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TSG Madden 13 OF (Connected Career) Division Round Up: AFC SOUTH

To check out the NFC NORTH division breakdown go here. AFC NORTH breakdown go here. NFC South breakdown go here.

With the so-called King of the AFC South, chubbzz0727, moving on to the 49ers this year (via random draw) the division could be wide open. Is this DD’s time to finally shine and make some sort of splash into the playoffs or as a division winner? Or are newcomers MR463 (Colts) & cowboys2k9 (Titans) to much for him to overcome, with a Super Bowl title & many playoff appearances between them. Ricoman is always a tough game and could easily battle any of these other teams for a Wild Card spot or even division title, but is Sunshine aka Blaine Gabbert really a NFL QB? Only time will tell, so please feel free to comment below on who you think can win this division, how tough the division is & are there any contenders for a championship in it…..

TSG Madden 13 OF (Connected Career) Division Round Up: NFC SOUTH

To check out the NFC NORTH division breakdown go here. AFC NORTH breakdown go here.

This division is what one may consider a tough division. Resisting Frame has one numerous division titles, had numerous playoff appearances as the Bucs but so has his cohort Capt, the coach of the Saints. While Frame made it to the Super Bowl and lost in Madden 12, Capt did it twice. When it comes to Super Bowls, he is the John Elway prior to Terrell Davis, just can’t do it in the big game. Can he like Elway finally lead his team to a championship? Not mentioned is another Super Bowl loser in VersaOnDaBeat, who lost in the Super Bowl in Madden 12 TSG OF, with Killa Cam at the helm this team is dangerous and could be my sleeper pick to win this division! Hoodnemesis is no slouch and the Falcons are a tough team, with 3 former NFC Champions in the division, if Hood can pull this division out he will surprise a lot of people. What do you think? Please comment below…..

TSG Madden 13 OF (Connected Career) Division Round Up: NFC NORTH

Who do you think will win this division? Monkey &  Kid Life have had a rivalry since Madden 10, playing in the same division in Madden 1o & 12. They have dominated this division with a grand total of 1 Super Bowl Win, 5 Super Bowl Appearances, 15 Division Titles & 17 Playoff Appearances (20 Seasons Played). RJ is an unknown but has a power house of a team & is a wild card. Bosshog is always a tough game and with a team that has a bunch of young talent mixed with old skill, can this be a team able to contend with Christian Ponder at QB. Vote in the comments section about who you think will take this division, if you think there will be multiple playoff teams from this division, if its a weak division, can one of these teams take home a Lombardi Trophy?

Madden NFL 13 Connected Careers FAQ

Do you have a question about Connected Careers in Madden NFL 13? Check out our comprehensive list of Q&A about Connected Careers, thanks to our friends over at MyMaddenPad.com & EA Game Changer Shopmaster (@Shopmaster for all you tweeters).  If you can’t find your question, please use the comment section at the bottom of the page to ask a question and I will get it answered and added to the list. I will be in constant touch with EA to find out the answers for your question. Check out the complete guide & frequently asked questions below & please share with your fellow Madden gamer: Continue reading Madden NFL 13 Connected Careers FAQ

What Exactly is Madden’s New Career Mode Giving You—and What Is It Taking Away?

The debut of Madden NFL‘s new suite of career modes—called “Connected Careers”—seemed to be drowned out by the noise of E3 and by the announcement that same day of the game’s new real-time physics engine. That’s a gameplay enhancement gamers could easily understand. Connected Careers wasn’t so easily reduced, and as such, its debut sounded like Maddenwas getting rid of some bread-and-butter game modes.
It’s not. It’s merging them into a single universe, which offers some cool features and conveniences. But there are some details, mainly appealing to those in the game’s hardcore base, that will be going away. On the whole, Connected Careers seems to offer much more than Franchise and Superstar did as separate modes. But in meshing those together, some things had to be left out.

What It Has

Basically, it’s a first shot at creating a sports MMO. Though not truly that (there won’t be huge populations all interacting on one server), had Madden‘s handlers sold this aspect a little more it might have gotten a stronger and happier reaction. In Connected Careers, players may choose to be a single player or a coach—whether created or existing in real life (with some hall-of-fame retired types thrown into the mix).

Choosing to be a player means, basically, you’re taking the route of the old Superstar mode; choosing to be a coach means you’re embarking on Franchise. The difference this year is that Connected Careers’ online component means you and up to 31 other friends can play as different players and coaches in the same league, and thus have your personal stories play out together (though you will not, as a single player, be able to play on a team controlled by another user coach). Continue reading What Exactly is Madden’s New Career Mode Giving You—and What Is It Taking Away?

Absent Player Editing in Madden NFL 13 Causes Uproar

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” and primarily the removal of all player editing.

It turns out that no form of editing will be possible within “Connected Careers” and a roster can’t be edited outside of the mode to start it with either. Only the official rosters provided by EA Sports (base roster and updates) will work for “Connected Careers”.

It’s understandable that editing ratings wouldn’t be allowed. XP after all is now the method for progression and regression in the game so editing ratings would negate one of the primary aspects of “Connected Careers”. What is less explainable is why the editing of player appearance, equipment, and even numbers will not be available to the user.

While this will only matter to a small percentage of gamers – having never even used editing within Franchise in the past it’s somewhat hard to comprehend the veracity of the current outrage – that doesn’t prohibit those who feel it is important from letting their voices be heard. Given Josh Looman’s comment below regarding Madden NFL 12′s Franchise mode it goes to show that the company has recognized in the past that editing was a desired feature so now it can’t be explained away as unnecessary or unwarranted. Continue reading Absent Player Editing in Madden NFL 13 Causes Uproar