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  • What makes Madden NFL 13 better than past games - Key Features

    Madden NFL 13 - Key Features

     

    EA has been solidly backing up the fact that they really improved on the previous iteration and that Madden NFL 13 is going to be the best game of the whole franchise. They are not only making such claims but also layering out justifications of why they think that is the case.

    They have listed out several "Key Features" of Madden NFL 13 in their official website that I thought I might highlight for you guys. Check them out and decide on yourselves whether you think these features mean anything significant to you guys.

    I am not a huge fan myself but I occasionally enjoy having a competitive match with a friend once in a while. According to the latest buzz in the internet, the game has similarities to the past iterations (of course they can't just redefine the franchise) but has minor changes that is definitely taking the franchise in the right direction. That's promising don't you think?

    Key Features:

    Presentation: Madden NFL 13 delivers world-class presentation with an all-new living front end, dynamic in-game transitions, a live ticker, and drastically improved usability. Every game has the feel of a nationally televised broadcast with CBS Sports commentators Jim Nantz and Phil Simms calling the action from the virtual 3D booth.

    Improved Gameplay: With a completely redesigned passing game including a new pass-ready system and improved play action, and the all-new read and react defensive AI system that features the most intelligent pass defense to date, Madden NFL 13 achieves greater realism on the virtual gridiron on both sides of the ball

    With Physics You Can Feel, Madden NFL 13 delivers Next Generation gameplay today. Powered by the all-new Infinity Engine, true player impact and authentic momentum transfer ensure that no two plays ever look or feel the same.

    Improved Audio: Madden NFL 13 delivers a superb audio experience that faithfully replicates NFL Sundays with CBS' Jim Nantz and Phil Simms calling the action, QB cadences, authentic sound effects and actual on-field player chatter, all provided by NFL Films, and a fully-scored orchestral theme that conveys the emotion and excitement of professional football.

    All-new Connected Careers: Live the NFL dream - whenever you want, wherever you want in a fully interactive, social, and connected online experience. Create your personal legacy or relive an all-time legend's as you build the ultimate franchise as a coach, an NFL superstar, or yourself. Manage your team from your console, the web, or mobile phone in a 24/7 world as NFL insiders and experts analyze, praise, and criticize every move along the way.

    Madden Ultimate Team: Madden NFL 13 Ultimate Team is a free-to-play game mode that perfectly combines Madden NFL Football, fantasy football, and player trading cards.

    Madden Social: whole new way to experience Madden against your friends - anytime, anywhere.

    I know some of the descriptions don't say a whole lot about what to expect but, fear not! Below is the link to the official website where you can learn much more in-depth about all the key features that are listed. Why not take a look for yourself?

    Madden NFL Key Features:http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl/features?platform=xbox-360

    You can also check out these videos for a better idea:

    Madden Social Playbook: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DIH6isa-S0

    Madden Ultimate Team: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl3QkRQ5L5s

  • Madden NFL 13 GameStop Pre-Order Bonus

    Madden 13 Pre-Order


    GameStop has always given sweet deals when pre-ordering any game and as expected they have their very own deal available for Madden NFL 13.

    The in-game bonuses available to those who pre-order from GameStop are as follows:

    - Unlock legends Barry Sanders and John Madden for both Connected Careers and Madden Ultimate Team

    - GameStop PowerUp Rewards members will get exclusive access to Calvin Johnson, Jr., "Megatron" for Madden Ultimate Team

    These bonuses will be readily available from the time of purchase. Considering the fact that you get access to these powerhouses, it is no surprise that those who pre-order will have a definite advantage over the rest. GameStop really knows how to pull the strings!

    Additionally, to get the people hyped up about Madden NFL 13, GameSpot will be hosting a video series named Madden Mondays starting from July 16th till August 27th. These videos will basically show developers of Madden answering questions from the GameStop community and also some never before seen gameplay footage. Pretty cool!

    Maybe the 10 minute gameplay footage linked at the bottom can help you guys make up your mind. Keep an eye on our website for more details on Madden NFL 13. The game launches this August on the 28th.

    Madden NFL 13 Gameplay Footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3x7KX84aRk

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    Blog Written by Shahriar Azad

     

  • Madden NFL 13 Launches August 28th

    Madden NFL 13 Release Date is August 28th

    EA sports announced their upcoming Madden 13 at E3 this year. They claimed it was going to be the biggest game of the series and supposedly had huge improvements made to it over the last. The game is currently set to be released on August 28th of this year.

    The biggest improvement is the integration of the new Infinity Engine. Thanks to the new engine the overall physics of the game has received a great overhaul which would make things such as player impacts and the transfer of player momentum the experiences looks like a real game, with no two plays looking or feeling alike. According to what EA Sports claims, Madden 13 is going to give us next-gen gameplay, today.

