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Owen Good has posted some more details on the addition of Rece Davis in NCAA Football 13.

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  • Brad Nessler, who has also recorded new audio so that he can react to what Davis is saying.
  • Each game played in Dynasty mode can have up to 10 studio updates.
  • There seemed to be about six different groupings of phrases, from Nessler's throw to getting the broadcast back from Davis, forming each update. Details like BCS or poll positioning, rivalries and upcoming games, and individual performances are all part of the mix.

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# 1 gharp14 @ 05/11/12 01:11 AM
Really like these features and as long as they patch Rece's words together a little better, I might not skip these updates very often
 
# 2 Black4track @ 05/11/12 02:18 AM
Progress is always nice. Its just not enough to convince me to buy a $60 "patch."
 
# 3 pirates946 @ 05/11/12 10:12 AM
Are the updates tied into what teams im playing as? If im a top 25 big 12 team, I want studio updates on other top 25 teams and maybe other key big 12 games. If im in the MAC and hunting for a conference title, I dont want to see what 2 SEC schools are doing. I want updates on my MAC foes. Hopefully updates are relevant to my team.
 
# 4 Spanky @ 05/11/12 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by pirates946
Are the updates tied into what teams im playing as? If im a top 25 big 12 team, I want studio updates on other top 25 teams and maybe other key big 12 games. If im in the MAC and hunting for a conference title, I dont want to see what 2 SEC schools are doing. I want updates on my MAC foes. Hopefully updates are relevant to my team.
This makes sense. That is why I doubt EA thought of this.
 
# 5 Spanky @ 05/11/12 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Black4track
Progress is always nice. Its just not enough to convince me to buy a $60 "patch."
Actually, it's a $45 patch, if you pre-order through Amazon.

If it turns out to be an abomination, like NCAA 12, I will trade it in to Amazon and likely get $32-$37 back, depending on how soon I send it back, like I did with NCAA 12.

Just chalk it up as a bad, expensive rental.
 
# 6 Equinox831 @ 05/11/12 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Black4track
Progress is always nice. Its just not enough to convince me to buy a $60 "patch."
The updates this year are a bit more than a patch if you ask me..
 
# 7 MRTZL20 @ 05/11/12 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Black4track
Progress is always nice. Its just not enough to convince me to buy a $60 "patch."
$45 "patch" if you pre order on Amazon.
 
# 8 lionden_56 @ 05/11/12 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by pirates946
Are the updates tied into what teams im playing as? If im a top 25 big 12 team, I want studio updates on other top 25 teams and maybe other key big 12 games. If im in the MAC and hunting for a conference title, I dont want to see what 2 SEC schools are doing. I want updates on my MAC foes. Hopefully updates are relevant to my team.
They said in the Playbook that part of every update would have something to do with the user...be it a conference game, BCS rating game, rival, or past or future team on your schedule.

But if there are only six toss-backs, and you can see up to 10 a game, that means that eventually you'll hear duplicates in your first game, meaning that once again the audio will become stale very quickly.
 
# 9 DorianDonP @ 05/11/12 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Spanky
This makes sense. That is why I doubt EA thought of this.
They said in the webcast that the updates would relate to your conference/dynasty.
 
# 10 DickDalewood @ 05/11/12 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by lionden_56
They said in the Playbook that part of every update would have something to do with the user...be it a conference game, BCS rating game, rival, or past or future team on your schedule.

But if there are only six toss-backs, and you can see up to 10 a game, that means that eventually you'll hear duplicates in your first game, meaning that once again the audio will become stale very quickly.
IMO, these types of things only become annoyingly repetitive when they are taken beyond "basic". For example, you'll hear a million times watching real college football on Saturdays, "That's it for now, back to you Brad".

If it's six variations of that, it won't be so noticeably repetitive because it's so simple. What stands out in videogames is when we hear stories, or goofy one-liners repeated, because they so much more apparent. If one of those toss-backs is "Alright Brad, well just like your mom's cooking, this game was terrible... back to you"... then yes, THAT would get really repetitive.
 
