Why hasn't anyone made a college basketball video game? I dream of a burke-robinson III alley oop.
OT: EA worst company in america; 2nd year in a row; achievement GOLDEN POO
They had one back in the day (about 1993 for Super Nintendo)
Both 2K and EA had college basketball games...
Miss those days.
FInd a dirt cheap used copy of NCAA Hoops 2k7.
Download the updated rosters that are available on the web.
I have 2k8 and have updated rosters. Switching from NBA 2k13 to this is rough but it is still entertaining. I do recommend it.
2K8 is like $40+ and is hard to find. That should indicate demand for a college hoops game to EA
I don't think the overall demand is too high nationally yearly. I think it's probably too costly to do yearly, it'd be cool if they could develope them in a every 2 years model, that would make it worth it to them and keep the game coming out.
You can pin that one on EA. They bought out their competitors (who made better games) and were producing the only college basketball game. It was pure, unadulterated shit, though, and no one bought it. So they stopped.
Sports games could be light years ahead of what they are if they gave a shit. Look at how good FIFA and NHL can be. Why not football?
It was terrible. The EA NCAA baketball games were completely inferior to NBA Live.
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Death to EA. Always.
They published The Sims, so they'll always have a special place in my heart for that.
ya, I was looking for EA to upset Carnival and the poop cruise. That ending to mass effect 3 was awful among other issues
I am (err....was) a HUGE BioWare fan but the quality of their games has gone downhill so quickly since being purchased by EA that I haven't even purchased Mass Effect 3 and I really enjoyed the Mass Effect series.
I am now looking forward to seeing if Obsidian Entertainment or InXile can assume the mantle of best RPG developer in the business.
You realize EA was the publisher for the entire series, not just the third game.......
The original Mass Effect (read: the best one) was developed by BioWare and published by Microsoft Game Studios which was why it wasn't originally available on the PS3.
I'll just leave this here:
Wow, is that real?
If that's the condescending attitude that the company has towards consumers, it's no wonder that their former CEO is now looking for another job. That smug, asshole-ish attitude is reflected in every one of their games nowadays.
I'd be stunned if it is, but I still find it hilarious.
EDIT: It is NOT real. This would be the real response: http://www.ea.com/news/we-can-do-better
The real response is far whinier. The fake one sounds like they are trying to make an actual point about people hating them instead of just bitching and making excuses.
Really? That's what you took from that after reading their response? No wonder stuff like that happens and nobody bats an eye.
It's just an internet poll that is being taken too seriously.
There's a big flaw with the argument. By definition, a games company can never have as much negative impact as a major oil company, because they deal in intangible products that aren't essential to the economy or hazardous to the environment. They have to be judged by what they do within their industry.
Nobody at EA should be making the argument that a bad game is less detrimental than an oil spill or a home foreclosure. EA isn't in those businesses. They are in the business of making games, and they have sucked at it for at least a few years. A gut reaction shouldn't be a defensive response like that. It should be some soul searching about why there is so much hostility towards them.
(I haven't seen confirmation that it's real yet though).
I also see this as part of a larger pattern going on in the gaming media and in the industry to plug their ears and marginalize critics.
I think we can all agree that Mass Effect 3's ending was the worst thing ever...
I felt that way until always on-line single player DRM like Diablo III or Sim City. That is such a shitty trend. Worse than rip-off DLC if you ask me.
I will not agree with that. Loved Mass Effect 3. Not sure why the always online thing is a big deal to so many now that the internet is so prevalent. How often aren't you connected these days?
What if I don't have reliable internet connection? What if I just want to play the game offline, without EA tracking everything I do, or IT'S A DAMN SINGLE PLAYER GAME (cough SimCity cough). What if I want to play a game while traveling, or where there isn't a wired internet connection available (buy this wireless adaptor for $90!)
This DRM fad will no doubt transfer and spread like a virus to other types of games and platforms. XBox 720 requiring constant internet connection? No thanks. There's no reason. This opens up Pandora's box, like the rumor that the XBox 720 won't have physical copies of the games, just digital. I want a disc for the game, damn it. This way companies can't pull an EA on me and shut down the servers of a game I love and paid for a few years ago, and/or force me to use a patch that breaks the game/makes it worse.
There are so many things wrong with the DRM and the attitude behind it.
My parents, along with the nieghbors just had to pay Charter big $$ to finally have cable internet installed down a main paved black top road, 3 miles outside of a city that has 20 some thousand people in it.
The US is the worst industrialized nation for broadband access so, always on is kind of a big deal.
To be fair, Dragon Age 2 did feel rushed.
...everyone knows they have the ability to create a game that everyone wants, yet they don't do it because they have no competitor.
Every year people request specific features or wonder why simple issues haven't been fixed. But EA answers to no one and that's why the product "fails."
I just wish every 2-3 years they give an honest product that gives the consumer everything they want. They never do.
