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  • Blog Post: The Big Question Each Sports Game Must Answer

    The main thrust of the yearly video game sports season is about to begin, and even as this year's roster of games pile on the new features, fixes, and other eye candy, each one has at least one big question mark looming over it. Almost all of the remaining sports games for the year were at E3 (NBA... 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: Top 10 Sports Games Of The Generation

    In many ways, this past console generation was a brutal one for sports video games. While other genres flourished, sports gamers were subjected to an irreversible thinning of the herd during the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360/Wii era, losing MLB 2K, 2K Sports football, NHL 2K, both NCAA basketball franchises... 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: 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: 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: The Madden NFL 13 Connected Careers Strategy Guide

    This year, EA Tiburon restructured Madden's franchise mode (now called Connected Careers). We're here to help you build a championship team. You can use this handy guide to help you with everything from scheduling practices to drafting like a pro. We'll also tip you off on how to navigate... More
  • Blog Post: All Things Sports With EA Sports' Andrew Wilson

    Gamers might be accustomed to sports titles coming out every year, but for EA Sports executive vice president Andrew Wilson, there are myriad details to keep track of as the next-generation of consoles looms, EA moves into UFC, and the industry as a whole is changing. Find out how Wilson and the teams... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap: EA/Ubisoft's E3 Press Conference

    While some are certainly more entertaining than others, there's always a lot to talk about after an E3 press conference wraps up. Game Informer's Kyle Hilliard and Matthew Kato discuss the games and highlights of the press conferences from EA and Ubisoft in this video recap. Medal of Honor, SimCity... More
  • Blog Post: Characters Who Don't Deserve Their Own Games

    Last week, we ran a news story about Charles Martinet (voice of Mario) and his desire to see a game starring Waluigi. Despite the purple plumber's inescapable charm and wealth of star power (suitable for numerous franchises), many of you voiced your disapproval. While Waluigi seems to be a polarizing... More
  • Blog Post: EA and VTree Bring Football Back To Disabled Gamers

    Games that cater to accessibility have it rough. Developers and publishers naturally worry that such projects aren't financially viable, and thus are reluctant to take risks on them. On the flipside, consumers expect the end result will lack polish and the capacity to challenge them. Chuck Bergen... More
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