Any sports game fans in the house?

Posted by JJWeatherman (14560 posts) -

I was just watching the new MLB 2K9 video put up by vinny and it looks (and sounds) great! Anyways I was just thinking that even though I'm not a baseball fan, I love to play baseball video games. And it's not just baseball, if I go through all the sports I don't like in real life, for some reason I love to play them in video games. For example, baseball, hockey, and soccer are three huge sports that I can't get into for real but for some reason playing them in a video game tickles my fancy. Thats right, tickles. I love making the bone crunching hits and scoring an ever so elusive goal in hocky games. I don't even really know what it is about baseball games, i guess I just like the slower overall pace. Maybe it's how the anticipation builds as you are heading into the final innings and its all tied up. 


I don't know maybe I just have sports games in my blood. Can't get enough of them. But you ask me if I have ever watched a world series, and the answer would simply be, "heck no homeslice!" or something just as delightfully random.

Anyways I was juuuuust bored enough to come on and share my completely irrelevent thoughts with everyone. You're welcome!
#1 Posted by JJWeatherman (14560 posts) -

I was just watching the new MLB 2K9 video put up by vinny and it looks (and sounds) great! Anyways I was just thinking that even though I'm not a baseball fan, I love to play baseball video games. And it's not just baseball, if I go through all the sports I don't like in real life, for some reason I love to play them in video games. For example, baseball, hockey, and soccer are three huge sports that I can't get into for real but for some reason playing them in a video game tickles my fancy. Thats right, tickles. I love making the bone crunching hits and scoring an ever so elusive goal in hocky games. I don't even really know what it is about baseball games, i guess I just like the slower overall pace. Maybe it's how the anticipation builds as you are heading into the final innings and its all tied up. 


I don't know maybe I just have sports games in my blood. Can't get enough of them. But you ask me if I have ever watched a world series, and the answer would simply be, "heck no homeslice!" or something just as delightfully random.

Anyways I was juuuuust bored enough to come on and share my completely irrelevent thoughts with everyone. You're welcome!
#2 Posted by ColumnBreaker (1164 posts) -

I can play madden every so often with friends, but other than that if it's not NHL and it's a sports game chances are I'll be pretty bored with it.

#3 Posted by whackmypinata (941 posts) -

I love baseball, basketball, tennis, and somewhat football. I love sports games as well.
Try the MLB 2k9 demo, it's out! I had no idea until a friend let me know.

#4 Posted by JJWeatherman (14560 posts) -
whackmypinata said:
"I love baseball, basketball, tennis, and somewhat football. I love sports games as well.
Try the MLB 2k9 demo, it's out! I had no idea until a friend let me know.
"
O snap. I read that on the MLB videos comments but I thought they ment the video not a real released demo.
#5 Edited by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

Yeah, but  Cricket and  Football are more my thing being a Brit. The last proper Baseball game I played consistently was Baseball Stars on Neo Geo.


Dude, if you have a DS you might be interested in this. It's a cool little baseball sim. There's no western release planned  but if it comes here  you should consider it. The first game is a lot of fun on the evidence of the little I played of it.

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