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Four sports franchises that need to die

Sports games that have outlived their playability

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EVILDEAD3601499d ago

So wait..EVERY major video game sports franchise needs to die?

Wrong hobby..knitting sounds more your speed..

Don't like sports games then don't buy em' (which I'm sure you NEVER did)..but to pretend they ALL need to die is IMO idiotic.

Evil

Hicken1499d ago

Only Tiger Woods and Madden are "major" on the list.

Live hasn't even been out for a while, and has been replaced by the 2K series(not listed), as the premier basketball game.

The World Cup series is different from the FIFA series. They're arguing for an end to the former, not the latter. Interestingly enough, however, their complaint applies more to the standard FIFA title than to the World Cup games.

There are no baseball games mentioned at all, no racing games(F1 or NASCAR), and only one of the soccer/basketball franchises is mentioned(PES and 2K are left out, respectively).

I'm not agreeing that any of the mentioned franchises should "die," but instead of EVERY franchise, it's less than half.

bostoner1499d ago

I agree. Though this article, like evildead said, makes the writer sound like he doesn't play any of these games. I do agree that madden needs to die. Not for the nonsense written in the article. Not because its a horrible game (it isn't) or its redundant (which most annually released sports games are), Simply because they hold a monopoly on football. Which I thought were illegal. It needs to die so more companies can compete for top football game. Company competition will only help the games get better for the consumers. That's all I want, better games.

Outside_ofthe_Box1499d ago

***I do agree that madden needs to die. Not for the nonsense written in the article. Not because its a horrible game (it isn't) or its redundant (which most annually released sports games are), Simply because they hold a monopoly on football. Which I thought were illegal. It needs to die so more companies can compete for top football game. Company competition will only help the games get better for the consumers."***

If competition is what you want then why do you want Madden to die? What needs to die is the exclusive license. That will allow competitors along with Madden to duke it out for the top football spot. It won't long before Madden goes the way of Live if that were to happen though. If madden dies I want it to be because it's competitor(s) out did them.

farhad2k81499d ago

I think the World Cup and Euro versions of FIFA are finished, Euro 2012 came as DLC, and I bet they're planning to do that with every installment of FIFA now.

math1499d ago

This is a very thoughtful analysis.

"Regardless it is still a game that lets players choose a football team and play against the other teams. Granted there have been teams added and closed out over the years and the team players are traded to other teams, the game really isn’t any different."

Steadyhndz1499d ago

These franchises certainly don't need to "die".

Your probably upset with these games because their yearly hits...and here's why. It's just a tradition..nothing else. America has accustomed itself to have a new game every year for sports. Updating players, teams, and playstyles...it's all become the same game every year, but for the players of these games it's actually a new experience everytime.

So to think they need to die...I think your just mad that their selling...kind of like hating on Justin Bieber because he sells out like no other..hahaha

xJumpManx1499d ago

I do I hate Justin Bieber when his balls drop his voice will change and hopefully we will never have to hear his music again.

DC19801499d ago

NBA Live definately needs to go away

RJ20001499d ago

Did anyone read this article? My god that would have received an F in a 5th grade english class...

Here is the Madden portion for those too lazy to click the link:

"Madden NFL – For those who are football fans, this series has been around since 1988 and changed names slightly along the way. Regardless it is still a game that lets players choose a football team and play against the other teams. Granted there have been teams added and closed out over the years and the team players are traded to other teams, the game really isn’t any different. It’s time to find a new football game, maybe one that includes college teams or allows the gamer to create their own fictitious team."

FCOLitsjustagame1499d ago

"Tiger Woods PGA Tour – Here is the golf fans game and another one that went through a name change when Tiger Woods became THE name in golf. How exciting can golf be where you need a new game every year? Truthfully they need to let it rest for a bit and then come back so that perhaps they will gain new fans"

So the despite the title the theme seemed to be not so much "die" as rest or be updated in some massive way.

I singled the Tiger Woods game out, because I do think at this point they might as well go ahead and give it a name change and not focus so much on Tiger. Especially not as much as they did in this year addition.

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