News and notes from around the world of sports video gaming: • Madden‘s play-in round of voting lasts until next Wednesday. Right now, last year’s finalist Michael Vick is losing to teammate LeSean McCoy; two guys (Brandon Lloyd, Brandon Marshall) who won’t be on their teams when the game releases next year, look to advance, and Las Vegas has Victor Cruz (?!) as the fourth favourite to win it all. Rob Gronkowski, a 13-2 shot, made that video above. Bonus points for the Zubaz, but I think he goes out early once the anti-Patriot hate machine fires up. I think Calvin Johnson is a great value at 18/1. Go put some money down on him and you can get paid like Megatron, too.
• UFC Undisputed 3‘s “Fight of the Night” DLC extension is available now. Get fighters Joe Lauzon, Rory MacDonald, Sam Stout, Charles Oliveira and Anthony Johnson. The cost is 400 Microsoft Points.
• Robert Griffin III will have 90-plus speed and throw power, and Andrew Luck should be rated about an 87 overall when Madden NFL 13 hits, according to “ratings czar” Donny Moore. [<a href=”https://www.pastapadre.com/2012/03/15/early-insight-into-madden-nfl-13-rookie-ratings#more-56688″via Pasta Padre]
• I don’t know how these guys make these videos, I can’t even get 2K’s replay cam to work right. But Shady00018 at Operation Sports put out this superb in-game recreation of this Kobe Bryant “Failure” video.