Archive for the ‘Madden’ Category
  • 10 hour trial for Madden NFL 17 now available through EA Access on Xbox One
    Posted August 17th, 2016 at 2:30 pm 31 Comments »
    Madden NFL 17Ā isĀ out now to download as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One. Subscribers to the service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire. The timer is ticking down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being played, menus are being navigated through, or if there is any activity taking place at all. Because of that make sure to exit out and close the application from the Xbox One home screen when not in use. The 10 hours are there to play wh...
  • Formation Subs return with Madden NFL 17
    Posted August 10th, 2016 at 7:30 am 16 Comments »
    EA Sports announced early this week that Formation Subs will be included in Madden NFL 17's Franchise Mode. While initially left out of the feature set it'll now make it in with the patch that arrives alongside the game as it's released. Operation Sports has a developer blog detailing the Formation SubsĀ which allow for the designation of players to be on the field in particular formations regardless of how the depth chart is sorted. The ability to set formation substitutions was one of t...
  • NFC Team Ratings for Madden NFL 17
    Posted August 5th, 2016 at 9:30 am 14 Comments »
    The Panthers lead the way in the NFC with the team ratings for Madden NFL 17 despite losing the top rated cornerback in the video game (Josh Norman) and a few other solid contributors from last season. One factor to remember however is that Kelvin Benjamin will be back and he alone will make the offense more dynamic. The Packers, Seahawks, Cardinals, and Cowboys follow closely behind. Arizona and Carolina have tied for the best offense while the best defense resides in Seattle. These r...
  • AFC Team Ratings for Madden NFL 17
    Posted August 4th, 2016 at 2:00 pm 9 Comments »
    In what may be the first case ever of a reigning Super Bowl Champion entering the next Madden rated the same as a team that went 3-13, both the Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans beginĀ Madden NFL 17 rated 82 Overall. Denver of course lost Peyton Manning (while terrible last year he still had a good Madden rating) and Brock Osweiler, replacing them with Mark Sanchez and rookie Paxton Lynch. QB obviously drives a big part of a team Overall.Ā Malik Jackson and Danny Trevathan also departed...
  • Madden NFL 17 Soundtrack
    Posted August 3rd, 2016 at 9:30 am 13 Comments »
    The importance of soundtracks in sports video games may be at an all-time low due to services like Spotify and the need to turn off music completely by those who record videos or stream but it's still noteworthy when they are revealed. The 40 tracks featured on Madden NFL 17 were announced today along with a Spotify playlist featuring some of the music.Ā  (more…)...
  • Complete database of Madden NFL 17 ratings
    Posted August 2nd, 2016 at 5:30 pm 13 Comments »
    EA Sports today released the full database of player ratingsĀ for Madden NFL 17. You can check them all out in this sortable spreadsheet which also includes tabs found at the bottom for individual team-by-team rosters. With Madden NFL 17 the Overall Rating has been lowered across the board and that'll elicit some immediate reactions. On the surface the lowering of the Overall Rating makesĀ it look like a new philosophy to theĀ ratings system has been implemented and that they'veĀ been mor...
  • Giveaway: Madden NFL 17
    Posted August 2nd, 2016 at 12:30 pm 92 Comments »
    *The winner has been drawn and notified by email. Thank you for entering and more giveaways will be starting soon* The sports video game season is just around the corner and Madden NFL 17 is set to kick things off with the EA Access trial likely starting August 17 and then full release on the 23rd. The site giveaways return with one winnerĀ receiving a copy of the game on either PS4 or Xbox One. There are several ways to qualify and each one creates entriesĀ so the more completed the ...
  • Top rated safeties in Madden NFL 17
    Posted August 1st, 2016 at 9:15 am 2 Comments »
    The reveal of the top rated players by position for Madden NFL 17 is nearing its conclusion with a look at the best safeties in the league. All that remain now are the punters and kickers. On the outside-looking-in to begin the season are Eric Weddle and Da'Norris Searcy plus the likes of (the all currently unemployed) Will Hill, Donte Whitner, and James Ihedigbo - all of which finished tied for a final spot or off by a single point at the conclusion of last season. Free Safety T-#3 M...
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