If you're sick and tired of Madden NFL, or if you just don't want to wait until the end of the month to complain about it, why not get a real downloadable roster update for a sports video game really released two years ago, the way everyone says it ought to be.


Backbreaker, the flawed but earnest challenger from 2010 that presented American football as it's played, not as it's watched on television, now has a custom roster file reflecting the league's 2013 rosters and, as best as the editors could render them, the uniforms and helmets for the league's 32 teams. The file was created by RateSports.net and was completed on Sunday.

If Backbreaker isn't your cup of tea, don't worry, "NFL 2K13"—a roster file for All-Pro Football 2K8, offers the same thing. It launched back at the end of June.

Both files are available here from RateSports. You'll need a PC and some helper programs to get them onto your console.