Shippin' Out August 8-14: Madden NFL 11

Notable releases this week include EA Sports' latest gridiron game, Monday Night Combat on Xbox Live Arcade, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World on the PlayStation Network.

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The 2010 NFL season debuts early next month in New Orleans, but EA Sports tackles the living room this week with the latest edition of its flagship Madden series. The football title is easily the most prominent of the week, but it shares the stage with the next entry in Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion and a Scott Pilgrim vs. The World tie-in.

Snow in August? It's in the game.

Spearheading the retail week is Madden NFL 11 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and Nintendo Wii. The title arrives Tuesday, August 10, and packs in a number of changes from its 2010 counterpart. EA has told gamers to expect better animations, new team-specific chants, and Gus Johnson play-by-play in the 2011 version.

Also arriving this week is Uber Entertainment's Xbox Live-exclusive Monday Night Combat. The third-person, class-based shooter blends fast-paced combat with the presentation style of a television program. The title is the fourth in Microsoft's five-game Summer of Arcade promotion, which culminates next week with Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

The epic of epic epicness, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World starring Michael Cera, hits theaters August 13, and a video game tie-in is coming too. The game of the same name is due out August 10 on PSN and is a four-player offline brawler that takes the premise of the original comics and combines it with side-scrolling action and 8-bit-inspired pixel art by renowned pixel artist Paul Robertson.

For further details on the week's games, visit GameSpot's New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and the Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.

MONDAY, AUGUST 9
Enjoy Your Massage!--Wii--Microforum
Absolute Chess--DS--Tasuke

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10
Galactic Taz Ball--DS--Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Madden NFL 11--DS, PS2, PS3, 360--Electronic Arts
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World--PS3--Ubisoft

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11
Monday Night Combat--X360--Microsoft Game Studios

Discussion

112 comments
Sparty_On
Sparty_On

Templaris34 So what that Obama is in the game I think it's awesome that after wining the Super Bowl you go to the white house. That isn't the real Obama anyways. It's dumb and stupid to not buy just because you don't like a person. I'm not going to talk politics Templaris34 you just want to bash Obama every chance you get you're no better than Madden haters.

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

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Vorodor21
Vorodor21

Pro tip: Go buy last years crappy edition of Madden and you'll be getting this years early. It never ceases to amaze me how people can get suckered into buy the same exact game year after year.

Steyrvolt
Steyrvolt

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Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

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Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

and I woudl like to interject some humor, but if any sports fans of Madden says anybody doesn't havea life because they sit in and play RPGS all day, then what is Fantasy Football? That's pretty much Dungeons and Dragons for jocks. and why sit in and virtualy play Football, when you can go to a store, buy a real football for 10 bucks and play a real game with real people?

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

Only thing I'm buying this month is Mafia II.

Urizen5
Urizen5

I want to get Scott Pilgrim, but the graphics look a bit........dated.

Lostboy1224
Lostboy1224

With the fall gaming season just around the corner I can't wait for this years gems to be here any week now.

golgo28
golgo28

@reeree746 first off i dont even buy madden every year,and up until i tried the demo this would have been my first.and your the one that **** about my comment about madden 11's controls being sluggish.so if anything your the fanboy.

THE_BIONIC_ARM
THE_BIONIC_ARM

haha 2K5 was the best but yea after the graphics these day it would be tough to go back. but dang that was a great game. i put in about 15 seasons in my franchise

RobNyack
RobNyack

Gabe writes, "2K5 was the last great football game released" OMG..gabe......MOVE ON already. If you actually played 2k5 today, you would be like....this game looks and plays like CRAP compared to what's out there today. I was one of you a fews years back, but at some time, you just have to let it go.

volcomstoner180
volcomstoner180

i wish scotty pilgrim had online co op...i dont know if im getting it now, which would be a shame cause that game looks awesome! river city throwback

GodModeEnabled
GodModeEnabled

damn, i want scott pilgrim on my 360, the game looks fun

Gabex023
Gabex023

2K5 was the last great football game released. Madden is good but IMO it will never be better than 2K. Yet, every year I buy Madden. I do alot of competitive gaming and that's all my friends play. It's the same reason people eat McDonald. Everybody knows Burger King has better burgers, but, everybody eats McDonalds. This logic can be applied to VF/Tekken, or sub's/dubs.

