For 15 years the Madden NFL series has been the gold standard for sports video games. The 2008 version may be the beginning of the decline of the dynasty. Madden 08 tries to get users to do more things on a single play than the average player has the ability to do.
In all the party beer hubbub, I forgot to mention the death of a great hop head. The beer community will sorely miss Michael Jackson, the man responsible for making beer style guides, on which I base my reviews. He also popularized beer geekdom with his TV show on Discovery Channel, The Beer Hunter.