Video games these days are so real you can taste it. Taste what, I don’t know, but it’s true. With their crystal-clear graphics, sophisticated game play and attention to detail, playing a game is like playing a game but the real life version with sweat, smells and strategy.
San Antonio Spurs all-star Tony Parker and Eva Longoria got dee-vorced last week, around the time it was discovered that Parker was doing some dribble-drive penetration with a former teammate’s wife. NBA 2K11′s latest roster update factors in the breakup.
Parker’s now rated “not loyal” for player management purposes (the background calculation went from an 87 to a 0, I was told) and his “steal” rating also got goosed up (to 79).
Clearly we’re all still broken up about the end of the Parker/Longoria romance, but this takes away a little bit of the sting. Divorce is no laughing matter, but a video game adjusting whether or not an animated character is more or less willing to re-sign with his team because his real life counterpart recently divorced from his actress wife is very humorous.
Real life events should affect video games more often, as far as I’m concerned. For instance, LeBron James’ decision-making rating should have went down after he decided “The Decision” was a good idea. Or after Hedo Turkoglu was caught chowing down on pizza, his stamina rating should have plummeted while his strength rating increased just a little bit.
There are so many opportunities for updates that I’m hoping this “NBA 2K11″ update is just the first of many. In fact, I think it’d be pretty neat if you guys added your proposed adjustments and their reasons in the comments below.