"Video game publisher Electronic Arts on Monday said it had signed an exclusive agreement with the National Football League and the marketing arm of its players' union, giving EA the sole rights to put NFL players, stadiums and teams in its games. The exclusive license struck a blow for EA in its ongoing battle with the joint venture of Sega Sammy Holdings and Take-Two Interactive Software." "While EA's "Madden NFL" used to outsell Sega's NFL football game as much as 10-to-1 on a units basis, this year the ratio has been closer to 1.5-to-1. The Sega/Take-Two game uses NFL player names and likenesses, as well as team names and colors, which will not be allowed under the new arrangement." full story here First off I am happy to say this is officially the first thread I have ever started. As soon as I read this story I had to vent somewhere and what a better place than here. Now onto more serious matters - I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED. ESPN NFL2k5 is hands down the greatest football game ever made, some may disagree but that is life. Truthfully I am speechless, I will let you guys read the story and post some more of how I feel later on.