Monday, July 6, 2015 – Blog Comments
balljonesjr on July 6, 2015 at 03:47 AM.
Yea the create a anything feature in sports games use to be the highlight for me but the detail outside of players slowly declined to where it's not even in madden anymore on there. The last decent create a anything was team builder in ncaa and that game even had stadium restrictions
Saturday, July 4, 2015 – Blog Comments
bxphenom7 on July 4, 2015 at 11:18 AM.
Na not bad. That just means more detail and attention can go into the game with less teams and stadiums to work on. A nice feature to have would be a "create a stadium" feature though, along with relocation in Franchise. This also means modes can get more attention as well. Plus, I really believe the CFL would heavily benefit from a game, and we could see expansion teams in the future.
Friday, July 3, 2015 – Blog Comments
balljonesjr on July 3, 2015 at 10:53 PM.
I did a little research and found this out, (you guys can be the judge if it's good or bad I'm not really sure how I feel) there are only 9 teams with only 42 players (A CFL team may dress up to*42 playerscomprising*20*non-imports (essentially, Canadians), 19 imports (almost exclusively Americans), and 3 quarterbacks) and 4 stadiums. Is this good or bad?
bxphenom7 on July 3, 2015 at 07:16 AM.
2k doesn't have to start from scratch. It would be different if MS or Sony tried to develop a football game because they haven't optimized their engines for it and Sony would probably start from scratch using the MLB engine, which is no different than the PS2 days when both games shared the same engine. 2k said they've kept football concepts for their engine on the side regularly being updated. So I believe a 2k game would be ready to compete its first year in the market if they don't strip away features.
Pythons80 on July 3, 2015 at 03:29 AM.
People would buy a CFL game, a lot of people. But the cost of developing the game from scratch might exceed the amount of money they would make; It would be a gamble. Someone mentioned possibly creating a CFL add-on feature to future Madden games but I think there are just too many little nuances within the CFL game that might make that very difficult. I'm not sure which would be the more cost effective route but somehow the CFL needs to get a video game out there on the market.
Thursday, July 2, 2015 – Blog Comments
balljonesjr on July 2, 2015 at 10:27 PM.
This is my point exactly. That Joe Montana tease had the sports gaming world in the palms of there hands. Then at E3 the devs spit in the hands we were all sitting in. I can't be mad at them for the route they are taking it's their choice. But in an earlier post $$$ was brought up, those guys just lost a lot of the money they were going to make. People were willing to buy JMF16 a generic football game why wouldn't they buy a licensed CFL game?
bxphenom7 on July 2, 2015 at 10:03 PM.
Yeah, I don't get why they were willing to do a generic game that only had a season mode insteas of a licensed CFL game with an untapped market. I don't know how they thought APF 2k8 was going to sell well. I don't feel sorry for them, but I'm hoping someone recognizes this opportunity other than EA because then the CFL will just be added to Madden in the same way women's teams were added to FIFA.
mastershake88 on July 2, 2015 at 09:26 PM.
This is why I think Joe Montana football is a waste of time and why I don't feel sorry for 2k, microsoft, 3Do or any other one and I'll tell you why. these game companies are chasing a ghost. EA has the license, had it for 11 years now and will probably have it for longer. I would make a CFL game and sit back, I know someone somewhere will enjoy that game and bring in money. They are in the position they are in because they are stupid. 2k and all of these develop companies sat up there and released these stupid generic games that amounted to nothing to prove no point whatsoever. That's my 2cents.
bxphenom7 on July 2, 2015 at 05:35 PM.
I would try tweeting them regularly. Just not so much you get blocked lol
balljonesjr on July 2, 2015 at 04:33 PM.
Aside from OS and commenting on madden videos online I wouldn't know how to get my ideas to them. But I'm sure the community people they go to gives them a lot more ideas than what is put in the game.
bxphenom7 on July 2, 2015 at 08:37 AM.
@balljonesjr cool, thanks man!
@pythons8 great point. I really do hope 2k sees making thw investment for a 2k game would work well. The CFL license can't be any where near the price of the NFl license. So they could pay for that while leaving a lot of funds for development. Especially since 2k is doing well these days across the board, and Take 2 is swimming in GTA 5 money.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 – Blog Comments
canuckle17 on July 1, 2015 at 11:40 PM.
It would take forever for 2k to make a quality game on par with the Madden series. Why not just submit all your ideas to EA to enhance that game and includes more leagues?
balljonesjr on July 1, 2015 at 10:26 PM.
Pythons08 you make a good point. I enjoy playing madden and I think having another football game not with NFL logos and players would actually allow people to play both which could lead to the growth of football but I'm not sure if it would be globally.
balljonesjr on July 1, 2015 at 10:24 PM.
@Bxphenom7 the games come on espn on Fridays. That's what prompted me to right this. And the games are pretty good tbh well the 2 that aired.
nyqu1st on July 1, 2015 at 03:45 PM.
The transition from the 360 to the One is simple. The next generation definitely has easily noticeable graphics differences and the game looks far better.

