Sunday, December 8, 2013 – Blog Comments
The reason I have MSU over Alabama is simply that Alabama lost late in the season and MSU beat an undefeated team in their conference championship. The strength of the conference isn't even important in this case, MSU beat the #2 team in the country, while Alabama didn't play in their conference championship. I'm an Alabama fan first and foremost but looking at it fairly I just don't see how Alabama could go into the National Championship over MSU
We're arguing a moot point here though, as it's pretty obvious that Auburn (very unfortunately) is going to the National title game.
What!?? Are you actually claiming that Michigan State... Of the Big Ten, should jump over Alabama????
NO Big Ten team deserves to play for the National Championship....EVER!!!
It's an inferior League.
I don't care how many games they play inside their League. The fact of the matter is that if you take away Penn State and Nebraska, the big ten has a .160 winning percentage all time against the SEC. Even with Penn State and Nebraska, it only goes up to a .230 per cent.
I was watching the game...The difference in speed between Missouri and Michigan State was staggering. It was like one game was on Very Fast and the other game was on Very Slow.
C'mon maaan.. Take that Bama icon off your moniker, you don't deserve to wear it. St Nick will be putting Coal in your stocking.
Saturday, December 7, 2013 – Blog Comments
CupCrazyManiac on December 7, 2013 at 03:23 PM.couldn't agree more!
Friday, December 6, 2013 – Blog Comments
Awesome lol. Keep em up!
Great read! nice suggestions!!! hope they adhere to some of them if not many - I'm new to 2k so whatever is missing I haven't missed because I don't know, but to the 2k faithful i probably understand where you guys are coming from.
stlstudios189 on December 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM.I have just decided to keep my games longer. Still playing NBA 2k13, MLB 2k12, Madden 12, NHL 12 and NCAA 13
On NBA I play 58 game seasons and have playoffs at 3,5,5,5 it's a blast
On MLB I play the 104 game season and play on quick mode. Madden I have played 2 seasons as 2 teams just finished the Super Bowl and the draft,
On MLB I still havent' finished the season sitting at 77 games in after 2 years. 4 kids and 55 hour work weeks just keep getting in the way. Time to win the lotto
you can use all 32 teams, but the process is very complicated.
Okay updated the stat line, should be good now!
Dammit for some reason I switched the teams..... Bama stats are listed as GSU stats....
Thursday, December 5, 2013 – Blog Comments
Geoffrey40 on December 5, 2013 at 10:29 PM.A man who is either lucky or stupid. I don't think he should win the Heisman because of strength of schedule but i ain't a voter. Either way the whole process seemed a lil corrupt and he got off. Which means he is innocent. Hell of a player. A lil to cocky for my liking. Great supporting cast. Easy schedule. 2013-2014 Heisman winner. Best of luck to him but I really hope he doesn't win the Heisman.
fsufan4423 on December 5, 2013 at 08:49 PM.As a innocent football player who has led the number one ranked team to a ACC Championship game appearance, and possibly a National Championship.
some really great ideas in here! EA doesn't try that hard tho unfortunately
RhodyRockstar on December 5, 2013 at 10:05 AM.I'm totally with you guys! A new Dad, with a budding career, so my time is definitely dwindling. For me, it's not so much as not being able to play the games, it's just that my seasons take longer. A decent game of Madden takes 30 mins or so, so if I can get a game or two in, I typically finish seasons in 10-14 days. So, personally, I feel like it's just taking me longer to get through whole seasons, not necessarily the games themselves.
As a huge baseball guy, I've learned to let go and just sim certain games so I can get through a 162 game season, but an "intervene" option is definitely a great way to still feel connected to your team. We just gotta realize that the time for games is dwindling, and just make adjustments!
boomhauertjs on December 5, 2013 at 07:58 AM.Root for the jerseys, not the guys inside them.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 – Blog Comments
He played even better in the first half against Georgia State just now. I'll post those stats tomorrow!
Great two games! I see AJ is doing better. Keep them up!
ufer2 on December 3, 2013 at 05:21 PM.I'm 47 and have found myself in the same boat the last few years. Been simming NCAA football games and just doing the recruiting a lot lately. NBA 2K games I play a 28 (?) game season - face everyone once. All playoffs are one-game. Can get through a season just in time for the new game to come out. Ha.
asu666 on December 3, 2013 at 12:23 PM.Thanks WarlordZMaster, the drive to monitize NBA 2K is runing the product.
onac22 on December 3, 2013 at 11:29 AM.In addition to maybe changing progression systems to be more user friendly, everyone should try and use a slider system like the show.
