Chris “Dubby” McFarland proved himself the best Madden NFL 17 player in the country after defeating Eric “Problem” Wright in the grand finals of the Madden Bowl just over a week ago. Less than a week later he was forced to give back $3,000 of his $75,000 prize winnings after violating EA’s Code of Conduct.
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.”
On Monday afternoon, a group of mothers and other family members of men who have died with chronic traumatic encephalopathy gathered in a room at a hotel in Houston to hold a press conference announcing CTE Awareness Day and promoting their group’s eponymous website, Faces of CTE.
It’s only been a week since FIFA 17 dropped, and we’re already seeing some of the most hilarious glitches of the year.
Are you still buying the annual iterations of a series that peaked a decade ago, shelling out 60 bucks for nothing but updated rosters and the privilege of continuing to be beaten by racist 14-year-olds in online head-to-head play? Happy glitch hunting.
I’m not the biggest fan of traditional sports games. What I really enjoy are the wackier takes on popular pastimes that channel the familiar into a stranger landscape of rules and regulations.
As Portugal and France snoozed their way through the final match yesterday at Euro 2016, thousands of Silver Y moths crashed the party—including one that fluttered onto Ronaldo’s anguished face as he sat injured on the pitch. They’re calling it the moth ball final. So what brought all these moths to the Stade de…
A pretty great concept. SyBro imagined an American football game with Super Mario characters and made some 3D renders for it.
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.