Archive for the ‘Video Games’ Category

The Cavaliers Hype Machine Grows: The NBA 2K LeBron James Homecoming Tape

In about a month, NBA teams will reconvene at their respective training camps and start preparing for the 2014-15 season. For hoop fans and especially gamers, this also means that NBA 2k15 will be releasing in stores as well. While it has long been the basketball game of choice, the offseason madness...
September 5th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez, Video Games | Read More

I Freestyle Rapped For Damian Lillard And Talked About NBA Live 15

When I was in college, one of the things that my friends and I would do to pass the time is turn on some instrumental versions of our favorite songs and try to rap over the beat. This activity wasn’t about determining who had a chance to sign with Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel on Roc-A-Fella Records,...
August 25th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Video Games | Read More

Starting Lineups: Are Gamers Athletes?

Years ago, my best friend and New York Amsterdam News reporter Stephon Johnson and I had a debate on what’s really a sport and what isn’t one. This was about a decade ago when ESPN began showing the World Series of Poker during prime time hours while the NHL’s coverage was (coincidentally) declining....
December 24th, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Video Games | Read More

Conference Call: A Conversation With 2K Sports’ Erick Boenisch And Steve Kerr On NBA 2K14 And MyGM

If I were to say, “I’m excited about playing NBA 2K14 on PS4,” that’d be the understatement of the year. Ever since 2K dropped that trailer featuring James Harden (with beard in full tow), I’ve been anxiously awaiting the chance to relive that experience from the comfort of my couch. 2K Sports...
November 11th, 2013 | Basketball, Real Goes Right, Video Games | Read More

Starting Lineups: Jason Arnott In NHL 98 Was Everything

Earlier this week, NHL free agent center Jason Arnott announced his retirement. Arnott last played for the St. Louis Blues in 2012, his sixth organization. Drafted at seventh overall by the Edmonton Oilers in 1993, the 6’5” forward was expected to make an immediate impact. Although Arnott posted...
November 7th, 2013 | Hockey, No Class Friday, Video Games | Read More

Anthony Davis Talks NBA 2K14, Says Tyreke Evans Is Scared To Play Him

Michael Jordan’s bald head. Patrick Ewing’s box fade. Larry Johnson’s gold tooth. Scottie Pippen’s huge nose. We grew up with these signature looks from players we revered as kids, but for the new generation, their looks will consist of LeBron’s skewed headband, Kobe’s...
October 31st, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Video Games | Read More

EA Sports Loses the Battle to NCAA Lawsuit, Former College Athletes Win Settlement, What’s Next?

Today, EA Sports announced in a press release the making of NCAA football games after its latest iteration has come to a halt. “Given the current business climate and costs of litigation, we determined participating in this game is not in the best interests of the NCAA.” The NCAA has been...
September 26th, 2013 | Football, Real Goes Right, Video Games | Read More

The CLANG Noise In Double Dribble Is The Worst Sound In Video Game History

For those of us who were consumed by the greatness that was the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), there was a basketball game that could make folks lose all of their home training in the span of 47 seconds. That game, was Double Dribble. If you were a Double Dribble video game aficionado then you...
August 23rd, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Video Games | Read More

Ladies, Show Your Man It’s Real By Reserving NCAA Football 14 For Him

With an early release date of July 5 and a national release date of July 9, the NCAA Football 14 video game release will help bridge the gap from the end of Game 7 between the Spurs and the Heat to the opening kickoff of the 2013 college football season. This is just another signal that the summer is...
June 26th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Video Games | Read More

QOTD: What Is Your Favorite Arcade Game Of All Time?

In the 1990s, it was clockwork. My Aunt Monica loves shopping. She will go to any length to purchase things to her heart’s content. It could be in a shopping catalog, it could be on QVC or it could be a mom-and-pop shop. If they had nice things, she was in there to check it out. However, nothing...
June 19th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera, Video Games | Read More

NBA 2K14, Next-Gen Graphics And Introducing Video Game James

When it comes to video games around here at TSFJ, we realize that they are a time-waster, an opportunity to let the mind escape and generally for us gamers to be in our own world. Recently, it was announced that LeBron James will be on the cover of the world’s greatest basketball game, NBA 2K14,...
June 11th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Video Games | Read More

The Gamer Chronicles: Growing Up With Grand Theft Auto

When Ed hit me up to talk about my memories of Grand Theft Auto with respect to its release in the coming months, I had to ask him to be more specific. Being an avid gamer for almost 20 years and having spent hundreds of hours playing almost every version of GTA, this post could span pages upon pages...
May 10th, 2013 | Real Goes Right, Video Games | Read More

Evidently, You Can Take Yoga Classes And Play Nine Holes Of Golf In Grand Theft Auto V

You ask any person who has played any version of the world famous Grand Theft Auto video game franchise how many hours they’ve logged playing said game, they’d probably answer one of two ways: - “I’ve probably played hundreds and hundreds of hours.” – “Dog,...
May 8th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera, Video Games | Read More

MLB 13 The Show Meets The Cutch

The people have spoken. After a nationwide vote for who would hold down the cover for the next edition of MLB 13 The Show, the last man standing was one that spends his summers in Pittsburgh … playing baseball. Now let’s think about that for a minute, because this is the Pirates we’re talking...
January 15th, 2013 | Baseball, The Cheap Seats, Video Games | Read More

Ladies, Show Your Man It’s Real And Get Him NBA 2K13 Today

By De’Shay Turner / @iSportPolitics Today marks the release of the much anticipated NBA 2k13. The 2K series has been the leader in NBA video games for a number of years now, and by the looks of what’s taking place over at EA Sports, that won’t be changing for a while (NBA Elite … The Passion...
October 2nd, 2012 | Basketball, The Fam, Video Games | Read More

Jordan Brand Presents #RiseAbove Expectations

It’s still dope to see how sports can help tear down barriers, barriers that many of us never knew existed. In a story captured in a documentary by the folks at Jordan Brand, an Iraqi girl falls in love with basketball in a Country where tradition says she shouldn’t. Laylan, a determined girl,...
July 5th, 2012 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Video Games | Read More

Nike and XBox Introduce ‘Nike + Kinect Training’

If you love video games and need an excuse to begin working out, then Nike and the XBox Kinect might have a solution for you. There have been plenty of video games on the Nintendo Wii that will make you break a sweat. Hell, I’ve even broken a sweat bowling on the Wii once. (Gotta generate that...
June 4th, 2012 | Ed The Sports Fan, Video Games | Read More

Starting Lineups: The NCAA Football 13 Official Gameplay Trailer

With the 2012 NFL Draft now less than a week away, it’s easy to forget how crazy and wild the last season in college football truly was. A team that didn’t win its DIVISION won the national championship. A quarterback who plays for the BAYLOR BLEEPING BEARS won the Heisman trophy. Oh, and...
April 20th, 2012 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Video Games | Read More