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My thoughts on the growth and mis-steps of Operation Sports. There will be some thoughts on sports and anything else that comes to mind. I'll also talk a little bit about life in general too. I'm open to discuss anything that is allowed.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The opinions stated within this blog post are mine alone and in no way associated with or anyone in an official capacity for this website. This blog post contains my thoughts.

NBA 2K14's post launch failure is a good thing for the future of sports games and let me tell you why. Imagine a world in which 2K14 had a flawless launch. No server issues, no corrupt save issues, no crashes to the dashboard, and no broken features. As a gamer this sounds like basketball ... Read More
Posted on October 21, 2013 at 01:53 PM.

Last week we got a good look at some of the new features in Madden NFL 25 for PS4 and Xbox One. Let's take a deeper look at what these features mean for Madden NFL 25 on ... Read More
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Posted on September 26, 2013 at 04:49 PM.

This is obviously HUGE news. I don't even know exactly how to react right now. Stay tuned to OS for more.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:22 PM.

At some point we are all guilty of it. "Slider-itus". A common condition where sports gamers tweak and tinker with sliders, seeking that perfect balance to the point that we spend more time testing than actually playing. I'm certainly no exception, I've suffered from "slider-itus" many times myself. However, in this blog I'd like to talk a little bit about what sliders could be added to the Madden franchise in order to give users a bit ... Read More
Friday, August 30, 2013
Posted on August 30, 2013 at 10:03 AM.

With the release of Madden NFL 25 for XBox 360 and Playstation 3, gamers are trying to get the most out of the Madden experience. Today we'll look at five of the coolest things you can do in this year's iteration on Madden.

1. Relocation - A last-generation feature making a return to the Madden franchise for the first time on the current consoles, Owner Mode is back and revamped. Whether it is better or worse ... Read More
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Posted on August 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM.


We are now getting closer than ever to the release of the newest Madden NFL game -- and it never seemed more appropriate than now to give a rundown of what's new in this year's game.


Unlock the power, precision, and creativity of the NFL ball-carrier. Whether you're a slashing running-back, dual-threat QB, or ball-hawking safety, unleash 30 new moves ... Read More
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Posted on August 8, 2013 at 01:00 AM.

On June 1st of 2009, EA Sports released Teambuilder for NCAA Football 10. EA described it as follows: "TeamBuilder is a web-based create-a-school feature that allows anyone with Internet access to log on to to create and share schools with the rest of the NCAA Football ... community".

At the time, this was a real innovation in the EA football series. Over 100,000 user created teams were available ... Read More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Posted on July 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM.

The following tips are intended as general tips and do not contain any high level strategies or specific 'money' option plays. The additions to NCAA 14 in the option game make it a much more viable game plan and those who haven't had much experience running the option in past years, may find some value here.

4. Get familiar with the controls - I know this sounds like common sense, but particularly with this year's ... Read More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Posted on July 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM.

The NFL Pre-Season begins in August, and while camps are on-going -- there are still several questions which will need resolving as we push towards the season. As with all NFL pre-seasons, there will be numerous questions answered about which teams are poised to make a run at the Big Bowl this year.

Inevitably, each storyline we are following also has huge impacts on this year's Madden NFL game as well. So without ... Read More
Monday, July 15, 2013
Posted on July 15, 2013 at 10:55 AM.
If you have any interest in general manager simulations, baseball games, or anything related to either, then you owe it to yourself to try out OOTP 14. The game is on sale for the next 3 days at half off the regular price. At $19.99, the game is a steal.

Our own Caley Roark gave the game a 9/10 review score back in April.

If you've been on the fence about the game, now is the time to jump in!
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Posted on June 11, 2013 at 11:19 AM.

By now we've all seen the trailer from the EA Sports presser. Madden NFL 25 on XBox One looks outstanding in trailer form. Really impressive. It was an exciting trailer packed with nifty footwork, improved blocking, and more detail than we've ever seen in Madden.

Everyone was concerned about this being similar to the "concept" footage from Madden 06 for Xbox 360, but I think this trailer looked much more realistic to what the ... Read More
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 02:56 PM.

A lot of Madden NFL 25 news today, as well as Microsoft's XBOX ONE reveal. Starting with the Microsoft event, we didn't really get anything concrete for Madden, but we did hear about a renewed focus on AI and a dynamic crowd experience for next-gen. Two things that are sorely lacking from this generation's Madden games. We should learn a lot more, including some real information at E3 in June.

We also got news on ... Read More
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Posted on April 30, 2013 at 04:58 PM.

Pittsburgh had a great draft, which should help them in Madden NFL 25 later this year.

Everyone who has ever picked up and played a copy of Madden NFL Football knows that certain positions are more valuable than others inside the game. Skill position players usually reign supreme. With that knowledge, let's take a look at some NFL Draft winners and some losers, Madden style.


Buffalo - ... Read More
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Posted on April 23, 2013 at 11:01 AM.

The Madden NFL franchise faces many challenges in convincing former Madden-ites, console gamers, and long-time skeptics alike that the game will be a significant upgrade on next-gen platforms. The goodwill that Madden had created during the PS2/XBox era is gone for many after several years of what some fans call disappointing releases from EA Sports.

EA and Tiburon now find themselves in the unenviable spot ... Read More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Posted on March 20, 2013 at 09:52 AM.

5. Spread 'em out!

With the new spread offenses that are coming into popularity thanks in no small part to potential Madden NFL 25 cover boy Colin Kaepernick and similar quarterbacks, the offensive playbooks desperately need an overhaul. We've had very few changes in this department for years and it's even worse in the defensive playbooks. You simply can't replicate some of the more dynamic option attacks on offense ... Read More

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