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EA Sports PS3 NCAA Football Challenge Campus Tour Arrives

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271w ago - Today EA Sports' Lifestyle Marketing Manager Roy Stigall III has announced that an NCAA Football Challenge Tour event will be coming to several area campuses starting today.

To quote: I am thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with PlayStation to bring you the EA SPORTS NCAA Football Challenge Tour presented by Best Buy.

This nation-wide competition will give ultimate gamers like you the opportunity to win a trip to the Rose Bowl and go head-to-head for a chance to score a $10k grand prize and take home your very own custom PS3!

So how does it work? Each Friday starting October 9th (that's today!) at UCLA, gamers of all types, from hard-core to casual, will be invited to come down and test their NCAA Football 10 skills to compete for cool prizes and perhaps more importantly, bragging rights for their favorite schools. If your field skills outmatch and outscore the competition then you'll receive a custom PSP and trip to the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2010 to compete in the finals!

As an added bonus, participants at each stop will also have a chance to check out the redesigned PlayStation Patrol Truck. The fully loaded semi will be exclusively featuring EA SPORTS NCAA Football 10 on state-of-the art PlayStation 3 systems, so bring your friends and prepare to channel...
 

Backyard Football '10 Hits XBox 360, Wii and PS2 in October

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276w ago - Today Atari announced Backyard Football '10 for the Xbox 360, PS2 and Wii... stating that it will ship in October, 2009

Backyard Football '10, featuring NFL players as kids, combines realistic NFL plays and strategies with wild arcade style power moves and comical scenarios so gamers of all ages can learn the fundamentals of football while having fun.

Multiple levels make it easy enough for beginners, yet challenging enough for even die-hard football fans.

To quote: "Featuring NFL players as kids gives youth gamers a unique and friendly environment to interact with their favorite NFL stars, while providing easy game-play for consumers of all ages" said Keith Gordon, Vice President of Licensing, NFL PLAYERS. "We're very happy about what Backyard Football '10 has to offer."

In addition to new co-op, 2 vs. 2 multi-player action, Backyard Football '10 features enhanced controls, new unlockables, insane power ups, custom teams and characters, multiple play modes (single player, season play, tournament and all-pro) as well as a hall of fame from Backyard Football '09.

It'll be priced at $39.99 for the Xbox 360, $29.99 for the Wii and at $19.99 for the PS2; seems like there may be no DS version this year. Atari will be the publishers while Humongous Inc....
 

Create-a-School Returns to NCAA Football 10 for PS3

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295w ago - 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.

Tuesday, the back side of a GameStop placeholder for the game made its way to the forum NCAA Strategies. One of the details listed is the "revolutionary, in-depth create-a-school mode."

Then Thursday, EA Sports [Register or Login to view links] the existence of "Teambuilder" in its announcement of the four different cover boys for this year's game.

To quote: NCAA Football 10 introduces TeamBuilder, an all-new, online create-a-school feature that will enhance the user's ability to produce personalized content. With the capability to upload logos and numerous customization options for uniforms, fields, rosters, and much more, TeamBuilder gives users the opportunity to design completely original teams with infinite possibilities.

Plus, preloaded logos for several Football Championship Subdivision schools will help users create authentic teams for NCAA Football 10. With its intuitively designed online database that is searchable across several fields, TeamBuilder allows users to share content with ease. A football fan's dream,...
 

Football Manager Live is Now Available for PC and MAC

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310w ago - Football Manager Live, the eagerly awaited persistent-world game from award winning development studio Sports Interactive, lets you test your football management skills against the rest of the world online for the very first time.

Press Release: FOOTBALL MANAGERTM LIVE HITS THE STREETS

Test your football management skills with the rest of the world online for the very first time

LONDON (January 8th, 2009) - Sports Interactive and SEGA Europe Ltd. can today announce that Football Managerâ„¢ Live for PC and Apple Macintosh is available now via digital download at www.footballmanagerlive.com, and will be available from 23rd January in stores.

"Football Manager Live is a very different game to Football Manager - imagine, if you can, a cross between Football Manager, fantasy football, an auction website and some social networking, and you'll be just about there," said Miles Jacobson, Studio Director at Sports Interactive.

"Football Manager Live is the best way to prove your football management prowess to the world, and with a new development model dubbed as "constant development", there will be new features being added to the game every few months, with a lot of these features being based directly on consumer feedback and what the people playing Football...
 

EA apologizes over Football Anthem blunder

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337w ago - Electronic Arts has today apologised for a culturally sensitive blunder in UEFA Euro 2008 - in which the Northern Ireland football team stand to The Soldier's Song, traditionally sung at United Ireland sporting events.

A regional newspaper in Northern Ireland reports that fans reacted with 'surprise' to hear the anthem represent their national team in the game.

One fan posted a shocked comment on an internet football forum to simply say, "So Northern Ireland has no identity now I suppose."

EA spokesperson Shaun White apologized for the error. He stated:

"At EA Sports, we pride ourselves on delivering rich and authentic videogame experiences. We sincerely apologise for this error."

That apology has been welcomed by NI Sports Minister Gregory Campbell. He said: "Any apology on this matter is most welcome. Obviously there's has been a lack of knowledge on the makers' part and hopefully it will be changed as soon as possible."

The official Northern Ireland national anthem is God Save Our Queen.
 
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