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Battlefront, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, and UFC 2 confirmed for EA Access

EA Access is far enough along now that you just knew it was only a matter of time before the program brought in Star Wars Battlefront, especially with one more expansion left to go and the never-ending need to keep its player base flourishi...   read


Iceland's not in FIFA 17 because it rejected EA's low-ball offer

One of this year's feel-good stories in soccer (football, fútbol, the beautiful game) was Iceland's run to the quarterfinals of Euro 2016 earlier this summer. The tiny Nordic country improbably made it through the group stage before ...   read

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Review: NHL 17

I got out to a blazing start in the first game in Franchise Mode with my beloved Colorado Avalanche. Somewhere toward the end of the first, centerman Carl Soderberg netted the team's third goal of the period. Things couldn't have been going...   read

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Nothing makes sense in this Madden glitch

Down three with six seconds left, the Tennessee Titans are attempting a field goal to take the game to overtime. The kick is short, the Minnesota Vikings return man catches it in the end zone, and immediately starts celebrating his touchdo...   read

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NHL 17 team ratings have been revealed

The hockey season is still a few months away, but EA Sports has its opinions on how each team is shaping up. With the NHL 17 beta officially out tomorrow, we got our hands on it a bit early and took a look at each team's ratings. Whil...   read

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NHL 17 shows off the new ways to keep pucks out of your net

NHL 17, like all annualized sports games, is committed to a steady stream of gameplay improvements each and every year. I had a chance to see that first-hand at E3 last month, where I wrote about some of the more important changes; this ne...   read

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The Sanchize ruined my first game as the LA Rams

While Madden 16's E3 build doesn't offer final ratings -- there's still two months before the game comes out -- the Broncos' were previously announced to have an 89 overall rating. Maybe a bit low for a team coming off a Super Bowl win, bu...   read

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Here's some live Madden 17 gameplay out of E3

I'm playing through injury (dislocated thumb, doubtful) to bring you some straight, uncut Madden 17 gameplay out of E3, wherein I help the Carolina Panthers get revenge on the newly-Mark-Sanchez-led Denver Broncos. Madden thinks that's a d...   read

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NHL 17's making big strides toward being a complete hockey game

Two years ago, EA Sports shipped NHL 15 -- the first "next-gen" installment in the perennially fantastic NHL franchise -- in bare bones condition. It was a glaring misstep, and the developer has spent years trying to right the ship. NHL 16...   read

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Madden Curse

Sentient protein shake Rob Gronkowski doesn't believe in the Madden Curse

Even though he's on the cover of this year's Madden game, New England Patriots touchdown machine -- and the human embodiment of Edward Forty Hands -- Rob Gronkowski isn't concerned that he'll fall on hard times as a result. He's not wo...   read


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Madden 17 trailer
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Popped-collar-come-to-life Gronkowski is the Madden 17 cover star

Ah, here we are: today we have 1) the first screenshots of Madden 17, 2) the Madden 17 cover athlete reveal, and 3) the first Madden 17 trailer. My bet is that it is not unlike Madden 16, which I reviewed last year. EA has a blog post prai...   read

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EA sure botched that NHL prediction

The Washington Capitals just flamed out of the NHL playoffs in the second round, and with the loss goes EA Sports' prediction that they'd win the Stanley Cup this year. Pittsburgh centerman Nick Bonino dashed that forecast with a game six o...   read

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Madden 17 release date

Madden 17 is out August 23

Madden is continuing its yearly trend of releasing. The lucky late August date this year? August 23. It'll be coming to PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360 -- EA Access members will be able to play early on Xbox One, too. EA didn't send over a...   read

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EA backpedals on pre-season NHL predictions, probably still won't be right

Before the beginning of the 2015-16 NHL season, EA Sports predicted that the Anaheim Ducks would be the eventual Stanley Cup champions. After a shaky start, Anaheim eventually got its act together to win the Pacific Division. EA rewards tha...   read

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Don't forget your Stretch Armstrong UFC 2 cheat codes

Do kids still have Stretch Armstrongs or is it all iPhones, sex boxes, and designer drugs for today's tots? Well I'm sure they can play UFC 2 on their Nintendos or whatever.   read

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UFC 2 is so much better with Conan O'Brien

In this Clueless Gamer segment, Conan O'Brien challenges UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor to a match of EA Sports UFC 2, and oh my god, his character's face. His hair. His everything. I'd say "poor Conan," but it looks like he enj...   read

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Poor EA! UFC 2 is now covered by losers

When EA decided to split cover star billing on UFC 2 it made so much sense. Throw the most popular, then-undefeated women's MMA fighter next to the most popular men's MMA fighter. That's some chip shot marketing. A gimme. Then Ronda Rousey ...   read

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EA's making half of its digital sales on sports microtransactions

EA has made no bones about the fact that the extra content market plays a large role in its earnings. A year and a half ago, the publisher said it aimed for $1 billion in revenue annually from selling add-ons. Since then, it has exceeded th...   read

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Madden backed the Panthers to buck the Broncos (and was wrong)

[Update: Well, Madden was wrong. Contrary to EA's simulation, the Denver Broncos prevailed in Super Bowl 50, winning over the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24 to 10. Also, it seems EA has removed the video. Maybe the folks over there are ...   read

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Madden NFL 16

Madden NFL 16 is heading to EA Access on February 2

EA has announced that a new game to be added to their EA Access subscription service on Xbox One on February 2: Madden NFL 16. Please, control yourself. No need to get that excited. In his review, Steven wasn’t entirely impressed by i...   read

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Mike Tyson probably needs money so he's in the new UFC game

It's well-known that Mike Tyson, once a highly paid athlete, has squandered almost all of the money he earned during his career. He's a monetary shell of what he once was. Iron Mike has taken to the likes of exhibition matches, movie roles,...   read

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NCAA Football

EA got NCAA Football fans' hopes up just to dash them

Facebook fans of the EA NCAA Football franchise were treated to a seemingly ominous message this morning. The page, which has been inactive for 18 months, posted a three-second clip of a heart monitor beeping. Many took this as a clear...   read

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Will EA confirm EA Sports UFC 2 today?

Looks like Electronic Arts will be confirming EA Sports UFC 2 later today. A post on the official EA Sports UFC Facebook page states: "The Wait is Finally Over! Tune in tomorrow".   read

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NBA Live

Haha, holy shit, no one bought EA's basketball game

Remember how NBA 2K16 was the best-selling US retail game in September, toppling even Madden and Metal Gear Solid V? Well, that one is made by 2K. Electronic Arts also makes a basketball game, NBA Live. NBA Live was so bad EA stopped making...   read

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Review: NHL 16

In the mandatory initial matchup in NHL 16, I was forced to choose between last year's Stanley Cup Final contenders. I had to back either the Chicago Blackhawks who I very much dislike, or the Tampa Bay Lightning who I am very ambivalent to...   read

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