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EA SPORTS Releases First Madden NFL 15 Screenshot

GoodGameBro writes, "With E3 being a few days away, EA SPORTS will likely unleash a plethora of Madden NFL 15 footage for fans. While we still have another week until E3 takes place, EA SPORTS has released the very first Madden NFL 15 screenshot today."

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Bonkerz1171d ago

Those tattoos, GOTY confirmed?

mikeslemonade1171d ago

Can't they make a better sim by not making everyone look so buff. Kap is lanky.

b163o11171d ago

FcK Madden, WE PLAY FIFA BABY!!!

Ipunchbabiesforfun1171d ago

Kaep is LANKY!? Hahaha have you EVER looked at him? He's jacked bro.

PurpHerbison1170d ago

He might look lanky compared to the other beasts on the field but he isn't lanky at all.

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TheBigShamona1171d ago

I play a ton of madden and this screen has me very Excited for the presentation upgrade, & Kaep is a buff dude? Although what we really need is true total player control and all the magnet bullshit removed.

Scholla1171d ago (Edited 1171d ago )

I agree with mikeslemonade He actually IS lanky "cut up" but still lanky I think it's his legs actually that are skinny and give him his real-life lanky look probably along with his heightened shoulder pads.

On a side note I see they still haven't updated the NFL gloves SMH.

Thomaticus1171d ago

Tattoos are nice but what about the football?.

ILLINOIS1171d ago

I will wait to see in game graphics.

Crazywhitie1171d ago

just look at last years.. it'll be the same but alittle sharper..

CerebralAssassin1171d ago

Thats what everyone says about sequels to everything.

Lou Ferrigno1171d ago

you don't have to look that close to determine those are definitely in-game graphics..
and if by chance they are rendered, that is the ugliest rendering i've ever seen..
For this gen of consoles , that looks bad imo.
his arms look choppy, the tattoos look messy (less messy IRL) and overall looks like last year's iteration..

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CloudyAero1171d ago

Well shit, this might be the year I buy Madden again.
Hopefully FIFA follows.

modesign1171d ago

lol this looks like ps3/xb360 version

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90Supra1171d ago (Edited 1171d ago )

Your niners just overpaid a poor mans Michael Vick...

marlinfan101171d ago

kaepernicks already taken his team farther than vick did in his career.

azure19901171d ago

You're confused with Joe Flaco's 120.6 million dollar contract. With guarantee 52 million

jmc88881171d ago (Edited 1171d ago )

Vick never had a defense anywhere near what the Niners defense has been these past couple of years. We'll see how that holds up through 2020. Your secondary and Smith/Bowman issues might alter that.

He can run really well and many times that can make a difference, but he's also a one read QB. I've never seen a 1 read QB get a NINE figure contract. A guy who averaged only 172.9 Passing yards per game in 2012 and 2013 (or basically almost all of his career). The sub 60 percent completion percentage is also pretty horrible.

He's got a strong arm, and has playmaking ability, but he's not a true passing QB. The NFL is a passing league, and becoming even more so. That's why RB's don't command big money much anymore and are rarely drafted before the 3rd round.

With a defense and his running ability you can get away with a QB throwing 172.9 yards a game, but if that defense drops to #15-20, things could head south quickly. Especially in the NFC West division where any of the four teams have enough talent to make the playoffs. Plus a running QB usually doesn't last as long as a more traditional QB. Any given Sunday and any given hit, and they take more. Again, also facing three tough defenses twice a year just in the division.

As for Madden '15, it's a carefully selected screen shot. It appears there's better lighting and more detailed skin/faces, but it still seems far below where it should be. Will wait to see more pictures and some video as well as listen for any changes in the game formula.

The rumors said they were changing the look and feel of certain situations like maybe after the catch or when the rb gets past the line/into the open field, but maybe I interpreted the info wrong.

Hopefully they make the physics better. A 400lb guy shouldn't be flattened like a 130 lb guy by anyone, let alone CB's or basically everyone, like every time. Hell a 250lb guy shouldn't get flattened like that.

They have a lot of work to do, hopefully they accomplished it, or get somewhere close.

JetsFool35001171d ago

Not really they structured the contract to be able to release him after every year without owing him any money its actually a win win contract

OwnageDC6501171d ago

They only gave him $13 mil in guaranteed money. How did they overpay?

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BX811171d ago

Yeah fresh off a superbowl loss... I kid. I can joke oakland hasn't done crap since their superbowl appearance. Sigh....
I think I'm getting this years madden day 1

BlakHavoc1171d ago

They didn't make the super bowl.

GW2121171d ago

@ Blak

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

Possible you weren't alive for that though so you get a pass if that's the case.

solid_snake36561171d ago

Yea fresh off a butt whoopin from the seahawks

k3rn3ll1171d ago

A whooping? You must not have watched game. Came down to last play

Red_Eye1171d ago

You're confusing the Niners with the Broncos.

TOTSUKO1171d ago (Edited 1171d ago )

Offense style should be taken into consideration. 49ers and the Seahawks are the only teams in the league that runs the ball 60-70 percent of the time. What makes Russel and Kaepernick so good? Using their legs, 3rd down conversions and play action.

