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Why people hate Electronic Arts photo
Why people hate Electronic Arts
by Vito Gesualdi

It wasn't much of a surprise when Electronic Arts was recently voted the Worst Company in America by readers of Consumerist for the second year in a row. Though the game publisher's sins are arguably less substantial than those of their competition, nerds have soundly declared that borked SimCity servers are officially worse than the predatory housing loan tactics responsible for the current financial crisis. 

Regardless of whether you agree with EA's win, it's obvious that gamers really dislike this software giant. Let's take a look at the reasons why.

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8:00 PM on 03.04.2013

Jerry Rice and Cris Carter battle over Madden 25 cover

Since all of you have been keeping up to date with all the latest Madden news, you're aware of the fact that the upcoming Madden 14 is now retitled Madden NFL 25, right? Well, since every Madden needs a cover, EA Sports has d...

Chris Carter

1:00 AM on 02.27.2013

NFL prospect learned football from playing Madden

Straight from the "I told you videogames can be productive!" file comes a unique feel-good story. According to The Phinsider, a Miami Dolphins-centric site, Southern Methodist University star Margus Hunt learned to play footb...

Brett Makedonski

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...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 02.01.2013

Madden's 25th Anniversary release dated

The next installment of Madden, the series' 25th anniversary release, will hit stores on August 27, Electronic Arts announced. With its first release on the Sega Genesis back in 1989, the Madden series has come quite a long w...

Keith Swiader

10:30 AM on 01.29.2013

EA's Madden predicts a Ravens Super Bowl win

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 tweetin...

Steven Hansen





7:00 PM on 01.28.2013

Ninja Gaiden, Section 8, Madden dropping on PS Plus

Sony is currently offering a 15 month PlayStation Plus subscription for the price of 12. But that's an investment for the forward-thinking man. What have they done for us lately? Well, that 13 for '13 sale was pretty nea...

Kyle MacGregor



Preview: Madden NFL 13 gets serious on Wii U photo
Preview: Madden NFL 13 gets serious on Wii U
by Keith Swiader

When one thinks of buying the latest installment of John Madden football, one typically goes the route of either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 version, instantly shrugging off even the thought of playing a year of pigskin on a Nintendo platform. 

If Madden NFL 13 on the Wii U is any indication, the aforementioned way of thinking may change, as EA is providing a serious effort to Nintendo consumers this time around.

It's also launching with Nintendo's latest console offering, so if you were already looking to the Wii U to provide your yearly fix of 11-on-11 football action, you won't have to wait much longer. You also won't be disappointed.

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1:00 AM on 09.15.2012

Obama campaign ads to hit Madden 13 and other EA titles

As much fun as the never ending political bickering has been lately, I'm kind of ready for it to be over for a while. Something tells me though, that it's going to get a whole lot worse before it gets any better. At least we ...

Kyle MacGregor



Review: Madden NFL 13 photo
Review: Madden NFL 13
by Steven Hansen

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 remember a time when there wasn’t an annual Madden as the years go by. Some present-day fans might not even remember when John Madden’s goofy mug adorned each box.

I skipped out on buying last year’s iteration. With unfulfilled promises of a move towards a physics-based system, it was merely more of the same and I was content getting in a few games on occasional visits with sports fan compatriots that picked it up. While football is quite possibly my favorite sport, my enthusiasm for the series waned under the weight of better sports games, like MLB: The Show, the resurgent NBA 2k, and EA’s own NHL franchise. It was going to take a dramatic, notable change to get me back into Madden; surprisingly, Madden 13 mostly delivers, thanks to a newly implemented physics engine.

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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...

Steven Hansen

3:22 PM on 08.02.2012

Madden 13 and Fifa 13 for Wii U has touch enhancements

During EA's Summer Showcase live stream, EA has shown off some new features for the Wii U versions of Madden 13 and Fifa 13, typically focused on the GamePad's touchscreen. In Madden, play calling is done directly on the touc...

Tony Ponce



E3: Madden NFL 13 feels better because of physics photo
E3: Madden NFL 13 feels better because of physics
by Steven Hansen

Another year, another Madden. We’ve probably reached a point in time where there are Madden fans who have forgotten than John Madden’s goofy mug used to adorn the games. As a big, stupid football fan, I’m always hoping Madden makes that quantum leap into the upper echelon of sports games, along with MLB The Show, NBA 2K, and EA’s own NHL and FIFA franchises.

After playing just a game of Madden NFL 13, I can't proclaim that Madden has made that turn; it will take a lot more play time to judge that. Still, the game feels a lot more organic, largely because it seems to have legitimately moved away from canned animations in favor of more realistic, physics-based collisions.

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3:29 PM on 06.04.2012

E3: EA details some new mechanics in Madden NFL 13

Legendary Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis opened the Madden NFL 13 presentation at EA's E3 2012 press conference with a pretty intense speech on what it means to compete, and the brevity of actually playing in the NFL. Madden dev...

Chris Carter

12:08 PM on 06.04.2012

E3: Madden NFL 13 gains Kinect voice controls

Madden fans, prepare yourselves: as revealed at Microsoft's E3 press conference, Madden NFL 13 will be gaining Kinect voice controls that allow you to call plays on the line of scrimmage. Demoed onstage with Hall of Fame quar...

Brian Szabelski

10:00 PM on 05.20.2012

Hallelujah: Tebowing confirmed for Madden 13

Every year Madden just keeps getting better and better. Remember back in 2010 when they added that one thing? Yeah, dude! That was the best! Well, at least until last year when they tacked on something else and it got ev...

Kyle MacGregor