THQ Had Been Losing Money on UFC
EA Sports picking up the UFC license from THQ was arguably the single biggest surprise announcement to come out of E3 this year. It's been widely recognized for some time now that THQ as a company is in dire straits and - like Take Two and their handling of sports - they have a desire to get out from under the significant costs inherent in licenses. Still a transfer of the license would have been seen as a long shot particularly considering the disdain shown towards EA in the past by Dana Wh...
E3: Third Batch of Madden NFL 13 Videos
Here is the third and final batch of Madden NFL 13 gameplay videos captured from the show floor of E3. These specific ones were grabbed within the first few hours of the first day so user play is somewhat behind those that were posted yesterday - it took some time to adjust to the improved defensive play. Still this is more opportunity to check out the Infinity Engine physics in action along with some of the other gameplay improvements.
Time permitting the write-up on Connected Careers, w...
E3: Second Batch of Madden NFL 13 Videos
Here is a second set of Madden NFL 13 videos capture at E3.Â One more post tomorrow will contain the remainder of the videos including a stretch that amounts to just about an entire game. A detailed write-up on Connected Careers will follow later in the day. This batch of videos features Bears @ Seahawks, Redskins @ 49ers, and Lions @ Vikings. All games are played on All-Pro difficulty with a user vs CPU.
Continue on for all today's Madden NFL 13 videos and after checking them out leave a...
Top 25 in NCAA Football 13
Here is the top 25 ranking of teams in NCAA Football 13 as grabbed from the show floor at E3. Defending National Champion Alabama leads the way despite five teams actually being rated higher in the game. The biggest discrepancy comes with Texas who got a 99 overall rating but are only ranked 22nd. The lowest rated team to make the top 25 is West Virginia at 87 overall who are all the way up at #10. (more…)...
E3: Madden NFL 13 Canton Greats
There is a surprise bonus team being included in Madden NFL 13 which goes by the name 'Canton Greats'. Coached by a young John Madden on the sideline the team features a mix of legends and current superstars. Home field is Fawcett Stadium (Hall of Fame Field) and they have their own unique uniforms. Because depth charts were inaccessible with the E3 build it's unclear if the starting lineups contain all the legends or if others are present - and whether any more legends obtained (via pre-ord...
Heading Into E3 2012 Day Two
Pastapadre again will be on the E3 show floor today collecting observations on the sports titles and coming back with videos, information, and thoughts for later. Make sure to follow onÂ TwitterÂ andÂ FacebookÂ in particularÂ to keep up on the happenings throughout the day.
Day One Coverage
â€˘Thoughts on Madden NFL 13
â€˘First Batch of Madden NFL 13 Videos
â€˘NCAA Football 13 Team Ratings
â€˘EA Sports Not Currently Pursuing MLB
Other links of interest
E3: First Batch of Madden NFL 13 Videos
Here's the first 5 videos from the show floor of E3 for Madden NFL 13. There are tons (24) more saved, and even additional ones to capture today, but given the speed of the hotel wifi this group was all that could be uploaded by the morning. Look for the others to start being posted this evening and throughout the rest of the week.
This batch features opening intros for the Bills vs Patriots and Redskins vs Colts and gameplay segments with the Patriots @ Bills, Cowboys @ Eagles, and Bronc...
E3: Madden NFL 13 Day One Thoughts
EA Sports made a splash yesterday by announcing the "Infinity Engine" and Connected Careers for Madden NFL 13. The latter really isn't on display at E3 - nor would it really be feasible to play through in such an environment - so the former is getting most of the glory and rightfully so. The physics-driven engine isn't completely changing the way Madden plays but it is definitely enhancing it to a great degree.Â (more…)...
Heading Into E3 2012 Day One
Pastapadre will be on the E3 show floor all day collecting observations on the sports titles and coming back with videos, information, and thoughts in the evening. Make sure to follow on TwitterÂ andÂ FacebookÂ in particularÂ to keep up on the happenings throughout the day.
Day Zero Coverage
â€˘Trailer Roundup (Madden NFL 13, FIFA 13, UFC to EA)
â€˘Connected Careers Detailed for Madden NFL 13
â€˘Madden NFL 13 Introduces Infinity Engine Physics System
â€˘NCAA Football 13 Lacks Infinity...
Demo for NCAA Football 13 Arriving During E3
EA Sports has announced that the demo for NCAA Football 13 will be out within the next couple days. It features three different matchups with each having (four) three minute quarters: USC vs Oregon, LSU vs Alabama, and Kansas State vs Baylor - as well as one Heisman Challenge game with Robert Griffin III. "Sharing" the demo over XBL or PSN will unlock five Nike Pro Combat uniforms for use in the retail version: LSU, Navy, Stanford, Boise State, and Ohio State.
(Update) The demo is out no...
EA Sports Football Club Features and Access Expand With FIFA 13
While FIFA 13 had a strong presence at both the Microsoft and EA press conferences it lacked a big splash so it got somewhat overshadowed by Madden's reveals and the news of UFC going to EA Sports. Still there were some announcements made to FIFA that will be relevant to fans.
EA Sports Football Club debuted last year and is being expanded upon. An app for Football Club - scheduled for the iPhone and iPod touch - will keep fans connected to the FIFA world. A new rewards program is being i...
NBA 2K13 Early Gameplay Footage
2K Sports last night debuted some early footage from NBA 2K13. Like last year at E3 the showing focuses primarily on a casual aspect of the game - Â 2K12 was about PlayStation Move controls and this time around it's the Slam Dunk Contest for the recently announced All-Star Weekend content.
There is a brief look at actual gameplay though with the Spurs at Thunder before getting a glimpse at the Dunk Contest which many are describing as having "Guitar Hero" controls and for good reason. 2K ...