As for the games.. Madden 15 was like most Madden games. I played it out and ended up getting bored with it. I wouldn't expect Madden 16 to be much different. If you liked the past Maddens then you'll most likely enjoy Madden 16.

NHL 15 was a steaming pile of horse poop. The game seemed to be very rushed and incomplete. I only had $30 into it because I got it on sale from the PSN store. NHL 16 couldn't get any worse than 15 but I expect it to be a far better game with EASHL making the comeback and a lot of people complaining about the lack of quality in 15.
Pythons80 on July 1, 2015 at 02:15 PM.
I'm not so sure 2k would be worried about burning any bridges so to speak with the NFL. The two leagues are in no way adversaries. In fact, the way the two leagues have approached business relations with each other in recent years has been as partners. The NFL is mainly concerned with growing the game of football - be it Arena League, Canadian League etc. - in a long term strategy to make football the worlds biggest sport. This is also why the NFL is playing games in Europe now. So I really cannot see the NFL getting upset at 2k putting out a CFL game to rival Madden; They may even welcome it.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 – Blog Comments
bxphenom7 on June 30, 2015 at 03:32 PM.
I wish 2k would make a CFL game. I'd be all over it and I don't even watch thr CFL. Might start if the games are on ESPN.
balljonesjr on June 30, 2015 at 07:25 AM.
@Canuckle17 the idea is to have another football game outside of an EA based game. We all love Madden. But do we love it because it's good to us, or because it's the only thing we have to love? (In football gaming)
balljonesjr on June 30, 2015 at 07:20 AM.
@Bxphenom7 @Pythons80 not factoring in the $$$ issue, I couldn't see why a CFL game by 2k wouldn't work. But the whole burning of the NFL bridge is a point I didn't think of. So I can see why holding out on any other licensed football could hurt 2ks chances. And by ESPN showing games on Friday nights I could see the league gaining a little popularity. So the CFL Commissioner is on the right path. As far as AFL it's just so hard for me to get into it, which also shows why CFL would potentially fail. As popular as football is they are both niche sports. Both which are less popular than other niche sports like MMA, boxing, and golf. Too small of a market I guess. The dog days of summer continues.
canuckle17 on June 30, 2015 at 02:21 AM.
The NFL Madden games should include the CFL, American & Canadian College football too! This would add so much more depth to the game!!

