Archive for the ‘Football’ Category
  • Newly approved rules changes will only minimally affect Madden NFL 18
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    Posted March 30th, 2017 at 8:00 am 5 Comments »
    Every year new rules are considered at the NFL Owner's Meetings with a few inevitably passing. The changes that have been enacted this year won't have a huge impact on Madden NFL 18 but there are a few that will affect the way the game looks and plays. Even though it wasn't possible to do in the actual games, the opening cinematic sequence in Madden NFL 17 featured Alec Ogeltree jumping over the center to block a kick. That tactic was employed numerous times in the 2016-17 season and give...
  • Touchdown: Armor League begins crowdfunding campaign
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    Posted March 27th, 2017 at 1:15 pm 3 Comments »
    Recent high concept efforts like Rocket League and Disc Jam have succeeded in melding together very different things - racing and soccer, tennis and air hockey - to create competitive games fun for wide audiences. A new project that launched a Kickstarter campaign today hopes to deliver on something similar.  (more…)...
  • Biggest moves in the new league year for Madden NFL 18
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    Posted March 16th, 2017 at 9:45 am No Comments »
    The new league year in the NFL began last Thursday of course being headlined by the opening of free agency. As usual, a number of big name players quickly agreed to deals with new teams or found themselves on the move via trade. The Jaguars and Patriots stand out as winners so far. Jacksonville added three impact defensive players while the Patriots brought in Brandin Cooks for their first rounder, have found replacements for their losses, and hung onto Dont'a Hightower. On the flip side...
  • Madden NFL 17 patch addresses some final issues with the game
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    Posted March 15th, 2017 at 7:30 am 13 Comments »
    In mid-February a major update heavy on gameplay improvements was released for Madden NFL 17 and now the game has received a followup patch that cleans up a few remaining issues. ♦Addressed a bug that caused the gameplay speed inside of Gauntlet, Skills Trainer, and Franchise Game Planning Drills to be extremely slow. ♦Fixed a bug where the offensive tackle would play a blocking animation without engaging with a defensive player. ♦Addressed a bug where a user’s profile sett...
  • Mutant Football League reached all its stretch goals in fundraising campaign
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    Posted March 7th, 2017 at 7:00 am 4 Comments »
    The Kickstarter campaign for Mutant Football League has come to a close and the final tally of $138,092 was enough to hit not just its initial funding target but all 21 stretch goals. It took only 3 days for the fully funded goal of $60,000 to be met that would ensure online play but all the way into the final hours for the last of the stretch goals - a full 13 game season with playoffs. Along the way the extra money collected meant additional teams, species, dirty tricks, gorier visual ...
  • Another Madden eSports champion has been sanctioned, this time in cheating scheme
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    Posted March 2nd, 2017 at 12:30 pm 9 Comments »
    On the heels of one ugly situation that saw the Madden Bowl champion penalized due to conduct on social media now EA Sports has announced findings of an investigation and it involves the winner of the Madden Classic. 'SpotMePlzzz' has been disqualified from the Madden Challenge and penalized 125 Madden Championship Series points. Another participant, 'Mr. Hollywood,' has lost 125 MCS points and had his future invite status downgraded. All of this is due to account sharing where an indivi...
  • Madden NFL 17 added to the EA Access Vault
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    Posted February 23rd, 2017 at 1:30 pm 2 Comments »
    The second EA Sports game from 2016 has now reached the Vault in EA Access. Madden NFL 17 was added today making it available in full to all subscribers. EA Access is currently exclusive to Xbox One with Sony declining to offer the service on PS4 despite its remarkable value. For $30 a year or $5 month-to-month, members get unlimited access to the back library of EA games on the console which in addition to Madden 17 now includes EA Sports UFC 2 and all earlier XB1 sports titles plus the ...
  • PRP: The return of mutant football
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    Posted February 17th, 2017 at 11:30 am No Comments »
    After more than 20 years a spiritual successor to the cult classic Mutant League Football has finally reached the red zone. Mutant Football League will release later this year on PC and early 2018 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game is described as an “NFL Blitz arcade-style football game, with nasty mutants, ferocious monsters, deadly chainsaws, and lots of gory player deaths, along with some edgy, satirical humor that parodies America’s favorite sport.” The creator and lead de...
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