luneth77
luneth77

I honestly can't stand sports series like Madden that come out every year essentially the same as the previous year's and make a boatload of money.

knighthawksfan
knighthawksfan

This game looks like it is going to be awesome, but idk man seems like the same every year though. It is really starting to piss me off. Bring on cfl 2k12. Let's go edmonton eskimoes

hjm0916
hjm0916

i hate to be a buzzkill bit gameplay has changed considerably. i recommend u get it. @ Dark_Kakashi_24

Dark_Kakashi_24
Dark_Kakashi_24

I'm tempted to get the new Madden. But haven't decided if i should. Mainly because I have not played Madden, since Madden 94 on the SNES. I still play it when I get a chance and Cowboys are amazing in it. That aside, is the new game any better than 94' and worth the price? I am serious, the last one I played and bought was Madden 94. Outside of obvious graphics update, is the playing any better? ^_^

Steyrvolt
Steyrvolt

@green_dominator Sadly, I know a lot of people who used to play football games every day. It also makes me feel weird when I walk into my dorm on a sunny day and see people playing them in the lobby and cheering. A few games a week is one thing, but since you can actually go outside and throw a football, it seems a bit pointless when there's good weather and you're with friends. Of course, I'm not one to talk. I spend most of my life indoors watching movies and playing RPGs.

green_dominator
green_dominator

@Steyrvolt NO, what's sad is all these people who get sucked into sports, They end up playing for the highschool team then on the college team then pro, none of that is bad in and of itself but to actually go out and spend 60 bucks on a game [you have infinite choices when it comes to games] to play football, and people told me I had no life when I was growing up..... Imagine living a life so devoid of anything normal that you would subject yourself to a sport 24/7 I could never do that.....

Merex760
Merex760

Scott Pilgrim looks great. I can't wait to download it.

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

nothing interesting for me till november.just waitin for AC:B nfs HP and fifa11

Steyrvolt
Steyrvolt

@jaymillz315 I was actually thinking it'd be about 1.5x as large as the iPhone. :P

jaymillz315
jaymillz315

@Steyrvolt the iPad Nano already exists... its called the iPod Touch or iPhone :D

Steyrvolt
Steyrvolt

@razorfett147 As a part-time troll, I care about peoples' opinions on things I hate, and I rip on them in order to get a rise out of them (as I did with you) for a bit of a laugh. I do not, however, care about peoples' opinions on things I like (unless I know they are close friends.) For instance, if you said that Final Fantasy 8 was the worst game of all time, and ripped on it in a thread I had praising it, I would neither care nor respond to you unless you brought up a valid point which I felt like discussing. Strangers' opinions aren't worth getting worked up over, and I find it funny when people do. As for me not wanting Madden to get on the right track; that is incorrect. I would love for Madden to be rebuilt from the ground-up into a better football experience, and if they did, I might even look past the monopoly and buy a copy. However, this will not happen unless people stop buying it every year (I know you're not one of those fools.) I spend plenty of time talking about products I do like, and I agree that it is usually more fun to do so, but today was a Madden-news-item day. Tomorrow I'll be back to boring old non-troll me; joking, laughing and frolicking with others. Unless of course, the iPad Nano is announced.

jesuschristmonk
jesuschristmonk

so what's different bout this one from the last? can ur players do their own little dance when they score a touch down? or can u jump into the stands and just beat the crap out of some spectator? if not, then this is just like any other football game...

AtlanticRock
AtlanticRock

I'm getting the Red Dead Redmeption DLC and then the long wait for Scott Pilgrim for 360

reeree746
reeree746

@golgo28 Woah man, take a chill pill, count to ten, just relax. I never insulted you in any way. F.Y.I. you don't HAVE to buy the new Madden every single year. You're the real fanboy. Besides, I buy the new Madden every 3 years. -edit- It's actually really hard to be a Madden fanboy, granted it has NO competition.

razorfett147
razorfett147

@Steyrvolt You're entitled to your opinion just as anyone else. I'm not arguing that you aren't. My only complaint has to do with why so many ppl on the net (not just here) feel the need to constantly rail on something that they don't like or don't care about. If you really wanted to see Madden get onto another track, then I could understand the constant onslaught. But obviously once you've ridden something off, there's no point in wasting your energy on it. Maybe I just don't have enough time on my hands, who knows? I'd just rather spend time talking about games/products that I DO care about....but obviously not everyone thinks that way. I just don't see the value in trolling, and I never will. And obviously you care just as much about what others think as I do, otherwise you wouldn't have wasted your time responding to me. Denying that you do is just lying to yourself. If we all really didn't care what others thought at all, we wouldn't bother posting in these comment sections. We post because we want feedback. Someone who doesn't care about other's opinions wouldn't seek out other's responses, but as a troll (by your own admission)........you clearly do.

