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    by Published on 06-27-2012 07:00 AM
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    With news on Tuesday that the presidential oversight committee has formally approved a seeded, four-team playoff to crown a national champion, college football will change as we know it - for better or worse.

    This real-life change has ramifications on NCAA Football's virtual gridiron as well. Once added, up to four users will have a chance at taking home the crystal football, perhaps elevating the interest level and competitiveness of Online Dynasties. However, these changes will not take effect until the 2014 season. This means that the first version of the video game to be directly impacted (where the first year of Dynasty Mode matches up with the starting year of playoffs - 2014) would be NCAA Football 15. ...
    by Published on 06-24-2012 03:00 PM
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    EA SPORTS has released more NCAA Football 13 gameplay images featuring the following programs: Alabama, Clemson, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, South Carolina, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UCF, and Utah.

    Additionally, quite a few teams made it as a by-product of being in these screenshots and they include Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Baylor, Boise State, Colorado, East Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, USC, USF, UTEP, and Vanderbilt.

    While some programs (such as Northwestern) are featured in outdated uniforms, it is expected - but yet to be confirmed or detailed - that uniforms will be updated at some point during the season.

    Continue after the break to see the images organized by team. ...
    by Published on 06-19-2012 10:30 AM
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    EA SPORTS has recently unleashed a barrage of NCAA Football 13 gameplay images featuring: Arkansas, Auburn, Cal, Colorado, Houston, Illinois, Iowa, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Rutgers, Texas, USC, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

    Additionally, quite a few teams made it as a by-product of being in these screenshots and include Alabama, Boston College, Colorado State, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Memphis, Minnesota, Navy, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Purdue, Rice, San Diego State, SMU, South Florida, Southern Miss, Stanford, Syracuse, TCU, UNLV, and Washington.

    While some programs (such as Arkansas, Missouri, Rutgers) are featured in outdated uniforms, it is expected - but yet to be confirmed - that uniforms will be updated at some point during the season.

    Continue after the break to see the images organized by team. ...
    by Published on 06-18-2012 01:15 PM
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    The latest episode of the Official EA SPORTS NCAA Football podcast has been posted and covers the improvements coming to Road to Glory with Designer Alex Howell.

    Continue on after the link to listen to the episode and then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 06-18-2012 06:00 AM
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    NCAA Football 13 will mark the seventh year of the franchise on the next-gen consoles. In the spring of 2006, the NCAA Football community would begin to change forever. As we lead up to the release of NCAA 13, The Gaming Tailgate will look back at the previous next-gen versions of the game.

    With the release of NCAA Football 07 – only on the X-Box 360 – and a fresh start to the franchise, the fracture of the community began. Some in the community stayed on the PlayStation 2 and those who made the switch to next-gen gaming were divided between the 360 and the PlayStation 3. As the studio made the decision to start anew on these next generation consoles, some in the community became disenfranchised with the lack of features on the 360/PS3 version as compared to the PS2 version.

    While the rebuilding of the franchise may have taken more time than some would like, it has also witnessed features and game modes that could not have existed on the last-gen series: Stadium Sounds, EA Locker, The Weather Channel Live Feed, web-based TeamBuilder, Dynasty Wire, and the crown jewel - Online Dynasty. ...
    by Published on 06-11-2012 01:45 PM
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    Monday afternoon, EA SPORTS unveiled the changes and improvements coming to Road to Glory in NCAA Football 13 via a webcast and blogs.

    Among the major improvements to the mode are improved playcalling (more touches for your player), Reaction Time, the ability to return kick-offs & punts, a new Award & Leaderboard system, and more. Continue on to learn more about all of the changes coming to RTG in NCAA 13. ...
    by Published on 06-08-2012 09:47 PM
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    Courtesy xbox360achievements.com, the full achievement list for NCAA Football 13 has been revealed with the game featuring 36 achievements worth 1000 points. Many achievements will be familiar to gamers as a significant number were found in NCAA Football 12 and/or previous versions of the game. (The list of trophies for the PlayStation 3 version of the game will very likely be the exact same.)

    Contiinue on to see the full list of achievements and then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 06-06-2012 10:20 AM
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    The NCAA Football 13 demo is now available on both XBL (queue download from web here) and PSN.

    The demo features one Heisman Challenge match-up (of co-cover athlete Robert Griffin III) and several match-ups from Week 10: USC-Oregon, LSU-Alabama, Kansas State vs. Baylor. All match-ups consist of four three-minute quarters with Studio Updates, however the Heisman Challenge game features four five-minute quarters with defense supersimmed.

    Sharing the demo with a friend will unlock five Nike Pro-Combat uniforms for use in the retail version of the game: LSU, Navy, Stanford, Boise State, Ohio State. Playing through each Dynasty Experience match-up will unlock WR Tim Brown, RB Archie Griffin, and QB Jim Plunkett for use in Heisman Challenge in retail version.

