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Here are 8 GIFs of pre-rendered cut scenes that EA Sports showed off today, highlighting their new IGNITE game engine . They look good. Not in-game footage, but good. BTW, what is up with the legs in NBA Live?

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And that’s it from the Xbox Reveal. We’ll post some more high quality screens in a separate post after Microsoft puts it on-demand.

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An exclusive look from Wired on the design of the Xbox One:

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What in the hell is up with Ricky Rubio’s legs?

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The NFL and Microsoft ALSO teaming up for fantasy football.

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Lionel Messi in action on the Xbox One:

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GIF of RGIII in action on the Xbox One:

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Looks like the XBOX is getting exclusive Ultimate Team content for FIFA 14.

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FIFA, Madden, UFC, NBA Live (lol) will be developed for release within the next 12 months. No NHL mention.

1:26PM ET

Controller specs.

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The full specs for anyone interested. Buddy on stage just called it “space-age technology”… chill with that.

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You’ll be able to live track your sports fantasy teams WHILE watching sports:

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Here’s how your Xbox One controller looks:

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Official name: The Xbox One. Here’s how it looks:

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“For the first time you and your TV are going to have a relationship. It’s going to recognize my voice, my face, etc.” A little creepy.

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3 minutes away. Before we begin, just wanted to say that by 360 red ringed on me yesterday, while in the second round of a NBA 2K13 Online Association Mode playoffs. THANKS.

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Seats being filled right now.

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Touched on this earlier, but we will for sure be seeing how the FIFA franchise looks on the next-gen consoles, but all other games are just rumors. I can also see NBA Live getting some sort of mention as they’re pushing that game for the next-gens.

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The tent the event will be held in. Looks fun. Or kinds cult-ish. Whatever.

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Today’s the day Microsoft unveils the next Xbox system, and we are here to cover and rip into every minute of their presentation. There’s a ton of rumors as what we should be expecting, but since we focus more on sports gaming, look for this liveblog to be sports heavy. I’m hearing reports that we’ll be seeing some features from FIFA, UFC, Madden and others. Will try and update as much as possible with timestamps (all timestamps in Eastern time).

Madden released this playbook video today, highlighting the defensive control in the upcoming game. The last video was focused more on the running game, now you can see what it’s like on the other side of the ball. GIFs and some info directly from the Madden presser to follow:

Last year, the major focus of the Infinity Engine was figuring out the basics of speed, momentum and other factors. With the introduction of Force Impact and a year of additional tuning, the dev team can now bring the power of Infinity to the Hit Stick. This allows for the biggest, most impressive hits yet, creating moments you’ll want to recreate over and over.

Furthermore, if you manage to pop a ball carrier with the Hit Stick while he’s performing one of the special precision modifier moves, the chances of causing a fumble increase. So if you’re up against an opponent who loves flashy moves, line him up with the Hit Stick and see if he doesn’t get a bit more conservative. This concept carries over into the passing game as well, as cornerbacks and safeties who trigger the Hit Stick as a receiver makes a catch have a higher chance of jarring the ball loose.

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The big thing being touted in this year’s Madden game is the “Run Free” feature, giving you much more free control over your offensive ground game. If you’re a fan of the Madden franchise, this next piece should be a little concerning: EA Sports is also introducing a “Precision Modifier”, giving you the option of 30 different moves as a running back. You can string together these moves to create “devastating combos” (EA Sports’ words, not mine).

The “devastating combo” makes the game sound super arcade-y, reminiscent of arcade fighting games where combining combos gets you more XP. Also, while these moves look great, they really aren’t all that realistic. Here’s the video, and we’ll show you some GIFs after the vid to further illustrated the unrealistic animation.

And now for the GIFs. some of these moves are unrealistic, especially Chris Johnson’s spin.

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Madden 25 announced last night that Barry Sanders would grace the cover, beating Adrian Peterson for the honor. They also released a new video with actual gameplay footage, highlighting their new “Run Free” feature, using the Infinity Engine 2 (we previously explained what it’s all about).








Barry Sanders wins the Madden 25 cover vote!


The Madden 25 Cover Vote is down to the finals, and it’s a battle of old school vs. new school running backs. Two of the greatest running backs of all time, Barry Sanders and Adrian Peterson square off to determine who will be the cover athlete of this year’s Madden game.

Though it was lengthy, the voting saw great numbers for EA Sports, who partnered up with ESPN for the campaign. Over 38 million total votes have been cast so far, and it’ll be interesting to see how the numbers fare out after the final round of voting.

So cast your vote here. The winner will be revealed live on ESPN at 8:00pm ET on April 24th. I can easily see BOTH running backs grace the cover, sort of like how Tiger Woods PGA Tour did this year.

Who do you got between AP and Barry Sanders?