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  • Importance of Franchise Mode to Madden Apparent as Consumers Wait for More Info
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    Posted July 30th, 2014 at 10:45 am 26 Comments ╗
    On Monday EA Sports turned to promoting Ultimate Team mode for Madden NFL 15. After months of consumers waiting on Franchise news, it was the most disconcerting development yet. Typically Ultimate Team is held for last, when the greatest number of people are seeking out information on the upcoming game, as the company attempts to draw in that more casual audience to their revenue-generating mode. Franchise has been talked about in May and June in the past, when those paying attention are...
  • Top Rated Defensive Tackles and Linebackers in Madden NFL 15
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    Posted July 29th, 2014 at 5:45 pm 5 Comments ╗
    EA Sports has continued revealing the highest rated players going position-by-position for Madden NFL 15. The latest are the defensive tackles, middle linebackers, and outside linebackers. The schedule laid out calls for corners, safeties, and special teams through the end of the week, followed by ratings for complete team rosters at a rate of two divisions per day. Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh (97), Geno Atkins (96), Gerald McCoy + Kyle Williams (95), Jurrell Casey (93) Middle Line...
  • First Madden NFL 15 Connected Franchise Info Involves Two New Features
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    Posted July 28th, 2014 at 5:15 pm 31 Comments ╗
    It's not much, but it comes on the heels of EA Sports promoting Ultimate Team earlier today which had many wondering whether anything was improved upon in Franchise mode with Madden NFL 15. A retailer blurb related to Connected Franchise has appeared and notes a couple new features - the ability to develop players and a system for projecting "Confidence" levels on to players that fluctuates to affect their performance. Interact and build your team with more control in Game Prep all-new to C...
  • Details on Ultimate Team for Madden NFL 15
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    Posted July 28th, 2014 at 12:15 pm 12 Comments ╗
    With just four weeks until release EA Sports still has two main modes for Madden NFL 15 to discuss. Connected Franchise which has really slipped this year - typically news on that has come out in May and June - and Ultimate Team which is generally the last thing the company rolls information out on prior to release. Those concerned about Franchise will be even more so now that the company has moved on to talking Ultimate Team. A short video released today teases Ultimate Team for this ye...
  • Top Receivers, Tight Ends, Offensive Lineman and Defensive Ends in Madden NFL 15
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    Posted July 26th, 2014 at 11:30 am 16 Comments ╗
    EA Sports has continued to roll out ratings for the five highest players at each position in Madden NFL 15. After revealing the best of the rookies, the company followed up with quarterbacks and running backs, and have since moved on to ratings for the best of the wide receivers, tight ends, offensive lineman, and defensive ends. Wide Receiver Calvin Johnson (99), Brandon Marshall (96), Andre Johnson (95), A.J. Green (95), Dez Bryant (94) Tight End Jimmy Graham (97), Rob Gronkowski (...
  • The More Hardcore-Targeted Gameplay Improvements Detailed for Madden NFL 15
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    Posted July 25th, 2014 at 11:15 am 32 Comments ╗
    EA Sports today released a breakdown of the specific improvements to gameplay that will appeal more to the hardcore crowd in Madden NFL 15. A lot of this was discussed in the recent live stream but it's nice to have it laid out in this manner as well. At the very least the company is demonstrating that they understand balance, realism, and options matter even if casuals have no idea they are there or ever take advantage of them. How effective it all is remains in question but that's a g...
  • Top Rated QBs and RBs in Madden NFL 15
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    Posted July 23rd, 2014 at 12:45 pm 31 Comments ╗
    EA Sports will be stringing out Madden NFL 15 player ratings over the next two weeks. The company has now revealed the top rated quarterbacks and running backs which follow the highest rated rookies with 13 of them 78 or higher. Unfortunately "top" only means five best at each position so it wouldn't seem like there would be a great deal to analyze or argue about...though I'm sure plenty of that will still happen. Quarterback Peyton Manning (98), Aaron Rodgers (98), Drew Brees (96), Ru...
  • Top Rated Rookies in Madden NFL 15
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    Posted July 21st, 2014 at 4:30 pm 22 Comments ╗
    The player rating reveals for Madden NFL 15 begin today with EA Sports releasing the top rated rookies. All those who are 78 overall and higher are noted which amounts to 13 of them. To no surprise Jadeveon Clowney tops the list but only at an 83 overall. Greg Robinson, drafted right behind him, also gets an 83. Lineman in particular are often given an edge as rookies as the transition is considered to be somewhat easier than those in skill positions. Quarterbacks even when selected high gen...
  • Gameplay Improvements for Madden NFL 15 Presented in Detailed Live Stream
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    Posted July 19th, 2014 at 10:15 am 34 Comments ╗
    EA Sports held a live stream yesterday for Madden NFL 25 to explain and show off the improvements to gameplay that have been the marketing focus since E3. It turned out to be a fairly valuable watch with a lot of information relating to the new features, issues the development team attempted to address, and the thinking behind it all. There's a difference between reading about all the various gameplay-related features and actually having them shown and discussed in a manner that gets across...
  • Improvements to Player AI Discussed in New Madden NFL 15 Video
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    Posted July 18th, 2014 at 8:30 am 21 Comments ╗
    EA Sports has released another in a series of videos meant to show off improvements and additions to Madden NFL 15. The latest is what they call "Player Sense 2.0" and relates to the intelligence of the players in making decisions and reacting to situations. "Player Sense" was introduced in Madden NFL 25 and though limited in scope it did show some promise. ZONE/MAN COVERAGE IMPROVEMENTS Zone Coverage ratings now have a bigger impact on how quickly defenders break on throws. Defenders wit...
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