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dmt217
07-28-2004, 08:12 AM
Only a few more weeks until the game is released! Who's gonna play online? I'm not sure what my username will be, but look out for "somethingcreative"217 online, PS2 version...

Anyway, the new ratings are out!
http://sports.ign.com/articles/533/533760p1.html

Fiddy
07-28-2004, 09:36 AM
If Rashaun Woods is an 77 and Brandon Llyod is an 80, AJ better be a somewhere near a 90.

Go to www.madden2005.com and check out some of the videos. Storyline central looks great.

I am getting the game on PC

chicagotexan
07-28-2004, 09:53 AM
Go to www.madden2005.com and check out some of the videos. Storyline central looks great.

I am getting the game on PC

I'm moist. Holy ****!!! Now I have to get the PS2 to play some of y'all online. My sorry GameCube can't do it. (One my lifes many REGRETS) I wonder if the storyline will show players legal problems. Like Carruth, The Lewis', Irvin. That would be funny. In a sad and disturbing kind of way.

Fiddy
07-28-2004, 10:22 AM
Do you guys think they will give AJ a better rating then the 89 they gave Boldin???

Over/Under for Carr's rating = 84-1/2

Panther5407
07-28-2004, 10:54 AM
Do you guys think they will give AJ a better rating then the 89 they gave Boldin???

Over/Under for Carr's rating = 84-1/2

Johnson should be at least the same as Boldin. And 84 for Carr seems to low in my mind.

dmt217
07-28-2004, 11:03 AM
On the last update, AJ's rating was 85...I think. He should be in the 86-88 range this year.

-And 84 for Carr seems to low in my mind.

IMO, I think it's too high. His stats weren't all that impressive. Carr should be in the 76-80 range.

Panther5407
07-28-2004, 11:13 AM
I'll be playing online on my PS2 from time to time. I'll probally use the same sn as I do on the MB.

F-minus67
07-28-2004, 01:18 PM
I'm glad that they fixed the vick problem where people would pick a hail mary type play and scrabble for like 40 yards and the hit stick looks sweet.

"here comes the pain train"
- Terry Tait the office linebacker

Beastlyman2003
07-28-2004, 02:10 PM
hey, where can you get the ratings on the internet?

Fiddy
07-28-2004, 02:15 PM
hey, where can you get the ratings on the internet?Look at the link from dmt...
They are going a division a day and they started with the NFC West, they will probably do the AFC West tomorrow and with our luck the AFC South will be last...

dmt217
07-28-2004, 03:45 PM
Got this from someone (I believe a moderator) on the maddenmania.com boards. I guess they get their copies early...

From: stephensonmc

All team ratings: Overall, OFF, DEF

Bears 70 70 76
Bengals 83 86 74
Bills 82 78 93
Broncos 80 77 89
Browns 65 69 68
bucs 80 81 86
Cardinals 66 70 67
Chargers 62 71 65
Chiefs 90 96 72
Colts 94 98 78
Cowboys (w/ eddie george) 86 84 89
Dolphins 81 86 88
Eagles 95 93 89
Falcons 84 86 77
49ers 66 69 71
Giants 70 67 78
Jaguars 81 88 80
Jets 80 85 72
Lions 79 84 81
Packers 87 91 74
Panthers 93 89 99
Patriots 99 90 99
Raiders 77 69 86
Rams 86 90 75
Ravens 90 76 90
Redskins 92 90 86
Saints 76 88 72
Seahawks 90 91 89
Steelers 74 73 82
texans 73 81 72
titans 89 88 89
vikings 85 90 84

Texans:
David Carr 85
Domanick Davis 85
Andre Johnson 85
Seth Wand 71
Dunta Robinson 81
Jason Babin 74

Panther5407
07-28-2004, 03:56 PM
I think our D should be alittle higher but I guess they will prove themselfs this year. And when they do I'll just get a roster update and then superbowl here i come.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
07-28-2004, 04:12 PM
Redskins = most overrated team in Madden.

not to mention both the Panthers and Patriots defenses being 99. i dont see how the patriots or panthers defense is 9 points above the Ravens who in my opinion have a better D than the Panthers and are just as good as, if not better than, the Patriots defense.

Panther5407
07-28-2004, 04:14 PM
How are the Jags rated that much higher than we are?

Fiddy
07-28-2004, 05:40 PM
How are the Jags rated that much higher than we are?I knew they were going to be higher in defense and overall but by 8 points overall and 7 points offense?!?!?! :crazy:

Fiddy
07-28-2004, 06:47 PM
AJ is an 85 and played in 16 games last year with almost 1000 yards and 4 TDs

Guess what Charles Rogers is rated, remember he played in 5 games and had about 250 yards. 84!!!!!!!!!!! How is that possible?!?!?!?!

The Skins might be the most overrated team but Rogers is the most overrated player. And Roy Williams and Tai Streets are 83s....

http://www.maddenguides.com/images/ScreenShots/pic14.jpg

swisher
07-29-2004, 12:07 AM
Jaguars most overrated team in real life.

LoNghoRn-TeXaN
07-29-2004, 03:21 AM
I just can't believe Detroit is rated higher than us! We were rated 80 in Madden 2004. Well its gonna be fun when we stun the whole NFL this season.

dmt217
07-29-2004, 09:26 AM
Next up->NFC East

http://sports.ign.com/articles/534/534185p1.html

Fiddy
07-29-2004, 09:28 AM
Kurt Warner an 86?!?!?!?! :crazy:

dmt217
07-29-2004, 09:37 AM
Keyshawn Johnson = 87 :hmmm:

Panther5407
07-29-2004, 04:53 PM
Wow, does anybody that makes this game even like the Texans? To me, they think we arn't cable of doin anything. Always putting us low on anything, just can't wait till we stun everyone.

BuffSoldier
07-29-2004, 10:08 PM
AJ is an 85 and played in 16 games last year with almost 1000 yards and 4 TDs

Guess what Charles Rogers is rated, remember he played in 5 games and had about 250 yards. 84!!!!!!!!!!! How is that possible?!?!?!?!

The Skins might be the most overrated team but Rogers is the most overrated player. And Roy Williams and Tai Streets are 83s....
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If you look at Madden 2004 rosters youll see that Rogers is rated 84 as a rookie, so was AJ. I guess they decided to keep Rogers the same sense they have nothing else to judge off of.

Oh and I think Carr should be at least an 87 because though he may not have the stats of an elite QB he has the arm strength, accuracy and he even has a little speed. His awareness or injury might be low, that would be the only thing to pull him down.

dmt217
08-02-2004, 08:32 AM
If you look at Madden 2004 rosters youll see that Rogers is rated 84 as a rookie, so was AJ. I guess they decided to keep Rogers the same sense they have nothing else to judge off of.

Heh, I bet their gonna lower Joppru, Glenn, & Walker's rating though...

