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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Sept. 29, 2015 – Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) launched NBA LIVE 16 on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. NBA LIVE 16 highlights the brand-newLIVE PRO-AM mode, as well as the new LIVE Motion physics system. Players can express themselves both on and off the court with new gameplay mechanics, fresh gear and kicks, plus new ways to play.
LIVE PRO-AM provides players the chance to rise together with online team-play mode LIVE Run and the new cooperative Summer Circuit mode. In LIVE Run up to 10 players can compete in online games to 21 points on iconic courts like Rucker Park, Venice Beach, Terminal 23 and more. Summer Circuit allows up to five players to travel around North America challenging all-star teams as they try to become the true kings of the court. Those who have played the NBA LIVE 16 demo on Xbox One or PS4 will be able to carry over created player progress and unlocked gear, getting a leg up on the competition.
Players can find the perfect gear to express their personality, with hundreds of shirts, shoes, sneakers, and more available from top brands. Players can also get themselves in the game with the official NBA LIVE Companion (available on the App Store and Google Play) featuringGameFaceHD. This exclusive mobile scanning technology allows fans to quickly and easily scan their face and upload it to their in-game character.
Created characters can also be used in Rising Star career mode (retaining all progression across modes), and aspiring GMs can try their hand at running a NBA franchise in Dynasty mode. Players looking to build an unbeatable crew of both modern stars and past greats can jump into LIVEUltimate Team, and those hoping to either relive or rewrite history can check out LIVE Rewind and Big Moments. Newcomers or players looking to build their skill base can jump into Learn LIVE, with multiple options for drills and practice sessions.
Fans will also be treated to enhanced gameplay in NBA LIVE 16 thanks to the new LIVE Motion physics system. Players move with purpose and react intelligently to try and get open with cuts and off-ball screens. Plus, new mechanics like touch passing and dribble handoffs make it easier than ever to orchestrate the offense and make the big play. In addition to all these features, new shot mechanics, shot meter and feedback give players instant information to help them learn exactly when to release the ball. With the variety of modes, options and gameplay upgrades, there’s something in NBA LIVE 16 for everyone.
NBA LIVE 16 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and is available now for Xbox One and PlayStation®4. EA Access members can save 10% when they buy the digital version of NBA LIVE 16 and Ultimate Team Points on Xbox One. To learn more about NBA LIVE 16, visit https://www.easports.com/nba-live.
EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through videogames, including Madden NFL football, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR®golf, SSX™ and EA SPORTS UFC®.
September 4, 2014 – Today EA SPORTS, Heat and Google teamed up to launch the Madden NFL 15 GIFERATOR, a one-of-a-kind experience that allows fans to interact with their favorite teams and players in a whole new way. The GIFERATOR is a live stream of animated GIFs made with Madden NFL 15 imagery, and designed to help fans celebrate their favorite team’s biggest plays and challenge their rivals, in real time as NFL game action unfolds.
With each big play, the GIFERATOR will generate a tailor-made set of GIFs to be customized and shared with friends and rivals. The GIFs will appear in real-time on MaddenGIFERATOR.com and in ads on popular sports and gaming-related apps and sites across the web. Fans can also take control of the GIFERATOR and design their own GIFS, choosing the team, the player, the background and the headline, ready for sharing. With content for all 32 teams updated in real-time as plays unfold, there will be no shortage of images for fans to celebrate their team’s successes and trash-talk their rivals.
With the GIFERATOR, fans now have a creative new way to challenge their rivals to a Madden NFL 15 showdown. Why simply Tweet at someone that you’re up for a game when you can create an animated GIF showing exactly how you’re going to beat them? With new content dynamically updating on the GIFERATOR throughout the NFL season it shouldn’t be too hard to come up with a fresh challenge every week.
With Madden NFL 15 set to drop August 26th #MaddenSeason is in full effect. To get gamers ready for #MaddenSeason EA dropped Madden NFL 15 in the EA Access Vault to try out for 6 hours total gameplay time. If you like it you can buy it when the game goes live and keep right on playing. That will prove to be a life saver for those that dread going to GameStop to get the game. Being that you have already downloaded the trial purchasing it makes the 14 GB plus download go live an you don’t have to do anything else.
Okay enough of that, let’s get into the review. I have had the game for a week this past Friday and………I LOVE IT!!! It feels brand new and built for this current gen console.
So I got an email from an EA PR rep asking if I got the game and that there was something special they didn’t mention about the game I should check out when I put it in. What I saw blew me away.
