GamingWhen Baseball and Video Games are a Perfect Match

When Baseball and Video Games are a Perfect Match


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A love of baseball is something that you might find hard to contain to just moments on the small screen whenever you find yourself watching a game. Of course, there are ways in which you can expand this hobby, most notably by going to watch games live and maybe even playing some of the physical sport yourself, but those are more of events that are a part of the initial interest than meaningful extensions.

If you really want to immerse yourself in the prime baseball experience, you might find that your best course of action is to explore the territory where baseball and video games intersect. This might not be something that initially appeals to you, but it can be something that allows a depth of exploration into your love of baseball.

Fantasy Baseball

This might be the most direct, streamlined way for you to translate your love of baseball into the video game format. If you’re skeptical of that format, this might not even be something people often think of as video games due to its format being somewhat different and more managerial overall. You might find that this format is something that appeals to you, and the process of watching simulated online baseball games might fill the void when you find that your team isn’t playing for a while. In that void, this can serve as a way to hype you up for what’s coming up in real life. 

Something More Traditional

As with many other sports, baseball has been supported by regular video game releases over time. While these might not have been as consistent or long-lasting as other members of this group, such as FIFA for soccer or Madden for football, the games are there if you’re willing to dig deep and look. Of course, the obvious hurdle, in this case, is provided by the fact that you’re going to need a console or suitably powerful PC in order to play these games, which might not be something that you just have lying around. That being said, if you have a friend that has one of these consoles, a couple of controllers, and a love of baseball, you could make the experience of hanging out with them one in which you get to immerse yourself in the sport you love.

Motion Controls

While the concept of motion controls in gaming might be seen as a fad that started in the mid-2000s ending after the Nintendo Wii was phased out, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t still fun when the right purpose is applied. Baseball is a game that practically lends itself to motion controls, and if you can manage to get your hands on a means to play it in a way that encourages this kind of interactivity, you and whoever you decide to play with might have found a new hobby.

If you’re struggling with where to begin, consider the sports titles on the Nintendo consoles for their varied yet accessible approach to games like baseball. 

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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