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I don’t know about you, but I like to play my video games as a temporary escape from the “real world.” You know, controlling a team of your favorite players in Madden or MLB 2k8, or destroying some random alien in Halo 3 — things that you just can’t do in real life. To my great dismay, that barrier between “real world” and the “virtual world” of video games is starting to get really blurred. What am I talking about? Read on!
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.
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.
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.