Archive for the ‘Football’ Category
  • The barriers to the return of college video games have nearly been cleared
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    Posted October 29th, 2019 at 1:00 pm No Comments
    When California passed a new law to allow college athletes to capitalize on their name and likeness it became an inevitability that eventually, whether through their own relenting or exhaustion of legal challenges, the NCAA would have to accept the change to the organization's way of operating going forward. More states have started to work their way through a similar process since then putting even more pressure on the them. The NCAA may have finally come to the realization that they're ...
  • Madden NFL 20 roster update details following week seven
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    Posted October 24th, 2019 at 2:30 pm No Comments
    The roster update for Madden NFL 20 factoring in performance and other transactions through the first seven weeks of the season is now available to download on all platforms. With just one more week until the trade deadline a number of deals were completed and executed in this update: Emmanuel Sanders (89 Overall) to the 49ers, Mohamed Sanu (82) to the Patriots, Quandre Diggs (79) to the Seahawks, and Gareon Conley (78) to the Texans. The Patriots defense is the biggest beneficiary of ...
  • Madden NFL 20 patch juggles Superstar players and adds new abilities
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    Posted October 17th, 2019 at 3:30 pm No Comments
    Just two weeks after a major patch to enhance Franchise Mode and EA Sports has delivered another - this time with a focus on Superstar players and their abilities as well as a number of adjustments to gameplay. Several players have entered the Superstar tier replacing those who have slipped from their previous position and eight new unique abilities have been introduced. It wouldn't be a sports video game patch if issues weren't immediately identified after deployment. One of them was dem...
  • Madden NFL 20 roster update details following week six
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    Posted October 17th, 2019 at 2:30 pm No Comments
    The roster update for Madden NFL 20 factoring in performance and other transactions through the first six weeks of the season is now available to download on all platforms. The Rams will see a big makeover in their defensive backfield after the acquisition of Jalen Ramsey, departure of Marcus Peters, and Aqib Talib's move to the IR. At 95 Overall Ramsey is the second best corner in the league trailing only Stephon Gilmore. Notables on the move this week include Gilmore (+3 to 97), Russ...
  • Madden NFL 20 roster update details following week five
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    Posted October 10th, 2019 at 7:00 pm No Comments
    The roster update for Madden NFL 20 factoring in performance and movement through the first five weeks of the season is now available to download on all platforms. The most significant surge this week belongs to Russell Wilson who was bumped 2 points to 95 Overall. After starting the season at 91 Overall he has seen his rating rise all in just the last 3 weeks while having jumped to the front of the MVP discussion. Along with Patrick Mahomes, who is already at 99 Overall, the other name i...
  • Madden NFL 20 roster update details following week four
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    Posted October 4th, 2019 at 5:00 pm No Comments
    A full quarter of the season is in the books (for most teams outside of those with byes and last night's game) and usually that's when a real trend with player ratings movement starts to be seen. The latest roster update includes changes that react to the week four results but will also start to bring into account a significant portion of the season as players move up and down. Despite that timing this update didn't turn out to be one with majorly significant changes. In fact the league's...
  • Madden NFL 20 patch delivers Franchise Mode upgrades and more
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    Posted October 3rd, 2019 at 9:00 am No Comments
    With two months now having passed since release Madden NFL 20 has now received its third major patch. Earlier updates to the game have added an entirely new mode in Superstar KO and new offensive line abilities along with various fixes and improvements. This latest patch does some work towards making Franchise Mode more compelling with considerable enhancements having been made to news and scenarios. Keenan Allen replaces Antonio Brown as a Superstar X-Factor, updates have been made to li...
  • California makes first move allowing college athletes to be paid for name and likeness
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    Posted September 30th, 2019 at 9:15 am No Comments
    Today California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act that was previously passed unanimously by the state senate. The bill allows for college athletes to be paid by outside parties for use of their name and likeness rather than having to do with schools paying them directly. That would include the ability to sign a deal to appear in a video game. Those who think this means the return of an EA Sports college football game is now imminent will be disappointed however as the...