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EA finally patches ‘fall-forward’ glitch in March 14 Madden 19 Title update

Published: 15/Mar/2019 1:10 Updated: 15/Mar/2019 1:11

by Joe Bartel

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Rejoice, Madden 19 fans! The “fall forward” glitch, which appeared following an early March Title Update and has threatened the very fabric of head-to-head contests, was fixed on March 14 in the latest title update.

While many Madden 19 players have been growing restless and worried about the infamous glitch that had been plaguing the game for weeks, EA finally came to the rescue with the March 14 update. 

That was one of just a bevy of announcements made throughout the course of the daily EA stream, providing PS4, Xbox One and PC users with two new limited-time items as well as information regarding two separate ongoing promos.

The fall-forward glitch, which incorrectly caused offensive players to fall forwards anywhere from 2-4 yards as part of a broken animation, appears to have been corrected for the most part. 

While specific instances seem to remain, the vast majority of plays have stayed true to the real-life psychics of football, which would likely completely change the previously “run-heavy” meta that has developed over the past couple of weeks.

It’s an interesting juxtaposition to the MVP promo, which received widespread criticism following Thursday’s stream thanks to EA’s inability to provide proper information to its player base regarding the 22 teams still without their second 97 overall respective offensive/defensive MVP. 

While the whimsical start to the above clip isn’t a direct representation of what has occurred since the March 8 reveal of the second round of MVP players, literally no tangible information about the presumed upcoming 22 cards prompted a fiery thread on the Madden Ultimate Team reddit page, which forced EA Madden community manager, Kraelo, to finally respond, albeit without providing much “actual” information.

Farls hints at no new MVPs this week on stream from r/MaddenUltimateTeam

Make no mistake, this type of problem is not to be blamed on the Madden Daily Drops representatives, but rather the “running up the flagpole” mentality that seems to occur on a daily basis at EA. 

Most of the issues seem to boil down to a lack of communication, which frequently leaves the community feeling dazed and confused between major updates and promo releases. 

Compared to popular games such as Fortnite, or even other sports genres, the lack of consistent timelines regarding the arrival of content is hopefully an issue that will be focused on moving forward.

And while the Free Agency promo hasn’t exactly been well-received, EA did manage to mention team chemistry updates to players would begin to be applied March 15, which would seem to indicate there is at least some level of accountability occurring in terms of providing proper timelines.

Sitting at 93 stock Speed, Collins will be among one of the best safeties throughout the duration of Madden 19.

Compared to the rest of Thursday’s hijinks, the two new LTD cards joining the aforementioned Brown and Beckham were hardly interesting, with new Redskins strong safety Landon Collins joining Golden Tate, who only hours ago signed with the Giants, as 98 overall items.

Collins is by far the more enticing of the two options, as the former Giants safety previous boasted a 93 overall Zero Chill item which was far below his level of play in the 2018-19 NFL season. 

Only strong safeties, Super Bowl Past Rodney Harrison, NFL Combine Adrian Amos and MVP Antoine Bethea, boast a similar Speed (93) and Zone Coverage (96) combo which should make Collins among the better SS in the game, particularly with 96 Tackling.

Tate is likely too slow to be of any use outside of a theme team, but that shouldn’t upset Seahawks, Giants, Eagles or Lions fans.

Tate will make Seahawks, Lions, Eagles and now Giants theme team owners happy, but with 93 Speed in the middle of March, it’s hard to get too excited for the diminutive receiver. 

A LTD item of this high overall caliber would normally be the death kneel in terms of value, but with a guaranteed 500,000-coin floor and the incredibly cheap training options available on the open market, anyone who realistically would be interested in Tate will have already powered him up, and thus be set to pick up the receiver in a week after the training options update.

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Snoop Dogg hilariously rage quits Twitch stream after just 26 minutes

Published: 12/Jan/2020 11:04 Updated: 12/Jan/2020 16:57

by Joe Craven

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Snoop Dogg had fans in hysterics after he rage quit a Madden NFL 20 Twitch livestream on January 11, after a meagre 26 minutes. 

Snoop Dogg is one of the biggest artists in the world. He established himself as an iconic hip-hop artist nearly 30 years ago with his Dr Dre produced debut album from 1993. Since then he has gone from strength to strength in the music industry.

Unfortunately for the 48-year-old, his musical talents do not appear to have translated very well to video games. Snoop, like many other celebrities, has recently transitioned into video games, and live streaming.

FlickrSnoop Dogg’s Twitch streaming didn’t go too well on January 11.

Snoop was playing Madden NFL 20, EA Sports’ most recent installment in the Madden series of sports simulation games.

He had only been live for 26 minutes and found himself up against a tough opponent – 17-6 down with just 30 seconds of the match remaining. However, things were about to go from bad to worse for the rapper.

The opponent’s offensive play saw him storm through Snoop’s defense for another touchdown, taking the lead to an insurmountable 17 points. For Snoop’s part in the concession, a couple of tackles went hilariously awry as his players dived at the opposition’s running back.

This was seemingly the straw that broke the camel’s back for Snoop. Without explanation or any words being said, his stream cuts out just after the opponent goes over for the touchdown, leading everyone to the conclusion of an abrupt rage quit.

The clip is hilarious given the sudden, unexpected ending. It appears Snoop is not blessed with patience when it comes to being beaten in video games, as his total live stream run time was an abysmal 26 minutes.

It is not the first time Snoop has show impatience in relation to Madden. Back in November 2019, he cut an interview short after a loss in his Gangsta Gaming League.