Tough and physical teams are starting to be a trend now because most teams are built to stop the pass but are too weak to face the ground and pound.

Kaepernick is the prototypical QB for that niners offense. Size and speed for a running offense and arm power for the Play Action. Its all about style.

1 Read QB was a bullshit argument made by Trent Dilfer. Im not a fan of Niners just a fan of football. If you watch Niners offense, 80% of the passing formations they used were only 2 receiver sets. 2!!! If you watch tape, you will also notice most of their passing plays are designed for Kap to either read one receiver or run. He still managed to get the 5th best QB rating last year!

As far as Kaps contract, he sure does deserve to be paid more than Romo and Cutler. Still higher than I thought but the potential is high for the kid.

@ JMC
If this is a passing league then tell me why a run first team (Seahawks) just won the Superbowl. The game is evolving.

jmc88881171d ago

1 read QB was not BS. It's what he does. I follow them closely because they are in my division. I have much respect for ALL the teams in my division, but it is what it is, and that is what it is.

You know why they are designed like that? Because he has that limitation. Harbaugh has said himself they had to change his offense to tailor it to him after having Alex Smith, who by the way, since 2011 or so has a better record as starter then Kaep.

You are saying that this limitation is their preferred offense?

Chicken and the Egg. No NFL team wants to run a passing play with only 1 read. None. Why artificially limit yourself on any play? But for an entire offense. I don't think so.

Every passing play has 1 specific target that is the main route of the play. It's just the good QB's can look at that guy, go two 1-2 other ones, and still maybe have a chance to look back at the initial #1 guy.

QB Rating is a pseudo measurement, it's not a straight comparison. 70 by one isn't the same as 70 by another. In other words it is a very faulty metric. It's a derivative metric, and with such degrees of separation, errors are introduced.

It is a passing league. It's been trending that way since Al Davis started the AFL to compete with the NFL. Hell actually Johnny Unitas helped set the stage. It then really took off around Don Coryell with the Cardinals and Chargers in the 70's and early 80's. It shifted to another stage around the turn of the century when teams starting going running back by committee and away from a one workhorse running back. When we had 'Greatest show on turf' with Warner/Bruce/Faulk.

http://www.coldhardfootball...

The past half decade or so, it's gotten to the point where running backs aren't being taken in the first two rounds almost ever. 10-15 years ago you'd have 3-4 RB's taken in the 1st round, at least. You had RB's left and right being franchise tagged, and signed to big money. Teams were convinced they wanted to have two #1 running backs.

You make a big mistake by stating a run first team won the Superbowl and applying it to your argument. It just so happen that a team that ran more won the superbowl.

jmc88881171d ago (Edited 1171d ago )

If RB's are so important, then why are they never drafted high now, rarely extended, and often cut if they are? If they are important, 32 teams would showcase that through their actions. Their actions prove the opposite.

Most think it's more about the Seahawks defense, legion of boom, etc. Which allows the offense to not need to score as many points and can sit on leads by running out the clock. Some of these things feed off each other, but it's quite wrong to say the NFL isn't a passing league because the one that won the superbowl wasn't one.

Remember right around the time we got 'Greatest Show on Turf', we also got Ray Lewis/Trent Dilfer winning a Superbowl with one of the greatest defenses of all time.

Wilson IS a complete QB. He can make reads.

The Seahawks are but one team, the Superbowl victory is irrespective of that.

Is the game evolving in the way you think it is though?

I've been around watching football long enough that the mobile QB theory isn't new to me. I've seen it come and go. I've seen times with stellar defenses come and go. As a football watcher since the mid 80's I've seen these things.

Wilson tries not to run, Kaep can't throw. Vick isn't starting, and if he was, he'd be out by week 12, RGIII already has blown out a knee.

The best young QB stat wise is Foles, at least last year, and he is a normal pocket passer, with some mobility. Of course don't forget Luck. Plus a ton of veterans still throwing 4000-5000 yards.

I don't see defenses any different then before. Sometimes 4-3 is the rage, sometimes Tampa 2, sometimes 46, and right now we're back with the 3-4 seemingly becoming more prevalent, and those at the top are utilizing it.

The 49ers offense is not revolutionary. It's devolutionary. It's a throwback to the past. It's reminds me very much of a time where Harbaugh was a QB for the Bears. They definitely are taking a page out of that.

Because there was a time where teams were weary of throwing the ball and had such constraints on their passing offense. This isn't new in any way.

When you have QB's passing 5000+ yards, 50+ Td's, and 70%+ completion percentage, those are the evolution.

I really wonder what you mean by 'evolving'. Meanwhile on the other end you have Chip Kelly trying to 'evolve' the NFL into college football. If it somehow occurred, it wouldn't be evolution.

But the biggest mistake is the thinking that everyone now will try to have a good defense. It just doesn't happen. The NFL we get is based on the talent that is available. You can't simply will great defenses, they actually need to have the players to do it.

The NFL is a passing league, and has been trending that way since Andy Griffith and Don Knotts were in Mayberry.