More on CBS & ESPN in NCAA Basketball 10

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Posted October 12th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

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EA Sports has posted a blog that goes more in-depth on the ESPN and CBS integrated presentation that will be featured in NCAA Basketball 10. The blog covers some aspects that could not all be shown in the previous introduction videos for CBS and ESPN such as breakdowns of the audio, cameras, halftime, overlays, and replays. Click here to read up on all the details.

This is the first time that an EA SPORTS title has had full ESPN in game presentation and the first time any sports game has had CBS Sports integration. It is also the first time that a sports game has had the option to choose your presentation package, complete with different announcing teams. ESPN covers over 500 college basketball games per year and CBS Sports has been broadcasting the tournament since 1982. Knowing this we feel that the integration of these leading brands evoke a strong emotional response when seen in game and will provide you with a greater level of authenticity and immersion.

Reaction to the news has resulted in a surge of interest and awareness towards NCAA Basketball 10 that would’ve seemed unlikely just a week ago. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments about the presentation and anything new learned from the blog!

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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Dre2778 Dre2778

    Hopefully it'll be better than both NBA 2K and Live

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/BeasleyFan Beasley30

      Better Than Live? YES Better Than 2K? No Way In Hell

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Dre2778 Dre2778

    Hopefully it'll be better than both NBA 2K and Live

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/BeasleyFan Beasley30

      Better Than Live? YES Better Than 2K? No Way In Hell

  • http://live.xbox.com/en-US/default.aspx JohnZapp

    I read this a few days ago and sounds really awesome! I just wanna see gameplay videos

  • http://live.xbox.com/en-US/default.aspx JohnZapp

    I read this a few days ago and sounds really awesome! I just wanna see gameplay videos

  • NoFro904

    All this sounds really good.
    BUT need some gameplay vids before im sold… even though ill probably get it anyway since i love college basketball

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/AfroMANIA NoFro904 (Theron)

    All this sounds really good.
    BUT need some gameplay vids before im sold… even though ill probably get it anyway since i love college basketball

  • KZEE

    I am skipping 2k and live for this

  • KZEE

    I am skipping 2k and live for this

  • iGetActive

    CAN I GET A THUMBS DOWN PLEASE!!!!!!!! :] thank you

    PASTA IS AWESOME.

  • iGetActive

    CAN I GET A THUMBS DOWN PLEASE!!!!!!!! :] thank you

    PASTA IS AWESOME.

  • http://live.xbox.com/en-US/default.aspx JohnZapp

    What does that mean?????????

    • iGetActive

      i just wanted to see how many people would follow my directions

      hahah im bored thats all

      • http://live.xbox.com/en-US/default.aspx JohnZapp

        oh lol

  • http://live.xbox.com/en-US/default.aspx JohnZapp

    What does that mean?????????

    • iGetActive

      i just wanted to see how many people would follow my directions

      hahah im bored thats all

      • http://live.xbox.com/en-US/default.aspx JohnZapp

        oh lol

  • HustlinOwl

    Cannot wait for this game, demo available November 6th. All we need now is some dynasty info.

  • HustlinOwl

    Cannot wait for this game, demo available November 6th. All we need now is some dynasty info.

  • http://www.thesportsgamer.com/ thesportsgamer

    This is definitely exciting for college hoops fans such as myself – immersion is half the battle in a sports title. The player wants to feel like they are watching and controlling a real game. My expectations for NCAA Basketball 10 are far greater now than they were before, it seems EA is actually putting some effort into this one. While NCAAB 09 was fun for a little while, the production values seemed quite low. I really hope the gameplay can at least run with the improvements Live 10 set this year.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/rezluk Rezluk

      I agree with you man 09 was fun but production value was very low you can see it with the dynasty mode and online hopefully they have draft class integration into live that would be cool

  • http://www.thesportsgamer.com thesportsgamer

    This is definitely exciting for college hoops fans such as myself – immersion is half the battle in a sports title. The player wants to feel like they are watching and controlling a real game. My expectations for NCAA Basketball 10 are far greater now than they were before, it seems EA is actually putting some effort into this one. While NCAAB 09 was fun for a little while, the production values seemed quite low. I really hope the gameplay can at least run with the improvements Live 10 set this year.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/rezluk Rezluk

      I agree with you man 09 was fun but production value was very low you can see it with the dynasty mode and online hopefully they have draft class integration into live that would be cool

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/rezluk Rezluk

    FINALLY AUTHENTICITY now if only madden could get cbs,fox,espn,and NBC to follow suit lol which is very unrealistic i know but would be cool. I hate the commentary in madden its awful and repetitive like…collinsworth very annoying BIG UPS to the ncaa 10 production

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/rezluk Rezluk

    FINALLY AUTHENTICITY now if only madden could get cbs,fox,espn,and NBC to follow suit lol which is very unrealistic i know but would be cool. I hate the commentary in madden its awful and repetitive like…collinsworth very annoying BIG UPS to the ncaa 10 production

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1441642492 Joe C. Burry

    They should find a way to do this with all of their Sports games.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/cabrillo24 cabrillo24

      On NBA Live, I'd like to see them integrate, TNT, ESPN and ABC….but you would need multiple announcing teams. Marv Albert does not work for ESPN/ABC. I'd honestly love to hear Kevin Harlen to call some of the TNT style games instead of always hearing Marv Albert as the lead. Color commentators for TNT: Mike Fratello or Reggie Miller and sideline report Craig Sager (with his funky outfits) or David Aldridge.

