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Madden NFL 25 predicts Broncos win in Super Bowl

Madden NFL 25 predicts Broncos win in Super Bowl

The regular football season is behind us and only the big game remains, which means the next week will be awash with speculation, amateur quarterbacking, and teasers for this year's crop of commercials. Part of the gridiron tradition is hearing what the EA's Madden simulation predicts, and this year's results are in: Broncos win in overtime.

Watch: A highlight reel for the simulation »

"In the madden league I have with friends, Tebow is an absolute terror to deal with :/"
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EA granted new trial in Madden creator suit

EA granted new trial in Madden creator suit

A US District Court has granted Electronic Arts has the right to a new trial in the case it lost against Robin Antonick, the original creator of the Madden series. An opinion filed by Judge Charles Breyer stated that the jury did not have the proper evidence to determine whether later Madden games--most importantly the Sega Genesis version--reused source code from Antonick's original Apple II version.

Read more: Expert witness "used flawed methods" »

"Or maybe getting a retrial has to do with EA having a ton of money?"
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Museum of the Moving Image tackles Madden history

Museum of the Moving Image tackles Madden history

Video games were recently highlighted by the Smithsonian, but smaller galleries have been delving into the medium as well. New York's Museum of the Moving Image has announced an exhibit covering the history of the Madden NFL series, not coincidentally coinciding with the upcoming Super Bowl that will also be hosted in the New York/New Jersey area. The gallery will be open starting today, January 9, and run through February 23.

Read more: Five Madden games from different eras showcased »

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Next-gen Battlefield 4, Madden 25, and FIFA 14 dates announced

Next-gen Battlefield 4, Madden 25, and FIFA 14 dates announced

If you're holding out on buying games for their next-gen counterparts, Electronic Arts has provided a couple more days to mark on your calendar. The company has announced release dates for the next-gen versions of Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 25, and FIFA 14.

Read more: November 12 and 19 »

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Madden designer suit against EA going to trial [update]

Madden designer suit against EA going to trial [update]

Update: The story originally incorrectly stated that Electronic Arts had lost the case brought against it by Robin Antonick. The story has been corrected below.

Electronic Arts has been denied its final attempt to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by Robin Antonick, the designer of the original Madden game. Antonick is seeking unpaid royalties, punitive damages, and disgorgement of profits. The trial is scheduled to begin on July 17.

Read more: First phase covers 1990-1996 »

"Statute of limitations. I always found it funny that the abbreviation for statute of limitations ..."
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Madden NFL 13 Wii U review: rookie potential

Madden NFL 13 Wii U review: rookie potential

Although the Wii U version of Madden NFL 13 has long since missed the opening kickoff, it offers football fans an interesting option for those that have yet to play it on Xbox 360 and PS3. While lacking polish, this incarnation of Madden utilizes Nintendo's GamePad in interesting ways, making it an exciting prospect.

Read more: No Infinity Engine »

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EA Sports Season Ticket to include over $100 of DLC this year

EA Sports Season Ticket to include over $100 of DLC this year

EA Sports' Season Ticket program is coming back for another year. And it provides a far greater value than last year's debut offering.

As before, the $25 Season Ticket grants you early access to this season's games. You'll be able to download an early version of Madden, NHL, FIFA, Tiger Woods, and NCAA three days before its retail release via PlayStation Network or Xbox Live. Note that while these games are fully playable for three days with the membership, you'll have to actually buy a copy if you want to play beyond the trial period.

Read more: All benefits detailed »

"It should also be noted that the MUT packs are distributed weekly, and will expire. So if you ..."
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EA Sports head admits Madden franchise was not as 'innovative' as other games

EA Sports head admits Madden franchise was not as 'innovative' as other games

The Madden franchise is a regular gold mine for Electronic Arts to exploit. But is it EA Sports' best game? EA Sports head Andrew Wilson admits that the Madden franchise hasn't offered its A game in recent years.

"I do believe that Madden did not have the level of innovation that some of our other franchises have had," Wilson admitted.

Read more: EA Sports making significant investment »

"It turns out that really great game innovations probably take more than a year to develop. ..."
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Madden NFL 13 loses Infinity Engine on Wii U

Madden NFL 13 loses Infinity Engine on Wii U

While the Wii U version of Madden NFL 13 will tout some exclusive new features over its Xbox 360 and PS3 brethren, it's going to be missing a few crucial features from the other console versions that make this year's iteration "improved" over last year's.

Perhaps the most significant feature absent in Madden's Wii U debut is the Infinity Engine. In the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, this system revamps the game's physics system. Instead of running the updated engine, the Wii U will be stuck with the physics from Madden NFL 12.

Read more: Wii U loses Ultimate Team and Online Team Play as well »

"It has nothing to do with power (which may or may not be an issue), when you're porting a game ..."
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Madden NFL price-fixing settlement blocks EA NCAA exclusivity

Madden NFL price-fixing settlement blocks EA NCAA exclusivity

EA is set to pay out $27 million and swear not to renew its exclusivity agreement with the NCAA, as part of the settlement for a class-action lawsuit. The 2008 suit alleged that after EA killed the budget-priced NFL 2K series by nabbing exclusive rights to the NFL, it was free to hike the prices of its own Madden games.

Read more: Get up to $6.79 back off EA »

"No names, just numbers. It's pretty laughable in the context of players not getting paid ..."
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FIFA and Madden 13 adds Kinect voice commands

FIFA and Madden 13 adds Kinect voice commands

EA Sports stopped by Microsoft's press briefing to show off the Kinect features of two sports titles: FIFA Soccer 13 and Madden NFL 13. As you might expect, both games still let you use the controller as normal, but use the Kinect for voice commands.

Read more: Joe Montana calls an audible »

"FIFA 13's voice commands for Head to Head: Pass to Messi! Pass to Messi! Pass to Messi! Messi: ..."
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Calvin Johnson voted next Madden cover boy

Calvin Johnson voted next Madden cover boy

Being on the cover of the Madden NFL games has been deemed a curse. Injuries, poor play and any other malady that could befall players usually happens the year after the player makes the cover of EA Sports' popular pigskin franchise.

Read more: Cam Newton may be the lucky one" »

""Alright, I've been thinking. When football gives you lemons, don't make lemonade - make ..."
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Madden NFL 13 cover athlete nominee naming begins

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Madden NFL 13 cover athlete nominee naming begins

Football season has come and gone, but that only means it's time to prepare for next football season. To that end, EA has released the first 16 cover athlete nominees for Madden NFL 13, covering the AFC West and NFC West divisions. Voting begins March 7.

Read more: The list of nominees so far »

"It's telling that the two options from the Raiders are their kicker and their punter..."
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Madden NFL 12 predicts Giants for Super Bowl win

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Madden NFL 12 predicts Giants for Super Bowl win

The Super Bowl kickoff lies less than a week away, and EA Sports has fulfilled its annual tradition of predicting the winner through an in-game simulation with Madden NFL 12. The outcome resulted in the New York Giants defeating the New England Patriots 27-24 in Super Bowl XLVI.

Read more: Simulation shows field goal for the win »

"Err, I guess that was last year's article so 6 for 8. Still pretty good. "
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Madden gets new creative director

Madden gets new creative director

The Madden series is getting a new creative director starting early next year. Kolbe Launchbaugh, who has been working at Sony on the MLB The Show series, will make the transition as of January 9.

Read more: 'This is a huge change in my career' »

"oooh !!! Sony spy creeps in to kill the Madden franchise !!!!"
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