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More information on Connected Franchise mode in Madden NFL 25 has been released.
In addition to features revealed earlier in the week, Connected Franchise will also include the ability to start an offline or online league with a Fantasy Draft before starting a franchise and the addition of branching draft storylines by Adam Schefter and Trey Wingo.
More details on Connected Franchise mode can be found here.
One of Madden’s most requested modes is making its return in Madden NFL 25.
Owner Mode has been added to this year’s Connected Franchise mode (previously named Connected Careers in Madden NFL 13), giving users the ability to take control of the day-to-day operations of your team, including marketing spend, managing stadium upgrades and/or team relocation. Owner Mode was previously introduced in Madden NFL 2004 and last seen in Madden NFL 08.
In addition, Connected Franchise includes several other changes besides Owner Mode, including a new interface, retuned progression and trade logic, full 32-team control and the ability to import draft classes from NCAA Football 14.
Additional details on the new changes to Connected Franchise can be found here.
Madden NFL 25 is slated for release in August.
Sony has released a title update for MLB 13: The Show.
Among the changes include updated player photos are now showing up in-game, fixing a hang related to the Universal Profile and the elimination of the swing/pitch disappearance exploit.
Additional details on the title update can be viewed here.
Four players remain in the NHL 14 cover vote.
Pavel Datsyuk vs. Martin Brodeur will face off in one bracket, while John Tavares vs. Sergei Bobrovsky go head-to-head in the other matchup.
Voting is now live and will continue through May 26.
EA Sports is releasing the Madden NFL 25 Anniversary Edition exclusively on Amazon.com
In addition to the game, this version of Madden includes:
- Fans who are not currently DIRECTV subscribers but are able to receive DIRECTV service will receive a promo code entitling them to $10 off per month for their first year of service and one year of NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX at no additional charge.
- Fans who are already DIRECTV and NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX subscribers can access NFL SUNDAY TICKET on computer and mobile devices using their current DIRECTV username and password.
- For fans unable to receive DIRECTV service, each Madden NFL 25 Anniversary Edition will include a unique code to access the 2013 regular season (17 weeks) trial of NFL SUNDAY TICKET on computers, tablets, and mobile devices- including access to DIRECTV’s award-winning RED ZONE CHANNEL®.
- Owners of the Anniversary Edition will also receive an exclusive Madden Ultimate Team pack each week of the NFL season, starting week 1 through week 17.
Those who don’t have DIRECTV and/or aren’t interested in Madden Ultimate Team will likely pass on this deal, but it could be valuable to gamers who are DIRECTV subscribers/MUT players.
Madden NFL 25 Anniversary Edition is $100 and is available for preorder here.
Simplifying dekes and improving the physics system are two of the new gameplay changes EA Sports revealed in its latest NHL 14 blog.
Dekes can now be done by using the left stick and one button. Previous titles required use of a shoulder button and both sticks.
The True Performance Skating physics engine also returns with improved speed and momentum balance, quicker pivots and enhanced lateral skating.
Details on the new gameplay changes can be found here.
The EA Online Pass is no more.
Online Pass required those who bought used EA titles to buy a “pass” to access online content. This created another revenue stream for the company and was also a way for them to make money off of the used game industry.
EA spokesperson John Reseburg stated in an email conversation with VentureBeat that “many players didn’t respond to the format.”
Online Pass was widely criticized by gamers when it was introduced in 2010. However, other game companies followed EA’s lead, creating their own version of the online pass.
EA reported the Online Pass program garnered between $10 and $15 million in its first year.
EA Sports’ infamous Ultimate Team mode has made its way onto NCAA Football 14.
The mode is similar to Madden’s Ultimate Team, where you build a custom team by collecting individual players in the form of cards.
However, no current college players will be in NCAA Football 14 Ultimate Team. Instead, the mode will include over 1,400 former college players.
Additional details on NCAA Football 14 Ultimate team can be found here. NCAA Football 14 is slated for release in July