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Nostalgia is, to use the vernacular of Rick James, a helluva drug. We're all addicted to it -- whether it's an old movie, your old stomping grounds or any number of things from your past, we all don the rose-colored glasses from time to time and, on occasion, suffer disappointment. Video games are no stranger to nostalgia, and the disappointment of discovering t...

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Xbox end-of-year sale rounds up arcade sportsball deals

It's football, other football, basketball, and hockeyball in today's Xbox Countdown to 2014 sale, with 75 percent deducted from four arcade sportsters. There's FIFA Street 3 down to $5, NFL Blitz and NBA Jam: On Fire Edition both at $3.74, and 3 on 3 NHL Arcade just $1.24. If you just can't take...

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PlayStation Plus this week: Free NFL Blitz, Alex Kidd for $1

PlayStation Plus subscribers ready for some football can tackle NFL Blitz for free starting tomorrow. Following Tuesday's regularly scheduled PlayStation Network update, the arcade-style American gridiron simulator will be gratis, along with discounts on Alex Kidd and Spelunker HD. Spelunker HD is ...

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More NFL Blitz possible, but fans have to ask for it

In January, EA Sports released a reboot of Midway's arcade football game, NFL Blitz. Basically, I loved it, so when I sat down for a chat with EA Sports executive vice president Andrew Wilson, I asked him if we would see more NFL Blitz. "I would say so," he responded. "I think what we've come to re...

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NFL Blitz tops PSN downloads for January

Move over, Sonic CD -- you're so last month. EA's remake of Midway's arcade football series, NFL Blitz, is top dog now, securing the No. 1 spot as PSN's most-downloaded game of January 2012. We're going to chalk that one up to playoffs fever. On the PSOne Classics side, Final Fantasy VII bested the...

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NFL Blitz review: All-star team

Nostalgia is, to use the vernacular of Rick James, a helluva drug. We're all addicted to it -- whether it's an old movie, your old stomping grounds or any number of things from your past, we all don the rose-colored glasses from time to time and, on occasion, suffer disappointment. Video games...

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PSN Tuesday: NFL Blitz, TNT Racers and Darksiders

As we inch closer to the biggest commercial showcase NFL game of the year, fans of pigskin ovals can whet their appetites for the big day with NFL Blitz, which brings nostalgic arcade goodness to PSN. Last year's cartoonish, over-the-top XBLA racer TNT Racers also makes its PlayStation debut toda...

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NFL Blitz is like a trip back in time

I should preface this by saying I love NFL Blitz. I dumped tons of quarters into the original arcade machine and when it came to N64, I was the guy going to the arcade with his memory card. Those were good times. Now I know Blitz: The League and its follow-up left a bad taste in your mouth, bu...

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NFL Blitz returns to the gridiron in 2012

You know that rumor we heard late last year about EA Tiburon working on a new NFL Blitz game? Consider it fact now: EGM has the exclusive scoop on the reboot, which will feature all of the elbow drops and brutality fans of the original series remember. New changes include a currency system, ...

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Rumor: EA Tiburon early in development on new NFL Blitz

Giant Bomb reports that an anonymous tipster recently sent word of a fairly thrilling project that's currently in the early stages of development at EA Sports: A reboot of the NFL Blitz franchise. The rights for EA to do so were apparently acquired when the publisher purchased the NBA Jam license f...

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