Madden 12 Introduces NFL.com Fantasy Football Integration

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Posted August 24th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Madden NFL 12 has partnered up with the league to integrate their fantasy football service into the video game. EA Sports will also be providing projections for the fantasy site based on internal simulations. By linking a fantasy league in Madden NFL 12 EA will be providing 3000 coins (value of $1) that can be used in Madden Ultimate Team mode or for online scouting.

NFL.com’s Fantasy Football can be accessed from within the Xbox Live section of the Madden 12 menu. After signing in with the respective NFL.com credentials there can be found current scores, league standings, transaction history, and “in-game updates” which aren’t explained but probably add news and results to the ticker throughout the Madden 12 menus. There is no ability to make any changes to teams through the Madden 12 setup – essentially it is just for viewing what is current in the league.

There are two teams within my league that have their names censored and the custom logos do not transfer over which is somewhat disappointing from a display standpoint. The whole thing may not be completely necessary – most people will just pull up the info on their computers and have more options at their fingertips – but there’s no harm in its inclusion especially since the NFL.com leagues are probably the best out there now.

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  • NYTITAN

    this is the shit they work on instead of updating online franchise? DA FUCK 

    • Mikeq672

      I know right

    • Mikeq672

      I know right

    • Mikeq672

      I know right

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Be reasonable! Im pretty sure putting this in took nothing away from other areas of the game.

      • Anonymous

        Being that Fantasy football is such a huge part of the football landscape and the industry of professional football, it only seems fitting to me that it become an integral part of Madden.  Its far more important to work on things that are relevant then listening to the incessent whines of fanbois who have nothing better to do then cry about player facemasks and shoes.

        GOOD JOB EA!

        • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

          If this was EA’s fantasy football from years ago that they put resources into I’d maybe understand that. But this is NFL.com and all they did was add a portal and certainly its not like they took a franchise guy and put him on building it out…

          • Naw

            This is for PS3 Too, right?

          • answer please

            are there extra benefits to use your fantasy team on madden or is it basically the same?…and how many cards will 3000 coins get you? and can you earn coins in gameplay?

          • Farttits

            3000 coins will get you zero cards. You can’t get any cards for $1. You can get scouting reports, though — so in other words EA is hoping that in the process of getting you to provide the content necessary for them to get the NFL to pay them for this, they can also get you hooked on microtransactions.

          • Farttits

            “Certainly,” eh? I suppose you have a citation for that? Some sort of proof? Any shred of proof whatsoever? A tiny little crumb of proof? No, of course not. Talking out your ass again like usual. Funny how that always works.

          • Buc

            If that’s all they’ve done then no bid deal, your right. But I think you can get the gist of why everyone gets so frustrated with EA. Some of their decisions do not make sense. I know they are trying to sale as many copies as possible each year, but get the core things right first. Not having slider adjustments online is one of the biggest blunders they continue to overlook.

            It makes zero sense to add online communities without adding that to online franchise. It’s the cart before the horse.

        • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

          If this was EA’s fantasy football from years ago that they put resources into I’d maybe understand that. But this is NFL.com and all they did was add a portal and certainly its not like they took a franchise guy and put him on building it out…

    • Buc

      You know I have to agree. It’s stuff like this that leaves you scratching your head when things like slider adjustments, which is included in EA’s broken NCAA 12 game, is being left out again this year. I simply don’t understand what EA thinks about and how the rationalize what should be added from year to year. It’s like they want the games, even though it’s the exact same sport, to be totally different.

      Truth is the fans would love NCAA this year if it worked; it doesn’t. We would all love madden if they just kept it up with some of the things NCAA has online. EA, give the elite players the ability to make the game as hard or easy as they’d like. That’s such a big feature left out yet again.

    • Guest

      Shut up! You people ask for the little additions and when they do you complain that they’re arn’t working on major changes. Shut the fuck up you idiot.

      • Farttits

        I’ll give you a million dollars if you can point to a single person who was making noise about how Madden needed a fantasy football portal. Moron.

        • http://twitter.com/ajs41072 Anthony Suriano

          I really wish Madden had a fantasy football portal.  That would be great…………….Pay up, $1,000,000.

  • NYTITAN

    this is the shit they work on instead of updating online franchise? DA FUCK 

  • http://twitter.com/seth_rob Seth S

    Weird, Purple Drank is always my fantasy football team name.

  • http://twitter.com/seth_rob Seth S

    Weird, Purple Drank is always my fantasy football team name.

