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Sounders star Clint Dempsey joins Lionel Messi on cover of EA Sports FIFA 15

First, Richard Sherman. Now, Clint Dempsey. There’s just something about Seattle’s sports stars appearing on the newest video game covers. EA Sports announced today that Sounders FC and U.S. men’s national team star forward Clint Dempsey will join Lionel Messi on the cover of FIFA 15. The Sounders are playing an international friendly this afternoon against… Read More

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Madden NFL ’15 cover athlete Richard Sherman calls EA ‘very stupid’ for his rookie year rating

Richard Sherman has dealt with his share of doubters while working up the NFL totem pole, and even developers at EA Sports didn’t think much of the Seahawks star cornerback early on. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Sherman — who was just named the Madden NFL ’15 cover athlete — called EA Sports “very stupid,”… Read More

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NCAA awards $20M to student-athletes over video games that used their names, images without compensation

The NCAA today reached a settlement in a video-game related lawsuit that will award current and former student-athletes $20 million. The case, originally headed by former Arizona State University quarterback Sam Keller, was filed against the NCAA for allowing EA Sports to use players’ likeness in college football and basketball games without compensation. The case was… Read More

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NCAA athletes set to receive $40M after EA illegally used their faces, images in video games

NCAA athletes have moved one step closer to receiving settlement money for having their names and faces used in video games. Hagens Berman, the Seattle-based law firm representing former NCAA student-athletes, filed a motion to approve a settlement that could result in $40 million for athletes who claim that EA and College Licensing Co. used… Read More

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New Madden 25 promo is another example of Russell Wilson’s superiority over Colin Kaepernick

The hype surrounding both the Seattle Seahawks and EA Sports’ Madden NFL 25 game are sky-high right now, and both entities collide in a new commercial that features Hawks star quarterback Russell Wilson. The 70-second promo, titled “Summer Camp,” tells a funny fictitious story about Wilson and equally-popular San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The talented… Read More