26 02 2010

In class on Wednesday, we began discussing video games, and surprisingly no one picked a sports game as their favorite video game. I do not consider myself a gamer, but I have a fair amount of knowledge of video games, and have put hours on the N64, Xbox, Xbox 360, PSII, and PSIII. I played the original madden 64, as well as NFL BLITZ, where all of the players where identical block figures, whose only difference came from the numbers on their jerseys. I became a huge MADDEN and NCAA fan, and have every Madden and NCAA from 2003- 2010. It is unbelievable to think about the difference in these games today. Players and teams are extremely differentiated, from minor details such as skin tone, face structure, and distinguishing tattoos. The current NBA games even go so far as to have unique player shoes, headbands, and sleeves that pro basketball players are used for. NCAA10, even has a feature that after you score a touchdown allows you to make the teams gesture. So when Tebow scores a touchdown, you can hold the x button to make him chomp his hands like a Gator. These qualities of video games are significant in media as they are personifying the game through animated characters on the screen, making them realistically entertaining.