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  • What to expect from Franchise mode in Madden NFL 17
    Posted June 12th, 2016 at 1:20 pm 42 Comments »
    EA Sports promised a "renewed focus on Franchise mode" for Madden NFL 17 and today the company revealed just what improvements and additions have been made. It's not a reboot of the mode, like with Connected Careers four years ago, but rather a series in refinements to the systems that are in place and the introduction of some long-requested features. Franchise will include a real-time score ticker, full player editing, practice squads, and more injuries plus allowing for decisions to be ...
  • Details on presentation improvements in Madden 17 and new video on audio
    Posted June 8th, 2016 at 3:30 pm 15 Comments »
    Earlier today the new Madden NFL 17 commentary team of Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis was announced. Now EA Sports has released a video featuring some of their announcing work with the game. Additionally, other improvements to presentation have been detailed, including pylon cams, multi-cam, and the increased presence of coaches. Please enable Javascript to watch this video Presentation Improvements Madden NFL 17 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 brings even more authenticity to Broadcast...
  • Jim Nantz and Phil Simms are being replaced by a new commentary team in Madden NFL 17
    Posted June 8th, 2016 at 8:00 am 27 Comments »
    After four years of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms it was definitely time for a shake-up to the announcer team in the Madden NFL series. The CBS duo is out and taking their place for Madden NFL 17 are Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis. Gaudin is known for his play-by-play work in college basketball with Georgia Tech and during the NCAA Tournament. Davis is an analyst for Fox Sports doing color commentary for NFL games after spending most of his broadcasting career in college football, and also f...
  • Various improvements to the competitive side of gameplay in Madden NFL 17
    Posted May 28th, 2016 at 1:30 pm 8 Comments »
    While it's inevitable that people will find exploits or elements of gameplay in sports titles that are used to unnatural advantage when playing others, more work has probably been done with Madden NFL 17 to combat than than was seen with the series in the past. In the latest developer blogs EA Sports has gone overĀ some of the improvements made to more realistically balance the scales and give both sides an opportunity to react and adjust.Ā  (more…)...
  • More details on the Special Teams improvements in Madden NFL 17
    Posted May 27th, 2016 at 12:45 pm 16 Comments »
    Despite the importance of special teams in football it has never received the attention it deserved in the Madden series. That looks to finally be changing with Madden NFL 17Ā and further details have been released onĀ what to expect. While unfortunately it looks like surprise onside kicks have been left out yet again, and the return blocking hasn't been worked on, there's a lot to be excited about for what had been largely mundane waste-of-time plays in the video games havingĀ failed to rep...
  • Details on the improvements to zone defense in Madden NFL 17
    Posted May 26th, 2016 at 6:30 pm 13 Comments »
    EA Sports has released a new Madden NFL 17 developer blog and this one goes over in great detail the work that has been done to zone defense. The zones which had been independent of one another will now operateĀ in sync within a global scheme and new types of zones and coverage logic have been added.Ā  (more…)...
  • Quick look at the new juke and hurdle moves in Madden NFL 17
    Posted May 26th, 2016 at 6:00 pm 8 Comments »
    One of the main areas of gameplay improvement for Madden NFL 17 has been identified by EA Sports as the new ball-carrier moves. The company has posted two examples of that already - besides what was seen in the cover announcement trailer - to better define what to expect starting with jukes and hurdles. On the surface they don't really look unlike those seen in past Madden games, but in comparing side-by-side differences can be spotted. Besides the poor running animations it's worth notic...
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 17’s first details
    Posted May 23rd, 2016 at 3:15 pm 2 Comments »
    With EA Play and E3 nearing the promotional cycle for the next Madden has gotten underway. There's a lot to be excited about already for Madden NFL 17 including long-overdue work to Special Teams, a new defensive AI system, special moves for ball-carriers, and a "renewed focus on Franchise mode." In this episode of the Press Row Podcast presented by Hit The Pass, Bryan Wiedey, Rich Grisham, and Kat Bailey discuss all the news, the concern over "Tackle Battles", and what is being hoped for...
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