      For ESPN/ABC it would be Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy with Michelle Tafoya or Lisa Salters doing sideline.

      A man can dream can he?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1441642492 Joe C. Burry

    They should find a way to do this with all of their Sports games.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/cabrillo24 cabrillo24

      On NBA Live, I'd like to see them integrate, TNT, ESPN and ABC….but you would need multiple announcing teams. Marv Albert does not work for ESPN/ABC. I'd honestly love to hear Kevin Harlen to call some of the TNT style games instead of always hearing Marv Albert as the lead. Color commentators for TNT: Mike Fratello or Reggie Miller and sideline report Craig Sager (with his funky outfits) or David Aldridge.

      For ESPN/ABC it would be Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy with Michelle Tafoya or Lisa Salters doing sideline.

      A man can dream can he?

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/dagamesta dagamesta

    I have always wanted this in NFL games, but this might give me reason to buy. I hope they use different announcers for each different telecast. Good work on the news Padre.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/dagamesta dagamesta

    I have always wanted this in NFL games, but this might give me reason to buy. I hope they use different announcers for each different telecast. Good work on the news Padre.

  • FadeEmAll

    man if only you could upload draft classes to Live!!! that's the reason why Live gets so many wack ass sales, they aren't providing the little things that could go a long way in the battle

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/cabrillo24 cabrillo24

      You can't integrate draft classes into NBA 2K, due to a lack of CH, yet their sales are not affected negatively. Live's sales have hurt over the years due to their complacency, lack of direction and ignoring the community.

  • FadeEmAll

    man if only you could upload draft classes to Live!!! that's the reason why Live gets so many wack ass sales, they aren't providing the little things that could go a long way in the battle

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/cabrillo24 cabrillo24

      You can't integrate draft classes into NBA 2K, due to a lack of CH, yet their sales are not affected negatively. Live's sales have hurt over the years due to their complacency, lack of direction and ignoring the community.

  • jusmegamer

    Still missing authenticity. The courts don't look correct. The lighting looks bad as usual and I don't the gameplay will step it up much. Some people gave the game a 7 last year. If they can jump close to a 8 they will get a serious look from me. I will be waiting on demo but not expecting much.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/cabrillo24 cabrillo24

      They've already confirmed they are using the Live '10 engine, and have had 2 extra months to work with it compared to the Live team.

      • jusmegamer

        I'm not a Live guy, so that does not hold much weight with me. Though, I must admit Live has improved in 3 of the 4 areas where this game is totally lacking. Atmosphere, lighting, and the courts look really authentic for the most part.. From the screenshots I have seen so far this game does not look improved in any of those areas.

  • jusmegamer

    Still missing authenticity. The courts don't look correct. The lighting looks bad as usual and I don't the gameplay will step it up much. Some people gave the game a 7 last year. If they can jump close to a 8 they will get a serious look from me. I will be waiting on demo but not expecting much.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/cabrillo24 cabrillo24

      They've already confirmed they are using the Live '10 engine, and have had 2 extra months to work with it compared to the Live team.

      • jusmegamer

        I'm not a Live guy, so that does not hold much weight with me. Though, I must admit Live has improved in 3 of the 4 areas where this game is totally lacking. Atmosphere, lighting, and the courts look really authentic for the most part.. From the screenshots I have seen so far this game does not look improved in any of those areas.

  • pld_89

    2k7 had the option of selecting what arena you wanted to play at in their dynasty mode. So playing a big non-conference game at a neutral site was pretty easy. I think it would add a lot to the realism of the game if you were to do that in this game. Having North Carolina or Duke playing Michigan State at Ford field during November, with CBS calling the action would be pretty cool.

  • pld_89

    2k7 had the option of selecting what arena you wanted to play at in their dynasty mode. So playing a big non-conference game at a neutral site was pretty easy. I think it would add a lot to the realism of the game if you were to do that in this game. Having North Carolina or Duke playing Michigan State at Ford field during November, with CBS calling the action would be pretty cool.

  • http://twitter.com/Dave_DQ @Dave_DQ

    The reality is, the jaded don't want this game to succeed. EA is throwing in two presentation packages and people still are fining ways to find the negative. Meanwhile, 2K cancels their successful CHoops game.

  • http://twitter.com/Dave_DQ @Dave_DQ

    The reality is, the jaded don't want this game to succeed. EA is throwing in two presentation packages and people still are fining ways to find the negative. Meanwhile, 2K cancels their successful CHoops game.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/cabrillo24 cabrillo24

    Pasta what worries me is that even though they'll be using Live '10's engine, it makes me wonder if this is where they are going to end with regards to improving the game.

