Who wore it better last night, Blaziken, or Lady Gaga?
If Football—that is, the American National Football League football—used the same naming scheme as “Dungeons & Dragons,” we’d call it “Beer Commercials & Cheerleaders.”
Up until the very end of this commercial, the entire thing comes across as a Nike ad—not something about Pokémon. That’s just how fierce it is.
Today on Highlight Reel we have vehicle splatters, oblivious witchers, near misses, early goal celebrations, accidental ladder kills, and much more!
On Christmas Day, Sony Pictures Entertainment will release Concussion, a film that will almost certainly be very bad. As we’ve already noted, the film—starring Will Smith as CTE researcher Dr. Bennet Omalu—suffers from significant issues, both in theory and practice. (When the film studio’s lawyers call for the film…
Cristo Redentor, the giant statue of Jesus that towers above the city of Rio de Janeiro, is one of the world’s great landmarks. It won’t be appearing in Street Fighter V, though, after Capcom decided to swap it out and replace it with...a monstrous replica of what sure looks like the FIFA World Cup trophy.
This is André Schürrle. He’s a very, very good footballer. A lot of people would recognise him as a star for both Wolfsburg and the World Champion German national team. This German web TV host, however, did not.
Ten years ago, I wrote one of the most wrongheaded articles of my career. In a review of 2005’s Blitz: The League for Slate, I predicted that Madden NFL’s then-new monopoly on the National Football League’s license for video game football would restore variety to the virtual gridiron. Surely the single-minded pursuit…
It is one of the oft-old tales in the three-decade (!) history of Madden NFL: When Trip Hawkins, the founder of Electronic Arts, approached John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, about collaborating on a new version of video game football, Madden stipulated that any game with his name on it would include…
Mario Götze, international football star, nautical enthusiast and scorer of the winning goal in last year’s World Cup Final, is also a man who cares deeply about his fans who may be experiencing heartache playing...FIFA.
The Super Bowl is almost here, which means it's time to pretend you care about football! Being a Bears fan, I'm all about whatever makes people the unhappiest, since my team isn't playing for. Do I actually have to root for the Patriots? I might be sick. I need something else to keep my mind off the thought of…
A federal appeals court ruled a lawsuit by ex-NFL players against Electronic Arts can move forward, the AP reports. The lawsuit seeks compensation over Madden NFL featuring ex-players on "historical" teams in everything but name. EA lost a similar lawsuit brought by ex-NCAA players. The company settled for $40 million.
Soccer is a twenty-two-player competitive ball game (CBG). Soccer has been in development for two thousand years. Soccer has been an Olympic event since 1900.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will be the latest player to grace the cover of the Madden series—he'll be on the cover of Madden NFL 15 when it comes out in August.
The upcoming video game Football Heroes: Pro Edition will sport a license from the NFL Players Association, making it one of the only non-Madden game in a decade to include pro football players' names, according to the game's creators and the players' group.
Aww, look at his little soccer ball head. Celebrating the onset of soccer fever, Activision is releasing special edition Skylanders: Swap Force toy 'Kickoff' Countdown (clever) this Sunday, May 18, at ToysRUs locations across the country and online.
Did you think sports games would be safe from the industry-wide insistence on turning everything into a first person shooter? I hope not.
Motions captured. Whether you care about Madden games or not, this short video from The New York Times, offers a cool inside look into how motion capture is done for a video game. Gotta love the part about mo-capping "fidgets." Seems fun!