MLB The Show ’23

Received an email today announcing Jazz Chisholm Jr as the cover athlete for MLB The Show ’23.

I must be getting old, because I thought I followed baseball — and my first question was “Who is Jazz Chisholm Jr”

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Hasn’t worked for me.

“application encountered an unrecoverable error”

Has anyone gotten this and/or fixed? Running as admin doesn’t help.

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Ted Lasso /AFC Richmond in FIFA 23

Haven’t you wanted to play as Roy or Jamie Tartt or see Coach Beard in a video game?

Now you can have AFC Richmond play Wrexham AFC in FIFA 23.

Exciting , I guess.

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Madden NFL 23

Since I have EA Play Pro for the PC, I was able to play Madden NFL 23 today.

So the first game is an All-Madden Tribute game with players he preferred both teams are coached by Madden — one ‘young’ Madden and the other was late 70s Madden. The game is, well, the game. I doubt at this point, if you’ve been playing Madden since the 80s, you’ll see anything really new here (I guess there are new Commanders helmets).

But during that first game, there is a really nice tribute to John Madden. The whole thing may bring a tear to your eye. It’s just one of those things…death is a part of life.

I just think about the kids today who won’t know who Madden is…then again, probably most 14-year-olds today don’t know who Madden is either, so I guess it doesn’t matter.

Anyway, the best $100 you can spend is with EA Play Pro for PC. If only they had NHL available.

Also, congratulations to Manchester City for being the 22-23 EPL Champions.

Unless something amazing happens during the World Cup break, this just is terrible.

Why am I playing Madden NFL 23 on a Monday afternoon? Because I still don’t have a job, but I’m guessing you figured that out.

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I think after you have Dick Vitale have a 15 minute speech about cancer and then following that with a comeback player of the year where the nominees are a guy with stage 3 colon cancer in the prime of his life or a guy that literally died on the pitch and came all the way back to play for Manchester United, you pick a guy that had a run of the mill ACL tear, that’s pretty lame.

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A difficult post

With all the things happening on the world right now, this is the least horrible thing out there unless you are me.

Earlier this week I was let go from my position after more than 19 years.

I can’t get into it, except there is shock and sadness and thoughts about how to get a new job.

I hear it’s a great job market but it’s been a week and no dice yet. I guess I am expecting too much too quickly!

Too bad there aren’t any freelance writing gigs for video gamers over the age of 50! That would be nice.

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Remember when E3 time was exciting?

Honestly, I’m struggling to think of a time when there was a release (or group of releases) that I actually cared about.

The stuff that was just shown at Summer Games Fest seems like an endless string of horror titles with an occasional remaster or reboot. Maybe my age is showing but I just don’t see much to be excited about in the coming years.

Now get off my lawn.

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Renewed for another year

Since Dan has posted a couple items in the last few weeks, I figured I should get to “work” again. As of yesterday, the site is renewed for yet another year.

As hard as it is to believe that this blog has been going for 18 years now, it’s now paid for until year 19. I’m already worried about what kind of gift I have to get to Dan for the 20 year anniversary next year….

Anyway, hope everyone is well and I look forward to writing a bit more in the coming year.

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Madden NFL 23 Cover Athelete is..

It’s the time of year when EA announces the cover athlete of their Madden game…and the winner is.John Madden.

Ninicelydone by EA to celebrate the man after his passing in December ’21. Of course, what goes into the game is nothing like what Trip Hawkins did 30+ years ago, but what a franchise.

Glad that he’s getting recognition one last time, even if he’s not around to appreciate it. Then again, maybe it was in the contract… LOL

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And the cover of Madden NFL 23 will be..

John Madden.

Sounds appropriate,eh?

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