Wednesday, May 20, 2015 – Blog Comments
EA and Konami should join forces to create the best soccer game anyone has ever played. Both have pieces they can contribute to each other, it's just a matter of letting go of their egos.
DEEBOFIOUS on May 20, 2015 at 02:19 AM.
Would like to contact or consult with you on some NBA 2K roster info.
Monday, May 18, 2015 – Blog Comments
Great write up. I find myself buying each game every year. PES give the user an incredible amount of control over the player, but I feel FIFA better player contact animations. Lots of little things I would love to see in each game.
Monday, May 4, 2015 – Blog Comments
Yeah, I'm torn on Mariota, too. My hope is that Mariota having been in such a fast, fast, read the field fast, fast, fast system translates better into the NFL. Remember that Kurt Warner wasn't very acclimated for NFL passing (or just the speed of the game) until after he played a while in Arena Football where it's nowhere near the competition, obviously, but it is way faster...you have to get the ball out quick because the field is smaller and allows for way less time and space for WR routes to unfold. Fortunately for Mariota, the faster football is played, it actually has to be more precise...and that, I think, is in his favor. We'll see, though. We'll see very soon.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 – Blog Comments
Just my opinion but Tennessee wasted the chance to get Rivers. Mariota is another wasted draft pick like That football guy the Brown's picked. Sure Mariota will work harder but his game is not pro style and like RGIII and so many others he just will not be what people want or hope. Though RGIII may become a pocket or Rothlisberger type and yet be worth it. All these flashy, running, poor footwork in the pocket having, great read college quarterbacks simply can not outrun teams with entire NFL linebacking groups. Even the best NCAA teams do not field 3 or 4 NFL Linebackers and thus who they beat in college is not comparable. Not to mention the line and db's. The NFL game is simply different.

Before anyone tells me Wilson is that style, he is not. He can run yes and so can Luck. But Wilson set records for passing efficiency at Wisconsin and played in the pocket. Yes, he can run a read option but he does not have to. He can set and throw and has great pocket footwork and in college threw far less pics than these other players.

In the end we will see how all these young Qb's progress but I just do not see read option guys as being great NFL Qb's

I could be wrong of course and he seems like a nice guy and I hope he succeeds. We will see.... They have a young and soon to be amazing O-Line so he has a chance at least.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – Blog Comments
KennyJ1976 on April 28, 2015 at 07:41 PM.
I just want my playoff mode back. One more thing, all the arenas need to be completely redone. Fun Zone need to be added in San Antonio, upper decks needs to be added in Miami, all the Lakers and Clippers decor needs to be added to Staples Center, and all arenas do not have theater lighting. Last thing, the crowd still looks and sound horrible. It should look like MLB 15 The Show or NHL 15's crowd and the atmosphere should differ from arena to arena and from regular season to playoffs.
dovuto86 on April 28, 2015 at 03:45 PM.
I want to see the rubber banding when you pass the ball to a guy on the fast break and he goes back to the defender..Also when the last free throw is missed and the other team grabs the rebound and takes it the whole court for a layup and dunk. Also when I buy a pack of cards in My team I want to actually get a player I can use rather than badges and skills and injury cards or contract cards. Also too many missed layups and rebounds.
Dan13Marino on April 28, 2015 at 10:06 AM.
I think it was Lillard. or a Support card. Can't remember which one. I have recently moved up to Star level (pulled SG Allen Iverson). But again, didn't keep track right away because was in a rush to do RC. But will try after next reset.
Monday, April 27, 2015 – Blog Comments
DEEBOFIOUS on April 27, 2015 at 05:31 PM.
I'd be happy if Mike Stauffer just gets the shots and player movements at least in the ball park of reality.
ItsJustaGame on April 27, 2015 at 03:08 PM.
Looks like you got a beasty team brewin. Did you pull the Legendary Lillard from the draft board?
GuwopGeezus on April 27, 2015 at 10:14 AM.
PLEASE JUST BRING BACK ONLINE ASSOCIATIONS!!! That's all I ask. And let us skip by days not just weeks, and let us advance through the offseason without having to wait 2 days. Still don't understand why this isn't in the game. Online Leagues are trash.
I went with 80...
Sunday, April 26, 2015 – Blog Comments
Is your IG still 80? Ive seen it quoted at 63 in another thread
Just uploaded an UPDATED file. Free Agent Pool is Edited. 26 Players for use. ANYONE rated BELOW 60 Overall is NOT Playable. Let me know how you guys enjoy it.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 – Blog Comments
pHiLKizer on April 25, 2015 at 06:18 PM.
It's going to take Hawk23 and staff a WHILE to make UBR for this new engine. There are still several game files no one has figured out how to mod yet.

