Being dudes, we all have some sort of background with video games. Whether it’s throwing it way back to the Nintendo/Smash Bros days or to last weekend when you got stoned and played FIFA.
If you never played video games or don’t enjoy dabbling in them every so often, you might’ve been born the wrong gender. No offense intended but I can’t fathom a mans life without video games. I can’t count on four hands the many nights of staying up until sunrise on Xbox live playing zombies with my buddies.
Girls were given barbies, boys were given sports; and what’s better than playing sports for real? Playing them through a TV screen. Oh you liked playing cops and robbers, or pretending to be a soldier? Don’t you worry, there’s games for that too. Kids nowadays are given iPads to play whatever games their intelligence level can search for, but don’t worry. Give it some time and they’ll of had their fair share of 2K, COD, and GTA like the rest of us.
Shoot em up games are already intense enough, but I think EA Sports needs to come up with a more mature version of their games; 2K 2.0, if you will. “Be A Pro” is cool and all but if they say be a pro, why can’t you really be a pro? I played the “Live the Life” feature on NHL and all I could do was answer press conference questions. That’s not living the life, that’s playing the game and thinking. Actually getting a behind the scenes look at the sport you’re playing gives in the 2.0 feel.
You’re playing Madden and down 3 TD’s in the first half, you have a live look in the locker room and hear a motivation speech from an angel, or a shit storm of ass chewing. Throw up a 77 in the 2nd round of the Masters, you’re on the putting green till dark and get to go home and bang your model status wife; golfers always seem to snag the dime pieces. You’re popping champagne in the locker room after winning the Stanley Cup, and settin’ fire to the city.
You get the point, it’s a friendly mix of EA Sports and GTA (without the violence, or with the violence if you so choose – End up doing coke, landing yourself in jail, and waking up to plastered all over the social world as the new Johnny Manziel.) I think it would be a fantastic game, and I have no ambition to do anything about it so if someone steals this idea… make sure I get the first copy.