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The good (and bad) of sports video games

The history of sports video games is also the history of some great (and horrible) ideas. Story

Updated: July 15, 2008, 3:37 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

Albert Einstein once said that innovation is not the product of logical thought. And to think: The Nobel Prize winner never fumbled his way through a game of "Madden 06" with the passing cone turned on. From novel features to shifting controls, sports games are forever attempting to innovate -- the better to convince you that last year's edition is more outdated than rotary telephones, and that this year's iteration is as essential as oxygen. Sometimes these changes make all the difference. Sometimes ...

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