New Twitter Account

I’ve created a @SportsGamerBlog twitter account.  Very exciting stuff, I know.

Hey, at least I’m posting, right?

Various Sports items

Anyone try the EASN beta of NHL 16 from within NHL 15 yet? That’s on my weekend todo list.

Today only Best Buy’s deal of the day is B1G1 50% off on 3DS games which seldom go on sale – games like Zelda and Mario Kart are included.

Have you upgraded to Windows 10 yet?

Windows 10

While I can’t say whether or not I’m actually in the Preview program, I can say that if you haven’t considered upgrading to Win10 this week when it releases, you should definitely change your mind.

Rocket League (Glen)

Let me follow up on what Dan has said.  If you have PS Plus and don’t have this game yet, you really need to download it.  It is a remarkable that it took this long for a soccer game to come out with cars instead of people, because it’s just so simple, yet incredibly fun to play.

Heck, I’m debating picking it up on Steam just to give the developer some extra money for the quality work that they have done.

Highly recommended for all.

PGA Tour Golf

Every time for the past month I’ve tried to post, the damn site has been down. So I’m catching up:

 

Wow, EA has changed the Tiger Woods game pretty much from the ground up on the next gen platform. And my goodness, it is a dog.

From the opening intro were you hear Rory saying things like the importance of early putting to the point where he is still talking; it doesn’t take much time to be bored with this game. The graphics are unbecoming of a next gen platform.

I just do not like this game at all. Yes, it’s early, and I’m not giving a full review here…but if the game isn’t going to pull you in early, why give it a shot?

The best part of this game are the “baba booey” screams after you drive one.

Stick with The Golf Club, which I am enjoying much more.

Monday Funday

Happy Monday everyone.

Been a while since I posted – is anyone still reading?

When I have time to play games I’m either playing on my iPhone (gasp) or my PC. My big sports game is Tap Sports Baseball 2015 which is crack like addictive, or so I hear.

Looking forward to the new Bribe mode in FIFA 2016.

Got my Kickstarter Pebble Time. Taking a while to get used to vs the old Pebble. It is a much different interface. Still debating about the Apple watch…grr. just seems so expensive.

World Cup 2022, here we come!

Well, that escalated quickly.  Nice to see that Sepp will take responsibility for the fact that he runs a corrupt organization, 4 days after stating that he would never step down.

I guess it helps that when you have a document written to a FIFA executive implicating them in a $10 million bribe.

This isn’t going to bring back all of the people that have lost their lives in Qatar who have started building the stadiums there, but I have a feeling that the tournament there is in serious doubt.  Whether it be the U.S., England, or someone else who already has stadiums built, the 2022 World Cup should be moved and the decision for that should happen very quickly.

Super Mega Baseball (PS4) – $4.80 until 5/18

If you have a PS4 and don’t feel like dropping $60 on the newest version of the show, you can pick up Super Mega Baseball for $4.80 for the next few days on the Playstation store flash sale.

Dan and I both loved the game and it’s well worth this price (heck both of us paid full price for it.)

There are some issues with the website for the store right now, but keep checking back over the weekend (or buy it on your PS4.)

Obligatory Deflategate post

As I said a few days ago, the original report did not change anyone’s mind. If you believed the Patriots cheated, it you agree with the report. If you don’t believe he cheated, you could make swiss cheese due to the number of holes in the investigation.

The penalty today made absolutely no sense. The Patriots had nothing to do with this, but since they were found guilty of something 8 years ago, they lose two picks and $1 million? That makes sense.

Brady..well..I’m a little on the fence on that one. 4 games seems harsh given wife beating is 2 games, smoking pot is 4 and both of those are actually illegal; but there is a little bit of doubt that something happened; I just don’t know if it was a deliberate attempt to break the rules or not.

Either way, I don’t really care anymore. I’m cancelling my DirecTV Sunday Ticket because the sport is a laughing stock one way or another. There are plenty of other sports I can watch: EPL, MLS, MLB, Bundesliga, NHL…I doubt football will miss me. But EA just lost a game buyer.

 

Deflategate and baseball

Well that was definitive.

No matter which side you’re on, this report has something for you. The NFL will dole out punishment to Tom Brady but if this were a court case I doubt that this would meet any sort of level that would require a guilty verdict.

I really don’t know what to think, and I really don’t care. Did Tom want the balls deflated under the minimum requirement? Maybe.

I think I’m done with the NFL, there’s just too much weird stuff going on. I’d rather watch baseball, soccer and the NHL. They aren’t perfect either (hello poor refereeing) but I just feel like I have to take less of a shower.

The old haunt, Operation Sports, announced a release of mods for MVP Baseball 2005 PC. I never bought this game – my last PC version was 2003 – but I am kicking myself now. The work the PC community has done on this is amazing..I mean there aren’t many games that are over 10 years old that would still work today. (For example, my CD Rom of Old Time Baseball died with Win98…dammit).

Sunday Thoughts

Lots going on, and it seems like we may have finally gotten the site issues behind us.

 

1. Baltimore playing home games in Tampa. Ugh. I’m not getting into the rest of it, but what a surreal week for Orioles fans. Of course that is nothing compared to what people in Baltimore City are going through.

2. The fight. Yawn. People paid $100 for that? I would rather have paid $60 for Wrestlemania.

3. Did you get all your Club Nintendo freebies in before they shut it down? Phew that was close for me.

4. RBI Baseball still sucks on the PC as well.

5. MLB The Show is very good in my opinion.

6. Tap Sports Baseball ’15 is addictive.

7. Congrats to Chelsea, I guess.

8. NFL Draft. Whatever. Let’s see how they play in the fall. Funny how they are already in Madden Ultimate Team. I’m sure you can cut them just as easy in real life; don’t you think they should have some sort of off the field randomizer so you can’t use the player card for a few games? You know, beat up your wife, get 2 games, smoke pot, get 8 games, etc.

 

 

Thursday Thoughts

I continue to have trouble posting to the site, grr!

I am enjoying MLB 15 the Show but I am not enjoying the Orioles season so far!

My logitech G710+ keyboard’s tab key broke, basically rendering it useless. I beat up my keyboards apparently and can never seem to get a lot of life out of them.

Between that not working and Mortal Kombat X crashing to the desktop I had to make a decision – and that decision will be get a new graphics card, keyboard and mouse! Even though my computer is now 4 years old it is still an awesome desktop PC. I bought it from Digital Storm online and bought the best I could 4 years ago — and it’s just as good as PC’s today ..yes I’ve upgraded the graphics card 2 times..but now it’s time to move from a 750TI to a 960..woohoo.

The 960 seems to work well with Mortal Kombat X (yay!) and I do keep trying to play games on PC vs consoles because they last longer.

I am sure there’s a keyboard warranty, but do I want to spend weeks/months getting it fixed or instead try that Razer Chroma keyboard that individually lights every key? Yes, I will try the Razer!

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