• offering $20 gift card with Madden NFL 11 preorders

    This constitutes as some serious planning but if you preorder Madden NFL 11 from, you’ll get a $20 gift card when the game ships on August 20th. Read More

  • Madden NFL Arcade coming to XBLA and PSN for $15 in December

    If you find the full version of Madden (see review here) to be too expensive, complicated, or both but you still long for the thrill and prestige of legally-licensed NFL players and teams, then you’ll be happy to know that Madden NFL Arcade will be here sometime in December. Read More

  • Review: Madden NFL 10 (Xbox 360)

    With the NFL season now in full swing, you may be looking for ways to pass the time between Tuesday morning and Sunday afternoon (or Thursdays – stupid Thursday night games screwing up Fantasy and Pick’em leagues the world over). Sure, you could converse with loved ones, do some much needed yardwork, or – gasp!!! – read a book, but maybe you’d find plenty of… Read More

  • The early days of John Madden Football

    Great article over at Edge Online for anyone interested in the early days of EA’s John Madden Football franchise. Did you know that one of the first versions of the game was initially 7-on-7 due to memory limitations? Madden himself put the kibosh on that one right away, saying, “What’s this seven-on-seven? This isn’t football. If my name’s going to be on… Read More

  • Oh my god there's snow in football games now

    When you’re playing Madden or PES or what have you, how important is it to you, the gamer, that exact weather conditions are accurate? That is, if it’s snowing in Green Bay in real life, do you expect to see snow when you turn on your PS3 and play a Green Bay-Vikings exhibition game? I ask because apparently there’s money in that. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Reserve Madden NFL 10 (Xbox 360) at Micro Center this weekend, get it for $30 when it comes out

    Oh boy, here’s a pretty good deal provided you live near a Micro Center store. Head in between today and Sunday, plop down a $5 deposit for Madden NFL 10, and you’ll get it for $29.99 when it comes out next Friday. This is for the Xbox 360 version only. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Get Madden NFL 10 for free with $49 Sports Illustrated subscription

    Holy crap, magazine subscriptions are becoming like cell phone deals now. Subscribe to Sports Illustrated at $49 per year and you’ll get Madden NFL 10 on your choice of console for free. Now that, my friends, beats Football Follies or a quacking duck phone any day. Well it beats Football Follies, at least. Read More

  • Madden NFL 10 downloadable demos coming soon

    Proving that it’s never too early to start thinking of the upcoming football season, two demos for Madden NFL 10 will be rolling out next week and the week after. Read More

  • Wii: Madden NFL 10 to feature 'genre-defining' style

    Wii owners looking for this year’s Madden title to return to the roots of the franchise might be a bit disappointed. Though the team at EA Sports has promised that the game will “stay true to our core,” the game itself will be an “experience that you can only find on the Wii” chock full of “larger than life” characters who “look like… Read More

  • EA lines up two NFL players for Madden Curse

    Whoa, hey there, looks like not one, but two NFL players are next in line for the dreaded Madden Curse. EA Sports has revealed that both Troy Polamalu and Larry Fitzgerald will appear on the cover of Madden NFL 10, which ships on August 14th this year. Read More

  • First Madden NFL 10 screenshot looks delicious, EA makes big promises this year

    Straight from EA Sports president Peter Moore on the subject of Madden NFL 10: “[W]e’re ushering in an exciting new era for the game with the most detailed and comprehensive edition of Madden in the history of the franchise.” Read More

  • EA Sports simulates Super Bowl using Madden NFL 09, and the winner is…

    EA Sports recently updated the rosters and player stats for both the Cardinals and the Steelers and squared the two teams off against each other in a simulation of the upcoming Super Bowl. Read More

  • August NPD numbers: Madden sells well (shocking!)

    The August NPD numbers are out, and to no one’s surprise Madden NFL ’09 was the biggest seller of the month, with EA moving some 2.3 million units. August is sorta a slow month for the video game industry, as folks enjoy the last throws of summer, spending less on hardware and software. That said, as far as hardware goes, the Nintendo DS saw the most sales (518,300). Following that… Read More

  • Reminder: Madden NFL 09 PSP Entertainment Pack available today

    Funny that the PS blog decided to go with the old cover on the game. Besides that nothing has changed since May when they first announced that this was coming. Read More

  • EA's Peter Moore says to expect great things from upcoming sports titles

    Peter Moore, seen here playing DDR, is rather bullish on EA’s sports properties. Rather than “rest on its laurels,” he says EA’s upcoming sports titles will be incredible, expect nothing but the best, etc. Several EA sports games have won sports game of the year honors from various publications; Madden was the fourth best selling game overall last year; NASCAR has… Read More

  • Sony PSP celebrates Madden's 20th year with a new shade

    In honor of John Madden’s ugly mug being plastered over a football game, Sony has announced a special bundle and color for the PSP. That particular shade of “metallic” blue is pretty meh, but for $200 it’s not a bad deal at all. The Madden NFL 09 PSP Entertainment Pack includes “NFL: In Just One Play” on UMD Video, a PLAYSTATION Network voucher to download… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: New Madden features to appear weekly on GameStop site

    Electronic Arts makes up some 11 percent of all GameStop sales. No wonder, then, that the two have struck a deal wherein EA will exclusively reveal new Madden NFL 09 features to GameStop’s blog in the weeks prior to the game’s launch in August. One of the major innovations EA has up its careworn sleeves is controllable player celebrations. Now, every time you score a touchdown… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Madden '07 on PS3 for $9.99, shipped

    Sure, it’s last year’s version and sure, Madden ’08 for PS3 and Xbox 360 is widely thought to contain significant improvements but grabbing the PS3 version of Madden ’07 for under $10 is a downright steal. I remember coverboy Shaun Alexander being asked if he was worried about the Madden Curse. He said he didn’t believe in it. The curse is real, folks. He broke a… Read More

  • Madden NFL '08 New York Launch: Times Square Transformed

    Microsoft and EA spent a whole lotta money last night to promote Madden NFL ’08 to all of Times Square. The game—you may have heard of it—enjoyed a midnight release at the Times Square Toys R Us and should be in your local store right now. While I personally won’t be celebrating “Maddenoliday” (I prefer the other kind of football, which you may have noticed)… Read More

  • The $500 Madden Ring

    Yah dude, like, that ring could buy us so much Easy Mac Hey brah! I just got back from the DeltSig house and we chugged three cans of Keystone before we played a Madden ’08 exhibition. Yah, wicked sweet, I know. But yo dude, did you hear about that shit? Yeah, that shit Electronic Arts is doing or whatevs. It’s like, if you’re super good at Madden like yours truly is, then… Read More