OT: EA Teases a new NCAA game?



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I get that it's a joke, but if you think Clemson is what they are because of their lazy river, I can't help you

Removing features to get people to sign up for your service is something EA would would do.

well, duh. it's the giant slide, mini golf, and bowling alley.

Yep, they need to include that church too!

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

It's coming back baby

So so so excited for this!!! Been playing NCAA 14 since the day it came out in 2013.

I told myself I wasn't getting a PS5 until College Football games are a thing again, and I'm surprised it's this early in the console cycle.

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

Dammit... I didn't even consider that this might be a PS5 exclusive.

Yeah even if it isn't I'll probably upgrade. I'm really hoping they don't use Madden's game engine, but we'll see.

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

Given that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also comes with EA Play, I would be shocked if it didn't come to Xbox as well.

I agree. I meant next-gen exclusive, but thinking of my current situation (haven't had an xbox since 2014) I just said PS5.

I'm a little worried since Madden has really dropped in quality. I'm also not sure how they are going to do their CFUT. Still thrilled. Hoping they will make it on PC as well. The mods should be able to make up for any shortcomings.

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VA --> AL
I'd rather be golfing.

Even if this game sucks like Madden does, I'd rather be playing a college game with recruiting, dynasty mode, etc. than one with 32 teams.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

If it goes the rate Madden has been trending, some of those modes might be stripped out. I swear the Madden games from the mid-00s are better than what we get today. I would say it'd be awesome if 2k can get a shot at it, but 2k has taken a pretty big dump the last 3 to 4 years as well. The NBA games have basically become microtransaction fests while the core game is often broken for months in need of patches.

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that college sports is coming back to the virtual world. But I'm also cautious.

I may be just a super nerd but did anybody else enjoy the school aspect of one of the earlier NCAA football games?

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It's not just you, it's a popular opinion, and one that I agree with. I don't remember the specifics but it supposedly has something to do with the engine they build the game on top of now. EA makes their games conform to the same engine to make it so they can move developers around on different projects easily.

Edit: and also my understanding is because of licensing they effectively have a monopoly on the genre, so they have no motivation to fix it.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Jet Sweep

I am 100% on board with microtransactions as long as they are only used in recruiting and you can get caught and penalized in the game. Remember, if its in the game, it's in the game.

Lmaooo I just paid $100 to get NCAA '14 off ebay.


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What a savings

Between this and Horizon Forbidden West, I will have to buy a PS5 in the late summer/fall.

Right there with you. I can't wait for Forbidden West. Zero Dawn was so damn good.

What a savings

Zero Dawn was my PS Store $20 purchase that I thought I might give a try which turned into "Holy shit! This is the best game ever!"

Horizon was/is downright awesome.

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BSME 2009

I am not sure how they can top the first game as far as the story goes. There were gameplay mechanics that could be tweaked - but the story was fantastic.

Oh man, can't wait to start a dynasty and immediately fire Fuente.

: )

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dont be sad... that just means you have time to get your hands on a new Xbox or PS5 before release

Says for the next gen consoles. Knowing EA they won't leave out the older consoles. But no way I would buy a new platformer just for this.

EDIT: just read the post that said 2-3 years so nevermind

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

No NCAA game coincides with our football slump. We bak.

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." - K

in 2-3 years...

Trust the process

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." - K

That'd be right on schedule - That's years "3-4" for this staff right?

/s sooooo much /s

It's an unwritten law that it's my lunch pail. I've issued the challenge. If someone outworks me, they can get it.
Darryl Tapp

Honestly best case scenario, that's how long it's going to take.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Jet Sweep

I was thinking just the opposite. Shitty timing for NCAA to come back.

Removing features to get people to sign up for your service is something EA would would do.

My biggest concern is that they're gonna ruin it like Madden.

Tech Triumph.


Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it


The big question is which will be in stock first - a new NCAA Football game, a new RTX 3000 card, a PS5, or a new Xbox?

As someone currently dying trying to get a 3000 series card I'm sad to say I might have it before I get the card.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

I was finally able to get a series x after i broke down and got a twitter to follow wario64

Danny is always open

Let's Go




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So this is what the whole GameStonks thing was about. <nods fittingly>


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So the rumors I found online is 100+ teams, no names/likenesses. Also calling it College football instead of NCAA Football is interesting.

It will be interesting if they get the ncaa logos and school logos, but that should be easy through collegiate licensing company.

This sounds like a job for the people over at Operation Sports.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

It's no names/likenesses for now. By the time the game comes out (still at least 2 to 3 years away), all the legal stuff might be settled to where it'd be ok for that stuff to appear.

