Archive for the ‘Football’ Category
  • More on Madden NFL 20’s Superstar Abilities and various gameplay improvements
    Posted May 9th, 2019 at 8:00 pm No Comments »
    Madden NFL 20 recently kicked off its promotional cycle with the reveal of its new Career Mode and also the introduction of a new element to gameplay intended to better differentiate the superstars of the league from everyone else. That's the biggest gameplay-specific initiative, at least on the surface and in terms of marketing, known as 'Superstar X-Factors.' The just-released developer blog is comprehensive on how these special abilities are distributed, how they play a role in Franchi...
  • More details on Madden NFL 20’s Franchise and Career Modes
    Posted May 2nd, 2019 at 4:00 pm No Comments »
    Last week EA Sports kicked off the promotional cycle for Madden NFL 20 with announcements focused on Patrick Mahomes and a rebooted Career Mode that includes a college football element. Now they've followed up with far more detail on what to expect out of Face of the Franchise: QB1 along with additions and improvements made to Franchise Mode. (more…)...
  • Press Row Podcast: First News on Madden NFL 20
    Posted April 30th, 2019 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    Big news on Madden NFL 20 has brought Bryan Wiedey and Rich Grisham back together for discussion on the just-revealed rebooted career mode that includes a college football element - what that means for the series, the genre as a whole, and more. Other topics include Madden NFL 20's abnormally early release date and special superstar abilities to differentiate player performance which leads back to the pure skill vs realism/fun factor debate. Also more thoughts on MLB The Show 19's March to O...
  • Madden NFL 20 Superstar Mode will include 10 licensed colleges and the Playoff
    Posted April 25th, 2019 at 4:00 pm No Comments »
    Patrick Mahomes was predictably announced today as the cover athlete for Madden NFL 20 but the bigger news is the reveal of new features including one that he represents in the reboot of Superstar Mode and the return of a college presence. Face of the Franchise: QB1 – New single-player, career campaign mode that allows fans to create their own quarterback and experience the journey of an NFL Superstar at the College Football Playoffs, the NFL Combine, the NFL Draft and ultimately playing...
  • Proposed legislation would assist in the return of college sports video games
    Posted March 19th, 2019 at 7:15 am No Comments »
    It has been nearly six years since the release of NCAA Football 14. That game was the last of its kind - a college sports video game featuring all of the necessary licensed properties along with fully editable and shareable rosters. All these years later and there remains no imminent return of a college football game from EA Sports or any other publisher/developer. The Ed O'Bannon case ended in favor of active and retired athletes but with nothing resolved on the front of being able to co...
  • Madden NFL 19 added to the EA Access Vault
    Posted February 1st, 2019 at 9:45 am No Comments »
    The second EA Sports game from 2018 has reached the Vault in EA Access. Madden NFL 19 was added today making it available in full to all subscribers just in time for Super Bowl LIII. EA Access is currently exclusive to Xbox One with Sony declining to offer the service on PS4 despite its remarkable value. EA executives have hinted that could change possibly this year however. For $30 a year or $5 month-to-month, members get unlimited access to the back library of EA games on the console wh...
  • Madden NFL 19 roster update details heading into Wild Card round
    Posted January 4th, 2019 at 7:00 pm No Comments »
    The roster update for Madden NFL 19 featuring ratings changes based on regular season performance through all 17 weeks has gone live to download on all systems just in time for the playoffs to begin. Cover athlete Antonio Brown has not been altered despite skipping out on the Steelers' must-win season finale. There is some big movement however as corrections are made on some players that have over or underperformed over the course of the season. Notables on the move in ratings this week i...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Franchise Mode of 2018
    Posted December 21st, 2018 at 4:30 pm No Comments »
    With 2018 coming to a close it’s time to start looking back on the developments that have taken place in sports gaming and acknowledge the various efforts that have been made in the genre with the 10th Annual Pastapadre Community Awards. You can check out all of the PCA winners from previous years here. The categories will include Sports Game of the Year, Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Racing Game, Best Gameplay Best Online Play, Best Presentation, Best Fran...