The thing about video game basketball is that the computer decides whether or not the ball goes in when you shoot. So say you're playing against the computer team, you're down by one and let's say you take a second shot to win the game. It's the same program you're playing against that decides whether or not the digital ball goes through the digital hoop on that final shot. So it can arbitrarily make you lose or arbitrarily let you win. The whole thing is bullshit.
– From John Dies at The End by David Wong