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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: The NFL On Xbox One Adds Playoff Face Off Surveys And Super Bowl Ticket Prizes

    The NFL on Xbox One app added a new feature yesterday that will allow users to predict performance in upcoming playoff games and even the Super Bowl. If you launch the app, you should see a Playoff Face Off category on the bottom of the screen. All you do is answer questions about the outcomes and performance... More
  • Blog Post: First Xbox One TV Commercial Courts Football Audience

    The first television spot for Microsoft's Xbox One aims to sell the console's advanced media functionality to football fans during the opening weekend of NFL games. The spot actually doesn't show any video games at all; it wouldn't be surprising if someone totally unaware of the system... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Details NFL And ESPN On Xbox One

    Last week, we were invited to visit Microsoft's NYC Xbox One loft to get a look at how sports viewing will be implemented in to the Xbox One user interface. At the console reveal in May, we learned about the partnership that Microsoft had struck with the NFL, and we finally got to see that in action... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft & Xbox One Partners With NFL

    Earlier today, Microsoft announced expanded ESPN content while you watch sports, and now it is also bringing in the NFL to give sports lovers more to absorb. The NFL is partnering with Microsoft to let football fans access stats and fantasy football features as they watch games live. Smartglass and Kinect... 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: 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: WatchESPN Brings Every Sport To One Place

    Microsoft has released an update for ESPN on Xbox Live, allowing Gold members access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, Buzzer Beater, and Goal Line. Live shows are also available, including SportsCenter, SportsNation, the Mike and Mike Show, as well as NFL, MLB, and NBA games. Below is the complete list... More
  • Blog Post: Adrian Peterson Using The Wii For Rehabilitation

    Adrian Peterson who has, "one of the most important knees in the NFL," is currently going through rehab, and he's using video games to help. If you check out this video about Adrian Peterson's recovery, you will see him using the Wii Balance Board and Wii Fit to help normalize his knee... 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: NFL Blitz Hits The Gridiron On XBLA & PSN

    EA's new HD, downloadable only NFL Blitz is now on sale. Get your popcorn ready. NFL Blitz offers up an update on the classic arcade football formula with 7-on-7 action and fast-paced gameplay. Developed by EA Tiburon, the game features full-HD, 60 fps visuals. However, it might not be as wild as... More
  • Blog Post: NFL Blitz Won't Have Late Hits

    One of the best parts of the NFL Blitz series was the brutal, after-the-whistle tackles. Though EA is resurrecting NFL Blitz in January, late hits are an aspect that isn't coming back with it. At one point, late hits were in the game, which is in development at Madden studio EA Tiburon. However,... More
  • Blog Post: Madden's Cover Contest Puts The Power Of The Curse In Your Hands

    The so-called Madden Curse is the stuff of legend , where players who make the cover of EA's football game find themselves injured or face career slumps. EA is once again letting fans wield the responsibility of picking the next victim cover athlete in an online vote. “Whether it be from fans... 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
  • 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: NFL Player's First Trading Card Is World Of WarCraft

    Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has shanked kicks in the NFL for six seasons. Vikings fans are well aware of who Kluwe is, and have not held back in voicing their opinions of him. One fan on twitter says "Kris (sic) Kluwe is an awful punter. I truly hate him. Words fail to express just how... More
  • Blog Post: New Orleans Saints & ESRB Team Up For PSA

    Saints receivers Marques Colston and Devery Henderson are filming a public service announcement to inform and encourage parents to use the games rating system. "They say the best defense is a good offense," said Colston, "and I know about good offense. A parent's best defense against... More
  • Blog Post: Returning NFL Player Planning Video Game Addiction Charity

    Meet Quinn Pitcock. This football player was brought on to the Indianapolis Colts back in 2007 but quit suddenly and unexpectedly in 2008 and disappeared. Now he's resurfaced on the Seattle Seahawks, and he says that depression and video game addiction were the reasons behind his previous departure... More
  • Blog Post: 6,000 Former NFL Players Sue EA Over Madden

    Six-thousand players are suing Electronic Arts for using their unauthorized likenesses in Madden NFL 09. The game featured over 140 historic teams and thousands of players for the franchise's 20-year anniversary edition. "EA was fully aware that its use of the retired players' likenesses... More
  • Blog Post: Will There Be A Madden Game Next Year?

    Football might be the most popular sport in America, but that doesn't mean the NFL players and owners aren't arguing over money. How does this affect Madden NFL 12 and beyond? When the NFL owners opted out of the current collective bargaining agreement with the NFL player's union in 2008... More
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