After Tom Brady’s dismal performance in the NFL season opener last Thursday it’s clear that the Madden curse is alive and well. All kidding aside, Tom Brady, the ageless wonder, graces the cover of Madden NFL 18 as the franchise introduces its new story mode – Longshot. Powered by the Frostbite engine, Longshot puts you... Read more »
When it comes to the game of baseball it’s all about the numbers. Whether you’re an old-school purist or a new-school Moneyball type, we all can agree that numbers mean more to baseball than any other sport. With that, MLB The Show 16 has added new advanced statistics in the game, as well as career... Read more »
Typically, when the new Madden NFL video game is released, EA SPORTS tries to tie in a new feature with the game’s cover athlete. This goes back to the introduction of the “Hit Stick” with Madden NFL 2005 cover athlete Ray Lewis. Last year’s breakout superstar, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr...
This year Madden NFL 15 has put the emphasis on defense. The cover athlete, Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, is a defensive player and the changes made to gameplay will benefit players on that side of the ball. One of changes is the new tackling mechanic. As you approach a ball carrier on Madden 15, you... Read more »
When it comes to playing franchise/dynasty modes on sports video games, I’m not a fan of simulating. If I start a franchise/dynasty in a game, I want to play every game – no matter the sport. But the problem with baseball video games over the years is that the games take too long to play,... Read more »
Last year the WWE franchise went back in time and gave us the Attitude Era Mode in WWE 13. This year, with new publisher 2K, WWE 2K14 follows up with the 30 Years of WrestleMania Mode as the centerpiece of this year’s game. This mode allows you to recreate historic moments from key bouts throughout... Read more »
It is hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since EA Sports released NHL 94. NHL 94 is considered by many to be the best the best hockey video game of all-time. And to celebrate the greatness of NHL 94, NHL 14 features the NHL 94 Anniversary Mode. This allows you to play with... Read more »
This year Madden celebrates its 25-year anniversary with a different name (Madden 25 instead of Madden 14) and the return of one of the best games modes in any sports video game...
Last year EA Sports introduced the Infinity Engine (real-time physics) in Madden NFL 13. But the NCAA team decided not to implement the Infinity Engine in NCAA Football 13 and wait for NCAA Football 14 instead. I think that decision has paid off, because Infinity Engine 2.0 is a lot smoother and you can notice... Read more »
Here are a couple of Chicago Bears gameplay videos (vs. the Rams & Lions) from Madden NFL 13