Sunday, March 31, 2013
12 games, one day (we don’t get 15 games because we can’t have nice things). Aces of varying quality on the mound. 162 games to October. Buckle up.
Posted: March 31, 2013 at 11:34 PM | 327 comment(s)
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Major League Baseball 2K13 is an offensively recycled product and an embarrassment to sports video games. In my five years as Kotaku’s sports writer, I’ve spent a good deal of time in comments defending the genre, and those who make its games, from the worn-out slur that annual sports titles are nothing but reskinned roster updates. Yet that is exactly what MLB 2K13 is, and its existence is forever an argumentative trump card to any advocacy I can make for sports…
Major League Baseball itself also deserves blame for MLB 2K13, and not just for buck-stops-here reasons because its name is on the box. Take-Two Interactive may have signed an outrageously priced contract back in 2005, but baseball had absolutely no long-term vision for the license either, despite clear signals sent years ago that it would have no dancing partner on the Xbox 360 under any normal deal in 2013. This game was announced, by surprise, in January, and is plainly the product of Major League Baseball reckoning with the embarrassment of missing a year on the Xbox 360 and the fact it had zero leverage in avoiding it.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
After a four-year hiatus from running a successful, twenty year-old simulation league, I am recreating a 16 team online simulation league using Mike Cieslinski’s Dynasty League Baseball Online. My old league originally played his Pursue the Pennant board game, moved to Strat-O-Matic for a number of years, and then turned to Dynasty League Baseball board game the last few years. Unfortunately, as the league participants aged, real life responsibilities made it difficult to find time to meet face-to-face to play. Fortunately, Mike has developed a new online version of the sim, so we are giving it another go. So far ten old-time members of the league have signed back up. We are waiting to hear back from a few others. Since I’ve always felt that sixteen teams is the perfect size for a sim league, I’m posting on the site to see if any of you might be interested in joining in. It will be an auction-based keeper league with some dues required and a commitment of a few hours of week.
I realize this post isn’t particularly newsworthy but running this site does have its privileges. :D
Additionally, Mike has offered to run a free Greatest Teams Tournament with participants from the site.
If you have interest in joining the league, post within the thread and/or friend me on Facebook so I can provide more info.
If you have interest in participating in the Greatest Teams Tournament, make your interest known in the thread as well.
Thanks and sorry for intruding!
Posted: November 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM | 6 comment(s)
for his generous support.
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