Thanks to Greg Oden's season-ending knee injury, one battle between March Madness 08 and College Hoops 2K8 has already been settled: Kevin Durant was the better choice for cover athlete. Of course, the real contest takes place on the court. EA gave Gamespot some hands-on time with March Madness 08 to see how the game is shaping up for its sophomore season on the current generation.
Anyone who played last year's Xbox 360 game will remember that the frame rate was a serious issue, which legitimately hurt how the game played. That doesn't look like it will be a problem this year--the game is running at 60 frames per second on the 360. PlayStation 3 owners will have to make do with 30 frames per second, but EA promises it will be nice and smooth, which is what matters anyway. To further enhance the presentation and add to the game's already great college atmosphere, 25 more authentic arenas have been added, giving the game more than 50 true-to-life stadiums.