NCAA Football 14 Pre-Order Bonus Roundup

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Posted April 4th, 2013 at 11:15 am

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Though how Ultimate Team will be built for NCAA Football 14 may remain a mystery until May 15 – whether that be using current “unnamed” players, legends, generics, or some mishmash of the three – EA Sports perceives it to be a major new addition to the series as they are featuring it in all retailer pre-order bonuses. Gamestop was the first to leak the introduction of the mode and now others have followed with their respective exclusive conference packs.

•Amazon: Pac-12 Conference Pack
Best Buy: Big Ten Conference Pack
Gamestop: SEC Conference Pack
Origin: Big East Conference Pack
Target: ACC Conference Pack
Walmart: Big 12 Conference Pack

Of far greater impact will be whether Amazon again offers NCAA at a lower price or provides a pre-order promotional credit to drive sales. With NCAA 13 they simply sold the game for $45 (that was put into place about a month before release) and for NCAA 12 they included a $20 promotional credit (appearing less than a week before release).

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  • http://twitter.com/rjmarine Rob Marine

    One word —> LAME

    Another year, another let down. Though the game play may be enhanced and there may be some other features we don’t know about yet but I can tell already by the amount of attention and focus being put on UT for NCAA that this game will be nothing short of pathetic. Operation Sports said it best, which in summary was that college football is about tradition, pride and pageantry and is remembered and defined by great seasons, not necessarily players. Since players play usually anywhere from 3 to 5 years at school and can have one great season followed up by a terrible season, how can you make the game about the players?! They don’t even include their names! How is it cool to say “yeah man! I got WR #11 from Oregon…woohoo!!!!!! The idea of college football is to RECRUIT players and BUILD a dynasty over the years. Year after year EA does something to ruin NCAA. I don’t see it existing in the next few years.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRNYYXZW5CPECODQZM2VGFZKI4 Jwaan

      If Ultimate Team is using the same base roster as online, it’s a good chance named rosters will go through. They don’t affect the other player, the names are just seen on the player’s end.

      But it’s clear this was done to generate more revenue. It is sort of lame to me (reminds me of trading card games) but I don’t think it would necessarily affect the game as much as most (unless someone can lay out how UT in Madden changed the CCM experience). I don’t even really care for it and I’ll probably find a way to sell the preorder on eBay or something.

      But this is what the younger and/or casual players like and want to spend their money on. If it’s gonna generate more revenue (which I’d hope would go towards more improvements) then how could one truly be mad?

      I guess that’s the “catch” of sorts though – will the (expected) increase in revenue go towards improving the product in the future? OR, is this just a last-ditch money grab as the future of the series in up in the air?

  • Rocky

    You should take a look at the Amazon offer, there is more than just Pac-12 bonus. Looks like Amazon done screwed up the NCAA offer with another game.

  • django

    this is the worst, i love the ACC but sadly target doesn’t work for me.

  • kove

    I think $40 or $45 is a fair price for ncaa. I bought it the last 2 years cause of the amazon deals and ill buy ncaa 14 if another one deal like those comes.

    • dave travis

      45 is not worth it for a game that freezes and bugs up as much as ncaa 13

  • Keith.

    I could care less about NCAA pre-order specials, but I was glad to see EA dominate AT&T today in their semi-final match-up in the WCIA competition, getting a whopping 84% of the vote.

    Next up? A Final Four battle against Ticketmaster. Once again, my money is on the returning champ — there’s just no stopping EA.

    http://consumerist.com/2013/03/18/here-are-your-contestants-for-the-2013-worst-company-in-america-tournament/

    • 9tenAV

      Cool go take yourself to the consumerist site to talk about it then. No one else cares.

      • Keith.

        When they won the award last year, EA didn’t care either — they completely blew it off. Maybe if they had cared, they wouldn’t be back up for the award again (or looking for a new CEO today).

        • DistortedAudio

          Since this is an internet poll where gaming companies are beating out banks. I don’t think we should care either.

          • Keith.

            The competition is connected to Consumer Reports, which has a long history of looking out for consumers like you and me. You can mock it all you want like EA did after winning last year, but EA’s not wiping the floor with these other companies for no reason.

          • DistortedAudio

            It’s wiping the floor with other companies because I feel like the internet has a huge number of people not seeing the big picture here.

            TicketMaster beat out Carnival, as well as Sallie Mae. Wells Fargo out in the first round. The fact that Sears, Facebook and JC Penny have spots in this poll while Monsanto isn’t mentioned.

            I think the craziest part is, if Bank of America goes against EA in the finals, I know you’re going to vote for EA Keith, as will a good amount of other people.

            God-awful poll. Won’t see it cited anywhere else except by Keith in a comment section.

          • Keith.

            Is this the only website you visit? IGN, Joystiq, and OS all have stories or threads up now about Peter Moore’s response. And websites like USA Today and CNN will most definitely have a story about the winner, as they did last year.

