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Scott Jones

Cover of Madden NFL 12: It's A Done Deal

It's official: Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis will appear on the box cover of this year's Madden (due in stores on August 30th). He's only the fourth running back to appear on the cover in Madden history. And he got there because you put him there.

EA Sports, along with partners SportsNation and ESPN, asked Madden fans to go online and vote for one of 32 possible cover candidates. Along the way, after three rounds of voting that saw showdowns like Mark Sanchez vs. Drew Brees (Brees won) and Aaron Rodgers vs. Ndamukong Suh (the number one-seeded Rodgers won), the field of 32 had been whittled down to just four players: Rodgers versus Hillis, and Michael Vick versus Adrian Peterson.

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Scott Jones

NBA Jam for the iPad: Five Reasons Why It's On Fire

Release Date:
April 20, 2011

Available today in Apple's App store is NBA Jam ($4.99). The iPhone and iPod Touch version of Jam is perfectly awesome, and still one of our favorite time-killers around the old SI Kids salt mines. But the iPad version is--brace yourself--even better. Here's why:

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Scott Jones

To 3D or Not 3D, That is the Question...

Now that the Nintendo 3DS has been on the street for nearly a month, and with more 3D coming our way in the form of blockbuster movies, televised sports broadcasts (imagine watching the Super Bowl in 3D next year), and new consoles (rumors are floating around that Sony's new portable, called the NGP, will have 3D capabilities), the Sports Gamer's burning question, which no one can answer yet, is this:
Does 3D make our entertainment better? Or is it something that's merely cool and neat?

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Scott Jones

iPhone Boxing Done Right

Like a sneaky left hook—a punch that famed trainer Teddy Atlas say you never see coming—EA quietly released the iPhone version of Fight Night Champion recently ($4.99). If you've got an iPhone or an iPod Touch, and you're even remotely interested in boxing, you're going to want to check out this game. Here's why... More »

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