Archive for the ‘Madden’ Category
  • The changes being made for Ultimate Team with Madden NFL 18
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    Posted August 3rd, 2017 at 11:15 am 16 Comments
    Despite release being only a few weeks away EA Sports has until now been curiously quiet about what's been done for Ultimate Team in Madden NFL 18. The revenue-generating mode has generally been promoted heavily in advance to get players back on board and help drive pre-orders. That tactic was seen earlier this week with FIFA's big rollout even though that game won't be out until the end of September. Many of the changes taking place for MUT this year are based off community feedback. Tho...
  • Soundtrack for Madden NFL 18
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    Posted August 2nd, 2017 at 10:00 am 12 Comments
    EA Sports today revealed the full soundtrack for Madden NFL 18, which features 32 songs and the ability for them to add more throughout the year. A Spotify playlist has been put together but it includes only 14 of them at this time. The theme is described as being "an audio experience inspired by game day and the unique features of Madden." (more…)...
  • All the player ratings for Madden NFL 18
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    Posted August 1st, 2017 at 10:45 am 5 Comments
    With just a couple weeks now until Madden NFL 18 goes out through EA Access the entirety of the ratings for the league have been revealed. Below are looks at the top rated players by position which includes some analysis of rankings and highest attributes. Rookies Quarterbacks Running Backs Wide Receivers and Tight Ends Defensive Ends and Tackles Cornerbacks and Safeties Inside and Outside Linebackers Now also a spreadsheet can be viewed and sorted featuring every player and individu...
  • Details on the new Coaching Adjustments for Madden NFL 18
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    Posted July 31st, 2017 at 12:00 pm 5 Comments
    A feature from the late NCAA Football series is making its way to Madden this year with some expansion to its capabilities. Coaching Adjustments offer the ability to influence the player tendencies and match-up cornerbacks to specific wide receivers.  (more…)...
  • Improvements to blocking in Madden NFL 18
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    Posted July 28th, 2017 at 8:00 am 10 Comments
    One notable absence from the extensive list of community requests addressed for Madden NFL 18 was anything to do with blocking, an area of the series that has been criticized heavily over the years. EA Sports ended up holding that back for its own developer blog, citing new features like ID The Mike and an emphasis on the Awareness rating of an entire offensive line in recognizing and picking up blitzes.  (more…)...
  • Many big community requests have been tackled for Madden NFL 18
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    Posted July 27th, 2017 at 8:30 am 12 Comments
    While they may not receive the publicity of a story mode or new gameplay mechanic, a number of key improvements are being delivered for Madden NFL 18 based on community feedback. Among them are the addition of off-ball injuries, the elimination of the "Swerve" exploit, improved fumble recoveries, the fixing of drops related to RAC catches, greater importance to size and weight for hit outcomes, more inaccuracy from lower-rated QBs, and faster players no longer getting caught by slower ones o...
  • The top rated players in Madden NFL 18
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    Posted July 26th, 2017 at 6:00 pm 5 Comments
    Only three players will start Madden NFL 18 rated at 99 Overall. Cover athlete and Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady is joined at the top by Von Miller and Aaron Donald. The group at 98 Overall features Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones, Aaron Rodgers, J.J. Watt, and Luke Keuchly. That's a drop out of the 99s they finished at in Madden NFL 17 for Gronk, Watt and Keuchly while Rodgers has jumped up and Jones remains the same. Coming in with 97 Overall are two Steelers - Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown - a...
  • Madden NFL 18 Rookie Ratings
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    Posted July 26th, 2017 at 9:15 am 10 Comments
    The reveal of ratings for Madden NFL 18 begins today with a look at all the rookies that were selected in the first round. As always, certain positions have an advantage when entering the league, and you'll see positions on the offensive and defensive lines and running back trend higher than those like quarterback. #1 pick Myles Garrett leads the way at 83 Overall. He's the highest rated rookie since Jadeveon Clowney got an 83 in Madden NFL 15. Second is tight end O.J. Howard who has the ...
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