Having the ability to create high school and college teams would be a great idea. Not just for the career mode, but to allow us to bring back March Madness and College Hoops 2K through mods we could share.
Friday, April 24, 2015 – Blog Comments
I've been gone a long time. A lot has occurred in life. I'm back to being able to have time to be passionate about sports again and even be settled as just a human being. Oh, and I'm on medicine, too. I'm not proud to admit I was OCD and probably an A-hole in the past...but that is just that...the past. I hope I can be welcomed back and talk about some great sports/games.
Sunday, April 19, 2015 – Blog Comments
AdamJones113 on April 19, 2015 at 05:33 PM.
Yep, was just redrafting (aka resorting) the players in the top 10
Friday, April 17, 2015 – Blog Comments
grantelbart on April 17, 2015 at 06:04 PM.
In retrospective Draymond Green would be easily a Top-5 pick in the 2012 draft. Austin Rivers would be outside of the lottery.
Sunday, April 12, 2015 – Blog Comments
Candyman5 on April 12, 2015 at 07:59 PM.
You can add Killzone for the PS4. It had zero aim assist and took a nice tactical approach.
DJ on April 12, 2015 at 03:53 PM.
Diamond Dynasty is interesting, even if I don't quite understand everything associated with the mode just yet. Getting all those cards/stubs with the 10th Anniversary edition has at least piqued my curiosity of the mode and I've assembled a team and am ready to start playing some games. I haven't played online in a long time, so this will be interesting.
Friday, April 10, 2015 – Blog Comments
I think that this is a quite interesting topic. I think that I would go for picks and look at the long run, especially if the players is going to be out for a good deal of time. Coming from a sports background where I have not seen much, of any success in terms of NBA. I feel that you should move and look at what options you have for free agency and in the draft. This is interesting because it would be different for a playoff team late in the season. In that case, I would just move forward without the player and just go for it all. If it was earlier I would trade for a better player. I think it depends on the teams, and the players that you have around your star.
Nice write-up A&S. I am a strictly offline player but I may just have to give DD a try online.
thaSLAB on April 10, 2015 at 02:36 PM.
Nice, A&S! Glad to hear you're enjoying! #baseballisbetter
Monday, April 6, 2015 – Blog Comments
Great read. Thanks for the effort!
Ah man, this sounds great!
TheEmanHTX on April 6, 2015 at 09:39 PM.
Look forward to reading more!
TheEmanHTX on April 6, 2015 at 09:38 PM.
Keep up the hard work!
Great read. Have always pondered this question myself. Being from Houston, our GMs always seem to be after the bottom line, but injuries have seemed to stave off the executioner's chop.
As GM, my goal would be to rehab my investment. If the player was worth my time to draft/sign/etc., then I should show that desire to win and succeed when its needed most.
AdamJones113 on April 6, 2015 at 05:00 PM.
Very nice piece. Good luck!
Saturday, March 28, 2015 – Blog Comments
Easy, still NFL 2K5
Friday, March 27, 2015 – Blog Comments
Front Page Sports Football... They were all great, but I'd have to go with '97 as the best
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – Blog Comments
That's the easiest ,for me it's nfl2k5 and the nfl2k series lol
My only beef if this is a unlicensed game then why there is no forum for feedback? You would think jm16 would have a forums up months ago.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 – Blog Comments
The only thing we do know. The game looks terrible! ��
This was a good Blog. I agree with Illiterateoption, I want this Game to take off so we can Have someone Pushing EA's/Investors and their Decision makers. I need more than one option of a football Game. I have Realistic expectations , but at the same time excitement for this Game.
To me it is all vaporware until it gets released. I've seen this before...hints and drips of information here and there of a project in progress. Then it never gets completed due to finances, legal issues, or tech issues, or combination of all three..

I have never understood the rationale behind all the secrecy. If you know what you are building, why not come out with the info? If Grow knows his audience, he knows he can more helpful feedback and insights on what the football gaming community is clamoring for which can only help his cause. For me, and again this in my opinion only, there is nothing that convinces or shows me that this is actually going to come out...ever. I've seen the articles and tweets, etc. What I have not seen is a definitive statement from the developer/publisher on when and what. I will add the caveat that I hope I am wrong!
labguy on March 24, 2015 at 11:01 AM.
Good call on the player regression. Totally agree.

We don't have the tackle cone enabled in our CFM, so I think it is an option the commissioner can set when the league is created.
The NFLPA is a possibility. It's been discovered that EA's payments to them are way down.


This link suggests its down by as much as $70 million. Some are saying the payments were front loaded during the lockout, but to the tune of $70 million? That's more than double the usual annual payment. It's not a very good explanation to me.
It might not be an NFL game but i do believe the game will have NFL players. Damon Grow and Joe Montana's interview with Techcrunch Joe said they were close to a deal with the NFLPA. Joe stated he wasnt sure if he wanted a deal with the NFL or not but Damon gave him the idea of having the NFL players but full customization. Damon keeps talking about how the game will be so deep and customizable which makes what im saying pretty likely. Plus by this screenshot not having NFL teams they probably want to see what the reactions will be to see should they go after a NFL deal or not.
they're, not their - second line.

