Real college football players' names are not supposed to appear in video games if they're still in school at the time they are published. But Tim Tebow's name slipped into NCAA Football 10, which came out during the Heisman Trophy winner's senior year at Florida.
Sometimes I wonder if, in the future, a sports commissioner raised among our generation will fire up NBA 2K37 at the end of a terrible week, and let his cares melt away in a league where nothing bad ever happens.
A lawsuit filed against the NCAA's licensing authority by Ed O'Bannon (pictured), the former member of UCLA's 1995 national championship team, will be allowed to go forward, but it's already had its effect on college sports simulations.
Two weeks ago, startled by hearing my tiny high school's unique nickname announced in NCAA Football 10, I vowed to track down those who put us in the game.
At my high school - among the smallest in North Carolina - we aren't known as the "Rams" or the "Cardinals." We're "The Buckin' Elks." And Brad Nessler says that name - all of it - in NCAA Football 10.
Do you want a college football playoff? Do you love the tradition of a New Year's Day packed with A-list bowls? You can have both, as shown by Stick Jockey's video game simulation of a 16-team tournament - and 27 bowls.
An EA Sports survey asks respondents which feature, from a list of 13, would most likely drive their purchase of NCAA 11. Possibilities include an "athletics director" mode, and broadcast presentation similar to what was done in NCAA Basketball 10.
With at least one potential game of the year exclusively nesting on the Playstation 3 and a price drop under its belt, the PS3 has had a pretty darn good year.
New Halo, new downloadables for Mass Effect, Fallout 3, and Grand Theft Auto, new Forza. It was a pretty good year for Xbox 360 owners.
With true-to-life fidelity, my most recent season simulation in NCAA Football 10 found Boise State losing a trap game late in the season and, as the token BCS Buster from a minor conference, paying for it dearly in the polls.
EA Sports appeals to your school pride and sportsmanship with this year's version of NCAA Football, encouraging you to play the game right and giving you the tools to make its complex tasks more simple.
NCAA Football enthusiasts are already rejoicing- promotional materials tout a "teambuilder" feature in NCAA 10 that signals the return of "Create-a-School," which has yet to appear on any next-gen versions.