Here's a link to a video of an entire online game...
http://www.madden04.com/files/pafiledb.php?action=file&id=58

Madden Player Ratings: NFC South
http://sports.ign.com/articles/534/534803p1.html

dmt217
08-03-2004, 10:32 AM
AFC West
http://sports.ign.com/articles/535/535227p1.html

FIRSTNAME LASTNAME OVERALLRATING SPEED

Robert Gallery 83 59 (ACC 91 idonno:, RBK 87 PBK 91)
Rich Gannon 89 64
Jerry Porter 85 91
Jerry Rice 86 85
Warren Sapp 93 67
Ted Washington 91 44
Charles Woodson 93 93

Tony Gonzalez 98 82
Trent Green 91 50
Dante Hall 79 98 (didn't he get chased down by a LB?)
Priest Holmes 98 92
Willie Roaf 95 48
Greg Wesley 91 84
Jerome Woods 90 87

Champ Bailey 99 99
Jason Elam 95 48 (kickers/punters are still too slow in this game)
John Lynch 91 81
Tom Nalen 94 56
Jake Plummer 87 71
Rod Smith WR 88 90
D.J. Williams 81 86
Al Wilson 95 87

Drew Brees 77 55 (THP 84 TH ACC 85)
Donnie Edwards 92 85
Quentin Jammer 86 93
Lorenzo Neal 92 55
LaDainian Tomlinson 98 95 (87 CTH)
Philip Rivers 79 52 (THP 86 TH ACC 93)

Fiddy
08-03-2004, 10:43 AM
Tony Gonzalez 98 82I am in trouble because TEs kill me, and it doesnt matter if the guy has a rating of a 50 or 99, I cant stop them.

dmt217
08-03-2004, 11:39 AM
/\ double teaming a player should be more effective this year. I like to jam them at the line, then control one of my ILB's and double up.

Here's an excel spreadsheat that's much more convenient than flipping through each web page per team...

From: ShhDaGreggSpeaks
Nothing new here but I put all of the NFL ratings IGN has released in a neat Excel format. There's a spreadsheet for each team and one spreadsheet for the entire NFL. You can sort them by all of the categories (overall, speed, break tackles) for easy comparison instead of opening each individual team page. You can view it online in the link below. It may not be much help to some but I'm a statistics buff and love comparing things so it's money for me.

http://members.cox.net/gtabot/madden.xls

By the way I'll update the spreadsheet as more teams are released by IGN. I know theres gonna be another four today so I'll get that when it happens. Check it out guys.

dmt217
08-04-2004, 08:59 AM
AFC West: http://sports.ign.com/articles/535/535514p1.html

First Last GRP POS NUM OVR SPD
Jason Taylor DL RE 99 98 82
Patrick Surtain DB CB 23 96 93
Zach Thomas LB MLB 54 94 72
Ricky Williams RB HB 34 94 91
Olindo Mare P/K K 10 93 48
Sam Madison DB CB 29 92 92
Adewale Ogunleye DL LE 93 91 80
Sammy Knight DB SS 24 89 80
Randy McMichaelRB TE 81 89 82
Junior Seau LB ROLB 55 89 74
Tim Bowens DL DT 95 88 52
David Boston WR WR 80 87 93
Chris ChambersWR WR 84 87 94


First Last GRP POS NUM OVR SPD
Ty Law DB CB 24 98 95
Rodney Harrison DB SS 37 97 82
Richard Seymour DL RE 93 96 69
Adam Vinatieri P/K K 4 96 49
Tom Brady QB QB 12 95 57
Willie McGinest LB LOLB 55 90 77
Tedy Bruschi LB MLB 54 89 73
Corey Dillon RB HB 28 89 90
Matt Light OL LT 72 89 57
Josh Miller P/K P 8 89 43
Rosevelt Colvin LB LOLB 59 87 80
Roman Phifer LB MLB 95 87 77
Keith Traylor DL DT 98 87 48
Mike Vrabel LB ROLB 50 87 70
Joseph Andruzzi OL RG 63 86 52
Troy Brown WR WR 80 86 90

First Last GRP POS NUM OVR SPD
Kevin Mawae OL C 68 97 57
John Abraham DL RE 94 93 78
Shaun Ellis DL LE 92 91 70
Chad PenningtonQB QB 10 90 55 THP86 THA96
Jason Fabini OL LT 69 89 49
Sam Cowart LB MLB 56 88 72
Curtis Martin RB HB 28 88 87
Santana Moss WR WR 83 88 97
Donnie Abraham DB CB 29 87 87
Jonathan Vilma LB MLB 53 81 84

First Last GRP POS NUM OVR SPD
Lawyer Milloy DB SS 36 96 85
Takeo Spikes LB ROLB 51 96 82
Brian Moorman P/K P 8 94 51
London Fletcher LB MLB 59 93 78
Eric Moulds WR WR 80 92 93
Troy Vincent DB CB 23 92 88
Pat Williams DL DT 93 92 57
Nate Clements DB CB 22 90 92
Travis Henry RB HB 20 90 90
Sam Adams DL DT 95 89 50
Drew Bledsoe QB QB 11 87 45
Jeff Posey LB LOLB 96 87 78
Mike Williams OL RT 68 87 54
Aaron Schobel DL RE 94 86 74
Willis McGahee RB HB 21 80 91

dmt217
08-05-2004, 02:26 PM
Breaking News from ign.com

http://sports.ign.com/articles/536/536230p1.html?fromint=1

EA Sports announces online leagues for Madden.

And the good news is, I know a lot of gamers are concerned about having to pay for features, but this year, they're free. They're being paid by Dodge. So you'll be able to sign up, drop in your credit card number as another way to verify your identity, put in your name and register, and there's no cost to the user this year. We've gone out and signed a deal with Dodge where they're going to be providing everyone's subscription free of charge."

"The best analogy to this is the eBay Power Sellers. What we find is, right now, the EA Sports Nation is largely anonymous. Anyone can register a bogus e-mail address. We have guys with 500 personas on there. As a result, if you're losing and you pull the plug, and your DNF rating goes up, you just switch to another persona and it's no big deal. What we found is that the more we can get people to build up a single account, something that's backed by a validated e-mail address and backed by a validated credit card, the more seriously they're going to take the games being played on that account. That's the general concept.

RTP2110
08-05-2004, 07:40 PM
IGN.com AFC South

http://sports.ign.com/articles/536/536332p1.html

Fiddy
08-05-2004, 08:23 PM
We are pretty good on Defense
Payne - 87!!!!!
Walker and Coleman - 90
Glenn and Sharper - 94
Foreman - 86
Smith and Wong - 85 (I thought that Smith was going to be higher then Payne and maybe Walker)
D-Rob - 81
Peek and McCree - 77 (Peek has 80 speed!!!!)
Babin and Brown - 74

Steve McKinney is a 89 but Wiegert is only an 84 and Wade is only an 86. Wiegert and Wade should be higher then McKinney IMO....

Bradford and Gaff are both 80s

Glenn and D-Rob are both faster then AJ???

