In the last edition of Football Friday, the incredible amount of flexibility
you had with all the pre-snap offensive options were displayed. With the
various tools of hot routes, enhanced motion calling, and an improved
audible system, there's a lot of excitement in running your offense. Of
course, it just wouldn't be right that the offense has all the fun and as
you'll see in this version of Football Friday, there's just as many
defensive adjustments you can make right before the snap of the ball:
* Defensive Line Shifts - Shift your defensive line to the
left, right, fan, or pinch out to exploit weaknesses or load-up a side to
create havoc for the O-line.
* Visual Audibles - ESPN NFL Football features a new audible
system that lets you see exactly the plays so there's no confusion.
Combined with our On-The-Fly Audible system and can potentially have a new
set of audibles every down to call.
* Linebacker Shifts - If you got a sense for a running play up
the middle, shift your linebacker core to plug-up running lanes. Think the
QB is going to dump a short pass up the middle to the tight end? Shift the
linebackers for an opportunistic interception.
* Defensive Back Adjustments - Need to play coverage tight on
the receivers? Want to cover the open strong side of the field? Make the
necessary changes to your DB group and don't get burnt by the long pass.
Combine these elements all together with defensive match-ups to maximize the
coverage on star receivers and manually calling blitzes for any player on
the field, and the opposing offense doesn't stand a chance. As the saying
goes, defense wins championships.
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Welcome to another exciting addition of Football Friday! We hope you all
had a wonderful Fourth of July and to continue the big bang of features in
ESPN NFL Football, we take a more detailed look at the next revolution in
football gaming - First Person Football.
First Person Football was conceived for the following three reasons:
1) The Technology - The hardware technology in the past has
advanced exponentially, allowing developers to truly develop cutting edge
video games. With ESPN broadcasts continually finding new ways to present
football action in innovative ways, First Person Football truly innovates
the way you see the game.
2) The Experience - The driving force behind every title of the
ESPN Videogames brand is innovation and finally, football gamers can truly
see, hear, and feel the gridiron experience. Imagine trying to see over
your lineman through the eyes of the QB or getting a jump on the ball and
plugging the running lane as a linebacker.
3) The Emotion - The sports gamer has been asking for new ways
to truly become immersed into the sports experience - what better way than
to suit up the pads, strap on the helmet, and take it to the field?!?
Players will feel the fierce intensity of the NFL; whether it's satisfying
crunch as you sack the QB, or the roar of the crowd as you score the game
winning TD, First Person Football delivers a sports gaming experience like
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Armchair quarterbacks, beware! SEGA(R)'s sports studio, Visual Concepts Entertainment, maker of the acclaimed '2K' sports game series, and ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports, today announced First Person Football, a revolutionary style of gameplay that allows gamers to immerse themselves completely in a sports videogame- from the first person perspective. First Person Football will make its debut this fall in "ESPN NFL Football," giving the definition of virtual football a whole new meaning. For the first time ever, a sports video game will be played through the perspective of the players themselves as every sight and sound is experienced from behind the helmet.
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Welcome to another edition of Football Friday! This week, Football Fridays
would like to introduce an exciting new partner who will be adding his
world-renowned talent and style to ESPN NFL Football.
With ESPN NFL Football, you definitely expect two things: the best football
video game from the ESPN Videogames brand, and the best commentary and
analysis from ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports. And today for Football
Friday, we're ecstatic that The Boomer himself, Chris Berman, will be
lending his flair and fervor to several parts in ESPN NFL Football. This
includes the NFL Countdown pre-game show, the ESPN NFL Primetime weekly
wrap-up, and his halftime analysis for both teams in the Chris Berman
Halftime Show. Over 4,000 lines of commentary and "Bermanisms" have been
recorded, adding to what has been established as the best video game
football commentary and making it better, bolder, and Boomer.
Welcome to another edition of Football Friday! This week, Football Fridays would like to introduce an exciting new partner who will be adding his world-renowned talent and style to ESPN NFL Football.
With ESPN NFL Football, you definitely expect two things: the best football video game from the ESPN Videogames brand, and the best commentary and analysis from ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports. And today for Football Friday, we're ecstatic that The Boomer himself, Chris Berman, will be lending his flair and fervor to several parts in ESPN NFL Football. This includes the NFL Countdown pre-game show, the ESPN NFL Primetime weekly wrap-up, and his halftime analysis for both teams in the Chris Berman Halftime Show. Over 4,000 lines of commentary and “Bermanisms” have been recorded, adding to what has been established as the best video game football commentary and making it better, bolder, and Boomer.
