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It’s that time of year again where EA Sports publishes the same game as the year before for $65 with generally nothing new but an updated roster. The FSU graduate who heads the lead development for the NCAA Football games has again failed to do his research on the Gators roster with a few key points you can tell from the screenshot from E3.

  • 4 of the players that are listed in this “top 10”(#’s 75, 44, 4(bottom), & 21), are not even guaranteed starters, while Gorman(#21) is no where even close to the top of the depth chart at FS.
  • Dominique Easely (#2) is a DT, not a LE.
  • Jaylen Watkins(#14) is a Safety, not a Corner Back.
  • If stud Running Back Matt Jones isn’t a top 10 player on this Gators squad then I don’t know who is. He’s easily better than about 5 of these guys.No disrespect meant to the players I’m referring to, but I mean come on.
  • While I agree about Kyle Christy(#4-top) being on this list, he’s definitely the top Punter in the nation, I don’t agree with him being better than everyone else on the team.
  • By this games account, Leon Orr (#44) is the best DT on the team. If it were up to me, he’d probably be 4th.


Of course I am not a Game developer and don’t know what these people have to do to get this game up and ready every year, I’m sure they’re under a ton of stress with deadlines and all that. But this is why roster updates are a godsend.

July 2013 Top-Selling Games (A Reaction Post)

1. NCAA Football 14 from Electronic Arts


2. Minecraft from Microsoft  


3. The Last of Us from Sony


4. Call of Duty: Black Ops II from Activision Blizzard  


5. Animal Crossing: New Leaf from Nintendo


6. Far Cry 3 from Ubisoft

7. Battlefield 3 from Electronic Arts

8. Injustice: Gods Among Us from Warner Bros. Interactive



9. NBA 2K13 from Take 2 Interactive


10. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes from Warner Bros. Interactive

Thank you for your time.

NCAA Football 14 Demo Releases on Xbox 360

The NCAA Football 14 demo is now available for Xbox 360 users. 

Users can choose from three different match ups: Virginia Tech vs Alabama, Ohio State vs. Michigan and Oregon vs. Texas A&M. Quarters are three minutes long with adjustable settings and camera angles. 

Playstation 3 users can expect the demo to be available for download later today.

UPDATE: The PS3 demo is now available for download.

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NCAA Football 14 will bring the atmosphere and intensity of college football Saturday to fans utilizing additions to on-field presentation and a renewed emphasis on the story of each game. Over 500 new on-field vignettes, as well as new on-field player chatter, put fans right in the midst of the action, and evolving insights on key players and drive summaries provide deeper, richer context to each game than ever before.

Learn more about NCAA Football 14 at: http://www.easports.com/ncaa-football

Game 1, 2013-14 (1995-96)

Since I’m such a sports uniform design nut, I figure I’ll share the uniform matchup of each game I play, starting with UOP’s first game since 1995, against Fresno State (just like the 3rd game of that season):

I chose the Secondary Pants to achieve the sort of look UOP wore in their 1995 road games. Might as well pay homage to that last team.

Fresno State has an all-black uniform option that I wanted to try, but it’s such a weird shade of black that the game actually tried to make me wear my b/b/w home uniform against it, so I just settled on this all-red (cardinal) base home set. 

Here’s the helmet that made me so interested in Fresno State’s all-black alt, for anyone interested:

Here’s some pre-game information for our head-to-head matchup:

68 overall to 81 overall, 68 to 84 offense, 68 to 78 defense. Gonna be a tough one, especially trying to stop that Derek Carr-led offense.

There he is, 92 overall. This actually debunks my theory that the Pre-Season Heisman Watch was just composed of the top 5 rated quarterbacks, since Derek Carr is actually rated above Marcus Mariota (90).

Not sure you want your highest-rated player (not to mention the only one above 80 overall) to be a kicker.

Video Game Wishlist! (For the rest of 2013 at least)

Assassin’s Creed 4

Watch Dogs

Grand Theft Auto 5

Saints Row 4

NCAA Football 14

Madden NFL 14

NBA 2K14

Pokemon X and/or Y

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

…And hopefully a PS4 to play some of these games on. Yeah. I’ll be selling like 90% of my old games.

Money, why are you not abundant to me?

Fourth NCAA Footbal 14 Uniform Update Now Available

Electronic Arts may not being bringing college football back next year, but that hasn’t stopped them from supporting NCAA Football 14.

The fourth NCAA Football 14 Uniform Pack is now available and features Michigan State’s new Hydrochrome helmet and new gloves for the Spartans, UCLA, USC, Notre Dame, Michigan and Nebraska.

The pack is available on Xbox Live and the Playstation Network for $1. Additional info on the uniform pack can be found here.

Week 2, 2013-14 (1995-96)

I’m going to have a sort of template for my regular season Week # posts: I’ll share the Coaches’ Poll top 25, the Heisman Watch (highlighting any new additions to the list), and the NCAA Players of the Week from the previous week’s games. Sometimes I might share some other info, but those seem the most relevant on a weekly basis.

Half of the teams in the top 10 this week played in Week 1 and they all won.

Georgia, however, started in the top 10 but lost Week 1 to a very good Clemson team. LSU also lost in a top 20 matchup vs. TCU.

Ole Miss and Arizona State sneak into the top 25. Not sure who dropped out; I’ll have to include Others Receiving Votes in the future.

No changes to the Heisman Watch after Week 1.

Sam Eguavoen of Texas Tech gets Defensive Player of the Week with a ton of tackles and 2 interceptions against SMU and Tyler Benz of EMU gets Offensive with 5 total TDs against an FCS team from the East.

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NCAA Football 14 Player Ratings | Top 10 Overall Players (by bobtrain)

Aaron Hernandez Removed from Madden NFL 25 and NCAA Football 14

EA Sports is removing Aaron Hernandez from NCAA Football 14 and Madden NFL 25.

Although Hernandez is not playable in NCAA Football 14, an image of him still appears as an unlockable Ultimate Team card in the Nike Skills Trainer mode.

However, EA Sports stated that “anyone who unlocks that particular Nike Skills Trainer reward will receive an Alex Smith Ultimate Team player item instead.”

The image is expected to be removed in a future title update.

Hernandez was arrested in June in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd. The New England Patriots released Hernandez shortly after his arrest.