Archived Madden 12 Release Date Pushed Back 3 weeks

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  1. thafuture3886

    thafuture3886 Power Rankings Analyst

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    Courtesy of Pastapadre.com...

    EA Sports has announced that MaddenNFL 12 will release on Tuesday August 30th. That represents a sharp move away from the anticipated second Tuesday in August that has become tradition for the franchise. Last week it was noted that retailers had removed the original August 9th date from product listings signaling that something was going on behind the scenes.
    The new release means the game will arrive in stores much closer to the start of the regular season, if there is to be one. If the lockout continues to that point optimism may decrease meaning a bigger impact on those initial sales of Madden 12. For EA Sports however that will give NCAA Football 12 an additional three weeks in the clear to collect sales before Madden arrives.
    It is unknown whether the release date shift is due to the labor strife the NFL is facing, the departure of key development team members, or a combination of both. As I reported on Twitter this morning, creative director Ian Cummings is one of the names on the way out.
     
  2. CHUNKNESS

    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

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    Good stuff Curtis, thx.

    Hopefully they come up with an improved, competent replacement!
     
  3. thafuture3886

    thafuture3886 Power Rankings Analyst

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    I agree, interesting to see what happens now
     
  4. CHUNKNESS

    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

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    I think I'm going to submit my resume as a candidate for the job. :)
     
  5. klaximilian

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    I live close to EA, may be worth a shot.

    Damn, I like my job though. Oh well....
     
  6. CHUNKNESS

    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

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    Damn, that's right, I'd have to move to CA... ;)
     
  7. thafuture3886

    thafuture3886 Power Rankings Analyst

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    could probably do a better job than those fools..the though of someone actually improving gameplay instead of fans in the stands would be an improvement lol
     
  8. klaximilian

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    I actually work really close to EA. Five minutes or so, but a trip to redwood shores from San Jose isn't too shabby. I just heard really crappy things about the way they treat their employees/compensation/benefits. I had a friend who used to work there and he jumped ship fast.

    I guess it's not all its hyped up to be.
     
  9. CHUNKNESS

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    LOL, no doubt!

    Why am I not surprised.
     
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    i say lets do a season 4 because of the delay.
     

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