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The Teen Review: Madden NFL 11 (Xbox 360)

madden 11 xbox 360 cover

Ah good ‘ol Madden. Every year you bring along so many things– the start of football season, a diversion from school, and one of the most exciting video games of the year. As with years past, EA Sports has kept on making improvements to make the game feel more and more like a true NFL game (I mean, they need to have more than just some roster updates to make you want to go out and buy another copy every year right?)– and this year is no exception. With much improved graphics, gameplay and even a better intro, Madden NFL 11 looks to have the makings of yet another winner in this classic franchise. So, how does it do and better yet– for those on the fence about getting it, is this year’s version worth the $60? Read on for our full review!

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What’s Your Super Bowl Pick?

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We here at TeenTechBlog aren’t only bout technology. Believe it or not, we actually are into other things like sports (and quite passionately I may add 🙂 as I am writing this I’m getting ready to play in a charity basketball tournament. Go MTA Lions!).

So we wanna ask what’s your pick for the Super Bowl tomorrow- you think the Pittsburgh Steelers D and the awesomeness of Ben Roethlisberger will prevail over the “Cinderella story” of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals?

My personal pick? Steelers hold on and lay down the law on the Cards. Yeah, who doesn’t love the underdog (especially after last year’s AMAZING win by my hometown Giants 🙂 ), but I just gotta believe the Steelers D is too good, and they will be able to contain Fitzgerald and the rest of the Cards (much easier said then done 😉 ). Final score: 35-24 Steelers.

So… what’s your pick: do the Steelers dominate, and end the Cards amazing road to the Super Bowl, or do you think the Cards are gonna be like last year’s G-Men and pull off another amazing Super Bowl upset (and end the second longest drought in sports for a professional team without a championship– first are the Chicago Cubs– sorry Cubs fans 😉 ).Let us know your picks (and your reasons behind them) in the comments.

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What's Your Super Bowl Pick?

super_bowl-xliii

We here at TeenTechBlog aren’t only bout technology. Believe it or not, we actually are into other things like sports (and quite passionately I may add 🙂 as I am writing this I’m getting ready to play in a charity basketball tournament. Go MTA Lions!).

So we wanna ask what’s your pick for the Super Bowl tomorrow- you think the Pittsburgh Steelers D and the awesomeness of Ben Roethlisberger will prevail over the “Cinderella story” of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals?

My personal pick? Steelers hold on and lay down the law on the Cards. Yeah, who doesn’t love the underdog (especially after last year’s AMAZING win by my hometown Giants 🙂 ), but I just gotta believe the Steelers D is too good, and they will be able to contain Fitzgerald and the rest of the Cards (much easier said then done 😉 ). Final score: 35-24 Steelers.

So… what’s your pick: do the Steelers dominate, and end the Cards amazing road to the Super Bowl, or do you think the Cards are gonna be like last year’s G-Men and pull off another amazing Super Bowl upset (and end the second longest drought in sports for a professional team without a championship– first are the Chicago Cubs– sorry Cubs fans 😉 ).Let us know your picks (and your reasons behind them) in the comments.

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Review- Madden 09 (Xbox 360)

Real Madden 09 cover with Brett Favre as a Jet

Well, I got myself a copy of Madden 09 on Tuesday, and after spending some time playing with it I must say that it is a very worthy successor to the Madden franchise.  Wanna know more on this game and what I liked and didn’t like about? Hit the More link.

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Is Brett Favre to stay a Packer on the Madden 09 Cover?

Is this the latest Madden 09 cover?

For those of you who don’t know (or follow football), the Green Bay Packers legendary Quarterback- Brett Farve- is the cover boy of Madden 09, and now the new QB of New York Jets (via a trade last night between the Packers and Jets after a  seemingly endless saga of Favre’s retirement/ un-retirement and general “fight” with the Packers- for those of you who would like to know more on this, check Sports Illustrated). Now this trade of Favre to the Jets last night left a few questions to be answered by EA Sports (makers of the Madden franchise):  1. As the title of this post says: does Favre stay a Packer on the cover, or does a new cover come out with him on the Jets?  2. Are you going to be ready to play with Favre on the Jets right from the launch of Madden? For the answers, hit the More link.

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Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?!!?!?

Screen shot of Madden 09

Well, I know I sure am lol. Anyways, wanna get a sneak peak or some quick practice time to brush up on your Madden skillz before the release next week (August 12) of the 20th edition of the popular football game- Madden 09? Well if you are an Xbox 360 owner with access to Xbox Live (either free- Silver membership, or paid- Gold membership), or a PS3 owner with access to the Playstation Network (its free with Internet access), then you are in luck. All you gotta do is go to your respective online store and head to the Sports games part and you should see a Madden 09 demo ready to be downloaded.

Lemme just tell you- I’ve been playing this on my own 360, and while the demo is short (you do this new Madden IQ to find your playing level, and then you play a “Madden Moment” of the Giants 4th quarter drive with 1:36 left in last year’s Super Bowl) it shows a lot of promise on how GREAT this new game is gonna be (of course I wish they let you demo a full game like they did in past years, or at least give you a drive on defense to protect the lead if you score). Whatever, only one week till the full version is out 🙂

We’ll have more on Madden when it launches next week, but in the meantime go try it out and let us know what you think bout the new game (and any other thoughts you may have on the upcoming NFL season) in the comments.