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Madden NFL 13 (Wii U) discussion [game]
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I believe I've owned every Madden on a Nintendo console since 2001 (with the best being 2005, I might add) and this is the version I've looked most forward to in a long time with the launch of the Wii U. I even owned it twice in 2006 when the Wii was released! It's unfortunate "we" won't be able to play with the new "Infinity Engine" they are using with the 360 and PS3 versions but it seems like it's going to be a massive upgrade to the Maddens we have played on the Wii.


"EA is bringing many of the key Madden 13 features to Wii U, which is being developed by a dedicated team. Ideas like Total Control Passing, Girdiron Club and the new commentators are on the way. Plus the integration with Wii U's GamePad will allow players to make faster play calls, substitute players and create custom hot routes on the fly, changing the way sports fans will interact with a Madden game. Another key feature being brought to Wii U is Connected Careers, which allows up to 32 players to form a league. Bialoskursky noted that online is a big emphasis for Nintendo this time around, aligning with EA's own interests for its sports titles. On the downside, however, the Madden Ultimate Team feature will not be present this time around."

I can't wait to use this game with the GamePad!


The Madden NFL 13 Wii U version will utilize the tablet controller in various ways. During a match, players can quickly swift through the interactive playbook to call plays on the fly. They cal also use the Wii U stylus to trace the route for a player to run on the field. The Madden NFL 13 Wii U version will also include most of the regular game modes, including career, manage a team, Connected Career mode, and online multiplayer as well. However, the game will not support the new Infinity physics engine, as developer EA did not have enough time to implement this feature.

The idea of being able to choose your play without your friend in the room being able to see or draw pass routes on the GamePad is awesome. I can't wait. See you online with the RAIDERS!

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Posted: 08/14/12, 23:58:59  - Edited by 
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Leaving nowish..
Posted: 02/03/13, 20:06:41
Right now I'm seriously considering quitting. I have a bunch of other games to play and don't need this crap.

EDIT: As of right now I've decided to quit both leagues, but I'm going to wait until the morning and see if I feel differently before pulling the trigger. Too much whiny bs over slight bending of completely arbitrary clock management rules despite the fact that they say they want to play like the NFL would and I'm doing exactly what all 32 NFL teams would do in the same situation. I've rearranged my schedule for games to accomodate, going to work tired, etc., and it's not even fun anymore. It's not worth it.
Posted: 02/09/13, 21:58:12  - Edited by 
 on: 02/10/13, 00:50:52

Whoa, what happened, DVH? I was looking at your awesome Panthers record and thinking about your playoff stuff and how we might play! What happened??? Who is the guilty party here? If its some asshat, don't worry about it. I can't check your sched now.

I -feel- like I have some pull over there. Lemme know whats up and I'll do what I can. Don't quit, brother!

EDIT- Oh, ugh, dude, thats a "new guy." These big shots from "random" games who win games against unsuspecting foes have a tough time adjusting to league gameplay, so they scramble for excuses. Obviously you had the dude beat; I see nothing wrong with what you did. Also, whats the difference between "milking" between 3 minutes and 2:30? ONE PLAY. He was very accusatory (I read the chat archives), and just because he didn't SEE you doing something, he assumed you were milking, ie: looking for play because he was playing better.

Don't sweat it; he is a much bigger offender by quitting. If that would've nuked your game? Holy S..
"I'm going on autopilot. You can replay the PC if you want." F that!

--AND YEAH, WHY IS EVERYONE GETTING A BILLION YARDS?! Was there some stupid bet I wasn't aware of?
Posted: 02/10/13, 01:28:20  - Edited by 
 on: 02/10/13, 01:38:19
Well it's just frustrating to catch crap for playing with common sense. It's OK for him to no huddle every play and run the same 3 plays all game, leading to 8 play 80 yard 45 second td drives, but if I try to slow the game down a little to counter that and protect a lead then I'm cheating. Never mind that if he hadn't blitzed his middle linebacker and safeties on every play in the first half, I may not have had that luxury to begin with. It's not like I took the second half kickoff and tried to hold it for 10 minutes or anything. He had stopped me, I punted with just under 4 to go. For some insane reason even though I was in my territory he called a normal defense on 4th and 10+. Instead of letting the punt go, he tried to get it, booted it and I recovered. At this point I had a 6 point lead, the ball on his 20, and he was out timeouts. He wasted one because he forgot to call an onside kick on the second half kickoff and then the other 2 in the third because I hadn't found a play by 30 seconds left on the play clock.

