Q&A #2 for PlayStation Network and Qriocity Services

Posted by on Apr 30, 2011 in NEWS, Sony | 0 comments

From PlayStation Blog:

Yesterday, we addressed a number of your questions relating to the malicious intrusion into our network. You can find that FAQ here. As we get closer to restoration of service, here are more answers to your questions, many of which are more gaming related:

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Q&A #1 for PlayStation Network and Qriocity Services

Posted by on Apr 30, 2011 in NEWS | 0 comments

From PlayStation Blog:

First off, we want to again thank you for your patience. We know that the PlayStation Network and Qriocity outage has been frustrating for you. We know you are upset, and so we are taking steps to make our services safer and more secure than ever before. We sincerely regret any inconvenience or concern this outage has caused, and rest assured that we’re going to get the services back online as quickly as we

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All New Collision System in Madden NFL 12

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in Microsoft, NEWS, Sony | 0 comments

From EA:

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Hey there, Madden fans.  Welcome back for another great year of Madden NFL Football!  With the NFL Draft upon us, it’s a sign that the NFL season will be here before you know it.  That is, of course, if the owners and players can work something out before the season begins.  But, have no fear Madden Nation, no matter what happens this year with the real NFL , Madden NFL 12 will have a full season ready to go come August 30th.  The development team here at Tiburon has been hard at work and we are excited to talk about some of the new gameplay features and improvements that we have been working on for Madden NFL 12.

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Defensive Exploration in Madden NFL 12

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in Microsoft, NEWS, Sony | 0 comments

From EA:

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To understand a huge step Madden NFL 12 is taking on the defensive side of the ball, we first have to go back.

It seems like ancient history now, but those of you who remember the passing game in Madden NFL 10, you’ll recall how receivers would often let their momentum carry them out of bounds after a reception, robbing them of precious yards after the catch. An overlooked upgrade from Madden 10 to Madden NFL 11 was the “turn up field” animation that had receivers immediately pivoting and heading towards the end zone if there was room on the field and their agility ratings allowed it. It changed every serious Madden player’s approach to offense as out patterns and crossing routes became deadly and illustrates how a relatively minor tweak can have a major impact on the Madden franchise for years to come.

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The Look of Madden NFL 12

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in Microsoft, NEWS, Sony | 0 comments

From EA:

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n our quest to give something to everybody, the veteran Madden player, the bewildered rookie and everybody in between will see something that will grab their attention in Madden NFL 12.

We could just say there are cheerleaders in this year’s game and leave it at that. However we know most of you can only understand Madden in terms of your favorite teams and if your squad doesn’t have any cheerleaders, this feature will miss you completely. So how about dynamic lighting, uniform degradation, 3D grass, team entrances and authentic broadcast angles? Taken as a whole, you’ll be getting the authentic game day experience in an NFL stadium right down to silly mascots doing silly things.

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Major presentation and graphical upgrades

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in Microsoft, NEWS, Sony | 0 comments

From EA:

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Hi, I’m Mike Young, Art Director of Madden NFL 12.  In this blog I’m going to outline Madden’s major presentation and graphical upgrades.  In reading reviews of Madden NFL 11, we weren’t satisfied with “Madden looks good as ever”; we wanted to give you those big time “wow” moments.  Everything we focused on is true to the NFL and what YOU the fans have been begging for!  We believe Madden NFL 12 is our biggest leap forward ever, and I think you will agree once you’ve seen what we have in store.

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First Look: Madden NFL 12 Gameplay

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in Microsoft, NEWS, Sony | 1 comment

From EA:

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Hey Madden fans! My name is Jake Stein. I’m a member of the EA SPORTS Game Changers program and recently was invited out to Tiburon for a hands on look at Madden NFL 12. The hardest part of this blog might be where to begin, but here we go!

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First Look: Madden NFL 12 Presentation

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in Microsoft, NEWS, Sony | 0 comments

From EA:

It’s an October Sunday in sunny Tampa, Florida. But this is no ordinary Sunday, it’s game day! The clock strikes one o’clock and without warning, you hear the canons being fired from the pirate ship. That can only mean one thing. It’s time for the Bucs to hit the field.

Two rows of cheerleaders form a lane and led by Captain Fear and a group of flag runners, Tampa Bay storms the field. The player introductions conclude with the face of the franchise as the PA announcer says: “Your quarterback, from Kansas State, number five, Josh Freeman!”

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Peyton Hillis Wins Madden NFL 12 Cover – Edges out Vick

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in NEWS | 0 comments

From EA:

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It took several weeks and 13 million of your votes and it all came down to one name: Peyton Hillis

The Browns running back got a little emotional, hugged SportsNation’s Michelle Beadle and joined the elite fraternity of NFL players (one that already includes Vick) who’ve graced the cover of a Madden NFL game. The Dawg Pound got their man on the front of millions of tiny little billboards that are Madden NFL 12 game boxes. We want to be the first to offer our congratulations to Peyton Hillis. You’re going to be a big part of making

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Final Fantasy XI ‘Abyssea Edition’ coming to PC May 16

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in NEWS, PC | 0 comments

by Steve Watts

Final Fantasy XI is getting another PC retail release that gathers all of the downloadable content in one handy package. Titled the ‘Final Fantasy XI

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A Note from Ian

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in NEWS | 0 comments

From EA:

A Note from Ian

After nearly 11 years with Electronic Arts, I have decided to seek opportunities elsewhere.  My time at EA has been an incredible ride.  From my days in QA to my recent years as the Creative Director for Madden, I always found myself surrounded by the most talented people in the industry.  I’ve had the privilege of helping to create world-class gaming experiences like Madden; a franchise that has touched peoples’ lives.  For that I am truly grateful and I thank all those that I’ve worked with throughout the years.

I leave the Madden NFL 12 development team with confidence that it is in great

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Update on PlayStation Network and Qriocity

Posted by on Apr 26, 2011 in NEWS, Sony | 0 comments

From PlayStation Blog:

Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve the current outage of PlayStation Network & Qriocity services. We are currently working to send a similar message to the one below via email to all of our registered account holders regarding a compromise of personal information as a result of an illegal intrusion on our systems. These malicious actions have also had an impact on your ability to enjoy the services provided by PlayStation Network and Qriocity including online gaming and online access to music, movies, sports and TV shows. We have a clear path to have PlayStation Network and Qriocity systems back online, and expect to restore

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