Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 at 5:20 pm  |  25 responses

Madden 08 Party

SLAM hits the launch of the most important video game of the year…

by Konate Primus

People out there in internet-land, please tell me if you know a better way to spend your evening?

Thanks to the wonderful people at EA Sports and Xbox last night was a star-studded extravaganza filled with:

–> Free liquor: full bar, top shelf stuff and the bartender was on point!

–> Free food: Not cheap stuff either. I’m talking jumbo shrimp flown in from Santa Barbara, crab-stuffed shitake mushrooms and minted rack of lamb.

–> Women: Ninety percent were fine. The other 10…

–> NFL legends and greats: Warren Moon, Eddie George. Warren was nice enough to give us photo op and I dropped the ball, my apologies to Branden and Sean, I owe you guys big time. Eddie was mad cool; he almost took my damn arm off when he gave a hand shake, but very friendly nonetheless. Tiki Barber showed up as well but Vince Young didn’t even though he is on the cover. I wonder why?

–> Celebs: Lil’ Jon was in the building, got a chance to introduce myself. Fabolous was in there flossing with DJ Clue, his chains were very bling-ish (all 4 of ‘em). Lil Bow Wow also came thru and folks he is tiny. Starbury stopped by; Mike James was there too with that crazy glare in his eyes, scary! There was a whole bunch of other important famous people, that’s just to name a few.

Most importantly the thing that made this all possible, the global unifier, Madden 08. I spent most of my time around the free food and Xbox. Madden has once again held up to its name and reputation. Year after year they have worked out the few kinks of the previous game and make the game play even more tantalizing. My favorite feature is the one on one player control. No more easy interceptions: The ball can hit you dead in your chest but if you don’t press the intercept button you are out of luck. The player reactions have gotten better as well, the halftime report is awesome and I must say I never seen a game with so much emotion. It’s the most realistic Madden so far, I can’t wait to see what EA does with Live 08.

It was a bit weird for me because I don’t really play Xbox 360. I’m not convinced that 360 is the better gaming system. Its seems to move slower and less fluid than PS3 but then again I’ve only played 360 a few times here in the office, I will only know once I have both systems in my possession to compare. So to my people at Xbox make me a believer!

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  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com H to the izzo

    Is Lil Jin still considered a celebrity?Other than that this post made me very jealous,mission accomplished Konate

  • Mo Charlo

    Vince Young, Vince Young, Vince Young, Vince Young, Vince You……

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com H to the izzo

    Lil Jon*

  • http://www.slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    Vince Young is at training camp right? I don’t think he’s allowed to sneak away for a trip to NYC. He was suspended from the Titan preseason game because he opted to sleep in his own bed instead of the mandatory hotel that Titans players with less than 4 years of experience are required to do.

  • http://tasa201.wordpress.com/ Tariq

    When is Pro Evo coming out on PS3, man?


    H snap yo fingers

  • tsmooth

    i dont know why they gave vince a cover so early in his career. all the other cover athelets were in the league for a while before they got theres

  • http://www.slamonline.com Konate

    because no other athlete would do it because of the curse

  • tsmooth

    good call

  • Douce

    live is way worse then 2k

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “People out there in internet-land, please tell me if you know a better way to spend your evening?” I do. It involves none of the “celebrities” and ex-jocks, some of the food, most of the free booze, and all the women. That’s just for starters, Konate.

  • Rasheedionics

    Yea, every Madden work out new kinks to make the game better, but they also add some new ones. How about every kicked, no matter the ratings, kicks the ball past the end zone on kick offs. Yea, that’s realistic. Or any RB, no matter tha rating, fumbles 5 times a game. Talk about Kinks. And on PS3 version of the game, why every game looks like it’s being played in the fog. It’s not nearly as sharp and vivid looking as XBox 360.

  • dblizzy!

    Where was the party at. I was in Times Square and old ass Ozzy Osbourne was performing on top of the Hard Rock. Idiots were online outside of Toys R Us with babies in strollers waiting for this game… losers

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    It also wouldn’t involved any video games, if I failed to make that clear.

  • steve

    360 version runs much better at 60FPS, which the PS3 runs at 30FPS. There are also a bunch of glitches with the PS3 that the 360 doesn’t have. I won both systems, but the 360 is much much better.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Hey, Steve’s a nerd.

  • http://slamonline.com Konate

    Hey Ryan. Warren Moon is a legend and I never met him, Eddie George was the man, I’ve lost a lot of madden games because of him and I am a fan of lil jon. They weren’t actin up, it was almost like they weren’t there.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Konate, please ask Lang to tell you about Warren Moon’s favorite dance move.

  • http://www.myspace.com/whyberickjames Jesus Shuttlesworth

    ryan, you read my mind on a better way to spend an evening. and steve is a nerd

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    I’m with you, Steve. And Konate, let’s just say that if you’re on the same dance floor as Warren Moon, watch your back.


    when does 2k’s legend game come out? that sh*t wil be hot.

  • http://slamonline.com Konate

    lmao @ Lang.

  • Saucy

    I was one of the 90% in attendance… ;) Thanks Konate!

  • d-rock

    madden 08 is the first madden thats fun on 360. I dis on anything other than 360 because the 3 6 is hot! Party sounds fun, ill be at 09 you watch!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Konate

    my pleasure saucy!