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As Auburn’s grandstands still thundered above him, A.J. McCarron, the Alabama quarterback born in 1990, searched for the words to describe losing in such irregular fashion — on a play that had happened only five times before in major college football history, and never to decide a game, much less one this consequential.
Heading into this console transition my opinion was that, of all the genres that could possibly sell a new Xbox or PlayStation, sports would come in last. Despite the richer visuals and refined experiences I’ve seen so far, that opinion still stands.
Eight years ago, I convinced myself I needed a new video gaming experience. I’d been dragging a canvas deck chair into the living room, sitting a metre from the screen just so I could make out the receivers from defensive backs in Madden, or tell a curveball from a fastball in MVP Baseball. I finally said enough in December 2005 and went to a Circuit City to bring home the latest in interactive entertainment.
The score was 4 to 3, two outs in the ninth, when I woke up on the couch. No one was on base. “I don’t need to see this,” I said. “Nah, stick around,” Dad said. I had two games that day, the World Series on TV, and Hardball! on my Commodore 64. If the Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t win one, I’d make them win the other.
The next six weeks will shine a bright light on a four-year question mark in sports video gaming: NBA Live. Every other team sport due for release this year has launched but this one. Like it or not, EA Sports will have the next month mostly to itself, and what it doesn’t say will speak as loudly as what it does.
Zach Farley didn’t know much about the others in his residence hall when he moved back in at Westfield State University as a sophomore about seven years ago. He did know one suite had a PlayStation 2 and a copy of Madden, the communal fire of a dorm for most of its 25-year existence. Farley introduced himself to that room first.