The Early Madden 23 Tips You Need To Know

Madden 23 is right around the corner! It’s a good time to start brushing up on the strategies you’ll need to know to get a head start on the competition!

We asked the experts at Madden School to provide their best Madden 23 tips and here is what they came up with.

  • Get comfortable on next-gen consoles (if you haven’t already made the switch). The movement speed is much different on the XBOX Series X|S and PlayStation 5 than it was on the XBOX One and PlayStation 4.
  • Practice your usering skills. Usering a defender is one of the most important parts of defense. This skill translates between all Madden games so it is one of the best uses of your time.
  • Learn the new plays. There are lots of new formations and plays in Madden 23. You’ll want to take those into practice mode when you get your hands on the game and try them out right away.

Madden 23 will be released on August 19th, 2022. Make sure you do the things you can now to practice and get a head start on the competition.

Easy Madden NFL 19 Tips For Gamers

In order to become good at Madden 19, you need a combination of practice, stick skills, luck, and knowing the right tips and cheats.  Every year the tactics are different whether it is rocket catching, nano blitzing, certain runs, an unstoppable passing play or anything else.

At this point, we don’t know what will be the most effective strategy to use in Madden NFL 19.  We likely won’t know that until September or October.  However, we do know some basic ideas that work every year regardless of what new features are added to the game.

If you aren’t comfortable with free Madden strategies, you can purchase Madden 19 eBooks or strategy guides from places like Madden School.  If money is a little short, you may want to stick to free help.

One of the most obvious Madden tips we can suggest is to know the players on your team.  If you have the  Titans offense, you should probably run the ball more than you pass it.  If you have the Patriots offense, you should pass the ball more than you run it.  Play to your teams’ strength.

Once you know how to use your team best, you want to be able to identify and exploit the other player’s weaknesses.  If you are playing against the Jaguars, you probably shouldn’t throw the ball anywhere near Jalen Ramsey.  This takes some time because instead of having to know your 1 team, you have to know the strategies of the 31 other NFL teams in the game.

Learn how to move the ball down the field and how to stop it.  There are a lot of good resources available online.  A lot of people are willing to post their schemes and money plays for free just to make the community better.  You don’t have to use everything you find but you should be aware of what some of the common offenses and defenses of Madden players are.

Don’t compile a list of money plays and call it an offense.  This is one of the biggest mistakes people who are trying to get better at Madden make.  They see someone run a play that works and then add it to their offense.  Then they see a different play that is hard to stop and they add that.  Pretty soon you have 5-10 awesome plays that work great in the first half.  By the time the second half rolls around though, your opponent adjusts and you have no idea what to do.

Instead, build a scheme.  Save your money plays for crucial situations like 3rd and 10 in the 4th quarter.  This will be more important in Madden NFL 19 than it has been in previous Madden games.

How To Properly Run The NCAA 14 GNU Option

NCAA Football 14 has only been out for a week and already some outrageous tips and glitches are surfacing on the internet.  We put together a YouTube video going over how to run the GNU Option (named after founder Modrewgnu) the proper way in NCAA Football 14.

If you don’t run it with the correct timing, you will get called for offensive pass interference.  If you don’t run it with the correct hot routes, the play won’t be very effective.

The video below explains the GNU option in detail including the setup, why it works, and how to counter it.

Look for more NCAA Football 14 tips to follow over the next couples days.

Early NBA 2K14 Defensive Tips For Success

The most effective type of defense in NBA 2K14 is to guard the ball handler and play smart on ball defense. This is also the toughest type of defense to play and in some situations you won’t be capable of stopping a player using on ball defense. If you notice you can’t stop the ball handler yourself don’t fret, there is another option. Play help defense.

There are two basic ways to play help defense, depending on your opponent you can alternate between the methods. The first method is to simply play defense as the center and hold down the paint (close out on some closer shots too.  This is the easiest way to play defense so long as you don’t let easy passes to an open center in the post (get back to your man if you must or cut off the pass.

If you are playing a team like OKC then this is your method of choice because leaving Kendrick Perkins open usually isn’t an issue unless he is right under the basket. The “center defense” as I call it is extremely effective because not only can you close up lanes but your opponent see’s you are the intimidating center and will not want to bring it to the basket. Sometimes you can’t play off the center due to match up issues, this is where you must choose to help off.

If you are playing against the likes of Dwight Howard, Brook Lopez, Roy Hibbert or any other elite centers then it isn’t suggested you help off the center.

In order to shut down the offense you should help off the weakest link.  Regardless if the offense’s weakest link is a point guard or a power forward you should help off the player your opponent is least likely to score with (if you’re trying to stop an elite center, use one of your forwards). If I am playing the Rockets I usually help off their weak power forwards. It is important to always keep an eye on the player you are helping off so they do not get a wide open layup.

This technique will force more shots with bad shooters and force the ball out of the primary scorer’s hand.

