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    What are the best college sports games for the original Xbos?

    Football
    My son already has the NCAA 07 and it is great.
    Basketball
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    Baseball
    ?

    Any suggestions would help out Santa.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RCAJUN90
    What are the best college sports games for the original Xbos?

    Football
    My son already has the NCAA 07 and it is great.
    Basketball
    ?
    Baseball
    ?

    Any suggestions would help out Santa.
    NBA2K7 is a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Choppie29
    NBA2K7 is a good one.
    Thanks choppie but I'm looking for college games mostly. Does anyone have the arena football game and do they have the New Orleans Voodoo? I believe it came out the year of Katrina and New Orleans didn't field a team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCAJUN90
    Thanks choppie but I'm looking for college games mostly. Does anyone have the arena football game and do they have the New Orleans Voodoo? I believe it came out the year of Katrina and New Orleans didn't field a team.
    I am most positive they will ahve them. they are returning this year. In fact, I talked to a buddy of mine from high school who was offered a try-out for them. He is heading over there in the next few weeks. he told me that they extended the roster limits so that there will actually be offenses and defenses this year, not guys plaing both ways. I guess the league is doing well and making some good money to do that. More players means a lot more salary.

    back to the games. i picked up the College baseball last year for PS2. they should have it for XBox as well. I was pretty good. I did notice that the rosters werent' very updated. it came out in march or february '06, but Austin Faught (stud on the game, much better than in real life and he was real good in real life), Ardoin, Morris, hawke, etc were all still players. their talents were accurate. Bunt with coker all the time because they couldn't throw him out. Morris/Hawke hit some monster shots. pitching fell off after Faught/Ardoin. Lucroy could hit everything. Justin Morgan was slow. Etc. So, if you decide to go that route for this year, make sure they have updated it enough. it was a pretty good game, though. homerun Derby, finesse hitting competitions, build your own stadium plus many other real stadiums to choose from, and you could play full or abbreviated seasons, all the way to the CWS.

    that is all i know about games this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhineaux
    I am most positive they will ahve them. they are returning this year. In fact, I talked to a buddy of mine from high school who was offered a try-out for them. He is heading over there in the next few weeks. he told me that they extended the roster limits so that there will actually be offenses and defenses this year, not guys plaing both ways. I guess the league is doing well and making some good money to do that. More players means a lot more salary.

    back to the games. i picked up the College baseball last year for PS2. they should have it for XBox as well. I was pretty good. I did notice that the rosters werent' very updated. it came out in march or february '06, but Austin Faught (stud on the game, much better than in real life and he was real good in real life), Ardoin, Morris, hawke, etc were all still players. their talents were accurate. Bunt with coker all the time because they couldn't throw him out. Morris/Hawke hit some monster shots. pitching fell off after Faught/Ardoin. Lucroy could hit everything. Justin Morgan was slow. Etc. So, if you decide to go that route for this year, make sure they have updated it enough. it was a pretty good game, though. homerun Derby, finesse hitting competitions, build your own stadium plus many other real stadiums to choose from, and you could play full or abbreviated seasons, all the way to the CWS.

    that is all i know about games this year.
    Oh, and i have never been too satisfied with college basketball games.

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    College basketball games are pretty much horrible. However, the baseball game that came out last year is really fun and hopefully this year they will have more stadiums


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    Quote Originally Posted by RCAJUN90
    What are the best college sports games for the original Xbos?

    Football
    My son already has the NCAA 07 and it is great.
    Basketball
    ?
    Baseball
    ?

    Any suggestions would help out Santa.
    Here is a great idea. Look into getting someone to put a mod chip in your kids xbox. It's only like $75 plus the cost of a bigger hard drive. Your kid will be able to rent games, save them to the xbox and never have to buy another game. I did it a few months ago and all I do is rent games, save them, and return them. If the games suck, delete them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhineaux
    Oh, and i have never been too satisfied with college basketball games.
    You can't change the roster etc.. like the football games?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kracka75LSU
    Here is a great idea. Look into getting someone to put a mod chip in your kids xbox. It's only like $75 plus the cost of a bigger hard drive. Your kid will be able to rent games, save them to the xbox and never have to buy another game. I did it a few months ago and all I do is rent games, save them, and return them. If the games suck, delete them.
    Can I call you Hacka75 "waz up"

    My fav college game is MVP NCAA BASEBALL 06 but I'm with cjr3888, I hope they add Tigue Moore for 07

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCAJUN90
    You can't change the roster etc.. like the football games?
    I thnk that you can create players and such, and you go through the recruiting process if you play in some sort of dynasty mode over several seasons, but you can't import new, updated, real rosters. you could though create all 40 players with their personal stats and ratings, but that owuld take forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine
    Can I call you Hacka75 "waz up"

    My fav college game is MVP NCAA BASEBALL 06 but I'm with cjr3888, I hope they add Tigue Moore for 07

    Call me what you wan't just don' t call me in the middle of the night.

    I am a NCAA '07 addict. I think i am in my 10th season in dynasty mode. I have twidled around with College Baseball. I haven't mastered the batting. I mainly play sports games on mine, but I also like the Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kracka75LSU
    Call me what you wan't just don' t call me in the middle of the night.

