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    by Published on 03-15-2017 09:00 AM
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    Game update 1.11 is now available for Madden NFL 17. This update addresses issues in gameplay, Ultimate Team, and also some stability issues.

    The most noteworthy fix addresses a bug where the offensive tackle would play a blocking animation without actually engaging a defender.

    Continue on to see the patch notes courtesy EA SPORTS. ...
    by Published on 02-14-2017 11:00 AM
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    Game update 1.10 is now available for Madden NFL 17. This update focuses primarily on addressing gameplay issues, but also includes some stability & CFM fixes.

    Among the most significant improvements:

    - OL/DL interaction tuned to make sure that an elite (or definitively superior) line will be more effective versus their counterparts. [TGT Take: This will help make building a roster in MUT, Draft Champions, & Salary Cap more challenging as now users cannot - for example - compete against a highly rated defensive line with a low rated, patchwork OL.]

    - All game modes now run at the same game speed.

    - Blocking: Improved pass block targeting, fixed 'players freezing' issue coming out of blocking interactions,and free O-lineman will no longer ignore nearby defender who just beat a block.

    The update comes in at just 441.2 MB on PS4, making it a relatively quick download. Continue on to read the patch notes courtesy EA SPORTS. ...
    by Published on 02-01-2017 11:00 AM
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    The official EA SPORTS Madden NFL 17 Super Bowl LI Game Simulation predicts that the New England Patriots will rally to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 27-24 in Sunday's match-up.

    In a battle going down to the wire, the sim has Tom Brady connecting on a 4th & 4 touchdown pass to Julian Edelman to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

    Do you think the game will play out like the simulation? How do you see the game playing out?

    Continue on to see the simulation and to read the game recap from EA SPORTS. ...
    by Published on 01-31-2017 04:00 PM
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    Available this week only (Jan. 31 - Feb. 7) is the Madden NFL 17 Super Bowl LI Edition. For just $20, this digital download provides purchasers with the full game of Madden NFL 17 plus 5 All-Pro Packs for Madden Ultimate Team. This digital download is only available on Xbox Live & PlayStation Network.

    Continue on to see the official press release on the Madden NFL 17 Super Bowl LI Edition courtesy EA SPORTS. ...
    by Published on 01-26-2017 10:30 AM
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    Game update 1.09 is now available for Madden NFL 17. While light on gameplay improvements, it does address an exploit that allowed users to have a high rate of success blocking field goals.

    The primary area of focus for this patch is Madden Ultimate Team and more specifically, MUT Seasons. Season progress, playoff presentation, night games, and also a bug fix in this game update all help to improve this mode within MUT.

    Continue on to read the patch notes straight from EA SPORTS.

    Also, this weekend (Thu-Sat) is Madden Bowl from Orlando, site of the Pro Bowl. The competition will be streamed on YouTube. ...
    by Published on 01-17-2017 05:00 PM
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    Madden NFL Mobile has received a new January update including updating the digital cover athlete to Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown after previously highlighting Rob Gronkowski and then Von Miller in previous updates.

    The primary focus of this update includes changes to Defensive Gameplans to help alleviate the severity and harshness of some counters. Other additions within this update include social media sharing, quick selling coin collectibles from the pack opening screen (ala NBA LIVE Mobile), as well as stability fixes.

    Continue on to read the blog from developer Danny Doeberling. ...
    by Published on 12-13-2016 10:00 AM
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    The newest Madden NFL 17 game update is small in size (just 88.81 MB on PS4), but alleviates issues that arose during the game's most recent eSports event, the Madden NFL 17 Classic.

    This update also prepares Madden Ultimate Team for the upcoming Holiday Freeze event.

    Continue on to read the full list of announced patch improvements. ...
    by Published on 12-02-2016 07:00 PM
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    After being highly desired by the community and a lengthy wait, the Madden Companion App is now available.

    Included among features of the app are Franchise Mode management, access to Madden Messenger, MUT Rewards status and statistics, user-generated content, and developer blogs.

    The app can be located in both the Google Play Store and App Store by searching 'Madden Companion.'

    After checking out the app, let the community know your thoughts and what you would like to see added to it in the future. Continue on to see the official app decription. ...
    by Published on 11-30-2016 10:00 AM
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    A new title update is now available for Madden NFL 17. This update includes numerous improvements across gameplay, presentation, and Madden Ultimate Team.

    A bevy of gameplay improvements/changes come just days before the Madden NFL 17 Classic in Burbank, CA. It will be worth monitoring if the competitive eSports event uses this new build or the previous one that competitors had become accustomed in tourney competition and preparation.

    This update adds Head-to-Head Season to MUT, which will utilize contracts and not tickets. New commentary has been added for various game scenarios as well as additional names and tuning changes.

    Continue on to read the list of changes/improvements included with this update. ...
    by Published on 10-04-2016 10:00 AM
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    Game update 1.05 is now available for Madden NFL 17.

    This significant update - considered title update #2 - includes a number of improvements and fixes to gameplay, Franchise Mode, and Ultimate Team. Among the gameplay changes are: wide open passes will no longer be dropped by WRs as frequently, auto-broken tackles will be less frequent, defensive tuning v. stretch/outside zone runs, and kick-meter Accuracy Range increased on All-Pro & All-Madden difficulties.

    Continue on to read the full list of announced improvements in game update 1.05. ...
    by Published on 09-13-2016 09:00 AM
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    Shortly after the NFL unveiled this year's Color Rush uniforms for Thursday Night Football, EA SPORTS confirmed those same uniforms will be coming to Madden NFL 17 later this week.

    UPDATE - The Color Rush uniforms are now part of Madden NFL 17 included in game update 1.04.