    After downloading and playing the demo, share your impressions and feedback here with the community. Continue on to see a video detailing what you can expect in the demo. ...
    by Published on 06-04-2012 04:25 PM
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    Today football gamers erupted in applause when it was unveiled that EA Sports would be using a physics engine called Infinity Engine in the upcoming Madden NFL 13. Speculation immediately began whether or not NCAA Football 13 would receive the same treatment. IGN has confirmed that NCAA Football 13 will not have the Infinity Engine.

    NCAA is holding off on using Madden's new Infinity Engine until next year, which means this superior football franchise needs to use itself to its advantage if it wants to keep its edge sharp as ever.

    More from Cam Weber (General Manager for both titles) via Kotaku

    The elephant in the room is NCAA Football, which will get real-time physics next year, Weber said. It ships seven weeks before Madden does, and when the football group decided to go for it and bring physics to this year's game—Weber said he came into this year's game unsure if they would—it was too late to properly integrate with NCAA.


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    by Published on 06-02-2012 10:00 AM
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    E3 2012 takes place June 5-7 and will feature news regarding NCAA Football 13. (E3 is the world's premier trade show for computer and video games and related products.) The Electronic Arts press conference will take place at 3 PM CT Monday, June 4 and will be broadcasted on Spike TV as well as streamed online.


    "NCAA thought they’d jump the gun a little bit and give you a taste of what they’re bringing to the table a week early. In addition to revealing their Heisman Playbook on Wednesday May 29th, they’re also hosting a Heisman Webcast the same day. There may also be another big announcement in the works that we’re not at liberty to discuss yet...but if we were you we would probably be checking the site regularly for some big NCAA news." Courtesy: EA SPORTS

    We will keep you updated with any NCAA Football 13 news announced or revealed during E3 here at The Gaming Tailgate and also on our social networks: Twitter - Facebook - Google+. Make sure to follow us for all breaking news and info.

    The Gaming Tailgate will also be providing E3 coverage and info in our Other Video Games sub-forum.

    Continue on to learn more about you can expect from other EA SPORTS titles at E3. ...
    by Published on 05-30-2012 03:09 PM
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    Games Radar has posted a two-part podcast with NCAA Football Producer Ben Haumiller.

    In Part 1, Rich Grisham and Ben Haumiller discuss everything NCAA Football, including what it’s like to be ‘the face’ of the game, the differences between old style ‘climb-the-QA-ladder’ game designers and newer ones that come from design school, as well as dive into the core gameplay updates to this year’s game. In the second part, they chat about the web and mobile tools that will help recruiting in NCAA Football, how the Madden and NCAA teams have consolidated some core features, the impact of the real-life changes to conferences on the game, and tons more.

    The two-part podcast combine for approximately one our and forty-five minutes of game-related discussion. After listening to show, share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 05-30-2012 01:00 PM
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    The latest NCAA Football 13 Playbook webcast is is in the books and has unveiled the new Heisman Challenge mode. The mode allows users to select from a pool of former Heisman Trophy winners that can be placed on any team as they attempt to recreate or surpass that player's Heisman-winning season.

    "There are familiar faces on the field in NCAA Football 13, which now features a selection of former Heisman Trophy winners. With the new Heisman Challenge mode, fans have the ability to utilize the skill set of a legendary Heisman Trophy winner in a quest to match his award-winning historical performances and win the Heisman trophy once again."

    Continue on to see the webcast, as well as full Heisman Challenge news and coverage. ...
    by Published on 05-16-2012 05:00 PM
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    Looking for the best deal on NCAA Football 13? Here is a list of all current pre-order deals and bonuses for NCAA 13.

    Pre-order Bonuses:
    • Amazon (360|PS3): 5 Nike Pro Combat Downloadable Uniforms - Army, Georgia, Oklahoma State, Oregon, & Michigan State
    • Best Buy: Five Star Quarterback for Road to Glory
    • GameStop: Heisman Challenge 3-Player Pack of Mark Ingram, Tim Tebow and Matt Leinart
    • Wal-Mart: Prima Digital Mini Guide

    Deals:
    • NEW! Amazon: NCAA Football 13 Strategy Guide - $12.99, normally $19.99
    • Toys "R" Us: Pre-order NCAA Football 13 now for $44.99 and receive free shipping. (Posted April 29, 2012.)
    • NEW! Amazon: X-Box 360 version currently $44.99. (Posted: May 7, 2012.)
    • NEW! Amazon: PS3 version currently $44.99 (Posted: May 9, 2012)

    If you find any other deals/bonuses for NCAA Football 13, share them in the comments below and we will add them to the list. ...
    Published on 05-15-2012 03:00 AM
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    [Editor's Note: The following special report previewing the gameplay changes coming to FIFA 13 are from community member steelerfan.]

