Madden 97 – Finding sporting purity in America’s brashest hobby

Stripped away of most of the commercial considerations that are a vital and complicated component of modern sports, Madden 96 let you act out getting onto a field for a bout of kicking, tossing, catching and making some VERY big tackles. In a way, sport at its purist, well…. apart from the exercise.

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News Round-up: gaming’s cultural capital under spotlight as Russia targets Fifa 17 ‘gay code’

Sports simulations have for years allowed videogamers to enjoy a parallel sporting reality free from real life considerations like physical prowess or murky politics, but reality is now hitting back.

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