View Full Version : Madden Rules

08-10-2004, 12:26 AM
Yet again, this game is fucking BAD ASS.

Tommy Duncan
08-10-2004, 12:28 AM
Tecate is bad ass. I just had a six pack and no buzz whatsoever.

The perfect weeknight beer.

King Latifah
08-10-2004, 12:28 AM
How'd you get a copy of it? I was told that the plane didn't touch down in Houston until late tonight, and that copies wouldn't be available until tomorrow AM.

08-10-2004, 12:30 AM
Well, my friend has had a burn of it all day, but we just pickd up the collectors edition tonight at EB games, they ahd a crowd there waiting for it.

King Latifah
08-10-2004, 12:33 AM
I reserved a copy of the regular at gamestop for tomorrow p/u. They offered the collectors edition, but I don't really see a need for it. If it's other game samples, like from the early years, it might be fun and nostalgiac, but is there more?

Also, if you turn in a copy of ESPN football (at gamestop, anyway) you get $15 credit towards Madden. Not bad, considering it was $20 to start with.

08-10-2004, 12:34 AM
espn sucks, i don't like it at all. Although the chris berman stuff is cool.

Johnny Blaze 47
08-10-2004, 01:01 AM
ESPN is pretty immersive in the gameplay. Once you adjust the sliders for your skill level, it presents a challenge I found tough to find in Madden 2004.

T Park Num 9
08-10-2004, 01:03 AM
theres games you wait for.



but none by FAR surpasses, MADDEN.

Madden has rocked since day one.

Props to Manny for getting his lucky ass hands on that shiznit.

Cant waitt ill thursday.

Johnny Blaze 47
08-10-2004, 01:03 AM
Damnit, why hasn't Madden '05 dropped on the PC scene yet? I need a football game for my laptop.

08-10-2004, 01:07 AM
Madden is way too easy.

Put ESPN on the highest difficulty level and it's the only football game that is a challenge.

08-10-2004, 01:09 AM
I agree.

Atari Football is much more difficult.


Johnny Blaze 47
08-10-2004, 01:29 AM
NBA Live is THE SHITTIEST basketball game on the market today.

The gameplay is so unrealistic, it hurts.

08-10-2004, 01:40 AM
I like Madden, but if you're not playing a human oponent it's far too easy.

I prefer ESPN in football, and it's no contest in basketball, If you want the NBA's version of the and1 mixtape where only dunks and 3's need apply, then NBA Live is for you. I prefer a game like ESPN where Tim Duncan can actually hit an open 5 footer.

I've been a fan of EA since Bulls vs Lakers on the Sega Genisis 13 years ago, but I won't purchase every years game on blind faith and pretend that anything that isn't EA sucks like so many do.

08-10-2004, 02:19 AM
Age check Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm 36, I do not play video games anymore. :next3

08-10-2004, 02:23 AM
I'm 37 and have never played them. :lol

Das Texan
08-10-2004, 02:23 AM
ncaa football is more fun than madden.

08-10-2004, 02:25 AM
24, love certain video games.

NCAA is pretty cool too.

Johnny Blaze 47
08-10-2004, 02:32 AM
NCAA Football is the best football game on the market. Even better than ESPN.

24 and been playing video games since I was seven or eight.

Alamo Spurs Fan
08-10-2004, 02:46 AM
Age check? What the **** do you think this is, Hillbilly? An AOHell chat room?


I love Madden on PS2 but I can't freaking stand him in the broadcast booth. I'll probably be divorced when I bring home 2005 Thursday, but life goes on...


Johnny Blaze 47
08-10-2004, 02:55 AM

08-10-2004, 02:57 AM
I bet you fools have 4 or more madden games! What a waste of money, only the names change. Madden 2005 will have Carter as the QB for the Cowboys.:lol :rollin :shootme

Johnny Blaze 47
08-10-2004, 03:00 AM


08-10-2004, 03:05 AM
I'm 37 and have never played them.

Not true.

I'm married to someone who took me to EB Games to buy $140 worth of video games and equipment for her enjoyment.


She's also a Tetris wiz.

08-10-2004, 03:06 AM
Dance Dance Revolution doesn't count as a video game. There's no joy stick :eyebrow

Johnny Blaze 47
08-10-2004, 03:06 AM

08-10-2004, 03:16 AM
Favorite football games ever:
Joe Montana Talking Football on Sega Genesis
NFL Gameday (the first one on Playstation)

NBA Live 1996 on Sega Genesis
NBA Live 1995 on Sega Genesis

Tommy Lasorda Talking Baseball on Sega Genesis
Triple Play on Playstation
Great Baseball on Sega

08-10-2004, 03:25 AM
Ahh, yeah, sports talk football, that was the shit.

Zombie, the updated rosters are current as of YESTERDAY. You have to update them online though.

08-10-2004, 03:27 AM
Hey Madden is awesome. I can say that as a girl. Had many numerous tournaments with my guy friends lol very very fun! Especially when u beat them :) most awesome part...

