Archive for the ‘Madden’ Category
  • Madden NFL 18 gets a digital Holiday Edition
    Posted November 14th, 2017 at 10:30 am 6 Comments
    One tactic EA Sports has tried for driving additional sales of Madden as the season progresses (and to bring new consumers into Ultimate Team) has been to release special digital editions of the game. For three straight years that has included a "Super Bowl Edition" featuring a discounted price and bonus Ultimate Team content. Back in 2014 however there was also the "Holiday Edition" which sold for full price with some extra Ultimate Team content included. For Madden NFL 18 the Holiday Ed...
  • Madden NFL 18 roster update details following week nine of the season
    Posted November 10th, 2017 at 4:15 pm No Comments
    The roster update reflecting performances through the ninth week of the season is now available to download in Madden NFL 18. There is some movement near the top of the scale in the update with Zack Martin (+1 to 97) and Bobby Wagner (+1 to 96) at or near the highest rated at their respective positions and continuing to rise further. Other players of note on the move include Travis Kelce (+1 to 95), Brandon Graham (+1 to 95), Aqib Talib (-1 to 93), Fletcher Cox (+2 to 91), Gerald McCoy (-...
  • Madden NFL 18 showing itself to be biggest beneficiary of Xbox One X upgrade
    Posted November 9th, 2017 at 10:45 am 4 Comments
    Games that have been updated by developers to take advantage of the new Xbox One X can display in native 4K with HDR on capable TVs. They may also have more consistently high framerates and improved textures, and all games will see improved load times. What does that really mean though for the current crop of sports games? And does any of that matter enough to justify the high $500 price?  (more…)...
  • The faster loading times from Xbox One X may be its most important advantage
    Posted November 8th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 10 Comments
    While the main selling point of the Xbox One X is the ability to showcase games in native 4K and HDR there are several other benefits that will be seen by playing games on the new more powerful system. Focusing just on the loading time improvements they are significant, given the number of times a game is loaded up and into over the course of its lifespan.  (more…)...
  • Madden NFL 18 patch adjusts gameplay, prepares Xbox One X enhancements
    Posted November 3rd, 2017 at 12:30 pm 1 Comment
    With the Xbox One X coming out next week the latest patch for Madden NFL 18 delivers the promised enhancements that will be taken advantage of by the new hardware including true 4K, HDR, and increased character detail. The patch influences other areas of the game as well and applies to both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.  (more…)...
  • Madden NFL 18 roster update details following week eight of the season
    Posted November 2nd, 2017 at 3:00 pm 2 Comments
    The roster update reflecting performances through the eighth week of the season is now available to download in Madden NFL 18. This last weekend featured the best game of the year, a shootout between the Seahawks and Texans with Russell Wilson outdueling dazzling rookie Deshaun Watson. Sadly Watson's season has come to an end with a torn ACL in practice on the same day that he got a two point boost to his Overall Rating for the effort taking him to 81 Overall. Trades made prior to the dea...
  • Madden NFL 18 roster update details following week seven of the season
    Posted October 26th, 2017 at 2:30 pm 1 Comment
    The roster update reflecting performances through the seventh week of the season is now available to download in Madden NFL 18. After a recent lack of movement at the top of the league, due to some significant injuries and others performing at their expected level, one player has made a move towards the coveted 99 Overall. Khalil Mack was boosted for the first time this season by a point and now stands at 98. The other big jump belongs to Bills safety Micah Hyde who, with a 4 point increase ...
  • NBA 2K18 tops sales in absurdly competitive sports gaming month
    Posted October 24th, 2017 at 9:00 am 20 Comments
    Sales results for September in North America are out via NPD and the sports games made their presence felt as they do every year. In a month with ridiculous competition within the genre NBA 2K18 finished second, Madden NFL 18 right behind it in third, FIFA 18 came in fourth, and NHL 18 was eighth. NBA Live 18 also made an appearance at #17.  (more…)...
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