Atari Football – Arcade – First Serious Sports Video Game (Atari 1978)
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Atari Football – arcade was the first serious sports video game, replicating the nuances of the sport down to selectable football plays. Also ushered in a new game controller with the Trak Ball, and was the first game with a scrolling playfield. Made by Ed Logg, Dave Stubben, Dave Theurer and Mike Albaugh.
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