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cdj
04-25-2011, 07:07 PM
In this edition of The Gaming Tailgate Podcast: Tommy and Chris give you all the latest news surrounding NCAA Football 12. This week they get to discuss their hands-on preview of the gameplay and presentation changes after attending the NCAA Football 12 Community Events down at EA SPORTS.



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ram29jackson
04-25-2011, 08:36 PM
:) I thought gschwendt was cool. Then I heard his voice :(............:)

jaymo76
04-25-2011, 09:13 PM
Excellent effort as always gentlemen! I liked hearing about more stat wipe overlays. That has been a pet peeve for me since 07 on last gen.

Coachdenz
04-25-2011, 09:34 PM
good job guys, I hate to sound like a sour puss but I'm just not excited about the game this year, Custom Playbooks is a feature that I wanted, tackles are nice and improved zones are great, but presentation and gameplay that EA is pimping is starting to sound broken record by EA. If not
for the online leagues it would be doubtful if I picked up the game this year. Here's hoping for a nice custom playbook feature that will get me fired up, cause a redone Run for Glory doesn't (if that's whats left).

steelerfan
04-25-2011, 10:05 PM
good job guys, I hate to sound like a sour puss but I'm just not excited about the game this year, Custom Playbooks is a feature that I wanted, tackles are nice and improved zones are great, but presentation and gameplay that EA is pimping is starting to sound broken record by EA. If not
for the online leagues it would be doubtful if I picked up the game this year. Here's hoping for a nice custom playbook feature that will get me fired up, cause a redone Run for Glory doesn't (if that's whats left).

Lol. Relax. It's not even May 1st and you already think everything is announced? C'mon, Man!!

JeffHCross
04-25-2011, 10:07 PM
Okay, this may be a stupid question, but if improved gameplay is a "broken record", what are you looking for this year?

steelerfan
04-25-2011, 10:13 PM
Good job, as always, gentlemen.

ram29jackson
04-25-2011, 10:14 PM
Okay, this may be a stupid question, but if improved gameplay is a "broken record", what are you looking for this year?


:P not so broken improved gameplay :P...although a broken PSNetwork kind of trumps that...:bang:

jaymo76
04-25-2011, 10:26 PM
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Lol. Relax. It's not even May 1st and you already think everything is announced? C'mon, Man!!\

Let's talk in code Steeler...

1. Should we be excited like as if we were riding on a CAROUSEL??? Or perhaps we should be excited like ordering from a Food Catering Service???

hey... it's just casual conversation... ;)

steelerfan
04-25-2011, 10:43 PM
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Let's talk in code Steeler...

1. Should we be excited like as if we were riding on a CAROUSEL??? Or perhaps we should be excited like ordering from a Food Catering Service???

hey... it's just casual conversation... ;)

You should be excited like an all new Mascot Whimsey Mode. :P

ram29jackson
04-25-2011, 10:47 PM
what the hell is whimsey?

steelerfan
04-25-2011, 10:56 PM
what the hell is whimsey?


Noun1.whimsey- an odd or fanciful or capricious idea

2.whimsey- the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment

^

morsdraconis
04-25-2011, 11:01 PM
Obviously that means that there's going to be a feature that no one wanted or asked for OR a feature that no one expected them to have time to put in but is in.

steelerfan
04-25-2011, 11:05 PM
Obviously that means that there's going to be a feature that no one wanted or asked for OR a feature that no one expected them to have time to put in but is in.

If you read too much into my bullshit, you'll end up more confused than JB at a Tranny bar. ;)

ram29jackson
04-25-2011, 11:06 PM
If you read too much into my bullshit, you'll end up more confused than JB at a Tranny bar. ;)

depends on which restroom you go into...

steelerfan
04-25-2011, 11:13 PM
depends on which restroom you go into...

JB said there's only one. :sick:

JeffHCross
04-25-2011, 11:51 PM
I'm impressed we've done two Episode 12s.

And that mors managed to get anything "obvious" out of steeler's statement. :D

gschwendt
04-26-2011, 12:04 AM
I'm impressed we've done two Episode 12s.
It's the same reason that most large buildings don't have a floor between 12 & 14.

jaymo76
04-26-2011, 01:07 AM
You should be excited like an all new Mascot Whimsey Mode. :P

Seriously though, if this game doesn't have windsock builder I will lose it. Mixing and matching exisiting windsocks or designing your own custom windsocks from all 120 schools would put this game over the top. And can you imagine if we had access to the colour schemes of FCS windsocks? Wow!!! Yeah I mean people talk about gameplay and authenitc college atmosphere... blah, blah, blah... windsocks get down to the most basic aspect of the college gameday experience. How many times have I kicked and extra point and then have my wife turn to me and ask "why the game doesn't have more windsock combinations?" It's just stupid and downright lazy by the game developers!

Oh man and don't even get me started with mascots. First offf why is the pixilization rate not well over 20 billion? Seriously? WTF??? And enough of this canned animation. I need DYNAMIC MASCOT RIVALRIES. I am so tired of playing LSU season after season only to see my mascot do the same routine. Sometimes I think EA doesn't even try anymore to cater to the casual six year old fan base. I bet if 2k had a game they would have an online mascot custom playbook creator. This is why sports gaming needs competition!

