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YodAa
04-13-2005, 09:26 PM
I hope this new feature doesn't make the game to hard, still looks great tho! (http://sports.ign.com/articles/604/604010p1.html)

Panther5407
04-13-2005, 09:36 PM
nice but i really didnt see that much of a difference between McNabb and Vicks vision. Whats all about the x button on ps2 only being sprint now?

WildBlackBear32
04-13-2005, 09:37 PM
To be honest, that sounds pretty stupid. If they want to implement a feature like that, they should take away the hovering buttons over a players head and just make the QB focus on a single target.

texasguy346
04-13-2005, 09:39 PM
nice but i really didnt see that much of a difference between McNabb and Vicks vision. Whats all about the x button on ps2 only being sprint now?

You didn't notice how much narrower Vick's vision was? McNabbs covered like 1/4 of the field where as Vick's was more like 1/8th of the field.

YodAa
04-13-2005, 09:46 PM
I guess its safe to say that the cover boy will most likely be a QB with good vision. Hope its Manning he'll either break a leg or get herpes and then the Texans can take the AFC South.

BigBang
04-13-2005, 09:49 PM
Ok. I feel a little better for seeing that, too. I'm looking forward to it. I'm just hoping I can translate my dominance in EXPN NFL 2K5 to Madden 2006.

D-ReK
04-13-2005, 10:18 PM
Seems pretty stupid to me...Hopefully there's an option to turn it off...

281
04-13-2005, 10:48 PM
...The gameplay is always great, but I've been waiting for the graphics to improve for years... :whistle:

kbourda
04-13-2005, 10:49 PM
And the NFL awarded these guys the exclusive license? Unless there is even more improvement to the game, i'll just hope for 2K5 content downloads from X-Box live.

MojoX
04-13-2005, 10:54 PM
I hope they implement the feature well. Supposedly, if you lock on to a receiver the defense will get a slight incease in awareness. However, if you look-off the defense by locking on to one receiver then switching and throwing to another, the D will get a slight decrease.

Also, once the receivers complete their routes, their icons disappear--except the icons over receivers in your field of vision.

I like the idea. I hope it makes the total game better and doesn't imbalance gameplay (like the super linebackers did last year). Since EA decided to cut the foundation from under the competition, it's not like I have options for playing video football this fall. :(

MojoX
04-13-2005, 10:57 PM
...The gameplay is always great, but I've been waiting for the graphics to improve for years... :whistle:
Yeah... I really hope both the graphics and physics get redone in the next generation.

Rosusu
04-13-2005, 10:58 PM
I just got Madden 05 I am not ready for 06 yet!

LikeABoss
04-13-2005, 11:33 PM
This game looks exactly like last year's game :wacko:

Just another Madden game with updated rosters :thumbdown

blockhead83
04-14-2005, 12:50 PM
It looks like they've finally included some head tracking for the receivers and CB's, so they watch the ball when they're running to catch it, instead of using their psychic powers to find it.

Blake
04-14-2005, 01:34 PM
Ive never liked Madden. And 06 looks just like 05, and 04. I hope they enjoy their monopoly.

canadiantexan
04-14-2005, 01:56 PM
I'll reserve judgment until I play it. Glad to here the WR/CB players now track the ball with their head.

Yankee_In_TX
04-14-2005, 02:01 PM
How about ESPN 2k6, any news?

texasguy346
04-14-2005, 02:58 PM
How about ESPN 2k6, any news?

EA essientially has a stranglehold on the NFL games now. From my understanding they've got the only official license to produce games for the NFL. Also I think they purchased or bought out the ESPN 2k.. franchise so they'll be able to use ESPN styled presentation in their games.

blockhead83
04-14-2005, 03:52 PM
My understanding is that Madden has exclusive rights to official NFL trademarks or whatever. Also, when ESPN's current contract expires next year, EA will begin a deal with ESPN that will allow them to use ESPN's likeness and media in their games. That means Madden 2007 will probably include new ESPN presentation as well as the next-gen graphics. My suspicion is that 2006 will show even less improvement than in years before, they're probably working (and have been for some time) on making a knockout 2007 for the next-gen consoles that will really blow away any competition. It's early, but I'm really disappointed with the graphics in those SS's. It looks almost identical to '05.

