For those beyond the cultural heft of sports, the Super Bowl is this weekend. A lot of people are going to be tweeting about it and, more annoyingly, a lot of people are going to be tweeting in complaint about people tweeting about it.
If Madden 13 has anything to say about it, though, you might as well not watch, as the winner has already been decided: the Baltimore Ravens. Given that the simulation has only missed twice since 2004 (picking the Steelers over the Packers was a silly move), there might just be something in the result. Then again, that might just be my confirmation bias talking, as I expect the Ravens to the pull out the victory.
It's also worth noting that Madden is typically pretty off when it comes to predicting final scores regardless of winner. The idea that a free running Ray Lewis in his final game puts unaccounted for pressure on the young Kaepernick to force an errant throw to an aging Moss that gets picked off by Ed Reed to seal the game is a little bit Hollywood, too. Then again, crazier things have happened.
|2:45 PM on 02.04.2013|
That Madden 13 Super Bowl prediction was eerily accurate
It looks like my bird magic worked, as the Baltimore Ravens overtook the San Francisco 49ers last night in a huge Super Bowl victory, bringing the franchise up to two championship wins. Of course, Madden 13 already knew this...more
|2:00 PM on 08.25.2012|
Review: Madden NFL 13
The tree leaves change colors, stores stock pumpkin pies en masse, San Francisco finally starts getting its belated summer, and another Madden game releases; such are the harbingers of fall. It gets harder and harder to remem...more
|9:00 AM on 08.03.2012|
Madden 13 Wii U to be launch title, won't have physics
If you read my E3 preview of Madden 13, you know that I’m tenuously excited for it. If you haven’t, well, I’m tenuously excited for it. The reason behind this cautious optimism is that Madden has finally imp...more
|1:34 PM on 05.08.2012|
Madden 13's Calvin Johnson cover revealed
Remember that time we reported that Calvin "Megatron" Johnson was going to be on the cover of Madden 13? Well now EA has something to show for it, as the game's official boxart has been revealed via Facebook. I would have rat...more
|5:45 PM on 05.07.2013|
Expect new games from EA Sports, BioWare, and DICE at E3
During an investor call today, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau briefly discussed the company's plans for E3 2013. As expected, June is going to be a big month for the new home consoles. "Regarding next generation consoles, w...more
|11:00 PM on 05.01.2013|
Yikes: Madden skipping the Wii U this year
EA Sports has confirmed to Nintendo World Report that Madden NFL will be skipping the Wii U this year. EA stated the following: "We will not be releasing a Wii U version of Madden NFL in 2013. However, we have a strong partne...more
|6:30 PM on 04.25.2013|
Barry Sanders is your Madden 25 cover athlete
Barry Sanders has won the vote between new- and old-school NFL players alike, taking the spotlight from Adrian Peterson to rush onto the Madden 25 cover with a 58 percent margin. I'll always remember Sanders as one of most e...more