• For this game I basically worked on it when I could for as long
as I could, to get it done. My job was to get the whole project
done. I was a group of my own.
• First I worked on the walk through to get all the blogs done.
• Second I started putting all of the information together so I
• could put all on the Slideshare presentation.
• I did all of the work when I had time in front of a computer I
stayed on as long as I could to try and finish it since I was
working on my own I had to work a lot for it.
• I think that the game was very
fun, and interesting. It taught
me a lot of different strategies
then just the few in little
league. I learned a lot, even
though I have already played
it many times, and I have
played regular football in real
• I chose madden since it was a
game I new very well. I wanted
to to see if I would learn
anything from playing it more
and have to look for things to
learn about I am glad I chose
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• I really didn’t expect to learn
that much about it. I thought
I knew mostly everything,
but doing the walkthrough
showed me that there is a
lot I still need to learn. Like
practice squad I didn’t know
how to use that
• Yes, I definitely have played
it many times. I have been
playing all the maddens
since 06, and plan on
continuing to play them.
• GAME MENU
When you put in the game madden a
bunch of adds come up for different
sports stuff and game things. It then goes
to a picture of vince young it will sit there
for awhile, then underneath him the word
start will appear it says hit X to start. So
you hit X (or for a different console it will
be different but for the play-station it
says X). It will then go to the menu
screen, a pop up saying to pick your
favorite team appears, I usually just skip
it but you can scroll thru and pick your
team. After you pick your team it will say
do you want to save hit yes or no. Then
there's the game menu it gives you a list
of things to do it will say: play now,
superstar challenge, multiplayer, game
modes, my madden, and EA sports
extras. we want to play a franchise so you
go to game modes and click it.
After you click on game modes there
will be four options that appear
franchise, mini-camp competition, mini-
camp, and practice. Click franchise, the
screen new or load will pop-up after you
click new. It will tell you to please
wait, then go to a screen that says
number of users, which is how many
teams you can control you don't
just have to be one team. Then it says
fantasy draft underneath that and you
either say off or on i always say on,
because i think it is fun to make teams.
Then underneath that it says trade
deadline, that also is a on or off answer
I leave it be, because i don't really care
if it is on, I think it is a fair option to
have on there. At the bottom is where
you pick your team, after you select
your team it asks if you want to begin
your franchise hit yes.
After you hit begin it will go to a screen that says fantasy draft, view roster, and
break down you don't have to look at any of the bottom ones just click fantasy draft.
It will randomly pick your draft spot so you don't always get the players you want.
When your turn comes up you select your player, look at the number you are, if you
are one the beginning person to draft, then you will be one of the end ones to draft in
the second round. it is a good idea to pick the better people. When you select a player
it will say yes or no thats when you decide that you want a player or not. There is
a pattern in how the draft works first round you want to pick a quarterback or half
back they go in the first round at least the good ones. The next round is the defensive
line it will help you if you get the really fast people and the young people that are
good. The third round is the wide receivers, the cornerbacks, and tackles. The next
round, round four is the same as round three. Round five is all safeties and line
backers. Round six is the same except all of the offensive guards go as well as the
others. Round seven is basically the round people try to get up to date on everything
by drafting another of whatever they need. Round eight is also another catch up
round. Round nine is the round that all the tight ends go. Round ten is a catch up
round there is going to be a lot of those from now on, only a few players left to pick
from that have not been drafted. Round eleven is another catch up round.
Basically the only other rounds that matter are twelve which is the centers, round
seventeen is kickers and full backs, and eighteen which is the punters after you are
done with like the twentieth round you can just hit simulate or continue. there is forty
nine rounds generally i like to simulate early. This is where the screen that said
breakdown comes in handy you can see what you need with that. When you are done
When you hit the start button to go
to preseason, a big screen appears
with multiple options that help your
players and your knowledge of your
team and players. In preseason go to
my week. It will go to a screen that
says play week. Hit play week then
hit weekly schedule. Then click on
your game, select your team so you
can play for them. It will take awhile
to load the game, then it comes to a
screen that is the coin flip screen
select heads or tails I always pick
heads, if you lost the call pick what
ever side the wind is facing, if you do
win select receive.
L: is to throw to the Left receiver
R: is to throw to the Right receiver
Triangle(T): is to the Triangle receiver
Circle(C): is to the Circle receiver
Square(S): is to the Square receiver
X: to sprint
Analog: is for precision passing
R: stiff arm
T: (plus a direction from the analog stick) is a highlight move
C: switch to closest receiver
L: rip / spin / strip ball
R: rip / spin / strip ball
T: jump / intercept
C: switch to closest defender
X: sprint / shove blocker
Analog+T: hit stick
T+A forward: truck / duck
T+A backward: back juke
T+A left: big juke left
T+A right: big juke right
T+A right left: double juke
L: pull block
T+A up: impact block
T+A down: cut block
T+A left:turn block left
T+A right: turn block right
C: switch to ball carrier
• Regular season
After preseason is over hit the start
button to advance to the regular
season. It will take awhile to get their
from loading. When you get their just
keep going to my week, or you can
look at depth chart underneath
rosters to switch any position that you
don't think people should be
playing.After every game go to
assistant coaching and go to
progression to to get points for your
players by completing goals also
under assistant coaching but under
my goals it will show you the week
your on goals and the week before.
after every couple of games go to my
franchise at the bottom of the main
screen and click save so you
don't accidentally lose progress.
