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Saturday, July 30, 2016

The College Football & College Basketball Video Games Need To Come Back!!!!


It’s been 2 years since we have had a college football video game and still a lot of fans like myself really wished that the college football series that EA Games created. And also not only do you want have an updated version or a new game. But still because of EA sports settling the lawsuit there has not been any attempt to make a college football or college basketball game. Now even though I call this blog Amador’s Seattle Sports World, you might ask me “what does this have to do with our teams?” well to answer that question, it had a lot of factors, in a lot of sport games that we have, in Madden for example you can play as the Seahawks, in NBA 2K16 in my league you can relocate a team in the western conference and resurrect the Seattle Supersonics and also add a team in Vancouver. And if you really wanted to, you can do the same thing in NHL as well and add a team in Seattle. And then also in the new MLB game that is coming for the PlayStation 4 you can play as the Mariners and finally with FIFA you can play as the Sounders or try to play for the Sounders in career mode. But there is something really missing in our Seattle Sports video game culture and I think it pains me to even say this to but I think some Cougar & Ducks fans will even agree with me that EA sports needs to create another college football and also create another college basketball as well.  And I think maybe not so much with college basketball but I think college football really needs a game because a lot of things in college football has changed since the release of that game, for example the biggest change is that we now have the college football playoff and so with the new game include the college playoff and also add all the good features that we had with the old games, such as editing players you recruit, creating prospects, and using team builder if you add all of that stuff along with the college football playoff, I think you would have a great college football. But I think if they are going to make another college football video game, I think they will have to work with players that they settled the lawsuit with and also try not use of the players’ likenesses and try to use other people’s faces such maybe EA sports employee and use their faces for making the players. 


Now I think how this really ties in with Seattle sports is that, for me since I got an Xbox one, which I really love a lot and I love it very dearly, I think I really miss playing college football and it’s really sad that you can’t play as the Huskies and also you can’t see Husky stadium in a game anymore because of not having another college football game and I think other fans in this state can agree that it does suck that you can’t play as your favorite college team or play as your team you grow up rooting for before you moved to Seattle or Washington state in general.  And also I think the reason why those are games are great is because of the creativity you can do and make a team that doesn’t win a whole lot or doesn’t a lot of attention and make them big time bowl contenders. And also another thing to really keep in mind is that with the new college football game I think we would finally see North Dakota state in division I football which would be really cool because this year in the NFL draft Carson Wentz was chosen 1st overall in the NFL draft and that’s another reason to make another college football game is because there might some colleges that might joining division I football and also by creating another game it does give some teams a chance to be division I. And also there could be a lot of conferences in the NCAA that could start to get really big and those conferences with their teams need to be in the next game. Also even though sometimes the college football games help you escape from reality of what your college team really is, I think most of all, the college football video games really bring a lot of people together especially if you want play with your buddies. Recently I almost played college football 14 back when I had my Xbox 360 and during the game, I played as the Miami Hurricanes because they are my 2nd favorite college and I have family down there. And it’s good because you also really get to know what other teams your friends might like other than the teams that are in the state. And most importantly it really increases the rivalry of schools and also creates new ones as well. And also I recently herd some news that Xbox one might actually make NCAA 14 backward compatibility but honesty in terms of college football, I don’t want to live in the past and I really want either EA sports or the company that creates the NBA 2K games to come together and say “you know we should create another college football and make it really good and really better than before” and also try to work with players that were in the lawsuit and make sure never to use any players likeness at all when creating the future games. 

So that really begs the question, What would a new college football game look like?

