New duds coming to Madden, NCAA

Free costume changes coming to Xbox 360 versions of Madden NFL 07, NCAA Football 07; alternate, throwback jerseys expected to be available today.

Baby Blues for the Bolts!

Electronic Arts has taken a lashing from critical gamers for its use of the Xbox 360's Marketplace. Many think that the publisher is egregiously charging for content in games that it shouldn't--including its recent string of purchasable shortcuts of unlockable items.

As the holidays approach, it appears EA is getting into the spirit of giving. On the official forums for Madden NFL 07, an EA rep who goes by the handle "EA Sports RAC" says that the company will be releasing alternative jerseys for both Madden NFL 07 and NCAA Football 07 on Xbox Live Marketplace for free download.

For Madden NFL 07, each NFL team will have an extra jersey to sport, with older teams getting uniforms of the throwback variety and more recently added teams getting alternate jerseys worn in the 2005 season.

For NCAA Football 07, alternate jerseys will be available for teams in the following conferences: the ACC, Big 10, Big East, Conference USA, Pac 10, Mountain West, SEC, Big 12, and the WAC.

As of press time, the jerseys were not yet posted on Marketplace. EA has not mentioned how big the files will be or at what time they will be available.

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85 comments
briph24
briph24

i hate ea, does anyone know when their nfl right contract is up. i hate being able to only choose madden for football. I hate madden 2007.

starrob
starrob

HMM!! Madden07playa41 sounds like you just got madden 2007 and got your ass kicked. Next time come up with a better gamertag and try not to take it to personal, I know it's your only game! Whack newbie!

starrob
starrob

If the NFL doesn't rethink their position with the exclusitivity with EA. They (NFL)have to be looked at as part of the problem. If someone is not on your tail competing why would you even try to make a better game?

rbenns2
rbenns2

know this is free but at least give us a better variety of throwbacks. Sega nfl 2k series was way more in depth with alternates as well as throwbacks plus the game play was no slouch either. That was back when they had competition. I hope the NFL takes a good look at what happens when you give a company an exclusive license.

Blazer88
Blazer88

If if not in the game,..we charge you to put in the game

baumy3
baumy3

If its in the game...Its not in the game? Is that how it goes?

Earth1Superman
Earth1Superman

gobigred40 People "buying" these "add-ons" helps keep the cost down for us smart buyers. gobigred40 how is the price being kept down they charge $60 for the standard version and $70 for the hall of fame version.

roc321
roc321

What, no Notre Dame jerseys?

starrob
starrob

I know this is free but at least give us a better variety of throwbacks. Sega nfl 2k series was way more in depth with alternates as well as throwbacks plus the game play was no slouch either. EA you can do better than this even if it is free! Only one Nfl football game means stagnation, not Maddennation!

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

THIS SHOULD HAVE COME WITH THE GAME

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

Any chance of a refund for those poor jokers who actually paid for the alternate jerseys? I hope not. It serves them right.

kevin82485
kevin82485

OOOO free alternate jerseys. Who gives a flying puck? Why the heck would I want to waste space on my hard drive for downloadable jerseys? Put it on the disc so I'm not inconvenienced. They're going to have to do a lot better than that. For instance there is still half of Madden 07 they are withholding from the public. What a joke...$60 for half a game. Please EA, you can't act like a monopoly any longer in a market that has perfect competition. It's simple economics. There's too many companies making video games to do these kinds of outrageous things and expect to get money for them. BOO EA

Bpg3D
Bpg3D

It's about time.

