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Chadman
07-30-2008, 07:52 PM
Chadman is a PC gamer. Not a Playstation or Xbox gamer. Simple reasoning is this- Chadman's 'skills' on the gamepads is simply not good enough for Chadman to enjoy either PS2/3 or XBox.

So, it's PC gaming all the way for Chadman.

So you8 can imagine Chadman's shock & disappointment to learn that Madden 09 will not be released on PC this year. The official reasoning is piracy of PC games. Fair enough in some respects. But still- isn't it better business to find a way to make PC Games harder to pirate than to totally remove the format from production all together?

As a result, Chadman will not be buying Madden 09- the first year Chadman doesn't buy the newest version of Madden in over 12 years.

To completely sink the boot in EA Sports appear to be releasing Head Coach 09 for PS2/3 & XBox only too. So even that product is not being bought by Chadman.

The 'simple' answer of course is for Chadman to spend $800 & buy a PS3 or XBox. But really- can you justify buying a console like that for 1 game??

And because EA has 'the market' for NFL games, Chadman will have no other avenue to explore for NFL games in 09.

It might seem a trivial thing to many of you. But for Chadman, it's a big disappointment.

It's a shame that a huge company like EA Sports has decided it's better business to remove a format all together than it is to find a better solution to game piracy. Honest PC Gamers such as Chadman are left as the victims of this thought process.

Madden 08 will be the last Madden game Chadman buys it seems.

NKySteeler
07-30-2008, 08:27 PM
... Any chance it will be "available" on some sort of "blackmarket" variety?.... You would think there would be a way... Any way... To get it in this form.

Chadman
07-30-2008, 08:50 PM
Don't know, to be honest. Chadman hasn't ever explored that option & doesn't know how to even begin!

Chadman now wonders if this is the beginning of the death of PC gaming?

NKySteeler
07-30-2008, 08:58 PM
Don't know, to be honest. Chadman hasn't ever explored that option & doesn't know how to even begin!

Chadman now wonders if this is the beginning of the death of PC gaming?

Well, it may be.... Personally, I've only played on wii (never got into vid games too much). ... I would start by just googling the info, maybe ask around within the community of "PC gamers", and possibly some of the guys on here.... I gotta believe that it will be able to be had one way or another... Something that popular will not simply "go away"... I think that if you are persistent enough, you'll find it...

NKySteeler
07-30-2008, 09:43 PM
I did a little bit of looking at some "less than reputable" sites, and couldn't find it either... :? ... But I gotta believe that it won't take long for some computer wiz to hijack the software and make it available. Hell, it just came out, didn't it? So it may not take too long... I know one or two folks that are into PC gaming as well, and when I get back from my next trip next week I'll ask about it when I see them...

costanza2k1
07-30-2008, 10:14 PM
Chadman get yourself a 360 it doesn't take long to get used the gamepad. I converted over as well and it works out in the long run. Year 13 should begin on a 360 for you brother! If you want to practice I can whoop your ass online anytime you want.

Les 74
07-31-2008, 03:39 PM
I just recently purchased a PS3 and it is fantastic!!!!Chadman,you really aren't missing much with Madden anyhow.Its not like the game is all that innovative anymore.

Shawn
07-31-2008, 06:43 PM
Are they really that much in AUS?

They are around 400 here...and well worth it for one game if you play online.

Chadman
08-01-2008, 12:46 AM
Are they really that much in AUS?

They are around 400 here...and well worth it for one game if you play online.
Yeah- PS3 sells for around $825.00 at the moment.

Here's a question- is there as much data used on PS & XBox games as there is for PC games?

There are some fairly 'deep' games for PC such as Football Manager that are so in depth & full of stats- Chadman isn't sure if PS & XBox games are as 'in depth' or more about graphics.

Shawn
08-01-2008, 02:42 PM
Are they really that much in AUS?

They are around 400 here...and well worth it for one game if you play online.
Yeah- PS3 sells for around $825.00 at the moment.

Here's a question- is there as much data used on PS & XBox games as there is for PC games?

There are some fairly 'deep' games for PC such as Football Manager that are so in depth & full of stats- Chadman isn't sure if PS & XBox games are as 'in depth' or more about graphics.

They are just as in depth I believe. Graphically and content the 360 is 2nd to none. And dont believe the PS3 punk azzes...the 360 flat out spanks it.

800 is alot of money...but for me probably worth it.

RuthlessBurgher
08-01-2008, 03:12 PM
Are they really that much in AUS?

They are around 400 here...and well worth it for one game if you play online.
Yeah- PS3 sells for around $825.00 at the moment.

Here's a question- is there as much data used on PS & XBox games as there is for PC games?

There are some fairly 'deep' games for PC such as Football Manager that are so in depth & full of stats- Chadman isn't sure if PS & XBox games are as 'in depth' or more about graphics.

They are just as in depth I believe. Graphically and content the 360 is 2nd to none. And dont believe the PS3 punk azzes...the 360 flat out spanks it.

800 is alot of money...but for me probably worth it.

The Atari 2600 is 2240 times cooler than the Xbox 360. Repect your elders.

http://cedmagic.com/history/atari-2600.jpg

Madden 2009 can't do three-on-three football in which all the guys on your team run together in the same direction. Go Pink!

http://www.videogamecritic.net/images/2600/football.png

NKySteeler
08-01-2008, 03:41 PM
LOL!.... Before I got my wii, Atari was the last home vid game I played!.... :lol:

Chadman, do yourself a favor and get a wii... You can play Madden on it, and the games that come with it will provide endless entertainment and exercise... And you can even get "dancing with the stars" for Mrs. Chadman (not that I've played it, but my friend has it for his wife...).

