Archive for the ‘NCAA Football’ Category
  • NCAA Ordered to Talk Settlement in O’Bannon Case; Eventual Resolution Will Determine Future of College Sports Video Games
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    Posted March 3rd, 2014 at 1:30 pm 21 Comments ╗
    Last week the judge in the Ed O'Bannon class-action case vs the NCAA ordered the two sides to enter settlement talks. Naturally questions have started to come in about whether this could accelerate a return of college football (and other sports) video games. There is no longer a video game element to the case - although Sam Keller has continued to argue that he was not a part of the earlier settlement that got Electronic Arts and Collegiate Licensing Company out of it. A conclusion to lit...
  • NCAA Football 14 Deal on Xbox 360
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    Posted December 26th, 2013 at 10:45 am 6 Comments ╗
    PlayStation 3 owners got the benefit of special deals in recent weeks with MLB 13: The Show for $10 and NHL 14 for $15. Buying them digitally even made sense for those who already had them on disc and could re-sell them for more than that. Now those with Xbox 360s can take advantage of a similar offer. NCAA Football 14 is available as a digital download through Xbox Live for just $15. There are no real discounts on the game elsewhere - even Amazon has new copies sitting at $60 with used c...
  • Now The NCAA is Suing EA
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    Posted November 21st, 2013 at 12:45 pm 20 Comments ╗
    Electronic Arts' legal troubles relating to the alleged use of player likenesses in college football and basketball video games did not come to an end with the settlement in the Ed O'Bannon led lawsuit. The NCAA is now challenging the company, along with the CLC, regarding the $40 million settlement they reached in late September.┬á (more…)...
  • Two More Uniform Packs Out Now for NCAA Football 14
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    Posted November 5th, 2013 at 10:15 am 14 Comments ╗
    EA Sports today released the fifth and sixth uniform packs for NCAA Football 14 after a gap of six weeks with nothing. Each DLC pack costs $1 and unlike earlier ones these contain all jerseys and helmets rather than mostly being limited to gloves. Pack five includes Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas A&M, and Western Kentucky. Pack six is comprised of Oregon, Texas, Texas Tech, and Louisiana-Monroe. This is likely to act as the last support NCAA 14 receive...
  • EA and CLC Only Out $40 Million in Player Likeness Case Settlement
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    Posted September 27th, 2013 at 12:15 pm 20 Comments ╗
    When the settlement to the likeness case was announced yesterday many wondered what it was about the agreement that resulted in the shuttering of EA Sports' college football series. With the dollar amount of the settlement now known it has become clear that it wasn't the money involved but rather the avoidance of future litigation and terms that made the series no longer a viable product going forward.┬á (more…)...
  • EA and CLC Settle Player Likeness Lawsuit
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    Posted September 26th, 2013 at 3:45 pm 38 Comments ╗
    Soon after the news broke that EA was ending their college football series a release was made regarding the settlement of the player likeness lawsuit that was at the center of the entire situation that threatened the future of college video games and still could take down the NCAA as it remains as the lone defendant. Games were just a small part of the claim in which players believe they are entitled to a share of broadcasting and merchandising revenues.┬á (more…)...
  • EA Sports Cancels NCAA Football Series
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    Posted September 26th, 2013 at 1:30 pm 72 Comments ╗
    EA Sports has officially canceled their NCAA Football series which was going to be renamed College Football next year. The news comes on the heels of individual institutions expressing a desire to get out of the video game business by pulling their licenses. The NCAA was first to withdraw licensing, multiple conferences followed, but losing the schools was when EA began to see the writing on the wall that the series would not be sustainable. EA is currently seeking to settle the player li...
  • Fourth Uniform Pack Out for NCAA Football 14
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    Posted September 24th, 2013 at 8:30 pm 11 Comments ╗
    For the third consecutive week EA Sports has released a $1 DLC uniform pack for NCAA Football 14. On the surface that kind of post-release support sounds great until the actual content being provided is examined to find the majority of items are just gloves while teams with full uniforms and helmets still missing from the game continue to get bypassed. The fourth uniform pack involves Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, UCLA, and USC. With the exception of all but one school t...
  • Third Set of Uniform Additions Release for NCAA Football 14
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    Posted September 17th, 2013 at 10:45 am 10 Comments ╗
    EA Sports today released the third uniform pack for NCAA Football 14. As with the last pack this one costs $1. It features new helmets for North Carolina, Cincinnati, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. New gloves are also included for Cincinnati, Louisville, Florida State, and NC State. They can be purchased by going to Team Management and then the Uniform Store. The encouraging thing about today's content pack is that it comes just a week after the second. Consistent releases throughout the se...
  • NCAA and EA Will Get Opportunity to Argue for Dismissal from Likeness Lawsuit
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    Posted September 12th, 2013 at 2:00 pm No Comments ╗
    The judge in the potentially monumental antitrust case regarding college broadcasting, merchandising, and video game revenue through the use of unpaid player likenesses will allow both the NCAA and Electronic Arts to seek dismissal as defendants. The two parties felt they had a right to this due to the plaintiffs continuing to amend their claims (the latest by bringing in current players) and judge Claudia Wilken will grant them that opportunity in order to prevent a potential point for an ...
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