    The first NFL Color Rush game is this Thursday night between the Bills and Jets. Continue on to see some of the 2016 Color Rush uniforms in Madden NFL 17. ...
    by Published on 09-02-2016 08:30 AM
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    The first post-release game update (1.03) is now available for Madden NFL 17 for both PlayStation 4 and X-Box One.

    The most significant fix includes elimination of an exploit that allowed the user on defense to determine if their opponent would run or pass the ball. In Franchise Mode, users are no longer able to see the ratings of the upcoming draft class prior to the NFL Draft, however in doing so this has removed the ability to edit the draft class, prior to the draft.

    Continue on to read the published list of items addressed, fixed, and included in this update. ...
    by Published on 08-15-2016 07:00 PM
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    The third season of Madden Mobile will launch Tuesday afternoon and to prepare fans for the new modes and improvements, EA SPORTS has put out a blog and video detailing the changes.

    While popular modes such as Live & Blitz Events and Leagues return, the new version of Madden Mobile will feature a QB Scramble mechanic, new Gameplanning mechanics, and improved set/binder management.

    Continue on to see the blog and video from EA SPORTS as well as an early look at the game courtesy GameChanger Kraelo. ...
    by Published on 08-12-2016 01:00 PM   
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    The release of Madden NFL 17 on EA Access is just days away and only a few more beyond that for retail release.

    If you're looking for early gameplay, feature breakdowns, and tips, EA SPORTS has allowed numerous GameChangers and YouTube personalities to release early videos of the game.

    At the time of recording, the game was not quite final so please keep that in mind while watching videos. Continue on to see the released videos by GC/YouTuber. ...
    by Published on 08-08-2016 03:00 PM
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    Game Informer's Q&A with Madden NFL 17 developers Rex Dickson, John White, and Michael Hoag answered questions from the community.

    Perhaps the most noteworthy is the formal announcement of formation subs returning to the game (specifically Franchise Mode) in a day one patch.

    Continue on to see the 46 minute Q&A video. ...
    by Published on 08-03-2016 10:00 AM
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    Selecting songs for a game soundtrack can be a daunting task as satisfying the musical taste for a large user base can be next to impossible. However, in an attempt to tackle such a challenge, Madden NFL 17 will feature 40 songs across a variety of genres including rap, rock, and country. Some artists featured on the soundtrack include 2 Chainz, 3OH!3, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Fashawn, and Logic.

    Continue on to read the full press release and see the entire track listing for the Madden NFL 17 soundtrack which you can listen to on Spotify. ...
    by Published on 08-02-2016 03:00 PM   
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    The ratings reveal is underway for Madden NFL 17. Four players will begin the year with a 99 overall rating: TE Rob Gronkowski (NE), MLB Luke Kuechly (CAR), LOLB Von Miller (DEN), & RE JJ Watt (HOU). The fifth highest-rated player is DT Aaron Donald (LA).

    View and search entire player rating database here.
    Continue on to see the top players in Madden NFL 17. ...
    by Published on 06-29-2016 07:52 PM
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    Perhaps the most widely discussed community question/topic following the initial release of Madden NFL screenshots come from fans wanting to know what new gear and equipment have been added to the game. This is no exception in Madden NFL 17.

    Disclosed in a developer blog, M17 will feature new helmets, facemasks, gloves, cleats, and also some new accessories. With Madden NFL 17 including full roster editing, the increased amount of apparel and equipment will help users customize players and visuals to their liking. Coaches have also been given updated and accurate gear packages to make them look more realistic as well.

    Continue on to read the full blog entry from EA SPORTS. ...
    by Published on 06-12-2016 04:50 PM
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    Just ahead of EA Play and E3, EA SPORTS has released two lengthy blogs on the improvements coming to Franchise Mode in Madden NFL 17. Part two of the Franchise blogs focuses on Big Decisions, a methodology that surfaces important decisions the user must make, and some of the top community requests added to the game, such as an in-game score ticker, full player editing, and practice squad.

    As Franchise Mode has underachieved - and been underdeveloped - in the eyes of many the last few years, M17 aims to change that by satisfying some of the biggest community requests. An in-game score ticker will help keep users connected to other games that week in the Franchise, even updating other user scores (if game is completed) during the action. Commissioners have the ability to fully edit rosters, including player ratings, appearance, and even contract terms. Highly requested, each team now has a practice squad, allowing them to develop ten players but be careful - as in real life, these players are essentially free agents and can be poached by other squads.

    Big Decisions surface the major options and choices a user must make during the course of a season that, if they existed prior, were previously hidden or buried in menus. Now, they are brought front and center.

    Continue on for part two of the Franchise Mode improvement blogs by Senior Designer John White. ...
    by Published on 06-12-2016 04:40 PM
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    Just ahead of EA Play and E3, EA SPORTS has released two lengthy blogs on the improvements coming to Franchise Mode in Madden NFL 17. Part one of the Franchise blogs focuses on features that help to streamline the experience/playing time within the mode and also changes to the weekly Game-Planning feature.

    To help users play through more games at a faster pace (or avoid getting bored by full games), Play The Moment will allow users to hop in and play the game-defining or manually selected situations. As the game simulates towards each possible Moment, the user can select from variable simulation speeds. SuperSim has been improved both visually and behind the scenes. The engine will now try to always reach the NFL-average of 120 snaps regardless of quarter length.

    Oft-criticized in the past, Game-Planning is now more efficient and helps to prepare the user for their foe each week. Game-plans can be selected that can take away the opponent's strength, highlight the user team's strength, or give XP to positions of need. Users will see Tendencies for their foe each week that they can practice for with specific drills. If the user completes/masters those goals, they can receive in-game boosts when calling those particular plays.

    Continue on for part one of the Franchise Mode improvement blogs by Senior Designer John White. ...
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