I caught two of'em. One was how using a steering wheel on Nascar Thunder helps train drivers and helps them memorize course. I thought that was cool. I misssed part 1 and 2.
Now I caught part 4 today, and it involved the whole "what a kid sees on TV they will re-enact in real life". It bashed every Midway Sports title and NFL Street. Now I generally didn't like Midway games since the first NFL Blitz, but I've played all 3 versions of NHL Hitz to DEATH! Basically since it's over the top fantasy sports, apparently kids are too stupid to go "that doesn't happen in real life". Their argument? Because it is officially endorsed and players likenesses are in the game, they will do what they see their sport heroes doing. I think they used "He sees Jeter on the back of his Jersey and punching people, he's going to get the impression that "It's ok to do this in real life". With all of this b*tching from people, the Blitz franchise has been CANNED indefintely. It's not coming out, according to the story.
I know as gamers we've all heard this crap before, but to specifically single out Midway is just flat out wrong. The doctor in part 4 has definetely never been laid so she's just pissy and wants to get back at the male race for not taking interest in her buzzard nose and shoddy personality.
Was the shot at EA and Midway intentional? I think so. If EA and Midway games are so bad for kids, what makes Sega Sports games good for kids? Either way, I think ESPN used this story as a cheap shot to lower sales in both Midway and EA Sports titles this coming year.
Please think before you speak.