BUH80
BUH80

Its cool there free, but thats bogus u half to download them. they should of been available in the game, without having to download them. BOGUS EA!

gobigred40
gobigred40

Supply and Demand... If people continue to "buy" these, EA will continue to supply them. BUT the positive... People "buying" these "add-ons" helps keep the cost down for us smart buyers.

racerx737
racerx737

would be cool if I owned Madden 06

ReaperXxxx
ReaperXxxx

EA's use of the Marketplace thus far has been disgraceful. They don;t see it as a way to make additional content available, they only see it as a way to charge gamers more for content that used to be rightfully included in the game. I'm glad to see that they are paying attention and it seems the fact that no one is buying anything from them off the Marketplace has gotten their attention. And for the clowns telling us not to buy anything by EA, shut it. There is no alternative to Madden. it sucks but its the way it is. Besides, Madden 2007 is a pretty damn good game.

KingofTrolls
KingofTrolls

STOP BUYING EA PRODUCTS PEOPLE. MAKES ME DAMN SICK THESE GREEDY MOTHA FOOKERS.

solidusScott
solidusScott

Good. They should be free, you never had to pay extra for the alt. uniforms in any other madden game. But still, shame on you EA! SHAME!!!!!

DirtyRotten
DirtyRotten

Interesting but are you telling me the Chargers powder blue throwback uniforms aren't already in Madden 07? Madness! Go Chargers!

ocdog45
ocdog45

screw EA for making people pay in the first place. makeing the uniforms free is just making up from there mistakes

townsenda1
townsenda1

With all that has been happening in the last couple of weeks with the launches of PS3 and the Wii, Microsoft needs to do something to take the focus off of Sony and Nintendo and bring it back to them. I think this is a good start and should be a stepping stone for things to come.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Yay! Finally, EA makes something on the Xbox Live Marketplace for free.

frogman666
frogman666

all hail EA they are the almighy kings of crime staealing your money whenever they can and only after being blasted by the fans do they give in and give you what used to come standard in all football games

dkslade
dkslade

yeah, too bad those games were sold already because i did not want to lose that much money from the garbage they were.

CheddarLimbo
CheddarLimbo

After a big kegger, I wonder how the Madden-loving fratboys justify an activity which is essentially playing with paper dolls...

christopherneal
christopherneal

IT'S ABOUT @#$%%! TIME!!! I love thowback uni's! GO NINERS!!! :)

Zero_Ice
Zero_Ice

LTomlinson21, you are right, but you know most people that post on these forums and visit others have no clue about football. Some even ask for things that don't make sense.

LTomlinson21
LTomlinson21

Zero_Ice, they posted that all NFL teams will get them, and what conferences will. If you don't know who is in the conference, then you don't know football, simple.

Zero_Ice
Zero_Ice

Of course gamespot info was late. And it seems they had to go to the E.A. Board to get the info. Just check the link they added. But they will be ready after midnight tonight. I edited since most people on here know about true football..LOL

orbitj
orbitj

wow thanx EA, nice p.r. stunt ,,, maybe next year u can go all original Tecmo Bowl on us and give 12 teams or so then 6 months after the games comes out "grace us with your generosity" and give us the rest of the teams... WOW what a bunch of saints to give us something we should already have.

moocow21
moocow21

Finally, something worth downloading.

zachisonthecom
zachisonthecom

i think Balindos may be on to something; instead of bashing each other for preferring different systems and games, lets all band together and bash EA for their evil, money-mongering ways!

finalcross
finalcross

It's about time. But too little too late. The season is almost done and most people have probably traded in their copy for a better game.

balindos
balindos

WOW EA giving something away. Forget console bashing how about everybody join in and bash EA.

APEZE
APEZE

THANX EA I DONT CARE ABOUT 360 DO THE SAME BUT FREE FROM THE BEGINING ON PS3

Army_Veteran
Army_Veteran

still shoudl have included it in the game

crippla87
crippla87

Thank god! Its about freaking time EA.

doshey
doshey

none for the psn ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

jmartinez1983
jmartinez1983

A small, yet unexpected, step in the right direction EA. I hope you guys over there have begun to realize the errors of your ways. You *can't* mistreat you customers and get away with it, neither can you mistreat your employees and expect to produce top quality games.

NoLimitJay1
NoLimitJay1

Its not because they want to, but because their pr guys said to.