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  • Blog Post: Video Recap - EA's 2014 E3 Press Conference

    The second press conference to hit E3 2014 was from EA. Last year we had the tease of Battlefront from DICE and this year we had a continuation of that tease. EA has an impressive line-up, but not much to show at this point as far as gameplay goes. Game Informer's Kimberley Wallace and Ben Reeves... More
  • Blog Post: Where Is The Playoff Spirit In Contemporary Sports Games?

    The game changes when teams enter the playoffs. The stakes are higher and players can finally see the championship, a goal their team has been fighting for all season, in reach. Whether it's hockey's coveted Stanley Cup or the NFL's Vince Lombardi Trophy, every player in their respective... More
  • Blog Post: NHL 15 Wish List – Is This A Make Or Break Year?

    The NHL has surged in popularity over the past few years, repeatedly generating improved television ratings , but that same fortune has not been bestowed upon EA's eponymous series. Since its high water marks in NHL 09 and 10, the series has started to slip in comparison to the wider sports genre... More
  • Blog Post: 5 Teams To Try In FIFA World Cup Brazil

    EA Sports' World Cup title has just come out, and it's tempting to always play as heavyweights like Brazil, Spain, Germany, or Argentina, or faithfully fly the flag for your home country. However, There are other teams worth looking at that have rosters that can make some noise in the video game... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream - Dark Souls II & Titanfall

    UPDATE - It's over! But you can check out the full archive down below. On March 11 we've got a blockbuster livestream double feature with Dark Souls II (You can check out our review at 12 EST tonight!) and Titanfall ( And why we don’t have a review up just yet ). Come watch as we die over... More
  • Blog Post: One Night Stand: Madden NFL 25

    I've always been a football fan, but I've never really liked football video games. Can this armchair quarterback master the digital gridiron in a few hours? I decided to play Madden 25 for my second One Night Stand for two reasons: one, I am a big fan of football and two, it's as far from... More
  • Blog Post: From The Game Informer Archives: Madden '93's Approved Sound Bytes

    Today, we complain about announcers repeating the same lines of dialogue in back-to-back sports games. Game Informer's ominous black filing cabinets hold paperwork that speak of a much simpler time and gamers demanding less from their experiences. One such document was sent out by Electronic Arts... More
  • Blog Post: A Season On The Brink: Co-Op Seasons In FIFA 14

    FIFA 14 iterates on the popular Seasons format by introducing co-op play, allowing you and a friend to pick a team and take on online opponents as you work you way up (and avoid sliding down) the mode's five divisions. Former Game Informer intern Louis Garcia and I played through the mode's first... More
  • Blog Post: Plotting The Future Of EA Sports

    EA Sports says it's going to handle the console transition better this time around, but then what? The label is bringing its two heavyweights – FIFA and Madden – to the next-gen console launches, but bigger decisions loom. We take a look at some of the issues facing EA and its sports... More
  • Blog Post: The Madden NFL 15 Wishlist

    Next year is a pivotal one for the Madden franchise. Madden NFL 15 – or whatever EA Sports decides to call it – represents a full year away from this November's console transition and could determine the direction for the series in the coming years. Here are some of the things we'd... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: The End is Nigh For EA Sports' College Football Franchise

    The NCAA is living on borrowed time. The association overseeing college athletics is in the legal wringer for its long-held rule of not letting college athletes receive compensation. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, this turmoil is having an effect on the video game world. The NCAA has severed... More
  • Blog Post: The NCAA Football 14 Dynasty Recruiting Guide

    Recruiting is the lifeblood of your dynasty, so you can't afford to waste any opportunity to strengthen your team and set yourself up for success. We breakdown NCAA Football 14's new recruiting system and how you can use it to your program's advantage. NCAA 14 ditches the old phone call system... More
  • Blog Post: Time Sinks – The NHL Series

    Choosing one game to highlight as my time sink wasn't easy. I've logged hundreds of hours into exploring Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls games, exploring the myriad vaults of the Fallout games, trekking the high plains of Red Dead Redemption, and racking up kills (and deaths) in Battlefield multiplayer... More
  • Blog Post: Top Ten Mobile Sports Games Worth Checking Out

    With the consolidation of professional league licenses and the rising cost of game development, each year it seems like console gamers have fewer options when it comes to sports games. While this high-profile market is stagnating, the mobile and tablet spaces are bursting with new concepts. The wealth... More
  • Blog Post: Afterwords: FIFA 13

    With football leagues around the world in full swing, gamers are still digging into FIFA 13 – warts and all. We talked with David Rutter, the game's executive producer, about the game now that the dust has settled. Why are the player stories in Career Mode (like someone being unhappy, wanting... More
  • Blog Post: NHL 14 Wishlist

    EA’s NHL series celebrates what makes hockey what it is: the competitive spirit. This year, the restructured skating mechanics makes it feel like you’re actually on the ice with speed bursts, enhanced physics, and realistic skating momentum. For the most part, these enhancements paid off... More
  • Blog Post: The Rookie Report In Madden NFL 13

    All eyes are on this year's crop of starting rookie QBs, including the Colts' Andrew Luck and Redskins' Robert Griffin III. We used Madden NFL 13 to sim forward and get a sneak peak at how these rookies are going to perform in the years to come. Using the current online roster in an All-Pro... More
  • Blog Post: Editorial: It Will Get Worse For NBA Live

    When EA Sports canceled NBA Elite 11 in 2010, I found the decision regrettable but looked forward to brighter days ahead. Now that NBA Live 13 has been cancelled, things are getting ugly. Biting off more than it could chew, EA Canada's new control scheme for NBA Elite 11 was such a mess that EA Sports... More
  • Blog Post: NHL 13 Be A GM Strategy Guide

    Building a winning hockey club is a tricky proposition, especially when some NHL prospects (like future Wild defensemen Jonas Brodin) aren’t even in NHL 13 at this time (and likely won't be until the pending lockout lifts). To help stock your cupboards for a Stanley Cup run, we reached out... More
  • Blog Post: Simming The Madden NFL 13 Season

    Football is back, and here's what you can expect to transpire this season if Madden 13's sim engine has its say. We're so excited for the new football season that we don't want to wait to see how it actually unfolds in real life, so we've simmed the season in Madden 13 to see what... More
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