Jerks Dick Kid Out Of A PS4 Madden Game For Being A Lions Fan

Everyone needs to shut up about the reversed pass interference call from last week's playoff game between the Cowboys and Lions, because the real travesty of the day occurred before the game even started. » 1/09/15 12:40pm 1/09/15 12:40pm

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. » 1/06/15 6:25pm 1/06/15 6:25pm

The Xbox One NFL App Needs Serious Improvements

In May of last year, when Microsoft first unveiled the Xbox One, they made grand, lofty promises. Here was the console that would change the way we watch TV, revolutionizing all things NFL and enhancing our football Sundays forever and ever. » 9/15/14 3:30pm 9/15/14 3:30pm

We Made Some Really Stupid Madden GIFs, And So Can You

For some reason, EA thought it would be a good idea to let the internet make GIFs using Madden player models. They made a site for it and everything, underwritten by the NFL, NFLPA, and Google. We spent 15 minutes trying to make them regret it. Here's what we came up with, but we're sure you criminals can do better. » 9/04/14 8:45pm 9/04/14 8:45pm

Madden NFL 15 Toys Are Coming To McDonald's Happy Meals

The next toys coming to McDonald's Happy Meals are generic NFL player figurines to promote Madden 15. Yes, there's an alternative for non-sports fans: » 8/04/14 9:40am 8/04/14 9:40am

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

Buffalo Banthas and Oakland Vaders: Helmets of a Star Wars Super Bowl

If the Super Bowl was kicking off on the Death Star and not in New York, it'd be the Tauntauns versus the Wattos today. That's according to this set of helmets reimagining the NFL inside the Star Wars canon. Every choice is outstanding (St. Louis Twi'leks, for sure) but the most apt has to be the Washington Gungans. » 2/02/14 3:00pm 2/02/14 3:00pm

Super Bowl Player Spent All Week Playing Pokémon

The week before the Super Bowl in NY/NJ, some NFL players spend their time on the field. Others like to party it up in New York's lavish nightclubs and restaurants. But Nate Irving? Nate Irving likes to play Pokémon. » 1/30/14 5:30pm 1/30/14 5:30pm

EA Sports and the NFL "still have a number of years left on our agreements" to exclusively develop and publish video games, EA CEO Andrew Wilson told investors. "We have a number of games in development with the NFL" license, he added. Reports had suggested EA's license to make NFL games would expire this year. » 1/28/14 5:31pm 1/28/14 5:31pm

Austria's Game of Thrones NFL Intro Shows America How to Do a Pre-Game

American football isn't just popular in America. It's also an attraction in Austria, whose PULS 4 network concocted this Game of Thrones-style introduction for the two conference championships the NFL plays today. It beats Cleatus, that doofus Fox Sports robot, by a mile, er, several kilometers. » 1/19/14 11:00am 1/19/14 11:00am

A Retired NFL Pro Skips the Autograph Line for a Call of Duty Lobby

Seven years ago, Hunter Hillenmeyer was signing autographs in a Jewel-Osco supermarket up in Fox Lake, Ill., the kind of ham-and-egg gig that any Chicago Bear could expect at some point in his career if he was any good. It wasn't anyone's idea of stressful work. Smile, pretend to be famous, collect your couple-three… » 12/08/13 11:00am 12/08/13 11:00am

Here's What You Can Watch on the Xbox One In Between Games

Yesterday we showed you what you can entertain yourself with in between play sessions on the PS4. Now, it's the Xbox One's turn. » 11/08/13 5:59am 11/08/13 5:59am

Yes, Even NFL Players Can Be Pokémon Nerds

Looks like Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin Jr. got himself a steal. Teammate and All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman knows the score. » 10/22/13 11:00pm 10/22/13 11:00pm

SPORTSBALL: A Complete Novice Takes on Madden For the First Time

Immensely popular and ridiculously lucrative, the Madden NFL series of video games is an entertainment behemoth. It is also forever and inextricably tied to its source material: the real, live version of the sport it simulates. It is the Christopher Reeve of video games, never really discussed on its own merits, but… » 9/18/13 11:34am 9/18/13 11:34am

NFL Sunday Ticket Fails For The Second Week In A Row

It happened last week, and it's happening again today: the NFL Sunday Ticket, which is supposed to let you watch any NFL game on your computer or mobile device, is failing for some customers across the country. What a mess. » 9/15/13 1:57pm 9/15/13 1:57pm

Two Quarterbacks, One Eyebrow: Madden Brokers a Ridiculous Bet

EA Sports managed to goad Madden NFL pitchmen Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson into making one incredibly ridiculous bet when their teams meet next week: The loser will shave off an eyebrow. Not in the game, either, in real life. » 9/10/13 12:00pm 9/10/13 12:00pm

NFL's Sunday Ticket Pulled from PlayStation 3

DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket, the service delivering all over-the-air NFL games broadcast on Sunday afternoons during the league's regular season, will no longer be offered on the PlayStation 3. IGN reports that Sony has confirmed the end of the arrangement. » 8/13/13 10:00pm 8/13/13 10:00pm

The Cheapest Way to Watch the NFL This Year

The cheapest way to watch a buttload of NFL games this year—all of them live—is with a copy of Madden. You don't need an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or satellite dish to do it, either. Maybe the people behind the deal can't tell you, but I can: This will work. » 8/06/13 11:30am 8/06/13 11:30am