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NFL 08 Gets "Ring of Champions"

Hoping to cash in on gamers’ achievements, EA and Jostens have announced that they will let players of Madden NFL 08 purchase their own custom-designed “Ring of a Champion” based on their performance in the game. The ring will showcase the progress of the gamer, with each ring customized to recognize the player’s advancements through the game. These rings will be available for purchase starting August 14 after the game has been released.

The Ring of a Champion series will serve as a visual tracking system for a player’s success within the game. As Madden NFL 08 gamers accomplish various achievements, they will progress through five different levels. Once a player has reached level three, the ring can be purchased through Jostens’ website utilizing the code provided within game. In addition to the 32 NFL team logos players can incorporate into their ring, the tops and sides of the rings can also be customized. If a player is able to execute an extraordinary achievement they can obtain the Epic ring status, which allows for enhanced design and uniqueness.

Minneapolis- based Jostens, creators of 27 out of the 41 Super Bowl Championship rings, and EA have worked together to create the collection of Madden NFL 08 rings, incorporating a unique ring design feature embedded in the game. Jostens will offer three unique ring designs that are available in non-precious metals as well as 10K white and yellow gold. Gamers can also choose from a variety of colors to add to further customize. Rings will range in price from $149 for a non precious ring to $495 for a 10K Gold ring. Each ring incorporate simulated stones chosen by the gamer as well as cubic zirconium stones in the design and gamers will also be given the option to add genuine diamonds if they prefer the ultimate in their Ring of a Champion.

Madden NFL 08 will be available next month on Xbox, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, DS, Wii, Gamecube and PC. Below are some screenshots of the rings in action.

X360 Games Prices Slashed

For the frugal gamers out there who’ve been holding out on Xbox 360 games can now get them for cheaper. Initially, third-party games for the console launched at an exorbitant price of $60, but now, some games will see price reductions to a reasonable $40. These games include:

  • Burnout Revenge
  • FIFA Soccer 06: Road to FIFA World Cup
  • Madden NFL 06
  • NBA Live 06
  • The Outfit
  • Peter Jackson’s King Kong
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06

More games will join the reduced-price bandwagon soon.

Wii E3 Lineup

And yes, Nintendo did offer its Wii E3 lineup:

  • Wii Sports
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Excite Truck
  • WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and Call of Duty 3 from Activision
  • Sonic and Super Monkey Ball games from SEGA
  • DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors and CODENAME: FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Crystal Bearers from SQUARE ENIX
  • Madden NFL from Electronic Arts
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids and Red Steel from Ubisoft
  • SpongeBob SquarePants title from THQ

Nintendo also announced that Wii titles are in development at Atari, BVG, Eidos, Konami, Majesco, Midway, Namco, SNK and many other publishers.