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I play a lot sports games, and I definitely think there's a sweet spot for each one in regards to what year you should pick up.

Nba - 2k8 or 2k11. These two allow the best combination of movement speed and player control. 2k8 is easier to master and more arcadey, but it's the one id recommend if you are playing against someone. 2k11 is hard and punishing at the higher difficulties. I've put in hundreds of hours on both of them. Both are sensational.

Madden - 2004 or 2011. I haven't played 2004 in a long time, but it was a pretty revolutionary game at the time. Not sure how it holds up tho. 2011 has a similar level of ultra control that I mentioned about the 2k basketball games. The game feels superb, and it's really fun to build a team once you learn how to master the game.

MLB - unlike the other two franchises, the show remains very consistent from year to year. Even when they add new controls, they usually give players the option to default back to the old. I really like 2010, but currently playing a season in 2012 and it's great. I'd avoid the 2k baseball games. They're very arcadey and inferior to The Show.

Haven't had a bunch of experience with wrestling, but I do really like boxing games. I prefer the controls and experience in fight round 3 over fight night champion.

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Currently not accepting anymore members.

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Update:

All spots filled

#5 Posted by white_sox (210 posts) -

2014 league renewal is now open. We currently have 3 guaranteed openings. Anyone who is interested, please PM your email so I can invite you.

@ghostface318 For some reason, you do not have an email tied to your account. Please email me by Friday (8/15) and I'll re-add you to the league.

#6 Posted by white_sox (210 posts) -

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2.

If your PS3 is backwards compatible, you should definitely check out the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance games.

#7 Posted by white_sox (210 posts) -

@white_sox said:

It depends on your region. I live in the Midwest, and Comcast is immensely better than Verizon.

Is that like Verizon FiOS or just regular Verizon DSL?

DSL. I don't think FiOS is available in my area.

I found the whole experience better with Comcast though. I found the customer service to be much better, and the price was comparable to Verizon, except immensely faster.

#8 Posted by white_sox (210 posts) -

It depends on your region. I live in the Midwest, and Comcast is immensely better than Verizon. I think Cox connections is pretty popular on the East coast, or at least it used to be.

I found this for your area: http://www.speedtest.net/local/san-jose-ca

You may want to ask around your neighborhood and see if your neighbors have any opinions on their current provider.

As far as channels go, HBO is usually an add-on in any plan you get. You'll have that option with pretty much any provider. E! is usually included in any basic packages. Not sure about soccer, as that may be an extra add-on as well.

Hope this helps.

#9 Posted by white_sox (210 posts) -

@magris said:
@white_sox said:

The Wild Card

Oakland A's - The A's gave up both ML talent (Cespedes, Millone) and huge prospects (Addison Russell) to solidify their rotation with Lester and Samardzija. But in doing so, do they even have the best rotation in the AL? I still don't think they're better than the Tigers and maybe they gave up too much in each deal. Had they waited, I'd say their package for Shark would have easily been enough to get Price. Letting go of Cespedes also seems like a risky move. Not only is he a fan favorite, but he was the most feared hitter in their lineup. Maybe I'm just jaded because of the deal the Tigers were able to pull off, but the A's went all in this year, and they need to pull off more than just a division title to make their deals worth the price they paid.

Did your teams make any deals this trade deadline? What did you think of this years deals?

I think the A's valued Cespedes less than the rest of the league. As a resident Oakland A's fan (Jeff too), I've watched Cespedes hundreds of times and he is in no way the most feared hitter in the lineup. His OBP is terrible, and throw anything high or below the letters and he's an easy out. Yea Beane kind of screwed us for the future with all the moves this season, but as an A's fan who's tired of getting knocked off the first round (the last two have been particularly crushing), I'm willing to lose everything at a chance to win the World Series.

What I am trying to wrap my head around though is how relatively little Price was given up for to the Tigers. Had the A's not dealt Russell and McKinney for Samardjzia, they could have landed not only Price, but Lester as well. However, hindsight is 20/20 and at the time we dealt for the Shark, our rotation was pressing quite a bit.

Oh, and also,

fuck the Giants.

Yeah, you could make an argument for Donaldson, but the ball jumps off Ces' bat in a way that it rarely does off of other hitters'. He's also been great in the postseason (albeit a small sample size). I don't hate the trade by any means, because Lester is legit and there are few guys I'd take over him right now. He's arguably having the best season of his career. It's just tough to replace a guy like Cespedes though, but Oakland does have plenty of guys that they can platoon. They're in a position that not a lot of teams are in. This also allows them to give more playing time to Vogt, who's been great this year.

The Price deal is still baffling to me too. It just doesn't make much sense.

@patoday Stanton's a rare talent. I never expected the Fish to trade him, and I think the package you proposed wouldn't have gotten it done. He hasn't hit arbitration yet, so they have plenty of time to get an unreal package for him, assuming they wish to trade him.

#10 Posted by white_sox (210 posts) -

I have been following the Rays comeback through my Google Now updates. It is a shame that I don't go to or watch any of their games so I guess I am like most Rays "fans." But why did they feel the need to trade away such a great pitcher?

@finaldasa is right. It all comes down to money with many small market teams. Price will go through his last year of arbitration next year, and his salary is expected to increase about $5 million or so. The Rays must have felt the pressure to unload him now, instead of trying to trade him at next year's deadline.