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.