Archive for the ‘Football’ Category
  • Madden NFL 20 Superstar Mode will include 10 licensed colleges and the Playoff
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    Posted April 25th, 2019 at 4:00 pm No Comments
    Patrick Mahomes was predictably announced today as the cover athlete for Madden NFL 20 but the bigger news is the reveal of new features including one that he represents in the reboot of Superstar Mode and the return of a college presence. Face of the Franchise: QB1 – New single-player, career campaign mode that allows fans to create their own quarterback and experience the journey of an NFL Superstar at the College Football Playoffs, the NFL Combine, the NFL Draft and ultimately playing...
  • Proposed legislation would assist in the return of college sports video games
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    Posted March 19th, 2019 at 7:15 am No Comments
    It has been nearly six years since the release of NCAA Football 14. That game was the last of its kind - a college sports video game featuring all of the necessary licensed properties along with fully editable and shareable rosters. All these years later and there remains no imminent return of a college football game from EA Sports or any other publisher/developer. The Ed O'Bannon case ended in favor of active and retired athletes but with nothing resolved on the front of being able to co...
  • Madden NFL 19 added to the EA Access Vault
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    Posted February 1st, 2019 at 9:45 am No Comments
    The second EA Sports game from 2018 has reached the Vault in EA Access. Madden NFL 19 was added today making it available in full to all subscribers just in time for Super Bowl LIII. 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 could change possibly 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 wh...
  • Madden NFL 19 roster update details heading into Wild Card round
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    Posted January 4th, 2019 at 7:00 pm No Comments
    The roster update for Madden NFL 19 featuring ratings changes based on regular season performance through all 17 weeks has gone live to download on all systems just in time for the playoffs to begin. Cover athlete Antonio Brown has not been altered despite skipping out on the Steelers' must-win season finale. There is some big movement however as corrections are made on some players that have over or underperformed over the course of the season. Notables on the move in ratings this week i...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Franchise Mode of 2018
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    Posted December 21st, 2018 at 4:30 pm No Comments
    With 2018 coming to a close it’s time to start looking back on the developments that have taken place in sports gaming and acknowledge the various efforts that have been made in the genre with the 10th Annual Pastapadre Community Awards. You can check out all of the PCA winners from previous years here. The categories will include Sports Game of the Year, Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Racing Game, Best Gameplay Best Online Play, Best Presentation, Best Fran...
  • Madden NFL 19 roster update details following week 15 of the season
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    Posted December 20th, 2018 at 7:00 pm No Comments
    The roster update for Madden NFL 19 featuring ratings changes based on regular season performance through 15 weeks has gone live to download on all systems. Rob Gronkowski has fallen out of the exclusive "99 Club" which now just features four players (Khalil Mack, Antonio Brown, Aaron Donald, Bobby Wagner). Notables on the move in ratings this week include DeAndre Hopkins (+1 to 97), Todd Gurley (-1 to 96), Christian McCaffrey (+1 to 93), Philip Rivers (+1 to 93), Zach Ertz (-1 to 93), Pa...
  • Madden NFL 19 roster update details following week 14 of the season
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    Posted December 14th, 2018 at 5:15 pm No Comments
    The roster update for Madden NFL 19 featuring ratings changes based on regular season performance through 14 weeks has gone live to download on all systems. Derrick Henry and Amari Cooper won Offensive Player of the Week honors but were barely acknowledged in the update, with both going up just a single point Overall and in the former's case not even being given an increase in Stiff Arm or Break Tackle attributes. Notables on the move in ratings this week include Todd Gurley (+1 to 97), T...
  • Latest patch for Madden NFL 19 delivers some upgrades to pass coverage and CPU AI
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    Posted December 7th, 2018 at 7:15 am No Comments
    Improved defensive AI play calling headlines the change list from the latest patch to Madden NFL 19. The update went out today and also includes the ability to play MUT Squads vs Friends, along with enhancements to pass coverage and field goal attempts.  (more…)...