Steyrvolt
Steyrvolt

@razorfett147 That's like saying "You liked The Godfather? Seriously?" in a conversation about mob films. Nice try. :P Why do you think EA bought the sole rights to the NFL? To stop outselling the competition? Think, McFly. I also like your car analogy!!! However, defending your taste in cars IS a waste of time. Stop caring what other people think. This isn't highschool. If you fight back, it just lowers you to their level. I will admit that I'm a troll. Protip: You fed me and were the only reason I've returned here. And, on a serious note: You assumed earlier that we Madden haters can't possibly know that 11 will continue the lame streak. Oh, we can. I've hated Madden since 2003. The last Madden game I played was 2009. The last year that I enjoyed at all was 2005 (I believe. May have been '04.) The 2K game was better, both of those years. A lot of us have friends/family who play it, so we DO try the newer versions. Are you saying that if you (my turn for an analogy) read a series of books, and the books were boring and repetitive except for the three or four books which tried something new, and the books were getting more and more stale, that you wouldn't judge the next book before it was published?

Elite_Baller
Elite_Baller

the only reason i am getting madden this year is because im taking advantage of gamestop's 40$ trade in deal because the games im trading in are just collecting dust..... im trading on nba 2k10 and midnight club la complete edition therefore i will get madden for 20$

razorfett147
razorfett147

@Steryvolt You enjoyed the ESPN football games? Wow, you've got some pretty weak credentials for someone who likes to put down a franchise that continues to sell well every year.

razorfett147
razorfett147

So let me see if I've got this straight. If someone walks up to, say, your car and starts trash talking it and your tastes in cars, then you have no right to respond in kind........lest you become just as horrible a person as them??? You people really do live in your own little world. By all means, keep trolling away. I never pretended anything I had to say was going to stop any of you. I'm just posting my opinion......same as any of you. If you don't like me having something to say about it......then the pot and the kettle have officially become acquainted.

Muisee
Muisee

I liked the demo, I think the players look better and I am glad they took the icons away under the players.

JaxxRaxor
JaxxRaxor

Madden is not only the biggest game of the week, but the biggest game of the month, and its going to have to sell well for this month to be better than last yet I bet.

webbdmx
webbdmx

another madden game yawwwnnnn

tehcris
tehcris

Is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World a PS3 exclusive???

Steyrvolt
Steyrvolt

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golgo28
golgo28

@razorfett147 dude take your own advice.cause only a 9 yr old goes and gets offended when someone trash talks a game they like.so why dont you go get a life. flame on sucka.your move.

razorfett147
razorfett147

You Madden haters are pathetic. Most of you claim to have hated it for years, but somehow you have extensive experience with Madden 11 (which hasn't even released yet)? BS. Most of you are bandwagoners. I do agree that buying NCAA/Madden every year is redundant and pointless......but no one is FORCING you to buy it every year, are they? Like those below, I buy a new Madden roughly every 3 to 4 years...and I've not been disappointed with my purchase yet. Those who don't care for it, feel free to go play something else. Random flaming on a product you don't care about it something that 9 year olds do. There are metric TONS of games I won't touch with a 20 foot pole...but I don't go around taking a dump on them in the comment sections every chance I get. Really.......get a life.

green_dominator
green_dominator

It's funny how everyone is calling football fans rednecks when it's NASCAR fans who are the real rednecks.....

bradysenior
bradysenior

At our nidnight we will hold a Madden Tourney and also have a Tailgate Party of some sorts. But with Madden 11 being a basic upgrade the sells will make EA do a massive overhaul. WE NEED VISUAL CONCEPTS BACK under EA Partners to ensure that we get the best football game possible

Steyrvolt
Steyrvolt

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