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Playing Madden against a player that always seemed to break the first tackle in the backfield, turning a sure loss into a nice gain, can be nerve racking. Oddly, the secret of breaking more tackles is simple patience and discipline. This tip, originally submitted by legacy member "orbit639", has been used by players with high rushing averages for more than a decade to beat rushing defenses with ease. Practice this tip to make sure you are not leaving yards on the field.
Madden changes every year, but some things remain constant like the thrill of the competition that drives players to keep playing year after year. To celebrate our rich diversity, MaddenUniversity.com's Community Spotlight wants to offer our gratitude to players to work tirelessly to enhance the Madden experience for others. This Spotlight features Raymond Goode, aka Shopmaster from MyMaddenPad.com and MaddenWars.com where Madden players can find a social network of Madden players or unique team league style game play.
ShopMaster and I met in Orlando at an EA Community Day a few years back. His passion for Madden was apparent from the beginning but his reputation preceeded him. Founder of one of the most unique leagues, MaddenWars.com uses a team style system where players battle for flags in modes that keep members on their toes. MyMaddenPad.com, also run by Shopmaster, features a unique social experience for Madden fans. We spoke to ShopMaster about how his passion developed, how family life affects his Madden time, and why SIM players could have an advantage over some tourney players.
Madden, like real life football, has players with a diverse level of competitiveness and experience. Pitting players of varied levels together in a single arena immediately presents a challenge that developers seek solutions for every year. How can the game be an enjoyable experience for new and old players without alienating either? How much of a player's enjoyment relies on his own development? And finally, how can we play together in harmony?
In our last article, titled "Chess or Cheese?" we discussed the types of players seeking to play competitively and placed them in 4 categories. Now that we have an idea of what types of players there are, the next step is trying to figure out what these players expect from one another.
Game Film captured from real online gameplay early in the Madden NFL 25 season. My beloved Panthers fight hard against the Baltimore Ravens. Captured on release day, my opponent and I both seemed to be tinkering with the new features and functions and adjusting to the way players move. Defensive coverage seemed to be the biggest adjustment as the remainder of the game came second nature.
Check out the first of many Madden NFL 25 videos in the Game Film library!