Over the weekend, my family and I took a trip to San Francisco. The real purpose of the trip was to see some Giants games, although we disguised it as a sightseeing trip to make the women in the family happy. At those games, we noticed something strange. Instead of showing real highlights of the players, clips from MLB 10: the Show played over the jumbo-tron.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the game. I think it’s the best baseball game in many years. But when I pay $43 per ticket for a game I want to see, but they show player video game highlights rather than actual highlights, I feel like I’m being ripped off. Imagine if you were at the game and you wanted to see a clip of Albert Pujols’ greatest plays as he steps up to the plate, but instead you see a paragraph from Moneyball instead.
I love that video games are making it into more popular culture, but as the Modern Warfare 2 DLC commercials have proven, they have a lot to learn.