Since EA has the rights to the NFL's content, sega's ESPN line of NFL games can no longer use any of the teams or players in the NFL. They can still make a football game, potentially even with retired NFL players as far as I know, and they very well could be developing a football game, it just won't be an NFL game.

Dionysus22
04-14-2005, 04:01 PM
Don't really play Madden anymore. I'm all about NCAA Football. I like the fact I won't have the same team for like ten years if I wanted. I know free agency helps prevent SOME of it but in NCAA you know you're players are gone in four years. Or if they're really good, they leave early. But I do enjoy a good Vick/McNabb match-up.

texasguy346
04-14-2005, 04:19 PM
Don't really play Madden anymore. I'm all about NCAA Football. I like the fact I won't have the same team for like ten years if I wanted. I know free agency helps prevent SOME of it but in NCAA you know you're players are gone in four years. Or if they're really good, they leave early. But I do enjoy a good Vick/McNabb match-up.

Not if you redshirt them. There were some guys I couldn't get to leave that stuck around for 5 or 6 years. They were too good to cut, but not good enough to start. It is annoying that they don't name the players in NCAA. I understand the reasoning, but it just means I'll have to play the franchise mode for 6 or 7 seasons before I weed out all the annoynmous players from all the squads. Either that or making up names for a good portion of them when I bring in a draft class through Madden. It got to the point that I was naming players in respect for the team that drafted them. For example the Washington Redskins had a ton of ex-presidents on their roster. "Jefferson drops back, and finds an wide open Lincoln for the TD."

D-ReK
04-14-2005, 04:54 PM
Not if you redshirt them. There were some guys I couldn't get to leave that stuck around for 5 or 6 years. They were too good to cut, but not good enough to start. It is annoying that they don't name the players in NCAA. I understand the reasoning, but it just means I'll have to play the franchise mode for 6 or 7 seasons before I weed out all the annoynmous players from all the squads. Either that or making up names for a good portion of them when I bring in a draft class through Madden. It got to the point that I was naming players in respect for the team that drafted them. For example the Washington Redskins had a ton of ex-presidents on their roster. "Jefferson drops back, and finds an wide open Lincoln for the TD."

They have downloadable rosters for NCAA 2005 that has all of the players names, even the guys on Florida International University...You have to buy a USB device to get the rosters from your computer to your PlayStation/XBOX, but it's worth it to have to see "LE #91 sacks QB # 11" all game...

Switching gears from Madden, have any of yall heard about the "Race for the Heisman" feature on NCAA 2006? It sounds sweet...You start by creating yourself, choose what position you want to play, get recruited, then play through your college career...Sounds real cool :thumbup ...

Double Barrel
04-14-2005, 05:16 PM
Quarterback Vision is cheese! :loser I really hope this is an optional thing.

The fact is that NCAA '05 and ESPN2k5 were much better football games than Madden '05.

Madden is stale, and this from a long time fan of the franchise. But year in and year out, we get some cheese upgrade that proves useless (ie. hit stick), and an updated roster. But same old graphics, same old polygon crowd, same old stupid Madden commentary ("when those guys play in mud, they get dirty!" duh, Johnny, now STFU!)

ESPN2k5 could easily have been argued the better game this year, and Sega has been gaining ground on the Madden dominance year after year. This next round was sure to put them over the top. Figures EA had to ruin it (although it was the NFL pushing for the exclusive deal).

NCAA is even getting it's fair share of cheese, too. That Heisman Chase thing included something about having a girlfriend who gets prettier when you win. Lame-O!!

I hope Sega puts out a Mutant League Football or something cool. I really hate to see that beautiful engine go to waste.

*note to self: keep ESPN2k5 hoping for XBL updates*

WildBlackBear32
04-14-2005, 06:33 PM
Switching gears from Madden, have any of yall heard about the "Race for the Heisman" feature on NCAA 2006? It sounds sweet...You start by creating yourself, choose what position you want to play, get recruited, then play through your college career...Sounds real cool :thumbup ...

Holy ****! You have to link me to this...

D-ReK
04-14-2005, 06:40 PM
Holy ****! You have to link me to this...

