Excerpt: Sports games have been a part of videogaming since the days of the Atari 2600 and Intellivision. In fact, good sports games are a key to any console's success in this day and age. Sega knew this when they introduced the Dreamcast. They unleashed NFL 2K and NBA 2K and gave the system (and themselves) a reputation for having some outstanding sports games. At the same time, they put pressure on any other sports titles they were to release.