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  • Blog Post: EA Unveiling NFL 2012 Draftees In Madden Ultimate Team 12

    EA Sports and EA Tiburon are letting fans play with highly touted NFL Draft prospects like Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III in Madden NFL 12 via the game's Ultimate Team mode. The developer is releasing 30 rookie cards and six superstar cards starting on draft night, April 26, as the picks happen... More
  • Blog Post: Madden Super Bowl Simulation Is Pretty Good

    Are you someone who likes to bet on the big game? Then you might want to sim your next Super Bowl in Madden. EA Sports said last week the New York Giants would win Super Bowl XLVI and that quarterback Eli Manning would win the playoff MVP award, and that's just what happened yesterday night. This... More
  • Blog Post: Madden Predicts The Super Bowl

    Everyone's excited to see how the Giants and Pats second Super Bowl meeting since 2008 goes, but EA Sports says it already knows the answer. According to the sim using Madden NFL 12, the Giants beat the Patriots 27-24, with Lawrence Tynes kicking a game-winning 40-yard field goal as time expires... More
  • Blog Post: MLB: The Show Talent Heads To Madden

    This past year there was a lot of news about people leaving the Madden franchise and developer EA Tiburon, but now the talent is starting to go the other way. Kolbe Launchbaugh, former supervisor of game design for Sony's MLB: The Show baseball franchise is joining the Madden football team. Pastapadre... More
  • Blog Post: What's The Best-Selling Game Of The Year Thus Far?

    Is your money on Madden NFL 12? Gears of War 3? The answer may surprise you. An informative NPD chart chronicling the best selling games from Jaunary to September 2011 was buried in Nintendo's semi-annual financial results briefing . Check out the surprise game in the number one slot: 1. Just Dance... More
  • Blog Post: Madden NFL 12 Predicts The Regular Season

    EA Sports has used Madden NFL 12 to sim the NFL regular season, and the list of division leaders and stat monsters is your usual list of suspects. The game predicts that in the NFC the Packers, Saints, Eagles, and Rams will win their divisions, while in the AFC the Steelers, Patriots, Colts, and Chargers... More
  • Blog Post: Should Tom Brady Be A 100 In Madden?

    Player ratings in Madden are always debated, and this will especially be true in Madden NFL 12 as EA Sports is giving fans the chance to vote for some players' ratings. Similar to the Peyton Hillis cover campaign, starting August 22 through August 26, fans will be given the chance on ESPN's SportsNation... More
  • Blog Post: Madden NFL 12 Demo Now Available

    Madden NFL 12's own pre-season starts today with the availability of the game's demo on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. The demo features the Packers and the Bears squaring off in a re-match of last year's NFC Championship Game, and contains five-minute quarters, four levels of difficulty... More
  • Blog Post: Who Are The Best Of The Best In Madden NFL 12?

    Are you ready for some football? Take a look at the list of top five quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and defensive ends in Madden NFL 12. The lockout is over, training camp is in full swing, and Madden holiday is quickly approaching. As we move closer to August 30, a steady stream of team... More
  • Blog Post: Longtime Madden Producer Leaves EA Tiburon

    Developer EA Tiburon's own version of NFL free agency continues, as 14-year Madden veteran and executive producer Phil Frazier has left the studio. "We appreciate Phil's 14 years of work on the Madden franchise and recognize he was looking for a new opportunity," EA Sports said in a... More
  • Blog Post: EA Sports & Kinect Get Together

    EA Sports has since not really connected with Kinect, but Peter Moore took the stage at the Microsoft Press Conference to announce that four EA Sports games would be using Kinect. Madden NFL, Tiger Woods, FIFA, and one more game to be announced will use the Kinect motion controller this year. Also using... More
  • Blog Post: Madden NFL 12 Cover Revealed

    In case you were still wondering who Peyton Hillis is after he won EA Sports Madden NFL 12 cover contest, now you can put the name to the face with the game's official box art. A man, a jersey, and a football all collide for this stunning work of art that is punctuated by Hillis' own take-no... More
  • Blog Post: Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Approve Of EA Sport’s Treatment Of Players

    Last night, Stephen Colbert brought up Madden NFL 12 during his ThreatDown segment. It seems that Colbert has a problem with the new concussion rule, which will take players out of a game once they receive a concussion. It’s better if we just let Colbert explain himself. Colbert also shakes a finger... More
  • Blog Post: You Demanded It America: Peyton Hillis Becomes Madden 12 Cover Star

    Cleveland Brows' running back Peyton Hillis has won the Madden NFL 12's fan voting contest and become the cover star of the game. In a contest where one million votes were cast in the final between Hillis and Eagles' QB Michael Vick (and 13 million cast overall), Hillis came away with the... More
  • Blog Post: EA Sports' Persistent ID To Be A Paid Subscription?

    This month EA Sports stated that it was working on a cross-title, cross-year persistent ID system that would chronicle your progress as a player of the label's games. Now new information purports to unveil details about this program and reveal that it's a paid subscription program. Pastapadre... More
  • Blog Post: Madden 12 Cover Finalists Announced

    Peyton Hillis continues his improbable run for the cover spot on Madden NFL 12. The Cleveland Browns running back joins Micheal Vick in the finals. According to EA Sports, over 11 million votes have come in so far for this cover contest, and number 10 seed Hillis has just beaten Packers' QB Aaron... More
  • Blog Post: Several Madden Developers Test Free Agency

    Today Game Informer confirmed a report from sports blogger Pastapadre that several senior level Madden developers from EA Tiburon are leaving the studio. After Pastapadre founder Bryan Wiedey broke the news of the exodus on Sunday, today executive producer Phil Frazier corroborated the report. Though... More
  • Blog Post: Madden 12 Cover Vote Heads Into the Quarterfinals

    If there's one thing on the minds of all football fans right now it's...who's going to be on the cover of the fall game (yes, it'll come out no matter what the NFL and the-organization-formerly-known-as-the-NFLPA do). We're down to the final, elite eight, and there are a couple of... More
  • Blog Post: Madden 12 Tackles Concussions

    The NFL has increasingly been addressing the issue of player concussions, and EA Sports says Madden NFL 12 will follow suit. EA Sports president Peter Moore announced that players who are concussed in a game will be out the entire game, and unlike other injuries you won't have the option to re-insert... More
  • Blog Post: How Will The NFL Lockout Affect Madden 12?

    As the lockout caused by the labor dispute between NFL owners and players continues, analysts are starting to speculate as to how a possible cancellation of the upcoming NFL season would affect EA Sports's Madden NFL 12. The short version: it would be bad for both EA and its storied football franchise... More
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