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Don't expect a Madden NFL 13 Super Bowl Halftime Blog, according to the official Twitter feed.

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FYI- There will not be a Madden NFL 13 Super Bowl halftime blog. We'll start discussing Madden NFL 13 once we're ready to talk features.

Don't worry. We're coming out BIG this year!

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# 1 Broncos86 @ 01/20/12 10:49 AM
My poor heart.... My brain says "stop being hopeful!" but my heart can't help it. When I read that, my heart cannot help but hope for something really awesome.
 
# 2 roadman @ 01/20/12 10:50 AM
Probably a few weeks before draft time info will start coming out slowly. That is when all the hype is with the cover athlete and draft time.
 
# 3 Big FN Deal @ 01/20/12 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Nature_Boy
This was just announced on the Madden NFL Twiiter feed: FYI- There will not be a Madden NFL 13 Super Bowl halftime blog. We'll start discussing Madden NFL 13 once we're ready to talk features. Don't worry. We're coming out BIG this year!
For all the disappointment that has been next-gen Madden, I thought M12 came out "BIG" in terms of quality features. So if they are saying this year is big by comparison, that can only be good news, imo.

I just really get the sense that this year and next (M13-M14) are "balls to the wall" for attempted NFL simulation and authenticity. M13 being the first full year with Cam Weber in charge and so many seemingly hungry developers in new or sophomore positions this year and next, I may finally have a quality homewrecking NFL video game again. lol
 
# 4 tfctillidie @ 01/20/12 12:12 PM
Well I mean, what else can they say..."we're coming out small this year!" ??

That was basically all that could be said to follow up stating there would be no blog. Can't imagine marketing 101 teaches you to talk down about your own product!

I'm not trolling or being an arse, I'm just being objective to an obvious point.

I could say "I'm going to be RICH this year" but am I rich because I said so? Or because I actually go become it?

Lets remember marketing is not what makes a game, the game makes the game. Enjoy being excited about a capitalized 3 letter word though
 
# 5 Senator Palmer @ 01/20/12 12:41 PM
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't last year "surprise onside kick", and "tuners"?

If that's the case - seeing as how those turned out - I can see why they'd be taking a new approach.
 
# 6 LambertandHam @ 01/20/12 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Nature_Boy
This was just announced on the Madden NFL Twiiter feed: FYI- There will not be a Madden NFL 13 Super Bowl halftime blog. We'll start discussing Madden NFL 13 once we're ready to talk features. Don't worry. We're coming out BIG this year!
Each copy and pasted fan will now have their own cup holder....


 
# 7 Broncos86 @ 01/20/12 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by tfctillidie
Well I mean, what else can they say..."we're coming out small this year!" ??

That was basically all that could be said to follow up stating there would be no blog. Can't imagine marketing 101 teaches you to talk down about your own product!

I'm not trolling or being an arse, I'm just being objective to an obvious point.

I could say "I'm going to be RICH this year" but am I rich because I said so? Or because I actually go become it?

Lets remember marketing is not what makes a game, the game makes the game. Enjoy being excited about a capitalized 3 letter word though
The difference is that they didn't have to say anything at all. They just set a standard for everyone. Now everyone is expecting "big." If they didn't believe they have it, I don't think they would've said it.

When Madden 11 came out, guys like Ian Cummings came straight out and said that it wasn't going to be a huge new features year. We knew franchise mode wasn't going to be new in M11.

So, we'll see how they bring it this year.
 
# 8 Gotmadskillzson @ 01/20/12 01:33 PM
Not really true..........

Peter Moore said in 2009 Madden was coming back to the PC, but it didn't. He also said Madden 10 was the best Madden ever far as graphics, physics and animations. But yet you have many on OS who didn't like Madden 10.

Also people always assume and expect the new version of something to be bigger and better then the last year version. So really he didn't have to say anything and people would have still thought that.
 
# 9 ABR173rd @ 01/20/12 01:38 PM
[quote=Nature_Boy;2043286848]This was just announced on the Madden NFL Twiiter feed: FYI- There will not be a Madden NFL 13 Super Bowl halftime blog. We'll start discussing Madden NFL 13 once we're ready to talk features. Don't worry. We're coming out BIG this year![/quoteH]


ere we go again.... Big things this year- just like the last year and the previous year and the year before that year and the ....you get the point. At this point I don't want anymore hype from the Madden team it doesn't equal a good football game.
 
# 10 LambertandHam @ 01/20/12 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by goravens2052
Yay! Now My I can stop worrying about them being thirsty during the whole game.

Oh but that's not the exciting thing... authentic Referees! Now we get to have officials like Ed Hochuli, Bill Leavy, Mike Carey and Ron Winters!
Ed Hochuli's arms would take up too many polygons, causing the game to lag whenever he is on the field.

To be serious for a second, I would like to see some frivolous things added.

-Bigger fan fare/licensing for Sunday, Monday, and Thursday night games
-The stadium upgrades actually doing something
-The Draft getting a presentation overhaul
-Making scouting better
-In game highlights of other games, like Fox and CBS use
-A real halftime show with highlights
-A weekly wrap up show like 2K had with Chris Berman

Gameplay should be first though, always.
 
