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Video Game Fantasy League: An Ending and a New Beginning

The Video Game Fantasy League crowns its first champion. Someone brilliant. Someone deserving. Someone utterly handsome....

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Video Game Fantasy League Update: November 2012

The VGA nominations and recent high-profile releases stir up the VGFL. There's a new leader, a new king of the basement, and a proud new owner of the upcoming Luigi's Mansion....

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Video Game Fantasy League Update: October 2012

October waivers and a scoring update. Koziol finally has some competition....

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Video Game Fantasy League Update, September 2012

With the fall release season in full swing, action in the Video Game Fantasy League heats up hotter than your morning oatmeal. Team Koziol extends its lead. Team Yacht Captain finally claws its way out of the cellar. And Teams Phegan and McAnus are left to moan "What about us?" To which our venerable commish responds "Tough noogies!"...

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Video Game Fantasy League Update, August 2012

The VGFL is our terrible attempt at applying the principles of fantasy sports to the world of gaming. For full rules and the original draft, see here. You know what pisses me off? Not scoring a single point in a game I invented. Luckily for me, I lack the scruples that would keep me from using my commissioner powers for evil. When John Hemingway, lead designer of Borderlands 2, referred to the mechromancer DLC as “girlfriend mode,” I transformed into my alternate David-Stern-giving-the-Knicks-the-first-pick-in-the-draft form and got my scandal on by implementing the following rule: 2 points are awarded if the developer of a rostered game says something stupid or talks shit about that game. Just like that, Team Yacht Captain is on the board. The rule helped Team McAnus as well, so I’ve got the competitive balance out if I need it. Don’t judge. The...

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Video Game Fantasy League Update, July 2012

The VGFL is our terrible attempt at applying the ideas behind fantasy sports to the world of gaming. For full rules and the original draft, see here. The doldrums of the summer video game season have not been kind to scoring in the VGFL. Seven whole points have been scored in the past month. Far Cry 3′s delay netted owner McAnus a big five-spot and pushed him into second place ahead of team Phegan. Diablo III’s infamous Patch 1.03 helped Team Koziol stretch its lead by two. Meanwhile, my team of former top prospects continues to disappoint. Lollipop Chainsaw’s done its best Greg Oden impression, and The Secret World has become this generation’s Ryan Leaf. But it’s a marathon, not a sprint, and the fall season and all of its high-selling, kerfuffle-brewing glory is right around the corner. The standings thus far: Team Koziol, 25 points...

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Video Game Fantasy League Update, June 2012

For full rules and the original draft, see here. Standings Team Koziol, 23 points Team Phegan, 5 points Team McAnus, 5 points Team Yacht Captain, jack squat A leader has emerged. Team Koziol, powered by a pair of heavyweight gorillas named Max Payne 3 and Diablo 3, is leaving the competition in its dust, leaving the rest of the league scrambling to identify games that’ll both sell well and generate their fair share of controversy. June waivers went thusly: Team Yacht Captain: The Secret World. Delayed? Released broken and needs a patch? Sounds like 8 easy points to me! Roster: Lollipop Chainsaw, Borderlands 2, Assassin’s Creed 3 Team McAnus: Far Cry 3. Threes have performed well thus far. Kyle’s obviously hoping that trend continues. Roster: Spec Ops: The Line (5 points for melodramatic commercial), Fable: The Journey, Black Ops 2 Team Phegan: Guild Wars 2. It’ll sell, but will...

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Video Game Fantasy League Update: May 2012

For rules and draft results, see here. The inaugural season of the Video Game Fantasy League started with a bang.  Eight whole points were scored in the league’s first month. Dragon Age 3 (Team Phegan) – 5 points for being delayed.  Who didn’t see this one coming?  These points almost shouldn’t count.  When it comes to shenanigans, Bioware’s got that shit on lockdown.  Dragon Age 3 is sure to feature at least three bisexual orgies, conclude with a ridiculously long-winded ending that tries to make up for Mass Effect 3 but which spawns eighteen fan petitions anyway, and win five VGA’s. Diablo 3 (Team Koz) – 3 points for being released broken and in need of a patch.  An ostensibly single-player game requires a persistent server connection.  What could possibly go wrong?  The Internet always works properly, right guys?  There’s some definite potential for a...

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