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Old 07-27-2008, 10:27 PM   #17
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nice article. i play for the love of the game but men are very competiitve and tahat's our nature. we have to take it to the max
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:44 AM   #18
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Re: What Happened to Playing for the Love of the Game?

I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again. Once I just started playing the games, I started having fun. I was hardcore into sliders and simulation and realism, and then one day I just said, "Forget this." I wanted to experience the game as they were made. Yes, I still like to lean towards realism (lower game speeds for NHL games, things like that) but if I happen to score 4+ goals a game, so be it. I don't feel like wasting all my time tinkering with sliders and not enjoying my games.
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:54 AM   #19
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I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again. Once I just started playing the games, I started having fun. I was hardcore into sliders and simulation and realism, and then one day I just said, "Forget this." I wanted to experience the game as they were made. Yes, I still like to lean towards realism (lower game speeds for NHL games, things like that) but if I happen to score 4+ goals a game, so be it. I don't feel like wasting all my time tinkering with sliders and not enjoying my games.
This exactly what brought enjoyment back to sports gaming for me. Now, I play more and just having a blast, especially with NCAA 09.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:15 PM   #20
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... some of the people take games way too serious.
I actually think it's the opposite: guys aren't taking the games seriously enough. They may think they're taking it seriously, but in truth they're just going through the motions.

I'm to the point in NCAA now where every first down I get, and every TFL I get, makes me pump my fist in the air. Why? Because I'm involved - in the truest sense of the word - in what I'm doing. I'm actually running out the playclock not because I'm milking it, but because I need the time to find the "perfect" play.

If I were just button-mashing the playcall screens - what I suspect A LOT of guys around here are doing - I would never experience the game the way I am now.

It's been a sort of catch-phrase of mine lately: these games are much better than a lot of people seem to think; it all comes back to the gamer and how much mental energy he or she is willing to put in to take them to that next level. The game - or any artform, for that matter - can't do it by itself.

I haven't been truly disappointed with a game in a long time now, and it's simply because I take them seriously.
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:54 PM   #21
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I actually think it's the opposite: guys aren't taking the games seriously enough. They may think they're taking it seriously, but in truth they're just going through the motions.

I'm to the point in NCAA now where every first down I get, and every TFL I get, makes me pump my fist in the air. Why? Because I'm involved - in the truest sense of the word - in what I'm doing. I'm actually running out the playclock not because I'm milking it, but because I need the time to find the "perfect" play.

If I were just button-mashing the playcall screens - what I suspect A LOT of guys around here are doing - I would never experience the game the way I am now.

It's been a sort of catch-phrase of mine lately: these games are much better than a lot of people seem to think; it all comes back to the gamer and how much mental energy he or she is willing to put in to take them to that next level. The game - or any artform, for that matter - can't do it by itself.

I haven't been truly disappointed with a game in a long time now, and it's simply because I take them seriously.
I do see what you mean here. Good point.

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Old 08-07-2008, 11:42 AM   #22
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only money is important.............
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:14 PM   #23
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