How do you know if you're a hardcore Madden fan?
Here is a checklist that will prove your allegiance to the king of video game of football. If you answer "yes" to all of these questions, then you are legit.
Here we go:
Did you wait in a crowded store—or would you have been willing to, sans some sort of sweet hookup—just to get Madden 13 at midnight on Tuesday?
Had you already memorized the overall rating of at least five players, based on the information EA Sports made available leading up to launch?
Are your friends sometimes confused as to whether you're talking about real football, or Madden during conversations about the gridiron?
Did you take a vacation, personal or "sick" day today?
Do important members of your family know not to bother you with petty tasks (like eating and bathing) during this time?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, you're just as pitiful as many of us. But it's OK, we're here for each other.
This slideshow is for all the guys and girls that considered launch day an event. These are the six highlights of bringing Madden home on release day.