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Why is sports vidya so frown upon and hated in /v/?

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Why is sports vidya so frown upon and hated in /v/?
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A lot of /v/ isn't interested in sports to begin with, and sports games tend to be almost entirely the same from one iteration to the next.

Plus, it's a video game for something you could easily go out and do.
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>>260215657

Because it hasn't been worth playing for a decade. They just rehash the last game, add a miniscule feature, update the roster, and shove it out the door with a $60 price tag. There are no arcade sports games anymore that people who don't like sports will enjoy (RIP in peace EA Big).

This is coming from a sports fan, too.
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>>260215657

/v/ associates sports with the people that bullied them in high school.
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Blacktop is so god damn fun.
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>>260216121
because le evil EA XD

now i really like sports and racing games but most of the new versions are just roster updates
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/v/ doesn't really that you're not supposed to buy every yearly iteration of a sports game. You're supposed to alternate by sport every year.

Buy Madden one year, then MLB the next, then NBA, then NHL, or something along those lines.
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>>260215657
You pay $60 every year for a roster update. Way to go, useful idiot.
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>>260216487
*doesn't realize
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>>260216332
>because le evil EA XD
The first step in making something bad, acceptable, is to make fun of the people that oppose it.
Stop this.
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>>260215657
?chads
?dude bro
?anual rehash
?charging full price for what should basically be small DLC updates
?billion $ corp mingling with billion $ industry
?Electronics fucking Arts
?casuals

nope nothing wrong with sports games on /v/ totally underated can't wait for dat nu Madden yall
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>>260215657
Because there's nothing to discuss when they're all the same.
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>>260216332
>supporting a company that literally bought out the competition to stop them from having to put effort into a series with yearly releases

Do you see the difference in quality with Madden back when they had to compete with 2K? Madden 08 still has a thriving mod community.
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>>260216487
this is exactly what I've been doing for a few years now. hockey, soccer, and baseball fan here
2012 Fifa
2013 NHL
2014 The Show

and now start the cycle all over. only a fool would spend $180 every year on sports games
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>>260215657
I pirated NBA 2K13 and the gimped as fuck 2K14 for PC, like them both. Also PES

'Next Gen' 2K15 for PC will be my first ever purchase to sports games
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>>260215657
Because sports games are extremely boring for those who don't care about sports. And a lot of us don't like sports. Also, sixty bucks for a glorified roster update.

Unsure of how some of the shitty games got in this image but there's some fun stuff here, check it out.
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>>260216850
>chads

Isn't that /r9k/'s term for anyone who isn't an insecure shut-in? Why did you leave your containment board?
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So which one is it /v/, FIFA or PES?
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>>260215890
Could you easily play pro basketball in an arena packed with fans and commentary?
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>>260217536
>sports games list
>Mario Kart game
>Need For Speed car combat game

closed
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>>260217536
>Mario Kart 64

I mean, I see how it kind of fits since there are racing games on there, but still. Who the fuck put that on there?
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>>260215657
They're only interesting to those who like the sport they're about,
and I think that's a pretty clear indication that they aren't very good as video games.
How fun a video game is should have nothing to do with the subject matter
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only good sports game
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>NBA2k15 on PC to be a port of current-gen instead of last-gen; unlike what they did with 2k14

Thank God, now all they need to do is fix passing.
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>>260217985
>I'm sure glad this X game I spent my money on isn't about X like I thought it would be!
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>all of this pent up neckbeard frustration from being picked last for dodge ball in middle school

you faggots wish you were as cool as me and my bros chad and holden we reck shit at madden 14 and we actually get laid unlike you dorito stained cock jugglers
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Sports games should be the only games actually considered "games", since sports themselves are games. Almost everything else is technically an "interactive video story", not a game.
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>>260217617

Who the fuck still plays PES?
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Because sports a shit. Why else?
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>>260218603
you don't get laid don't lie anon
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>>260217271
>tfw no more ESPN games
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>>260219769
>ESPN 2K5

They are 2K Sports now
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>>260215657
This commercial was gold
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DL0W9AUCuY
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>>260218603
>tfw no good dodgeball vidya
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>>260219906
Didnt the ESPN brand games sell for $20 new?
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>>260217536
>NBA Street

Mah nigga. I have fond memories of playing that with my brother
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I love sports games, actually. Hasn't been too many sports game threads on /v/

If anyone who doesn't really play sports wants to get into sports games, I suggest either MLB The Show or NBA 2K, depending on your tastes. Either usually put out a good game. I like the NHL series and might get it this year on the PS4 but heard they butchered it because it's the first NHL game on a next-gen platform.

