Beneath The Big Leagues: A review of MVP06 NCAA Baseball: by Wil Wheaton. Yes, thee Wil Wheaton. I think he has a boy crush on Scott Boras.
posted by NoMich to culture at 12:54 PM - 17 comments
I have played the game. The "dink" of the bat is what it is all about! Unless you are on the mound.
posted by tmart937 at 01:05 PM on February 16
that "dink" is the worst sound in baseball. it's like someone running their fingers over a chalkboard.
posted by erkno11 at 01:14 PM on February 16
that "dink" is the worst sound in baseball. it's like someone running their fingers over a chalkboard. Sounds like a pitcher talking. Don't get him started on the crack of the bat. Speaking of which, isn't there some sort of significant baseball event happening this week? Ps & Cs, BABY!!
posted by BullpenPro at 01:27 PM on February 16
i think its freakin awesome that the're making a college baseball game rather than another MVP title. College players play with all their soul... pros only play with their wallets.
posted by stolenbase7 at 01:32 PM on February 16
As for the 'dink'. Didn't I hear somewhere that there is a summer league mode for this game? Where you can compete with wooden bats, like they do in the Northwoods League; a premier college summer league, btw, where the likes of Juan Pierre, Clint Barmes, Jay Gibbons, Bobby Kielty, Wes Obermueller, and Robb Quinlan, among others, got their start?
posted by elovrich at 01:41 PM on February 16
the "cracking" of a bat and bats slamming of bats in bat racks out of frustration are the best sounds in baseball. that would great for a video game, punch someone out and have them go back to the dugout and throw their bat and helmet in disgust. then have them sulk out to their positions during the inning change i will be reporting with the other p's and c's in the beautiful little town of Metepec, D.F., located at the base of a giant volcano, on Feb. 26th. if anyone wants to play agent and find me a job in the states have at it. stolenbase7, not all pros play with their wallets, some still play for the love of the game and thrill that competition brings. believe me, i could probably do alot better financially working a real job.
posted by erkno11 at 01:42 PM on February 16
if anyone wants to play agent and find me a job in the states have at it. Aren't you a lefty? I thought everyone needed lefties... (or did I remember that wrong and you are a righty?)
posted by chris2sy at 01:50 PM on February 16
For those wondering, here's a photo of Metepec.
posted by wfrazerjr at 02:12 PM on February 16
wait, this game isn't replacing a future MLB MVP game, is it?
posted by ninjavshippo at 02:25 PM on February 16
I'm glad EA got stuck with the "dink" real baseball fans know the REAL game is with 2k series.......Oh by the way will wheaton has been reviewing games since the heyday of g4.....I believe he even had an infomercial for Phillips CD-I system about 8 yrs ago!!!
posted by Grrrlacher at 02:43 PM on February 16
2K games has the exclusive 3rd party licence for all MLB games for (I believe) 10 years. Slightly OT. I once sold Wil porn. And yes I'm calling him by his first name. When you sell a man porn you drop all the formalities.
posted by lilnemo at 03:41 PM on February 16
Tranny Deluxe #15? Golden Showers Girls? Foot Sniffers? Butt Bois #33? Do tell, lilnemo.
posted by NoMich at 03:46 PM on February 16
I find it odd that the review doesn't mention the fact that EA is making a college game simply because they lost the rights to the MLB. Which is a funny thing since they bullied away all their NFL videogame competition (NFL2K) with giant bags of money hats thrown at the NFL to get an exclusive license. They chose to play that game and they got burned for it with baseball.
posted by mkn at 04:58 PM on February 16
College players play with all their soul... pros only play with their wallets. Don't forget about the minor leaguers. They play their hearts out just to get a sniff of the Show.
posted by wingnut4life at 05:06 PM on February 16
Mags, Mich. Mags. Playboy, etc. You know, tasteful stuff. Wil's got class.
posted by lilnemo at 05:23 PM on February 16
chris2sy: Yes, erkno11 is a left-handed pitcher. At least, he told me I was right... And MLB teams often don't have a clue who to take on. Left-handed or not.
posted by ?! at 11:04 PM on February 16
Wil's got class. What, girl on girl on girl isn't classy? Don't tell me that...please.
posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:19 AM on February 17
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