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Old 09-25-2004   #101
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Who else here has Madden for PC???
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Old 09-25-2004   #102
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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.
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Old 09-27-2004   #103
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ANYBODY UP FOR AN ONLINE GAME THIS AFTERNOON?
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Old 09-28-2004   #104
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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?
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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

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Old 09-28-2004   #106
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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

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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.
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Old 09-28-2004   #107
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Yeah, just max it out. You should get +95% attendance for every home game.
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Does it work for madden 05? I'm starting to lose some money and i wanna stop it before it starts.
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Not sure. I haven't had time to get into franchise mode. Let me know if it works.
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Old 09-30-2004   #110
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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????
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Same here. Hollings it out for 5 weeks and DD has had a fumble in every game so far.
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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.
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Old 10-06-2004   #113
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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.
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/\ Yeah. Like last year, signing coaches etc. was done manually. You must've simmed/skipped it somehow.
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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.
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"A tease for the next generation of Madden..."

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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.
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Old 12-13-2004   #118
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I got madden 2005 PC, if anyone wants to take the Texans vs the Lions (and I am benching that turd Harrington)
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looks like it went through...

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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.
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WOW! Very dissapointing!
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