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First gameplay trailer for ‘Madden 15’ mostly a tease, but still bad ass (video)


On Thursday, we noted how much effort was needed simply to get Colin Kaepernick’s tattoos into the upcoming version of the beloved football video game franchise. Friday marked the first official gameplay trailer for the hotly anticipated upcoming incarnation of “Madden.”

For a video called “Madden 15 Gameplay — Official Trailer” it’s woefully short on actual gameplay, but the footage that is shown illustrates just how far graphics have come in the long-running football series from EA Sports, even in just the last few years.

There’s a lot of buildup, but when actual gameplay footage is shown featuring Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly tackling Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, it’s pretty awe-inspiring.

Not to go all “In my day” on any young whippersnappers out there, but for someone my age, it’s utterly stupefying how detailed and sophisticated the graphics are in “Madden 15.” After all, this if gameplay footage of the first video game I ever owned as a wee lad, “10-Yard Fight” on the NES:

Yeah. Just a smidgen of difference, eh?