Jump to content

Free Sunday Ticket!


Recommended Posts

http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpost?blogname=playbooktech&id=4824&src=desktop

New 'Madden' includes NFL Sunday Ticket

By Jon Robinson | May 17, 2013 12:00 PM

Are you a football fan on the fence about whether or not to buy the latest version of “Madden” when it hits stores on Aug. 27?

Courtesy of EA Sports

The "Madden NFL 25: Anniversary Edition" comes with far more than just the video game.

Might be time to jump off that fence.

EA Sports will be selling “Madden NFL 25: Anniversary Edition” exclusively through Amazon.com for $99.99, and not only will it include a special 17-week subscription of rare cards for those who play Madden Ultimate Team, but it will also include a full season of NFL Sunday Ticket Max.

That’s right, buy this version of “Madden 25,” and you get to watch every game of the 2013 season on your tablet, or mobile device thanks to DirecTV.

There will only be 50,000 copies of the anniversary edition available for purchase per platform (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3), and with the inclusion of Sunday Ticket, EA Sports expects to quickly sell out.

Fans with DirecTV won’t get a code to simply watch Sunday Ticket on their current dish. Instead, they can use the code to watch it on their tablet, computer, or mobile device.

If you don’t have DirecTV, you have two options: Sign up for DirecTV and get $10 off your monthly bill for a year plus Sunday Ticket for free on your mobile devices, or access the Sunday Ticket content for free through your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Add it all up -- the video game ($60), Sunday Ticket ($299.95) and 17 weeks of Ultimate Team (about $100) -- and that’s over $400 worth of content.

“We wanted to thank our fans by giving them a way to celebrate all season long,” says Anthony Stevenson, the senior director of marketing for EA Sports who specializes in the “Madden” brand. “When you think about the value, this is a no brainer.”

Here is a more detailed look at everything you get when you purchase the game, courtesy of EA Sports:

• Fans who are not currently DirecTV subscribers but are able to receive DirecTV service will receive a promo code entitling them to $10 off per month for their first year of service and one year of NFL Sunday Ticket Max at no additional charge.

• Fans who are already DirecTV and NFL Sunday Ticket Max subscribers can access NFL Sunday Ticket on computer and mobile devices using their current DirecTV username and password.

• For fans unable to receive DirecTV service, each Madden NFL 25 Anniversary Edition will include a unique code to access the 2013 regular season (17 weeks) trial of NFL Sunday Ticket on computers, tablets, and mobile devices- including access to the award-winning Red Zone Channel.

• Owners of the Anniversary Edition will also receive an exclusive pack of Madden Ultimate Team cards each week of the NFL season, starting Week 1 through Week 17. These special anniversary packs will include two rare players, four silver players and four bronze players.

Aside from the “Madden NFL 25: Anniversary Edition” announcement, I asked Stevenson a variety of questions on the current and future state of the franchise. Here’s what he had to say about everything from the next generation systems, to the exclusive deal between EA Sports and the NFL.

Stevenson on the upcoming game and what’s to come down the road for the series:

“Madden 25 on Xbox 360 and PS3 really represents the culmination of eight years of innovation. This is the pinnacle, and this will be the best version of ‘Madden’ on this hardware. We’re really red-lining everything that this hardware can deliver. This is an exciting time because when you think of what’s to come down the road with some of these announcements, with Microsoft having their announcement coming up in the next couple of days, this is an exciting time, and we look forward to the new school of gaming platforms of experiences.

“We’ve double-downed on gameplay the last few years, and I think it’s fair to say that what we’ve done the last couple of years is make sure that anything we invest in is not a throw-away. It’s not a mode that we do and then take out. Everything we’ve done the last two to three years has been through the lens of preparing ourselves for the future and what’s to come so we can truly hit the ground running. In the end, what you’re going to end up with is the best ‘Madden’ on Gen-3, while we look forward to the future where we’re going to be able to do so much more, so much earlier on in the next console cycle because of the work we put in place.”

Stevenson on the current contract negotiations between EA Sports and the NFL to extend the exclusive license beyond 2013:

“We’re not able to comment on negotiations, but the NFL continues to be an amazing partner for us. When you think about some of the things we’ve brought to light together in the last couple of years, from the Pigskin Pro Am on NBC to the cover vote, and then we also have some new programs that we’re working on that you’ll hear about later. Our relationship is stronger than it has ever been, I’ll say that, but I can’t comment on contracts or rights.”