Moving on in an effort to save time and keep moving, I like to pre-establish how the season will be. For instance in Madden, I will divide the season into several parts. Something along the lines of four, four game chunks. Or one eight, one four and two sets of two games. Something along those lines. Once that is established some ground rules go infer example, in a 8-4-4 such as I can only play four games in the first eight, two in the next four then 2 more in the final 4. This forces me to simm a few every season and honestly adds to the competition level and the difficulty on a game such as Madden.
I will use this in other games such as NHL or the show. I will just break the season into bigger chunks and play fewer games. These rules also make playoff runs fun. I will play every other of a seven game series or break it into two game segments. I almost never simm playoffs in Madden a Madden CFM.
onac22 on December 3, 2013 at 11:17 AM.Madden needs a slider system for skill points on players. This one at at time purchase system is just time consuming.
jukeum445 on December 3, 2013 at 11:08 AM.Amen to this post.. i have about an hour to an 1hr 1/2 to play games.. my poor ps 4 is collecting dust since i bought it..
cream6 on December 3, 2013 at 09:53 AM.It's easier for me to play multiple seasons in Madden and NCAA compared to The Show and NBA 2k. In The Show I usually play the first month of the season and start simming after that until there is either an important game, playing games in historic or new parks or in big markets. In my 2K series I do something similar playing only important games and big market places. I'm still in my first season of MLB The Show 12 even though I enjoy the game it takes forever. I need to sim more.
sooperb on December 3, 2013 at 08:48 AM.Disney Princess: Enchanted Forest?? Damn bruh you need a PsP and a Twix. The Gm mode needs a way tosim and jump in for sure.
13whitebread on December 3, 2013 at 08:28 AM.I have to agree your gaming days maybe coming to an end. For me and I am at an advanced age of 44 with 3 kids to fight over one system but I usually pick one sport game and play that sport only that year. It is usually hockey but next year I might pick baseball or football. But the amount of time is dwindling.
tarek on December 3, 2013 at 12:32 AM.It only gets worse my friend. I'm sometimes so desperate for a gaming fix I'll play Disney Princess: Enchanted Forest with my daughter just to get my hands on a controller.
My approach to sports gaming with limited time has been to first understand that I can't play every game, and that I needed to make a personal system to select which games to play.
For example, with NCAA football I have a house rule where I only play 4 games + conference champ if I make it + bowl game. This means I only play between 33-50% of the games per season. Which makes each season much shorter and fun.
I haven't played NBA in a couple of years but what I used to do was play a maximum of 1-2 games per month against rivals or teams I just wanted to play, then in the playoffs I would just play game 1 and game 4 and any deciding game (i.e. game 5 if it's 3-1 not 2-2). Meant that at most I would play at most 30% of potential games in an NBA season.
MLB The Show was a tough one. I mainly played RTTS and not dynasty (because I was/am a terrible batter - I swing at everything). But I'd follow something similar.
Monday, December 2, 2013 – Blog Comments
poulka on December 2, 2013 at 10:22 PM.You are right Chris that has been something that has been a thorn in my side now for about ten years. I have resorted to playing shorter quarters Madden 4 min NCAA 3 min.
JohnDoe8865 on December 2, 2013 at 07:45 PM.I'm getting older too. Job, life, responsibilities...it all takes TIME. I hope sports game devs can add something for gamers like me and Chris down the line without taking away development time from the core features..
You're all making great arguments and quite a few of you are making my point even more clear, you're also bringing in new ideas and factors that I had not considered. Thanks for the feedback guys.
As a Bama fan I am very hopeful that they can find a way back into it but I think that no matter what happens if the Tide make it into the title game there will be a riot from a large majority of the country about how the BCS just loves the SEC. The only reason I thought MSU would be in is because they might beat an undefeated team while Alabama lost to a 1-loss team.
WarlordZMaster on December 2, 2013 at 05:53 PM.Right on, VC is BS in this game. Heck, I am running out of player contracts, which means I need more card packs. In fact, had 2 online games, 1 they disconnected and consumed player contracts and 2nd, I got a Loss AND it consumed player contracts. I even had a Domination game boot me, and consume player contracts? I wont be able to put a whole team on the court unless I get more VC. C'mon EA, I mean 2K, this is wrong! Please fix this, or lose customers.
jmik58 on December 2, 2013 at 05:51 PM.I loved the way MVP Baseball allowed you to quickly initiate an inning-by-inning simulation with the option to "intervene" at any moment. All of this was done from the schedule/calendar so it made progression very quick.
tril on December 2, 2013 at 05:31 PM.cant you sime to end of quarters in NBA 2k14 current gen. and MAddeen?
jenglund on December 2, 2013 at 05:02 PM.I like how the Show does it, you can sim some innings if you want. I totally want this in 2k: I want to play the 1st and 4th quarter, and sim the 2nd and 3rd quarter. Same in Madden.
jaateloauto on December 2, 2013 at 04:37 PM.NBA 2K14 still had this in current gen.
