Only two days before the NFL Draft, we watched EA Sports producers take to the stage and demo a pre-alpha build of NCAA Football 09. The presentation began with a bullet-point list of goals for the team at EA Tiburon that included the requisite “college atmosphere” and “wide-open gameplay.” Then they gave college football fans everywhere – those with an Internet connection, anyway – what they’ve
With the recent shake-up of NCAA conferences, we can hopefully expect similar changes in EA’s newest NCAA football game. EA Sports conducted five community events this past winter in an effort to make a more user-pleasing experience, and some of their changes are pretty impressive...
We sat down and
played NCAA 13, getting a behind-the-scenes tour of college football’s annual
As the winter's snow begins to melt, so too does the patience of college basketball fans around the country as they await the annual Big Dance - what's formally known as the NCAA Tournament.
And as exciting as this time of year is for videogame hoopsters as they await the release of the next amateur roundball simulation, this year brings with it an extra level of Dick Vitale-esque enthusiasm, as after skipping out on an Xbox 360 release last season, March Madness finally makes its next-gen
Oct 25, 2007
Durant or Oden? Durant or Oden?
You couldn't escape from the debate this summer of college basketball's two best players. But we're not talking about the NBA Draft here. We're talking about the cover of NCAA March Madness 08. For a game that claims to revolutionize gameplay in the post, it's a mystery why EA chose wunderkind Kevin Durant to front its game when Oden was among the most dominant post players in college hoops last season. But that's what college basketball is all
Oct 19, 2007
Durant or Oden? Durant or Oden?
You couldn't escape from the debate this summer of college basketball's two best players. But we're not talking about the NBA Draft here. We're talking about the cover of NCAA March Madness 08. For a game that claims to revolutionize gameplay in the post, it's a mystery why EA chose wunderkind Kevin Durant to front its game when Oden was among the most dominate post player in college hoops last season. But that's what college basketball is all
When we popped Need For Speed: Carbon into our Xbox 360, we were looking forward to some white knuckle excitement in the underworld of illegal street racing. Sadly, we found a somewhat stripped down version of the previous Need For Speed: Most Wanted with a couple of gimmicky additions slapped
Monday 17 July 2006
Earlier today we brought you the latest on Need for Speed Carbon's new features, but now we can give you the lowdown on how it plays after a session behind the wheel with EA's mod-happy racer on Xbox 360.
First, the bad news. Though Carbon's array of autos looks fantastically smooth in 360's mega-sharp hi-def, the rest of Need for Speed's world hasn't been given the same quality finish. The city track we raced was an uninspired experience, with lazy turns and a dull-looking
At EA's recent Studio Showcase 06, we got a glimpse of the future of one of the most popular racing franchises in gaming history (next to Gran Turismo, of course). The tricked-out racing rides of Need For Speed are back and even more customizable than ever - with hyper-tense, high stakes tracks to match.
To start, EA has added a new feature called Auto Sculpt that blows the doors off of the term "vehicle customization." Instead of simply strapping on pre-formed after-market parts to your sleek
Oct 22, 2007
Mirroring Formula Ones Ferrari-McLaren alledge-a-thon, this year EA Black Box have clearly helped themselves to an eyeful of the blueprints belonging to traditionally serious racers such as Forza. For starters, were off the streets and into the pit lanes of numerous real-world race tracks. According to the games producer, this reflects where the street racing culture is heading.
Apparently bored with having to endure fifteen-minute police chases every time they want an innocent