You should've seen the mess that is FIFA for the PS Vita
The versions were released a few months apart, and the only difference was updated rosters. Charged full price for it too.
i do enjoy the first 2 dead space games. i haven't gotten around to playing dead space 3. EA is a hit or miss company for me
I actually broke out the Tecmo Bowl about a month ago as I was cleaning out my basement. I didn't get much accomplished cuz I was playing with the 49ers. What a simple game and I loved it.
DAE think that EA is literally Hitler?
nothing will ever beat the N64 and its bounty of amazing games
Other than FIFA 13, and Battlefield 3, EA provides some pretty bad games. NCAA is okay.
FIFA 13 may be the best game out right now. Barnsley career mode is addicting. Players keep demanding trades though. You're at a 4 star EPL program.
If you don't have FIFA 13 you should definitely get it. FIFA games have consistently been some of the best EA Sports puts out.
Aside from the Mass Effect series (seriously worst ending ever) EA is pure garbage, this might be the best game they've had in the last 10 years.
As much fun as it is to bag on EA (and they do put out a TON of crap), this statement is a little ridiculous to me. In the last ten years:
Mass Effect series (which you mentioned. The ending doesn't ruin the other 2+90% of the rest of the series).
Army of Two series- Not a great series by any stretch, but still good, silly, fun games. Actually got my wife to play CO-OP with me, so I'll always enjoy them.
Battlefield series- Not all the games obviously, still a popular series.
Crysis series- pretty games if nothing else.
Dead Space series
FIFA series- Excellent footie series. Some people prefer Winning 11, but still very good games.
MVP Baseball 2005- the best baseball game ever made.
NHL series- by far the best hockey game on the market the last few years.
Star Wars the Old Republic
Team Fortress 2
Now I realize EA is just the publisher for alot of these games and not the developer, and I'm no EA apologist but still, those are some pretty good games just in the last 10 years.
I was really excited to buy Madden 2012. I went to my cousin's house right after. He eneded up playing it first and signing it up for online on his PS3. Neither one of us knew that in order for me to play it online on my PS3 I had to pay $10 more dollars. Fuck them.
After the NCAA cover vote, I wouldn't be shocked to find out theres a message board post, on a Texas A&M blog, explaining how to vote multiple times in this poll.
I worked for B of A and they are the worst fucking bank of all time! I don't understand how they were not #1
Bank of America should win every year.
really stiff competition with Wal-mart and Facebook in the mix. I don't know how the Consumerist folks do the scoring, but I would imagine some of the match-ups were quite close.
I'd rather have the neighbor's dog crap on it, I'd rather have the moles making tunnels under it, I'd rather have the weeds grow in it, than have you gamers on it!
Gamers---Get off my lawn!
I won't be outside to be on your lawn. Hehe
Cool comment, bro.
The Battlefield series is pretty awsome. I had a minor freak-out when EA bought DICE but at the time, they commited to be hands-off with DICE Sweeden anyway. They have for the most part and BF3 was an awsome game.
BF3 was below average compared to all the old PC BF games.. mainly was ruined because they made it for console and stopped caring about updating and fixing everything that is still wrong with BF3.. now they are just rushing to make a new version every single year like that joke cod
BF3 is just as fun as the old PC BF games, in fact BF3 is very similar to BF BC2, except you have 64 players.
That being said, are the older games going to be better...of course, but that doesn't mean BF3 is a bad game. It's a good game.
BF4 is coming soon and looks to be amazing. The fact of the matter is that the BF franchise outshines all other MP FPS titles out there. The only other competitor is COD and we all know about that run-and-quick scope snipe game. So say what you will about noobs and admins but the alternatives are sh-t.
If you're having server issues queue up in one of the U-Rock gaming servers on PC. You'll find some serious BF3ers there and some good admins. Plus, you can try to take rivaLxfactor's tags and win some free stuff!
Wow, I know of U-Rock. I don't know if they have any end-game servers though. I play on [UN] and Deranged Gamers now, but I do have several URock servers favorited for rush. Maybe we should play sometime.
Origin is same as Mgoblog name - ixcuincle.
BF3 was an awesome game;
--except I couldnt play online with my friends (took weeks before you could get into a game the 1st time with your party)
--except that I couldnt even play online during the beta (servers too full)
--except that I couldnt even play online during the actual relase for a week (servers too full)
--except that now that Noob's and 9 year olds can rent servers, and boot you for no damn reason because "you cheated/modded" no kid, you just suck.
But yeah besides those reasons I guess it was good. I mean we get to fly choppers n jets.
Are you playing on PC or 360? If you're playing on PC, just hit up any 64 player CTF server for End Game and you won't get booted unless you hack.
I hear a lot of criticism about people getting booted, but the only thing that boots me is faulty code. "Lost connection to EA Online." And that doesn't happen that often.
Can someone explain why you all hate the Mass Effect 3 ending? Is it because you have to play online to get the best one, or is it because of what happens at the literal end? I thought it was okay.
I think their issues with SimCity this year pushed them over the top. They had all kinds of preorders and their servers were down for like the entire first week. People were pissed.