October 13, 2011

NBA 2K12 may not be too realistic

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball, Video Games

With the first two weeks of the NBA season already cancelled – and perhaps more cancellations on their way soon – how does this affect NBA 2K12? The 2K series has been preaching realism for the past many years and have been improving their gameplay in ever iteration of the annual [...]

April 28, 2011

Hillis is on Madden 12 cover: Seriously?

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Video Games

I’m all for democracy and letting people vote for their choices in most circumstances, but this is just getting ridiculous: Peyton Hillis will be on the cover of this year’s Madden game.
Now, I have nothing against Hillis as a person or a player – he gives hope to white runningbacks everywhere – but the Madden [...]

April 25, 2009

The Curse squared?

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Video Games

We all know about the Madden Curse now, the one that says that everyone who has been on the cover of the beloved football game inevitably has an awful season and in some cases have had their careers ruined. But what will happen with the cover athletes of Madden 10 (due for release this August)?
For [...]

August 23, 2008

The great adapting Madden

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Video Games

Madden football is a yearly staple for every sports gamer’s collection and the centrepiece of EA’s lineup. For the 09 edition, a ton of new features help keep the game fresh while many times in a franchise like Madden’s case, the new game is nothing more than a roster update improved over the previous year’s [...]

August 14, 2008

Catching Olympic Fever

by Dan Bilicki In: Olympics, Video Games

While taking some time off of Madden 09 to watch the Olympics (Madden review coming soon!), I’ve really started to appreciate some of the fringe “sports.” Now, being a guy who would normally bash people who have dedicated their lives to swimming, male gymnastics and beach volleyball, I found myself quite drawn to the tube [...]

August 17, 2007

Vick Pleading

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Video Games

The hole just keeps getting deeper for Michael Vick, the Atlanta Falcons and the NFL. Seeing how the two other defendants have worked out plea agreements for their testimony against him, it’s only smart that Vick should do the same, as his lawyers are negotiating. So what does it all mean?
Well, Vick’s lawyers are looking [...]

More Madden!

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Video Games

It’s hard to write about a wide variety of things when you have one thing on your mind constantly. I do plan on to do another post today but really, it’ll be a struggle because of the hold John has on me. After actually bucking down and playing a few games with my reformed Dallas [...]

August 15, 2007

Madden 08!

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Video Games

If there was one thing that I ever forgot to mention about the release of Madden any year, It was the fact that it has the potential to ruin lives. As addictive as games like the Sims or World of Warcraft or some of the other online multiplayer games are, this is just as bad. [...]

August 14, 2007

Today is the day, today is the day

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Video Games

It’s finally here. After months of anticipation and painful waiting, this year’s version of Madden is released today. Madden 08 is particularly special to me since this is the first next-gen version of the game I’ll be playing. Some adaption will be needed I’m sure but after taking God’s team (the Dallas Cowboys) and re-working [...]

June 19, 2007

NFL 2K8? Not really, but close

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Video Games

It looks like that pesky thing called an NFL licensing agreement isn’t going to stop the 2K sports franchise from putting out a football game this year. Despite the fact that Electronic Arts hold and exlcusive deal with the NFL for their Madden series, 2K is taking their product in a different direction by using [...]