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Is The BIGS 2 Healthy for Major League Baseball’s Image?

Probably not, but it sure will be fun! I can’t help but think Bud Selig is cringing at the thought of the imminent release of 2K Sports’ The BIGS 2.  Check that.  I doubt Bud Selig has played anything past Pong.  Ping Pong.   It’s safe to say however, that 2K has left out steroid testing in its upcoming sequel.  

In all seriousness, I find it hard to believe that Major League Baseball is comfortable with supporting the marketing efforts of TB2.  Don’t get me wrong, the series itself is a blast to play, and I am already mentally preparing myself for some intense office battles.  But as MLB makes every move possible to distance itself and its image away from the tainted steroid era, a game that features player models that make Barry Bonds look like a beanpole can’t be helpful in conquering the asterisk.

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Weekend Update – Fantasy Baseball Edition

Good weekend to all 37 of you you have taken the time to visit the site! Much thanks. Keep coming and spread the word!

Exciting time for me this weekend. My fantasy baseball draft is tomorrow. I’ll probably take the day off from job hunting and concentrate on scouting. I think my addiction to fantasy sports is growing close to that of my addiction to sports video games. I guess the two are very closely linked. Both deal with taking control of professional players and making you feel more immersed in the professional sports world.

EA got the ball rolling with some fantasy integration this year for Madden 09. I’d love to easily take my fantasy rosters online, be able to simulate matches (and play in them), receive scouting feedback based off of these matchups, etc. I think EA’s efforts last year were definitely a step in the right direction, and I’d love to see a deeper connection between fantasy sports and sports video games.

What do you guys think? How can fantasy sports be further integrated into sports video games?

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