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The History of Football Video Games: A Journey Through Time

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The History of Football Video Games A Journey Through Time

The History of Football Video Games: A Journey Through Time

When the National เยี่ยมชมคาสิโนออนไลน์/ Football League surged in popularity at the same time as the Atari 2600/Video Computer System and Mattel’s Intellivision brought video games into American living rooms, fans were naturally eager to get their hands on a football title. Unfortunately, they were let down.

Atari’s Football rejected most of the rules of the game in favor of a surreal experience that looked more like a science fiction film than a realistic simulation. Teams consisted of three-man squads that more resembled appliances than people, and they hurled themselves up and down the field without any yardage markers or end zones. Making a play was almost impossible; all the computer defenders could move at the speed of Ben Johnson just before that urine test, and passing was even more difficult.

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Fortunately, disappointment with Football and competition from Intellivision spurred Atari and other developers to design far better football games in subsequent years. In the late 1980s, the Commodore 64 became a fashionable gaming machine, and Accolade’s 4th and Inches proved that a football game could be both a simple twitch joystick game and a complex strategy challenge.

At the same time, Trip Hawkins and John Madden were laying the foundation for Electronic Arts by creating a line of officially licensed NFL games that would become wildly successful. When EA snagged the exclusive rights to develop and publish football titles, it was a savvy move that would dominate the industry for years.

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