Like SoSG Sax, I was weaned on Intellivision. My video gaming habit continues to this day in the form of the Xbox 360. (I'm currently in the middle of both GTAIV and Call of Duty 4. Yes, I'm a little behind.)
But even I to had raise an eyebrow at MLB Front Office Manager from 2K Sports. Here's the official description:
MLB® Front Office Manager gives baseball fans the chance to experience their dream job. Take the reins of your favorite Major League™ team and build a championship roster. Make trades, sign free agents, draft prospects and manage games all the way from Spring Training through the Playoffs. Available this Winter for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows, MLB® Front Office Manager is the only MLB licensed game to give fans total control of an MLB franchise.
So basically this is "Sim GM." (Snap into a Sim GM!) What's more, A's General Manager and Moneyball inspiration Billy Beane is the game's "celebrity spokesperson," and he actually appears in the game.
Is this weird enough yet? I mean, no video game should have the word "Office" in its title. Isn't this virtual pencil pushing? Obviously there's an audience for this, but how much? Will this be a big hit or a niche title?
SoSG readers, what do you think?