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post Jan 18 2013, 07:31 PM
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Something I can't understand from such a lone-franchise with so much potential to compete with the best of em when it comes to EA Sports. I touched on this franchise before, but for different reasons, I'm not sure what really, it was a while back. Anyway, it's a new year, and I'm looking forward to what's new from the new Fight Night Game when it drops. If you ask me, the only thing that stood out in previous FN Champion is the graphics. The whole motioning and phantom punches that can even K.O. u with one shot (or should I say, no shot) turned me off with that game online, to the point where if this next one don't impress, I'm calling it a career with the boxing games. More to my Point though.

A friend of mine tried to explain to me the reason why MORE stars in this sport won't take part in the game (FLOYD among others). He said "with games like UFC, Madden, NBA all operated under 1 brand, and each Boxer is his own brand BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. I get that, but still I don't see why fighters even treat opportunities at gaming exposure like a negotiation to a super-fight. You put the name of all the stars or potential stars you can name today on the disk, put Floyd face on the cover and it'll sell out like Samuel L. Jackson in Django Unchained. All fans and gamers alike jus wanna match dream fights with there favorites and what we get for it is the same non sense we see from Top Rank & GBP's rivalry. Honestly, Is there no logic in seeing your own image and style, promoted on a game that can pay you in more ways than 1? Sheesh! Hopefully this upcoming game can keep the fighters they already have while adding more faces like Mayweather, Ward, Martinez, Broner, Froch, Direll, Mares, Rigo, Matthysse, Chavez Jr., the list goes on.
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post Jan 19 2013, 12:32 AM
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Yall in here crappin on a friend of mine who works on the franchise for EA lmao. A lot of the developers for the EA games are from Chicago. For those who don't know the boxing series by EA started here in Chicago and they had a program which my best friend and current business partner took part in. He went to Columbia college and they interned there and the successful ones got jobs upon graduation.

From what he told me they always wanted Floyd in the game but he says he didn't know if Mayweahter wanted to license his image. That's one of the key differences between these games and NBA, Madden, etc. The NFL and the NBA and the MLB have a agreement between the players' unions in those sports and the league itself. They share the revenue between those 3 parties and that's that

Boxing is a little different in that it's an individual fighter licensing their image away but they do still have a team around them. And when your an individual, essentially you are a brand and you have to do what's best for that brand

My friend does computer animation for EA, and he hates working there. He's a football guy and I think working on the ncaa title is what keeps him there instead of going over to 2K. I personally think 2K should jump in the game and force EA to put out a better product. Look what they did to EA in the basketball genre!

I'll ask him what they got going on up there and see if I can get something out of him. I know the games they work on all year round are NCAA and Madden

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