Go Seattle Seahawks Go, Go BC LIONS GO!
Monday, June 29, 2015 – Blog Comments
bxphenom7 on June 29, 2015 at 08:36 PM.
2k could definitely do wonderful things with the AFL.
NC12 on June 29, 2015 at 08:03 PM.
AFL would be awesome too
canuckle17 on June 29, 2015 at 07:39 PM.
canuckle17 on June 29, 2015 at 07:38 PM.
I'd rather see the CFL included on the NFL MADDEN games. I wouldn't buy another football game even as aCanadian. I would probably play the CFL features a bit if it were included on Madden, but if still mainly just play connected careers mode with my Seattle Seahawks.
bxphenom7 on June 29, 2015 at 07:26 PM.
Stuck* , much*
bxphenom7 on June 29, 2015 at 07:25 PM.
@Pythons80 But how is $ a problem if it would sell well in Canada? In addition, people who have been waiting for an alternative football game to Madden and still feel strongly about 2k football would try a CFL 2k game in the states. Surely, it would be quality, which will grow its popularity in the states and in turn grow CFL popularity. I don't think $ is the issue. I think, for 2k, the problem is if they did this and the game got big, NFL relations would sour definitely. I doubt the NFL would be like, oh 2k has a better game so let's leave EA. If 2k goes with the CFL for a game, they're probably going to be struck with them. As a consumer, I wouldn't care because I'm positive we'd get a mich better football game but 2k is probably holding out in hopes to bid for the NFL license at some point.
Pythons80 on June 29, 2015 at 02:29 AM.
Nice post Balljonesjr. I've been waiting for a CFL video game for oh about a couple of decades now but it never seems to happen. The previous CFL commissioner even said at one point that it was one of his priorities to make that happen but obviously it hasn't. I think he realized just how important it is for the popularity of the league to have such a thing, but in the end it all comes down to whether or not the developers can make money at it and I wouldn't expect a CFL game to sell very well beyond Canada.
Sunday, June 28, 2015 – Blog Comments
tril on June 28, 2015 at 08:51 PM.
not enough demand for the CFL game in the states. if 2 k is going to invest ina football game, they might as well make another APF2k game with a franchise mode and generic players
real1 on June 28, 2015 at 02:51 PM.
Sports games are seriously lacking tbh.. Its either 2K for NBA or EA for NFL, i miss the competition between the two
No college sports(basketball, football, baseball)
No arena football
dtlm6 on June 28, 2015 at 12:50 AM.
I would love it but there would not be enough of a demand that would support EA or 2K to invest. That's why Arena Football didn't continue.
Friday, June 19, 2015 – Blog Comments
Lost in all this by media/analysts is the fact that the Warriors were number 1 in defense this season. They weren't just a jump shooting team.
Thursday, June 18, 2015 – Blog Comments
Considering one of the main reasons they got to the FInals this year was their Defense with probably the top Defensive Big Man in the game in Bogut, i would say No.

The further along the playoffs go, the smaller is almost always gets, as far back as 90's hoops. Skill guys just are relied on more and more the bigger the games get so that's all that is happening.

Matchups is all it was and trying to break a strong Cavs game plan that had the Cavs big man immediately trap Curry and leave Bogut alone which just ruined Curry. They got scared, desperate and found a solution that worked and like you do in sports, you dont stop running something if noone can stop it. Game over Cavs!
Small ball will last until there some big men that can punish teams for that play style. If Hakeem, Shaquille, Robinson or Ewing were still around we would be having a whole other conversation. The real question is will we ever see bigs like that again or are we only going to see "stretch 4's" and 5's for the next decade.

i think they had a smooth run, no real injuries, while every team they faced were banged up. they had a clean run. if they repeat then this convo can be had.

the league will catch up, last year san antonio seemed unstoppable in the finals, a year later 1st round exit.

i think you can win small shooting 3's but small ball can be beaten, its just the match ups...and some luck.
Monday, June 15, 2015 – Blog Comments
There are 3 things that could make Madden a success, they are Depth, Realism, and Immersion. I don't understand why you guys keep focusing on Casual, Fantasy, and mind-numbingly boring.

How many customers were begging for a Fantasy Football Draft MUT expansion? Now can you tell me how many customers have been begging for a game that is as deep and realistic as HC-09', and as immersive and has the replay value of M-06' & NCAA 14'?
It all sounds fantastic. But we've all been through this before. We've heard how great the game is going to be, and the goal, and even how great the game is at E3. Then, things get tuned/altered/etc. and what is shipped is different from what was promoted.

