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Old 09-24-2008, 10:40 AM   #1
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Sometimes Truth is Stranger than Fiction

What happens when your back rushes for 300 yards in Madden? Better yet, what happens when you score 70 points on successive nights with Kobe Bryant in NBA 2K8? Do you feel you have done something in the game that could never happen in the real world? Joey Arone checks in today with his first article discussing sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction.

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"In the standardized world of the NFL, when head coach Mike Shanahan of the Denver Broncos bucked convention and went for the win by attempting the two-point conversion instead of going for the tie, there was a collective gasp across the sports announcing and viewing nation. Thatís what happens when conventional wisdom is pushed aside by free will, when the unexpected happens, when truth is stranger than fiction."

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Old 09-24-2008, 11:13 AM   #2
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Well written, and welcome to OS. I disagree with your premise that making the impossible possible in sports gaming is dependent on the programming of the developers. I would contend that the impossible is made possible in sports video gaming more often than not as a result of the "skill" of the gamers, especially in human v human matchups. Your point is well taken in regards to Human v. CPU matchups more so than in human v. human matchups.
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:14 AM   #3
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My buddy intercepted me and was running for a TD return at the end of the game to defeat me, but my corner chased him down and went for a tackle and knocked the ball lose at the 1. It tumbled out the back of the endzone for a touchback. Great stuff... He blames the video game for BS, but I say it's great that a random event like that occurred.

I love unexpected randomness. The only problem is when the randomness occurs as something that is out of the users control. Hence why I believe madden keeps the penalties to a minimum, because it is something the user has no control over, giving them reason to blame the game for being stupid.
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:10 PM   #4
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your buddy pulled a leon lett?
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lol not my corner, my wide receiver i meant... he intercepted me and ran for his endzone and my WR chased him down
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:40 PM   #6
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That's what you get for throwing so late in the game, lol.

I kid, I kid. Was the game tied or were you winning?
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:16 PM   #7
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::applause::
very well written piece
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