Madden NFL 15 for the first time players will find themselves in the waning minutes of a fictional 2015 NFC Championship Game between the Carolina Panthers and the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks commit a costly turnover, giving the Panthers a chance to rally for victory with a short field and under two minutes left to play.
I took control of Cam Newton and the Panthers offense in an attempt to overcome Seattle’s ferocious Legion of Boom, and Madden NFL 15 Cover Athlete Richard Sherman. My drive took all of 2 plays and the game was over.
Once the game is over, a video will play showing some of the various modes and features in the game, players will choose their preferred settings and then your first stop will be in Skills Trainer. From here, players are welcome to learn new game mechanics and tune up their skills, or if you’d prefer to jump straight into the action you can head to the main menu and begin playing the game in earnest.
August 15, 2014 – Today EA SPORTS officially kicked off Madden Season with a humorous ad campaign video featuring Kevin Hart and Dave Franco. The video demonstrates how friends become frenemies during Madden Season, when rivalries heat up and you’ll stop at nothing to get the win. The full video is available above.
In addition to Hart and Franco, the spot also features cameos from other up-and-coming celebrities and young athletes including Colin Kaepernick, LeSean McCoy, Dez Bryant, Von Miller and Damian Lillard. Even the guys from the popular YouTube show, Epic Meal Time, join in on the fun. In a first for the Madden NFL franchise, the spot makes its debut online several days before it will hit broadcast television.
Madden NFL 15 allows players to transform into their rival’s worst nightmare with a new breed of defense, built to challenge the best offenses in the NFL. A new arsenal of pass rush moves, an intuitive tackling system, improved coverage logic, and immersive new camera angles make defense more exciting and fun than ever. Fans can call plays with confidence thanks to an all-new crowd-sourced recommendation engine built from millions of online games played by the Madden NFL community. Add in all-new NFL Films inspired presentation and it’s not just football, it’s Madden Season.
June 10, 2013 – EA SPORTS unveiled today the first look at NBA LIVE 14 at the company’s E3 press conference, ushering in the future of basketball for the next generation. Exclusively for Xbox One® all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, NBA LIVE 14 will launch this fall.
Powered by the EA SPORTS IGNITE engine, NBA LIVE 14 will deliver the ultimate on-the-court control. Utilizing its new BounceTek technology, NBA LIVE 14 will introduce a revolutionary new, physics-based dribbling system. Whether it’s Ricky Rubio’s crossover or Kyrie Irving’s devastating between the legs dribble, one-on-one matchups take on a whole new meaning by putting the creativity and control at the core of every move.
By utilizing the same data used by all 30 NBA teams, more than 70 unique statistics and tendencies will fuel every single player on the court. From the way they move, to the way they play, to the decisions they make, NBA LIVE player will evolve throughout the season with updates from every NBA game within one hour of a game’s final buzzer. Gamers will now have a new experience every time they pick-up the controller.
Stay tuned throughout the summer for more information as NBA LIVE 14 makes its return to the court.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 10, 2013 – Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) has officially announced Madden NFL 25 will be coming as a launch title for Xbox One® all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Madden NFL 25, powered by the new EA SPORTS IGNITE engine, ushers in the next generation of sports games by delivering the smartest, most realistic, most detailed version of the game in the franchise’s 25 year history.
“We’ve never been more ready for a console transition than we are right now,” said Cam Weber, General Manager of American Football for EA SPORTS. “The development team is crafting the most impressive Madden NFL game we’ve ever made, and I’m extremely excited for fans to get their hands on it for themselves when the Xbox One and PS4 launch.”
Coupled with this announcement is the introduction of Adrian Peterson as the cover athlete for Madden NFL 25 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings running back, is a five-time Pro Bowler and the reigning NFL MVP. Last season Peterson came within 9 yards of breaking the NFL single-season rushing record set by Eric Dickerson.
Madden NFL 25 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 brings innovative new features such as True Step Locomotion, Player Sense, the War in the Trenches and more to create an experience that can only be found on next-generation consoles. Here’s an overview of what fans can expect in the most technologically advanced game in the franchise’s 25 year history:
10X THE DETAIL
- · Next Definition Visuals
o Madden NFL has never looked so real. See every nuance of a player’s face, equipment, and clothing as the line blurs between the players in the game and their real-life counterparts. Up to 4x the texture resolution breathes new life into stadiums, crowds, the field, and even the ball itself. Combined with high-fidelity animations that deliver the smoothest, most authentic looking player interactions ever, Madden NFL 25 delivers Next Definition visuals.
