Archive for the ‘Football’ Category
  • Madden NFL 20’s Online Franchise, down for some since Halloween, now down for all
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    Posted November 9th, 2019 at 11:00 am No Comments
    Those who argue that the shift in priorities from legacy modes to revenue-generating modes in sports games has been harmful to consumers have another piece of evidence of just that. Online Franchise in Madden NFL 20 has been experiencing issues since the end of October for some and now, due to problems encountered upon attempts to fix that, EA Sports has taken Online Franchise down completely for everyone. Yesterday, our teams attempted to roll out a server side fix to address the issue whe...
  • Details on the latest patch to Madden NFL 20
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    Posted November 4th, 2019 at 9:30 am No Comments
    The fifth major post-release patch for Madden NFL 20 is available now on all platforms. This patch delivers a brand new X-Factor ability, adds all of the new abilities from the last patch to Franchise, and makes a variety of adjustments to gameplay and presentation. (more…)...
  • Madden NFL 20 mid-season roster update
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    Posted November 1st, 2019 at 3:00 pm No Comments
    The roster update for Madden NFL 20 factoring in performance and other transactions through the first eight weeks of the season is now available to download on all platforms. This update arrives at just about the mid-point of the season and includes some dramatic ratings movement. Christian McCaffrey leads the way with a huge +3 taking him to 96 Overall. He is now the highest rated running back in the game by a full 3 points over Dalvin Cook, who himself got +3 this week putting him at 93...
  • Press Row Podcast: Life for NCAA but none for NBA Live
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    Posted October 30th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments
    Two huge news stories have dropped as the NCAA appears ready to open up to college athletes profiting off their likenesses and NBA Live 20 has predictably been canceled. The the ramifications of both are discussed on a brand new Press Row Podcast. Why does the NCAA news make it more likely that EA Sports brings back NCAA Football video game and when could that happen? Why has NBA Live been canceled for the 4th time in 9 years and does it have any chance of success releasing on the next gene...
  • 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...