Posts Tagged ‘online franchise’
  • Online Franchise has been cut from MLB The Show 18
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    Posted March 3rd, 2018 at 8:30 am No Comments
    As Ultimate Team and Diamond Dynasty modes exploded in popularity and their ability to generate digital revenue soared, Online Franchise in games not named Madden began to be seen as fringe by developers. They've been left lacking core features, rarely been updated, and issues with them have often been ignored in post-release support. NHL for one decided to just dump it for good after struggling to get it to run properly. Now MLB The Show is also going away from the mode completely. The m...
  • Smart Design Decisions Overshadowed by Reliability Concerns in Early MLB 14: The Show Online Franchise Mode Testing
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    Posted April 3rd, 2014 at 10:45 am 36 Comments
    While SCEA revealed some of the framework to Online Franchise for MLB 14: The Show the company never explained the actual logistics of the mode. Baseball inherently presents challenges like the length of the season and time requirement to play games which necessitates chunks of them being open on the schedule for example - but then how are rotations, injuries, and fatigue handled when not playing games in any specific order? Server issues, the need to actually play some of the games to de...
  • Online Franchise Super Bowl Preview
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    Posted November 5th, 2009 at 9:34 pm 72 Comments
    The Pastapadre Online Franchise has now reached the pinnacle of the season. The Super Bowl will see the AFC representative Oakland Raiders face off against the best of the NFC in the Arizona Cardinals. For those of you interested in joining into the franchise for season two please drop your info in this forum thread. Selections will be made in the coming days before the start of the free agency process and draft. (more…)...
  • Online Franchise Conference Championship Preview
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    Posted October 31st, 2009 at 8:44 pm 46 Comments
    The Pastapadre Madden 10 Online Franchise has now reached the Conference Championships. On one side it is the rematch of the real life NFC Championship from last year with the Eagles @ Cardinals. In the AFC it is the undefeated Raiders hosting the Ravens. For those of you who have expressed interest in joining the franchise keep an eye out for a post in the next week or so regarding that as there will be a handful of openings. Continue on for a preview of the two games. (more…)...
  • Online Franchise Divisional Playoff Preview
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    Posted October 26th, 2009 at 4:34 pm 46 Comments
    The Wild Card Weekend saw a three tight games and one blowout with the Pastapadre Madden 10 Online Franchise having now advanced to the Divisional Playoff Weekend. One underdog has advanced while three favorites have moved on. They now face the tough task of playing top seeded teams that rolled through the regular season. Continue on for a preview of the Divisional Playoff Weekend in the online franchise. (more…)...
  • Online Franchise Wildcard Weekend Preview
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    Posted October 23rd, 2009 at 12:18 am 20 Comments
    The Pastapadre Madden 10 Online Franchise has reached the playoffs. This has been a really successful regular season and having the promise of a draft and some sort of free agency moving forward has made it much more sustainable than a regular online league. As mentioned in the previous article there will be some teams open however those won't be filled until after completion of the playoffs. I will have a posting up come that time for anyone who is interested. Continue on for analysis of Wi...
  • PP Online Franchise Nearing Playoffs
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    Posted October 15th, 2009 at 8:01 pm 58 Comments
    With only two weeks left to go in the regular season the Pastapadre Online Franchise for Madden 10 is seeing the playoff picture come into focus. Games have been played at a pace of two a week and that has brought us to this point. For those curious we are not accepting new owners for a couple vacated teams until the offseason. Feel free to follow along with all the developments in the forum. Five divisions have already been clinched. The Eagles from the NFC and the Jets, Ravens, Raiders,...
  • PP Online Franchise Power Rankings
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    Posted September 6th, 2009 at 5:12 pm 92 Comments
    The Official Pastapadre Madden 10 Online Franchise continues to chug along at the targeted pace of two games a week. Now a quarter of the way through the season the league is starting to see where everyone is falling into place. A few surprise teams like the Raiders, Bengals, and Lions are proving to be contenders along with teams like the Ravens and Eagles who have handled their business in impressive fashion. Continue on for the first set of power rankings this season and leave your tho...