Your Thoughts on the First NCAA Football 14 Gameplay and Feature News
Last week EA Sports offered the first look at NCAA Football 14 and provided some details on what to expect in the way of improvements and additions. The game will feature a refined "Infinity Engine" physics system. Enhanced player control in the way ofÂ cuts, acceleration bursts, and jukes. The introduction of Ultimate Team and Season modes. New "Coach Skills" in Dynasty and work done to the presentation (a big area of weakness in recent years) are also in the cards.
Coming off two straig...
The Latest Developments Concerning the Player Likeness Lawsuit
With a hearing in June regarding class-action status, and a trial tentatively slated to begin a year later, news on the lawsuit against the NCAA, CLC, and EA will likely become more frequent going forward than has been the case until now. A few happenings from the last week include the USC AD going on record with the belief the NCAA may lose the case and the CLC and EA providing evidence they have not used accurate player likenesses in video games. (more...)...
NCAA Football 14 Pre-Order Bonus Roundup
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.
â€˘Amazon: Pac-12 Conference Pack
Improvements to the Gameplay Engine for NCAA Football 14 Highlighted in First Video
EA Sports has released a first look video at some of the improvements to expect with the gameplay engine in NCAA Football 14. That will include an improved version of the "Infinity Engine" physics that was first introduced in Madden NFL 13, and enhanced running game through the use of cuts, acceleration bursts, and new jukes.
In addition to those things highlighted in the video a strong focus on the college option game has been made. NCAA 14 will go as far as to highlight key defenders b...
NCAA Football 14 May Get Ultimate Team
Ultimate Team mode looks to be coming to the NCAA Football series if the pre-order bonus posted by Gamestop is any indication. The listing wasÂ first noted by Operation Sports.Â In the past any bonuses that have gone up prior to official announcements have never been inaccurate so there is no reason to think this one isn't legitimate. Other retailers may follow with different conference bonuses soon considering how it is being offered.Â (more...)...
First News on NCAA Football 14 Could Arrive This Coming Week
In tracking the past four years the first non-cover related info on the respective upcoming NCAA Football titles have come on March 12, March 14, February 26, and February 12. EA Sports has then remained mum regarding NCAA Football 14 well beyond the traditional schedule but that may be coming to an end shortly. Indications received suggest the first news will hit next week.
Other than Denard Robinson being featured on the cover the only insight on the game came last year when EA confirme...
Statements from NCAA Officials Show Level of Concern Over Player Likeness Lawsuit
Demonstrating just how traumatic an unfavorable outcome in the player likeness lawsuit currently making its way through the legal system could be, a recent court filing suggests that the lifting of the current rules on amateurism would result in some schools exitingÂ Division I or Bowl Subdivision football. University of Texas, Wake Forest, Utah State, and the California State University system all contributed to the filing by expressing that the need to pay players would make it unlikely th...
Denard Robinson Wins Cover of NCAA Football 14
The national nightmare that has been the process to determine the cover of NCAA Football 14 has finally ended. After nearly three months and involving all 126 FBS schools Denard Robinson, representing the Michigan Wolverines, has captured the cover. He held the lead in the finals over Texas A&M's Ryan Swope throughout until voter fraud became evident when the numbers dramatically shifted in the final hours. Both sides cheated forcing EA Sports to go back through the numbers and eliminate...
NCAA Football 14 Cover Vote Appears to be Plagued By Rampant Cheating; EA Sports Now Investigating
For those who have followed the ongoing cover campaign for NCAA Football 14 since it began in mid-December or at any point since then, it has ranged from acting as a mild distraction to being a major annoyance. EA Sports has incessantly pushed it through social media while making huge mistakes along the way by settling on Facebook polls as the method of collection, which was not the way it was originally explained and instead deciding to add even more polls mid-round, along with changing end...
NCAA Football 14 Cover Vote Finals
Over 10 weeks into the campaign to determine the cover athlete for NCAA Football 14 and it has now reached the finals. Michigan's Denard Robinson goes head-to-head against Texans A&M's Ryan Swope for the honor. Voting is open now on the official Facebook page and will run through Friday, March 8.
At or near the top through every round Alabama and representative Eddie Lacy got knocked off in surprising fashion by Swope in the semifinals.Â Ultimately the fatigue of having to vote severa...