Well personally I really don’t know however, I really do see them keeping the same features that the old games, but add a couple of new teams, new conferences, and also adding the college football playoff and also having the option to increase the playoff to not only to 4 but maybe 10 teams in the playoff (that’s if you are beginner and you really want to see your team in the playoff early on) and then also to make the next game really good. I do see the developers that create the games from both studios of EA sports and 2K to come together and for them to split up and also analyze each college football stadium in the country so that way when they make the stadiums they can try to realistic graphic design on them just like in the older games. Also in terms of making the players, make sure to do average looking faces so that way they don’t run into the same problem that did years ago when they were using the players likeness to make money off of them and this goes for creating another college basketball game as well. And also most importantly, keep the same features but also add some stuff, keep the same creative stuff such as Create a prospect, edit a player you recruit, and also keep team builder as well.  But yeah not really much to it but just ONLY add the college football playoff and then maybe a new feature that would be really great is to use the CBS, NBC, and the ESPN side bars in the game because that way it really shows much progress your team is really doing and if they are heading in the direction and also adds the prime time level as well of your team as well. And then also a really good feature to add is the conference network sidebar as well escpially if you are playing in your dynasty mode. And then also keep the create a coach feature that’s a great future just in case you’re not happy with program’s current coach and you want to replace him and then also having the coach switch or go to other teams and then have that team or that coach be a CPU. It’s just a really cool feature to create your own college football history. And then the only bad part about NCAA 14 was that every time you did make a player really good is that he wouldn’t play right away and that always bothered me as a gammer and as someone that is really creative and that is something that should change in the next game is that if you make a player good, they should start right away and depth charts just update right away once you make a player really good, that would be really cool to see happen. Because I always did in NCAA 14, the player would either red-shirt, move on to being a sophomore or transfer to another school and it just would time consuming to then edit that school as well.  But yeah just another thing to add. And also the feature to celebrate with the mascot is a really good feature I don’t know why they took that way, that is a really good feature and I think they should add it to the new game as well.  

So anyway now that I talked about college football. What should the new basketball game be like?

Well actually really the same, accept this should change, I think just like in college football, they should allow you edit players but also create some prospects as well. And then also not really much just maybe make the college basketball arena look more detail and more visually awesome. And then also just like college football, you can maybe include some teams that will join the division I basketball and maybe make a conference of your own and maybe create your own schools (yeah I know that sounds a little silly) but also keep the feature of creating your own coach because that is a really good feature in both college football and college basketball. But I think when it comes to the college basketball games just add more creativity because in a lot of ways college basketball changes a lot more then college football. But also I think do the same thing just like with college football, make sure not to use any player likenesses and also go to the arenas and the NBA arenas to analyze those places especially when creating the conference tournaments and also when doing the NCAA tournament too. But yeah nothing would really change, the only thing that would change is that, you would have both the options in your dynasty mode to create prospects and also recruit players and edit them. And then also graphically wise it would just a much different style of game then the past games and overall it would just be the same game but really updated in terms of who is in division I basketball right now.  But also a really good feature to add is the shooting system that is currently in the NBA 2K games right now, that is a really great feature that really should be added to the college basketball games in the feature. And also have the feature to edit other college basketball teams because even there are some teams I might not like, I always like to do it because it really challenges you and it really hypes you up to be against your arch rival or another big name school so yeah I would love for them to have that feature again because it’s a good feature.


And then also another really cool thing to do in the college sports video games is to really have some back drop of what the Universities look like outside of the stadium before your game starts. So that way the player doesn’t know every single part of college sports can learn something about the university and what kind of history that they. This would be super effective to the people that are really now bias against not only the Huskies but also people that are bias towards Pac-12 in general and some people that the Pac-12 teams are not as good and think most of the teams are complete losers which in fact is not true most of the college teams in Pac-12 are the most winningest teams in history. And they can learn something about other teams. And I think one of the reasons why I love sports games better than other games is because people are constantly learning things and we have a lot of cool college teams that have really great universities even though as Udub or wsu fans here in this state we do constantly hate on them but it is the truth. Also I think this feature because you get to see other fans tradition such as how they tailgate, people entering the stadium, and other really cool elements on the universities that are cool. This would be really awesome feature if you are Udub fan or a WSU fan because it really intense the apple cup a lot more because you would be seeing the features of school and seeing the other fan cultures as well and it would really hype you up a lot. And this would be really true for anybody seeing this feature and I’m pretty sure it would make the new games both basketball and college football video games really awesome. And to end my blog, I would love to see them do a lot of effort on both the NCAA tournament and also the college football playoff as well and just for the developers to go all out on it and put a lot of really cool elements into those stages of those games and lastly we need to bring those college sports video games back into our living rooms even though we have our pro teams, our college teams did actually come first and the fact that we can’t play as the Huskies or the Cougars or whatever other team you root for is really sad because we all love those games and if they can add some good features and update the games to college basketball and college football is today while keeping some of the old features. I think in the feature I predict maybe EA sports and 2K games will maybe team up and start creating some college sports games because with the edition of college football playoff, we need those games NOW more than ever!!!!