Archive for the ‘Madden’ Category
  • Save money on your Madden NFL 16 pre-order
    Posted August 18th, 2015 at 6:30 pm 4 Comments »
    Madden NFL 16 is nearly here, it releases next Tuesday while those on Xbox One with EA Access will be able to start playing Thursday, and there are still some enticing deals on the game to take advantage which is somewhat rare for pre-orders. Amazon continues to offer the game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to Prime members for $50. Take the order to checkout to see the discount applied. Those that have a copy of Madden NFL 15 to get rid of will want to consider the trade-in offer be...
  • Giveaway: Madden NFL 16
    Posted August 17th, 2015 at 11:30 am 13 Comments »
    In entering the heart of the sports gaming season the semi-regular site giveaways now return! The first of many to come is for a copy of Madden NFL 16 on the system of choice. For a second opportunity at winning a copy of Madden NFL 16 make sure to enter the giveaway currently running through Hit The Pass as well. There are several ways to qualify and each one counts for entries so the more you complete the more chances to win. The giveaway is open now and will run through August 20t...
  • EA’s new “draft” modes in Madden and FIFA generating mixed response
    Posted August 15th, 2015 at 2:15 pm 23 Comments »
    EA Sports has multiple reasons to be heavily motivated in developing new modes for their games that could beecome money-makers in the years to come. Following the explosion of Ultimate Team, the search for the next one is on, and the first attempt at that are the "draft" modes in Madden NFL 16 and FIFA 16. Initial reaction to the announcements appeared tepid but those making up the crowd being targeted aren't necessarily the ones who are most engaged in the products. Based on the poll po...
  • The good, the bad, and the ugly of Madden NFL 16’s player ratings
    Posted August 14th, 2015 at 12:30 pm 29 Comments »
    The highly anticipated annual list of player ratings for the upcoming Madden went out earlier this week. It's one thing to scan the list and look over the rankings at the top or from a favorite team, but there's plenty of intriguing details to be dug out of all those numbers found in the full ratings spreadsheet. In the latest piece put together for Sporting News some of the top players in particular attributes for Madden NFL 16 are highlighted, those that find themselves as the wors...
  • Complete look at Madden NFL 16 player ratings for the entire league
    Posted August 12th, 2015 at 3:30 pm 34 Comments »
    EA Sports spent over three weeks trickling out various player ratings for Madden NFL 16. Those were, for the most part, limited to the Overall Ratings however outside of some select attributes for those at the head of the class with each respective position. Now though, with the game going out a week from tomorrow for those with EA Access, the company has provided all the ratings for every player in the league and that includes their numbers in all the different individual attribute cate...
  • Details on Ultimate Team improvements in Madden NFL 16
    Posted August 12th, 2015 at 10:15 am 6 Comments »
    In terms of structure, Ultimate Team is going largely unaltered with Madden NFL 16. The new features for the mode are somewhat minor, though the hope is they'll improve the experience as a whole for those who play it extensively. Rewards for Ultimate Team will also be earned through playing the new Draft Champions mode.  (more…)...
  • NFC Team Ratings in Madden NFL 16
    Posted August 10th, 2015 at 4:45 pm 16 Comments »
    Once the top rated players for Madden NFL 16 at each position were revealed it was expected that the entire team rosters with ratings would be sent out division-by-division, as that was the typical procedure for the rollouts in past years. Unfortunately that wasn't the case this time around and instead EA gave out the Overall Rating for teams, and spotlighted only some key players and their respective Overall Ratings, which hasn't provided much insight into either for those that are inter...
  • Your thoughts on the short-term draft modes coming to EA Sports games
    Posted August 8th, 2015 at 1:15 pm 8 Comments »
    With the success of the Ultimate Team model in EA Sports games, the company is faced with not just how to evolve and keep that mode fresh, but the challenge of developing new modes that capitalize further on what they've learned from it. The first attempt at such a mode is being introduced this year in Madden NFL 16 and FIFA 16. Draft Champions was announced at E3 while FUT Draft just premiered at Gamescom. Though they borrow conceptually from Ultimate Team they've eliminated the long-ter...
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