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Saturday Night’s Alright For Commenting: May 30, 2020

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eFootball edition.

BO JACKSON RAIDERS

The NFL recently announced a new video game partnership, heralded as the largest in the history of pro football.

NFL Media:

EA SPORTS Madden NFL is the Exclusive Football Simulation Game; EA SPORTS, NFL and NFLPA To Partner on New Games, New Genres, esports and More Experiences for Fans

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & NEW YORK—May 28, 2020—Today, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA), the National Football League (NFL) and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) announced a multi-year renewal to their partnership, marking the biggest and widest-reaching gaming agreement in NFL history. Under the partnership, the EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL franchise will exclusively create authentic football simulation games, and EA SPORTS, the NFL and the NFLPA will partner to develop games in new genres, expanded esports programs, and additional experiences for fans across more platforms.

While Tecmo Bowl was the early adopter’s gateway to football video games, Madden has certainly become the gold standard. Originally created by Hall of Fame head coach John Madden as a training tool for his players, somewhere along the way, the idea of monetizing the training software popped up, and the rest is video game history.

Poll

What’s your favorite football video game of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Madden franchise
    (7 votes)
  • 23%
    Tecmo Super Bowl
    (6 votes)
  • 3%
    Mutant League Football
    (1 vote)
  • 23%
    NCAA Football franchise (RIP)
    (6 votes)
  • 11%
    NFL2K
    (3 votes)
  • 11%
    NFL Blitz
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    NFL Street
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Other
    (0 votes)
26 votes total Vote Now

One of the best things about video games? Redemption.

From Bo Jackson to Kareem Jackson, football video games allow us to play as our favorite players, win our favorite match-ups, and ensure guys like Deshaun Watson, J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins win it all for the H-Town faithful.

Feel free to discuss, debate, and otherwise chat about the history of football video games, or the rapidly growing price of eggs, or anything else within community guidelines. After all, it’s Saturday night and we’re off topic.