Madden ‘09 Review: It's Still a W in the Standings

The 20th edition of gaming's signature sports simulation sells us a big-tent philosophy - dueling difficulty settings that will level the playing field between lifelong players of Madden football and more casual gamers who just want in on the fun without reading a playbook the size of an encyclopedia. As a business… » 8/20/08 2:40pm 8/20/08 2:40pm

Sam's Club Prints Your New Madden Favre Cover While You Wait

Those of you planning to pick up your copy of Madden NFL 09 at your local Sam's Club may be in for a bit more value than the usual discounted prices. An official for the warehouse store dropped us a line this morning to let us know that Sam's Club locations with photo centers will print out a high-quality version of… » 8/12/08 1:40pm 8/12/08 1:40pm

Madden 09 Launch - GameStop Goes The Extra Yard

You might not remember the Mansell GameStop store from the Grand Theft Auto IV launch, but GameStop certainly does. Back in April, when GTA IV launched, I did a piece comparing the lively, cheery event held at the Windward Parkway location in Alpharetta versus the rather staid, everyone just standing in line deal… » 8/12/08 10:20am 8/12/08 10:20am

Madden 09's Holographic Display Explained

Yep, that's a screen shot from Madden NFL 09 one that goes a long way toward explaining what John Riccitiello meant when he touted the game's "holographic interface." It's not, as you might immediately think, a fantastic looking update to Discs Of Tron but one of Madden's new features, known as "Madden IQ." Using a… » 5/22/08 9:30pm 5/22/08 9:30pm