Avillain of Couch Campus writes: As a sports gamer, often I find myself coming under fire for my choice of gaming purchases. Each year we see the same litany of games hit the store shelves and each year, I like millions of other, buy each and every one of them. Like many gamers I enjoy playing these games against friends online and off, the same exact way I enjoy playing Call of Duty or Gears Of War. Yet when I play those games I hear no sarcastic sneers and receive no pointed questions heaved in my direction. Yet when I buy Madden or Smackdown or MLB The Show I get bombarded with questions as to my own sanity. I feel however that this trend will continue until I prove the validity of these games and prove without a doubt my justification for lining EA's pockets with gold.