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That’s right folks, on this Friday I’m hitting you with a double dose of EA deliciousness. I want to talk about Madden. The man is retiring from the booth, and it’s a sad day in sports broadcasting. John Madden is a true legend for work he did on the field, in the booth, and even in videogames. I don’t think anyone has been able to avoid hearing about EA’s Madden NFL franchise the past 20 years. I guess if you lived in a cave at the bottom of the sea but, I don’t think Spongebob really counts. Will Madden 10 be the last Madden game? What will it be like with someone else. I mean, who else can tell me, “Scoring points is the key to winning the game”?? I need that sort of wisdom. With Madden 10 on the Wii EA announced that it would be quite different and have a unique feel. Now that we’ve seen the trailer, they weren’t kidding. The game looks good, especially compared to last year’s, but what is with the chicken legs? I mean, just pay attention to Larry Fitzgerald at the end. It honestly looks a little silly. But, with a step up from last year it has potential, especially if the gameplay is solid. Ok, without further ado, I present to you the first trailer for Madden 10 on the Wii.

EA is also unleashing Johnny Mac, Maria Sharapova, and Pete Sampras in Grand Slam Tennis this June. The draw of this sure to be classic tennis title is the fact that it utilizes the Wii Motion Plus add-on, which gives the game an uber-realistic feel. One of the producers for the game, Thomas Singleton, gave a little demo of GST and I am impressed. The game’s art direction is different to be sure, but this title is all about how it plays. The walkthrough below is just another testament that WMP is the real deal, and that EA is leading the charge to develop top tier titles using the add-on. If only those of us in the states were also getting Grand Slam Tennis bundled with WMP… The demo will be posted below, and EA’s Grand Slam Tennis is set to hit store shelves June 16.