    Madden NFL 13 will also feature a new career mode called Connected Careers. This mode will provide players with a deeper gameplay experience that includes unique story lines and will also support social integration. As expected Madden NFL 13 will host a large number of NFL teams and players; a total of 32 teams and over 1,700 players!

    Madden NFL 13 is shaping to be a good installment to the franchise considering the new engine, all new Connected Careers and complete visual and audio overhaul. EA is certain that this is the best installment in history of the franchise, what do you guys think? How much are you looking forward to next Madden?

    Keep a look out for a follow-up article where we list out all the key features that are supposedly going to set this game apart from its predecessors. Till then check out the Madden NFL 13 Gameplay Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7aJuUFKB-I

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    Blog Written by Shahriar Azad

  • Gran Turismo 5, now with real life damage!

    The latest patch for the hit PS3 driving simulator Gran Turismo 5 is going todelight those who were complaining about the details of damage in the game.After downloading the patch, "My Lounge" it allows you to choose exactly how much of mechanical damage you're willing to have on your car due from online play.

    To be more detailed about this patch's key feature, you can have your car take as much damage and be looking spiffy and untouched for theentiretyof online play with "NONE" option. In addition, with the "HEAVY" option, if you took a lot of damage during playtime, your car would look so damage, I don't think even Carfax would take it. And somewhere in the middle,there's a "Light" option where it shows your car taking some moderate damage but regenerates it over time....which I would have liked in real life, especially when I was driving through wintertime Iowa during my college years.

  • NBA Jam to have a Disc Release

    NBA JAM not downloadable but a physical video game!

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    With NBA Jam already released on disc for the Wii, the PS3 and Xbox versions that were originally to be original downloadable content for delayed NBA Elite 11, will be now be a retailÂÂdisc release according to an EA Sports representative. EA Sports President Peter Moore stated that EA is going to ship NBA Jam as a standalone product in time for the holidays. This was sort of hinted at as Gamefly recently listed the game for a November launch which knowing Gamefly's rental service meant it was going to be a physical product.

    Jen Riley of EA Sports Vancouver had this to say:
    "The fact that retailers are showing the box is because we are shipping Jam in a box on [Xbox 360 and PS3]....we just haven't announced a firm date."

    With this statement and confirmation the project team is trying to get as much of the Wii's version content onto the PS3/360 version's release and likely point of a price from a matching fifty dollars to a present day standard of sixty dollars.

    Written by Evil Ambassador - Geroncio Copiozo

  • Politics would be SO much cooler if they were decided by NBA Jam

    Games - NBA Jam sets Politicians against each other

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    Taking a page from the old NBA Jam games, there will be political figures in NBA Jam. EA's latest game in the franchise will feature the political figures of today including Sarah Palin, George W. Bush, John McCain, and President Obama.

    Thankfully, both sides of the aisle will be represented and will have actual teams based on their parties of both Republican and Democrat and will have their own uniforms and home courts. So far it's been confirmed to be included on the Wii at the moment but they're likely to be on the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions in an upcoming update.

    Now it's only a matter of time before we get the Fox News team slam dunk over the MSNBC team. Then the game will end when the pointless arguing makes the entire stadium fall asleep

    Written by Evil Ambassador Geroncio Bonito Copiozo

  • A Michael Jordan and Videogame Reunion: NBA 2K11

    Games - Air Jordan to return in digital form!

    Control is the name of the game. Being able to fake left and go right. For all the NBA fans, NBA 2k11 is bringing control right to your hands. Players will be able to control their favorites like Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and Dwayne Wade like they never have before. If you want to side step before you crossover, spin-move then go behind the back or step back for a pull up jump shot, YOU CAN! NBA fans should be excited for this game; I mean Michael Jordan is on the cover this year. When was the last time we saw Jordan attached to a video game? Most sports games are very repetitive and rarely have any new and better features then the previous year, but with NBA 2k11 that will change. NBA 2k11 will be released October 5th.

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  • LEBRON'S DECISION BRINGS THE HEAT TO GAMING

    Lebron's choice to be part of the Heat, effects gaming as well

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    Just as every NBA fan sat quietly waiting to hear LeBron James' decision on what team he was choosing to sign with for the upcoming season, the video game world was waiting right alongside. The decision to join the Miami Heat will have a great impact on basketball video games. Chris Snyder, 2K Sports director of marketing, predicts that the Heat will be the No. 1 team for ranked games next year. LeBron James is joining Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade making the Heat a force to be reckoned with. NBA 2K 10's Living Rosters will not be getting another update, but the unit will be playable in multiplayer on Oct. 5th with the release of NBA 2K11. NBA 2K11 will also be including the great Michael Jordan in game play along with him being featured on the cover. So let the countdown for Oct 5th begin. Follow the link below for the article.

    http://kotaku.com/5583726/lebrons-choice-alters-basketballs-video-game-landscape-too

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