Caught Flatfooted by Xbox 360, EA Sports Vows It Won't Happen Again

Few sports video games are truly timeless. Even the best—MVP Baseball 2005, NFL 2K5—show their age and shortcomings immediately, and more than their contemporaries in other genres. It's the special burden of sports titles, tasked with reflecting both the state of the art and the state of reality inside a one-year… » 6/16/13 7:30pm 6/16/13 7:30pm

How Long Can NCAA Remain Above the Anger Against Madden?

Both are made by EA Sports. Both are American football titles. Both are made under exclusive license, and both come out every year.


Speak the name of NCAA Football, and no one brings up NCAA College Football 2K3. But say anything about Madden, and every gamer with a commenting account starts chanting for the… » 6/20/12 6:01pm 6/20/12 6:01pm

Madden's Developers Built a Working Canadian Football Game—but Don't…

Canadian football—with 12 men to a side, longer and wider fields, and the single point for touchbacks—is feasible within technology available to Madden NFL's developers. Back in April, I was told that some developers once built a working CFL game internally, with uniforms and helmets skinned using NCAA Football's… » 6/07/12 6:00am 6/07/12 6:00am

EA Sports' "Football Czar" Opens With A Two-Month Drill

In the two and a half months since he traded Canada's weather for Florida's, and titles like FIFA for Madden, Cam Weber has read that he delayed Madden's release for three weeks because of the NFL lockout; that he's adding some kind of social network to the game, like Need for Speed's Autolog; and that he is at the… » 4/22/11 8:00pm 4/22/11 8:00pm