Discussion in 'General Gaming Chat' started by Ripper, Jan 18, 2005.
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Article on ESPN Site
With John Madden not with Fox sports and now with ABC (which owns channel ESPN)..........it was only a matter of time before EA got the ESPN name
With John Madden contracted to EA sports, and announcing for a company that owns channel ESPN, it was only common sense to combine the 2 once possible.
Sega sports will have to come up with a new name..............but i wonder if they'll lose the presentation efforts that ESPN brought to their games, as they tried to replicate NFL primetime etc.
I wonder now if EA sports Madden will have chris berman and NFL Primetime.
This is good news..............John Madden is the master of NFL announcing, and now his games will be souped up with ESPN's presentation, and telecast.
#1 announcer teamed up with the #1 in sports channels
Maybe the next EA Madden will be the king, a mix of ESPN's sports presentation and Johns expertise, this can only mean a beast is in the making.
Chris Berman and John Madden on the same game - along with sportscentre..............oh my god, this will be huge!!!!!
I knew something like this would happen, but the rumours I heard were that Madden wanted out and EA were gonna replace him with Fox
the rumours u heard are prolly right for a little while
Working for ABC, John's bosses would have been in his ear to end the contract with EA, due to ABC's ESPN game, which was competition, and conflict of interest
John prolly hinted to EA he is looking on the out...............EA then went looking.
EA then went to NFL, got exclusive naming rights.
Sega sports lost out.
ESPN said, Sega ur gorne.
ESPN brand approach EA in a deal with Maddens franchise, coz Madden works for ABC, which owns ESPN.
EA keeps Madden, ABC no longer have conflict of interest with its ESPN brands, as Madden works for all of them
its all common sense, this should have happened as soon as John went to ABC...........however I guess ESPN brand had a contract with Sega in which they had to wait till it expired, which i guess was last year, and now we have ESPN Madden 2006
i got ESPN 2k5 on friday and ive been glued to it ever since.
very sad that the franchise is going to end.
i own both madden 05 and ESPN 2k5 and ESPN is better by miles (and madden is no rugby 2004).
now that sega sports seem to be lacking in the football genre they should make a rugby game.
i dear even the most ardent of madden fans to play this game.
it will blow your mind.
I owned both 2004 editions of Madden and ESPN, and by far ESPN took the cake.
I saw ESPN2K5 for $50 at EB the other day but passed on it, simply coz i couldnt justify playing it when the NFL season is nearly over, and that the ESPN Sega franchise will cease to exist.
I havent played Madden 2005 since GTA came out.
Maybe i can trade Madden for ESPN and pay 'zero' extra coz ESPN's $50 anyway.
But with Gran Tursimo 4 and Rugby around the corner i gotto stop buying games, coz i wont play jack when these 2 puppies are released.
Anything I buy between now and then, will collect dust forever in 2 months.
However it aches me to death wondering how good the new ESPN is...........i gotto rent this baby.
yeah you really need to play it.
its that good.
i can trade in madden 2005 and pay next to nothing for ESPN
thats it i am PM'ing u
man i must be the only one i honestly think this game is ****. i find madden way more enjoyable. sure the presentation on espn is probably better but the animation and graphics...and gameplay are lame. now i know everyone is gonna say" you crazy this games the sheezy" but frankly if it didnt have the 50 buck price tag i wouldnt have bought it. even thinking of taking it back payine a feww extra bucks and getting madden 05 or maybe nfl or nba streets latest offerings
Hmm I don't know. ESPN NFL really did have good points, but I rate Madden NFL a touch higher, it just feels 'crisper'.
Madden would be perfect tho if it had the Sports Centre weekly TV, and also if you could set up the training for your team - Also, I think Madden should allow you to 'Create A Coach', and you can coach your team to Superbowl glory, so you could have options of gameplay as either Owener Mode, or Coach Mode. Ohhh yeh
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