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In this blog I will share my ideas and hopes for sports gaming as well as give my thoughts on things going on in the world of sports gaming.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Posted on October 10, 2018 at 02:47 PM.
Here are the top 20 contenders (5 from each league and then 10 pitchers if they go with a pitcher.) in my option. An honorable mention goes to current Show cover boy Aaron Judge as it is not unheard (although it hasn't happened in a while) for the Show to have a repeat cover boy. I find it highly unlikely but figured he'd deserve an honorable mention before getting started.

American League

1. Mookie Betts - Mookie had a great 2018 for the best team (regular season ... Read More
Friday, July 6, 2018
Posted on July 6, 2018 at 12:28 PM.
I recently purchased a Nintendo Classic mini and with it I've been able to relive the world of classic gaming. Doing so got me thinking about old school sports titles I'd want to see return. Some on this list have little to no shot at ever coming back. While others are ones we may one day see a return from.

Honorable Mention: Skate or Die


This series may not be as good as I remember it as a child ... Read More
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Posted on April 5, 2018 at 01:06 PM.
After announcing yesterday I would do more than one wishlist, I saw where CujoMatty had created a Sounds of the Show wishlist after SDS requested us do one. CujoMatty as you know is one half of the amazing team that brings us the amazing Sounds of the Show packs every year. (A special thanks goes out to him and Lowlighthabit. You guys make our game better!)

I have already posted these below in that thread but figured I'd add them to my blog and ask others to share as well. The thread ... Read More
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Posted on April 4, 2018 at 11:38 AM.
So far, I'm enjoying MLB the show, despite some of the issues or removals. I wasn't a Season Mode guy but I feel their frustration after the storage amount for Sounds of the Show was decreased without letting us know in advance.

Franchise Mode, while still enjoyable, is a little stale. This year I will be doing my usual "superficial" wish list that consist of just fun, more unimportant upgrades.

I will be doing a separate wish lists for Franchise to is way more focused ... Read More
Friday, February 16, 2018
In this year's MLB The Show 18, we are finally getting rain delays. But with delays, were aren't getting postponement, rescheduled games or doubleheaders. Some feel the developers don't understand why we would want this feature based on some comments made last year. While if that's the case I'm going to attempt to explain why we want this in this blog.

Baseball is all about strategy. When do I need to pull a pitcher, when do I need to bring in another hitter, fielder, etc. Make the ... Read More
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Posted on August 6, 2017 at 12:28 PM.
A few years ago I wrote a blog about my vision of a high school football game. It remains my highest read blog entry. I got to thinking it might be time to update the blog. When I last visited this idea, EA's Teambuilder had just shown up, The NCAA series was still going strong but we sill only had the EA offerings. Now we live in a video game world where there is no college football game. Madden is the only real football out there (yes I know there are others but Madden is the only from a major ... Read More
Friday, May 12, 2017
Posted on May 12, 2017 at 04:27 PM.
Tom Brady is announced at the cover boy for Madden 18. That usually would be the huge news this far out from release date. That is a big announcement for EA and usually is the news when it is announced.

And Tom Brady is Tom Brady. He is supposed to be too big to be on the cover of Madden. He is supposed to be one of those guys that would never agree to be featured on the cover. But he's here and yet that's not the big take away for us.

Frostbite engine makes its debut ... Read More
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 12:54 AM.
MLB The Show 17 has given us a few new classic stadiums with the additions of the Metro Dome, old Yankee stadium, Shea Stadium and for some reason Miami's old stadium. With these adds, what stadiums do you wish to see them add into the future. Here's my list:

Classic Wrigley Field:

I want this version pre-lights, with the folks on the rooftops that actually live in the building. ... Read More
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Posted on March 9, 2017 at 01:15 PM.
On Monday this week, Gamestop's "The Show Mondays" finally featured franchise mode. After it was viewed, a lot folks in the forums, myself included, felt a little underwhelmed by the video.

This led too many expressing their disappoint, some in constructive ways and some in far from constructive ways. It also led to some attack people for not being pumped up and expressing their disappointment. After a bit of negativity, one of the mods decided to shut the entire forum down for a ... Read More
Sunday, January 8, 2017

Another cover for a fictional NCAA 17

We all miss the NCAA Football series. The the summer wait until Madden's release became much longer after we had our college football series stolen from us. No longer did we have the endless "are the rosters ready yet" posts on the forum. (Not that those are truly missed.) No matter ... Read More
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Another cover for the fictional NCAA 17

We all miss the NCAA Football series. The the summer wait until Madden's release became much longer after we had our college football series stolen from us. No longer did we have the endless "are the rosters ready yet" posts on the forum. (Not that those are truly missed.) ... Read More
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Posted on December 22, 2016 at 02:10 PM.
Hey guys,

First off, sorry for the delay in "How to Bring Back the NCAA Series Part 3." Last weekend I was extremely sick and writing just wasn't in the cards for me.

While I'm doing better, still a little weak, Christmas being this weekend means I'll be on the road with family. I cannot realistically see a way to get freed to write the next part in my series. I hope those of you that have taken the time to read and leave feedback on the first two parts will understand ... Read More
Sunday, December 11, 2016

Another Fictional cover for the fictional NCAA Football 17

We all miss the NCAA Football series. The the summer wait until Madden's release became much longer after we had our college football series stolen from us. No longer did we have the endless "are the rosters ready yet" posts on the forum. (Not that those ... Read More
Sunday, December 4, 2016
A fiction cover for a fictional NCAA 17

We all miss the NCAA Football series. The the summer wait until Madden's release became much longer after we had our college football series stolen from us. No longer did we have the endless "are the rosters ready yet" posts on the forum. (Not that those are truly missed.) No matter how you feel about the lawsuits that led to the end of ... Read More
Monday, September 5, 2016
Posted on September 5, 2016 at 12:57 PM.
Madden 17 is a huge step in the right direction. It isn't perfect but it does mark the biggest move in the right direction we've seen in years. For those not familiar with my "superficial wishlists" for MLB The Show, I'll explain real quick. On these, I don't focus on gameplay issues. I only focus on issues that some might consider superficial or not as important. While I agree there might be some bigger issues than these, I have more fun focusing on the little things and letting others hammer out ... Read More

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