Madden NFL (originally known as John Madden Football until 1993 or simply Madden) is an American football video game series developed by EA Tiburon for EA Sports. It is named after Pro Football Hall of Fame coach and commentator John Madden, and has sold more than 130 million copies, and influenced many players and coaches of the physical sport. Among the game's realistic features are sophisticated playbooks and player statistics, and voice commentary that allows players to hear the game as if it were a real TV broadcast. EA has released annual versions since 1990, and the series' name changed to Madden NFL in 1993 after EA acquired the rights to use NFL teams and players. While many of the games in this series have been shown to be successful, it did spawn a toxic fandom.
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- They are apart of the Electronic Arts Hatedom. In fact, they even try to make the Madden games be in different hands such as 2K games thus trying to make NFL end the contract with EA Sports.
- They are part of the NFL Fandom
- One of the most infamous moments that ever happened to this fandom. On August 27, 2018, David "RavensChamp" Katz took part in a Madden NFL 19 tournament held in the Good Luck Have Fun (GLHF) Game Bar in Jacksonville, Florida, which is home to the Jacksonville Jaguars football team. During the tournament, Katz lost a match ungraciously and, in what could be the worst case of rage quitting ever, went berserk and started firing a smuggled pistol in the direction of other contestants, killing two and injuring eleven before turning the gun on himself. The entire match was streamed on Twitch and the gunshots and ensuing chaos were caught on audio, though the video feed of the contestants cut out moments before the shooting started. After news of the shooting broke out, EA Sports canceled three upcoming tournaments for safety reasons, pro-Breitbart trolls used the opportunity to mock gamers for allowing the tragedy to happen and a SWAT team raided Katz's father's home as part of the investigation. A good reason why you should never take the competition too seriously.
- Since Madden can be played online, you can still identify tryhards, cheaters, trash talkers, trolls, or the already mentioned rage quitters.
- Thanks to how the games are rated E for Everyone, little kids can still be present. Also, not even this fandom is safe from hackers
- They even try to boycott Madden Mobile just because of cash prices. Petitions never work like this.
- They even try to stop Lamar Jackson to be in the Madden cover just because of the "Madden Curse" (If you don't know, the Madden Curse refers to an event when certain players who appeared on the Video Game box art have experienced a decline in performance or an injury). Now listen, just because the Madden Curse somehow exists, does not mean that Lamar would get the curse.
- On the topic of the Madden Curse. They take this curse way too seriously. They even think it's real when it can also be a superstition.
- Some of them are even nostaligiatards who want Madden to be on their own image. Yes, we know how much of a Mr. Krabs EA can be, but give them a chance since they are trying to learn from their mistakes.
- They even beg EA Sports to bring the newer Madden games on the Nintendo Switch. This includes making petitions.
- Hypocrisy: they hate EA yet they still enjoy the Madden games which are involved by EA Sports.
- They want Tony Romo to be the commentator in the Madden video games just because of how the games have "dry commentary". At least be thankful you got a Madden game.
- In online play, they don't just play like normal. Do you know what they do? They act like they are going to war.
- Clickbait and scammers. No explanation needed.
- They think that they can win during online matches when no one is perfect.
- Idiots who do bad things in online play always ignore the rules which are seen here.
- They even try to farm coins thus using bots. Basically, just stop. Don't pass go. Don't collect $200. They even promote it as well.
- Some would even use glitches to win Madden games. They literally forget that glitches are not a good thing.
- Some are willing to give EA a chance.
- At least they do have a point about Madden NFL 19.
- They paid respects to Elijah "TrueBoy" Clayton and Taylor "SpotMePlzzz" Robertson who died during the Jacksonville Shooting.
- You can still find some mature fans and haters.
- They are right that some Madden ports are inferior such as Madden NFL 08 for the PS3 and Xbox 360
- Some are aware of how toxic the fandom can be.
- Some players who are in the online community do play fair.