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Madden NFL 17 News Post


Take a look at wishlists for almost any annualized sports game and you'll see fans requesting changes to commentary. It's an area of the video games that is one of the most difficult to reproduce from actual televised broadcasts. Once a commentary team is in place developers hesitate to make major changes, as the audio libraries continue to build year-by-year and priorities inevitably are directed elsewhere. Scrapping and starting over is rare.

The Madden NFL series is one of the few that has done so however - and multiple times in the last decade. The latest is about to take place as Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis will be replacing Jim Nantz and Phil Simms with Madden NFL 17.

Rich Grisham interviews Gaudin and Davis, along with Madden producer Christian McLeod, in this episode of the Press Row Podcast presented by Hit The Pass. The group discusses everything from how the antiquated commentary system has been "blown up" for Madden 17, why Gaudin and Davis were selected for their respective positions in the booth, how commentary may differ from mode-to-mode, examples of some bizarre lines they've had to record, and the work that will be done regularly during the season to update commentary.

Joining us this week:
  • Rich Grisham (@richgrisham) Out of the Park Developments/Hit The Pass
  • Charles Davis (@CFD22) Fox Sports/NFL Network
  • Brandon Gaudin (@BrandonGaudin) Georgia Tech/Westwood One/Turner
  • Christian McLeod (@CMcLeod_EA) EA Sports
In addition to all the other listening platforms the Press Row Podcast can now also be found on Google Play Music!

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Run Time: 1 Hour, 7 Minutes

Donít forget about your chance to own Out of the Park Baseball 17 for 10% off! Just go to ootpdevelopments.com, click on the OOTP 17 banner, then enter the promotional code "PRESS17" at checkout to take another 10% off the price.

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes for game: 16 - View All
Member Comments
# 1 trey2k198003 @ 06/08/16 02:41 PM
I liked this podcast alot cant wait to hear the new team
 
# 2 jpdavis82 @ 06/08/16 03:18 PM
For those who can't hear it I will be making a transcript/ overview tonight


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