    Remember when EA implemented ESPN integration in 2006, and that was the biggest feature for NBA Live 07? They discussed that more than any feature or enhancement to the game, and rightfully so as NBA Live 07 was a probably the worst of any NBA Live game ever made.

    I'm really hoping this is just the beginning when it comes to the improvements for NCAA Basketball.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/cabrillo24 cabrillo24

    Pasta what worries me is that even though they'll be using Live '10's engine, it makes me wonder if this is where they are going to end with regards to improving the game.

    Remember when EA implemented ESPN integration in 2006, and that was the biggest feature for NBA Live 07? They discussed that more than any feature or enhancement to the game, and rightfully so as NBA Live 07 was a probably the worst of any NBA Live game ever made.

    I'm really hoping this is just the beginning when it comes to the improvements for NCAA Basketball.

  • Guru

    Pasta is getting a free copy so he will come out with his cock all hard for this game as usual since it is done by his suppliers (EA) and manage to call 2K shameless for their tweets.

    Pasta is a fraud and people need to see that. He bashes 2K online or frame issues but has yet to mention the frame rate issues on live ps3 version or how the camera sometimes get stuck by the basket and does not follow the action.

    or the horrible warping the game has or horrible stat engine for dynasty.

    All he does is suck on EA games because they give him free games..

    Fraud….and is not just me. OS and all other forums call him out for being a EA lacky

    • IV THA UNITY

      i understand u like hard cock… lmao calm down, people like what they like. why do people argue what other people like? get a grip

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/dagamesta dagamesta

        Hey!!!! You know Mo_Diddley loves hard cock too!

  • Guru

    Pasta is getting a free copy so he will come out with his cock all hard for this game as usual since it is done by his suppliers (EA) and manage to call 2K shameless for their tweets.

    Pasta is a fraud and people need to see that. He bashes 2K online or frame issues but has yet to mention the frame rate issues on live ps3 version or how the camera sometimes get stuck by the basket and does not follow the action.

    or the horrible warping the game has or horrible stat engine for dynasty.

    All he does is suck on EA games because they give him free games..

    Fraud….and is not just me. OS and all other forums call him out for being a EA lacky

    • IV THA UNITY

      i understand u like hard cock… lmao calm down, people like what they like. why do people argue what other people like? get a grip

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/dagamesta dagamesta

        Hey!!!! You know Mo_Diddley loves hard cock too!

  • seanhowell

    i am concerned. look at the screen with the top 25 overlay. cal is 8 with a 17-16 record. villanova is 4 with a 22-13 record with unc at 5 with a 36-3 record. this is rather alarming to me. this broadcast stuff looks fantastic, definately redifining sports gaming hopefully, but it doesn't mean much without good simulated stats. i'm hoping that the screens are from an early build of the game but we'll see.

  • seanhowell

    i am concerned. look at the screen with the top 25 overlay. cal is 8 with a 17-16 record. villanova is 4 with a 22-13 record with unc at 5 with a 36-3 record. this is rather alarming to me. this broadcast stuff looks fantastic, definately redifining sports gaming hopefully, but it doesn't mean much without good simulated stats. i'm hoping that the screens are from an early build of the game but we'll see.

  • G's up

    damn dis shit looks gangster hopefully they improve dynasty and gameplay and i can smoke some joints playin dis shit

  • G's up

    damn dis shit looks gangster hopefully they improve dynasty and gameplay and i can smoke some joints playin dis shit

  • Tommy

    Maybe I'm missing something, but will the game feature both ESPN and CBS or will EA put out 2 seperate games?

  • Tommy

    Maybe I'm missing something, but will the game feature both ESPN and CBS or will EA put out 2 seperate games?

  • http://www.facebook.com/will.radie Will Radie

    We really need to know about the Roster Sharing ability in college games…

    Any word on that Pasta? It's pretty vital in my opinion… I simply wont play with "PG #3" at this point in my sports gaming career.

  • http://www.facebook.com/will.radie Will Radie

    We really need to know about the Roster Sharing ability in college games…

    Any word on that Pasta? It's pretty vital in my opinion… I simply wont play with "PG #3" at this point in my sports gaming career.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/money941 money941

    GUS JOHNSON FOR THE WIN!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/money941 money941

    GUS JOHNSON FOR THE WIN!

  • http://www.mathewballard.com/ Mathew Ballard

    This is something I’ve been looking for in a sports game for many years now. If they can do this with a college basketball game, why can’t they do it with an NBA game or with Madden (since it is the only NFL game). Why can’t Madden have different presentation and announcers from Fox, CBS, ESPN/ABC, TNT, etc.?

    I guess they only reason is really money, that is always the reason.

  • http://www.mathewballard.com Mathew Ballard

    This is something I’ve been looking for in a sports game for many years now. If they can do this with a college basketball game, why can’t they do it with an NBA game or with Madden (since it is the only NFL game). Why can’t Madden have different presentation and announcers from Fox, CBS, ESPN/ABC, TNT, etc.?

    I guess they only reason is really money, that is always the reason.

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