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    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. ...
    by Published on 04-22-2012 08:16 PM
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    First, an introduction. For anyone that does not follow me or The Gaming Tailgate regularly, my name is Tommy and have always gone by the name gschwendt across many different message boards and sites. I've been playing the NCAA Football series since NCAA 2003 and I've ran a league/Online Dynasty that has been running since NCAA 2004. I play true-to-sim style football and utilize a mix of everything from pro-style, shotgun spread option, and air raid style offenses with a sprinkling of under center triple option... just depends on what I feel like running that day. Defensively, I love disguising coverages so I also love to utilize the 3-3-5 and 4-2-5 defenses whenever I can or just stick with the good-old 4-3 defense. I mostly play Online Dynasty mode because I love building up my own team and am currently participating in 3 different ODs using varying levels of teams (Arkansas State, Miami FL, and Oklahoma).

    I say all of that because if you don't know me, I want to at least give you some insight as to where I come from so you can see where my focus is while I'm down at EA Tiburon during community events. Along those lines, they bring in guys from all over, with all kinds of different perspectives, and all kinds of different focuses on the same game we all play so that in the end, we can help influence the game as much as possible to improve upon it from year to year. In this write-up, I'll cover my impressions from my time with the game last week. This will only include information that EA has already released but largely focus on the Gameplay side of things.
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    by Published on 04-19-2012 07:30 AM
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    The third episode of the Official EA SPORTS NCAA Football Podcast is now available. The primary area of focus is additional gameplay coverage and follow-up questions from the community.

    Continue on to view a quick recap of the show. Then after listening, share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 04-16-2012 04:15 PM
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    Tuesday afternoon, EA SPORTS held their NCAA Football 13 Gameplay Webcast in which they announced gameplay features and improvements coming to the game.

    Among the areas of focus to gameplay in NCAA Football 13 are a new Total Control Passing Mechanic (including new pass trajectories), a new catching system (including 430+ new catch animations), Read & React Defensive AI, improved punt coverage and return formations, as well as option, playcalling, and custom playbook improvements, among other changes.

    Continue on to view the LiveStream archive of the event, a detailed list of announced Gameplay improvements, links to media articles and blogs discussing the improvements, and also thoughts from fellow community members. ...
    by Published on 04-16-2012 10:20 AM
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    Announced on Monday's Dan Patrick Show, Barry Sanders has won the 'My Heisman' tournament and will join Robert Griffin III on the cover of NCAA Football 13.

    The other Heisman Trophy winners in the voting bracket included: Marcus Allen, Doug Flutie, Eddie George, Desmond Howard, Herschel Walker, Charlie Ward, and Andre Ware. Sanders and the other Heisman winners are expected to be part of the 'Heisman Challenge' mode, which will be detailed May 30:

    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. ...
    by Published on 04-14-2012 07:18 PM
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    According to a recent article from Game Informer that covered much of the same information we'd heard previously on Sights and Sounds, it appears as though that the NCAA Football 13 development is looking at ways to deliver uniforms to the game throughout the year. Here's a quote from the article:

    "Schools use of multiple alternate uniforms (like Nike's Pro Combat unis) are great for the fans, but it creates a moving target for EA Tiburon as it attempts to keep up with an unveiling process shrouded in secrecy by the schools. Although the day-one disc includes some of the alternate uniforms being used in the upcoming season, the development team is still considering the right way to deliver the unannounced jerseys. EA wouldn't clarify whether it plans to sell these as paid-DLC or release them via free updates."

    Last year saw a multitude of teams that released new uniforms throughout the season. As pictured above, Maryland surprised everyone with their 'Pride' uniform in week 1. Then, tradition-rich Notre Dame and Michigan, both of whom hadn't updated their helmets in many years, each unveiled new uniforms for their "under-the-lights" matchup. In all of these cases, fans were asking "when can I use those in the game?" and they never received an answer for NCAA Football 12. However it sounds as though EA is working to change that in some manner.

    Time will tell how they plan to deliver this and as well what exactly might be updated. What do you think of the idea? Would you pay for uniforms that are unveiled by the schools after the game is launched?
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    by Published on 04-13-2012 12:30 AM
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    On last night's GTTV, the show provided the first gameplay information for NCAA Football 13. With a combination of game footage and narration from gameplay designer (and former Florida QB) Larry Richart, first word of improvements to the passing game were revealed.

    - There was essentially one type of pass in past, now 25 different trajectories.
    - This includes the ability to pass over linebackers and users can lead the pass with the left stick for added control
    - There are 20+ new drop backs, based upon proper dropbacks depending on the routes in the play.
    - QBs can throw on run without setting up, but throws are more difficult across their body.
    - Icons dim at snap, lit up when receivers able to make the catch.
    - No more psychic defensive backs.
    - Both offensive and defensive players "have to see it before they can make a play on the ball."

