In this video, Recode’s Chris Anderson talks with gaming journalist and former NFL running back and ESPN analyst, Adam Silver, about how to find games you love, and why they can be a lot of fun.
The games you will find here are the games we think are most fun to play.
We will also give you some tips on finding great games, whether that’s with a friend or someone else.
Adam, welcome to Recode.
We appreciate you taking the time to sit down and talk about your favorite sports games.
Adam Silver, co-founder and chief content officer at Activision, discusses how to discover games that you love and how you can get into them.
Adam: I’m sorry I’m late.
This is Recode, and I’m Chris Anderson.
Today we are going to talk about some of the most popular sports games of the year.
I’m a huge sports fan, and my favorite sports teams and players are the ones that have me coming back for more.
We also like to have some fun.
We have this crazy thing where when I walk into a store or something, there’s a huge banner on the wall.
It says, “Enjoy our best games.”
There’s always a banner saying, “You’re going to like this game.”
I’m not going to lie to you, it’s a little embarrassing when I look at that.
And I’ll tell you why.
I think a lot more people don’t really appreciate how much we love these games.
The first time I played a sports game, I was 10 years old.
My dad bought me this NES game, Madden, which I loved to play at the age of 11, because it was like the next generation of sports.
And it was this fun little little platformer.
And my dad said, “Dad, you can play this game in this house.”
So, he brought it home to me and I just loved it.
And that’s where I learned that a lot about sports.
It’s not like basketball, baseball, or soccer, where there’s so many different sports teams competing.
I learned about all of them.
And then one day, my dad asked me, “What would you like to play?”
And I said, Well, I want to play football.
And he said, What about soccer?
And I thought, Well what’s soccer?
You know, soccer is a football game, right?
So I said OK, I’ll play soccer.
And now, I have this football, which is the game that I always wanted to play, right there.
I’ve always wanted a sports games, but I just didn’t know what to play with it.
And then a few years later, my mom got this Atari 2600 and I was like, Oh, I wish I had one of those, because I’ve played sports since I was 11.
And so she got this NES Classic, and it was just so great.
It had this controller and a bunch of fun sports stuff.
And she wanted to make me a video game, and so I bought it.
I bought a controller, and now I’m in the living room, and all of my friends are playing it.
So that’s when I was hooked.
And the next time I was a kid, my friends would go to school and I would be the only one not playing, so I would sit down with my friends and watch the sports, because they all wanted to go to the park and play.
And we would play the game together.
And the next thing I know, I’m playing my first sports game.
And when I got to college, I started playing basketball and baseball.
And they’re great sports, but they’re not like I’ve been playing since I’ve got this controller.
And for the most part, the sports that I’m interested in are the college sports.
The college football games, I love them, and the baseball games are a lot like basketball.
I love those.
I enjoy those.
But basketball is not my thing.
It seems to be a little bit more of a hobby.
So I wanted to find a sport that I could play in college, and that would make me feel like I was actually in college.
So I’m looking for sports.
I mean, I could go on and on.
I could be doing this all day.
I’d like to get into golf and go to tournaments.
But I’m also really into the basketball game, because basketball is one of the two or three sports that my parents actually watch.
And basketball is my favorite sport, but my parents watch a lot.
And when I went to college basketball was the only sports that was available to them.
I just thought that was a really cool thing.
And now I’ve found a game that, for the first time, has me playing it in college and being a part of it, because my parents are really excited about it.
They love the way it looks, and they love the gameplay.
And this game