Madden 10 for Wii, NCAA Patch, and Banff for Tiger 10

I just got back in town after a whirlwind trip to San Diego for two days of Comic-Con madness (be sure and check out our continuing coverage from the show, which will be running throughout the weekend). While there, I was surprised to see EA showing off Madden NFL 10 for Wii at their summer...

I just got back in town after a whirlwind trip to San Diego for two days of Comic-Con madness (be sure and check out our continuing coverage from the show, which will be running throughout the weekend). While there, I was surprised to see EA showing off Madden NFL 10 for Wii at their summer showcase event, if only because you don't normally associate Comic-Con with football fans. Nonetheless, check out my latest preview as well as a video demo of the game where Madden 10 art director Tim Spangler and I chat about the game, my hatred for the Minnesota Vikings, and our mutual admiration for former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Danny White.

While I was nerding it up in SoCal, EA Sports released a couple of important updates for two recent games:

1) NCAA Football 10 saw the first patch released on the 360 version yesterday (the PS3 version was patched last week). This patch addresses problematic rosters, slider issues, and, most importantly, allows users to shut off the paid boosts for online dynasties that were first revealed a few weeks back. Good on EA for quickly addressing what was, for a while there, a pretty controversial issue among sports gaming fans.

2) Speaking of controversey, I'm not a fan of paying for courses in Tiger Woods but today, EA announced the release of a new DLC course for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10: Banff Springs. Located in Alberta and nestled in the Canadian Rockies, Banff is one of the most stunningly beautiful golf courses I've ever seen. I remember with great fondness playing the course almost exclusively back on the old PC version of Links and even in those low-res days, I distinctly remember feeling awed by the pixelated majesty of the place. One of these days, I plan to get up to Alberta and actually play the course in person.

So as disappointing as it is that Banff is only available as DLC--I'd sooner have seen Bay Hill tossed out as an on-disc course--I can say that, if you've never seen Banff before, you love challenging golf in a picturesque setting, and have got a few bucks to spare, you'll most likely enjoy it.

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tripleplay2
tripleplay2

Changing the wii version of this game is really a bad move. madden 08 was the best football game for the wii. 09 was ok but it was mostly for kids because of All-play and the stupid celebrations which were downsides of 09. NOW this has gotten even WORSE this year with all the animations. they aren't even trying to improve the graphics. i wont be suprised if i see the mario bros on the front cover of nxt tears madden for wii jumping over mushrooms wit a football. how much more kiddish can nintendo make the madden franchise ? i ain't getting this game. thats for sure. i dont think any wii playeers should get this game. not until wii and EA change the gameplay and graphics and game modes cuz it makes me wanna puke.

condelirios
condelirios

No matter what they do to the graphics on the Wii Madden... without improved game play it is worthless. Did they include the new motion plus attachment or at least support for it? Madden Wii sorely needed it. I might give it another shot if it did... However, I do not like snapping the ball, and immediately firing a pass into the back of the center because the controls are horrible.

mdjblack
mdjblack

Why is it that the Wii always has to change the graphics, now it looks too fake

Chrisi24
Chrisi24

the new tiger 10 looks pretty good with the golf courses, but i feel like madden 10 for the wii will just be for graphics and the controls will be a little hard to handle

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

I played the 360 demo of Madden 10 and it's pretty good. It's Madden 10 featuring NFL 2K5 actually.... and has added in some solid new gameplay and presentation. It's taken forever... but this Madden 10 is looking impressive and like a must have compared to the NCAA FB reheat of 09. As far as Tiger 10 goes... I'm totally disgusted with EA man! Holding back all these courses from the 360 and PS3 just to charge for them is sickening! I'm pretty sure the Wii version has them all on day one! If $60 bucks isn't enough to give us more than 16 courses... than I'm done buying Tiger PGA. Tiger 10 is a good game... but it's really still on the border of being a reheat of last years game. and to 'Hold back' content to charge for with DLC is really flat out greed and in the long run will kill the Golden Goose. Mark my words.... this is last Tiger game I buy due to EA's greed and garbage treatment of consumers! If you are an idiot and buy these DLC courses... you deserve to be out the extra cash. Just buying the other 3 courses via DLC would run you another $29.50!!! By the time you get all the courses the Wii version had INCLUDED... Tiger 10 on 360 and PS3 will have cost you about $150 bucks or so!!! WTF is that nonsense EA!!! I'm done with TIGER!!!! Good job EA! Don't support the DLC people!!! Pretty soon they will be charging for the Puck and Football in these EA games if we support the MILKING type DLC!!!

LK-47
LK-47

Nice little coverage here, Madden 10 looks pretty good. That's a nice screenshot. :D

slycooper21
slycooper21

@BrianEk Oh, i see :). Well, you better look out when #4 (hopefully) comes to town and we win our first Super Bowl. Oh, and don't forget when AP runs all over you guys, and Jay Cutler gets picked off 4 times both games this year!:)

mechberg
mechberg

@slycooper21 -- I'm a Bears fan. Any other questions? :)

patts4life
patts4life

madden is the best game ever and i mean the football pats rule and the others druel

slycooper21
slycooper21

@BrianEk What's your beef with the Vikes?

mechberg
mechberg

I just got back in town after a whirlwind trip to San Diego for two days of Comic-Con madness (be sure and check out our continuing coverage from the show, which will be running throughout the weekend). While there, I was surprised to see EA showing off Madden NFL 10 for Wii at their summer showcase event, if only because you don't normally associate Comic-Con with football fans. Nonetheless, check out my latest preview as well as a video demo of the game where Madden 10 art director Tim Spangler and I chat about the game, my hatred for the Minnesota Vikings, and our mutual admiration for former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Danny White.

While I was nerding it up in SoCal, EA Sports released a couple of important updates for two recent games:

1) NCAA Football 10 saw the first patch released on the 360 version yesterday (the PS3 version was patched last week). This patch addresses problematic rosters, slider issues, and, most importantly, allows users to shut off the paid boosts for online dynasties that were first revealed a few weeks back. Good on EA for quickly addressing what was, for a while there, a pretty controversial issue among sports gaming fans.

2) Speaking of controversey, I'm not a fan of paying for courses in Tiger Woods but today, EA announced the release of a new DLC course for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10: Banff Springs. Located in Alberta and nestled in the Canadian Rockies, Banff is one of the most stunningly beautiful golf courses I've ever seen. I remember with great fondness playing the course almost exclusively back on the old PC version of Links and even in those low-res days, I distinctly remember feeling awed by the pixelated majesty of the place. One of these days, I plan to get up to Alberta and actually play the course in person.

So as disappointing as it is that Banff is only available as DLC--I'd sooner have seen Bay Hill tossed out as an on-disc course--I can say that, if you've never seen Banff before, you love challenging golf in a picturesque setting, and have got a few bucks to spare, you'll most likely enjoy it.