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  • First patch out now for Madden NFL 17
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    Posted September 2nd, 2016 at 8:15 am 14 Comments »
    While Madden NFL 17 launched relatively cleanly there was one significant bug which gave users the ability to tell whether the opposing offense was in a run or a pass play. That provided an edge against the CPU while severely affecting the online play experience. The first patch for Madden NFL 17 went live today and it fixes that issue. Pulling up the play art will no longer provide an indication of whether the offense will be running or passing. Other changes made include fixing a bug...
  • Madden NFL 17 has its commentary update for week three of the preseason
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    Posted September 1st, 2016 at 4:15 pm 9 Comments »
    The updates being made to the commentary in Madden NFL 17 now reflect storylines out of the third week of the preseason. Play Now and Online Head-to-Head will receive relevant commentary about NFL happenings regularly throughout the season. The new announcing duo of Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis will additionally be recording more audio for other modes like Franchise and Ultimate Team at certain points during the year. The additions this week include discussion about Dak Prescott taki...
  • DDoS attacks have taken down EA servers
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    Posted August 31st, 2016 at 2:15 pm 11 Comments »
    Those hoping to log in and play Madden NFL 17, or any game from publisher Electronic Arts, are finding that online services are unavailable. An ongoing DDoS attack has proven problematic for the publisher to overcome. The group responsible is notorious for this sort of action, having in the past affected other games and even the entirety of Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. The attacks coincide with the launch of the Battlefield 1 open beta and began last night. The servers went offline ...
  • All-Pro Pack openings in Madden NFL 17 Ultimate Team
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    Posted August 29th, 2016 at 4:30 pm 18 Comments »
    All-Pro Packs have been introduced to Madden NFL 17 for the first time. They're available only until Wednesday morning and feature three guaranteed Gold or better cards with there being a limit on how many can be purchased. I opened up five of the packs for the video above. ...
  • Tuning update adjusts fumble rate from strip attempts in Madden NFL 17
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    Posted August 29th, 2016 at 2:00 pm 12 Comments »
    While the wait for the first Madden NFL 17 patch continues (it should be out very soon) one area where EA Sports received feedback has already been acted upon with a tuning update today. Today's tuning update: A reduction in the effectiveness of the strip ball mechanic. Should be less fumbles. Let us know what you think.— Rex Dickson (@RexDEAFootball) August 29, 2016 The frequency of fumbles has been a topic of discussion ever since Madden went live through EA Access. Thoug...
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 17 Review Roundtable
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    Posted August 25th, 2016 at 4:30 pm 1 Comment »
    One of the most anticipated Press Row Podcast episodes on an annual basis is here with the Madden NFL 17 Review Roundtable! The panel discusses various themes of this year's game, examine where it excels, and identify the areas that need the most work going forward. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The show can also now be found on the recently launched Google Play Music for podcasts. S...
  • Madden NFL 17 has its commentary update for week two of the preseason
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    Posted August 24th, 2016 at 2:15 pm 24 Comments »
    The updates being made to the commentary in Madden NFL 17 now reflect storylines out of the second week of the preseason. Play Now and Online Head-to-Head will receive relevant commentary about NFL happenings regularly throughout the season and last week's first sign of it was very promising. The duo of Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis will additionally be recording new audio for other modes like Franchise and Ultimate Team. Examples in the video below address Dak Prescott's success, Dre ...
  • Review of Madden NFL 17
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    Posted August 22nd, 2016 at 7:45 am 80 Comments »
    This year's Madden capitalizes on the thrilling moments of the NFL better than ever before. Whether it's on special teams, from the commentary, highlighted in the presentation, ball-carriers in the open field, the ball physics, or great play from the defense - something that's never been seen or heard before will likely occur in every single game of Madden NFL 17. Check out the full written review at Sporting News and the video review below! ...
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