What the Hell is Mutant League Football Doing in NFL Blitz?

Finish off the "Blitz Gauntlet" mode in the recently released NFL Blitz for PS3 and Xbox 360 and you'll unlock a team full of zombies. And the logo on their jersey isn't that of the National Football League, but of another league, one from a future of decaying flesh and dismembered bodies. » 1/18/12 7:30pm 1/18/12 7:30pm

Looking Back on Sports' Movers, Makers, and Video Gamers in 2011

A walk-on running back; a dad who couldn't tell his kids what he did; a fat kid who started going to the gym and never stopped. A guy who came to know his sport's greatest venue in ways some champions never will. The top man at sports video gaming's dominant publisher, and a college student who considers himself a… » 12/24/11 6:00pm 12/24/11 6:00pm

Can NFL Blitz Have a Cover Curse if the Game Actually Has No Cover?

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was voted the "cover star" for January's reboot of NFL Blitz at the Video Game Awards tonight. Of course, Blitz is a downloadable title, so this game actually has no physical cover. So that means Rice won't actually tear his ACL in the playoffs after the game releases on PSN and… » 12/10/11 9:36pm 12/10/11 9:36pm

NFL Told EA Sports to Keep Late Hits Out of Blitz

When NFL Blitz was announced in October, I asked the game's producer, Dave Ross, what kind of hitting action the game would feature, given the league's increased sensitivity to violence and head injuries since the last version of the game was released in 2003. Ross said at the time they were still working through… » 11/19/11 12:00pm 11/19/11 12:00pm

EA Sports Avoids Campaign-Year Headache by Keeping Obama Out of NFL…

A year after appearing in NBA Jam (with Vice President Biden, and eight other political figures of both parties), President Obama will not cameo in January's NFL Blitz, one of the game's designers said recently. » 11/03/11 8:30pm 11/03/11 8:30pm

How EA Sports Kept Loose Lips from Sinking Blitz

For 18 months, Dave Ross surfed forums and blogs and dreaded what he'd find. He couldn't tell his kids what he was working on, lest they say something at school. Every day, when Ross booted up his computer at EA Sports, he clicked on the shared drive over the studio's intranet, and then on the folder marked MADDEN… » 10/22/11 5:00pm 10/22/11 5:00pm