DD has 91 speed and Hollings 90.

scourge
08-05-2004, 08:37 PM
I noticed that they say DD is faster than Hollings...

scourge
08-05-2004, 08:55 PM
Just noticed also that V. Duff, S. Thomas, and J. Lord didnt make the cut as well as a few others... like Anderson, Symons, and Orr

but its not like all the guys i mentioned are gonna actually make the team anyhow.

BuffSoldier
08-05-2004, 10:43 PM
This is how the home team will look on the new Madden when it comes out.


2005 Texans (http://sports.ign.com/madden05/texans.html)



Oh and I just wanted to mention that the top two rookies in the game are Miamis Sean Taylor and Kellen Winslow, both are rated 85.

BuffSoldier
08-05-2004, 11:08 PM
I think they underrated Chester Pitts, only 75

Fiddy
08-05-2004, 11:16 PM
Cool! I heard that the game will be available Aug 9, for those who pre-ordered!Where did you hear that???


And I too think Pitts is underrated....

texasguy346
08-06-2004, 12:20 AM
I pre ordered it online at Gamestop.com, and it is scheduled to ship August 8th. Overnight shipping was free, and it should arrive the 9th of August.

El Tejano
08-06-2004, 01:26 AM
I think they underrated Carr's speed. I guess you can't give everybody speed especially if they aren't supposed to be running.

dmt217
08-06-2004, 09:32 AM
It looks like our rookies are also underrated...

http://www.nfl.com/draft/drafttracker/round/round1

DeAngelo Hall - 37-inch vertical jump, - 90 jmp
Dunta Robinson - 36-inch vertical jump - 85 jmp
Larry Fitzgerald - 35-inch vertical jump - 94 jmp

Terrel Suggs - 4.8 40 yard dash - 85 spd
Ernest Wilford - 4.43 in the 40-yard dash (indoor track) and 4.63 in the 40-yard dash (outdoors) - 85 spd
Jason Babin - 4.69 in the 40-yard dash - 76 spd

Panther5407
08-06-2004, 10:39 AM
It looks like our rookies are also underrated...

http://www.nfl.com/draft/drafttracker/round/round1

DeAngelo Hall - 37-inch vertical jump, - 90 jmp
Dunta Robinson - 36-inch vertical jump - 85 jmp
Larry Fitzgerald - 35-inch vertical jump - 94 jmp

Terrel Suggs - 4.8 40 yard dash - 85 spd
Ernest Wilford - 4.43 in the 40-yard dash (indoor track) and 4.63 in the 40-yard dash (outdoors) - 85 spd
Jason Babin - 4.69 in the 40-yard dash - 76 spd

I've said it before and I'll say it again, people who make madden dont like the texans for some reason. To bad were are gonna suprise them all. :jam:

blockhead83
08-06-2004, 12:06 PM
Hard to use combine numbers as an exact translation to madden ratings. Alot of players play differently then they clock at the combine, ya know? But agreed, sometimes some of our players don't seem to get a fair shake. Overall I think the numbers look pretty good though....

Jonathan
08-06-2004, 04:46 PM
Here is the 6 page review from IGN. I can't wait until next week.

http://ps2.ign.com/articles/536/536289p1.html?fromint=1

281
08-06-2004, 05:52 PM
DDavis is ALOT faster than i expected (I expected 88 speed), his break tackle should be higher (78) Armstrong is also pretty fast (90)... Carr is way too slow (60, should be around 75)... other than that...


:headbang:

Fiddy
08-09-2004, 10:54 PM
how much harder is the passing game???

dmt217
08-10-2004, 08:41 AM
Heh, John's commentary has always been bland, so that's no surprise...

Did anyone here rumors about John working for ESPN Sunday night games in the near future?

gwallaia
08-10-2004, 08:48 AM
One thing I have noticed about ESPN 2K5. Not alot of different plays to call. Too many big plays. I had 3 ints all returned for TD's last night playing the Ravens against the Eagles on the All-Pro level.

TEXANS84
08-10-2004, 12:51 PM
Wow is all I got to say about Madden. Love how in the new one, when the roof is open, there is a shade line down 1/4 of the field. When you get to the latter part of the game, the shade line is 1/2 of the field and the full south end zone. Sharper is a stud in the game. Same with Robaire. Glenn deflected 5 passes, and Robinson plays ok (got burned for a 50yrd play). DDavis is ok quick, breaks tackles alot. The crowd noise is almost too loud sometimes. Not as much commentary. Touchdowns are great, and the pan to the fans in the endzone is cool.
All and all an excellent game, 5 times better than last year.
Played one game, and beat San Diego 48-7.

Blu
08-11-2004, 01:41 PM
Wow is all I got to say about Madden. Love how in the new one, when the roof is open, there is a shade line down 1/4 of the field. When you get to the latter part of the game, the shade line is 1/2 of the field and the full south end zone. Sharper is a stud in the game. Same with Robaire. Glenn deflected 5 passes, and Robinson plays ok (got burned for a 50yrd play). DDavis is ok quick, breaks tackles alot. The crowd noise is almost too loud sometimes. Not as much commentary. Touchdowns are great, and the pan to the fans in the endzone is cool.
All and all an excellent game, 5 times better than last year.
Played one game, and beat San Diego 48-7.
I agree! Sharper is a stud.

scourge
08-11-2004, 10:02 PM
Got it today and like it a lot so far. I'm terrible at Defense, and the hit stick has been useless for me at this point, but hopefully ill get the hang of it. I also seem to be much better at passing than running.

chicagotexan
08-12-2004, 08:07 AM
Now I got you my pretty. That D is tough. DoubleD broke 2 30 yarders, but the rest were 1-2 yrds. Babin looks good though.

Blu
08-12-2004, 09:02 AM
Now I got you my pretty. That D is tough. DoubleD broke 2 30 yarders, but the rest were 1-2 yrds. Babin looks good though.
When in a 3-4 while rushing Sharper, Babin gets free allot, swich to him and lay that big lick with the hit stick..wham! Also don't be afraid to go for the pick, if you miss him slap the hit stick for a quik tackle

Passing and catching is easyer on this game.

blockhead83
08-12-2004, 10:50 AM
I can finally control a linebacker and make plays, which is something I couldn't do in previous editions. I've had several user picks with Sharper, so it's good to feel like I can make an impact in the defensive game. Speaking of Sharper, he's made 4 goal line stops for me (within the 1 yard line), three of them were on consecutive plays, what a stud!

BradK10
08-12-2004, 11:26 AM
I'm playing on All Pro level, and so far the 3 down linemen for me are shutting down the run. Also, Wong is playing like a beast, averaging 8 tackles a game. Babin had 2 sacks last game. I'm getting pissed though because too many times my CBs are getting beat.

dmt217
08-12-2004, 12:09 PM
So far, so good. I've only had time to hit the practice field to learn the controls and playbook. The Hit Stick is awesome, but I wish there was some kind of delay after a play starts (players taking themselves out of the play by diving). I guess that's part of the punishment you get when you try to set up the defense.

scourge
08-12-2004, 02:17 PM
so how many of you guys play online? When do you play and what's your handle?

blockhead83
08-12-2004, 02:42 PM
I play online with the xbox, my gamertag is blockhead83 (go figure). I'm a complete bum for the next couple days, so if anyone wants to play just leave me a message. The only condition is I get the Texans. :)

TEXANS84
08-12-2004, 02:43 PM
Whats up with Madden putting artificial turf in Reliant?

swisher
08-12-2004, 03:29 PM
Whats up with Madden putting artificial turf in Reliant?

