I watch my sons play Madden football on the Xbox. The graphics are amazing, and the choice of options are dizzying. Flipping through formations, and various choices, finally settling on the play. Only to call an audible. And then they either yell in joy or scream in rage.
One time my sister-in-law and her husband gave me a Nintendo 64. It had a game called Techmo Bowl. It was amazing. Previously the football games I played used little blips to represent the players. Techmo Bowl had real shapes that resembled football players, and the teams matched the strength of the franchise they represented. It was fantastic.
You could snap the ball, and choose between a couple of options, and run as fast as your thumb would carry you to the end zone. This was progress, technology serving mankind.
I tried to play Madden on the Xbox, it might have been the last one, who knows, and it is a burden. So many choices, so many different lineups, and then what seems to be hundreds of choices of where to throw the ball. Lines, and numbers, and letters everywhere, and that is before you even snap the ball.
You have to check the defense, and see how they are lined up. Maybe there is a weakness to be exploited, maybe they have called a "zone blitz," or a "cover two" and you need to react accordingly. My sons are calling odd alpha numeric statements, like mathematical operations.
Hey, this is fun, I can see why you guys enjoy this so much. I can't wait until the basketball game is released.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Football, it is hard on the thumbs and the nerves.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.