Interesting. I usually buy a football & basketball game every other year (buying the same thing every year is too much overkill for my taste). This was the year I was finally going to jump to Madden since they will have XBL enabled for XBox users...then Sega finds a way get me to stick with them another year.
Boy am I glad I just bought an Xbox. Yes, I will still be purchasing Madden. But I will also be purchasing ESPN. ESPN's top 5 list blows Madden's out of the water. Aside from the Storyline mode and the Defensive playmaker, Madden doesn't seem to have that much gimmick stuff to interest me. Create a fan? Please. And there are so many assholes online that I'm scared to even try. As for ESPN. Well, VIP is worth twenty bucks alone. I want to see how well I can play against my CPU self. Most people can't cope with my hurry up offense, and I'm anxious to see if I can tune my OWN defense to beat it. Just freaking awesome.
Pat Tillman, rest in peace.
"It's almost as if they waited for him to die so he couldn't go ... `Shut the fuck up, that's not what I think!' " -Jon Stewart commenting on the sudden wealth of questions such as "Would President Reagan approve of the war in Iraq?" being posed by conservative pundits.
Originally posted by Jaguar I want to see how well I can play against my CPU self.
I must've missed this earlier in the thread. This is totally awesome.
I'll probably end up getting both for the PS2, although I'll only have to spend my money on one edition.
(I need to click [and read] links before I respond.)
Originally posted by that ign article#6 - ESPN Presentation: Last year VC became determined to improve the somewhat lackluster presentation previously found in its titles. They've done so and more this year. Boomer's in the hot seat, Joe Namath's gal is on the field
Oh hell yes.
//edit: fixed quote tag.
(edited by Whitebacon on 15.6.04 0120)
(Not Bob Kohm)
In the context of baseball, the use of drugs hurts only the player. In the context of baseball, the use of alcohol hurts only the player. In the context of baseball, womanizing hurts whom? Maybe the wife of the player? In the context of baseball, felonies are crimes against society, not against baseball. In the context of baseball, gambling is the only crime against baseball.
Gambling, in the context of baseball, is a capital offense and Rose has richly earned-- hell, he agreed to-- his death sentence. Let him hang.
Bob Kohm, co-owner of Rotojunkies.com (rotojunkies.com) , and a large market kind of guy.
Damn you ESPN. Now I got a problem. Do I get ESPN due to its cheapness and good play, or do I get Madden since all my friends play that one online, and since I'm moving, I still would be able to play them.
Kind of on topic, but there were rumors that EA would charge an extra fee for XBL and start charging for PS2 online. Anyone hear anything about this, and if so has it been shown to be true?
Lisa: They used it to settle fights at taverns Homer: She said tavern! I'm going to Moe's Marge: I never agreed to that rule
www.espnvideogames.com just updated their website with a bunch of pictures and videos of the presentation aspects of the game, and holy crap does it look and sound great. There's a video of Kolber interviewing players on the field. There's two videos of the halftime report with Berman, one for Xbox and one for PS2. Unfortunately, due to the lack of hard drive, PS2ers like myself only get still shots during halftime, while Xboxers get actual highlights from the game. There's a video of the end of week Sportscenter with Berman, Wingo, and Kiper. One of the coolest features I've never seen mentioned: the fictional college players actually have real faces, no more black silhouettes. With the real faces, and Kiper talking about them, it'll actually feel like drafting real players as opposed to made up names. Man, it actually feels like you're watching ESPN in this game, I can't wait.
The 9/16 online roster update for Madden 2006 was taken down shortly after being posted because a glitch made a player show up as being 7 inches tall. He's the tiny dot to the right of the center in the picture below.