Watch This Funny "Tiny Player" Madden NFL 15 Glitch

Strange bug makes Browns rookie linebacker Christian Kirksey appear tiny.

EA Sports' newly released Madden NFL 15 is a competent simulation of the professional sport. Except when it has bugs. We already saw a glitch that sent players flying into the air, but now comes another bug that makes one player appear in the game at a fraction of his true size.

Image credit @FreshCarbon

Browns rookie linebacker Christian Kirksey of the Tennessee Titans is 6'2", 235 lbs in real life. But in Madden NFL 15, at least when a certain glitch is set off, he appears much, much smaller. As you can see in the videos in this post, his diminutive size doesn't disrupt his tenacious spirit.

Though he is wildly ineffective at making tackles at his reduced size, Kirksey is still able to recover fumbles, as you can see in this Instagram image found by GameSpot sister site CBS Sports.

Kirksey appears to be enjoying the glitch along with everyone else.

For more on Madden NFL 15, check out GameSpot's review and what other critics are saying.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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41 comments
ehildinger
ehildinger

it seems to me the developers at ea for each of the sports games never speak to each other because all madden had to do was just copy what fifa does with ultimate team. Fifa ut=great madden ut=broken

ehildinger
ehildinger

So when I put in hours of my time in a franchise and I lose because of 12 inch tall guy I don't think it's funny... Thought this was the most "realistic nfl sim"

drocdoc
drocdoc

Okay i'm over being disappointed that EA didn't release madden for PC again this year

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Are those really bugs or easter eggs they put in the game to keep people posting vids of their game?

DrKill09
DrKill09

What's with the annoying vertical video?!


Also, Midway did stuff like this YEARS ago.  Tiny players, big head players, etc.

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

I see a NEW TREND here. Why bother with QA tests when we can present these bugs as features? 

Hey, lets SELL these BUGS as DLC! :-\

aegis_kleais
aegis_kleais

His new nickname will be "Fourth & Inches"

phbz
phbz

It's a feature, not a glitch. 

M1KES
M1KES

Back in my day, these were done with cheat codes, not glitches

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

...And that was point the NFL had to rethink it's Make-A-Wish campaign.

sfageas77
sfageas77

LOL! I just love the shadow of him/it

Smosh150
Smosh150

I will admit, that glitch is pretty awesome, I just cracked up when I saw him.

Fursnake
Fursnake

Isn't there some kind of penalty for tripping over a tiny player and smearing them on the astroturf?

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

EA should just make a game called "Bugs and Lag" already...... It amazes me how many fools there are on this planet EA still being in business proves Humanity has only gotten stupider with time.

Pewbert
Pewbert

I wonder if EA pay Eddie to report bugs as "fun features" ...

lolfooledyou
lolfooledyou

Giving hope to manlets who want to be in the NFL.

phili878
phili878

who cares about this pansy sport.... is this even a sport? 

JediMasterJ42
JediMasterJ42

Lol that brought some good laughter to my day. It just looks so funny

atopp399
atopp399

Beta tests are used as paid demos now days basically instead of used to test games.  That's why bugs like this make it into production.

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

Oops, haha, I clicked on Kotaku. Back to Gamespot we go...

warriors30
warriors30

Wow... this has to be one of the funniest bugs I've ever seen. 

Maybe it was intentional, though, put in the game by some frustrated EA dev or something. Maybe this is a cry for help. Eddie should investigate this. 

MetaMods
MetaMods

this is why there is no demo, so you can find easter egg

tommynj
tommynj

Love Madden but they shouldn't rush the game out just to meet quarterly earnings.

Darkangel2154
Darkangel2154

That almost feels like a easter egg more then a glitch, how could that happen if it wasn't a cheat? Games have been seen to cheat.

ghost140
ghost140

EA isnt even trying any more huh? Well a  big thank you to all the "pay to beta test" people out there you are helping to make the game a better experience for us who wait.

homey_d_clown
homey_d_clown

Did he really have to jump over the defender?

He's 1' 2" tall, run his little ass over!

Almost forgot:

EA(Kahn)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crypt_mx
Crypt_mx

@ghost140 lol dude its a single glitch, that's more funny than it is game breaking. I think you're over-reacting a tad...

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@tptimmy @sonyonly4 How so I don't buy games with Bugs lag and Microtransactions all cooked into to one big steamy turd.

ghost140
ghost140

@Crypt_mx I suppose im being more harsh then I need to be but the point is that these types of bugs should not be making it past QA. Seems to me that EA thinks just getting it playable is good enough now and then fixes the rest later. Now I know that EA is not the only dev doing this but they should have the pride to not do something just cuz other people are doing it. I digress its all about profit in the industry nowadays pride and quality be damned.

aegis_kleais
aegis_kleais

@Mr_Spacely @tptimmy @sonyonly4 A lot of people who say not knowing the difference between words like 'your' and 'you're' doesn't make you stupid, but the truth of the matter is, yes, not knowing is a sign of a lack of intelligence. Most people will then feign it being accidental, but long story short, that just an attempt to save their ego.

tj_straker
tj_straker

@ghost140 @Crypt_mx  MY copy of madden 15 freezes after every game thats played, which does not allow any progress. The bugs in this game are game breaking, you can't play offline single player football, you get dropped from online head to head, Ultimate team accounts are getting banned for "cheating" when there was no cheating involved, etc. Go to the EA forums, look at all the complaints.  This game is broken.