Les 74
08-02-2008, 10:07 AM
(not that I've played it, but my friend has it for his wife...).


Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. :lol:

BIG FAN
08-02-2008, 01:42 PM
(not that I've played it, but my friend has it for his wife...).


Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. :lol:

Good job Les, you sniffed that one riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight out.
:lol:

Les 74
08-03-2008, 11:35 AM
They are just as in depth I believe. Graphically and content the 360 is 2nd to none. And dont believe the PS3 punk azzes...the 360 flat out spanks it.




Beg to differ with ya,chief.The PS3 is phenomenal..........considering the fact that the 360 had a full year out of the gate over the PS3,I'd say that they are pretty evenly matched.Other than the fact that the PS3 has a built in Blu-Ray player and playing online is FREE!!!!!! :twisted:

Shawn
08-03-2008, 01:13 PM
They are just as in depth I believe. Graphically and content the 360 is 2nd to none. And dont believe the PS3 punk azzes...the 360 flat out spanks it.




Beg to differ with ya,chief.The PS3 is phenomenal..........considering the fact that the 360 had a full year out of the gate over the PS3,I'd say that they are pretty evenly matched.Other than the fact that the PS3 has a built in Blu-Ray player and playing online is FREE!!!!!! :twisted:

Madden Nation....which system do they use.

Case closed...next!

:lol:

Les 74
08-03-2008, 06:17 PM
They are just as in depth I believe. Graphically and content the 360 is 2nd to none. And dont believe the PS3 punk azzes...the 360 flat out spanks it.




Beg to differ with ya,chief.The PS3 is phenomenal..........considering the fact that the 360 had a full year out of the gate over the PS3,I'd say that they are pretty evenly matched.Other than the fact that the PS3 has a built in Blu-Ray player and playing online is FREE!!!!!! :twisted:

Madden Nation....which system do they use.

Case closed...next!

:lol:

Yeah,but Madden blows!!! :lol:

sfan786
08-04-2008, 12:12 AM
They are just as in depth I believe. Graphically and content the 360 is 2nd to none. And dont believe the PS3 punk azzes...the 360 flat out spanks it.




Beg to differ with ya,chief.The PS3 is phenomenal..........considering the fact that the 360 had a full year out of the gate over the PS3,I'd say that they are pretty evenly matched.Other than the fact that the PS3 has a built in Blu-Ray player and playing online is FREE!!!!!! :twisted:

Madden Nation....which system do they use.

Case closed...next!

:lol:[/quotmicrosft probal made a contact with ea for it maybe thats where microfts ending all our money too.

BIG FAN
08-04-2008, 12:33 AM
[quote=ShawnMedGuy]

They are just as in depth I believe. Graphically and content the 360 is 2nd to none. And dont believe the PS3 punk azzes...the 360 flat out spanks it.




Beg to differ with ya,chief.The PS3 is phenomenal..........considering the fact that the 360 had a full year out of the gate over the PS3,I'd say that they are pretty evenly matched.Other than the fact that the PS3 has a built in Blu-Ray player and playing online is FREE!!!!!! :twisted:

Madden Nation....which system do they use.

Case closed...next!

:lol:

Yeah,but Madden blows!!! :lol:[/quote:26yhhrqi]

Les, be careful, making a statement like that might think you met the REAL Madden. :lol:

RuthlessBurgher
08-04-2008, 01:57 PM
[quote="Les 74":3b5a7f2e][quote=ShawnMedGuy]

They are just as in depth I believe. Graphically and content the 360 is 2nd to none. And dont believe the PS3 punk azzes...the 360 flat out spanks it.




Beg to differ with ya,chief.The PS3 is phenomenal..........considering the fact that the 360 had a full year out of the gate over the PS3,I'd say that they are pretty evenly matched.Other than the fact that the PS3 has a built in Blu-Ray player and playing online is FREE!!!!!! :twisted:

Madden Nation....which system do they use.

Case closed...next!

:lol:

Yeah,but Madden blows!!! :lol:[/quote:3b5a7f2e]

Les, be careful, making a statement like that might think you met the REAL Madden. :lol:[/quote:3b5a7f2e]

Everyone knows the real Madden only blows Brett Favre. :shock: :lol:

Les 74
08-04-2008, 07:23 PM
[quote="Les 74":38pruhsu][quote=ShawnMedGuy]

They are just as in depth I believe. Graphically and content the 360 is 2nd to none. And dont believe the PS3 punk azzes...the 360 flat out spanks it.




Beg to differ with ya,chief.The PS3 is phenomenal..........considering the fact that the 360 had a full year out of the gate over the PS3,I'd say that they are pretty evenly matched.Other than the fact that the PS3 has a built in Blu-Ray player and playing online is FREE!!!!!! :twisted:

Madden Nation....which system do they use.

Case closed...next!

:lol:

Yeah,but Madden blows!!! :lol:[/quote:38pruhsu]

Les, be careful, making a statement like that might think you met the REAL Madden. :lol:[/quote:38pruhsu]


:lol: :D Good one,BF.

Just imagine the giant woody that Madden must be sporting over all of this Favre drama. :lol:

calmkiller
08-06-2008, 03:44 PM
Chadman rumor has it that the xbox will recieve a price cut in the next month (sept-oct) range. This would put the Arcade version at $199 US. And I believe $299 for the 60GB pro version. If you want to hold out that would probably be your best option.

Link for News

http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/17246/Rum ... ext-Month/ (http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/17246/Rumor-Xbox-360-Arcade-Dropping-to-199-Next-Month/)