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New GAA console game could have Xmas release date

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Posted by Keith Nulty in Craic | Jun 2014
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The news that a third GAA computer game is in the process of being developed, may be too much to take for those of us who either bought or played ‘Gaelic Games’ or ‘Gaelic Games 2’ on the PlayStation 2.

The first stab at creating a virtual experience of Gaelic Football came in 2005, but it is seven years since ‘Gaelic Games 2’ came on the market. It may be time to give the concept another shot.

A Northern Irish independent game development company called MojoPin are producing ‘All Star Gaelic Football’, according to the Sunday World. MojoPin’s main director of operations Peader McMahon has called upon Monaghan’s Darren Hughes and Tyrone’s Mattie Donnelly to help create the game’s format.

The idea is a great one, but it may fall down in the same areas as its two predecessors. The actual game play in the Gaelic Games PS2 franchise left much to be desired. Gaelic Football, like rugby, is not the easiest sport to mimic in a digital, virtual mode.

The franchise’s developers ‘Transmission Games’ did do a very good job in creating stadium replicas however, especially of Croke Park.

With that in mind, the thoughts of kicking points at GAA HQ as Colm Cooper on Christmas Day, while tucking into the first of many selection boxes, are still highly tempting even with the obvious misgivings!

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