Madden 15 Predicted The Exact Score Of The Super Bowl

Every year, the folks at EA Sports rig a game of Madden to predict the Super Bowl. They're usually right—they've nailed something like eight of the last 11 winners. This time, it's safe to say that EA just rigged the actual Super Bowl. » 2/01/15 10:09pm 2/01/15 10:09pm

FIFA Bug Makes Pro Athletes Play Like Tiny Children

Did you ever play football/soccer as a kid? If so, you'll know that there is a single formation and tactic that's used across the planet. Namely, everyone runs straight at the ball. It's a tactic that's drummed out of you by your teens, but it seems to have snuck back into FIFA 15 on the PC, and is now affecting some… » 9/23/14 9:00pm 9/23/14 9:00pm

Some Thoughts On The (Pretty Good) FIFA 15 Demo

Every year I download the demo of the latest FIFA game, play it for a bit, nod then put it away and wait for the actual game to turn up before I start putting serious hours in. This year, I can't stop playing the demo. » 9/10/14 8:01pm 9/10/14 8:01pm

EA Made A Trailer Out Of The Tiny Madden Glitch

Remember that awesome Madden glitch that rendered one of the game's players - LB Christian Kirksey - as a tiny little man? Taking the joke and running with it, EA Sports have released a trailer telling the story of "Tiny Titan" (who actually plays for the Browns). » 9/08/14 1:10am 9/08/14 1:10am

EA's New Hockey Game Missing Crucial Features, Fans Upset

NHL 15 is supposed to be a sequel to last year's entry in EA's long-running hockey series, but it takes some serious steps backward. Dedicated fans aren't happy. » 9/05/14 7:44pm 9/05/14 7:44pm

Here are Özil and Thomas Müller, two stars of Germany's national soccer team, acting weird in FIFA. This time their body parts are not glitching through the 5th they're just trying to impress each other. » 8/18/14 8:30am 8/18/14 8:30am

New Madden Gets The Weirdest Commercial Ever

EA pulled out the big guns for their Madden 15 commercial, bringing in Kevin Hart, Dave Franco, Colin Kaepernick, and a pool full of dolphins for what might be the weirdest and/or best advertisement in video game history. » 8/15/14 11:09am 8/15/14 11:09am

No, You Can't Bite People in FIFA 15

Sebastien Enrique is the lead producer on the PS4 and Xbox One versions of FIFA 15. He's been at EA Sports since FIFA 06 - in other words, when the series was still awful - and he's been there to see its rise to greatness. » 8/13/14 6:30am 8/13/14 6:30am

FIFA's Luis Suarez Develops Taste For Digital Flesh

I'm a little unsure as to where this actually originated - every retweeter is repeating the same "OMG SO REAL" joke - but hey, enjoy it regardless. » 7/31/14 9:03pm 7/31/14 9:03pm

Putting Bruce Lee Against Real UFC Fighters Is Kinda Creepy, Guys

Bruce Lee's been in video games before. But his latest appearance as a playable character—in EA's upcoming UFC game—just feels weird. » 6/09/14 3:33pm 6/09/14 3:33pm

EA Sports And CLC Finalize Video Game Settlement With Former Players

Four class-action suits brought by former NCAA players against EA Sports and the Collegiate Licensing Company were settled back in September 2013 for $40 million, but aside from the amount, most of the other terms needed ironing out. On Friday night, the parties filed a settlement with the U.S. District Court for… » 5/31/14 5:00pm 5/31/14 5:00pm

The NFL Made EA Sports Take The Ambulance Out Of Madden

Over at SI's Extra Mustard, Jon Robinson has a wonderful look at eight features the NFL forced EA Sports to remove from its Madden series of video games. They are, roughly, what you'd expect: a whole lot of things related to player safety, including helmets popping off, coaches being run over on the sidelines, and… » 3/12/14 3:29pm 3/12/14 3:29pm

Yes, FIFA 14 Really Does Use a Picture of Pelé in a Hot Tub

Reddit noticed this today, as did EA Sports' official forums in December. And now it's confirmed: EA Sports based its Football Ultimate Team card for Pelé, the greatest footballer in history, off a 44-year-old picture of him relaxing in the tub. » 2/22/14 6:20pm 2/22/14 6:20pm

Madden Needs Help With the Logos for Its Pretend NFL Teams

Madden NFL 25 brought back franchise relocation, allowing you to keep a club's name and look in its new city or pick from two or three new nickname and uniform options. And yeah, some of those designs weren't so great. The game's fake Twitter feed would even say so. » 2/22/14 1:30pm 2/22/14 1:30pm

Why a Train Wreck Can Still Be One Of Madden's Most Popular Teams

Barely a week after the Super Bowl ended, fans of the Cleveland Browns got confirmation they were functionally eliminated from contention next year, too. The team's president and general manager resigned after hiring a new head coach, a comical sequence that is so bass-ackwards you can't even repeat it in Madden. » 2/18/14 4:25pm 2/18/14 4:25pm