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Football sims and the fallacy of realism

Football sims and the fallacy of realism
Is Fifa 13 really more 'realistic' than New Star Soccer and Fluid Football or have we got the whole concept of football simulation fundamentally wrong? Here's what I sort of think.

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NSS and the Update of Addiction Doom

NSS and the Update of Addiction Doom
I used to read a lot of books. I used to stare out of train windows, my index finger turned to my lips, and make intelligent noises at the countryside rolling past. “Hmm!” I’d say, as I contemplated Jack Reacher throwing a man out of a window because he’d threatened to cut off a man’s balls. “Fascinating!”.

That hasn’t happened in months, and for a while it looked like it wouldn’t for months to come. Why? New Star Soccer, and its recent update.

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New Star Soccer: SIMON READ I LOVE YOU

New Star Soccer: SIMON READ I LOVE YOU
I'm biased, it's just a thing I do, but my favourite session at last week's Develop was organised by some two-bit operation called Hookshot Inc.

Called 'My First iPhone Game', the most unassuming hero of the three man line-up was a chap called Simon Read: known in hushed tones before and after the talk as 'the New Star Soccer' guy

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Deleting New Star Soccer

Deleting New Star Soccer
In the old days, Eugene Jarvis would wander the arcades of Chicago hoping to spot the machines he'd designed: Defender and Robotron: 2084. He was always looking for the same thing, too.

Signs of vandalism.

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Score! “Another amazing football app? My word!” claims Ray Wilkins

Score! “Another amazing football app? My word!” claims Ray Wilkins
The iPhone has become a rich breeding ground for ball-kicking. First there was Flick Kick Football. Then there was the superb New Star Soccer.

Now, however there’s activity on the bench. Score! is doing star-jumps, taking a swig of energy drink and pretending to listen to a furious Stuart Pearce.

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New Star Soccer – a beautiful game

New Star Soccer - a beautiful game
Parkin takes a look at New Star Soccer, a football game for iOS and Android that balances it's tall ambition with sharp focus, and tuns out to be one of the strongest handheld approximations of the beautiful game yet.

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