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Originally posted by Skittles
Part of the reason they were so reluctant to come to XBox Live gaming in the first place is because Microsoft refused to let them charge additional fees for their online games, because they felt the customers would see it as double dipping. No one has offered factual details, but a lot of gaming sites/magazines suspect that Microsoft is providing the infrastructure, and will take a relatively minor loss in their online costs, but will be receiving some sort of percentage of EA Sports game sales.
IIRC, EA's story was that they didn't like all of their customers' info being stored on an external server (Microsoft's). I'm not sure if that was their real reason but you will have to log into both Microsoft's and EA's servers when playing on Live (not that it's going to be painful).
Live is very impressive, but everyone seems to act like playing online with a PS2 sucks. It's missing some features that Live offers, but it works fine. Yes, I've been disconnected from SOCOM II a few times but that's probably because there are 30,000 people logged in to play SOCOM II every time I've played since the day the game came out. That's a lot of people.
I'm still trying to decide which version of NCAA 2005 to get. As long as I can download/import roster files, I'm happy. The PS2 has the better controller (for football at least, I think I'm just used to it for the most part) but the Xbox has better graphics. Online play is probably a wash. I didn't play 1 game of NCAA 2004 online. I have a Sharkport for my PS2 so I know I'll be able to download roster files and use it to transfer to my memory card. I'm hoping I can FTP Xbox roster files to my modded Xbox. If so, I'll probably go with it.
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