This post was supposed to go up yesterday, but due a communication error it never appeared. Sorry for the confusion and delay.
EA announced yesterday that NCAA 08 Football can use real-time/world weather stats from The Weather Channel to determine the kind of weather that will be used on the field. So if there is a huge snow storm in NYC, you can go check out how the footballers would play under these conditions. This feature allows games to be played in rainstorms, intense wind or just on a good old sunny day.
This feature can be turned off, but I really can’t see why you would want to. The option to choose live-time weather is only enabled when the user is online (not necessarily playing online though). EA didn’t specifically mention if all copies of the game have this feature but we would assume so.
Should make the game much more realistic. I wonder what happens when you play during a hurricane..hm.. The weather doesn’t seem to affect the fans, just the players it seems.
NCAA 08 Football is currently in stores for the Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2 and PS3 consoles.
Activision announced today that Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s has just been released and is ready to buy. The game features popular music from the 1980s, but the music isn’t just the only thing that has been retrofied, nope, you can live the neon dream with characters decked in the 80’s styles. The songs feature artists like Flock of Seagulls, Twisted Sister and Judas Priest. As well as songs “made famous” by The Go Go’s, Poison, Iron Maiden and Quiet Riot, and more. The game is rated T for teen.
EA stated today that they have gained “exclusive” rights to make an officially licensed video game based on this year’s Rugby World Cup. Why anyone would care if they had rights to the event or not, we don’t know. But apparently, this is big news for EA. The game is set for release on July 17 for the PS2 only.
EA Tiburon (the EA studio in Florida), has just released a list of songs to be featured in the newest Madden NFL game that releases this August. This year’s game will be the series 18th game. A random fact about the series is that it has sold 60 million copies, which nets around $2 billion dollars for EA Tiburon Studios. The game is supposed to feature 27 songs, yet EA only gave us 15 songs in the list. Nice counting EA.
EA Sports has announced Kevin Durant as their pick of this year’s basketball player to be on the cover of NCAA 2008. Kevin will be the second youngest sports player and the fourth teenager to appear on the cover of an EA Sports game. The youngest is a 16 year old Soccer player named Freddy Adu. Kevin’s appearance will also be the first time two alumni from the same school ever have appeared on a EA Sports box. NCAA 08 is currently in development and will release when the collage basketball season starts up.