So in that situation, I don't think that making sure the worst case scenario is that I run it to the 2 minute warning and kick a fg for a 9 point lead should be some major rules violation. If it is, then the rules are stupid. And yes, my brain has trouble pulling itself out of common sense mode in the moment to follow an idiotic rule.

Yeah, I don't know what's up with the competition for all the crazy stats.
Posted: 02/10/13, 01:57:46

Is that what he did? No huddling is very much frowned upon. I'm surprised you didn't say something!

Haha, he messed up, he's just scrambling for answers. He shouldn't have quit, that is POOR SPORTSMANSHIP on HIS part. --He did an onside kick in the second half? Can you audible to that? I don't think onside kicks are supposed to be then. I don't know whats going on.

I think you're fine, man. Don't quit. Its just sour grapes on his part. He needs to learn how to lose graciously. Its part of being a human being. Who are your next opponents? Hopefully some CPU guys to cleanse!
Posted: 02/10/13, 02:37:18
My fantasy opponent is a cpu team. My regular league game is with the Giants in another battle for first. I played that guy already and he was cool, although he won a close game and starting moving slower in the 4th but I dealt with it because that's how football is, so who knows how he'd take a loss. The stuff he did is technically within all the rules, but at times I feel like the rules are setup in a way that maybe unintentionally favors a certain style of play, which is definitely not my style of play. I never do stupid stuff like going for it on 4th down when I shouldn't(I mean I kicked a fg on 4th down inside the 1 in this game), but doing stuff like this and before running the ball for one more first so I could run out the clock causes huge outrage. Really unless I'm forced out of it, I'd always prefer to take my time and run the ball almost all the time, but when it's most useful it's frowned upon. But no huddle every play is ok because sometimes the Patriots do it so it's "sim". It sometimes feels like I'm playing a baseball game where they throw knuckleballs the whole game but then throw a huge hissy fit if I strike them out with a slider that breaks off the plate, because for some completely illogical random reason that's against the rules.
Posted: 02/10/13, 02:52:10

Who is the Giants guy? I'm thinking..and I have no idea.

Yeah, I dunno, they may favor a certain playstyle. I'm not sure. I know that I struggle often, and I generally don't throw deep..but real NFL teams are like that, too. If people are getting mad about you running the ball for a first down late, they need to reevaluate their anger. Everything you've told me sounds more than clean. Don't let it get to you. By the same token, I CONSTANTLY feel like people have an issue with the way I play. Last night I was losing to Fumbulitis for most of the game, but then I started working with one or two plays REGARDLESS of what his set was, and he only scored a field goal after that, and I won. Is that cheap? I..don't really think so? If something isn't working, you try something new, right? I mean, thats what I did. My normal defensive plays weren't doing crap!, and he scored twice on HUGE long plays. So frustrating.

Who is running no huddle constantly? That is sooo not allowed.
Posted: 02/10/13, 02:58:07
chearn is the Giants guy. I thought it was decided that no huddle was ok because it came up while I was playing the guy who got banned after 1 game because he was also going for it on every 4th down. There's nothing in the rules about it. I seem to remember them saying that it was ok because the Patriots play that way often. To me, going with the same defense isn't nearly as bad as doing the same exact plays on offense repeatedly, since defense is more about reacting to the offense.

Anyway, I've calmed down some more. I'm still thinking things over. I have a couple days to decide.
Posted: 02/10/13, 03:12:36

I mix up my offensive plays, even if they look the same often. And No Huddle is BS. Incidentally, the Patriots are BS, too.