    I am a NCAA '07 addict. I think i am in my 10th season in dynasty mode. I have twidled around with College Baseball. I haven't mastered the batting. I mainly play sports games on mine, but I also like the Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six games.
    Anyone deal with the XB 360, Wii, or the PS3 yet?

    I'd like to pick up that PS3, in large part to the HD BlueRay DVD player. But i am waiting on the TV until I buy a house in the summer, plus i think i read somehwere that there is a big thing happening between BluRay and regular HD DVDs and that the production companies will only use one kind, whichever is more popular with the public, and if you get caught with the wrong one, you may be screwed. actually, i think my buddy read that and told me about it. Anyone else know anything about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhineaux
    Anyone deal with the XB 360, Wii, or the PS3 yet?

    I'd like to pick up that PS3, in large part to the HD BlueRay DVD player. But i am waiting on the TV until I buy a house in the summer, plus i think i read somehwere that there is a big thing happening between BluRay and regular HD DVDs and that the production companies will only use one kind, whichever is more popular with the public, and if you get caught with the wrong one, you may be screwed. actually, i think my buddy read that and told me about it. Anyone else know anything about it?
    Get a 360. Cheaper and in my opinion better. Although you can't beat free online play w/ ps3. Only thing is, in my opinion, don't waist your money on a new game console unless you have a HD TV. That is what I'm waiting on to get a 360

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    Quote Originally Posted by kracka75LSU
    Get a 360. Cheaper and in my opinion better. Although you can't beat free online play w/ ps3. Only thing is, in my opinion, don't waist your money on a new game console unless you have a HD TV. That is what I'm waiting on to get a 360
    The price of the 360 has to drop a little very soon. They are going up against the Wii and PS3. The Wii from what I understand is just a little better than the Game Cube. BTW I've seen the 360 on a tube tv and looks okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCAJUN90
    The price of the 360 has to drop a little very soon. They are going up against the Wii and PS3. The Wii from what I understand is just a little better than the Game Cube. BTW I've seen the 360 on a tube tv and looks okay.
    I am sure it looks just as good on a tube. But that is just my only justification of getting a 360, is for me to have a HD TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kracka75LSU
    I am sure it looks just as good on a tube. But that is just my only justification of getting a 360, is for me to have a HD TV.
    Agreed. those things were made to go on an HD set. If you were to get a 360, and use it on your regular tv, then don't you dare look at one hooked up to an HD tv, you'll certainly go home disappointed. but, there can't really be that much difference between the old and new Xbox to warrant buying that and the TV, not like there was the improvement from the PS to PS2. that was an astronomical jump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCAJUN90
    You can't change the roster etc.. like the football games?
    Sure you can. Right now I am paying College Hoops 2k7 on the original xbox. You save the rosters just like you do for football. Buy Action Replay for unmodded consoles or do like me and us Xbox Saves Manager on a modded Box. Download the rosters here.

    http://forums.operationsports.com/vBulletin/index.php?

    You can also try

    http://fkrosters.com/forums/index.php?

    but I think right now he just has 360 version rosters.

    As far as the game itself, It's pretty fun to play. Cool thing is you can actually edit the school. The announcers kinda get annoying call Ross "HE-bert" and La La us to death but you can turn them off. I had to add Gray, Williams and Bloom(redshirted him too). Every one else is there though and surprisingly accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeaux
    Sure you can. Right now I am paying College Hoops 2k7 on the original xbox. You save the rosters just like you do for football. Buy Action Replay for unmodded consoles or do like me and us Xbox Saves Manager on a modded Box. Download the rosters here.

    http://forums.operationsports.com/vBulletin/index.php?

    You can also try

    http://fkrosters.com/forums/index.php?

    but I think right now he just has 360 version rosters.

    As far as the game itself, It's pretty fun to play. Cool thing is you can actually edit the school. The announcers kinda get annoying call Ross "HE-bert" and La La us to death but you can turn them off. I had to add Gray, Williams and Bloom(redshirted him too). Every one else is there though and surprisingly accurate.
    Thanks for the information.

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    I've never really liked the college hoops games , but for NBA i've always preferred the 2K series over EA's NBA Live .So If you must, go for 2k's college hoops. And , I cant even tell you how much i love ncaa football 2k7. I dunno if anybody else has tried this , but whenever I sub Babb with D-Mo , he ends up with 350+ pass yards and 4 tds.But when I start him , its 2 INT's and a TD at best.Weird!

    And somebody else asked about the Wii .. I got one on the release day .And it rocks!IF you have kids or if you have a lot of friends over , nothing beats a wii.We had a party last weekend and playing tennis drunk on the wii is just a whole lotta fun , and you don't even need a HDTV to get the most out of it unlike the PS3 or the 360.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepophile
    I've never really liked the college hoops games , but for NBA i've always preferred the 2K series over EA's NBA Live .So If you must, go for 2k's college hoops. And , I cant even tell you how much i love ncaa football 2k7. I dunno if anybody else has tried this , but whenever I sub Babb with D-Mo , he ends up with 350+ pass yards and 4 tds.But when I start him , its 2 INT's and a TD at best.Weird!

    And somebody else asked about the Wii .. I got one on the release day .And it rocks!IF you have kids or if you have a lot of friends over , nothing beats a wii.We had a party last weekend and playing tennis drunk on the wii is just a whole lotta fun , and you don't even need a HDTV to get the most out of it unlike the PS3 or the 360.
    Playing the wii drunk. = - )

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