18 March 2011
Sitting here and watching March Madness really makes me irritated with the fact that there's no NCAA basketball games anymore. Sure, I'm aware that maybe the sales weren't all that stellar in relation to their professional counterparts, but I find it quite a shame that such a major sport is no longer represented in a video game.
People take days off of work to watch the first round of the NCAA tournament and office brackets, pools are one of the main topics of conversation at this time of year and people call into sports talk radio stations to talk about their brackets and upsets.
All that really makes me want to do is fire up the 360 and play some college basketball but, alas, I have to play a quality game that is almost 4 years old in College Hoops 2K8!
Seriously, is the NCAA basketball license that expensive?
Yes, EA continued to make college games after 2K decided not to renew the license, but let's be honest here, EA's basketball games aren't the quality of 2K's. While EA made some presentation strides with March Madness 10, I think it's safe to say that 2K still owns the basketball gaming genre and I'm really only calling on them to step up and revive the College Hoops series.
College Hoops 2K8 still provides a decent basketball experience if you take the time and download current rosters and slider sets. However, given the fact that this is 2011 and the March Madness is is popular as it ever was and is the most accessible as it's ever been with online streaming and phone apps, I want a new college basketball game.
Hopefully that will happen again one day. Until then, it's back to College Hoops 2K8 for the tourney. And speaking of rosters and sliders, take a look at raiderfan247365's rosters and 500bloc's slider set on OS to get your March Madness fix. It's pretty much the best we're gonna get nowadays.