Rumour from some brokers in Europe!
if AOL is
buying ERTS, even if it is hostile, all other
software/videogame companies stock will double!!!
companies will need more and more interactive contents
any news about this raid of AOL?
>>Dreamcast is a dead end. It will never
survive w/out ERTS support.
>Yeah, it'll die
just like the N64 did. . . . oh, wait a minute . .
If you're saying that Dreamcast will do as well as
N64 did (which equals success for EA to develop for
it) then we're both right. :)
want to go today" it should be "what do you want
to play tonight!" For some time now, at least for me
(I am an avid PC gamer), it has been an EA title.
Most recently it has been C&C Tiberian Sun! I know
where the majority of my gaming budget is spent as well
as the budgets of all of my gaming
"EA Sports, it's in the game!" What more do you need
QB club is/was terrible. Madden is much better.
All the reviews said it, everyone who has played it
said the same thing. I have played Madden since the
Genesis years...hell I've played almost every EA game
since Genesis/PSX/N64 introduction and all competitors.
It's my job to know.
ERTS titles for the N64,
more coming out, just which titles I cannot comment
It's widely known throughout the game makers/market
that developing for the PSX and PC market is much more
profitable than the N64. CD's are much cheaper than
cartridges to manufacture and Nintendo doesn't have the same
licensing agreements etc.
Nintendo has the "Quality
over Quantity" attitude.....but it's also because of
higher costs you have to sell a hell of a lot more games
to profit from N64 than you do PSX and especially PC
(no middle man). Also, PSX and PC have a much shorter
manufacturing time so developers have longer to program
compared to the N64.
N64 is a specific much younger
crowd that doesn't like sports Titiles.
N64 is a
great product but more than just ERTS did not support
it overwhelming. Plus, Ea has a older
following..teens+ not pre-teens like Nintendo.
There was no
NBA Live 98 for the N64, 99 was the first year so Jam
would have won that contest
ERTS I hope will
start to develop for the Dreamcast, I've seen it, it
looks good. But really, Sega has burned deleopers
before especially with the Saturn. It had some ugly
games and no fault to the developers, Sega made it
difficult to program.
MSFT games are not up to the
ERTS quality, not in the least. Many first time buyers
of games have played theri friends games and will
buy what they buy =EA. Parents buy what their kids
asked for or they won't buy it at all. People that only
shop for bargains and buy the cheapest don't buy games
as they initially seem like a very expensive
entertainment purchase. Real gamers that buy at least 75% of
the games on the shelf buy for quality not to save a
MSFT will sell some games with a low price but it
won't do any good if nobody buys the sequel.
>Un-informaed /Ill researched
It wasn't an opinion . . . it was a comment &
>Have you see QB club 2000 for the n64.
It has to be the worst football game ever made for
>Every single review has
basically proclaimed this.
Uh, I said that ERTS
"continue to dominate with Madden." What part did you not
heard that ERTS is dropping the FIFA and
NHL lines for the N64.
>Also, I'm pretty
sure NBA line 98 for the N64 outsold Jam.
know about that but I do know both were outsold by
>Re Dreamcast:Sega Saturn,
Sega 32X,Sega CD,Sega Nomad.....Enough said
people didn't believe Sony would knock out Nintendo or
Sega either. Don't count sega out yet.
AKLM, and NAMCO in their corner and THQI and EIDOS
recently announcing support, it could take off.
the jury is still out on this one and ERTS has not
been know for picking the right platforms
a lot for the Amiga . . . which died, developed a
lot for the 3DO . . . which died, ignored the N64 . .
. which prospered)
>Dreamcast is a dead
end. It will never survive w/out ERTS support.
Yeah, it'll die just like the N64 did. . . . oh, wait a
minute . .
>MS football has
received great reviews. Still, it has no network support,
minimal front office
>options, and the AI needs
major work. Graphics & Animation may be better (a
matter of opinion)than Madden, but not by much.
And all that for $20.
>I am sure EA will
address this next year.
Will they address the $20
Reviews? Which ones did you read? All the ones I have read
have described it as mediocre at
THE BOTTOM LINE: 90
thumbs up! Microsoft has taken it to the hoop and
brought us an exceptionally polished product that can run
nicely even on a modest system. If you can live without
the omitted features I mentioned above, you'll be
hard pressed to find a better way to spend twenty
If you're a diehard NBA Live fan, your devotion may
be tested. Of course, this could all change with the
release of NBA Live 2000, but even so, NBA Inside Drive
2000 is certainly worth a shot at making it into your
game library. It isn't often that the PC sports gamer
will find this rare combination of quality and economy
all in one box. Make a bee line for the software
racks and score yourself a copy. You won't regret
Did you bother to click the link or did you write
first, research later? How about this
They gave it 3 1/2 stars citing AI problems. But hey,
for $20 that's still a good deal.
go by AKLM & MSFT.... I'll stick with ERTS thak you.
Remember . . . you have to constantly reevaluate
positions. A great stock one day may be a crappy
after it has had a big run-up. Where do you want to go
Have you see QB club 2000 for the
n64. It has to be the worst football game ever made
for the platform. Every single review has basically
proclaimed this. With out a memory expansion pack, the game
runs at less than 10 frames per second. With it, it is
lucky to reach 15. It has coutless animation flaws.
Also, I'm pretty sure NBA line 98 for the N64 outsold
Sega Nomad..... enough said
football has received great reviews. Still, it has no
network support, minimal front office options, and the AI
needs major work. Graphics & Animation may be better (a
matter of opinion)than Madden, but not by much. I am
sure EA will address this next year.
Decent Reviews? Which ones did you read? All the ones I
have read have described it as mediocre at
You can go by AKLM & MSFT.... I'll stick with ERTS
EA's strong sports line-up are often viewed as
their crown jewels. EA owns the majority of the PC
playstation Sports market with Madden, NHL 'XX, NBA Live, and
Triple Play. However, is ERTS
going to be able to
continue the lead? They have a very strong brand name . .
. but . . .
In the N64 front, AKLM and
Nintendo have been ERTS's biggest competitors in the
sports arena. I don't
think ERTS cares much for the
N64 and they are pulling away from it, but they
continue to dominate with Madden.
AKLM's NBA Jam and
Nintendo's Kobe Bryant should be pretty competitive this
In the PSX front, ERTS is still king . . . followed
in second by Sony/989. They'll continue to dominate
PSX but it is going to be a market in
On the PC front, big bad brother Bill has entered
the fray. MSFT's first attempt, MS Baseball
buggy bomb. But the new MS NFL Football game got decent
(See http://www.digitalsports.com/ and
others). The even newer MS NBA Inside Drive
game also has gotten decent reviews. See
http://www.avault.com/ Now here is the kicker . . . MSFT
all these titles for a mere $19.99!!!
losing money? Probably, but they could continue losing
money for years! This has got to start
I know there are hard-core Madden fans that will
accept no substitute. But lots of newcomers
casual games will see the choice of a good $20 MSFT game
and a $40 EASports title a bit differently.
think ERTS should be worried about this.
front just opened today. The Dreamcast has been
launched with much fanfare and ERTS does not have
official development program (though they are reportedly
developing in secret). Sega has launched it
stellar version of NFL 2K. MWY is there