Longshot, the interactive drama this year’s Madden, tells the story of a man who tries to beat the odds to accomplish an impossible dream. The tale behind the making of Longshot is similar.
Video games aren’t what kept José Muñoz in his parents’ basement for much of the past seven years, slipping into depression. They aren’t why the former honor roll student dropped out of college, and they aren’t why he couldn’t get a job. Video games aren’t what sent him to a therapist’s couch, and video games aren’t…
Madden NFL 18 has a story mode, a first for a Madden game. Called “Longshot,” it follows the career of fictional would-be quarterback Devin Wade. Unlike Madden 18’s Ultimate Team mode, which allows you to feel like an all-powerful football god who can make record-setting numbers of touchdowns per game, Longshot isn’t…
Even the AI refs in Madden need glasses.
Today, Electronic Arts and the NFL announced the launch of the Madden NFL Club Championship, an esports event that involves all 32 of the NFL’s teams. The competition, which will be part of this year’s Madden NFL Championship Series, starts on August 22, which is the game’s preorder release day. Starting today,…
Jonathan Sullivan, a member of Madden NFL’s development team, was shot and killed on the weekend. A 23 year-old man is in custody charged with second-degree murder.
In addition to having the worst cover of all time, the new Madden will have a scripted story mode, following the successful NBA 2K series in its attempt to summon REAL DRAMA out of digital sports. Here’s hoping it’ll be good—and that you can skip the cutscenes. Trailer above, via EA’s press conference today.
This sucks. Here’s EA:
This weekend, the Madden Challenge is pitting virtual football’s best against each other one last time before the championship in May. Though the players behind the controllers are pros, the quarterbacks in the game could use a little work.
U.S. presidents—fictional or not—have had a major impact on video games. When a game has something to do with the United States, there’s a good chance the Commander-in-Chief is gonna show up.
“What does NE stand for?” my five-year-old son asked as we watched last night’s Super Bowl LI. I told him it stood for the New England Patriots. “No! Change it!” he shouted, lunging for the Xbox One controller. “It should be Atlanta versus Atlanta!” Oh right, Madden 17.
The makers of Madden NFL 17, the most realistic football game on Earth, have confirmed to Kotaku that their latest game puts the sun in the wrong part of the sky. During evening games in Los Angeles, the sun appears to set in the east, a problem that probably won’t be fixed until next year’s sequel, according to…
I’ve been playing Madden 17 this week, and against all the odds, I have been having a good time. You can thank a single new game mode for that.
In 2010, a guy by the name of Demetry James uploaded a video he made while he and some buddies were playing Madden. It went on to become the most famous highlight clip that video game series has ever seen.
The next cover athlete for Madden will be Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, EA announced this evening. Given that the Xbox Store leaked this news earlier today, the only real shock here is that he’s wearing a shirt.
A pretty great concept. SyBro imagined an American football game with Super Mario characters and made some 3D renders for it.
It’s easy to sit here as a games writer or armchair pundit and rail against the practice of publishers asking for more money from gamers who have already spent $60 on a new title. But hey, turns out plenty of people love doing it (and are doing it), especially when it comes to EA Sports’ big games.
We’re two days away from the annual Big Football Game, where the Panthers and Broncos will face one another in a match that would be extremely lopsided if they were actual animals (and may be just as lopsided regardless).
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…