Podcast 209: Scorchio, Part 3 – Why Did Video Games Hate The World Cup So Much?

by | Apr 17, 2020

The FIFA World Cup is such a beloved global carnival of soccer funtimes that there’s simply bound to be a series of downright mercenary, dismal and shonky video games devoted to it. Or so you might think. And you’d be right. This week Edward and Ian look at the first three officially licenced World Cup video games and quickly find themselves dissolving into a world of acrimony, crushing disappointment and swivel-eyed frustration. How can you keep the ball when you can’t see your player? Is the possession game redundant if you can’t pass backwards? And how many players can you get injured and suspended if every button on your joypad was seemingly programmed by Ron “Chopper” Harris? We find out on your behalf.

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