Also GOAT sports game opening will always be NHL 99
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkdKksI_Fhk
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>>260218382
>passing
>not rebounding
i lost so many fucking rebounds and points because the ball keeps going volley ball

the funny thing is that the problem is the defender animation, the rebound animation last so long, that the attacker can fail the basket, run and grab the rebound before the defender animation has finished

god i hate animations so much
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Because due to exclusivity contracts, sports games suck now.

Fuck.
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>>260217271
>Do you see the difference in quality with Madden back when they had to compete with 2K? Madden 08 still has a thriving mod community.
>Madden 08

Madden 08 was released years after EA snuffed out the competition.
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>>260217536
>No Mutant League Hockey
>No Mutant League Football
>No NES Ice Hockey
>No Hit the Ice
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>>260217536
I liked NHL Hitz (hockey equivalent to NFL Blitz) as a kid, but I'm not sure if it still holds up.
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At least PC gets NBA 2k15 xbox one/ps4 version but RIP NFL 2K. Madden is shit and Soccer is for fags
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>>260217536
2k12 is shit though. Current gen 2k14 and probably 15 will be the best sim basketball experience you can get.
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>>260215657
It's just that most of it is bad

MLB The Show is really good though
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>>260217536
>mario kart
>no lego racers
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>>260217635
This, I never got that argument and it is always someone that never follow sports that says it.
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>>260217635
>>260224426
If you need fans and commentary to have fun playing a sport the sport is shit and/or you're an attention whore and a complete mongoloid who needs things explained to you.
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>>260223339
>>260223587
>>260217426
>>260218382
I was butthurt as fuck when they announce 2K14 next gen while PC gets fucked over

Good to hear that 2K15 will be the 'next gen' but I skeptic as fuck since 2K Sports loves to fuck over PC Ports
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>>260224618
Could you play pro basketball?
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>No new Topspin of Virtua Tennis game

This is saddening
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Excuse me just the best baseball game passing by
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>>260220127
NFL 2K5 did and blew Madden out of the water.

For example, at the time the Cincinnati Bengals had just changed what their uniforms looked like. ESPN 2K5 had the new uniforms while that year's Madden used shitty-looking jerseys obviously made in the create-a-player editor that looked nothing like the new uniforms, yet weren't the old ones.

EA got butthurt that another company did Madden better than they did Madden, so they shut out all competition.
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How is racing a sport? All you're doing is driving really fast.
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>>260225995
>yfw Japan make better sports games than western countries
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>>260225995
Weeaboo
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>>260225706
No because I'm a crippled bitter fuck. Plus, when you are indulging a fantasy with a video game that you could easily spend the same time actually working towards that level (I'm speaking of physical skill, not the actual ability to play MLB) that's fucking dumb.

P.S. What would be the appeal of playing MLB beyond "getting" to play surrounded by slavering idiots while listening to braindead commentary?
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>>260227138
Whether the game is fun or not has nothing to do with how possible it is in real life
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>>260227138
>I'm speaking of physical skill, not the actual ability to play MLB
Yea well, I'm speaking of pro skill. I'm not likely to make it to the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, UFC, etc. A lot of good athletes who have been training their whole lives for it don't.

>What would be the appeal of playing MLB beyond "getting" to play surrounded by slavering idiots while listening to braindead commentary?
Makes it feel more like the actual major leagues.
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>>260227396
That was my excuse for hating sports games when I was like 14
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>>260215657

Instantly thought up Charles Barkley Shut up and Jam Gaiden when I saw the OP
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