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NCAA Football

For 20 years, EA’s NCAA Football series gave video gamers the unique opportunity to delve into the world of collegiate athletes, and boy, was it marvelous. Sadly, however, the NCAA announced in 2013 that it would not renew its licensing contract with EA due to player dispute, thus putting an abrupt end to one of the best-selling sports video game franchises of the 21st century. Still, anyone who played the game in the past few years, or even back when it was entitled Bill Walsh College Football knows just how great of a title the sports video game category has lost. The game had a similar setup and virtually identical game play to the Madden NFL series, but it felt even more refined than its pro football counterpart. The fact that the game featured every major D-1 program, all 128 teams, was pretty impressive in and of itself. Gamers got to control every aspect of their favorite college team, including everything from the recruiting to the scheduling.

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