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    by Published on 01-25-2024 12:24 PM
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    According to an anonymous image sent to YouTube creator Tubbylight, EA SPORTS filmed a commercial for EA SPORTS College Football at the Rose Bowl on January 23, 2024.

    In a YT video posted on January 24, the creator stated that he had received an anonymous e-mail with a picture showing a crew filming said commercial. In the image, a director's clapboard lists 'EA x CFB,' the director Trent Ubben, and cinematographer Seth MacMillan on camera. Ubben is co-founder of the production /creative agency The Rec League and has worked with EA SPORTS in the past, including such recent projects as the Madden NFL 23 Super Bowl prediction video, the Madden NFL 23 launch video, and the Madden NFL 21 and 20 cover athlete reveal videos. MacMillan is an award-winning cinematographer, specifically for the short film My Life Stopped at 15.

    On Instagram, Tubbylight was able to find a publicly shared video from a co-worker of the anonymous source showing a brief video of the production crew on the field preparing to film. A publicly shared image showed the crew in the stands of the Rose Bowl with a camera recording the San Gabriel Mountains outside the stadium. It appears the crew is also interviewing or preparing to interview someone as an unknown subject has a boom mic above them and is being lit for a camera.

    Given Ubben's history, it seems to be a strong possibility that this shoot may be for the cover athlete reveal or for a feature reveal video as he has created several of them previously for the company.

    Continue on to see Tubbylight's video and the aforementioned images/media. After viewing, let us know what you think in the comments below. ...
    by Published on 01-13-2024 02:29 PM
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    In the January 9, 2024 edition of The Rice Thresher (Rice University's Student Newspaper), Diego Palos Rodriguez visited with Riceís associate athletic director of external affairs David Pillen to learn about how the Rice Owls were preparing to appear in this summer's release of EA SPORTS College Football. Prior to Rodriguez's article, Rice's status in the title was unknown. This would seemingly confirm the Owls will be licensed and represented in the game.

    Pillen confirmed that the school has submitted assets requested by the CLC and EA including 'competition, stadium visuals, music, logos, uniform combinations from this past season, and brand taglines.' Worth noting is that Pillen disclosed that there have also been discussions regarding face scans for players, which he says have yet to happen. It is unknown to what extend teams or players will have scans in the game. (It is expected that facescans will not occur until players opt-in to the title and it is believed that those discussions/contracts have yet to take place as well.)

    Continue on to read excerpts from the article. ...
    by Published on 01-04-2024 12:18 PM
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    Per 247 Sports' Brandon Marcello, EA SPORTS is expected to release an update on EA SPORTS College Football and possibly screenshots of the title on Monday, January 8, coinciding with that evening's National Championship game between Michigan and Washington.

    Marcello: [On Monday] the publisher is expected to release an official update on the development ó and potentially new images ó of the long-awaited return of the franchise, sources told 247Sports.

    To date, the company last provided an official update on the title on November 22, 2022 with articles on ESPN.com featuring three screenshots and an interview with EA Sports' vice president and general manager Daryl Holt.

    What do you hope to learn about the game on Monday? What do you think EA SPORTS will announce/release?

    Share your thoughts with the community below. ...
    by Published on 12-15-2023 02:15 PM
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    Think you know how bowl season will shake out? Prove it and join The Gaming Tailgate's Capital One Bowl Mania group on ESPN.com.

    This game challenges you to select the winners of each of the NCAA college football bowl games with a Confidence scoring system (assign confidence points to your picks). Best of all, the game is FREE to play!

    Get in the action now!

    Group: The Gaming Tailgate

    The winner - provided they are a member of TGT in good standing - will receive their choice of a $25 PSN/XBL/Nintendo card. It is free to enter, so feel welcome to invite family and friends.

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    by Published on 12-06-2023 09:51 PM
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    Sportico recently interview Cam Weber, President of EA SPORTS. In the show, Weber and hosts Scott and Eben talk about all things EA: how the company attempts to reach Gen Z, takeaways from the Fortnite craze, the companies relationship with sports leagues, EA SPORTS FC, and even some vague EA SPORTS College Football information.

