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Museum of the Moving Image tackles Madden history

By Steve Watts, Jan 09, 2014 9:00am PST

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY has opened an exhibit showcasing the history of the Madden series, with playable demos from various eras of its history.


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

By Steve Watts, Sep 16, 2013 7:15am PDT

EA has announced the official release dates for the next-gen versions of Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 25, and FIFA 14. Each is coming a few days before their respective console launches.


Madden designer suit against EA going to trial [update]

By Steve Watts, Jun 24, 2013 7:30am PDT

Original Madden designer Robin Antonick has won the first phase of his case against Electronic Arts, alleging unpaid royalties for derivative works based on his design from the 1980s.


"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

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 28, 2012 1:15pm PST

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 intere...


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

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 23, 2012 11:30am PDT

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


"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

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 07, 2012 4:15pm PDT

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.


"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

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 06, 2012 11:15am PDT

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.


"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

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 23, 2012 10:00am PDT

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 2008 class-action lawsuit alleging such arrangements resulted in price-fixing.


"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

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2012 10:01am PDT

EA Sports showed off its Kinect functionality for FIFA Soccer 13 and Madden NFL 13 at Microsoft's press briefing, letting you make play calls with the sound of your voice.


"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

By John Keefer, Apr 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson got the fan vote as the next face of the Madden NFL games, defeating rookie quarterback Cam Newton.


""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

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2012 12:30pm PST

EA has started naming nominees for the cover of Madden NFL 13. The voting will begin on March 7.


"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

By Steve Watts, Jan 30, 2012 10:30am PST

Madden NFL 12 predicts the New York Giants will squeak out a victory over the New England Patriots with a late-game field goal.


"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

By Steve Watts, Dec 23, 2011 3:30pm PST

MLB The Show developer Kolbe Launchbaugh has announced he is leaving to take on the role of creative director of the Madden series as of January 9.


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

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Madden NFL 12 sells 1.4 million in first week

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 07, 2011 12:30pm PDT

The Madden series is showing no sign of slowing down. Madden NFL 12 has sold through more than 1.4 million copies across all consoles in its first week at retail.


"I'm a dumb fratboy because I like sports. Guess I'm not allowed to also play FPS's, Starcraft ..."

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Madden NFL 12 Review

By Garnett Lee, Sep 01, 2011 9:15am PDT

The Madden series has settled into a pattern of adding flashy new features to bring players back for another run, instead of improving the core football game. Flashes of promise here and there offer some excitement, but the game remains stuck one step awa


"I rented it from Gamefly. Played it for an hour and sent it back. It feels so much like 11 I ..."

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