Excerpt: $20 doesn’t go as far as it used to. At the dawn of the videogame age, somewhere around 1982, $20 would buy you 2 LP records with change to spare (might I recommend “Physical” or “Eye of the Tiger”). You could see a movie with 2 friends and have enough left over for a box of candy (E.T. or Tootsie?). You couldn’t, however, afford the home version of Pac Man for your Atari 2600; that would run you $50 (MSRP, 1982).
Conclusion: Price aside, ESPN NFL 2K5 may be the best NFL football game on the market even after Madden is released. I have a feeling that there will still be the die-hard Madden fans who in the back of their mind are wondering what it’s like playing ESPN online, and there will now be a legion of ESPN gamers wondering what Madden is like via Live. To take the sting out of EA’s announcement, ESPN Videogames decided to set the MSRP of ESPN NFL 2K5 at $19.99!!!!
Excerpt: EA's impending exclusivity deal with the NFL is bad news for pretty much everyone in the industry. It's bad news for developers who make American Football games because most Americans don't want a game without real stats and players. It's bad news for developers who don't make American Football games because it puts EA in an increasingly indomitable position in the industry and sets dangerous precedents for other forms of license snaffling.
Excerpt: Well, this is probably Sega\'s last NFL football game for a while, considering EA just signed an exclusive deal with the NFL for the rights to all teams, stadiums, and players of the National Football League.
Excerpt: Product Description It s the season of the fan. The year of people coming together to celebrate sport. And uniting everyone is ESPN NFL 2K5 a coupling of the most responsive and intense gameplay around and the richest multi-player gaming experience possible. Everyone is getting in on the action with the help of our innovative V.I.P. system allowing you to play your friends and top players as if they were sitting right next to you!
Excerpt: The next instalment of the ESPN series arrives on your console but will it stand up to the ever-growing might and popularity of its EA Games counter part? The sport that has more snap, crackle and pop flies back into every wide receiver’s (Gamers) waiting hands yet again, a game known as ESPN NFL 2005.
Excerpt: “2K5 is only 20 bucks? What’s wrong with it,” railed the customer.
About a week and a half ago, I was in a store buying a few games as presents for friends when I overheard part of a fierce debate raging at the counter.
Excerpt: About a week and a half ago, I was in a store buying a few games as presents for friends when I overheard part of a fierce debate raging at the counter. “2K5 is only 20 bucks? What’s wrong with it,” railed the customer. “Nothing’s wrong with it,” replied the manager. “It was released at that price on purpose, probably to give it a better chance before Madden came out.” “Nah, something’s gotta be wrong with it.
Excerpt: Only three more weeks to go and the preseason kicks off, but it’s already kickoff time here at Operation Sports as we dig down in the trenches with “ESPN NFL 2K5”. After playing the game for hours upon hours, I can safely say this game will get plenty of play in my Xbox console. There were a few things that bothered us last year with the game and we were curious to see if they were addressed. Have they? Read on and find out.