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Post E3 Interview: EA Sports Madden 08 - "It's Kinda' Sorta' In The Game"

Ripten.com interviews EA Senior Product Manager, Jerrold Smith, and asks how can a company that built it's reputation on being detail oriented, so much so that their slogan "If it's in the game, it's in the game" became their claim to fame, now overlook such things as nets behind goal posts and on field referees for a third year in a row on next gen consoles?

They discuss Mike Vick, Pac Man Jones, and the PS3/360 frame rate discrepancy as well.

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Maddens Raiders3742d ago (Edited 3742d ago )

that built it's reputation on being detail oriented, so much so that their slogan "If it's in the game, it's in the game" became their claim to fame, now overlook such things as nets behind goal posts and on field referees for a third year in a row on next gen consoles?

Unacceptable Jerrold. Still big fat pasty white guys on the sidelines with their arms crossed (no offense to anyone here that meets that criteria). No debris, no mediacal staff, no refs on field, no Madden commnets anymore, not even wires and cables and trunks and water boys....

I'm not that concerned with the 60 / 30 FPS thing since 30 fpws is going to be what we're all used to and 360 owners will have the upgrade of faster game speed. Like the old saying you can't miss what you never had. WTF EA WTF? *sigh* ok end of rant
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Well one way to look at it is this way:

!his is the first year that madden is running 60fps on xbox360 yet its the 3rd edition of the game, 2nd edition on PS3 so its more than likely possible to get it into Madden next year.

Where as this is the 2nd year for ncaa on 360 and the first on ps3, I fully expect all next gen versions to be running at 60fps next year.

With all of that said I will rent it first and test the waters. I don't have a 360 and will not buy it for two or three games (Mass Effect, AC6, Madden) @ this point, and AC may go timed but I'm not sure. If all else fails and EA continues to shaft PS3 owners and nex-gen owners in general (when it comes to ALL of Jerrold's LAME A$$ excuses), then I'll just kick back on the Lay-Z-Boy and enjoy all of my NFL and college games on DirectTV where I really know, "It's in the Game."

likeaboss3023742d ago

Talk about a bunch of BS. It's bullshit that here we are in the third year on the 360 that can't get stuff that's been in the game since oh say Genesis. What a load of crap.

Nostradavis3742d ago

You may not like his canned responses, but that is not the fault of the interviewer....

Nostradavis3742d ago (Edited 3742d ago )

bob,

Thanks for the comment. Sorry you didn't like the interview but I can assure you there is no amount of prodding that will cause a man to open his mouth and get himself fired.

The answers you are looking for are there, you just aren't looking hard enough.

When asked about leaving out details for three years now he stated that they had other priorities that ranked higher. The answer: Arrogance on the part of EA.

When asked about the framerate discrepancies he stated that they try to give people the best experiences that they can have. The answer: We did not have the time to fix the framerate on the PS3 and it is acceptable to us that one console have features built in that another does not, i.e. gang tackling last year.

Finally, when asked about Vick and Jones he stated that the roster is closed. We asked him to confirm that they will be in the game and he said yes.

Conducting an interview is not a Nazi training camp, you ask a question, follow up for clarification, and report the information.

Mad-

likeaboss3023742d ago

I didn't have a problem with the interviewer just EA's responses. It was all a bunch of basic PR talk really offering nothing new. There is no reason they can't have refs and net and a host of other things. Madden is a cash cow and at $60 a year they should have enough people on the team to handle small things like this.

Phantom_Lee3742d ago

yea this is a crappy interview

MonkeyMan3742d ago (Edited 3742d ago )

I totally agree with you, next time he should threaten the guy until he stops dodging the questions. If I were doing the interview i would pull out a polorid of his wife and kids and say "So what was that about ps3 only being at 30 fps?" this would ensure future interviews with him.

Farsendor13742d ago

ea is destroying the only nfl football franchise we have now :(

Maddens Raiders3742d ago

BINGO! WTF EA????????? You're still stuck in the late 90's!!!!

sovietsoldier3742d ago

that is what ea is! they are doing it so you will buy the next game for what they should have added two years ago. i say we tell nfl to cut the contract!

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