John Madden talks about the virtual gridiron, the Madden Curse and life outside of the broadcasting booth

The Los Angeles Times writes:

"John Madden, the NFL legend and former broadcaster, made his call in April when he announced his retirement. But that didn't mean the 73-year-old was out of plays. Madden still relishes his role as an advisor to the video game franchise that bears his name, Madden NFL.

Although the game, published by Electronic Arts, already shipped last Friday, it is continually updated via downloads on Internet-connected game consoles such as the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. That's a feature Madden fully plans to take advantage of as he analyzes the sport from a custom-built viewing room designed to let him tune in to every live football game.

His analysis of these games will make their way into weekly updates of the game, which can also accommodate changes in the lineup due to injuries other game changers."

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Top 10 Last Games

Alex S. from Link-Cable writes: "When it comes to video game lineups none get as much as attention as the launch lineup that accompany a new piece of hardware. But what about the last games? That's the topic for this week's Top 10 as we'll be looking at the very last games to grace their respective consoles. "

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PhoenixUp1951d ago

I remember buying FFIX on PSN because I was looking for swan song PS1 titles to enjoy on PS3


Was PlayStation 3 Hard to Develop For?

10 Years Ago This Month: Sony's sales pitch as the powerful system took a hit when EA had to explain why Madden 08 on PS3 was noticeably worse than the Xbox 360 version.

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corroios2400d ago

The cpu was hard to work for 3rd party, butt the cell was really powerfull and fast. It wasnt just pr or secret sauce. Uc2 and killzone 2 were amazing. But 3rd party want money. They also problems with the ram. Only first party was able to make huge jumps from first gen games to second gen. It was an expensive console but the tech was much more powefull at launch then this gen.

TheEnigma3132400d ago

Wasn't this already established in 2006? Online Sony's first party studios took advantage of the cell.

Retroman2400d ago

" was PS3 hard to Develop for?"

Here we go again , they been saying this since mid 2006-2007ish . of course the CPU was hard to work with but the Cell was fast and powerful .
Next year Article : " was PS4 to Easy Develop for ?" slow day in office ?

P.S . over last few years N4G been Repeating same subject matter with Slightly different title, same old subject .
I would hate to be a writer busting my brain to come up with a New lie to draw readers interest end up repeating 2006 article again .

Rude-ro2400d ago

I would not say "hard" to develope... but it went against the norm and it also threatened a well established pc archetype of which many in the pc business was against. Not with ill intent, but to try and change the way digital hardware works... it is huge mountain to climb against a well established pc design.
A lot of third party studios kind of just did not try because they did not want to support the change.
It went beyond just gaming with the backlash of sonys cell design.
Sony has always tried to push innovation and sometimes they miss or go to far against the norm and fail. Like betamax vs VHS. Betamax was the superior hardware but they lost that battle as well.
It is why Microsoft created the competition. They were getting beat in so many ways and their monopoly was getting threatened by everyone. Apple, Google, etc etc. Microsoft had to fight back to try save their dwindling sales. Lose the hardware, you lose the os.


The 5 Best Madden Games of All Time

Madden has a long and storied history, but no doubt, some of the titles were better than others. Here is a look at the 5 best Madden titles to ever release.

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LAWSON722939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

Damn right... Lol

Anyways my favorite Madden will always be Madden 08. I am not into football these days and is the last time I thought the Redskins had an awesome roster.

Akuma2K2939d ago


NFL2K5 is the best football game ever made, 11 years later it's STILL the #1 standard on how a football game is supposed to be made and looks.

EA still hasn't got clue on how to make a football game after all this time since then, with all the money they make from madden its a crying shame that their game engine is still in the dark ages.

Apollosupreme2939d ago

I think Bon Jovi said it best: "It's all the saaame. Only the names'll chaaaaange".


whitesoxfalife19762939d ago

The madden that went online is my favorite.

Horny2939d ago

While I still think 2K5 is the best as far as Madden goes my three favorites made the list, 02,04,05

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