Madden NFL 11's remade cooperative online play this year, but rather than bog down in a technical discussion, let's see what happens when Ray Lewis and Mario Williams show up to pit two rival Texas high schools against each other.

Online Team Play now supports up to three players per side, and gives them control over specific groups of players, rather than just one. The mode also adds a perks-style system of attribute boosts, making top players conspicuous - and more desirable - in matchmaking.

This is the first of three webisodes for Madden as the hype train steams into the Aug. 10 release. I'm told there's one coming up with some peewee football players that'll melt your heart.

P.S. Mario Williams didn't go to L.D. Bell. He's a Richlands (N.C.) Wildcat.