Archive for the ‘Football’ Category
  • 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...
  • Press Row Podcast: #FixMaddenFranchise
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    Posted July 16th, 2020 at 6:00 pm No Comments »
    How did Madden NFL get to the current place it is with Franchise Mode, why was there an uprising from fans now, and where does Madden go from here? Rich, Bryan, and Mills discuss everything around the #FixMaddenFranchise movement that trended on Twitter and forced a response out of EA Sports. Also: NBA 2K21 ushering in next-gen price increase and Konami skipping its annual release for the PES series. Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher ap...
  • ‘Classic’ Franchise takes backseat to Face of the Franchise in Madden NFL 21
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    Posted June 30th, 2020 at 1:00 pm No Comments »
    Last week when EA Sports let it be known that a developer blog would be releasing for Face of the Franchise along with Franchise Mode being referred to as 'Classic Franchise' it was obvious the outlook on the latter was bleak. That justified pessimism was confirmed today as FOTF has received the bulk of the attention in Madden NFL 21 with Franchise barely getting what could even be considered a patch-caliber update. EA renamed Madden NFL 21's Franchise to "Classic Franchise"...
  • Extended look at the gameplay changes coming for Madden NFL 21
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    Posted June 23rd, 2020 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    Early last week EA Sports unveiled the primary new features for Madden NFL 21. That news came prior to the next-gen PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X debut trailer and info on hardware-related enhancements but the basic game details will be essentially the same regardless of which system or generation it is to be played on. It was an underwhelming if not disappointing initial reveal of things that have all seemingly been promoted for past Madden titles. Now the publisher has rolled out what is ...