Every Friday we'll be sending along new information, screenshots, and movies showcasing new special moves, ESPN-style presentation elements, and revolutionary new gameplay modes.
For football fans, it's not just about Sunday anymore - it's about Fridays too.
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Welcome to another weekly installment of Football Friday! This week,
Football Fridays takes a special look at two unique gameplay mechanics that
brings precise control and visual excitement to all fans of polygon pigskin.
"The Charge" system adds a new visual gameplay element that delivers
unprecedented control and fun to the virtual gridiron.
There are two basic ways on how "The Charge" works. The first option to
simply press the X button (A button on Xbox) repeatedly to make your player
run faster. When doing this, you'll see the cursor underneath your player
flash yellow every time you tap the X button. The advantage is very
obvious; your player will get a speed boost the faster you can tap the X
The second - and much more exciting - option is to hold down the X button (A
button on Xbox). When held down, the player cursor will begin to fill and
once the cursor becomes completely yellow, it will begin flashing red
indicating that you're fully "charged". At this point, you can initiate"
The Charge" by simply activating a special move, instantly enhancing special
moves for greater effectiveness. "The Charge" can also be used on defense;
when playing as a defensive lineman, using "The Charge" to burst through the
line will definitely keep the QB sweating. When used properly with the
correct timing, "The Charge" is important weapon on the football
When your team needs a big time play, it's not uncommon for football players
to summon that extra rush of energy to give 110%. That's when you take
Another important tool to complement "The Charge" is the ability to chain
special moves together in what we call the "Chain Reaction" system.
"Chaining" allow ball carriers to activate special moves while in the middle
of a special move. If you read the defense properly, you can start
performing special moves early to counterattack almost anything the defense
throws at you.
There are certain players that can see how the defense will act and in turn,
react to every tackle before it even happens. For every action on the
defense, there's a definite "Chain Reaction."
Every Friday we'll be sending along new information, screenshots, and movies
showcasing new special moves, ESPN-style presentation elements, and
revolutionary new gameplay modes.
For football fans, it's not just about Sunday anymore - it's about Fridays
Screens of some of the big name rookie draft choices in action including Carson Palmer, Willis McGahee, Terrell Suggs, and more.
Listen. Do you hear it? Squint your eyes. Do you see it? You don't, do you? You don't because "NFL 2K4" goes beyond mere sound and vision - you feel it. You feel that deep breath you take when you're staring down 80 yards of real estate, a six-point deficit and 1:31 on the clock. You feel the fear in the air that results from unblinkingly staring down a quarterback from your middle linebacker position. You feel that brief moment in time when the ball's in the air and all that fills your mind is the overwhelming need to drive your helmet through that receiver's rib cage. "NFL 2K4" brings the complete NFL experience. Whether it's by making an opponent lose his shorts from a stop-and-go juke, by scraping your toes down as you make an acrobatic first-down catch along the sideline, or by piling on top of a swarming gang tackle on fourth and short -- you'll truly feel everything that makes the National Football League so intense. Don't look. Don't listen. Feel. "NFL 2K4."
- ESPN Presentation - Nothing compares to a stellar ESPN broadcast, complete with a new level of integration of scores, highlights, stats and overlays that further blur the line between a Sunday Night Football telecast and the game.
- • Untouchable Gameplay - Responsive controls give you command over every aspect of the game, including the ability to tap into the power of your player with “The Charge” – a new way to boost your performance.
- • Groundbreaking Animations – Unbelievable gang tackles, dazzling sideline grabs, and double-team blocks heighten the action, while smooth post-play animations accurately capture the exciting player celebrations and on-field disappointments that follow.
- • New Play-Calling System - No matter your experience, the all-new interface -- complete with updated NFL team playbooks -- will quicken your decisions on the field.
- • Stunning Visuals – New close-ups of all of the action including crowd scenes, cheerleaders and sideline players that bring more emotion to the game. Amazing player models, new fields, and sidelines bring it even closer to reality!
- • Advanced Online Play – Take your game online on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft with fast head-to-head play, downloadable rosters, chat, USB keyboard support, and more.
- • Challenge System – Flags can go either way, but in a tough game you want every advantage. Don’t like the call? No problem, throw the red flag and get a second opinion.
- • Multi-Player Franchise – Why play franchise mode alone? Now you and all of your buddies can get together and pit your team management skills against each other head-to-head for ultimate bragging rights.
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