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So I love me some video games just like the next guy… okay you might say a lot more than the next guy. I play a lot of games in all different genres and try really hard to give every game I try a chance before I give up and move onto something else. One genre I feel I have always failed at fully enjoying though are sports games. Now don’t get me wrong, I loved playing simple sports games back on the NES like Baseball and Ice Hockey, but once they got more complicated and the dedication required to fully understand the intricacies of the gameplay grew more and more complex, I vetoed any sports game and moved on to blasting aliens or solving puzzles in something else. It doesn’t help that every year when the new iterations roll around for each franchise (ie. Madden 11, NBA 2k11, MLB The Show 11), I think to myself that this is the year I will finally try one of these!.. but then as I read preview and review coverage everything is tailored to fans of the franchise looking to purchase the new iteration. This adds to my feeling of being lost and then I just end up giving up and skipping it. I know that I will have fun with it, I love watching these sports and would love playing a game as my favorite Chicago players that I know so well… but I can never take that next step and plunk down $60. Little did I know though, I was looking in the wrong place to get my sports game fix – instead of looking in retail stores, I should have been looking in my pocket.