The guy at 0:40 of this video is Sandy Sandoval, a long time EA Sports figure, responsible for athlete outreach. He’s the guy someone (or his agent) yells at when he’s upset about his ratings in Madden (if he’s not doing it over Twitter already). “Probably one of the worst games in EA history,” he admits. So, there’s that.
Nolan Bushnell, Atari’s founder, weighed in on video gaming’s roots in sports, and was joined by other luminaries of video gaming history as as Bo Jackson and Vanilla Ice. Jeremy Roenick waxed nostalgic about Swingers too.