Systems of the Stars: NBA star Seth Curry named a sports game GOAT – and it’s not a basketball title
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Philadelphia 76ers goalie Seth Curry enjoys the glory of roaring NBA fans applauding his breathtaking shooting skills, but let’s go back for a moment to the ’90s – a great time that reeked of unsightly fanny packs, animals. digital company Tamagotchi and the howling AOL dial. up.
While heading to the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) tournaments, surely passing a Blockbuster or RadioShack along the way, Curry told us he was obsessed with his Game Boy Color. What kid from the 90s didn’t? By far, his favorite Game Boy Color game was the Pokémon series. Before training to be an NBA star, eight-year-old Curry donned his Ash Ketchum, training Cyndaquils, Totodiles and Chikoritas.
Every decade has a “Shut up and let me drive in peace” toy that parents throw at their kids in the backseat, and the Game Boy Color was one of them.
Curry’s nostalgic and relatable memory of his childhood gaming experiences underscores the true mission of Systems of the Stars. Fame can make celebrities appear unreachable, but Systems of the Stars lifts the curtains on how prominent public figures engage with tech, giving us a glimpse into their grounded, down-to-earth moments without all the glamor, flashing lights and fairy dust.
Check out our interview with Curry as an NBA sniper about his favorite games, his take on the next-gen Xbox console, the gear he uses to gain the upper hand. Call of Duty: War Zone rivals, and more.
Is Curry a PlayStation, PC, Xbox or Nintendo fanboy?
Curry told us he was #TeamXbox, but he’s drawn to PC games.
Of course, we’re Laptop Mag, so we had to ask Curry which laptop he prefers for his triple-A titles, and it just happens to be one of our all-time favorite gaming rigs. : the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15. “It has an Nvidia RTX 3050 graphics card and a 15-inch screen, which is perfect for gaming in my hotel room on the go,” said Curry.
Still, Curry has a soft spot for Nintendo. “I will always have a love for Nintendo because I grew up playing all of the Mario games,” he said.
The NBA superstar has an Xbox Series X; his wife Callie Curry (daughter of Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers) managed to secure the world’s most powerful gaming console for Curry. While he appreciates the gift and its sexy features, Curry doesn’t go with it either.
“I’ve only used it once or twice because I’m more into PC and laptop games; Honestly, I don’t see too much of a difference, ”said Curry, noting that the generational leap isn’t too salient,“ but as more games come out for next-gen consoles, the better. will be. “
Curry isn’t the only one waiting for more X-Series games to test the console’s next-gen capabilities. Our lead writer Rami Tabari wrote a viral article titled, “Why do I regret buying the Xbox Series X on day one.” Like Curry, Tabari has no doubts about the stunning performance of the X Series, but he wants to be able to enjoy the next-gen experience with a cornucopia of fresh and mind-blowing games.
Tabari must play The way on the X series, but that’s not enough. He, like other Xbox fans, is looking for Infinite halo and more games to come for really sink his teeth into the power of the console.
Curry grew up with a family of athletes. What was the game like in such a competitive environment?
Curry’s father is Dell Curry, a former NBA sniper who played alongside Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning and Muggsy Bogues with the Charlotte Hornets. Curry’s mother is a former Virginia Tech volleyball player – a skill she transferred to Sydel Curry, Seth’s sister. Seth’s brother Steph is known to be a beast as a point guard for the Golden State Warriors.
With so much athletic talent in the family, I couldn’t help but wonder what it was like to play in House Curry. It turns out that the Curry brothers have always shown great sportsmanship, even as children.
“Steph and I always played all of the Mario games on our Nintendo growing up,” said Curry. “My favorites were Mario Kart and Mario Tennis. My favorite character was Toad and Stephen used Luigi exclusively. I’d love to say I probably won more, but if I’m honest it was pretty even which made every game fun.
Curry also told us that he and Steph would watch NBA games on TV and play NBA Live (the video game) with the same two teams they were watching. Rather soft!
What game does Curry qualify as GOAT?
Speaking of NBA Live, let’s talk about sports games. We asked Curry to name the game he believes to be the GOAT, and Madden got his vote. “I feel like I grew up with it. As the game improves, you may notice the differences from year to year like graphics, controls, the way you can play, and more. It’s cool to watch it from the start until it is now, and to notice the improvements.
Among the non-sports games, as you might have guessed, Mario sits atop Curry’s GOAT throne. Curry is won over by the versatility and variety of games that come under Mario. ” A lot of [Mario] the games are certified classics, ”said Curry.
How did Curry feel when he first saw his video game lookalike in the NBA 2K series?
As Curry is quick to step into his favorite football talents in Madden, Curry fans have the same privilege with the NBA 2K series. I couldn’t wait to ask the NBA sniper how it felt to see yourself in some animated action.
“It was really great to see me in the game for the first time. I’ve been playing the game for so long and always made myself a ‘create a player’ and added myself to the game so not having to do that was cool, ”said Curry. “The first year I was in the game, I didn’t feel my avatar looked like me, but after doing the body scan it looked exactly like me the following season.”
What games is Curry playing at the moment?
Curry loves to play golf in the offseason, so right now he’s competing in the PGA Tour 2K. “I like to explore the [in-game] course and try to get golf reps since I can’t really be on the links, ”he joked.
Another game that Curry never tires of is Call of Duty: Warzone. “It creates a super competitive world and a lot of my friends and teammates play, so it’s fun to jump online together and compete against each other or against each other.”
How does Curry get an edge over its competition in Warzone and other first-person shooters?
You don’t want to play against Curry in Warzone, though – the noise on the streets is that he’s already pretty darn good at first-person shooters, and now he’s found several ways to outdo his competition. Warning!
“A few months ago, I [got a] Scuf controller for Warzone, and it definitely improved my gameplay. I think I saw the biggest leap of improvement when I went from reading on a TV to a monitor. The small screen improved my accuracy and vision almost instantly.
Speaking of new gear, Curry is also a streamer. He spent a pretty penny to set up a high-end system with a high-end microphone, camera, and fast internet connection to better connect with his fans as a SDotCurry on Twitch.
In keeping with Systems of the Stars lore, we asked Curry what his dream gaming laptop would look like.
The curry is large on portability. After all, there is a lot of travel involved in his career. As such, Curry’s dream laptop would be compact and easy to take with it anywhere.
“My dream console would be a full gaming PC setup that is portable, folds into my backpack and unfolds in my hotel room with one button for road trips. The setup would include an additional screen that can play unlimited basketball and football games and golf tournaments. It would also come with a great gaming chair with good back support.
Stay tuned for our upcoming Systems of the Stars feature to peek into the lives of top men and women through the prism of technology. Check out our past interviews with PS5 Spider-Man composer Miles Morales / “The Maze Runner” Jean Paesano and WWE Superstar Johnny Gargano.