Sorry, not 'Sorry': Von Miller parodies Bieber for latest 'Madden 17' promo

Sports games are one of those franchises that if you’re into, you tend to pick up every year or two for the roster updates and the odd graphical improvement. That’s why EA Sports always gets a little goofy with its Madden advertising, to try to draw in the new blood. Such is the case with Madden NFL 17, which has Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller in a humorous music video.

Anyone familiar with Justin Bieber’s more recent hits will recognize the bed used for the track, though the lyrics are all new. Miller really, really wants you to start him on your team when you play Madden 17, so much so that he’s brought five other versions of himself to sing to you about it.

“Yea we can win, so I’m saying start me,” might not be the smoothest lyrical replacement for Bieber’s Sorry, but it fits well enough, and the dancing is pretty spot on for a parody track. Whether that will actually encourage anyone to buy the game who might not have otherwise is anyone’s guess.

EA was being more than a little clever with its choice of Miller, though. As Polygon explains, he spent several weeks earlier this year debating with the Broncos on his salary. Although the eventually settled on $114 million over the next six years — making him one of the highest-paid defensive players in the sport — it took some negotiating.

You have to wonder if a rendition of this dance might have helped him secure that deal. You never know what hoops people need to jump through to get that sort of money.

Madden NFL 17 launches on August 23 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, assuring that just about everyone gets chance to play. New features this time around include an improved ground game mechanic to make for more offensive options, as well as a new defensive AI to give the single-player campaign a little more depth.


Xbox-exclusive games could find a second home on Nintendo Switch

Microsoft is reportedly set to release some of its first-party games on Nintendo Switch, as well as the Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud services. Cross-play between Switch and Xbox One is already enabled.

Did Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown fall victim to the Madden Curse?

Join us as we take a tour through the long-running history of the Madden Curse -- and Tom Brady's recent accolades. We all know John Madden is a longtime NFL talent, but is he also an agent of dark forces?

You're never too broke to enjoy the best free-to-play games

Believe it or not, free-to-play games have evolved into engaging, enjoyable experiences. Here are a few of our favorites that you can play right now, including Warframe and the perennially popular League of Legends.

These Xbox One exclusives are the definition of quality over quantity

Xbox One has a prestigious collection of handpicked titles that you can't play on other consoles. Here are the latest and greatest Xbox One exclusives, including some that are also available on PC

These are the must-have games that every Xbox One owner needs

More than four years into its life span, Microsoft's latest console is finally coming into its own. From Cuphead to Halo 5, the best Xbox One games offer something for players of every type.

Transform into a tetromino master with our Tetris 99 tips and tricks

Tetris 99 is the latest battle royale game to stir up quite a bit of commotion. The Nintendo Switch Online exclusive adds a few new unexplained quirks to the Tetris formula. We've got you covered with our Tetris 99 tips and tricks.

Metro Exodus update brings DLSS improvements to Nvidia RTX 20-series PCs

Having issues in Metro Exodus? A February 21 update for the title recently delivered enhancements to Nvidia’s deep learning supersampling feature and other fixes for low-specced PCs. 

Need to perform a factory reset on your Xbox One console? Here's how to do it

Whether you're upgrading to a One X and giving your old console to a friend, or troubleshooting a technical issue, sometimes your Xbox One needs a clean slate. Here's our quick guide on how to factory reset an Xbox One.

Battle royale-style Tetris 99 is the first Nintendo Switch Online-exclusive game

If you want to play online multiplayer on Switch, you'll need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Here's what you need to know about Nintendo Switch Online, from price to features to the awesome library of NES games.

The best PUBG weapons to win you that coveted chicken dinner

Which weapons in PUBG are worth the time to scout out and fit with attachments? Which are going to help you become the last player standing? We've got the answers you need in our best PUBG weapons guide.

Here's where Xur is and what he has for wares this week in Destiny 2: Forsaken

The weekly vendor in Destiny 2: Forsaken always brings Exotic weapons and armor, some of the toughest loot to find in the game. Here's everything you need to know to track down Xur: Where he is, when he shows up, and what he's stocking.

Want to play as Iron Man or Waluigi in GTA V? Our favorite mods make it possible

Grand Theft Auto V is best on the PC for many reasons, and modifications may be the most important. You can cause riots, spawn unique cars, and play as a cop with just a few extra files.

Walmart slices prices on PS4 DualShock 4 controllers just in time for Anthem

The standard black PS4 controller is what usually comes with the console itself, but if you want to add something a bit more customized your gaming experience, Walmart is offering a wide variety of colorful DualShock 4 controllers at…

How you can give your PS4 a fresh start with a factory reset

Learn the many ways you can factory reset your PS4. From reverting your settings to factory to doing a full wipe and reinstalling the latest PlayStation firmware, we cover it all here, step by step.