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Movie purchase

22-Sep-2007 had a Buy 2 Get 1 Free on select Anchor Bay horror movies, so I picked up a few interesting titles including the 70's originals of The Hills Have Eyes and The Wicker Man.



Madden NFL 08


After having not played any Madden NFL since the Sega Genesis days (which would be about a span of 10 years), plunging into this latest version is a trip. Madden NFL 08 for the Xbox 360 is beautiful and plays very well, but the game has evolved tremendously and become a very sophisticated (and at times complex) sport sim.

The 360 controller has 13 buttons and they perform different functions depending on the player selected and sometimes it's hard to keep track of everything. The real trick to being successful appears to be play calling. Call an unexpected play and you'll get good yardage. Call a play that the defense expects or that is easily countered by the defensive play and you'll face a swarm of computer-controlled defenders as they blow up the O-line and whoever has the ball.

I've figured out passing and can throw consistently for 400 yards (not too difficult with Tom Brady), but rushing alludes me as I can hardly amass 50 yards on the ground (with a measly 2 yards per carry average). I just can't seem figure out how to utilize Laurence Maroney for an effective running game.









September 2007

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