Home > Video Games > Be Like Mike

Be Like Mike

Tongue not included?

In some ways, I’m the proto-typical gamer which means not engaging in any sports game-playing at all, opting instead for the more manly pursuits of mushroom gathering and monster hunting, but for those, like the Sib, who grew up on the number one tongue (no, not Gene Simmons–he’s not that old, though his hair might be), #33 finally arrives in style1:

This will be the first time that a former player will appear on the front of the box for 2K, and with Jordan taking over majority ownership of the Charlotte Bobcats, it will also be the first time that a team owner will endorse the popular franchise.

But the real question is, what value — beyond obvious name and iconic image recognition — will Jordan bring to the game? In the era of Kobe and King James, are gamers still yearning to “Be Like Mike”?

No word yet on whether there’s a “Be Like Mike” mode where you can attend the Hall of Fame induction ceremony and then go on to act like a total lack-of-class act, but here’s hoping!

Also: hopefully the Wii rev lets you manually manipulate ‘the tongue’ for maximum effect as you drive one down the middle, showing Jerry Krause–again–that there is an ‘I’ in team. Ass.

1 Likely the first and last time I’ll link to ESPN from this blog, so cherish it.

Categories: Video Games Tags: , , , ,
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: