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Madden NFL 11 introduces online scouting. Check it out, over at ESPN.

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"I like to throw the curl route on first down in "Madden." Prefer to throw it to the receiver on the right side of the screen. I have the timing down so perfect in my head that I can usually do it without even looking. Eight yards to open the drive.

As John Madden used to say, "Boom!"

And it's funny, I know my tendencies, a couple of my best friends know what I've been up to for years, but when I go online and play random people, that curl route is still always open.

But not for long.

With "Madden NFL 11," EA Sports is tracking your every play in order to deliver scouting reports to your online opponents. So now, whether I'm playing against a "Madden" vet in Sacramento or a newbie in Denver, all they need to do is order up my report and they'll know my tendencies as well as the people I've been playing "Madden" against since high school.

"Online scouting tracks all of your play-calling and what you like to do in different situations," explains producer Donny Moore. "We're tracking every online game that you play: online ranked, unranked, and 'Madden Ultimate Team' head-to-head."

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# 1 Football4lyfe @ 06/01/10 05:28 PM
Just saw it on twitter
 
# 2 N51_rob @ 06/01/10 05:31 PM
How much does it cost? I saw "buy" all over the screens.

Edit: The article says you can buy the full report for just "25 coins" I assume that means $0.25. But I don't know. So over the course of a 16 game online franchise that is only $4.00. Not to bad.
 
# 3 bcruise @ 06/01/10 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by N51_rob
How much does it cost? I saw "buy" all over the screens.
I think this paragraph answers that question:

"But how do you unlock these scouting reports? "Madden" producer Phil Frazier provides the details: "Scouting is a consumable. So you earn coins in every online game that you play as long as you don't quit or disconnect. You can then spend these coins on scouting reports or other things within the game (gamers will also be able to use real money to buy coin packs or scouting packs, but the prices are not final). It's the same economy that drives 'Madden Ultimate Team.' So you can literally be playing 'Madden Ultimate Team' online, earn some coins, then turn around and either buy a pack of cards or a scouting pack. The economy drives a lot more this year than just 'Madden Ultimate Team, but we're not talking dollars per scouting report here. You're earning these coins by playing 'Madden' online, so this isn't a money-grab for us. This is about building up your online skills. We're trying to provide a competitive advantage and we're presenting it to you in a way that's authentic to the sport of football.'"

It's the same "coins" that MUT uses, I guess. And while you CAN buy those with real money, you can earn them pretty easily by playing.
 
# 4 Atomic Martian @ 06/01/10 05:39 PM
They had something like this not so detailed though. When guys you recently played you could click on their name and it would show how often they ran or threw. This is much more detailed, LOL @ "unlock what you normally do in this situation" I like this it has to be in Online Franchise I dont think they would only put it in for ranked and unranked games
 
# 5 PantherBeast_OS @ 06/01/10 05:45 PM
Haha now people can tell what plays cheesers use when online all the time. You know the cheesers are going to hate this scouting report somewhat. But nice little addon into the game. Doubt I waste time with it. The only time it would useful to me if I play in a online franchise this coming year.
 
# 6 ZoneKIller @ 06/01/10 05:45 PM
So this is just for Online games? Not online Franchise Correct? This isnt for scouting draft classes?
 
# 7 PantherBeast_OS @ 06/01/10 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Trademarq
u didn't read the article did u?... if u did and if u read what the dude above u jus wrote u would see that u can buy the coins if u choose or u could jus play online an earn them like the coins for Madden Ultimate Team last year. .. .. but this seems like a great feature imo ... cause i hate playing people that run 4 plays on both sides of the ball all game it gets old ... but this could make playing ranked games fun
Yea I know what you mean bro. To many cheesers online now adys. This should help out some in slowing them down.
 
# 8 CreatineKasey @ 06/01/10 05:47 PM
Interesting. I'll definitely be checking this out. I like the purpose behind it: to drive more realistic playcalling and use of Gameflow. Smart.
 
# 9 krulmichael @ 06/01/10 05:47 PM
Sounds pretty fricken sweet to me! I just really hope this is included in Online Franchise modes as well as that's where the majority of my online gaming will go to. I know most of us hardcore gamers here will love this.

