The original NBA Jam was rigged against the Chicago Bulls, especially when the Pistons were involved
In the 1990s, the Chicago Bulls were a nigh unstoppable force on the basketball court, but in the original NBA Jame arcade game, one of the main developers who is a huge Detroit Pistons fan decided to level the playing field by adding in code that would cause the Bulls to start throwing bricks and lower the stats of certain players like Jordan and Scottie Pippen. Rigging sports games in favor of certain teams used to be pretty common— anyone remember trying to defeat the Bills or Giants in Tecmo Super Boiwl? That was some bullshit.
In what seems like a pretty lopsided competition to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tokyo came out on top, beating Madrid and Istanbul. I was kind of hoping for a city that had not ever hosted the Olympics before, but with Spain still very broke and Turkey sitting right on top of the simmering Middle Eastern power keg, Tokyo was pretty much the only real option.
Since a couple people said they were interested in IHC doing fantasy league, I went ahead and made one. We will draft live at 8:30pm on Thursday of this week and this is purely for fun! Personally, I haven’t ever done fantasy before and wanted to try it out this year. I picked Yahoo but you can join with either a gmail or facebook account. This is open to anyone and everyone who wants to join, the link is as follows:
Hope to see some of you in the lobby on Thursday!
Sports fans and referees alike in Japan have been using a highly advanced 3D “bullet time” replay system for a couple years and now it’s coming to the NFL. By having a whole bunch of small remote controlled cameras pointed at the field, a high quality 3D Matrix style bullet time replay can be generated in about 30 seconds.
While some people are calling for boycotts of next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi due to Russia’s current war against gay rights, there is something very cool about the medals that will be awarded. Each of the gold medals will contain pieces of the meteorite that so spectacularly exploded over Russia last year. GOOOOLD MEDALS FROOOOOMMM SPAAAAAAAAACE!