XxJustAguessxX on December 2, 2013 at 04:28 PM.Sorry my friend but ur gaming days are over.
H to the Oza on December 2, 2013 at 04:27 PM.I believe you are talking about the 'Intervene' feature. One of the best and simplest features in a sports game but is somehow absent year after year. I used this feature all the time in Live 04/05 and I wish it would make a comeback. I would much rather intervene through a 82 game season than play a full 14 game season.
Nabz on December 2, 2013 at 04:04 PM.Yes, can't lie I actually enjoy doing like 14 game seasons on MLB or NBA they are VERY small seasons but i get through more seasons and see players progress, regress and new players come in and stuff its cool. I was hoping MyGM would have had the option for less then 82 games, and there is only a single season mode that allows that which im not a fan of.
dukebeatsuncagain on December 2, 2013 at 04:03 PM.You could pop in an out of games in MLB The SHOW 13, just not individual batters.
No chance. If Duke and MSU win then that puts Mizzou and Bama in the Title game. Don't get me wrong I loved Bama losing cause I hate Saban
( I'm a Michigan Fan ) but they deserve to be in the title game if OSU and FSU lose. I'm pulling for MSU to pull the Upset but definitely not Duke cause I love the Noles. My dream Scenario would have been FSU vs BAMA for all the marbles but sadly we won't see that so all I hope for Is Auburn VS FSU. I still think that with that cloud of suspicion hanging over Winston's head especially if he is charged and Auburn being on a roll, plus ( As much as I hate to say it lol ) MSU's great defense and OSU's poor showing, I say we will be having a rematch of the IRON Bowl for the FINAL BCS Title between BAMA and Auburn..... As it should be
@TheRealHST Ok. Let's do away with the internships. Many are unpaid, yet the interns are performing jobs that should be paid. I have no sympathy for college athletes. They are trading their athletic skills with an opportunity to better those skills in hopes of going pro, AND they are getting a free education for those on scholarship. Their situation is not different than any other "worker" who produces far more wealth than their employer pays them in salary. These kids know what they are signing up for when they sign their letters of intent. One cannot accept an offer and then later complain that it's not fair. If you buy a house near an airport or train station, you cannot complain about the noise.
Sunday, December 1, 2013 – Blog Comments
Man, Madden and COD feel like the same game as current gen to me. Forza and NBA 2K are the only games that feel/look like next gen to me.
Well that's definitely possible, and I think that would put MSU and Mizzou in the National Championship
asu666 on December 1, 2013 at 03:19 PM.bxphenom, thanks for commenting, but my point is the inclusion of microtransaction led to a requirement for an always-on cloud connection for single-player games. I don't want to have to connect to the cloud to play offline Association. It's a dealbreaker for me.
Nice summation. And good call on playing for OT. If my Spartans knock off OSU, Mizzou bets Auburn, Duke stuns FSU now what?
@bxphenom7 You hit it right on the head. College is so expensive, and, because of this, an athletic scholarship essentially is payment.
I know simulation is a big part of sports games. I mean who want's to play 82 games per season for a whole career? But I don't think we can deserve any VC points if we plan to simulate the game. By simulating we are doing nothing. We are not putting effort except pressing simulate. It's the same thing as getting free VC points over and over by a glitch. If you were a real player would you expect to earn money for not playing? I know that example is a little extreme but it's similar. I believe the only way to access the park for street games is through MyCareer is through MyCareer mode. It would be too easy to accumulate points by simulation. Making people overpowerful in those online game modes. There is still the issue with people who buy VC points, but at least their losing money to get it. We can't really do anything with impatient/sad people except removing the option to buy VC points, but that would be closing a potential way of making profit for 2K.
2K did a good job with graphics for 2K14 Next-Gen. Now maybe if they would put majority of their emphasis on UI/Game Modes/Gameplay/Customization for 2K15 I would be really happy.
College athletes do not need to be paid. All revenue from games should just go to the school. College athletes, most of them, are already there on athletic scholarships. That's how they're being paid.