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  • Blog Post: Passing The Puck: Assassin's Creed Creator Meets NHL's Producer

    Every year at E3, we try to connect two developers for a one-on-one conversation that viewers wouldn't expect. Even with that template in mind, we were still surprised when the creator of Assassin's Creed and founder of Panache Digital Games Patrice Désilets said that he really wanted... More
  • Blog Post: Five Thoughts About Some Of The Additions To FIFA 16

    The FIFA series has been on a tear in the last few years, and we got hands on FIFA 16 and gauge some of the new features that stand out in our experience. There are other improvements and additions to FIFA 16, but in my limited time playing a few games, here are some of things that I noticed. Passing... More
  • Blog Post: Impressions On Five Additions To Madden 16

    Fans are always wondering what's really new with Madden. Well, for this year's game there are a few standouts we noticed in our time with the game at E3. Some are attempts to fix lingering problems while others are brand new to the series. Draft Champions This is a 15-round fantasy football-esque... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap of EA's E3 Press Conference

    In case you missed EA's media briefing in all the E3 madness, never fear! Kim and Jeff M covered the event live, and discussed the highlights in their post-show wrap up. Check it out in the video below! Full Version: TLDR Version: More
  • Blog Post: Seven Playoff Beards We Want In NHL 16

    One of the best traditions in sports is the pro hockey's playoff beard, a superstition that dictates players not shave their beards during the Stanley Cup playoffs. Started by the famous Islanders teams of the 1980s, decorum dictates that once the regular season ends, the players are committed to... More
  • Blog Post: The Continuing Legal Moves That Ensnare College-Sports Video Games

    NCAA's March Madness men's basketball tournament has just started up, but there's another court that's also getting attention for the association. A three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals heard oral arguments yesterday in the NCAA's appeal of a ruling last fall that... More
  • Blog Post: Madden 15's Super Bowl Prediction Was No Fluke

    While nobody would have predicted that in real life the Seahawks would choose to pass the ball instead of activating Beast Mode with Marshawn Lynch with victory in its sights, Madden NFL 15 has been surprisingly prescient in its virtual Super Bowl predictions. The game (which got last night's Super... More
  • Blog Post: Catching Up With Madden 15

    The annual Madden game comes out in the pre-season when hope is always high. Your team is 0-0, so unless you truly live in a black hole of sports despair (and I know what that's like), the dream hasn't been spoiled yet. Naturally, everyone plays the new Madden when it's fresh, but people... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things Still Missing In Madden's Connected Franchise

    Over the past couple years EA Tiburon has gotten its franchise mode on the right track with Connected Franchise. With an informative news hub, social media chatter, an RPG-style upgrade system, and improved scouting, Connected Franchise is a great foundation for the series. That said, it still has some... More
  • Blog Post: The 10 Most Evil Corporations In Video Games

    There are a lot of corporations in the world that fail to look out for the best interests of the global population, but some video game corporations truly excel at screwing up the environment and everyone who lives in it. We rounded up the worst of the lot; here are 10 video game corporations that are... More
  • Blog Post: Johnny Football Finds Success In Madden 15 Sim Of NFL Season

    Anything can happen in an NFL season, and in this one – simulated using Madden NFL 15 – it does. Injuries, meltdowns, and Johnny Football all play a part in making this simulated season one to remember. Madden sim stats can be unreliable, but in the spirit of the upcoming NFL season we've... More
  • Blog Post: How To Become A Better Quarterback In Madden NFL 15

    The quarterback position is the toughest job on the field and true franchise-caliber gunslingers are rare, but we can help you get there. Here are a few tips for how to become a better QB in Madden NFL 15. This year's game features more aggressive defenders, which means you have to play smarter than... More
  • Blog Post: What's Missing From The Old-Gen Versions Of Madden 15

    Madden NFL 15 hits retail shelves on Tuesday, and in advance there are plenty of Madden fans who plan to pick up the game on the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. If you're one of the multitudes, check out how these versions are different from the new-gen ones. Graphics are obviously always a point of differentiation... More
  • Blog Post: What EA Sports Games Could Learn From Each Other

    EA Sports developers often talk about the benefit of being able to share technology from one EA team to another. Whether its the upcoming PGA Tour title using DICE's Frostbite 3 engine or Madden and FIFA both using the Ignite engine, there's an advantage of having shared resources. Naturally... More
  • 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
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