There's always a race to publish the first complete, accurately named roster for NCAA Football 12, and this year it was available on the day of release. However, that doesn't usually address depth chart placement, equipment details, or for some players, position changes and attribute re-ratings.
At more than 6,000 names, all of which must be manually entered, custom rosters for NCAA Football is annually one of the biggest community projects in sports gaming. Accurately named files were available yesterday—the day of release—for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.
Earlier this month, EA Sports made it official that anyone expecting updated rosters on NBA Jam was SOL. That's for the console versions. The game's iOS version just got a roster tweak today, in time for the soon-to-begin playoffs.
PS3 gamers with NCAA Football 11 only had to wait one day after release for the first custom, fully-named roster to become available. Xbox 360 rosters are still being written, and we're told they'll be available shortly.
The mad geniuses at Operation Sports have put out a custom roster file that comprehensively updates one area that MLB 10: The Show cannot, according to its contract: Real minor league players.
A week ago EA Sports removed Kurt Warner and other NFL players who retired at the end of the season from the final Madden roster update. Pressure from the game's community and a sports gaming website has restored them.
If you're tired of playing PG#11 for Kentucky or C#45 for Kansas in NCAA Basketball 10, Operation Sports has put together a full named roster file for the Xbox 360 version that's free and available for download right now.
July is the most anxious month for the independent roster editors devoted to Electronic Arts' NCAA Football franchise. No matter what the game adds each year, promising an ever richer pageant of college football, it falls to these writers to add in the basic identities of the game's performers, because NCAA amateurism…