Archive for the ‘Madden’ Category
  • Rookies selected in first round of NFL Draft added to Madden 17 Ultimate Team
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    Posted April 28th, 2017 at 8:00 am 4 Comments »
    Ever since 2012 EA Sports has been adding incoming rookies early to Madden, months in advance of them making their official debut with the edition that represents their first actual season as a member of the league. EA has been able to do this by introducing them into Madden Ultimate Team and that tradition continues with Madden NFL 17 where all 32 first rounders taken in the 2017 NFL Draft can now be found in Ultimate Team mode. There are two different types of cards: one with ratings...
  • Newly approved rules changes will only minimally affect Madden NFL 18
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    Posted March 30th, 2017 at 8:00 am 5 Comments »
    Every year new rules are considered at the NFL Owner's Meetings with a few inevitably passing. The changes that have been enacted this year won't have a huge impact on Madden NFL 18 but there are a few that will affect the way the game looks and plays. Even though it wasn't possible to do in the actual games, the opening cinematic sequence in Madden NFL 17 featured Alec Ogeltree jumping over the center to block a kick. That tactic was employed numerous times in the 2016-17 season and give...
  • Biggest moves in the new league year for Madden NFL 18
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    Posted March 16th, 2017 at 9:45 am No Comments »
    The new league year in the NFL began last Thursday of course being headlined by the opening of free agency. As usual, a number of big name players quickly agreed to deals with new teams or found themselves on the move via trade. The Jaguars and Patriots stand out as winners so far. Jacksonville added three impact defensive players while the Patriots brought in Brandin Cooks for their first rounder, have found replacements for their losses, and hung onto Dont'a Hightower. On the flip side...
  • Madden NFL 17 patch addresses some final issues with the game
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    Posted March 15th, 2017 at 7:30 am 13 Comments »
    In mid-February a major update heavy on gameplay improvements was released for Madden NFL 17 and now the game has received a followup patch that cleans up a few remaining issues. ♦Addressed a bug that caused the gameplay speed inside of Gauntlet, Skills Trainer, and Franchise Game Planning Drills to be extremely slow. ♦Fixed a bug where the offensive tackle would play a blocking animation without engaging with a defensive player. ♦Addressed a bug where a user’s profile sett...
  • Another Madden eSports champion has been sanctioned, this time in cheating scheme
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    Posted March 2nd, 2017 at 12:30 pm 9 Comments »
    On the heels of one ugly situation that saw the Madden Bowl champion penalized due to conduct on social media now EA Sports has announced findings of an investigation and it involves the winner of the Madden Classic. 'SpotMePlzzz' has been disqualified from the Madden Challenge and penalized 125 Madden Championship Series points. Another participant, 'Mr. Hollywood,' has lost 125 MCS points and had his future invite status downgraded. All of this is due to account sharing where an indivi...
  • Madden NFL 17 added to the EA Access Vault
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    Posted February 23rd, 2017 at 1:30 pm 2 Comments »
    The second EA Sports game from 2016 has now reached the Vault in EA Access. Madden NFL 17 was added today making it available in full to all subscribers. EA Access is currently exclusive to Xbox One with Sony declining to offer the service on PS4 despite its remarkable value. For $30 a year or $5 month-to-month, members get unlimited access to the back library of EA games on the console which in addition to Madden 17 now includes EA Sports UFC 2 and all earlier XB1 sports titles plus the ...
  • The season’s biggest winners and losers in Madden NFL 17 player ratings
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    Posted February 16th, 2017 at 1:30 pm 1 Comment »
    With the season over we can look back at the entire campaign rather than the week-to-week and identify who improved and regressed most through the Madden NFL 17 player ratings. Make sure to check out the full lists of players on the rise and those who declined sharply. Matt Ryan saw his rating soar over the course of his MVP season, taking him from 13th in quarterbacks to trailing only Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. Rookies like Dak Prescott, Jordan Howard, Michael Thomas, Tyreek Hill, a...
  • New patch for Madden NFL 17 is heavy on gameplay improvements
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    Posted February 14th, 2017 at 7:30 am 22 Comments »
    The sixth post-release patch for Madden NFL 17 went out today and it's a substantial one. Not only is it somewhat unusual to get a patch after a NFL season has ended, it's especially so considering gameplay is the focus of the update. Some of the biggest changes include addressing RAC catches, a fix for CPU defenders being offsides in no-huddle situations, improvements to zone coverage in handling C routes, and an increase to the chance of fumbles when diving over the top of players, a fi...
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