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ckcsaber
04-11-2005, 01:40 PM
Link (http://www.gaming-age.com/news/2005/4/11-25)

I really shouldn't be suprised. But I still am. I didn't think the NCAA would allow something like this, but I was wrong again. EA now has exclusive licenses with the NFL, AFL, and NCAA Football.

Great. Just ****ing great.

Alegis
04-11-2005, 02:06 PM
Quite a lame way once again to battle competitors.
I do hope all these licensed games won't sell well cause of dissatisfaction from the customers but i'm afraid thats not going to happen at all

ET Warrior
04-11-2005, 02:07 PM
God how I hate EA games. I just didn't think the NCAA would allow this to happen.

IG-64
04-11-2005, 02:48 PM
Originally posted by ckcsaber
Link (http://www.gaming-age.com/news/2005/4/11-25)

I really shouldn't be suprised. But I still am. I didn't think the NCAA would allow something like this, but I was wrong again. EA now has exclusive licenses with the NFL, AFL, and NCAA Football.

Great. Just ****ing great.

They also bought out ESPN license, but theres ways around that.

jon_hill987
04-11-2005, 03:19 PM
Oh, you mean American football!

Anyway, you shouldn't be supprised EA a scared that their compettitors can make better games than them so they are getting exclusive rights to every sport and league they can.

Derc
04-11-2005, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by jon_hill987
Anyway, you shouldn't be supprised EA a scared that their compettitors can make better games than them so they are getting exclusive rights to every sport and league they can.
:( Yeah, that's exactly how many I feel...
OMG video game monopoly! :eek:

TK-8252
04-11-2005, 04:08 PM
What bastards. What are they going to buy next?

KBell
04-11-2005, 04:19 PM
Heavy spenders they be

TiE23
04-11-2005, 05:21 PM
Yah, those guys are complete a**holes, but come on! Who else makes College football games?

TiE

ET Warrior
04-11-2005, 06:40 PM
If nobody else made NCAA football games, and nobody else were a threat to EA, why would they spend the money to get a six year contract with them?

KBell
04-11-2005, 07:02 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
If nobody else made NCAA football games, and nobody else were a threat to EA, why would they spend the money to get a six year contract with them?

To prevent any real competition in the area?

College Football's popularity is on the rise, as will be other companies wanting to take a foothold in the area.

But really.....no one really competes in NCAA football that even compares to EA....so in my opinion its a waste of money.

shukrallah
04-11-2005, 07:59 PM
Mainly EA owns sports games right? I don't play em, so it doesn't matter much to me. I have a couple EA games of semi decent quality. The only one I would rank as being good would be James Bond: Everything or Nothing.

Neverhoodian
04-11-2005, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by TK-8252
What bastards. What are they going to buy next?
I've heard talk that EA's considered the possibility of buying out Ubisoft...God, that would suck. :(

Mark my words, EA will soon be the Wal-Mart of the video game world. :mad:

ET Warrior
04-11-2005, 08:45 PM
EA already owns 20% of Ubisoft, they've made bids to get more of it, but Ubisoft doesn't want them to.

Mex
04-11-2005, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
EA already owns 20% of Ubisoft, they've made bids to get more of it, but Ubisoft doesn't want them to.

I love Ubisoft. EA would just ruin Ubi, treat the workers like crap and just produce sequels which have maybe 2 things added on.

And theres a huge bug on my screen which won't go away. :'(

shukrallah
04-11-2005, 10:14 PM
Your right Pal, EA is a big bug on the gaming world that just doesn't seem to go away. It only gets bigger... and bigger...

Derc
04-11-2005, 10:39 PM
Originally posted by TK-8252
What bastards. What are they going to buy next?
http://img78.exs.cx/img78/6645/earthisnext2qm.jpg

- From my April issue of EGM :dozey:

BongoBob
04-11-2005, 11:17 PM
God damnit. I really, really hate them.

And if I weren't so lazy, I would go scan in the pic from my Game Infarcer. But I'm lazy, so maybe later : |

>.> Give me donuts <.<

narfblat
04-12-2005, 04:02 AM
I'm glad I don't like football video games, but I'm scared by this action. I hope the other game makers find some loophole, or just make popular imaginary football leages.

Astrotoy7
04-12-2005, 06:06 AM
he he he...another "OMG...EA JUST BOUGHT ANOTHER FRANCHISE" whinefest..

this isnt a klingon battlefield, theres no *honour* and all that crap.. EA is a frickin multinational business... It is behaving *exactly* like a multinational business does.. so surely you cant be surprised about that ??

just keep boycotting their titles if you feel that strongly about it....until they release a title you *really* like :p

*goes off to play FIFA street and Tiger Woods 2005*

mtfbwya

toms
04-12-2005, 07:05 AM
Aren't there any anti-competetive practice laws or monopoly laws over there?

As far as i know the Ubisoft takeover was blocked by the french government due to monopoly concerns. If EA owns a monopoly on all sports licenses it has to be anti-competetive.

Besides, i can't see EA actually being able to USE all these licenses.... it seems like they are just buying some of them to stop other companies having competing products.

darn trouble with capitalism... leads to uncompetetive monopolies...

KBell
04-12-2005, 07:51 AM
*Huggles far superior EA Madden 2005 and EANBA Live 2005*

:D

ET Warrior
04-12-2005, 10:01 AM
Actually, I personally thought the ESPN titles for football AND basketball were both more realistic, and more entertaining to play. The ONLY thing madden had going for it was the hit-stick.

Mex
04-12-2005, 10:01 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
*goes off to play FIFA street*

Hahah, that game got somewhere around a 3.4 in the magazine I have. I don't think thats a title anyone really likes.

Astrotoy7
04-12-2005, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by Pal™
Hahah, that game got somewhere around a 3.4 in the magazine I have. I don't think thats a title anyone really likes.

OMG...IT got a bad reviewz...I better take it back.....!!!! seriously. reviews are highly subjective things, and Astro has no time to think about what others think of a damn compy game. Best thing is to try it out yourself!! Its damn fun, SP and MP, just like fifa 2005 :p

*kicks pro evo ppl in the nuts*

...back on topic :p

maybe amnesty international will hear your geeky pleas that EA is exploiting middle and upper class kids and their parents around the world...... :(

here's the link for y'all too
www.amnesty.org

[/rasberry] :p

mtfbwya

toms
04-12-2005, 11:52 AM
now, now... no need for sarcasm....

:p