Ken Griffey Jr. was the best!

12 11 2009

Ken Griffey Jr. baseball

Ken Griffey Jr.is one of my heroes.  He is one of the greatest baseball players of mine or any generation.  If it weren’t for injuries he would’ve been  the all-time home run leader.   While all of these things are great, the biggest contribution that Griffey has made to society is Ken Griffey Jr. baseball for the Super Nintendo.  You remember the game, the one where a young spry Griffey could hit any and every pitch out of the park, not too mention how amazing he was in the field. That’s right we are talking about the best baseball video game ever people.

New technology has changed the way that everyone views video games, if you don’t believe me look at the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare II, those graphics are unbelievable.  While new graphics are awesome, I wish we could go back to the good old days of Ken Griffey Jr. baseball and have some real fun.  On that game the Mariners were unstoppable with Griffey hitting and Randy Johnson pitching you couldn’t lose.  Griffey would hit a home run almost every at bat and Johnson threw over a 100 mph.

There have been other games that were alright, some will argue that Tony Larussa baseball on the Sega Genesis is better and others might think the more recent MVP baseball series is the best.  For me though, there is and always will be just one video baseball game that sits a notch above the rest and that game is Ken Griffey Jr. baseball.

So thank you Ken Griffey Jr. for waiting too long to retire and being in the news, because you have reminded me how great my childhood was and how much I loved your video game.  I am going to the mall tomorrow to see if they happen to have a Super Nintendo system and I will buy it as long as they can provide me with a copy of Ken Griffey Jr. baseball.

Written by: Jesse Kunz
The halfmanhalfdog team
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Today is a man’s day

10 11 2009

hf31024x768_2Today is a day that has been long awaited for many guys across the entire world. It’s not because the World Series of Poker’s final table is televised today,. It’s not because of the huge NBA game tonight, The Thunder at the Kings, well nobody would ever get excited for that.  It’s because the video game franchise Infinity Ward released their new installment of Call Of Duty.  Now I know what you are thinking, this is a sports blog so why am I writing about video games.  Well sports and video games go hand in hand with guys. And I feel a lot of sports are going to be neglected over the next couple of weeks while guys across the world are busy tackling the story mode and figuring out the multiplayer maps.  So we might as well talk about it since everyone else will be.

Modern Warfare 2 didn’t really need to change much from the first edition.  Modern Warfare’s multiplayer game was by far one of the best with a 60 frames per second speed.  MW2 will run at that same speed while making a few adjustments to the other aspects of the game.  You can now unlock emblems and titles for your title and can change both as much as you please.  There are a bunch of new perks, one of them being called “bling” where you can have two primary attachments like a silencer and a red dot sight, we have all wanted that combo before.  Killstreaks now give gigantic boosts and offer up a bunch more help like an even tougher helicopter to bring down and a predator missle which you control where it goes. At the end of each multiplayer match, you will receive mini awards for the things you accomplished, or didn’t accomplish.  The visual effects of the game are even more ridiculous, we have come a long way since the original Mario Bros. With Infinity Ward looking to break all sorts of money records today, sports are probably going to take a back seat. This trailer probably gives guys chills all across the world, but which game looks better?

Written by: Matthew Flygare
halfmanhalfdog team