August 10 - August 15

Molerats ... pfft! That'll be the day.

I have bought into the Madden franchise year after year for as long as I can remember. But, honestly, I find it difficult to recall the last time I really enjoyed the game. I mean, certainly it has been perennially better than having a colonoscopy or putting in grout, but I'm hard pressed to say much more positive about my Madden experience beyond that. I'm almost more excited to not feel obligated to buy Madden this year.

That said, it's hard to ignore the 800 pound gorilla that is John Madden. His game, I mean. I'm sure he barely clears a good 550 pounds. Anyway, I'm not so much giving Madden Game of the Week as I am simply conceding the week to its monumental presence. Let's just say, if I were you, I'd avoid any video game stores on Friday.

Xbox 360
- Madden NFL 10
- Trials HD (Arcade)

PS3
- Madden NFL 10
- Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (PlayStation Store)

PSP
- Madden NFL 10

Wii
- Active Life Extreme Challenge
- Groovin' Blocks
- Madden NFL 10
- Monster Mayhem: Build and Battle
- Real Heroes: Firefighter

Nintendo DS
- C.O.R.E.
- Fossil Fighters
- Imagine: Soccer Captain
- Monster Mayhem: Build and Battle

Comments

my friends code for club house games..... 2321.4850.2896 id like to play a game with someone

Kind of swore off Madden this year. Not for any big ethical reason, or to make a stand, but I'm just kind of bored with it.

What? No DS version of Madden?

I'll probably grab it, as I still like playing online occasionally, and because I always like coming home with a new game.

Not much goin' on, huh.

Good week to be a PC only gamer, now if only Steam would stop discounting the games I missed first time around I might actually be able to finish something.

Wait, Madden 2010 isn't available on the PC? Meh, I won't miss it that much.

Trials HD looks pretty rad. Who doesn't like crashing motorcycles?? Communist molerats, that's who.

NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits and Super Star Wars release for the Wii this week, too.

Running Man wrote:

Wait, Madden 2010 isn't available on the PC? Meh, I won't miss it that much.

No, it's still not coming back to the pc. I wish it were. Everything sims so much faster.

Madden 2010? Wow, I thought I had slept in late this morning, but apparently I really slept late. Funny. My facial hair hasn't changed a bit.

No PC titles? I think Hearts of Iron 3 comes out this week...I am tempted, but the demo left me feeling totally overwhelmed.
Edit: I see it's on last week's list...not sure it's in stored until this week though. Steam had it on the weekend.

Huh, a weak week. Guess I could play the Batman:AA demo through a 4th time.

Reading all the muttering about the weak showing this week, I think you all are ignoring Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, and I don't know why.

I played the heck out of that game on my Dreamcast, if only because I liked the irony of teaming Omega Red up with Captain America. It's the only 2D, capcom style fighting game I ever got into with the exception of Marvel Super Heroes. When my Dreamcast died, I went to trade in all my old games in on a new system, and the clerk at Gamestop actually suggested I'd get a better price for MvC2 on eBay. Dreamcast copies of that were going of obscene prices.

Demiurge, man, back me up on this. Any week with MvC2 being rereleased is not weak. And it's on the PS3, which (for once, apparently) has the superior controller for the kind of game it is.

doubtingthomas396 wrote:

Reading all the muttering about the weak showing this week, I think you all are ignoring Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, and I don't know why.

I played the heck out of that game on my Dreamcast, if only because I liked the irony of teaming Omega Red up with Captain America. It's the only 2D, capcom style fighting game I ever got into with the exception of Marvel Super Heroes. When my Dreamcast died, I went to trade in all my old games in on a new system, and the clerk at Gamestop actually suggested I'd get a better price for MvC2 on eBay. Dreamcast copies of that were going of obscene prices.

Demiurge, man, back me up on this. Any week with MvC2 being rereleased is not weak. And it's on the PS3, which (for once, apparently) has the superior controller for the kind of game it is.

While I totally agree with the sentiment, I'll care about the MvC2 re-release when it hits 360. Totally should be the front runner in front of Madden 10's raging bull, I'm just not as excited given the platform.

AnimeJ wrote:

While I totally agree with the sentiment, I'll care about the MvC2 re-release when it hits 360. Totally should be the front runner in front of Madden 10's raging bull, I'm just not as excited given the platform.

You're in luck, because MvC2 has been out for a while!