08-10-2004, 03:30 AM
College sports is where EA gets it right, NCAA Football and March Madness are much better than any current competition.

Johnny Blaze 47
08-10-2004, 03:31 AM
I've got to say the Super Bowl celebration looks better in Madden than it does on ESPN.

08-10-2004, 03:35 AM
I've got to say the Super Bowl celebration looks better in Madden than it does on ESPN.

But there is actually a sense of acomplishment in winning in ESPN.

08-10-2004, 03:47 AM
Maybe I just suck, but I think Madden at the higher difficulty level's is a challenge. Also, ESPN does not touch the depth of the Madden Franchise Mode.

Das Texan
08-10-2004, 03:49 AM
i got madden last year....i didnt find it as fun as ncaa football.

however its still the best football game on the market.

08-10-2004, 04:07 AM
To each his own I guess, I usually end up getting both anyway since I have some madden-or-nothing friends. But they are both really good football games that are head and shoulders above everybody else.

08-10-2004, 04:42 AM
But there is actually a sense of acomplishment in winning in ESPN.


I was the Colts last season in Franchise mode in ESPN. The first season, I didn't win a game. The second season I won a couple. Then I went .500. Eventually I finally got to the level that I won the Super Bowl. It was damn fun building up the team and drafting the players I needed to get better.

Kori thought I was crazy at times playing that game.

Hopefully this year's game is just as good. Mine is coming in the mail.


08-10-2004, 04:55 AM
Nothing beats the best


Tecmo BO!



It's not nice to urinate on Mark Rypien after you sack him.

08-10-2004, 07:12 AM
lmao, i LOVED Tecmo man, that was the SHIT.

Johnny Blaze 47
08-10-2004, 10:50 AM
True, Ice.

So true.

How many of us didn't spend enough quarters in that machine (or our own systems) to keep businesses afloat?

Johnny Blaze 47
08-10-2004, 10:52 AM
I will agree with the above about feeling more entrenched in ESPN's gameplay.

Playing as the Cowboys is tough. My first season of this franchise mode, I barely made the playoffs even though I lost Roy Williams for the whole season early on.

**So glad I had Chad Hutchison as trade bait for a FS**

I haven't played the new Madden, but what's so great about Madden's franchise mode, Manny?

You can only change the price of popcorn so many times.

Joe Chalupa
08-10-2004, 10:55 AM
I must not play Madden enough.

I can't even win in rookie mode.

08-11-2004, 04:00 AM
My first season of this franchise mode, I barely made the playoffs even though I lost Roy Williams for the whole season early on.

You must not have put it on the hardest difficulty. That game is damn hard at that setting ... no way you make the playoffs your first year.

I have a policy that when I open the game, I start my season right away. The only warmups I get are the scheduled preseason games.

By the time I finished with 2K4, I was pretty much unbeatable vs human comp.


Das Texan
08-11-2004, 04:05 AM
why not take a really shitty team and build them up.


Johnny Blaze 47
08-11-2004, 04:06 AM
Actually, these are the sliders I used to start my franchise.

DL's Sliders version 1.0

All-Pro Difficulty- 8 mins quarters
HUMAN- From Default
Blocking: +5
Passing: -5
Catching: -5
Pursuit: -10
Tackling +2
Fatigue: +5

Blocking: +15 (might go to max...)
Passing: -5
Running: +5
Catching: -5
Tackling: +5
Fatigue: +5
Interception: -5

Everything else default for now.


I'm just that damn good, LJ.

Using default rosters, Julius Jones rushed for about 1,100 yards. Keyshawn and Terry Glenn each had about 5-600 yards recieving.

The FS I traded Hutchinson for (along with a 2nd round pick) was Zack Bronson. Worked out pretty well. I ended up losing in the second round of the playoffs when I lost Quincy and Julius Jones to injuries.

08-11-2004, 04:07 AM
there are just more indepth options that extend to past the actual on the field game.

T Park Num 9
08-11-2004, 04:09 AM
im looking forward to the

"Off the field" issues in the game effecting your team's play.

Also looking forward to the Tony Bruno radio bits.

Johnny Blaze 47
08-11-2004, 04:10 AM
I've got to say, I like the weekly game prep of ESPN. I'm still learning the effects of it, but it's pretty nice to get your DB's to work on coverages when your facing a strong passing attack.

08-11-2004, 04:10 AM
I'm just that damn good, LJ.

That's it.

We're going to have to have a football video game GTG tournament.

After I win, then you can say how good you are.

Das Texan
08-11-2004, 04:14 AM
i'd be the san diego chargers of that tourney.

Johnny Blaze 47
08-11-2004, 04:17 AM
Sounds good to me.

08-11-2004, 04:18 AM
dude i'm down with that.

tpark, the bruno bits have already gotten really fucking old.

Das Texan
08-11-2004, 04:19 AM
espn is what 20 bux?