I mastered the 2013 roster, by stopping even power-running teams with the Dime Package.

On offense, I had LT3 look like Cam Newton. Often would start my first 3-4 drives in 5-Wide Sets. Once I achieved the target of a 3+ TD lead, then I'd go into power run schemes myself and kill the clock.

NCAA 2014 is still loads of fun.

VT '10--My avatar will flip, when things are right at VT again.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

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about 6 months ago I revamped my offensive play book. About 2 months I had a magical season where my players all lined up and scored 77ppg, 5 min quarters. I had two backs over 1500 yards 12ypc and 17 ypc with a QB with 4500 passing yards, 800+ yards rushing and a 325 QB rating. My first game I put up 70 in the first half.

My nickle defense had 8 shutouts. And allowed 10 points once.

This season i'm lucky to get 50ppg, my RB maybe will get 1200 yards, my QB is closer to 200 qb rating. Its a bit tough since I've lost almost every starter every year to the draft. Most positions arent get red-shirted because of my yearly attrition. But for one magical year everything lined up.

What playbooks do people use on offense? Personally I love the dime package and use it the most as 14 has loads of pass heavy up tempo teams where you need to have alot of speed on the field. Offensively I'm all over the place and have never found a playbook I truly love. I've done the run and shoot, run heavy, virginia tech, memphis playbook all depending on the scheme I want and the players available.
I pulled in the top player from the last cycle whos a power running back with elite speed out the gate so I'm leaning less on passing this season than most as I have a bad habit of chucking picks.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

I run oregons playbook with a few added pass plays that are my go to's. So I run a lot of read option and triple option. I throw out of the 4 WR mostly and 3 WR if I want to run TE seam route which is money against cover 2. I've found pass plays that work no matter how good my WRs are. My online dynasty with my buddies, I moved to Northwestern and now have a lot better running attack so I'm more balanced now.

Can't spell DBU without Bud

I use spread unless I'm trying to shake things up a game or two. I can regularly lead the nation in scoring and rushing or passing, it just depends on what I'm working on. I did have a 6-5 RB not too long ago that finished with 2000 rushing and 1200 receiving yards, so that was interesting.

On defense, I created a custom playbook called "Foster's Whip" where I use a base nickel formation with the interior DB shaded towards the field side DE. Ostensibly, it's a 4-3 Over, but I wanted it to specifically be a DB, not LB in that over position.

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Defense is easy, Nickle is what I play most of the games with. Then i use 4-3 over, and 4-3 under to stop the triple option. I'd say 90% of the time 4-3 over works, but if it doesn't then switch to under. Finally I have 4-2-5 for when I can't stop spread teams from power runs up the middle when in nickle.

For offense I started with VT and complete customized it. You can't get all the plays or formations with every playbooks so I've stuck with VTs as the base, but you wouldn't recognize it. My main philosophy is that I want to run plays I like from as many formations as possible. So I have a number of the same plays with different personal. I run a lot of counters, read option, and WR sweeps. Passing is down the field shots and screens. Lots of play action to get players open. I have on read option out of the shotgun that is a triple option where the WR is the last option and can really gain some good yards. I can also sub in the 2nd rb really easily so he gets that carry. Against cover 2 I run a lot if go routes so I can get my recievers the ball at the sidelines between the corner and safety. I run a lot of motion and play action too.

The key to my offense is the players. I have very specific needs for potions.
QB needs to be 90+ speed and 96+ throwing power.
RB needs speed, accel, and agility.
WR2 needs speed and height. 6'4" / 98+ speed is ideal
FB needs to catch and block
TE, 85+ Speed, catch in traffic needs to be high, jump would be good too.
Flex (for the rb/wr3 spot talked about above) Getting an athlete that can be a rb or wr is ideal. I throw a lot of passes to that position if the defense doesn't give me what I want initially. Having an RB that can catch like a WR is huge, have a WR that can shed tackles like an RB is huge. I get 3-4 huge plays with 1on1 coverage where the FS is late and that guy breaks a tackle and runs 60 yards.

And the Basketball media team scores again, showing their football counterparts how easy it should have been for them...layup drill.

Article here

Notre Dame opting out of new game until player compensation laws are settled.

Luckily, this probably won't matter, and if anything will help move the NIL conversation forward. The game won't be out for at least two years, and there are multiple states with legislation upcoming that permits NIL compensation for athletes. Just a matter of time for the NCAA/Federal legislation, and athletes being able to be in the games.

I'm fine with beating Noter Dane from north bend Indiana and their Safety Jesus overlooking the stadium.