Archive for the ‘NCAA’ Category
  • NCAA Basketball 09 Demo Now Available
    Posted November 6th, 2008 at 7:12 am 122 Comments
    The demo for NCAA Basketball 09 is out now for the Xbox 360 and will be this afternoon (usually around 3pm PT) on the PS3. Coming in at 875.89 MB it features two four different teams that can be used in any combination. Kentucky, Tennessee, 1979 Michigan State, and 1982 North Carolina. In a pleasant surprise the demo lets you choose from six different camera angles, four different difficulty levels, and is a full 8 minutes half. If there has been one really frustrating thing about sports ...
  • NCAA Basketball 09 Top Rated Players
    Posted November 5th, 2008 at 2:09 pm 38 Comments
    With the demo for NCAA Basketball due out tomorrow (approximately 2am PT for the 360, 3pm PT for the PS3) here is the always fun to discuss first look at player ratings. Game Cinema HD has lists of the top 20 players at each position and their overall rating. I expect the initial reaction will be that the numbers are strikingly low. However make sure to take into consideration that now with the NBA Live engine there are a ton of ratings categories that factor into an overall. Players can ...
  • First NCAA Basketball 09 Gameplay Video
    Posted November 3rd, 2008 at 9:18 am 90 Comments
    Operation Sports has provided the first opportunity to see gameplay from NCAA Basketball 09 with a video of North Carolina @ Duke. It goes from the loading shoot-around through just over the first four minutes of the first quarter. Just some quick observations I made from the video: There is little info given pre-game, with the lineups showing nothing but the player # and name (or in this case their position). It isn't giving any info to use such as you see with Live's DNA. There shou...
  • More NCAA Basketball 09 Related Topics
    Posted November 1st, 2008 at 8:04 am 20 Comments
    I have added 25 new screenshots in the gallery. The Xbox 360 Achievements for the game can be found here. I've never liked achievements that I immediately recognize I'll never have a chance at or that force you to play the game in an unorthodox manner. There are a few of those on that list for 09. There will also be accomplishments tied into EA Sports World for both the 360 and PS3 but no trophy support for the PS3. The EA Sports World page for the game just went live. Though we haven'...
  • NCAA Basketball 09 Demo Coming Next Week
    Posted October 30th, 2008 at 5:56 pm 43 Comments
    I have been informed that the demo for NCAA Basketball 09 will be out for both the PS3 and 360 next Thursday, November 6th. That means it'll be available nearly two weeks ahead of the release date for the game (Tuesday 11/18). This should present a good chance to experience the much touted tempo feature as well as offer an opportunity for those abandoned by College Hoops to try the game out without any risk. The demo will consist of two match-ups: Kentucky vs Tennessee and 1979 Michigan S...
  • More NCAA Basketball 09 Impressions
    Posted October 28th, 2008 at 5:52 pm 38 Comments
    We've gotten good NCAA Basketball 09 impressions from around the community. Now Jon Robinson of ESPN has posted up his thoughts on the game along with plenty of details. That means that this is the first game to not only feature the majority of Division 1 coaches, but these guys actually help you throughout your on-court rivalries and tournaments in terms of managing tempo, fatigued players, and shot selection by appearing in a pop-up window throughout the game with words of encouragement o...
  • NCAA Basketball 09: Set The Tempo
    Posted October 27th, 2008 at 10:06 am 68 Comments
    EA Sports has released a new video for NCAA Basketball 09 going over the Set The Tempo feature in the game. This feature looks to be the most significant addition this year and will have a huge impact on how the game plays and in providing the unique feel of college basketball. From all accounts it sounds as though the feature is really going to deliver. Continue on to watch the video. (more…)...
  • More News on NCAA Basketball 09
    Posted October 23rd, 2008 at 9:18 am 114 Comments
    Readers of the site were first to know that a potential release date change was coming for NCAA Basketball 09, and only a matter of hours later it was confirmed. The game is now set to release on Tuesday November 18th. Along with that news came some information about the game itself. Real schedules in dynasty mode, something that had been missing from the March Madness series, was guaranteed to be in this year. However now we find out that the game will ship without them but they will be ...