The latest version of EA Sports' NFL game has gone gold, with a demo coming later this month to help fans determine if they should buy Madden 10 at midnight or wait til morning.

I mean, let's be real here. Those who are going to purchase Madden NFL 10, are going to buy Madden NFL 10. The demo is just something to keep the excitement from killing us between then and the August 14th release date. There are actually two demos on the way. On July 30th, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners can download the regular demo, featuring an evening showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants in heavy snow.

Those that pre-order the game from GameStop will get demo-loving a bit earlier, gaining access to a special demo on July 23rd. That one is a Super Bowl XLIII rematch between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, giving players four 5-minute quarters to make Arizona lose again.

For the record, I'll be there at midnight.