Major League Baseball’s opening day is today — yes, you read that correctly. It is the earliest the season has ever started, and only the sixth time in the past 100 years the season has opened on a Thursday. Twenty-eight of the 30 clubs are playing, also a record. (Cincinnati and Detroit would have made it a full 30, but, hey, weather happened.) Out Of The Park Baseball, the acclaimed management simulation for Windows PC, Mac and Linux, provided official predictions for MLB Network last night, supplementing about a dozen panelists (among them MLB The Show 18 announcers Matt Vasgersian and Dan Plesac). But where those panelists are giving a single gut call before the first of 162 games for each team are played, OOTP 19 ran 1,000 simulations. Based on the frequency of the outcomes, Out of the Park Baseball 19 predicts this for the 2018 MLB season, as related last night on MLB Network: The Cleveland Indians win the American League pennant, and the Los Angeles Dodgers the … [Read more...] about MLB’s stat-crunchingest video game predicts a World Series win for L.A.
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The international hall of fame in which if a video game meets certain requirements joins the World Video Game Hall of Fame status. This year’s Games For Hall Of Fame list has been revealed and among many other games Metroid, Half-Life, Tomb Raider and Call of Duty have also made it. This year’s world video game hall of fame is organized by The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. Twelve games are up for consideration this year, which include consoles, computers, and arcade titles. You can view the full list below. Asteroids Call of Duty Dance Dance Revolution Final Fantasy 7 Half-Life John Madden Football King’s Quest Metroid Minecraft Ms. Pac-Man Spacewar! Tomb Raider These 12 finalists span decades, gaming platforms and countries of origin they all have one thing in common and that is their undeniable impact on the gaming world and popular culture. The criteria for the selection of the game that warrant Hall of fame status, according to its … [Read more...] about Shortlist Of 2018 World Video Game Hall Of Fame Revealed, 12 Games For Hall Of Fame
This year’s finalists for induction into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, which is organized by The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, have been announced. Finalists include the original Metroid, Half-Life, Tomb Raider and Call of Duty. Twelve games, including console, computer and arcade titles, are up for consideration this year. Here’s the full list of 2018 World Video Game Hall of Fame nominees: Asteroids Call of Duty Dance Dance Revolution Final Fantasy 7 Half-Life John Madden Football King’s Quest Metroid Minecraft Ms. Pac-Man Spacewar! Tomb Raider “These 12 World Video Game Hall of Fame finalists span decades, gaming platforms, and countries of origin—but what they all have in common is their undeniable impact on the world of gaming and popular culture,” says Jon-Paul C. Dyson, director of The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games, in a news release. “Whether it’s a true … [Read more...] about World Video Game Hall of Fame 2018 nominees include Metroid, Half-Life and Minecraft
The World Video Game Hall of Fame has announced it's 2018 finalists this Tuesday, and it looks as though these inductees will be one to remember. The World Video Game Hall of Fame is an international hall that was opened in New York on June 4th, 2015. The purpose of the hall of fame is to show off and reward video games that have had a huge impact on the world and how people have been affected by them. It's a heartwarming and pivotal moment for all those involved, and this year, with inductees like Metroid, doesn't seem as though it'll be a let down on that particular aspect. The games announced this year are the following, via AP News: Asteroids: Released by Atari in 1979, the game sold more than 70,000 arcade units. Millions more played it on the Atari 2600. Call of Duty: Launched by Infinity Ward/Activision, the game and sequels have sold more than 260 million units since 2003. Dance Dance Revolution: Konami’s 1998 game spread from Japanese arcades, including … [Read more...] about World Video Game Hall of Fame Announces 2018 Finalists
A conservative estimate puts the value of the entire Neo Geo library of games - all European, US and Japanese variants - at around a quarter of a million dollars. Some of the games are so scarce that they come up for sale only once a decade. In October 2009, for example, an anonymous buyer paid $55,045.64 for the European versions of the fighting game Kizuna Encounter and the football game Ultimate 11 (as if guided by a scriptwriter's pen, the buyer carried a custom-made briefcase to meet the seller, to ensure the games remained pristinely cosy on the flight home). There are, it is estimated, fewer than ten copies of each game in existence. Even for the wealthiest game fanatic, then, there is almost no opportunity to play these games anywhere outside of a PC emulator. All this changed last year when a group of Spanish game enthusiasts released the NeoSD, a cartridge manufactured to look exactly like one of the chunky Neo Geo originals. As the name implies, the device, whose insides … [Read more...] about The SD card and the vintage video game revolution