Guys, I just got my copy of Madden and as soon as I put it in (after a system update) there was a software update. As soon as I clicked ok to begin update, it looked like it would start then the screen would go blank and I would get a triple beep form the system. The system would freeze and I would have to kill the power to restart it. I tried a few times and it did it every time. Then I went into the game, skipping the update. Once in the game I signed into EA servers and it once again told me there was an update. This time it actually updated ok and is working just fine. Not sure if maybe this is related to the fact that I had the early release, because once I went into the game without the update it showed that it was copying information over. Whatever the reason, that's how I got it to work for me (after a panicked couple of minutes!), just in case anyone else runs into the same thing.