New Release Watch: Madden Edition

August 20, 2006

So, there’s one big title coming this week. Can you guess what it is? Also, some game with Pac-man, and American McGee plasters his name on another game I couldn’t care less about. Enjoy!

[b]Madden 2007 – you name it[/b]
The big news for this week is Madden, which is hitting every system you can think of. Will the series bring new features and updated graphics, or will the monopoly on the NFL license result in a weak attempt to kick a dead horse? No matter what the outcome, one thing will be sure: We can expect insightful commentary like “The Ravens will have to kick or run the ball in if they want to score any points.” Thanks, John. Without you I’d never know what to do next.

[b]Pac-Man World Rally – PSP, PS2, Gamecube, PC[/b]
Namco adds to the ever growing library of Mario Kart clones, only this time with Pac-man. I might get it anyways. It’s Pac-man and Mario Kart at the same time!

[b]Bad Day L.A.[/b]
American McGee tries to take on the Bush White House with sarcasm and fails. Ugly graphics, childish humor, and mild racism drive his point home in a way that couldn’t be misunderstood. There’s a demo out if you don’t believe me. For the easily amused only.

Well, not a very exciting week, except for you Madden fans. But if you like the NFL, this is the only game you’ll see them in this year.