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Scott Jones

Madden NFL 11: The Sports Gamer Test 4

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • August 19, 2010 1:30pm

A couple years ago I concocted a little test designed to evaluate how much reality EA Sports managed to cram into their annual version of Madden. I call it--drumroll, please--the Sports Gamer Madden Test.

Okay, so maybe it needs a better name, but SGMT will suffice for now.

Anyway, here's what I do.

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Erik Willis

Madden NFL 11 13

  • Gamer Gang
  • Posted by: Erik Willis
  • August 13, 2010 10:48am
Platforms:
Microsoft, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, PS2, Sony, Nintendo
Release Date:
August 10, 2010
Price:
59.99
Rating:
8.5

Madden NFL 11 is the latest installment in the “Madden” franchise. Many people feared that with so many new additions and tweaks to the game play, “Madden” was straying from its roots and becoming too complicated. Well, this year things have changed. First, the franchise mode is back and better than ever. You can do all the same things as in years past, such as draft and sign prospects and hire coaches, but now the process is much simpler, and, in my opinion, more fun. There also is an option which would allow the CPU to do all of these tasks… the only thing you need to worry about is playing the game!

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Scott Jones

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: New DECA SPORTS Has Motion-Plus Controls! 0

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • August 11, 2010 6:46pm

If you've always thought of the DECA SPORTS series as a bare bones Wii Sports, you, wise person, were correct. But those days are about to be over. With the latest installment in the series—DECA SPORTS 3 – the series is really developing an identity all its own. And that means you'll finally have a really good reason to give your copy of Wii Sports Resort a vacation soon.

Keep reading to see the EXCLUSIVE screen shots and teaser trailer of the new DECA SPORTS 3!

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Scott Jones

Madden Day 2010: Seven Great Ways to Celebrate 5

  • Sports Gamer
  • Posted by: Scott Jones
  • August 10, 2010 10:27am

In case you've been living underneath a rock (or maybe Flozell Adams) the new Madden, a.k.a. Madden NFL '11, is in stores today. That officially makes today, August 10th 2010, a holiday.

All together now: WOO!!!

No matter what you call it--Maddensgiving, Maddenoween, or maybe Maddentines Day--this is a cause for celebration. So how to celebrate? Just because the banks are open, and you still have to go to school or camp or your summer job, doesn't mean you can't recognize the holiday. Here are some suggestions to get you in the spirit of things.

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Nick Bougades

The Cages 0

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  • Posted by: Nick Bougades
  • August 6, 2010 12:44pm
Platforms:
Wii, Nintendo
Release Date:
July 6, 2010
Price:
29.99
Rating:
8.5

The Cages: Pro Style Batting Practice is a great, unique game. Instead of a regular baseball game, where there are just straight exhibitions, this game focuses on the fundamentals of hitting.  It's also compatible with Wii Motion Plus, which means no more delayed swings...

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Scott Jones

The Oldies But Goodies Department 2

Each day I get so much awesome stuff in the mail. I get builds of games--games that you won't be playing for a few weeks or even months from now--delivered right to my desk. Yes, everyday is Christmas for the Sports Gamer.

At least, it usually is.

Things have been kind of slow around the Sports Gamer office lately. It's the summer doldrums. Happens every year. Yeah, I know the new Madden is just around the corner. In the meantime, until Madden ships, I've been spending time with some older, awesome sports games. Both games are worth revisiting.

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Malik Pitchford

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem 0

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  • Posted by: Malik Pitchford
  • August 2, 2010 1:42pm
Platforms:
Wii, DS, Nintendo
Release Date:
July 6, 2010
Price:
29.99
Rating:
4

One thing I liked about Despicable Me: Minion* Mayhem was that the game has a ton of stages. In each level, you have to try to maneuver your Minion through obstacles, which vary from teeny robots to humongous spikes.

Sound tough? Well don't worry. During your adventure, you'll find other Minions to help you complete each level. For example, there is a big Minion that makes beating up on enemy robots a breeze.

One of the things that I didn’t like about this game is that it is not that interesting overall. If you have played Mario Vs Donkey Kong: March of the Minis for the DSi Ware Service, then you'll be pretty familiar with Minion Mayhem's point: get your avatar from the starting point to the end point. All you do is lead your Minion past obstacles to a door that signals the end of a level. That's what the whole game is about...

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