Sports Gamer Archive - March 2010

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Scott Jones

The King of the Booth: MLB 2K10’s Gary Thorne 3

Videogame baseball fans: You are truly spoiled. Each year, baseball simulations get better (and better), but all you ever want to do is quibble over how the batting mechanics have been tweaked, or how the shoes on Albert Pujols “look a little funny” this year.

Truth is, you live in a golden age, an age when real-world stats can actually have an impact on what happens in the virtual world of MLB 2K10. It’s also an age when play-by-play and color commentary has gotten so sophisticated that you don’t even notice it anymore.

Case in point: John Kruk, Steve Phillips, and Gary Thorne do an incredible job of calling your games in 2K10. On a recent weekday morning, the Sports Gamer caught up with Mr. Thorne, and asked him what it’s like to call a virtual baseball game.

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Scott Jones

The King of the Booth: MLB 2K10’s Gary Thorne 3

Videogame baseball fans: You are truly spoiled. Each year, baseball simulations get better (and better), but all you ever want to do is quibble over how the batting mechanics have been tweaked, or how the shoes on Albert Pujols “look a little funny” this year.

Truth is, you live in a golden age, an age when real-world stats can actually have an impact on what happens in the virtual world of MLB 2K10. It’s also an age when play-by-play and color commentary has gotten so sophisticated that you don’t even notice it anymore.

Case in point: John Kruk, Steve Phillips, and Gary Thorne do an incredible job of calling your games in 2K10. On a recent weekday morning, the Sports Gamer caught up with Mr. Thorne, and asked him what it’s like to call a virtual baseball game.

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Scott Jones

Boom-Shaka-Laka! EA Brings Back NBA Jam 0

Back in the early '90s sports games, for the most part, tried to adhere to the rules of whatever sport they were trying to emulate. But a few game makers at Midway said "The heck with rules," and created one of the greatest sports games of all time: NBA Jam. Keep reading for more on the game's comeback with EA, including a trailer!

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Scott Jones

Boom-Shaka-Laka! EA Brings Back NBA Jam 0

Back in the early '90s sports games, for the most part, tried to adhere to the rules of whatever sport they were trying to emulate. But a few game makers at Midway said "The heck with rules," and created one of the greatest sports games of all time: NBA Jam. Keep reading for more on the game's comeback with EA, including a trailer!

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Scott Jones

REVIEW: Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing 9

Platforms:
Microsoft, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Sony, Nintendo
Release Date:
February 23, 2010
Price:
49.95
Rating:
7.5

The kart racing genre has always pretty much started and ended with Mario Kart. Sure, there have been other entries, but none of them has managed to out-work or out-hustle the mighty Mario.

No, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is not a better game than Mario Kart Wii. But, wow, is it ever fun to play.

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Scott Jones

REVIEW: Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing 9

Platforms:
Microsoft, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Sony, Nintendo
Release Date:
February 23, 2010
Price:
49.95
Rating:
7.5

The kart racing genre has always pretty much started and ended with Mario Kart. Sure, there have been other entries, but none of them has managed to out-work or out-hustle the mighty Mario.

No, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is not a better game than Mario Kart Wii. But, wow, is it ever fun to play.

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