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On Tuesday, March the 6th, some big gaming titles were released: Mass Effect 3, Street Fighter X Tekken, Major League Baseball 2K12, and MLB 12: The Show. As I drove to my local EB Games to pick up a copy of MLB 12: The Show, I decided to tape my iPhone to my dashboard and record my thoughts at the time. What ensued was a mangled piece of a rant, where I talk about the segregation between “hardcore/real” gamers and “other types” of gamers, my thoughts on how sports games are a little at fault for the dirty pool in modern gaming, Kate Upton’s cleavage (Again?!), and ultimately giving credit where credit is due, whether you’re a sports gamer or not.

Part 1:

In Part 2 of my playthrough/commentary of the demo for Major League Baseball 2K12, I try to gain some form of my pride in attempting a “late-game” rally? Will I be successful, or fail horrendously? Plus, at the ending, I make the choice: MLB 2K or MLB: The Show? (Though if you watched Part 1, or have ever taken a gander on my Twitter, I think you’ll know where I’m leaning towards…)

In the first ever video game commentary on my channel, I play and talk about the demo of Major League Baseball 2K12, while showing to all of the internet that I’m a scrub, possibly in more ways than one…

Yeah, yeah; it has been more than a New York minute since I posted up a video. However, I am back at it again, with an “update video”, giving a brief glimpse of what I’m envisioning down the pipeline in 2012.

Some of the videos I mentioned in this “video”:

Sugar, Sugar-Guitar Instrumental -
"What Happened to All the Nice Guys?" -
Jose Bautista on Steroids? Prove It. -

Snap, it has been a minute since I posted something up on here period, but I’m back, with a Throwback Thursday. While I guess it’s not that “old”, this game was so clutch (and I ain’t even that big into basketball), and apparently there’s a plethora of others in the comments section that agree on this game being clutch.

(Seriously, EA; why don’t you bring this back as a downloadable or something?)

The Internet: where the men are boys, the women are men, and the children are FBI agents.

Jose Bautista: Cover Athlete for the Canadian Version of MLB 12: The Show.

There is no good trying to be more spiritual than God. God never meant for man to be a purely spiritual creature. That is why He uses material things like bread and wine to put new life into us. We may think this rather crude and unspiritual. God does not: He invented eating. He likes matter. He invented it.
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
You know what? This is how I believe, OK? I’m from the old school. I believe this: I would rather play with 10 people, and just get penalized all the way until we’ve gotta do something else, rather than play with 11 when I know that right now that [11th] person is not sold out to be a part of this team. It is more about them than it is about the team. Cannot play with ‘em. Cannot win with ‘em. Cannot coach with ‘em. Can’t do it.

Mike Singletary, then as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, in his first post-game press conference.

(Seriously, this dude needs to get another head coaching gig. It kinda sucks that he never really gotten a full-fledged chance, but helped set a foundation, and now Jim Harbaugh will probably get all the credit for what’s happening.)

Geek society prides itself on being explicitly counter-culture; nerds will crow about how, as a society, they’re better than the others who exclude them. They’ll insist that they’re more egalitarian; geeks hold tight to the belief that geek culture is a meritocracy, where concepts of agism, sexism and racism simply don’t exist the way it does elsewhere. And yet, even a cursory examination will demonstrate that this isn’t true.
Harris O’Malley a.k.a. Dr. NerdLove