Ask and you shall receive...Here's the link (http://sports.ign.com/articles/604/604008p1.html) to the article...

WildBlackBear32
04-14-2005, 06:43 PM
Thanks...I've been hooked on MLB 2006's career mode since the day it came out. A football version sounds even sweeter.

texasguy346
04-14-2005, 06:55 PM
Thanks...I've been hooked on MLB 2006's career mode since the day it came out. A football version sounds even sweeter.

I've been addicted to NBA Street Vol. 3 recently. It's tons of fun. I'm working on 3 Street modes right now on the different difficulty ratings. My favorite guy I created is Rick James. He looks sort of like Rick James, but he's 7'7", cut, and handles like a PG. By the time August comes around I'll probably be ready for a new game like Madden or the next NCAA edition.

YodAa
04-14-2005, 07:02 PM
EA has exclusive rights to the NFL for video games for 5 years. They also signed ESPN for 15 yrs with an option to cut the contract at 10 yrs (special reasons have to apply) but next year the game will still be Madden because ESPN is with SEGA for 1 more year.

WildBlackBear32
04-14-2005, 07:02 PM
I've been addicted to NBA Street Vol. 3 recently. It's tons of fun. I'm working on 3 Street modes right now on the different difficulty ratings. My favorite guy I created is Rick James. He looks sort of like Rick James, but he's 7'7", cut, and handles like a PG. By the time August comes around I'll probably be ready for a new game like Madden or the next NCAA edition.

I can't get "into" basketball or basketball games. The amount of detail in MLB 2006' career mode though is GROSS. I got sent down to AAA because in my first start in the majors(I'm a pitcher and I pitched 1 season in AA and 1 season in AAA before getting the new contract and a call up...), Ichiro cranked two deep on me. I lasted 1 1/3 innings :loser . I hope NCAA Football can even come CLOSE to the level of detail MLB has.

texasguy346
04-14-2005, 07:10 PM
Yeah NBA Street is the only basketball game I've been able to get into for a long time. It's just a more free flowing and fun game.

I really like the NCAA feature, and it will definately be something different or at least a way to take a break from the franchise mode.

TexansCanes
04-14-2005, 10:25 PM
the field vision thing can be ok aslong as ea doesn't make it to effective, much like the current pump fake. if they do it right it will make the game more realistic. as for ncaa, i can't say that i am to excited about the chase the heisman, but will hold out judgement till i hear the rest of the improvments and play the game. as for the rosters, their are a few things that you can do if you don't like the numbers. if you have a sharkport or x port you can get them off the internet, if you don't you can send your memory card and get them. actually ea just get the rights for ncaa football, much like the nfl, and they are trying to get them to allow the game to have the names, many ea guys are on the boards asking questions to see if people would enjoy the game more if the names were involved.

LikeABoss
04-14-2005, 10:30 PM
MidNight Club 3 DUB edition is a gream IMO idonno:

kbourda
04-14-2005, 10:40 PM
Quarterback Vision is cheese! :loser I really hope this is an optional thing.

The fact is that NCAA '05 and ESPN2k5 were much better football games than Madden '05.

Madden is stale, and this from a long time fan of the franchise. But year in and year out, we get some cheese upgrade that proves useless (ie. hit stick), and an updated roster. But same old graphics, same old polygon crowd, same old stupid Madden commentary ("when those guys play in mud, they get dirty!" duh, Johnny, now STFU!)

ESPN2k5 could easily have been argued the better game this year, and Sega has been gaining ground on the Madden dominance year after year. This next round was sure to put them over the top. Figures EA had to ruin it (although it was the NFL pushing for the exclusive deal).

NCAA is even getting it's fair share of cheese, too. That Heisman Chase thing included something about having a girlfriend who gets prettier when you win. Lame-O!!

I hope Sega puts out a Mutant League Football or something cool. I really hate to see that beautiful engine go to waste.