Ok if you made it to the playoffs congratulations on making it this far, but boy in
the playoffs is when you really have to step your game. If you want to make it to the
Superbowl all of the best teams are going to be in the playoffs, so make sure that
you go under my week and go to practice and do that for awhile. That
will definitely help. Keep practicing your plays that you like and ones that you don't
like, so you get them down either better or get good at them in general.
now that you've made it to the Superbowl, this will be you're toughest game that
you have to play. definitely do what you have to, so that you're team
and yourself are ready for the game. Then just play your best, if you lose you lose,
there is always the next season to win. If you win congratulations on be the best
football team in your league.
The Probowl is a place were all the best players of the year go to compete against
each other in an all out battle. There is the national football league vs. the
american football league. Make sure you remember to look at what league your in,
so you can play as your guys in the Probowl. You Can look at what league your in
under standings, after you hit play week.
In the game menu there is an option that is rosters select it. In this place there is a lot you can do.
Is the first option on the list. This tells you how good your players are, there contracts and stuff like that. It
also helps you look at that, and decide if you want to resign a player for a better contract, or even release the
player. Those options are also on there. You also can edit there stats. By going to the player individually, and
hitting edit there you can change there name or number, what college they went, if they are right or left
handed, or even if it possible by the player switch positions.
This tells you about the injuries you have received in your team, and how long they will take to heal up, So
that the player may play.
Here is where you can change who you want start for the season, and who you want to back people up in the
number two and three spot. If you don't like what you did, and you want it to go back to normal. Just hit Circle
and it will go to the best people first.
Shows you how your player has progressed over the years, pluses and minuses to your statistics
Is a place in case your people get injured, and you need people to replace your injuries. If you just want them
to play on your team you can offer a contract.
Is a place to say what you need and what your willing to give up for it. Then a bunch of offers will come in, and
you pick the best offer for your reasons.
You can look at teams and trade players, but the other team has to agree to your trade in order for you
to actually trade them. You cant just have a super powerful team.
Shows you what you need to play if you need any guys. Then you go to the free agents to sign whatever your
breakdown says that you need for players.
This shows you about your teams stats either individually, career, team, rankings, or
It shows you updates in the league. Your weekly awards in the NFL. If you made it on
there. The race for the yearly awards, and the race for the Probowl. You cant look at
the race for the probowl, until the eighth week.
Compares your team averages like quarter backs, and others, to the rest of the
league. It also shows you the most payed players.
Shows you the goals of the week from your coach. You get points to add to your
players attributes when you do one of the goals of the weeks. You can get a total of
four points per week. It also shows you the last weeks goals, and how you did.
Each time you add a point to a player, you get five points to add not just one. I don't
like to use these. I think it's better for players to just increase on there own by playing
Is were you go to put people you want on your team, but don't have room. Then you
go to free agents, and hit the start button to sign them on your practice squad. There
• Team info
• Shows you your teams rival, and
how they are doing. News and
notes of your team. It also shows
your team stats on how they are
doing on the year like compared
to the league.It also shows
you your next opponent, NFL
standings, injuries, philosophy,
and team salary. You can also
take out your penalties, but it
will lower your prestige. All you
have to do is go to team salary,
and hit Circle to clear it and
Under coaches corner your are able to switch all of your hot routes,
and audible for game play. You pick which plays you want them to be, choose them
carefully. You also can change what your philosophy is. That will change how your
team plays for you, and how you teach your team.You can go to management, and it
will help you for your off season on what you want help with so you don't have do all
the work. I don't do that because I like to do it on my own. They don't do what I want
them to do.
Which allows you to select there difficulty, how many injuries you want in a game,
how long you want the game to be, or even if you want random weather.
You can choose your soundtracks like what kind of music you like. You can also change
how loud you want the music, the people speaking, or even how loud the crowd
is.Under visual you can change the camera angle, and other things.
Here is where you save your game. Click save, then click franchise. Hit start and
choose one of the profiles to save it in. Then hit Circle to go back to the menu.
Go to coach sighing. Underneath the coaches name, it will show you what coaches
you need.Then look thru the coaches, and sign which ever coaches you need.
all you do is look at your teem, and see what players have retired.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
It is the same as retirement, but its just the players that are free agents already.
