Archive for the ‘Madden’ Category
  • Press Row Podcast: NBA 2K21 Shooting Woes and Madden NFL 21 News
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    Posted September 9th, 2020 at 9:45 am No Comments »
    Despite the current NBA season still ongoing and the next one several months away from tipping off NBA 2K21 has just released and to the lowest review scores in series' history. But it's the changes that have been made to shooting that have caused the biggest disruption. What's been done, why it was messed with in the first place, and how it can be fixed are all discussed on this episode of the Press Row Podcast. Rich, Pastapadre, and Mills also go over the latest patch news for Madden NF...
  • Details on a third patch coming down the line for Madden NFL 21
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    Posted August 31st, 2020 at 4:45 pm No Comments »
    With the chatter around Madden NFL 21 the most negative in series' history EA Sports has provided details on an upcoming patch a full week and a half in advance of its targeted Sept. 10 release, with some intent likely about altering the discussion taking place. A pair of patches already tackled some of the early technical issues but much still remains on the table to be handled. This next one will not deliver promised new Franchise Mode features with the publisher now teasing info on pla...
  • Madden NFL 21 Review
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    Posted August 28th, 2020 at 12:00 pm No Comments »
    Between the ongoing pandemic and impending transition to new consoles Madden NFL 21 and other sports games this fall will have faced unprecedented challenges. Some of what that could mean has already been demonstrated with the release of Madden 21 which has stumbled out of the gate to the worst reviews in the 32 year history of the series. (more…)...
  • Early issues with Madden NFL 21 already being addressed
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    Posted August 26th, 2020 at 6:30 pm No Comments »
    EA Sports has already released one update for Madden NFL 21 with another patch scheduled to arrive by the end of the week. The fixes implemented are for things that severely impacted player's first impressions and made it appear obvious that the game was not quite ready for release. Those range from slowdown in the Ultimate Team menus, to missing players making The Yard quite literally unplayable, fields missing yard and slideline markings, and even the Seahawks being misspelled as the 'Seah...
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 21 and PGA Tour 2K21 Release Reaction
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    Posted August 25th, 2020 at 8:30 am No Comments »
    In the midst of a pandemic two major sports games have just released. One seems to have handled the challenges to produce a possible Sports Game of the Year candidate while the other may have been better off delayed. Pastapadre, MillsTwitch, and Rich discuss first impressions of Madden NFL 21 and PGA Tour 2K21. Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The show can now also be found on ...
  • 10 hour trial for Madden NFL 21 now available through EA Play
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    Posted August 20th, 2020 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    Madden NFL 21 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Play on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The EA Access subscription service was rebranded as EA Play earlier this week. Subscribers to the base service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire requiring a second EA Play account to get 10 more hours or the game to be purchased come release. The timer ticks down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being actively played, menus navigated, or if the...
  • EA lays out roadmap for next two years of Madden Franchise Mode
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    Posted August 3rd, 2020 at 2:00 pm No Comments »
    Just over a month ago the Madden community stood up and together forced EA Sports to address Franchise Mode in the Madden which has largely been neglected throughout this generation. Referring to it as "Classic Franchise" signaled that was going to continue in the years ahead. The #FixMaddenFranchise movement was discussed in detail on an episode of the Press Row Podcast and already there have been significant developments that are encouraging though there is a long way to go to actually see...
  • Changes being made for Madden NFL 21 following beta feedback
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    Posted July 29th, 2020 at 12:00 pm No Comments »
    The beta held in early July for Madden NFL 21 generated feedback that will hopefully lead to a better game at launch. Much of the discussion around the game during the beta period centered on a divisive player ability called "Film Study," an inexplicable change to controls, deficiencies in pass coverage, and sluggish user movement on defense. In response "Film Study" is gone at least for release, controls have been switched back, coverage has received adjustments, and no changes are being...