*note to self: keep ESPN2k5 hoping for XBL updates*

I agree with you 100%. EA wants to force this BS down our throat. What makes ESPN 2K5 such a far superior game (in my opinion) is the actual gameplay. It's a true football game, period. I'm not going to lie, I was an EA apoligist for a loooooooooooooong time til I saw the light of day. I traded in my PS2 and every game I had to get an X-Box for ESPN 2K5. Playing online/offline is a new experience every game. It's a shame that one company (being EA) sees the same thing as I (and aparently yourself as well) and basically says "We can't beat them so we'll just out bid them (with the exclusive contracts with ESPN and NFL and NFLPA) to cut them off or anyone else for that matter."

kbourda
04-14-2005, 10:47 PM
We need to play sometime if you have XBOX live


Was that an open invite? If so my XBL tag is: darkgable34

Marshall
04-19-2005, 11:23 PM
Hey guys, get all of your Madden 2006/NCAA 2006 information,articles,screenshots,etc here!

Madden 2006 = http://maddennation.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27817

NCAA 2006 = http://maddennation.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27818

All information purtaining to the 2 games are updated into the thread as time goes on and newer things start to come out. Great discussion. Giving you guys a headsup.

YodAa
04-19-2005, 11:31 PM
There is going to be a 60 second commercial for the Madden 2006 games for the next generation systems (PS3 and Xbox 360) that will air on Saturday on ESPN during the 1st hour of the NFL draft!

F-minus67
04-20-2005, 12:12 AM
So that means both new systems are coming out before Madden 2006?

YodAa
04-20-2005, 12:13 AM
Not neccasarily they could come out afterwards like how the Nintendo DS did this year and it still had madden 05

blockhead83
04-20-2005, 12:16 AM
Madden '06 will not be for next-gen systems. That 60 second commercial will be a preview of Madden '07 and beyond (after next gen systems are out).

TexansCanes
04-20-2005, 01:07 AM
i heard something like ps3 is suppose to come out in the fall of next year, but i don't know how accurate that is.

blockhead83
04-20-2005, 01:18 AM
I haven't heard anything in a while, but I thought microsoft's sequel to the xbox will be coming out next x-mas, followed by the ps3 at a later date. Very well could be wrong on that.

Betro
04-20-2005, 03:02 AM
Many people seem to think that EA bought out the NFL just so they won't have any comp, that is not the case. The NFL was on sell, they were looking for buyers and EA was the one with the most cash and best selling. And as far as the 2k series goes, it was ok, it had better graphics and I liked how you could gang tackle but other than that the game was lame. The worst part about it was that you can break tackles like crazy if you got good at it, a punter could break Ray Lewis' tackle for god sakes.

Errant Hothy
04-21-2005, 12:27 PM
Eagles | McNabb on Cover for Madden Video Game - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 21 Apr 2005 07:23:41 -0700

Bob Grotz, of the Daily Times, citing Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal, reports Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb will be on the cover of EA's Madden NFL 2006 football game.




SOrry Philly your year is now over.

cadahnic
04-21-2005, 12:56 PM
Fellas I cant say much about it but the release dates for the next systems will be Q4 of 06. Go out and buy them. i will enjoy playing them in LA May 13-17 at E3

Nawzer
04-21-2005, 02:23 PM
Damn, I wish I could go to E3!!! I've been wanting to go to one but I just don't have the time. Hope you enjoy it!

J-Man
04-22-2005, 03:51 PM
Ok...so here's the REALLY important question about Madden 06...do they shaft the Texans in the ratings again?

I think that might be a little over the top but you get the drift. Most of last years initial ratings were decent, I couldn't stand that Carr was so slow he couldn't get out of his own way but oh well.

The only other thing that I really would liked tweaked is the draft process...more scouting options and better trade options. Maybe a digital Mel Kiper giving us mediocre draft advice. :hmmm:

texasguy346
04-23-2005, 01:02 PM
Here's Alex Smith in his new uniform.

http://images.ea.com/sports/games/2006/madden/draft/home/thumbnails/asmith_49ers.jpg

Wolf
04-23-2005, 01:07 PM
Ok...so here's the REALLY important question about Madden 06...do they shaft the Texans in the ratings again?

I think that might be a little over the top but you get the drift. Most of last years initial ratings were decent, I couldn't stand that Carr was so slow he couldn't get out of his own way but oh well.

The only other thing that I really would liked tweaked is the draft process...more scouting options and better trade options. Maybe a digital Mel Kiper giving us mediocre draft advice. :hmmm:
what I hate about the trades..is you put a player on the block and a team gives you say draft picks.. you try to make the trade and it says that the other teams has too many players on the roster so you can't make the move to the team.