JBHuskers
04-26-2011, 01:09 AM
JB said there's only one. :sick:

:smh:

Remember most of everything doesn't even get announced fully until E3, so assumptions of this and that based on just what's out right now are like Steelerfan in a tranny bar....too premature.

Coachdenz
04-26-2011, 07:30 PM
just like I said I'm not excited about the news so far besides custom playbook. What's so hard to understand about that? Gameplay changes each year should be the norm.

JeffHCross
04-26-2011, 07:34 PM
What's so hard to understand about that? Gameplay changes each year should be the norm.Agreed, and it's perfectly understandable that you feel that way.

What I can figure out from your posts is this: You've said you're not excited about 12. You've said that you're expecting this to be nothing but RtG and presentation. I get all that. But not once have you said what actually would get you excited. So if it's not gameplay (which I thought you had said at least once you didn't expect to see improvement), what is it? I don't mean to harp on you, I'm just trying to figure it out.

Coachdenz
04-26-2011, 08:32 PM
a new feature like Coaching Carousel, the spring game, OT online game, AD mode, something different besides BAM improved gameplay and presentation. I think custom playbooks will be great. I just hope they allow us a lot of flexibility using them . I have pretty much
hit the nail on the head coming from the blurb posted a few weeks back by gamestop have I not?

my post from a few weeks ago

something tells me coaching carousel will not be in the game, even though we have asked and asked.

[I]I believe we get:
1. Journey of the college athlete to the next level of depth and authenticity
2. All new enhanced in-game presentation.
3. Something to do with a revamped rivals game (like home field advantage)
4. 1 Unnamed feature (most likely custom playbook and revamped defense)
something tells me coaching carousel will not be in the game, even though we have asked and asked.

http://www.thegamingtailgate.com/forums/showthread.php?1842-NCAA-Football-12-Release-Date-Game-Description-amp-Placeholder-Art&p=45318&highlight=#post45318

JeffHCross
04-26-2011, 10:03 PM
Thanks Denz. That's what I was looking for.

Coachdenz
04-26-2011, 10:17 PM
your welcome

jaymo76
04-27-2011, 12:03 AM
a new feature like Coaching Carousel, the spring game, OT online game, AD mode, something different besides BAM improved gameplay and presentation. I think custom playbooks will be great. I just hope they allow us a lot of flexibility using them . I have pretty much
hit the nail on the head coming from the blurb posted a few weeks back by gamestop have I not?

my post from a few weeks ago

something tells me coaching carousel will not be in the game, even though we have asked and asked.

[I]I believe we get:
1. Journey of the college athlete to the next level of depth and authenticity
2. All new enhanced in-game presentation.
3. Something to do with a revamped rivals game (like home field advantage)
4. 1 Unnamed feature (most likely custom playbook and revamped defense)
something tells me coaching carousel will not be in the game, even though we have asked and asked.

http://www.thegamingtailgate.com/forums/showthread.php?1842-NCAA-Football-12-Release-Date-Game-Description-amp-Placeholder-Art&p=45318&highlight=#post45318

Like I said earlier... when Chase at OS said GENERIC COACHES ON THE SIDELINE... I made up my mind that CC was out for 12.

Deuce
04-27-2011, 10:03 AM
Like I said earlier... when Chase at OS said GENERIC COACHES ON THE SIDELINE... I made up my mind that CC was out for 12.

Wouldn't they have to be generic? Don't think EA is going to get permission from 120 coaches to use their likeness. With the lawsuit going on I'm sure they purposely made then look different.

jaymo76
04-27-2011, 09:31 PM
Wouldn't they have to be generic? Don't think EA is going to get permission from 120 coaches to use their likeness. With the lawsuit going on I'm sure they purposely made then look different.

No because the coaches contract for NCAA can be bought and sold and therefore likeness is fine. The issue with the NCAA is player likeness since student athletes cannot recieve financial restitution.

JeffHCross
04-27-2011, 09:45 PM
No because the coaches contract for NCAA can be bought and sold and therefore likeness is fine.This is not 100% true. College Hoops 2k8 had DUKE COACH instead of Coach K, for example.

jaymo76
04-28-2011, 07:35 PM
This is not 100% true. College Hoops 2k8 had DUKE COACH instead of Coach K, for example.

Right, same issue as Belichik in Madden. My point however is that the license can be bought which covers MOST coaches (eg NCAA BASKETBALL 10).

georgiafan
05-02-2011, 12:03 PM
It's very good to hear about the stat overlays as i should not have to pause the game to see my player stats.

jaymo76
05-03-2011, 01:44 AM
It's very good to hear about the stat overlays as i should not have to pause the game to see my player stats.

I really want to see how frequent these stats will be. Back on PS2 we had great overlays. For example, it was not just attempts/completions but also things like passing charts left side/right side/short/medium/long. I am happy to hear there will be more stats but I will wait to reserve judgement until I see more specifics in-game.