PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii are the hot systems this Christmas, but don't forget about the wonderful Xbox 360. PlayStation 2, PSP, DS Lite and GameCube are options ... and you certainly want to have options when you get into buying mode.
There are also plenty of choices when it comes time to buying games for those systems. And for the sports fan, those choices are very solid, in some cases, splendid.
You really can't go wrong, especially if you're buying hockey, football or golf games.
You'd think the concept might get a bit stale after all these years, but Madden just keeps on getting better. This year's addition of lead blocking gives the game a big boost. Xbox 360 owners are breathing a big sigh of relief. There've been big improvements on last year's version -- graphics are no longer the only reason to play. A must own for gaming football fans.
With a great dynasty mode and the welcome addition of specialty players such as Snipers and Slap Shot Artists, the game is fresh and fun. With its blend of depth and enjoyment, EA's NHL installment is the king of hockey this year.