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  • Placing odds on who will get the cover of Madden NFL 17
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    Posted May 10th, 2016 at 7:15 am 2 Comments »
    The cover athlete for Madden NFL 17 has been described as a "phenom" by EA Sports and will be announced on Thursday. Given that the company has specifically chosen the individual this year, instead of putting it to a fan vote as was the case with the previous six editions in the series, that in itself could provide a hint at who the player will be. Cam Newton should still be considered the favorite, and with public opinion having turned against him following the Super Bowl that would be o...
  • Cover athlete announcement and first trailer for Madden NFL 17 coming later this week
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    Posted May 9th, 2016 at 9:30 am 18 Comments »
    For the first time since 2009 the cover of Madden will not be determined via fan vote. EA Sports has selected a cover athlete for Madden NFL 17 and the announcement will be made on the 6PM ET/3PM PT SportsCenter this Thursday, May 12. The favorite for the cover would still be league MVP Cam Newton, which could explain why EA would pass on a cover vote as he'd be unlikely to win one given the backlash towards him since the Super Bowl. He's also already lost the cover vote twice before. Vo...
  • More incoming rookies have been added to Madden NFL 16 Ultimate Team
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    Posted May 4th, 2016 at 4:00 pm 5 Comments »
    On the first night of the 2016 NFL Draft, EA Sports added in the 31 first round selections to Madden NFL 16's Ultimate Team. You can check out all the details on those players here. Today they've introduced even more incoming rookies to the popular team-building mode. Rather than just adding in all the second rounders (there are still 10 missing) they've also mixed in some seemingly random selections from the third and fourth rounds.  (more…)...
  • The winners and losers out of the NFL Draft for Madden NFL 17
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    Posted May 4th, 2016 at 10:45 am 4 Comments »
    The effectiveness and usefulness of rookies in the Madden NFL franchise is not necessarily linked directly to their draft positioning or even their Overall Rating. The position they play, specific attributes which carry more importance than others, whether they are user or CPU controlled, and the opportunity they’ll have in the NFL to perform and earn ratings upgrades over the course of the season all play a huge role in whether they’ll have a major impact or none at all in the upcoming ...
  • The first round rookies have been added to Madden NFL 16 Ultimate Team
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    Posted April 29th, 2016 at 7:30 am 7 Comments »
    Ever since 2012 EA Sports has been adding incoming rookies early to Madden, several months before they make their official debut with the edition that represents their first actual season in the league. They've been able to do this by introducing them into Madden Ultimate Team and that has continued now for a sixth straight year with Madden NFL 16. All 31 first rounders taken in the 2016 NFL Draft can now be found in Madden 16's Ultimate Team mode. There are two different types of cards:...
  • False starts have become an issue with the latest update for Madden NFL 16
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    Posted April 27th, 2016 at 11:00 am 16 Comments »
    Yesterday a patch went out for Madden NFL 16 to add in the new Salary Cap Ranked mode to Ultimate Team. Soon after the update was applied reports started coming in from the community that false starts were occurring at an alarming rate. In a test run today on All-Pro with default settings there were a total of 10 false starts committed in just the first half of the game with 6 of them coming from the CPU. That's in line with what others have been seeing. Users can adjust and avoid doing ...
  • Salary Cap Ranked now available in Madden NFL 16 Ultimate Team
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    Posted April 26th, 2016 at 10:30 am No Comments »
    In an update that went out today the brand new mode Salary Cap Ranked has been added to Ultimate Team in Madden NFL 16. Not affecting any of the other ways to play, Salary Cap Ranked places a value on players who are selected from Item Binders, with 34 of them being chosen for the team while being fit under the assigned 1,000 point cap. There is an entry fee of one "Event Ticket" and once the teams are formed the challenge is to win six games before losing two, which is just like Draft Ch...
  • 2016 Madden Mock Draft
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    Posted April 21st, 2016 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment »
    Everyone knows that certain attributes shine through more than others in sports video games. There's been a consistency to what many of those qualities are for as long as can be remembered from sport to sport and individual franchise to franchise. Because of that, some players prove more valuable than others, often exceeding their real-world ability while some others fail to have their abilities translate completely. With all that in mind, it's time for the annual Madden Mock Draft, wher...
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