First of all, I should remind everyone here that I am a huge Chicago Bulls fan. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way…
I AM FREAKING OUT!!! MY HERO IS RETURNING!!! MJ IS BACK ON THE BASKETBALL COURT!!!
By now you’ve probably heard that Michael Jordan is the cover athlete and that you can actually play as MJ in 10 of his most iconic moments. So how did it turn out? We went to the experts to find out.
NBA 2K11 doesn’t hit stores until October 5th, but guys like Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, Philadelphia 76ers forward Andre Iguodala, and Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith have already gotten their hands on the new hoops game. And they like what they see.
Keep reading to see what the guys said and to watch a trailer of the guys playing the game.More »
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.More »
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!More »
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.More »
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.More »
NCAA Football 11 is the latest and, if I must say, the greatest installment in this long-running series. There is not a single aspect of this game that is surpassed by the versions that came before it. First, the Dynasty Mode is much improved. It is divided into three parts: Off-season, the season itself, and after season. During the off-season, you can recruit new talent, convince players to come back, and much more. Now, the actual season is much like all others: You play the games and try to come out of it with a run at the national title. This also holds true for after the season, when you sign new coaches. Although these modes are similar to those in previous games, they are much more in-depth, which ultimately makes the game more fun.More »
When the Sports Gamer eats in all of his fancy restaurants with his fancy, sports-game-loving friends, like Professor Ulane, we usually order ourselves appetizers to gorge ourselves on until our 42-ounce sirloins arrive.
A mere six days from now, Madden fans everywhere are getting an appetizer before their main course. Of course, I'm referring to the Madden NFL 11 demo, which you can download for $0, via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network starting on July 27th.More »