          • Keith.

            Previous “winners” of the Worst Company in America poll include: Comcast, AIG, Halliburton, and BP.

      • http://twitter.com/C_Joseph_J CJ

        Every week people SAY this.

        And every week, tons of people care.

  • AmazinsCowboys

    haha of course GameStop gets the SEC pack

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.moore.50 David Moore

    Well, looks like I will be going to Gamestop. LoL

    Follow me on Twitter @King_DM3

  • PRIDE_1190NOWGOD

    NCAA Football 14 and Madden 25’s features and graphics are great better than Madden and NCAA Football 2000-13. Now with that being said, In the Fighting category the people that work for RareWare should take a little time to resurrect, revolutionize, or bring back the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Video game of Killer Instinct. Killer Instinct is a game that is similar to Street Fighter 2, SUPER Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter Alpha, Mortal Kombat 2, MK 3, Fatal Fury, Fatal Fury 2, SUPER Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 4, Tekken 5 and 6, Tekken X Street Fighter, Marvel VS Capcom 2, Marvel VS Capcom 3: The Fate of Two Worlds, Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 etc.

  • PRIDE_1190NOWGOD

    Everyone has to admit and cannot complain that every year EA Sports has worked hard to enhance and change the features, graphics, scenery, interfaces, and other things on Madden and NCAA Football. ALL OF THIS HOOPLA ABOUT A LAWSUIT FOR NCAA FOOTBALL 14 AND WHEN THEY ARE GOING TO RENEW THE LICENSE FOR MADDEN IS NONSENSE, LUDICROUS, AND BOGUS. THEY SHOULD COMPROMISE AND HAVE A RESOULUTION FOR BOTH GAMES BECAUSE WE LOVE PLAYING THEM WITH OUR KIDS AND FRIENDS. THERE SHOULD BE NO APPARENT EXCUSE, REMARK, OR STUPID EXPLANATION ON WHY THEY CANNOT FIGURE THE LAWSUIT FOR PLAYER LIKENESS FOR NCAA FOOTBALL 14 AND RENEW THE LICENSE FOR MADDEN 25. DO NOT GET ME WRONG I AM NOT SAYING THAT WHAT THEY NEED OR HAVE TO DO IS EASY IN ANY PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCE, WHAT I AM SAYING IS EA SPORTS CAN COME TO AN AGREEMENT BY JUST COMPOSING THEIRSELVES, COMPROMISING AND REALIZING THAT THIS IS A TEAM EFFORT AND NOT A “ONE-MAN SHOW” WHERE ONE PERSON IS TRYING TO DO EVERYTHING ON HIS OR HER OWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PRIDE_1190NOWGOD

    Ya’ll should admit and I will that they did a great job on enhancing, changing and bringing new features, graphics, scenery, and maybe interfaces to this year’s Madden and NCAA Football (NCAA Football 14 and Madden 25). I have to say this because if I don’t my conscience, dignity, pride, or reputation will not allow me to keep it in so here it goes Madden 25 and NCAA Football 14 is better than Madden NFL 13, NCAA Football 13 and any other Madden and NCAA Football because these Madden and NCAA Football video games including 13 bored me. There were NO LIGHTS, CAMERAS, ACTION ENTERTAINMENT, ENJOYMENT, THE FEATURES, GRAPHICS, AND SCENERY WAS JANK AND FRANCHISE MODE, SUPERSTAR MODE, ROSTER EDITING, PLAY NOW, ONLINE MODE, AND THERE WERE NOT ENOUGH MADDEN MOMENTS INCLUDING THE LEGENDS MOMENTS SUCH AS ROGER CRAIG, JOE MONTANA, STEVE YOUNG, MARSHALL FAULK, THE “SHOW ON TURF”, LAWRENCE TAYLOR, RONNIE LOTT, AND OTHER LEGENDS. THEY SHOULD PUT EVERY LEGEND ON MADDEN 25 TO ALSO CELEBRATE HOW YEARS THEY SPENT PLAYING WITH DIFFERENT OR ALL 32 TEAMS IN THE NFL. INSERT A MADDEN LEGENDS MOMENTS FOR MADDEN 25 AND NCAA FOOTBALL 14 AS WELL BECAUSE IT WILL MAKE THE GAME LOOK MUCH BETTER AND THE LEGENDS WILL NOT BE LEFT OUT WITH THE CURRENT NFL PLAYERS INCLUDING THE ONES THAT GET DRAFTED BY ROGER GOODELL ON APRIL 25TH OF EACH AND EVERY YEAR. THEY SHOULD ALSO PUT A FEATURE WHERE YOU CAN HAVE SOME ACCESS TO OFFSEASON ROSTERS, AND DRAFT PICKS ROSTER.

  • Tyler

    do the pre-order bonus apply to an online order too because i do not have a target where i live or will they later on release the acc conference and other conferences as dlc in the playstation store

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