Tag Archives: madden NFL
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 | 02:14 BST
A district court has ruled EA Sports must face fraud claims suggesting the publisher failed to give the Madden NFL franchise’s original developer his fair share of profits.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 | 22:34 BST
A class action lawsuit will take on EA Sports on behalf of every US resident who purchased a new copy of Madden NFL, NCAA Football or Arena Football over the course of seven and a half years.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 | 19:52 BST
A California Court has denied EA’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against it by NFL retirees over the use of the players’ likenesses without consent or compensation.
Fri, Sep 02, 2011 | 03:48 BST
Here’s one way to break into the highly competitive games industry: be really good at sport.
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 | 06:32 BST
Madden NFL executive producer Phil Frazier has farewelled EA Sports after 14 years.
Thu, Jun 09, 2011 | 17:47 BST
EA has said that revenue derived from its Madden NFL franchise could cause the firm to lose up to $80 million should the National Football League lockout leads to a canceled season.
Mon, Apr 18, 2011 | 02:06 BST
Madden NFL series creative director Ian Cummings has left EA Sports, along with a number of prominent developers.
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 | 06:10 GMT
EA Sports’ hold on the American football scene has been tightened, with the NFL agreeing to continue the publisher’s exclusive license through 2013.
Wed, Sep 09, 2009 | 22:31 BST
Update: Madden NFL 10 will launch on the App Store today for $9.99, and if you act now for today only it’s $7.99. Currently, DLC in the form of jerseys and roster updates is expected in the future as well as multiplayer.
Original Story: During Apple’s “Its only rock and roll, but we like it” event, which is ongoing, EA demoed Madden NFL 10 for iPhone.
Expected to be released sometime this month, the game has all 32 teams, all locations and the playbook from the full version for consoles and PC.
The iPhone version includes “Action Control Time,” which lets you adjust the speed of your game, “Season Mode,” which lets you play through an entire season of football with trades and acquisitions, stats and individual player rewards, full control over rosters, depth charts, and access to free agent pools, and broadcast commentary featuring the voices of John Madden, Tom Hammond and Cris Collinsworth.
Also included is the Hot Route feature, which lets you redraw the play from the playbook right on the screen with your finger.
No word just yet on when to expect it this month, or for how much, but we’ll sent word to EA Sports to see what we can find out.
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 | 08:45 BST
John Madden’s on borrowed time. His great, football-shaped clock is ticking unstoppably in heaven’s endzone. Will EA’s gargantuan sports IP continue with his name once the alarm’s gone off? Probably.
“If you said to me that once I’m gone there’s a video game that lives on with my name, there’s certainly achievements with my name on already, so it might be a fitting legacy,” EA Sports boss Peter Moore told Gama.
“I don’t think anymore that people would think it would be weird if when ultimately he’s no longer with us that the game carries on. Madden 40 or Madden 50 or whatever that would be. I don’t think so.”
Madden’s retired now, a fact Moore insists will make the game “better”. Only time will tell. Tick. Tock.
Mon, Jun 08, 2009 | 09:21 BST
A huge, in-depth survey into teenager’s gaming habits and the relationship to civic engagement has shown that the five most popular games played in the US are Guitar Hero, Halo 3, Madden NFL, Solitaire, and Dance Dance Revolution.
The wide spread of genres on display is not uncommon, says the survey:
80% of teens play five or more different game genres, and 40% play eight or more types whilst 55% of daily gamers play eight or more types of games; just 33% of less frequent gamers do so. Girls play an average of 6 different game genres; boys average 8 different types.
Through this link are more stats about US teenage gaming habits than you could shake a stick at. Get the coffee ready and dive in.
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 | 21:35 BST
John Madden has announced his retirement from broadcasting televised NFL games, but his departure will not effect the Madden NFL game franchise.
His reasoning is that he is 73 and wants to spend more time with his family.
While this is not exactly gaming news, Madden has been a staple figure in videogames for years.
EA Sports rep David Tinson told Gamasutra that due to a “long term contract with John Madden” the gaming franchise is safe.
Peter Moore also weighed in on the anouncement stating:
“We’re excited to see [Madden's] legacy live on in the 21st year of Madden NFL football, and well beyond.
“It’s been a privilege for EA Sports to have had the strong relationship we’ve had with John for more than two decades and one that will continue into the future.”
Wed, Jan 21, 2009 | 15:18 GMT
EA has announced the results of a survey conducted by University of Oregon’s Warsaw Sports Marketing Center which show that Madden NFL players’ football IQ was 60 percent higher than non-players.
The study tested the general American football knowledge of 15,000 Madden 09 players against your average non-Madden playing NFL fan. The results spoke for themselves.
“For 20 years, EA Sports has been committed to delivering a truly authentic football experience with the Madden NFL franchise,” said EA Sports president Peter Moore.
“The findings of the Football IQ study demonstrate the authenticity of the game and how much smarter gamers have become about the sport because of it. It also represents the impact this iconic game has had on the way football is played and experienced, both by players and fans.”
Madden NFL sold 5.25m copies in the US last year putting the American Football title in second place being Wii Play in the all format charts.
Full thing after the break.
By Mike Bowden