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EA Sports have updated their Madden NFL 09 blog with tackling engine details and a video clip.

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"One of our primary pet-peeves in Madden NFL has been in the responsiveness of tackling. We wanted to feel like as a ballcarrier or defender you are always in more control. The feeling of delay before a tackle started really took away from responsiveness. Also the "suction" you get when being pulled into tackles, well, sucks. We found that the cause of the delay was searching through our 300 and some odd tackles for one that "matched" the current scenario as close as we can, and while this may only take 1/10th to 1/4th of second, I found that delay un-acceptable. So we invented a whole new way to tackle this year."

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# 1 coogrfan @ 05/14/08 10:26 PM
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.
 
# 2 adub88 @ 05/14/08 10:30 PM
Looks pretty good, can't wait to crack someone with Bob Sanders.
 
# 3 stmark @ 05/14/08 10:35 PM
very nice...but watch people start to complain and nit pick give ut about 10min.lol
 
# 4 DubTrey1 @ 05/14/08 10:36 PM
Wow. Just wow. And he did this at his desk he says? The guys is one heck of a video editor as well....Anyway, this is now the official moment I look forward to this franchise since it came onto the 360 scene. Looks verrrryyyy good.
 
# 5 adub88 @ 05/14/08 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by stmark
very nice...but watch people start to complain and nit pick give ut about 10min.lol
For real lol. We're getting a pretty good amount of info considering the time of year.
 
# 6 SageInfinite @ 05/14/08 10:43 PM
Sign me up. It sounds great how we can manually break tackles. Why couldn't they put this in NCAA as well!?!?!? I'm still not feeling the WWE style tackles(shoulder charges, clothes lines ect....), but the wrap tackles look good. 1 thing is for sure, the graphics are SICKKKKKKKKKK this year. Wow.
 
# 7 TeeDogg @ 05/14/08 10:44 PM
my hats off to EA for hiring this guy and at least making the efforts to upgrade their engine to give us the the things weve been asking for. even though madden and ncaa 08 still werent where i wanted them to be, i must admit EA is realy starting to focus their efforts on the things weve been asking them to. im actually looking forward to trying maddan and NCAA this year

by the way ive been one of EA's bigest critics the last few years
 
# 8 Scott @ 05/14/08 10:47 PM
Wow...Im impressed.
 
# 9 ODogg @ 05/14/08 10:47 PM
My favorite part of the entire article:

We have also eliminated the "explosion" phenomenon when the game couldn't find a tackle animation in time and characters bang off each other and both fall down.

YES!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!

And I just watched the video - dang, it does look great, this could be the most responsive Madden in a long time from looking at those clips. No suction either from those clips, hopefully the whole game is like that (esp. on defense too).
 
# 10 stmark @ 05/14/08 10:48 PM
yup and im loving it.......i hope the line and db wr interaction then we will be golden
 
# 11 TeeDogg @ 05/14/08 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ODogg
My favorite part of the entire article:

We have also eliminated the "explosion" phenomenon when the game couldn't find a tackle animation in time and characters bang off each other and both fall down.

YES!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!

YES!!!! hopefully that includes the exploding elbow tackle also
 
# 12 djordan @ 05/14/08 10:53 PM
dunno....Couldnt tell the difference between that and 08.....
 
# 13 coogrfan @ 05/14/08 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ODogg
My favorite part of the entire article:

We have also eliminated the "explosion" phenomenon when the game couldn't find a tackle animation in time and characters bang off each other and both fall down.

YES!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!
Amen. The vid looked, dare I say it, NFL 2k-esque.

It took a while, but it seems like this is the year Madden truly becomes a next-gen title.
 
# 14 ODogg @ 05/14/08 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by djordan
dunno....Couldnt tell the difference between that and 08.....
perhaps because you haven't played 08 much? i dunno, i could def. tell a huge difference.
 
# 15 LBzrule @ 05/14/08 10:55 PM
That looks pretty damn good. He alluded to no suction tackling so here's hoping that there is no suction blocking either.
 
# 16 SageInfinite @ 05/14/08 10:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ODogg
My favorite part of the entire article:

We have also eliminated the "explosion" phenomenon when the game couldn't find a tackle animation in time and characters bang off each other and both fall down.

YES!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!

And I just watched the video - dang, it does look great, this could be the most responsive Madden in a long time from looking at those clips. No suction either from those clips, hopefully the whole game is like that (esp. on defense too).
I got a huge smile on my face when I read that.
 
# 17 SageInfinite @ 05/14/08 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ODogg
perhaps because you haven't played 08 much? i dunno, i could def. tell a huge difference.
Yea 08 looked nowhere near as good as that. The running, the tackling, the jukes,the graphics,player models, all looked way better.
 
# 18 ODogg @ 05/14/08 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by LBzrule
That looks pretty damn good. He alluded to no suction tackling so here's hoping that there is no suction blocking either.
If that is the case I know you will be like a hog in mud heaven cuz that's been your pet peeve for years Lbz.
 
# 19 SageInfinite @ 05/14/08 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by LBzrule
That looks pretty damn good. He alluded to no suction tackling so here's hoping that there is no suction blocking either.
If LB likes it, then it's money.
 
# 20 PVarck31 @ 05/14/08 11:00 PM
WOW. If anyone tries to complain about this and say it doesn't look amazing they are getting 10 infractions lol
 

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