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A History of Soccer Video Games – Part 2

World Soccer Winning Eleven 5 was it’s name, Konami was it’s father. It prompted the soccer sim world to erupt in anticipation as it was announced in the Summer of 2001 that the critically claimed title would be arriving in Europe on the back of it’s incredible success in Japan, complete with a brand new name. Soon we would welcome the first installment of Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer, offering smarter goalkeepers, flawless realism, intelligent passing and a breathtaking shooting system. This game changed it all. Although the series exists in four named forms (ISS, ISS Pro, Winning Eleven and...

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A History of Soccer Video Games – Part 1

In Part 1, we’re going to take a look back at how we’ve come to be able to express our love for the great game by simulating it’s excellence without leaving the comfort of our own home. The year was 1981 and the Atari 2600 was the system of choice. There were few different things to do in your spare time back then except listen to Michael Jackson and watch TV commercials for Benson & Hedges. How lucky were the ones who had the facility available to them to play Pele’s Soccer? As you can imagine, Pele’s Soccer was...

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