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  • 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
  • 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
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