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Around TSG, Episode 2

This is the 2nd Episode of ‘Around TSG’ by the one & only BoRaiders. Where he takes a look around TSG and talks about some of the happenings, news, rumors & interviews. In this episode you will hear about the statement made, some thoughts on who could be the coach of the year, one players struggle to make it back to the football field & taking of nominations for the All TSG Team. Be sure to give him some comments on YouTube, comment on here bout what you thought or on who you nominate for the All TSG Team & make sure you check out his other videos here.

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Madden 12 Patch #1 Details (To Be Released Within 2 Weeks)

Madden NFL 12 released in a fairly good state – at least compared to sister product NCAA Football 12. While it certainly had areas in which improvement could be provided through a patch there were no broken features or completely pressing issues that demanded attention. Instead the patch could be used to enhance certain aspects of the game and fix various annoyances.

Areas most discussed in regards for the upcoming patch included the constant rain in Franchise mode affecting a few teams, lack of a battle for the ball between the WR and DBs, punt and kick return blocking, QB sneak effectiveness against non-goal line defense, custom playbook organization, scouting in Franchise mode, and the long shot of the bunch – commentary.

Today EA Sports released full details on what to expect in the first comprehensive patch for Madden NFL 12. Some of these things have been worked on (rain, QB sneak, custom playboooks, commentary) while others been inexplicably left alone (punt/kick return blocking, DBs inability to play the ball, no additional scouting). Commentary is actually mentioned though I would caution that the overall audio quality and level matching along with variety of lines probably won’t be much if at all improved and instead expect it to be primarily fixes for some of the incorrect calls (and maybe the referring to some players as numbers rather than their names) frequently being made by the duo.

The patch has reached the certification stage with Microsoft and Sony meaning it can be expected out within the next two weeks. Continue on for the full patch list: Continue reading Madden 12 Patch #1 Details (To Be Released Within 2 Weeks)

Madden 12: 2011-2012 NFL Season Simulation

Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers Extend Conference Dominance According to EA SPORTS Madden NFL 12 Regular Season Simulation

Michael Vick Caps Career Year with MVP Award; Detroit Lions Capture
Long-Awaited Playoff Spot

Following their match-up in Super Bowl XLV, the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers maintained their dominance over the NFL during the 2011 season according to the official Madden NFL 12 regular season simulation. With less than a week before NFL Kickoff week, EA SPORTS predicted the 2011 NFL regular season’s division winners, Wild Card winners, statistical league leaders and individual award winners.

Behind Defensive Player of the Year Clay Matthews, the Packers remained the team to beat in the NFC. They improved on last year’s 10-6 record by finishing 13-3 in 2011. Not to be outdone, the reigning AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers had an equally dominant 13-win season under the direction of NFL Coach of the Year Mike Tomlin.

However, boosted by significant additions during the offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots were nipping at their heels. Both teams posted a 12-4 record and received a first-round playoff bye. The Eagles’ dominance was spearheaded by NFL MVP Michael Vick, whose 29 touchdown passes and nearly 4,000 yards passing were both career highs. Two-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady carried the Patriots, finishing with an NFL-best 35 touchdown passes and over 4,000 yards passing. Continue reading Madden 12: 2011-2012 NFL Season Simulation

Madden 12 Gameplay: Atlanta (MR 463) @ Green Bay (Jesmonkey69)

Gameplay footage of the 1st half of the Atlanta Falcons @ the Green Bay Packers in Madden NFL 12, there is no audio and some points of slight lag/speedup in the video due to an issue when recording with the new capture card (issue since has been solved and future videos will have full audio & no video lag/speedup). Check out the video below:

Madden NFL Free Agent Forecast

The folks over at EA Sports & Madden NFL 12 have started a Free Agency Forecast interactive web tool that lets you predict who will go where along with keeping you updated where people actually signed. To participate in this fun little app click here.

Football is back and your favorite team might hit the free agency jackpot with players like Nnamdi Asomugha, Santonio Holmes, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens potentially available. New rules and a new beginning in the NFL mean we’re going to see more talent on the open market and a player shopping frenzy that normally takes months condensed into mere weeks.

Our Madden NFL 12 Free Agent Forecast will get you caught up on the free agents that could have the biggest impact in the NFL and in Madden NFL 12. Have a look at where we think they might go and check back often, because once the pieces start moving, you’ll see the new faces in their new places right here, first!

The New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles could all pickup impact players in free agency. Don’t agree? Good. Hit the “You think you know more” button at the bottom of any player profile and share your thoughts.

 

How The End Of The Lockout Impacts EA & Madden 12


And so the great NFL labor dispute of 2011 comes to a close. Players get their money. Owners get their salary cap. And fans get their game back.

For Electronic Arts, the settlement means the end of the four-and-a-half month long simmering uncertainty about what sort of impact the lack of an NFL season would have on Madden sales – and just in time. Just because the players and owners have called a 10-year truce, however, doesn’t mean all of EA’s problems are behind it. Continue reading How The End Of The Lockout Impacts EA & Madden 12

It’s gonna be sweet

Without any doubt the NFL lockout will end. We don’t know when, but we know there is way too much money on the table for all these very rich guys to walk away. I herd a really smart NFL analyst say at the start of the lockout that this won’t end until the loss of money is threatened. We are not at that point yet but it’s coming soon. The sad part about all of this is when it does end we will all feel so good about the start of football that we will forget all the back and forth, all the shots of NFL players in suits attending court proceedings. We will forget about the judges, the decertification of the union. The real losers in all of this are the undrafted players who would normally be in mini-camps trying to impress coaches and possibly make a team. We may lose a few guys that would have otherwise made teams. We don’t know what the new rules will be, but do we really care? We want football. Ravens, Steelers. Cowboys, Redskins. Jets, Patriots. Yes much like an abused spouse or a kicked dog. We have been used and neglected as fans but as soon as the millionaires and billionaires tell us we are allowed to start giving them our money again we will be all to happy to do it. It’s sad to say, but I love football and I can’t wait for it all to be over, so in a couple of years we can do it all over again. You will hear as the negotiation continues about which side has more ” leverage “. But in late October on an awesome fall day we will all be watching the game we love and everybody knows it, that’s the true ” leverage ” in all of this our undying love for the sport of professional football, oh yes how sweet it is.

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?