... and why videogame football sucks these days
NFL Extending Exclusive License with EA Sports By One More Year:
"Another year of an exclusive NFL license is significant for EA. The companyâ??s first deal in 2005 gave the publisher sole rights to league and player marks and intellectual property, eliminating vibrant competition from 2K Sportsâ?? â??NFL 2Kâ?? series. That ushered in a wave of full- and semi-exclusive deals in sports video game licensing. "
I really like NFL football and it sucks to think there may be a lockout this season. That said, I'm also a huge sports video game player. Lately I've been playing the hell out of NBA 2k11 - and I'm not really a big NBA or basketball fan. The game is just sick. This company really should make an NFL game but can't, because of the exclusive license deal.
The last few years I've tried the Madden games and they are just real shoddy products. Compared to other genres, there is no competition and therefore EA doesn't have to try hard to make a great game. I gave my brother back his copy when I beat the computer 70 somthing to 14 on all pro. I wish there was another alternative.