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During the NCAA general convention, the issue of athlete's being able to monetize their likenesses -- even for non athletic ventures, was not voted on despite the Pac-12 Proposing the measure.

In effect, the NCAA tabled the measure and may pick it back up next January when the general convention meets again -- but there was no sign of real movement for the measure at this convention.

In fact, there wasn't much movement on any real issues of substance at the convention. It does call into question what the point was of having so much new authority given to Power Five conferences with no real movement in year two on issues that truly do matter to both student athletes, fans, and schools.

On the gaming side, this means that any hope of a college sports video game is put off another year as well. As we've written about in the past, to get a college sports video game in the future will almost certainly mean athletes will be able to monetize their likenesses and licensing for players will occur. No gaming company will risk anything short of a 100% guarantee of no legal liability when it comes to using college teams and marks in games at this point -- nor will schools.

It doesn't help things that EA had a poorly timed (and rather cruel) PR stunt last week, which appeared to signal there were signs of life with the franchise. However, it does seem that thanks to a lack of action from the NCAA -- the franchise appears more dead than ever. Given the time it'd take to get a game to market (likely at least 18-24 months from scratch), you are talking about a long wait for a new college football game indeed.

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# 1 jaynral @ 01/15/16 03:55 PM
this horrible news...mostly expected it but damn...It crazy how video games have come to this point.....I guess too much money was made.
 
# 2 bcruise @ 01/15/16 04:00 PM
Hey Blzer, if you're reading this I think we need that Squidward gif one more time....

 
# 3 Scott @ 01/15/16 04:01 PM
well...crap.
 
# 4 scottyp180 @ 01/15/16 04:07 PM
I'm curious what the possibility would be of EA or another developer getting license for conferences and specific teams, similar to what 2k did for my player this year, and using players from the previous college season to develop a game. So, for example, NCAA 17 would have rosters consisting of players from this year's NFL draft. That way EA would already have licenses for any player going to the NFL and could full in the spots of the missing players (either with generic players or by making contracts with the non-NFL players). Maybe even make a NCAA legacy mode consisting of previous college greats and nfl stars. And of course add a draft class type feature where users are able to create upcoming high school prospects.

I don't know much about the legality of the situation but this would seemingly prevent EA from replicating players likeness, they are instead giving users the tools to replicate players if they so choose.
 
# 5 BLACKjersey53 @ 01/15/16 04:19 PM
That's cool...I didn't want to have a great Friday anyway.
 
# 6 Jershy88 @ 01/15/16 04:32 PM
I would think they are working on it already, so when they get approval they can just plug in names and make money.
 
# 7 Jershy88 @ 01/15/16 04:33 PM
I carry the same thought process when it comes to a potential NFL 2K game, why not just start making it and when the opportunity arises they can release it with a short wait until release
 
# 8 IndianBird @ 01/15/16 05:39 PM
This is what happens when you get on a slippery slope.

College games are dead.


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# 9 sphinxnole @ 01/15/16 05:41 PM
What About Using Players From the Past Maybe a NCAA Legends?
 
# 10 redsox4evur @ 01/15/16 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by sphinxnole
What About Using Players From the Past Maybe a NCAA Legends?
Probably too expensive. Because you have to go get the license for the NCAA, each conference, each school in said conference, then each player on said team.
 
# 11 SilverBullet19 @ 01/15/16 05:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jershy88
I would think they are working on it already, so when they get approval they can just plug in names and make money.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jershy88
I carry the same thought process when it comes to a potential NFL 2K game, why not just start making it and when the opportunity arises they can release it with a short wait until release
That's a big expense to make on a risk. Especially considering a timeline. If they start too early, the graphics and physics engine will be outdated by its release.
 
# 12 goillini03 @ 01/15/16 06:38 PM
I have officially joined the club that we will not see another game. It is a shame because Madden does not even sniff my desire for a football game. Sigh.
 
# 13 Raleigh @ 01/15/16 07:01 PM
well...that ends that
any hope for a College game is officially dead.
 
# 14 bxphenom7 @ 01/15/16 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Jershy88
I carry the same thought process when it comes to a potential NFL 2K game, why not just start making it and when the opportunity arises they can release it with a short wait until release
This what I always hope. At least hope they continually improve the engine for their football games.
 
# 15 Scott @ 01/15/16 07:35 PM
I've lost faith, time to pickup a 360 and NCAA Football '14...
 
# 16 goillini03 @ 01/15/16 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Scott
I've lost faith, time to pickup a 360 and NCAA Football '14...
I tried. Going back to those graphics just did not work for me. Best of luck!
 
# 17 tril @ 01/15/16 08:29 PM
dont know if this is legal but, why couldnt a developer make a football game or basketball game with 22 teams in them and fictitious conferences.
just give the game all customization options found in all the sports games.
and what actually defines likeliness. is it just the name and number. or is it just the positions itself,
is a generic elite qb playing for Baylor the same as the actual player, if given a different name and number.

if school likeliness is ok, then why not just create the game with fictitious player names.
 
# 18 redsox4evur @ 01/15/16 08:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tril
dont know if this is legal but, why couldnt a developer make a football game or basketball game with 22 teams in them and fictitious conferences.
just give the game all customization options found in all the sports games.
and what actually defines likeliness. is it just the name and number. or is it just the positions itself,
is a generic elite qb playing for Baylor the same as the actual player, if given a different name and number.

if school likeliness is ok, then why not just create the game with fictitious player names.
The likeness issue is they created the Baylor QB #10 black, from Copperas Cove, TX, 6'2", 222 LBs, Right Handed, black dreads, and one of the best QBs in the nation. If he (Baylor #10) was white, 5'11", from Boston, crew cut, lefty, 200 lbs, and still one of the best in the nation there wouldn't be an issue with anything.
 
# 19 NKRDIBL @ 01/15/16 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by redsox4evur
The likeness issue is they created the Baylor QB #10 black, from Copperas Cove, TX, 6'2", 222 LBs, Right Handed, black dreads, and one of the best QBs in the nation. If he (Baylor #10) was white, 5'11", from Boston, crew cut, lefty, 200 lbs, and still one of the best in the nation there wouldn't be an issue with anything.
If they're smart. They will just have every team just be place holders. And random rosters will be created each time. Can use the same formulas used that create recruiting classes each year.

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# 20 tril @ 01/15/16 10:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tril
dont know if this is legal but, why couldnt a developer make a football game or basketball game with 22 teams in them and fictitious conferences.
just give the game all customization options found in all the sports games.
and what actually defines likeliness. is it just the name and number. or is it just the positions itself,
is a generic elite qb playing for Baylor the same as the actual player, if given a different name and number.

if school likeliness is ok, then why not just create the game with fictitious player names.
meant to say 200+ teams not 22 teams sorry for that typo
 

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