Archive for the ‘NCAA’ Category
  • MM08 online event taking place tonight
    Posted January 23rd, 2008 at 4:47 pm 16 Comments »
    Utopia College Sports is coordinating a March Madness 08 online event that will take place Thursday January 24th and includes both the 360 and PS3. Meet up with fellow members of the March Madness community as well as some EA Sports employees and get some good quality games in. To join in head online between 7pm and midnight eastern (4-9PT) and enter the created lobby room named Utopia. The password will be: challenge. For more information or to post game recaps visit the thread ove...
  • College Hoops 2K8 patch released
    Posted January 18th, 2008 at 4:28 pm 20 Comments »
    While the news has certainly been rough on fans of the College Hoops series this week, there is one positive piece of news for those playing 2K8. Thanks to a posting over at Operation Sports we have the list of what is included in the patch that was released today for the PS3 (the patch has since been released for the 360 as well). Continue on to view the full list of issues that the patch will address. (more…)...
  • Response from EA regarding end of College Hoops series
    Posted January 15th, 2008 at 3:44 pm 19 Comments »
    Yesterday when the news broke that the 2K's College Hoops 2K9 had been canceled a lot of people jumped to the conclusion that there was an exclusive license in the works that and that EA Sports was positioning themselves for it. However with the relatively low sales of college basketball games and Take Two's statement, which specifically did not use the word exclusive, that seemed to be an unreasonable assumption. Today EA has responded to requests from Kotaku, who originally broke the st...
  • College Hoops 2K9 canceled
    Posted January 14th, 2008 at 12:34 pm 50 Comments »
    A couple weeks back I wrote an article taking a look at the sales of College Hoops 2K8 and March Madness 08. One statement I made had to do with the future of the College Hoops series, which from the sales numbers and current state of parent company Take Two, seemed to be up in the air. Sales of college basketball games did not appear to support two titles long term and given the circumstances that would mean College Hoops was potentially in danger. You can read that article with all the rea...
  • Analyzing the college basketball game sales
    Posted December 24th, 2007 at 5:25 am 43 Comments »
    Throughout the community I've seen questioning of why the College Hoops and March Madness franchises don't get the same support that other sports titles do. This has been brought up in areas such as budgeting, feature sets, improvements from the previous year, and the differentiation from the NBA games. However by looking over initial sales numbers for these two games it becomes obvious why that is. Below are the numbers from the Xbox 360 versions. College Hoops had nearly a three week he...
  • March Madness 08 pre-release coverage recap
    Posted December 11th, 2007 at 2:12 am 32 Comments »
    With March Madness 08 officially shipping today the game should be in stores by Wednesday at the latest. Here are the links to all the videos and impressions I have posted up over the last several days. Initial Impressions: All of my basic thoughts on MM08 Yet Another Set of Videos: Three videos including one using default settings, one with difficulty moved up to All-Conference, and another with difficulty moved up to All-Conference with game speed bumped to around 65% Upped Speed ...
  • Yet another set of March Madness 08 videos
    Posted December 10th, 2007 at 11:44 am 50 Comments »
    For the final set of March Madness videos I wanted to show a few different things. The first one is Georgetown @ Ohio State on all default settings. The second is Kansas State @ Clemson with the difficulty moved up to All-Conference. The third is Arizona State @ Arizona with the difficulty on All-Conference and the game speed bumped up to about 65%. Personally I thought the ASU vs Arizona game turned out the best. It just felt a lot more natural. The increased game speed doesn't seem to t...
  • March Madness 08 initial impressions
    Posted December 9th, 2007 at 10:26 am 52 Comments »
    After having played over the last two days I wanted to get my basic impressions of the game down. I still have more I'd like to experiment with such as the difficulty levels and sliders along with online play. I'll be playing some more and posting a few additional videos late tonight and on Monday. So here are my thoughts on March Madness 08 so far. Overall I am enjoying the game but there are some things that take away from that which I'll get into. I feel like the more I play it the bet...