    Check out the clip here on the GameTrailers website or continue on after the link to see the embedded video. ...
    by Published on 04-05-2012 01:24 PM
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    The second episode of EA SPORTS NCAA Football 13 podcast is now available. This episode features host AJ, Community Manager Justin Dewiel, and developers Ben Haumiller and Christian McLeod. In it, they'll help break down some of the news from this week as well as answer questions that were posted at various community sites including The Gaming Tailgate. Continue after the break to listen to the podcast. ...
    by Published on 04-02-2012 02:41 PM
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    Today, the EA SPORTS NCAA Football development team streamed the first look at NCAA Football 13 with their Sights and Sounds webcast. If you missed it you can watch the broadcast here via livestream as well as it's embedded after the break. They have also now given us two blogs: one via paakaa10 and one via developer Christian McLeod discussing the audio portions of the game to go along with some of the screenshots seen during today's presentation. Continue after the break to watch the video, see the pictures, and read the blogs from today's news as well as a link to the webcast for those that missed it.

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    by Published on 03-30-2012 04:41 PM
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    As we previously reported, Monday, April 2nd, the first details of NCAA Football 13 will be posted by EA SPORTS on their website. Today on the NCAA Football series' Facebook page, we learned that they'll actually be delivering that information via webcast on their site. The webcast will begin at 2pm ET and is expected to last for an hour. No other details are available at this time but we'll be sure to update you as we learn anything further. As well, after that webcast, those of us who were able to attend some of the community events will be able to share whatever details we can regarding the discussed changes for Sights and Sounds. What is your biggest priority for sights and sounds in NCAA 13? ...
    by Published on 03-24-2012 06:00 AM
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    This is the third part in a series looking at the NCAA Football franchise as we enter the seventh year of NCAA Football on the next-gen consoles.

    In July of 2008, the NCAA Football franchise would take a major leap, perhaps the biggest single year improvement in the history of the franchise to date.

    In a rare move for the video game industry, on April 1 – almost three and a half months before release – EA SPORTS shared every game feature with the community. The items were not explained in any detail, but that was the first time NCAA Football community members would learn of the addition of Online Dynasty, the feature that would help change the face of the franchise forever. Not only would it prove successful for the series, but it would become a feature highly requested in other sports franchises due to its success. It began a shift of moving the franchise from just a game to an experience. Being able to complete in a Dynasty with friends from around the country opened up new avenues of game discussion, bragging, and camaraderie. ...
    by Published on 03-19-2012 11:00 AM
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    The My Heisman NCAA Football 13 cover vote is now underway and has hit the Championship Round with Barry Sanders facing off against Herschel Walker.

    Fan voting will determine which Heisman legend will share the cover of NCAA Football 13 with Robert Griffin III. The voting is taking place on the EA SPORTS NCAA Football Facebook page. Fans are limited to one vote per day. ...
    by Published on 03-12-2012 05:08 PM
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    The official NCAA Football 13 product page has listed on the 'Playbook' page the current schedule for release in-game information as well as brief descriptions for each game area.

    April 2 - Sights & Sounds
    April 17 - Gameplay
    May 7 - Dynasty
    May 28 - Heisman Challenge
    June 11 - Road to Glory

    Continue on for the full description for each upcoming game announcement. ...
    by Published on 03-10-2012 08:30 PM
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    Think you can predict how the NCAA Tournament will shake out? Join The Gaming Tailgate's 2012 Tournament Challenge on ESPN.com and prove it.

    The group is free to join and a prize will be awarded to the winner. Continue on to get the full info for joining the TGT Tournament Challenge Group. ...
    by Published on 03-08-2012 02:34 PM
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    Check out the new podcast series for the NCAA Football 13 video game. The first episode has AJ, Ben Haumiller, and Justin Dewiel discuss the cover vote for who will join RGIII on the cover of NCAA Football 13. They will also discuss the upcoming rule changes that will take effect this football season. ...
    by Published on 02-26-2012 10:30 PM
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    Late Sunday evening, the flagship radio station for the Baylor Bears (1660 AM ESPN Central Texas) tweeted out a report that former Baylor quarterback and 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III will be on the cover of NCAA Football 13 and it was officially announced & confirmed Monday morning on The Dan Patrick Show.

    Beginning March 13, fans can visit the NCAA Football Facebook page to vote for one of former eight Heisman Trophy winners to join Griffin on the cover. This appears to confirm some role for former Heisman Trophy winners in the game. ...
    by Published on 02-24-2012 07:00 PM
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    The NCAA Playing Oversight Panel has approved new rules regarding kickoffs and touchbacks that - thanks to the NCAA Football dev team - The Gaming Tailgate can confirm will be in NCAA Football 13. "Our guys are already on it and these changes will be in NCAA 13," said NCAA Football producer Ben Haumiller in a statement via e-mail.

    The Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) during its conference call on Tuesday approved moving the kickoff and touchback lines beginning with the 2012 football season.

    Next fall, teams will kick off at the 35-yard line instead of the 30. Also, touchbacks on free kicks will be moved to the 25-yard line instead of the 20 to encourage more touchbacks. Touchbacks on other plays (for example, punts that go into the end zone, or fumbles that go out of the end zone) will remain at the 20-yard line.

    The recommended changes came from the Football Rules Committee after that group examined NCAA data showing that injuries during kickoffs occur more often than in other phases of the game.
    (Click here for the full release.)

    Let us know how you think this rule change will alter special teams and field position in NCAA Football as well as in real-life action. ...

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