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Inside story on creation of "Madden"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hondo, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=100805/madden

    pretty good stuff
     
  2. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

    Only a small blurb about EA buying the rights to be the only football/NFL game? Interesting.
     
  3. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Good stuff. First Madden I ever played was '92. Bet I still have it in a box in the basement. Haven't played it in years, much prefer the NCAA football games.
     
  4. CitizenTino

    CitizenTino Active Member

    *cough* ESPN partnership with EA. *cough, cough*

    Otherwise, yeah, fascinating read. I had no idea they were behind the other Sega football game, which Montana endorsed.
     
  5. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    That was outstanding. I really enjoyed the photo gallery with a look at each year.
     
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Between all of the iterations of Madden and the equally great High Heat baseball series he also created, Trip Hawkins is singularly responsible for wasting more of my time than any person who has ever walked the Earth.

    SJ can't hold a candle to Trip.
     
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    I get it. But they put that fact out front early in the story, and it was still entertaining.
     
  8. Wendell Gee

    Wendell Gee Member

    The photo gallery was a trip. I can remember being blown away by the graphics on some of those games. Now I wonder how I ever played them.
     
  9. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Glad to see the love for High Heat. Tried to get 2K3 playing recently, but apparently it doesn't work well with Windows 7. ... Closest I've come to recreating the joy is playing Baseball Mogul these days.
     
  10. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    A very, VERY cool story.

    rb
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    HH2k4 works pretty well with XP. HH2k3 is choppy. Both are outstanding.
     
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Here's a question. Clearly the game is the thing - but how much of a role in the success did having Madden's name on the thing.
    Would it be as popular with Berman? Chuck Noll? Merlin Olsen? What would have happened if it was OJ Simpson Football?
    The only other group I could see having the same success would have been having Gifford, Merideth and Cosell do the commentary.
     
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