Also I wish the A.I. would offer you a counter offer (esp. when it comes to draft picks)

texasguy346
04-23-2005, 02:24 PM
Here's R. Brown
http://images.ea.com/sports/games/2006/madden/draft/home/thumbnails/rbrown_sandiego_small.jpg

and Edwards
http://images.ea.com/sports/games/2006/madden/draft/home/thumbnails/bedwards_browns_small.jpg

and Benson
http://images.ea.com/sports/games/2006/madden/draft/home/thumbnails/cbenson_bears_small.jpg

blockhead83
04-23-2005, 08:37 PM
If any of y'all saw the clip of the next gen madden, did it seem like it was trying to emulate that nike commercial last year? You know, the cold night game, where Vick was passing to T.O.? They were in dark green jerseys...I dunno, it seemed similar to me. I wasn't all that impressed with it to be honest, and that's coming from a big madden fan. Very little of it was probably real game footage, and it didn't look like the quantum leap in graphics that I was expecting. Maybe it's a quantum leap from the current Madden graphics, but it still didn't stack up to some of the other stuff I see coming out in the near future. Anyways...they still have over a year to work on it so I'm sure it'll be super-polished by the time they release it.

Davis37
04-23-2005, 08:58 PM
They should make the AI where it will come to you with trade proposals also... That would be cool to get ready to draft, then some team offers you for your pick.

WildBlackBear32
04-24-2005, 12:25 PM
Anyone know how to get the rosters from NCAA 2005 to Madden 2005?? :confused:

You can't send the full rosters over. You can only send each individual draft class over. I believe at the end of the season in NCAA there is an Export/Save Draft Class option.

Panther5407
04-24-2005, 09:44 PM
Anyone know how to get the rosters from NCAA 2005 to Madden 2005?? :confused:

Ya, you end your season and then in the offseason you go to players leaving. After your done convincing people to come back, when you try to get out it asks if you want to export the team i believe. Then you save it, and once you end your season on madden, after the pro bowl the game will ask you if you want to go to the offseason with options of yes no and import draft class. You click import and thats pretty much it.

Panther5407
04-25-2005, 04:52 PM
Ok, Thanks Panther and WildBlackBear.

No problem, I do it all the time.

dmt217
04-28-2005, 01:18 PM
Many people seem to think that EA bought out the NFL just so they won't have any comp, that is not the case. The NFL was on sell, they were looking for buyers and EA was the one with the most cash and best selling. And as far as the 2k series goes, it was ok, it had better graphics and I liked how you could gang tackle but other than that the game was lame. The worst part about it was that you can break tackles like crazy if you got good at it, a punter could break Ray Lewis' tackle for god sakes.

Yes, the NFL put up their license to the highest bidder, but EA has tried to get exclusive rights in the past. :goodbad:

http://sports.ign.com/articles/572/572886p1.html

"We (EA) have proposed exclusivity several times in the past, but this year, in the spring the NFL had an off-site meeting, and they decided to consider bids for exclusivity," Brown told IGN in an exclusive interview. "Several bids were submitted but they accepted EA's. I cannot tell you how much this cost, but exclusivity is expensive, we are paying a premium. It wasn't cheap. I can tell you this, though, all parties all happy with this agreement, and Wall Street seems happy with it too." :evilb:

THEFUTURE
05-06-2005, 01:28 AM
the XBOX 360 is gonna be sick, so will PS3, im plannin on making the trip to E3, first time whoo hoo! was listening to ESPN News, a new game coming out, dont know of the date is some game called Blitz ___ couldnt remember the secondary name, but its kind of like the old Blitz game, but better graphics, and there is an off the field mode, where you can place bets on your own team, illegal stuff like that, that the NFL doesnt allow.. the preview looked pretty sick

dmt217
05-06-2005, 11:58 AM
Fellas I cant say much about it but the release dates for the next systems will be Q4 of 06. Go out and buy them. i will enjoy playing them in LA May 13-17 at E3

the XBOX 360 is gonna be sick, so will PS3, im plannin on making the trip to E3, first time whoo hoo! was listening to ESPN News, a new game coming out, dont know of the date is some game called Blitz ___ couldnt remember the secondary name, but its kind of like the old Blitz game, but better graphics, and there is an off the field mode, where you can place bets on your own team, illegal stuff like that, that the NFL doesnt allow.. the preview looked pretty sick


E3 isn't open to the public. Do y'all work in the industry? Just curious...

