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Why you nerds should stop hating sports games

Basketball game NBA 2k11 doesn’t start off with a title menu. It throws you straight into the classic 1991 championship game between the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player of all time and the superstar shooting guard of the ’91 Bulls, turns to you and asks if you are ready.

Hey, sports fans: GameSlam turns baseball games interactive with virtual betting

Baseball fans will be happy couch potatoes today with the opening day of Major League Baseball. But for fans who get fidgety in between the action, a startup called Game Time Live Sports Services has created a social online game GameSlam that lets you bet what will happen next in the real baseball game. If it works, the young company could unlock a lucrative audience for interactive television.