When you review video games for a living, as the Sports Gamer does, you typically have two kinds of days: You have good days, and you have great days. But every once in a great while, you have downright awesome days.
This week, I experienced one of those downright awesome days.
This time of year superheroes aren't only found on baseball diamonds, in hockey rinks, and on basketball courts; we also get to see them in big budget, special effects-filled movies. But there’s another place to find superpowered do-gooders now: online! If you've ever wondered what sort of super hero you'd actually be, a nifty new browser-based video game called Herotopia has the answer.
It's official: Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis will appear on the box cover of this year's Madden (due in stores on August 30th). He's only the fourth running back to appear on the cover in Madden history. And he got there because you put him there.
The Clippers' rising star Blake Griffin easily won the 26th dunk contest this year during the NBA's All-Star Star Saturday last month in Los Angeles. In case you missed it, Griffin actually leapt over the hood of a parked car while a nearby choir sang a rendition of "I Believe I Can Fly."
Seems Griffin really can fly.
Unfortunately, the rest of us can't fly--not yet, anyway, until science perfects jet boots. But if you can dream, and if you have access to the 'Net, then you can fly, too--sort of. Keep reading to find out how.
Video games, when you really break them down, are just a series of moments. Most of the time, games are fun--duh, that's why we play them, right? But every now and then, something truly special takes place while you're playing a game. Something will happen--a moment--that you'll think about long after you power off your gaming console for the night.
Here are my top 10 must-experience gaming moments of 2010: