NCAA Football 11 strives for realism but is a little too real for some
July 12, 2010 /EIN Presswire/ — The new season of NCAA Football 11 kicks off July 13 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and the pigskin staple from EA Sports is feeding off the college football buzz generated this offseason by football conference realignment.
Traditionally one of the biggest software titles of the year, NCAA Football 11 is a little too realistic for some: the players who allege they should be compensated for their likeness being used in the game.
The Washington Post details the ongoing class-action lawsuit filed by former college quarterback Sam Keller against both EA Sports and the Collegiate Licensing Company. The lawsuit alleges that EA Sports “intentionally circumvents the prohibitions on utilizing student-athletes’ names by allowing gamers to upload entire rosters, which include players’ names and other information, directly into the game in a matter of seconds.” EA Sports contends that it has not violated any student-athlete rights.
Don’t expect fans of the game to boycott NCAA Football 11 over the issue; the games should be the top-seller in the US in July.
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