preGame 22: Madden 11, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

Today on preGame we heroically emerge from the summer's gaming drought death-grip with two major titles. Join us as we host live demos of Madden 11 and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

Today on preGame we heroically emerge from the summer's gaming drought death-grip with two major titles. Join us as we host live demos of Madden 11 and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

Football is right around the corner and CNET editor Scott Stein joins us today to play a full quarter of Madden 11 between the New York Jets and New York Giants. We'll discuss major changes to the game, and what we think of Gameflow, the new mode that speeds up play-calling.

Though the Tomb Raider franchise has had a healthy dosage of sequels over the past few years, we've never seen anything like Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Ditching the "Tomb Raider" name, Guardian of Light is a top-down action/adventure title that focuses on co-op to solve puzzles, fight enemies, and discover treasure. As we demo the game live on the show, Global Brand Director Karl Stewart chats with us over the phone about Lara's refresh.

But before we get to the game demos, we'll discuss a newly announced sequel, Batman: Arkham City . The follow-up to Arkham Asylum promises a much grittier Batman game, somewhat along the lines of what moviegoers were treated to in "The Dark Knight." We won't know for sure for some time, though, as Arkham City isn't due out for an entire year.

All these stories plus a quick look at a Wii HDMI adapter on this week's preGame!

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