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  • Blog Post: Colts' Bizarre Punting Gaffe Recreated In Tecmo Bowl

    Last night in a rematch of the 2015 AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano unveiled one of the strangest special teams plays in NFL history. The play backfired spectacularly, and the Colts ultimately lost 34-27. Now that gaffe has been immortalized... More
  • Blog Post: Tecmo Football Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    Wii U owners may not have Madden 16 – but they do have Tecmo Bowl! Available now for $4.99, the NES classic has finally released for the Wii U's Virtual Console. The game has slightly fewer offensive play options than Madden with only two run and two pass options, but it's one of the few... More
  • Blog Post: EA Sports Trolls Seattle Seahawks

    Madden NFL 16 ranked Seattle Seahawks' player Marshawn Lynch as the league's best running back in the NFL, assigning him 99 in stiff arm, 98 in trucking, 91 in elusiveness, and more. Despite these lofty scores, the Seahawks thought their all-star deserved better. C'mon @EAMaddenNFL ! What'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: 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: Joe Montana Hints At Unreal Engine Powering Joe Montana Football 16

    Though we still don't have an official announcement, legendary NFL quarterback Joe Montana has continued to tease an upcoming game on Twitter alongside the hashtag "#joemontanafootball16." Montana's latest tweet, which simply says "it just got unreal" and shows off a screenshot... 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: Judge Determines NCAA Rules Against Athletes Likeness Revenue Are Unlawful

    Earlier today a federal judge ruled that the NCAA's rules that prohibit college athletes from getting compensated for the use of their likeness in media broadcasts, video games, and other products actually violate antitrust laws. Sports gamers are likely already familiar with this issue and with... 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: Pikachu And Other Pokémon Named Official Mascots For Japan At 2014 World Cup

    Pikachu, along with 10 other Pokémon (which you can see in the image above) were recently selected as the official mascots of Japan's team for the 2014 World Cup. Pokémon's selection as official mascots for Japan's team, nicknamed the Blue Samurai, involved a partnership with... More
  • 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: 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: Xbox Entertainment Studios Prepping Soccer Reality Show For Xbox One

    Microsoft has created a division of its Xbox unit to focus on creating original, television-style entertainment. In addition to the Steven Spielberg Halo project , it's also working on a documentary program that looks at street soccer players around the world. Every Street United will be an episodic... More
  • Blog Post: New GI Has Info On Spiritual Successor To Mutant League Football

    Mutant League Football creator Michael Mendheim is getting ready to bring back gridiron carnage with a brand-new franchise inspired by the Genesis classic, and GI's got the scoop. You can read about this new football franchise as well as some of the team that Mendheim has assembled, in the new issue... 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: Madden Moves A Million In First Week

    While the reviews have been lukewarm , America still loves football -- and EA Sport's venerable Madden franchise. According to an Electronic Arts press release, Madden NFL 25 sold more than one million units during its first week at retail (ending September 2nd). EA claims that this will make it... More
  • Blog Post: Three Major Conferences Will Not License To EA For Collegiate Football Game

    Recently, the NCAA announced that it will not be renewing its license with EA . Until the Collegiate Licensing Corporation stepped in and announced it would continue the relationship, fans wondered what this would mean for future college football games, but things still look bad. Now, three conferences... More
  • Blog Post: Court Rules That EA Is Not Protected Under First Amendment In Likeness Suit

    Yesterday we reported that EA had filed a request for dismissal from the suit brought against it and the NCAA over unauthorized use of athlete likenesses in licensed video games . Today brings another piece of that case coming to a close. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that EA's... 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
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