    On Thursday, May 10th, EA Canada held an invite-only webcast for various community members to give us a preview of the many gameplay changes that are coming to FIFA 13. I was fortunate enough to be asked to participate in the webcast, which featured Producers Aaron McHardy and Nick Channon as well as Community Manager Romily Broad.

    By now, FIFA fans, you have probably had the opportunity to read the "bullet point" articles that have come out giving brief descriptions of the various gameplay changes we're going to see when FIFA 13 hits the shelves this Fall. Let me tell you, those articles do not do the changes justice.

    Reading those bullet points does not give you the level of depth and importance of each of the 5 key areas that the EAC team has addressed in FIFA 13. Those 5 areas include: Attack Intelligence, Complete Dribbling, First Touch Control, the Player Impact Engine, and Tactical Free Kicks, among other changes.

    McHardy and Channon did an excellent job going over the various additions by showing us real-world examples, examples from FIFA 12, and examples from FIFA 13 (much of which came in the form of their pre-Alpha Testbed Environment). This gave us a great comparison that showcased how the additions will replicate what you see on the real pitch more accurately than FIFA 12. The changes are so robust, and potentially impactful, that the explanation of several of the items had to be rushed through in order to finish the webcast in under 2 hours (it had been planned to be just an hour). ...
    by Published on 05-11-2012 11:42 AM
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    The fifth episode of the Official EA SPORTS NCAA Football Podcast is now available. The podcast includes a "deep dive into NCAA Football 13 Dynasty improvements discussion with Presentation Designer Christian McLeod and Dynasty Designer Jordan Peterson."

    After listening, share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 05-07-2012 09:00 AM
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    NCAA Football 11 was released on July 13, 2010. In a blog that captured the attention of the NCAA Football community, new Executive Producer Roy Harvey started the information season with an outline of the development team’s focus for NCAA Football 11: Core Experience, Authenticity, and Innovation.


    NCAA Football 11 focused on the theme ‘120 Ways to Win’ referencing new offensive play styles (Air Raid, Spread, Multiple, One Back, Triple Option, Run & Shoot, West Coast, Pistol) as well as the ability to run (or face) an aggressive, no-huddle attack.

    Locomotion was a new momentum-based engine designed to reduce reliance on the Speed rating and to accentuate Acceleration. This new aspect also featured momentum as more a factor with players realistically slowing down and/or taking extra steps when changing directions. A new longer run cycle also improved the visuals on big plays. This feature also utilized 'Dual Stick Controls,' allowing the left stick for player movement and the right stick for leans, trucking, and high-stepping. ...
    by Published on 05-06-2012 10:30 AM
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    The NCAA Football 13 Dynasty Mode Improvements have been revealed. Continue on to read the official blogs, view the Dynasty Mode trailer video, see the full list of improvements, and more.

    Game days come to life with mid-game updates featuring a new studio analyst, plus enhanced commentary from NCAA Football veterans Kirk Herbstreit and Brad Nessler. Recruiting now goes deeper than ever with the addition of dynamic grades and the ability to scout players. Plus, there are even more ways to interact with your Dynasty from the web.
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    by Published on 05-02-2012 10:30 PM
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    Thanks to our friends up at EA Canada, The Gaming Tailgate is giving away a copy of EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012 (a Digital Expansion Pack to FIFA Soccer 12) for both the PlayStation 3 and X-Box 360.

    To be entered in the drawing for a copy of UEFA EURO 2012, respond to this posting with your console of choice, and your top feedback item(s) for FIFA 13. We will pick winners at random on Wednesday, May 9 at 9 PM CT. (UEFA EURO 2012 is an expansion pack, so you must own FIFA 12 in order to play & win.)

    Additional FIFA news and feedback can be had by following FIFA Community Reps Rom and Rolla on Twitter or find them on Instagram by searching EASPORTSFIFA. Continue on to read JBHuskers' impressions of UEFA EURO 2012 and get entered into the drawing. ...
    by Published on 04-24-2012 07:30 AM
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    This is the fourth part in a series looking at the NCAA Football franchise as we enter the seventh year of NCAA Football on the next-gen consoles with the release of NCAA Football 12.

    NCAA Football 10 hit store shelves in July of 2009. From the initial press release forward, EA SPORTS promoted one of the game’s big new features, Season Showdown. This feature was a meta-competition that spanned the length of the college football season, allowing fans of each FBS program to compete against each other by earning credits based upon game skills, trivia, and more. While it was met with great resistance from some in the core community for - in their opinion - diverting resources from gameplay improvement, the feature did reward credits for Skills, Strategy, and Sportsmanship. With the Season Showdown ID Card displaying credit levels in online lobbies, these helped to create a basis for determining the style of play for a random user – provided they signed up for the optional Season Showdown feature. ...

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