Madden NFL 13 Cover Shot Live
April 26, 2012
I don't really follow the world of sports video games, but my pal and Power Button podcast co-host Brad Hilderbrand does. As part of his job with Electronic Arts, he's up in New York this week for the NFL draft and the reveal of which famed athlete will appear on the cover of the company's upcoming Madden NFL 13 for the Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and PC. Calvin Johnson, Jr. of the Detroit Lions won the honor, so it wasn't long before the man the call "Megatron" took to EA Sports's field to be caught in action for the cover image. Brad was there armed with his own camera and seems to have inadvertantly shot the cover image himself. You have to admit that Johnson's pose and the angle of the camera in this photo would make for fantastic box art. Great photography, Brad! You'll have to tell us all about the event on the next podcast. For more of Brad's photos, check out his Twitter feed. He has pictures of Johnson signing autographs, warming up for the photo shoot, and intimidating small children in addition to other photos from the big press event.