Please Take A Look: Madden 19 marks the return to PC

Prepare yourself for all the holdouts, domestic violence, anthem kneeling, CTE, and pelvic thrusts you can handle. Madden is back on the PC after a decade absence and its coming to the Shacknews Twitch Channel.


Please Take A Look is a show we feature weekly on the Official Shacknews Twitch Channel. It covers the newest releases and game updates and often provides a glimpse of games that are still weeks from release. Today’s episode will feature Madden 19. EA Sports’ long-running American football franchise has been absent from the PC for more than a decade, but makes its triumphant return as it launches today through EA Origin Access Premier. The fun gets started at 6:00PM ET (3:00PM PT) on the Official Shacknews Twitch Channel.

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    August 1, 2018 2:30 PM

    Chris Jarrard posted a new article, Please Take A Look: Madden 19 marks the return to PC

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      August 1, 2018 7:12 PM

      So how is it?

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        August 1, 2018 7:13 PM

        Buggy, but promising.

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        August 1, 2018 7:14 PM

        (The video doesn't load for me. Ad plays then blackness. I think it's on my end, or maybe Twitch...more like Glitch!)

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          August 1, 2018 8:44 PM

          I started using the app on win10 and twitch works way better than on ff or chrome.

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      August 1, 2018 7:15 PM

      the improved textures, resolution, lighting, etc makes their janky core running animation just stick out more and more every year

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        August 1, 2018 7:20 PM

        Why fix what you don't have to? What are you gonna do, play NFL2K? lol

        Enjoy the $60 roster update. Oooh.. on the PC.

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          August 1, 2018 7:30 PM

          yeah it's really frustrating. I go through cycles of enjoying Madden for a year or two then getting very annoyed for 2-4 years and staying away then coming back. It's just ridiculous to compare it to even other EA games these days. Obviously they have some unique physics constraints compared to other games but still. It's clearly a very foundational part of the game that changing is monumentally difficult and thus is never going to get done without serious market pressure to do so.

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          August 1, 2018 8:39 PM

          I am willing to pay that for a Browns team with an 80 overall rating.

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          August 2, 2018 5:51 AM

          Nah, the modding community will solve that issue. Free roster updates.

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      August 1, 2018 10:58 PM

      Such a different game on PC, only because of loading times. Especially in the MUT mode, there are a lot of those.

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        August 2, 2018 7:47 AM

        Super super fast load times, it's great.
        Only thing that's worrying is a potential small playerbase for the Auction House stuff, but we'll have to wait and see how that plays out.

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          August 2, 2018 8:55 AM

          Yea, a quick look showed fewer things listed, and at way higher prices, than on the consoles. But that may just be a factor of it having just launched. Hoping adds PC to it's price tracking.

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      August 1, 2018 11:27 PM


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        August 2, 2018 1:35 AM

        the only thing that matters to PC players I think, if no PS4 link no users :(

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      August 2, 2018 5:20 AM

      Holy cow, it’s on PC this year?

      How many people can play MP at once?

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