2X THE CONTROL
- · Every Step Is Calculated
o The all-new True Step player motion system calculates every step, delivering unprecedented control. Players now have the ability to foot-plant, cut, and shift momentum in an authentic way, unlocking the agility and explosiveness of the NFL athlete. EA SPORTS IGNITE run-time physics calculate at twice the rate allowing for the most organic, user-driven outcomes in franchise history. Combined with the precision modifier’s vast combination of ball carrier moves, Madden NFL has never felt this good.
- · Brains & Brawn
o All-new Player Sense unlocks the human element in Madden NFL. For the first time, players scan the field, anticipate situations before they happen, and maneuver with instincts and awareness. The ability to make up to 50x as many contextual decisions brings intelligent ball-carriers and defenders to life, as they sense obstacles and react on the fly. Ball-carriers leap over fallen players, blitzing linebackers slide past teammates on their way to the QB and so much more, combining the physical aspects of football with the mental.
- · War in the Trenches
o Offensive and defensive line play is at the heart of football, and now it’s the foundation ofMadden NFL 25. Lineman are more than just physical, they are intelligent. Coupled with the ability to make 4x more decisions per second, 300 new blocking interactions create the most realistic running lanes for the ball-carrier and passing pockets for the QB. Offensive lineman will dynamically sort and shift assignments based on threats and angles, starting with intelligently identifying the center of the defense, the “Mike” linebacker. The defensive side of the ball features over 3x more new defensive line moves, as well as the latest blitz packages. Authentic double teams, blitz pick-ups, and line shifts showcase units working together as one, highlighting the most physical and intense battles in the NFL. Welcome to the War in the Trenches.
THE GAME IS ALIVE
- · Madden Living World
o The NFL is so much more than just what happens between the lines. It’s the crowds, sidelines, and commentary that truly bring the emotion of Sunday to life. In Madden NFL 25, feel the anxiety of the crowd as you step up to the line on 4th and goal. Watch your teammates and coaches erupt with excitement as you blaze down the sideline for a game-changing score. Hear the most intelligent commentary in franchise history, as Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and our new sideline reporter Danielle Bellini follow everything about your career. From injuries to accolades they’ll bring your career to life like never before.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 10, 2013 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today the gameplay features for EA SPORTSTM UFC®. Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE technology, feel the fight as the action, emotion, and intensity inside the Octagon™ are brought to life in ways that were never before possible in a video game. The next generation of mixed martial arts fighting begins spring of 2014 when EA SPORTS UFC is released for the Xbox One and the PlayStation®4.
“We are very excited to deliver the most realistic fighting experience ever achieved,” said Dean Richards, General Manager, EA SPORTS UFC. “With a talented and experienced team at the helm, and powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE, we’ve created a gameplay feature set for EA SPORTS UFC where every fighter, every strike, every takedown and submission will bring you inside the Octagon like no game ever has before.”
“I couldn’t be more excited about the work that the team at EA SPORTS has done on the upcoming UFC game,” said Dana White, President, UFC. “It’s been a great partnership and even though it is still early in development, the game looks amazing. It will be groundbreaking! Fans of all combat sports will love it and have a lot to look forward to in the spring of 2014.”
EA SPORTS UFC Gameplay Features
· MMAi – A mixed martial artist’s mind is as important as his heart. Every licensed fighter in the game will have changing goals and fight plans, based on their real-life tendencies and each fight situation. Stop their Plan A, and they will adapt to Plan B or C. Down on the scorecards, look for the AI to end the fight with a knockout or a submission. A smarter opponent equals a more challenging and unpredictable fight.
· Real-Time Exertion – A UFC bout is one of the most physically demanding sports on the planet requiring mixed martial artists to give it their all with every movement. Real-Time Exertion brings each moment of that action to life in your gameplay experience. Through real-time vein popping, skin discoloration, muscle flex, as well as signs of fatigue setting in through the course of each round, you will witness the effort it takes to be one of the best fighters in the world.
· Fighter Likeness and Facial Animations – EA SPORTS UFC will set a new bar for character likeness and emotion in gaming. Every single licensed fighter in the game has been created from high resolution 3D head and body scans to deliver revolutionary character likeness and authenticity. Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE, new facial animation technology delivers more expression, emotion and will communicate greater sense of awareness and intelligence in the Octagon.