Is a place to re-sign players that have expired contracts, or you just want to.It helps
to sign people that have two or three years left. To extend their contract to seven.
It sometimes brings your salary cap up.
FREE AGENT SIGNING
Under free agent signing you fill in your roster, or if there is a better player there in
one of the positions, then you can sign them.
You manage your practice squad there by choosing to release them, or signing them
to your team, or doing nothing.
This is kind of like the other draft, but it is rookies so you can try
them out at the drills to find out information on them. Then you
draft them, but instead of forty nine rounds there is seven.
SIGNING DRAFT PICK
Here you sign the draft picks that you drafted in the draft, and that’s
FREE AGENT SIGNING
Just signing free agents to finally fill up your roster.
RE-ORDER DEPTH CHART
Is how you want to have your starters and backups for the next
FINALLY TO CAP IT ALL OFF. SELECT START NEW SEASON!!!!!!!
It’s game time
Play 1(PA flow)
attempted pass by Vince Young. Sack by Kris Jenkins. Loss of 9 yards
Play 2(HB pitch)
Run by Chester Taylor.tackled by Joey Porter. Run of 5 yards.
Play 3(slot post)
Medium pass by Vince Young to Devery Henderson. Tackled by Kris Jenkins. Complete pass of 5
Play 4(TE option in)
attempted pass by Vince Young. Sack by jeremiah Trotter. Loss of 12 yards
Play 1(2 man under)
Run by Chris armstrong. Tackled by Brian Urlacher. Run of 2 yards
Play 2(free fire)
Medium pass by Kyle Boller to Randall Williams. Tackled by Brian Urlacher. Complete pass of 7 yards
Play 3(double QB spy)
Short pass by Kyle Boller to Curtis Armstrong. Defensive penalty of 5 yards. First down
Play 4(3 deep under)
Medium pass by Kyle Boller to Calvin Johnson. Tackled by Mike Patterson. Complete pass of 4 yards
I am the jacksonville jaguars facing the Greenbay packers I won this game a good strategy is to mix
your plays don’t be predictable that will definitely help you win games
• I will use the rubric to rate madden 08
• I will rate the game in different section with
Awareness of audience
4, I think it is very aware of its audience. They make
it easy by tell you how to play the game under the
pause menu. I though it might be a little difficult to
get used to it, but it really wasn’t in fact, I thought it
was pretty simple to learn and play.
Sound and voice
4, I gave it a four because they are very good with the
levels of sound that you start off at. They have a good
soundtrack of music. There isn’t one genre of music.
The game announcers are very helpful, they give hints,
and tips as you play.
3, It is not that the images were bad. I just
thought they could have been a little better. There
were some points were they were very corny, but
there is a lot of detail also. Very well detailed. For
example the number and name on the jerseys
were very clear, if you looked at the instant
Point of view
2, It doesn’t tell you how to play, or what to do with all
of the options you have. So you have to figure them
out. Which sometimes results in bad loses to your
team, but you could guess a little bit on what each
meant. so it wasn’t to hard for me to recognize what
4, the economy was very well done. They took the
exact statistics from real life, and put them in this
game. For how much money each team had, and
how much they could spend in a year.
4, I give madden a 4 because I have been in
trouble at home for playing it past my bedtime, and
you told us more than once to stop playing the
game. I definitely think out of all the games I have
ever played, it is probably the best, or at least in
the top 5 for games that I have played.
4, I give it a 4 because it can be hard or easy to play,
because you can choose your difficulty on the game,
and they explain things semi deceint, but it isn’t
complex at all none of the directions unless you want
them to be.
3, if you have never played madden, it may be tough to
figure it out on your own, but it is not to bad if you play
foot ball or you pay attention to football, which is a lot
of people. If not they have some in the game manual,
or you can go online and look them up.
4, it is very easy to play once you understand how
to play. Even when you don’t know, you learn pretty
darn fast, so it isn’t bad. Plus as you get better the
more fun it gets to play, and challenge your self
4, I gave this game a four because I really enjoyed
playing it. I learned a lot from it that I thought I already
knew about the game. I think it was laid out what to do
and that is to win as many games as posible. that’s
why I gave madden 08 a 4 overall grade.
• I was every learning role since I was
the only person in my group. I did all
the work on my own, except with the
help on figuring out how to use
slideshare. I had my dads help with that
• I provided the game station,did all my note
taking on the computer strait into blogs. I
wasn’t the only person keeping me on
track though my parents played a big role
in that so that I would get a good grade in
this class. but I never saw other groups
I would definietly try to get it done on
time next time.
I thought that this class did help me to learn things with video games. I
was expecting a little more of the learning, but overall thought it was
an ok class. It also help me realize that to own a football team is very
difficult to do with all the money the players want
• I thought it was alright I don’t know for
sure if I would do it again though.