Latest Blog Post

Sep19
Why I'm done with yearly sports titles
External image


Everyone knows how it is. Sports games come out every year and only really get roster updates and nothing major other than that. The thing is, older games had features I loved that newer games don't have.

For example, older WWE games allowed us to add custom music, a feature that went away this generation and only lasted one generation. Older WWE games also allowed us to have intergender matches, while newer games don't allow it. Every year I create my brand to compete with Raw, Smackdown, and WCW (NXT gets "DELETed"). Every year, I wish I can do intergender matches like indy-feds usually have. This year's will be the first game will be the first game since the Attitude Era that I didn't buy the most recent WWE game.

Also, from 2003 to 2012, I put the yearly Madden title on pre-order. Then the Madden NFL 13 - which came out in 2012 - debacle happened. They changed everything. The initial game didn't even have create a player, and that had to be patched in due to customer complaints. Create a team was never patched back in. I played it for a week before taking it back to GameStop and asking for my money back. It was the only Madden I ever truly hated. One of my favorite things to do was create a team and play as them against the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and Green Bay Packers. Sorry, Lions, you were never in my franchise mode. Because the Packers are my favorite team, that was my favorite rivalry.

Continuing on with our two-part series, now that the Los Angeles Rams are again my home team, I build both teams up every offseason so they can finish first and second in the conference and play each other in the NFC Championship game, a poor substitute for the rivalries I would love: Created team vs. Packers vs. Rams vs. another team (Bears?). However, the Packers play in the NFC North and the Rams play in the NFC West, so I would need to be able to move divisions around, maybe even create my own so they can make sense.

Another thing I enjoy doing is using legends. I typically create legends for every team regardless who they played for. If teams I don't like (Bears) do well, so be it. If teams I do like (other than the Packers or Rams of course) don't do well, then doesn't matter.

The problem is that I feel like I'm unable to create a proper Deion Sanders (CB/WR/KR/PR) or Chuck Bednarick (LB/OL). They were two-way players, meaning they played offense and defense. When you put a player in a position, you can't move him around the depth chart unless the positions are similar and on the same side of the ball, with very few exceptions. You can play a middle linebacker as a tight end or a kicker or punter as a quarterback. I need Sanders as a cornerback and wide receiver in order for him to be created historically accurate.

But even then, if they make plays outside their position they don't get put on the stats or career lists, just the player card. Recently, I was editing the playbook I use when I noticed a couple plays I had forgotten about: In the Wildcard position, you can do a direct snap to your running back and have him pass the ball. So as an experiment, I ran that play. My running back managed to get out of two sacks before passing the ball to Mark Chmura (TE), who was running a corner route to the sidelines. He caught the ball in bounds but the referee ruled him out of bounds. I challenged the play and won. But then as I was about to change formations, I noticed my quarterback was lined up as a wide receiver. I chose that play again, and he ran a wide receiver screen. He caught the ball for a 30-yard touchdown. They both ended the game with at least 1 touchdown passing, catching, and running the ball. After the game, I went to check the stats lists, and sure enough, they only received credit for the stats related to their position but all three categories on their respective player cards.

This means I can't create a proper George Blanda (QB/K) either.

Until things change, I don't think I can keep buying yearly sports titles.

Friend feed
Hide feed

Jun23
wwe is aw3someMinecraft (iOS)wwe is aw3some completed the game Minecraft (iOS) and is the 586th gamer on the site to complete it
Jun22
Apostle92627Bean DiveApostle92627 won 1 achievement in 1 new game as part of their Bean Dive
FaTa1 RoBCall of Duty: WWIIFaTa1 RoB completed the base game Call of Duty: WWII and is the 1,322nd gamer on the site to complete it
Jun21
FaTa1 RoBCall of Duty: WWIIFaTa1 RoB won 2 Achievements in Call of Duty: WWII for 79 points
wwe is aw3someCrysiswwe is aw3some won 2 Achievements in Crysis for 33 points
wwe is aw3someCrysiswwe is aw3some started the game Crysis
Comment by CrysisWarXX3 at 23:33 on 21 Jun 2021

