Archive for the ‘Event Coverage’ Category
  • E3 2011 Recap
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    Posted June 16th, 2011 at 12:15 pm 21 Comments
    This turned out to be a somewhat curious year for sports games at E3 as a whole. While there were a bunch that had a presence they were held in more restricted fashion than in the past. Madden was of course very prominent but outside of that the majority were held for behind-closed-doors showings only. That has resulted in Madden NFL 12 picking up some big momentum and the rest of the games seeing much more limited success out of the event. (more…)...
  • Madden 12 Player Traits Collection
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    Posted June 15th, 2011 at 5:45 pm 31 Comments
    The Facebook page (appreciate it if you'd "like" it while there or in the sidebar!) now contains all 225 images captured while at E3 displaying the new 'Player Traits' in Madden NFL 12 and are sorted by conference and then division and team. Keep in mind these are just preliminary and may change by the time Madden 12 ships. In particular the number of "clutch" players will likely drop especially from any rookies that have it now. The "confidence" rating starts at three stars for all playe...
  • Madden NFL 12 at E3: Panthers at Broncos
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    Posted June 14th, 2011 at 4:31 pm 52 Comments
    Wrapping up the Madden 12 gameplay videos from E3 are segments from a game with the Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos in the snow. A short clip from this game was posted last week as well. Cam Newton leads the Panthers and Tim Tebow starts for the Broncos with both having been placed at the top of their respective team's depth charts. Continue on to check out the five videos and leave your thoughts in the comments! (more…)...
  • Madden NFL 12 at E3: Buccaneers at Vikings
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    Posted June 13th, 2011 at 10:20 am 65 Comments
    Late last week I posted up a set of Madden 12 videos that featured Minnesota hosting Tampa Bay. Here are six videos to continue that series. Tomorrow the E3 off-screen videos will conclude with the Cam Newton led Panthers at the Tim Tebow graced Broncos in the snow. The latest in 'Player Trait' pictures are up and all posted so far can be found in the FB album. Added since the last update: Nnamdi Asomugha, Von Miller, Larry Fitzgerald, Nick Fairley, Kevin Kolb, Jon Beason, Michael Crabtre...
  • Madden NFL 12 at E3: 49ers at Seahawks
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    Posted June 11th, 2011 at 1:15 pm 41 Comments
    This set of off-screen Madden 12 videos has the 49ers at Seahawks and includes the team entrance, extended gameplay, and post-game sequence. More videos to come (Bucs at Vikings and Panthers at Broncos) over the next few days. Continue to check out the 'Player Traits' images as well as a handful are still being posted each day on Twitter and Facebook. The entire collection so far can be found in the FB album. There are still 95 to go! Posted since the last update: Aaron Rodgers, Peyton...
  • Madden NFL 12 at E3: Impressions
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    Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:00 pm 104 Comments
    It's always difficult to express detailed impressions of games coming out of E3. The environment and time pressure makes it difficult to dig into the games, the noise drowns out the audio, and everything is new so the tendency is to over-value the emotion felt when playing. Instead I've generally tried to get across the vibe towards a game following the event - not just of my own but of the others in attendance - and compare that to expectations and the experience of having seen how from ...
  • Madden NFL 12 at E3: Chargers at Chiefs
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    Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:45 am 97 Comments
    This set of off-screen videos for Madden 12 features the Chargers (CPU) at Chiefs (User) and includes Kansas City's entrance and a few extended segments of gameplay. Still to come will be 49ers @ Seahawks along with more Buccaneers @ Vikings and Panthers @ Broncos in the snow. Continue on for the videos and leave your thoughts in the comments! (more…)...
  • Madden NFL 12 at E3: Four New Videos and Additional Player Trait Images
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    Posted June 9th, 2011 at 5:40 pm 81 Comments
    Having now cruised out of Los Angeles and to Las Vegas - where apparently the internet is more reliable - expect videos for Madden 12 to flow out over the coming days. In this update the off-screen footage covers a game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings including the entrance, some gameplay, and a challenged play. There will be more to come from this game and others. Check out the Facebook album for the entire collection of 'player traits' posted so far. There are still 1...
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