# 11 Broncos86 @ 01/20/12 02:31 PM
If they keep true to what was said last year, we can at least expect a sound overhaul, including commentary.
 
# 12 RGiles36 @ 01/20/12 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Gotmadskillzson
He also said Madden 10 was the best Madden ever far as graphics, physics and animations. But yet you have many on OS who didn't like Madden 10.
Not to nitpick, but I don't think that OS is the only barometer for how good a game is.

As far as the metrics that Moore tossed out there in your example (graphics, physics, and animations), I think M10 was one of the best Maddens ever. However, this is coming from someone who thought the Xbox/PS2 editions were overrated. I know I'm in the minority with that opinion.
 
# 13 GiantBlue76 @ 01/20/12 04:01 PM
I think lots of people need to look up the definition of insanity.
 
# 14 RGiles36 @ 01/20/12 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by tazdevil20
I think lots of people need to look up the definition of insanity.
Ahem, such as still regularly visiting the very forum of the franchise that drives you completely nuts :P
 
# 15 GiantBlue76 @ 01/20/12 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by rgiles36
Ahem, such as still regularly visiting the very forum of the franchise that drives you completely nuts :P
It doesn't drive me nuts. I want Madden to be the game it is supposed to be. However, I am realistic. It's been 8 years now. Every year is the same. There is a massive marketing/hype push and then a massive let down once we see that very little has changed. The football in Madden needs the most work - the gameplay. It's not very good right now.
 
# 16 Big FN Deal @ 01/20/12 04:19 PM
@ all the understandable skeptics, I would just like to point out there have not really been that many times that next gen Madden has been touted to be focused on realism, imo. The only two times that come to mind for me are M10, "What you see on Sunday's" and M12 "True to the game", both of which while far from being stellar games, were "big" improvements of their predecessors.

Even though I disagreed with Ian and Phil's "realism/fun balance" POV, I give them credit for taking Madden in a fundamental direction it had NEVER been before with M10. It of course fell short in many areas and M11 did little to compliment it but M12 picked up the torch "full sprint", imo.

Nothing is accomplished in one cycle, whether that's making a top notch simulation or a casual friendly arcade game. So as disappointed as we all might be with this generation of Madden as a whole, there is little doubt Madden began trending towards increased realism for M10 and M12 seemed to double down on that last year. Considering that, a simple tweet about "we're coming out big this year", in relation to M13 seems like a potentially Big F'n Deal for increased authenticity, imo.
 
# 17 mvb34 @ 01/20/12 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Senator Palmer
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't last year "surprise onside kick", and "tuners"?

If that's the case - seeing as how those turned out - I can see why they'd be taking a new approach.
Added to the fact Ian is not running the show so i guess the new guy will keep a low profile until around the NFL draft...
 
# 18 cletusdog @ 01/20/12 05:02 PM
It's gonna be the newest Madden EVER.
 
# 19 bcruise @ 01/20/12 05:06 PM
3 pages about an announcement of....literally nothing.

Yep, I'm in the madden forum, all right.
 
# 20 Big FN Deal @ 01/20/12 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by tazdevil20
It doesn't drive me nuts. I want Madden to be the game it is supposed to be. However, I am realistic. It's been 8 years now. Every year is the same. There is a massive marketing/hype push and then a massive let down once we see that very little has changed. The football in Madden needs the most work - the gameplay. It's not very good right now.
I think this is a profound statement because it highlights the fact that our individual opinion of M13 and beyond will probably stem from our football expectations of the game. Every since the exclusive license was extended and I realized Madden would be my only NFL game for many more years, I looked for it to emulate what other NFL games from the past did well. Finally in 2010 with the release of M11, I realized that probably wasn't going to happen, at least on this generation of consoles.

For some reason, M10 gave me the impression of Ian and crew making a strong push towards emulating more of NFL2k5. However, it seems like shortly after that somebody at Tiburon realized, they just weren't very good at it and that they wouldn't be successful trying to be NFL2k or any other NFL title. M12 seems like a foundational change from what Madden and past NFL football games have been, good or bad.

I don't think Madden 13 will have the same football positive or negatives of other acclaimed past NFL games and I am finally ok with that. That is, as long as the football represented uniquely in Madden is NFL fundamental and realistic.

So if DB mirroring/warping can't be helped any more, cool, then add animations where receivers and defenders actually fight for the ball in the air so receivers can become pass defenders and vice versa. If pass trajectory can't be adjusted, cool, only allow defenders within a 1-3 yard radius of the projected ball placement spot to jump for non-bullet passes. If unrealistic QB dropbacks and cross body throws can't be taken out, cool, make these passes result in grounded balls and thrown away passes. If weight and momentum can't be properly animated, cool, have pressing sprint while simultaneously using special move buttons or sharp analog stick moves result in applicable injuries and/or stumbling/falling animations. If.....well I think people get my point.

Basically, I don't care how Madden chooses to simulate NFL football, in relation to its' existing legacy positives and negatives because NFL football can still be simulated in spite of them, imo.
 

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