Peter Moore will announce today that the exclusive licensing deal between EA Sports and the NFL has been extended three years through 2012.
MADDEN IS SO OVERRATED 2K HAD WAY BETTER GAME PLAY
The only thing I liked about madden was the franchise mode. Why can't EA commit the same level of depth in their other sports franchises?
guess i won't be buying any NFL games for quite a while.....the end of this deal was one of my most anticipated upcoming events...monopolies are BAD for video games, the industry, and more importantly THE FANS/PLAYERS
Talk about someone whizzin in my wheaties. EA must have paid a ton of money.
Why does the NFL hate video gamers?
the last good Madden was 02
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo . The NFL license should go to 2k. EA can have the XFL license, I am sure Vince would let them have it.
Well that's just great. Oh well, I'm never buying a Madden game.
The NFL is prone to making stupid mistakes. Look at this season, because they wanted people to buy access to their channel, the NFL network, many people missed the Green Bay/Dallas game. Which at the time was the biggest game of the year.
Bloody hell. More of the same until at least 2012. I miss 2K Football.
of crap football. same game yr after yr. bring back 2k
guess im not buying football till about 2013....
THIS SUCKS.. the last maddens out have all been sub-par for me, they need competition badly. I wont be buying the next madden unless the graphics can really impress me - and they probably wont - Even though i love the NFL. Can't these idiot's see that As the NFL's Popularity goes through the roof, Madden sales are slowly going down. They're hindering their own sports popularity and not doing whats best for the fans. Nobody likes this sh.. I hope 2k can make a game where u make your own teams and rosters and people start trading 'custom' rosters/stadiums easily..
What they heck... one side I'm twisted up inside for Madden is nothing but drivel but on the other side you can't get made at the NFL for Madden is a money maker. People love playing the same game from last year this year and paying full price for it again too.
This really sucks! I miss 2K football!
OH PLEASE GOD NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!
The NFL needs to see this! And think about their image if they really want a true game!
The first Madden's were not licensed by the NFL. You can have WR#17 for NY and everyone knows who that is. Be creative 2K. All Pro football was trash. It was just like old gen 2k5 with updated textures. I give ea props for having a new engine. 2K fans need to quite whining about EA and go support 2K. I have purchased 2k sports every year for the last 5 years or more. Stop posting on the net and support 2k with money.
This deal has really reduced my replayability for the franchise. Without a competitor EA has no reason to reinvent Madden NFL Football and changing the name will just be a gimmick to say "hey we did something different". EA's track record is really starting to tick me off. I play my PS3 more than my 360 and when any news coming from EA reguarding current gen somewhere in there it states that they are still having difficulty dev for PS3. When most other dev's are figuring things out. What does that say??? EA does not like change, we would rather do the same thing year in and year out, instead of tty something new.
Haven't they noticed that EA is murdering the licence. NFL Tour and that Head Coach debacle! I loved playing football on my old systems, but recently sold my copy of Madden 08 after only 2 or 3 months. It just wasn't fun. I love football, and used Madden in years past to get through the off-season withdrawals, but this year, I'll just have to put up with the DTs!
u know what lets protest!!!!!! or rob EA
Guess now that i can play my 2K5 on the 360 i'll be playing that for another few years... EA is turning into that bully, taking your money and not giving it back, what i mean is they take your money and dont deliver on their product. I figure if it is an exclusive at least make a good game, ive bought a few maddens games and in my opinion everything in it is unrealistic, oh well i guess they get to put "#1 best selling football franchise" on the cover for a few more years, even though they are pretty much the only football game available. Cant wait until the newer systems come out such a xbox 3, i'll still be playing espn nfl 2K5....
We WANT 2K SPORTS !!!! I am not buying the next madden for the first time in over 10 years. this sucks!
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