This year’s Major League Baseball game, MLB 2K7, is going to be the first one with all-new “next gen” video game graphics on the PlayStation 3. I saw some screenshots, and couldn’t help noticing how creepy the humanoid figures look–the odd postures, the dead lifeless eyes. We’re definitely into uncanny valley territory.
For instance, Freddy Kruger II is just nightmarish. I think he wants to scoop out my brains with that glove and eat them. Meanwhile, this guy is about to open his mouth and howl that I’m not One Of Them. Forget a baseball bat, where’s my shotgun?
Do people want their video games to look like this? Am I out of touch?