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  • Blog Post: Article Shows NFL's Influence On Madden's Features

    A new article details some of the previously unknown ways in which the NFL influence the content of EA Sports' Madden franchise. The article, published on Sports Illustrated Extra Mustard, details eight features that the NFL had EA Sports remove from Madden. These include excessive celebrations,... More
  • Blog Post: Court Overturns Ruling In Madden Creator’s Case Against EA

    Electronic Arts has scored a legal victory in its defense against John Madden Football creator Robin Antonick. Last July, Antonick was awarded more than $11 million in damages on his claim that EA had used his intellectual property without permission . Yesterday, U.S. district judge Charles Breyer overturned... More
  • Blog Post: Man Applies For College Coaching Job Based On Extensive Madden Experience

    In what is surely a well-crafted jest, West Virginia football fan Christopher McComas has applied to coach the University of North Dakota football team. His cover letter and PowerPoint resume reference his longtime fandom and keen skills at video game pigskin. The Grand Forks Herald printed McComas’... More
  • Blog Post: Settlement Checks From Madden And NCAA Monopoly Suit Arriving Now

    In 2012, we reported that the class action suit against EA over a monopoly related to Madden, NCAA, and AFL-branded football titles had been settled with a compensation plan put in place. That settlement proposal was later revised , with consumers eligible for up to $162.92 for last-generation titles... More
  • Blog Post: Madden, Saints Row Top August 2013 NPD Charts, 3DS Sales Strong

    EA Sports' Madden NFL 25 tops the August charts with only a week of sales, while Nintendo's 3DS continues to experience brisk sales. This month's NPD finally held some good news for software sales. New physical software sales experience its first positive growth month since November 2011... More
  • Blog Post: Madden NFL 25 Skipping Wii U

    It was conspicuous that EA Sports wasn't talking about a Wii U version of the latest Madden game, and now it's official that the game won't appear on the Nintendo console. Nintendo World Report has a statement from a company representative that reads: "We will not be releasing a Wii... 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: Report: EA May Add New Sports Franchises

    Electronic Arts’ chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen said “a couple of new sports franchises” may be added to the developer’s stable of sports games. The revelation came during the Wedbush Technology Conference today. While answering a question about EA’s planned releases... More
  • Blog Post: Former NFL Player Wants To Unite Gamers And Athletes

    Former Chicago Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer has one goal: bridge the gap between gamer and professional athlete. To accomplish his goal he co-founded OverDog. The company's iPhone app allows athletes to challenge their fans in different games on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Eventually the app... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 02/1/13

    The Super Bowl is on Sunday, and that means one editor might visit the virtual gridiron, while others keep chipping away at recently released titles like The Cave, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Far Cry 3. Jeff Marchiafava : Look, I’m going to get back to Far Cry 3 one of these days, so get off my... More
  • Blog Post: EA Announces Madden NFL 25

    No, you haven't jumped several years into the future. Electronic Arts has revealed that the next installment of Madden is ditching the calendar year in the name, opting instead to call attention to the series' 25th anniversary. This confirms earlier reports to the same effect. According to EA's... More
  • Blog Post: Madden Gets Release Date And Possible Name Change

    Players will be able to take to the gridiron in Electronic Arts’ popular Madden series on August 27 of this year. An image posted on the EA website hints that the title may feature a new name to celebrate the franchise’s 25th anniversary. EA usually titles its sports series with the last... More
  • Blog Post: EA Retires Online Services For Its '11 Sports Lineup

    If you are the kind of gamer that likes to wait a year or two to buy your sports games then you might want to know that EA will soon be shutting down it's online servers for many of the games it released a couple years ago. On January 11, EA will be retiring the online service for the following titles... More
  • Blog Post: Madden, Borderlands 2 Top September Game Sales

    U.S. retail video game sales declined 24 percent year-over-year in Sepetember 2012 from $1.11 billion to $848.3 million, according to NPD. Video game hardware saw the biggest decline, over 39 percent from last September. 2K Games' popular co-op shooter sold 1.48 million units for the month, though... More
  • Blog Post: EA President Discusses Next Console Generation Plans

    We all know the next generation for consoles is coming, but little has been revealed about what's on the horizon. EA President Frank Gibeau let the public know exactly what EA's focus and plans are for the future. In a video interview with Bloomberg , Gibeau discusses the challenges with the... More
  • Blog Post: EA Sports Football Class Action Lawsuit Settlement May Return Money To Consumers

    In 2008, a class action lawsuit against Electronic Arts was filed claiming that its exclusive deal to create NFL games was causing the price of NFL games to needlessly rise. Without competition, EA could charge whatever it wanted like a monopoly. That lawsuit has reached a possible settlement. A $27... More
  • Blog Post: Free-To-Play Madden Social Game Announced

    Is a full-fledged Madden game too complicated for you? Today at its press conference, EA announced a new social alternative. EA didn't give us a lot of details other than the fact that it will be releasing a new free-to-play Madden game on Facebook and mobile platforms this fall. The game will also... More
  • Blog Post: SmartGlass Tethers Your Smart Device To Your 360

    Today at the company’s E3 2012 press conference, Microsoft’s Mark Whitney took to the stage to show off the brand new Xbox SmartGlass technology. The new tech allows users to use smart devices to control their 360s, interact with their games, and bring their media on the go. SmartGlass works... More
  • Blog Post: Madden 13 Features The NFL's New Uniforms

    The Madden team worked with Nike and the NFL to see the designs of the uniforms early, in order to have them implemented in the latest iteration of the football franchise. You can see the new Nike uniforms above in all their checkmarked glory. If you want to see more images of the uniforms, head over... More
  • Blog Post: Court Moving Forward With Madden Lawsuit

    A lawsuit against Electronic Arts over the unauthorized use of player likenesses in Madden NFL 09 is going forward. In August 2010, a class of 6,000 retired NFL players sued the publisher for using their likeness without permission in the game's 140 historic teams. EA filled a motion to dismiss the... More
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