# 11 Cardot @ 05/11/12 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by DickDalewood
IMO, these types of things only become annoyingly repetitive when they are taken beyond "basic". For example, you'll hear a million times watching real college football on Saturdays, "That's it for now, back to you Brad".

If it's six variations of that, it won't be so noticeably repetitive because it's so simple. What stands out in videogames is when we hear stories, or goofy one-liners repeated, because they so much more apparent. If one of those toss-backs is "Alright Brad, well just like your mom's cooking, this game was terrible... back to you"... then yes, THAT would get really repetitive.
Agree 100%. No quicker way to notice video game commentary getting repetitive that when then throw outlandish comments in there. If they code it to pop up once every 50 games, then great. Put usually that is not the case.

I am optimistic about the studio updates, but cautiously so. I am an "immersion guy". The key is knowing what games I am interested in, and that is HARD. In the preview, it looked like it recognized USC was a top 25 teams, and it showed other top 25 scores. Although if I am USC in that case, I am not sure I really care about an ACC matchup with teams ranked in the teens.

....actually, thinking about this a little more, it would be great if before each game, we could choose the games we wanted updates on. The system could default to some games (whatever mechinism they implemented), but we could go in and click or unclick contests to get updates on.

Regardless of how it turns out, I am happy with the attempt, and direction.
 
# 12 Pezell04x @ 05/11/12 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by pirates946
Are the updates tied into what teams im playing as? If im a top 25 big 12 team, I want studio updates on other top 25 teams and maybe other key big 12 games. If im in the MAC and hunting for a conference title, I dont want to see what 2 SEC schools are doing. I want updates on my MAC foes. Hopefully updates are relevant to my team.
I believe they mentioned that in the dynasty webcast. The Studio Updates will be relevant to your team. Of course, saying it and it happening are different.
 
# 13 DorianDonP @ 05/11/12 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Cardot
Agree 100%. No quicker way to notice video game commentary getting repetitive that when then throw outlandish comments in there. If they code it to pop up once every 50 games, then great. Put usually that is not the case.

I am optimistic about the studio updates, but cautiously so. I am an "immersion guy". The key is knowing what games I am interested in, and that is HARD. In the preview, it looked like it recognized USC was a top 25 teams, and it showed other top 25 scores. Although if I am USC in that case, I am not sure I really care about an ACC matchup with teams ranked in the teens.

....actually, thinking about this a little more, it would be great if before each game, we could choose the games we wanted updates on. The system could default to some games (whatever mechinism they implemented), but we could go in and click or unclick contests to get updates on.

Regardless of how it turns out, I am happy with the attempt, and direction.
You got to remember, The Pac 12 teams usually play later in the day. The ACC and Big 10 games are usually noonish type of games.

By the time USC took the field to play a game, the only games with top teams that would be available for update that early are the ACC, Big 10, SEC, matchups.

By the 3rd or 4th quarter, that is when the updates for the Pac 12 games would start coming in.

Plus I think it made sense to show the two ACC games, because it was two top 15 teams being upset by unranked teams.
 
# 14 Robby73 @ 05/15/12 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by lionden_56
They said in the Playbook that part of every update would have something to do with the user...be it a conference game, BCS rating game, rival, or past or future team on your schedule.

But if there are only six toss-backs, and you can see up to 10 a game, that means that eventually you'll hear duplicates in your first game, meaning that once again the audio will become stale very quickly.
well I for one am one of those guys who read all the stats and scores of other games so this could save me some time.
 
# 15 georgiafan @ 05/16/12 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Black4track
Progress is always nice. Its just not enough to convince me to buy a $60 "patch."
This is what I said and that I think the improvements they make are good but I didn't see anything in gameplay or dynasty that just blew me away to go rush to preorder it. What they did was nice but nothing thats major. I'm not taking shots at it bc I still have '12 and I enjoy it. I might still get it bc i got a few months but so far im gonna try and hold off.
 

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