Madden NFL 25 has taken a giant leap forward on offense by making major improvements to the audible and hot route system. These changes reflect the realistic, on-the-fly adjustments made in an NFL game. Whether a seasoned veteran like Peyton Manning or an up-and-coming star like Robert Griffin III, wholesale changes to a play have restrictions and requirements that allow your personnel to be successful. Continue reading New Audible System and Hot Routes in Madden NFL 25
Gamestop announced yesterday an exclusive trade-in program for select games that will release first on the Xbox 360 and later on the Xbox One. Consumers will receive a $50 credit when bringing in a current generation title to put towards its next-gen counterpart.
Instead of $120 buying separately that makes it just $70 to play from day one on the 360 and continue to through the rest of the year with the One. The current-gen version could practically be considered a $10 rental that could stretch anywhere from a few weeks to over two months depending on the finalized console release dates and the game in question.
The deal applies to Madden NFL 25 and FIFA 14 along with Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed IV, and Call of Duty: Ghosts. Notably absent from the promotion is NBA 2K14.
Both games must be bought from Gamestop in-store (taking in a current-gen copy purchased elsewhere won’t work), requires membership in the free PowerUp program, and the purchases have to be made within a month of their release for the first and then by the end of December for the second. Timing wise that works well whether the new console is acquired on launch day or as Christmas gift. One thing the terms of the deal does not specify is whether there is a limit of one coupon or if the $50 will be granted for each game no matter how many are purchased.
Deals such as this one could help push more to buy the current generation version instead of just waiting for next-gen which the results of the recent polls showed a strong percentage of people were planning to do. There will likely be more coming from Gamestop and other retailers with the PS3/PS4 involved and possibly something direct from EA Sports. The company has stated they’ll be announcing additional plans for making the console transition a more manageable experience later this month at Gamescom.
The cover campaign featuring both legends and current stars for Madden NFL 25 has reached the finals in the two brackets. The “Old School” and “New School” participants have been shaved down to two each with the eventual winners from each side facing off for the cover honors.
Barry Sanders goes up against Jerry Rice while Arian Foster will take on Adrian Peterson. Foster’s run is the only thing that could be considered a surprise especially having quit social media prior to the tournament. He has gone on to beat Julio Jones, Colin Kaepernick, and now Russell Wilson. There are currently one, two, three, and four seeds remaining. Peterson is likely to move on (he absolutely CRUSHED Robert Griffin III) with the Rice-Sanders pairing (both collected about equal percentage with comparable opponents) much more difficult to call.
Voting is completed through the ESPN SportsNation Page. The fifth round runs until April 17th when it will move forward to the overall finals.