Rick Aristotle Munarriz:
It's time to begin tossing around the virtual pigskin again. Electronic Arts' (EA) Madden NFL 13 hit stores on Tuesday.
It's a pretty big event for the NFL-licensed football game. Best Buy (BBY) opened many of its stores at midnight on Monday night to begin selling the console title. GameStop (GME) was offering an EA Sports ball cap to anyone buying the game on Tuesday.
In an industry that has suffered three years of brutal declines, Madden NFL 13 is rare cause for a celebration -- and the industry doesn't want you to forget it.