Should’ve chosen us! Ashes PC game goes Down Under after rejecting King’s Road

The official video game for the Ashes cricket tour has been branded “farcical” and pulled from sale after it failed to include King’s Road in its credits

"Farcical" ... The Ashes 2013 video game

Remember that computer game we tried to be part of?

Well it’s just been branded “farcical” and pulled from sale after it failed to include US in its credits.

The Road had taken part in a nationwide vote to choose a team to be featured in the official video game for the Ashes cricket tour earlier on this year.

But despite a big online campaign only came eighth.

It is not known who won the competition – but since then Ashes 2013 has been mocked by games who say it is “shameful” and “embarrassing”.

Publisher 505 Games apologised and said refunds would be given to those who had purchased the title for PC.

The game had already been delayed by several months, and will now be abandoned entirely.

One games journalist said it was “clearly unfinished” and “didn’t even have an animation for catching”.

Another said it was “f**king terrible they didn’t include The Road” and it “looked like they roped in the Badgers instead”.

Footage of glitches in the game were uploaded to YouTube. One clip, uploaded by PlanetCricket.net editor Matt Whitehorn, showed fielders in a state of confusion, dancing around and throwing the ball in random directions.

One commenters, using the web-name @CricketKeats, said: “HHORNI AS FUCK. WANT TO SMASH SOME GROWLR BUT CANT. MakE DO WIV KFC iNSHTED.”

505 Games blamed the lacklustre quality on Australian-based Trickstar Games – the developer contracted to make the game.

“The development of Ashes Cricket 2013 has been fraught with challenges almost from the outset,” 505 Games said.

“The chosen developer, even with their many years of cricket game development experience, was unable to overcome the unexpected challenges that the chosen game engine threw up, even with multiple extensions to the development schedule.”

A spokesman for the King’s Road said: “This game was doomed from the moment they didn’t include use.

“I mean, imagine. They could have had Raju on there showing people how to field.”

Author: Leon Watson

Terrifyingly fast with the ball in hand and famously flamboyant with the bat, Leon is without doubt The Road’s greatest ever player. His stellar career has yielded more than 1,000 runs and several million wickets. However, but for a series of shocking LBW decisions against him and the butter-fingered ineptness of his colleagues in the field, there would surely have been more

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