Archive for the ‘NCAA’ Category
  • Updates to screenshot gallery for Tour and MM08
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    Posted November 11th, 2007 at 11:04 am 6 Comments
    A few additions have been made recently to the screenshot gallery. I have added 15 new screens for NFL Tour. This game is starting to gain some momentum especially after the news that it would be $50 instead of the standard $60 and now that it's less than 2 months until release. Right now this is my most anticipated game coming out through January. I'm hoping that it will provide the same level of fun for football that The BIGS did for baseball earlier this year. March Madness 08 has 2...
  • Top 50 historic players in March Madness 08
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    Posted November 10th, 2007 at 2:36 am 48 Comments
    The top 50 rated all-time players in March Madness 08 has been posted by Gamespot. These are overall ratings of the best of the players from the classic teams in the game. If you missed it you can check out the complete list of classic teams here and the ratings of the top current players in the game here. Clearly the most controversial placing on the list will be Kevin Durant coming in at #2. He had undeniably one of if not the best freshman year of any player in history. However he did...
  • The latest on College Hoops 2K8
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    Posted November 10th, 2007 at 2:22 am 14 Comments
    Vetzballin has been running pre-release coverage of College Hoops 2K8. Links to the content can be found below. Classic teams list and 84 Georgetown vs 82 North Carolina video ABL write-up and video Game of the Day (video): Syracuse vs Illinois The demo has been released on the PS3 (and since has come out for the 360). The demo features Ohio State @ North Carolina in a three minute half. Also I have been invited to sit in on a conference call on Tuesday with the game's develo...
  • March Madness 08 top player ratings
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    Posted November 8th, 2007 at 2:01 pm 20 Comments
    EA has sent me complete lists of the top rated players in March Madness 08 broken down by position as well as the top freshman. These lists include not only the overall rating but also the ratings in 20 individual categories. Because these include all the ratings for the players and not just the overalls I've made them available in Microsoft Excel form. Download them directly from the links below. Top 25 Overall Players Top 20 Point Guards Top 20 Shooting Guards Top 20 Small F...
  • Top five player ratings per position in March Madness 08
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    Posted November 7th, 2007 at 4:08 pm 57 Comments
    Earlier today we got the a list of (some of) the classic teams in March Madness 08. Now IGN has posted up the top five rated players at each position in the game. IGN also mentions the release date as December 11th. This coincides with the producer blog that mentioned that date as well. However everything else has stated December 18th. I will try and get confirmation one way or the other. (Update) Right now there appears to be no certainty around whether it will be the 11th or the 18th. ...
  • March Madness 08 classic teams list
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    Posted November 7th, 2007 at 10:35 am 48 Comments
    EA has sent me over the entire list of classic, all-time, and all-conference teams that will be in March Madness 08. There are 103 total teams available! I begin the list below. Continue on to view it in its entirety. Classic Teams '54 Kentucky Wildcats '56 San Francisco Dons '57 North Carolina Tar Heels '60 Ohio State Buckeyes '66 Kentucky Wildcats '66 Texas Western Miners '68 UCLA Bruins '72 UCLA Bruins '74 NC State Wolfpack '76 Indiana Hoosiers '...
  • March Madness 08 hands-on and gameplay videos
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    Posted November 6th, 2007 at 3:23 am 14 Comments
    IGN has posted up a hands-on preview as well as three new gameplay videos. Below are a few excerpts and my thoughts on them. The intensity controls that were in last year's title are back again, and perform pretty much identically. You can still build up your intensity meter in an effort to rile up the crowd, your teammates, the other team, or yourself with a quick press of the left bumper and a flick of the right stick. I liked that to a certain extent last year. It helped make the atmosp...
  • College Hoops 2K8 to have classic teams
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    Posted November 5th, 2007 at 3:58 pm 6 Comments
    2K Sports has revealed that College Hoops 2K8 will include 90 classic teams. Recently March Madness 08 announced that it will have "over 70". These are pretty good developments for anyone who has followed college basketball for a long time. For College Hoops 2K8, 69 of the teams will be from years past including the 1982 North Carolina Tarheels and the high-scoring 1990 Loyola Marymount Lions. In addition, gamers can choose to play from six all-time conference teams or 15 all-time schoo...