Major League Baseball is well underway for fans looking to watch it in person or on television. However, if you want to play MLB 14 The Show on your platform of choice, sadly you will be waiting until May. Don’t go in to total despair though, SCEA and IGN are teaming up to do a live stream featuring two of MLB’s biggest stars playing against each other.
On Monday, April 14th at 11:00am Pacific Time, you’ll be able to watch Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers go against Hunter Pence of the San Francisco Giants live on Twitch(this link will have the live stream at IGN). Ramone Russell, one of the game’s designers, will be on hand as well to talk about the game and take questions. The game looks amazing and seeing it live should be a fantastic display.
All this got me to thinking…what if other franchises in other sports did this??? Sidney Crosby could go against Alexander Ovechkin in NHL 14. Imagine Kobe Bryant and LeBron James playing NBA 2k14 against each other. Or…could you mix old school versus new school. I can only imagine how much trash talking Michael Jordan would do against Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, or anybody else for that matter. For me, I’d like to see some Madden 25 match ups. The first one that came to mind was Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady, but that seemed too obvious and I don’t know that Tom Brady would be that entertaining. Then it came to me – Manning versus Manning, Peyton versus Eli. That is the match up I want to see. Both of these guys have hosted Saturday Night Live and were hilarious. Think about the ESPN commercials they did together too. What a windfall for Twitch this could be. Somebody needs to work on making this happen.
If you could get two celebrities together to play a game versus each other, who would it be? Would there be a set of celebrities you’d like to see celebrities play a co-op game?
Paul Novak is a self described Polish ninja toiling away as an IT professional but more into gaming and writing. Physically existing in the west side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yet existentially flowing with the ether of the Internet. Found here at What’s Your Tag? and on the Twitter @dudewantshisrug. Game on with Team XBRO!