Johnny Blaze 47
08-11-2004, 04:19 AM
The Berman/Wingo stuff has become old quickly, but I do enjoy seeing the highlights with accurate descriptions of them, plus the P.O.T.Half/Game.

Johnny Blaze 47
08-11-2004, 04:19 AM

08-11-2004, 04:25 AM
all the espn games are 20 bucks which kicks ass because their nba game rules.

T Park Num 9
08-11-2004, 04:25 AM
tpark, the bruno bits have already gotten really fucking old.

that sucks.

When I read they were putting that angle on franchise mode, I thought it would add some reality.

Kind of like on NBA LIVE, when the color guy ogles over Tony Parker with the same description of the kind of player he is for the 50th time.

Im geeked for Madden, I think Im gonna be able to spare a few minutes and bust out for it tommarow.


End of October is my vote for the Video game GTG.

08-11-2004, 04:29 AM
All video game commentators get old after the first couple times you play. I just turn off the volume and play music.

On 2K4, I put it on All-Pro and put the sliders to be all the way against me. It was damn hard but eventually I could win.

08-11-2004, 04:36 AM
well, the madden commentary is already old because it's the same as last years.

al michaels still says 'and he goes to the sidelines for a blow' and that line always still cracks us up.

Johnny Blaze 47
08-11-2004, 04:38 AM
Well, maybe he's saying it for Quincy.

"He goes to the sidelines for some blow."

T Park Num 9
08-11-2004, 04:40 AM
screw just hearing it in the Madden game.

I chuckle at that term any time I hear it on Sports Radio or during a game.

Lets me know that im still not up to 50% development of my brain.

Shocking for some I know, that I may have 40% or above development.

Johnny Blaze 47
08-11-2004, 04:47 AM
screw in the Madden game.

Lets me know that im still not to 50% development of my brain.

Huh? (http://www.moviesoundscentral.com/sounds/english.wav)

08-11-2004, 01:11 PM
i concur. madden 2005 on xbox rules. :smokin2

i'm used to spurrier's 5 wide shotgun though, and gibbs playbook doesn't have it damn it....:bang

08-11-2004, 01:18 PM
What's the deal with video games? I don't get it. I've never played them and I don't think I ever will. Must be a generational thing. When I was in my teens and twenties I played the real games.

08-11-2004, 02:32 PM
i don't know what the deal is with video games....

but they became popular when i was a kid, so when you grow up with it...you know...

but the only game i play is madden football.......

when wifey wants you home, and not out galavanting, madden is for what ails ya.

08-11-2004, 02:36 PM
eh...my kid plays the sports game, but my husband is totally into Doom 3. That game is disgusting.

08-12-2004, 01:40 AM
I bought the game today. My first Madden game. I have played other football games, but this one is pretty cool.

08-13-2004, 01:54 PM
One of my favorite games growing up were:




with features like these

http://www.vgmuseum.com/pics5/Tecmo%20Super%20NBA%20Basketball%20(GS).gif http://www.videogamecritic.net/images/snes/tecmo_super_nba_basketball.gif http://www.juegomania.org/emuladores/snes/2/2276.jpg

Now if you really want to go old school

http://www.atarihq.com/tsr/nes/doubledribble.jpg http://www.juegomania.org/emuladores/nes/0/249_t.jpg http://www.juegomania.org/emuladores/nes/0/249.jpg

08-13-2004, 04:06 PM
I liked Larry Bird vs Magic Johnson. NBA Live 2004 sucks ass. The graphics and skins for the players are horrible and the gameplaying is stupid, Ginobili looks like Hoidberg. Most final scores for me are like 196-190.

08-14-2004, 04:28 AM


08-14-2004, 04:36 AM
my husband is totally into Doom 3.

Man that game is incredible...I think it's really great. The graphics are outstanding...I couldn't get that into the game cause I played it at a friends house and his mouse and keyboard are whack ass hell.

But I can't play it on my comp...at least I don't think..I don't even wanna try without a new graphics card..and upgrade to 1gb of memory at least.

08-14-2004, 10:36 AM
But I can't play it on my comp...at least I don't think..I don't even wanna try without a new graphics card..and upgrade to 1gb of memory at least.

Yes. He also came home with a new video card and more memory. I remember the first Doom which came out about 10 years or so ago. How far graphics have come.

My first football game was on of those hand held ones that had the blips on the screen from the early '80s. They are selling them at Target now. Anyway, I kicked ass at that game once I figured out how to beat it.


08-14-2004, 11:17 AM
I just broke down and bought a PS2 for my kids. My son & my nephew won't GTFO Tony Hawk so me & my daughter can whip out the DDR.

:lol :rollin

It's almost WWIV in my house this morning because of that stupid thing.

:tyson :gun

Johnny Blaze 47
08-14-2004, 12:16 PM
ESPN NFL Tourney @ the GTG!

08-28-2004, 03:12 PM
ESPN NFL Tourney @ the GTG!



08-28-2004, 03:40 PM
DDR is a cool game... My kids like that one.

Need for Speed Underground is fricking awesome also....