Madden 15 Predicted The Exact Score Of The Super Bowl

Every year, the folks at EA Sports rig a game of Madden to predict the Super Bowl. They're usually right—they've nailed something like eight of the last 11 winners. This time, it's safe to say that EA just rigged the actual Super Bowl. » 2/01/15 10:09pm 2/01/15 10:09pm

Orlando Scandrick Plays Madden To Win, Even At A Children's Hospital

Orlando Scandrick apparently visited a children's hospital yesterday, and according to linebacker Justin Durant, Scandrick whooped some punk in Madden. The Cowboys cornerback even went with a surprise onside kick on the kid. You have to be ready for anything, little Timmy. » 12/10/14 3:27pm 12/10/14 3:27pm

Music Video Made Of Madden GIFs Is Really Stupid And Funny

I don't know if it's just because it's the late afternoon and I'm feeling a little loopy, or if it's the unexpected presence of Evanescence—anyone knows what's good with Evanescence these days?—or the triumphant vibe of Geno Smith's spike, but this dumb video is making me laugh a lot. I hope it makes you laugh, too. » 9/22/14 4:35pm 9/22/14 4:35pm

EA Will Remove Ray Rice From Madden 15

EA will remove all presence of disgraced NFL running back Ray Rice from Madden 15 in this week's update, stripping the former Ravens star from all roster lists in the latest edition of their annual football series. » 9/09/14 10:59am 9/09/14 10:59am

We Made Some Really Stupid Madden GIFs, And So Can You

For some reason, EA thought it would be a good idea to let the internet make GIFs using Madden player models. They made a site for it and everything, underwritten by the NFL, NFLPA, and Google. We spent 15 minutes trying to make them regret it. Here's what we came up with, but we're sure you criminals can do better. » 9/04/14 4:48pm 9/04/14 4:48pm

Keep It 100: We Rated Rappers On The Madden Scale

We had to make a rule: You can't use the Falcons. That's as close as you could get to cheating without actually cheating, because He was on the Falcons, and He was ... fast doesn't begin to describe what Michael Vick was in Madden 2004. He had a speed rating of 95, earned after a few years spent making real-life… » 9/02/14 1:20pm 9/02/14 1:20pm

Watching NFL Rookies Find Out Their Madden Ratings Is The Best

Think about how much Madden you play. Now think about how much Madden you'd play if you were actually in Madden. That would be pretty dope, right? Unless they gave you a rating that made you look terrible. Here are a bunch of NFL draftees seeing their ratings for the first time. » 7/21/14 4:31pm 7/21/14 4:31pm

New Football Game Will Use Real Player Names, Despite Madden Exclusivity

The upcoming video game Football Heroes: Pro Edition will sport a license from the NFL Players Association, making it one of the only non-Madden game in a decade to include pro football players' names, according to the game's creators and the players' group. » 5/30/14 1:15pm 5/30/14 1:15pm

The NFL Made EA Sports Take The Ambulance Out Of Madden

Over at SI's Extra Mustard, Jon Robinson has a wonderful look at eight features the NFL forced EA Sports to remove from its Madden series of video games. They are, roughly, what you'd expect: a whole lot of things related to player safety, including helmets popping off, coaches being run over on the sidelines, and… » 3/12/14 2:53pm 3/12/14 2:53pm

Broncos Win The Super Bowl, According To Madden

Degenerate gamblers, Madden NFL 25 says you should get your money down on the Broncos. The game predicts two Super Bowl firsts: snow, and overtime—and a 31-28 victory for Denver. » 1/27/14 12:14pm 1/27/14 12:14pm

Sports Video Games in 2013: A Year in Decline

To a video gamer, the pairing was so natural that I didn't recognize how unusual it really was. On Oct. 12, ESPN broke up its top two announcing teams to put Brad Nessler and Kirk Herbstreit in the booth for the network's Texas A&M-Ole Miss nightcap. The two have, virtually anyway, worked millions of games together in… » 12/29/13 6:41pm 12/29/13 6:41pm

The PS4 Makes Madden, FIFA and NBA 2K Better, But Not Essential

Heading into this console transition my opinion was that, of all the genres that could possibly sell a new Xbox or PlayStation, sports would come in last. Despite the richer visuals and refined experiences I've seen so far, that opinion still stands. » 11/17/13 5:00pm 11/17/13 5:00pm

How Often Does a Player Get Paralyzed in Madden?

This is the rara avis of outcomes in Madden NFL—the career-ending injury. It is the sports video game equivalent of permadeath, and yes, it'll actually happen in your living room, although I have never seen this myself. » 10/02/13 4:00pm 10/02/13 4:00pm

Why I Created the 'Washington Whiteskins' in a Football Video Game

A few months ago a guy reached out to me over Twitter with a common question, but for an unusual purpose. He asked if gamers can create or rename teams in Madden NFL. No, I replied, that hasn't been a feature for several years. His reason for asking is probably why: the guy wanted to create the Washington Whiteskins. » 9/21/13 2:00pm 9/21/13 2:00pm

The Truth Is Last Year's Games Had Problems. This Year's Are...Better?

Usually, if someone wants to convince you that the video game they're making is going to be great, they tell you what they're putting in it. But what if they made nearly the same game a year ago? They have to take a different approach. » 9/06/13 1:00pm 9/06/13 1:00pm