Xbox roster updates keeping College Football video gaming alive!

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  1. nickynooch

    nickynooch Well-Known Member
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    For my fellow gamer nerds, this is a really good ESPN article on the Xbox updates to the final NCAA Football game for current rosters. Basically it turns your copy of NCAA 14 to the current year.

    If you don't know already, the last version of NCAA Football was EA Sports NCAA Football 14. A darn awesome game. The bad news was they had to discontinue the series due to player likeness issues. The good news is, they have a feature to download current rosters.

    The fans that make them really work their tails off to make them accurate. I was unaware of how much work it takes them, and how seriously they take it.

    http://www.espn.com/college-footbal...aa-football-ea-sports-lives-five-years-demise

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    The article is really long, but some highlights:

    -Five years ago this week, NCAA Football hit the shelves for the final time. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson graced the cover of the game, which sold roughly 1.5 million copies.

    -Ed O'Bannon never thought he'd become a villain in the eyes of video game aficionados. (He essentially ended the series with his lawsuit for likeness issues).

    -Louis Burhans says it takes him on average 25 hours to finish editing a single team. Multiply that by the 30 teams he's in charge of and you're talking about 750 total hours.

    -Last season's Volunteers holder, Parker Henry, had downloaded the updated roster to his console. "It was hilarious," Pope said. Hilarious and apparently not all that unusual. Because players at Ole Miss and Florida said they had used the rosters as well.

    -UF QB Franks said "I was garbage," he said, laughing. "They had me rated so low I didn't want to play." "I need to get them numbers up."

    They need to make this game Xbox One backwards compatible. Not sure if they can though due to the lawsuit.
     
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    They could go the Digital Download route but that would be a new product, thus the players would be entitled to payment.
     
  3. nickynooch

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    That's what I was thinking as well. Xbox 360s are cheap anyway. I have like 3 myself. Totally worth firing up and playing as board legend, Cam Akers!
     
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    this game really needs to come back
     
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    Is FAU's coach 'Joey Freshwater'?
     
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    I still play it. With updated rosters of course!
     
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    It always impresses me how much effort and time people put into doing this stuff.

    I don’t know if you can still do it, but I remember the TeamBuilder option they had where you could build your own team online, from scratch, and input it into the game. When we lived in Ohio, they’d build teams w/ accurate rosters of all the local high schools in the area. With open enrollment, you’d see up to four or five schools represented on a street. Kids would come over, play, and have bragging rights until the next time they got together :)
     
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    Meanwhile I'm over here like
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    We have been doing this with Madden 08 on the PC for years...
     
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    Funny thing is, I’ve watched the YouTube videos that these gifs originate from. The video creator is a very sophisticated electric football fan who would create the players, bases, boards, etc. from scratch.

    In case you couldn’t tell, I’m a huge electric football fan. Still have a board with a few teams. Got back into it when I discovered my neighbor was also and still had his board, since he got into it as a kid because his dad played it as a kid, just like me and my dad. The kids would give us weird looks when they were playing their video games while we were going at it on the board!
     
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    I've probably mentioned it a bunch here, but the Tecmo Super Bowl updates are cool as well.

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    Damn, that's sweet!
     
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    Have any you tried to buy it recently? Anywhere from $40-80.
     
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    It has to be the only old EA Sports game worth more than $5.

    These updates are keeping it in high demand.
     
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    Find the piece of paper the lawsuit is printed on and burn it.
     
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    I'm several beers deep now so this sounds like a solid idea
     

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