Man, I want this game to be solid. So tired of the limited options and the promises of the last 11 years being unfulfilled. M15's living worlds, player sense 2.0, war in the trenches, and ignite whatever just fail to deliver. period. Thats the undisputed truth. Like others here, my XB1 sits idle waiting for a worthy football title. Even graphically, M15 looks dark/excessively shadowy...players look like NBA live models...maybe I just have Madden fatigue or maybe i'm representative of JM16's target audience, which is why i'm here. I just want a good football game that works as advertised. Its been far too long. #you'vewaitedlongenough
Nice post. JM16's strategy to this point can best be described as unconventional. The secrecy of the game has led to a nice buzz in the gaming community but the time will come when their going to have to reveal the platform(s), developer, and the game itself. They are playing a dangerous game now...even running the risk of fatiguing their audience with these cryptic tweets before any of the second level marketing kicks off. If JM16 underwhelms then they run the risk of losing trust from the community right off the bat. Everyone will be saying/thinking, "all of the cloak and dagger stuff for, this?!" I hope that's not the case. I want this game to be great (for consoles so it reaches a wider audience) and I can't wait for some actual news.
Monday, March 23, 2015 – Blog Comments
Good post, well written.
Good post. This is the stuff I've been saying for the past month. But because people have already been harmed in the past, they want to believe unexplained statements and ignore glimmers of hope and cryptic information that is still out there. Hopefully more will come to fruition soon.
acemafia04 on March 23, 2015 at 03:32 PM.
I like your list, I would like to add to it.

Player Regression
Do the majority of skill players have to have their legs fall off as soon as they turn 30? In my CFM, Eddie Royal went from mid 90s speed to speed 76 after advancing from the Super Bowl to the offseason. A lot of us think the drops in speed is too drastic and overblown. Speed may be one of the most important attributes in Madden, but these players become virtually untradable when they're 29 because everyone knows they'll be slower than a defensive lineman at the end of the season.

Defensive Graphics/Tackle Cone/Etc
Along with confidence, this has to be one of the most busted features in the game. Of often am I closing in on a guy thinking I'm going to make a key stop, only to see my defense run right past the ball carrier, simply because his "vision cone" is staring in one direction. Even when I strafe, the defender almost chooses not to react because of the cone. Not to mention there is no way to turn it off in the 3 CFMs that I am in.
Sunday, March 15, 2015 – Blog Comments

Yeah, this does open up a bunch of potential variations...it's looking like my set and Josh's play best when set up the way they were when they were created...

I based my set off AP / AM / AM and he went with AM / AM / AM...

Using either set with different level settings doesn't seem to play as well as the settings do when set as they were from the begining...

I'm prob not going to get around to it, but I'm curious how my set would play (for instance) set to AM / AP / AM...I'm guessing the end result would be similar, but once again, prob not as satisfying overall...I think the CPU QB AI would suffer, for instance...

That being said:

Thanks for the continued interest and participation in all these hijinx!

Lastly: yeah, it would be nice if there was some definitive info available on sliders and settings, but I doubt there can be...

Things like this level business are just products of trial / error / curiosity / experience with the history of the title / etc.

My assumption is that most of what we've learned this year will likely work similarly next year anyway...at least we can delve into this with some more "base info" next time around...

Saturday, March 14, 2015 – Blog Comments
Cool I just wanted to make sure that I'm using the set as intended so that I can give proper feedback and to not mess with the "house of cards". I definitely think that your x3 theory is solid and I plan on testing it with Joshs newest set and his recommendation of AM x3. Out of curiousity I'm also going to test it on Armors set as well. If EA intended AP as a default in theory i oughta see some cool stuff there. Seeing how Armor is an AP player he probably unknowingly has it set to "AP x3" and is seeing much better results than those who are unaware they have his set as (AM, AP, AP) or something else. I've always set the Newton intro to All Madden never giving it a second thought. Seeing this new theory working has me reinvigorated about the potential of the game. If testing shows good results which I'm pretty sure by what I've seen it will i will definitely pass that on. Its crazy to think so many are hanging tough seven months after release to try and get the game to play as intended. I wouldve traded the game months ago if not for this site and guys like you and Josh working out the kinks. Btw your set with the new theory is very very good I can't wait to play a full season with them. Shame on EA for not telling everyone what sliders and settings REALLY do. Hopefully that and a lot more will be fixed in time for Madden 16
Thanks for the confirmation / compliment Ricky!

I tried tuning "Off", but it seemed to make too many of the things I don't care for about All Madden Default sneak back into the mix, so I went back to Default / "On" and have kept it that way...
King just curious because I forgot what do you have gameplay tuning inside cfm set to for your set Yes or no?
I tried your set with the new theory (AP, AM, AM) i can also confirm it works and in a very good way! Great find King!

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