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So its FIFA 17 with updated rosters?
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FIFA Street mode, nice.

This is not so nice though:


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EA Has To Get Rights To "Each And Every Individual Athlete" For NCAA Return, Says Lawyer

In case you haven't heard, the NCAA is on its way to letting players make money off of their own likenesses, something the organization has been against since the NCAA first started being a thing. The rule against paying athletes combined with a lawsuit against the NCAA in 2014 (which claimed that NCAA games illegally profited off of students' identities) has kept EA from making any NCAA games since NCAA Football 2014.

Now that athletes can be paid, EA can start making NCAA games again, right? Well, yes, but... there's a whole lot of athletes that they need to pay and there's no single organization that can grant EA the rights to all of them.

"If Electronic Arts decides to bring back a college sports video game, it will hit a roadblock, because it has to get permission from each and every individual athlete, since there is no larger union/organization to negotiate with," said Video Game Lawyer Stephen McArthur in a statement.

The NBA, NFL, MLB, and all other professional sports organizations have players' unions that video game companies can make deals with. These deals give them the ability to have every single athlete as part of the game. No such organization exists for NCAA players. Unless that changes, that means that EA would have to work out deals with every single athlete individually. Since there are around 30,000 athletes in Division I NCAA football alone, that seems like a tall order.

To give an example that long-time video game players might be familiar with, old NBA games did not feature Michael Jordan because he chose not to take part in the National Basketball Players Association's licensing agreement. NBA games had the rights to all the other players, but not Michael Jordan -- the only games that did feature Jordan, such as NBA Street and Space Jam, had to make deals directly with him.

For the NCAA, EA would have to do that for literally everyone. That's not the only issue. McArthur says that EA would need to get University logo rights, conference logo rights, music rights, and more.

"There are so many different rights owners involved in making collegiate athletics video games," McArthur said. "An organization will need to spring into effect to aggregate the negotiating for the rights of each player so that video games don't need to independently negotiate the rights of hundreds or even thousands of separate players."

It's likely that a union will eventually sprout up to handle these issues. Until that happens, dreams of an NCAA game will most likely be delayed.

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Madden is coming to Steam for the first time.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1239 ... en_NFL_21/

EA UFC 4: Boxers Fury and Joshua will reportedly appear in new game

Plus EA opens closed beta sign-ups

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EA Sports UFC 4 will reportedly feature boxers Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

That’s according to sports journalist Brian Mazique, who revealed in a Fight Guys video that, according to his sources, the pair have agreed a deal to appear as playable characters in the unannounced fighting sequel.

EA has previously included boxers in the UFC game series, including former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

UFC 4 has not yet been officially announced, although a logo for the game was discovered on PlayStation’s servers this month.

Overnight EA invited community players to join a PS4 and Xbox One closed beta test for “the next UFC game”. Signs ups are available on the company’s website, and in a message to fans it said the test would begin soon.

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According to Mazique, UFC 4 will feature a career mode that “isn’t drastically changed” from the previous game and instead focuses on creating and levelling up a custom fighter.

UFC 4 will release for both current and next-gen consoles, according to the journalist’s sources.

It’s likely that the game will be announced during EA’s Play Live digital showcase, which is due to take place this Thursday, June 18.

EA released the first Star Wars Squadrons trailer on Monday, ahead of a gameplay reveal at EA Play. The publisher is also expected to show a new co-operative game from A Way Out developer Hazelight Studios.

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Post by pixel » Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:33 am

I'd be down with more SSX games, I've been playing Tricky on my PS2

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Or maybe we will finally get a modern version of Skitchin’!

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Sensible Soccer’s spiritual successor is coming to Switch, PS5, Xbox and more

Apple Arcade’s Sociable Soccer confirmed for April 2022

Sociable Soccer, the arcade-style football game developed by Sensible Soccer creator Jon Hare, is finally heading to the PC and consoles, thanks to a publishing deal with indie specialist Kiss.

Currently available only via Apple Arcade, Sociable Soccer will be brought to a wide range of platforms thanks to a deal between Hare’s developer Tower Studios and Kiss Publishing, the pair told VGC.

Kiss co-founder and CEO Darryl Still said: “Our target date is April 17 2022, for Easter next year. The PC version is the lead, but all the console versions will be coming at the same time: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Switch.” Hare confirmed that the initial PC/console version of the game will be branded as Sociable Soccer ‘22.

Sociable Soccer is a game very much in the vein of 90s classic Sensible Soccer, designed to align the latter’s simple, fast-paced gameplay with modern gaming technology and tastes. It has gone through a long and sometimes bumpy development process.

Hare first started working on Sociable Soccer in 2008: “We’d done the Sensible Soccer update in 2006, so I had some ideas about a football game, and I wanted to base it around the concept that, as football supporters, we all actually know which clan we gravitate to in the football world,” he explained.

In 2015, he connected with Helsinki-based Combo Breaker which has since held the Sociable Soccer development reins, and embarked on an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign.

“We decided on a price of £300,000. Which in retrospect was much too low, but actually much too high for Kickstarter. We realised after a week that we simply weren’t going to reach the target. So, we just pulled the Kickstarter, but decided to keep on developing.”

A deal with US publisher Rogue saw Sociable Soccer debut on Apple Arcade in November 2019, since followed by two new iterations named Sociable Soccer 2020 and ‘21. Hare is happy with how the game has performed on Apple Arcade, but excited by the prospect of it coming to the PC and consoles.

He says: “At the end of May, after patiently looking for the right partner, we managed to strike a deal with Kiss Publishing. Now we’re able to activate all that PC/console stuff that we couldn’t do on mobile. Obviously graphically, we can push things further, and also there is a whole bunch of features we want to put into the game, which we can now launch with on the PC/console side. So, it’s an exciting time. “

Apart from looking notably better than the Apple Arcade version screenshots accompanying this article, if all goes to plan, the PC and console versions of Sociable Soccer 22 will, according to Hare, be: “The full vision of everything we want to do.”

He said: “We’re in the rolling feast of the development world these days, so there are features that we’ll get in for the version in April, and then there will be more features as we go along, rolling out every six months or so.”

Hare says those features will include an upgraded animation engine, along with improvements to game mechanics, ball mechanics and the camera: “Effectively, we’re almost branching development into the next generation of engine.”

He also details intended tweaks to the clan-clash system, which unlocks when you reach level 10 in the game and lets you represent your chosen clan-team against other players, and trails the addition of a clever Legends system which will allow Sociable Soccer 21 players to collect legendary players from their chosen clubs and the wider football world.

“We’ve now put the final piece in the jigsaw, which is the PC/console to go with the mobile publishing that we had.” Come April 17, 2022, Sensible Soccer fans will finally be able to experience Jon Hare’s vision of a modern version of that much-loved, pioneering game.

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