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  • Agility and Control Improvements Highlighted in New Video for FIFA 15
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    Posted July 31st, 2014 at 5:00 pm 3 Comments »
    EA Sports today released a new video demonstrating the player agility and control that will be present in FIFA 15. Improved aspects include "closer control and more realistic player movement, new ball physics and crunching physical challenges". Leave defenders in the dust or control the ball like the world’s best footballers. Players explode into action with improved balance, cuts and closer touches when in possession, giving greater responsiveness and personality to the game’s supersta...
  • Latest Madden NFL 15 Stream Shifts the Focus to Presentation
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    Posted July 31st, 2014 at 10:45 am 26 Comments »
    EA Sports held another live stream yesterday for Madden NFL 15 with the primary intention of this one to show off the presentation. The earlier stream that was all about gameplay generated a fairly unusual level of positivity for anything related to Madden, but this one hasn't received the same type of reviews from viewers. That's probably due in large part to deficiencies in presentation being much easier to identify on the surface than issues with gameplay. Certainly the disappointing ha...
  • Press Row Hangout Clips: Responding to More Viewer Questions
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    Posted July 31st, 2014 at 9:45 am No Comments »
    Four more viewer questions are discussed in the final two clips from the most recent Press Row Hangout. The topics include The Golf Club and whether there could be more unlicensed sports games in the future, when to expect the Madden NFL 15 demo, why publishers seem to be holding back information on games until later now, and what sports game release in the past generated the most anticipation for the panelists. (more…)...
  • Breaking Down the New EA Access Subscription Service
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    Posted July 30th, 2014 at 1:15 pm 20 Comments »
    EA Access was announced yesterday and based on the reaction there appears to be quite a lot of interest in the concept of a subscription service which provides a library of older games to play and pre-release play periods for new games. Many who were aware of EA Sports Season Ticket liked what that provided too, which EA Access appears to have improved upon in several areas and offers less in others, but that program was never actively advertised by the company so it never took off. They wil...
  • Importance of Franchise Mode to Madden Apparent as Consumers Wait for More Info
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    Posted July 30th, 2014 at 10:45 am 39 Comments »
    On Monday EA Sports turned to promoting Ultimate Team mode for Madden NFL 15. After months of consumers waiting on Franchise news, it was the most disconcerting development yet. Typically Ultimate Team is held for last, when the greatest number of people are seeking out information on the upcoming game, as the company attempts to draw in that more casual audience to their revenue-generating mode. Franchise has been talked about in May and June in the past, when those paying attention are...
  • Top Rated Defensive Tackles and Linebackers in Madden NFL 15
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    Posted July 29th, 2014 at 5:45 pm 6 Comments »
    EA Sports has continued revealing the highest rated players going position-by-position for Madden NFL 15. The latest are the defensive tackles, middle linebackers, and outside linebackers. The schedule laid out calls for corners, safeties, and special teams through the end of the week, followed by ratings for complete team rosters at a rate of two divisions per day. Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh (97), Geno Atkins (96), Gerald McCoy + Kyle Williams (95), Jurrell Casey (93) Middle Line...
  • EA Access Announced for Xbox One; Exclusive Pre-Release Play Periods and Library of Games With Subscription
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    Posted July 29th, 2014 at 10:45 am 43 Comments »
    Electronic Arts today announced "EA Access" a new program that provides membership-style access to a back catalog of games plus the chance to play games up to five days prior to their release and get 10% off digital purchases. Both of those benefits are similar to the now discontinued Season Ticket. EA Access will go for $5 a month, or $30 for the full year, and is exclusive to the Xbox One. It's in beta right now and will open to all soon. ♦EA Access membership unlocks The Vault, a col...
  • Press Row Hangout Clips: Importance of Commentary and Some Viewer Questions
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    Posted July 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am 1 Comment »
    The next clips from the most recent Press Row Hangout involve a discussion over the importance of commentary in sports games and answering the first viewer questions. Even more of those will posted tomorrow. Commentary is a big factor in immersion and delivering authentic television-style presentation but many complain about it and go so far as to turn it off or listen to something else when it grows tired. Is commentary an area developers should focus on more? What consoles will lead ...
  • First Madden NFL 15 Connected Franchise Info Involves Two New Features
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    Posted July 28th, 2014 at 5:15 pm 35 Comments »
    It's not much, but it comes on the heels of EA Sports promoting Ultimate Team earlier today which had many wondering whether anything was improved upon in Franchise mode with Madden NFL 15. A retailer blurb related to Connected Franchise has appeared and notes a couple new features - the ability to develop players and a system for projecting "Confidence" levels on to players that fluctuates to affect their performance. Interact and build your team with more control in Game Prep all-new to C...
  • Details on Ultimate Team for Madden NFL 15
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    Posted July 28th, 2014 at 12:15 pm 12 Comments »
    With just four weeks until release EA Sports still has two main modes for Madden NFL 15 to discuss. Connected Franchise which has really slipped this year - typically news on that has come out in May and June - and Ultimate Team which is generally the last thing the company rolls information out on prior to release. Those concerned about Franchise will be even more so now that the company has moved on to talking Ultimate Team. A short video released today teases Ultimate Team for this ye...
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