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

GameStop Wants The Girls To Spend The Night With John Madden

It's Madden Day — and video game retailer GameStop is hoping to soak up some of those "pink ocean" dollars, tapping into what it think is a currently untapped market of women gamers who not only love the Wii, but also » 8/12/08 8:00pm 8/12/08 8:00pm love NFL football. GameStop has launched the "Girls Night In" device, a site "designed to help educate…

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 is Live: Do You Care?

Late last night people crowded into stores » 8/12/08 1:00pm 8/12/08 1:00pm and at least one Rose Bowl to snatch up a copy of Madden NFL 09. This marking the 20th anniversary of the game, Madden has been getting even more hype than usual this year round with as proof that video gaming has gone mainstream. And of course, Electronic Arts is quick to…

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 held … » 8/12/08 10:20am 8/12/08 10:20am

Madden 09 Gets Favre Focused Roster, Cover Update

Former Packers QB Brett Favre has returned to the NFL, announcing his retirement from retirement and throwing a wrench into EA's plans to have him as cover boy for Madden NFL 09 » 8/07/08 4:40pm 8/07/08 4:40pm. Favre, photographed in his Packers uniform, is now , leading to a very important, last minute roster change. That change won't, however, of …

Bug Major Nelson For Maddenpalooza Tickets

Fans hoping to get into EA's celebration of all things Madden » 8/06/08 3:00pm 8/06/08 3:00pm at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California this Monday have pretty limited options when it comes to scoring entry into the event. They can either win tickets via local Southern California radio stations, or stand in line and hope they're one of the first 1,00 …

EA's Maddenpalooza Maddetailed

EA has dropped details on this year's celebration for the release of Madden NFL 09, annoyingly titled Maddenpalooza. Mentioned during Leigh's interview with Steve Schnur » 7/24/08 10:40am 7/24/08 10:40am earlier this month, Maddenpalooza is a music festival featuring bands from current and past Madden soundtracks that will take place at the Rose Bowl…

Holo-Madden Issues An IQ Test

The graphics whore within wishes that Madden NFL 09 looked like this all the time (and that a holographic John Madden could be called upon for advice at any moment, should we need to know the barbeque time on sausages or find out if Ace hardware had something in stock). We think the "Madden IQ Test" revealed last…

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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 series… » 5/22/08 9:30pm 5/22/08 9:30pm