A friend visiting me recently is a lifelong NHL fan with season tickets to the San Jose Sharks. He doesn't play video games, but he was intrigued when he saw NHL 11 on my desk, a couple days before release.
Michael Jordan isn't the only best-ever superstar gracing the cover of a video game and appearing in it this year. Wayne Gretzky's playable in NHL Slapshot and also serves as your mentor in the singleplayer career mode.
Thursday's news of "The Jordan Challenge" coming to NBA 2K11 certainly felt like a trip down memory lane - of video games, as well as His Airness' career.
EA Sports promised a list of "classic arena anthems" for its NHL offerings and one in particular makes it mission freaking accomplished on that score: The Final Countdown, by Europe, part of both NHL 11 and NHL Slapshot's soundtracks.
Sports gamers are ready for far more than some football coming out of this year's E3 expo.
The Toronto Sun reported today that EA Sports' upcoming NHL game for the Wii will be called NHL Slapshot, and it will be completely different from the main game. It will also ship with a mini-hockey stick peripheral.