They did that again? They did that last year. How hard is it to get THAT right?

El Tejano
08-12-2004, 04:36 PM
I played all day with Babin going in and all he did was disrupt the entire offense, he had like 4 sacks and forced 3 INTs by Dunta Robinson. Dunta got burned a bit on the long ones but more than half the time, if the TE lined up on Babin's side, Wong made up for the difference.

gwallaia
08-12-2004, 09:58 PM
Just bought Madden for the PS2. Compared to ESPN2K5 for the XBOX, the Madden graphics are terrible!! The Texans have some sort of light blue on the shoulder pads that must be light shading.

The gameplay is fine but the graphics are awful :mad:

Btw, the Texans beat the Girls 40-21.

El Tejano
08-12-2004, 11:20 PM
Just a helpful tip. I noticed on defense, using the 3-4 Renegade and shifting the LBs to the right (your left facing the screen) Babin shoots through like a monster.

chicagotexan
08-13-2004, 10:03 AM
When in a 3-4 while rushing Sharper, Babin gets free allot, swich to him and lay that big lick with the hit stick..wham! Also don't be afraid to go for the pick, if you miss him slap the hit stick for a quik tackle

Passing and catching is easyer on this game.

I wiff on laying the HIT STICK on RBs and WRs, but I can't lay a nasty lick on qb's. I took out Leftwich, who cares if it was a late it. He got KO'd! My avg run = 2.1 yds per carry. Is that DoubleD or Spencer Tillman at RB? DANGIT!!!

dmt217
08-13-2004, 04:02 PM
It's a little harder this year, but not impossible. I noticed that if you don't stick to the play the way it's design, you'll get stuffed most of the time(unlike '04).

El Tejano
08-13-2004, 05:02 PM
Well, the one thing I really thought was cool was the create a fan feature. The reason is because they used the horn helmet that was originally created by Chris and Derek Aldridge. Chris was known as the #1 Oiler fan on TV and could be seen for many years at many Oiler games waving an Oiler flag when they scored. In our first inaugural season he and his son, Derek, were in the SI edition that talked about the game against the Cowboys. They are in there wearing that hat. I just thought it was cool there was something in the game that was authentic from a real Texan fan.

Juan
08-14-2004, 08:18 AM
For Madden the people who made the game are trying to make the players look more real but in 2k5 the player are like cartooons.So the graphics for madden a bit better.

blockhead83
08-14-2004, 01:39 PM
Coming from someone who enjoys both games, ESPN's graphics are light years ahead of madden's, IMO. The running game is much better in ESPN also, it seems to me that in madden you basically just steer your running back, whereas ESPN's version is much more true to life. For example I don't think you can express LT's elusiveness with madden's running engine, but you can with ESPN. The downside is ESPN can make Jerome Bettis look like LT at times. That said I enjoy Madden alot for it's franchise mode (Texans are 9-1 baby!) and it's chess-like feel online, and I love ESPN's gameplay which I feel is the closest thing to reality out there.

kbourda
08-14-2004, 11:42 PM
Honestly, I have both games and anyone who says Maddens graphics are better than 2K5's are in great denial. In general, both games are good. It just boils down to personal preference. I'm leaning towards ESPN, its gameplay is addictive.

Panther5407
08-15-2004, 11:01 AM
I can't wait, I finally get it friday. Now my NCAA grads have a place to go. Friend of mine said you can retract the roof at Houston, is that true?

texasguy346
08-15-2004, 03:02 PM
I can't wait, I finally get it friday. Now my NCAA grads have a place to go.

Yeah NCAA is a lot of fun, and the new feature they put in where atheletes get in trouble and you must decide how to punish them is great. Apparently my players will all graduate with criminal records. Guess Baylor University becomes the Miami University in 05. :rofl:

goodness
08-16-2004, 12:18 AM
Apparently my players will all graduate with criminal records. Guess Baylor University becomes the Miami University in 05. :rofl:

LOL. Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.
But does that mean that you are playing AS Baylor? Recruiting must be a nightmare. Please, see the light and play as U.T.
Please.

dmt217
08-16-2004, 08:41 AM
so how many of you guys play online? When do you play and what's your handle?

My brother will probably come over to play later today.

Look for his SN: dip set tlbn (Bears and Skins)
My SN: VCtnnl217

texasguy346
08-16-2004, 12:13 PM
LOL. Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.
But does that mean that you are playing AS Baylor? Recruiting must be a nightmare. Please, see the light and play as U.T.
Please.

Yes I played one season as Baylor. I actually one the NCAA Championship with them, and a help from a few "ringers" I made for the team in Create-A-Player. Now that I won the title recruiting is great, but the off the field issues are a bit of a drag. So far my starting QB has been in the news for two domesitc squabbles with his gf, and my starting defensive end was caught breaking curfew several times. Suprisingly enough though, after the title, Baylor got plenty of Blue Chip prospects. The only other school with a better draft class on the game was USC.

mancunian
08-17-2004, 06:23 AM
Just picked up this thread after being away for a while.
Agree with those who said that the Texans are rated too low. But I guess the easiest thing would be to tweak the attributes of the whole squad.
.....and that doesn't mean whacking everyting up to 99. Adding just 2 -3 to each attribute will increase the overall rating of the team and still make the game competitive to play!

mancunian
08-17-2004, 06:41 AM
So far, so good. I've only had time to hit the practice field to learn the controls and playbook. The Hit Stick is awesome, but I wish there was some kind of delay after a play starts (players taking themselves out of the play by diving). I guess that's part of the punishment you get when you try to set up the defense.

whats the playbook like this year?

Last year I was disappointed with the create a play book facility - not enough formations allowed. And if you went with another coaches playbook you couldn't make individual formation subs!

madden 05 isn't out in the uk till october!!

dmt217
08-17-2004, 10:46 AM
I've been using Chicago's PB. It's pretty much the same as last year (over 80% of them are back). There are a few differences this year, which I'm sure you heard about already (option routes, formation shifts). The 34 PB now has the Nickel Strong & 43 formations. The 34 Pressure formation is gone.

I haven't messed w/ the custom PB b/c you can't use them online (which is good). I'm sure you still have a limited amount of plays compared to the coach's PBs.

SBTexans08
08-17-2004, 11:56 AM
Honestly, I have both games and anyone who says Maddens graphics are better than 2K5's are in great denial. In general, both games are good. It just boils down to personal preference. I'm leaning towards ESPN, its gameplay is addictive.


