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NHL 17 preview
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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

 
 
Madden 17 trailer photo
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

 
 
NHL photo
NHL

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 NHL

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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When the GIF is funny
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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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Coco in UFC
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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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Sad!

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

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
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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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UFC 2

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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UFC

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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NHL 16 review
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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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NHL 16
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NHL 16 pegs Anaheim Ducks as Stanley Cup champs

It's not exactly a leap of faith, but NHL 16 has used its magical season simulating video game powers to predict that the Anaheim Ducks will win the 2016 Stanley Cup. By most accounts, Anaheim enters the season as the Western Conferen...   read

 
 
FIFA 16 photo
FIFA 16

13 female footballers removed from FIFA 16 following NCAA warning

Thirteen female football players have been removed from FIFA 16 following NCAA concerns that being in the game may jeopardise the athletes' eligibility for "collegiate athletics". North America’s National Collegiate Athletic Associati...   read

 
 
FIFA 16 photo
FIFA 16

Here's the full FIFA 16 soundtrack

EA has unveiled the full soundtrack that will accompany FIFA 16. This year's track listing features 42 artists from the likes of Bastille, Beck, Foals, and John Newman. Here's the full list:   read

 
 
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Madden reviewed
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Review: Madden 16

I do feel, some, for Electronic Arts and the people responsible for making Madden every year. This is only my 4th year (out of  27 releases) covering it and I fear I may have peaked with last year's review. But like a fringe player wit...   read

 
 
Madden 16 photo
Madden 16
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EA goes way over the top to promote Madden

EA Sports' promotion of Madden has largely been the same for years now. Gameplay trailers, new features, interviews with developers -- we've been there and done that. This is different. This is...weird. And, kind of amazing. This is Madden...   read

 
 
NHL 16 photo
NHL 16

Patrick Kane taken off NHL 16 cover during sexual assault investigations

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has legal troubles, as he's the subject of a recent rape allegation. The incident allegedly took place at Kane's lakefront home in Hamburg, New York last week, though he has not yet been charged with a c...   read

 
 
FIFA 2016 photo
FIFA 2016
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FIFA 2016's FUT Draft mode gets a trailer

Want to see two footballers have some incredibly forced “top quality bants”? Want to have your soul ripped out of your eye sockets and fed to a swarming flurry of crows? Well don’t worry, EA has you covered with the trail...   read

 
 
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gamescom

'Xbox players love their fut' and crappy FIFA deals

That is FIFA Ultimate Team, the thing EA uses to somehow make more money than just releasing a new FIFA every year (two when it's a World Cup year). "FUT fans this is a deal for you." Xbox One folks get FIFA 16 one week early with EA Access...   read

 
 


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