“Defense is nearly half the game.” What a way to start the presentation for the next edition of Madden NFL Football. It's easy to joke about that mindset, but defense has been a sore spot in virtual football since its inception. There's a new emphasis on defensive controls and camera angles this time around so maybe, just maybe, we'll no longer run to the kitchen for a snack when its our turn to play defense. We'll see. Details are sketchy, but at leas they're saying the right thing now. Oh, and as is always the case in Madden, they've tinkered with the presentation to appear even more like the real thing. We'll see how things pan out in August.