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JBHuskers
08-29-2012, 02:27 PM
oooooooooooooooooops

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/08/29/madden-13s-wrong-photo-leaves-nfl-star-incensed/

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Madden NFL 13 endured league star Marcus Thomas' ire yesterday, Kotaku discovered, after the New York Giants player discovered the game had a photo of a completely different Marcus Thomas in his profile. The Marcus Thomas it did feature (below right, after the break) last played in the league three years ago. To make things worse, he didn't even play at the same team (Denver Broncos), and he looks nothing at all like the first Marcus Thomas (below left). All of that incensed the first Marcus Thomas.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2012/08/marcus-thomas-marcus-thomas.jpg

In a furious flurry of tweets well, maybe not that furious Thomas branded the football game "unprofessional" and "disrespectful." The defensive tackle's temper apparently cooled down once content producer Donny Moore tweeted he'd make the fix in Madden 13's next update. As yet, we've yet to hear what the other Marcus Thomas thinks about that. Or Belgian actor Marcus Thomas. Or Marcus Thomas, LLC.

ram29jackson
08-29-2012, 04:01 PM
i'm sure theres a couple/few others that arent found or less fan-fair from it

skipwondah33
08-29-2012, 04:52 PM
Oh he was that one guy that made that game sav......who is he again?

steelerfan
08-29-2012, 06:17 PM
Oh he was that one guy that made that game sav......who is he again?

Exactly. Fucker should be happy someone actually read one of his Tweets because of this, instead of acting like a fucking baby.

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JeffHCross
08-29-2012, 06:41 PM
While we're talking about photos ... seems to me that the in-game draft uses real photos. At least they looked real (didn't see them close enough to tell). If so, where'd they come from?

OptionMasta
08-30-2012, 10:22 PM
I noticed that too and thought it was pretty cool.

ryby6969
08-31-2012, 11:40 AM
NFL star? Really? :fp:

skipwondah33
08-31-2012, 02:28 PM
NFL star? Really? :fp:

Haha exactly

That's like that one commercial that calls Chris Dudley and NBA Legend.

SmoothPancakes
09-10-2012, 10:12 AM
Well, Marcus can't be upset about having the wrong picture anymore. :D

http://kotaku.com/5941558/nfler-snubbed-by-wrong-photo-in-madden-now-gets-one-slightly-less-recognizable

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NFLer Snubbed by Wrong Photo in Madden
Now Gets One Slightly Less Recognizable

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17ks2k6l1qhxijpg/avt-small.jpg Owen Good

Ten days ago, Marcus Thomas decided he'd had enough of being identified by some other Marcus Thomas' mugshot in Madden NFL and took to Twitter to complain about it (http://kotaku.com/5938646/this-nfl-player-would-like-to-know-why-madden-13-has-the-wrong-photo-of-him). Two days later, he was released by the New York Giants.

Well, not only is he looking for work, he's looking for a face, too. Madden NFL 13 updated its roster overnight, putting Thomas in the free agent pool with this blank picture, which probably accurately reflects most people's mental image of a guy who fell off the map after the 2008 season and appears headed into involuntary retirement.

Full size (http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17yhe7cetm5ipjpg/original.jpg)
http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17yhe7cetm5ipjpg/medium.jpg

If you're wondering why this picture of Thomas couldn't be used, my guess is thatMadden has to use official league press book mugs that depict every player in a blank jersey, and he's in a Broncos shirt here. Of course, Thomas was in the league last year, so presumably one of him was taken then. EA Sports earlier declined to comment on the snafu, which appeared to begin when Marcus Thomas was joined on the Broncos, briefly, by another Marcus Thomas, a running back, and their mugshots got swapped.

[h/t Steve Noah, Operation Sports (https://twitter.com/Steve_OS/status/244412126129688576)]

jaymo76
09-10-2012, 07:52 PM
Well, Marcus can't be upset about having the wrong picture anymore. :D

http://kotaku.com/5941558/nfler-snubbed-by-wrong-photo-in-madden-now-gets-one-slightly-less-recognizable

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17yhe7cewu8zwpng/xlarge.png

NFLer Snubbed by Wrong Photo in Madden
Now Gets One Slightly Less Recognizable

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17ks2k6l1qhxijpg/avt-small.jpg Owen Good

Ten days ago, Marcus Thomas decided he'd had enough of being identified by some other Marcus Thomas' mugshot in Madden NFL and took to Twitter to complain about it (http://kotaku.com/5938646/this-nfl-player-would-like-to-know-why-madden-13-has-the-wrong-photo-of-him). Two days later, he was released by the New York Giants.

Well, not only is he looking for work, he's looking for a face, too. Madden NFL 13 updated its roster overnight, putting Thomas in the free agent pool with this blank picture, which probably accurately reflects most people's mental image of a guy who fell off the map after the 2008 season and appears headed into involuntary retirement.

Full size (http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17yhe7cetm5ipjpg/original.jpg)
http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17yhe7cetm5ipjpg/medium.jpg

If you're wondering why this picture of Thomas couldn't be used, my guess is thatMadden has to use official league press book mugs that depict every player in a blank jersey, and he's in a Broncos shirt here. Of course, Thomas was in the league last year, so presumably one of him was taken then. EA Sports earlier declined to comment on the snafu, which appeared to begin when Marcus Thomas was joined on the Broncos, briefly, by another Marcus Thomas, a running back, and their mugshots got swapped.

[h/t Steve Noah, Operation Sports (https://twitter.com/Steve_OS/status/244412126129688576)]


Uggh... if they don't have a person pic, don't use anything. I just despise the black cut-out. It just looks silly.

SmoothPancakes
09-10-2012, 08:01 PM
Uggh... if they don't have a person pic, don't use anything. I just despise the black cut-out. It just looks silly.

I find it funny because he was bitching about having the wrong picture on his player profile in the game, and now he has no picture, just a blank, black cut-out. I sincerely doubt it was an intentional "fuck you" from the Madden guys to Thomas, but I sure would laugh my ass off if that was the case. :D