Iâ€™ve just found out that – for some bizarre reason – EA released Madden NFL 09 on the original Xbox last month. Itâ€™s the first game to be released on the deceased system for over a year – the last game was Madden NFL 08 on precisely 14th August 2007. The last PAL release, if youâ€™re interested, was Xiaolin Showdown on 2nd March 2007.
Iâ€™m surprised Microsoft still have the facilities to press new Xbox titles, but even more surprised that EA have been kind enough to include online play too. It all seems a bit pointless to me, but then again, even in the UK stores such as Game and Gamestation still sell pre-owned Xbox games.