Before I direct you to some truly fantastic and hilarious games writing about the Madden video game series, let me spoil today’s Super Bowl for you.
Kris and I played the Super Bowl with Madden for Xbox 360 the other night. Kris played the Broncos, I played the Seahawks. Final score: Broncos 27, Seahawks 21. I fully believe this will be the outcome of today’s Super Bowl.
If our game does correctly predict the real Super Bowl, here are some highlights today’s actual game will include:
- The game will go into overtime as the result of nobody being able to score in the 4th quarter
- Four out of five field goals will be missed
- The winning quarterback will be Tim Tebow (we were playing Madden 2012)
- The Seahawks will replace their quarterback with their punter for two full quarters before the coach realizes his mistake
- This mistake will be considerately pointed out by the Bronco’s coach
- The aforementioned Seahawk punter will throw seven interceptions
I’m pretty sure all of those things will come true.
Anyway, I mainly wanted to point you to some outstanding video game writing about the Madden series. Jon Bois writes a column for SBNation.com, wherein he experiments with the settings of the Madden game with hilarious and interesting results. He’s also a fantastic writer, a skilled video editor, and a magnificent craftsman of animated GIFs. You should read/watch/enjoy this entire series and everything he ever writes from now on.
For instance, he simulates the Super Bowl using a team of seven-foot-tall, 400 pound Seahawks vs. a team of tiny, unskilled Broncos.
He plays a game with an entire offense comprised of Tom Brady clones.
He recreates the unstoppable Bo Jackson from Tecmo Bowl.
He tries to see if Colts punter Pat McAfee can win a game by himself.
Check out his stuff. Even if you don’t like football, you’ll like his columns.