In one of the more shocking moments of this iteration of Madden, EA Sports has released manuals in PDF format!
There are manuals for Connected Careers as well as the regular game manuals for the 360 and PS3.
Here are the links!
After a little bit of a hiatus we are back in the video editing groove and have a fresh tip for all you Battlefield 3 fans out there. Hopefully this even grabs the attention of some of the Call of Duty fans that want something with a bit more scale. Either way it goes, we have some quick tips for you in how to bring down aircraft more effectively in Battlefield 3 using the Engineer Class and the Anti-Aircraft ‘Lock On’ Missiles.
You will need either the Stinger or the IGLA (depending on which side you are fighting for in multiplayer).
Check the video to have a walk-through of how these work best. We will be posting more videos with a focus on the engineer class in the coming days and look forward to doing a focused feature on why it is one of the best classes to use as an aggressive gamer with a penchant for destruction!
I think I might be one of the ten people that haven’t ever played the Diablo series until this week. The last Blizzard game I played at length was the first Warcraft on shareware. Diablo was a pleasant surprise because it let me know from the get-go that it was going to be gentle when it came to introducing me to a new experience.
This game is a hack and slash version of Borderlands.
If you want a game like Warcraft… go get Warcraft 3.
Diablo 3 allows you to either take on the enemies by yourself or team up with friends online and fight tougher foes (they get harder as you have more players to help you). There are a few perks that come with teaming up with friends:
This game focuses on the ability to roam the world of Diablo 3 looking for a fight and arming your character with the best weapons for your class. This game is so similar to Borderlands that it is really the best way to describe how the non-combat system works. My current class is a Demon Hunter named Lech. I like to run around dual wielding crossbows. I have been lucky to team up with my friend Deckon and he was awesome enough to hook me up with my first decent weapon. Since that point back when I was a Level 3 I have found a lot more weapons that make me want to curse the day I was using my initial weapon.
If you want to get/play this game you will have to be sure that your PC can handle it. Keep in mind that this game is NOT for consoles.
THE DRAFT – Recap
One of the most under-appreciated perks in MW3 is one of the most valuable for everyone to master!
There are many reasons to be excited about the end of April.
The end of the school year, warmer spring weather, baseball season in full swing, etc.
However, for me there are few times of the year I cherish more than NFL Draft Week. As a Cleveland Browns fan I always have some sort of broken sense of faith that makes me believe we have a chance to make the playoffs… or at least finish .500.
By the time September comes along it is usually a long foregone conclusion that the Browns will be terrible. This is where Madden’s Franchise Mode can be one of the more enjoyable parts of the NFL season for a fan of a terrible franchise much like my Browns.
The trick to having a franchise last longer than one or two seasons is what most people look for and today we will give you a few different ways to get some longevity out of your Madden Franchise.
First – Make sure you pick a team you either cheer for or want to build in the long-term. In my case, I chose the Browns and luckily they are both my favorite team and a team that is a long-term project.
Second – Have a set of challenging sliders and house rules going into your Franchise. This is vital because nothing can derail a Franchise Mode faster than having your difficulty too high or too low. In my case, it was way too easy in my first two seasons with the Browns as we won two straight Super Bowls in 2011 and 2012.
*Note* If you have something similar occur and can’t bear the idea of starting your Franchise from scratch you might have to invent a story. In my case – I came up with a story that the Pat Shurmur (Cleveland’s Coach) was caught up in a scandal to pretty much buy and cheat his way to Super Bowls in order to assure his position as Cleveland’s coach, he was then fired and kicked out of the league for a season (this is all months before the now famous ‘Bounty’ situation with Sean Payton, mind you!).
Third – Get to know your players and their abilities… Madden is more than just OVR (Overall) ratings. While Speed is still king in this game, make it your mission to build a team based on player skills or maybe even some sort of desire to take low OVR players and build them into budding superstars that came out of nowhere.
Fourth – This is actually the most important part, but it is last on the list because it won’t take shape until at least 2 seasons into your franchise mode. Develop and create a storyline and share it with the gaming community! If you are one of those people that lose interest because there is no one to talk to about your team and you feel annoyed telling your significant other that you just drafted an A Potential QB in the 5th Round of the Draft and all they do is shrug… Tell the sports gaming community about it! Make a thread, develop some talent for Photoshop and story telling and make it your mission to be the best Coach/Team President and Reporter for your own enjoyment!
Don’t get upset if you don’t get a lot of comments either. You must post the story for yourself and invest in your franchise mode for your own enjoyment first. As your talent and devotion grow you will have a greater audience. As an example, we will be starting a new Franchise Story on our Forums as well as posting updates and videos on Youtube as the story progresses.
If you are getting that football itch like many others are it might be time to start a new franchise mode that will take you into early September for the next Madden and the beginning of a new football season!
As we get closer to the NFL Draft and the height of Free Agency picks up steam many gamers will find a second wind for Madden NFL 12. We are currently showing the future seasons of the Cleveland Browns in Franchise Mode. As we finish the 2017 season there are many other things on tap here at NoobTubeTV.
As always, feel free to ask questions and post comments. We enjoy hearing from you.