Seriously- how many more freakin' YEARS are we going to have to wait for them to get going on this?
3 more years?
5 more years?
10 more years?
I know this subect has been brought up before, but this particular thread was influenced by the popular "Why can't anyone in this country build a stadium?" that now has 6 pages of replies.
Look; I know it costs a great deal of money to make, market, and distribute a decent video game for the next-generation consoles these days. But the CFL is a profitable company is it not?
Do the risks really outweigh the benefits?
Is it not insulting to the CFL and its fans that there are beach volleyball games, Arena Football games, Rugby games, soccer games, CRICKET (for Xbox 360.. no joke! http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/769/769605p1.html ), NCAA games, boxing, snowboarding.... etc.
Heck there are even MINI-GOLF and TABLE TENNIS video games coming out for the Xbox 360 in the near future!
I suggest the CFL takes a chance on this. Approach a Canadian developer and ask them what it will take to get one of these games made for PS3/Xbox/PC and/or Wii.
Even if the company projected to LOSE money on such a venture, I feel the CFL could compensate them for any potential losses because it will have exposed the MADDEN generation to the CFL product. And it's a no-brainer that that will attract new fans. New paying fans.
And isn't that what the CFL's goal should be every year?
Why are they taking SO LONG to do something here? And if it's "not feasible" or "not worth their time" or "something they're not looking at", why haven't they said anything?
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