3. "Amazon is doin a nice deal. $45 preorder, free two day shipping* " In response to Reply # 0
* with a free trial of amazon Prime, but it looks like you just give them a credit card number, and after that you can go in and click 'do not automatically upgrade to Prime' so they do not automatically charge you. seems legit!
i'm at a public wifi and spooked about using my payment info on here but when i get home im gonna fire on this. $45 shipped two days is a legit deal.
im gonna do an online dynasty with my friend, never done one but seems like it'll be cool. i always do campus legend mode, usually a cornerback. it gets kinda 'boring', but there's nothing in the game quite like intercepting a pass and taking it to the house. i get burned sometimes tho. i won the Heisman as a cornerback at Arkansas back in ncaa2011.
5. "copping the PS+ 60 minute trial" In response to Reply # 0 Tue Jul-17-12 01:29 AM by Nodima
lot of negative buzz surrounding this game; haven't played more than a football game demo since Madden 08, I've pretty much been unimpressed with all the next gen footballers. And this year's aren't intriguing me much either since the main appeal for me as a kid was draft class importing and they GOT RID OF THAT FEATURE for some RIDICULOUS reason. This new Madden is really interesting to me because of the Infinity stuff but I really don't see myself buying it with faked draft classes; even with NBA2K I make sure to get at least three or four draft classes downloaded from operationsports users I trust.
7. "If you haven't played any recent NCAAs, you will probably like it" In response to Reply # 5
I hear it is like NCAA 12 but a little better. I bought 10, 11, and 12, and I've just had an assful of it. I can't keep spending $60 for a few tweaks. But if you aren't buying it every year, I think it's a good game that is worth the money.
8. "I'll probably just wait for Madden" In response to Reply # 7 Tue Jul-17-12 01:32 PM by Nodima
all the new depth to Dynasty seems nice and the game felt a lot better than it did back in 08, but it still feels off to me overall (I really hated having to use the right stick for a ton of stuff, what happened to the shoulder buttons?) and, as I said before, the whole process of recruiting and building a Dynasty feels somewhat moot when you can't follow those players' careers into the Pros afterward.
But, yea, I mostly dug it, even if I'm terrible at passing after so much time off. Having Taylor Martinez at QB1 didn't help matters lol.
Defense felt totally lifeless though, so for my last ten minutes of the trial I was an offensive coordinator only. It's a shame, I used to love playing FS, I was a real ballhawk with Josh Bullocks back in the day. That balance seems long gone.
Not sure I'd buy Madden, hope the demo gives a great look at the physics. If the game feels radical enough maybe the draft classes won't matter (.......much).
16. "are you having any issues with User Catches on defense?" In response to Reply # 15
like... a LOT of times, i'll take over control of the cornerback when the ball is in the air, and will hit triangle (sometimes numerously) and the defender will not react; will just run right past the 'mark' where the ball is going to be without attempting the catch. this has happened a lot, kinda frustrating missing out on potential INTs.
12. "RE: NCAA Football '13" In response to Reply # 0 Thu Jul-19-12 08:28 AM by jacksonwonderland
run defense is bad. its a good game im not a very good player though this is my first time playing since 2008 on ps 2 i think lol...i just want a few good online games which they aint quitting or going for it on 4th and 35 x box live gamer tag Delvin and Teri
like i mentioned previously, ordered it for $45 off Amazon (STEAL). important note i guess is that i skipped ncaa 2012.
ROAD TO GLORY when i first put the game in i immediately went to RTG and created myself. 6'1 173 cornerback / wide receiver. i like how its a high school season first then it goes into the playoffs. currently, i played 8 games (you can choose up to ll which i did but ended up just simming the last 3 games) and i'm in the 3rd round of the playoffs. cornerback is fucking DIFFICULT, i dont have any INTs yet but i have two FFs and two sacks. i'm only a 3 star but i'm starting to get offers from 4 star schools like Utah and Arizona State. at Receiver i became a 6 star recruit and every school in the country offered me. its cool that you get recruited based off your position; Notre Dame wants me at receiver but not CB (yet). in terms of gameplay, its EXCELLENT. tackle animations, catching animations, all Pringle crispy. the replays are outstanding. really cool camera angles, and throughout your game it'll showcase your highlighted plays. its cool. but its annoying, the opposing team rarely if ever throws the ball to my side. at most 3 or 4 times a game, which makes it extremely difficult to snag picks. the slow motion is a really cool addition but i still need to get used to actually using it; sometimes just forget its available. but it helps and the more i use it the better my stats will get.
ONLINE DYNASTY started this yesterday with my friend. i chose UCLA, he is Maryland. created 6 guys each, 3 on O and 3 on D. i created Willis McGahee, Von Miller, and Champ Bailey then some friends. online dynasty is really cool tho, we are only two weeks in but its cool comparing your game stats, rankings, etc. created myself as a coach too so after my one year contract at UCLA is up i could technically leave but im stayin for 4 years obviously. anyway, gameplay is awesome. replays are great, hit stick and tackles are clean. recruiting is more in depth, havent gotten real deep in it yet but its promising.
i know there's a lot of criminally superfluous shit in this post but thought i'd share. i highly suggest playing RTG, the high school season is really fun to play both positions and watch the replays and shit.
i probably wont be able to hold out on Madden this year, but ncaa is easily holds its own and will be gettin a lot of hours played for the rest of the year.
18. "EA Sports might give up exclusivity to NCAA series in 2014 (swipe)" In response to Reply # 0
>EA agrees to give up NCAA Football exclusivity July 22, 2012 12:18AM PDT
Brendan Sinclair By Brendan Sinclair, Senior Editor
Proposed settlement to anti-trust suit over pigskin monopoly would see publisher give up its grip on the college football license for at least five years, starting in 2014.
The days of Electronic Arts' long-held football exclusivity could be numbered. According to attorneys representing consumers in a class-action antitrust lawsuit over EA's exclusive hold of multiple football league licenses, the publisher has agreed to a proposed settlement that would commit it to going at least five years without NCAA Football exclusivity, as well as paying out a potential $27 million to wronged customers.
Under the terms of the settlement, EA will let its current agreement with the NCAA lapse in 2014, and will not renew it for at least five years. It also stipulates that the publisher won't sign an exclusive deal with the Arena Football League for at least five years.
As for the payouts, consumers who purchased an EA football title for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, or Xbox could be entitled to up to $6.79 per game, while those who purchased a current-generation football game from the publisher could get up to $1.95 per game.
The proposed settlement was filed with the court last week, but must be approved before it can be made final.
Originally filed in 2008, the class-action suit focused on EA's actions since 2004, when Take-Two Interactive's NFL 2K5 was released at a $20 price point and sold more than 2.9 million copies in the US. Take-Two's previous football game, ESPN NFL Football, sold fewer than 450,000 copies in the US. In response to the aggressive pricing of its competitor, EA dropped the price of Madden 2005 from $50 to $30.
Shortly afterward, EA signed exclusive deals with the NFL, NCAA, and AFL. With no competitor from Take-Two the following year, EA released Madden 2006 at a $50 price point.