  • http://twitter.com/seth_rob Seth S

    Weird, Purple Drank is always my fantasy football team name.

    • Mason Drews

      My fantasy name trumps your “Romosexual Dezbians”

  • http://twitter.com/AtlantaSnoop Adam Lazzara

    I used the NFL.com fantasy football service last year for one of my leagues, it was awful. Every time you log in and look at your matchup screen a giant video ad pulls down from the top of the page forcing you to have to click it off. Every. Single. Time. 

    No thanks NFL… 

    • Godzzilla94

      you can hide this permanately in options…

  • Wzuptonight

    I just wish madden 12 was out now why push it back from Aug 16. 

    • game 7

      It was August 9th. They pushed it back this far because they had no clue when or if the lockout would end.

      • Naw

        That is false, this will be a yearly thing now, they wanted to release it closr to the start of the season.

    • Farttits

      They’re trying to goose NCAA sales by leaving more of a gap between the two games. Probably a stupid move in hindsight, given that more exposure to this year’s version of NCAA is just going to leave more people assuming (probably correctly) Madden will be broken as hell this year.

  • Wzuptonight

    One more question is the demo different from E3 this year 

  • Hrhrherhrem

    Is this for PS3 also? and that’s pretty cool If I get to check my fantasy teams on Madden but I have an iphone app and a computer for it so I don’t really need it. Good thing They give you coins for MUT, IMO it’s one of the worst modes ever, I don’t see why people like it, and I’m gonna need those coins if I want a platinum trophy. 

  • JRUSS SUCKS

    The person w the purple drank is probably Jamarcus Russell

  • JRUSS SUCKS

    The person w the purple drank is probably Jamarcus Russell

  • http://twitter.com/BmVc1 Brandon

    Yahoo is by far the best for fantasy. 

    • Dweiss

      ESPN. Live Scoring

    • game 7

      Yahoo does live scoring you just have to pay for it once. We did years ago and it’s sweet.

      Yahoo is the best. Your Fantasy site is like your Fantasy Stadium. None better than Yahoo.

    • Bokinghbk

      Another worthless feature. I would much rather have this than Online Franchise. Madden NFL 12 TRUE TO THE LAME!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1499293051 Rock Miller

    Nigga what the fuck is juice?  I need some PURPLE DRANK

    • Msoade54

      JUICE?!?!?! What the FUCK is JUICE? I want that Purple shit!

  • Jeff Aka Taz

    Pasta, Is there anyway to acutally play with your fantasy team in the game? I know they had that option a few years back and I LOVED for simming my up coming match up. Can we do that again? Import our fantasy roster or something?

  • ED2k Beats

    Personally I could care less about fantasy football. I’m just not into it. But I do understand that fantasy football is a big deal with the league now and why the want it a part of madden. But its usefulness is typical EA. Here’s a new feature but don’t expect much out of it. I bet the time it would take to access this in game you could have had it pulled up on a CPU or app on a phone and gotten way more useful information.  Seriously; no matter how much development time it took for this to be added it could have been used on other areas of the game. I’m sure we will see that in the next week or so.  

    I wonder if we will have another year with too short replays, non-viewable plays in the game summary, ability to have of more than one profile (some people do still get together and play side by side and it’s annoying to take 5-10 minutes just for both players to make adjustments). What about being able to setup tournament brackets in game or even custom scenarios.  Oh yea they charge for that now with the Madden Moments live thing.  

    No matter how much madden supposedly “improves”;  it will never be where it should this far into the current consoles lifetime. I mean finally some half decent presentation. well visually anyway, commentary still needs work.

    • Anonymous

      sounds like you need some NFL 2k13 in your life.

  • Anonymous

    yahoo

  • Anonymous

    yahoo

  • Farttits

    Without people lining up to use this the Fantasy integration will be a miserable failure and EA won’t be able to charge the NFL for it in the future. In exchange, we get… a buck. Not a real one, mind you, but a buck worth of scouting reports.

    As others have pointed out, this comes at the expense of development in other areas. Any Madden player stupid enough to fall for this deserves what they get. 

  • Skihawks

    Best fantasy football site is RTsports.com by miles.

  • Mike Jones

    lol @ “PURPLE DRANK”

    • Dark

      about time they add this

  • Pitfan

    I’d probably like it better if I could connect my Yahoo! fantasy football teams

  • Rm7280

    EA,s disconnect to their public is stunning

  • Billy Brewer

    SpongeBob ScorePants will win the title in the PastaPadre league.

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