Spotlight on one of our gamers.. Patricia G! She's followed G4R for years and just our way of saying thanks. We caught up to her and wanted to share the experience to rest of followers. G4R home of the 5 question interview..here we go!
G4R: Where are you from?
Patricia G: Ontario, Canada born and raised
G4R: What got you into gaming?
Patricia G: I'm very tomboyish also since my parents are older parents it might have been easier to stick me in front of the TV.
G4R: What's your fave game?
Patricia G: That is tough.. well classics like Crash Bandicoot, Spryo and can't forget Pokemon which I still love. As for newer ones Wolfenstein, Overwatch, Uncharted, Titanfall and Battlefield are up there. I'm sure there are more but that's what I'm going with.
G4R: What are your hobbies outside of gaming?
Patricia G: Movies, collecting random stuff and Anime.
G4R: Any advice to anyone following in your footsteps?
Patricia G: People are going to follow in my footsteps oh my!! Explore new games and types of games you'd be surprised as to how many games are out there you may like. Also don't worry on having every new game that comes out sometimes its best to wait.
Patricia G is dear to us as she's followed us since early days. G4R has underwent a makeover and now officially licensed as an LLC. This fall we will kick off our podcast shows again and reach out to more followers. At height of podcasts in '13 we had #1 show with over 13k listeners. May have a home for Patricia G on staff down the road.
G-Love puts the 'G' in G4R with his post Madden game commentary. Love my Madden but love this guy more with his antics. Short version... he does a live Facebook vid after every game depicting game while answering comments from people who tune in live. Mature content.
What's good gamers and geeks? G4R is hosting an opportunity for all to design our inaugural apparel wear! Nothing fancy as we will be updating it each year. First up is a T-Shirt. The only guideline is it must contain the initials G4R somewhere on apparel. You can post whatever image, slogan, or logo you want as long as it meets our 1 criteria. If chosen you will receive a comp shirt, $20 PSN or Visa card and an interview on our site.
The fun doesn't stop there as we will be hosting a couple other summer contests til late August so stay tuned and send those creative designs in! Fyi..pic is from one I did over 5yrs ago.
Just want to take a minute and recognize the thousands who play in online Madden leagues and communities. We're all brothers (and sisters) in arms when it comes to lacing up our virtual cleats and taking the field. Disclaimer... This article focuses on a few franchises our staff and myself have participated in and in no way a knock on the countless others not mentioned. Space only allows for so much.
Instead I will focus on three I've been in for years: G4R Madden, True 32 Sim and Fantasy Madden 281. Each has a multi-commish staff for checks and balances and I like the diversity, structure, discipline and leadership they provide. They run year round (since M'13), stay full and advance on time if not early. Some have tried them and found it not to their liking while others revel in them. All good, people have different perceptions of what a credible league is and I'm not here to judge. Let's jump in shall we and get to what makes these 3 stand out for us.
G4R: It's considered the entry point of the 3. It has guidelines in place to keep the hardcore guys challenged and friendly enough to introduce newcomers to franchise play. With live post game conferences by coach G-Love himself what's not to love? Some call it the most sim of the trio but that term is overused in my opinion. No two people will 'ever' agree on what sim is. Its one of the few lgs that has had a female player since 'M25. Over 1/4 of it's original members since day 1 are still here. A cpl members vow this is the 'only' lg for them.
True 32: Rules are a little more loose than G4R and you 'must' be able to take a beating. In fact many have jumped in this league gung-ho only to leave after a brutal initiation by a fellow opponent. It's not lobby by a long shot but you can let your hair down and air it out more. Consider it a cross between G4R and 281. True 32 is one of my personal faves.
Fantasy 281: Some call this the flagship of the 3 and no mercy is shown whatsoever. With limited rules its a notch short of EA's anything goes Madden Tournaments. Picture MUT in franchise mode where teams are full of superstars, some players 99 overall. League has a 'hot seat' where you must win a minimum amount of games each season to stay onboard. It's a refreshing twist and makes you weigh every game heavily. Of course exception to the rule are staff and contributing members who put in countless hours to help keep lg flowing. Get ya weight up fellas, only thing harder than playing in this lg is trying to get in. Members tend to stick around for the long haul.
Note: Article is not a ranking of leagues nor debate forum for what is and what isn't sim. Only an insane person would go down that road. Adjusting rules and sliders does not make a lg sim, neither does having members who are ex football players. They bring a different approach to the game and though insightful is not a be all end all. Its a topic for another day. In short its a video game and meant to be entertaining sim or otherwise. When it ceases to do so no label on the planet will keep you around. Look for other featured lgs in the future.
It's our inaugural NCAA March Madness tourney contest and takes place on Firefan app (Android, iPhone). Most are members but if not download app and register to play it's free and takes about 5mins. Once on app search for NCAA tourney league G4R Spring Madness or look for G4R Nation. Both will direct you to same place.
Much like the brackets you pre-select teams you think will win. Difference is... we award points for correct answers with underdog selection paying nearly double points. Each round brackets are reset and you have a shot at winning that round but scores still accumulate over entire tourney. So even if you whiff a round you can still come through big by being consistent.
Firefan is our NFL contest app but season over we are expanding to NCAA, MLB, NBA and FIFA. Now is a good time to get it a test drive to gear up for later contests. If any questions please let us know?
Firefan is finally here! Real time sports app that's revolutionizing the gaming world. It covers major sports like NFL, NBA, MLB, FIFA, etc but for this article we will focus on football. How it works?... You download 'Firefan' app on iPhone or Google Play store and type in code: G4Rzone to get in instantly without the long register forms. You will be apart of our G4R Nation group and automatically entered to win prizes and awards for contests. As of this posting it's in last week of beta testing and everything looks like a go. App asks questions like: Who will score first? Will first score be a touchdown or field goal? Which team will get first penalty? Will halfback get over 10 yards this drive?... well you get the gist.
Everyone from all walks of life can jump in, play and be competitive. In fact it's on pace to out perform Candy Crush, Angry Birds and Pokemon Go when they launched! Join up today and you will be able to say 'I was there in the beginning'.
Madden Players of America (MPOA) hosted a Madden Tournament in Baltimore yesterday with players from around the region. Marc Rollins was in attendance to help run the festivities. Competition was fierce and it looked like another successful venture for Mr. Rollins and MPOA members. Look forward to next year's event!
Marcus Glover Sr aka G-Love has been a staple in the G4R camp since foundation of league in '13. He approaches each game with same intensity whether he's 2-8 or 8-2... dude has that 'high motor' attribute that commishs love. He doesn't have any Super Bowl rings but what makes him stand out is his zest for the game, good sportsmanship and everyone's favorite... post game conferences.
He does a mock live post game press conference where he answers questions from reporters and viewers. You can't hear the questions but you have a sense of what's being asked. If viewing vid you can see him respond to comments made in real time. Here is latest!
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