EA Stuffed by NBA

IGN has a report up stating that the NBA has rejected an offer from Electronic Arts to form an exclusive video game relationship with the pro basketball league in the nature of EA's recent deal with the NFL (story). The economics are cited as the obvious reason here: "One of the reasons is that the NBA Live series simply doesn't have a stranglehold on the market the way Madden has for years, so by signing an exclusive deal with EA, the NBA would actually be losing money." The story also lays to rest fears that an exclusive baseball deal is on deck:
Sources aren't quite as clear in terms of potential dealings with Major League Baseball as a few publishers were worried a deal was already in place for EA to step in and take over like they did with the NFL. But after the EA/NFL deal went down, at least one publisher was able to re-up their MLB contract for three more games, so it looks like a false alarm as the only exclusive EA was able to lockup for the time being was the NFL.
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What I hate about EA is that they do so many deals you have to sit through about 40 seconds of 'commercials' before you can start LotR: Battle for Middle Earth. They seem to be unskippable...

edit: YAY, just found this:
esc is disabled on the first couple of movies, here is an easy and affective way to make the game start up directly at the menu screen and bypass all those annoying ads.

go to the program folder and then into your
\data\movies
folder

Create a new folder in there and name it whatever you want.
Now move the following movie files into the new folder
EALogo.vp6 , Intel.vp6 , NewLineLogo.vp6 , THX.vp6 and 242.vp6

Fillem,
Would you know how to put a custom screen resolution into LOTR:BFME? Something like 1280x1024.

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