Real World Football Chaos Throws Video Games a Fumble

Posted by | November 13, 2011

I’m fascinated by the bleed between the real world and the gaming world. So much money and attention is involved that events on one side of the border can echo loudly through the halls of the other. Such is the case with the video game football scene, as the college leagues sail through a perfect storm of shakeups. Video games thrive and die on lead time, they take months to program and test. For a game based on the real world, things like colleges, teams, and their divisions must be exact. This forces the game designers into the uncomfortable position of having to predict the future, and lemme tell you, college sports politics are anything but predictable. Kotaku has the story.

1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    November 13, 2011 8:27 am

    I’m waiting for the first time we see events in a video game have some serious real-world consequences. Like, companies falling over and the rich clothed in sackcloth and dust. EVE Online comes close, with battles in that game nuking months of work and thousands of real-world dollars worth of space goodies. That’s close, but the raw scale isn’t there yet.

    I want a raid in Warcraft to take down Goldman Sachs.

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