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  • NCAA Looks Even Worse Today Regarding Misappropriated Use of Likenesses
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    Posted August 6th, 2013 at 5:15 pm 8 Comments
    The continued hypocrisy of the NCAA shone through today as Jay Bilas exposed on Twitter how names are linked to jerseys at the official NCAA shop. Players can't profit off their own names but the NCAA sure does and it couldn't have been made any clearer. Searching the names of both current and former players returned results with the jersey number they wear/wore on apparel. The search functionality on the site has now been completely disabled.  (more…)...
  • Major Defense for EA in Likeness Suit Struck Down by Appeals Court
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    Posted July 31st, 2013 at 11:15 am 17 Comments
    A federal appeals court turned in a split decision today overruling the argument by Electronic Arts that the First Amendment gave them protection as free expression and artistic works in the representation of players in college video games. The 2-1 ruling prevents the company from using the First Amendment as a defense against collegiate athletes who feel their likeness has been misused but it does not represent closure on the subject by any means.  (more…)...
  • EA Seeks Dismissal from Likeness Lawsuit
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    Posted July 29th, 2013 at 6:45 pm 21 Comments
    In a filing today Electronic Arts is seeking dismissal following the latest amended complaint in the player likeness lawsuit against the company, NCAA, and CLC. During the class action certification hearing EA and the CLC both threw the NCAA under the bus saying they shouldn't be held liable given that they were just following the NCAA's rules. That argument is appearing again now in the hopes, however slim despite happening once before, that they will be dismissed as defendants before the d...
  • Sales for NCAA Football Down From Last Year
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    Posted July 25th, 2013 at 9:30 am 21 Comments
    Concern over the future of the college football series from EA Sports has not only stemmed from the likeness lawsuit or recent loss of NCAA licensing but also sales that have for the most part stagnated over the course of the generation rather than show growth as the install bases expanded. Then NCAA Football 13 opened down about 12% compared to NCAA 12. In this week's call with investors COO Peter Moore was asked about how well NCAA Football 14 has been doing since its release earlier this ...
  • Re-Downloading NCAA 14 Uniform Pack Should Fix Any Lingering Performance Problems on Xbox 360
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    Posted July 24th, 2013 at 1:30 pm 4 Comments
    Microsoft had serious issues on the Xbox 360 yesterday that caused everything on the system to run extremely slow and even locked out some users from logging in. Though things were finally back to normal in the evening those who downloaded the free uniform pack for NCAA Football 14 earlier in the day could still be stuck with that problem. EA Sports has posted a solution for anyone still experiencing slow loading times or server disconnections. Please go to Xbox Home Screen -> System Se...
  • First Uniform Update for NCAA Football 14 is Free and Available Now
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    Posted July 23rd, 2013 at 10:15 am 20 Comments
    EA Sports today rolled out the first set of updated uniforms in NCAA Football 14 which affects 20 teams. Some uniforms are those which debut this upcoming season and others were missing after being worn last year. The pack of uniforms is available now on both the Xbox 360 (which can be queued up to download here) and PS3 for free. The schools included in this update are Arizona, Baylor, Bowling Green, California, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Idaho, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Ca...
  • Now Schools Will Decide Whether To Risk Involvement in Video Games
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    Posted July 20th, 2013 at 11:15 am 45 Comments
    A funny thing happened when the NCAA made public the decision to no longer support video games with official branding - individual institutions who had stayed out of the fray took note that their own exposure to potential litigation was something to consider going forward. Some may already have walked away from associating with video games. (more…)...
  • Six Current College Football Players Added as Plaintiffs to Likeness Lawsuit
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    Posted July 18th, 2013 at 8:00 pm 28 Comments
    With the judge requiring current athletes get involved now in order to consider them as a party should the player likeness lawsuit be certified as class action attorneys today revealed the names of those that will now be added to the case bringing the total number of plaintiffs to 22 - 16 former athletes and 6 current ones.  (more…)...
  • NCAA Football 14: Hits and Misses
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    Posted July 18th, 2013 at 10:00 am 47 Comments
    In recent years the NCAA Football series has lacked ambition, innovation, and even proper execution of features. With NCAA Football 14 however those concerns have been largely washed away and the result is a fun football video game that isn't necessarily a great college football video game. Continue on for an assessment of where NCAA 14 has succeeded and where it falls short in this Hits and Misses review.  (more…)...
  • EA Confirms College Football Series to Continue Into Next-Gen
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    Posted July 17th, 2013 at 2:45 pm 40 Comments
    Earlier today the news broke that the NCAA was pulling out of providing their license for any college sports video games. Executive vice president of EA Sports, Andrew Wilson, has responded to the news today to assure fans the series will continue albeit without the NCAA name and logo attached.  (more…)...
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