Newly released Madden 19 Ultimate Team Playoff Performers fall short of the hype - Dexerto
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Newly released Madden 19 Ultimate Team Playoff Performers fall short of the hype

Published: 10/Jan/2019 18:23 Updated: 10/Jan/2019 20:00

by Joe Bartel

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With the previous weekly drop of limited time items, Primetime Performers, Madden 19 has introduced a new promo to go along with the playoff season entitled Playoff Performers. 

On the heels of a Playoffs promo that unsurprisingly gave massive boosts to the 12 teams who qualified for the NFL Playoffs, the two Limited Time items quite shockingly are not tied to teams who made the playoffs, but instead players who performed well “during” the one-and-done games at some point in their career.

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That opens the door for a litany of potential item upgrades in the ensuing couple of weeks, but the immediate returns are lukewarm.

Yes, it’s another Packers LTD, this time in the form of Randall Cobb, who follows the likes of Legends middle linebacker Ray Nitschke, Ghosts of Christmas Present Aaron Rodgers and Ghosts of Christmas Future Jaire Alexander who all received LTD items in the last three weeks.

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To make matters worse, it’s unlikely anyone but Packers fan will opt to use this card, as 93 Speed and above average receiving stats don’t necessarily add extra value to an item already imbued with a base 500,000 coin price tag that comes with every LTD item. 

While Cobb should at some point receive a Power-Up item as a result of this update, it’s a best a solid gadget item for Packers theme teams, who by this point have invested so many cards in LTD items that it simply doesn’t pay to continue to do it.

At least in the case of Jalen Ramsey, it’s a card the Madden community has been wanting since basically the start of Madden 19. 

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A down season kept Ramsey from receiving any sort of potential upgrade upon his 92 overall Team Diamond card, which was still viable in the current meta (although barely) despite being available at launch. 

At 6-foot-2 with 93 speed and 95 press, this version of Ramsey is the perfect counter to the likes of Randy Moss, Julio Jones, and even Michael Thomas – all tall receivers who’s recent upgrades have slotted them into the starting role in plenty of MUT lineups.

Along with the drop of the LTD items, “special” stream was teased for Sunday at 4:00 p.m. EST. 

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While EA could go in any number of directions with their content plan, following timelines from past years, the Sunday special is expected to yield some information on the Team of the Year program, which gives a 95-plus overall item to upwards of 24 players at a relatively affordable rate.

For veterans of Madden Ultimate Team, Team of the Year is widely considered to be one of the best promos to improve a lineup on a year-in, year-out basis, and is the unofficial start to MUT Season, which dramatically begins to churn out even higher overall cards.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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