Madden NFL 13's Correct Super Bowl Prediction Is Creepy
EA tries to make the best simulated football game possible. But the accuracy with which Madden NFL 13 predicted this year's Super Bowl is just a little...creepy.
After the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in yesterday's championship, EA sent out a press release reminding us that last year's Madden iteration ran a simulation of the game and also had Baltimore winning by a field goal. That score was 27-24, but it's close.
Plus, this means the most recent Madden game has correctly predicted 8 of the last 10 Super Bowls, and this year they even got the MVP right: Quarterback Joe Flacco. The simulation was also correct in predicting touchdowns for Anquan Boldin and Frank Gore, and almost perfectly predicting Colin Kaepernick's stat line. The video game's result was 18 of 29 with a TD and an INT and in reality, the 49er QB posted a 16 of 28 completion line and yes, one TD and one INT. Hell, Madden even correctly forecasted an Ed Reed interception as the only interception of the game.
Obviously, EA likes to use these events as proof of their franchise's incredible authenticity, and we really can't blame them. By the way, this year, you can expect Madden NFL 25, which will launch on August 27. No, they're not skipping a bunch of years; this year is the franchise's 25th anniversary. Yes, it has really been a quarter-century.
Related Game(s): Madden NFL 13
2/4/2013 10:38:57 AM Ben Dutka