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Text-Sims, an alternative sporting experience

Here’s a story about text sport simulation games for PC.

The fact that sports text games draw a more intellectual and involved crowd comes as no surprise, as many of these gamers tend to devour statistics like the Russians sip vodka. In my opinion, text-sim gamers are the freakiest of sports gamers, the people who can’t get their fix only with a gamepad or a handful of Fantasy League teams. As sports videogames have, more or less, existed for the better part of two decades, it only seems natural to have this progression of gaming intensity.

Having beta tested Out of the Park Baseball for past few years and been an active player of a few games in the genre for the better part of the decade, the story speaks truth. There isn’t a better gaming experience out there for statheads.