No more EA exclusivity?

Discussion in 'NCAA Football' started by BigSmooth33, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. BigSmooth33

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  2. Shaun Mason

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    It came out over the weekend. It's really of no consequence, they didn't give up the NFL license.
     
  3. btbam91

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    NICE!

    Just wish they would lose the NFL exclusivity too. I miss NFL 2k5... such quality compared to any Madden I have ever played.
     
  4. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    Doesn't look like that is going to happen.
     
  5. majesty95

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    No consequence because no other game maker will try and compete with NCAA?
     
  6. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    The only exclusive license that matters is the NFL, Madden is the big moneymaker (other than FIFA).

    No one has made an NCAA game other than EA for a long time, long before the exclusive license.
     
  7. majesty95

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    They're still able to make NCAA though, right? Just no exclusive liscense?

    I think that lawsuit is retardo honestly. "Hey, I kept buying the game but now I want a refund. I'll claim the games were overpriced even though they matched standard pricing for similar games on the platform." (y)
     
  8. Shaun Mason

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    Yes, they still can make NCAA.
     
  9. BlyGilmore

    BlyGilmore It's All In The Hips!

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    Yeah I agree. I mean basically its saying EA bought the exclusive rights to the NFL, and then immediately jacked up the price of their NFL game and that's bad!

    So as punishment we're going to let them not renew two different exclusive licenses for games nobody ever wanted to make a competitor for in the first place.
     
  10. QBKILLAR

    QBKILLAR If you only win one, please let it be Ole Miss.

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    You dont think there is a chance a company who already has a template like 2K would ever make a NCAA game just to gauge interest in their gameplay just to see if bidding on the NFL rights would be smart money wise?

    I agree with you it's just wishful thinking because I think a little competition would be nice for football franchises.
     
  11. btbam91

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    If Visual Concepts made an NCAA game... GOODBYE EA Sports!
     
  12. Shaun Mason

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    Based on what?

    They put out terrible hockey games, terrible MLB games.

    The only success they've had since NFL2K5 (which was only a success because it was $20) is NBA2K.
     
  13. Shaun Mason

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    I've never played a 2K football game that I consider great.
     
  14. QBKILLAR

    QBKILLAR If you only win one, please let it be Ole Miss.

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    I'm not ringing a 2k bell either because I've been a Madden fan forever myself. I'm just saying that if after what 2k11 made EA do with NBA Elite the each would feed of each other to make the best game possible.

    Now I did have some fun with Gameday back in the day but I wasnt trying to compare it to anything. It was just what it was.
     
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  15. Shaun Mason

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    They cancelled NBA Elite.
     
  16. QBKILLAR

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    Thats my point because it wasnt up to par. Think their new NBA game releases in Jan? I enjoy both EA games but it would be nice to see what improvments other dev's could make.
     
  17. Shaun Mason

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    I don't think that had anything to do with 2K, more the massive scream that went up when that demo dropped.
     
  18. Dru50

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    I agree, I picked up the $20 version of 2K (whichever that was) and played it about 5 times before shelving it for good. I never saw what the hype about that series was.....
     
  19. PAgamer07

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    2K has no business doing anything else online until they upgrade their servers.
     
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    Boom bam and Bip.
     
  21. BlyGilmore

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    If only they could make a baseball game worth a shit.

    btw I really doubt anybody makes another NCAA Football game. Lets say they get super lucky and split the NCAA market with NCAA Football 2k14 - that's still only like 400,000 copies (NCAA 12 sold 760,000 copies).

    that's why this whole thing is BS. The NFL license is the holy grail. Do nothing about that and this is just a dog and pony show.
     
  22. BlyGilmore

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    Part of it was the price. Give folks something for $20/$30 they think is worth $50 and they're going to be happy. Even when EA answered, it was seen like they had to so they didn't get the same kind of good will form the move.

    The other part? Anti-EA folks getting really their first chance in a long while to stick it to "the man." I really figured this out during the OS game tourney I ran a few years back. It wasn't really that people loved NFL 2k5 persay - they loved what is represented. Especially after EA got the game killed with its exclusive license. And the fanboi fanaticism matched that level of "importance."
     
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    Based on how NFL 2k5 wiped the floor with Madden. Does it not astonish you that mechanically, 2k5 is in so many ways superior to Madden 12? Even after all these years? Competition is good for the consumer, and without it, EA Sports rehashes Madden/NCAA into games with minimal improvements each and every year.
     
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    As I've never really played an EA football game I consider great.

    Competition is good for us consumers and pushes the developers to do more than just polish last years game, and EA could stand a little pressure IMO...

    Like you said though, I agree this is a lost point since I don't think 2k will dabble in the NCAA game (football wise--PLEASE bring back College Hoops!)

    Only think I can hope for is that they do it to start working on some future rendition of and NFL game they may have their eye on, but thats wishful thinking.
     
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