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Old 04-28-2008, 04:24 PM   #1
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OS Myths Case File #1: EA Football

As the previews for NCAA and Madden begin coming in this year there has been four common statements which have been treated as facts. These statements have been said for years on end as well, with little to no fact-checking done on them. These common statements are usually taken as fact by users but there is no general consensus why they believe they are true. So in the inaugural edition of the OS Myths, we are going to attempt to bust a few of the myths that surround the NCAA and Madden release this year.

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Old 04-28-2008, 04:26 PM   #2
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good article.
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:37 PM   #3
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Re: OS MythBusters Case File #1: EA Football

In the article it stated that Madden is no longer the #1 selling sports game franchise. How is that even possible when football is by far America's #1 sport and there is only 1 licensed game?

What is the #1 selling sports game then? I assumed Madden was always #1 because of football's popularity as well as the fact that it releases on every system imaginable.
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:46 PM   #4
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If they are such huge football fans why don't they have the intricacies (sp?) of the game included? Games like 2K basketball series have these awesome little touches which are non-existent in EA football games. Actually just have them start with huge gameplay issues (i.e. the battle in the trenches...which isn't there in EA football games).
 
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Okay maybe the producers of these games are football fans, but that doesn't mean they have an understanding of the actual game that is beyond that of a backup Pop Warner Quarterback.
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:28 PM   #6
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Very cool idea for an article. You missed a myth but I'm just assuming that you couldn't find proof that EA Sports is not the devil? JK, looking forward to NCAA and Madden this year.
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Re: OS MythBusters Case File #1: EA Football

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In the article it stated that Madden is no longer the #1 selling sports game franchise. How is that even possible when football is by far America's #1 sport and there is only 1 licensed game?

What is the #1 selling sports game then? I assumed Madden was always #1 because of football's popularity as well as the fact that it releases on every system imaginable.
We Americans are so naive. Games sell worldwide.

Football is definitely the number one sport. But it's not American Football. It's soccer/futbol.

FIFA sits number 1 as the top selling sports game.
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We Americans are so naive. Games sell worldwide.

Football is definitely the number one sport. But it's not American Football. It's soccer/futbol.

FIFA sits number 1 as the top selling sports game.
This fellow Yankee fan has stolen my thunder. FIFA actually outsold Madden last year, which really just means EA is home to the #1 and #2 best selling sports games. It's not like EA is going out of business anytime soon, but keeping Madden very profitable is going to take higher sales than the average game would because of the huge cost of exclusive licensing.
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