A brief look at some of the gameplay features available on both regular, and Historic edtions.
No, not that Megatron.
For the second year in a row EA has put the Madden cover honors to a bracket styled vote – a concept that sparked some controversy last year when running back Peyton Hillis of the Cleveland Browns won out over the polarizing Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. This year proved to be less exciting and we expect that there won’t be as much disgruntled grumbling this year as Calvin “Megatron” Johnson has been awarded the cover of Madden NFL 13.
The full tourney will be available on April 24
The 2012 European Football Championship begins on June 8, 2012 and EA Sports is releasing the UEFA Euro 2012 tourney as DLC for FIFA 12 to celebrate the event. The additional content will be released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC versions of FIFA 12 on April 24, 2012.
Shut down will impact titles featuring online pass.
EA recently published a list of service updates, indicating an April 13 2012 termination date for online functions of several games. EA has cited the usual reasons for server shut down, such as lack of customer interest in the titles, and the desire to free up staff stuck supporting unpopular games. While this may not seem particularly newsworthy, several titles on this list are on servers supported by EA’s infamous “online pass” feature, which charges second hand users an additional fee to use online, server hosted content.
EA's basketball series returning after a three year hiatus.
Kyrie Irving, the NBA's No.1 overall draft pick for 2011, appears to have leaked EA Sports' intention to bring back the NBA Live name after a three year absence. Kotaku confirmed with EA Sports the name and the game's release this fall. "This fall we'll launch an all-new experience that captures the future of basketball with NBA Live 13," a spokesman said. "More to come soon."
Though Midway is gone, Blitz has made a triumphant return thanks to EA. Click through to get the scoop on EA's Mutant League throwback, league violence, and some of the team's favorite cheats.
After nearly a decade, the NFL license has returned to the Blitz series. With Midway dead and buried, EA has acquired the rights to the fan favorite arcade football series with the intent of returning it to its former glory. After a successful outing with the NBA Jam series, it's clear EA has what it takes to properly rekindle these arcade experiences despite their simulation focused pedigree. PixlBit had an opportunity to interview the game's producer, David Ross, about the development of the game, working with the NFL license, and preserving the classic experience.
Sidney Crosby to be awarded Conn Smythe trophy.
The NHL regular season starts tomorrow night, but that hasn’t stopped EA from declaring who they think is going to be raising the Stanley Cup next spring.