Posts Tagged ‘connected careers’
  • The Legends Included in Madden NFL 13
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    Posted June 14th, 2012 at 3:30 pm 75 Comments ╗
    EA Sports today revealed the full roster of legendary players and coaches being featured in Madden NFL 13. It's been known for a while that a significant list of legends would be integrated in both Madden Ultimate Team and Connected Careers mode but it was just recently discovered some are included on a special Play Now team as well. The Canton Greats team was on display at E3 - and as mentioned in the preview of Connected Careers starting as a legend within that mode means beginning with...
  • Absent Player Editing in Madden NFL 13 Causes Uproar
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    Posted June 12th, 2012 at 2:15 pm 316 Comments ╗
    Madden NFL 13 has had a strong run up until now by marketing improvements that were attractive to the hardcore crowd whether that be addressing gameplay deficiencies from the past, attempting to improve commentary, adding the "Infinity Engine" physics, or evolving Franchise and Superstar with the revolutionary new "Connected Careers". It was only a matter of time though before some element of the game would draw hostile reaction and that has come with what is lacking in "Connected Careers" a...
  • Six Takeaways from E3 2012
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    Posted June 12th, 2012 at 9:45 am 15 Comments ╗
    With E3 2012 in the books here's a look at the themes that emerged from the event that go beyond just impressions of the games that were on hand.┬á (more…)...
  • E3: Thoughts on Connected Careers in Madden NFL 13
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    Posted June 11th, 2012 at 10:00 am 281 Comments ╗
    EA Sports has struggled with communicating just what Connected Careers in Madden NFL 13 is all about and going with a new name to reflect the revolutionary advancement is playing a big part in that. Confusion still abounds from those believing the company has "removed Franchise mode" and any recognition of what is actually being offered remains cloudy at best. Essentially being a "Coach" in Connected Careers is what Franchise mode used to be while choosing to be a "Player" is more along t...
  • E3: Madden NFL 13 Day One Thoughts
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    Posted June 5th, 2012 at 7:30 pm 108 Comments ╗
    EA Sports made a splash yesterday by announcing the "Infinity Engine" and Connected Careers for Madden NFL 13. The latter really isn't on display at E3 - nor would it really be feasible to play through in such an environment - so the former is getting most of the glory and rightfully so. The physics-driven engine isn't completely changing the way Madden plays but it is definitely enhancing it to a great degree.┬á (more…)...
  • Connected Careers for Madden NFL 13
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    Posted June 4th, 2012 at 1:45 pm 64 Comments ╗
    The reveal of NHL 13's GM Connected mode did in fact largely spoil that of Connected Careers for Madden NFL 13. The mode essentially combines standard Franchise, Online Franchise, and Superstar Modes into a single initiative with the user choosing to be a player, control a team in a traditional manner or as a coach, and even integrates legends as an option to choose from to run through a career with. Up to 32 teams can be user-controlled so again this is an expansion on what Online Franch...
  • Madden NFL 13 Pre-Order Offer at Amazon Now Includes $15 Promotional Credit
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    Posted June 2nd, 2012 at 6:00 pm 36 Comments ╗
    When Amazon dropped the price on NCAA Football 13 to $45 that generated a significant response from consumers as the value of the game subsequently increased greatly. Last year with NCAA 12 and Madden NFL 12 the online retailer offered $20 promotional credits with pre-orders practically achieving the same effect. Now Madden NFL 13 has essentially been dropped to $45 - though unlike NCAA it is in the form of a promo credit rather than a price drop. After the game ships the $15 will be adde...
  • Details on GM Connected Mode in NHL 13 – May Have Spoiled Connected Careers Feature in Madden NFL 13
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    Posted June 1st, 2012 at 2:00 pm 93 Comments ╗
    While focus has largely been on the "monumental change to gameplay" being announced on Monday for Madden NFL 13 there is also the unveiling of "Connected Careers" scheduled for the same day. It would seem unlikely to be just a coincidence that NHL 13's "GM Connected" mode carries the same name without also being similar feature wise so the framework of the two may very well be related. Courtesy of GameInformer the general basis of what it's all about in NHL has been laid out and sounds as ...