Madden 2008... BEFORE the season ends?!

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  1. majordude macrumors 68020

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    I've been playing Madden 2008 on XP for about six weeks... it still hasn't been released for Mac.

    What the hell is the deal?

    All this fanfare about EA returning to Mac just doesn't impress me.
     
  2. Paulyboy macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it's kind of lame that they're this late with Mac Madden '08. Historically Football games haven't sold well on the Mac. Half the NFL season will be over before this is out and then there's that weird Apple Store-only deal. This is a recipe for disaster for Mac Madden '08.

    I'll still probably buy it though. I'm curious about the Windows version though as the Mac version will essentially be an exact copy of it. I'm not really into the arcade stuff so is there still a way to play where you just call the plays and do the head coach and general manager stuff? And if that is the case can the mouse be used to control everything or is the keyboard needed? Once again, I'm not talking about the arcade stuff in Madden '08. Just the coaching and GM stuff.

    Thanks in advance.

    -PN
     
  3. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't like the arcade stuff either. As a matter of fact, they sorta screwed up the kicking option again so if you did like the arcade stuff... you wouldn't after a few missed FGs, PATs and kickoffs.

    I play in coach mode. I call the plays and that's it.

    I play in XP (in Boot Camp) and it is BEAUTIFUL on my 17" MBP. Supports widescreen and is really sharp. It really looks real at times.

    I use a mouse and a USB Logitech Rumble Pad. It would be hard for me to play Madden without the controller though you can set the game up to use a mouse and keyboard if you want.
     
  4. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    say i hope they get this game out soon. it says 3-4 weeks on the apple store last time i checked
     
  5. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I looked today and it said I could pre-order it but didn't give a date for release.

    Pretty sad actually.

    I know a lot of friends who buy it in preseason because they are tired of seeing baseball (and no other major sports) on TV.

    What is the point of releasing the game this late in the season? Might as well relabel it Madden 2009 and be ahead of the game.
     
  6. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    under estimated shipping is said 3-4 weeks for me. yeah you can pre-order it, but i'm not gonna do that.

    yeah it's late, but better late than never
     
  7. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm not sure I agree. About the time it will come out the PC version will be discounted to $9.97 and placed in the dump bin.

    They are setting themselves up for failure. "No one bought MacMadden this year so we won't release it next year..." Yet it is their fault no one will buy it. Who wants a football simulation game when the REAL sport will be smack dab right in the playoff hunt?
     
  8. chicagdan macrumors 6502a

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    You guys should check out Action PC Football (www.dksports.com.) You need windows for it, unfortunately, but I run it with Parallels ... great football strategy game. I'm trying to convince the developer to make a cider port of the game.
     
  9. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i'm sorry, but you're exaggerating.

    if it comes out in 3 weeks from now, it'll be close to half-way through the season. the game will not be $9.97 until February 08 or later.

    now that is assuming it comes out in 3 weeks.
     
  10. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Right now the PC version costs 40 dollars, it will stay that way for a while and gradually drop.

    By the time the NFL draft comes around, it should drop around 15-20 dollars (going by past experience).

    It sucks that Apple was again the last ones out of the gate with their games. I ended up buying a 360 because of this delay.
     
  11. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i'm at least hoping that it comes out in 2-3 weeks from now. so then it'll be just after week 7 of the season.

    of course, i already have it for the 360, so it's not like i'm crying over the delay
     
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    today the apple store says 2-3 weeks....hopefully 2 or less
     
  13. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Which will be first... Madden or Leopard? :rolleyes:
     
  14. Paulyboy macrumors 6502

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    IMG reported Friday that both Madden '08 and Tiger Woods '08 are shipping this week for the Mac.

    I think I recall the Apple Store's shipping dates for the first four EA titles being off (the titles actually arrived sooner than expected) so I wouldn't put too much stock in their estimates.

    In any case I have Madden '08 pre-ordered from the Apple Store and I'lll believe it's been released when I see it in my own hands. :)

    -PN
     
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    i'll take leopard any day....

    let's hope IMG is right in that it's shipping this week
     
  16. merc669 macrumors 6502

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    Apple Store Update;

    Madden NFL 08 by Electronic Arts
    Feel what it's like be a field general making key personnel decisions on both sides of the ball during the game's biggest moments in Madden NFL 08.

    Price: $39.95
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    5-7 business days

    Just added my order....If it has been shipped sooner then I hope Apple also ships sooner!! Looking forward to this one!!

    Bill.....:apple:
     
  17. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    alright! great news! i should hopefully be able to pick this up at my local apple store next week!
     
  18. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    now the apple store says 3-5 business days! i'm guessing it'll be shipping Tuesday of next week, and in stores the next day
     
  19. merc669 macrumors 6502

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    Amazon Has it in stock now. Canceled my order from Apple Store and ordered from Amazon. Its on the UPS Truck now out for delivery. I am definitely ready for some football!!

    Bill......:D
     
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    wow. thanks for posting :) i'll check it out
     
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    actually, could you give a link? i can't seem to find it
     
  22. Paulyboy macrumors 6502

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    Just search for "Madden '08 Mac" on Amazon and you'll find it. I also cancelled my order with the Apple Store and ordered from Amazon. Amazon is cheaper (no tax and free shipping) and more reliable. However, it wasn't cheaper in this case because I selected next day shipping making the cost equal to Apple's price (with tax and 2nd day air). But at least I now know it will definitely be here by Monday. :) Might have been as much as another week through the Apple Store.

    Wish I had noticed this yesterday. I guess Madden isn't an Apple Store exclusive like the first four EA Mac titles were. Hike! :)

    -PN
     
  23. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'd be interested in how it compares to the PC version.
     
  24. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    well i tried searching for that earlier, and didn't find it. i'll search again
     
  25. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    well i still don't see it. could you just give a link?
     

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