Very addictive. I've been a big time Madden gamer until now but ESPN won me over. Madden's graphics look like Pong compared to ESPN. The fluidity of the players in ESPN are miles ahead of Madden as well and not to mention the feel of the game with the full ESPN presentation and broadcasting in games. I got Madden this year just because ESPN has a glitch in the franchise mode....otherwise I'd be returning Madden. I'll be playing my franchise on Madden unfortunately and playing ESPN vs. buds.

dmt217
08-25-2004, 10:20 AM
Madden's graphics & presenation may be inferior to ESPN, but it wins in the gameplay department (imo).

The options you have are deeper than ESPN (playmaker controls, off/def pre-snap adjustments, hitstick). Plus, the AI is much smarter this year.

Anyway, does anyone else play online? Look for my new SN "VCarrTnl"

MADDENFAN
08-26-2004, 02:34 PM
I Don't Understand How They Made Aaron Glenn Faster Than Andre Johnson. They Made David Carr About As Mobile As Testaverde,but Other Than That I Can Pull Out Some Games Online With Them.you Just Have To Pick Your Plays Wisely.

dmt217
08-31-2004, 08:22 AM
Just a little heads up for the online players.

There's a glitch where your players' speed on defense gets really slow (ie. Champ not being able to chase down Bledsoe). It's called the quicksand glitch. When you see someone calling a formation shift numerous times, it will cause your player's fatigue levels to go down. To counter this (can't confirm since this hasn't happened to me yet), call a defensive audible or reset your defense by hitting square L2 button (PS2).

Also, the disconnection glitch is still alive and kicking this year. I have not heard how you can prevent this...Does anyone know?

**update from...

Bert, from VG Sports posted this email from an EA representative:

_____

Guys,

I appreciate all the reports of this serious exploit. We, through your help, have identified a game play issue regarding formation switches on offense that could affect the fatigue level of the defense. This issue would affect both online and offline play.

This issue can be resolved in one of two ways. The first is to turn fatigue off; when this option is off, the issue can not be observed or exploited. The second is to audible to your original play (audible L2) if the offense shifts; while this works, it makes it very difficult to make pre-play adjustments, as the audible resets any adjustments.

For online play, we will be patching the servers and disabling fatigue, so that this issue will not be used as an exploit online. This change will be made tomorrow morning at 1 AM PST for both the Xbox and PS2 servers. The update will be invisible to users and will not require a client side patch. Online games will still show fatigue as "on" but it will really be off. While this isn't a perfect solution, we felt it was the best way to counter the exploit.

We have also modified the settings at the Madden Challenge events and alerted the staff to this so that this issue can not be used as an exploit in the events.

We wanted to make you aware of this so you could inform your members for their normal offline games, and wanted to take this chance to thank you for helping identify this issue and bringing it to light, the power of the community really helps make Madden the great game that it is.

Be sure to send me any questions.

Thanks,

Nathan Fahrenthold
EA SPORTS Community Producer

MADDENFAN
09-01-2004, 10:53 AM
Anybody Up For A Game Online Tonight Around 9:00p ?

Panther5407
09-06-2004, 01:22 PM
Is there a way to turn off the salary cap?

dmt217
09-07-2004, 08:31 AM
Nope, they took out that option.

DatTexBoy
09-07-2004, 03:40 PM
I love Madden don't get me wrong but ESPN's 2K5 really won me over with its graphics and game play. It's hard to believe that Madden hasn't advanced its graphics...Don't get me wrong I love Madden still and I play it more than the 2K5 but Madden you have some "splaining to do" next year if 2K5 is 30 bucks cheaper and catching up to you in game play and and already surpassed you in graphics...and the TV analysts are awesome so is the Crib feature.

El Tejano
09-07-2004, 09:55 PM
Can anyone help me stop Givens from the Patriots. They catch everything!! I hate losing a game against my Nephew and friends on the last drive. I want to figure out a way to shut them down completely. Just barely getting a hang of the user control to snag ints but it is still hard to stop all the long bombs and virtually every pass getting caught.

El Tejano
09-08-2004, 02:43 PM
Anyone? They love to just drop back 15 yards and throw. What can I do?

dmt217
09-08-2004, 03:02 PM
Which formations are they using? Which playbook are you using?

El Tejano
09-08-2004, 04:25 PM
I am using the Texans playbook and all indicatons show they are using NE's playbook. When he goes three WR he kills me.

chicagotexan
09-09-2004, 08:00 AM
Tony Holllings is not having the breakout year we all expected. But I have to keep in mind he was a former DB. But I have scheduled a meeting to talk to Casserly for giving up a 2dn rd pick for him. Armstrong is a diamond. Carr has progressed a mile. The Wand experiment will end after week 17 2006. I will draft an LT. Dang I truly love this game. When my wife complains and says "All you do is play that dang game! And you get mad when you lose (often)." My response, "Babe, at least I'm home and not out carousing." I think I have found my true calling. Yes it's sad. I don't care.

dmt217
09-09-2004, 08:45 AM
I am using the Texans playbook and all indicatons show they are using NE's playbook. When he goes three WR he kills me.

You can bump them from the nickel formation. Then, shift your lineman to your right, then make them crash to the right. Your LE should be the one who's applying the pressure.

Or zone blitz from the nickel 3-3-4.

Or, try the quarters 3-deep formation. Have each safety double up on each receiver. Make sure you double up on the FL & SE first, then double up on the slot. Control your MLB and patrol the middle or the RB. Your DB will be matched up against the TE, so double up on him if the RB stays in to block.

They love to just drop back 15 yards and throw. What can I do?
Have your LBs stay in zone coverage (ie. 3-4 cover 4)

MADDENFAN
09-09-2004, 11:13 AM
WHAT IS THE BEST DEFENSE FOR THE RUN? I GOT SLICED UP ONLINE LAST NIGHT BY CLINTON PORTIS. THE GUY WAS RUNNING A NO HUDDLE AND I COULDN'T STOP HIM IF I WANTED TO. :headbang:

El Tejano
09-09-2004, 11:37 AM
You can bump them from the nickel formation. Then, shift your lineman to your right, then make them crash to the right. Your LE should be the one who's applying the pressure.

Or zone blitz from the nickel 3-3-4.

Or, try the quarters 3-deep formation. Have each safety double up on each receiver. Make sure you double up on the FL & SE first, then double up on the slot. Control your MLB and patrol the middle or the RB. Your DB will be matched up against the TE, so double up on him if the RB stays in to block.

They love to just drop back 15 yards and throw. What can I do?
Have your LBs stay in zone coverage (ie. 3-4 cover 4)
How do I get all those dudes to double cover the receivers? idonno:

dmt217
09-09-2004, 12:14 PM
Triangle + corresponding receiver (O, square, X, etc.) + right on the D-pad or Analog stick

dmt217
09-09-2004, 12:20 PM
WHAT IS THE BEST DEFENSE FOR THE RUN? I GOT SLICED UP ONLINE LAST NIGHT BY CLINTON PORTIS. THE GUY WAS RUNNING A NO HUDDLE AND I COULDN'T STOP HIM IF I WANTED TO. :headbang:

It depends on the formation they're running out of. Experiment w/ your lineman by shifting them around (I like to pinch them in). Or, bring your safeties up (triangle + left). Anyway, what's your screen name?

