IGN: Why Madden Needs Competition

Since EA signed an exclusive license with the NFL in 2004, the franchise has failed to move forward. It needs a kick in the pants.

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detroitmademe4664d ago

i agree.I just finished playing madden online&I was cheated out of a victory.My opponent kept shifting his linebackers left n right&when i'd hike the ball his linebackers would instantly sack me...every play.Now EA does allow you to send feedback on ur opponent but does it really work? How do I know in the next game i play ,I wont b cheated on? Whats the point in playing online if I have to worry about others exploiting the game?Madden 12 is a good game but it needs competition,at least so i can rest assured that Madden is as good as it gets.

lazertroy4664d ago

But yet every year reviewers like you say madden get's better every year. "OH Madden 12 IS best madden ever 9/10" give me a break.

HappyWithOneBubble4663d ago

I know right. They make this stupid article but yet always give Madden good scores. I know EA pays them though. IGN just showed how more ignorant they are.


EA May Add A Replay Editor To Its Games

EA has published a new patent that wants to add a replay editor to its games, allowing players to modify the captured gameplay content.

sammichosaurus15d ago

They should fix their games first.

Knightofelemia14d ago

Most likely comes with microtransactions and loot boxes.

Inverno14d ago

Nah you just gotta watch a short, unskipable, 30 seconds ad every time you use the feature. Those same ads will then be automatically edited into your captured gameplay before your video is stored online (no local saves), where they will have the right to use for promotional purposes.

Snookies1214d ago (Edited 14d ago )

Please don't give them ideas, lol! That definitely sounds like something they'd love to do.


EA Hiring Ex-Military Personnel to Help Build Next Battlefield Game via "Hiring Our Heroes" Program

EA has hired ex-military personnel in order to help shape the next Battlefield game as part of the Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) program.

OtterX37d ago (Edited 37d ago )

Why don't you Hire Your Old Dev Team who brought us the brilliance of Battlefield Bad Company 2 while you're at it. It was more exciting than anything recent in the Battlefield series. It just needs to be updated to reach modern times, but it was so great at its core.

just_looken37d ago

This would be nice but that team has tossed out the finals and has arc raiders on the back burner

20 thousand still play the final's

Why get slapped around by ea when you already have something going on.

What the next battlefield needs is a step back simple functional not a live service and smaller player servers than 2042. Just make it like battlefiled 3 with bad company destruction just something simple

But they already killed off ridgeline games that had ex halo/cod devs so no singleplayer unless they make another dev team for it.

Rynxie37d ago

It's what made zipper and slant six awesome. They had military vets working for them, no just as consultants, but as developers as well. I wish Sony never closed them, MAG 2 or an update to MAG and a new socom is much needed.

just_looken37d ago

Older ps3 battlefield titles did the same even went to the range to get sound files.

But all these titles we are talking about were on the ps3 a console so powerful it offered free mp and games did not need 4 levels of payment plans even more crazy was the player size of mag's games.

TheColbertinator36d ago

A return to the golden age of Battlefield seems so far away now

Str8Chaos7436d ago

Sadly I think you are correct. They just don’t get it. They will do their live service game with its Battle Royale and fail at both.I hate being so negative, but I have little faith in EA at this point.


There are no "thoughtful" ads in video games, EA

There are no thoughtful ads in Video Games, EA. Leave them be.

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northpaws66d ago

I think the only type of games that can gets away with it would be sport games, having those sponsors ads on the side like on real life.

But don't put freaking Doritos ads in Star Wars or something, it breaks the immersion. If it is a pop-up ads, then big no.

Hofstaderman66d ago

EA can thoughtfully eff themselves.

Makersbreath266d ago

EA coming back for the crown of being perceived as the worst company in gaming.

Chocoburger65d ago (Edited 65d ago )

One of my favorite series is the THPS franchise, and it was packed with ads, but it didn't bother me. Posters for skateboard companies, JEEP, and Nokia phones. It did sort of fit in with the game world, but that was the past, these days ad would be intentionally intrusive or unskippable loading screen type of imagery. Ugh, I know EA would do it in a horrible fashion. Screw them.