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Is The NFL Lockout The Best Thing To Happen To Madden?

Since it’s shaky arrival on next generation consoles (ex: Madden ’06 – PS3 version gang tackling & 360 owners didn’t get it ’till following year (yet feature never has felt right with no consecutive hit tackling), suction blocking/tackling amongst many other things, despite these drawbacks the EA Sports Madden Franchise has grown to new heights and value. With its stranglehold on the football market owning the exclusive rights to the NFL & NLFPA licenses many fans accuse EA of resting on it laurels and rightly so. Continue reading Is The NFL Lockout The Best Thing To Happen To Madden?

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The Battle Of The Bowes: The Search for the Perfect Riddick Bowe (Xbox 360)

Over on the EA Sports forums they have the battles of the best created boxers on fight night, in one guys eyes, CoolVegasguy, our very own Jesmonkey69 has one of the best Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe’s out there. Here is what he had to say: Continue reading The Battle Of The Bowes: The Search for the Perfect Riddick Bowe (Xbox 360)

NCAA Football 12 Demo Details (June Release)

EA Sports held a developer chat yesterday and The Gaming Tailgate noted some of the news to come out of that with discussion having taken place regarding the upcoming demo for NCAA Football 12. There will be two separate matchups to choose from and five Nike Pro Combat uniforms available to unlock through play. The structure would be similar to last year which instead had four matchups and offered all of the Pro Combat uniforms.

The demo for the two previous iterations arrived mid-June and last year it was the day before E3 opened. This time around the convention takes place earlier in the month with the demo said to follow. Tuesday June 14th or 21st would then be the two dates most likely for the demo to fall on.

All New Collision System In Madden 12 by Designer Larry Richart

Hey there, Madden fans.  Welcome back for another great year of Madden NFL Football!  With the NFL Draft upon us, it’s a sign that the NFL season will be here before you know it.  That is, of course, if the owners and players can work something out before the season begins.  But, have no fear Madden Nation, no matter what happens this year with the real NFL , Madden NFL 12 will have a full season ready to go come August 30th.  The development team here at Tiburon has been hard at work and we are excited to talk about some of the new gameplay features and improvements that we have been working on for Madden NFL 12.  Continue reading All New Collision System In Madden 12 by Designer Larry Richart

Major Presentation and Graphical Upgrades by Mike Young

Hi, I’m Mike Young, Art Director of Madden NFL 12.  In this blog I’m going to outline Madden’s major presentation and graphical upgrades.  In reading reviews of Madden NFL 11, we weren’t satisfied with “Madden looks good as ever”; we wanted to give you those big time “wow” moments.  Everything we focused on is true to the NFL and what YOU the fans have been begging for!  We believe Madden NFL 12 is our biggest leap forward ever, and I think you will agree once you’ve seen what we have in store. Continue reading Major Presentation and Graphical Upgrades by Mike Young

Madden NFL 12 Poised for Unprecedented Realism

Courtesy of Wired.com

With more than 90 million copies sold to date, EA Sports’ Madden NFL series has garnered a legion of loyal gamers around the world since its 1989 debut. Always looking for authentic gameplay and attention to detail, these fans will get to experience an added dose of reality when Madden NFL 12 hits store shelves on August 30.The latest Madden NFL iteration features a smorgasbord of additions that make the game truer than ever to the real thing, including players suffering on-field concussions. Continue reading Madden NFL 12 Poised for Unprecedented Realism

NCAA 12 Gameplay Enhancements from Roy Harvey

Welcome Back!

Another season is upon us and the countdown begins. Over the next 90 days you’ll be hearing about everything we’ve put into NCAA Football 12 and we hope you’ll like what you’re going to see. It represents months of deep development and the next serious step in innovation that we initiated last year with NCAA Football 11.

I have no major announcements today, but I can say that our focus and fundamental strategy hasn’t changed. It’s still all about the three key elements I described in my blog last year “A New Game Plan”; Core Experience, Authenticity, and Innovation.

The community feedback we’ve received on ’11 through emails, forums, and surveys has been encouraging and I’m happy to report that we’ve incorporated many of these requests into the newest edition. Continue reading NCAA 12 Gameplay Enhancements from Roy Harvey