El Tejano
09-09-2004, 02:32 PM
Thanks, the losing streak ends tonight!!!

Nawzer
09-17-2004, 02:00 PM
Since i'm an anti-console guy, I had to wait to get the pc version of Madden 2005. I have to say that I was quite confused, I haven't played it much and I will soon. I need to buy a gamepad because you can't use the "hit stick" with a keyboard. Other than that seems like another excellent game by EA!

Fiddy
09-17-2004, 03:41 PM
Since i'm an anti-console guy, I had to wait to get the pc version of Madden 2005. I have to say that I was quite confused, I haven't played it much and I will soon. I need to buy a gamepad because you can't use the "hit stick" with a keyboard. Other than that seems like another excellent game by EA!Yeah, I got it yesterday for the PC because I dont have a gaming console either. I have a gamepad and I love the game...

According to the first game I played yesterday, the Texans will beat the Titans on a kickoff return by JJ Moses in OT after Drew Bennent catches another TD pass over Coleman to force OT...

gwallaia
09-17-2004, 10:22 PM
Hey I just got finished playing the Texans vs. the Lions. Texans win 31-10!!

Carr: 13-21 for 235 yds and 2 TD's
Harrington: 15-31 for 235 yds 1 TD and 1 Int.

Panther5407
09-18-2004, 01:55 PM
Hey I just got finished playing the Texans vs. the Lions. Texans win 31-10!!

Carr: 13-21 for 235 yds and 2 TD's
Harrington: 15-31 for 235 yds 1 TD and 1 Int.

I played them last night. 55-21 Texans win.

Carr just over 400 yards with 5 tds (2 Johnson, 2 Gaffney and 1 Jopparu).
Harrington aroudn 225 with 3 picks (2 dunta, 1 glenn)

HowBoutThemCowboys!
09-23-2004, 10:31 PM
Yeah, I got it yesterday for the PC because I dont have a gaming console either. I have a gamepad and I love the game...

According to the first game I played yesterday, the Texans will beat the Titans on a kickoff return by JJ Moses in OT after Drew Bennent catches another TD pass over Coleman to force OT...


I also just got Madden for PC. Game is awesome man. I have the Nyko Air Flo gamepad.

I now officialy challenge you to a PC Madden match sometime this weekend. Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans.
You accept?

Fiddy
09-24-2004, 03:16 PM
I now officialy challenge you to a PC Madden match sometime this weekend. Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans.
You accept?Heck yeah I accept...you may kick my butt, though

Fiddy
09-25-2004, 08:46 PM
Who else here has Madden for PC???

Panther5407
09-25-2004, 10:54 PM
How is it the Texans start out with a negitive income? I've been 5-0 and fan base is up but I just wanna rake in the cash. O, and a hint for anyone, start Glenn Earl at SS because he will inpress you greatly. Forced a fumble on the one yard line to secure a win against the Vikings. He's alot better than his rating shows.

MADDENFAN
09-27-2004, 02:37 PM
ANYBODY UP FOR AN ONLINE GAME THIS AFTERNOON? :headbang:

chicagotexan
09-28-2004, 08:52 AM
PLEASE HELP!! I'm in season 2. I'm currently 7-3, but my attendance is as 42% and dropping. I'm exceding expectations, but I'm in the red by 24 mil!!!! What the &*^#!! I spend on advertising and my prices are all at league avg. I lost revenue last season and if I lose money this season I'm afraid they will forclose on my team. This happened with the 04 game and I had to start all over because my other option was to buy some scrub team. What am I doing wrong?

dmt217
09-28-2004, 09:14 AM
PLEASE HELP!! I'm in season 2. I'm currently 7-3, but my attendance is as 42% and dropping. I'm exceding expectations, but I'm in the red by 24 mil!!!! What the &*^#!! I spend on advertising and my prices are all at league avg. I lost revenue last season and if I lose money this season I'm afraid they will forclose on my team. This happened with the 04 game and I had to start all over because my other option was to buy some scrub team. What am I doing wrong?

Max out your advertisement $. Don't advertise for road games. Have you tried Fan Appreciation Day? If you want to cheat, try this method/glitch from '04. I'm not sure if it works though...

http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/code/36114.html

"Free Advertising"
"Make extra money in Owner Mode"

chicagotexan
09-28-2004, 10:33 AM
Max out your advertisement $. Don't advertise for road games. Have you tried Fan Appreciation Day? If you want to cheat, try this method/glitch from '04. I'm not sure if it works though...

http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/code/36114.html

"Free Advertising"
"Make extra money in Owner Mode"

I finally realized I was wasting money when I'm on the road. I spend about a mil. total on advertising. You think I should max it out?? I'll try this trick from the link too. I think it's funny that we can offer Oil Derricks even though we are no longer the Oilers. I know, I know, Oil. Texas. They go together. I wonder if Dallas offers little dime bags or razors to line up your blow.

dmt217
09-28-2004, 03:32 PM
Yeah, just max it out. You should get +95% attendance for every home game.

Panther5407
09-28-2004, 06:56 PM
Does it work for madden 05? I'm starting to lose some money and i wanna stop it before it starts.

dmt217
09-29-2004, 09:13 AM
Not sure. I haven't had time to get into franchise mode. Let me know if it works.

chicagotexan
09-30-2004, 08:42 AM
Well I maxxed out the Advertising and I got a full house. SWEET!!! And I was 24 mil in the red before and 16 mil after. I tried the trick you suggested and reduced the ads to zip after the game and before the Monday night game. I'm not sure if it worked. But I know that if you are winning you ought to max out the ad $'s to ensure fans will come. All I know is I need to make even the slightest profit. On a side note, EASports must have known something about the Texans because Double fumbled twice in my last game and Hollings is hurting. Hmmm????

Panther5407
09-30-2004, 09:37 PM
Same here. Hollings it out for 5 weeks and DD has had a fumble in every game so far.

chicagotexan
10-06-2004, 12:20 PM
Well I overcame my financial woes. I give all the credit to our people in advertising. I gave them max dollars and I got "no empty seats". Now, after a great 11-5 campaign and going deep into the playoffs Coach Capers has bolted!!!!!! So Mike Singletary my Def Coord has been promoted without my approval!!?? Is there a setting that allows ME to promote and demote coaches. I can't get rid of him because he has an 11 mil deal. I did not give him that deal. Someone in the front office must have forged my signature!! How arrivating.