· Full Body Deformation – Until now, simulation of physical contact between fighters was limited to bodies that barely made contact with each other; as a result, they looked and behaved like action figures made of plastic rather than elite athletes. The team that revolutionized sports by bringing authentic physics to Fight Night changes the game again with an all-new, full-body deformation system that moves and displaces the fighter’s flesh in real time. For the first time, the strength of every submission and power of every strike will truly make an impression.
· Precision Movement – MMA is a sport of inches, where every step counts and every movement matters. Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE, the Precision Movement locomotion system grounds the fighters, eliminating unrealistic slipping and sliding across the canvas. More realistic physics-driven movement delivers more realistic action as the overall transfer of energy from the ground up delivers more impactful and believable strikes and takedowns.
· Dynamic Striking – A mixed martial artist uses the environment to his advantage and for the first time in a UFC game, you can too. A dynamic environment allows you to pull off jaw-dropping moves using the Octagon, including roundhouse kicks, superman punches and much more. Combine those abilities with the best striking technology in the industry and that one perfect strike could change the fight.
· Strategic Submission Battles – To own the belt, you have to be dominant on your feet and on the mat. EA SPORTS UFC reinvents the ground game to create a battle for position and control that captures the strategy of a submission battle. Like the real sport, in EA SPORTS UFC fighters will work through multiple stages as they work to advance or escape from a fight-ending submission.
· Real Damage – Every fighter knows that one good shot can ruin your day. EA SPORTS UFC introduces a non-linear damage system which can result in big damage coming from a single strike. The system produces a greater variety of cuts and contusions that is true-to-life and has never been possible in a simulation fighting game.
Today EA SPORTS announced the first details on the most recent Madden NFL 25 Playbooks,“Connected Franchise.” The next evolution of the most unique career game mode in all of sports gaming introduces new features and legends to the game, as well as the exciting, all-new Owner mode, adding to the “be a player” and “be a coach” experiences introduced last year. In support of the announcement, EA SPORTS today released a new video and blog detailing Owner mode, as well as a Connected Franchise Overview.
TAKE COMPLETE CONTROL OF YOUR TEAM
Madden NFL 25 will allow fans to enjoy total control of their favorite NFL team thanks to the new addition of Owner mode. Take on the persona of Jerry Jones, Jim Irsay or one of the other 30 current owners, or put yourself in the corner office. Fans will have full control over all day-to-day team operations, and can do everything from setting prices on tickets, concessions and more to marketing the team and managing stadium upgrades. Owners can even build a new stadium or relocate the team to either domestic or international locations.
A COMPLETELY REFINED EXPERIENCE
Connected Franchise brings an entirely new user interface which is focused on accessibility, including the new Trade Center and streamlined character creation. Also, a completely retuned progression and legacy score system, along with refined draft, trade and signing logic make for the most enjoyable experience to date.
This year in Connected Franchise marks the inclusion of fan-requested features like 32-team control, offline fantasy draft and a league transaction log. Also, college football fans will be happy to know that they can once again import draft classes from NCAA Football 14.
NEW LEGENDS AND MEDIA PERSONALITIES
Connected Franchise comes to life in year two with the addition of several new legendary players and media personalities. Take control of fleet-footed quarterback Randall Cunningham or punishing running back/defender William “the Refrigerator” Perry. Furthermore, bring back the revered and feared linebacker Mike Ditka, or lead a team as Coach Ditka if you prefer. Recreate the legendary careers of these all-time greats, or start fresh on a new team and write your own history. Whether you play as a player, coach or owner; created character, modern superstar or legend expect to hear from the media, as new personalities such as Peter Schrager, Darren Rovell, Matthew Berry and more chime in on the virtual social media feed.
Full details on all the new features are available on the Madden NFL 25 Connected Franchise Playbook page, and fans are encouraged to keep an eye on the site for developer insights, exclusive assets and other unique content.
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EA SPORTS Madden 13 Konsole Kingz #KKZGameNight January 4th at 8PM est
Compete to win 1 of 3 $20 Giftcards for the NFLShop.com
The Konsole Kingz GameNight is January 4th and Sergiodapro lets y’all know what the prizes are.
This is a simulation of the FCS Championship that will be played January 5, 2013.This game features Sam Houston State vs North Dakota State. These teams were created using EA SPORTS TEAM BUILDER. You can find these teams under my XBOX persona, Butcher Black. I have created over 87 teams, mostly HBCU’s but some FCS and D2 teams and some HS teams from the Richmond Virginia area.
All music is provided by EOM. The artist that performs my intro is Biz of JigFam