Thats good that you've calmed down. The dude was just being a jerk. Don't let it shake you, ESPECIALLY since you won.
These guys aren't used to losing. Stupid gopats was like a Top 10 guy against "randoms," and he already quit our league because he's a baby. Oh, and he's going to sell his Wii U, too. THIS IS HOW SOME PEOPLE THINK.
Posted: 02/10/13, 03:19:41
5 game win streak, beating up on the CPU! (Maybe not really "beating up"...I almost blew it against the 0-11 Browns. )

I almost broke the all-time rushing record again just one week after setting it. I can't believe how many 70-80 yard runs I'm breaking off with Chris Johnson.
Posted: 02/10/13, 03:23:48

Chris Johnson is a beast. Also, Bigs, were you privy to the ridiculous records memo? I totally missed it.
Posted: 02/10/13, 03:25:39

No, what is that?
Posted: 02/10/13, 04:31:25

People are logging ABSURD amounts of yards. AirGator threw for 1000+ with Tebow in one game, and 16 TDs. I don't get it. Like, a) I don't get how it is happening, and b) I don't get WHY it is happening. Is it funny? Is it challenging? Are they just trying to exploit something? Be a jerk? It isn't just him, a bunch of people are doing it. Makes no sense to me.
Posted: 02/10/13, 05:10:03
I don't have any clue how ANYONE has been able to get those absurd stats. How are they doing it?
Posted: 02/10/13, 05:27:59

I asked Hobbs earlier tonight; he just said that they figured out how to beat the CPU -- BAD. But seriously, it is even necessary? I don't get the gimmick. Is it an extension of e-penis? We're not even really competing against EACH OTHER in that, they're just blowing out the CPU. Its different when you've got a bunch of people going for the rushing crown or something; 1000 yards in one game? My goodness.

16 PASSING TDs -- how do you even have the TIME for that? That is one TD every minute and a half. They must be intercepting the ball every two plays.
Posted: 02/10/13, 07:11:09

Oh yeah, I've seen some of those scores. I'm winning games 23-10 against the CPU, lol. My reliance on the ground game has been mostly out of necessity (any pass I throw beyond 10 yards I feel like it's up for grabs!) + a little luck. The only thing that can stop CJ right now is an injury *knock on wood*
Posted: 02/10/13, 08:22:19

Oh, so am I! I mean, I might be winning like 38-10, but I'm much closer to you than I am to them, believe me. I nearly lost to the CPU Cards the other day; it was no good. I'm mostly a ground dude, too. I think this game works like football is supposed to work though. If you run-run-run, it opens the passing game. That said, I've run like 6 plays in a row sometimes, and thrown a pick on my first attempt. "WHY DID I PASS?!" Really, why pass? I feel bad when I'm running "all over" people, but its their job to stop me, right? RIGHT?

OOOOH, I KNOW. Every time I go to upgrade a guy, and I look at the big ticket items, "INJURY" stares me right in the face, and I'm like "85 is good enough...right? RIGHT?!" and then my guy gets a stinger, or something, and I'm like "DAMMIT! CAREER ENDER!" and then he's back in a play or two. Scary stuff.

Oh, and I know what else can stop CJ...
But its a good thing we don't have to worry about new contracts until Season 3, eh?
Posted: 02/10/13, 08:57:50
I got curb stomped last night. So glad I stayed up for that west-coast jamoke just to get crushed. Apparently the Bears are unstoppable.
Posted: 02/10/13, 19:19:55
OK, I just quit. I read the archives from last night and what I could pick up on is that apparently every other questionable tactic and quitting if you don't like it is ok, except for some strange reason running a ball control offense in the 4th quarter with a lead. Yeah, I saw him mention DJSteeler. I played him and his no huddle offense and 10 man front manual nano-blitzes and lost that game. Was it frustrating during the game? Sure. Did I quit and go cry about it? No. I finished the game and then went on with my day like an adult. I have better things to do with my time than take shit from total strangers over a video game because I didn't play exactly the way they wanted me to, and apparently that sort of thing is totally acceptable there. Anyway, good luck to you guys, and beat the crap out of that asshole any time you play him for me. See you in Monster Hunter.
Posted: 02/10/13, 20:00:09

The lack of Redskins and Panthers welcoming me to my Online League was most upsetting.

I wish you wouldn't have quit, man. Now we've got more of those guys than guys like us. Thumbs down.


LeroyBoss? I guess he's pretty good? And 16..
Posted: 02/11/13, 02:40:56
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