If you remember the good old days of Madden Football on Super Nintendo, you're getting old. The 25th anniversary edition of Madden Football is out today and some fans lined up at midnight to get it. In fact, some guys called in sick to play it!
This Madden fan didn't line up at midnight, but he's played every previous version.
"It's part of the pop culture now; it's not just a video game. 25 years for one game, to me, is very impressive."
Texas Tech pop culture expert Rob Weiner says there's no doubt the Madden release is an event. But calling in sick to play it is a bit over the top.
"You know they should probably be ethical and take a vacation day rather than calling in sick just to play a game but I certainly understand."
Weiner says Madden has created an online community for gamers.