Sports-Tech

Monday, March 17, 2008

Console Sports Video Game Producers Obviosly Not Aware of the Internet...

For years I have played sports video games and every year I long for several things, online franchises/dynasties and the ability to manage my franchise/dynasty or even view my franchise/dynasty from the web. Can you imaginge being able to play your NCAA Football dynasty and be able to go to work and view your team roster, player stats and schedules? I think this is the first step in making games translate to the web. I would imaging that I could waste 20 minutes a day looking at my previous nights stats and looking at who my next opponent is for that evening. It could be like dynastymanager.com and allow you to add articles to the real stats, rosters and schedules that are pushed down from your console.

The next step would be the ability to view all of the recruiting data online, maybe not make any changes but being able to look through the database of players on a web page would be much better than using the controller and my console to search. The key to this would be saving your dynasty to online storage as opposed to on your hard drive or memory card. Well now that I think about that saving it both places, it would be nice to have a backup.

Playing franchises/dynasties with friends is always fun for me this saving online would allow is the easy sharing of a file so each player could play there game and send the file up to a server for the other player to play theirs. The ultimate scenario is for you to be able to play the human vs human games over Xbox Live or the Playstation network. Madden does something similar allowing you to play a human opponent in your franchise games.

The online league is the next obvious step here 2KSports has done a pretty good job of this but I would like the ability to have computer controlled teams in these leagues as well. Playing a College Hoops League with 32 teams is fine but if you could play with 4 or 5 good friends and have the rest computer teams that would be fun as well. I realize that this would be a daunting task.

The holy grail for me would be the things listed above with the ability to make all of my management moves online. I would love to be able to play my games on my console but recruit, trade, draft, etc. on my mac or pc. This to me would be so much fun and could be much more in depth. I can imaging being able to download a spreadsheet of draft classes and mull through them for hours trying to fine the right player. My friends and I used to do that very thing with the Front Page Sports franchise and enjoyed it greatly.

The EA Locker, EASportsworld website and the 2KSports leagues have just scratched the surface but please SCEA, EA and 2K give us the console games to play and the web tools to manage. This would make this gamer very happen let me know your thoughts.....

2 comments:

TrevJo said...

Good ideas, ST. I am a dynasty junkie, and I love the recruiting and statistical aspects of the game, even though I prefer to play on console. At the minimum I would love to have an easy way to save my archived dynasty stats online, and view my rosters in say an Excel sheet during preseason recruiting so that I can plan my recruiting efforts carefully. And I would love to have an easy way to transfer screenshots and videos over my wireless network directly to my PC!

John said...

http://www.leaguepulse.com

http://mega.leaguepulse.com

We PC users have this today...