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  • Your thoughts on the first big Madden NFL 18 feature news
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    Posted May 16th, 2017 at 6:00 am 38 Comments »
    The first news on Madden NFL 18 rolled out late last week and brought some significant details to digest. Much more will be coming out of E3/EA Play next month, but in the meantime there were a number of intriguing features revealed. (more…)...
  • Tom Brady is the cover athlete for Madden NFL 18; Teaser Trailer confirms Story Mode
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    Posted May 12th, 2017 at 7:00 am 24 Comments »
    The riches continue to flow for the New England Patriots and fans of the team as Tom Brady has been named the cover athlete for Madden NFL 18. This marks the first time active players from the same team have appeared on the cover in back-to-back years. Rob Gronkowski of course fronted Madden NFL 17. Brady will be the first quarterback to grace the cover since Drew Brees did seven years ago. (more…)...
  • First feature news on Madden NFL 18 and special edition details
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    Posted May 12th, 2017 at 3:30 am 10 Comments »
    The first official news on Madden NFL 18 is imminent but an early listing on Amazon has provided some details on the upcoming game. There will now be three different play styles (Arcade/Simulation/Competitive), a new "Play Now Live" mode to play the weekly matchups along with the season, Target Passing, Coverage Assignments, and visual improvements that come with the Frostbite Engine including "stadium exteriors surrounded by vast cityscapes." Pre-Order: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS4 GOAT...
  • 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...
  • Touchdown: Armor League begins crowdfunding campaign
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    Posted March 27th, 2017 at 1:15 pm 3 Comments »
    Recent high concept efforts like Rocket League and Disc Jam have succeeded in melding together very different things - racing and soccer, tennis and air hockey - to create competitive games fun for wide audiences. A new project that launched a Kickstarter campaign today hopes to deliver on something similar.  (more…)...
  • 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...
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