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Super Bowl Legends and LTD solo disappoint Madden 19 users

Published: 2/Feb/2019 16:32 Updated: 2/Feb/2019 20:17

by Joe Bartel

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It’s a bittersweet end to the Madden Ultimate Team Legends program, which had been puttering out the last two weeks with the release of “active” players, but culminated in two limited-time past Super Bowl performers hitting packs Saturday for PS4, Xbox One and PC players.

Keyshawn Johnson

97 overall Keyshawn Johnson is probably the better of the two items, thanks to his size (6-foot-4) and his ability to fit into multiple theme teams. 

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Considering he boasts 92 Speed, he’s significantly better than the likes of 96 overall “Legends” Larry Fitzgerald who is slower and smaller than the former Super Bowl winner. It seems likely Johnson will see an even larger speed boost in the coming months, so while the specific figure is a bit disappointing now, Johnson is fairly close to being an albeit, expensive, end-game item.

EAJohnson’s item possesses the necessary, but might need more speed in order to be a truly elite item

Jack Tatum

Compared to Johnson, Tatum is frustratingly lackluster. One of the better safeties in NFL history, Tatum unfortunately falls underneath the category of “older” former player, meaning EA (at least this year) will almost always discount his speed. 

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Besides wide receiver, there isn’t a more important position when considering height than safety, which means that not only is Tatum on the slower spectrum for high-end cards, but he also is one of the smaller safeties around. 

96 Hit Power and 96 Acceleration are nice, but in a meta currently dominated by high-point passes and tall receivers, Tatum doesn’t come close to living up to the 97 overall item he currently possesses.

EATatum’s 97 overall card doesn’t match his historic NFL career, and will likely disappoint most users.

Another new round of Blitz packs, another round that is sold out within minutes. With just 3,500 packs available across each platform, the 93 Overall Harvest All-Star, which could be bought for 5,000 training points but quicksold for 6,400 wound up being easily the best bargain of the Blitz promo so far, but only for users who were around during the server change over at 3:00 p.m. ET.

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Packs currently purchasable in the store.

Players unfortunately are left with two bundles that can be purchased via points, with the former presenting a solid enough value for $100 (if you can spending that much on a virtual currency “value), yielding six Lombardi Legends packs (guaranteed 86+ higher Super Bowl card) plus your choice of a Super Bowl Present or Past 94-95 Hero needed for the respective sets.

Teased ad nauseum throughout the week, the limited time solo, available from 11:00 a.m. ET to 12:00 p.m. ET was just another attempt for EA to market the limited time Super Bowl shoes, which were shown off by NFL star tight end Travis Kelce earlier in the week. If you didn’t get the shoes, don’t fret, a user will earn a pint-sized 375 Super Bowl rings for their solo-completing troubles. Yipee.

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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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