Archive for the ‘Football’ Category
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 17’s first details
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    Posted May 23rd, 2016 at 3:15 pm 1 Comment »
    With EA Play and E3 nearing the promotional cycle for the next Madden has gotten underway. There's a lot to be excited about already for Madden NFL 17 including long-overdue work to Special Teams, a new defensive AI system, special moves for ball-carriers, and a "renewed focus on Franchise mode." In this episode of the Press Row Podcast presented by Hit The Pass, Bryan Wiedey, Rich Grisham, and Kat Bailey discuss all the news, the concern over "Tackle Battles", and what is being hoped for...
  • Extensive detail on the advancements to defensive AI in Madden NFL 17
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    Posted May 18th, 2016 at 3:30 pm 23 Comments »
    The secondĀ of two developer blogs for Madden NFL 17 today - the first looked at the ball-carrier controls and abilities that have been added - is a more technical look at improvements that have been made to the defensive side of the ball. A new defensive AI system was promised along with the first features announced for the game. Considerable advancements have been made to the AI based on alignments, assignments, techniques, as well as theĀ blocking from the offense to keep things balanc...
  • Much more on the new special moves for ball carriers in Madden NFL 17
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    Posted May 18th, 2016 at 3:00 pm 14 Comments »
    Though much of the initial reaction towards Madden NFL 17 has been positive based on the first stated features - Franchise mode as a focus, defensive AI enhancements, and work done to special teams, the one area that hasn't generated a rousing reaction is the new ball-carrier controls. Madden has been instituting visual aids to various areas of Madden for years now (defensive line, WR/DB, tackle cone) to mostly forgettable results and this is the latest. EA Sports released additional deta...
  • Press Row Podcast: Track and Field
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    Posted May 14th, 2016 at 10:15 am 1 Comment »
    The current state of sports games - on console, PC, and mobile devices - is ever-changing and evolving at a rapid pace. Former creative director of the Madden NFL series Ian Cummings returns to the Press Row Podcast joining me and friend of the show Rich Grisham to discuss his own mobile game as well as the "bigger picture." For starters, Ian describes his mobile game Photo Finish Horse Racing that is gaining steam on iOS and Android, the evolution of it from a one-man side project to a f...
  • Major new gameplay features are being introduced with Madden NFL 17
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    Posted May 12th, 2016 at 3:45 pm 39 Comments »
    The first vague details on Madden NFL 17 leaked overnight and now EA Sports has followed up with some detail on what the new features will mean to the game. All three phases of football have been addressed, including long-overdue attention to special teams, new ball-carrier controls, and a new defensive AI system. The "renewed focus on Franchise mode" will be explained at a later date. (more…)...
  • First trailer for Madden NFL 17
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    Posted May 12th, 2016 at 3:30 pm 3 Comments »
    Along with the announcement of Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowski as the cover athlete for Madden NFL 17, EA Sports has just released the first teaser trailer for the game. Please enable Javascript to watch this video Madden NFL 17Ā willĀ feature a renewed focus on Franchise mode,Ā all-new ball carrier feedback cues, defender fake out mechanics, and an innovative authentic defensive AI system. The game is now available for pre-order on Amazon where it is 20% off ($48 for standard o...
  • First feature info for Madden NFL 17 includes “renewed focus on Franchise mode”
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    Posted May 11th, 2016 at 11:00 pm 25 Comments »
    The Microsoft Store has leaked the first details on Madden NFL 17 early. Besides Rob Gronkowski possibly being the cover athlete - it's only questionable because the very same art was used to promote Madden NFL 16 - the first features for the game have been revealed. They're vague but still substantial in what they promise. Take your team all the way in Madden NFL 17 with a renewed focus on Franchise mode, putting you at the center of your team's Championship run. Arm your team for gridiron...
  • Placing odds on who will get the cover of Madden NFL 17
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    Posted May 10th, 2016 at 7:15 am 2 Comments »
    The cover athlete for Madden NFL 17 has been described as a "phenom" by EA Sports and will be announced on Thursday. Given that the company has specifically chosen the individual this year, instead of putting it to a fan vote as was the case with the previous six editions in the series, that in itself could provide a hint at who the player will be. Cam Newton should still be considered the favorite, and with public opinion having turned against him following the Super Bowl that would be o...
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