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Black College Football

To some, "Black College Football" might come off as a racist title for a football videogame. However, the game is based in history – there are 103 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and many of them know how to play ball. In fact, black college football gives many Black Americans a huge sense of pride and community. Many NFL stars today, including famed wide receiver Jerry Rice and Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams, consider themselves graduates of this esteemed culture.

So with Black College Football, Publisher Aspyr hopes to recreate the beloved cultural sensation in virtual form. Unique to this football game is that it uses the Unreal 3 engine, the graphics engine that was most famously utilized in shooters Gears of War and Unreal Tournament III.

However, even though the title of the game has the word "football" in it, another big aspect of the culture is its competitive drumming (think of the movie Drum Line). To represent this interesting facet of the sport, Black College Football will support drum peripherals and feature drumming mini-games.

To further promote the game and the sport, Aspyr has teamed up with Interscope Records and various celebrities such as The Game, Common and others. Fans across the country will be able to see what all the fuss is about when Black College Football ships in Q2 of 2009.

Apr 1, 2009

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7 comments

  • passthecourvoisier - April 2, 2009 11:57 p.m.

    i thought this was a joke, but there are screen shots from early march
  • Awesomeitude1523 - April 2, 2009 10:06 a.m.

    FINALLY! I'VE been waiting for this game to come out for ever!
  • machellx - April 2, 2009 6:17 a.m.

    i thought this was part of April fools maybe the sequel will be white college football
  • sixboxes - April 2, 2009 2:34 a.m.

    That doesn't surprise me. I was on our university swimming & diving team, and we competed against Howard, which must've been an HBCU. Serious Serious pride in their college, which is equal parts cool and scary.
  • BrandonL337 - April 2, 2009 9:49 a.m.

    April Fools! come on guys the drum game gives it away
  • iluvmyDS - April 2, 2009 1:06 a.m.

    At least now maybe people will stop caring about the Resi 5 crap.
  • KillDrone - April 2, 2009 12:58 a.m.

    Haha! Can't wait! ;-P

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