Stick to the guns, get these things working properly, and I'll buy.
They can install, upgrade, fix, anything they want. If that don't have cpu vs cpu i will not be buying this game. that's the only thing i'm hoping for. period
Rex, if the items from the blogs today work coming out of the gate(Aug 25th), you and your team came through. Impressed what the blogs had to say today. Keep grinding.
Again this year it seems like opening up Complete Editing is not in the plan. ? .
But I implore you to get one more section of editing opened for Madden 16.
We need to have the Height / Weight/ Head Color/ Hair Style and body sizes Editing sections accessible. This allows us to fix future glitches that just happen in random draft classes, and do ruin the CFM experience for alot of people.
And access to editing in general needs to be opened up to allow editing of every player on every team in a CFM, not just the teams controlled via a human user.
Sunday, June 14, 2015 – Blog Comments
Khaliib, the Madden Twitter account said they would be posting gameplay videos of M16 this week.
@jpdavis82: Yeah, I hear ya. The reason why I mentioned NCAA 12/13 is because, in my opinion, those were two of the better football games that EA released in the past decade strictly from a gameplay standpoint. Running the football felt so natural in NCAA whereas in Madden, it feels a little disjointed and frustrating especially when I keep running into my O-line. I did feel that M15 was a step in the right direction though.
punx317 on June 14, 2015 at 04:29 PM.
L 2-0 @ Myrtle Beach Mermen
w 6-4 vs Myrtle Beach Mermen
W 1-0 va Mario All Stars
Step2001 hit the nail on the head
Hopefully video footage of actual gameplay is put out for the community to witness such "improvements" and judge for themselves because write ups, even with great detail, will not suffice because football perspectives vary greatly.

Let the gameplay speak for itself!!!
Shutdown Corner doesn't know anymore than us. Tomorrow my man I can't wait.
Rex has been engaging with the community the last two years he's been there. He posted on OS weeks ago to let us know what would be coming for gameplay was going to be good and that WR/DB was just one announcement and more would be coming leading up to E3. He's pretty active within the community, as is CLint Oldenburg.
I hope they're trying to engage the community, because they finally have some competition. Guess we'll find out tomorrow.
Another random but small feature that would be nice to have is an update to the weather options. In the old NCAA games we were able to adjust the temperature and weather through the weather channel. That assisted in having a great sim football experience when you play.
11 years of posting on the Madden Wish-List. Heard ALL the reasoning why something wasn't in, then NFL Head Coach 09 came out. That removed any excuses that it couldn't be done and increased the push for a DEEP Franchise mode.

8 man Practice Squad

46 Man Game Day Roster

Wear & Tear Injury System, Injuries carryover into the following season. Injuries in Practice. Injured Players listed as Probable, Questionable, Doubtful & Out. Meaning, you have to be careful how you practice injured players (like Romo all last year).

Every Season is connected in Franchise mode. Audio is specific for Off-Season, Pre-Season, Regular Season, Post Season & Super Bowl.
Injuries are now mentioned in the Pre-Game & Halftime.

Post Season stats and records kept.

Super Bowl Trophy's and Banners the following season and stay throughout your entire Franchise.


Sports Ticker of Scores From the other games being played that day. Sun night game ticker has all the final scores. Same for Mon Night Games. Thur Night ticker gives a run down of the weekend upcoming games.

Deep Draft Presentation. The Biggest Off-Season Event the NFL has, it's Presentation needs to be addressed in a BIG way.

Drafted Players storylines carryover to the Audio Presentation from the guys in the booth.
Drafted players highlighted as Stars of tomorrow NFL! (That's why people lose interest in created Draft Classes, who are these guys? Make them known!)

Full Coaching Staffs!!!

There's a ton more in the Wish-List thread that were told EA looks at. This is what we've wanted in the game. Last Madden to start to address things we've wanted was Madden 12! Hopefully Madden 16 is a HUGE Step in the right direction.
I want to be excited but I hear every year around this time from someone at EA that is going to be the "best game ever in the franchise" so I have to be jaded until I see it in action.

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