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#1 methodtoll

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:23 PM

Didn't see this posted
http://m.ign.com/art...sports-contract

So no more draft classes or dynasty mode. Hopefully the NFL will defect from EA and both can join 2k sports... Wishful thinking though

#2 Panther17

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:40 PM

Actually so far it is just the NCAA name and logo will be missing.  The individual schools license out their own logo and name.  Will they continue without NCAA doing it? Don't know yet.



#3 iamcline

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:48 PM

Actually so far it is just the NCAA name and logo will be missing.  The individual schools license out their own logo and name.  Will they continue without NCAA doing it? Don't know yet.

 

Would be hard to imagine them continuing.

 

...and they shouldn't.  Perhaps now they can worry more about Madden.  NCAA just became too stale, that's why the sales sucked.



#4 Panther17

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:56 PM

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NEW YORK -- The NCAA said Wednesday it won't allow Electronic Arts Inc. to use its logo and name in video games while it fights a lawsuit that says the governing body owes billions of dollars to former players for allowing their likenesses to be used for free.

The NCAA said it won't enter into a new contract with EA Sports beyond the current one that expires June 2014. That means NCAA Football 2014 will be the last edition of the popular game. However, EA Sports still plans to produce a college football video game depicting powerhouse schools such as Alabama, Ohio State and Oregon.

"Member colleges and universities license their own trademarks and other intellectual property for the video game," the NCAA said in a statement. "They will have to independently decide whether to continue those business arrangements in the future."

The first non-NCAA affiliated EA Sports college football video game will be called "College Football 15," a source told ESPN.

The NCAA is in the midst of a long legal battle that started with a lawsuit filed by former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon.

The suit has expanded to include several former athletes who claim the NCAA and EA Sports have used their names and likenesses without compensation and demand the NCAA find a way to give players a cut of the billions of dollars earned from live broadcasts, memorabilia sales and video games.

"We are confident in our legal position regarding the use of our trademarks in video games," the NCAA said. "But given the current business climate and costs of litigation, we determined participating in this game is not in the best interests of the NCAA.

"The NCAA has never licensed the use of current student-athlete names, images or likenesses to EA. The NCAA has no involvement in licenses between EA and former student-athletes."

The plaintiffs in the case against the NCAA would not be able to use the elimination of the EA Sports partnership as admissible evidence of the NCAA's guilt in court.

 

 

 

So far it is still a go.



#5 Jase

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:05 PM

dammit, just as the charlotte 49ers were slated to join the game next year.



#6 Panther17

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:06 PM

Would be hard to imagine them continuing.

 

...and they shouldn't.  Perhaps now they can worry more about Madden.  NCAA just became too stale, that's why the sales sucked.

 

Ha.  EAsports using a little effort on Madden.  Lol.  Come on now.  They update the rosters.  What more do you want every year.  Geesh you guys are hard to please.  What do think this is?  2K sports? 



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:12 PM

They don't need the NCAA for the team's, stadiums and so forth. They have the license agreement with the Collegiate Licensing Company.

 

 

 

 



#8 Zaximus

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:26 AM

Yeah this isn't a really big deal.  Not having NCAA name and logo isn't going to stop people from buying it.  Even though they shouldn't buy it.... because it sucks and never changes.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:52 AM

NCAA is a lot better this year actually.  DB/WR interaction still needs to improve, and the commentary is stale as fug, but the game plays much better than it did two years ago and even last year.  Recruiting has also been retooled, and is pretty good imo.  Is it the best sports game in the world?  Absolutely not, Fifa 13, PES 13, and The Show have it beat by miles, but it doesn't suck by any means either.  It's a pretty solid game, and way more than a roster update from NCAA 13....




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