Nawzer
10-06-2004, 01:01 PM
I know you can hire, fire or promote your coaches during the off season. I wasn't careful with my with my money and by the time I had to start the season I didn't have any cap room left. Not to worry, I've traded Jabbar Gaffney to clear some room. Billy Miller is a pro-bowl tight end and Aaron Glenn is the best cover corner in the league.

dmt217
10-06-2004, 02:22 PM
/\ Yeah. Like last year, signing coaches etc. was done manually. You must've simmed/skipped it somehow.

Nawzer
10-16-2004, 02:43 PM
Anyone interested in playing Madden 05 online? Only those who have the pc version of it. My user id is Nawzer4..Add me if you wish and hopefully we'll be able to play eachother. Who knows maybe we'll have our own league.

dmt217
12-02-2004, 11:12 AM
"A tease for the next generation of Madden..."

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3136966

chicagotexan
12-09-2004, 07:50 AM
I just started my second season and I just realized that AJ's speed went from a 96 to a 91. What the @#$*!!!! After season 1 and after the preason of season 2 there were no injuries and it didn't indicate any dropoff, but it show a 91 at speed. I guess I'm screwed, I'm not about to start over. I'm just wondering if anyone else has run into this issue.

Ihategeeks
12-13-2004, 11:15 PM
I got madden 2005 PC, if anyone wants to take the Texans vs the Lions (and I am benching that turd Harrington)

dmt217
12-14-2004, 08:44 AM
looks like it went through... :thumbdown :mad:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/sportsbusiness/news/story?id=1945691

Electronic Arts, the leading maker of sports video games, signed an exclusive five-year contract with the National Football League and the NFL Players Association, deals that will give the company sole possession of the licensed football video game business.


The partnership, which will commence with the publishing of Electronic Arts' Madden game next August, eliminates the competitive battle EA endured this year with ESPN's NFL 2K5 game, a joint venture between Sega and Take-Two Interactive. Without the use of team and player names, generic games have struggled for survival in the current environment.


Before this year, EA's Madden franchise -- which the company has sold more than 40 million copies of since its debut in 1989 -- previously dominated the football game marketplace. Bit players, including Midway, 989 Sports and Microsoft, dropped out of the licensed football game business this year.


But the Madden 2005 game was seriously challenged by NFL 2K5, thanks to good reviews and a pricing war. NFL 2K5 was available in stores in July for $19.95. For three months, the Madden game was priced at $49.95, until the company finally relented on Nov. 8 and lowered it by $20.


"We considered a whole variety of factors in making this decision," said Gene Goldberg, the NFL's vice president of consumer products. "We chose EA based on game quality, marketing ability and track record."


As part of the deal, EA will have access to NFL resources, including video, audio and music scores from NFL Films. The partnership pertains to every aspect of gaming, including content for hand-held games and personal computers.


Goldberg said he's not concerned that the monopoly on the business will cause EA to relax the year-to-year innovations that have been pushed by recent competition. Though financial terms of the deal are not known, Goldberg said there is "a lot of self-imposed pressure to improve the product to make it stand out in a robust and diverse marketplace."


Sports video games accounted for more than 20 percent ($1.2 billion) of the $5.8 billion video game market last year, according to the NPD Group, a market tracking firm.


EA spokesman Trudy Muller said that the deal is not a financial risk for the company.


"We believe this is a good investment for us, as well as the league and the players," Muller said. "We know we have a responsibility to our fans to continue to make the best game. We have plenty of competition with other games in the marketplace."


Electronic Arts also has exclusive deals with NASCAR, FIFA and the PGA Tour.


"This exclusive relationship will maximize the value of NFL players through EA's continued commitment to bring fans closer to the game," said Gene Upshaw, executive director of the NFLPA and chairman of Players Inc., the organization's licensing body.


In a statement, Take-Two spokesman Ed Nebb disagreed.


"We believe that the decisions of the National Football League and Players Inc. to grant an exclusive license for videogames do a tremendous disservice to the consumers and sports fans whose funds ultimately support the NFL, by limiting their choices, curbing creativity and almost certainly leading to higher game prices," Nebb said. The game was "not a material contributor" to the company's profitability, "nor was it expected to be," Nebb said.


An ESPN spokesman said the company will evaluate the impact that the deal has on the company's licensing business.


The EA deal continues an unprecedented business year for the league. In January, the NFL signed Visa to a six-year deal worth $400 million. In February, Gatorade ponied up $500 million for the right to be called the official sports drink of the league for the next eight years. And PepsiCo signed a contract worth $560 million to use the NFL shield on its Pepsi, Frito Lay and Tropicana products in March.

TexanAlmighty
12-14-2004, 11:56 AM
WOW! Very dissapointing!

Blake
12-14-2004, 12:00 PM
This is horrible. Sounds to me like EA didnt like the competion. I cant believe the NFL accepted this exclusive deal. They basically destroyed any choice the consumer had when buying a NFL football game.

Its a sad day.

Nawzer
12-14-2004, 08:09 PM
Has anyone seen James Allen (former Houston RB now goes by the name Merciless?) in Madden 05 as a MLB?! It happened to me and I was wondering if anyone else saw it.

Fiddy
12-14-2004, 08:41 PM
Has anyone seen James Allen (former Houston RB now goes by the name Merciless?) in Madden 05 as a MLB?! It happened to me and I was wondering if anyone else saw it.There is a OLB on the Saints named James Allen...

I havent seen the former Texans James Allen in the game...

Jonathan
12-14-2004, 10:00 PM
Has anyone seen James Allen (former Houston RB now goes by the name Merciless?) in Madden 05 as a MLB?! It happened to me and I was wondering if anyone else saw it.

James Allen is a middle linebacker for the Saints.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=5968

Double Barrel
12-14-2004, 10:27 PM
That is very dissapointing to me. I feel that the sega product is a better product when played against live humans. EA is better if you play alone, but the ESPN 2k4 blows away the Madden game when played live against a human opponent.

Man, I agree with you 100%

ESPN2k5 is a much better product over XBL. I've played quite a bit of both online, and Sega's product really shines, especially with the ESPN tie-in.

I've bought Madden every year since the Genesis, and they definitely have the best franchise mode. But this year it seems like re-hash of Madden '04, not much was added other than the defensive hit-stick. I got really bored with it for the first time and could barely finish two full seasons. (EA's NCAA football, on the other hand, is a freakin' awesome game!)

This is really a bummer, as competition breeds innovation. Now that EA is the ONLY one with the NFL license, why do they really have to upgrade their product every year?

Ihategeeks
12-17-2004, 09:21 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/ngxhayabusa/Hitler-Madden-06-Cover.jpg

AndreJ
12-17-2004, 10:39 PM
This is really a bummer, as competition breeds innovation. Now that EA is the ONLY one with the NFL license, why do they really have to upgrade their product every year?

They're going to have to upgrade it, so people will buy it! It doesn't matter if theres no competition if they dont upgrade it people will find another game to play plain and simple.

dmt217
01-18-2005, 02:40 PM
http://sports.ign.com/articles/580/580401p1.html

EA Nabs ESPN as 15-Year Exclusive
First the NFL, now the most recognized brand in sports media.

