Dead system, new game

I’ve just found out that – for some bizarre reason – EA released Madden NFL 09 on the original Xbox last month. It’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 you’re interested, was Xiaolin Showdown on 2nd March 2007.

I’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.

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