Archive for the ‘Football’ Category
  • Mutant Football League hits crowdfunding target and will move on to stretch goals
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    Posted February 6th, 2017 at 2:45 pm 2 Comments »
    It took only three days for the Mutant Football League Kickstarter campaign to reach the goal of raising $60,000 to be put towards completion of online multiplayer. The spiritual successor to the 1993 game Mutant League Football is being developed by the same creator and lead designer and has gone through some substantial changes since an original run at raising funds in 2013 came up short. This time the project was ready to be scrutinized and tap into a neglected segment of sports gaming...
  • 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...
  • Mutant Football League taking another run at a Kickstarter campaign
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    Posted February 2nd, 2017 at 3:30 pm 5 Comments »
    Back in 2013 a crowdfunding campaign for Mutant Football League achieved only 19% of its ambitious $750,000 goal. Development on the game never ceased however and now its back for another shot at getting support through Kickstarter. Mutant Football League is seeking $60,000 and is already almost a third of the way there in its first day. Generally Kickstarter projects need to make about a third of their goal within the first two days to be on pace for a successful campaign so this is a ve...
  • $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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