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Madden 17 earns AO rating with 'Locker Room Talk' update (Fauxclusive)

Madden NFL 17 has been called the most realistic and complete football game ever made. With weekly commentary updates and real-time roster changes, the drama of professional football has never before been captured so genuinely in a vid...   read

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Review: Madden NFL 17

While our copy of NHL 17 arrived safe and sound, Madden 17 was lost in the mail. No biggie though, because as a football fan (the sport moreso than the league these days) I'm willing to shell out for a refresher at the start of the NFL...   read

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The best theme song in video game history comes from an unlikely place

Before Sony used "Take Me Out" in that great, futile PSP campaign, Franz Ferdinand's 2004 hit showed up in EA's NFL football game, Madden. For the last 15 years or so, the series' soundtracks have been filled with licensed music, an eclecti...   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


Take 20% off Madden 17 without using Prime or Gamers Club Unlocked

Another year, another Madden, but this year there's a launch-week discount for those without Amazon Prime or Best Buy GCU. Today, the Xbox One and PS4 copies of yesterday's release of Madden NFL 17 are 20% off on Newegg's eBay pag...   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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Madden 17 gameplay
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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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EA E3 2016 grade
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Grading EA's E3 2016 press conference

Maybe you missed it, but yesterday Electronic Arts held an event where a famous (?) soccer manager came on stage to talk about FIFA. There were other games, too, and by EA's unfortunate standards the press conference was better than the la...   read

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Madden 17

EA is doubling down on eSports, starting this weekend with Madden

Today at their EA Play event, the publisher announced that they're essentially going all out in the eSports arena, starting this very weekend with a Madden 16 tournament. They've announced three new events -- of the "challenge, premier...   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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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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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'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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Madden Ultimate Team

California dad betting on big lottery win to pay son's Xbox One bill (Fauxclusive)

Millions of people across the country will be watching tonight when the winning numbers for the biggest Powerball jackpot in history are announced. California father Gerald Present says he hopes the $150 he spent on tickets is enough t...   read

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The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V's $179M day not enough to top sports games

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain made headlines for its $179 million opening day global sales, but here in the United States, Metal Gear was outsold in September by two sports titles, NBA 2K16 and Madden 16. Of course, those two -- and ...   read

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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

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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

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Madden 16 screenshots lie about Marshawn Lynch dick-grabbing mechanic

Madden 16 used the above photo for Marshawn Lynch in its running backs player rating reveal. He is, naturally, number one at 96 overall. He cannot, however, grab his dick in defiance, as he is wont to do in real life. Seriously, watch this.   read

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Xbox One bundle

This Xbox One bundle has Madden NFL 16 and a year of EA Access

Microsoft is rolling out another Xbox One bundle on August 18, 2015 and if you're into sports games, it's worth a look. For $399, it comes with a 1TB hard drive, Madden NFL 16, and a year subscription to EA Access. The latter ensures access...   read

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EA Sports preview

These are EA Sports' big focuses for Madden, FIFA, and NHL in 2015

Another year, another collection of EA Sports titles. EA's in a fortuitous position in that it has the video game rights to three of the five most popular athletics wrapped up. Demand for these games seemingly never wanes because as the res...   read

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Fake Game News

Madden 16 simulation predicts which players will be arrested this season

The launch of Madden 16 is still months away and while many of the new game mechanics and features are being kept a secret, the developers today did reveal one addition to the storied franchise that will tell gamers which NFL players will b...   read

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Joe Montana Football 16

Joe Montana Football 16: 49ers legend making a Madden competitor

After 20 years, Joe Montana Football is back, this time with a lot of direct involvement from its titular star. In fact, the storied 49ers quarterback -- on Twitter, uncannily, as Joseph Montana -- seems to be the only one talking about Joe...   read

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EA Vault

Madden NFL 15 latest EA Vault addition

EA Access continues to prove itself worthy as Madden NFL 2015 has just been added to the current lineup of available games in the The Vault. It's a shame Sony turned down this service. Despite their concerns, it appears to be providing plen...   read

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