The first-ever footage and details for EA's football simulation, Madden NFL 11.
Oh Hell yeah they just did that! Obsolete football games better go on sale real fast if you hope to have any fans remaining after Madden drops.
Somehow nothing ever touches Madden!
how can they. Doesn't EA have the license for the NFL teams? I was a huge madden fan but for a couple years now I have been passing on it.
its because they have the damn NFL license and are the only football game out right now! now check out this http://www.backbreakergame.... it kills madden gameplay
Backbreakers looks like doo doo.
Umm.....NFL 2K5 is the reason EA bought the NFL license. Nuff said.
Before Madded 10, the last one that I played which I liked was 06 - everything after that sucked, personally. And the 2K's were indeed better which is why EA eventually had to monopolize the franchise, those bastards.
EA didnt buy the license out of fear they bought it because the NFL offered it. 2K could have too but they were overbid. End of story.
uhh... the first Blitz owns Madden 1000 times, and that was... 10+ years ago.
In actuality it WAS direct competition and pressure from the 2K series that caused the deal between the NFL and EA. 2K5 gave Madden the first run for it's money in a LONG time...with it being critically the best football game on the market and released at originally half of the price of Madden. The NFL offered the license to EA and they jumped at the opportunity. Sure...Visual Concepts could have made a counter offer...but the coffers of EA are just too deep! There wasn't gonna be a bidding war! Since then Madden has been slowly borrowing elements from 2K5 (gang tackles, total control passing, presentation elements, etc.) EA also got an exclusive license for ESPN at the same time...which eventually forced the 2K series out of football, although they had a valiant effort with the All Pro Football game (great game in it's own right, but no success due to lack of FULL NFL integration!).
very nice, madden 11 here we go!
im never any good at these games...
Its all about exploiting the games strengths and weaknesses. Just like any other game. Play it long enough, you too will know its secrets and tricks.
Ditto. Sports games aren't my forté.
i like how they call every other madden obsolete lol by their standards, next year madden '11 will be nothing when '12 comes out they tout these minor changes as the most diverse and exciting mechanics that have never been done before
Madden is a part of life! Nuff said!
The same looking unrealistic open field run animations, still not fixed.. nobody runs in a perfect manner like that, it really kills the immersion for me - they've had what 6 tries, still no cigar.
I was just thinking the same thing. Here we go again.
I cannot condone buying ANY EA sports title after they snatched up the NFL license. Its just not right that they can't give gamers a choice when it comes to NFL games. With how good 2K games were getting, they must have thought, Monopolize or die.? There are a slew of Soccer (read football) games, and NBA titles, to which I prefer Live... but thats just it, we have a choice with those sports. Here's hoping Backbreaker gets the recognition it deserves. Although I'm kind of confused about their decision to keep the roster unknown created players... they could have easily obtained the AFL license (Arena Football) which would have bolstered sales and injected the real League with some new "gamer" fans. Just spitballin' ... also link. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Nah ! I'm getting Backbreaker haven't bought a madden game since 05 and don't ever plan on it ! Backbreaker might not have the NFL license but it looks FANTASTIC and fun to play ! Something Madden will never have
LOL @ Everybody hating on Madden. I'm not saying BackBreaker won't be great but I enjoy the Madden games a lot. I guess you guys are thinking too much about politics when you play your games aren't you?
Not hating on Madden ! But EA says the same sh1t every year about how were revalotionize football and it turns out the same game same bugs same canned anmations that's all
1. Had EA not bought the license, we can all agree that 2K would be smacking Madden, just like how its doing to Live. 2. Madden brings nothing worth going crazy for. Its just roster update after roster update. 3. Really? Do we need a debut trailer for a game that releases every year?
Drew, why are you on the cover??!?!?! I guess I can kiss the SB good bye for this coming season. ::tears::
I be when they announced him as the winner this was his reaction, "MOTHER FU-" XD!!!!
every year I buy Madden and live with the incremental increases in the game... NFL license..
I'm sure there will be faults with Madden 11 as there have been in the past, but I thought Madden 10 was a big step up from both 08 & 09 versions. I am eagerly looking forward to reviews/gamers thoughts on Backbreaker and will be getting both Madden & NCAA Football 11.
What was the commentator boasting about? No other dev has had an opportunity to use the NFL license in 6 years. Who are they trying to sale the game to with that sucky trailer?
remember it was the nfl that shopped the license. How is it EA's fault for just biddiing higher then 2k. Plus i liked 2k it was good but madden was better still IMO.
Last year's Madden was good, when compared with the previous releases. I really hope that this one is just as good.
Everyone is hating on Madden b/c its gameplay is crap. AI players running out of bounds with about 10 yards of open field. Players move line robots and the amount of glitches and bugs in the game is absurd. Madden is for the casual not the hardcore simulation football fan. 2k5 was great and 2k6 would been out of this world.
This game is cold booty in the month of December.
No competition = bad for the consumer. Madden can just come out with minor changes ever year and say that they are "revolutionary" because they have nobody to compete with. That's why I like basketball games more (specifically NBA) because I have choices.
They still hven't fixed the running animation thats jus crap the little juke is the same on madden 10 jus reworked and im jus laughing cause i gave up on madden 10 all they fixed was the players catch the ball b4 running out of bounds....now if te was 2k they would b doing massive changes look how they took over the basketball genre nba 2k10 is the best sports game ever
This is exactly why, I wait about 2-3 years to buy a madden game. People like hitman, are the type of people who get the run around, and would never notice it. The gameplay is always the same, the only thing that changes is the roster. I don't see how people can support this type of crap. I'm hoping SONY will make an equivalent NFL game, much like they are doing with MLB and what they did with NBA.
AFTER ALL these years and still the wont FIX the running animation no 1 likes the way the run and they still havent fixed it..thats the difference with 2ksports they listen to us the BIG reason y nba 2k10 is the best sports game ever. madden fix these small changes and call it a new game bi*** please i gave up on madden 10 it sucks.
Went to shyt after the nex-gen versions. Somewhere EA slipped up. PS2 versions of Madden 04-07 were really good then 360/PS3 madden 07++ just idk what happened but they are really bad now. EA changes too much each year they just need to keep the good and stay away from the bad and upgrade performance, graphics and make it feel more like a football simulator.
Simpler- They removed most of the plays Quicker- They reduced the amount of time you're going to play a game. Yet, they call this years game innovative? You'd think with all they removed, they could have made it look and play better than past years. Looks the exact same....except with less plays and I don't get to play it as long.
Exactly, Madden 10 was suppose to be for the hardcore experienced players to give them more options, with a slower pace to make the game feel more real. Once you strip the game back down, with the same old graphics....you looking at Madden 09 again with a roster update.
i wont be buying another NFL game until its made by 2k....
"350 plays down to 1". WTF? That sounds so dumb. Shortening the games? I already felt like they were pretty short. With so many awesome games releasing this year, Madden will get skipped again.
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