My favorite series lol

Comment by wwe is aw3some at 02:47 on 22 Jun 2021

Same i played 2 and 3

Jun20
FaTa1 RoBSuper Bomberman R OnlineFaTa1 RoB has rated the game Super Bomberman R Online 4 out of 5
FaTa1 RoBAfterchargeFaTa1 RoB has rated the game Aftercharge 3 out of 5
FaTa1 RoBConan ExilesFaTa1 RoB has rated the game Conan Exiles 4 out of 5
FaTa1 RoBStranger Things 3: The GameFaTa1 RoB completed the game Stranger Things 3: The Game and is the 823rd gamer on the site to complete it
FaTa1 RoBPro AccountFaTa1 RoB has just become a TrueAchievements Pro Account holder
sssssManeatersssss won 4 Achievements in Maneater for 86 points
sssssManeaterGrowing Up achievementsssss won the Growing Up achievement in Maneater for 24 points
sssssManeaterAdaptation achievementsssss won the Adaptation achievement in Maneater for 21 points
sssssManeaterSurvivor achievementsssss won the Survivor achievement in Maneater for 21 points
sssssManeaterLearned To Swim achievementsssss won the Learned To Swim achievement in Maneater for 20 points
sssssManeatersssss started the game Maneater
wwe is aw3some360 games i need to do listwwe is aw3some shared the 360 games i need to do list
Comment by wwe is aw3some at 18:50 on 20 Jun 2021

Message me for any games with online/coop stuff.


                Status change by wwe is aw3some at 17:48 on 20 Jun 2021wwe is aw3some status: Starting max payne 3 very soon.
wwe is aw3someThe Bradwell Conspiracywwe is aw3some completed the game The Bradwell Conspiracy and is the 561st gamer on the site to complete it
Jun19
wwe is aw3somewwe is aw3some has reached a new milestone: 1,170,000 TrueAchievement Score
Jun18
FaTa1 RoBStranger Things 3: The GameFaTa1 RoB won 19 Achievements in Stranger Things 3: The Game for 733 points
FaTa1 RoBFaTa1 RoB has reached a new milestone: Completion Percentage of 92%
FaTa1 RoBResident Evil 6FaTa1 RoB won 2 Achievements in Resident Evil 6 for 191 points
wwe is aw3someCross the Moonwwe is aw3some completed the game Cross the Moon and is the 89th gamer on the site to complete it
Jun17
wwe is aw3someConan Exileswwe is aw3some won 3 Achievements in Conan Exiles for 1580 points
FaTa1 RoBSuper Bomberman R OnlineFaTa1 RoB completed the game Super Bomberman R Online and is the 588th gamer on the site to complete it
FaTa1 RoBAfterchargeFaTa1 RoB completed the game Aftercharge and is the 340th gamer on the site to complete it
FaTa1 RoBAfterchargeFaTa1 RoB won 2 Achievements in Aftercharge for 381 points
Jun16
wwe is aw3someAfterchargewwe is aw3some has rated the game Aftercharge 4 out of 5
wwe is aw3someAfterchargewwe is aw3some completed the game Aftercharge and is the 322nd gamer on the site to complete it
Comment by wwe is aw3some at 18:06 on 16 Jun 2021

Another server closure down on to the next

Comment by Maxumilli0n at 18:10 on 16 Jun 2021

How was the level grind, they activated 4XP so it must be even faster.

...there are 2 other comments

FaTa1 RoBAfterchargeFaTa1 RoB won 3 Achievements in Aftercharge for 991 points
FaTa1 RoBFaTa1 RoB has reached a new milestone: 420,000 TrueAchievement Score
User Leaderboard Access Pos Gamers %ile
MC0REBE Published Walkthrough Writers Request 343 728 47.12
EVILSANTA777 People better than you. Public 52 250 20.80

Recent Achievements

Apostle92627's Recent Games

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance

10/27,39110/1,0001/48

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance
The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame

1,443/1,4431,000/1,00050/50

The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame
The Wild at Heart

115/2,85655/1,0004/29

The Wild at Heart