Kotaku: A friend visiting me recently is a lifelong NHL fan with season tickets to the San Jose Sharks. He doesn't play video games, but he was intrigued when he saw NHL 11 on my desk, a couple days before release.
"Oh, wow, you got this?" he said. "What's that like? Can I play it?"
"Sure," I said, opening the case and handing him the manual. "There are the controls."
The 17-page manual devotes four pages to the controls. After three minutes Scott uttered two words that communicated he'd given up on the idea.
"Don't feel bad," I said. "I barely know how to play it either."