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  • Blog Post: Original Madden Programmer Wins Lawsuit Against EA

    After a three day deliberation, a Californian jury awarded Robin Antonick – the original designer Madden NFL – more than $11 million dollars in damages after EA failed to pay the programmer royalties for the series. Earlier this year , Antonick filed a suit against EA for using software he... More
  • Blog Post: Statute Of Limitations Has Not Run Out On Madden Creator's Claim Against EA

    At the beginning of May, we told you about Madden's original creator Robin Antonick. The designer of the now 25 year old franchise claims that he discovered some of his original code in contemporary versions of the long-running football simulation. Antonick filed suit against EA for millions of dollars... More
  • Blog Post: Designer Behind Original Madden NFL Football Will Have Day In Court With EA

    This year's entry in the Madden NFL franchise will mark the 25th anniversary of the only (current) licensed professional American football game. EA has had an exclusive hold on the NFL and the Players' Association since 2005's installment, and today's game is markedly different than the... More
  • Blog Post: More Money For Your Madden Lawsuit Troubles (NCAA, Too)

    Back in 2012, we reported that anyone who had purchased an NFL, NCAA, or AFL-licensed game could claim compensation as part of a class-action lawsuit. Things just got better for those of you who qualify. The initial settlement proposal would have awarded $6.79 for GameCube, Xbox, and PlayStation title... More
  • Blog Post: Arian Foster Stiff Arms In First Madden NFL 25 Screenshot

    Even though baseball season has only just begun, it's not too early to start yearning for fall and the return of the NFL. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Madden NFL franchise, and EA has delivered an exclusive Madden NFL 25 screenshot to ESPN. The image depicts Houston Texan Arian Foster... More
  • Blog Post: Madden 25 Working On New NFL Rules

    The NFL recently passed some new rules that go in effect in the upcoming season, and Madden series developer EA Tiburon says it is trying to accommodate them in Madden NFL 25. The new crown rule, which states that players are not allowed to put their heads down and strike others with the top of their... More
  • Blog Post: Brees, Graham, And Tebow Win Madden Bowl XVIII

    Every year EA Sports hosts the Madden Bowl, a chance for NFL stars to compete on EA’s digital gridiron. This year’s winners were the three-man team of New Orleans Saints players Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham, and Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Sports! Ever year, the Madden Bowl takes... 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: 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: EA Founder Trip Hawkins Responds to Madden Programmer's Lawsuit

    Programmer Robin Antonick worked on the original Madden NFL title for Electronic Arts back in the 1980s, and now he's filed a lawsuit claiming that EA owes him millions . Then co-worker and EA founder Trip Hawkins disagrees, saying Antonick was "one of many" people working on the game.... More
  • Blog Post: EA Sports Football Class Action Lawsuit Goes Ahead

    If you're one of the millions who've bought a Madden NFL title or other EA Sports football game since 2005, you're eligible to join the class action lawsuit against the company. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division (what? A football lawsuit in... More
  • Blog Post: NFL Extends Exclusivity Deal With EA For Madden

    NFL team owners are preparing to lockout the players and things are looking grim for football resuming in the fall. Due to this owner/labor unrest, EA Sports and the NFL are making their own preparations for the upcoming year. The pair have extended Madden NFL's exclusivity deal through 2013, which... More
  • Blog Post: August NPD: Madden Rules A Rough Month For Games

    In news that's probably not surprising to many, the latest iteration of EA's ever-popular Madden franchise is at the top of the video game charts during a relatively slow August. Check below the break for all the official NPD stats from last month. Both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of... More
  • Blog Post: EA Sports Calls Super Bowl, Saints Over Colts 35-31

    Unless you’re in it for the ads, there’s no longer any reason to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday. EA Sports has announced the results of its sixth annual Madden NFL sim, which put the New Orleans Saints above the Indianapolis Colts with a score of 35-31. According to the simulation, which... More
  • Blog Post: Who Do You Want To Get Madden Cursed?

    Are you a Jets fan with a burning hatred of Tom Brady? Do you want to see Reggie Bush go down in a crumpled, torn ACL-heap next season? Then vote for your least-favorite player in EA Sports' upcoming Madden NFL 11 cover contest. Traditionally, whoever appears on the cover of EA Sports' Madden... More
  • Blog Post: EA: Comeback “Taking Longer” Than Two Years

    A few years back EA began a push for new intellectual properties that lead to the publishing of titles such as Brütal Legend, Dead Space, and Mirror’s Edge. This push for new franchises was just one aspect of the company’s three-pronged plan, the others being “driving growth on... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Space 2, Medal of Honor, Crysis 2 Out By March 2011

    In a recent EA investor telephone meeting, company CEO John Riccitiello revealed a glut of games that are set to release before March 2011. Hold on to your butts, there are a ton of big games named. Riccitiello said to expect "a great new version of Medal of Honor, a revitalized Need for Speed,... More
  • Blog Post: New Direction For Madden In 2010?

    In a conference call discussing Electronic Arts' lowered earnings estimate for the fiscal year ending in March, company CEO John Riccitiello intimated that EA is shaking up the Madden franchise for 2010. When talking about some of the highlights for the year, Riccitiello mentioned a few properties... More
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