Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Best Video Game Evar?!?

Although I've got a PS3, a Wii, a PS2, and prolly a couple of other consoles I can't rememeber somewhere in the attic, I'm not a hardcore gamer by any means. If there was no such thing as sports, I wouldn't have even a remote interest in video games. Thankfully, there is basketball and football, and thus EA Sports exists. They recently dropped the best video game ever, the vaunted NCAA Football 10'.

I know what you're saying: football is football, the only thing that separates Madden 09' from this year's version is updated roster? True, but not true. NCAA 10 gets a long overdue upgrade to the "custom team" feature with something called TeamBuilder that allows you to design your own team from scratch on the EA Sports website, complete with custom uploaded logos. To the outsider, this surely sounds minor, but it ain't. Essentially, you can now create your own team, and download this squad to play on the console.

Sure, HBCU's like my alma mater, Howard, Morgan State, and Grambling have long been available in video games, but with TeamBuilder you can download schools like Shaw U, Langston, NCCU and others. Hell, you could make your own high school if you were so inclined. It's a level of customization that makes an otherwise stale game infinitely playable. I can only hope the folks at 2KSports copy this one.

Can you see AverageBro, 4th string PG for the Wizards? I can.

NCAA Football 10 TeamBuilder Website [EA Sports]

[1] For something equally hot, see the FaceBreaker feature in Tiger Woods Golf that allows you to upload your own photo and design a player in your own likeness to use in the actual game. Crazy!

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