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  • Blog Post: EA Suffers Defeat As Supreme Court Declines First Amendment Hearing In Madden Likeness Case

    Just a few days after big news in the NCAA student-athlete likeness case , EA has suffered a defeat related to its other football game, Madden NFL. This time, it's a group of retired players nipping at the publisher's heels. In January 2015, the Ninth District court ruled that EA’s first... More
  • Blog Post: Madden NFL 16 Predicts The Winner Of Super Bowl 50

    While Madden developer EA Tiburon probably can't predict which commercial will be the best on Sunday, the studio does have a knack for tabbing which team will win the Super Bowl. EA Tiburon has simmed the game's result using Madden NFL 16 , and here's how it thinks things will go down. Once... More
  • Blog Post: Madden NFL 16 Free For EA Access Subscribers Starting This Week

    EA has announced that EA Access subscribers will soon be getting access to Madden NFL 16. And just in time for the Super Bowl! The game will be available to download for subscribers starting on Feb 2. The Vault , EA Access' library of downloadable titles, includes Battlefield: Hardline, Dragon Age... More
  • Blog Post: EA Announces Competitive Gaming Division With Peter Moore At Its Head

    Big publishers are figuring out what smaller developers have known for years: competitive gaming is big business. Moreover, they are realizing that they can control more of how their games are used in the competitive space. EA has announced the formation of an internal Competitive Gaming Division, with... More
  • Blog Post: October 2015 NPD: Strong Sales All Around As Halo Leads The Pack

    The October NPD numbers are out, and while it doesn’t seem that too much has changed since last year, gamers (and game makers) have plenty of reasons to be happy. Here's the full breakdown. NPD Group reports that October sales were up slightly since last year. Overall video game market's... More
  • Blog Post: New Xbox One Madden NFL 16 Bundle Includes A Year Of EA Access

    It's not uncommon to see major releases bundled in with consoles to help bolster sales, but the latest Xbox One bundle brings more than your average bundle. In addition to packing in a digital copy of the newest version of EA Sports' popular football franchise, the newly announced Xbox One Madden... More
  • Blog Post: Madden Ratings Czar, Donny Moore, Leaving EA Sports

    People love to hate him (and, some years, hate to love him), but he’s leaving all that behind. Donny Moore, who has served as the Madden NFL “ratings czar,” is leaving EA after 16 years at the company. Moore has been responsible for determining player ratings, drawing criticism (and... More
  • Blog Post: Odell Beckham Jr. Lands Madden NFL 16 Cover

    Coming off of a standout rookie year on the New York Giants, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has landed a spot as the cover athlete for Madden NFL 16. Beckham Jr. beat out Patriots' dominant tight end Rob Gronkowski for the cover. At age 22, Beckham Jr. is now the youngest player to ever appear on... More
  • Blog Post: Madden 15 Predicts Another Pats Super Bowl

    If Madden 15's prediction of Super Bowl XLIX is anything to go by, it'll be a game that has a little bit of everything; coming down to the final play. All the stars do their part in this one, from a spectacular one-handed catch by Rob Gronkowski to open the scoring on the Patriots' first... More
  • Blog Post: Madden 15's Panthers & Seahawks Meet Again

    When players first turned on Madden 15 back in August, they played through a cinematic sequence pitting Cam Newton and the Panthers against the big, bad Seahawks. Cam did a voice-over for the segment, and his status as underdog at the time has turned to reality as the Panthers go into Seattle this weekend... More
  • Blog Post: Lawsuit Over Use Of Former NFL Players' Likeness In Madden Moves Forward

    A lawsuit involving former NFL players and their likenesses as they appear in Electronic Arts' Madden games is moving forward despite EA's attempt at an appeal. The lawsuit is related to EA's use of the likenesses of former NFL players in Madden games. Players like former Los Angeles Rams... More
  • Blog Post: Adrian Peterson Removed From Madden Giferator

    Adrian Peterson may be playing this Sunday [Update: The Vikings have announced that he's now suspended indefinitely], but he's out of Madden's GIFerator . EA Sports put up a GIF creation site a couple weeks ago to support its Madden NFL 15 launch. Vikings runningback Adrian Peterson was originally... More
  • Blog Post: EA Embraces Madden NFL 15's Bizarre Tiny Titan Glitch In New Video

    There's a strange glitch in Madden NFL 15 where Cleveland Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey shows up on the field as a tiny player. In the video below, from EA, you see Kirksey accepting of his role as the Tiny Titan, playing up the strange bug that makes him shrink in the game. For our review... More
  • Blog Post: A New Way To Taunt With Madden

    Taunting your opponent is half the fun, either in real-life football or in Madden, and EA Sports is giving you a new tool to do this. The GIFerator is an EA website that lets you create GIFs using Madden NFL 15 images. The website has you select a team, background, and gives you 40 characters to send... More
  • Blog Post: EA Has Billion Dollar Hopes For Ultimate Team And Other Extras This Year

    Each quarter, we report on EA’s success with post-launch monetization of its sports franchises. The Ultimate Team model gives the publisher an in-road to wallets in way that doesn’t impact the core experience, but offers fantasy fans a way to build their own club. It’s big business... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do Important Sporting Events Draw You To Sports Games?

    With the hockey and basketball playoffs now over and the World Cup in full swing, we wonder if you've been drawn back to the games that represent the sports. I have a confession. Usually after a few months of intense play, I'll cool off on sports games. What always draws me back in? When a big... More
  • Blog Post: Seattle's Richard Sherman Named Madden 15 Cover Athlete

    Seattle Seahawk's cornerback Richard Sherman has more to talk smack about. The vocal athlete was just named Madden 15's cover athlete, so prepare to see his fierce face on game shelves later this summer. Madden fans were able to vote for their favorite NFL star to be the face for Madden this... More
  • Blog Post: EA And Student-Athletes Reach Preliminary Settlement In NCAA Likeness Case

    Attorneys representing uncompensated student-athletes in the case brought against Electronic Arts over their likeness are saying they are ready to approve a settlement. This means the student-athletes who appeared in Electronic Arts college sports games without any compensation could be getting some... More
  • Blog Post: A Lot Of EA Games Are Going Offline Next Month

    Earlier today, we reported on how Capcom is handling the shutdown of the Gamespy service. Electronic Arts has also put out an official release, and the online status of many of their games is to be discontinued next month. Here's the full list of online shutdowns on June 30, courtesy of Electronic... More
  • Blog Post: You Can Vote For Madden NFL 15's Cover Athlete Now

    During the draft last night, Electronic Arts announced details about how fans will help determine which athlete graces the cover of the upcoming installment of Madden NFL. As in previous years , all of the potential athletes are arranged in a bracket, and fans can vote once per day. To chime in with... More
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