Anyway, the name of that game is Blitz: The League (formally known as Blitz: Playmakers) by Midway.

THEFUTURE
05-06-2005, 03:26 PM
E3 isn't open to the public. Do y'all work in the industry? Just curious...

Anyway, the name of that game is Blitz: The League (formally known as Blitz: Playmakers) by Midway.
i have a cousin that does, and he is workin some stuff for me.. my major in school is graphics, emphasis on computer games and video games... so last time i talked to him, i was gonna be able to come down and check some stuff out. we will see. in like 5 years tho, look for mine name in the madden credits, haha!

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
05-17-2005, 11:03 PM
Yup, that's it. Poor McNabb.

TEXANS84
05-18-2005, 01:56 AM
I say lob it to Gaffney:

http://images.ea.com/sports/games/06/madden/ps2/screenshots/Madden06_3ps2_640x412.jpg

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
05-18-2005, 02:06 AM
look at that pass protection!

TEXANS84
05-18-2005, 02:10 AM
I can only count 10 Texans on the field, and Todd Wade missed his block.

Well, at least they made it somewhat realistic. I see a bunch of empty seats at Altell.

TEXANS84
05-18-2005, 02:13 AM
Another screen shot:
http://images.ea.com/sports/games/06/madden/ps2/screenshots/Madden06_4ps2_640x412.jpg

wags
05-18-2005, 08:27 AM
http://images.ea.com/sports/games/06/madden/ps2/screenshots/Madden06_3ps2_640x412.jpg

Looks like EA has caught on to the fact that we need 7 guys to stop a four man rush.

TexanDave
05-18-2005, 09:03 AM
You can tell that is Bradford because he is the only wr running towards coverage.

funny but true

Double Barrel
05-18-2005, 11:26 AM
Nice. :thumbup

I've already got my pre-orders for both Madden '06 and NCAA Football '06. Way cool.

HardKnockTexan
05-20-2005, 11:51 AM
I like the throwing vision feature they've added. In the past QB Awarness meant nothing in the game. People could choose vick and throw just as good a ball as Manning. Now if you pass outside the field of vision the pass will usually be offtarget. You can also more your field of vision while in play.. making it easy to fool oponents by looking off recievers. And YES, there is an option to let you turn this feature on and off.

There is also a new ball placement feature. As QB you can decide where you want the QB to place to ball. High and over the shoulder, low and near the ground, a straight bullet in the chest... it's all available based on your QB awarness and acuracy... this all sounds pretty sweet to me.

There is also a new "Truck Stuck" move. When carrying the ball you can flick the right analog stick towards the nearest defender and the ball carrier will lower his shoulder, attempting to run him over. From what i've read this is a risk/reward feature... you could break it for a long run... or fumble and loose the football.

On defense a few new twists have been added. First off, anyone who played a lot of Madden '05 knows it was a huge risk playing zone against a human opontent because all they had to do was motion and they could tell what defense you were playing. Now if you are in zone, your corners will move with the motion man, keeping your defense disguised.

Superstar Mode: This is the newest of game modes for Madden. It's basically like roleplaying the life of an NFL player. I hear it goes as far back as child birth. You select your parents. Go through highschool ball, college ball, play the senior bowl, go to the Combine in Indy and participate in individual drills, including the Wonderlick test. (You can also upload your player from NCAA '06 Road to the Heisman, or your NFL Street 2 created player).
After all of that it's draft time. Depending on how well you did throughout college, the senior bowl and the combine determines where teams draft you. You also select an agent, set the peramitors of what you look for in a team, ie: money, prestige, good headcoach, playing time etc... I've read that there are Many different roles your player can end up as... a bench warmer, a whiney premadonna, NFL Elite Superstar, Hall of Famer and many many more. You buy a house, as your imcome increases so does the size of your house. All of this sounds really great to me... Madden is gonna be amazing this year... no doubt.

