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    Posted: 07-31-2008 at 7:19am
I'm downloading it now - 1.1 gig.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JasonSGN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-31-2008 at 9:04am
I downloaded it this morning and tried it out quickly before work. I wish they would have given us a gameplay demo instead of just 2 minutes after the training session.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-31-2008 at 11:08am
Probably just going to wait for the game to come out at this point (Already have the 20th Aniv paid off).  Had it been a regular demo I would have. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote JasonSGN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-31-2008 at 7:25pm
I'm glad the "old" camera will be available in the full version. I'm not liking the new camera too much.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-31-2008 at 8:31pm
Facebreaker demo is also up.  Going to dl both while I work around the yard. 

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Lots of drama starting for Madden now. From a Madden Senior Designer on OS:

There are in fact no CPU sliders. I discovered this myself about 2 weeks ago as well, and was kind of wondering when I should break the news. I wish I had an explanation, but I don't. There's not all that much more I can say about it...

There's one other bit of bad news that I discovered at the same time, and that is there is no custom controller configuration any more. Again, I don't really have an explanation.

PS - In the build where I was adjusting sliders, I was adjusting User INT's to zero - so the human wouldn't pick off the QB as much (since I know people were originally concerned that the CPU QB threw too many picks).

(ducks out of way of flying chairs)

So anyway - I don't know what else to say really.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-31-2008 at 9:14pm
LOL  That will be a fun thread.

It's sliders, thankfully not a big issue for me.

I can just see quote from EA CEO popping up...

"I don't think the investors give a sh*t about our quality," Riccitiello admitted during a lengthy interview with VentureBeat. "They care about our earnings per share. They wait for it to happen. We had three years where we didn't make our expectations. If I were an investor, I would wait and see. That's fine with me."

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Chief amongst Riccitiello's - and by extension EA's - regrets is throwing down big development bucks on 360 and PS3 games instead of Wii titles.

...we typically [figure] out who the market leader [is] going to be before the start of the cycle and bet with our development resources on that platform. We made the wrong call there (by betting on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360), which made this transition harder than it would otherwise be.

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I thought the demo was alright, the new camera was definitely not a favorite of mine.  
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No cpu sliders at all? That AI that adjusts to you better be spot-on.
Instead of actually getting better at the game, I'll be able to play a cpu that is gimping itself to make me feel better about my crummy skills. And if I still make terrible decisions, I can take a mulligan. This self-esteem stuff they teach in schools has trickled down to video games.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JasonSGN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-01-2008 at 8:08am
There's a good possibility I may pass on Madden. It doesn't seem to offer anything more than NCAA Football, except pro teams.
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