Archive for the ‘Madden’ Category
  • NFL set to yet again extend EA Sports’ exclusive license for Madden
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    Posted May 22nd, 2020 at 4:45 pm No Comments ╗
    Exclusivity for the NFL video game license on consoles is on the table yet again with a new agreement in place to continue on with EA Sports. The league's owners will vote on the proposal next week where it is all but certain to pass carrying the exclusive license for sim games through Madden NFL 26. This was always an inevitability despite some who may have viewed the recent 2K news as a sign that they would be slipping in to create a competing product or take over the license after Madd...
  • 2K and NFL partner for future non-sim games
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    Posted March 10th, 2020 at 7:45 am No Comments ╗
    The NFL and 2K Sports have announced their first partnership since 2004 when their last one came to an end with NFL 2K5. Football is coming back to 2K but it won't be a return of that NFL 2K franchise. Instead they will be "non-simulation games" across multiple platforms with the first title releasing sometime in 2021. EA Sports continues to retain exclusive rights to produce simulation NFL games with Madden. [Update] 2K has league licensing for non-sim games but do not have a deal at lea...
  • Madden NFL 20 added to EA Access Vault
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    Posted January 31st, 2020 at 9:00 am No Comments ╗
    Right on the heels of a brand new update and in time for the Super Bowl, Madden NFL 20 has made it into the EA Access Vault. This is the first of the 2019 EA Sports games to be provided in full to subscribers. EA Access has been available on Xbox One since 2014 and finally launched on PS4 last summer. For $30 a year or $5 month-to-month, members get unlimited access to the back library of EA games on the console which in addition to Madden NFL 20 now includes all pre-2019 EA Sports games...
  • End of season Madden NFL 20 patch updates X-Factor players and adds new feature
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    Posted January 30th, 2020 at 9:15 am No Comments ╗
    Just in time for the Super Bowl and the imminent move of the game to the EA Access' Vault is another significant patch for Madden NFL 20. The final update of X-Factor players is joined by the introduction of a significant new feature and the fixing of an issue introduced with a change made through the last patch. (more…)...
  • Latest Madden NFL 20 patch alters Run Commit mechanic and more
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    Posted January 9th, 2020 at 5:00 pm No Comments ╗
    The eighth post-release update of significance for Madden NFL 20 released today. The big change in this update affects the Run Commit mechanic. Unfortunately the well-intentioned changes may be disruptive in a negative way with run commits causing instant pressure on QBs leading to inaccurate throws making for just the latest blunder in what has easily been the worst post-release period for any Madden in the past decade. (more…)...
  • Details on the final regular season roster update for Madden NFL 20
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    Posted January 3rd, 2020 at 9:15 am No Comments ╗
    EA Sports has released the last roster update for Madden NFL 20 of the regular season. The weekly updates will continue but primarily reflect performances from the teams in the postseason until the final update of the Madden 20 campaign which will follow the Super Bowl. The record-breaking season for Michael Thomas has moved him into the 99 Club. Thomas began the season at 95 Overall but didn't begin moving up until week 9. He has taken the place of DeAndre Hopkins who fell from 99 to 98 ...
  • New patch delivers significant playbook update and more for Madden NFL 20
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    Posted December 13th, 2019 at 12:00 pm No Comments ╗
    EA Sports has released another patch for Madden NFL 20 with this one providing notable additions to playbooks and changes to Superstar X-Factor players. (more…)...
  • Madden NFL 20 roster update details following week 13 of the season
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    Posted December 6th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments ╗
    The roster update for Madden NFL 20 factoring in performance and other transactions through three quarters of the regular season is now available to download on all platforms. The two leading candidates for league MVP have risen over the course of the season with Russell Wilson having now reached 97 Overall which is the highest rating of his career. Lamar Jackson sits at 90 Overall after starting the year at 76. Other notables on the move include Tom Brady (-1 to 96), Amari Cooper (+1 ...