Stevenson on what EA Sports will call the “Madden” game in 2024, since “Madden 25” has already been taken:

“I’ll say this, this was a unique year, so just because we’re ‘Madden NFL 25’ this year doesn’t mean that we have to be ‘Madden NFL 26’ next year or even ‘Madden NFL 15.’ Who knows? This is a special year. This is the 25th anniversary, and we wanted to signal that right from the beginning, so whether it’s the cover vote or the ‘Anniversary Edition,’ for us, it’s a way of not only recognizing the innovation and the history, but more importantly, recognizing the passion of our fan base, because without them, we’d have nothing.”

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 84
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

I haven't bought one since then either but the thought of being able to see every falcon game from the comfort of my own home is too good to pass on.

Well , for it's that it would be nice to have a higher quality and more reliable PIRATED VIDEO IS ILLEGAL. Streaming isn't horrible but sometimes you lose a lot of clarity. I used to have Direct TV and had Sunday Ticket , loved having the games , hated the service.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Seems to me like the Madden franchise is in trouble. I'm a BIG Madden fan. Been playing Madden since it came out. I played in tournaments when they first got big and was dominant once upon a time.

That being said the Madden community has been losing patience with EA and the developers. John Madden stepped down due to his age. Some new guy was brought in, he slowly replaced the people who made Madden a staple with people to make his vision of Madden come true. In doing so he slowly stripped away what has made madden great.

The last straw came last season with them replacing "franchise mode" with "connected careers." This is probably the best thing about the game. Everything that made Madden fun has been removed. There isn't even a speed burst or spin move. The last Madden released is the worst one ever and the sales showed it.

This is and attempt to sell more games and save their jobs. I think when it comes down to it these special deals wont be around when August comes.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Masbinacci

only one rblem.....this seems to only be for the tablet, computer, phone.......not your TV.

but I'm still thinking abut it. Cause I can hooko my computer up to my TV.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

only one rblem.....this seems to only be for the tablet, computer, phone.......not your TV.

but I'm still thinking abut it. Cause I can hooko my computer up to my TV.

This is the same problem I have. If it was for TV i would do it in a heartbeat, but i only watch game rewind on the computer. Live games I have to see on the big screen.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Masbinacci

This is the same problem I have. If it was for TV i would do it in a heartbeat, but i only watch game rewind on the computer. Live games I have to see on the big screen.

yep

I would say just hook the computer up through the TV. There is nice cords to give you the best picture.............but, you do need a computer with a good speed to run it.

I'm leaning on that I will do it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

yep

I would say just hook the computer up through the TV. There is nice cords to give you the best picture.............but, you do need a computer with a good speed to run it.

I'm leaning on that I will do it.

I've tried that before and the picture quality wasn't nearly as good. If you did it you'd prob be better off just watching it on a computer if your screen is decent size

I also just purchased Sunday Ticket after reading this thread and its 224 plus 15 tax so not really $300

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Looks like the tablet, computer, and mobile devices is for those that do not have DirecTV. If you have DirecTV, you get Sunday Ticket Max, which is TV and the other devices.

yea but doesnt matter you can just hook up your computer or tablet to ur tv. same thing its great deal

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I might have to do this. I can't get DirectTV where I live, I have to purchase Sunday Ticket from my Playstation, which is ridiculously expensive, and it doesn't give you mobile access. If I can get it on my iPad, I can watch games at work. That would be amazing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah, but old parents don't know how to do that sometimes. I will give it as a gift.

It is easier with a Mac, but still a pain in the neck.

I like and hate the Apply TV, but like all things Apple, these devices

need to be Jail Broke before they give you the best bang for the buck.

Aero TV is comming soon to the Atlanta market.

This is a pay for local stations to St. ream over your devices.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So let me get this right..... you can't get it for free anyhow on your actual tv?

I don't really care about the max part, I would just like a discount on the Direct TV bill. I got 60 inches of LED tv that was bought specifically to watch the NFL lol

Edited by RYNE
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not bad if you watch from home via your own Wi-Fi connection. I hooked up my computer with HDMI video card to the big screen and picture quality was good (not HD but better than SD feed). It does get quite annoying when there's a major play about to happen and then it buffers for 30-40 seconds.

Only thing I would watch out for is data usage if you're not on Wi-Fi. I remember spending one Sunday where I couldn't be home so I had to use my Sunday Ticket app on my phone's LTE connection, that thing burns through bandwidth quickly so you'll have to watch out for that if you're gonna be using your cell phone data.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share


×
×
  • Create New...