    Weber tells the hosts that the game has to rebuild some items such as recruiting which has changed drastically in the ten years since the release of NCAA Football 14. Several times Weber mentions that game information (such as how they have a 'cool solution' to handle NIL) will 'come in the new year.' The College Football segment ends with Weber saying that he last visited with the dev team several weeks ago and at that time he believed that approximately 130 schools had signed on to be part of the title coming Summer 2024.

    Continue on to watch the interview with Weber. Discussion of EA SPORTS College Football begins just before the 28-minute mark. ...
    by Published on 11-29-2023 09:12 PM
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    On Thursday, The BrandR Group and OneTeam Partners announced they had reached a settlement agreement and that, in turn, BrandR will withdraw its lawsuit against EA SPORTS as it relates to acquiring player NIL rights for EA SPORTS College Football. While there had been no official discussion or rumors that the lawsuit would lead to delaying the game, several media outlets and the community at large speculated on such a concern. Later in the day, a statement sent to On3 from EA SPORTS reiterated their plan to release the game in summer 2024.

    Continue on to read an excerpt from On3 covering this latest - and hopefully final - news surrounding litigation against the title. ...
    by Published on 10-14-2023 10:55 AM
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    Matt Brown (of Extra Points with Matt Brown) recently conducted an interview on YouTube with 'Tubbylight' where he disclosed information - both new and old - that he has attained regarding EA SPORTS College Football through FOIA requests and also in discussions with game developers.

    Among the noteworthy aspects:
    • ESPN will be a part of the game as Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstriet, Desmond Howard, and others have already recorded commentary
    • Even schools who have yet to sign on have been submitting assets
    • Players from the service academies may find themselves unable to be in the game due to NIL restrictions in regards to government status
    • Ultimate Team will include historic players (ala NCAA Football 14)
    • The game is not expected to surpass 25% of Madden's sales


    Brown has also recently been sharing audio and visual assets submitted by schools publicly to his Twitter account.

    Continue on to listen to the interview between Brown and 'Tubbylight' then let us know your thoughts in the comments below. ...
    by Published on 08-20-2023 06:33 PM
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    With the college football season upon us, it's time for the annual TGT College Pick 'Em group on ESPN.com!

    From ESPN: Here's how the game works...every week throughout the college football season, we select 10 evenly matched games. It's then up to you to do your research (or go with your gut) and select the winners of these games while also ranking them from 1-10 based on your confidence level.

    For example, if you correctly pick the winner of your most confident game, you receive 10 points. On the other hand, winning the game you feel least confident about is only worth one point. Any time you lose a game, no points are awarded - so be careful which ones you declare as your most confident. Good luck on all your picks this fall.


    Get in the action now! (Group Name: The Gaming Tailgate)

    The winner (who must be in good standing at TGT to claim their prize) will receive a $20 PSN/XBL/Nintendo/Amazon gift card of their choosing. It is free to enter, so feel welcome to invite family and friends. ...
    by Published on 08-06-2023 06:17 PM
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    During a recent series of FOIA request by Extra Points with Matt Brown, the aforementioned author gleaned information regarding EA's request for rivalry game information from universities.

    On June 1, 2023, EA SPORTS reached out to schools asking for rivalry games, names (if applicable), trophy names, and more. Additional information can be found in the article by Brown, which is premium content, including the form sent to each program. ...
    by Published on 08-02-2023 02:16 PM
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    On Tuesday, Electronic Arts filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought against it by group licensing company The Brandr Group over its future College Football video game. In the case that the lawsuit isnít dismissed, EA has asked the court to pause the discovery process. (FOF)

    An in-person hearing has been scheduled for 2 p.m. PT Oct. 19. A Case Management Conference had been set for Sept. 26. But [Judge Haywood] Gilliam has moved the call to Aug. 15. The meeting could set the date for a hearing or be the place where a resolution is announced. (On3)

    Information courtesy: Front Office Sports & On3 ...

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