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VIDEO: A history of the basketball video game in four and a half minutes

The genre has come a long way since its humble beginnings on the Atari 2600 in 1979.

THE BASKETBALL VIDEO game has come a long way from its humble beginnings on the Atari 2600 in 1979.

Consequently, the video below provides an impressive snapshot of its evolution up to the present day, with an appropriately epic soundtrack to boot.

And while graphics and gameplay may have since improved considerably, will always have a soft spot for the classic that was NBA Jam (1993).

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