Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte plays a Madden NFL game at EA SPORTS Pigskin Pro-Am Eve on June 21 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte plays a Madden NFL game at EA SPORTS Pigskin Pro-Am Eve on June 21 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. - 
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The football video game "Madden NFL 25" is out this week. That's 25 as in the quarter century the game franchise has been around. It's arguably the biggest sports game of all time, and unquestionably one of history's most successful game franchises. Ben Kuchera, senior editor for the Penny Arcade Report, says offering a football experience fans can believe is a key reason it thrives.

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