Posts Tagged ‘madden’
Battlefield 3 first week sales top 5 million copies.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 1 November 2011 06:51 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 1 November 2011 11:00
EA’s potential Call of Duty crusher, Battlefield 3, annihilated previous estimated sales with a staggering 5 million copies sold in its first week. That’s a lot of shooter juice flowing right now! EA says it’s the fastest selling game in the company’s history and this is the home of Madden and Mass Effect. They even decided to tell everyone they had 2.5 million Facebook Likes and over 200,000 Twitter followers. There was even something about 48 million revives and 67 million vehicles destroyed.
What’s really remarkable is how well the game did, considering many felt it was rushed to beat Modern Warfare 3 to retailers. As previously reported, the game suffered from many launch day glitches, like server crashes and network congestion. The stats will be even more interesting when the crown jewel of the Call of Duty franchise launches in just one week. Will Battlefield maintain the momentum or will it lose its killstreak on November 8th? You geeks let us know in the comments after the break!
Online Passes On Steroids, EA Sports Season Ticket.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 August 2011 01:01 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 3 August 2011 06:00
EA has went beyond the normal Online Pass program currently included with all new copies of their games. Introducing the EA Sports Season Ticket, gamers can now have 12 months of early access to five titles, a 20 percent discount on paid downloadable content, free premium web content and a special badge denoting their membership in the program. The program will set fans back $25 and is only available for purchase through Xbox Live, PlayStation store or an in game option.
The five games this encompasses are Madden, FIFA, NHL, Tiger Woods and NCAA Football. The Early Release portion is a three day early title download that will expire when the game comes out for retail purchase. At that point, gamers will have to purchase the game (at full price) to continue on but will keep all progress, achievements and unlockables.
NCAA Football 2011 Review
Last Updated on Sunday, 8 August 2010 09:36 Written by baldalbino Monday, 9 August 2010 11:00
As the summer drags along and you start to dread that football is still months away, we can still look forward to the summer games that are sports. NCAA football brings about a balance to the universe while we wait for that time honored sport to begin again for the season.
While NCAA football continues to be a dominant franchise for EA sports it still chases the success of other sports titles like Madden. This might be the year that it changes my friends! NCAA 2011 brings about many changes to an already stellar game title.
One of the biggest changes is the online dynasty. While single users will continue to find the same old dynasty when playing alone and offline, online gaming changes everything. You can have 12 man dynasty seasons, you can create and customize your team and new this year, you can receive emails when a game is complete AND follow your recruits using your iPhone or PC. How cool is that? To that hardcore sports dynasty, it could mean winning it all or losing to your friend and listening to them talk smack! Speaking of talking smack, with the Dynasty Hub Online, you can use the StoryBuilder and Dynasty Wire to create your own articles and smack talk about the team you just played. It allows you to customize and create an article so that you can tell everyone how bad the team you just beat was. Oh, and one more cool thing, you can now post it to your social networks. Want everyone to know that you just won the National Championship over your buddy? Post in on Facebook or YouTube!
There are some snags in this year’s edition. It’s not all going to be fantastical. Lee Corso is removed from the booth and replaced by Erin Andrews down on the field. However, Erin didn’t shoot any new footage in her “Road to Glory” section. They continue to use the same pieces from last year. How disappointing is that? Also, there are far too many cut scenes to the crowds, some of which you cannot skip over. The game also has some defects that a software upgrade might address. Missed passes, random fumbles and AI that is far superior on certain plays. It’s like the computer needs to cheat in order to even up the game. Most of these occur on All-American or Heisman levels.
Overall, the game continues to be a very bright spot for EA sports. They dumped a lot of trivial items and added new things. The AI is very advanced. The blocking schemes in this game actually work. Tight ends and Linemen actually block other levels, not just the person in front of them. Your fullback and pulling guards also pick up defenders better. the receivers still get jammed up but are better at running their routes, and they don’t step out of bounds immediately upon catching the ball near the sidelines. So, if you are looking for a great game to play online or individually, check this one out and get off the sidelines and into the game!!
Real graphics that show details in great depth
Online dyansty and ability to recruit from iPhone or PC, and post to social networks
Commentators cannot maintain whitty banter on current plays, have difficult time keeping up
Cut scenes of crowds-too many and too long
Road to Glory is the same as previous year-little to no updates
Overall score 8.2 out of 10