Originally published in 2007, we've just updated this feature - on why there's no such thing as the "Madden Curse" - to reflect some of the game's more contemporary "victims".
We all know how it works: Another year, another Madden. Like any game that has a yearly deadline, sometimes there might be a lack of polish. We've collected 10 videos of glitches from EA's newest outing (Beware: foul language).
Raven Software designer Manveer Heir has mounted a one-man Twitter Wolfenstein marketing campaign, offering to pay for your copy of the game if it manages to outsell Madden 10.
It may sound like the title of a bad goth poem, but razorblades and roses are just two elements in Wal-Mart's promotional blitz for Madden 10.
Similarly, it doesn't mean it's all over for the runner. Rather than animate a three- or four-man rodeo as a Quicktime event with an irrevocable outcome (usually falling somewhere near the point of contact) the game now gives you some control to manipulate the direction of the impending pileup.
EA have quietly, perhaps even accidentally, revealed that their two biggest sporting franchises - Madden and FIFA - will be coming to the iPhone "soon."
The Seattle Seahawks' T.J. Houshmadzadeh, upset he's only rated the sixth-best receiver in his conference in the upcoming Madden 10, has vowed not to play the game no more.
It's Friday night, and you know what that means: more Madden 10 screens. These ones are all about the AFC North, home to the Ravens, Browns, Bengals and Super Bowl champs, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Madden is just about the biggest thing in gaming in the US (at least in terms of sales). So EA would want to get a demo for the game into the hands of everyone and anyone, right? WRONG.
They say there are only two constants in life: death and taxes. Uh, no. There's three. Death, taxes and Madden. So for all the pigskin fans in the house, here's a ton of Madden 10 screens.
First up, the Wii version. With a...unique new visual style. Second one's the PS3/360 version
Last year, the Dolphins shook things up a little by breaking out the "Wildcat", an offensive formation rarely used in the NFL. To sum up, it worked. So it'll be available in Madden 10!
Many sports games make a fuss over their respective cover athletes, but really, the only one people give a damn about is the guy who turns up on the front cover of Madden.