Archive for the ‘Football’ Category
  • Details on the first in-season roster update for Madden NFL 20
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    Posted September 12th, 2019 at 5:15 pm No Comments »
    The first roster update for Madden NFL 20 that includes ratings changes based on actual regular season game performance. Typically there isn't much movement after just a single game but this update surprisingly includes some significant ratings adjustments. Davante Adams is the biggest winner of the week gaining 2 points to 94 Overall. Antonio Brown has moved from the Raiders to the Patriots but also seen his ratings decline in the process. He's down a point to 97 Overall which appears du...
  • New mode Superstar KO has been added to Madden NFL 20
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    Posted September 3rd, 2019 at 7:15 am No Comments »
    Just in time for kickoff week EA Sports has introduced a whole new mode to Madden NFL 20. Superstar KO combines X-Factors, custom rules, unique teams, stadium and commentary style for a brand-new and abbreviated play experience. (more…)...
  • First big Madden NFL 20 patch adds several new offensive line abilities
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    Posted August 20th, 2019 at 8:15 am No Comments »
    Madden has struggled in recent years with the perception that it hasn't been advancing at a reasonable rate but one area in which EA Sports has always excelled is with its post-release support. Madden NFL 20 is already off to a strong start in that regard with the first big patch going out today. It adds several new abilities for offensive lineman to help deal with explosive pass rushers, addresses the rate of fumbles, provides a number of player and coach likeness updates, makes fixes to a ...
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 20 Review Roundtable
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    Posted August 7th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    We've reached the twilight of the generation when sports games are expected to peak in terms of both quality and content. Madden NFL 20 hits on some areas but has continued to lag behind with others. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast the panel offers thoughts on this year's title going through gameplay, Franchise, Ultimate Team and more along with a debate on whether the series ever reached the heights it should have this generation. Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts fo...
  • Madden NFL 20 Review
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    Posted July 31st, 2019 at 8:45 pm No Comments »
    The twilight of the generation tends to produce the most complete and most memorable sports games. While it's probably the third best edition in the long-running franchise from the last decade Madden NFL 20 is not the complete package that will be recalled among those past greats. Elements introduced in the game this year however have produced a much more authentic gameplay experience and more compelling Career/Story Mode. The X-Factors dramatically alter the way games must be approached ...
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 20 First Impressions
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    Posted July 28th, 2019 at 10:00 pm No Comments »
    With Madden NFL 20 having been out through EA Access for a few days Rich Grisham and Bryan Wiedey are brought back together to discuss initial impressions of the game. Discussion in this episode of the Press Row Podcast centers on Face of the Franchise experiences and overall thoughts on gameplay and the dramatic impact that X-Factors are having on it. Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Wind...
  • 10 hour trial for Madden NFL 20 now available through EA Access and Origin Access
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    Posted July 24th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    Madden NFL 20 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and for a trial or unlimited play (Premiere service) with Origin Access on PC. Subscribers to the base service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire requiring the purchased game to continue or a second EA Access account for 10 more hours. The timer is ticking down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being played, menus are being navigated through, or if ...
  • The changes that have been made to Madden NFL 20 following the beta
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    Posted July 19th, 2019 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    The brief beta period for Madden NFL 20 in mid-June provided an opportunity for the developers to gather feedback and analytical data that could be put into action prior to the game's release next week through EA Access. Those changes made based on how the beta played out have now been detailed and include the addition of a block and release mechanic for TEs, reduction in fumble chances, improvements to man coverage, and various presentation enhancements. Meanwhile areas people were passi...