January 17, 2005 - With thundering force, Electronic Arts may have just swung the final punch to sports rival SEGA: the gaming giant just announced it has entered a 15-year exclusive licensing deal with ESPN.


Under the agreement, EA has exclusive video game rights to ESPN-branded print, telecast, and online content -- in addition to other ESPN media properties. The agreement covers all gaming platforms -- consoles, PC, handhelds, and wireless, and will begin in 2006, upon completion of ESPN's current licensing commitments.

The agreement most clearly affects Take Two and SEGA, which jointly publish a series of ESPN-licensed sports titles. The companies are still reeling from EA's announcement last month that it had acquired exclusive video game rights to NFL properties -- a direct challenge to SEGA's ESPN NFL franchise.

Obviously, the challenge is now doubled.

Electronic Arts explains the ESPN agreement as helping gamers: "This relationship was created to benefit consumers who are passionate about sports games," said EA CEO Larry Probst. "EA SPORTS recreates the real life experience fans enjoy while watching or playing their favorite sport; while ESPN programming captures the look, sound and excitement of the sports they follow. Together, we believe we can significantly grow the interactive sports category."

Until recently, EA's sports titles, such as the Madden NFL series, have faced vigorous competition from SEGA's ESPN Videogames brand, which saw success last year with a strong critical reception and prices cut in half.

We'll be back with more on the situation as soon as new details emerge.
-- David Adams

What's next????

http://tinyurl.com/4zs34

Blake
01-18-2005, 03:04 PM
I cant believe this....... Who is going to buy a game that has the Houston Bulls on it? Staring #8 at QB. Today they are going to face the Atlanta BlackBirds, at the terrific-done!

Maybe we can get CBS and Jim Nantz....

Blake
01-18-2005, 03:05 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/ngxhayabusa/Hitler-Madden-06-Cover.jpg

This just about says it all.

dmt217
01-18-2005, 03:31 PM
I cant believe this....... Who is going to buy a game that has the Houston Bulls on it? Staring #8 at QB. Today they are going to face the Atlanta BlackBirds, at the terrific-done!

Maybe we can get CBS and Jim Nantz....

Or Madden. I heard EA plans on dropping him as soon as his contract is up. He may sound like garbage IRL and in the game, but his name recognition might help Sega.

Anyway, you might want to invest in the Max Drive to download the rosters.

http://us.codejunkies.com/shop/product.asp?c=US&cr=USD&cs=$&r=0&l=1&ProdID=283

RTP2110
01-19-2005, 08:29 AM
(EA's NCAA football, on the other hand, is a freakin' awesome game!)


I agree 100%. I thought it was better than Madden & ESPN last year, and it is again this year.

KeithBulluck53
01-20-2005, 04:27 PM
On the last update, AJ's rating was 85...I think. He should be in the 86-88 range this year.

-And 84 for Carr seems to low in my mind.

IMO, I think it's too high. His stats weren't all that impressive. Carr should be in the 76-80 range.
it sounds a little high in my mind 73 sacks lol

ThaShark316
01-21-2005, 09:53 AM
Like Daunte Culpepper says...EA Sports,IT IS THE GAME BABY! :heh:

But....am I the only one who thinks Carr's speed (60) is too slow...cuz they gave Ben Roethlisberger 70 speed.

astrofan
01-22-2005, 12:30 AM
I can't use the word cr*ck*r, but it's okay to post (and reply with quotes) pictures of Hitler
not only did I get censored, they deleted my whole post
this is surreal

Ihategeeks
01-22-2005, 02:44 AM
If you have a question about the heavy censorship of this board.

Contact a mod through PM.

Or whine like I do.

Btw, what is wrong with Adolf Hitler. There isn't even a swastika in that picture. Just because your post is getting moderated don't come down on my posts. You're selling out your chior when you do that.

ArlingtonTexan
01-22-2005, 08:25 AM
If you have a question about the heavy censorship of this board.

Contact a mod through PM.

Or whine like I do.

Btw, what is wrong with Adolf Hitler. There isn't even a swastika in that picture. Just because your post is getting moderated don't come down on my posts. You're selling out your chior when you do that.

Honestly, your post is not bad taste Hitler (parody) , neither was his reference also (parody), but his point is fair. We unfortunately have to make judgement calls on some stuff and on other quite frankly even with a pretty extensive mod staff we miss.

Ihategeeks
01-23-2005, 07:43 AM
Well, there wasn't really a reason to lock the last thread....


Anyway.

For those of you playing Madden 2005 PC. This is the Pefect Slider

Skill Level: All Madden
Quarter Length: 11 minute(s)

Slider Human CPU
QB Accuracy 40 25
Pass Blocking 80 50
Receiver Catching 60 45
Running Ability 40 85
Offensive line Run Blocking 59 95
Defensive Awareness 99 35
Defensive line Knockdowns 99 0
Interceptions 50 0
Defensive Break Blocks 33 50
Tackling 33 50
Fieldgoal Length 50 43
Fieldgoal Accuracy 50 10
Punt Length 50 78
Punt Accuracy 50 50
Kickoff Length 61 56


Things i have found in testing. Avg 65 plays per game

The CPU will run the ball avg 22 times a game

Don't let the All Madden Scare you away. The Slider has taken away all the cheapness of ALL MADDEN level. The CPU plays as realistically as I have seen in 4 years of Madden.

This is bar-none the best slider you will ever find for the PC version.

You aren't punished for playing LB, or DB . You can get realistic Sack FF and Tackle Stats. The QB's don't take 1 step robot steps and fire passes like a cracked out Peyton Manning.

I am not sure how to convert this to the PS2/Xbox version. But if anyone can please do so and try it out.

gg no re
01-23-2005, 10:42 AM
Converting to console:

QB Accuracy 08 05
Pass Blocking 16 10
Receiver Catching 12 09
Running Ability 08 17
Offensive line Run Blocking 12 20
Defensive Awareness 20 07
Defensive line Knockdowns 10 00
Interceptions 10 00
Defensive Break Blocks 06 10
Tackling 06 10
Fieldgoal Length 10 08
Fieldgoal Accuracy 10 02
Punt Length 10 16
Punt Accuracy 10 10
Kickoff Length 12 11

I hear that to produce a more realistic passing defense, you should go and manually decrease all DB jumping stats by 10 for obvious reason....

redlion
01-24-2005, 11:59 AM
Converting to console:

QB Accuracy 08 05
Pass Blocking 16 10
Receiver Catching 12 09
Running Ability 08 17
Offensive line Run Blocking 12 20
Defensive Awareness 20 07
Defensive line Knockdowns 10 00
Interceptions 10 00
Defensive Break Blocks 06 10
Tackling 06 10
Fieldgoal Length 10 08
Fieldgoal Accuracy 10 02
Punt Length 10 16
Punt Accuracy 10 10
Kickoff Length 12 11

I hear that to produce a more realistic passing defense, you should go and manually decrease all DB jumping stats by 10 for obvious reason....

so this would work for the PS2?