The best thing to do when you bring help is to force the ball out of the players hands or cut off the lane. Stepping in front of the player when they beat their defender and predicting which lane they are taking is a great move while playing help defense. If you just want the ball to be in another players hands(possibly cause Lebron is seemingly unstoppable for instance) then bring the help early in the offense and keep your defenders hands up to try to cut off any easy pass.

The final key to help defense is being able to quickly switch to another defender and bringing help on the open player you left. For instance if you bring the power forward to double team on the center then be ready to bring the small forward to stop the opponents power forward if they get the ball. The best 2K14 players won’t ever stop at one switch and will continuously bring help defenders until the offense is forced into a bad shot.

Official NHL 14 Trailer

The NHL 14 that was being shown on the floor of E3 is now available for the public to view on YouTube.  It is just over a minute long and showcases a few new or improved features EA Sports has added into their hockey video game this year.

NHL 14 is still scheduled to be released on September 10th throughout North America and September 13th globally.  It will only be available on the PlayStation 3 and the XBOX 360.

For more information on news, features, and pre order bonuses check out the NHL 14 pre order page.

Enjoy the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments section.

Complete NCAA Football 14 Team Ratings

The guys over at Tradition Sports Online put together the complete ratings for each team in NCAA Football 14.  Offense, Defense, and Overall rating were all recorded.  Look for some individual player ratings to come out over the next few days.

As expected, Alabama leads all teams with 99 ratings on offense, defense, and overall.  Check out the full ratings below.

Team Overall Offense Defense
Air Force 70 68 71
Akron 63 61 65
Alabama 99 99 99
Arizona 86 86 88
Arizona State 84 86 83
Arkansas 88 88 87
Arkansas State 77 79 76
Army 72 72 73
Auburn 88 88 90
BYU 83 84 83
Ball State 79 86 73
Baylor 90 90 88
Boise State 86 90 82
Boston College 86 86 85
Bowling Green 74 75 75
Buffalo 79 81 78
Cal 84 86 83
Central Michigan 72 72 71
Cincinnati 81 81 83
Clemson 93 95 90
Colorado 79 81 78
Colorado State 72 74 73
UConn 81 84 80
Duke 79 79 78
ECU 84 86 83
Eastern Michigan 65 68 65
FIU 79 77 80
Florida 90 90 92
FAU 75 77 76
Florida State 91 93 92
Fresno State 81 84 78
Georgia State 60 60 60
Georgia 91 95 88
Georgia Tech 86 83 88
Hawaii 77 77 76
Houston 84 86 83
Idaho 63 67 61
Illinois 83 86 80
Indiana 81 83 82
Iowa 88 88 90
Iowa State 81 81 83
Kansas 81 84 78
Kansas State 86 91 83
Kent State 74 75 75
Kentucky 84 84 83
LSU 93 93 92
La Tech 74 75 73
Louisville 90 93 88
Marshall 74 77 73
Maryland 86 86 85
Memphis 70 72 70
Miami (FL) 90 91 88
Miami (OH) 72 74 71
Michigan 91 91 92
Michigan State 91 90 93
MTSU 74 75 75
Minnesota 79 79 80
Mississippi State 88 90 85
Missouri 88 90 87
North Carolina State 84 84 85
Navy 74 74 75
Nebraska 88 91 85
Nevada 75 77 73
New Mexico 65 67 66
New Mexico State 65 68 65
North Carolina 91 91 90
North Texas 72 72 75
NIU 79 83 78
Northwestern 86 86 87
Notre Dame 93 93 93
Ohio 79 83 76
Ohio State 95 97 92
Oklahoma 91 97 88
Oklahoma State 91 93 92
Old Dominion 70 74 68
Ole Miss 90 91 88
Oregon 95 99 92
Oregon State 84 86 83
Penn State 84 86 85
Pitt 77 77 80
Purdue 84 84 85
Rice 75 75 76
Rutgers 84 86 82
SMU 81 83 78
San Diego State 84 84 83
San Jose 77 81 76
South Carolina 90 88 90
South Alabama 68 67 70
Southern Miss 74 72 75
Stanford 91 91 93
Syracuse 81 83 80
TCU 84 86 85
Temple 81 81 82
Tennessee 86 84 88
Texas 93 95 93
Texas A&M 91 95 88
Texas State 68 67 70
Texas Tech 86 90 83
Toledo 81 84 78
Troy 75 75 75
Tulane 75 77 68
Tulsa 79 84 75
UAB 68 68 68
UCF 83 86 82
UCLA 88 88 87
UL Lafayette 77 81 75
UL Monroe 75 79 75
UMass 61 61 65
UNLV 72 75 70
USC 91 95 90
USF 84 81 87
UTEP 75 77 73
UTSA 68 68 70
Utah 86 84 87
Utah State 75 77 75
Vanderbilt 83 84 82
Virginia 84 86 83
Virginia Tech 93 91 95
Wake Forest 83 83 85
Washington 91 91 90
Washington State 81 83 80
West Virginia 84 83 87
Western Kentucky 75 72 78
Western Michigan 72 74 71
Wisconsin 88 88 88
Wyoming 75 77 75