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NFL extends exclusive license with Electronic Arts through 2013

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In a move that is certain to anger many video game fans, the NFL recently extended their exclusive rights deal with Electronic Arts through the year 2013.

The NFL has restructured its lucrative licensing and sponsorship contract with Electronic Arts to account for the sport’s uncertain future, significantly reducing the video game maker’s contractual obligations next season but adding a year to the deal, according to several well-placed sources. The contract now runs through 2013.

Many people have complained that the quality of EA Sports' Madden Football game has consistently gone downhill in recent years, but having such an exclusive contract, EA doesn't really have to keep their game at tip-top levels anymore. 

Now, I'm nowhere near a video game expert... What are your thoughts on this?  Would you prefer the 2k series?