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RIM and Umpires TV Launches You Make the Call Baseball Game


you make the call

About 6 months ago we posted about You Make the Call, a game for baseball fanatics that shows you an HD video of a baseball play and then asks you to make the proper judgement, as though you were the umpire. The plays are really difficult to judge and the game is a great concept, but it still needs a little work. The You Make the Call app features:

  • Baseball video challenges that provide three possible answers and 10 seconds to choose correctly
  • Answers and explanations that review key elements of play
  • Intense competition – players can win points, see where they rank against others, beat their own score, and even challenge a friend

Currently, the app is around 6MB, which is a huge memory savings considering it was originally over 200MB. The problem is that the video files take up a lot of space for the game, so if you don’t have much memory on your device, be careful with installing this. Hopefully they figure out how to keep the video on the SD card, separated from the app itself. It’s also not clear what their device support is like so some users may have a better experience than others.

Download the app for your BlackBerry here.

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Preview a cool new baseball game You Make The Call


Umpire illustration

mySportRules.com is developing a series of new mobile apps around the complete rules of sport and is currently seeking feedback on their first BlackBerry game.

You Make The Call, is a cool new game that uses full motion video. You’re the umpire and you have to make some difficult calls in various baseball game scenarios. Make the right call before the clock counts down and add up your score. Challenge your friends!

NOTE: This is a preliminary demo only and not all the features are fully functioning. However, the good folks at mySportRules are giving BlackBerry Cool readers an advanced preview, in the hopes that you’ll leave some helpful feedback.

The game demo can be downloaded and played on newer devices such as the Bold, Storm, Tour, 9700 and Curve 8900. The demo was built exclusively for the high resolution devices and will not play properly with low res devices (older Curve models, Pearl etc).

BlackBerry OS v4.5+ (Bold, Curve 8900 etc.)

Go to http://www.mysportrules.com/bbcool/4.5 from your BlackBerry to download OTA.

BlackBerry OS v4.7+ (Storm, Tour etc.)

Go to http://www.mysportrules.com/bbcool/4.7 from your BlackBerry to download OTA.

MySportRules.com are asking:

What do you like the best about the game?
What do you dislike the most about the game?
What was your overall user experience?
How likely is it you would buy this game: Not Likely / Somewhat Likely / Very Likely?
Do you have any other comments or suggestions?