LikeABoss
05-20-2005, 12:35 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/grewal05/1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/grewal05/2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/grewal05/3.jpg

This will be a launch title with the XBOX 360 releasing this November. So I recommend that you save that money and wait for it to be released with the 360 in November :cool:

TDforTatum26
06-14-2005, 05:50 PM
Seems pretty stupid to me...Hopefully there's an option to turn it off...



when I heard about this i thought the same thing.............but I figured why wouldnt they have an option to turn it off? They probally do thank god.

TDforTatum26
06-14-2005, 05:53 PM
http://cdn.channel.aol.com/videogames/gallery/2005/05/10/611132.jpg

Is this the new cover???


I have seen one with Matt Hasslback (of all people) on the cover. Im not sure who is on the cover..........but I think it is Donavan McNabb

TDforTatum26
06-14-2005, 05:57 PM
Superstar Mode: This is the newest of game modes for Madden. It's basically like roleplaying the life of an NFL player. I hear it goes as far back as child birth. You select your parents. Go through highschool ball, college ball, play the senior bowl, go to the Combine in Indy and participate in individual drills, including the Wonderlick test. (You can also upload your player from NCAA '06 Road to the Heisman, or your NFL Street 2 created player).
After all of that it's draft time. Depending on how well you did throughout college, the senior bowl and the combine determines where teams draft you. You also select an agent, set the peramitors of what you look for in a team, ie: money, prestige, good headcoach, playing time etc... I've read that there are Many different roles your player can end up as... a bench warmer, a whiney premadonna, NFL Elite Superstar, Hall of Famer and many many more. You buy a house, as your imcome increases so does the size of your house. All of this sounds really great to me... Madden is gonna be amazing this year... no doubt.


the Superstar mode on Madden '06 and Rode to the Heisman on NCAA Football '06 sounds awsome

Jon Moxon
06-14-2005, 06:15 PM
I'd love to go get it for PS2, however I am in my 5th yr of franchise mode for 05, and i want to see how many superbowls I can win...before i get the next one. I may have to skip it this year.

Double Barrel
06-14-2005, 08:33 PM
I think I'm going to skip Madden '06 for my X-Box, and get it for the 360 in November. :thumbup (I hope it has the same depth in franchise mode, though)

ThaShark316
06-15-2005, 10:28 AM
[QUOTE=HardKnockTexan]I like the throwing vision feature they've added. In the past QB Awarness meant nothing in the game. People could choose vick and throw just as good a ball as Manning. Now if you pass outside the field of vision the pass will usually be offtarget. You can also more your field of vision while in play.. making it easy to fool oponents by looking off recievers. And YES, there is an option to let you turn this feature on and off.

If thats true, then EA would have REALLY screwed this one up...how are you going to basically make it easy for terrible passing QBs like Mike Vick or Vinny Testerverde go 23-29,321 yds and 5 TDs? Keep it to where you can't turn that feature off, it makes the game more of a challenge.

cadahnic
06-15-2005, 10:35 AM
Man I am back from LA and got to play Madden 06. Let me tell you guys that it is ****in awesome. No B.S. I think it will make those people who love madden love it even more. The field vision is great the RPG style rookie development is a nice new feature and they have added even more depth to the franchise mode. Aug. 8th is the release date so enjoy I will be getting it Aug. 3rd (thanks Darth C at EA). Hey buy the game and buy a couple for your friends we want the money people. I promise you will love it.

Davis37
06-15-2005, 06:15 PM
I cant wait! The Madden tourney is gonna be alot better this year with that new feature! Hopefully there wont be any gay glitches on this madden. I made it to the finals of the Madden tourney last year then I lost to some guy that knew all of the glitches. I would take the snap and b4 I could hand the ball to my RB, I would get sacked. Pissed me off! :brickwall

2-DUNTA-3
06-16-2005, 06:09 AM
They have downloadable rosters for NCAA 2005 that has all of the players names, even the guys on Florida International University...


can anyone provide a link to these downloadable rosters cause it takes forever to go online and look the players up. but i guess being in college i had enough time cause me and my roommates always had time to give the players their real names.

Davis37
06-16-2005, 06:17 AM
I think he meant to get online with NCAA football and dl the rosters just like on Madden.