My friend David and I played the Cubs (him) vs. the Mets (me) on the latest, high-definition version of MLB '07 The Show for PS3. David, an artist, is impressed by the game's realistic look and feel, including the light-and-shade renderings of the crowd. Carlos Zambrano of the Cubs and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez of the Mets look and pitch like the real deals.
Since the PS3 doesn't have a rumble hand controller, David and I can't tell how to place a pitch as well as we can on the Xbox 360's rumble controller. But we work around the non-rumble and have a good game, if long at an hour-plus.
Since I am the videogame critic, I gain a big lead on David's Cubbies. He pitches a fastball at one of my Mets' bodies intentionally. "Doesn't that feel nice?" I ask. "Yeah, it does," he says.
But it doesn't help the final score, which he asks me not to print here.