Something we’ve been doing recently in our house is family game night that means board games and video games. It’s something we’ve been enjoying and having fun doing and it’s helping me understand something’s that I didn’t know all that much about like football. I know I lose my husband on Sunday’s from September until the first weekend of February and I lose him periodically on Saturday afternoon’s when his beloved Fightin’ Irish of Notre Dame play.
I was more of a baseball/hockey kinda gal growing up and never really got the football thing but once we adopted game night we’ve all been able to take turns picking what game we want to play and my husband has been getting ready for the upcoming college football season and has been playing a lot of NCAA Football 2012 from EA Sports.
The NCAA Football franchise from EA is something he’s been playing dating back to the mid 90’s, he’s been playing video games since 1979 and has carpal tunnel to show for it! So he’s been schooling me on the sport and the game and I’ve really been trying to pick up the nuances of the game and from what I can tell the video game is a great representation of the real thing.
One of the things we’ve had fun doing was creating our own players and when you do it be prepared for a very deep aspect of the game, this isn’t just a height and weight thing this is a whole body create a player, I was amazed at how deep it was to the fact that you can actually adjust the size of your players foot! Games have come a long way from the days of Atari and Intellivision (I added that just to prove to my husband that I really was listening to him!).
The sight’s the sounds and the atmosphere of this game is broadcast quality and looks tremendous on a HD TV. I love hearing the fight songs of the school’s after a touchdown and seeing the mascot run on the field, we really get a kick out of that.
My daughter and I aren’t nearly as good as my husband but he has years….decades of more experience than we do but we have a great time playing cheerleaders for him and when we play he has a good time laughing at how I can’t read a defense! I’m learning, I’m slowly getting better the computer stopped laughing at me a few weeks back so I have that going for me.
I’ve sat and watched more than one real college football game with my husband and I’ve seen the movie Rudy more times than I care to admit so I’m familiar with the traditions of Notre Dame football from Touchdown Jesus, to the players slapping the “Play Like a Champion Today” sign and the National Championship sing that hangs right above it. These are all things that are replicated so well that if you don’t know someone is playing a game you might think it’s an actual game on TV.
We really enjoy our game nights and we’ve been having a fun with NCAA 12 and as I know from past experiences with my husband that every July the newest version of the game hits store shelves and we’re excited to see what’s in store for us with NCAA Football 13. One of the features I’m looking forward seeing is the “You’re Covered” program from Walmart where you can upload a picture of yourself and be able to print a custom game cover featuring your face on the body of an NCAA 13 player! Talk about total customization! Check out the great picture of how you may look on the box, I am so looking forward to seeing my little girl on that cover, she is looking forward to it too, saying she is going to be "famous" because she is going to be on a video game box, love it! There is a great app on Facebook for the "You're Covered" promotion. Make sure to give it a try.
I’m not John Madden yet but I’m getting there and my husband keeps saying that my daughter is going to make some guy lucky when she gets married because he’s making sure she has enough tomboy in her to make her cool. We’re really looking forward to July 10th when the next installment of NCAA 13 hits the shelves if it’s half as good as 12 is then we’ve got a winner on our hands. Be sure to check out my Google + post for more pictures!
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