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Madden 25 for iOS is available now and free-to-play

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Aug 2013, 11:52

If you're a mobile gamer and/or a football fan, you know that it's time for the new Madden NFL game. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the franchise, so Madden has set aside its usual numbering system (based on the year) and is calling the game Madden NFL 25. As you would expect from EA, the game has not been released on Android, but iOS users can get the game right now...

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posted on 27 Aug 2013, 12:05 3

1. AsisHaas (Posts: 42; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)

Freemium? they ruined the game.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 13:15

2. Sauce (unregistered)

I'm jealous.. Always putting up great apps on the Appstore first/only. T_T

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 14:27

3. JMartin22 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

Adding micro-transactions to any game is going to be couple dozen fold more expensive than just buying it outright at one steady price. Free-to-play means you get less of an unadulterated experience with game.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 16:05 3

4. Blazers (Posts: 465; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

If the future of mobile games is the freemium model, consoles won't have anything to worry about, and will be relevant for years to come.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 18:15

5. bucky (Posts: 3101; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Absolutely agree with you.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 18:49

6. joey_sfb (Posts: 6533; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

I avoid Fee to Pay titles, 100%.

Blacklisted EA titles like Dead Space 3 and future title that follow such model..etc.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 20:45

7. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Dead Space 3 can be played just fine without the fees. I dont put any blame on EA for doing this. What they are doing is a business and it requires a profit to continue operating. I would prefer the approach of trying to make better use of their budgets to minimize costs so they wont have to do the microtransactions, but I dont fault them for doing them as long as the game itself is still balanced and fun and not a heavy grindfest, because of their being idiots willing to hand over extra dollars for digital stuff in game.

The Fee

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:57

8. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Yep, they get more people downloading and playing the games when they are free. Myself and many friends play Real Racing 3 which is "freemium" yet none of us have spent a dime on the game and have a blast playing! If you want to spend money on the games you can, if you don't want to spend money and just play you can do that as well. I see no problem with it at all. I the freemium games I've played paying real money only unlocked things sooner than just playing the game as it was designed.

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