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XFFIGHTER
XFFIGHTER

Great video this does change my mind about how good Vick really is. Also they just showed the best of the plays really this could pretty much be any QB and last Vick got under like 150 yards each game. Eagles now are not very good. As of when I posted.

mred1289
mred1289

the most eletrifying presentation are the ravens and ray lewis when he comes out but you cant enjoy it cuz he retires after 1 season that sucks! cuz all the other presentations are dull the crowd dies down after a while and eventually skip it and the intro cutsecnes is borin to me all the blots of paint i persolly love brian dawkins telling me "CAN YOU FEEL THAT? THAT THING BEATING IN YO GODANG CHEST RIGHT NOW!"

colt2010
colt2010

yea definately playin on rookie... otherwise linebackes would jump 9 ft in the air block every pass

slowdrum13
slowdrum13

@DaCool2008 The "we're all human" thing applies to making mistakes, not purposefully holding a puppy's head under water till it stops kicking. And its been a week because i have better things to do than lurk on a gaming site.

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

I call total BS on the Ravens footage. Regardless of who he might be playing for, Vick will be in a body cast by the time it snows. And way to take this piece so seriously, GS.

DaCool2008
DaCool2008

@slowdrum13 haha i find it funny that its been a full week since this video has been uploaded and yet you choose now to respond? lets ignore that for now first off no one is saying that what vick did was not wrong, of course it was and he deserved to go to jail for it so constantly trying to bring it up doesnt help your arguement because its common sense by now. second a wise man once said let he who is without sin cast the first stone, i know im not without sin how about you, do you have any right to judge a man who has served his time and trying to rehibilitate his life and do better, if so go ahead but i seriously doubt thats the case seeing as we're all human. and lastly those comment ratings? they dont determine right, wrong, or whats true or false, it just determines what people wanna hear, thank you.

slowdrum13
slowdrum13

@DaCool2008 And saying that i just shouldn't watch the eagles because of what he did is like me saying that if someone didn't like me having sex with his wife then he just shouldn't watch. it doesn't go away just because you don't watch, and something needs to be done about it. Its not just a matter of ignoring it, what he did is WRONG, and he's a terrible person, not just as an athlete.

slowdrum13
slowdrum13

@DaCool2008 I've never drowned puppies, so i think i have a better record in the matter than he does. and i think others agree with me by the ratings on each of our comments.

Oleg_Huzwog
Oleg_Huzwog

Marko Djordjevic's voice in both the intro and outro sounded flat, dull, and lifeless. C'mon dude, you're getting paid to play video games! Show a little exuberance! Make it sound like you enjoy what you're doing!

spectreSE7EN
spectreSE7EN

Great...another year of everyone picking the eagles in online matches, just so they can be cheap and scramble every play. So sick of madden. Will the exclusive NFL contract ever end between the NFL and EA? I want my NFL2k series back. They were the only franchise pushing madden to improve and now because of EA's exclusive deal, they're getting fat and lazy..releasing 3 year old games with roster updates and new cover art.

Erick
Erick

Man I remember how good Vick was in the Madden 04. He looks just as amazing.

BloomerNYC
BloomerNYC

Vick should get what those dogs got

abompro
abompro

Play on All Madden and I'll agree with you about Vick. I say the 'Dream Team' is going to come crumbling down.

blooodravens
blooodravens

Agree with fkbwii. how many passes went straight through a defender?

fkbwii
fkbwii

Clearly played in "Pro" difficulty.

flowersjf
flowersjf

Man, it doesn't look right if Vick doesn't have that "7" on the back of his jersey.

DaCool2008
DaCool2008

@slowdrum13:if you dont like the fact hes in the nfl, dont watch him, or a better idea instead of worring about vick playing despite what happend four years ago why dont you protest against people who are currently doing this. was micheal vick wrong, yes did he deserve to go to jail, absolutly, and did he do his time, yes. and most importantly now that he is out of jail is he doing the right things, helping the community and, and telling kids not to make his mistakes? so far that has been yes. its funny how people hate vick for doing this which is understandable, but im willing to bet now that he is out of jail he's done more than you to help prevent dogfighting. ironic eh?

truelove79
truelove79

I love how they show the Bears getting beat by Vick when in reality they absolutely crushed him the one time they faced him last year.

ahpuck
ahpuck

Clearly this video is here to show us how much Madden 12 really blows.

funkmugumbo
funkmugumbo

Double tap R1 to hang a dog from the goal post.

mboettcher
mboettcher

I am surprised, Gamespot, at this poor video. First, we do not know what difficulty level the game is set at. Any skilled Madden player can win with any team if the difficulty is easy enough. Second, as @prodigest said, we do not learn how much the team's overall rating is altered by adding Vick to the team, nor can we compare Vick's rating with the quarterbacks he is replacing unless we go into Madden 12 and look for ourselves. Third, the person controlling the quarterback is using quarterback run plays far more regularly than any real QB could. All this does, as @Tookyocookiez says, is highlight the issues present with the game, which you just gave a mediocre review to. While this shows his skills in the simulation world, it does little to convince us of the point that he could turn around a franchise in the real world. Finally, the nature of the video itself. It seems, when seen through the lens of the poor research listed above, that this is one persons way of using a mediocre video game and Gamespot resources to illustrate his personal feelings about an NFL player. The article therefore seems to be less about the game and more about Michael Vick, making it more suitable to an NFL blog, not a respected video game website. Again, I am surprised, considering how insightful your work usually is, that this was allowed to "air" in the mediocre condition it is in.

Martyr77
Martyr77

So the animal torturer/killer gets a video saying what exactly?

chaoscougar1
chaoscougar1

"That's why the Eagles are Superbowl contenders" what? Cause you win a few Madden games with a bad team?

Supes36
Supes36

What was the point of this video? I can win with crap teams too, this is a complete waste of time, DON'T WATCH IT.

prodigest
prodigest

how much did each team's rating go up with him on the team?

slowdrum13
slowdrum13

@DaCool2008 Well seeing as how its four years later, then i guess its all ok now and the animals he murdered are alive again? oh course its not, and he'll always be known as a murderer and sadist. i don't know why the nfl thinks its ok to let him play.

DaCool2008
DaCool2008

@Tripwolf: that joke was four years too late, dont you think its time to move on?

mothboy
mothboy

pointless just pointless

TookYoCookiez
TookYoCookiez

lol, all this video does is show the legacy issues that are still rampant.

vic484
vic484

WTF is this lol....

ziproy
ziproy

This video was really pointless

anthonycg
anthonycg

No animals were harmed in the creation of this video.

finalcross
finalcross

Yes, we could have made Vick's number "7" in each clip but we were rushing to get this out there...