I'm not really worried bout people spending extra money either as I know the majority of us won't spend extra dough just to get an advantage on some of us as we mostly play each other in the first place rather than "east room games" lol.
 
# 10 Kevin26385 @ 06/01/10 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by CreatineKasey
Interesting. I'll definitely be checking this out. I like the purpose behind it: to drive more realistic playcalling and use of Gameflow. Smart.
Definitely, I might hop online against randoms a little more with Madden 11
 
# 11 RedZoneD25 @ 06/01/10 05:48 PM
Sounds cool for online gamers. Guess I'll hold out hope for offline news eventually.
 
# 12 Atomic Martian @ 06/01/10 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Trademarq
this seems like a great feature imo ... cause i hate playing people that run 4 plays on both sides of the ball all game it gets old ... but this could make playing ranked games fun
This wont stop people from running the same plays over and over again, how would it ? If they run the same plays and you know it and you still cant stop it what good is a whack *** scouting report going to do for you, dont get me wrong I like this feature but think it would be utilized in online franchise.
 
# 13 CreatineKasey @ 06/01/10 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Atomic Martian
This wont stop people from running the same plays over and over again, how would it ? If they run the same plays and you know it and you still cant stop it what good is a whack *** scouting report going to do for you, dont get me wrong I like this feature but think it would be utilized in online franchise.
It'll let you prepare to stop something before you've seen it. A lot of "money" plays are ones that just break common base defenses severely. If you know something is coming, at least you have a shot at slowing down what this guy does. There's numerous uses for this feature.
 
# 14 K_GUN @ 06/01/10 05:55 PM
LOVE this

it's the ole "VIP" from 2k5

great addition......long overdue
 
# 15 Atomic Martian @ 06/01/10 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by CreatineKasey
It'll let you prepare to stop something before you've seen it. A lot of "money" plays are ones that just break common base defenses severely. If you know something is coming, at least you have a shot at slowing down what this guy does. There's numerous uses for this feature.
Yeah, I thought bout that as well but MONEY plays are just that money plays, knowing what (might) be comming can only help soo much. Yet this is much better than nothing at all and if you consider that M11 should have much better A.I this might be the cherry on top to prevent cheese plays.
 
# 16 Kevin26385 @ 06/01/10 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by K_GUN
LOVE this

it's the ole "VIP" from 2k5

great addition......long overdue
I actually forgot about that..The detailed statistics they gave you were great, hopefully EA can deliver with all of that.
 
# 17 ThaShark28_316 @ 06/01/10 06:10 PM
I find it hilarious that a cheeser like Atomic Martian is talking about running the same plays over and over.

Anyway, I like this...lets get some more offline stuff though!
 
# 18 at23steelers @ 06/01/10 06:16 PM
I still like the idea of defensive players being able to increase their awareness of the offenses plays, if they run the same play over and over again. Just because I know the screen is coming, doesn't mean my players will react to it correctly. I wonder if I am interrupting this wrong, and if your defensive players AI will also know the percentages, and jump the route. For example, if my CB knows that the opposing team throws to the WR he is covering on a curl route 90% of the time, will he know that too, and jump the route. I hate the idea of money being involved over spending time, but this doesn't seem like it will effect it too much.
 
# 19 Lava @ 06/01/10 06:50 PM
I always wished Madden would implement something like 2k's VIP system. Looks like it's finally here.

Good addition, IMO. It should add a lot more strategy to online games.
 
# 20 Purple28Pedestrian @ 06/01/10 07:05 PM
it would be way better to have this free, that way you can figure out BEFORE playing, who are the cheesers and who you might have a fun game against. For those saying, it will be great to stop the cheesers, once you purchase their scout report you figure out what they do, that would make for an even more boring game. If they run 4 plays and u figure out how to stop all of them, then you're setting yourself up for a blow out. I don't like the way we can't first see what their tendencies are before we play them.
I presume you can purchase a scour report before the game but I wouldn't go spending my hard earned coins on random guys to see if they cheese or not
 

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