2010/12/19: Xbox: NFL 2K3, ESPN NFL Football 2K4, ESPN NFL 2K5

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2010/12/19: Xbox: NFL 2K3, ESPN NFL Football 2K4, ESPN NFL 2K5

Postby steer » December 21st, 2010, 8:53 am

[QUOTE=The Video Game Critic]EA's deal with the NFL currently extends through the 2012 season.  Hopefully after that the NFL will get smart and stop being EA's whore.  As a gamer and a die-hard fan, I consider this deal a travesty.

I think one of the main reasons this hasn't been the subject of a congressional anti-trust action is because video games have long been considered so inconsequential.  However, in recent years the industry has grown as big as any other form of entertainment, so hopefully someone will begin to take notice.

And maybe the NFL will finally come to their senses as well.

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Well I do not think it is illegal to have an exclusive contract for your own brand. Game companies can still make football games.

Also, I would say EA is the NFL's whore, I mean, the NFL has no risk and gets a HUGE royalty from EA. I doubt they will change (who knows) cause I think they make more money this way.

I feel your pain, even though I do not like realistic sports game sin general, and Madden/Etc in particular.

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2010/12/19: Xbox: NFL 2K3, ESPN NFL Football 2K4, ESPN NFL 2K5

Postby gilly » December 23rd, 2010, 8:13 pm

I truly hope the exclusivity deal is not reinstated between the NFL and EA so we can get another 2K football game.
On the other hand, I really wish there was another EA MVP baseball game. EA had the greatest baseball game I ever played in MVP 2005 (2nd only to WS98 for the Saturn) and I always liked 2K's football better.



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2010/12/19: Xbox: NFL 2K3, ESPN NFL Football 2K4, ESPN NFL 2K5

Postby a1 » December 23rd, 2010, 11:30 pm

My brother and I still play ESPN NFL 2k5. I've tried the new Maddens and they're fun, but until one is more fun then NFL 2k5 I have no reason to get one.

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2010/12/19: Xbox: NFL 2K3, ESPN NFL Football 2K4, ESPN NFL 2K5

Postby Wallyworld1 » December 24th, 2010, 3:50 am

From what I have read it was the nfl that went to EA about the exclusive deal not the other way around. I read that from an EA source so take it for what its worth.

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Re: 2010/12/19: Xbox: NFL 2K3, ESPN NFL Football 2K4, ESPN NFL 2K5

Postby ASalvaro » September 20th, 2023, 5:14 pm

dug out ESPN NFL 2K5 again last night and this is STILL by far the best football game ever made..it has everything a football fan could want..the highlight show at half and at the end is amazing

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Re: 2010/12/19: Xbox: NFL 2K3, ESPN NFL Football 2K4, ESPN NFL 2K5

Postby jon » September 20th, 2023, 10:38 pm

ASalvaro wrote:dug out ESPN NFL 2K5 again last night and this is STILL by far the best football game ever made..it has everything a football fan could want..the highlight show at half and at the end is amazing


It's an amazing game. I feel like I missed out on those cool highlight shows because the PS2 didn't have that. It's actually the same thing with College Hoops 2k8 where the Xbox 360 version has highlights but the PS3 doesn't. It makes sense that Microsoft's consoles can do highlights but Sony's can't. Microsoft was making computer games back in the day and started out that way. Sony had no experience with computer games, or video games in general when they hit the market. For some reason I think that extra data had something to do with them having experience with computers to make a more computer like console. I mean games like Halo leaned on the computer side of things. I don't understand why the PS3 also couldn't do highlights. Yikes. Microsoft was making games as far back as the early 90's. It's definitely a reminder that (besides DVD capabilities) the Xbox and Xbox 360 were probably better consoles.

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Re: 2010/12/19: Xbox: NFL 2K3, ESPN NFL Football 2K4, ESPN NFL 2K5

Postby Miles Prower » February 29th, 2024, 3:18 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:EA's deal with the NFL currently extends through the 2012 season.  Hopefully after that the NFL will get smart and stop being EA's whore.

12 years later and we're still waiting. Now I hear EA is going to start making college football games again. Great. I can see it now: EA Sports College Football 25 Ultimate Team Pack Dynasty Edition now only $99.99. It really is a sad time to be a sports fan and gamer.

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Re: 2010/12/19: Xbox: NFL 2K3, ESPN NFL Football 2K4, ESPN NFL 2K5

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 29th, 2024, 7:41 pm

Miles,
I take in your $99 remark was a joke, but I think it could be a sobering reality. The licensing fees for this game are going to be through the roof, with all the schools and players wanting a cut.

On top of that, EA has a track record for abusing its exclusivity agreements, and they will likely be the only game it town.

You're right - this could be really bad for gamers. It'll probably be a re-skinned Madden designed to milk every last dime out of college football fans.

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Re: 2010/12/19: Xbox: NFL 2K3, ESPN NFL Football 2K4, ESPN NFL 2K5

Postby jon » February 29th, 2024, 11:19 pm

The new college football game is coming out this summer. It's getting a ton of publicity and is shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated games of all time. I have a feeling it's going to be good. They always like to entice you and I think of it like the first movie in a series. The first one's always good. Definitely looking forward to seeing how it goes. I'm as interested for this as if there was a way to play Kraut Buster without me going broke.


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