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Inaccurate colors/uniforms in video games that should know better

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mcj882000    377
43 minutes ago, Matito said:

Don't forget Madden NFL 2002, making up jerseys (and a white helmet) for the expansion Houston Texans.

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Ah yes, I actually did forget about that! They even put a disclaimer in the manual saying the real uniforms hadn't been revealed yet:
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(Kinda bad timing with that date, though...)

 The kicker is, that graphic you linked is wrong: the Texans' away jersey in that game was actually head-to-toe white, including the socks:
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Though I did always like that white helmet, I think ESPN NFL 2K5 had a set with it too; shame they decided to shelve it in real life...

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Matito    243

Ah that's right. It's been at least a decade since I played the game. I searched for a screenshot for a while but couldn't find any.

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KittSmith_95    628

I've been trying to find screenshots of MLB 2K12 for the Wii of the Blue Jays uniforms. But I've had no luck. 

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Cujo    2,453
On ‎3‎/‎23‎/‎2017 at 1:13 PM, jmac11281 said:

Wasn't it that they didn't allow Tecmo Bowl to use their names?

 

The three had opted out of all NFLPA licensing agreements, so kinda-sorta yea.

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insert name    1,314

The Madden 2002 Texans reminds me of when NHL 12 first came out and they didn't have the uniforms for the Winnipeg Jets yet, so you had 2 options before the update: Throwback uniforms or Generic Silver and Black NHL uniforms. 

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Weapon X    77
On 3/23/2017 at 3:04 AM, Cujo said:

Not a uniform, but this "inaccuracy" always bugged tf outta me on Tecmo.

 

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Cunningham, Kelly and Kosar for all you millennials. Get off my lawn.

 

Cunningham in tecmo was the equivalent to Vick in Madden 2004

 

human cheat code

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Discrimihater    299
On 11/22/2015 at 8:00 PM, Discrimihater said:

As long as I'm thinking about it, IIRC in a number of the early Madden games, the Bills wore blue pants with their white jerseys despite having dumped them in the mid 80s.

....aaaand I'd forgotten about the inaccuracies I'd seen in Gameday 2004 until I decided to reenact Super Bowl XXV for the hell of it.  Unlike in Madden or 2K, teams in Gameday basically only had their then-current uniforms and one throwback set...and if the team in question had changed uniforms since going to a Super Bowl, there's usually a good chance said uniform won't be available to the current team.  Anyways, now giving you Discrim's Incomplete List of Gameday 04 Inaccuracies That You'll Promptly Forget About :P

90s Bills: the road whites are paired with blue pants instead of the actual white pair

85 Patriots: the home white pants' striping is blue-red-blue, when it should be red-blue-red

96 Patriots: block numbers instead of their italic digits, and wrong socks (white with red-blue-red striping, should be blue with a thin red stripe)

Eagles throwbacks (Randall Cunningham era): the eagles are missing from the sleeves

Redskins throwbacks: based on the 70th anniversary uniform, complete with a white version that has never existed

Falcons throwback: based on the red-silver era, but the falcons are missing from the sleeves

 

and from a few other games...not sure if it was this way in earlier Blitz games, as I don't play as or against the Chiefs often, but the arrowhead on the left side of the Chiefs' helmets pointed the wrong way in Blitz 2003, and probably Blitz Pro too.

Another oldie from Madden: the late 80s Saints home unis had white numbers w/black and gold outline IRL, but had gold numbers with a black and white outline in several Maddens.

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Htown1141    132

Found this when I played as the lions in the new Madden NFL mobile

 

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IMG_1649.thumb.PNG.33cf7346665e538e08612b196864f53b.PNGHead to toe blue, and honestly, I like it. Looks a little panthers color rush-y, but maybe the lions should take it into condsideration (also: they still are using the black-outlined lions logo)

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mcj882000    377

I was playing Madden NFL 2000 for the PS1 last night when I discovered an inaccuracy, and so I decided to take some screenshots of it and a couple of others.
-The Tennessee Titans, 1999 being their first ever season under that name, were just given a generic block font for their then-brand new uniforms:
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-The Philadelphia Eagles' home jersey's front & back numbers have their colours reversed!
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Unlike the Titans example there's no real excuse for this, the Eagles have worn that uniform since 1996!

-And lastly, a lot of historic teams just have the same generic, too-bold number font; case in point, compare Marcus Allen "RB No. 32" from the 1990 Raiders...
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...with Zack Crockett of the then-modern Raiders:
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(One example I can't get a screenshot of is the too-old-to-run-on-modern-systems PC version, where every team shared the same generic block font, even teams that use custom fonts IRL like the Broncos!)

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BJ Sands    876

Honestly, I don't hold these issues against the older games. There's no excuse for that crap now, but things were much more limited back in the day.

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Seadragon76    303

I remember one of the college basketball games that 2K Sports did and they had placeholder schools for the few that opted out. Can't remember what game and which schools though.

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mattr1198    20

I still can't believe how badly NBA 2k17 messed up the coloring of the knicks uniforms, specifically the road uniform. The blue is so off, being far too dark, almost as if it were navy. Thankfully seems fixed in 2k18.

 

NBA 2k17:

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2k18:

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Actual:

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