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Michael Vick for President

edit: Future Ynniv for President 2025

Posted by Ghostiet

Ladies and gentlemen, do not provoke the Madden.

Edited by 5Figh

yesssssss

Posted by Thiefsie

Oh man there better be logo design criticism otherwise I want my money back.

Edited by Master_Funk

Love vinny saying paki so innocently.

Posted by Cloneslayer

Jeff and Vinny again earnestly try to play Madden. Or fuck around for an hour.

Edited by Prestige

In the year 2525 if Madden's still alive, if Ynniv can survive, they will find...

Posted by Vuud

Sports time! Ball throwin'! Man huggin'! Money makin'! It's all here!

Edited by Fuwano

Love every time the Giant Bomb Sports Crew gets together in the appreciation of electronic balls.

Edit: And the subsequent comments by people offended by somebody who doesn't like the thing they like.

Posted by RazielCuts

Seeing 'M25' like that on the loading screens just makes me think of the motorway around Greater London.

Posted by Scratch

Casually racist Vinny.

Posted by arawk

@vinny They used to be meat packers. One of my relatives used to play back when they wore the leather helmets. He also worked at the meat packing plant.

Posted by KingSalo

we need a giant bomb sports team logo....

Posted by afterland

You know, Giant Bomb turned into a hardcore sex website so gradually, I didn't even notice.

Posted by Royce_McCutcheon

More of Vinny's patented 37-step drop forthcoming?

Posted by RuthLoose

#FuturePredictions Jeff and Yinnv will be good at Madden 2025.

Awwww... who am I kidding!

Posted by CaLe

Heat Seeker and Ball Hawk is what I named my twin boys.

Posted by Castiel

Oh I just watched the UPF archive and now this? I am truly being spoilt today.

Posted by Nhoj_Sllew

psh backward names

Posted by GeekDown

I haven't bought a Madden game in years, but this really gave me the urge to get back in. Might actually buy it this year.

Posted by Abendlaender

I'm constantly amazed how I have absolutely no idea what is going on in an American Football game.

Posted by Dizzyhippos

Well at least they got the score of the game accurate to real life :D

Posted by Veektarius

Usually enjoy these, but the game looks good enough this year that their undisguised derision wasn't working for me.

Edited by Abendlaender

What's wrong with the crowd, are they all just cardboard cutouts again? I feel like they had a better crowd last year....

Posted by Vuud

What's wrong with the crowd, are the all just cardboard cutouts again? I feel like they had a better crowd last year....

I was kind of thinking the same thing. Everything, the art, animations, UI, just looks uglier and jankier than last year's game. This must be some B team or outsourced people working on this one.

Edited by moffattron9000

Something her seems kind of off, possibly the players and definitely the crowd. Also this hair is nowhere near Triple H levels.

Posted by 24thDoor

Giant Bomb's favorite NFL team: The Pirates.

Posted by TurboMan

@jeff @vinny After choosing your play in gameplan, you can preview your play before snapping the ball. Probably not the smartest thing to do in 2 player games cause your giving your play away to your opponents, but it makes single player games faster to go through.

Edited by Pinefresh

Not a football fan but I'd love if they implemented that owner mode into the NHL games. The GM stuff is alright but I want to adjust soda prices and move teams too!

Edited by UlquioKani

I can't tell If Vinny knows what P*kis are or not.

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Posted by Sidewalkchalk

Ynniv and pakis. My favorite two things.

Posted by Rejizzle

Damn you Ynniv! Bring Vinny back!

Posted by Fiyenyaa

Oh man, Vinny. That is some non-UK appropriate language....

Edited by jkz

If Vinny didn't push the thumbstick to bombs every time he passed it would go better for him.

Also it was fantastic when both his QBs went down in a row. And I agree with Jeff, there's something especially weird and dull and lifeless about this year. No one sounds or looks like they care and it's weridly surreal

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Posted by Cazamalos

Madden Quick Look's are one of the most professional videogame previews on the the internet.
Football fans around the world wait all year to this video.

Posted by goreyfantod

EA needs to license TressFX, like, yesterday.

Posted by Animasta

I can't tell If Vinny knows what P*kis are or not.

I am going to say that he doesn't.

Posted by forteexe21

GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!

(i have no idea about sports so im guessing thats universal)

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@animasta said:

@ulquiokani said:

I can't tell If Vinny knows what P*kis are or not.

I am going to say that he doesn't.

not that common in america is it? Jeff clearly knew. At least they didn't make a San Fransciso Fudge Packers joke.

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Posted by PlasmaMachine

Man I love the Giant Bomb Sports Network coverage!

Posted by Thoseposers

gameplan play calling is the worst thing that ever happened to the madden games

Edited by leebmx

That caption is really badly worded. 'These two are very happy about the price of stadium french fries,' would be better.

I am a pedant.

Also games like this make me realise just how far away we are from photo-realistic graphics.

Also x 2 Does Vinny know what saying Paki means in UK? (is it the same in the US - i'm guessing not?) Its kind of the equivalent of nigger in offensiveness over here. That was weird to hear.

Edited by chu52

@jeff Can football games be considered Real Time Strategy?

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Posted by RadixNegative2

These are the best :D

Edited by kmg90

Packers are indeed owned by the community/city/fans and on every touchdown the players jumping into the stands to celebrating.

The commentating is soooo dangerously bad.

They do not play anything close to that music for Packer touchdowns.

Edit:
So many software engineers!

What is the difference between being a lead engineer and a senior engineer?

I miss the days when sports games were a competitive market, 2005 was the last year NFL games tried were actively trying to add new features that made buying the new version worth the entry price of $60.

Madden has been total garbage this generation with hardly any improvements made between this year and the first years (06-07)

Also I'm pretty sure the early 2000's Maddens had the franchise features they are pushing this year as new, did they take it out at some point?

Posted by Kevin_Cogneto

@vuud said:

@abendlaender said:

What's wrong with the crowd, are the all just cardboard cutouts again? I feel like they had a better crowd last year....

I was kind of thinking the same thing. Everything, the art, animations, UI, just looks uglier and jankier than last year's game. This must be some B team or outsourced people working on this one.

I'd say this is almost certainly true. The current gen games might be out first (for obvious reasons), but I'd be willing to bet most of the work was put into the next-gen versions that'll be out later in the year. They spent a whole lot of time during the Xbox One reveal talking up their big IGNITE engine for their next-gen sports games, whatever the hell that is. I'm sure the current gen stuff got a serious short shrift this year.

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@animasta said:

@ulquiokani said:

I can't tell If Vinny knows what P*kis are or not.

I am going to say that he doesn't.

not that common in america is it? Jeff clearly knew. At least they didn't make a San Francisco Fudge Packers joke.


Nope, I would guess its not so common. The first thing I thought of when he said it was the Massachusetts slang for Package Store, which is just a liquor store. I had to go look it up to realize it could be racist.

Posted by andmm

And they complain about soccer being boring....

Edited by Lab392

"Of course the players are not thinking about the fact that, hey, a lot of people are watching this here today in this game, but when you win and then you sit back and think everybody was watching. They played well. Boy that is some great experience."