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Played Out: MLB Power Pros

Mandatory CNN Hologram remark: It's stupid. The in-studio presenter can't even see the person without referring to a monitor (a la weathermen of the last 20 years), so there's no practical use for it on that end. And we the people, rather than getting a clear picture of the reporter's face, receive a blurry outline of ass. I'll give them credit for getting us a better picture of the body part they're talking out of, but next time they want to waste millions on something like this, drop the money in an envelope and leave it under the trash can on the corner of Acorn and Mallificent. Thanks.

The internet has gone with the obvious so far. MoaR catz pweese LOL

Now on to business:

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An incredible campaign ended this week. Following a bumpy start, everything gelled before we grooved to a November victory. There was one big loss to note in September, to a financial monster in New York, but we did it...

My Baltimore Orioles won the World Series! In MLB Power Pros for the Nintendo Wii! Yeah!

See, the baseball season ends in November, and the Yankees are the financial monster, and I'm clever and such.

Arms and legs are impediments.

Congratulations must be offered to more than my loathsome self, however. Really, the game itself deserves much of the credit. It's been years since I last worked through an entire 162+ game season of virtual baseball, but the gameplay was compelling enough, tight enough, and - most importantly for those of us old enough to roll over for corporate fat cats - quick enough to inspire my devoted participation all summer long.

Perhaps more intriguing to you non-sports sim fanatics, however, would be the role-playing aspect of the game, titled "Success Mode," in which you guide your character through his collegiate career. I struggled the first time through to balance practice with studying, a part-time job, and even *giggle* dating, actually failing at "Success." On my second effort, though, I abandoned women and devoted all of that energy elsewhere, finally making it to the pros! The MLB Power Pros! The White Sox drafted me, and then promptly banished me to the minors for the remainder of the season. Ah well. At least there I could catch up with the honeys, who just can't avoid the sweet smell of qualified success.

Unhelpful and Unnecessary Conclusion: Good game with JRPG quirks in need of a bit more menu polish and cleat polish.

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I can't stay on topic this week. Here's a song by up-and-coming Irish Hayley Williams, now playing in Rock Band 2:

Lesley Roy - "I'm Going, I'm Gone"



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I'm going to Toronto tonight, because not enough people actually do leave the country after elections. Apparently the trend for losers this year is to say they're moving to Mexico? It's warm and Christian I guess, but chihuahuas roam even freer there than in our box offices.

I feel like my jokes are too mainstream this week...
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...so to end with, I present a poem by Thomas Hood, because the Blogulator loves poetry:

No sun - no moon!
No morn - no noon -
No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day.
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member -
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! -

November!

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  1. Blogger Dave | 8:12 AM |  

    Finally - someone in the main stream media points out how stupid that hologram thing was. I've been amazed how many stories I've seen about how great it was.

    Oh, you hadn't heard? PCB is mainstream now.

  2. Blogger chris | 12:21 PM |  

    I just liked that they said "LIVE VIA HOLOGRAM" at the bottom of the screen.

    I love chihuahua jokes and Paramore rip-offs.

  3. Blogger Daniel | 3:11 PM |  

    New Paramore song is tight... its on the soundtrack for "Twilight". Kinda want to see the movie.

    http://www.mtv.com/videos/paramore/294491/decode.jhtml#artist=1968732

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