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  • Madden NFL 19 will release on PC
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    Posted June 9th, 2018 at 11:30 am No Comments
    For the first time since 2007 an edition of the Madden series will be coming to PC. At EA Play today it was announced that Madden NFL 19 will release on Windows PC through Origin this August. Over the years there have been rumors and even retailer listing errors that have gotten fans' hopes up for a return but this time it is for real. Low sales and piracy concerns were cited as reasons for ending the series on PC over a decade ago. The move to a more digital world where subscriptions and...
  • New features and improvements to Ultimate Team for Madden NFL 19
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    Posted May 31st, 2018 at 3:15 pm No Comments
    Madden NFL 19 was officially announced last week along with some descriptions of the new features to expect out of the game. For the first in-depth look at Madden 19 EA Sports has detailed what to expect out of Ultimate Team. The improvements to the mode include Player Upgrades, Solo Battles, Specialist Positions, and the removal of Contracts.  (more…)...
  • Madden NFL 19 features and other details revealed
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    Posted May 25th, 2018 at 8:30 am No Comments
    EA Sports today unveiled the first details on Madden NFL 19 in advance of next month's EA Play. The game will feature a new animation system and a custom draft class creator in Franchise Mode. More details on all the features are scheduled for dates prior and through the week of EA Play in June. (more…)...
  • Press Row Podcast: More New Beginnings
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    Posted May 5th, 2018 at 8:30 am No Comments
    With the late-breaking news that Madden creative director Rex Dickson has left EA Sports and the mention of the series going in a "new direction" we welcome the person that previously held that same position, Ian Cummings, on this episode of the Press Row Podcast. He's got a new mobile game that just came out right in time for the Kentucky Derby (Horse Racing Manager 2018) and he's able to provide unique perspective on what the change in leadership for Madden might mean for the long-running...
  • Madden creative director Rex Dickson has left EA Sports
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    Posted May 2nd, 2018 at 8:00 pm No Comments
    Rex Dickson, the creative director of the Madden NFL series since 2012 when Ian Cummings departed the EA Tiburon studio, made it official today that he has left EA Sports for a position with mobile gaming company Backflip Studios.  (more…)...
  • Finally some movement on Kessler vs NCAA, which is the case to watch if college video games are to return
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    Posted March 28th, 2018 at 4:15 pm No Comments
    There hasn't been much movement over the last six months towards the potential for a return of college video games. For that to happen a new system will have to be put into place that allows collegiate athletes to be paid for their likenesses while retaining eligibility. The Supreme Court's decision on O'Bannon vs NCAA kept things in limbo, leaving the action brought by attorney Jeffrey Kessler as the next best hope for change. That case had a major development today as Judge Claudia Wilk...
  • Madden NFL 18 added to the EA Access Vault
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    Posted February 15th, 2018 at 9:30 am No Comments
    The first EA Sports game from 2017 has now reached the Vault in EA Access. Madden NFL 18 was added today making it available in full to all subscribers. 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 may change 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 which in addition to Madden NFL 18 now incl...
  • Press Row Podcast: Revisiting the saga of Madden NFL 06
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    Posted February 10th, 2018 at 10:00 am 4 Comments
    Over 12 years have passed since the release of Madden NFL 06 but the mere mention of the title still conjures up emotions from sports gaming fans. From an industry standpoint it also could be cited as being a major contributor to a turning point around that time in consumer distrust with not just what publishers would say about games before they released, but also what they showed. Former lead designer for the Madden NFL series Ian Cummings joins Bryan Wiedey and Rich Grisham to discuss t...
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