The mysterious face in Madden 08

A possible explanation as to why a strange face is appearing on the information bar at different points in Madden 08. Is it related to the recent in-game advertising deal between EA Sports and Massive Network?

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timmyp536160d ago (Edited 6160d ago )


bee24276160d ago

i dont see it as that big of a deal as long as it doesnt change the gaming experience... it does feel more realistic like your actually at a game rather then have fake advertising that looks corny

Maddens Raiders6160d ago

traditional advertising during a real ball game is no big deal. Hell, everything from the drive summaries to timeouts are sponsored by some corporate entity. It's a curse of capitalism that cuts both ways and we're just going to have to deal with it as more and more people are looking to get in OUR (gamer's) pockets with their stupid advertising.

What is the most vocal form of protest about such moves you ask?:

Don't buy the game and maybe they will respond to those lousy numbers; however this is highly unlikely as the droned masses will eat it up like mana from Heaven. Oh well.....plenty of other games don't have the in game adverts and I love playing them just fine. =]

sovietsoldier6160d ago

maybe the vision cam,or ea.com forum avtar. anything is possible.

WhEeLz6160d ago

whats next.....pop ups?? lol

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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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PhoenixUp2061d 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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corroios2511d 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.

TheEnigma3132510d ago

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

Retroman2510d 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-ro2510d 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 Most Influential Features in Madden History: Part 4 of 4

Luke looks at the most influential features of Madden on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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