Archive for the ‘Madden’ Category
  • EA Sports responds to controversy over social media conduct from eSports competitors
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    Posted February 9th, 2017 at 7:30 am 9 Comments »
    Rather than being about the series of entertaining Madden NFL 17 games in an eSports setting where viewership numbers are slowly on the rise, the big story coming out of the Madden Bowl late last week related to the conduct of the winner on social media. The situation has been problematic for EA Sports which is still trying to find its way in the competitive scene and has now faced a number of growing pains along the way. The circumstances necessitated a response from the company which wa...
  • Post-Super Bowl LI commentary update is out now in Madden NFL 17
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    Posted February 8th, 2017 at 1:00 pm 4 Comments »
    The 23rd and possibly final commentary update for Madden NFL 17 has gone out with the broadcast team of Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis reflecting on the events that took place and storylines that emerged out of a dramatic Super Bowl 51. Madden received these real-world commentary updates regularly throughout the year which apply to Play Now and Online games. The duo also recorded additional audio for Franchise and Ultimate Team. The updates won the 2016 Community Award for Best New F...
  • Madden Bowl winner represents latest black eye for EA Sports and eSports
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    Posted February 3rd, 2017 at 9:00 pm 22 Comments »
    EA Sports is hoping to build Madden into a popular eSport. In terms of viewership they've been gradually climbing despite some inherent challenges. However they've had their share of growing pains with Madden NFL 17 as the entertaining games haven't proven to be the story. The Madden Classic held in early December had its championship game determined in part by a QB freeze bug that resulted in a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. That specific bug was fixed 10 days later with a pa...
  • $20 digital Madden NFL 17 Super Bowl Edition with bonus MUT packs available for one week
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    Posted January 31st, 2017 at 8:15 am 4 Comments »
    For the third consecutive year EA Sports is offering a special digital version of Madden on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to coincide with the Super Bowl. For PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold members the Super Bowl Edition of Madden NFL 17 can be purchased for $19.80 and is only available until the morning of February 7. The Super Bowl Edition includes the standard game plus five All-Pro Packs for Ultimate Team. Those each feature three Gold or better cards and have a combined equivale...
  • The Super Bowl program has rolled out in Madden NFL 17 Ultimate Team
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    Posted January 30th, 2017 at 8:30 am 4 Comments »
    The latest promo to go live in Madden NFL 17's Ultimate Team mode coincides with Super Bowl LI. Celebrating the players taking part in Sunday's game as well as stars from the past, the program features new cards and fresh solos and sets that appear not to expire until early March. There are 24 new Solo Challenges with 12 of them featuring scenarios against teams from Super Bowl's past with the other 12 scenarios against the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons modeled off their games ...
  • Madden NFL 17 roster update details heading into Super Bowl LI
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    Posted January 26th, 2017 at 3:15 pm 5 Comments »
    The roster update making final preparations for the Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons is now available to download in Madden NFL 17. Chris Hogan and Julio Jones both had 9 catches for 180 yards and 2 TDs and were rewarded for those efforts. Jones moved up a point to 98 Overall making him the highest rated receiver in the game while it was 2 points gained by Hogan to push him up to 82 Overall. Other notable players with ratings changes in the update include A...
  • Madden NFL 17 has its commentary update heading into Super Bowl LI
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    Posted January 25th, 2017 at 4:30 pm 6 Comments »
    The 22nd commentary update for Madden NFL 17 has gone out with the broadcast team of Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis reflecting on the events taking place and storylines that have emerged coming out of the Conference Championship games. Madden has been receiving these real-world commentary updates regularly throughout the year which apply to Play Now and Online games. The duo has also recorded additional audio for modes like Franchise and Ultimate Team. ...
  • Madden NFL 17 roster update details heading into the Conference Championship games
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    Posted January 19th, 2017 at 2:45 pm 2 Comments »
    The roster update reacting to Divisional Playoff Weekend is now available to download in Madden NFL 17. Aaron Rodgers has predictably received a boost in moving up a single point to 97 Overall. It's the highest rating he's achieved this season. Most of the players impacted in this update were active in last weekend's games but there are a few exceptions. Other notable movers include Tom Brady (-1 to 94), Matt Ryan (+1 to 92), Bobby Wagner (-1 to 92), Justin Houston (-5 to 91), Ezekiel El...
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