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EA Sports has one big focus for Madden, FIFA, and NHL this year photo
EA Sports has one big focus for Madden, FIFA, and NHL this year
by Brett Makedonski

EA Sports is in a good position with its athletic franchises. The demand for annual iterations in each series is high enough to warrant frequent releases, but sports don't really change. This allows the developers to focus on nothing but improvements and making the games as realistic as possible -- something that any fan of sports games desperately wants.

And, realism is exactly what EA Sports strives for. With regard to its Madden, FIFA, and NHL brands, each is seeing changes this year that bring it ever closer to pure simulation. After all, if it's in the game, it's in the game.

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2:45 PM on 06.09.2014

Madden 15 allows more freedom on defense than ever before

Madden 15 is seeking to put more focus on defense in the latest iteration of the ridiculously popular football game, with updates that should make the entire experience a little more fun overall. Players will be able to choos...

Brittany Vincent

2:43 PM on 06.09.2014

NHL 15 trailer shows off the physics of hockey

In its E3 press conference today, Electronic Arts released a new trailer for its upcoming hockey game, NHL 15. During the presentation, EA boasted that it would calculate "physics for all twelve players and the puck." The trailer above shows off those physics, with some bone-crunching hits and pretty fantastic shots on goal. NHL 15 is set to release on September 9, 2014.

Darren Nakamura

2:37 PM on 06.09.2014

EA Sports PGA Tour lets you fire flaming balls over battleships

Tiger Woods is out after damaging his brand. Flaming golf balls shot over battleships in the Pacific are in. Take that, Woods. EA Sports PGA Tour (Spring 2015) is going to use the Frostbite 3 engine, which will give its full...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 06.06.2014

Madden 15 will feature player tattoos, releases E3 trailer

Amongst all the E3 hubbub about games like, Mortal Kombat X, Destiny, and Halo 5, let's not forget that August will bring us our annual Madden. Teasing what will be brought to the show, the Madden 15 E3 trailer implies, to m...

Abel Girmay

8:00 PM on 06.05.2014

FIFA 15 on PC won't use the old engine again

While EA Sports went with its new Ignite engine for FIFA 14 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the company opted not to use the game engine for the PC version. At the time, it was argued that the average player didn't have a good...

Jordan Devore

2:45 PM on 06.02.2014

First NHL 15 screen isn't of an Avalanche player like it should be

EA Sports has released the first screenshot for NHL 15, and it features San Jose captain Joe Thornton rocking an unimpressive beard, because they're the Sharks and their long list of playoff flameouts disappoint in both the c...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 PM on 05.29.2014

Kick some ass on June 3 in the EA Sports UFC demo

As Stroke 9 once inquired, how many people want to kick some ass? If your answer is a resounding "I do! I do!," you have anger issues. Also, you might enjoy knowing that there's an imminent demo for EA Sports UFC. The bone-br...

Brett Makedonski

2:45 PM on 05.27.2014

EA Sports UFC shows off its fighting women

The game does look pretty impressive, but is it just me or does the whole thing sort of lack grace? The fighters seem a little more awkward and stilted than I would like. Of course, just because there isn't lifelike fidelity doesn't mean it doesn't play well (Dale was impressed with it). Just the sequence around 40 seconds looks a bit goofy.

Steven Hansen



EA Sports UFC looks ultra-freakin' real photo
EA Sports UFC looks ultra-freakin' real
by Dale North

Look, I'm not necessarily a MMA fan, but I have played a few games and watched a few matches in my day. The latest, EA Sports UFC, is a pretty good time, even for a casual player like myself. I took on Digital Trends' Adam Rosenberg in a casual match and beat the living daylights out of him in the first round using Bruce Lee. Somehow the button-per-limb control scheme really clicks with me, and I had the advantage because I've used the game's stick-based grapple controls before. 

Of course, he knocked the sh*t out of me the next two rounds after getting the controls down.

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7:30 PM on 05.14.2014

Here's Bruce Lee kicking ass in EA Sports UFC

My gut reaction to hearing that Bruce Lee would be playable in EA Sports UFC was "Huh? That's a bit odd." In recent weeks, I've come around to find his inclusion to be in good fun. If you remain unconvinced, here's a video i...

Jordan Devore





9:00 PM on 05.02.2014

EA looking to stream games direct to Comcast customers

Electronic Arts could soon be offering their games directly to Comcast subscribers, according to a report from Reuters. The two companies have been in talks, and after two years of testing it seems the deal is close to an agr...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 04.07.2014

You can play as Bruce Lee in EA Sports UFC

Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee will be a playable character in EA Sports UFC and with that knowledge, I can't imagine why you'd choose to play as anyone else. Now, EA is taking the usual "pre-order the game for access" ro...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 11.25.2013

EA says there won't be any more FIFA Manager games

Gerald Köhler, the founder and designer of FIFA Manager, sent out an open letter this weekend stating that FIFA Manager 14 would be the last one in the series. He said that "one game has practically dominated the ma...

Joshua Derocher

4:00 PM on 11.24.2013

FIFA 14 crash reported on Xbox One

A recent post on the EA Sports support page confirms launching FIFA 14 on Xbox One, while two controllers are connected, may cause the game to crash during startup.  The post breaks down the root of the crash t...

Wesley Ruscher

8:30 PM on 11.22.2013

EA Sports commits to improving messy NBA Live 14

NBA Live 14 marks the return of the series and people aren't feeling it. With a Metascore of 45 for the PlayStation 4 version, executive producer Sean O'Brien says it best: "I'm not going to lie; it's been a rough week. As yo...

Jordan Devore