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From gamespot.com

Announced tonight at the Microsoft Press Conference

 

EA on LIVE

 

Heres a small excert with the games mentioned

 

Lange also outlined EA's rapid timetable for bringing of the Xbox Live format. In July, NCAA Football 2005 will be playable on Xbox Live, with the 800-pound gorilla of online sports games, Madden NFL 2005, joining the service in August. NBA Live 2005, FIFA Soccer 2005, NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 will follow soon thereafter.

 

By the end of the year, 15 of EA's online-enabled console titles will be playable on Xbox Live, and the selection will extend beyond EA's sports franchises. Burnout 3 and TimeSplitters Future Perfect will also be Xbox Live-compatible, as will two even bigger franchises, Need for Speed Underground 2 and Battlefield: Modern Combat.

 

Speaking to GameSpot, Xbox Live General Manger Cameron Ferroni also revealed that EA's upcoming James-Bond-inspired action game GoldenEye: Rogue Agent will also have Xbox Live functionality. "This is a landmark in online gaming," he said, "It's good for gamers."

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Maybe it was Joey just missed it, or GS altered their article, but NHL 2005 will be on "EA XBox Live" (as it's called in the EA PR).

 

This will be an interesting year for sports titles with EA finally on Live and Sega getting their act together with online leagues and whatnot. Should be great!

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Here the report on Gamespot:

 

http://www.gamespot.com/news/2004/05/10/news_6096976.html

 

Lange also outlined EA's rapid timetable for bringing of the Xbox Live format. In July, NCAA Football 2005 will be playable on Xbox Live, with the 800-pound gorilla of online sports games, Madden NFL 2005, joining the service in August. NBA Live 2005, FIFA Soccer 2005, NHL 2005, NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 will follow soon thereafter.

 

By the end of the year, 15 of EA's online-enabled console titles will be playable on Xbox Live, and the selection will extend beyond EA's sports franchises. Burnout 3 and TimeSplitters Future Perfect will also be Xbox Live-compatible, as will two even bigger franchises, Need for Speed Underground 2 and a new, previously unannounced Xbox version of Battlefield: Modern Combat.

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Nice. Hard to believe we'll be playing NCAA 2005 on Live in two months! I'm very hopeful that they can put together a good interface - it will probably work the same for every sports title this year since they come out so close together.

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I hope they have the Medal of Honor series online. It's probably the best multiplayer game I've played on the PC. It's just the right mix of realistic and arcade action, and the atmosphere is phenominal.

 

Another favorite is the Battlefield series. The teamwork in that game should work exceptionally well with the headsets, as opposed to the keyboard on the PC.

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OK Gary, NCAA on Live is official. We can now finally play college football online together.

 

I was just going to post the same thing, the only reason you beat me to it is because you get to work earlier. :D Color me happy, I'm tired of beating up on the single player mode!

 

I just can't imaging playing NCAA without a PS2 controller.

 

You might want to give the Xbox controller a shot, I used to feel the same way, but with 2005 this will be the third year in a row that I'll pick up the Xbox version so I've gotten quite used to using the Controller S. The controls translate over very well, IMO.

 

Gary

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I did pick up NCAA 2003 for the Xbox after it went to 20 bucks and still couldn't get used to the Controller S, but I got NCAA 2004 for the PS2 and it was like... "warm apple pie."

 

I really need to see something special from EA though regarding NCAA this year though. 720P or some other major item must be there. It can't just be Xbox Live, because if that's it... I'll pass for this season.

 

Glen

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