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Old 06-01-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
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Default Why is Michael Jordan not in Video Games?

I don't think I've ever seen him in a video game...
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:29 PM   #2
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Because he wants a lot of money to be in games, he was in NBA street Vol. 2, and NBA Live 04? Those are the only ones I can think of.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Why is Michael Jordan not in Video Games?

He was in all NBA Live games up until like 2004 but then he didn't accept their offers or something...
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:11 AM   #4
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I don't think I've ever seen him in a video game...

He's in some older video games. One that comes to mind was the game Jordan vs Bird for NES I think.

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Old 06-02-2009, 04:22 AM   #5
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He's in some older video games. One that comes to mind was the game Jordan vs Bird for NES I think.

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Yeah, I had jordan vs bird on the Genesis.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:15 PM   #6
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He's not in games for the same reason Barkley isn't - they signed deals to have their own games made, then refused to allow their likenesses to be used in the Live, Shootout, and 2K games because of some legal/financial mumbo jumbo. MJ's in the games that came out when he came back to the league with the Wizards, though.
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:29 AM   #8
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:43 AM   #9
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This is the game that screwed MJ I think.

He sold his rights to these guys, and when he finally got them back after years, I think he just said fukc video games.
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:17 AM   #10
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:25 PM   #11
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Someon else said it, but he was on either Live 2000 or 2001. He was also on Live once on the 90's all decade team, IIRC.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:28 PM   #12
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Someon else said it, but he was on either Live 2000 or 2001. He was also on Live once on the 90's all decade team, IIRC.

In NBA Live '01 you could play 1 on 1 with Jordan.

He refused to sign a deal with most video game companies to use his likeness. So in most games like Techmo Super NBA Basketball and all of the games around that era... There was a player on the Bulls with the same attributes as Jordan, but was just like Player 99 or whatever.

I think it's pretty awesome that he did that haha.
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:58 AM   #13
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i'm not sure why 2k9 has the jordan logo flashing everywhere but no jordan? isn't the logo a jordan likeness anyway (not literally but still...).

jordan should sell his rights to 2k. that would be another nail in the coffin for live.
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:33 AM   #14
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i'm not sure why 2k9 has the jordan logo flashing everywhere but no jordan? isn't the logo a jordan likeness anyway (not literally but still...).

jordan should sell his rights to 2k. that would be another nail in the coffin for live.



But it's something to do with the "moneh" and other various issues.
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:54 AM   #15
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But it's something to do with the "moneh" and other various issues.

Maybe he could let them use his likeness in exchange for adding five points to everyone on the Bobcats' overall ratings?
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