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When the clock strikes midnightâ€¦it will officially become â€œmadden dayâ€â€¦
for football fans who love video gamesâ€¦
August the 14th is the Super Bowl and Christmas all rolled into oneâ€¦
â€œMadden NFL 2008â€ will officially hit the selves in 6 thousand stores all over North Americaâ€¦
hundreds of thousands of fans in the u.s. will line up for hours waiting to get their hands on itâ€¦
EA Sports will send out VIP copies to people such as Andy Roddickâ€¦Snoop Dogg and Green Dayâ€¦
Last year's version sold 1.8 million and this year that number is expected to go well over 2 millionâ€¦
Itâ€™s not just the fans that are playingâ€¦so are the playersâ€¦
for the last 13 Super Bowls EA Sports has held a â€œMadden tournamentâ€ just for playersâ€¦
next to the game itselfâ€¦the tournament along with the Playboy and Maxim parties are the toughest ticketsâ€¦
the players take this real serious and Alex Smith of the of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the two time defending championâ€¦but the real prize is to become the player on the coverâ€¦
at least it used to beâ€¦then came the curseâ€¦
the last six straight players to be on the cover of â€œmaddenâ€ have all suffered injuries that cost them their seasonâ€¦
the list includes Daunte Culpepperâ€¦Marshall Faulkâ€¦Michael Vickâ€¦Ray Lewis and Donovan Mcnabbâ€¦
last year Shaun Alexander broke his foot in week fourâ€¦the most valuable player of 2005 struggled through the worst season of his nfl careerâ€¦
this year Ladainian Tomlinson of the Chargers was offered the cover but turned it downâ€¦
the official reason given was moneyâ€¦but how do you turn down a couple hundred thousand dollars for doing nothing???
instead EA Sports gave the cover to Vince Young of the Titansâ€¦
whether you believe in the curse or notâ€¦
what is not open for debate is the success of the gameâ€¦â€Madden NFLâ€ remains the most successful video game in historyâ€¦
I've never really liked the Madden series. I haven't bought a football game since ESPN NFL 2K5, and I still play it regularly. 2K actually made games worth playing, and didn't bother loading their products with gimmicky features year in and year out. It was a dark day when EA bought the exclusive rights to the NFL...
I'm a semi-Madden fan, but what I'm looking forward to is the new NHL '08. I hope it's better then '07, which seemed like a roster update of '06 with an alternate control system. Anyone else notice that? '08 must be out in the near future eh...
Badfish wrote:I'm a semi-Madden fan, but what I'm looking forward to is the new NHL '08. I hope it's better then '07, which seemed like a roster update of '06 with an alternate control system. Anyone else notice that? '08 must be out in the near future eh...
I should give my buddy that works at EA a call so he can send me up some Madden, plus Tiger Woods and NHL 2008 will also be out soon.....I love dirt cheap video games!! Too bad Guitar Hero isn't EA, that game rules.
tey wrote:I should give my buddy that works at EA a call so he can send me up some Madden, plus Tiger Woods and NHL 2008 will also be out soon.....I love dirt cheap video games!! Too bad Guitar Hero isn't EA, that game rules.
I also enjoy this service
and yes, Guitar Hero does indeed rock. I'm up to Expert level now
is that a good thing or a bad thing? I can't tell.