Archive for the ‘Football’ Category
  • Madden NFL 18 roster update details following week one of the season
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    Posted September 15th, 2017 at 4:45 pm 3 Comments »
    The first roster update to reflect regular season performance is now available to download in Madden NFL 18. The updates this season won't only matter to those playing online or starting a new Franchise as they'll also be applied to each week's scheduled games with Play Now LIVE. Skill position players will naturally be at an advantage early in the season getting identified for upgrades, but they're also the ones most exposed to potential downgrades. Among the winners for the update are Kar...
  • First patch for Madden NFL 18 adds HDR, improves zone coverage and pass rush
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    Posted September 6th, 2017 at 7:30 am 19 Comments »
    Two big areas of gameplay scrutinized through community feedback have been addressed in the first patch for Madden NFL 18 which went out earlier this morning. The awareness of players in zone coverage and the effectiveness of the pass rush have been worked on following concerns expressed out of early gameplay videos and the first few days of release. Additionally HDR support has been added. The update weighs in at a relatively light 636MB.  (more…)...
  • Press Row Podcast: The long road for Longshot
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    Posted September 1st, 2017 at 4:30 pm No Comments »
    With Longshot in Madden NFL 18 garnering high praise this episode of the Press Row Podcast features an interview with the architects behind the franchise's first-ever story mode. Mike Young (director, co-writer) and Adrian Todd Zuniga (co-writer) join the show to discuss the process behind crafting the story first as a movie and the evolution into a compelling interactive experience for the game that followed. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher ap...
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 18 Review Roundtable
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    Posted August 25th, 2017 at 5:30 pm 7 Comments »
    The sports-gaming season is now underway with the release of Madden NFL 18, and following the initial impressions show last week we're back with a panel to break down many aspects of the game in a supersized two hour episode! Longshot story mode, Franchise mode, gameplay, MUT Squads, and more are covered in-depth, with the discussion later ending on some thoughts regarding the way the Madden and sports titles in general are poorly covered by gaming media and the way marketing strategies a...
  • Get free Ultimate Team legend cards for Madden NFL 18 through Twitch Prime
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    Posted August 22nd, 2017 at 9:00 am 5 Comments »
    The perks for those with Amazon Prime memberships continue to expand and today a new promotion launched coinciding with the release of Madden NFL 18. Free Ultimate Team legend cards are being given out through Twitch Prime - 25 of them in total over the course of the season dispersed on Saturdays. All the legend cards will be rated 83 Overall, but combining 4 collectibles with a card will increase it's rating to 90 Overall. In order to activate Twitch Prime the two accounts (Amazon and Tw...
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 18 first impressions
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    Posted August 18th, 2017 at 4:30 pm 2 Comments »
    Last year Madden was able to establish itself back within the upper-echelon of sports titles, finishing second in the Press Row Podcast Sports Game of the Year voting. Madden NFL 18 hopes to build on that success with the introduction of the series' first ever story mode, the return of online co-op, three new play styles, visual enhancements made possible due to the Frostbite Engine, and number of gameplay improvements. In this episode initial impressions of Madden NFL 18 are discussed, ...
  • Review of Madden NFL 18
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    Posted August 17th, 2017 at 1:15 pm 29 Comments »
    Fresh off an especially strong year for the Madden franchise this year's edition comes across a bit disjointed in comparison. The new story mode Longshot is a winner, as is the return of online co-op with MUT Squads, but otherwise the changes or lack thereof prove underwhelming. Gameplay advancements are subtle but at least areas like offensive line blocking show promise. Franchise mode hasn't changed much besides injuries playing a bigger role and the new ability to play along with the seas...
  • 10 hour trial for Madden NFL 18 now available through EA Access on Xbox One
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    Posted August 16th, 2017 at 11:15 am 6 Comments »
    Madden NFL 18 can now be downloaded 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 immed...
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