling to gain traction among fans of mixed martial arts and casual video gamers.  However the downloadable content will continue to roll out.  If you payed $17 extra to get the “season pass” you get this update (as well as all other updates for free) but if you didn’t you can purchase this DLC which contains Joe Lauzon, Rory MacDonald, Sam Stout, Anthony Johnson, and Charles Oliveira for $5.

Five more fighters will be released in April which will cost you even more money for a game that is still having plenty of problems.  You can check out the YouTube video for the Fight of The Night DLC below.

Are you happy with the overall experience of UFC Undisputed 3?  Are you still having trouble with online play?  Let us know in the comments section.

THQ Aware of UFC Undisputed 3 Online Problems

Mixed martial arts fans have patiently waited for this day for about 2 years. Gamers who like to compete online were shocked to find that some online modes in UFC Undisputed 3 are not working exactly as they should. UFC Undisputed 2010 had terrible…

UFC Undisputed 3 Online

Mixed martial arts fans have patiently waited for this day for about 2 years.  Gamers who like to compete online were shocked to find that some online modes in UFC Undisputed 3 are not working exactly as they should.  UFC Undisputed 2010 had terrible online lag which at times made the game unplayable.  Since then THQ has switched to their own servers in an attempt to correct the problem but it still persists.  There were reports of poor online quality from a few influencial bloggers and media outlets that received a copy of the game early but they were assured that everything would be good to go on release date.  Community manager THQ Tank had this to say:

Just to reaffirm, we are fully aware some users are unable to access certain online features. Player matches do work flawlessly however right now. We are addressing this issue ASAP and should have a resolution or further update shortly today.

The good news is that they are aware of the problem and are actively trying to fix it.  The bad news is that gamers really don’t care and expect a fully functionalproduct from day 1.  If THQ can fix this problem quickly, they will avoid a huge disaster and UFC Undisputed 3 should go on to become a great success.

UFC Undisputed 3 Released

UFC Undisputed 3 is available now on both PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360 for everyone in the United States.  You can pick it up at any major retail or online store.  Instead of posting an official VG Strategy review of our impressions about UFC Undisputed 3, we decided to let our users weigh in.  Once you have taken some time to play through the different modes leave your thoughts in the comments section below.  We will select a few of the best user submitted reviews and put them up for everyone to see.  Unfortunately those of you in the UK still have to wait another 3 days before you can get a hold of THQ’s mixed martial arts game.

UFC Undisputed 3 Decision Tree

Legendary UFC trainer Greg Jackson explains the strategy that goes on in mixed martial arts and how it is applied to the upcoming UFC Undisputed 3 game.  He goes over what you can do in order to make the fight predicatable and how to use that information to ultimately defeat your opponent.  If you are new to the UFC Undisputed franchise this video is a must watch.

THQ Does Community Right

thq gets ufc undisputed 3 community rightAs most of you would expect, a lot of reviews for UFC Undisputed 3 will start to trickle out over the next few days.  Instead of releasing a traditional review of UFC Undisputed 3 (the game is great btw), I want to take some time to review something that is often overlooked: The community atmosphere that goes along with every game.

THQ seems to be the only gaming company that understands which people are most important to their success.  Other video game companies seem to cater only to the major video game media outlets like IGN and Gamespot.  Then they rely on those companies to get the news out to passionate fans and hope that the news eventually spreads to smaller websites.  But that ostracizes the true fans that play these games for multiple hours a day.  For example, where would the Madden NFL series be without the community websites like TheGamersLab.com, Madden-School.com,  GGmadden.com, MaddenTips.com, and countless others?  Yet none of those websites get the courtesy of being informed about upcoming news directly from EA Sports.  Furthermore, those websites have never been recognized by Electronic Arts as a part of their community.  Yet each of those websites have thousands of active users even now that football season is over.  It is only a matter of time before the people that dedicate their free time to those websites become fed up.

Now let me talk about my experience with THQ … If you head on over to the official UFC Undisputed community website, you will see prominent links to various fan websites within the community.  Last year they gave away free prizes like TapOut gear and a Brock Lesnar signed copy of the game to users on the relatively new website UFCgaming.com (which didn’t have a big fan base but it did have lots of loyal and hardcore fans). They invited representatives from the website UndisputedOnline.net to their headquarters to give them a behind the scenes look. They have consistently sent out emails informing even the small websites about trailers, screenshots, and news about UFC Undisputed 3.  They didn’t take the easy way out and send a press release to a huge media outlet and then call it a day. They reached out to those of us that have always been true fans.  Free review copies of UFC Undisputed 3 were sent out to not just administrators of fan websites but also dedicated members of those websites.  The community managers made real connections with their community and that should be commended.  THQ has made a lifelong fan out of me and countless others based purely on their interaction with the community.  Other gaming companies would be wise to follow their lead.

UFC Undisputed 3

UFC Undisputed 3 is a mixed martial arts video game that is published by THQ.  The game will be available on both the XBOX 360 and the PlayStation 3 on February 14th, 2012 in the United States and February 17th, 2012 in Europe.


UFC Undisputed 3 Cover

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Community Websites

  1. Official UFC Undisputed 3 Website
  2. VG Strategy UFC Undisputed News
  3. UFC Gaming Tips and Tournaments
  4. Undisputed Online Leagues
  5. VG Strategy UFC Undisputed 3 Forum



UFC Undisputed 3 Videos

Below are a few videos that go over the development process of UFC Undisputed 3, a few trailers and some new features that have been added into this year’s game.


Debut Trailer

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Demo Trailer



Career Mode

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Audio Improvements


Notable New Features In UFC Undisputed 3

The most anticipated feature that will be added to UFC Undisputed 3 is the inclusion of PRIDE.  There will be 30 exclusive pride fighters included in the video game and gamers will be able to play with their fighter with PRIDE rules.  Other notable additions include the revamped submission system, ground sways, stat equalizer and brand new entrances.

Order UFC Undisputed 3

By ordering UFC Undisputed 3 through amazon.com you will receive a $10 amazon gift credit and fast shipping.  You will also get the Ultimate Knockout Artist Boost Pack which allows you to build and customize your own knockout artist.

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